List of Android version names

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Android versions up to Android 10 got, additionally to their nummeric version number, a code-name, which was assigned by Google. Like the naming of Ubuntu versions (names of animals with an adjective[1]), Android version names were names of, mostly american, sweets, where the first letter was in alphabetical order.

The assignment of numeric and textual version names are not always consistent. Android 4.0 and Android 4.1, for example, have different version names, but Android 5.0, 5.1 and 5.1.1 share the same version name.

Starting with Android 10, Android versions do not get a codename anymore. Since then, the Android versions will be released with their version number only.[2][3][4][5]

Cupcake

chocolate Cupcake

The Android version 1.5 Cupcake is the first version, which got a name assigned, which is Cupcake. Cupcakes are muffin-like cakes, which mostly has a creamy hood.

Donut

Donut with chocolate glaze

Version 1.6 Donut was given the name Donut.

Eclair

Eclair

Android-Version Eclair and 2.1 Eclair share the same name, Eclair. Eclairs are longly biscuits overdrawn with chocolate.

Froyo

Frozen Yogurt, short Froyo

Frozen Yogurt is a ice-like dessert made with milk and yogurt and is also the name of the Android version 2.2 Froyo.

Gingerbread

Google employees put up the mascot of Android 2.3 in front of the Googleplex.

The name of Android version 2.3 verweis=Gingerbread "Gingerbread" is Gingerbread, which are cake-like biscuits mostly eaten around christmas time.

Honeycomb

Honeycomb.jpg

The android version mostly made for tablets, Android 3.0 Honeycomb, is called Honeycomb. The bootanimation of this android version is also made like a honeycomb.

Ice Cream Sandwich

Icecream bewteen two biscuits, called an ice-cream-sandwhich

Android 4.0 is called after a sweet, which is made of delicious ice cream bewtween two biscuits: an Ice Cream Sandwhich.

Jelly Bean

Mostly sugar...

Jelly beans are colorful, mostly made out of sugar, sweets, which have a hard shell and are filled with jelly. The following android versions share this name:

  • 4.1
  • 4.2
  • 4.3

KitKat

chocolate bar from Nestle

KitKat is a brand from Nestle, and is a chocolate bar filled with waffles. Android 4.4 is named after this sweet: 4.4 verweis=KitKat "KitKat".

Lollipop

Android with a lollipop as the logo of this version

Lollipops are sweets in different flavors on a stalk and is also the name of the following android versions:

  • 5.0
  • 5.1
  • 5.1.1

Marshmallow

Bugdroid, holding an over-dimensional marshmallow in his hands

The android version 6.0, announced at 17th of august in 2015 is called after the sweet Marshmallow.

Nougat

Android with nougatkungen

Android 7, also called Android N, officialy got the name Nougat.

Oreo

Android with an Oreo biscuit

Android 8, also called Android O, carries the name Oreo, which are two crispy chocolate cookies with a vanilla cream center.

Pie

Android with a Pie in his hand

Android 9, also called Android Pie, carries the name Pie, which is the name of different sweet dishes.

The version 9 was the last Android version which got a codename assigned.






Android 10

android 10 official Logo.
Android 10 was officially released on September 3, 2019 for supported Google Pixel devices.

Google announced that a new Android Version will be officially known as Android 10.