Sequence Behind Android OS Names

Android is an operating system currently being handled by Google. Android has the largest installed base of any mobile OS. Android devices sold are more than iOS, Windows and Mac OS combined.

The first Android operating system version 1.0 (Android Alpha) was released in September 2008. Initially Android was developed for electronic appliances, later Google captured Android in 2003 and released it for Smartphone’s.

As the Android users are aware of the fact that Google uses familiar names for their Android OS names. Why such names?, because Google doesn’t want to explain it. Is their any sequence in Android OS names?. So the question comes that which sequence for Android OS names is actually being followed.

In my last post I shared with you one interesting fact that why Facebook is blue in color? & today I am going to share about the sequence behind Android OS names.

The Google Handset Alliance is following A, B, C, D and so on means Alphabetic sequence for their Android operating system version names. Below are the names, see how they started with Android OS names.

Android OS Names & Version Number in order:

A – Android Alpha (1.0)

B – Android Beta (1.1)

C – Android Cupcake (1.5)

D – Android Donut (1.6)

E – Android Eclair (2.0 – 2.1)

F – Android Froyo (2.2 – 2.2.3)

G – Android Gingerbread (2.3 – 2.3.7)

H – Android Honeycomb (3.0 – 3.2.6)

I – Android Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0 – 4.0.4)

J – Android Jellybean (4.1 – 4.3.1)

K – Android Kitkat (4.4 – 4.4.4)

L – Android Lollipop (5.0)

As you can see that Google is currently using dessert names for their Android OS names which are very famous.

It is expected by Google that next Android OS name Android M will also on dessert and may be called as Mooncake or something else. Maybe they will go up to Z letter, but what after that lets wait and watch how intelligently Google Handset Alliance will come up with other Android OS names and in which sequence.

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