What is Android?

Android is the name of the mobile operating system owned by American company; Google. It most commonly comes installed on a variety of smartphones and tablets from a host of manufacturers offering users access to Google’s own services like Search, YouTube, Maps, Gmail and more.

What is Android

This means you can easily look for information on the web, watch videos, search for directions and write emails on your phone, just as you would on your computer, but there’s more to Android than these simple examples.

Platform

Version Code name Release date API level DVM/ART Distribution (as of August 2016) First devices to run version
2.2 – 2.2.3 Froyo May 20, 2010 8 Unknown 0.1% Droid 2
2.3 – 2.3.7 Gingerbread February 9, 2011 10 DVM 1.4.0 1.7% Nexus S
4.0 – 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich December 16, 2011 15 Unknown 1.6% Galaxy Nexus
4.1 – 4.1.2 Jelly Bean July 9, 2012 16 Unknown 6.0% Nexus 7
4.2 – 4.2.2 Jelly Bean November 13, 2012 17 Unknown 8.3% Nexus 4, Nexus 10
4.3 – 4.3.1 Jelly Bean July 24, 2013 18 Unknown 2.4% Nexus 7 2013
4.4 – 4.4.4 KitKat October 31, 2013 19 ART 1.6.0 29.2% Nexus 5
5.0 – 5.0.2 Lollipop November 3, 2014 21 ART 2.1.0 14.1% Nexus 6
5.1 – 5.1.1 Lollipop March 9, 2015 22 Unknown 21.4% Android One
6.0 – 6.0.1 Marshmallow October 5, 2015 23 Unknown 15.2% Nexus 5X, Nexus 6

 

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