How to update Android latest version

Readers are constantly requesting for the steps to update android latest version software. So I am providing the steps below to update your android to the latest version. And would constantly keep this post updated with the latest steps to update android latest version.

Oreo 8.1 is the latest version released. The previous version is Nougat 7.X versions.

Android P version is in developer preview and not officially released as yet so there are no security patches supported as yet.

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How to update android latest version?

Go to Settings > About device > Software Update > Update

It will automatically check for updates.

If it is not downloading, deselect Wi-Fi only (this will download on your mobile data network).

My recommendation is to first connect to a Wi-Fi and then download (to save unnecessary mobile data charges).

Install the updates once they are downloaded by tapping install.

Why update android latest version?

One would wonder why is there a need to update the android latest version when the phone is already functioning properly. Well, there are various reasons that the phone software should be updated to the latest version available.

While the Android owners ensure proper testing and quality check before they release the software to the users, the android updates usually contain the issues identified only after its release.

Reasons are:

  • 2x Fast: It’s fast, as they say ;). Oreo helps minimize background activity in the apps you use least, it’s the super power you can’t even see that makes the phone fast. I had realized this years ago when I first started using Android that there are so many apps in background making the phone slow and drain battery fast. But that issue is finally considered in Oreo – my favorite cookie!
  • Autofill remembers your logins to get you into your favorite apps at supersonic speed.
  • Smart text selection:
    Android Oreo recognizes text when you tap or select, then recommends a next logical step via a suggested app.
  • Security: Vulnerable issues leading to hacking, stealing data, controlling the applications the way it works, etc.
  • Notification Dots:
    Press the notification dots to quickly see what’s new, and easily clear them by swiping away.
  • 60 new emoji icons!:
    Share the feels with a fully redesigned emoji set, including over 60 new emoji.refugee dinasor santa emoji in android oreo
  • Power Management: Battery backup is a major factor when working on a mobile OS. The research and development department strives continuously to make the battery backup management better with the reviews from users and their own research.
  • Application management: When and which applications be closed and which ones to keep running in background even when the application is not in use in the foreground.
  • Memory Management: Freeing the memory when the application has actually closed but has not freed the memoryin such cases OS frees the memory which is known as garbage collection.
  • Fixed issues: Some bugs are identified after the final release and when the users actually start using the software. Such issues are fixed in the further releases.

All or some of these factors are improved with every new android version released by Android owners. So, update your phone to the latest released android version Oreo.

If you face any problems, comment below and I would be happy to help!

Watch a video on Android Oreo update

65 thoughts on “How to update Android latest version

  1. I hv just purchased swipe fablet running on 4.0.0. How can I upgrade to 4.1.2? Please give detailed instructions as there is no provision for upgrade

    1. Hi Laxman, I haven’t checked that phone yet. However, the instructions to install would be similar to those described here.
      Let me know if that helps.
      Cheers

  2. My android version is 2.2.1 and i cant update it i have even tried in wi fi but stilli cant update it please help me

  3. I HAVE MICROMAX BOLT A35 My android version is 2.2.1 and i cant update it i have even tried in wi fi but stilli cant update it please help me

    1. Hi Rajni,
      I think your phone may not be capable of handling the new Android Jellybean OS.
      At the same time, if you can tell me what message you get when trying to update, that would be helpful.

  4. hi sir..

    I have galaxy-R samsung…when I follow your steps..it says no update available …wifi is connected properly…cud you plz let me know what is the reason? if its not possible by these steps..what is the workaround…

  5. I have karbon a3+ with android 2.3.6 but when i tried to update it is says it is up to date tell me how to update this

  6. I have Karbonn A1+ and its version is 2.3.6 i m trying to uptade but its was showing up to date but it was not uptade help me how can i update

  7. i buy karbon a1+ recently i upgrade software 2
    3.6 to 4.1.1 but there are no updates avilable and shows your system is currently up to date please help me

  8. sir I have karbonn A35 android 4.0 .
    how to update it to 4.2??
    in about device option there is no option like “software update”
    help me asap

  9. i have Micromax bolt 35 . i am tried to update it. but it shows ” you are up to date ” . please help me. currently i have 2.3.5 ( gingerbread) . please please please help me

  10. sir,my phone is Micromax a35.If I go to system update in settings it will show that your system is up to date. can you say me the fastest way and url link to me?

  11. hlw sir,i have micromax a35 android version 2.3.5 hardware version is v3. and how can i change my android in other up to 4.0? pls help me sir.

  12. i want to update my micromax bolt A35 into 4.0 ICS how can i do it coz in system update it iz showing it is currently up to date

  13. sir I am using Celkon A15. I have front can but recently software is updated. then my prob is there is no option available for front cam to on. plz tell me any solution plz sir

  14. I have micromax bolt A35
    this has 2.3 android vesrion i want to updat to 4.0
    what can i do
    if you have solution for this call me 7709296310

  15. sir
    I have karbonn a35 mobile 4.0.1 .my phone will update in 4.2.2
    pls tell me phone hardware support to 4.2.2

  16. I HAVE MICROMAX BOLT A 35, ANDROID VERSION IS 2.3.5. HOW I CONVERT IT INTO ANDROID VERSION 4.0 OR GET LATEST VERSION .!!

  17. My android version is 2.2.1 and i cant update it
    i have even tried in wi fi but stilli cant update it
    please help me

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