History of android

​History of Android

The history and versions of android are interesting to know. The code names of android ranges from A to J currently, such as Aestro, Blender , Cupcake, Donut ,

Eclair, Froyo , Gingerbread , Honeycomb , Ice Cream Sandwitch, Jelly Bean, KitKat and Lollipop . Let’s understand the android history in a sequence.

1) Initially, Andy Rubin founded Android Incorporation in Palo Alto, California, United States in October, 2003.

2) In 17th August 2005, Google acquired android Incorporation. Since then, it is in the subsidiary of Google Incorporation.

3) The key employees of Android Incorporation are

Andy Rubin, Rich Miner , Chris White and Nick Sears.

4) Originally intended for camera but shifted to smart phones later because of low market for camera only.

5) Android is the nick name of Andy Rubin given by coworkers because of his love to robots.

6) In 2007, Google announces the development of android OS.

7) In 2008, HTC launched the first android mobile.

Android Versions, Codename and API

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

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


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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