Ten years ago, the company launched Google’s first version of the Android operating system with phone T-Mobile G1, made by HTC, and today the company launched a store “Android Market” Android Market – which later became “Google Play” Google Play Store. Since then, the system achieves the Android platform’s success after success, and now the number of devices working with more than two million devices worldwide.
I have seen the operating system itself some big challenges too. The Lost Phone was a G1 running Android 1.0, which did not give a symbolic name, which included that version some of the main advantages of smartphones, such as notifications draggable down, and share content across apps, and multitask between applications. Then take the system gradually supports the advantages that we know today.
On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the launch of the Android system, it was published by Google on their blog a report takes us a trip in memory to review the history of Android since the first version and improvements that are key for each version:
Cupcake: Android 1.5 (27 April 2009)
Added This version of the virtual keyboard, which opened the door for smart screen Touch full, as it added customization options such as widgets, Widgets, along with options for copying and pasting, and the ability to record and share and lift videos.
Donut: Android 1.6 (15 September 2009)
Added Android 1.6 safety the quick search which allows searching within the phone and web from the Home screen directly, this version started the system supports differing densities and screen sizes.
Eclair: Android 2.0 and Android 2.1 (26 October 2009)
Provided Google Inc. with this release its maps to users of smart phones for the first time, ushering in a new era of mobile navigation. The company also added with the Android 2.0 feature to transfer between text and images, that allows to enter text such as emails and messages with your voice. This version was the beginning of the launch screen wallpaper live animated.
Froyo: Android 2.2 Android 2.2.3 (20 May 2010)
The latest version of Froyo paradigm shift in the potential of the images in the Android system by allowing actions to sound, which allows to conduct key functions on the phone, including Search, get directions, write notes, prepare warnings and more.
Gingerbread: Android 2.3 and Android 2.3.7 (6 December 2010)
Help Android version 2.3 users get the most out of battery life by knowing how to use the device for battery power, ranging from the brightness of the screen to any application is active.
Honeycomb: Android 3.0 and Android 3.2.6 (February 22 2011)
Google made with this version a new design language on behalf of the Holo, along with support for tablets support for the war and graphic. The company says that this version of the cradle to be the Android platform is flexible in supporting different screen sizes, to evolve later, there was the system of Android TV, Android TV, Android system for Internet of Things devices Android Things, Android system for smart watches Wear OS.
Ice Cream Sandwich: Android 4.0 and Android 4.0.4 (18 October 2011)
Made version of Ice Cream Sandwich the design of a simplified, along with new features such as folders, applications, and support for NFC technology, which paved the way for electronic payment by smart phones. Also included are technical problems maps, videos, links, and contacts by bringing two phones from each other by feature Beam.
Also saw this version provide the quick settings, the ability to exclude notifications and applications recent as soon as you pass the finger on the screen, it is the advantages provided with the version of the Honecomb for tablet computers, but with this release have become available for smartphones.
Jelly Bean: Android 4.1 and Android 4.3.1 (9 July 2012)
In this version, Google launched the service Google Now, which is the cornerstone to her assistant digital current Google Assistant, it was possible to access useful information, such as weather, movement of Transportation. Also saw notices significant improvement, with the ability to take action from the Notifications section directly.
KitKat: the Android 4.4 and Android 4.4.4 (31 October 2013)
Saw this version of improving the capabilities of the digital assistance, through the integration between Google Now and improved sound technology allowing to conduct searches, send text messages, get directions via the phrase Ok Google. Also brought this version, colors lighter transparency to the design of Android as a prelude to the language of design the following.
Lollipop: Android 5.0 and Android 5.1.1 (12 November 2014)
With the release of Lollipop, Google launched the language of the optical design of the current Material Design of the Android system, also support the possibility of synchronization across different platforms, such as smart phones, tablets, and wearable devices.
Marshmallow: Android 6.0 and Android 6.0.1 (5 October 2015)
Like a Marshmallow is another step in the journey to Assistant Google Google Assistant that we know today, with the features Now on Tap, it was possible to simply put a constant pressure on the Home button to get context sensitive help.
To help users prolong the battery life, Google made a new feature, is the Doze, which automatically puts the device in the rest mode, along with the feature of App Standby, which limit the impact of the few apps to use on battery power.
Nought: Android 7.0 Android 7.1.2 (22 August 2016)
Focused Nougat on the improvements on the roads that is used by phone, adding the advantage of multi window, which allows running two apps side by side, and the immediate within the notifications, the screen size is negotiable to achieve access, the data provider that determines the amount of data that is stored in the device.
In this version also, made Google developed a virtual reality VR to enable the experiences of VR and high-quality applications, and 63 the symbol of the expressive new.
Oreo: Android 8.0 and 8.1 (21 August 2017)
Google added with this version new features such as “picture in picture”, and autocomplete, as well as to enable the user to see all active applications once you pull the screen to the top.
Saw this version also launch Android Go, which is an improved version of the system targeting smart phones low specifications.
Pie: Android 9.0 (9 August 2018)
The biggest changes in Android 9 eBay is offering new ways to think in the “general digital”, including a new counter for the comments, and a control panel allows to know the amount of time spent in different applications.
In the era of artificial intelligence, the Android system with the latest version July the importance of this area, such as the stop the next job, to improve battery life for applications.
What do you think with the last Android system? Do you expect him continued success? Let me know in the comments.
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