An operating system (OS) manages the computer hardware in a device, such as the screen, keyboard, memory or wireless devices, performs basic control and maintenance of the running device. It also provides a software platform and services that applications can run on. Android is an OS, as are ...

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How do I install an apk on PC

I am having trouble installing apk files on my PC which has Windows 7 OS .The apk files are backups from my android mobile. After double clicking the apk files it starts initializing and automatically ...
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Updating Nexus 5 from 4.4.4 to 5.0 a month late

So my parent's nexus 5 is currently on 4.4.4 and I want to upgrade them to 5. When the initial 5.0 OTA was released they told me they got the notification to upgrade to 5.0 but they didnt update ...
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i am sooo cofused my phone m860 says no uim card [closed]

I have YouTube vids galore but don't get it. Too many different apps, ways, etc etc. Now everything is a mess. Apps wont run so I have to force stop, my phone info is gone. Obama phone, metro pcs! ...
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How to install plain android on Redmi 1s

I liked the plain android experience using a Nexus 5. Is it possible to port my Redmi miui os to the google version of android?
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How do I return to 4.4 KitKat from 5.0 Lollipop?

I asked this question somewhere else, and they told me to ask here. I mistakenly installed 5.0 Lollipop on my NVIDIA SHIELD tablet, and I hate it. Is there a way to revert back to KitKat? I've tried ...
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Android os storage

My android OS is using up over 4GB of my internal storage. How do I decrease the amount of GB its using to free up some space. None of other things are using that much storage. I've backed up my stuff ...
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upgrade os android 4.2 jelly bean to os android 4.4 kitkat [duplicate]

Admin I want to upgrade my android device 4.2 jelly bean to 4.4 kitkat. My device has the 4 gb rom and I gb ram. Is there anyone can help me? Mueed Khan
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Can i install android on a blackberry handset? [duplicate]

if yes how. am vexed up with BB 8520 OS 5 which cant even upgrade to OS 6. any way to change the code and install android
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Searching for a VM for Andriod?

I would like to know if there is a app/ etc. thats makes possible to use multiple smartphone operating systems on one andriod device. To be precise: Is how to get an VM to andriod. Are there any apps ...
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Jelly Bean to Kitkat Lenovo 680 [duplicate]

I've got a Lenovo 680 but the version that it has is Jelly Bean 4.2.2 and I cannot run any applications developed in Xamarin on it because it says it doesn't have the necessary version.How can I get ...
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I am using Samsung Galaxy Y and want to install Andriod 2.3 on it

I am using Samsung Galaxy Y and want to install Andriod 2.3 on it.Can someone please help me with the stepwise process of how to do it.
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Alternative to Android OS that has high battery life [closed]

There are some free alternatives to the android OS. But I have a hard time distinguishing which one is better. I read that Replicant is better and if that OS doesn't support your device then to ...
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There is no os in my htc butterfly in recovery mode. Help! [duplicate]

I accidentally wiped all the data in the internal storage of my HTC Butterfly. Due to this incident, my smartphone is unable to connect with PC. The ROM cannot be copied into phones's internal ...
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Android 4.2.1 - Operating System Storage is occupying too much space

Dunno if this is a proper question to ask here, my problem is about the storage of my android on the internal memory. I have 16gigs of sd card, 16 gigs internal storage as well, but I am seeing this ...
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How install android on Tunsten E2 [duplicate]

I had posted this question in stackoverflow and there they said that I should post here so here is a duplicated from the question: "I have a Tungsten E2 Device with Palm Operative System (I think that ...
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Programmatically, how does “rooting” a device enable access? [duplicate]

From a layman point of view, one would say, "Oh, I'm unrooted so I am blocked and access is not allowed." I want the programmatic point of view; telling me how an unrooted device doesn't have access ...
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Format and fresh install

Is there any option for android phones to format like we do in computers and fresh install with a new OS? I have searched a lot but all are going for custom ROM, and I am not interested in custom ...
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Is it Possible, install os in mobile device from using android sdk and eclispe? [duplicate]

Any possibilities install or update android OS latest or old version OS, In my smartphone(Samsung Galaxy S2 G-I9100) or any other smartphone . If possible then how to do it? if no, then any other ...
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How can I install pure android and get rid of bloatware?

I am new here and already posted question on one of the google group, I am curious to know few things regarding android OS. I have Micromax Canvas HD 116 with Android 4.2.2 installed on it. What I ...
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How do timers and alarms function while the device is sleeping?

I would like to preface this by noting that this is not a developer question, more of a interest to know how this particular aspect of Android works in relation to the hardware found in smartphones ...
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i have galaxy s anycall android version is gingerbread.i want to update it in jellybean.how? please help me [duplicate]

i have galaxy s anycall . model number is SHW-M110S.its android version is gingerbread .i want to update it in jelly bean.how?
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Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 not supporting addtional Language?

I'm using Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 and tried to display a text in malayalam. I found out that it doesn't have the language pack pre-installed. So I tried downloading a malayalam keyboard which was a ...
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Reinstall OS on Karbonn A1+

I have Karbonn A1+, android system of my phone totally hanged. i want format my phone and reinstall operating system. please suggest me method. (Android Operating System : Android 2.3 Gingerbread)
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Reason for process stopped unexpectedly?

What is the reason for the process stopped unexpectedly error? Is it based on that particular android app or the android os or a particular android device? Example: I installed smash hit on my ...
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What is the meaning to close Google apps source code

According to the recent news, google apps are closed source and one cannot use it after forking android. But, as I understand, I can fork Android, create my own OS and then install Gapps manually. ...
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Android OS on old nokia phone [duplicate]

Is it possible or has some one devised a way where we can update old nokia phone like nokia 6630 to android OS?
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How do I update an old Samsung Vibrant's OS to something higher than 2.1? [duplicate]

I have an oldish Samsung Vibrant. I used to be on T-Mobile and it was supposed to OTA-update its OS from 2.1 to 2.2, but it never did. Anyway, I subsequently got a new phone and didn't use the old ...
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Is it possible to copy Android OS from my friend's device and install it on my tablet?

After encountering a serious problem in my Android tablet, I need to reinstall my android. There is no OS available for my tablet on the the internet. My friend has the same Android tablet. So I was ...
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79 views

Reinstalling Windows Phone to Android [duplicate]

Is it possible to change phone OS from Windows Phone to Android?
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Is it possible to run a PS2 emulator through Android's DVM?

I have heard some random posts from people on forums claiming that Android's Dalvik Virtual Machine can't handle something of the magnitude of a PS2 emulator, such as this one ported somewhat. Is ...
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Cherry Mobile W5 (.vxp apps) to .apk application [duplicate]

Please help me with my cherry mobile W5 if it is possible to convert the os to android.? the apps extension is .vxp....
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4answers
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Is there a “clean” Android I can reinstall on my Galaxy S4?

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S4 and the OS that came with it has many problems IMO. It feels equivalent to the bloated Windows install that would come on my Dell PCs in the 90's, so I'd like to ...
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What to make of my unused GT-I5800

I've never rooted android before, as I considered it too risky for the device I'm actually using, but I just realized I have an older android phone (a GT-I5800) sitting around, so I thought I might as ...
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In which Programming Language Android had Developed

I don't know this question has asked before or not. The programming language had used to develop android open source project. I try to find out the answer of this question many times but still ...
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Reinstall Android OS on my HTC Butterfly

I accidentally wiped all the data in the internal storage of my HTC Butterfly. Due to this incident, my smartphone is unable to connect with PC. The ROM cannot be copied into phones's internal ...
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1answer
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Android Nexus 4 KitKat [duplicate]

I am looking to buy a nexus 4. I know that the new nexus 5 is coming out, and it is being released with Android KitKat installed. If I get a nexus 4 from a store such as best buy or another one, will ...
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Hardware backed Credentials Storage on Galaxy Nexus

First, I hope I choose the right stackexchange for that question. Android 4.3 introduces a "Hardware-backed" Credential Storage. If I go to Settings->Security under the "Credentials-Storage" Header ...
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Why does Nokia not support Android? [closed]

I know Nokia does not support Android and also many web sites it is specified that you cannot install Android in Nokia Lumia series but I want know which requirement does not satisfied by Nokia Lumia ...
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How to upgrade or remove and install a new Android OS in Ubislate 7C+ Tablet [duplicate]

I want to install a new Android version in my Ubislate 7C+ EDGE Tablet. It has wi-fi, 3G Network support, 10 point touch screen, inbuilt SIM card slot, 4Gb internal memory and 512Mb of RAM, and a 7in ...
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how can i connect my samsung galaxy y s5360 via usb to pc by odin mode?

My Samsung galaxy y5360 operating system was gone.now i want to install Samsung by default software 2.3.6 Gingerbrade by Odin v1.85..but can't detect usb in my pc but also good in USB ...
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OS services and Android OS using data

I have a question following up Locking applications to wifi only data connections: I followed the guide given in its answer and notice some applications (like Android OS) don't have the option to be ...
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How to install a fresh Android 2.3 to my Spice Mi280?

I want to install fresh 2.3 Android OS on my Spice Mi280 over my previous installation. How can I do that?
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How to find the unboxing date of an Android device?

When trying to buy a used phone is there any way to check how long this phone is in use? or the date when this phone is turned on first time? or time of un-boxing? or time of first usage? Someone ...
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Android Os problem

I necessarily deleted a folder called app (it contained the basic apps .apk files and other files for example: calculator.apk) on my samsung galaxy mini. After that everything seemed to froze, so I ...
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is it possible to emulate previous OS in an Android Device?

Well, I see no one else have asked this, may be a dummy question, but is it possible (through a menu setting or an app or something) to emulate a previous version of Android OS? For example, my ...
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Android OS without Google Services?

I have a Sony Xperia Z with version 4.1.2 running. My question is about removing all of the Google baggage from the phone. I have no Google account tied to my phone and would really like to get rid ...
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Reinstall OS on Nexus 7

I had unlocked my Nexus 7 and everything was great for months. I came home from work and it was stuck in a boot loop. I somehow managed to delete the OS while trying to fix it. I have access to the ...
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What packages can I safely remove from GNU/Linux distro running inside Android? [closed]

To be more detailed, I'm running Archlinux ARM on Android device through chroot. When I need the GUI, I use androidVNC. But Archlinux image file contains all the packages for standalone OS (kernel ...
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How does the Ubuntu Phone OS relate to the Android OS?

I've read that the new announced Ubuntu Phone OS was heavily inspired by Android, while not using Java and the Dalvik VM for its apps. However, it was also not clear whether it's a fork of the AOSP ...
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How to upgrade Android 2.3 to 4.0 on ARM 11 based Tablet?

I have tablet which has a IAMPX200 Processor and a M718 Main Board. The current OS is Android 2.3, and I want to upgrade it to Android 4.0. Is it possible? If yes, please give any suggestions.