Android Versions Cheatsheet




VersionYearVersion Name (s)Features added
1.0September 23, 2008Astroid
1.1February 9, 2009Petit FourLonger in-call screen timeout, Ability to save attachments in messages, marquee in system layouts
1.5April 27, 2009CupcakeVideo recording and playback in MPEG-4 and 3GP formats, Animated screen transitions, Ability to upload videos to YouTube
1.6September 15, 2009DonutVoice and text entry search, multiple photos for deletion, WVGA screen resolutions
2.0October 26, 2009EclairContacts photo and select to call, SMS, or email the person, Bluetooth 2.1 support, new camera features
2.2May 20, 2010FroyoSpeed, memory, and performance optimizations, USB tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality, zoom gesture
2.3December 6, 2010Gingerbreadnative code development, New Download Manager, Support for multiple cameras on the device
3.0February 22, 2011Honeycombholographic user interface, Added System Bar, Simplified multitasking
4.0October 18, 2011Ice Cream SandwichAbility to access applications directly from lock screen, Face Unlock, Built-in photo editor
4.1July 9, 2012Jelly BeanExpandable notifications, Bluetooth data transfer for Android Beam, USB audio
4.4October 31, 2013KitKatWireless printing capability[, Native infrared blaster API
5.0November 12, 2014LollipopProject Volta, for battery life improvements, Smart lock feature
6.0October 5, 2015MarshmallowUSB-C support, 4K display mode for apps, multi-window feature
7.0August 22, 2016NougatDaydream virtual reality platform (VR interface), Vulkan 3D rendering API
8.0August 21, 2017OreoNotification improvements, Multi-display support, Wi-Fi Assistant
9.0August 6, 2018PieRounded corners across the UI, Android Dashboard, Redesigned volume slider


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