Difference between all android versions NOT in technical language

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My son is forcing me to switch to a new phone. He said, I am using Android Jelly Beans and there is something called Kit-Kat version. I don't know much about Android and difference between its versions. Can someone please tell me the main points in all android versions? Please reply in easy language as I am not a technical person.

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Difference between all android versions NOT in technical language


Dear James S Savoy,

Android was  introduced by "Google" and "Open Handset Alliance (OHA)" in Nov 2007 and its first version for commercial use was released on Sep 2008. Android is the operating system (or main software) which runs on millions of mobile phones, tablets, watches, computers, games etc etc. To introduce you to android world , I would like to talk about android version history first.

Android Version History:

Android  versions have names comprising two sets.

Numeric portion and alphabetical confectionary theme code names (only first two versions are exceptions)

  • Alpha (1.0)
  • Beta (1.1)
  • Cupcake (1.5)
  • Donut (1.6)
  • Eclair (2.0-2.1)
  • Froyo (2.2-2.2.3)
  • Gingerbread (2.3 – 2.3.7)
  • Honeycomb (3.0 – 3.2.6)
  • Icecream Sandwitch (4.0 – 4.0.4)
  • Jellybeen (4.1 – 4.3.1)
  • Kit Kat (4.4 – 4.4.4)
  • Lollipop (5.0)

Now i come to the main part of your question and that is simplified differance between all of these versions.

When talking with novice and non technical person, I can just say there are 4 major differances and imporvements in all releases of android versions than the previouse ones and that are:

  1. When new android version is released , it support more apps, programs than the previous ones
  2. It supports less battery / power consumption
  3. It is more speedy than previous ones.
  4. The graphics or display results are much higher than the previous versions.

Therefore new versions (kit Kat and Lollipop) are more effecient , elegant and reliable than their previous ones.


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