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  1. CONTENTS
  2. ANDROID 1.x
  3. CUPCAKE
  4. DONUT
  5. ECLAIR
  6. FROYO
  7. GINGERBREAD - CURRENT RELEASE FOR SMARTPHONES
  8. HONEYCOMB - CURRENT RELEASE FOR TABLETS
  9. ICE CREAM SANDWICH - UPCOMING RELEASE FOR SMARTPHONES AND TABLETS
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ANDROID 1.x


Android 1.0: Released September 23, 2008
  • Android Market application download and updates through the Market app
  • Web browser to show, zoom and pan full HTML and XHTML web pages – multiple pages show as windows ("cards")
  • Camera support, but no way to change resolution, white balance, quality, etc.
  • Folders allow the grouping of a number of app icons into a single folder icon on the Home screen.
  • Email provides access to email servers commonly found on the Internet and supports POP3, IMAP4, and SMTP.
  • Gmail synchronization with the Gmail app.
  • Google Contacts synchronization with the People app.
  • Google Calendar synchronization with the Calendar app.
  • Google Maps with Latitude and Street View to view maps and satellite imagery, as well as find local business and get driving directions using GPS.
  • Google Sync allows management of over-the-air synchronization of Gmail, People, and Calendar.
  • Google Search of the internet and phone apps, contacts, calendar, etc
  • Google Talk instant messaging.
  • Instant messaging, text messaging, and MMS.
  • Media Player enables managing, importing, and playing back but lacked video and stereo Bluetooth support.
  • Notifications appear in the Status bar – drag down to see details, also ringtone, LEDs and vibration options.
  • Voice Dialer allows dialing and placing of phone calls without typing a name or number.
  • Wallpaper allows the user to set the background image or photo behind the Home screen icons and widgets.
  • YouTube video player.
  • Other apps include: Alarm Clock, Calculator, Dialer (Phone), Home screen (launcher), Pictures (Gallery), and Settings.
  • Other supported features include: WiFi, and Bluetooth.

Android 1.1: Released February 9, 2009 (internally known as Banana Bread, but not widely known)
  • Maps: Adds details and reviews when a user does a search on Maps and clicks on a business to view its details.
  • Dialer: In-call screen timeout default is now longer when using the speakerphone, Show/Hide Dialpad.
  • Messaging: Saving attachments.
  • System: Adds support for marquee in layouts
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CUPCAKE


Android 1.5: Released April 30, 2009
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.27
  • Virtual keyboard: Support for 3rd party keyboards with text prediction & user dictionary for custom words.
  • Widgets: Are miniature application views that can be embedded in other applications (such as the Home screen) and receive periodic updates.
  • Camera: Video recording.
  • Gallery: Video playback (MPEG-4 & 3GP formats).
  • Bluetooth: Stereo support added (A2DP and AVRCP profiles), Auto-pairing.
  • Browser: Copy and paste features added.
  • Contacts: Shows user picture for Favorites.
  • Dialer: Specific date/time stamp for events in call log and one-touch access to a contact card from call log event.
  • System: Animated screen transitions.
  • Upload videos to YouTube.
  • Upload photos on Picasa.
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DONUT


Android 1.6: Released September 15, 2009
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.29
  • Search: Voice Search & text entry search enhanced to include bookmarks & history, contacts, the web, and more.
  • Search: Developers can now include their content in search results.
  • Text to speech: Features a multi-lingual speech synthesis engine to allow any Android application to "speak" a string of text.
  • Android Market: Allows easier searching, app screenshots, etc.
  • Camera, camcorder, and Gallery: Updated integrated with faster camera access.
  • Gallery: Now enables users to select multiple photos for deletion.
  • System: Updated technology support for CDMA/EVDO, 802.1x, VPNs, and a text-to-speech engine.
  • Display: Support for WVGA screen resolutions.
  • Speed improvements in searching and camera applications.
  • Expanded Gesture framework and new GestureBuilder development tool.
  • Google free turn-by-turn navigation.
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ECLAIR


Android 2.0: Released October 26, 2009
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.29
  • Sync: Expanded Account sync. Multiple accounts can be added to a device for email and contact synchronization.
  • Email: Exchange support, Combined inbox to browse email from multiple accounts in one page.
  • Bluetooth: 2.1 support.
  • Contacts: Tap a contact photo and select to call, SMS, or email the person.
  • Messaging: Search all saved SMS and MMS messages. Auto delete oldest messages in a conversation when a defined limit is reached.
  • Camera: Flash support, Digital zoom, Scene mode, White balance, Color effect, Macro focus.
  • Virtual keyboard: Improved typing speed, smarter dictionary learns from word usage and includes contact names as suggestions.
  • Browser: Refreshed UI, Bookmark thumbnails, Double-tap zoom, Support for HTML5
  • Calendar: Agenda view enhanced, Attending status for each invitee, Invite new guests to events.
  • System: Optimized hardware speed, Revamped UI
  • Display: Support for more screen sizes and resolutions, Better contrast ratio.
  • Maps: Improved Google Maps 3.1.2.
  • MotionEvent class enhanced to track multi-touch events.
  • Live Wallpapers: Home screen background images can be animated to show movement

Android 2.0.1: Released December 3, 2009
  • Android 2.0.1 is a minor platform release deployable to Android-powered handsets starting in December 2009. This release includes minor API changes, bug fixes and framework behavioral changes.

Android 2.1: Released January 12, 2010
  • Android 2.1 is a minor platform release deployable to Android-powered handsets starting in January 2010. This release includes new API changes and bug fixes.
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FROYO


Android 2.2: Released May 20, 2010
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.32
  • System: Speed, memory, and performance optimizations.
  • Additional application speed improvements courtesy of JIT implementation.
  • Integration of Chrome's V8 JavaScript engine into the Browser application.
  • Improved Microsoft Exchange support (security policies, auto-discovery, GAL look-up, calendar synchronization, remote wipe).
  • Improved application launcher with shortcuts to Phone and Browser applications.
  • USB tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality.
  • Added an option to disable data access over mobile network.
  • Updated Market application with batch and automatic update features.
  • Quick switching between multiple keyboard languages and their dictionaries.
  • Voice dialing and contact sharing over Bluetooth.
  • Support for numeric and alphanumeric passwords.
  • Support for file upload fields in the Browser application.
  • Support for installing applications to the expandable memory.
  • Adobe Flash support.
  • Display: Support for extra high DPI screens (320 dpi), such as 4" 720p.

Android 2.2.1: Released September 21, 2010
  • No official change log released.

Android 2.2.2: Released January 23, 2011
  • A final FROYO release for phones that may or will not be updated to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Fixes SMS bug that sent messages to random contacts.
  • Contains fixes to Android Market exploits.
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GINGERBREAD


Android 2.3: Released on December 6, 2010
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.35
  • System: Updated user interface design for simplicity and speed.
  • Display: Support for extra-large screen sizes and resolutions (WXGA and higher).
  • Internet calling: Native support for SIP VoIP telephony.
  • Virtual Keyboard: Faster, more intuitive text input, improved accuracy, better suggested text. Voice input mode.
  • Copy/Paste: Enhanced. Select a word by press-hold, copy, and paste.
  • Near Field Communication lets the user read an NFC tag embedded in a poster, sticker, or advertisement.
  • New audio effects such as reverb, equalization, headphone virtualization, and bass boost.
  • New Download Manager giving users easy access to any file downloaded from the browser, email, or another application.
  • Camera: Access multiple cameras on the device, including a front-facing camera, if available.
  • Media: Support for WebM/VP8 video playback, and AAC audio encoding.
  • System: Improved power management with a more active role in managing apps that are keeping the device awake for too long.
  • System: Enhanced support for native code development.
  • System: Switched from YAFFS to ext4 on newer devices.
  • Audio, graphical, and input enhancements for game developers.
  • Concurrent garbage collection for increased performance.
  • Native support for more sensors (such as gyroscopes and barometers).

Android 2.3.1: Released December 23, 2010
  • This system update from Google contains important bug fixes and the latest version of Maps.

Android 2.3.2: Released January 21, 2011
  • Fixes SMS bug that sent messages to random contacts.

Android 2.3.3: Released February 9, 2011
  • Android 2.3.3 is a small feature release that adds several improvements and APIs to the Android 2.3 platform.
  • A comprehensive NFC reader/writer API that lets apps read and write to almost any standard NFC tag in use today.
  • Advanced Intent dispatching that gives apps more control over how/when they are launched when an NFC tag comes into range.
  • Some limited support for peer-to-peer connection with other NFC devices.
  • New APIs for Bluetooth, graphics, media framework, and speech recognition.

Android 2.3.4: Released April 29, 2011
  • New feature: video chat in Google Talk.
  • Bug Fix: Phone shuts down or reboots: a very small percentage of users reported this problem, which is fixed with the latest release. (Nexus S)
  • Bug Fix: Wi-fi & 3G icons both indicate active: for anyone who saw this strange behavior in your phone’s status bar, it should now be fixed. (Nexus S)
  • Bug Fix: Battery life: some users let us know that their batteries didn’t seem to be lasting as long; battery life should be improved for these folks. (Nexus One)
  • Bug Fix: GPS location/navigation: some Nexus One users who noticed location and navigation problems after updating to 2.3.3 should notice improved location accuracy. (Nexus One)

Android 2.3.5: Released July 25, 2011
  • Brought improved network performance for the Nexus S 4G, among other fixes and improvements.

Android 2.3.6: Released September 6, 2011
  • Voice search bug fixed.

Android 2.3.7: Released September 20, 2011
  • Google Wallet support added for Nexus S 4G users.
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HONEYCOMB


NOTE: Honeycomb was never open-sourced, so some latter updates seem to be out of order. That's because these updates were pushed to devices whenever the OEM got around to it (specifically, 3.2.1 and 3.2.2).

Android 3.0: Released February 24, 2011
  • Optimized tablet support with a new virtual and “holographic” user interface.
  • System Bar: Quick access to notifications, status, and soft navigation buttons available at the bottom of the screen.
  • Action Bar: Access to contextual options, navigation, widgets, or other types of content at the top of the screen.
  • Multitasking: Tap Recent Apps in the System Bar, to see snapshots of the tasks underway and quickly jump from one app to another.
  • Redesigned keyboard: To make entering text fast and accurate on larger screen sizes with greater accuracy and efficiency.
  • Copy/Paste: Simplified, more intuitive.
  • Browser: Multiple tabs replace browser windows, form auto-fill, and a new “incognito” mode allows anonymous browsing.
  • Camera: Quick access to exposure, focus, flash, zoom, front-facing camera, time-lapse, and more.
  • Gallery: View albums and other collections in full-screen mode, with easy access to thumbnails for other photos.
  • Contacts: New two-pane UI and Fast Scroll to let users easily organize and locate contacts.
  • Email: New two-pane UI to make viewing and organizing messages more efficient. The app lets users select one or more messages.
  • Support for video chat using Google Talk.
  • Hardware acceleration.
  • Support for multi-core processors.

Android 3.1: Released May 10, 2011
  • UI refinements.
  • Connectivity for USB accessories.
  • Expanded Recent Apps list.
  • Resizable Home screen widgets.
  • Support for external keyboards and pointing devices.
  • Support for joysticks and gamepads.
  • Media: Support for FLAC audio playback.
  • High-performance Wi-Fi lock maintains high-performance Wi-Fi connections when device screen is off.
  • Support for HTTP proxy for each connected Wi-Fi access point.

Android 3.2: Released July 15, 2011
  • Improved hardware support, including optimisations for a wider range of tablets.
  • Easier access for apps to files on the SD card, e.g. for synchronisation.
  • Compatibility display mode for apps that have not yet been optimized for tablet screen resolutions.
  • New display support functions that give developers more control over the look and feel on different Android devices.

Android 3.2.1: Released September 20, 2011
  • Bug fixes and minor security, stability and Wi-Fi improvements
  • Update to Android Market with automatic updates and easier-to-read Terms and Condition text
  • Update to Google Books
  • Improved Adobe Flash support in browser
  • Improved Chinese handwriting prediction

Android 3.2.2: Released August 30, 2011
  • The 3.2.2 update was released on 30 August 2011, and included bug fixes and other minor improvements for the Motorola Xoom 4G.
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ICE CREAM SANDWICH


Android 4.0.1: Released October 19, 2011
  • Enhanced speed and performance
  • Virtual buttons in the UI, in place of capacitive or physical buttons
  • Separation of widgets in a new tab, listed in a similar manner to apps
  • Easier-to-create folders, with a drag-and-drop style
  • A customizable launcher
  • Improved visual voicemail with the ability to speed up or slow down voicemail messages
  • Pinch-to-zoom functionality in the calendar
  • Offline search, a two-line preview, and new action bar at the bottom of the Gmail app
  • Ability to swipe left or right to switch between Gmail conversations
  • Integrated screenshot capture (accomplished by holding down the Power and Volume-Down buttons)
  • Improved error correction on the keyboard
  • Ability to access apps directly from lock screen (similar to HTC Sense 3.x)
  • Improved copy and paste functionality
  • Better voice integration and continuous, real-time speech to text dictation
  • Face Unlock, a feature that allows users to unlock handsets using facial recognition software
  • New tabbed web browser, allowing up to 16 tabs
  • Automatic syncing of browser with users' Chrome bookmarks
  • Modern Roboto font
  • 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
  • Ability to shut down apps that are using data in the background
  • Improved camera app with zero shutter lag, time lapse settings, panorama mode, and the ability to zoom while recording
  • Built-in photo editor
  • New gallery layout, organized by location and person
  • Refreshed "People" app with social network integration, status updates and hi-res images
  • Android Beam, a near-field communication feature allowing the rapid short-range exchange of web bookmarks, contact info, directions, YouTube videos and other data
  • Hardware acceleration of the UI
  • Resizeable widgets – already part of Android 3.1 for tablets, but new for cellphones
    Wi-Fi Direct[64]
    1080p video recording for stock Android devices

Android 4.0.2: Released November 28, 2011
  • Fixed minor bugs on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus.

Android 4.0.3: Released December 17, 2011
  • Includes a number of bug fixes and optimizations.
  • Offers improvements to graphics, databases, spell-checking, Bluetooth functionality, and other features.
  • New APIs were released for developers, including a social stream API in the Contacts provider, Calendar provider enhancements, new camera apps enhancing video stabilization and QVGA resolution, and accessibility refinements such as improved content access for screen readers.
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