Which version of Android is your smartphone running on?

The long road of new Android versions from announcement to an actual release on a myriad of devices across the globe has been a subject of ridicule from the Apple faithful for a long while, but it seems that Google has taken the issue seriously lately and is improving on the time it takes for new updates to arrive. The company is releasing core apps separately on the Play Store so that you can update them without having to wait for a full update to arrive to your device as well.

Google’s own activation stats show that the latest Android 4.4 KitKat is now on nearly 14% of devices, and together with the previous version, Jelly Bean, the two account for an overwhelming 72% of all devices.

The official numbers, however, apply to the majority of Android devices, but not all - Google requires the device to be activated on the Google Play Store to register it, and some phones simply ship with no access to Google’s app catalog (especially in markets like China).

Official stats are a good indication of Android’s update status, but we are curious to see a statistical sample that we can better relate to - you, our readers.

What version of Android is your device running on? Vote and feel free to share your device and Android update experience in the comments right below.

Which version of Android is your device running on?

Android 2.2 Froyo
Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Android 4.1 - 4.3 Jelly Bean
Android 4.4 KitKat


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