Android Cupcake to KitKat

Google’s announcement of KitKat as the name of the newest Android mobile operating system is the latest in a line of confectionery-related names, each corresponding with a letter of the alphabet. The first two operating systems, 1.0 and 1.1 went without code names. The third system, 1.5, started the trend in April 2009 as Cupcake, paving the way for Donut (1.6), Eclair (2.0 and 2.1), Froyo (2.2), Gingerbread (2.3 and 2.4), Honeycomb (3.0, 3.1, 3.2), Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0), Jelly Bean (4.1) and KitKat (4.4). Each logo released by Google incorporates elements of the Android robot logo designed by Irina Blok.

Android Cupcake to KitKat

Android Logo

Android Cupcake

Android Cupcake Logo

Android Cupcake on Google campus

Android Donut

Android Donut Logo

Android Eclair

Android Eclair Logo

Android Froyo

Android Froyo Logo

Android Gingerbead

Android Gingerbread Logo

Android Honeycomb

Android Honeycomb Logo

Android Ice cream Sandwich

Android Icecream Sandwich Logo

Android Jellybean

Android Jellybean Logo

Android KitKat

Android Kitkat Logo


The Android logo was designed by Irina Blok. The confections naming scheme was proposed by Android project manager Ryan Gibson.

The Google Android statues were created at Themendous, New York.

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