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I was just browsing through the AppBrain Android store and saw as one of the popular downloads Gmail.

This made me wonder how to see the version info of an application on my Galaxy S mobile phone.

How can I tell the version so that I may update this application to a new version?

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Go to Settings > application settings > manage application then tap on the app. It'll say the version you are running under the name. You shouldn't have to check though; If the app in the market doesn't say "Installed" then you don't have the most recent version.

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Thanks for pointing this out - I am really new to Android, so I am asking basic questions. However, having gmail taken as example, the gmail application is not in this list (Twitter, Facebook and IMDB are f.i. but no gmail ) ? – Edelcom Oct 8 '10 at 11:30
@Edelcom: I'm using Samsung Galaxy S2, with Android 4.0.3. GMail can be found in Settings > Applications. – geffchang May 4 '12 at 2:05
You can't assume everyone uses Google Play (Market). Some devices use Amazon App Store, or have some other store. Some don't even have an app store and require apps to be side-loaded. So it isn't always a simple matter of checking Google Play to make sure you have the most recent version. – Stephen Schrauger Mar 26 '13 at 12:14

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