History Of Android Versions:

Android 1.5 Cupcake

Introduced: April 30, 2009

Key features in this version of Android: Integration of home screen widgets, support for folders on home screen, stereo Bluetooth support, copy/paste in web browser, video recording and playback.

Notable devices of the day: HTC Hero, T-Mobile G1, T-Mobile Cliq, Samsung Moment, LG Eve, Motorola Backflip

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Android 1.6 Donut

Introduced: September 15, 2009

Key features in this version of Android: Quick search box, updated interface for camera, camcorder, and gallery, updated Google Play (Android Market), battery usage indicator, text-to-speech engine,

Notable devices of the day: LG Optimus, Motorola Devour, Samsung Behold II, Samsung Galaxy, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, Garminfone

android_eclair

Android 2.0 – 2.1 Eclair

Introduced: October 26, 2009

Key features in this version of Android:  Google Maps Navigator (beta), updated browser, support for multiple accounts, improved keyboard, SMS search, Exchange support

Notable devices of the day: Motorola Droid, Motorola Charm, Motorola Flipout, Samsung Galaxy S, Acer Liquid E, HTC Desire

android_froyo

Android 2.2 – 2.3 Froyo

Introduced: May 20, 2010

Key features in this version of Android: Support for Adobe Flash, portable hotspots, multiple keyboard languages, speed and performance improvements, enhanced Microsoft Exchange support

Notable devices of the day: Nexus One, HTC EVO, Droid Incredible, Droid X, Samsung Droid Charge, Sidekick 4G

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Android 2.3 – 2.3.7 Gingerbread

Introduced: December 6, 2010

Key features in this version of Android: UI refinements, NFC support, native support for SIP VOIP, faster/more intuitive text input, enhanced copy and paste

Notable devices of the day: Nexus S, HTC Sensation, HTC EVO 3D, Motorola Droid Razr, Samsung Galaxy S II, Sony Xperia Play

android_honeycomb

Android 3.0 – 3.2 Honeycomb

Introduced: February 22, 2011

Key features in this version of Android: Revamped (holographic) UI designed specifically for tablets, action bar, improved multi-tasking, updated standard Android apps, better copy/paste, redesigned keyboard

Notable devices of the day: Motorola Xoom, Eee Pad Transformer, Samsung Galaxy Tab

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Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Introduced: October 19, 2011

Key features in this version of Android: improved multi-tasking, face unlock, resizeable widgets, Android beam, enhanced email options, improved text and voice input, soft buttons can replace hard keys

Notable devices of the day: Galaxy Nexus, HTC One X, LG Optimus G, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Motorola Droid Razr M, Sony Xperia T

android_jelly_bean

Android 4.1 – 4.3 Jelly Bean

Introduced: July 9, 2012

Key features in this version of Android: larger, rich, and actionable notifications, Google Now, offline voice dictation, streamlined UI, performance improvements “Project Butter”, smart widget placement, multi-user profiles for tablets (4.2), lock screen widgets (4.2), daydream (4.2),  OpenGL ES 3.0 (4.3), Bluetooth Smart Ready (4.3), restricted user profiles for tablets (4.3)

Notable devices of the day: Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Motorola Moto X, LG G2, Sony Xperia Z, HTC One, Motorola Droid Razr Ultra

android_kitkat

Android 4.4 KitKat

Introduced: TBD

Key features in this version of Android: TBD

Notable devices of the day:

REFERENCE : http://www.androidguys.com/2013/10/10/key-moments-history-android-releases/

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