Android ROM

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Android ROM

(Android Read Only Memory) A file containing the executable instructions (a system image) of an Android OS and affiliated apps. The "stock ROM" comes installed on the phone or tablet, while a "custom ROM" comes from a third party. The custom ROM is either a uniquely modified OS, such as Cyanogen, or a stock version made available for older devices or for new devices before the vendor release date. See CyanogenMod.

Flashing the ROM
Flashing a ROM means installing the system image into the device's internal flash memory. Flash memory holds the Android's firmware, the same as most other portable devices with an embedded OS.

Change the Meaning Altogether
A ROM is a read-only-memory chip that provides unalterable storage of programs and data. However, an Android ROM is entirely replaceable. See ROM, Android recovery image and Android rooting.
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The rollout is slated to begin April 12 via a ROM upgrade.
It also comes with a rechargeable lithium ion battery, Flash ROM upgrade and a built in USB port.
It will be available through a combination of ROM Upgrade and RAM installable applications.
The AlphaSmart 2000 IrDA Upgrade Kit, which includes the required lens and ROM upgrade, will be available in October for all AlphaSmart 2000 keyboards at a list price of $30.
A free online ROM upgrade is required for the iPAQs.
July 21st, 1999 - VST - DVD ROM Upgrade Kit for the new PowerBook G3
5, 1999--Continuing to deliver the latest handheld computing software to its customers, Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE:CPQ) announced today a Windows CE handheld PC (H/PC) ROM upgrade for the Compaq C-Series family of handheld computers -- the 810, 2010c and 2015c.
o Migration: Easy migration support for Android ROM upgrades.
WPA and WPA-PSK are only supported on Windows Mobile Second Edition as well as on some ROM upgrades of the original Windows Mobile -- users will need to check with the manufacturer of their device to see if WPA support is available.
Depending on configuration, the new master processor incorporates features such as Flash ROM upgrades, built-in music-on-hold input, external page output, 2 serial ports and a 10/100 base T connector for future use.