List of Android Names – All About Android Names And History

Android is one of the most used and preferred operating system in today’s date with very interesting names like Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich, we will tell you here about all the android OS names till date. It provides a lot of features to its users through a large number of apps available on Google Play Store, who knows you might be reading this on your android device. But what actually is Android, Who founded it, Who made it, When it was released? All these you will get below along with the android versions & names.

What Actually Is Android Operating System ?

We all know that Android is an operating system which is based on Linux Kernel and designed specially for mobile phones with touchscreen. Android is an open source which releases the code under the Apache License.
Android OS provides its users a lot of various features and functions, some of these features are inbuilt and some are accessible through thousands of applications. Android market popularly known as Google Play Store is the place from where you can download these apps and it is filled with millions of apps and has seen over 50 Billion downloads.
A survey was conducted in April-May 2013 according to which Android was the most popular platform for developers which is used by 71% of the total mobile developers.

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Founders Of Android OS

3 people were there behind the origination of this world famous operating system and we should thank them as with the help of their innovation we are able to perform many of the tasks which were previously impossible for a mobile phone to perform.
These were the minds behind it :
* Andy Rubin
* Rich Minner
* Chris White

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History Of Android in Short

* Did you know that before mobile phones, this was developed for some other things as well? No ? Android was initially developed for Televisions, game consoles, Digital cameras and for some other electronics as well.
* In 2005 Google bought Android.
* After 2 years of buying Android, i.e in 2007 Google officially announced the development of Android OS.

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List Of Android Versions

latest android versions

Look at their names, these are quite interesting but unfortunately you can’t eat them. LOL.

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Android  1.0 Alpha
Android 1.1 Beta
Android 1.5 Cupcake
Android 1.6 Donut
Android 2.0/2.1 Eclair
Android 2.2 Froyo
Android 2.3 Ginger Bread
Android 3.0/3.1/3.2 Honeycomb
Android 4.0 Ice cream Sandwich
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Android 4.4 Kitkat
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Android N Nougat (announced in June 2016)

The names for Android versions follows a simple pattern which you can observe in the above list, these versions are named alphabetically. Up to ” N ” we have got the version available.
Can you guess for the further ? According to you what could be the other Android Names? Give your interesting suggestions about android versions and names via comments.