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Android Explained (Food For Your Smartphone's Operation )

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Android is the Linux-based operating system which was initially developed by Android Inc. Which was later taken by Google in 2005. Android was revealed in 2007, along with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance – an association of hardware, software, and telecommunication companies devoted to promoting open standards for mobile Platform. Beginning with the first commercial Android device in September 2008, the operating system has gone through multiple major releases, with the current version being 7.0 "Nougat", released in August 2016. Android applications ("apps") can be downloaded from the Google Play store, which features over 2.7 million apps as of February 2017. In September 2015, Android had 1.4 billion monthly active users, and it has the largest installed base of any operating system.

Android beta:

The beta release of Android OS was released on 5th November 2007. A week later, on 12 November 2007 the first Android SDK was released .

Android 1.0:

Android 1.0 was the first official comercial android Operating System. It was launched with comercial devices.

Android 1.1:

Android 1.1 was introduced on 9 February 2009 with the launch of HTC Dream.

Android 1.5 Cupcake:

Android 1.5 Cupcake was launched on 30 April 2009. Cupcake has been the first Android OS to be named on Desert. Hereafter each Android Version Update was named after a dessert, Which are very systematically in alphabetical orders. 

Cupcake the on-screen keyboard to Android which boosted the revolution of touch devices with introduction to Sans QWERTY keyboards.
Along with that, v. 1.5 Cupcake added support for third-party software keyboards, third-party widgets, stereo Bluetooth, copy and paste in the web browser, screen auto-rotation, and an option to shoot video & to upload media to YouTube and Picasa.

Android 1.6 Donut:

Android 1.6 Donut was Launched on 15 September 2009. It introduced text-to-speech, This was when Android Market was updated which now offered app screenshots, and it introduced support for WVGA screens. The camera became faster, and the gallery, camera and camcorder got deeply integrated with each other.

Android 2.x Eclair:

Android Eclair was released on 26 October 2009. Android 2.0 introduced multiple account sync, Microsoft Exchange email support, Bluetooth 2.1, the Quick Contact feature, showing a pop-up for call, SMS and email, as soon as you tap on a contact's avatar. The camera received new features such as flash support, digital zoom, scene mode, white balance, color effect and macro focus. The web browser UI was updated and some new features were added such as double-tap to zoom.

Android 2.0 Eclair, Was the first OS to include Google Maps Navigation which soon proved to be a key selling point for Android smartphones.

Android 2.2.x Froyo:

Android 2.2 Froyo SDK was released on 20 May 2010. Froyo induced faster performance enabled users to control device with voice commands. The web browser got a speed boost too, courtesy of the new JavaScript engine. And also included hotspot capabilities. Froyo introduced the Dalvik JIT compiler which provided 5x performance improvement in CPU bound code.

Android 2.3.x Gingerbread:

Gingerbread made Android more user-friendly both for users and developers. Gaming went to a new level increased battery life and introduced NFC Support which generated a whole new category of apps.

Android 3.x Honeycomb:

Hoeycomb has been the tablet friendly version of Android OS. It made our tablets onscreen experience better with its large layout pattern, enhanced the experience of reading books, watching videos exploring maps and more. 
It was an end for physical home back and menu buttons with the introduction of Honeycomb's on screen interface.

Android 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich:

Android 4.1.x Jelly Bean:

Android 4.4 Kit Kat:
Kitkat enables you to perform all your tasks on your smartphones simply by your voice. All you have to do is say ok google to launch voice search.

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