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What version of Android is Lollipop, Marshmallow, Nougat, Oreo, Pie?
When referring to a version of Android, many media on the Internet do not usually speak of the numbering, but the name in code. For example, instead of saying Android 8, they say Android Oreo, something that confuses the average user.
If you do not know the code name of the system installed on your Android, here is the following table:
- Android 10 or Android Q: In development and still no name
- Android 9.X: Pie (the most current stable version of Android)
- Android 8.X: Oreo
- Android 7.X: Nougat
- Android 6.X: Marshmallow
- Android 5.X: Lollipop
- Android 4.4 – 4.4.4: KitKat
- Android 4.1 – 4.3.1: Jelly Bean
- Android 4.0 – 4.0.4: Ice Cream Sandwich
- Android 3.X: Honeycomb
- Android 2.3 – 2.3.7: Gingerbread
- Android 2.2 – 2.2.3: Froyo
- Android 2.0 – 2.1: Eclair
- Android 1.6: Donut
- Android 1.5: Cupcake
- Android 1.1: Unnamed
- Android 1.0: Unnamed (the oldest version of Android)
Source: Android Open Source Project
If your Android is 5.0.1, then it would be “Lollipop”, because this name applies to all versions of Android that start with 5. That’s why the 5.X nomenclature is used. Lollipop includes several numbers, such as 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 5.1 and 5.1.1. In the same way, it works with the other versions.
Which version of Android is better
It is assumed that the latest version of Android is the best. However, although the updates bring the latest system news, they also often bring failures and sometimes discard old functions that the manufacturer considers unnecessary. That’s why every time an Android update comes out it’s better to wait and see what the media say about it.
How to update Android
You can go to the General Settings of your Android, option “About phone” and touch on “System updates” to see if there is a new version of Android for your phone. If you do not find anything and you get something like “Your device is updated” it is possible that the manufacturer or operator is still working on the new version of Android for your phone. It is also possible that there is no longer a new version of Android for your device. At most, manufacturers offer up to two years of updates for their equipment (and this only applies to their high-end devices).