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Since 2008 Android Covering up to half of the mobile market by launching its amazing updates in its MOS.In 2008 initial release started with Cupcake(1.5) and now in 2013 Its continuing with Kitkat(4.4). S
o a brief history of Android version by version is given below. 

1.Cupcake(Version-1.5 & Released @ April 30,2009) 



Android 1.5 (Cupcake)
- Universal search box
- Revamped Android market : Browsing categories and filters (Top free, Top paid, Just in)
- Toggle between camera and videos modes, Video recording and playback in MPEG-4 and 3GP formats
- Faster Camera start-up and image capture, integrated photo gallery
- Much faster acquisition of GPS location (powered by SUPL AGPS)
- Auto-pairing and stereo support for Bluetooth added (A2DP and AVRCP profiles)
- On-screen soft keyboard
- Directly upload videos to youtube and picasa

2.Donut(Version-1.6 & Released @ September 15,2009) 


Android 1.6 (Donut)
- Virtual On-screen keyboard
- Camcorder mode for recording (and watching) video
- Stereo Bluetooth
- Expanded Gesture framework and new GestureBuilder development tool
- Home screen widgets and folders
- Quick Search Box and Voice Search
- Toggle between still and video captures modes, Support for WVGA screen resolutions
- Copy/Paste and search within the browser
- Direct upload to Youtube and Picasa
- user can select multiple photos for deletion
- Battery usage indicator
- Updated technology support for CDMA/EVDO, 802.1x, VPNs, and a text-to-speech engine
- Multilingual tect-o-speech function

3.Eclair(Version-2.0-2.1 & Released @ October 26,2009) 


Android 2.0 (Eclair)
- Multiple accounts for email and contact synchronization
- Microsoft Exchange Support for syncing of e-mail
- Quick Contact pop-up widget
- Search saved SMS and MMS messages
- Camera improvement include support for flash and digital zoom, scene mode, white balance, color effect and macro focus
- Keyboard improvement : Adaptive Dictionary
,- Bluetooth 2.1 support
- New browser User Interface and support for HTML5
- Improved Google Maps 3.1.2
- New calender features
- Besides live wallpapers, it’s allowing Home screen background images to be animated to show movement
- MotionEvent class enhanced to track multi-touch events
Android 2.0.1
- Minor API changes
- bug fixes and framework behavioral changes
Android 2.1
- Minor amendments to the API and bug fixes

4.Froyo(Version-2.2 & Released @ May 20,2010) 


Android 2.2 (Froyo)
- Multiple user account
- Speed, memory, and performance optimizations
- Android market update : Batch and automatic updates, installing apps to the SD card
- New tips widget for homescreen
- Support for the Android Cloud to Device Messaging (C2DM) service
- File uploading in the browser
- Improved Microsoft Exchange support
- USB tethering and Hotspot support, Voice dialing and contact sharing over Bluetooth
- Multiple keyboard languages
- Adobe Flash 10.1
Android 2.2.1
- Bug fixes
- Security updates
- Performance improvements
Android 2.2.2
- Fixed minor bugs
- Fixed SMS routing issues that affected the Nexus One
Android 2.2.3
- This update consisted of two security patches

5.Gingerbread(Version-2.3.2- 2.3.7 & Released @ February 9,2011) 
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
- Native support for more sensors
- UI refinements for simplicity and speed
- New keyboard for faster text input
- One-touch word selection and copy/paste
Near Field Communication (NFC), Improved power management
- New Download Manager, Internet Calling
- New audio effects such as reverb, equalization etc.
- Support for WebM/VP8 video playback, and AAC audio encoding
Android 2.3.3
- Included several improvements and API fixes

Android 2.3.4

- Support for voice or video chat using Google Talk

Android 2.3.5

- Improved network performance for Nexus S 4G
- Fixed Bluetooth bug on Samsung Galaxy S
- Shadow animations for list scrolling
- Camera software enhancements
- Improved battery efficiency

Android 2.3.6

- Fixed a voice search bug

Android 2.3.7

- Introduced Google Wallet support for the Nexus S 4G

6.Honeycomb(Version-3.1-3.2 & Released @ May 10 & July 15,2011) 
Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)
- Specifically optimized for tablets and devices with larger screen sizes
- Hardware acceleration, Support for multi-core processors, Ability to encrypt all user data
- Refined multitasking, rich notifications, home screen customization, widgets, Redesigned keyboard
- Support for video chat, Multiple browser tabs, form auto fill, new “incognito” mode allowing anonymous browsing
- Bluetooth tethering
- Built-in support for Media/Picture Transfer Protocol
- New two plane contacts and Email UI
- Ability to view albums and other collections in full-screen mode
Android 3.1
- UI refinements
- Connectivity for USB accessories
- Expanded Recent Apps list
- Resizable Home screen widgets
- Support for external keyboards and pointing devices, joysticks and gamepads, FLAC audio playback
- High-performance Wi-Fi lock, HTTP proxy for each connected Wi-Fi access point

Android 3.2

This update first appear on Huawei’s MediaPad tablet. Changes included:
- Improved hardware support, including optimizations for a wider range of tablets
- Increased ability of apps to access files on the SD card
- Compatibility display mode for apps
Android 3.2.1
- Bug fixes and minor security
- Stability and Wi-Fi improvements
- Update to Android Market with automatic updates and Google books
- Improved Adobe Flash support and Chinese handwriting prediction
Android 3.2.2
- Included bug fixes and other minor improvements for the Motorola Xoom 4G

7.Ice cream Sandwich(Version-4.0.3-4.0.4 & Released @ December 16,2011) 
Android 4.0 (Ice-cream sandwich)
- Increase in speed and performance
- Virtual buttons in the UI
- Separation of widgets in a new tab
- Easier-to-create folders with a drag-and-drop style
- A customizable launcher, Resizeable widgets
- Improved visual voicemail with the ability to speed up or slow down voicemail messages
- Pinch-to-zoom functionality in the calendar
- Offline search, a two-line preview, and new action bar at the bottom of the Gmail app
- Ability to swipe left or right to switch between Gmail conversations, Automatic syncing of browser with users’ Chrome bookmarks
- Integrated screenshot capture (accomplished by holding down the Power and Volume-Down buttons)
- Improved error correction on the keyboard, Real-time speech to text dictation
- Ability to access apps directly from lock screen
- Improved copy and paste functionality
- Face Unlock : New feature that allows users to unlock handsets using facial identification software
- New tabbed web browser (allowing up to 16 tabs)
- Modern Roboto font
- Data Usage section in settings that lets users set warnings when they approach a certain usage limit, and disable data use when the limit is exceeded
- New Ability to shut down apps that are using memory in the background
- Improved camera app with zero shutter lag, time lapse settings, panorama mode, ability to zoom while recording, 1080p video recording for basic Android devices
- New gallery layout, organized by location and person, Built-in photo editor
- Android Beam, a Near Field Communication (NFC)
Android 4.0.2
- Fixed minor bugs on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus
Android 4.0.3
- Bug fixes and optimizations
- Improvements to graphics, databases, spell-checking, Bluetooth functionality
- Calendar provider enhancements, new camera apps enhancing video stabilization and QVGA resolution
- Accessibility refinements such as improved content access for screen readers

8.Jelly Bean(Version-(4.1.x ,4.2.x , 4.3 & Released @ July 9,2012) 
Android 4.1. (Ice-cream sandwich)
- Increase in speed and performance
- Virtual buttons in the UI
- Separation of widgets in a new tab
- Easier-to-create folders with a drag-and-drop style
- A customizable launcher, Resizeable widgets
- Improved visual voicemail with the ability to speed up or slow down voicemail messages
- Pinch-to-zoom functionality in the calendar
- Offline search, a two-line preview, and new action bar at the bottom of the Gmail app
- Ability to swipe left or right to switch between Gmail conversations, Automatic syncing of browser with users’ Chrome bookmarks
- Integrated screenshot capture (accomplished by holding down the Power and Volume-Down buttons)
- Improved error correction on the keyboard, Real-time speech to text dictation
- Ability to access apps directly from lock screen
- Improved copy and paste functionality
- Face Unlock : New feature that allows users to unlock handsets using facial identification software
- New tabbed web browser (allowing up to 16 tabs)
- Modern Roboto font
- Data Usage section in settings that lets users set warnings when they approach a certain usage limit, and disable data use when the limit is exceeded
- New Ability to shut down apps that are using memory in the background
- Improved camera app with zero shutter lag, time lapse settings, panorama mode, ability to zoom while recording, 1080p video recording for basic Android devices
- New gallery layout, organized by location and person, Built-in photo editor
- Android Beam, a Near Field Communication (NFC)
Android 4.2.x
- Fixed minor bugs on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus
Android 4.3
- Bug fixes and optimizations
- Improvements to graphics, databases, spell-checking, Bluetooth functionality
- Calendar provider enhancements, new camera apps enhancing video stabilization and QVGA resolution
- Accessibility refinements such as improved content access for screen readers. Amazin Graphics

9.Kitkat(Version- 4.4 & Releasing @ TBA) 
We'll take a guess at late or early Nov 2013 for currently - that is once we were antecedently expecting to check Android 5.0 .








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