What Is My Android Version? Here’s How To Find Out

Know your Android version, its release date, and Easter egg.


It’s easy to get confused about Android versions because of Android’s release cycle. One of the complaints about Android has always been how frequently Google releases a new Android version. Before a smartphone manufacturer finishes rolling out a previous major Android update, a new update comes out. As a result, most devices remain on older Android versions.

Hence, if you’re an Android newbie and want to know which version you’re currently using, here’s how to check your Android version.

How do I check my Android Version?

1. To check your device’s Android version, head over to the Settings app.

2. Scroll down and tap on About phone.

3. Scroll down to find and tap on Android Version.

4. Your Android version will be displayed at the top.

5. Bonus: Tapping on the Android version three times will reveal an Easter egg related to your Android version.

All Android Versions, Release Dates, and Their Easter Eggs

Android VersionRelease DateEaster Egg
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)December 6, 2010Android Easter Eggs from Gingerbread to Oreo: A History Lesson
Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)February 22, 2011How to find an Easter Egg in Android [Tip] | dotTech
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)October 19, 2011File:Android Ice Cream Sandwich Logo.svg - Wikipedia
Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)July 9, 2012Android 4.1's easter egg inevitably features jelly beans - The Verge
Android 4.4 (Kitkat)October 31, 2013Android 4.4 KitKat hidden Easter egg revealed in video - CNET
Android 5.0 (Lollipop)October 15, 2014Android 5.0 Lollipop Easter Egg Is A Flappy Bird Clone, This Is What It  Looks Like | Redmond Pie
Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)October 2, 2015Android Marshmallow Easter Egg is a pillowy flappy-droid - SlashGear
Android 7.0 (Nougat)August 22, 2016Android Nougat still has Flappy Droid and the Dessert Case Daydream
Android 8.0 (Oreo)August 21, 2017Android 8.1 Developer Preview hands-on: Everything new in Google's latest  OS [Updated] | Ars Technica
Android 9.0 (Pie)August 6, 201818 tips and tricks for Android 9 Pie | Digit
Android 10 (Queen Cake)September 3, 2019Whoops: Android Q Easter Egg Found on Essential Phone, Not Pixels
Android 11 (Red Velvet)September 8. 2020How to Play Android 11's Hidden Easter Egg Game - Chat - Mi Community -  Xiaomi
Android 12 (Snow Cone)October 4, 2021Learn How to Get the Android 12 Easter Egg - Information Palace

So which Android version are you currently on? Let us know in the comments section below.

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar is a Linux and Tech Writer. Hailing from a Computer Science background, the start of his love for Tech dates back to 2011, when he was gifted a Dell Inspiron 5100. When he's not covering Tech, you'll find him binge-watching anime and Tech content on YouTube or hunting heads in competitive FPS games. You can also find his work on Android Police and How-To Geek.
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