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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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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What are the names of the various versions of the Android OS, and how are these names chosen?

Many people refer to Android versions by "codenames" rather than version numbers (e.g. Android "Gingerbread"). What are the names of the various versions of the Android OS, and how are these names ...
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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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phone not working and number is inactive how to restore chat history to my new phone

My phone display is not working and motherboard has crashed and my old no. Is inactive ..i want my watsapp chat to restore to my new phone can any one help me...
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error: only position independent executables (PIE) are supported when I try to run curl on android 5.1

I'm trying to run curl on android 5.1,but this error doesn't help : root@manta:/root/home/curl/data/local/bin # ./curl error: only position independent executables (PIE) are supported. I've got the ...
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how can I turn off the setting that disconnects me from poor wifi

I have the Motorola G second gen. (2014) and ive looked everywhere for the setting that makes your phone avoid poor wifi, and I can't find it. on my old phone, I found the option and that old phone ...
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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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How can I get Google Play store to work on my Samsung S3 mini with CyanogenMod OS?

I got the CyanogenMod OS installed on my Samsung S3 mini a couple of months ago but since then my Google Play store stopped working, giving the error message: No Connection. Retry. OR Check your ...
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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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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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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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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 to enter to recovery mode in Eurostar epad genie tablet

How to enter to recovery mode in Eurostar epad genie tablet. i tried to enter to recovery mode using the key combination power button and volume + button. When i press those button it shows FASTBOOT ...
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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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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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When will my device get the Android N update?

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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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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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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What percentage of devices have each of the Android versions?

We're starting out with some Android development in our company, and I'm working out which Android versions we should support. In one of Google's videos from 27th May 2010 (22:34 minutes in) there ...
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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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Installation aborted when trying to adb sideload to Nexus 7 for upgrading to Lollipop

I have a Nexus 7 2012 device and I am attempting to upgrade to lollipop. I can get the right image from: https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images However, when I try to upgrade from 4.4.2,...
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Which Android runs which Linux kernel?

Is there a list of which kernel version comes in each Android AOSP version? Or lets say, which version /proc/version would spit out.
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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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When will my phone get the Android 2.2 update (FroYo)?

Android 2.2 (FroYo, short for "Frozen Yogurt") was released over the Summer 2010, however not all of the devices that will get this update have received it yet. Each manufacturer and carrier needs to ...
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When will my phone get the Android 2.3 update (Gingerbread)?

Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) SDK was released on December 6, 2010. (High-level user highlights) Of course, not all devices will get this update right away and others won't get it at all. Each ...
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When will my tablet get the Android 3.x update (Honeycomb)?

Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) was released in February 2011, however not all of the devices that will get this update have received it yet. Each manufacturer and carrier needs to add their custom ...
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When will my device get the Android 4.0 update (Ice Cream Sandwich)?

Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) was officially announced on October 19, 2011. (You can review the high level SDK changes in Android 4.0 or the official changelog at the official Android Developer's ...
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When will my device get the Android 4.4 update (KitKat)?

Android 4.4 (KitKat) was officially announced on October 31, 2013. (You can review the high level changes in KitKat at the official Android Developer's site or the announcement on the official ...
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When will my device get the Android 5.0 update (Lollipop)?

Android 5.0 (Lollipop) was officially announced on October 15th, 2014. You can review the high-level changes at the Android website and the announcement on the official Android blog. Of course, not ...
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When will my device get the Android 6.0 update (Marshmallow)?

Android "M" was officially announced on at the Google I/O conference on May 28, 2015 and revealed to be 6.0 Marshmallow on August 17, 2015. You can review the high-level changes at the Android ...
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When will my device get the Android 5.1 update (Lollipop)?

Android 5.1 (Lollipop) was officially announced on March 9th, 2015. You can review the high-level changes at the announcement on the official Android blog. Of course, not all devices will get this ...
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When will my device get the Android 4.3 update (Jelly Bean)?

Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) was officially announced on July 24, 2013. (You can review the high level changes in Jelly Bean at the official Android Developer's site or the announcement on the official ...
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When will my device get the Android 4.2 update (Jelly Bean)?

Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) was officially announced on October 29, 2012. (You can review the high level changes in Jelly Bean at the official Android Developer's site.) Of course, not all devices will ...
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When will my device get the Android 4.1 update (Jelly Bean)?

Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) was announced at Google I|O 2012 on June 27, 2012. (You can review the high level changes in Android 4.1 at the official Android Developer's site.) Of course, not all ...
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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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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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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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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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How to set the home screen sideways

Usually apps, settings etc. set automatically sideways when you turn your phone horizontal and if your "Screen rotation" is enabeld. But why does the home screen/ lockscreen does not set to ...
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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 ...