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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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Barcode or 2D-Code scanner for Android, capable of scanning from displays

We’re implementing an access control system where people bring a code, printed or on a smartphone (their choice), to get access. We are free in the choice of code system, as long as it’s capable of ...
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What Android phone can install unmovable apps on SD card?

Many heavy apps which plays an important role in productivity are unmovable to SD card by default: Word, Google Maps, Google Sheet, Tick Tick, Dropbox, OneDrive. I've tried to follow Is there a way to ...
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android bedside alarm clock

I once had an archos 35 home connect android alarm clock and I want sth. like that again. I know the xoro and orbsmart products, anything else? It should be the combination of a cheap android phone ...
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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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Cheapest unlocked 4G Android phone in the UK (October 2017)

In the US I was able to buy a Tracfone for $20 (4G Android) - it's locked to the mobile carrier. I would like to buy some super cheap 4G Android phone in the UK, preferably that is unlocked. I'm ...
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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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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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Stock Android phone

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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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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Android tablet with pen input

I'm looking for a tablet with pen input running a recent version of Android. The main purpose would be taking notes on PDF lecture slides during lectures at university. I would not use it to listen to ...
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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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Android TV box like Sunvell T95Z

I'm looking for an Android TV box recommendation. I found this one: TV Box Sunvell T95Z Plus but the last review I saw was from January and I don't know if there is anything better than Sunvell T95Z ...
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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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Looking for a Small Used/New End User Android phone with Minimal Bloatware under $200

Good afternoon, I'm looking to buy an older flagship touchscreen model smartphone, as my primary phone, and I would like to know your opinions and recommendations on what I should look for. My price ...
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Pocket-sized Android phone with big battery and good camera

I need an Android phone for long bicycle trips. Requirements in order of importance: Long battery lifetime (at least 12 hours with frequent GPS & camera usage, the longer the better) Small ...
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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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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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Which smartwatches have autorestart timers?

Please advise of any smartwatches that have timers that autorestart features namely where dismiss and reset are in one swipe and swipes are required or how certain smartwatch alarms can achieve such. ...
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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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hands-free Android NFC reader

I am looking for an Android device with NFC reader capabilities, which must be rugged (professional outdoor use) and possibly leaving the operator with free hands. My first choice would be a ...
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Dual screen support on Android tablet

I am looking for a solution using hardware and/or software to display content which is split into two LCD screens side-by-side (like in desktop systems with two monitors) for Android tablet. There ...
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Micro USB splitting cable that allows charging and reads standard USB simultaneously (Samsung Tab S2)

I recently bought the Galaxy Tab S2, 9.7" (T813; Android Marshmallow) thinking I could simultaneously charge it and read files from a standard USB drive using a cable such as one found here.   ...
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Android HTML5 pocket printer

What I’m looking for is a device which consists of a smartphone-like interface and a small printer. The smartphone part should provide a capacitive touch screen a HTML5-capable browser network ...
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Battery case with data throughput

I have a Nexus 5X, that I use to connect to my drone with the DJI Go app. I plug my phone into the drone's remote controller through the USB C port on my phone. (Same concept as plugging into a ...
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Android tablet with 10+ inch screen, 2 or 4 gb ram, GPS and 3/4G recommendation

So I wanna buy a tablet that is the closest to these specs: 10 to 11.6 inch screen Android 5.1 or above. Dual boot tablets (with ability to run Windows as well) are also okay At least 2 GB of RAM GPS ...
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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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Screen replacement for Nexus 5X

I believe this is on-topic as per https://hardwarerecs.meta.stackexchange.com/a/266/1 (it's a bigger electronic part). I'm up for debate on it, though. I have a Nexus 5X, and I just broke the screen. ...
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External android compass

I recently bought a new android phone to get a bigger screen, thinking about using it for VR too. However, I found out it doesn't have a compass (I didn't even think it was mandatory). Even though I ...
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Asus Zenpad S 8.0 vs Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 - Travel

I am in the market for an android tablet, I am mostly rounded down to an 8" model (though not 100% on this) . Looking at the Asus Zenpad s 8.0 or the Galaxy S2 8.0 My primary uses will be watching ...
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Micro USB Drive for use with Android smartphone

I recently bought a Moto X (second gen) Android smartphone. It came with 16 GB inbuilt storage, but no SD card slot. I still have a lot of storage left, but I can imagine myself running out in the ...
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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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Homeautomation Dashboard (Tablet / Wallmount)

I'm a programmer building my own Homeautomationsystem. I'm looking for some sort of tablet which I can mount to a wall and use to display information as well control things. The software I planed to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...