Android Version History Guide: v1.0 To v4.1 Jelly Bean [Infographic]

Everyone loves a good infographic, and that includes us here at Redmond Pie. We’re particularly happy when said infographic scratches a particular geek itch, and we can say with hand on heart that the one we’re about to tell you about does just that. Be sure to check it out after the jump, you don’t want to miss this!

Boston-based mobile cloud services company Kinvey is the creator of what may be one of the geekiest infographics for some time, and what’s even better is it’s actually rather interesting – especially if you happen to be of the Android persuasion.

See, Google has released more than a few different versions of its Android mobile operating system over the years. Since its initial inception way back in 2008 to today’s high-end releases in the form of Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean, Android has seen more than a few additions in the features department and its face has changed just as often. From version 1.5’s Cupcake to 4.2.2’s Jelly Bean, Android has been an ever-changing beast that has caused more than a few problems for developers hoping to keep up with what Google has been changing under the hood.

The infographic takes us through the many faces of Android, highlighting the changes in each release which is perfect for those with better things to do than memorize it all!

It’s also something of a trip down memory lane. We’re reminded of when copy and paste was added to the browser, and when we were introduced to the world of live wallpapers. The addition of the Wi-Fi hotspot function as well as NFC are also in there. We’re still not convinced NFC is going to set the world alight ourselves, but that didn’t stop us being super excited about smartphones featuring the technology back when Android 2.3 Gingerbread was released.

Kinvey even goes so far as to add the next big release of Android to its infographic. Named Key Lime Pie, Android 5.0 is expected to all manner of new features such as social media integration and enhanced multi-device support. It promises to be an interesting update, and shall no doubt be accompanied by a fancy new Nexus device, too.

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(via: ReadWrite)

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