1. anon(3463402)'s Avatar
    As Windows 10 Mobile is dead now, it's first time I wish my Lumia can install and run Android OS. L950XL is nice piece of hardware (several other Lumias too) and it would be great if someone can make this possible. I'm not optimistic, just dreaming...

    We worked together with Microsoft "to build better OS", submitted a millions of bugs, suggestions, great ideas... and now what we have? We have dead OS and dead devices. We are extremely stupid people. :-)
    10-24-2017 11:29 AM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    Honestly, I don't see what the 950 XL and other Lumia's bring to the table that isn't seen anywhere else in Android.

    And even if someone got Android running (like that kinda-working build on the Lumia 520), we'd still have a heck of a time fine-tuning it.

    And I don't think anyone is necessarily stupid as it was a murky situation, just bamboozled?
    10-24-2017 01:54 PM
  3. Grant Taylor3's Avatar
    If you want Android just get a Samsung Galaxy S8 and be done with it.
    techiez, libra89 and saras112 like this.
    10-24-2017 04:14 PM
  4. Guytronic's Avatar
    Lumia phones are well beyond their zero worth today.
    Why force Android onto ancient hardware?
    Android on these old phones doesn't rescue or preserve anything.

    I agree with Xandros and Grant...
    10-24-2017 07:34 PM
  5. anon(7929613)'s Avatar
    There is one more thing. Unlike WP 8.1 that runs smoothly even on 512 MB RAM, Android needs at least 2 to 3 GB RAM for some "mysterious" reason and sometimes even that is not enough. Also, I will advise not to go for Galaxy because it can explode and hence are banned on some flights.
    10-24-2017 07:56 PM
  6. techiez's Avatar
    Also, I will advise not to go for Galaxy because it can explode and hence are banned on some flights.
    ????

    Galaxy note 7 was pulled off the shelves, no other models have that problem
    10-25-2017 01:12 PM
  7. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    There is one more thing. Unlike WP 8.1 that runs smoothly even on 512 MB RAM, Android needs at least 2 to 3 GB RAM for some "mysterious" reason and sometimes even that is not enough. Also, I will advise not to go for Galaxy because it can explode and hence are banned on some flights.
    Not sure where you get your sources from for anything (Samsung 8 exploding???) but here's the real hardware spec for the latest Android OS.

    https://source.android.com/compatibi...id-8.0-cdd.pdf

    If you want older ones - https://android.stackexchange.com/qu...ns-for-android

    I hate misinformation...
    Guytronic likes this.
    10-26-2017 01:58 AM
  8. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    If you want Android just get a Samsung Galaxy S8 and be done with it.
    There are other vendors besides Samsung and to be honest Samsung is not the 'best' experience on Android. They're also known for abandoning their hardware pretty quickly.
    Guytronic and libra89 like this.
    10-26-2017 02:00 AM
  9. shmsnh's Avatar
    Let it die with dignity.

    I'm sorry, but I don't think there's any return on such an endeavour. Personally, I'm going to use my Lumia for as long as it lives, and then move on to whatever is available at that time.
    10-26-2017 06:52 AM
  10. rhapdog's Avatar
    I have to agree with the OP on this one. While I would not want to see Android on a model with less than 2GB, those Lumia models that have at least 2GB or more would be a good candidate for Android and would be quite capable. Why should a person have to shell out $800+ yet again when you already have good hardware that you are satisfied with?

    It is a shame that Microsoft made sure the bootloader on these models impossible to crack to the point that it isn't worth it to the hackers to make it possible to install Android.

    Bottom line, no matter what any of us want or don't want, it just isn't possible and won't be possible to put Android on a 950XL or HP Elite X3, or anything else you might thing is worth it.

    Time to move on to new hardware.
    xandros9 likes this.
    10-26-2017 08:11 AM
  11. anon(7929613)'s Avatar
    but here's the real hardware spec for the latest Android OS.

    https://source.android.com/compatibi...id-8.0-cdd.pdf

    If you want older ones - https://android.stackexchange.com/qu...ns-for-android

    I hate misinformation...
    So, as per this document, minimum RAM for Android 8.0 is 1 GB. But do you think that you can get satisfactory level of performance on Android 8 with 1 GB RAM? I think you will need at least 2 GB of RAM. I was not talking of min specs.
    10-27-2017 04:14 AM
  12. eKeith's Avatar
    It would be great, and a miracle, if Microsoft releases all mobile device binaries and Windows Mobile code for the open source community...
    11-27-2017 05:05 AM

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