Every year we have a new version of Android and, therefore, if you get distracted, you may not be up to date with the latest version of Android that currently exists. We’ll tell you how you can find out which version of Android you have on your phone and if it’s the last one that exists.

The latest data from Google shows us that less than 1% of all active Android phones have the latest version of Android installed, although luckily this is becoming less and less of a problem, as Android phones receive news on many fronts in addition to system updates. However, it is understandable that as a user you want to be up to date or, at least, know if you are.

The current version of Android is Android 14

At the time of writing, the most recent and current version of Android out there is Android 14. This version of Android was officially launched on October 4, at the same time that Google presented its new Google Pixel 8 phones.

As of today, there is no more modern version of Android, not even in beta. Android 14 launched its beta program on February 8, 2023 with the first Developer Preview, and we can expect Android 15 to see the same happen. That is, Android 14 will remain the last version of Android in existence until likely February.

f everything follows the same plan as in previous years, starting in February there will be “two last versions”. The last stable version will still be Android 14, but there will be a more modern version, Android 15, still in development, and that we will get to know from a succession of betas that usually culminates with the official release in September or October.

That is, Android 14 is the current version of Android and is expected to remain that way until September or October 2024.

How to find out which version of Android you have

Now that you know what the latest version of Android is, the big question is: do you have it on your phone? You can easily check it from the system settings, although the “problem” is that the menus can change a lot depending on the brand of the phone and, therefore, the layer of customization that it carries on top.

However, the process is similar in most cases. First you must open the Settings application and enter the Information section. There you should find the Android Version section, with a number representing the version.

If you want, you can tap on Version on Android to get some additional information such as the security patch and Google Play system update, as well as other technical data such as kernel and baseband version.

In fact, if you tap many times in a row and quickly on this Android version, the easter egg of that version will open, showing you the system version in a somewhat more visual way. However, with the number you have more than enough, because since Android 10 the versions of Android are called from numbers and no longer have desserts.

Don’t have the latest version of Android on your phone? That’s okay, in fact, statistically few people have it until at least a few months after launch, except for specific cases such as Google Pixel phones or mobiles that had the update available early.

Normally the mobile notifies you when there is a new version of the system, so rest assured that if your mobile is going to receive the current version later, you will find out when it is available with a notification. In any case, you can also manually check if there are any pending updates.

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