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What is the difference between an android cell phone & non-android?

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What is the difference between an android cell phone and a non-android cell phone?
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_(operating_system)
B. Elliott
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Almost all still share a common thread of being based on a flavor of Unix. Even Apple's IOS7. So at the core of it, the only major difference is the interface.

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What is the difference between an android cell phone & non-android?

Ummmm. What?

One has android and the other has another operating system to interface with the hardware. I don't think there's much to this question. And if it were to be answered by going into specifics of how different OSes handle the hardware it would be a too broad answer.

I'm a little confused...
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Jun14-14, 05:19 AM
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Ummmm. What?

One has android and the other has another operating system to interface with the hardware. I don't think there's much to this question. And if it were to be answered by going into specifics of how different OSes handle the hardware it would be a too broad answer.

I'm a little confused...
I don't think think it's that unsound of a question. With the variety of cellular phones on the market, it's perfectly valid.
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Jun17-14, 06:04 AM
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Simply stated, an android cell phone uses the Android operating system.
There are phones that run other (non-android) operating systems like Windows Phone OS, Blackberry OS, iOS, Bada etc.

Note that phones that use these operating systems are generally called Smart Phones. Of course before the smart phone era, mobile phones also had OS but those operating systems differ from smart phone operating systems by their low capability and less programability.
(At present many low end phones still use not-smartphone OS.)


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