Android Operating System History: Version, Name, Release Date

Android Operating System Version History

Last Updated: 16 January 2022

Android is a mobile operating system created in 2003 by Andy Rubin.

Mr. Rubin started developing the Operating System first for digital cameras. Initially, Android was developed by Andy Rubin founder of Android Inc., which was then bought by Google in 2005.

Android was unveiled to the world in 2007, with the first commercial Android phone HTC Dream or T-Mobile G1 launched in September 2008.

The operating system Android is an operating system based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open-source software. It is designed for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Latest Android Versions


#Android VersionInternal CodenameVersion No.API LevelInitial Release
1Android 1.0N/A1.0123 Sep 2008
2Android 1.1Petit Four1.1209 Feb 2009
3Android CupcakeCupcake1.5327 Apr 2009
4Android DonutDonut1.6415 Sep 2009
5Android EclairEclair2.0527 Oct 2009
6Android EclairEclair2.0.1603 Dec 2009
7Android EclairEclair2.1711 Jan 2010
8Android FroyoFroyo2.2-2.2.3820 May 2010
9Android GingerbreadGingerbread2.3–2.3.2906 Dec 2010
10Android GingerbreadGingerbread2.3.3-2.3.71009 Feb 2011
11Android HoneycombHoneycomb3.01122 Feb 2011
12Android HoneycombHoneycomb3.11210 May 2011
13Android HoneycombHoneycomb3.2-3.2.61315 July 2011
14Android Ice Cream SandwichIce Cream Sandwich4.0–4.0.21418 Oct 2011
15Android Ice Cream SandwichIce Cream Sandwich4.0.3-4.0.41516 Dec 2011
16Android Jelly BeanJelly Bean4.1–4.1.21609 Jul 2012
17Android Jelly BeanJelly Bean4.2-4.2.21713 Nov 2012
18Android Jelly BeanJelly Bean4.3-4.3.11824 Jul 2013
19Android KitKatKey Lime Pie4.4–4.4.41931 Oct 2013
20Android KitKatKey Lime Pie4.4W-4.4W.22025 Jun 2014
21Android LollipopLemon
Meringue Pie
5.0–5.0.22104 Nov 2014
22Android LollipopLemon
Meringue Pie
5.1-5.1.12202 Mar 2015
23Android MarshmallowMacadamia
Nut Cookie
6.0 – 6.0.12302 Oct 2015
24Android NougatNew York Cheesecake7.02422 Aug 2016
25Android NougatNew York Cheesecake7.1-7.1.22504 Oct 2016
26Android OreoOatmeal Cookie8.02621 Aug 2017
27Android OreoOatmeal Cookie8.12705 Dec 2017
28Android Pie~92806 Aug 2018
29Android 10Quince Tart102903 Sep 2019
30Android 11Red Velvet Cake113008 Sep 2020
31Android 12Snow Cone123104 Oct 2021

Here is the list of all Android Versions from version 1.0 to present version 12.0

Android Operating System History


Android 1.0


VersionAPIRelease Date
1.0API 123 September 2008

Android 1.1 Petit Four (unofficial)


VersionAPIRelease Date
1.1API 209 February 2009

Android 1.5 Cupcake


VersionVersionRelease Date
1.5API 327 April 2009

Android 1.6 Donut


VersionVersionRelease Date
1.6API 415 Sep 2009

Android 2.0 Eclair


VersionVersionRelease Date
2.0API 526 Oct 2009
2.0.1API 603 Dec 2009
2.1API 712 Jan 2010

Android 2.2 Froyo


VersionAPIRelease Date
2.2API 820 May 2010
2.2.1API 818 Jan 2011
2.2.2API 822 Jan 2011
2.2.3API 821 Nov 2011

Android 2.3 Gingerbread


VersionAPIRelease Date
2.3API 9 06 Dec 2010
2.3.1API 922 Dec 2010
2.3.2API 921 Jan 2011
2.3.3API 1009 Feb 2011
2.3.4API 1028 Apr 2011
2.3.5API 1025 Jul 2011
2.3.6API 1002 Sep 2011
2.3.7API 1021 Sep 2011

Android 3.0 Honeycomb


VersionAPIRelease Date
3.0API 1122 Feb 2011
3.1API 1210 May 2011
3.2API 1315 July 2011
3.2.1API 1320 Sep 2011
3.2.2API 1330 Aug 2011
3.2.3API 1330 Aug 2011
3.2.4API 1315 Dec 2011
3.2.5API 1315 Jan 2012
3.2.6API 1315 Feb 2012

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich


VersionAPIRelease Date
4.0API 1418 Oct 2011
4.0.1API 1421 Oct 2011
4.0.2API 1428 Nov 2011
4.0.3API 1516 Dec 2011
4.0.4API 1529 Mar 2012

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean


VersionAPIRelease Date
4.1API 1609 July 2012
4.1.1API 1611 July 2012
4.1.2API 1609 Oct 2012
4.2API 1713 Nov 2012
4.2.1API 1727 Nov 2012
4.2.2API 1711 Feb 2013
4.3API 1824 July 2013
4.3.1API 1803 Oct 2013

Android 4.4 KitKat


VersionAPIRelease Date
4.4API 1931 Oct 2013
4.4.1API 1905 Dec 2013
4.4.2API 1909 Dec 2013
4.4.3API 1902 Jun 2014
4.4.4API 1919 Jun 2014
4.4WAPI 2025 Jun 2014
4.4W.1API 2006 Sep 2014
4.4W.2API 2021 Oct 2014

Android 5.0 Lollipop


VersionAPIRelease Date
5.0API 2112 Nov 2014
5.0.1API 2102 Dec 2014
5.0.2API 2119 Dec 2014
5.1API 2209 Mar 2015
5.1.1API 2221 Apr 2015

Android 6.0 Marshmallow


APIVersionRelease Date
6.0API 2305 Oct 2015
6.0.1API 2307 Dec 2015

Android 7.0 Nougat


VersionAPIRelease Date
7.0API 2422 Aug 2016
7.1API 2504 Oct 2016
7.1.1API 2505 Dec 2016
7.1.2API 2504 Apr 2017

Android 8.0 Oreo


VersionAPIRelease Date
8.0API 2621 Aug 2017
8.1API 2705 Dec 2017

Android 9 Pie


VersionAPIRelease Date
9.0API 2806 August 2018

Android 10


VersionAPIRelease Date
10API 2903 September 2019

Android 11


VersionAPIRelease Date
11API 3008 September 2020

Android 12


VersionAPIRelease Date
12API 3104 October 2021

Android 12L


VersionAPIRelease Date
12LAPI 32TBA (Q1 2022)
With the launch of the new Android version every year, Android also releases its first Android Phone with the latest Update. Find out which Phone you might have used

Google’s Android OS First Phones


#Phone NameDefault VersionFirst Release
1HTC DreamAndroid 1.023 Sep 2008
2HTC HeroAndroid 1.5
Cupcake
24 July 2009
3HTC MagicAndroid 1.6
Donut
27 Apr 2009
4Nexus OneAndroid 2.1
Eclair
05 Jan 2010
5HTC Desire ZAndroid 2.2.1
Froyo
01 Nov 2010
6Nexus SAndroid 2.3
Gingerbread
16 Dec 2010
7Galaxy NexusAndroid 4.0
Ice Cream Sandwich
17 Nov 2011
8HTC Hero SAndroid 4.0.3
Ice Cream Sandwich
30 May 2012
9Nexus 7Android 4.1
Jelly Bean
13 July 2012
10Nexus 4
Nexus 10
Android 4.2
Jelly Bean
13 Nov 2012
11Nexus 7 (2013)Android 4.3
Jelly Bean
26 July 2013
12Nexus 5Android 4.4
KitKat
31 Oct 2013
13Nexus 6
Nexus 9
Android 5.0
Lollipop
03 Nov 2014
14Nexus 6P Android 6.0
Marshmallow
29 Sep 2015
15Nexus 5XAndroid 6.0
Marshmallow
22 Oct 2015
16Pixel
Pixel XL
Android 7.1
Nougat
20 Oct 2016
17Pixel 2
Pixel 2 XL
Android 8.0
Oreo
19 Oct 2017
18Pixel 3
Pixel 3 XL
Android 9.0
Pie
09 Oct 2018
19Pixel 3a
Pixel 3a XL
Android 9.0
Pie
07 May 2019
20Pixel 4
Pixel 4XL
Android 1124 Oct 2019
21Pixel 5Android 1115 Oct 2020
22Pixel 5aAndroid 1126 Aug 2021
23Pixel 6
Pixel 6 Pro
Android 1228 Oct 2021
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