History and Version of Android

Android ,Inc. was founded in Palo Alto ,California (US) in October 2003 by Andy Rubin add other three friends Rich Miner, Nick Sears, and Crish White to develop android. A first use of company as a operating system develop digital camera.

  • Google acquired Android Inc. on August 17, 2005 including Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, and Crish White. At Google team led by Rubin developed by the mobile device platform powered by the Linux Kernel .
  • On November 5,2007, The Open Handset Alliance including Google, device manufactures as HTC, Sony and Samsung.
  • The first android Smartphone was HTC ,released October 22,2008.

Android Versions, Codename and API

Let's see the android versions, codenames and API Level provided by Google.

Android Version History
Version Code name API Level
1.5 Cupcake 3
1.6 Donut 4
2.1 Eclair 7
2.2 Froyo 8
2.3 Gingerbread 9 and 10
3.1 and 3.3 Honeycomb 12 and 13
4.0 Ice Cream Sandwitch 15
4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 Jelly Bean 16, 17 and 18
4.4 KitKat 19
5.0 Lollipop 21

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