History of Android (1.0 to Jelly Bean)

There is absolutely no denying that the Android mobile operating system has been through a lot and climbed to new heights within a few years of its existence. Today, some sources claim that all versions of Android in combination currently taking a larger market share than iOS.
Indeed, the story of how Android came to be and evolved over the years is what any geek be interested in the popularity of Android is not fair. After many doubts and hopes for the OS, it's finally show that the very skilled and this is a very bright future in store, this is something that iOS can not be said with all his heart.

Android 1.x

Android 1.0 is where it all began. With the HTC Dream the first Android phone in the world (sometimes known as the T-Mobile G1) is the framework for what Android can do. The proposed camera support, WiFi, Bluetooth, flyers, a web browser, messages, voice dialing, YouTube, alarm clock, gallery, instant messaging, media player, and the whole array, Google Apps and Android Market. It was really the basic beginning, and already met a lot of what smartphones should be able to do.
The Android 1.x releases after that were not nearly as big as Android 1.0 itself, but they are still noticeable. After the great first release, Android 1.1 focused on fixing bugs and improving the API. The only notable new feature is the ability to save attachments in messages. For the next update, we jumped right on Android 1.5, giving you different keyboards, introduced widgets for your home screen, photo and video recording in various formats, copy and paste, auto-rotation, and much more use.
It was also the first release that a code name, had called Cupcake. Android 1.6, the latest release of the series and dubbed Donut, a large number of updates added to text, voice, and search. The release also supports WVGA screen resolutions, corresponding to 800 x 480. Throughout the series, the appearance of Android has remained largely the same.


Android 2.x (Éclair to Gingerbread)

Android 2.0, codenamed Éclair, brought many changes. Included extensive account synchronization for multiple accounts, exchange e-mail support, Bluetooth 2.1, new camera features an improved Android keyboard, optimizations for speed, a revamped user interface, an updated browser with HTML5 support, and support for live wallpapers. Android 2.1 was mostly a bug fix release, which included a modified API, so it shared the codename Éclair.
Android 2.2, aka Froyo, that some very desirable features that many Android fanboys with their mouths water left. Not only is this version with a new kernel (as usual in every Android release), but the code base offered many performance enhancements, the addition of the JIT (just-in-time) compiler for even more speed, integration of the V8 JavaScript engine in the browser, support for push notifications, better Exchange support, USB tethering and WiFi hotspot, voice dialing over Bluetooth, support for screens up to 320 ppi, and Adobe Flash support.
11 months later, Android 2.3 is released with the name Gingerbread. This version also brought many improvements, but some of the cooler that supports resolutions of 1280 x 768 and higher, SIP Internet calls, support for multiple cameras, better copy and paste functionality, revamped UI, voice and video support Google Talk, garbage collection for improved performance and support for Near Field Communication. In particular, the Google Wallet 2.3.7 version offered support for the Nexus S 4G.


Android 3.x (Honeycomb)

Android 3.x, where all the releases in this series were dubbed Honeycomb, was designed for tablets only. This series had a completely different look with a completely new user interface. Many of the improvements were designed to use a tablet easier and its resources more efficiently. The tablets are bigger than smartphones, there is more space to pack in better hardware, and Android needed to take advantage of this extra processing power.


Android 4.x (Ice Cream Sandwich to Jelly Bean)

Android 4.0, nicknamed Ice Cream Sandwich or ICS for short, was the next major version for smartphones. The appearance of the user interface has been completely overhauled, and the release also introduced the possibility of software buttons on the touchscreen instead of hardware buttons for things like Home, Back and Menu. Performance was also significantly improved, and the UI part of the operating hardware was displayed. It also introduced WiFi Direct and 1080p video recording. More Android 4.0 features can be found here.

After all this progress, we finally arrive at the recently unveiled Android 4.1, code named Jelly Bean. This version is aimed at improving the user interface and performance, with items such as touch anticipate improved vsync timing, triple buffering in the graphics pipeline, improvements to Android-Beam, adding Google Now, multichannel audio and USB audio. The overall experience is supposed to be "buttery smooth" so that the device responds to user input instantly feel.