I see that in your posts you know exactly what version of Android you’re running on your phone. How do you figure that out?
More than most modern operating systems, the Android marketplace is extraordinarily fragmented, with lots of different versions floating around depending on device and lots of users slow to adopt. This means that it’s quite likely that your version of Android is going to be different from the version I have on my verykool SL5000 smartphone. And it means that if you have more than one Android device, odds are good that they’ll have different versions of Android too.
Making this even more confusing, the different major releases are named after candy and treats, so there’s Ice Cream Sandwich, Candy Bar, Jelly Bean and KitKat. Oh, and they’re supposed to be in alphabetical order by release too. But don’t worry, those code names don’t show up on your device info screen so when someone asks “are you still running Jelly Bean” it’s actually pretty hard to know how to answer!
Well, let’s just look at numbers. According to Android.com the latest release is Lollipop, aka Android 5.0. Meanwhile, you don’t have that yet unless you’re a developer. Soon. Eventually.
To find out what version you’ve got on your phone or tablet device, you’ll want to go to Settings off your home or apps screen. It’s the gear icon:
Once you get to Settings, you’ll need to swipe down to the very, very bottom.
The very last entry is “About phone”:
Tap on it, and you’ll get the info you seek:
As you can see, I’m running Android 4.4.2 KitKat on this particular device and I have kernel version 3.4.0. Whatever that means. 🙂