Can Android apps be run on a Symbian 40 device?

Dr.Sunil Vaswani October 24, 2012
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Can Android apps be run on a Symbian 40 device? If yes, how?

  1. Patrick Jackson
    October 29, 2012 at 10:57 am

    You can just see that your app does work on S40 or not as you cannot run Android apps like that!

  2. ReĆ½ Aetar
    October 26, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    There is nothing like symbian 40 , symbian is called s60
    and if you mean s40 (nokia series 40 ) then no you cant run native android apps,

  3. Elzafir Habsjah
    October 25, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    No, never. Forget about it.

  4. Elzafir Habsjah
    October 25, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    I'm sorry, no. Better get a cheap Android phone like the Samsung Galaxy Y for $100 to get familiar with the ecosystem. Then, move up to something in the $300 range of unlocked phones like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Then, if you feel that you need something more, go for the Samsung Galaxy Note II for the screen size and battery life, the Motorola RAZR Maxx HD for the battery life, HTC One X for the build quality, a Sony XPERIA for the camera and desgin, or the Samsung Galaxy S III for the overall compatibility of custom ROMs (since its the most successful high-end Android phone, it will have the best support from indie-developers).

  5. Gravity Dead
    October 25, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    not at the moment
    if in future they will make a emulator or something like that, then it will be a diff. scenario
    but even chances of this type of emulator being coded, is almost equal to zero :|

  6. Dr.Sunil Vaswani
    October 25, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Is there an android simulator for s40 series

    • ha14
      October 25, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      Only phones with reachable BIOS (access to the bootloader) are possible to boot other systems, you would need to modify the input APIs, mostly everything with graphics and input.

      Try Android on Your Nokia Phones
      http://blog.immmooo.com/try-android-on-your-nokia-phones.html
      M1 can run on both S60 5th based phones (5800 XM, N97) and S60 3rd based phones (N96, N95 8GB), touch screen supported.

  7. Timothy Liem
    October 25, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    of course not. Symbian is dead already since Nokia dropped it for the shitty interfaced Windows Phone. and since Symbian is not an Open Source OS, no wonder it's dead.

  8. susendeep dutta
    October 25, 2012 at 10:46 am

    No,Android apps have .apk file extension which is not recognized by any Series 40 phone.So,you can't do it.

  9. Saurabh Banwaskar
    October 25, 2012 at 9:59 am

    No You Can't Because Both Are The Different Platforms !!!

  10. Dimal Chandrasiri
    October 25, 2012 at 9:20 am

    You cannot, unless the application is developed for cross platforms.. or else, you cannot run them!

  11. Aditya Roy
    October 24, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    No Sunil, There is no way that one can run an android app on S40 phone.

  12. Loreson San Juan
    October 24, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    sadly no :(

  13. ayush padia
    October 24, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    I don't have any android.
    so I can't tell you about androids
    But in my opinion I think YES
    So this was my answer

  14. Boni Oloff
    October 24, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    If there is someone that make the ROM, then it is possible, but i think it is not interesting to make it, since the hardware itself is not so good.

    • Gravity Dead
      October 25, 2012 at 5:37 pm

      yeah that's one of the limiting factor
      and don't forget, even the market share of symbian is very less

  15. ha14
    October 24, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    First of all nitdroid project is for Maemo OS, Meego OS based or Nokia's old tablet OS based phones it was Nokia N9 not the N8 where they installed android, other compatible devices are N900 and N950 and the models which they (nitdroid) refer as N8xx are the Nokia N800 and Nokia N810.3
    Second andoid can't be flashed on symbian OS devices.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1608145

  16. Vasudevan M
    October 24, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    By Symbian 40 do you mean Nokia's Series40 OS..? If yes , unfortunately there isn't a way by which you can run Android apps on S40 devices.

    However they can be ported to S40.

    If you are a developer you may want to see this : http://www.developer.nokia.com/Resources/Library/Porting_to_Series_40/#!porting-from-android-to-series-40.html

    Otherwise,You may have to request the developer (of the app which you wanna run on S40) to port the app if possible.

    • Dr.Sunil Vaswani
      October 25, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      Yes Nokia s40 series

  17. Raj Sarkar
    October 24, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Never. Android and Symbian are separated operating systems.

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