43 Just Desserts


The 1.0 release went out, the G1 launched, and everyone breathed a quiet sigh of relief on completing a difficult job. And then they went back to work.

It was clear to the team that Android was far from complete; there was so much more to do in terms of features and quality to make Android more competitive. And there were more devices to come.

For the next year, the team worked furiously on smaller bug-fix releases as well as larger “dessert” releases, culminating in the Eclair release that shipped with the Droid device at the end of 2009. In one year alone, the team shipped four major releases 1.1 (Petit Four), 1.5 (Cupcake), ...

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