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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Installing original OS on Samsung s3

Is it possible to install Google's original OS without all the manufacturer-added bloatware that comes with the device? Is there a chance that I would ruin the phone and/or not be able to get it to ...
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How can I make my own Android ROM? [closed]

I'm using "HTC Wildfire S". It is running on android 2.3.5 and I want to change it to ICS. Is it possible to do that? Where I can find the original ROM for ICS which can run on my device? How can I ...
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How do I upgrade my Galaxy i5510 2.2 froyo to 2.3 Gingerbread? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I update the OS on my device? can any one tell me how to upgrade Samsung galaxy i5510 2.2 froyo to 2.3 Gingerbread
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Does Android suffer from the same “over a period of time” performance degradation that OSes like Windows do?

To clarify, yes, I run a custom ROM on my phone. I thought to myself "I'm going to flash this and keep it stable because I need to depend on it for work". Almost a full month later, I'm finding that ...
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What determines power management policies in Android?

I am just approaching to the Smart Phone and Android world and have a couple of doubts: Which modules (and SW or FW?) decide the policies with which power is given to any component of the Smart ...
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Relationship between a recovery and a ROM

As far as I understand: Recoveries (e.g. ClockworkMod) can be used, among other things, to install new versions of the Android OS, like custom ROMs (e.g. CyanogenMod) by updating the ROM section which ...
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Intentionally deleted Android system - how do I fix this?

Right now I own a Sony Ericsson Xperia x10 mini and I rooted it. I had this program installed from Android Marketplace that allows you to delete applications. So guess what... I deleted several ...
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Dual booting mobile [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use dual boot in my Android mobile phone? Is it possible to dual boot my android mobile(HTC Sensation) with window mango? So that I can use either one of them. I'm ...
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Which smartphones are most updateable? [closed]

Since you're able to update to the newest version of Android, what smartphone is the most well-rounded and has the drivers to update to the newest or close to newest version of Android?
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Running older windows versions on Android

Read about running Windows 95 (blog post seems to be 9-12 months old) and 98, XP (XDA has few threads) on Android. I'm interested (because of mind mapping software I use on Windows) but don't really ...
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Is it possible to update the Android platform my phone runs on?

I just got my first Android phone. The ZTE Score which runs on Android 2.3.4.. I'm curious if I can update to a newer Android os, or if I'm stuck with 2.3.4..
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What Android distro can boot from USB stick in PC/Laptop?

I have an old HP Pavilion dv2000 laptop with a busted hard drive. I want to put a compatible Android distro onto a USB thumb, plug this in to the laptop and boot into it and use it for casual www ...
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Can I use dual boot in my Android mobile phone?

I want to know is there any boot loader modifying tool for android so that I can use my cell as dual boot. Like Symbian- Android, Android - Windows Mobile, Android - Java, Android - Bada. Is it ...
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Do Android-enabled smartphones support other operating systems?

Are there smartphones which support Android and, in addition to it, some other operating systems, in particular Symbian and RIM Blackberry? Or, maybe, the last two are constrained to devices which ...
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Where can I find Android release notes?

Today I upgraded to 2.3.4 Gingerbread MR2 but I wonder: what changed?
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How do you get Android OS bugs fixed?

I recently got an HTC Shift from Sprint. Within days of getting it, I noticed very bad issues with the phone losing sync to 4g, 3g, and wifi; it would not reacquire data connections unless I manually ...
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Need help in Upgrading My HTC Magic from Android 1.6 to Android 2.3?

i want to upgrade my HTC Magic Android Mobile form Android 1.6 to Android 2.3, before that i was curious to know what are the steps to be done for this, i downloaded Terminal Emulator in My Mobile and ...
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Can I install Android on my non-Android device?

Many people want to try/use Android without buying a new Android phone. How can I install Android on my current phone or device running Nokia Symbian, Maemo, or MeeGo; Microsoft Windows Mobile or ...
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Can I boot Android on the LG Arena KM 900? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install Android on my non-Android device? I have searched (hopefully well enough!) on the internet to see if we can load Android on the LG Arena KM 900. Though ...
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Can I install Android 2.2 or 2.3 on a Samsung Omnia 2? [duplicate]

I would like to install android 2.3 or 2.2 in my Samsung Omnia 2. Could you tell me how should I do?
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Is it possible to change the Operating System of the K599 (chinese iPhone) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install Android on my non-Android device? I have an electronic device the model is K599 was built in China. The operating system of this device is a minimalist ...
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Is it possible to get Android on a Nokia e65? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install Android on my non-Android device? Does anybody know if it is possible to get android on a nokia e65? Thanks for your time
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How can I determine if a device is really running Android?

In our area there is gadget called "IRobot" which the supplier claims has Android 1.4 inside. I am afraid that it might be a "fake" version of the Android OS. I do not have experience with Android so ...
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is it possible to upgrade the android OS on all phones?

Do Android phones as a rule allow you to upgrade the OS version at will, or does this require special support from the manufacturer or carrier?