The Android Story

Whether it's getting directions, sharing photos with friends, or even slicing virtual fruit, each Android release makes something new possible.

Android 1.5, Cupcake

Right from the start, Android is an open OS that can run almost any app or widget so you can do what you want to do.

Android 1.6, Donut

The world's information is at your fingertips - search the web, get driving directions...or watch cat videos.

Android 2.0, Eclair

Make your home screen just how you want it. Arrange apps and widgets across multiple screens and in folders. Stunning live wallpapers respond to your touch.

Android 2.2, Froyo

Voice Typing lets you input text, and Voice Actions let you control your phone, just by speaking.

Android 2.3, Gingerbread

New sensors make Android great for gaming - so you can touch, tap, tilt, and play away.

Android 3.0, Honeycomb

Optimized for tablets, this release opens up new horizons wherever you are.

Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich

Android comes of age with a new, refined design. Simple, beautiful and beyond smart.

Android 4.1, Jelly Bean

Android is fast and smooth with buttery graphics. With Google Now, you get just the right information at the right time.

And with more than 1 million apps on Google Play, and thousands of Android devices, you've got the freedom to do what you want on any device you choose.

Android 4.4, KitKat

With KitKat, we've made Android amazing for everyone.