Android is the most powerful and #1 mobile operating system and the best part of it is, it is getting better and beautiful day by day with the addition of new and most awesome featured. Besides the features, it is always best to upgrade to the latest version of the software as the latest version will come up the bug fixes that came up in the earlier versions and it is highly recommended to upgrade to the latest version (at the time of this writing it is Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4) provided your manufacturer supports and provides the official update for the version (for when if your hardware meets the latest software requirements and the manufacturer didn’t release an official update, you can still upgrade using the available custom ROMs released by third-party/freelance developers by rooting your Android device at your own risk).
To Know more about Rooting, we recommend you to go through this write-up: What is Rooting on Android? Advantages & Disadvantages of Rooting
As we said there are multiple versions of Android OS’s available (Cupcake (v1.5), Donut (v1.6), Eclair (v2.1), Froyo (v2.2), Gingerbread (2.3.2), Honeycomb(3.0), Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.4)) it is very important to know the version of the operating system which your device is running & now getting into the business, follow the mentioned instruction to know about the Android version that your device is running on.
How To Check What Version of Android You Are Running on Your Device?
- In order to know the version, click on “Menu” on the home screen and then click on “Settings” button.
- Scroll down, and click on “About Phone”.
- In the next screen, scroll down to find the “Android Version” on which your device is running.
That’s it, now its time to check for the latest updates as applicable for your device, Good Luck…!