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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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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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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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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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 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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Which versions of Android is Google developing security fixes for?

I'm trying to develop a BYOD support policy for the company I work for. We intend to only allow devices and software that are actively being supported by the manufacturer. I know that the relationship ...
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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?