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  • Lineage OS icon

    Lineage OS

    A free and open-source operating system for smartphones and tablet computers, based on the Android mobile platform. It is the successor to the highly popular custom ROM...

    Free Open Source Android

    • Lineage is basically stock Android without bloat from Google or device manufacturers. You can usually update to a more modern version of Android than your device natively supports, and you can reinstall any software you still want, so it's a great alternative. Guest • Nov 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    This is a project to port Android open source project to x86 platform, formerly known as "patch hosting for Android x86 support". The original plan is to host...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux VirtualBox VMware Player

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    • Wrong processor architecture, not compatible with andoid devices Guest • Apr 2017 • 2 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Remix OS icon

    Remix OS

    Remix OS is an innovative Android-based operating system engineered to be equally adept on mobile and desktop devices. Given its lightweight size and system...

    Free Linux Android Android Tablet

    • Discontinued The company Jide decided to discontinue the Remix OS project and to focus efforts on the enterprise space: At the moment, last version, 3.0.207, released in November 2016, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • MIUI icon


    MIUI is a stock and aftermarket firmware for smartphones and tablet computers based on Android. MIUI, developed by Xiaomi, includes various features such as theming...

    Free Android

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    • Its quick, smooth and its functionality is intuitive. Easy to negotiate, fast to respond and it doesn't leave you hanging which indicates its software has kept the bugs out of its firmware. Guest • Sep 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Sailfish OS icon

    Sailfish OS

    Mobile-optimized with the flexibility, ubiquity and stability of the Linux core and a cutting edge user experience built with the renowned Qt™ platform.

    Free Open Source Self-Hosted

  • Replicant icon


    Replicant is a distribution of Android that is 100% Free Software. Most of Android is licensed freely under the Apache License 2.0. The Linux core is mostly Free...

    Free Open Source Android

  • Windows 10 Mobile icon

    Windows 10 Mobile

    Windows 10 Mobile is a mobile operating system developed by Microsoft. Some features include : Live Tiles, Kid's Corner, Photos + SkyDrive, Rooms. It also allows you...

    Commercial Windows Phone

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    • Dreadful proprietary lockin means Windows Phone doesn't offer anywhere near the same number of apps or user freedom as do Android or CyanogenMod. Hard to find a reason to go for Windows Phone, easy to find reasons to leave. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 5 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Efficient, reliable, does what you need it to do. tylerkellyApr 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Only works on Windows hardware. Its not a replacement to Android. Looking for alternate OS ? Doent this. Guest • Oct 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • iOS icon


    iOS is a mobile operating system developed by Apple Inc. and distributed exclusively for Apple hardware. It is the operating system that powers iPhone, iPad and iPod...

    Free iPhone iPad

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    • iOS only works on iPhone hardware. Android is an operating system, not a physical device. Looking for alternate OS, not to buy a new phone. Also, `free` tag is grossly incorrect. Guest • May 2017 • 14 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Only works on iPhone. Its nos a replacement to Android. Guest • Oct 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • AOKP icon


    AOKP stands for Android Open Kang Project. It is a custom ROM distribution for many Android devices. It is mostly based off of AOSP.

    Free Open Source Android Android Tablet

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  • Plasma Mobile icon

    Plasma Mobile

    Plasma Mobile turns your phone into a fully open hacking device, just like a PC. You can join us to start building new mobile experiences now. Key features: Libre...

    Free Open Source Linux

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    Paranoid Android

    Paranoid Android provides a unique experience and ultimate customization for your Android device. Paranoid Android is a custom ROM aiming to extend the system...

    Free Open Source Android Android Tablet

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    Slim ROM

    Slim ROM is super-lightweight Android ROM for Samsung Galaxy phones, that's aimed at advanced users. Slim is designed to trim the fat down to the bare essentials and...

    Free Android

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Android Comments

better than Windows

Comment by alanwong
about Android and Windows 8 · Nov 2016 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful

i used the windows phone for few days and then realized how good android was. android gives me a better user experience and has better animations, graphics and supports more apps. android gets regular updates too. 10/10 for android.

Comment by vazirified
about Android · May 2017 · Helpful Not helpful -3 Helpful

Name one negative point in comparison to other mobile OSs and I'll turn!

Android is bundled with Google apps that I don't use. I don't use anything google. For this I will never buy Android.