Talk:Android version history

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end of support[edit]

What are the dates for end of support for each Android version? The article only states "supported" or "unsupported," and the citations provided do not seem to make any clear references to which versions are supported or not, or when they reached their end of support. I could not find much on Google either, other than that feature development is apparently only supported for 18 months (though security updates continue to be supported for longer than that). Out of personal interest, I have an Android 5.0 phone, and I would like to be able to find out when it might reach end of support. I could estimate this if I knew the average length of time it took for previous versions to reach their end of support. Nicole Sharp (talk) 00:38, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

Furthermore, Android's Security Updates and Resources page says the following: When a security vulnerability in AOSP is fixed in an Android Security Bulletin, we'll notify Android partners of issue details and provide patches. The Android security team currently provides patches for Android versions 4.4 (KitKat) and above. This list of backport-supported versions changes with each new Android release. So it seems 4.4 is still supported. (talk) 10:21, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

Update Version distribution graph[edit]


Is anyone able to produce an updated version graph? The current one is coming up to a year old and lot changes in that time! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:38, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

Linux kernel used[edit]

Why is kernel version not mentioned for almost half of the listed entries? Can we add that to the entries where it is missing? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:27, 8 March 2018 (UTC)

API 28 released[edit]

I think API 28 has been released. Its showing up as a full version in Android Studio. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:40, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

Android 5 and 6 End of Life[edit]

Someone from a random assortment of chinese IPs is asserting that android 5 is supported through 2019 and 6 into 2020. Is there a source on that? Brockrob (talk) 13:01, 13 September 2018 (UTC)