Version nameKey user features addedRelease dateAPI Level
Android 8.0Oreo
  • PIP: Picture-in-Picture with resizable windows
  • Android Instant apps
  • Improved notifications system
  • Improved system settings
  • Lock screen redesign
2017-08-2126
Android 7.1.2Nougat
  • Battery usage alerts
  • Nexus and Pixel specific improvements
2017-04-0425
Android 7.1.1Nougat
  • Long press on the app icon enable new launch actions
  • The default keyboard allows now to send GIFs directly
  • New set of emojis
2016-12-0525
Android 7.1Nougat
  • Daydream Virtual Reality mode
  • Night Light
  • Storage manager improvements
  • Performance improvements for Touch and Display managements
  • Option to enable fingerprint swipe down gesture
  • Seamless system updates
2016-10-0425
Android 7.0Nougat
  • Unicode 9.0 emoji
  • Better multitasking
  • Multi-window mode (PIP, Freeform window)
  • Seamless system updates (with dual system partition)
  • Better performance and code size thanks to new JIT Compiler
2016-08-2224
Android 6.0.1MarshmallowNew emojis2015-12-0723
Android 6Marshmallow
  • USB Type-C support
  • Fingerprint Authentication support
  • Better battery life with "deep sleep"
  • Permissions dashboard
  • Android Pay
  • MIDI support
  • Google Now improvements
2015-10-0523
Android 5.1.1Lollipop
  • Speed improvement
  • Bug fixes
2015-04-2122
Android 5.1Lollipop
  • Multiple SIM cards support
  • Quick settings shortcuts to join Wi-Fi networks or control Bluetooth devices
  • Lock protection if lost or stolen
  • High Definition voice call
  • Stability and performance enhancements
2015-03-0922
Android 5.0.2Lollipop
  • Performance improvements and bug fixes
2014-12-1921
Android 5.0.1Lollipop
  • bug fixes, fix issues with video playback and password failures
2014-12-0221
Android 5.0Lollipop
  • New design (Material design)
  • Speed improvement
  • Battery consumption improvement
2014-10-1721
Android 4.4.4KitKat
  • Fix Heartbleed / OpenSSL vulnerability
2014-06-2319
Android 4.4.3KitKat
  • Bug fixes
  • Enable Sprint Spark band 26 and band 41
2014-04-1419
Android 4.4.2KitKat
  • Bug fixes
  • Security enhancements
2013-12-0919
Android 4.4.1KitKat
  • Bug fixes
  • Enhance the camera on the Nexus 5
2013-12-0519
Android 4.4KitKat
  • Screen recording
  • New Translucent system UI
  • Enhanced notification access
  • System-wide settings for closed captioning
  • Performance improvements
2013-10-3119
Android 4.3Jelly Bean
  • Dial pad auto-complete
  • Photo Sphere enhancements
  • Camera app UI updated
  • 4K resolution support
  • Ability to create restricted profiles for tablets
  • Hebrew and Arabic right-to-left (RTL) support
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) support
  • Bluetooth Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.3 support
  • Security and performance enhancements
2013-07-2418
Android 4.2.2Jelly Bean
  • Allow toggling Wi-Fi and Bluetooth state in Quick Settings using long-press
  • Shows the percentage and estimated time remaining in the active download notifications
  • Wireless charging and low battery sounds changed
  • Gallery app updated for faster loading with new image transition
  • Performance enhancements and bug fixes (Bluetooth A2DP audio streaming fix...)
2013-02-1117
Android 4.2.1Jelly Bean
  • Fix missing december bug in the People app
  • Add support for Bluetooth gamepads and joysticks HID devices
2012-11-2717
Android 4.2Jelly Bean
  • Lockscreen widgets
  • 360 degree images with Photo Sphere
  • Gesture Typing, for faster typing
  • Wireless display with Miracast
  • Daydream to display information when idle or docked
  • Multi-user for tablets
2012-11-1317
Android 4.1.2Jelly Bean
  • Enable Home screen rotation
  • Fix bugs and enhance performances
2012-10-0916
Android 4.1.1Jelly Bean
  • Fix a bug on screen orientation
2012-07-2316
Android 4.1Jelly Bean
  • Google Now ( http://youtu.be/pPqliPzHYyc )
  • Voice Search
  • Speed enhancements
  • Camera app improvements
  • Accessibility: gesture mode, enable braille external keyboards...
2012-07-0916
Android 4.0.4Ice Cream Sandwich
  • stability improvements
  • better camera performance
  • smoother screen rotation
2012-03-2815
Android 3.2.6HoneycombMinor fixes2012-02-1513
Android 4.0.3Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Social stream API in Contacts provider to show updates associated to your contacts
  • Video stabilization and QVGA video resolution API access
  • Accessibility API refinements for screen readers
  • Calendar provider updates
2011-12-1615
Android 3.2.4HoneycombAdded "Pay as you go" for tablets2011-12-1513
Android 4.0.2Ice Cream SandwichMinor fixes2011-11-2814
Android 4.0.1Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Facial recognition (Face Unlock)
  • UI use Hardware acceleration
  • Better voice recognition (dictating/Voice typing)
  • Web browser, allows up to 16 tabs
  • Updated launcher (customizable)
  • Android Beam app to exchange data through NFC
2011-10-1914
Android 4.0Ice Cream Sandwich
  • New lock screen actions
  • Improved text input and spell-checking
  • Control over network data
  • Email app supports EAS v14
  • WI-FI direct
  • BlueTooth Health Device Profile
2011-10-1814
Android 3.2.2HoneycombMinor fixes2011-09-3013
Android 2.3.7Gingerbread
  • Google Wallet support for the Nexus S 4G
2011-09-2110
Android 3.2.1Honeycomb
  • Android Market updates including easier automatic updates
  • Google Books updates
  • Wi-Fi improvements
  • Chinese handwriting prediction improved
2011-09-2013
Android 2.3.6Gingerbread
  • Voice search issue fixed
2011-09-0210
Android 2.3.5Gingerbread
  • Improved network performance for the Nexus S 4G
  • Fixed Bluetooth issues on the Samsung Galaxy S
  • Gmail app. improvements
2011-07-2510
Android 3.2Honeycomb
  • Optimizations for a wider range of tablets
  • Compatibility display mode (zoom for fixed-sized apps)
  • Media sync from SD card
2011-07-1513
Android 2.3.4Gingerbread
  • Voice or video chat using Google Talk
2011-05-1010
Android 3.1Honeycomb
  • UI improvements
  • Open Accessory API
  • USB host API
  • Mice, joysticks, gamepads... support
  • Resizable Home screen widgets
  • MTP notifications
  • RTP API for audio
2011-05-1012
Android 3.0Honeycomb
  • Multi core support
  • Better tablet support
  • Updated 3D UI
    • customizable homescreens
    • recent applications viewing
    • redone keyboard layout
  • Media/Picture transport protocol
  • Google Talk video chat
  • Google eBooks
  • "Private browsing"
  • System-wide Clipboard
  • HTTP Live streaming
2011-02-2211
Android 2.3.3Gingerbread2011-02-0910
Android 2.3Gingerbread
  • Updated UI
  • Improved keyboard ease of use
  • Improved copy/paste
  • Improved power management
  • Social networking features
  • Near Field Communication support
  • Native VoIP/SIP support
  • Video call support
2010-12-069
Android 2.2Froyo
  • Speed improvements
  • JIT implementation
  • USB Tethering
  • Applications installation to the expandable memory
  • Upload file support in the browser
  • Animated GIFs
2010-05-208
Android 2.1Eclair
  • Updated UI
2010-01-127
Android 2.0.1Eclair2009-12-036
Android 2.0Eclair
  • HTML
  • Digital zoom
  • Microsoft Exchange support
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Live Wallpapers
  • Updated UI
2009-10-265
Android 1.6Donut
  • Gesture framework
  • Turn-by-turn navigation
2009-09-154
Android 1.5Cupcake
  • Bluetooth A2DP, AVRCP support
  • Soft-keyboard with text-prediction
  • Record/watch videos
2009-04-303
Android 1.1Banana bread
  • "Show" & "Hide" numeric keyboard, in caller application
  • Ability to save MMS attachments
2009-02-092
Android 1.0Apple pie
  • Download and updates via Android Market
  • Web Browser
  • Camera support
  • Gmail, Contacts and Google Agenda synchronization
  • Google Maps
  • YouTube application
2008-09-231
Android 0.92008-08-22
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