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    Question System version vs Android version

    I am not sure (being VERY new at this) what the difference is between System and Android
    My phone says: System version: 5.5.893.XT875.Verizon.en.US
    and Android version: 2.3.4
    I read everywhere about Ice cream sandwich and other strange names.
    Do I have the latest Android version?
    I watched the videos on the new user pages however they assume you are NOT a 56 yr old
    who doesn't understand the jargon.
    What am I supposed to do about the android version

    VERY CONFUSED in NM
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    I'm no pro with the Bionic, but it sounds like you have the latest factory system version & the latest version of Android for your phone. There are some other system versions floating around, but they are still Android 2.3.4, afaik.
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    You have the latest version.

    Android Version 2.3.4 is Gingerbread. The Bionic is scheduled to get Ice Cream Sandwich (aka ICS) at a later time.

    System Version 5.5.893 is the name of the latest update. There is a version called 5.9.901, but that you'd have to install manually. Normally updates come OTA (Over The Air).

    I'm 57 (58 next Friday) so I know what you mean.
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    To contribute, the system version refers specifically to the exact system your PHONE is running. This determines the functions only of your phone specifically.

    The Android version is the operating system. This is like Windows XP/Vista/7 or Apple's OS X etc. So most smart phones will be running Ginerbread, as most computers run WinXP/7.

    System refers to your device, android refers to the devices in general. Hope this also helps clarify things a bit.
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    Thank you, I think I understand now.

    Quote Originally Posted by aaf709 View Post
    You have the latest version.

    Android Version 2.3.4 is Gingerbread. The Bionic is scheduled to get Ice Cream Sandwich (aka ICS) at a later time.

    System Version 5.5.893 is the name of the latest update. There is a version called 5.9.901, but that you'd have to install manually. Normally updates come OTA (Over The Air).

    I'm 57 (58 next Friday) so I know what you mean.
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    Thank you, I think I understand now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaf709 View Post
    You have the latest version.<br>
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    Android Version 2.3.4 is Gingerbread. The Bionic is scheduled to get Ice Cream Sandwich (aka ICS) at a later time. <br>
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    System Version 5.5.893 is the name of the latest update. There is a version called 5.9.901, but that you'd have to install manually. Normally updates come OTA (Over The Air).<br>
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    I'm 57 (58 next Friday) so I know what you mean.
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    Thank you to everyone....so I'm running the latest version of the phone system and Gingerbread is the android version that I have. Right. Great this forum is really going to be a big help to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k1ngr4t View Post
    To contribute, the system version refers specifically to the exact system your PHONE is running. This determines the functions only of your phone specifically.

    The Android version is the operating system. This is like Windows XP/Vista/7 or Apple's OS X etc. So most smart phones will be running Ginerbread, as most computers run WinXP/7.

    System refers to your device, android refers to the devices in general. Hope this also helps clarify things a bit.
    That's an excellent analogy. To add just a bit more...

    If you have a PC (and maybe Apple too) your computer sometimes says that it has updates to install. Android is like that, but MUCH less. In fact a new update generates a lot of talk here.

    Unlike Windows, you aren't paying for the next OS. Your phone will go from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich, giving you a notification of an update (like the updates to the system).
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    Quote Originally Posted by HDG55 View Post
    I read everywhere about Ice cream sandwich and other strange names.
    Google names each major Android release after a type of dessert, in alphabetical order. Why? No one really knows, it's just a fun thing they do. They also unveil a statue of each dessert on the Google campus (Googleplex) when each new version is released, for publicity and employee morale I guess. Here are the major Android versions and their associated names:

    4.0.x = Ice Cream Sandwich
    3.x.x = Honeycomb
    2.3.x = Gingerbread
    2.2 = Froyo
    2.0, 2.1 = Eclair
    1.6 = Donut
    1.5 = Cupcake

    Honeycomb (3.x.x) was for tablets only. It was released when most Android phones were still running Gingerbread. Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.x) is supposed to merge the tablet and phone versions into one Android codebase, so that going forward there is only one version for tablets and phones. That's why the Bionic will be going from Gingerbread (2.3.4) straight to ICS sometime in early 2012 (according to Motorola).
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