Android History we have to know what is Android?

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Android is a Linux kernel and other open source-based operating system, which used in smartphones, tablets, smart Tv and other smart devices.

The android operating system is the most using operating in the world for mobile now. Android is developed by Google. Before we know about the android version we have to study Android history. let us know about the beginning of Android History.

Android History
Initially, android is developed by one of the US company was founded by Andy Rubin, Rich Minner, Nick sears and Chris White in Palo Alto, California, on October 2003. Google acquired in July 2005 with its key employes Andy Rubin, Rich Minner, and Chris White. Google
acquired Android .inc in at least 50 million $.

First Android phone
Htc Dream
Htc Dream
In 2007 Apple released the touch-operated phone in the market. It was a big challenge for android developers Public release of the Android mobile operating system beta on November 5, 2007. The first commercially available smartphone running Android was the HTC Dream, announced on September 23, 2008.

Android Versions

SL NoAndroid code NameVersionRelease Date
1No Codename1.0September 23, 2008
2Petit Four1.1February 9, 2009
3Cupe Cake1.5April 27, 2009
4Donut1.6September 15, 2009
5Eclair2.0 – 2.1October 26, 2009
6Froyo2.2 – 2.2.3May 20, 2010
7Gingerbread2.3 – 2.3.7December 6, 2010
8Honeycomb3.0 – 3.2.6February 22, 2011
9Ice Cream Sandwich4.0 – 4.0.4October 18, 2011
10Jelly Bean4.1 – 4.3.1July 9, 2012
11KitKat4.4 – 4.4.4October 31, 2013
12Lollipop5.0 – 5.1.1November 12, 2014
13Marshmallow6.0 – 6.0.1October 5, 2015
14Nougat7.0 – 7.1.2August 22, 2016
15Oreo8.0 – 8.1August 21, 2017
16Pie9.0August 6, 2018
History of Google play
Before google play, there was an Android market the store for apps for android devices. Google Play was launched on March 6, 2012, developed by Google LLC. It helps to android user to browse and download the apps from the play store. Google serves as a digital media store. User loves google play services because he can find all category apps like music, games, education, electrical, medicine, jokes, Television, Social Media, Beauty, Health, etc. As per the 2017 survey, there were 3.5 million apps in google play.

The android market was launched in 2008 from where android user download games, apps from the Android operating system. android market support paid apps in 2009 in the UK and US it will be expanded to the international market in 2010. For ebooks, Ebook store lanched by google in 2010. In 2011 Google interduce Google music and also start rental movies on Android Market in the US.

Multiple stores in android cloud cause some confusion in user, so Google decided to marge all stores in one roof then Google play launched in 2012 march 6. Now Google play is the most used app stores in the world comparing Apple store, Amazone app store, etc.

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