Determine Which Version of Android Is Installed on Your Device
Edited by Chris Stipe, Eng, Alma
Whether you need to contact your service provider for technical support, want to find and navigate certain options on your Android device or looking to update your Android device knowing which version of Android you have will help speed that process up. But how do you determine which version of Android is installed on your device you ask? It's quite simple actually! Just follow the below steps and you'll be good to go.
Here's how to determine which version of Android is installed on your device:
This, however, will just tell you the version number and not the actual code name, for example, it says "Android 5.1.1" instead of "Android Lollipop". But not to worry, because here is the list of code names and the Android version each is associated with:
- Android 1.5: Cupcake
- Android 1.6: Donut
- Android 2 - 2.1: Eclair
- Android 2.2 - 2.2.3: Froyo
- Android 2.3 - 2.3.7: Gingerbread
- Android 3.0 - 3.2.6: Honeycomb
- Android 4.0 - 4.0.4: Ice Cream Sandwich
- Android 4.1 - 4.3.1: Jelly Bean
- Android 4.4 - 4.4.4: Kit Kat
- Android 5.0 - 5.1.1: Lollipop
- Android 6.0: Marshmallow
- Android 7.0: Nougat
There are also many other relevant fields found in the About device section of your Android phone or tablet such as the "Model number" of your device.
Also, in Android 6.0 and higher, an added option from Google displays "Android patch security level" which lets you see whether your device has the latest security patches installed or not.
Categories : General Android Mobiles & Tablets
Recent edits by: Eng, Chris Stipe