Android OS

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Android is a mobile operating system based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software, designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Release Released Security Support
14 'Upside Down Cake' 4 months and 3 weeks ago
(04 Oct 2023)
Yes
13 'Tiramisu' 1 year and 6 months ago
(15 Aug 2022)
Yes
12.1 'Snow Cone v2' (aka 12L) 1 year and 11 months ago
(07 Mar 2022)
Yes
12 'Snow Cone' 2 years and 4 months ago
(04 Oct 2021)
Yes
11 'Red Velvet Cake' 3 years and 5 months ago
(08 Sep 2020)
Yes
10 'Queen Cake' 4 years and 5 months ago
(03 Sep 2019)
Ended 11 months ago
(06 Mar 2023)
9 'Pie' 5 years and 6 months ago
(06 Aug 2018)
Ended 2 years ago
(01 Jan 2022)
8.1 'Oreo' 6 years ago
(05 Dec 2017)
Ended 3 years ago
(10 Jan 2021)
8.0 'Oreo' 6 years ago
(21 Aug 2017)
Ended 3 years ago
(01 Jan 2021)
7 'Nougat' 7 years ago
(22 Aug 2016)
Ended 4 years ago
(01 Oct 2019)
6 'Marshmallow' 8 years ago
(05 Oct 2015)
Ended 5 years and 6 months ago
(01 Aug 2018)
5 'Lollipop' 9 years ago
(12 Nov 2014)
Ended 5 years and 12 months ago
(01 Mar 2018)
4.4 'KitKat' 10 years ago
(31 Oct 2013)
Ended 6 years ago
(01 Oct 2017)
4.1 'Jelly Bean' 11 years ago
(09 Jul 2012)
No
4 'Ice Cream Sandwich' 12 years ago
(18 Oct 2011)
No
3 'Honeycomb' 13 years ago
(22 Feb 2011)
No
2.3 'Gingerbread' 13 years ago
(06 Dec 2010)
No
2.2 'Froyo' 13 years ago
(20 May 2010)
No
2.0 'Eclair' 14 years ago
(26 Oct 2009)
No
1.6 'Donut' 14 years ago
(15 Sep 2009)
No
1.5 'Cupcake' 14 years ago
(27 Apr 2009)
No
1.1 'Petit Four' 15 years ago
(09 Feb 2009)
No
1.0 15 years ago
(23 Sep 2008)
No

Major versions of Android are released once a year now, prior to the launch of their Pixel phones. See Android OS Version History as well.

A stripped-down version of the Android operating system designed for low-end and ultra-budget smartphones, Android (Go edition), is also made available by Google since Android 8.1. While based on Android it seems to follow a distinct release and EOL policy.

More information is available on the Android OS website.


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