Android's versions history (Part 2)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Android's versions history (Part 2)

Android OS has gone through five years of development way, a series version brings many improvements released. Here are the key features in the Android version since its launch.

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Android 2.3: Gingerbread 

Release date: 6-12-2010. 

By the end of 2012, Gingerbread still "coverage" on many Android devices, accounting for more than half (54%). Google partnered Samsung unveiled the first smartphone to use Gingerbread called the Nexus S, support NFC short range communication technology.

Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Gingerbread system into a file download management tool, which allows monitoring and access to the file was downloaded. The system supports multiple camera devices have a camera on the back and front, more efficient battery management, saving battery life. This version fix many bugs from Froyo, together with a number of adjustments in the user interface (UI).

Android 3.0: Honeycomb

Launch: dated 22-2-2011.

This is not just a version, which can be considered as a first generation of Android specifically for tablets (tablets), launch Motorola XOOM tablet.

Android 3.0 Honeycomb
Inheriting the features from Android 2.x, Android 3.0 interface enhancements consistent with using the tablet, keyboard friendly, supports multi-tasking (multi-tasking), allowingconvert the application is running. Not only the surface is polished, the core of the system is compatible with the hardware enhancements such as support processor (CPU) multi-core hardware acceleration ...
Android 3.0 set an important foundation for the best Android 4.x generation, overcoming the fragmentation of Android (there are separate versions for smartphones and tablets).

Android 4.0: Ice Cream Sandwich

Release: 19-10-2011.
"Cream Sandwich" (ICS) is the most anticipated Android generation so far, born with smartphones "blockbuster" Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the first smartphone equipped with ICS generation.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Android 4.0 give quick access to frequently used applications on the bottom interface, customizable widgets, easy to organize and browse the list of applications. The application can be accessed quickly from the lock screen device (Lock screen), device manufacturers only allow can quickly select the camera from the Lock screen.
Ice Cream Sandwich operating smoother, faster and better.

Android 4.1: Jelly Bean

Release: 9-7-2012.
Nexus 7 tablet, the product of cooperation between Google and Asus, is a device used Jelly Bean debut. Android 4.1 upgrade operating range for Google's operating system, becoming the operating system for leading mobile devices today, threatening the "big" Windows.
The ability to arrange the interface and widget in Jelly Bean is very customizable and flexible. Support systems for electronic service Google Wallet, particularly the default web browser in Android is replaced by representative name: Chrome, with the ability to synchronize data with Chrome on the computer account.
Android 4.1: Jelly Bean
Jelly Bean introduced Google Now, a new online service available only for Android, a powerful virtual assistant work schedule, information search, locate ... Very versatile and is seen as Google's answer to the "virtual assistant" Siri Apple iOS.

Android 4.2: remains Jelly Bean

There are still 54% of Android devices with Gingerbread (Android 2.3), Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) followed with 25.8 percent. Latest generation Jelly Bean relatively meager 2.7% of the equipment used.
Release: May 11-2012.
Only after nearly five months of launch Android 4.1, Google continues to pay add weight for Android with version 4.2 and still code named Jelly Bean.
Android 4.2 continues to offer attractive improvements for imaging applications (Camera) like HDR, Photo Sphere, photo effects, Google Now, rolling surf chosen from the great in the virtual keyboard. Function "blockbuster" supports multiple user accounts (multi-user profile) was first applied in Android 4.2 but the only tablet users inherit this functionality.

Future Android X

Many predict that the next generation of Android 5.0, codenamed "Key Lime Pie" and Google's new Nexus device generation will once again become "the first" to own this new platform. Android will gradually erase the line between operating systems for mobile devices and operating systems for personal computers, reduce differences fragmentation, offers more exciting functions.