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 can I upgrade the OS of my Samsung Galaxy Exhibit from Android 4.1 to 4.4 or higher? [duplicate]

How can I upgrade the OS of my Samsung Galaxy Exhibit (SGH-T599N) from Android 4.1 to 4.4 or higher? I am trying to install Live on YouTube – by Xperia on my smartphone so that I can live stream ...
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Do devices manufactured by Google get more OS upgrades than devices from other manufacturers? [closed]

I'm on my 3rd Android phone. I keep having to get new ones because the device manufacturer doesn't release OS upgrades. Are the devices manufactured by Google better in this regard?
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Xiaomi Redmi 1S: Deleted system and framework folders

I have a Xiaomi Redmi 1S. Through Root Browser app I unfortunately deleted system and framework folders. From then onwards my phone is not getting booted up. I tried wiping and resetting my phone from ...
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Searching for a VM?

I would like to know if there is a app/ etc. thats makes possible to use multiple smartphone operating systems on device. To be precise: Is how to get an VM. Are there any apps or other posiblilities. ...
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Force Android Update to Samsung Galaxy S3

My Samsung Galaxy S3 which is on EE's network is currently still running Jelly Bean. Is it possible to push an update through to this, or force install one? If so, how do I go about doing so and what ...
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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 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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Is it possible to find out when the phone OS was last updated?

A friend's Nexus 4 has had weird issues lately where most of the apps that run stop suddenly (I checked ADB it says DeadObjectException). He's on 5.0.1 so I'm just curious if that has anything to do ...
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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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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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Looking for a rom or OS to run on a Prestigio 3670B [duplicate]

I have a prestigio PMP3670B tablet and have already rooted it. From this point I am struggling to find an OS or ROM for it. Currently it is on 4.2.2 jellybean but it is ridiculously slow. If anyone ...
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List of intents and registered apps for those intents?

Is it possible to view a list of intents and which application is set to launch when such intent is issued by an application? It would be nice if the OS provided such a feature where you could also ...
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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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Can I install another OS on Android?

I have a Samsung galaxy note 3 which has root access (I think, I mean I can access and change files in /root by the help of an installed SuperSU) and I'm wondering if I can install and .ISO from a ...
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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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my samsung galaxy ace is not opening after update

i try to install a new android version to my phone but my pc shut down and update interrupted ,now i can't open my phone? Can you help me what to do to install again android os from the begin ?
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Alternate ways to download Tablet OS?

Currently, I have just factory reset my Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Verizon Tablet SCH-i905. There are 2 general solutions to upgrading the OS Settings > About Tablet > System Updates Install Samsung Kies ...
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I rooted my lg g3 and now wont boot and has no os

I rooted my lg g3 and flashed twrp. My phone then did an ota. it failed to boot and after wiping it has no os on it. Please help
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Updating android version [duplicate]

I have Gigabyte GSmart Tuku T2 and it runs 4.0.4 version of android. I don't have update software option in my settings. Is there any way to update my android version to jelly bean?
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Update to Android 5.0 Lollipop on Nexus 7

I currently own a Nexus 7 (2013) device, but after updating the OS several times, I am stuck at Android 4.4.4. I know that Android 5.0 Lollipop has been released for the Nexus 7, but I don't know why ...
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How do I install an apk on PC [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...