What came before cupcake?


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I have tried finding the names of the Android OS prior to 1.5 (cupcake), but no luck. Did Google give "A" and "B" versions of the OS dessert names or did that start with cupcake?


Android Enthusiast
I had a G1 and can tell you that started on 1.0 (obviously) and I am pretty sure it wasn't until cupcake that the names started. Probably because the earlier versions were quickly updated due to many bugs etc


Android Enthusiast
1.1 Released 9 February 2009.

1.5 (Cupcake) Based on Linux Kernel 2.6.27 On 30 April 2009, the official 1.5 (Cupcake) update for Android was released. There were several new features and UI updates included in the 1.5 update:
  • Ability to record and watch videos through camcorder mode
  • Uploading videos to YouTube and pictures to Picasa directly from the phone
  • A new soft-keyboard with text-prediction
  • Bluetooth A2DP and AVRCP support
  • Ability to automatically connect to a Bluetooth headset within a certain distance
  • New widgets and folders that can populate the Home screens
  • Animated screen transitions

1.6 (Donut)
Based on Linux Kernel 2.6.29 On 15 September 2009, the 1.6 (Donut) SDK was released. Included in the update were:
  • An improved Android Market experience
  • An integrated camera, camcorder, and gallery interface
  • Gallery now enables users to select multiple photos for deletion
  • Updated Voice Search, with faster response and deeper integration with native applications, including the ability to dial contacts
  • Updated search experience to allow searching bookmarks, history, contacts, and the web from the home screen
  • Updated technology support for CDMA/EVDO, 802.1x, VPNs, and a text-to-speech engine
  • Support for WVGA screen resolutions
  • Speed improvements in searching and camera applications
  • Gesture framework and GestureBuilder development tool

2.0/2.1 (Eclair)
Based on Linux Kernel 2.6.29 On 26 October 2009 the 2.0 (Eclair) SDK was released. Among the changes were:
  • Optimized hardware speed
  • Support for more screen sizes and resolutions
  • Revamped UI
  • New Browser UI and HTML5 support
  • New contact lists
  • Better white-black ratio for backgrounds
  • Improved Google Maps 3.1.2
  • Microsoft Exchange support
  • Built in flash support for Camera
  • Digital Zoom
  • MotionEvent class enhanced to track multi-touch events
  • Improved virtual keyboard
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Live Wallpapers
The 2.0.1 SDK was released on 3 December 2009.
The 2.1 SDK was released on 12 January 2010.

2.2 (Froyo)
Based on Linux Kernel 2.6.32
On 20 May 2010 the 2.2 (Froyo) SDK was released. Changes included:
  • General Android OS speed, memory, and performance optimizations
  • Additional application speed improvements courtesy of JIT implementation
  • Integration of Chrome's V8 JavaScript engine into the Browser application
  • Increased Microsoft Exchange support (security policies, auto-discovery, GAL look-up, calendar synchronization, remote wipe)
  • Improved application launcher with shortcuts to Phone and Browser applications
  • USB tethering and WiFi hotspot functionality
  • Added an option to disable data access over mobile network
  • Updated Market application with batch and automatic update features
  • Quick switching between multiple keyboard languages and their dictionaries
  • Voice dialing and contact sharing over Bluetooth
  • Support for numeric and alphanumeric passwords
  • Support for file upload fields in the Browser application
  • Support for installing applications to the expandable memory
  • Adobe Flash 10.1 support

Based on Linux Kernel 2.6.33 or 34 Tentatively scheduled for Q4 2010 launch. Confirmed new features:
  • Support for WebM video playback
  • Improved copy


Android Enthusiast
I still think 2.2 should have been "Fritter" instead of "Froyo" since the previous names were more pastries than generic desserts... :p


Well-Known Member
then its decided from this point on the android time line is

i have my heart set on kobler or pancakes next.


Android Expert
I remember how big of a deal cupcake was to get. I had a G1 with 1.1 on it and getting cupcake was like getting a new phone. I think I'd call anything pre-cupcake "Cake Mix".


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I remember how big of a deal cupcake was to get. I had a G1 with 1.1 on it and getting cupcake was like getting a new phone. I think I'd call anything pre-cupcake "Cake Mix".

I remember waiting for the on screen keyboard too. My G1 is running Froyo at the moment.