Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Take A Glance Of The Android Version History

Many android phone users may wonder that why android take dessert as the code for its system versions. This way to name the android system version starts by Android 1.5. The size of dessert which stand for each android version get larger, and order by the 26 words:Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread,Ice cream sandwich, Honeycomb.

Android 1.1 release time: April, 2009

Android 1.5 Cupcake release time:September, 2009

Android 1.6 Donut release time: 26, October, 2009

Android 2.1 Eclair

Android 2.1 Eclair

Android 2.1: Another main version update by an amazing speed in 26, October, 2009. It updates to Android 2.1 “Eclair.” The main character of Android 2.1:Enhance the speed of the hardware, More screens and resolution selection, User interface improved support for Exchange, Activity substantially improved wallpaper, virtual Bluetooth keyboard and Google map.

Android 2.2

It's was evening of the second day (20,May, 2010)of Google I/O 2010 which held at conference center of Moscone, Google released the Android 2.2 which its code is froyo.The changes Compared with former version: Overall performance greatly improved, 3G network sharing function, Flash support,The App2sd function, New software store, More Web API interface development.

Google released the next phone operating system Android 2.3 in 7,December, 2010, which is the well-know Android Gingerbread.Major new updates include:
Android 2.3 Gingerbread 
Game:Adding new features that waste

recycling and event optimization to improve the game support ability. The original code can be directly access input and sensor event、EGL/OpenGL ES、OpenSL ES.New window management and life cycle framework.

Multi-media: Support VP8and WebM video format, Provide AAC and AMR broadband coding, Provides new audio effects, such as reverb, equilibrium, virtual headset and bass boost.

Means of communication:Support the front camera SIP/VOIP and NFC ( near field communication ).
From the view of users,highlights in this update include:Simple interface, speed increase, Faster and more intuitive text input, Key words select and copy / paste, Improved power management system, New application management, Native support for front camera, Internet and NFC ( near field communication ), Native support for VoIP system, add its SIP account can in contacts, then directly dial VoIP telephone through the system; add the download manager.

Android 3.0 Honeycomb
Android 3.0 Honeycomb

New characters for 3.0 system:Optimization for flat pc, New design of enhanced UI webpage browsing function, n-app purchases function, optimized Gmail , Full support for Google Maps. It also can support the XBOX 360 Wireless Controller which is awesome. Large screen Android tablet computer will be very popular which is almost Portable game machine which use the the best wireless handle. What's more is that some widget support changes, make it easier to customize screen widget plugin.

Android 3.1 Honeycomb
Google released newest Android 3.1 version. The biggest change for the Android 3.0 is that combine the Android mobile phone system with flat system again which aim to be convenient for developers. Compared with limited update of 3.0, except Task manager can scroll, Support for USB input device, It supports Google TV.

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Release date: 19, October, 2011, which gets the code as Ice cream sandwich.It differed not much between Android 2.3 and Android 2.4. But it's sure that there are some new updates. You know it takes new code. The new updates include more special animation effects, Faster running speed, call noise reduction etc. New UI; The new Chrome Lite browser, offline reading, the 16 tab browsing mode; Running programs can be switched like a computer; Face recognition function, while the front camera can face to unlock; New3D driver, improved game support ability etc.
Android 4.1Jelly Bean 



Android 4.1Jelly Bean
More Faster, fluid, sensitive; special effects animation frame speed up to 60fps, three times increased to buffer; New search; search will bring three new functions: new UI, intelligent voice search and Google Now; Language and input method extension; The Google service etc.


These are all android versions Google had released so far, hope this conclusion will help you to understand the android version history.Also wish Google will continue to develop android os to make it more convenient and useful to use for users.

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