Android – Through the past [PART II]

We are back with the further list of Android versions. Below are the details:



Froyo statue at Googleplex.

Android 2.2-2.2.3

Release Date:

May 20, 2010

Features 2.2:

1. Speed, memory, and performance optimization

2. Improved application launcher

3. USB tethering and WiFi Hotspot function

4. Option to disable data access over mobile network

5. Quick switch between multiple keyboard languages

6. Ability to set numeric and alphanumeric passwords

7. Ability to install applications to the secondary memory

8. Adobe Flash support

Features 2.2.1:

1. Bugfixes, security updates and performance improvements

Features 2.2.2:

1. Minor bugfixes

Features 2.2.3:

1. Two security updates



Gingerbread statue at Googleplex.

Android 2.3-2.3.7

Release Date:

December 6, 2010

Features 2.3:

1. Updated UI

2. Faster text input in virtual keyboard with improved accuracy

3. New audio effects added, for example, equalization, headphone virtualization, and bass boost

4. New Download Manager, giving users easy access to any downloaded file from browser, email, or another application

5. Support for multiple cameras on the device, including a front-facing camera, if available

6. Native support for more sensors (such as gyroscopes)

Features 2.3.1:

1. Improvements and bugfixes

Features 2.3.2:

1. Improvements and bugfixes

Features 2.3.3:

1. Several improvements

Features 2.3.4:

1. Support for voice or video chat using Google Talk

2. Open Accessory Library support.

Features 2.3.5:

1. Shadow animations for list scrolling

2. Camera software enhancements

3. Improved battery efficiency

Features 2.3.6:

1. Fixed a voice search bug

Features 2.3.7:

1. Google Wallet support

Android versions.



Honeycomb statue at Googleplex.

Android 3.0-3.2.6

Release Date:

February 22, 2011

Features 3.0:

1. Tablet support with a new holographic UI

2. Added System Bar, featuring quick access to notifications.

3. Added Action Bar, giving access to contextual options, navigation, widgets, or other types of content at the top of the screen

4. Multiple browser tabs replacing browser windows, plus form auto-fill and a new “incognito” mode allowing anonymous browsing

5. Quick access to camera exposure, focus, flash, zoom, front-facing camera, time-lapse, and other camera features

6. Support for multi-core processors

7. Ability to encrypt all user data

Features 3.1:

1. UI refinements

2. Connectivity for USB accessories (USB On-The-Go).

3. Support for external keyboards and pointing devices

4. Support for joysticks and gamepads

Features 3.2:

1. Improved hardware support

2. Developers get more control over display appearance on different Android devices through new display support functions.

Features 3.2.1:

1. Bugfixes and minor security, stability and Wi-Fi improvements

2. Update to Android Market with automatic updates

3. Update to Google Books

~ Improved Adobe Flash support in browser

Features 3.2.2:

1. Bugfixes and other minor improvements

Features 3.2.3:

1. Bugfixes and other minor improvements

Features 3.2.4:

1. Pay As You Go for 3G and 4G tablets

Features 3.2.5:

1. Bugfixes and other minor improvements

Features 3.2.6:

1. Fixed data connectivity issues


Ice cream Sandwich:

Icecream Sandwich statute at Googleplex.

Android 4.0 – 4.0.4

Release Date:

October 18, 2011

Features 4.0:

1. Separation of widgets in a new tab, listed in a similar manner to applications

2. Easier-to-create folders, with a drag-and-drop style

3. Pinch-to-zoom functionality in the calendar

4. Integrated screenshot capture (accomplished by holding down the Power and Volume-Down buttons)

5. Face Unlock, a feature that allows users to unlock handsets using facial recognition software

6. Data Usage section in settings that lets users set warnings when they approach a certain usage limit, and disable data use when the limit is exceeded

7. Ability to shut down applications from the recent apps list with a swipe

8. Improved camera application with zero shutter lag, time lapse settings, panorama mode, and the ability to zoom while recording

9. Built-in photo editor

10. New gallery layout, organized by location and person

Features 4.0.1:

1. Fixed minor bugs

Features 4.0.2:

1. Fixed minor bugs

Features 4.0.3:

1. Numerous bugfixes and optimizations

2. Improvements to graphics, databases, spell-checking and Bluetooth functionality

Features 4.0.4:

1. Stability improvements

2. Better camera performance

3. Smoother screen rotation

4. Improved phone number recognition

This has just begun, we will be coming up with the other versions of android soon.

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