Which version of Android is your smartphone running on?

Which version of Android is your smartphone running on?
As a direct result of Android's open nature, the platform is uniquely fragmented in that even within a single manufacturer's product portfolio, devices are running on top of different versions of the OS. For the most part, this has to do with the custom overlay phone makers stitch on top in order to differentiate their offerings from competitors', as that extra code needs to be brought up to speed with each new update. And that requires time, effort, and money.

With the above in mind, it's no surprise that when we polled you back in March, asking you to report your current Android build version, the results were all over the place — at least relatively speaking. Still, since participants (that's you guys) hang around tech sites such as our own PhoneArena, and are obviously involved enough to take part in polls, the actual outcome of the poll wasn't at all representative of the state of Android globally. Back then, when Lollipop was still the very latest in Android's world, nearly 40% of you said they already have it on their phone. The number worldwide stood at a little over 3%. And since it's been nearly 9 months since, it's time we did this little exercise once again and see how far Android has moved along since.

Go right ahead and vote for the Android version your device is currently running. If you're unsure, you can check by going to Settings > About phone and look for Android version

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

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
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Android 6.0 Marshmallow



1. AlikMalix unregistered

I have a feeling that here on PA nearly everyone will vote for "L or M"

2. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

That is because the vast majority of Android fans here will have one of the newest phones at most a year old. So L and M are likely the top contenders here.

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Nope... I'm still on J. Outdated I know but I can't help it. Haven't found the right phone to grab.

23. rsiders

Posts: 2015; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Well there have been some great phones released this year. What kind of phone are you particularly looking for?

27. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I'm wondering if I should wait and see Mi5. Otherwise, I'm leaning more towards Moto X PE and Nexus 6P.

36. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I would recommend the 6P, I do like my Z3 but the 6P is nice

47. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I'll check it out... I have small hands so.


Posts: 946; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Nexus 6P!

48. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Me too. Best damn phone I've ever had!

28. Brewski

Posts: 730; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

You could literally grab any phone and it would be better. I feel so sorry for you.

32. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Well, thank you for your concern but me being in JB didn't necessarily mean I'm in a bad fix. I'm just waiting for the "right" device that fits my bill. Your statement is invalid anyway, but thanks again.

52. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

get a 5X, you won't regret it.

6. AlikMalix unregistered

That was my point, users on PA do not represent users in the wild...

49. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Why as an Apple fan you even bother? Have a need to validate your iPhone purchase?

13. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

Am around 4 months lollipop since my update was pushed directly from 4.4.4 to 5.1.1 on my LOVED Bby boy Note 4...

39. Cyberthing

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

How is the performance and the battery life of 5.1.1 compared to 4.4.4?

26. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

And Apple users will probably vote Froyo despite not having an Android phone at all.

3. senseiJ

Posts: 172; Member since: May 02, 2015


5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Noooo.... My Ffffhhrecious!

21. Deca-core

Posts: 75; Member since: Nov 20, 2015

Froyo and Gingerbread are obviously voted by iFans.

24. Loveneesh

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

I am still using my optimus black.

50. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 740; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Are you sure? What if those users are poor users?

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

cant u just collect data via useragent, its simplier and give more legit result :-/

22. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Without an adblock I don't look at PA on my device. So mine would say Windows 7 at work and 10 at home.

8. Tizo101

Posts: 604; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

I have a feeling some users here on PA will vote for older versions just because they hate android. I seriously doubt that someone on this site is still using froyo

9. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

No Android 5.1 option?

12. Zackd44

Posts: 35; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

5.1 is Lollipop The poll says 5.0 but means 5.x

19. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1278; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

You can vote for 6.0 instead...

10. patrickf3

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

Can't wait for my Note 5 to get Marshmallow!

11. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread

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