New Android Versions
After 2013, there were many Android versions to date that is 2019. The first version after 2013 is Android 5.0 Lollipop (2014) and the last version which came out till date is Android 10 (2019).
Android 5.0 Lollipop (2014):
It is the first version of Android that had “Material Design” philosophy of Google. The operating system also had some major updates in this Android version.
Google had started to replace its age-old Dalvik VM with the new Android Runtime. Lollipop update had dubbed Android TV update in this version. This gave Android a big-screen update and used in many TVs till date.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow (2015):
In this version of Android, it changed much design in it. Due to the design change, the app menu changed completely. In Marshmallow, Google had used a white background colour instead of the previous black colour, Google uses to give in its previous versions.
In addition, Marshmallow also had a new search bar option, so that the users can find their pre-installed apps which they needed. It also had the addition of the memory manager which allows us to check the app memory usage within the past 3, 6, 12, 24 hours.
In Marshmallow, there is an update of the volume control option. It now gave -the update of volume change for media, device and alarms. In addition, security also got more enhanced in this operating system.
However, to tell the truth, Marshmallow officially had the beginning of the fingerprint sensor. Along with this, it got permissions for significant revamp. Instead of apps, requesting permissions when downloaded upfront, there was a pre-permission basis for apps when it is requested.
Android 7.0 Nougat (2016):
The biggest update in Android in its ten years is the Nougat version update. The biggest update which included in Nougat is the new much-respected Google Assistant instead of Google Now.
In addition, Nougat also had an improved notification system, which showed how notifications looked and acted within the operating system. Notifications were updated from screen to screen, instead of the previous Android iterations.
To tell the truth, there is also a boost up of Multitasking in this version. In addition, split-screen modes could also be used in which two apps can be used at a time without closing the apps every few minutes.
Android 8.0 Oreo (2017):
This version of Android brought various new features in the Android operating system. They are native split-screen and picture-in-picture on Android Oreo. With this feature, we can now watch our favourite web series while on the other side, we are still browsing the internet or the web.
With Oreo version, the notifications can be still being controlled much further. Here, in this version, we can turn off or on the notification channels. It means that we can now control which notifications will show up, and what will happen when they start to appear.
In addition, Oreo allowed users to sort notifications in the notification channel based on importance. To tell the truth, it also had given users the ability to snooze notifications and the notification dots.
It gave us a smart text selector option, auto-enable Wi-Fi, and Google in this version replaced the emojis that were previously a little more in line with the new blob style for emojis in other platforms etc.
Android 9.0 Pie (2018):
After ten years since the launch of Android, we have got a much number of visual changes in Android Pie in a few years.
The most important feature in Pie was that it replaced the three-button setup. And it was existing in Android from quite a long time. Moreover, it brought a new single pill-shaped button along with gestures for controlling multitasking features.
In Android Pie, there are some really cool features. Some of those features are Google’s “Digital Wellbeing” in which it tells us, how often we use our phone, the apps that we use most of the time, and so on. It aimed at curbing smartphone addiction by helping users in managing their lives digitally.
To tell the truth, it also brought some changes to the notification system. It included control over which notifications will show up and where will they show up etc. In addition, it gives many more features in this update.
It had “App Actions” which has deep-links to certain features in-app that could be seen under the app drawer feature. It also had the adaptive battery feature which shows us the limit how much battery the background apps can use.
Android 10 (2019):
Google has made some future announcements in its new version of the upcoming Android 10. It remarked with a new name and also a rebranding of the operating system. It has now stuck to version numbers only instead of giving it any name.
In addition, Google has also announced a new colour scheme along with a new logo design which will come with Android 10.
Android 10 will mark the end of the navigation buttons in previous Android versions. It will now use gestures instead of simply the back button that was in Android 9 Pie.
To tell the truth, Android 10 also has a new dark mode, for more battery saving and is also good for the eyes. The theme of Android 10 is a little more customizable than the previous versions of Android.
Despite Android is on its 10th version, it had just hit its 11-year anniversary. Since Google has taken up Android, many new and cool features can be seen in it.
It is the general expectation from this, that more new and cool features will be coming soon in the market, making us more astonished than ever before.
It will also help us in doing many of our jobs much more easily and in a better way. Also, to see the update in Android 10.