Droid X about screenEvo 4G about screen

Android 2.3 Gingerbread is out of the bag and eventually will make its way to phones. But many of you are still waiting on Froyo. And in the meantime, there can be a bit of confusion over which version of Android you're actually running. The easy way to check is to press the menu button, then go to settings. The scroll down (it's usually at the bottom) and choose "About phone." You should see a screen like the ones above. (Note that HTC phones may make you go deeper, into "Software Information." 

What you're looking for is "Android version." You should have Android 2.1-update 1, or Android 2.2, or Android 2.2.1. What you're not looking for is "Software version." On the Droid X (which you see above on the left), it may be a bit confusing, because the software version is 2.3.xxx. But that doesn't mean you're running Android 2.3. (Sorry.) No, just look for the Android Version line and you'll be all set.

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ilhe1s says:

What HTC Device is that screen shot from?

kinster02 says:

It says Droid X

ilongbored says:

HTC? Droid X? Uh...


bb5683 says:

I'm using the Samsung Epic 4G,running Froyo 2.2.1

goesnsnow says:

Got Firmware version 2.2 today on my Galaxy S form Bell.
Kernel version

kinster02 says:

Htc Evo 4g running 2.2.

boo5ted says:

What Icon is that on the left of the evo screen?

weehooherod says:

According to my settings screen I have Android 2.3 on my Evo.

El Jefe says:

Yeah, sure you do. *rolls eyes*

ai4281 says:

Froyo 2.2.1 on Milestone.

srosencrans says:

Running 2.2.1 on my myTouch4G.
Kernal version

chuklm3 says:

Droid X 2.3.15

pceasar says:

Froyo Dell Streak

galpd320#AC says:

I beleive the Galaxy S models say "Firmware Version" instead of "Android Version" At least my Fascinate does. 2.1 -update 1 here. C'mon Verizon, give me Froyo!

Same here... Seriously taking their time eh?

Philip600rr says:


smt1947 says:

On my Samsung Fascinate, it says "firmware" version - 2.1-update 1 - why wouldn't it say android version?

hpercey says:

I have the Samsung Vibrant and it says "Firmware version" also..how can we get Froyo?

anilbevara says:

gud ans

mine still says firmware 2.1, how do I download latest system update for Droid Eris? I checked system update and it said there are none??

imokurnot says:

Fasinate firmware 2.1 update 1

root your device and get a leaked froyo rom for the fascinate....try EB01 super clean version 2.4

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tyghe 21 says:

how do i update my softwear wen it dont say it on da phone. but t-mobile says it an update for it but they cant send it to my phone . its for da my touch 4G. da new softwear is 2.3

Zach677 says:

Mine says 2.3.4 how do i update?

question, oh the Samsung Galaxy Showcase how do you find out because i clicked that screen -__- im getting SO MAD

SG213 says:

You can also quickly check the version online from your Android browser here, http://whatismyandroidversion.com/

I have Android version 4.4.2 so yeah.