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Android Version History (See Easy Read 2019)

Android Version history (See Easy Read 2019)

Today we’ll be looking at a brief Android Version history. You might have actually wondered since when and how Android keeps coming up with their probably weird Android version names which are most of the time based the Android version being named after a dessert or some other form of confection, which is actually fun. I mean we don’t need any scary names like “Android Super Robot Supreme Version 1.3” lol…

Android Version history (See Easy Read 2019)

All major Android versions are most time released just once per year with monthly security updates and bug fixes released in between. Most of the time, Google also releases point updates (.1, .2, etc.), though those semi-versions generally come without regularity.

Often times, more significant updates that aren’t quite as significant as the full version releases need a point update for example the update from Android Version 8.0 to 8.1.

Released with every new Android Version is a unique code name, which a lot of people prefer to use instead of the released Android version number.

Did you know – The Android versions are arranged in Alphabetical order???

Android Version History

The version history of the Android mobile operating system started with the public release of the Android beta on November 5, 2007. The first released commercial version, Android 1.0, was released on September 23, 2008 with the T-Mobile G1 aka HTC Dream.

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Now, let’s look at all the Android versions since its inception and all their weird names… haha…

All Android versions and their names

  1. Android 1.0, No Code-name: September 23, 2008
  2. Android 1.1, Petit Four: February 9, 2009
  3. Android 1.5, Cupcake: April 27, 2009
  4. Android 1.6, Donut: September 15, 2009
  5. Android 2.0-2.1, Eclair:October 26, 2009 (initial release)
  6. Android 2.2-2.2.3, Froyo: May 20, 2010 (initial release)
  7. Android 2.3-2.3.7, Gingerbread: December 6, 2010 (initial release)
  8. Android 3.0-3.2.6, Honeycomb: February 22, 2011 (initial release)
  9. Android 4.0-4.0.4, Ice Cream Sandwich: October 18, 2011 (initial release)
  10. Android 4.1-4.3.1, Jelly Bean: July 9, 2012 (initial release)
  11. Android 4.4-4.4.4, KitKat: October 31, 2013 (initial release)
  12. Android 5.0-5.1.1, Lollipop: November 12, 2014 (initial release)
  13. Android 6.0-6.0.1, Marshmallow: October 5, 2015 (initial release)
  14. Android 7.0-7.1.2, Nougat: August 22, 2016 (initial release)
  15. Android 8.0-8.1, Oreo: August 21, 2017 (initial release)
  16. Android 9.0, Pie: August 6, 2018.

Did you know – Android KitKat (Version 4.4-4.4.4) marked the first time Google teamed up with a commercial manufacturer for an Android release. They did it again for Android Oreo.

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How to Check Your Android Version

Let’s see some simple steps on how you can easily check what android version you’re currently using.

  • Move to the “Settings” application on your smartphone

Android Version history (See Easy Read 2019)

  • Scroll downwards and click on the “About Phone” option
  • By now, you should see the Android version with the version number.

Android Version history (See Easy Read 2019)

So, a lot of you might actually be using an old Android version and you’re feeling bad about it because now you can’t use a lot of new features that has been embedded in other later Android versions. Well, you can update your Android version by;

  • Moving to the “Settings” app on your Android Smartphone
  • Scroll downwards and click on the “About Phone” option
  • Click on the “System software update” option
  • Make sure that you have an SD card on your phone or it won’t work and you should also probably back up your phone because you might lose some data
  • Click “OK” to the warning message.
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The best way to keep your Android version updated with every coming Android version is to buy a Google Pixel or a Nexus device. Those devices are automatically updated by Google itself with each latest coming Android version and they’re generally up to date with the latest major version and latest security patches.

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