Android Version History (Part II)

  • Android 2.2 Froyo

Android 2.2 Froyo is the most usable and polished iteration of Android which turned Android truly convincing for a broad consumer audience. New features in this iteration of Android OS included USB tethering, support for Adobe Flash and portable WiFi hotspot along with the facility of automatic app update directly from Android Market.

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Android 2.3 Gingerbread was officially unveiled by Google on December 6, 2010. The device came up with several new and many upgraded and more enhanced features. Best new features entailed in this Android iteration include new on-screen keyboard, better app and power management, redesigned download manager, extra-large screen support, new-look UI theme, new copy and paste functionality and so on.

  • Android 3.0 Honeycomb

This Android version was introduced with a large number of new features that were expected to be helpful in fixing a number of Android-related issues. It has a customizable homescreen and optimized tablet UI which offers you an extravagant space on the homescreen for different widgets and icons. Moreover it has action and notification bars, updated web browser, multi-core processor support, redesigned keyboard and upgraded copy-and-paste functionality, visual multi-tasking and more.

  • Android 4.0 ICS

Surfaced in Oct. 2011, Android 4.0 ICS completely refurbished phone interface. Several features that came with Honeycomb were included in this version. Some of the finest brand new features added in this line face unlock, android bean, rearrange-able folders, favorites Tray, and screenshots and multiple others. Moreover, the iteration also featured new Google Music app which elegantly replaced Android built-in music player.

  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was launched earlier this year with Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Asus Nexus 7. This shiny Android iteration brings new features such as a speedier and smoother interface, enhanced Camera apps, upgraded Accessibility options with support external for Braille input, offline voice typing, android beam, expandable and actionable notifications, a improved Google voice search, Google Now and so on.

  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

The latest addition to Android version history is Android 4.2 Jelly Bean which surfaced just a week ago. 4.2 Jelly Bean is the update of 4.1 Jelly Bean and has come up with several brand new apps and features that were missing in its predecessor. The most interesting feature of this version is gesture typing feature which enables the users to enter words simply by sliding a stylus or finger from letter to letter. Moreover, it features multi-user support, lockscreen widget, Miracast, smart screen saver and much more.

 

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