The Latest Version of
Android is 9.0, Pie
The initial version of Android Pie (9.0) was released
on August 6,
2018 on Pixel devices.
A Brief Android Version History
We thought it fitting to give a brief rundown of each Android
version on the
accompanying code name and release date. You know, for completeness.
- Android 1.5, Cupcake: April 27, 2009
- Android 1.6, Donut: September 15, 2009
- Android 2.0-2.1, Eclair: October 26, 2009 (initial release)
- Android 2.2-2.2.3, Froyo: May 20, 2010 (initial release)
- Android 2.3-2.3.7, Gingerbread: December 6, 2010 (initial release)
- Android 3.0-3.2.6, Honeycomb: February 22, 2011 (initial release)
- Android 4.0-4.0.4, Ice Cream Sandwich: October 18, 2011 (initial release)
- Android 4.1-4.3.1, Jelly Bean: July 9, 2012 (initial release)
- Android 4.4-4.4.4, KitKat: October 31, 2013 (initial release)
- Android 5.0-5.1.1, Lollipop: November 12, 2014 (initial release)
- Android 6.0-6.0.1, Marshmallow: October 5, 2015 (initial release)
- Android 7.0-7.1.2, Nougat: August 22, 2016 (initial release)
- Android 8.0-8.1, Oreo: August 21, 2017 (initial release)
- Android 9.0, Pie: August 6, 2018
As you can see, the update system was without any sort of regularity early on
, but the Ice Cream Sandwich era started the yearly OS version update schedule.
A few other fun notes:
- Honeycomb was the only tablet-specific version of Android, and it ran
- alongside the Gingerbread build for phones. The separate phone and
- tablet OSes were then combined starting with Ice Cream Sandwich.
- Ice Cream Sandwich was arguably the most dramatic update to
- Android to date. It not only combined the tablet and phone versions
- of the OS, but completely overhauled the look and feel of the system.
- Google initially released developer-focused Nexus devices to
- highlight each Android version’s power. This eventually evolved
- into the consumer-focused Pixel device line we have today.
- Android KitKat marked the first time Google teamed up with a commercial
- manufacturer for an Android release. They did it again for Android Oreo.
Android v3.0 Honeycomb operating system
is now making it's way onto Tablet devices
available from May 30th, see Amazon Acer Ad
above for example
We are told although version 2.2 (Froyo)
of Android (used on Smartphones) is being
used on many early ipad tablets, it is an operating
system which is stretching its limits to work on
ipad Tablet devices....it's not so bad on 7 inch ipad
Tablets but not very good on 10 inch Tablets.
The next version 3.0 of Software we here is code
named "Honeycomb" or "Gingerbread" and is
more specific for use with ipad Tablets both 7 inch
and 10 inch Tab's.