Release dateKey features addedVersion nameAndroid market shareAPI LevelFlash supportVideo tourScreen size supportBased on Linux kernel version
Android 4.12012-06-27
  • Google Now ( http://youtu.be/pPqliPzHYyc )
  • Android Beam (easy data transfer: NFC + Bluetooth)
  • Voice Search
  • Speed enhancements
  • Camera app improvements
  • Accessibility: gesture mode, enable braille external keyboards...
Jelly Bean1.2 %16Yeshttp://youtu.be/V5E5revikUU3.1.10
Android 4.0.42012-03-28
  • stability improvements
  • better camera performance
  • smoother screen rotation
Ice Cream Sandwich20.8 % (4.0.3 - 4.0.4)15Yes3.0.1
Android 4.0.32011-12-16
  • 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
Ice Cream Sandwich15Yes3.0.1
Android 4.0.22011-11-28Minor fixesIce Cream Sandwich0.1 % (4.0.1 - 4.0.2)14Yes3.0.1
Android 4.0.12011-10-19
  • 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
  • Resizeable widgets
Ice Cream Sandwich14Yeshttp://youtu.be/-F_ke3rxopc3.0.1
Android 3.2.62012-02-15Minor fixesHoneycomb1.6 % (3.2 - 3.2.6)13Yes2.6.36
Android 3.2.42011-12-15Added "Pay as you go" for tabletsHoneycomb13Yes2.6.36
Android 3.2.22011-09-30Minor fixesHoneycomb13Yes2.6.36
Android 3.2.12011-09-20
  • Android Market updates including easier automatic updates
  • Google Books updates
  • Wi-Fi improvements
  • Chinese handwriting prediction improved
Honeycomb13Yes2.6.36
Android 3.22011-07-15
  • Optimizations for a wider range of tablets
  • Compatibility display mode (zoom for fixed-sized apps)
  • Media sync from SD card
Honeycomb13Yes2.6.36
Android 3.12011-05-10
  • UI improvements
  • Open Accessory API
  • USB host API
  • Mice, joysticks, gamepads... support
  • Resizable Home screen widgets
  • MTP notifications
  • RTP API for audio
Honeycomb0.5 %12Yes2.6.36
Android 3.02011-02-22
  • Multi core support
  • Better tablet support
  • Updated 3D UI
  • Google Talk video chat
  • Google eBooks
  • "Private browsing"
Honeycomb0 %11Yeshttp://youtu.be/RfJuigJebRg2.6.36
Android 2.3.7
  • Google Wallet support for the Nexus S 4G
Gingerbread57.2 % (2.3.3 - 2.3.7)10Yes2.6.35
Android 2.3.6
  • Voice search issue fixed
Gingerbread10Yes2.6.35
Android 2.3.52011-07-25
  • Improved network performance for the Nexus S 4G
  • Fixed Bluetooth issues on the Samsung Galaxy S
  • Gmail app. improvements
Gingerbread10Yes2.6.35
Android 2.3.42011-05-10
  • Open Accessory API
  • Voice or video chat using Google Talk
Gingerbread10Yes2.6.35
Android 2.3.32011-02-09
  • NFC API improvements (peer to peer communication...)
Gingerbread10Yes2.6.35
Android 2.32010-12-06
  • Updated UI
  • WebM video playback capability
  • Improved copy/paste
  • Social networking features
  • Near Field Communication support
  • Native VoIP/SIP support
  • Video call support
Gingerbread0.3 % (2.3 - 2.3.2)9Yeshttp://youtu.be/Jx3pdWBlZ341366×768 WXGA2.6.35
Android 2.22010-05-20
  • Speed improvements
  • JIT implementation
  • USB Tethering
  • Applications installation to the expandable memory
  • Upload file support in the browser
  • Animated GIFs
Froyo14 %8Yes 10.1http://youtu.be/yAZYSVr2Bhc800×480 WVGA2.6.32
Android 2.12010-01-12
  • Updated UI
Eclair3.7 % (2.0 - 2.1)7No Flash Lite 4 on some device800×480 WVGA2.6.29
Android 2.0.12009-12-03Eclair6No Flash Lite 4 on some device800×480 WVGA2.6.29
Android 2.02009-10-26
  • HTML
  • Digital zoom
  • Microsoft Exchange support
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Live Wallpapers
  • Updated UI
Eclair5No Flash Lite 4 on some devicehttp://youtu.be/opZ69P-0Jbc800×480 WVGA2.6.29
Android 1.62009-09-15
  • Gesture framework
  • Turn-by-turn navigation
Donut0.4 %4No Flash Lite 4 on some devicehttp://youtu.be/MBRFkLKRwFw800×480 WVGA2.6.29
Android 1.52009-04-30
  • Bluetooth A2DP, AVRCP support
  • Soft-keyboard with text-prediction
  • Record/watch videos
Cupcake0.2 %3No Flash Lite 4 on some devicehttp://youtu.be/zpfQISmjmVs320x480 HVGA2.6.27
Android 1.12009-02-09Banana bread2No320x480 HVGA2.6
Android 1.02008-09-23Apple pie1No320x480 HVGA
Android 0.92008-08-18No320x480 HVGA
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