Nearly 32% of Android devices in the world run on Marshmallow while around 11.5% are using the latest Android Nougat 7.0 +. It is very interesting to know that the first version of Android 1.0 and Android 1.1 had no name. It is only during the release of Android 1.5 on 27th April 2009, Google named it as Cupcake cleverly reserving A and B letter for the previous two versions. The latest version of Android is 7.1.2 but technically speaking, it has already used 14 alphabets for only 7 versions. It is due to the fact that Google named the different sub versions and their releases with different names. For example, Jelly Bean represents Android 4.1 to 4.3.1 while KitKat represents 4.4 to 4.4.4. It is only after the 5
For example, Jelly Bean represents Android 4.1 to 4.3.1 while KitKat represents 4.4 to 4.4.4. It is only after the 5th version that Google started using a separate letter for a separate version including the subversions.
The Complete Android naming History | Android 8.0 (O) Added
|Android Version||Name||Release Date|
|Android 1.0||No Codename||23th September 2008|
|Android 1.1||No Official Codename.Some called it Petit Four||9th February 2009|
|Android 1.5||Cupcake||27th April 2009|
|Android 1.6||Donut||15th September 2009|
|Android 2.0 to 2.1||Éclair||26th October 2009|
|Android 2.2 to 2.2.3||Froyo||20th May 2010|
|Android 2.3 to 2.3.7||Gingerbread||6th December 2010|
|Android 3.0 to 3.2.6||Honeycomb (Only For Tablets)||22nd February 2011|
|Android 4.0 to 4.0.4||Ice Cream Sandwich||18th October 2011|
Jelly Bean And Newer Versions
|Android 4.1 to 4.3.1||Jelly Bean||9th July 2012|
|Android 4.4 to 4.4.4||KitKat||31st October 2013|
|Android 5.0 to 5.1.1||Lollipop||12th November 2014|
|Android 6.0 to 6.0.1||Marshmallow||5th October 2015|
|Android 7.0 to 7.1.2||Nougat||22nd August 2016|
|Android 8.0||TBA||Initial build released|
Google has withdrawn all support from the first version up to Jelly Bean. It has almost been a year since the release of Android Nougat. The next version which is Android O is just around the corner. The alpha and beta versions are already released but the official version is yet to be released for everyone to update their Android devices.
What Could Be The Name Of Android 8.0 | Android O?
Android O which is the 8th version of Android with API level 26. Google has officially announced that it would be Android 8.0. The rumours have it that it would be called either called Oatmeal or Oreo. If you see the past trend, Google used cookies and candy brand names after collaborating with them.
Some experts are also suggesting names likes Orelletes, Ozark, Oliebol, and Ox-tongue. Anyhow, Android O is going to improve your battery life, boost performance and speed up booting time. It remains to be seen what other exciting features that it brings with it.