Android can be termed as the revolutionary operating system in the history of mobile phones. With each of its versions, it got better and bigger. Further, android application development Company is adding unique factor to it by generating some outstanding apps. Let’s have a look over the journey of android, which includes its different versions that are as follows:
Android 1.5 Cupcake :- Android was introduced to the world market with this version. With the arrival of 1.5 sdk, people experienced improvement in the features, like- Blue-tooth, support to widgets, home screen folders and camcorder. In addition, android for the first time introduces Picasa and YouTube upload facility. This attractive version of android was adopted by a number of mobile devices, including- HTC, Motorola Cliq and Samsung Moment.
1.6 Donut :- The successful run of the android phones pick up the speed when android’s second version i.e. 1.6 Donut arrived the market. Donut was loaded with all the features of android’s previous version 1.5 and in addition, it introduces the framework for the further development of android phones. Also, donut came up with better camera, improved touch screen connectivity and foremost, support to Version and Sprint phones.
2.0 Éclair :- Éclair can be termed as beginning of new era of android phones as it came with several mesmerizing features and much better quality as well as functionality than its predecessors. It also generated a favorable platform for its next advanced version i.e. 2.1
2.2 Froyo :- The android carried on its success party with its next version that was Froyo. It was introduced with the same features as its previous version but in a better manner. However, Froyo was mainly known for bringing Just-In-Time-Compiler which resulted in speeding up the processing of phone.
2.3-2.4 Gingerbread :- This version of android brought many changes with it, like- new black notification bar, language supporting feature and much more. It also introduces near field communication and internet calling for the first time in android phones.
3.0 Honeycomb :- It is basically known as tablet version of android. With this android added its name in the list of tablet operating systems. It was packed with all the tablet features with a touch of android tradition in it that greatly fascinated the customers towards it.
4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich :- This version of android is known as the stepping stone in the history of android phones as it converted all the features of tablet version i.e. Honeycomb to the smartphones. Ice cream sandwich was introduced in Samsung galaxy Nexus for the first time and what to say else, you all are the proof of the mind-blowing success of that particular device.
It is noticeable that android app development ran parallel to each of the versions of android, thereby generating fabulous application for them and contributed equally in the success of ‘Android Phones’.