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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by onebarefoot, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. onebarefoot

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    Hi all,
    My first post on here so hope its in the right place etc.

    I was wanting to know if it is possible to strip down an Android tablet so that it only runs a single app (accessible through the homescreen), no market, no browser etc.

    A possible use case and my area of interest would be in a retail environment where a tablet is loaned to the retailer in order to authenticate group purchased coupons as part of a Groupon type initiative.

    Thanks for all advice!
     

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    You would have to develop a rom that has everything stripped out except for the app that you want.
     
  3. snapper.fishes

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    Well, you try rooting it and deleting everything except for the single app, but I am not sure you will even be able to turn the thing on afterwards. Unlike Windows, the system apps are not independent. Deleting one can affect another system app in strange ways. For example, on the Galaxy S, deleting the email app stops the camera from functioning, and deleting google talk breaks the market app.
     

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