The term Android is a Linux-based operating system designed for touch screen mobile devices such as smart phones and tablet computers. The operating system was released officially in 2007. Android was originally developed by Android, Inc., with financial support from Google, which was then bought in 2005.a consortium of companies hardware, software, and telecommunications aimed at the development of an open standard mobile device. and the first Android phone went on sale in October 2008
Since 2008, Android gradually taken a number of updates to improve the performance of the operating system, adding new features and fixing bugs found in previous versions. Every major version was released called alphabetically by the names of desserts or sugary snack; for example, version 1.5 named Cupcake, which is then followed by version 1.6 Donut. then version 5.0 Lollipop, which was released on October 15, 2014.
Currently Android has many versions. and below the historical version of the android
|Android version||code name||launch date|
|Android 1.0||Angel Cake||23 September 2008|
|Android 1.1||Battenberg||9 Februari 2009|
|Android 1.5||Cupcake||30 April 2009|
|Android 1.6;||Donut||15 September 2009|
|Android 2.0||Eclair||26 Oktober 2009|
|Android 2.2 - 2.2.3||Froyo||20 Mei 2010|
|Android 2.3.3 - 2.3.7||Gingerbread||9 Februari 2011|
|Android 3.2||Honeycomb||15 Juli 2011|
|Android 4.0.3 - 4.0.4||Ice Cream Sandwich||Desember 16, 2011|
|Android 4.3||Jelly Bean||24 Juli 2013|
|Android 4.4||KitKat||31 Oktober 2013|
|Android 5.0||Lollipop||15 Oktober 2014|
|Android 6.0||Marshmallow||29 September 2015|
|Android 7.0||Nougat||Juli 2016|
New features in Android 7.0 Nougat :
The latest changes to Google's ubiquitous mobile operating systemAndroid 7.0 Nougat is rolling out now, starting (as usual) with Nexus devices and eventually moving on to other phones. The new OS is loaded with new features and refinements, each one improving upon the overall Android experience. Some changes, such as bundled notifications, are quite obvious. Then there are the less visible changes, such as a new multitasking shortcut. Follow along as we take a look at what’s new in Google’s latest mobile OS.
You can now double-tap the recent apps button to quickly switch between your two most recently used apps. For example, say you’re in Gmail but need to look something up in Chrome to include in an email. You can open Chrome, find and copy a link, then double-tap the recent apps button and your device will switch back to Gmail.
View two Chrome tabs
It took Apple an entire year to introduce split-screen tab viewing in Safari for iPad users, but Google did it at the same time it introduced multi-window to Android. When using Chrome in multi-window mode, tap on the Menu button and select they super handy option of “Move to other window.” It’s fully acceptable to point and laugh at iOS users if you feel the need.
Finally, the lock screen gets a wallpaper of its own
It only took way too many years, but the day has finally come: You can now set a wallpaper specific to your home screen, and a different one for your lock screen. The process to accomplish the once unthinkable feat hasn’t changed much—after selecting an image to set as a wallpaper, you’re shown a new prompt to select where the image will live.
Reply with speed
You can now reply to messages from apps like Facebook Messenger, Hangouts, or Messenger directly from the notification. Of course, this means you can hold a conversation without having to bounce between a messaging app and another app. It’s important to note, this isn’t limited to messaging apps. Twitter apps, for example, could add the ability to reply to mentions.