The best Android versions ever, ranked
When it comes to mobile operating systems, there are two clear frontrunners: Android and iOS. Both have their devoted fans and both have their list of impressive features. It can be hard to decide which one is right for you. So, to make the decision easier, we’ve put together a list of the best Android versions ever, ranked.
1. Android 10
Android 10 is the latest version of the Android operating system and was released in September 2019. It comes with a host of new features and improvements, including a dark mode, enhanced privacy controls, and gesture navigation.
2. Android 9.0 Pie
Android 9.0 Pie was released in August 2018 and was the first version of Android to offer support for notch displays. It also introduced a new gesture navigation system and a digital wellbeing feature to help you monitor your smartphone usage.
3. Android 8.0 Oreo
Android 8.0 Oreo was released in August 2017 and brought with it a number of significant changes. These include the introduction of picture-in-picture mode, support for notification badges, and the ability to snooze notifications.
4. Android 7.0 Nougat
Android 7.0 Nougat was released in August 2016 and brought with it a number of welcome additions, including support for multi-window mode, improved battery life, and enhanced security features.
5. Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Android 6.0 Marshmallow was released in October 2015 and introduced a number of new features, including Google Now on Tap, Doze mode, and support for fingerprint scanners.
6. Android 5.0 Lollipop
Android 5.0 Lollipop was released in November 2014 and was the first version of Android to feature a complete redesign. It introduced a newMaterial Design language and improved support for notifications, multitasking, and security.
7. Android 4.4 KitKat
Android 4.4 KitKat was released in October 2013 and brought with it a number of new features, including a new dialer, improved performance, and support for Cloud Print and Chromecast.
8. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was released in July 2012 and introduced a number of significant changes, including a new notifications system, an improved camera app, and Google Now.
9. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was released in October 2011 and was the first version of Android to support smartphones with large displays. It also introduced a new “holographic” user interface and support for NFC.
10. Android 3.0 Honeycomb
Android 3.0 Honeycomb was released in February 2011 and was the first version of Android designed specifically for tablets. It introduced a number of new UI elements, including a redesigned home screen and an improved multitasking interface.