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[Android] A History of Android from Cupcake to Pie: Which Is Your Favorite?

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Hello MIUI'ers,

The operating system has developed a lot in last 15 years. Starting from black and white phones to recent smartphones or mini computers, mobile OS has come far away. One of the most widely used mobile OS these days is ANDROID. Android is a fully-fledged operating system that's broken free of its smartphone roots, now appearing on tablets, TV streamers and plenty of other devices. In the ten years of its life, Android has evolved a huge amount.

Today, we are going to see a brief history of Android and its various versions, which are now named alphabetically after sweet treats.

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Android 1.5 Cupcake

After Android 1.0 and 1.1, Android 1.5 Cupcake was released on 30 April 2009.It was the first release officially use a codename based on a “dessert item” which is known as Cupcake. Finally, a sweet name for an increasingly sweet mobile OS. It brought in widget support, animated transitions when skipping through your desktops, the ability to automatically rotate the screen when you turn your phone and a stock boot animation.

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Android 1.6 – Donut

In 2009 we had Cupcake's successor, nicknamed Donut which was released on Sep 15, 2009. Donut gave us improved search functionality, a speedier all-round experience, and support for super-sharp (at the time) 480x800 pixel screens.

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Android 2.0 –  Eclair

Android 2.0 Codenamed Eclair was released on Oct 26, 2009. Android Eclair brought a number of important changes, hence the boost to version number 2.0. Personalisation was a key component, with the likes of live wallpapers and support for multiple desktops introduced.

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Android 2.2 Froyo

Android 2.2 Froyo was released on May 20, 2010. Froyo allowed Android users to control their phones without touching them, using voice typing and search. You could also now install apps on a memory card, which was a massive relief as most phones packed a measly 4 to 8GB of storage space.

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Android 2.3/2.3.7 Gingerbread

Android 2.3 Gingerbread SDK was released on Dec 6, 2010. Selfie camera support paved the way for endless Facebook glamour shots, while improved performance meant Android was slicker than ever. Gingerbread also added NFC, gyroscope and barometer support.

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Android 3.0/3.2 Honeycomb

Android 3.0 Honeycomb was released on Feb 22, 2011. Honeycomb stands out in Android history as the only version developed specifically for tablets. Interface elements like the virtual keyboard were optimised for bigger screens and you had support for multi-core processors, which soon became the norm.

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Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was released on Oct 19, 2011. Google’s Gabe Cohen Started this Android 4.0 Version with “theoretically compatible” which production on any Android 2.3.x device. hit phones in 2011, bringing an all-new look and feel to Android. You could also now close apps with a quick swipe, shoot 1080p video and unlock your phone with your face, where supported.

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was announced on June 27, 2012, at the Google I/O conference by Google. This Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was released to the Android Open Source Project on July 9, 2012.  It made Google's OS more responsive than ever, improving search functionality and introducing the ability to share files with your friends using Android Beam.

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Android 4.4 KitKat

Android 4.4 KitKat was announced on Sep 3, 2013, by Google. This Android 4.4 was optimised to run on a huge range of smartphone then oldest Android Version, Having 512 MB RAM. It introduced the 'OK Google' voice command for starting Google Now, as well as better message management, Emoji support and improved multi-tasking.

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Android 5.0/5.1 Lollipop

Android 5.0 Lollipop was released on Nov 12, 2014, and brought multiple profiles on one device, the 'no interruptions' feature to get some peace and an all-new notifications bar. You could also now unlock your phone with a trusted Bluetooth device.

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Android 6.0 Marshmallow was released on May 28, 2015, during Google I/O. It was unveiled by Google in September 2015, improving battery life and adding cool new features like Now on Tap and fingerprint sensor support.

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Android 7.0 Nougat

Android Nougat's features came first and the public helped pick the name, which was made official at the end of June 2016. As well as improving general performance and battery management thanks to a feature called Doze on-the-go, Nougat also brought handy features like native split-screen multitasking to the stock Android experience. Version 7.1 followed soon after with Google Assistant, Night Light, Daydream VR mode.

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Android 8.0 Oreo

On 21 August 2017, Google released the name of Android 8.0, is Oreo. Notifications have been improved once again, while you can also look forward to a  picture-in-picture video mode. This allows you to watch YouTube clips in a resizable box, while you're playing around with other apps. Google has made plenty of additional improvements to the likes of audio quality and text input, as well as resource management.

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Android 9.0: Pie

Android 9 entered the world in early August 2018. Pie's most transformative change is its new gesture navigation system, Android 9 boasts numerous other noteworthy productivity features, including a universal suggested-reply system for messaging notifications, a more effective method of screenshot management, and more intelligent systems for power management and screen brightness control. And, of course, there's no shortage of smaller but still-significant advancements hidden throughout Pie's filling, such as a smarter way to handle Wi-Fi hotspots, a welcome twist to Android's Battery Saver mode and a useful new touch for fingerprint sensors.

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These were 1 to 9 Android version list. Google chose to advance through the alphabet with every major Android release, selecting a different confectionery for each one.


From Cupcake to Pie: The Taste of Android, Which One Has Been Your Favorite?



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i love oreo, but forcefully i have to eat nougat 😂😂

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My favourite Oreo
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Nougat till now.
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This post was edited by 728292 at 15:10, Jul-28-2018

Thanks for Sharing, My Favorite is Oreo :D

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i like android oreo!

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Android oreo  . Thanks for sharing with us
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