Surely you’ve ever seen some article-type “WhatsApp will no longer work in the mobile with Android 2.3.7” or that this or that app works only in Android 5.1″. All good, but how will it affect you? To give you an answer to that question it is imperative to know what version of Android is currently installed on your mobile, something very simple to discover.
If you have a phone recent surely have Android 8.1 Oreo or Android 9 Foot, but each brand has its own rate of release of updates, so the fact that Android 9 Foot 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 one. By this, we are going to see how to know the version of Android that you are using in your device.
How to know the Android version of your smartphone
The procedure is extremely simple, so much so that it is only necessary to make two or three clicks on your mobile. It is not necessary any kind of application, just follow the following steps:
- Open the app “Settings”.
- Go to “System”.
- In the search box that appears at the top, write the “Android Version”. Click on the access that will appear in the search results.
- 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 whether your mobile phone will be compatible with a function or an application, but below you have a table of correspondences so that you know what exact version of Android is correspond to the digits that appear on the settings. the In general terms, the higher the digits are, more updated will be your mobile.
2.3.3 – 2.3.7
4.0.3 – 4.0.4
Ice Cream Sandwich
4.1.X – 4.3
5.0 – 5.1
7.0 – 7.1
8.0 – 8.1
Another aspect to take into account is the level of the patch Android security. You can see it just below the section “Android Version” and is expressed as “may 1, 2019”. It is important to be as recent as possible, something that tend to get the manufacturers through the updates that display periodically. So, whenever your phone will notify you that you have a pending upgrade, download and install it, as this will correct bugs and bugs and, therefore, will make your mobile device more secure.
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The news How to know what version of Android I have installed on my mobile was originally published in Xataka Android by Jose García Nieto .
May 13, 2019
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