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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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Unable to connect to Wifi

I have written an app which connects wifi network..when I run this app on android 4.4.4 it works fine..but when I run this app on android 4.2.3 and 4.2.2 enableNetwork() method always returns false ...
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How to install my apps from play to external sd? [duplicate]

I facing problem when i install any from Google play, that 'u don't have sufficient space for download' But i have 8gb external storage
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What is the most lightweight Android (Nexus 4) [closed]

I have a Nexus 7 for all my other apps and things but it has little free space. I want to dedicate my phone to calling, texting, and my large music file only. Officially Nexus 4 has Android versions ...
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Remote Battery management service while SureFox Kiosk is running

I am running PAW Server and SureFox (a kiosk browser) to run some webpages. However, I am experiencing significant battery drainage, and I would like to track battery usage by services as the programs ...
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Where can I download Android TV OS?

I'm confused, is this even available? I have a Tegra K1 developer kit and I'm wondering if there's an Android TV image I could download and install on the the K1.
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Lying about api version

I have this banking app that launches normally but then displays a message saying my android version is not supported. So I think there is just some simple if checking my android version. I'm using l ...
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Use Virtual and Physical Keyboard at same time

Previously I've read this article: Article, but it did not help. I have an android device Samsung Galaxy V (Duos) - KitKat 4.4.2. I use this device to process the input using the Barcode Scanner. I ...
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Xperia ST21i won't show up as a drive on Windows in MTP mode

I use Sony Xperia ST21i and enabled developer options. I connect Xperia to Windows 8 PC using USB cable. I install USB drivers for ST21i, and PC Companion tool. Xperia ST21i won't show up as a drive ...
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Do old versions of Android still get security patches?

For example if a critical vulnerability is found in Jelly Bean would it get a patch, or is the expectation that users should upgrade to KitKat to be more secure? Does Android even have the concept of ...
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Since which Android version does it started emulating the SDCard?

I know it's emulated in ICE_CREAM_SANDWICH_MR1 and over but I would like to know since which previous versions and preferable from official sources. EDIT1: Not an official source but I guess this ...
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Rooting and Installing Android OS on BlackBerry Playbook OS 2.1.0.1917 [duplicate]

How do I root and install Android apps on a Blackberry Playbook OS 2.1.0.1917?
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Upgrade Moto G to 4.4.3 using CWM

How do I upgrade Moto G from Android 4.4.2 to 4.4.3 using ClockworkMod Recovery? I can't seem to find a viable answer anywhere.
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4K Video Recording with the Camera2 API

In the Android L Preview, Google released the Camera2 API. Does this mean in L, any phone with a 5MP camera would be able to shoot 2K video and any 13MP camera would be able to shoot 4K video, and is ...
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Significance of Internal SD Card in Micromax phone

I have brought the Micromax A106 phone that has 8GB ROM. When I see the internals of the phone, the internal memory of the phone is partitioned in two ways - 0.98 GB as Phone Memory while 5.85 GB as ...
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Which versions of Android is Google developing security fixes for?

I'm trying to develop a BYOD support policy for the company I work for. We intend to only allow devices and software that are actively being supported by the manufacturer. I know that the relationship ...
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Can you upgrade from kit kat to the new android L operating system? [duplicate]

So I have an android mini. Can I upgrade the existing OS from 4.4 to the new android L operating system?
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SD card is showiing no memory in my Anroid phone

I have Micromax Canvas 2 Plus Android phone. My external SD card is of 8 GB. Out of 8 GB, I Have only used least possible space i.e only for 4-5 apps. But it always show that available space is 0B. I ...
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Does GT-I8262 Galaxy Core Support OTG?

I am using GT-I8262 (Galaxy Core) android 4.1 does it support OTG?
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How can I turn off speaking of incoming caller?

I can't figure out how to change the settings on my Samsung Galaxy S phone to actually have a ringtone when receiving a call. When receiving a call a voice says "call from 123-456-7890" or "call from ...
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Displaying photos in “years, collections, moments” structure?

Since iOS7 the photos has been organized by time and location and I find it quite handy to find photos, however when I switch to Android it's quite a painful experience to find photos. Is there any ...
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when does Android 4.5 comes and will my phone get update? [duplicate]

I got LG OPTIMUS G PRO (F240L) and I wanna know , will it get OTA 4.5 updates?
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ART internal storage problm

Using my moto e in Art mode and my internal memory is totally consumed will I get my internal memory if I switch again to dalvik?
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Is it safe to update my Samsung Galaxy Neo to KitKat?

The Samsung Galaxy Neo is officially receiving a KitKat update, which is supposed to bring fixes and performance improvements. Will I experience any problems if I update to the latest version, like ...
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How can you sort apps alphabetically in android jellybean 4.2.2?

I use a Lenovo S600 tablet with Android Jellybean 4.2.2 OS,  the problem is that the apps are arranged randomly as I install them which leads to a lot of confusion.  I would like to arrange all the ...
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Android /d folder

On all of my devices there's a folder called /d on two of my devices it's full of folders, on the other it's empty. What is the /d folder? What is it for? And why is it empty on one device?
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Battery voltage

I've just bought a replacement battery for my phone, it's exactly the same 1200 mAh 3.7v however when I look at apps showing battery info they say the battery voltage is 4mv. So what does this mean? ...
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will I get android updates on Moto G after Cyanogenmod 11

I'm about to flash Cynogenmod 11 on my Moto G XT1033. I was wondering that, will I still get android OTA updates even after installing CM11? If anyone have an answer then please tell me.
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Is there a way to determine whether upgrading to a newer version of Android OS will slow down my device?

Is there some way to test whether my device is ready for version xyz of Android (i.e., how much it will slow down the device? Or some sort of table of how much slower each version of Android has ...
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Write Error during flashing stock ROM through SP Flash Tool

I am trying to install the stock ROM of my xolo a500s ips by using the Smart Phone Flash Tool. i downloaded the stock ROM of my device from this link ...
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Data Wipe/factory reset on CWM 6.0.4.7

first time flashing a device. I have CWM 6.0.4.7 flashed and a question about the wipe data/factory reset. I only have the internal storage at the moment and I have the CM11 and Gapps zip folders in ...
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Difference between Android version in regions

I installed stock ROM for Android 4.4.2 for Colombia region this April. Today while I was surfing the web, I found out that my Android version is slightly different from the one that I saw on web ...
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I upgraded my TCL Idol X (S950) to Android 4.2.2 bu now power button doesn't turn on?

I upgraded my TCL Idol X (S950) to Android 4.2.2 bu now the power button doesn't turn on?? I have to hold down the power button for more than 10 secs and reboot in order to turn on the phone after it ...
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Updating to 4.4.3

I'm trying to update my Nexus 4 from 4.4.2 to 4.4.3 and every time the message pops up, I select install and clockworkmod recovery keeps saying error, installation aborted, STATUS 7. I've even tried ...
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Can tablets advertised with Android 4.1, 4.2 or 4.3 be updated?

I'm looking to buy an Android tablet, but most give specific versions of Android and of course I want the latest version. It seems odd to me why it matters. Can't I just update the OS to the latest ...
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Where i can find original android version for ALCATEL ONE TOUCH Idol Mini? [duplicate]

Where i can find original android version for ALCATEL ONE TOUCH Idol Mini? this phone
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Which version of Android is present in this photo?

Which version of Android is present in this photo?
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Installing pure android to Huawei Ascend P6 [duplicate]

Is it possible to install pure (not manufacturer modified, without Emotion UI) Android version (4.2 to 4.4) to Huawei Ascend P6? If above is possible, is it possible to recover original Huawei Android ...
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Retrieve a List of Application Versions

I want to retrieve a list of installed applications on KitKat and I also need their version numbers. I know I can use adb shell pm . . . to obtain a list of all packages, but I need the version for ...
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Android Version Distribution BY COUNTRY [duplicate]

If I am developing an app and I am focusing on deploying it to specific developing countries, it would be important that I know the version distribution for that country so I can make an informed ...
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Why does Google have am 18-months-policy on allowing devices to get updates?

Why does Google have this 18-months-policy for Android devices, such that if the the device is older than 18 months, it will not get any further updates? For example, the Galaxy Nexus didn't get ...
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Upgrade from version to version [duplicate]

If I buy a phone that has the android OS 4.1 on it, can I upgrade to kitkat (4.4)? The reason I'm asking is I currently have a froyo os version of android and I wanted to buy a newer phone for just ...
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How to retrieve deleted msgs galaxy 3 [duplicate]

Hi I have a samsung galaxy 3& want to retrieve some deleted msgs . In a very easy way can some one tell me how ? I know they are retrievable though my provider disagrees . No I did not do a back ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 not getting software updates of 4.3 or 4.4 [duplicate]

I have a galaxy s4 device running on 4.2.2. I am not getting any updates for the same. When I do check for updates it says "You already have the latest version". I know 4.3 has officially released for ...
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Name of the android version [duplicate]

How is the name of android version decided? I know that they are based on alphabetical order but when i saw KitKat as the name i was dissapointed since it is also name of a brand.
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Is Android 4.3 the same as 4.0.3?

I came across a Google play app that says version 4.0.3 and up required and I have 4.1. So do I have to upgrade because I rather not as my old apps ptobably will not work with 4.3. My question is ...
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Android on PC: Correct ISO

I've tried doing this before, and I successfully installed Android on my Dell Inspiron 15 [64bit.] There was one problem though. No video worked. Not on YouTube, not on the Web. Not when downloaded ...
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Are there any stats of Android version distribution by region?

The dashboard shows global distribution, and I wonder if there's a way to find out the difference in Gingerbread distribution between say, India and Europe.
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jelly bean lg optimus 2x upgrading?

I had LG optimus 2x with Android 2.2.2. Now I need to upgrade this version for install some special application for my business. How can I upgrade my LG optimus 2x to jelly bean version? Is there any ...
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How can one run an app made for a more recent version of Android on an older Android Device?

How can one install an app made for Jellybean and use it on Gingerbread? Let's take Google Keyboard for example. Google Keyboard is meant for use with Ice Cream Sandwich and up, but say I want it on ...
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Why do apps require a certain minimum Android version?

All android apps require a specific Android version. Why is that so? Can't we use any ICS app on GB? For example, touch-to-focus is a very simple feature – but it wants Android 4. What can I do to use ...