In the year 2003, the company Android Inc founded in California. In the year 2005, that company acquired by Google Inc. In the year 2007, they have launched their first beta version of Android 1.0 with collaboration to HTC and Motorola handsets. The complete functional Android version 1.0 released in the year 2008 and the first handset which is empowered with Android 1.0 is T-Mobile G1 (HTC Dream). This phone is pretty good these days and ready to compete with Nokia. Nokia is a leader and capturing the mobile handset market in these years with the Symbian operating system.

What is the purpose of building the Android operating system for phones?

The reason to make the Android operating system is to enhance the accessibility, remote mobile camera control, cloud data storage, and GPS tracking. The Android version names with the year of release are;

  • Android 1.0 (2008)
  • Android 1.1 (2009)
  • Android 1.5 Cupcake (2009)
  • Android 1.6 Donut (2009)
  • Android 2.0 Eclair (2009)
  • Android 2.2 Froyo (2010)
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread (2010)
  • Android 3.0 Honeycomb (2011)
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (2011)
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (2012)
  • Android 4.4 KitKat (2013)
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop (2014)
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow (2015)
  • Android 7.0 Nougat (2016)
  • Android 8.0 Oreo (2017)
  • Android 9 Pie (2018)
  • Android 10 Q or Queen Cake (2019)

Why Android version names are mostly sweet?

Have you ever noticed why the Android version names are on sweet things and want to know why they are choosing these names? According to them, there is no specific reason behind the names of their versions. The first two versions 1.0 and 1.5 of Android have no specific names and considered as Alpha and Beta. And after that they announced version “1.5 Cupcake” some people think that the only issue the company thinks that they can face in the future is patent name problems. So they started to name their versions on the sweets, which is appealing and has no patent name issues.

What is the latest android version available?

The latest version of Android is “10 Q” and it’s the 17th release from the company. It has been officially released in the year 2019, but it doesn’t mean you can update your phone to the version right now. In the history of Android versions, they named the latest release as Q and most people think that was “Queen Cake”.

Right now if you have the Pixel handsets (Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, or any above model) you can check for the beta version “10 Q” update by navigating to your phone settings. Some of the phone models released in the end months of the year 2019 have installed with the beta “Android 10 Q” version and chances are that the users can get the final release in the year 2020 for their handsets.

The basic reasons behind the updated version release provide the user with more flexibilities and function enhancements. They are also trying to fix the bugs’ users encounter while using the previous versions. Some of the time they release some point updates for the current versions and for the advancement of the latest devices they release new versions.