Android OS Evolution - How to upgrade from Android Beta to Pie ?
Android OS Evolution and upgrade start in 2007. I think all of you must be using Android Phones, or are also using Tablets which use Android Operating System. Let me tell you that Android was developed by Google and Open Handset Alliance. After that Android has been releasing its brand new versions since November 2007. One interesting thing is that Android Versions is given a special code name and is released in alphabetic order. This work is being done since April 2009. It has different names like Cupcake, Donut, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice cream sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow, Nougat, Oreo and Pie. Seeing the name, you must have come to know that it is named after desserts from all over the world.
Android OS Evolution Versions and their features.
Now I am going to tell you about different versions of Android Operating System so that you will know what changes Android has brought in different versions.
Android OS Evolution Beta is the first Android version and was released in November 2007.
Android OS Evolution 1.0 was the first commercial version that was released on September 23, 2008. It had many features such as Android Market application, Web browser, zoom and plan full HTML, and XHTML web pages, cameras support, access to web email servers; Gmail; Google contacts; Google Calendar; Google maps; Google Sync; Google Search; Google Talk; YouTube; Wi-Fi etc.
Android OS Evolution 1.1 version is also known as "Petit Four" and was released in February 9, 2009. The feature of longer in-call screen timeout was by default when you use speakerphone. Along with this, there was also the facility to save attachments of messages in it.
Android 1.5 Cupcake
Android OS Evolution 1.5 version was released on April 30, 2009, and was based on Linux kernel 2.6.27. This was the first version that was named after a dessert. This updated version had many features such as support for Widgets, third party virtual keyboard, video recording and playback, animated screen transitions etc. and with this you could upload videos to YouTube and photos to Picasa.
Android OS Evolution 1.6 Donut was released on September 15, 2009, and was based on Linux Kernel 2.6.29. This version had many such features as multilingual speech synthesis, gallery, camera, camcorder etc. With this, it also supported WVGA screen resolutions.
On October 26, 2009, Android OS Evolution 2.0/2.1 Eclair was released, which was based on Linux kernel 2.6.29. This change also had many features like expanded account sync, Exchange email support, Bluetooth 2.1 support. With this, by tapping the contacts photo in it, you could also call, SMS or email someone, with it, there was also the facility of search all saved SMS and MMS. Along with this, other features like new camera features, improved typing speed on the virtual keyboard, improved google maps 3.1.2 were also available.
December 6, 2010, Android OS Evolution Gingerbread was released, based on Linux kernel 2.6.35. It had many features like extra-large screen sizes, faster text input in the virtual keyboard, enhanced copy paste functionality, support for Near Field Communication, New Download Manager. etc. With this, Gingerbread and many other things were supported such as multiple cameras on the device, improved power management, concurrent garbage collection etc.
This Android OS Evolution 3.x Honeycomb was released on February 22, 2011. It was based on Linux kernel 2.6.36. It had a new virtual and "holographic" user interface with which added system bar, action bar and redesigned keyboard were also attached. Along with this, other features like multitasking, allows multiple browser tabs, provides quick access to the camera, support video for chat using Google Talk were also available.
The Android OS Evolution 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich version was publicly released on October 19, 2011,. Its source code was made available on November 14, 2011. With the help of this version, folders could be easily created, many features were available such as separation of widgets in a new tab, integrated screenshot capture, better voice integration, consist of face unlock, with customizable launcher, improved copy and paste functionality. , built-in photo editor, improved camera app with zero shutter lag. Android 4.0 consist of Android Beam a near field communication feature and support WebP image format.
Google released Android OS Evolution 4.1 (Jelly Bean) in June 27, 2012, and was based on Linux kernel 3.0.31. The main objective of this version was how to increase the functionality and performance of the user interface. This version has many features such as bi-directional text, ability to turn off notifications on apps, offline voice detection, along with Google Wallet, shortcuts and widgets, multichannel audio, Google Now search application, USB audio, audio chaining etc.
In its second version, which was 4.2 it had many new features such as the new redesigned clock app and clock widgets, multiple user profiles, Photospheres, Daydream ScreenSavers etc.
Google released Android 4.4 KitKat in October 2013, along with the Nexus 5 Smartphone. This is the first time in the history of Google that Google has partnered with another brand for Android mascot. Yes friends Google did a huge marketing campaign with Nestle to promote KitKat.
The main objective of the company was to make this new OS even more efficient, faster and less resource intensive. This OS could also run in low-end hardware and older hardware so that other manufacturers could use it in their existing models. This also gave them more encouragement. It also had some very special features about which I have mentioned below.
Google Now in the home screen
Unified Hangouts app
Redesigned Clock and Downloads apps
When Android Lolipop was about to be released, there was a lot of whisper among the people about its name, some giving it Licorice, some Lemonhead and some giving it the name of Lollipop. And when it was released on October 15, 2014, it was renamed Android Lollipop. Many such features were adopted in it, which were not available before.
- Improved Material Design, with excellent color interfaces, playful transitions and more.
- Multitasking was redefined so that it could work even better
- Some changes have been made in the notification so that you can view all the notifications simultaneously in HomeScreen and can also cancel it.
- Best Battery Life
- This mobile Os has not only been limited to the phone itself, but now Android Wear has also been promoted so that you could use it in your hands only.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow version of Android was released on October 5, 2015. It was very similar in appearance to the previous Lolipop Os. But some important changes were brought in it which made it somewhat different. I have mentioned about some such features below so that you can get more information about it.
- With the help of Google Now on Tap, you can do other work without closing any app. In this, you just have to press the Home button for a long time and Google Now will be overlay with your current app.
- There was a slight improvement in Cut & Paste. So that the user has ease of use.
- From Voice Search directly lock screen, earlier only camera and emergency call could be done but now voice search can be done easily with it.
- Great Security
- Changes in App Permission, in which earlier users had no rights over it, means that users could not change it but now it can be changed for which you must first go to Settings> Apps> [tap a particular app]> Permissions Features can be turned on and off.
- Google Setting in one place
- For Smart Lock Passwords
- Better Power Saving Options for which you have to follow this path Settings> Battery> Battery optimization (available via the menu in the top-right corner)
- New UI tuner setting
- With this, you can also easily edit the Quick Setting Menu.
Android Nougat was released with Google’s Pixel (Pixel XL) phones on October 4, 2016. It had a lot of exciting features that were not useful in earlier Android Versions.
- Night Light through which you can easily fall even at night without any trouble
- Fingerprint swipe down gesture, for this you just have to swipe your finger across the screen
- Daydream VR Mode
- App Shortcuts
- Circular app icons support
This was a much better Android Os update, which has been replaced by the new update, if I say more about it, then this Android 8.0 Oreo was released on August 18, 2017. Currently, you can use it in a few devices such as Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, and the Pixel C. and other SmartPhones will be provided updates by the end of 2017. Now let's know what new features are there in this Android update.
- Enhanced Battery Life.
- Picture-in-Picture (PiP) According to this, if you are watching a movie and if you have to send an email, then you can easily do this work.
- Smart Text Selection.
- Notification dots in which if some new notification comes in any apps, then it will be seen on it.
- Better Google Assistant.
- New Autofill feature.
- Wi-Fi Awareness In this, your mobile will automatically start itself by coming into a wifi zone.
- More Safe and Secure.
The most recent Android Os update is now. This Android 9.0 Pie Os has been officially released on August 6, 2018. It has been named Android Pie, and has many new and exciting features that make it special. If you have a Pixel smartphone, then you will get all the updates of Android Pie very comfortably but only digital detox elements Excluding.
Other Android smartphones such as Sony, Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus and Essential will get these updates within a few months. Google itself has stated that all these devices are only part of their Beta program.
Now let's know what new features are there in this Android update.
Adaptive Battery: Adaptive Battery has been used in it, which uses machine learning to make apps functional properly. Apart from this, apps are used in an energy-efficient manner so that they are turned ON only if the user does not use them, then they remain in inactive condition.
Adaptive Brightness: It provides ambient lighting according to your personal preferences, and it makes those adjustments for you in the background.
App Actions: This is a very new feature in which Os can predict what action you are going to take next on top of the user's app use. This app can be about predictions.
Android Dashboard: It has been specially designed to understand the habits of the user, which can provide you meaningful engagement. It can show you how many times you unlock your phone, how many notifications you received, how many apps you used. With this, it gives you control of how and when you are spending your time.
App Timer: This feature gives you control over how long you want to use your apps, at the end of the time it provides you with noticfication. This is going to be very important for those who want to use their time properly.
Slush Gesture: With this feature you can turn your phone and automatically bring it to Do Not Disturb mode.
Wind Down Mode: In this feature you just have to tell the Google Assistant about your bedtime and when that time is near, it automatically turns on Do Not Disturb and turns on the greyscale mode of your screen is.
Android 10 is Google's latest Mobile Os, which has not yet been released. After Android P, many new features have been added to it and keeping in mind the safety and security of the users, new safety features have also been installed in it.
Now let's also know about some special features of Android Q.
Better Permissions Controls.
Compared to the rest of the Android version, we will get to see much better permission control in it, so that the user will get more control over his phone.
In this, sharing can be done much faster than the first Os version. Which is going to be very useful for users in the future.
Built-in screen recording.
It has the facility of built-in screen recording so that screen recording can be done easily.
In-app settings panel.
There are many such settings provided in the In-app settings panel that can increase the usability of the user.
System-wide dark mode.
This was a much awaited update that was desired by many android users. So they have provided system wide only dark mode in the new update.
Depth formats for photos.
In photos too, he has used depth formats to make this better, so that the resolution of photos can be greatly improved.
HDR10 + Support
It has now started supporting HDR10 + as well.
New theming options.
Many new theming options have been provided in it so that now users can easily choose their desired theme.
Better privacy protections in Android.
As Android had already promised that they will strengthen the privacy protection of the new OS even more and they have done the same with this new OS.