How to check your Android device version

Modified on: Wed, 26 Jul, 2017 at 6:24 PM


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This page will guide you through finding your Android's device version. You might want to know which version of Android a specific phone or tablet is running, so you can get help with something or determine whether a feature is present.


If you're looking to find your Android's device IP address instead, kindly refer to the guide below.


How to find your Android device IP address


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To find your Android's device version, follow the steps below.

(These instructions are made using an Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) device, but the principal should apply to all versions of Android devices.)


Step 1: Get Started


Open your Settings menu and tap on About phone/tablet.




Step 2: Your Android Device Version


You should now see the general information of your device, including the Android version.


Android select Version


Congratulations! You have found your Android's device version.


Note: In this example, the Android device version is 6.0 (Marshmallow).



Not Sure What Your Android Version Is Called?


Every version number of Android also comes along with a sweet name, literally. Here's a list of versions available on Android with their corresponding names for your reference.


  • Android 7.0 : Nougat
  • Android 6.0 : Marshmallow
  • Android 5.0 - 5.1.1 : Lolipop
  • Android 4.4 - 4.4.4 : Kit Kat
  • Android 4.1 - 4.3.1 : Jelly Bean
  • Android 4.0 - 4.0.4 : Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Android 3.0 - 3.2.6 : Honeycomb
  • Android 2.3 - 2.3.7 : Gingerbread
  • Android 2.2 - 2.2.3 : Froyo
  • Android 2.0 - 2.1 : Eclair
  • Android 1.6 : Donut
  • Android 1.5 : Cupcake



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