Friday, March 16, 2012

How can I Find Android OS Version & Build Number for my Mobile or Tablet?

Android - the operating system has come a long way today. It was just an infant when Google bought it [who else but Google could realize its immense potential? ] and to be frank and blunt - its still remains a child. But even as a Child, Android has lot to offer.

With the OS versions ranging from 1.5 to 4.0 [with most of them named after deserts like Froyo, Eclairs, Ice-Cream Sandwich] and their constant and frequent rolling of updates, it becomes a requirement to be aware of the version and build of the Android OS your Smartphone or Tablets run.

There are number of ways in which you can find the Android version of your phone and the the easiest way is to go through your phone settings and finding the same.

This simple tutorial will help you to find out Android version on your smartphone –
  • Tap on Menu button in your phone.
  • Now among the various options, tap on Settings. This is the option wherein you can edit various settings like Wi Fi, Bluetooth, Virtual Private Network, Mobile networks, APN settings and lots more on your mobile phone. Each and every phone displays various options but mostly the important ones are present. This is the screenshot from Galaxy S II smartphone following the procedure of tap on Menu button.

    Menu Settings

  • From the various options listed, you need to tap on About Phone option. This is the option which gives you access to find information on your phone.

    Android Settings

  • As soon as you tap on it, your mobile phone will give you various details of your mobile phone which includes the model number, Android version, Baseband version, kernel version and the built number. Here our requirement was to find the Android operating system version and so you can find it at this point of time.

    Android version

  • That’s it.
Do let me know if you are unable to find out Android version on your tablet or mobile phone and keep visiting my blog for updates on the latest mobile technologies!

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