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Processor is the CPU that manages and runs software on top of it. In respect to Android, its refers to the Google's Android Operating System. There are various processors, notably ARM by Qualcomm, usually known as Snapdragon. Please use this tag if your question is specific to Processors.

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What should I do if a brand new Android phone is overheating?

I brought 'Moto G24 Power' smartphone 2 days back. From day one it is overheating evening when I am doing basic tasks. I brought it from Flipkart online. There is no return, only repair from service ...
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Is my processor really what it should be?

So I was wondering, I just got Iqoo (a Vivo brand) phone and it is supposed to have processor Snapdragon 778g. And now when I go to Settings>About Phone, I see the correct processor name. Ok? But ...
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Does Google Nexus6 support 64bit android apps?

I have a 64bit android application with "minSdkVersion=20" (means it can be installed on Android 4.4 above). My question is: can this application be installed on Google Nexus6 with android 6 ...
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How to automatically set a CPU governor on boot?

There are apps that can accomplish this task (e.g. "Kernel Adiutor" and others), however they in turn require other apps that can grant them root access to begin with, which is a lot of ...
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Samsung Galaxy A11. Turn on 64 bit node?

I wanted to purchase a 64-bit android smartphone. I looked at the processor used on the Galaxy A11. It is a 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53. And I bought this phone. Looks like I made a mistake. Android on the ...
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Reviving my phone after a small part of it (eg the processor) overheated

I tried to compress my 1.6GB video in the Media Converter app by exporting it to mp4(h264,aac) on my OnePlus 3 as per https://www.quora.com/How-do-I-reduce-video-size-on-Android. However, ...
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Can a mobile processor be Overclocked with Software means?

I was searching weather a mobile processor be Overclocked or not so i came across an answer saying no because processor operates on PLL(phase locked loop) which if set to a particular frequency can't ...
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Where is the baseband firmware stored and how does Android interact with it?

My searches on the web didn't provide suitable answers to these questions: 1) Where is the baseband firmware stored? My understanding is that this particular firmware is a RTOS built for the ...
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Android apps for "armeabi-v7a" and "x86" architecture: SoC vs. Processor vs. ABI

While downloading Android apps, sometimes I have seen apps for armeabi-v7a and x86 architecture. I read some references for armeabi-v7a and x86 architecture. However, at the end, I couldn't finalize ...
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How to make mobile device powerful as PC/server?

Can we somehow connect mobile device with our pc and use pc's ram, cpu etc. on connected mobile device or is there maybe a powerful external ram and processors for mobile devices?
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Do I need a smartphone with more RAM or one with a higher processor in order to load a big excel file faster?

As the title says, do I need a smartphone with more RAM or one with a higher processor in order to load a big excel file faster ? For instance : Snapdragon 835 with 8GB RAM vs Snapdragon 845 with 6GB ...
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Why do Android phones have more cores than computers?

Laptops have usually at most four cores, and dualcores are probably more common. I have recently switched from quadcore to dualcore and I can confirm there is a limited number of usecases for quadcore,...
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Is there any relation between processor clock speed and heating effects?

I'm planning to buy a new android smartphone, and I've heard that while high processor clock speeds are good, they are also accompanied by high heating effects. Is there a way I can obtain the heat (...
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CPU-Z shows 8 cores, but 4 of them are stopped

I am using CPU-Z to test basic things about the J7. It reports an Exynos Octa 7580, 8 cores, 8x ARM Cortex-A53 @ 1.5GHz, r0p3, 28 nm. At all times that I checked, only cores 0-3 are active, and cores ...
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How to tell what architecture an APK is intended for?

I am writing a script to test a large quantity of apks. Some run on x86 and some run on arm. Is there a way I can tell which apks are intended for which architecture? I have looked through the ...
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Can I run an Android emulator on a computer with an AMD processor?

I was trying to create an Android emulator on my computer but the AVD Manager is telling me that my computer doesn't support a required feature for the "VT-x or SVM." My computer has a AMD A6-5350M ...
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When a processor speed is given for a multi-core processor, is that the cumulative speed or the speed of the individual cores?

For example, if we're considering an quad-core processor, and if the speed given in the "specifications" is 1.8 GHz, does that meant that the combined speed of the entire set of 4 cores is 1.8 GHz, or ...
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Which phone configuration is better?

I want to buy Moto G4 Plus phone but I am confused as they are giving us two configurations. 1) 3 GB RAM with Snapdragon 617 Octacore 1.5GHz processor and 32 GB ROM 2) 4 GB RAM with Snapdragon 617 ...
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Why is some application not supported by device with Intel processor

Pokemon Go is releasing today but sadly I saw somewhere in the Internet stating that Niantic has claimed that the app is not supported by devices with intel processor (in my case asus zenfone 5). So I ...
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Why apps are launching slowly?

This issue happens on all of my devices no matter what operating system is on it. Apps launch slowly, however the resources monitor says that CPU and RAM are not busy that much. For instance, I ...
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What happens to CPU frequency when Android downloads a large file with screen off?

For example, I start downloading system update file and hit the power button to dim my screen. What happens to CPU? Does it lowers its frequency or change its governor to powersave? Or does CPU ...
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Which is faster '1GB RAM with 64 bit' or '2GB RAM with 32 bit' [duplicate]

I planed to purchase new mobile. I confused with processor and RAM. Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 (64 Bit) 1GB RAM Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A7 (32 Bit) 2GB RAM Which one will be faster?
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Is there any way to give phone rating according to its ram and processor data ? except benchmarks

I am trying to cluster phones of similar specifications together ie phones that have near about same performance i have only data of processors and ram associated with each phone , is there any way i ...
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How some android phone supports 4k video capture and playback while some pc doesn't.? [closed]

I just heard of the Snapdragon 805 specs and i was astonished to see that it supports 4K Video capture and playback, then came to know that some Sony Smartphones already supports 4K Video capture and ...
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What is true octa core?

I found few budget phones are releasing with true octa core.What does it mean? I read that the powerful dual core snapdragon phone is snappier than the quadcore phone of mediatek processor. Is it true?...
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/system/xbin/sh high cpu usage

I'm using OS Monitor to look at CPU usage because I've noticed a drastic performance decrease lately. The app shows that system/xbin/sh is consuming anywhere from 10% to 70% of the CPU. This happens ...
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What kind of hardware problems is a cheap Android phone likely to have?

For development and application purposes an organisation I am with is considering buying a cheap Android handset here in India (this is the handset). But what kind of problems can one anticipate in ...
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How are SetCPU frequencies formulated?

Are the frequencies suggested by SetCPU for each device based on a certain algorithm or was it worked out device specifically or are they just arbitrarily formed upon extensive testing? I have an old ...
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What is the LG Motion 4G processor speed?

According to the specs for the LG Motion 4G phone, it states the CPU speed should be 1.2Ghz. http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?p=3779 But someone on android forums has reported that this is ...
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What Happens when I change processor frequency of my android phone

I have Xolo x900 phone. I have settings to set the processor frequency. It is defaulted to 600mhz, yet my phone has a maximum of 1.6Ghz. Can I change to 1.6 GHz? What would be the side effects of ...
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Can I upgrade my HTC Wildfire's processor so I can run Android 2.3?

I am using HTC wildfire. Is there any possibilities to upgrade mobile processor so I can run Android 2.3?
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How to get hardware specs of Android device?

How can I find information on the hardware of my Android device like processor architecture, RAM, etc?
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How do RAM and processor speed affect overall performance on Android?

Since Android can be installed on wide range of devices, I'm wondering how important RAM and the CPU speed are to the performance of a device. There are always tradeoffs when something is increased ...
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