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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When will my phone get the Android 2.2 update (FroYo)?

Android 2.2 (FroYo, short for "Frozen Yogurt") was released over the Summer 2010, however not all of the devices that will get this update have received it yet. Each manufacturer and carrier needs to ...
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When will my device get the Android 5.0 update (Lollipop)?

Android 5.0 (Lollipop) was officially announced on October 15th, 2014. You can review the high-level changes at the Android website and the announcement on the official Android blog. Of course, not ...
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When will my device get the Android 4.0 update (Ice Cream Sandwich)?

Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) was officially announced on October 19, 2011. (You can review the high level SDK changes in Android 4.0 or the official changelog at the official Android Developer's ...
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When will my phone get the Android 2.3 update (Gingerbread)?

Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) SDK was released on December 6, 2010. (High-level user highlights) Of course, not all devices will get this update right away and others won't get it at all. Each ...
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When will my device get the Android 4.1 update (Jelly Bean)?

Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) was announced at Google I|O 2012 on June 27, 2012. (You can review the high level changes in Android 4.1 at the official Android Developer's site.) Of course, not all ...
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When will my device get the Android 6.0 update (Marshmallow)?

Android "M" was officially announced on at the Google I/O conference on May 28, 2015 and revealed to be 6.0 Marshmallow on August 17, 2015. You can review the high-level changes at the Android ...
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When will my device get the Android 4.4 update (KitKat)?

Android 4.4 (KitKat) was officially announced on October 31, 2013. (You can review the high level changes in KitKat at the official Android Developer's site or the announcement on the official ...
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When will my device get the Android 4.2 update (Jelly Bean)?

Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) was officially announced on October 29, 2012. (You can review the high level changes in Jelly Bean at the official Android Developer's site.) Of course, not all devices will ...
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When will my tablet get the Android 3.x update (Honeycomb)?

Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) was released in February 2011, however not all of the devices that will get this update have received it yet. Each manufacturer and carrier needs to add their custom ...
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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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When will my device get the Android 4.3 update (Jelly Bean)?

Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) was officially announced on July 24, 2013. (You can review the high level changes in Jelly Bean at the official Android Developer's site or the announcement on the official ...
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When will my device get the Android 5.1 update (Lollipop)?

Android 5.1 (Lollipop) was officially announced on March 9th, 2015. You can review the high-level changes at the announcement on the official Android blog. Of course, not all devices will get this ...
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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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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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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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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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When will my device get the Android N update?

The Android "N" developer preview was officially released on March 9, 2016. It adds features such as multi-window support. You can review the high-level changes at the Android website. Of course, ...
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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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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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Is there any Android distribution statistic for single countries? [duplicate]

I'm looking for statistics for android distributions for individual countries but the main source of information, Google themselves, only have information for the entire world. There was also this ...
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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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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?
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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 ...