I have been asked on a few occasions what all this fuss is about gingerbread and ice cream sandwiches….these are different versions of Android platform. Android is a mobile operating system (OS) that is now being developed by Google, hence why Android has such great support for Google related products. This technology has been built for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers, and it also supports certain TVs and even newly built technological devices such as wristwatches. The Android system uses touch actions, like swiping, tapping, pinching, and reverse pinching to manipulate on-screen objects.
Android is now the most commonly used mobile platform, selling more that Apple. GooglePlay remains the most popular of all Android app stores with more than a million apps now appearing in the store. If you think that it is amazing to have over 1 million apps in the store, just understand that the number of downloads has reached over 50 BILLION. Another amazing fact about GooglePlay is that it has over 1 billion active monthly users, that is a lot of people accessing a store that may house your app one day.
The names of Android operating system are all based around sweets 🙂 Someone at the office has a sweet tooth and a good sense of humor.
Cupcake: Android 1.5
Donut: Android 1.6
Eclair: Android 2.0 – Android 2.1
Froyo: (short for “frozen yogurt”) Android 2.2
Gingerbread: Android 2.3
Honeycomb: Android 3.0 – Android 3.1 – Android 3.2
Ice Cream Sandwich: Android 4.0
Jelly Bean: Android 4.1 – Android 4.2 – Android 4.3
KitKat: Android 4.4
Lollipop: Android 5.0 Latest release
Can You Upgrade to Android Lollipop?
Our friends over at Android Authority have given us a few working account regarding which devices are able to upgrade to Android Lollipop at this moment in time. Click here for more details