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How can I find information on the hardware of my Android device like processor architecture, RAM, etc?

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Android System Info is a free app from the market which will tell you more details about your phone than you ever wanted to know. It has all the details you want about your CPU and Memory and much much more.

Install it, start the app and check the System tab for all the information you are looking for.

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Can you link me to the APK package? For some reason, the apps I can access from the Market is quite limited - there isn't even a simple Terminal. I'm missing many of applications I saw online. –  Oxwivi Feb 25 '11 at 10:25
    
You may be able to get it through AppBrain: appbrain.com/app/android-system-info/com.electricsheep.asi –  Martin Feb 25 '11 at 10:39
    
Nope, got no APK. I'll try Googling for it, thanks. –  Oxwivi Feb 25 '11 at 13:18
    
@Oxwivi See this question if you want help with things not showing up in the Market: android.stackexchange.com/questions/896/… –  Matthew Read Feb 25 '11 at 16:24
    
@Matthew, it's an interesting app, though the app that I'm looking for is free, thanks! In any case, I already found the APK file of the app with a little Googling. I shale try it out and accept this answer if it solved my problem. –  Oxwivi Feb 25 '11 at 16:46
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Settings -> About Phone should tell you most of what you want to know. Failing that, it will at least tell you a model name which you can then search google for more info.

My 'About Phone' lists Model, CPU info (i.e. what CPU) and Memory info among other things. But I am running CM7 with Gingerbread.

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This section on my device (Chinese aPad) only mentions memory size, firmware, kernel version and build number. Model number is also mentioned, but it only says generic. –  Oxwivi Feb 25 '11 at 10:06
    
I wouldn't have asked this question if I found the relevant info in About. –  Oxwivi Feb 25 '11 at 10:07
    
@oxwivi No one has any way of knowing what you already know or don't know. You already know about Settings > About phone so you think it's an obvious place to look. A user who isn't familiar with that option might find what they're looking for there. We can build a better community if we assume the best of other users! –  Amanda Mar 21 '11 at 13:12
    
@Amanda, I apologise, however to me it felt like something all too obvious to users seeking terminals and stuff. –  Oxwivi Mar 23 '11 at 9:42
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I'd think a simple web search with the name of your device and "specs" should return all of the information you need. There are any number of sources of this information on the Web.

Here's a link I found after a simple search: http://chinagadgetdeals.info/official-rockchip-based-apad-irobot-android-tablet/

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Thanks for the link, I'm sure it will help my actual objective of upgrading or removing Android. –  Oxwivi Feb 27 '11 at 17:03
    
The way to express thanks on Stack Exchange sites is to vote. For answers that solved your particular issue, you should "accept" them by clicking on the checkmark next to the answer. –  Al E. Feb 27 '11 at 17:29
    
I'm aware, you'll notice that I already selected the accepted answer before you posted yours for I found exactly what I was looking for. –  Oxwivi Feb 28 '11 at 16:53
    
@Oxwivi: I notice you've never voted for anything, though. You may want to read: meta.android.stackexchange.com/questions/180/… –  Al E. Feb 28 '11 at 20:16
    
now that you mention it... Don't worry though I'm used to SE. I've been using Ask Ubuntu for a while now. –  Oxwivi Mar 1 '11 at 5:31
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Check the manufacturer's website or hit up a gadget database like GDGT.

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Quadrant also has system information available within the app. Open it up, tap "System information" displays a list of CPU/GPU and other hardware specs. –  thunsaker Mar 1 '11 at 15:28
    
Do not use URL shorteners here. –  Al E. Mar 25 '11 at 12:34
    
@al-everett: I'll remember that in the future. I'm kind of addicted to bit.ly. –  thunsaker Mar 25 '11 at 15:52
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Click on "Menu -> DevTools". Click on "Terminal Emulator".

Enter command: cat /proc/cpuinfo

cat /proc/meminfo

free

cat /proc/version

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If there are no dev tools one can install a terminal Emulator Form the play store: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jackpal.androidterm –  ce4 Sep 8 '12 at 13:43
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Download SIM - INFO - that will help you to get all the information you want.

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Go for http://www.gsmarena.com/. It contains specs of almost everyphone

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CPU-Z is available for Android in Google Play Store. You can see your hardware information in it.

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