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What's the difference in contents of `/odm` and `/vendor` directories?

I have a little idea about the /odm but no idea of /vendor dir. Can someone please explain in the best way possible? I looked up on Google and it didn't help. What I'm really confused is with whether ...
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Why is not every Android Modification Open Source?

Ok, this might sound a bit weird, but I am really wondering why not every manufacturer like Samsung or Oneplus has to make it ROM public under the GPL license? At least the kernel would have to be ...
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What Android device manufacturers supply their devices with longer software update life cycles than Google supplies its Nexus and Pixel devices?

Google's software update life cycle policy for Nexus and Pixel devices is that: 1. They "get Android version updates for at least 2 years from when the device became available on the Google Store. ...
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GPS Chip manufacturers and infos on Android tablets

I'm working on some GPS tracking apps on Android tablets. We found out that depending on the type of phone / tablet we use, we can have results ranging from really accurate to really bad. Those tests ...
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How to check if my phone components are what they should be (is Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 equal to ARMv7 Processor rev 3)?

I've bought LG Optimus L9 P760 - it came to me from China, without the foil and with unpacked charger. There was also no guarantee included (and I was assured there will be 24-moths written one). That'...
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Validate a OTA.zip

Can i validate a ota.zip for my phone? I want to check, if a downloaded OTA from somewhere origins to the manufacurer. I thought about signatures.
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Why/ How do some manufacturers remove the Encryption option? [closed]

I've owned two Android tablets now - one a no-name cheapo device (running 4.1.1); the other a more mainstream Asus Memopad HD 7 (4.2.1). Neither have had the "System" -> "Security" -> "Encrypt Data" ...
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is there a place where new phones release dates are posted? [closed]

I recently got a new Inspire 4G and its awesome but how can I know if something new is coming out in a few days and I should have waited? Is there a site that keeps track of this stuff? Sorry if this ...