‘KitKat’: New version of Android software

Screenshot_1Google, on its 15th birthday, revealed that the next version of Android will be called “KitKat” continuing its predilection for naming its software after famous delicacies. Over the years, Google launched several versions of Android naming each of them after a dessert.

The other versions of Android mobile-operating system are:
  • Cupcake
  • Donut
  • Froyo
  • Éclair
  • Gingerbread
  • Honeycomb
  • Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Jelly Bean

Android software powers more than a billion smartphones or tablets worldwide, according to Google. Android’s share of the smartphone market expanded to 79.3% in the second quarter while that of iPhone fell to 13.2% period.

Which are the main mobile Operating Systems?

As of 2011, the top mobile operating systems marketed as “smartphones” by market share were Android, Symbian, Apple iOS, BlackBerry, MeeGo, Windows Phone and Bada.

Mobile Os and its owner Company
  • Android: Google Inc.
  • Symbian OS: Nokia and Accenture.
  • Bada: Samsung Electronics.
  • BlackBerry Tablet OS: QNX Software System/BlackBerry
  • Windows Phone: Microsoft
  • GridOS: Fusion Garage
  • S40 (Series40): Nokia
  • webOS: LG
  • Asha: Nokia
  • Maemo: Nokia

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