Android

Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Android's user interface is based on direct manipulation, using touch gestures that loosely correspond to real-world actions, such as swiping, tapping and pinching, to manipulate on-screen objects, along with a virtual keyboard for text input. In addition to touchscreen devices, variants of Android are also used on notebooks, game consoles, digital cameras, televisions, automobiles and other electronics. Applications are usually developed in Java programming language using the Android software development kit (SDK), but other development environments are also available, including Delphi, Ruby and Visual Studio (using C++).

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What are your favorite smartphone apps?

Calendar, Gmail, Google Drive, SNote, and Etsy. Basically, all the practical apps that keep me organized and on top of things. I was using a sleep app to monitor my cycles, but I've decided to just stop sleeping.
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Do you remember the explosion of SAMSUNG Galaxy Note 7 last year? It is the only smartphone which is not allowed to bring on an airplane.

In last month, SAMSUNG Galaxy Note 7 has been relaunched in South Korea and its name has been changed to SAMSUNG Galaxy Note FE (Fan Edition).

Will you buy it?

https://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-FE-Fan-Edition-Review_id4381
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https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/1000-sonicspy-apps-spread-fresh/

An active Android-focused spyware family called SonicSpy has burst on the scene after being found lurking within 1,000 mobile apps, some found in Google Play.

Lookout Security researchers Michael Flossman found that SonicSpy can manipulate a victim's device via 73 remote instructions, including the ability to silently record audio, take photos with the camera, make outbound calls, send text messages to attacker specified numbers, and retrieve information such as call logs, contacts and information about Wi-Fi access points.
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Please provide me with a list of the best dashboard mounts for Samsung Galaxy S8 cell phone.

I need to use a dashboard mount and can't use a windshield or air vent mount.
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Hi,

I'm currently looking at building a small basic app that a few of my customers are looking for, however they all want it as their own unique app so I will need to whitelabel each release from one core set of code, instead of managing several different sets of code / apps.

All companies will have the exact same app features (which are very basic), however I will need to change the 'logo', 'app name' and 'main UI color' for each release.

Swift / iOS and Android Studio seem to have their own 'Whitelabel Management' feature so that you can have one code base and release variable releases from the code base.

So, you build one core app, and then you can release different builds with the variable settings.

QUESTIONS
01 - Has anyone ever used this approach before, and if so do you have any advice?
02 - Is anyone aware of any software (outside of Swift and Android Studio) that will manage code like this, as I might go the Hybrid approach with React Native.

Thank you in advance for your help.
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Need Google play store apk installer to download for android mobile
somehow it got corrupt and am unable to open google play store in android mobile.
wanted to reinstall .. pls share the installer if its available ...
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Hi,

We our site with secured "https:" for our internal stuff.  We use android and IOS to connect to it.  However we have 1 user that  has an android and they try to connect they get a message "Cannot establish a secure connection with the server.  This can be a problem with the server or maybe a need of a certificate of the client don't have".  Yet all others works ok.

What can be happening to the device that causes  this error?

Thank you in advance.
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Is there any free apps that can set the time allowed to open the games installed on the tablet while allowing my kids to access any function of apps on it ?

Thx
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What are the best auto windshield mounts for a Samsung Galaxy S8 cell phone?
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Is it possible to direct my Android chrome browser to my TV through the chromecast ? Beside, is there any solution to game play on Android to my TV

Thx
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Hi,

moto 4g plus android makes noise while taking photo. how to mute while taking photo. please advise
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I need to download a sharepoint file to Android.  I know how to easily download files to android from repositories which does not need any kind of authentication.

But Sharepoint being an authenticated system, I need to understand how I can achieve this programmatically.

I know about jshare which is a paid solution. I do not want to go for a paid solution. But I would like to have a free program solution for this.

Any help is much appreciated.
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Hello,

I made an app in Delphi Seattle.
The app sends an email to the user.
For this I deploy libcrypto.so and libssl.so.

Interestingly so far it worked well under Android 5 and 6 too, but now I noticed that it works well only with 5 but not with 6 and 7,

The error message is:

Error!
[EldOSSLCouldNotLoadSSLLibrary]
Could not load SSL library.

I read that starting with Android 6 Marshmallow, Google no longer supports OpenSSL on Android.

The question is what should I do so as the Android 6 and 7 users would get my email.

Thank you very much.
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Any recommend for a cheap / reliable Andriodi tablet used only for viewing internet video and connect to my TV with HDMI interface ?

I have a old tablet with USB port connect to my TV using usb-HDMI cable. It seems that the signal loss occasionally and it can't fix to the TV properly. Just want to buy a new one which can serve this purpose.

Thx
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is android programming a good choice or python?
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Dear,
I would like to  implement the usage of the Exchange shared mailbox(es) with OWA for Android or Outlook for Android. I do not find any doc related to this. I would like absolutely to avoid creating Public folders instead of using the native Exchange Shared mailboxes functionality.
The important thing is that we are using Exchange 2016 on premises and NOT Office 365 with Exchange in the cloud.
Any help would be really appreciated.

If it's not possible with the application OWA for android or Outlook for Android , then the less wanted solution would be to use the https://exc.<domainname>/owa hyperlink. If this is the only solution, I would like to know step by step how to setup this on the Android OS.

Thanks a lot.
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Hi, I have a digital art project I'm currently a part of, and I really need a long line with no gaps. As you can see below, there are gaps in between every em dash I put. ↓↓↓

————————————————

It is also important to note that I am doing this project on my phone; therefore, solutions available for Android phones will be highly appreciated.

Please reply soon, because the due date for this project is close. Thank you. :)
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I'm working on a simple xamarin android app, that allows to display a responsive web site, and receive push notifications.

Webview seems to have some limitations on Xamarin, so I used the following workaround (https://github.com/GabLeRoux/xamarin-android-webview-upload) based on the following comments (https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/3259/cannot-override-webviewclient-class-for-file-upload-support) in order to get html upload button work as expected.

Everything goes well, until I migrate push notifications from GCM to FCM. After that the webview, returns to work as the beginning.

Basically, the html upload button does not open a file chooser dialog, and don't raise any error. It simply does nothing.

Following is the code I'm using on the web activity.

I'm using Xamarin.Android 7.3, and VS 2015.

Any help is welcome.

using System;
using Android.Runtime;
using Android.Views;
using Android.App;
using Android.Content;
using Android.OS;

using Android.Webkit;
using Android.Widget;



namespace sigese
{
    [Activity(Label = "WebActivity")]
    public class WebActivity : Activity
    {


        IValueCallback mUploadMessage;
        private static int FILECHOOSER_RESULTCODE = 1;
        protected override void OnCreate(Bundle bundle)
        {
            base.OnCreate(bundle);
            SetContentView(Resource.Layout.WebLayout);

            ActionBar.Hide();

            var username = Intent.GetStringExtra("username");
            var password 

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What technology will not last?:
Anything that Google puts out that is not related to Search, Advertising, Chrome browser, Apps for work, err, I mean gSuite or Android.   Most anything else is not worth trying to learn or grasp because just after you adopt it's gone.  Voice, Talk, Hangouts, Messenger - Pick one dammit!  I'm so confused.
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
I have worked with many smaller businesses from professional offices, universities, regional home builders, remodeling companies, insurance, small teaching studios, hospitals, and retail.   A couple of things that really stands out for those that are successful are focusing and going all in.    

For any of these that tried something by testing the waters with a toe dip, they end up failing and never had a chance of success.  For any that went "all in", there was success.  

I worked with 3 start ups that branched off from the same place to go on their own.  Two where gun shy, didn't put enough effort into marketing and ended up blowing whatever money they did put in. The third acted as if they were taking over the region and their marketing efforts reflected that.  This company went to $10MM in sales within a couple of years.    Probably closer to home for many, try taking Google's offer for free initial $100 in PPC ads and keep that budget for a few months.  Your going to fail.  Now try to dominate in your market and for many micro local businesses, that is going to mean spending $1,000 to $5,000 monthly on PPC.  Assuming they have a good system to keep people in the funnel moving towards a sale, they will succeed.  There is a point where you are just pissing into the wind throwing your  money out and no return.  

With many of these Google products, to the outsider, it feels like they do not go all in.  Inbox for instance.  It's a nice front end, but you can't use it 100% as is, you have to use the gmail interface.  Google+, I feel was not focused. They tried to do too many things at once with it.  A business was forced to have a g+ account, which took over for Google local and that alone was very confusing.  I did not like that aspect of it, but did enjoy the groups that were for development. It was a good way to learn about new items.  

My point with Google is, if they are going to put something out, go all in or go back to labs and say it is not a full fledged product yet and may never be.  When it is ready to come out of beta/labs, then go all in and dominate like they have the ability to.  Instead, it feels like they throw a bunch of stuff against the wall to see what sticks with no conscience to those that tried to adopt.
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> or go back to labs
  I meant, go back to using the now defunct Google Labs
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Free Tool: Port Scanner
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Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

What's the best Android Tablet on the current market?   Looking similar to ipad pro 10.5 512mb.
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What would be a serious competitor (non-apple) to iPad Pro 512GB WiFi+Cellular
A1709 exact model.
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I have a client whose company has a specific office 365 account for contacts only. The entire company adds contacts to it and it has ~7850 contacts in it. No one has problems syncing to this account on their phone for contacts except for one user. He complains that his sync is completed but his phone shows only 7650 contacts, missing about 200. His Outlook on his PC is showing 7850.

I have had him remove the account and re-add it. I removed the account from the mobile devices list in 365 admin and had him restart his phone to re-sync completely, it leads to the same number when done.  I also checked and he has full access to every contact and group.

When done syncing he says he does have the latest contacts added as well but is concerned about the number shown. He is using a Samsung Galaxy S7, while others using the same phone do not have the issue.

I changed the account on his phone to sync only contacts from this specific account, hoping that it would fully sync, but that did not fix it either.

At this point I can't tell if it is an issue regarding the number his phone is showing or if his account is actually not syncing all contacts.
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Dear all, I cannot find any iso maker apk in android devices. Any specific reason for that.
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Hi
I m developing  mini qemu like VM for Android device .
Any suggestion how to go through.Any starting point of atleast 1000 line code only
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i have set a wifi hotspot from my android mobile its 2 Mbps speed but when i trying to browse internet from mc70 the speed is very slow.
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Android

Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Android's user interface is based on direct manipulation, using touch gestures that loosely correspond to real-world actions, such as swiping, tapping and pinching, to manipulate on-screen objects, along with a virtual keyboard for text input. In addition to touchscreen devices, variants of Android are also used on notebooks, game consoles, digital cameras, televisions, automobiles and other electronics. Applications are usually developed in Java programming language using the Android software development kit (SDK), but other development environments are also available, including Delphi, Ruby and Visual Studio (using C++).