Guide to find out which version of Android we have installed on our smartphone
The Android phones enjoy the mobile operating system of Google through the most varied versions, some newer than others with new advances in security, compatibility and all kinds of new features, in short, the most widely used mobile operating system in the world. Therefore, it is essential know what version of the operating system we have installed in our terminal in order to know which versions are compatible or not of the most popular applications such as WhatsApp, essential tool in the daily life of millions of users. Then, How to know which Android version we have installed on the mobile.
How to know which Android version my mobile has installed
The most modern mobiles usually have the latest versions of Android pre-installed, in this case, Android 8.1 Oreo The Android 9 Pie; but the rest of the terminals with more years behind them have previous versions of Android, so it is always useful to know what version we have installed in our terminal, both to discover possible incompatibilities how to know what can we do and what not with our smartphone, among others.
To find out which version of Android We have installed on our mobile we must follow a simple route but perhaps something difficult to find through the settings of our terminal. The first thing we must do is access Adjustments through the cogwheel icon; once inside we must look for the section System to access the configuration of the mobile operating system.
Already inside System we must look for the option About of the phone; Here we can consult all kinds of information related to our mobile, in addition to the version of the terminal’s operating system.
Finally, we just need to look for the Information option Software The Android version, where the version number will be specified, although if we want to know more details we can click on it to open a window with much more specific information such as:
- Android version
- Android security patch level
- Baseband version
- Kernel version
- Build number
The entrance Security patch level will offer us the detailed date of the version of Android installed on our mobile that should be as current as possible.
Finally, and depending on the version of Android installed and the device itself, the path to the information of the installed version may change, so we can shorten it through the Settings search engine, located at the top of the screen, writing “Android version”; so we will get to that section in a much more direct way.
Next we offer you a list with the main versions of Android currently available from least to most current:
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- Android 4.4 Kit Kat
- Android 5 Lollipop
- Android 6 Marshmallow
- Android 7 Nougat
- Android 8 Oreo
- Android 9 Pie
Obviously, the more current the version of our Android operating system is, more security and better compatibility with current applications; therefore, we always recommend having our terminal updated to the latest version of Android possible.