Tech Terms: Android Versions

Android versions (or codenames) are used to describe the various updates for the open source Android mobile operating system. Android versions are developed under dessert-inspired codenames, with each new version arriving in alphabetical order with new enhancements and improvements to the Android SDK.

How popular is Google’s Android operating system? According to Google there are 1.4 billion active Android devices worldwide (Sep 29, 2015).

Current List of Android Versions

Here’s a snapshot of the Android updates that have already been released as well as at least one currently in development. Click each link in the brief description below to view the full Webopedia definition.

  • Cupcake (v1.5)
  • Donut (v1.6)
  • Eclair (v2.0)
  • FroYo (v2.2)
  • Gingerbread (v2.3)
  • Honeycomb (v3.0)
  • Ice Cream Sandwich (v4.0)
  • Jelly Bean (v4.1, v4.2, v4.3)
  • KitKat (v4.4)
  • Lollipop (v5.0)
  • Marshmallow (v6.0)
  • Nougat (v7.0)

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