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This is a list of major versions of Android.

API LevelVersion NumberCode NameDateNotesCM Version
1 1.0 2008-09-23
2 1.1 2009-02-09
3 1.5 Cupcake 2009-04-30 3
4 1.6 Donut 2009-09-15 4
5 2.0 Eclair 2009-10-26 5
7 2.1 Eclair 2010-01-12
8 2.2 Froyo 2010-05-20 6
9 2.3 Gingerbread 2010-12-06 Long the most widely-used version 7
10 2.3 Gingerbread 2011-02-09
11 3.0 Honeycomb 2011-02-22 Tablets only; source code release delayed
12 3.1 Honeycomb 2011-05-10
13 3.2 Honeycomb 2011-07-15
14 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich 2011-10-19 Merge tablet and phone support 9
15 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich 2011-12-16
16 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 2012-07-09 10
17 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 2012-11-13 10.1
18 4.3 Jelly Bean 2013-07-24 10.2
19 4.4 KitKat 2013-10-31 Co-marketing deal with Nestlé (makers of KitKat chocolate bar) 11
21 5.0 Lollipop 2014-11-10 12
23 6.0 Marshmallow 2015-10-05 Permissions changes 13
24 7.0 Nougat 2016-08-22 14.0
25 7.1 Nougat 2016-10-04 14.1
26 8.0 Oreo 2017-08-21 Co-marketing deal with Nabisco 15?

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This historical retrospective shows all major versions in action. And there's more detail on the Android version tree on Wikipedia.

"CM" refers to LineageOS (formerly CyanogenMod), the community build of Android for more devices"