Everything you have to know about Android.

What is Android ??

Android is a mobile phone Operating System (OS). It is Linux based and developed by Google. It was developed for using touch screen mobile phone.  Android is an open source platform. Android Developer are using java and kotlin language for developing android apps.

History of Android.

  • Rich Miner, Nick Sears, and Chris White founded Android in October, 2003.
  • Google acquired android in August 2005.
  • Rich Miner, Nick Sears, and Chris White are key employees of Android.
  • Google announces the development of android OS (Operating System) in 2007.
  • HTC Phone Company launched first android mobile in 2008.
  • Google has released first beta version of the Android Software Development Kit (SDK) in 2007.

List of Android Version, Name, Release Date and API level.

Version Name Release Date API Level
1.5 Cupcake April 27, 2009. 3
1.6 Donut September 15, 2009. 4
2.0-2.1 Eclair October 26, 2009. 5 – 7
2.2-2.2.3 Froyo May 20, 2010. 8
2.3-2.3.7 Gingerbread December 6, 2010. 9 – 10
3.1 – 3.3 Honeycomb February 22, 2011. 12 – 13
4.0 Ice Cream Sandwitch October 18, 2011. 15
4.1 – 4.3 Jelly Bean July 09, 2012. 16 – 18
4.4 KitKat October 31, 2013. 19 – 20
5.0 Lollipop November 12, 2014. 21 – 22
6.0 Marshmallow October 05, 2015. 23
7.0 Nougat August 22, 2016. 24 – 25
8.0 Oreo August 21, 2017. 26 – 27
9.0 Pie August 06, 2018. 28

How to Start Developing Android Apps ??

For developing Android you first need to know about java or kotlin language. If you know any one of the language you are suitable for developing Android.

First you need to Install Android studio in your PC or Laptop.

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