Android is available in a number of versions with differing capabilities. This tag is for questions that are about Android versioning in general or about differences among multiple versions.

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What are the minimum hardware specifications for Android?

As per the title, what hardware do I need to be able to run various versions of Android?
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What percentage of devices have each of the Android versions?

We're starting out with some Android development in our company, and I'm working out which Android versions we should support. In one of Google's videos from 27th May 2010 (22:34 minutes in) there ...
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Are there any stats of Android version distribution by region?

The dashboard shows global distribution, and I wonder if there's a way to find out the difference in Gingerbread distribution between say, India and Europe.
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What are the names of the various versions of the Android OS, and how are these names chosen?

Many people refer to Android versions by "codenames" rather than version numbers (e.g. Android "Gingerbread"). What are the names of the various versions of the Android OS, and how are these names ...
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Which Android runs which Linux kernel?

Is there a list of which kernel version comes in each Android AOSP version? Or lets say, which version /proc/version would spit out.
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How can I check the OS version of an Android device?

I just bought an Xperia x10. How can I check what version of Android it has?
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Will Android Lollipop be pushed to Nexus 7 device again

I received a push update for android 5 and was not installed as selected later as the timing of the notification wasn't the right time. My device now says the system is up to date Just wondering, ...
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How can I turn off speaking of incoming caller?

I can't figure out how to change the settings on my Samsung Galaxy S phone to actually have a ringtone when receiving a call. When receiving a call a voice says "call from 123-456-7890" or "call from ...
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What's with the Donut/Froyo? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the names of the various versions of the Android OS, and how are these names chosen? What the heck is Froyo? Are android trying to be cool with the naming ...
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What is a “Froyo”? [duplicate]

The older Android versions are called "cupcake" and "eclair". Where does 2.2 get it's name from?
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Reverting refurbished devices to previous versions

I just purchased a few refurbished Samsung (S3, S4, S5) devices from Gazelle for a testing lab I'm organizing. The product listings for each said they had Android 4.2, 4.3, and 4.4 respectively. ...
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Contact migration from Windows Phone 7.8 to Android 5.0 Lollipop

I have Nokia Lumia 800 and recently I got a new Android phone. As all of my contacts are in Lumia, I want to migrate them to Android Lollipop. I followed the instructions from How do I transfer ...
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Why i can install any windows version on my pc but i cannot install any android version on my phone? [duplicate]

I guess it's a silly question but i don't get it xD. I've read it's about controllers, but they can be downloaded from manufacturers, right?