Android is available in a number of versions with differing capabilities. This tag is for questions that are about Android versioning in general or about differences among multiple versions.

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Can I upgrade my Vivo Y51L from Android Lollipop to Android Marshmallow? [duplicate]

I'm developing an app and want to test it on Android Marshmallow. I am using a Vivo Y51L running Android Lollipop and I want to update my firmware instead of buying a new device. Is it possible and ...
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Wi-fi connection is needing password; data usage is on [on hold]

Can you explain the difference between HydroWave with unlimited data plan and open access wifi? Also whether the data usage needs disabled when switching to Wifi and Bluetooth and USB. Also is there ...
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fixing water damage in phone , due to.rain [duplicate]

I got my lenovo s1 vibe wet in rain today firstly speaker was not working but i have aplied hair dryer thn put on chrging in switch of mode but after few hours speaker was working properly.but later ...
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Timeline location time issue [duplicate]

Google maps history shows that i moved to a different location when i did not move. Is it possible that google maps moves you when you did not go anywhere?
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Why android OS lags?

I am using Lenovo k3 note, which has octa core processor clocking at 1.7ghz with 2gb RAM, I don't think it is because of hardware, As simply saying whenever I get a call, touch sensitive doesn't work ...
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Why doesn't Google fix Android fragmentation [duplicate]

I am a noobie. But this question bugs me. Why doesn't Google state a standard interface for all the device kernels out there (I guess Microsoft did it for Windows). That way it will be easier for ...
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Does google collect royalty fee for Android OS from mobile manufacturer?

So what I want to know is any mobile which is having android OS they have to provide any money to alphabet Inc (google). If so how much? If not then how alphabet Inc is earning money? Just for ...
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Viewing problem

I have a Samsung galaxy pocket Neo and my gallery doesn't show pictures that are in memory card only shows the one's in the phone is there a way to this problem?
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Can a new Moto G3 (2015) come with Android 4.4?

I'm looking to buy a Moto G3, and according to the seller it comes with Android 4.4 pre-installed. Is this possible? As far as I can tell, the G3 comes with 5.1.1 by default.
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Can you download app to your ad card and still play then

I want to down load app to my ad card so I can download mode apps but it won't let me download apps to it and still play them
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How to color status bar and navigation bar

I really like that my status bar and navigation bar have the same colour with a running software without rooting, because I don't like black navigation bar, is there any way? If it's impossible ...
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UID of app, file permissions and backups

I have a slight problem, I'm running the same app (App X) on 2 devices, device 1 & device 2. I have backed up data from device 1, and have attempted to copy this data into data folder of App x on ...
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How to get information about devices that do not run Google play service?

We can get information about percentage of different Android version using Google play service. Here is the link. Now, how can I get information about percentage of Android versions running without ...
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Caller ID not displaying after android 6 update

My infinix x510 has stopped displaying caller ID for incoming calls. It only displays the phone numbers without the names. And the contacts are in my phone book. I'm thinking it's a result of recent ...
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Google play services stopped working [duplicate]

It used to work fine but now when I open the Play Store app it says "Error retrieving information from server. [RH-01]" and I can't do anything. I tried clearing the cache of the Google Play Store and ...
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Android support for TLS

I have found that TLS1.1 and TLS1.2 is supported from API level 16 and on by default from API level 20. This corresponds to Android 4.1 (supported) and Android 4.4W (wearable) or Android 5.0 (on by ...
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How can one receive android updates? [duplicate]

How can one install android OS updates even when the manufacturer doesn't provide any? I have an android lollipop phone and wish to update it to marshmallow.
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App not compatible with 5.0 [duplicate]

I have galaxy s5 at&t running android 5.0 lollipop official. But still playstore won't show aa single app but when i search specific app on play store it will show results but i can't install any ...
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NFC battery draining through constant use

Does putting a device that constantly checks/uses NFC affect/drain the battery? One example is Dimple IO which puts NFC buttons on the back of your phone.
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Which Android version first featured auto-upgrade?

Modern Android versions enable auto-upgrading installed apps. Which Android (or play store / market app) version first featured this?
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What are the implications of an old Android version?

There have been various bugs and security flaws found in different versions of Android. Many have been pached in newer versions, but the non-updated devices remain bugged/vulnerable. My questions ...
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How to revert Androidone X510 to Lollipop

I am making use of Androidone, Model:X510 Version: 5.1.1 Recently, my phone received a system update, so I installed the system update, and my device upgraded to Android Marshmallow 6.0. After this ...
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Data turns on automatically

I am using lenovo k3 note. I recently updated to android 6.0 marshmallow. Whenever I turn on the phone secondary SIM data turns on automatically. Help me to solve this issue friends???
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Disable some permissions requested by an app on ANDROID [duplicate]

Some of the features I really like in iOS is that if you want to download an app that requests microphone access you can disable that permission of accessing microphone by that app (in settings) So ...
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How to enable cookies and JavaScript on an android phone?

While trying to login my Hackerearth account it put up a disclaimer that my cookies are disabled.Plus many times,many web pages tell me the same thing,and yeah,also ask me to enable JavaScript on my ...
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When will my device get the Android 7.0 update (Nougat)?

The Android "N" developer preview was officially released on March 9, 2016. It adds features such as multi-window support. You can review the high-level changes at the Android website. Of course, ...
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Verify if apps are fully compatible to the intended Android version upgrade

I am on 4.4.2 and am toying with idea of upgrading to Marshmallow, mainly to use doze feature I have 150+ apps and want to check how many of them are upgraded to work with Marshmallow, before ...
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WiFi Keeps connecting and disconnecting

I'm having a Dlink router its pretty old like 4-5 years and security is set to WPA2. When I connect WiFi in any device having android version 5.1 and lower it gets connected but when I try to connect ...
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Recommend Practices and Procedures for Android OS OTA Updates

My questions: What are the recommended practices and procedures for Android OS OTA Updates. Is it all right to download via mobile data instead of WiFi. How to get out of bootloops if the ...
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Can an app installed from Play Store being dropped support due to changing requirement in Android version?

Can an app installed from Play Store being dropped support due to changing requirement in Android version? If a very low percentage of app users still uses a very old Android version, and the ...
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Why is Marshmallow 6.0 and not 5.2?

Jellybean to KitKat was 4.3 to 4.4. KitKat to Lollipop was 4.4 to 5.0, which is understandable because there were huge changes in runtime as well as interface. But why is Marshmallow not 5.2? It ...
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Android Versions Size Vs Features

This occurred to me while updating Windows laptop. Each version of Windows gets bigger, much bigger in size compared to the extra benefits to "average Joe (or Jane)". Question: What is the size of ...
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How do I discover the latest Android OS available for a device on a carrier?

How do I discover the latest Android OS version available through standard support channels (no manual rooting or reflashing) for a device? In particular, I am interested in the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 ...
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Is there any Android distribution statistic for single countries? [duplicate]

I'm looking for statistics for android distributions for individual countries but the main source of information, Google themselves, only have information for the entire world. There was also this ...
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What is this version update?

Today, I suddenly received this update for my Samsung Galaxy Prime Kit Kat 4.1 and it tells me o update to a wierd random version which I searched on Google and receieved NO results (even when typing ...
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Nexus Player 5.10.31-leanback developer options

I just purchased Nexus Player after doing a bunch of research on it capabilities. However the one i have appears to be stripped of the "developer options" that will allow me to side load the apps I ...
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Updated version number not showing

I just installed an upgrade (to 22.46.12) on my 2nd gen Moto G LTE, that said it upgraded to Android 5.1. Before the upgrade I was on 5.0.2 and system version 22.41.24, and now I am on 22.46.12, but ...
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MonkeyTest, TimeService, ikeyboard, Measure [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo s850 and since last month there has been a malware or Trojan in my phone. This virus is undeleteable, it doesn't delete even after factory resetting the phone because it declares ...
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Android J88 Made in China FCC.ZS7-TP714A #SZEDE 89A44DL-S7L

Android J88 Made in China FCC.ZS7-TP714A #SZEDE 89A44DL-S7L. It just shows the Android icon and does not go on at all. Even when wanting to charge. Been trying charging since yesterday. How do I fix ...
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How to unlock bootloader in HTC Desire 816G

I have downloaded the CM12 for my mobile and i want to unlock the bootloader in my device to flash it.. I tried the HTC DEV and it didnt work.(couldnt get the token pass from device with cmd) Can ...
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how can i upgrade my android version from 2.3.6 to higher [duplicate]

my phone is Samsung Galaxy S advance GT-I9070 and has a lower android version 2.3.6 ( gingerbread). I want to upgrade it to higher version but there is no upgrade available for my phone. how can i ...
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Do every Android version store the PIN/passwords at the same file?

I find a hateful peculiarity of Android its nagging usual changes between versions in the paths for some system files and configuration variables. Even when I assume it is expectable on newborn ...
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Install Custom ROM in Samsung galaxy y CDMA SCH-i509 [duplicate]

Can I install custom ROM in Samsung galaxy y CDMA SCH-i509. I had already rooted the phone. Please give in details...
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Bypass Internet in mobile

ur college provides wifi,but it cannot be used by mobile devices.. Wifi is connected.. Only app notification are received.. Whatsapp works(images/videos can't be downloaded.. Only text ) have tried ...
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how system update phone through mobile data

I want to update my phone through mobile data. But there is no option of mobile data in system update in version kitkat.
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How to determine in which version an Android bug was fixed?

How does one determine when a specific Android bug was fixed? Specifically, I'm interested in learning in which Android version bug 58779 was fixed. Someone marked it obsolete, which either means it ...
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Skip an OTA update straight to next version, on Galaxy S4

My not rooted Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 has received notification of an OTA update. By the size I know it's for Android 4.4.2 KitKat. I know the phone provider has already released an OTA update for 5.0 ...
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list of which kernel version comes in each Android AOSP version [duplicate]

Is there a list of which kernel version comes in each Android AOSP version? And what changes are propogated back to Linux mainline on Kernel.org/
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insufficient internal storage problem

I have a problem of “insufficient space on the device” error on Micromax Canvas Gold (A300). It comes with 32GB internal storage and there is option to extend storage using external sd card. ...