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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Creating restricted accounts on mobile Lollipop

Can we create restricted user on Android Lollipop on mobile? seems that restricted users are not supported on mobile but only on tablet (mobile has only simple user no restricted user option): ...
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Nexus 7 gets stuck in loop and does not boot

Recently tried to update to Android Lollipop. It downloaded the update but upon restart never installed Lollipop. Kept it for a few weeks and restarted it, could not load after that and the tablet ...
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Note 3 neo duos roms [duplicate]

I can't find any custom roms for my Samsung Galaxy n7502 and my latest android version is 4.3 so can i install roms of n7505 or any other version on my phone?
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Nexus 5 Lollipop goes into Recovery while trying to update to 5.0.1

Im using LG Nexus 5 Lollipop (manually installed 5.0) and rooted with TWRP. I just go notification to update to 5.0.1. But when download and install, the phone automatically goes into TWRP Recovery ...
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Can't update android on Cubot x6

I have the same phone as my friend CUBOT X6 MTK6592. But he can't update his android version and don't have option "Wireless update" to do it in "Settings > About phone" like I do. My android: ...
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After I updated the android studio and when running the emulator, Android Studio reports the following message: [on hold]

emulator: ERROR: x86 emulation currently requires hardware acceleration! Please ensure KVM is properly installed and usable. CPU acceleration status: KVM is not installed on this machine (/dev/kvm is ...
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Why confectionary names are used in naming the android versions?

Except alpha and beta, all the versions of android have been named based on confectionary items. What is the reason behind it?
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MTK Android (X920E) not booting?

I want help about my android. I have a MTK android phone (Model is X920e) (It is the copy of HTC Butterfly). Now I have changed its boot animation manually and as a result my android is not booting it ...
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Remove White Google Search Bar on Lollipop?

I have been reading for days about how to remove the Google Search Bar from the top of my Nexus 6. It's annoying, really white, and I NEVER use it! I have gotten mixed answers on exactly what file to ...
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“there is insufficient memory on the device” [duplicate]

Well my dad just bought some phone for me "x-touch ocean" and I've beeeeeen trying to download apps but it keeps saying "insufficient memory on the device" I tried deleting apps I already found in the ...
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Android 5 disable install button of apk files on nexus 4 [duplicate]

After updating my nexus 4 to new android 5 (lollipop) when i open an apk file, the install button not working!! Also i checked unknown source in my device settings. What the problem? please help :( ...
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When there will be release Android Lolipop for MOTO G 2? [duplicate]

I am using MOTO G2(2nd generation).Is there any official date on which there will be Update for Android Lolipop?
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how to delete original message in Microsoft outlook app when replying/forwarding?

How do I edit/delete the original message in Microsoft outlook app when replying/forwarding? I can do this in the stock android email app but in the outlook app it seems to be read only... Thanks
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Is it possible to install Android 3.0 on my Android 2.3.6 Huawei m865c?

The title essentially explains my dilemma, but should I be able to, is it possible to install it via my BootLoader?
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Can I get rid of Android 5.0?

I just installed Android 5.0 on my Nexus 7 and now it is 5x slower but it doesn't connect to WiFi. I don`t like this update and I wish I hadn't done it. Now I can't even use my tablet. Is there ...
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Can one determine the kernel version of a Samsung device from the Android version?

Basically, does an Android version map to a specific kernel version on Samsung devices? For example, can I assume that Samsung devices running Android 4.4.2 will have kernel version 3.4.0 (or some ...
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What makes porting so difficult? [duplicate]

So now when the new Lollipop is on it's way we all have our feeds filled with magazines or sites telling us how awesome LG or Samsung is to release Lollipop so soon. My question is, Why is this such ...
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Internal memory runs out even though i clear cache

I use walton primo R3 android set.i am facing internal memory run out problem.for this I dont want to "root" my phone.today i was using my apps. There was 154 mb left in my internal memory Yesterday. ...
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My SD Card is write protected..I can't write data to it..Any way to make data writeable?

I just bought a new Samsung Galaxy Core II and guess what it has Android 4.4 Kit Kat which has External SD Card Write Protected Feature..it's very annoying..I can'r write data to External SD Card..nor ...
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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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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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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 ...