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How to see Android version: A close friend owns the same smartphone as you and has notified you that, with the latest update of Android, some really cool new features have been introduced. In light of this, you would like to know how to see android version and thus check if the same update is also available for your smartphone.

How do you say? Did I hit the spot? In this case, I am happy to let you know that you are in the right place, at the right time! In the course of this guide, in fact, I will explain to you in detail how to obtain information about the version of the operating system running on your phone (or tablet) and, if necessary, how to apply the updates made available by the manufacturer.

So, without waiting any longer, make yourself comfortable and carefully read everything I have to explain to you on the subject: I’m sure that, at the end of reading this guide, you will be well aware of the steps to follow to succeed in your personal business. Enjoy the reading!

Preliminary information

It is always a good idea to be aware of the version of Android installed on your device, to keep it updated to the latest version available. The reason is obvious: Android updates, as well as introducing new features and improving the dynamics of existing ones, very often solve security problems discovered over time by developers and enthusiasts.

In light of this, you should periodically check the Android version and check, at the same time, any updates available for it.

The Android world, however, is beautiful because it is varied … perhaps too much: due to the huge amount of devices on the market and the large number of manufacturers who have “embraced” the “Big G” operating system, in fact, updates are almost never provided at the same time for multiple device categories (which, on the other hand, happens for Apple-branded devices, such as iPhones and iPads).

It goes without saying that, for this reason, Google could release a higher version of Android, which by some manufacturers could be integrated after a few weeks, by others after a few months and by others, alas, never. To get information about the latest version of Android supported by your smartphone or tablet, you can do a search on the manufacturer’s website, or on Google, by entering the exact model of the device in your possession.

To overcome the problem just mentioned, we often choose to leave the Android version unchanged but to release, in the form of an update, only the security patch. By doing so, it is possible to leave the Android version unchanged (possibly updating only the manufacturer’s customizations), while applying the bug fixes and security problems discovered over time.

In the course of this guide, I will explain how to find the version of Android installed on the device, whether it is equipped with a “pure” version of the operating system or a customized variant of the same. Read on to find out all the details.

How to see installed Android version

How to see Android version

Now that you are well aware of the importance of updates (on Android as on all other operating systems), it’s time to take action and explain yourself, in practice, how to see installed android version on the device.

So, if your device is equipped with a version of the Google operating system that is not very personalized or totally devoid of customizations, first access the Settings of the operating system, by tapping on thegear resident on the Home screen (or in the app drawer), reach the sections System And Phone Info / Device Info and locate the voice Android version, which contains the information you are looking for.

To find out more about the software installed on the device (security patch level, kernel version and build number), tap on the previously mentioned wording.

Finally, to check for updates for the operating system, go to the sections Settings> System> Advanced, tap on the item System update and wait for the search for any available updates; to perform the check manually, tap the button Look for updates. To learn more about how to update Android, I recommend that you read carefully my guide dedicated to the subject.

As I explained to you at the beginning of this section, the procedure is valid for most devices animated by a version of Android that is weakly or not customized by the manufacturer. The buttons and menu items may differ slightly on versions of the Google operating system with far more “important” customizations: below I’ll explain, in detail, how to get the same information also on Samsung, Huawei and ASUS branded devices.

How to see Samsung Android version

How to see Samsung Android version

For see Android Samsung version, proceed like this: to begin with, tap on the icon Settings (the symbol in the shape ofgear) placed in the application drawer, or on the Home screen, reach the item About phone / About phone or Device Info / Device Info and then tap the item Software information.

A panel should appear on the screen indicating information about the system software installed on the device: the Android version, the Samsung Experience version, the kernel build number, the Knox version, and so on. If you don’t find the wording Software Information, locate the item Android version: the information you are looking for should reside in its correspondence.

To download and install any available updates, go to the section Settings> System update> Check for updates, or Settings> About device> Software update> Download updates manually (The correct menu varies depending on the One UI version). More info here.

How to see Huawei Android version

How to see Samsung Android version

Check the Android version on the devices Huawei it’s that simple. Generally, the steps to follow are very similar to those seen in the initial section of this guide.

If you have a device running one of the newer editions of EMUI (Huawei’s customized operating system), you can find the Android version by going to the menu Settings of the phone (which you can call up by tapping on thegear located on the Home screen of the device, in the drawer, or in the upper right corner of the notification area) and selecting the item Phone info.

The information you are looking for is indicated next to the item Android version; always through the same screen, it is possible to check the version of the EMUI operating system (item EMUI version) and the date of the latest Android security patch (entry Android security patch level). To check for system updates, tap on the voice of the same name instead. More info here.

How to see ASUS Android version

How to see Samsung Android version

The steps to take for see ASUS Android version are extremely simple: all you have to do is go to the Settings of the device, by tapping on the icon ofgear which resides in the drawer, reach the sections System And About phone / About and locate the item Android version, which contains the information sought.

Alternatively, to speed things up, you can directly access the system settings panel by making a long tap on an empty spot on the Home screen and selecting the item System settings from the on-screen menu.

Finally, by tapping on this last wording, you will be able to view further details about the software installed on the device (build number, kernel version, security patch level and so on). To check for updates, go to the menu Settings> System Update and tap on the item Look for updates.