Which version of Android is your smartphone running on?

Which version of Android is your smartphone running on?
Google and the world alike count Android's open source nature as one of its biggest advantages over competitors – it allowed and continues to make possible the viral spread of the platform around the world. Ironically, it can also be seen as one of its biggest weaknesses, as it means that the search giant is delegating a lot of power to manufacturers, who may not always live up to the trust placed in them – that they will represent Android in the best possible light.

We're, of course, referring to the fragmentation inherent to Android. Despite all efforts, more than 50% of users are stuck on Android Jelly Bean or earlier today, and according to stats from Google, just 3.3% make use of the latest Lollipop build. Almost nobody has yet experienced the newest firmware first-hand, and most of us won't for a long time to come.

Are you among those people? Or are you part of an elite minority that is already enjoying Material Design-esque Android? Any of you still stuck on the super-old, seemingly undefeatable Android Gingerbread or Ice Cream? Let us know by casting your vote below!

Which version of Android is your smartphone running on? (March 2015)

Android 2.2 Froyo
1.21%
Android 2.3 Gingerbread
2.15%
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
1.74%
Android 4.1-4.3 Jelly Bean
10.98%
Android 4.4 KitKat
45.42%
Android 5.0 Lollipop
38.5%

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78 Comments

2. titoandres

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

what about 4.2 and 4.3?

6. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Vote Jelly Bean.

24. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

I have a feeling iOS peeps will be voting "Froyo"

36. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Lol yeah no.

42. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 431; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

They'd have been voting "Cupcake" if PA had added it.

74. MacWiNux

Posts: 128; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

i still have a froyo phone that won't die yet :D

63. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1235; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Yes and that is OK... Because iOS 8 is as good as Froyo only...

44. engineer-1701d unregistered

who the hell is on a old ass 2.2 or 2.3 really get a new phone thats like 4 or 5 years old. no wonder you have problems with it.

51. Jorgemerino97

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

Maybe that persons are not so rich like you...

53. DakotaLee94

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

Even the HTC Desire 612, which is free on Verizon Contract, is running Android 4.4, most phones have been on at least Android 4 for years.

62. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Even a $50 pre-paid Android phone is running ICS. If you can't afford that you don't deserve a smart phone.

77. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

eh.. ?

66. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

If the HTC Droid Incredible which has 2.2 had a 4.7" display, I would still have it. It is an awesome phone.

3. ruwie

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

Nexus 5 Android 5.1 :) Anyway. Please Fix the bug of your poll. I can vote over and over again.

9. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea but the number doesn't climb I think. They track IP for unique hits I think.

15. m1tommy

Posts: 23; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Nope. I voted seven times. LOL No f***s given.

29. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

No as in track the number of total votes at the bottom of the poll. See if that counter rises when you vote again and again.

28. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Heck.I cannot vote.

76. hilokilo

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 25, 2015

U can. You're a US citizen

78. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

lol Unfortunately I am not

4. gadget_lover

Posts: 35; Member since: Jun 30, 2009

I actually think that compared to recent past, a considerable improvement has been done when you consider that Android version is practically 50% between Kitkat and lollipop.

5. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Fragmentation isnt a weakness. It is why android is so big......

67. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

iOS is fragmented too. I bet an iPhone 4S with iOS 8.2 can't do what an iPhone 6 can. The iFans seem to think that just having the same version number makes them equal to a fan with an newer model. IT DOESN"T. Its one thing to hve a number, its one thing to actually have all the same features. Unlike Windows, if I install Windows 7 on an older hardware, Windows 7 is 100% the same. I may not have the exact same features if I have a newer laptop, but the OS is 100% identical. Not the same for iOS

72. mrochester

Posts: 955; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Apps are developed with specific versions of APIs in mind. When an iPhone 4S is updated to iOS 8.2, it might not have all of the features iOS 8.2 offers (many of which are hardware limitations, some of which are deliberate software differentiations), but it does have the same version APIs as the iPhone 6 or 6+, meaning new apps will still run on the device. This significantly simplifies software development and ensures a greater variety of new and exclusive apps are availabe on iOS first. It's win win for developers and consumers in that respect.

7. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

Froyo lol

10. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

I have Eclair :(

12. Awalker

Posts: 1968; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

5.1 on my Nexus 5 and 5.1 (soak test) on my Moto X 2014.

16. El_Saam

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 22, 2014

nexus 4

20. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Kitkat, but it is going to be L if LG is not late.

21. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Kitkat. WHERE'S THE DAMN LOLLIPOP UPDATE FOR MY XPERIA Z, SONY?

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