Way back in 2003, Google showed interest in the innovative concepts promoted by a small collaboration of professionals working at Android, Inc, and grabbed it under the control of their business spectrum in 2005 for $50 million. It was a golden moment marked in yellow lines on the pages of history, and there started the triumph of an operating system which turned heads, and touched the minds of millions of users. First mobile operating system on Android platform was launched in 2008, and from that moment to the one leading to the present, this operating system witnessed many modifications by offering plenty of chances to various organizations as well as android application developers to earn revenue. Here, let us put it’s success story in brief.

Android 1.0

On September 23, 2008 it was introduced, and HTC Dream happens to be the first device to make it functional. It made use of an unofficial code name ‘Astro’. The version was backed by HTML and XHTML. It was loaded with options like Gmail, maps, SMS, calender, media player, and even Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. The an droid 1.5 got the official naming called Cupcake, and it encompasses virtues such as virtual keyboard, automated screen rotations, recording of videos, widgets, and uploading video options. 1.6 Donut version got the support of multiple languages, better screen resolutions, and a text-to speech engine.

Android 2.0

Android’s 2.0 versions came out in the name of Eclair. It is comprised of added features like contact selection by tapping, updated Google maps, and support for HTML 5 browser. This version came out with advanced Bluetooth support as well. Version updates starting from 2.2 to 2.2.3 were named as Froyo. All these versions had advantages such as USBs tethering, Adobe Flash support, and support for JavaScript Engine V8. Gingerbread versions start from 2.3 to 2.3.2. These versions had options for video chatting, refined camera software for producing clear images, and superior user-interface.

Android 3.0

Version 3.0 is titled as Honeycomb. It introduced home screens that can be customized, and it was also baked with assistance of multi-core processors. It provided full user- data encryption, and attributes for doing multitasking. Another great addition this version has received is a holographic user-interface. The backing for Google TV, and additional options to add hardware like SD card made the version 3.0 the favorite of users.

Android 4.0

The title of Ice Cream Sandwich remained the same for versions beginning from 4.0.1 to 4.0.4. It witnessed the introduction of new widgets, lock screens, 1080 pixel video recording, superior graphics, and a fine camera software. These versions extended services for wireless printing support, and it gave choices for group messaging. The best ever features of Ice cream Sandwich were GPS, and focus on security improvements. These versions provided backing for offline data, as an overall feature. One of the most distributed version android 4.0.4 kit kat is well-known for its improved security options. Android changed drastically with the release of kit kat version.

Android 5.0

Competition with iOS started growing big, and android developers became more vigilant in adding the performance of their operating platform. It ended in the providing of 64 bit CPU support with versions starting with android 5.0, especially Lollipop. The intensity became much severe with the inclusion of material designed user-interface, addition of finger-print scanners for providing security in the form of screen locks, and one-tap payment modes. Instant notifications, support for QHD resolutions, and HD videos as well as calls made the android 5.0 lollipop versions remarkable.

Android 6.0

Android 6.0 version named as marshmallow is the latest in the pipeline, and it has the merits like an embedded personal assistant, Google Now. It acts based on voice commands just like Apple’s ‘Siri’. Marshmallow version is technologically advanced, and has unique battery saving options like Doze integrated to it. It promotes high-end android apps development, and offers superior functions that are largely future-focused. Andriod 6.0.1 is the most recent update in which google has fixed various security issues.


Android favors updates that take it close to the heart of millions. It brings changes in a way which demands an imitation. It is clearly visible in android’s development from the initial version to the recent one. What new updates, and fixes are on wait, we users have only speculations till it gets released.