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Android History: Sweet as dessert

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Android is the operating system that powers more than one billion smartphones and tablets. According to Google (who owns Android) “Since these devices make our lives so sweet, each Android version is named after a dessert”. Each Android release makes something new possible. Check out this link for an amazing look into the history of the Android evolution from it’s early cupcake days.

Android is popular with technology companies that require a ready-made, low-cost and customizable operating system for high-tech devices. Its open nature has encouraged a large community of developers and enthusiasts to use the open-source code as a foundation for community-driven projects, which add new features for advanced users or bring Android to devices originally shipped with other operating systems.

Android History

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And now Android Marshmallow!

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Android Versions:

Cupcake:

Android 1.5
Donut:

Android 1.6
Eclair:

Android 2.0
Android 2.1
Froyo: (short for “frozen yogurt”)

Android 2.2
Gingerbread:

Android 2.3
Honeycomb:

Android 3.0
Android 3.1
Android 3.2
Ice Cream Sandwich:

Android 4.0
Jelly Bean:

Android 4.1
Android 4.2
Android 4.3
KitKat:

Android 4.4
Lollipop:

Android 5.0
Android 5.1
Marshmallow:

Android 6.0

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