The Google Android OS undoubtedly operating the system for smart mobile devices in recent times. It is also a clear rival of the Apple iOS series. What is the android os? it is Google’s Linux-based open-source operating system for mobile devices. Open source meaning it is can be used by various mobile phone producer as a result, it runs 75% of the smartphones worldwide.
Google Service on Android OS
However, google controls the installation of apps on the operating system through the google play store. It is a portion of the android operating system that google lays grips on. Freelance and companies can develop apps to the android specifications and put it up for download. Google, in turn, sells the app created by these programmers and put up for sale while recouping 30 percent of the entire sales.
Just like what Microsoft does with the windows, Google offers some of its services preinstalled on the android os ( Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Maps, and Google Now). However, user and mobile phone produce can alter this.
Android OS Versions
There have been 10 android os versions over the years. Below is a short summary of what they are all about. Every android operating system comes with a code name below are the android operating system versions and the assigned code names.
- Android 1.0 and 1.1: Unnamed (2005)
No code-name was assigned to versions 1.0 Android OS.
- 1.5: Cupcake (2005)
- 1.6: Donut (2009)
- 2.0 and 2.1: Eclair (Release Date-October 2009)
- 2.2: Froyo
- 2.3, 2.4: Gingerbread (December 2010).
- 3.0, 3.1, and 3.2: Honeycomb (February 2011)
- 4.0: Ice Cream Sandwich
- 4.1: Jelly Bean
- 4.4: KitKat
- 5.X: Lollipop
- 6: Marshmallow mascot
- 7, Nougat (June 30, 2016 | Source
- 8: Oreo (2017)
- 9: Pie (2018)
- 10 ( No code name)
How To Check You Android Version
- Then tap the “Menu” icon.
- Go to Settings from the appearing menu screen.
- When it opens, scroll right down to the end of the settings list.
- Find and tap on “About Phone” at the bottom of the menu.
- Then, tap the “Software Information” option on the next menu.
This will cause the phone to load for a couple of seconds before revealing information about your phone including the android os version.
How To Update Your Android OS
- Ensure the phone is connected to the internet
- Launch your Settings app from your menu
- Scroll down and locate about phone.
Tap to Check for Updates.
If there is an update,
- Tap the Update button.
Then tap install, depending on the OS you might have the following prompts.
Reboot and install,
Install System Software.
Tap any to continue the process. When it is done, you will note the new changes in your phone’s operation.