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A mobile operating system developed by Google. Use this tag for products that run any version of the Android operating system.

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Smartphones under $100 for Android Development

I am looking for a smartphone that I can use for testing and developing my Android app on. Any Android version above 2.3 is okay and any screen size is good. I currently have a Nexus 7 and want ...
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Android ebook reader

I am looking for a new Android e-book reader. The primary requirements: OS: Officially supports Android v6. Weight: < 300gr, preferably < 250gr Price: < $250 Dimensions: not large (roughly ...
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What's a good life-proof Android phone?

I'm quite a clumsy person and so for me phone durability is one the most important aspects for choosing a phone. Functionally the phone should be a standard high-end phone: Decent photos Responsive ...
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Small but performant phone, rootable to latest Android

I dropped my Nexus 5 because it was so large, it was perilous to handle with one hand (whenever a notification comes, swiping from the top is a pain). I am looking for a phone with these strong ...
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What general purpose Android (non-telephone) pocket devices are currently available?

For a couple years I had a Samsung Galaxy Player. It was classified as an MP3 player for insurance purposes, as it didn't have telephone functionality, but it was a fully capable Android device ...
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Are there other x86 Android phones than the Asus Zenfone?

I've been looking for an Android phone with an x86 processor. I've googled a lot, searched online and physical retailers, etc, but so far I've only been able to find the Asus Zenfone. I'm looking ...
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Small, high quality Android phone

I hate large smartphones. Currently, I use the iPhone 4S, but it's starting to show its age, having become more and more unusable with recent iOS updates. I am looking for an Android phone with the ...
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Android tablet to be used for single dedicated purpose

I have been developing a piece of software that is essentially a web-based GUI interface that configures equipment that will be used in outdoor/field environments (over a wifi network created by the ...
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Wearables for tracking heart rate

Recently I started a study on long term context of a user. For that I concentrate on Android Wear specifically; I am looking into heart rate sensors. My goal is to map the users heart rate over a ...
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Android phone under $180 with great specs

I'm looking for a great android phone with awesome specs, but in a tight budget of under $180(may go a little over). Here is a list of things I want it to include: compatible with micro SD card uses ...
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Android Phone with Long Battery Life under Heavy Data Usage

I tend to use my phone as almost a mini-laptop. What that means is, I use a lot of data whether it's web browsing, looking at funny pictures, streaming music/videos, using Skype, etc. On my previous ...
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Android Tablet for long time usage

I am looking for an Android tablet which can easily run multiple weeks or even months while being hooked up to a power source. I want to use the tablet for automatically taking screenshots of ...
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Android phone with removeable battery, SD Card, USB Host/OTG for ~100 - $150

I'm looking for a new or gently used phone for the first time in a while. They all seem to look alike, and the features I care about are not well advertised. I have an AT&T Note 4, which is not ...
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Rooted Android phone

I naively originally thought the title's request would be too vague, considering the hundreds of different Android smart phones out there, but I'm having trouble finding one that comes rooted. In ...
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What are some good mobile credit card readers?

I along with my friends are starting up a second-hand book store. So, we want a portable mobile credit card reader, which is easy on the pocket (as we are a startup, we would be able to shell not ...
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Low cost Android tablets with high quality screens

I bought several inexpensive new 7″ and 10″ Android tablets from different manufacturers. The screens on all of them are quite poor. You have to look at them at just the right angle to get a ...
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Small LineageOS phone, either cheap or rugged

I'm searching for a phone which meets those requirements: Either below $100, or rugged (that is, I want to minimize cost of use. And I tend to drop things) No larger than 4.5", but the smaller the ...
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Better battery for a Galaxy S4 Mini?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini phone, and the stock battery doesn't usually last me the full day. Do 3rd party batteries work well? Is there any battery that has a longer life than the stock battery?
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Pure Android device with 2GB+ RAM in the size of an iPhone SE?

My current device is Moto X (2013), the dimensions are perfect. I am surprised to see that Android does not offer many options in that dimension, I was unable to find any of the phones in the local ...
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Non-generic power adapters with barrel connectors with 2.5 mm OD and 0.8 mm ID for Chinese tablets?

A lot of Chinese tablets (and probably some others as well) use a barrel connector instead of microUSB to charge. They all seem to use the standard size of 2.5 mm OD (outside diameter) and 0.8 mm ID (...
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RAM recommendation for Android Development [closed]

I am developing an Android app and have a couple physical devices, however to maximize compatibility with user's potential devices I want to run virtual machines. Currently I have 8 GB's of RAM and ...
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Large battery Android phone, able to charge other devices

I need a really large battery Android phone. It should be able to charge other devices using it's own battery power. It must run a relatively new version of Android (4.3 or newer). It must also cost ...
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First time smartphone buyer: Looking for a good phone for occasional use and testing Android Apps

I've never had a smartphone before, but since I started Android development I thought it would be beneficial to have a physical device -- the emulator has some limitations. I do plan to make this ...
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Is there any more modern slider form factor smartphone?

I just can't get used to smartphones without a physical keyboard. A couple years ago I obtained Sony Xperia Mini Pro, which at the time was the last slider phone released. I'm still using it, but it'...
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A smartphone with an unlockable bootloader (Sept 2017 edition)

I'm looking for a smart phone. Requirements unlockable bootloader, excluding the method described as 'bad' below. compatible with micro SD card compatible with LineageOS or Replicant (modem works, ...
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Cheap Android watch with at least 24 hour battery life

I bought the cheapest that Amazon has and found that the battery only lasted a few hours. I would prefer to charge once a week, might accept once per day, but no less. No fancy features are ...
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Spec's for Eclipse and Android Studio

Hi I want to purchase a two in one laptop for college to bring around programming. I took a screenshot of the specs that it has. I googled and researched the specs needed for the IDEs Eclipse and ...
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Budget android phone with proper autofocus(<$200)

I'm looking for a half-decent android phone with an emphasis on camera quality and autofocus. The main reason I want a cheap phone like this is for scanning 2D barcodes(Not QR Codes) with the camera. ...
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Android 10.1" tablet that supports Android 5.1 (or Cyanogenmod 12.1) or higher

I am looking to replace an ASUS Transformer (TF101). I like the 10.1" form factor as I use it for watching videos more than I use it as an eReader. One of the features I liked about the Transformer ...
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USB hub with standalone charging support

Background: I am a android developer. In some phases of the development process I have to look how the layouts/app looks on different phones. Therefore you can attach all phones to a usb-hub and ...
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Which tablet with a lot of sensors (proximity, pressure,...)?

I have to buy a tablet for a research project. During the project I have to collect sensor and user inputs of the tablet (The goal is to predict the attention level of the user with machine learning). ...
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Tablet for movie watching: ZTE SPro2 or Yoga tab 3?

I don't have a TV because I think they are ugly and require too much space. I like the idea of packing away the screen so it's not always there, in plain sight. However I still like to watch films, so ...
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Suggest me 10 or more inch Tablet with removable battery

I don't know how to search for tablets with removable battery. If I choose tablets in gsmarena search using tablet by features, it doesn't give me option for replaceable battery. Can you suggest me ...
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x86 Android phone powerful enough to be used for basic desktop tasks?

With things like Maru OS, Complete Linux Installer and non-root Debian out there, I see more and more people plugging their phone into an external monitor, pairing a bluetooth keyboard and mouse, and ...
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Android smartphone with SD and FM

I was all set to buy the One Plus 5 but realised that it doesn't support SD cards or have an FM radio. I looked at the Xiaomi Mi6 as well but that's similarly hobbled. Can anyone recommend a decent ...
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Easy-to-use Android phone

I'm looking for a smartphone for an elderly person who is familiar with PCs (and is a long-time Linux user), but has not used a mobile phone before. They tried a basic phone¹ and found the screen too ...
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Best Android phone for £150 or less?

I currently have a Moto G (1st Gen) and have been very happy with it. I like its durability and unadulterated version of Android. My only gripes are the lack of storage (8GB) and the weak camera (5MP)....
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What is a good smartphone if I primarily care about solid function and future support?

It seems like almost every phone coming out these days make only the most incremental changes to the actual capabilities of the phone, instead focusing on making a better fashion statement or a better ...
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I am looking for recomendation for tablet-like device for personalized software

I need personalized software for myself and I am looking for a dedicated tablet-like device to run this software. Software would be mostly CRUD applications for objects made mostly from text and ...
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Car Radio with Android

I'm searching for a Car Radio with Android as a complete system. The Car Radio should support USB-Debugging via the PC. Is there such a Car Radio? Thanks.
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Programmable bluetooth button for Android and iOS

I'm trying to develop a mobile app that use physical bluetooth button to interact with the app and invoke one (or more) functions. I found two possible solutions Use media button and emulate media ...
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Devices which support WiFi RTT (Round Trip Time, 802.11mc)?

I'm developing an app which will use the new Android P feature to track indoor positioning (RTT, Round Trip Time). Here is some documentation about that. The technical name of this protocol is 802....
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Android device (phone/tablet) that has a display that can be easily viewed in direct sunlight

I am looking for an Android device that has a display that can be easily viewed in direct bright sunlight. I have tried several high-end cell phones, and they are all challenging to read in bright ...
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Replacement for Moto X 2nd gen (2014)

SO, I really love my Moto X 2, and it still work very well, but it's starting to get a little old... the battery doesn't last as much as it did, and the 2GB of RAM is starting to get a little cramped. ...
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Inexpensive Electronic Task Board

I'm looking for something inexpensive to use as an electronic task board mounted on the wall in a house spending under or close to $50 if possible. Preferably a 7" screen minimum. 3" seems to small. ...
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ARM Tablet 9"-13" totally free/open-source from bootloader up capable of running standard Debian Linux [duplicate]

I am looking for a tablet that can run a standard mainline blob-free Linux kernel, and has open firmwares/drivers for the at least the DMA-capable built-in peripherals. The bootloader must be open-...
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Stock Android phone with IR and FM radio

Important: 5" size (5.5" is problematic for pockets and hands). CAT 4 LTE or better with bands 3/7/20 (1800/2600/800MHz). Almost a given today, but 64bit CPU. 3+GB RAM. 16+GB flash ROM. SD card slot, ...
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Stock Android phone in 2017

I'm looking for a new Android phone to replace my current Nexus 5. It should be similar in size (the Nexus 5 is 137.8 by 69.2 mm, so a screen diagonal of about 5 inches) - I don't like the trend ...
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Budget phone with NFC

I'm looking to buy a smartphone in the U.S. that has NFC and clean Android (i.e., no bloatware). I'm also looking for a phone that is reasonably priced and that has a decent processor. I know these ...
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In 2022, which phone is the closest to Stock Android? i.e. What surpassed Android One?

Android One was a program that featured a list of phones with Stock Android. But since the program has been pretty much dead since 2021, which phone can replace it? That is, which phone nowadays is ...
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