Android on Symbian

by Chirayu Dalwadi » Tue, 20 Apr 2010 19:16:41 GMT

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 Can I install Android on Symbian Phone?


Android on Symbian

by javame_android » Tue, 20 Apr 2010 21:35:10 GMT


Android is a Mobile operating System and Symbian is also Mobile
Operating System.

I don't think you will be able to install Android in Symbian. Android
is completely linux based.

I hope this helps you out.



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Android on Symbian

by Chirayu Dalwadi » Wed, 21 Apr 2010 01:13:31 GMT

 I read somewhere that u can install Android OS on Symbian OS enabled phone.
We can choose the OS on switching on of the phone. But I was not able to
find way to implement it. Does anyone knows how to achieve it?


Android on Symbian

by Disconnect » Wed, 21 Apr 2010 01:15:27 GMT

 Go to where you read that and ask them..

On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 1:12 PM, Chirayu Dalwadi


Android on Symbian

by Chirayu Dalwadi » Wed, 21 Apr 2010 16:58:01 GMT

 I just expected support from community members and not blunt replies from
few members, after all community is meant for help and support only.


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by Max Gilead » Wed, 21 Apr 2010 17:16:51 GMT

 Chirayu, these were actually quite good answers. As javame_android
mentioned, Android is Linux-based so theoretically you can port it to any
device that supports installing 3rd party OS on it as long as kernel is
ported to its CPU architecture and you've got necessary drivers. It would be
best to do some research and/or, as Disconnect suggested, ask people
familiar with a particular device whether it's possible or not. Porting any
OS to a new hardware platform is not a trivial thing though.



Android on Symbian

by Chirayu Dalwadi » Wed, 21 Apr 2010 18:53:25 GMT

 javame_android's reply was perfect. But i was annoyed by Disconnect's reply


Android on Symbian

by Max Gilead » Wed, 21 Apr 2010 19:00:44 GMT


Welcome to the internet ;) You may need to grow a thick skin and keep your
head cool if you want to talk on tech forums :)


Android on Symbian

by Disconnect » Wed, 21 Apr 2010 19:28:16 GMT

 I read somewhere that android would give my car better gas milage. Chirayu,
can you explain to me how that works?


Android on Symbian

by Kaustubh Padegaonkar » Wed, 21 Apr 2010 23:30:03 GMT

 ok, cool it guys.

Kaustubh Padegaonkar,


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by Matt Kanninen » Thu, 22 Apr 2010 03:11:30 GMT

 I've been told that my applications will be useless until they allow
the user to make toast.

In theory Symbian is being open sourced, and in theory Android is
already open source, so as time goes by it should be easier to get
them to inter operate.

Also, Nokia does have a linux platfom, Maemo, so you might have more
luck there.

My 2 cents,

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Android on Symbian

by Bob Kerns » Thu, 22 Apr 2010 04:53:07 GMT

 Well, you may have found it annoying -- and I'll even allow that
perhaps he intended it to be annoying.

But it was also the best possible advice. You read information
somewhere that is very specific.

You are asking the question here -- a group dedicated to an entirely
different topic.

Asking here is a shot in the dark. You missed. Nobody here knows
anything about Symbian. This isn't a group about porting Android,

So you're better off going back where you started from, and tracing
down the information from there.

The SECOND best advice I think we can offer would be to google for the

I think number three would be to ask on groups dedicated to porting
Android to new platforms. Perhaps that's what you thought this group
is, but it's not.

Good luck.


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by Disconnect » Fri, 23 Apr 2010 01:21:43 GMT

 My first answer was in fact not intended to be annoying. There is no other
place in the world he is likelier to find an answer than the original

My second post, well...... :)

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by Lucian Tomuta » Fri, 23 Apr 2010 02:13:10 GMT

 Symbian is fully open source since some time in February 2010 ( they claim
to be even more open source than Android ;) ) so from that point of view it
is fully hackable.

As for Nokia's N900 it was already demoed with a dual-boot Android on it,

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by faizan khan » Fri, 23 Apr 2010 03:31:51 GMT

 Intersting conversation :)

Chirayu are you a end user or a developer ?

If you are a end user the answer is "NO".

If you are developer theoratically you can do it ...if you have tried your
hands on linux porting.Do you ahve the board schematic diagram ?

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