Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Android : All about me!!

Android fans eagerly await the regular updates of this hugely popular mobile operating system. Android OS, being used by so many smartphone manufacturers faces direct competition from Apple iPhone that comes with company's iOS. With latest update of Android OS being announced by Google this months, lets take a brief look at all the upgrades that have been introduced since its launch.

Android 1.0 and 1.1

Android was launched in 2008. Though this version couldnt match the Apple iPhone 4 but it had all the major features.

Android 1.5 cupcake
The first update came in May 2009 with many new features. The most important being the introduction of virtual keyboard. Video recording was also added to the camera.

Android 1.6 Donut
In October same year, the second update came with some improvements. With support for CDMA, Android was introduced to a new market. 

Android 2.0 and 2.1 Eclair
Android 2.0 arrived in November 2009 and in January 2010, 2.1 Eclair was introduced. Though Eclair did not introduce any new features but it fixed a few bugs. Flash and digital zoom was introduced in the camera settings.

Android 2.2 Froyo
Froyo, introduced in May 2010, was the first major upgraded version of Android and it became hugely popular. Android went one step ahead of iPhone with the introduction of flash.

Android 2.3 Gingerbread
With Gingerbread, the single core phones were able to run those applications that have been designed for dual core processors. A number of shortcuts were also introduced on the onscreen keyboard.

Android 3.0 and 3.1 Honeycomb
Honeycomb, announced in May 2011, has been introduced for tablet computers. It has introduced support for USB flash drives into your tablet that allows you to to transfer files to a computer without connecting to it.

Android Ice cream sandwich
Ice cream sandwich has been announced in May 2011 and its version number is not known yet. This version is expected to bring Gingerbread and Honeycomb together on one platform.

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1 comment:

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