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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Can 32-bit apps compatible with a 64-bit Android OS? [on hold]

From this question that asks about if Android OS is commonly 32-bit or 64-bit, I just wanna know that starting from Gingerbread or probably the most popular/common used Android OS version and system ...
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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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CyanogenMod vs. Replicant (Alternative to Android OS) [on hold]

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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How to get android OS for use and design to your like? [closed]

I would like to build a computer in a device that is supported by android. I just need to know how to design the interface of the os. Like the dash board and how the applications are loaded in ...
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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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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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How to upgrade or remove and install a new Android OS in Ubislate 7C+ Tablet

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 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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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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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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1answer
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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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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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1answer
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why can't the su binary simply be copied (techical response please)

I have rooted several Samsung devices and the underlying "goal" so to speak seems to be to get the su binary in /system/xbinand install Superuser.apk. My question is why does one have to jump through ...
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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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65k views

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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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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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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Is there any way that I can return to my previous OS without rooting my device

my galaxy tab 2 10.1 updated to 4.2.2 and I HATE this new update, it makes me not even want to use my device. Is there anyway that I can uninstall or delete this OS and return to my previous one ...
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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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Changing OS completely on galaxy note SC-05D and galaxy s2 SC-02C

I live in Japan and I would like to get these 2 phones but both of them is sold here with Google Android 2.3.7 Japanese OS. I was wondering if it possible to change that into a regular English ...
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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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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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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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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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1answer
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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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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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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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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 ...