How to find out which operating system is on your Android device

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Please read the following instructions to determine which* {}operating system {}version is running on your Android device*. The first set of instructions are for (most) Android phones. The second set of instructions is for Android tablets.

Instructions to determine which operating system version is running on your Android phone :

1. Turn on your Android phone

2. touch the Menu key 

3. Go to "settings"

4. Find and touch "about phone" 

5. Select "software information" 

6. Scroll to "Android version" (it should be on the very top)

7. Android version should list your software version as a number (e.g., 2.2.1)

To view or listen to video instructions go to: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/just-show-version-android-phone-running-215101115.html

Instructions to determine which operating system version is running on your Android tablet:

1. Turn on your Android tablet (e.g., Samsung Galaxy Tab)

2. touch the Menu key 

3. Go to "settings"

4. Find and touch "about device" (it should be on the bottom)

5. Look for "firmware version" 

6. Your "firmware version" should have a number just beneath it (e.g. 2.2.1

7. This number is your software version (e.g., 2.2.1)

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