Every Android fan might already have an idea that Google gives the names of the Android OS versions based on some delicacy, with the idea that every new version is a treat. There are quite a lot of new Android versions released till date, with the latest one now is the Android Jelly Bean OS, which came with the version number 4.1. The first one ever was Android 1.0 and the first beta ever released was in November 2007.
Check out the list below for the various major and minor Android updates and the different Android versions that were made available for the Android devices.
The first ever Android beta was available on November 5th, 2007 while the SDK with that had come on 12th November 2007.
Earliest Android SDKs that were released:
16 November 2007: m3-rc22a
14 December 2007: m3-rc37a
13 February 2008: m5-rc14
3 March 2008: m5-rc15
18 August 2008: 0.9
23 September 2008: 1.0-r1
The Version history based on the APIs
Android 1.0 (API level 1)
Android 1.1 (API level 2)
Android 1.5 Cupcake (API level 3)
Android 1.6 Donut (API level 4)
Android 2.0 Eclair (API level 5)
Android 2.0.1 Eclair (API level 6)
Android 2.1 Eclair (API level 7)
Android 2.2–2.2.3 Froyo (API level 8)
Android 2.3–2.3.2 Gingerbread (API level 9)
Android 2.3.3–2.3.7 Gingerbread (API level 10)
Android 3.0 Honeycomb (API level 11)
Android 3.1 Honeycomb (API level 12)
Android 3.2 Honeycomb (API level 13)
Android 4.0–4.0.2 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 14)
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (API level 16)
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (API level 17)
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)
And the new one that is going to come, is the KitKat – Android 4.4
With more than 1 billion android activations and growing, today Sundar Pichai announced that the next version of Android ie 4.4 would be officially called Kit Kat which is again something related to food.