The code names of all Android versions, Cupcake, Donut, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, ICS, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow, Nougat and Oreo

Jesse Han   2017.08.22 13:19   Jesse Han  

Actually, the names of Android versions are quite simple to remember, because they proceed in alphabetical order. So far the common element among all the code names of Android versions is the name of sweets.

However, we don’t have a special code name for Android 1.0 and Android 1.1. So, where did we begin? As you may have guessed, we started with the version of Android 1.5.

Android names of Android versions

  • Android Cupcake (Initially released in April 27, 2009)
    Android 1.5
  • Android Donut (Initially released in September 15, 2009)
    Android 1.6
  • Android Éclair (Initially released in October 26, 2009)
    Android 2.0, Android 2.0.1, Android 2.1
  • Android Froyo (Initially released in May 20, 2010)
    Android 2.2, Android 2.2.1, Android 2.2.3
  • Android Gingerbread (Initially released December 6, 2010)
    Android 2.3, Android 2.3.3, Android 2.3.4, Android 2.3.5, Android 2.3.6, Android 2.3.7
  • Android Honeycomb (Initially released February 22, 2011)
    Android 3.0, Android 3.1, Android 3.2
  • Android Ice Cream Sandwich (Initially released October 18, 2011)
    Android 4.0, Android 4.0.3, Android 4.0.4
  • Android Jelly Bean (Initially released July 9, 2012)
    Android 4.1, Android 4.1.1, Android 4.1.2, Android 4.2, Android 4.2.1, Android 4.2.2, Android 4.3, Android 4.3.1
  • Android KitKat (Initially released October 31, 2013)
    Android 4.4, Android 4.4.2, Android 4.4.2_r2, Android 4.4.3, Android 4.4.4
  • Android Lollipop (Initially released November 12, 2014)
    Android 5.0, Android 5.0.1, Android 5.0.2, Android 5.1, Android 5.1.1
  • Android Marshmallow (Initially released October 5, 2015)
    Android 6.0, Android 6.0.1
  • Android Nougat (Initially released August 22, 2016)
    Android 7.0, Android 7.1, Android 7.1.1, Android 7.1.2
  • Android Oreo (Initially released August 21, 2017)
    Android 8.0

According to the data from Internet, Android 1.0 that was released on September 23, 2008 can be called Android Astro, and the code name for Android 1.1 that was released on February 9, 2009 was Android Petit Four. Of course, the both code names were not used officially.

Astro was actually Astro Boy, at this point, the initial idea was to connect the name of a robot for the various releasing. As we all know, it did not go on like that.

Petit Four, we can call it small cakes. It sounds very sweet and comfortable. So I suppose this choice of sweets therefore remained and then integrated with the alphabetical order started with the letter C. Is that so?

And now, Oreo, this is the famous American biscuit made of two chocolate wafers with a vanilla cream filling in between.

So, Do you think what is Android 9.0 version? Android Pavlova? Android Pie? Android Pastry? Or Android Pudding?

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