Android Operating System History: Version, Name, Release Date

android operating system history

Last Updated: 19 February 2021

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.

Here is the list of all Android Versions from version 1.0 to present version 11.0

Android 1.0
APIVersionRelease Date
API 11.0September 23, 2008
Android 1.1 Petit Four (unofficial)
APIVersionRelease Date
API 21.1February 9, 2009
Android 1.5 Cupcake
APIVersionRelease Date
API 31.5April 27, 2009
Android 1.6 Donut
APIVersionRelease Date
API 41.6September 15, 2009
Android 2.0 Eclair
APIVersionRelease Date
API 52.0October 26, 2009
API 62.0.1December 3, 2009
API 72.1January 12, 2010
Android 2.2 Froyo
APIVersionRelease Date
API 82.2May 20, 2010
API 82.2.1January 18, 2011
API 82.2.2January 22, 2011
API 82.2.3November 21, 2011
Android 2.3 Gingerbread
APIVersionRelease Date
API 92.3December 6, 2010
API 92.3.1December 2010
API 92.3.2January 2011
API 102.3.3February 9, 2011
API 102.3.4April 28, 2011
API 102.3.5July 25, 2011
API 102.3.6September 2, 2011
API 102.3.7September 21, 2011
Android 3.0 Honeycomb
APIVersionRelease Date
API 113.0February 22, 2011
API 123.1May 10, 2011
API 133.2July 15, 2011
API 133.2.1September 20, 2011
API 133.2.2August 30, 2011
API 133.2.3August 30, 2011
API 133.2.4December 2011
API 133.2.5January 2012
API 133.2.6February 2012
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
APIVersionRelease Date
API 144.0October 18, 2011
API 144.0.1October 21, 2011
API 144.0.2November 28, 2011
API 154.0.3December 16, 2011
API 154.0.4March 29, 2012
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
APIVersionRelease Date
API 164.1July 9, 2012
API 164.1.1July 11, 2012
API 164.1.2October 9, 2012
API 174.2November 13, 2012
API 174.2.1November 27, 2012
API 174.2.2February 11, 2013
API 184.3July 24, 2013
API 184.3.1October 3, 2013
Android 4.4 KitKat
APIVersionRelease Date
API 194.4October 31, 2013
API 194.4.1December 5, 2013
API 194.4.2December 9, 2013
API 194.4.3June 2, 2014
API 194.4.4June 19, 2014
API 204.4WJune 25, 2014
API 204.4W.1September 6, 2014
API 204.4W.2October 21, 2014
Android 5.0 Lollipop
APIVersionRelease Date
API 215.0November 12, 2014
API 215.0.1December 2, 201
API 215.0.2December 19, 2014
API 225.1March 9, 2015
API 225.1.1April 21, 2015
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
APIVersionRelease Date
API 236.0October 5, 2015
API 236.0.1December 7, 2015
Android 7.0 Nougat
APIVersionRelease Date
API 247.0August 22, 2016
API 257.1October 4, 2016
API 257.1.1December 5, 2016
API 257.1.2April 4, 2017
Android 8.0 Oreo
APIVersionRelease Date
API 268.0August 21, 2017
API 278.1.0December 5, 2017
Android 9 Pie
APIVersionRelease Date
API 289.0August 6, 2018
Android 10
APIVersionRelease Date
API 2910September 3, 2019
Android 11
APIVersionRelease Date
API 3011September 8, 2020
Android 12
APIVersionRelease Date
API 3112February 18, 2021 (Developer Preview)

Android releases a new version every year. Check out the list of the First Android Phone where the new Operating System was released. Find out which Phone you might have used.

Google’s Android OS First Phones


Phone NameVersionAvailable
HTC DreamAndroid 1.0September 23, 2008
HTC MagicAndroid 1.6 DonutApril 27, 2009
Nexus OneAndroid 2.1 EclairJanuary 5, 2010
Nexus SAndroid 2.3 GingerbreadFebruary 9, 2011
Galaxy NexusAndroid 4.0 Ice Cream SandwichOctober 19, 2011
Nexus 7Android 4.1 Jelly BeanJuly 9, 2012
Nexus 4
Nexus 10
Android 4.2 Jelly BeanNovember 13, 2012
Nexus 7 (2013)Android 4.3 Jelly BeanJuly 24, 2013
Nexus 5Android 4.4 KitKatOctober 31, 2013
Nexus 6
Nexus 9
Android 5.0 LollipopNovember 3, 2014
Android OneAndroid 5.1 LollipopMarch 9, 2015
Nexus 5X
Nexus 6P
Android 6.0 MarshmallowOctober 5, 2015
PixelAndroid 7.0 NougatAugust 22, 2016
Pixel XLAndroid 7.1 NougatOctober 4, 2016
Pixel 2
Pixel 2 XL
Android 8.0 OreoDecember 5, 2017
Pixel 3
Pixel 3 XL
Android 9.0 PieAugust 6, 2018
Pixel 3a
Pixel 3a XL
Android 10September 3, 2019
Pixel 4
Pixel 4XL
Android 11September 8, 2020
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