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Android Versions Comparison [Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean]

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16th July 2012, 11:40 AM   |  #1  
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Taken From Social Compare, http://socialcompare.com/en/comparis...ons-comparison

Recently, after the release of jelly bean, lots of questions have been seen on XDA from our beloved community on what differences jelly bean bring on top of ICS. Therefore, thought to share with you the features/differences developed on each Android version [from Honeycomb to Jellybean]

Android 4.1 - Release Date: 2012 Jun 27 - Version Name: Jelly Bean - API Level: 16
Key Features Added:

  • Google Now
  • Expanded Notifications
  • Android Beam (easy data transfer: NFC + Bluetooth)
  • Voice Search
  • Speed enhancements
  • Camera app improvements
  • Accessibility: gesture mode, enable braille external keyboards...

Android 4.0.4 - Release Date: 2012 Mar 28 - Version Name: Ice Cream Sandwich - API Level: 15
Key Features Added:
  • Stability improvements
  • Better camera performance
  • Smoother Screen Rotation

Android 4.0.3 - Release Date: 2011 Dec 16 - Version Name: Ice Cream Sandwich - API Level: 15
Key Features Added:
  • Social stream API in Contacts provider to show updates associated to your contacts
  • Video stabilization and QVGA video resolution API access
  • Accessibility API refinements for screen readers
  • Calendar provider updates

Android 4.0.2 - Release Date: 2011 Nov 28 - Version Name: Ice Cream Sandwich - API Level: 14
Key Features Added:
  • Minor fixes

Android 4.0.1 - Release Date: 2011 Oct 19 - Version Name: Ice Cream Sandwich - API Level: 14
Key Features Added:
  • Facial recognition (Face Unlock)
  • UI use Hardware acceleration
  • Better voice recognition (dictating/Voice typing)
  • Web browser, allows up to 16 tabs
  • Updated launcher (customizable)
  • Android Beam app to exchange data through NFC
  • Resizeable widgets

Android 3.2.6 - Release Date: 2012 Feb 15 - Version Name: Honeycomb - API Level: 13
Key Features Added:
  • Minor fixes

Android 3.2.4 - Release Date: 2011 Dec 15 - Version Name: Honeycomb - API Level: 13
Key Features Added:
  • Added "Pay as you go" for tablets

Android 3.2.2 - Release Date: 2011 Sep 30 - Version Name: Honeycomb - API Level: 13
Key Features Added:
  • Minor fixes

Android 3.2.1 - Release Date: 2011 Sep 20 - Version Name: Honeycomb - API Level: 13
Key Features Added:
  • Android Market updates including easier automatic updates
  • Google Books updates
  • Wi-Fi improvements
  • Chinese handwriting prediction improved

Android 3.2 - Release Date: 2011 Jul 15 - Version Name: Honeycomb - API Level: 13
Key Features Added:
  • Optimizations for a wider range of tablets
  • Compatibility display mode (zoom for fixed-sized apps)
  • Media sync from SD card

Android 3.1 - Release Date: 2011 May 10 - Version Name: Honeycomb - API Level: 12
Key Features Added:
  • UI improvements
  • Open Accessory API
  • USB host API
  • Mice, joysticks, gamepads... support
  • Resizable Home screen widgets
  • MTP notifications
  • RTP API for audio

Android 3.0 - Release Date: 2011 Feb 22- Version Name: Honeycomb - API Level: 11
Key Features Added:
  • Multi core support
  • Better tablet support
  • Updated 3D UI
  • Google Talk video chat
  • Google eBooks
  • "Private browsing"
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16th July 2012, 05:47 PM   |  #2  
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thanks, this is also available (in more detail) at

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_version_history
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