How to know what version of Android I have installed on my mobile

Surely you have ever seen an article type ” WhatsApp will stop working on mobile with Android 2.3.7 ” or that such or such an app “only works on Android 5.1”.  All good, but does it affect you?  To answer that question it is essential to  know what version of Android is currently installed on your mobile , something very easy to discover.

If you have a recent phone you probably have Android 8.1 Oreo or Android 9 Pie, but   each brand has its own pace of launching updates , so the fact that Android 9 Pie is the latest stable version (the latest available right now is the third beta of Android 10 Q ) does not necessarily mean that you have it.  Therefore, we will see  how to know the version of Android  that you are using on your device.

How to know the Android version of your smartphone

The procedure is extremely simple , so much that you only need to make two or three clicks on your mobile. You do not need any type of application, simply follow the following steps:

  1. Open the “Settings” app.
  2. Go to “System.”
  3. In the search engine that will appear at the top,  type “Android version” .  Click on the access that will appear in the search results.
  4. Then, your mobile will show the version of Android you have installed, which is usually expressed as “Android 8.1.0”, “Android 9.0”, “Android 7.1.2”, etc.

With this is more than enough to know if your mobile will be compatible with a function or an application, but here below you have a table of correspondences so you know to which exact version of Android the digits that appear the adjustments correspond.   In general terms, the higher the digits, the more updated your mobile will be .

VERSION FIRST NAME
2.3.3 – 2.3.7 Gingerbread
4.0.3 – 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
4.1.X – 4.3 Jelly Bean
4.4 Kit Kat
5.0 – 5.1 Lollipop
6.0 Marshmallow
7.0 – 7.1 Nougat
8.0 – 8.1 Oreao
9 Pie

Another aspect to keep in mind is the  level of the Android security patch .  You can see it just below the section “Android version” and it is expressed as “May 1, 2019”.  It is important that it be as recent as possible, something that manufacturers usually get through the updates they deploy periodically.  So, whenever your phone notifies you that  you have an update pending , download it and install it, as this will correct bugs and failures and, therefore, will make your device a more secure device.