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Non-android supported phones, with android OS?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by tiwey, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. tiwey

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    can the android software be put on a device that does not originally support the android software/OS? such as the Samsung impression or possibly another phone...i'm really curious because the OS on it is really bland...can i somehow change the firmware to the android software instead?
     

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  2. mkeath

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    it's been put on the iPhone. It's not very good, but it's been done.
     
  3. mrspeedmaster

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    Go to XDA. I know people running Android on a bunch of HTC Windows mobile phone with the full experience.
     
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  4. TheBrit

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    Before I got my HTC Hero I tried Android on a HTC Touch Diamond - a WinMo device.
     
  5. tiwey

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    ok well thats fine and very interesting, but the Samsung impression doesn't even have Win-Mo of any kind...i did look on the website but have yet to find any posts that are relevant...i'll keep looking but if anyone has a specific link to the page, it would be extremely helpful :D
     
  6. grainysand

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    Is the Impression even a smartphone? Does it run an OS at all?
     
  7. Demache

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    Well it has to run an OS. Otherwise you couldn't do anything with it.


    Sent from an HTC Eris
     
  8. tiwey

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    it is..in a way
    it has the hardware...but not the software...which i'm trying to give it

    i keep thinking i've got it...but then something happens and i don't...right now i'm trying to figure out how to access the current software to 'view' it...which is becoming trickery by the moment
     
  9. mkeath

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    Sure you could. You could load an OS onto it.
     
  10. Ynomrah

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    The samsung impression is not a smartphone.

    If you were able to get the OS onto to the device somehow though, i doubt you would be able to function the device due to the required amount of memory the OS requires to function the normally without lag.
     
  11. grainysand

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    Android has a minimum requirements, like any other OS, and the Impression's measly memory isn't going to cut it. Not being a "real" smartphone and lacking any OS, I doubt it can even boot anything up that's not its original firmware.

    There are also drivers problems, so even if you magically load Android onto it, chances are it won't function at all. No data, no wifi, no camera, no anything.
     
  12. tiwey

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    well then i guess i will have to tuff it out for another year and a half till my contract ends...or until i have enough money to buy just the phone
     

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