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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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Hi,

I have a Samsung Galaxy S9 phone.

On this phone is an app that needs to be open in order to get the most out of the app.

Is there a way to have certain apps on this phone open once the phone is powered on and started up?

Thanks,
Robbie
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I am trying to create an Android contacts app/service that will do the following once every 24 hours:

1 - Get contacts from an XML file on our web server and put them into an array.
2 - Loop through the array, inserting those contacts into the phone's address book.
3 - Delete all the contacts with the same name to stop duplicates.

I have managed to get steps 1 and 2 working correctly, as well as a service that runs every 24 hours. However, I cannot delete contacts with the same name. I've only managed to get it to delete all the contacts on the phone including personal ones etc.

If someone could show me how to delete only contacts with the same display name as those in my XML file, that would be very helpful.

Here is part of my code without any delete functions. This gets the contacts from the XML file and inserts them into the phone successfully.

        String folderPath = "http://mywebsite.co.uk/phonebook.xml";
        String xmlFile = folderPath;
        DocumentBuilderFactory dbFactory = DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance();
        DocumentBuilder dBuilder;

        try
        /// gets the main nodes in the config and saves them to a list
        {

            dBuilder = dbFactory.newDocumentBuilder();
            Document doc = dBuilder.parse(xmlFile);
            doc.getDocumentElement().normalize();
            //System.out.println("Root element is:" + doc.getDocumentElement().getNodeName());
            NodeList mainList = 

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Android Possibilities - Private Use.
Not for google play store.

 i just want to know the possibilities.


WITH ANY PERMISSIONS
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i will install an android app.
i want it to keep running in background 24/7.
and it should help me to make REMOTE phone calls.  and place a mp3 sound.


remote phone call =  it should keep contacting a server. when ever it sees a phone number in API response,   it should make the call and play a pre-recorded voice.   [mp3 file]

 

WITH ANY PERMISSIONS

is it  possible to auto lift an incoming call and play a mp3 voice ?
 

WITH ANY PERMISSIONS

is it possible to dail  2 numbers at once ? [conference call]

WITH ANY PERMISSIONS

is it possible to lift an incoming  call and    add an another number in call ? [conference call ]


-unfortunately, i can't root devices. i wanted to know possibilities for unrooted devices
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I am helping a handicapped person get a phone. They need something to be voice operated for calling and the problem I have with iPhone is that Siri won't let you do some things with the phone locked.  So, I have been looking at using the Alexa App on an Android phone, as I have heard Alexa on an Android is somewhat better at voice commands to place a call and then hang up the call.  One problem with Siri as an example is if you call someone and the call goes to voicemail, Siri will not hang up the phone.  You either have to wait til the voicemail ends, or you have to ask another human to come hang up the phone for you.  

Also, I don't want to leave the phone unlocked. The handicap person is in a nursing home and I don't want other folks having access to the phone and data and what not.

So, is Alexa App on an Android a good option for commanding phone calls without having to unlock and/or touch operate the phone?  

Also, how old of an Android can be used with the Alexa App?  Chances of the phone getting dropped and beat up or broken are high, so I'd rather get a used phone.
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Hi

I have a iPad and I would like to set up a multifactor authentication on the iPad.
But I have a android phone. Please let me know if there is a way of setting this.

Any tutorial will be great.

Many Thanks
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Best audio format to use for RingTones ?

I found some information online about what file types can be used as ringtones and the info is kinda all over the place.
Some say that WAV files can be used as ringtones, some say they have to be converted, some state that file types must be converted to M4R.

Anyone know the real story ?  Is there not one foolproof format that I can convert the audio files to and work on Android and IPhone ?

Thank you,  Any help is appreciated.
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Has anyone ever configured an android tablet that only allows 1 application to run upon login?  

I have a client that is asking for 30 android tables to be configured.  They are going out to patients.   They want the tablet configured to only prompt for a password to login and then only allow web browser usage after logging in with no access to anything else.   Can someone explain how to do this?  I am assuming WiFi will need to be allowed as I am unsure if these tables will come built with 4G or not.  

This is in case they are stolen there is nothing they can do with them otherwise.   I may be tasked with setting up 30 of these.
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I need to find a phone number different from my cell phone that will let me send SMS group texts.

Google voice allows me to have a different phone number than my cell phone but won't let me do group texting.

I need an alternative.

Assistance is greatly appreciated.
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Hi,
I connected by android device to Mac laptop using USB cable.
Opened the chrome://inspect
and set the USB debugging on.
I opened an android app.
But it doesnt show up.
Is there any way to see what network calls the android app is making ?

Thanks
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How do you create a link on a website which opens a mobile app ?
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So I've got a wifi access point here that I am able to connect to with my Huawei Mate 20 Pro. But it seems like the phone is not always actually using the wifi to access the Internet!? I noticed this when I was unable to start Youtube (I've restricted its use to wifi). But if I'm in flight mode and then only enable wifi, it DOES use the access point to access the Internet ( > Youtube works). So why doesn't the phone do this with 4G enabled? Especially since I'm standing right new to the access point.
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We currently use airwatch to manage our Android / Samsung devices. Using airwatch we can reset the password on the devices to stop our sellers using them if they are placed on garden leave etc. So they can no longer contact customers and what not.

We already have licenses to use Intune as we have 365 E3 + EMS licenses, however, not being able to remotely reset the password for mobile phones is stopping us from migrating.

I have read that intune supports password reset via samsung knox, but when we try to reset the password in intune it just comes back saying that it has failed.

Does anyone know of any way to lock down these devices? Wiping the device / work profile isnt really an option for us and we cant seem to do it from either the Google or Samsung account either.

Thanks in advance for any input
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This clipboard management service for Android phones is shutting down in 40 days on May 1st https://www.clippersync.com

Is there any android clipboard manager that can replace this?
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Hi all
I work for a OEM phone vendor. We have a prospective client that wants more RAM in a certain model Android Oreo 8.1 phone to prevent Android’s memory manager from closing the least recently used and RAM-hungriest apps. I propose to provide that by extending the swap partition (thus creating more swap memory) from the existing 0.5GB to 1.5 or better still 2.5GB. The storage is eMMC and there is enough storage (and fast storage) for what I want to do.
Most likely I need to change the partition structure and to do so I expect to have to root the phone. But I also need to be able to “unroot” the phone after. I cannot supply my client with rooted phones. But the other way to do it would be to somehow specify, a swap file (like Windows) on existing partitions. Is that possible? In this way, maybe root is not required? Don’t know.
Either way, additionally, I would like to do this from a command line in order to automate it – hopefully with an MDM/EMM; but that might be “dreaming”.
The volumes are not huge, and therefore, our overseas factory does not want to get involved.
Can anyone help me, please?
Cheers Mikhael
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Hi I have ACT and like to sync my contacts with my Droid Phone, they only way I know is what I have been using.  I sync Act to Deja Office through Companionlink.  This part works great, I can verify all 3,800 contacts sync to the onine Deja Office site.  Problem is when I sync my phone to Deja Office with my Droid it completes, but only gives me 2,300 contacts.  I have uninstalled the service on my Droid, and the same number comes through.
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I published my app to google play and apple store yesterday but I failed build my app today.

Launching lib/main.dart on Android SDK built for x86 in debug mode...
Initializing gradle...
Resolving dependencies...
Running Gradle task 'assembleDebug'...
/Users/michaelkang/AndroidStudioProjects/bethany_app/android/app/src/main/java/io/flutter/plugins/GeneratedPluginRegistrant.java:4: error: package com.github.droibit.flutter.plugins.customtabs does not exist
import com.github.droibit.flutter.plugins.customtabs.CustomTabsPlugin;
                                                    ^
/Users/michaelkang/AndroidStudioProjects/bethany_app/android/app/src/main/java/io/flutter/plugins/GeneratedPluginRegistrant.java:18: error: cannot find symbol
    CustomTabsPlugin.registerWith(registry.registrarFor("com.github.droibit.flutter.plugins.customtabs.CustomTabsPlugin"));
    ^
  symbol:   variable CustomTabsPlugin
  location: class GeneratedPluginRegistrant
2 errors

FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.

* What went wrong:
Execution failed for task ':app:compileDebugJavaWithJavac'.
> Compilation failed; see the compiler error output for details.

* Try:
Run with --stacktrace option to get the stack trace. Run with --info or --debug option to get more log output. Run with --scan to get full insights.

* Get more help at https://help.gradle.org

BUILD FAILED in 2s
Finished with error: Gradle task assembleDebug failed with exit code 1

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I am dealing with an odd issue. Have a user who has about 14,000 contacts. Outlook and OWA both show the correct amount of contacts. The user has a samsung galaxy phone and it will sync most of the contacts and then stop. Going in to account and telling it to sync does nothing more. I have replicated the issue on multiple samsung phones. When I add the same account to an iPhone it syncs all the contacts no problem. I turned on activesync logging for user and I have a copy of the logs but to be honest I am not sure what to even look for in the logs. There is nothing that stands out to me. I found one microsoft document that mentions this issue and the solution was to set ActiveSync mailbox policy to Unlimited. I checked and this setting is already in place (looks to be the default policy). : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2563324/current-issues-with-exchange-activesync-and-third-party-device
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How can I add a specific Google Document to my home screen?

I have a Nexus 6 Android phone that is up-to-date.

The page referenced below appears to have a potential solution to this issue but I have not been able to see choice they are trying to illustrate at top of that page.

Assistance is greatly appreciated.

https://www.google.com/search?q=How+do+I+put+a+google+document+on+my+android+home+screen?&newwindow=1&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=Q9M651_g-FTfgM%253A%252CJYlDMFmggn28ZM%252C_&usg=AI4_-kTOREqFFAidydsaiI8dcO3g-yOefQ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj6rvXHnN_gAhVBG6wKHSTfCusQ9QEwAHoECAYQBg#imgrc=Q9M651_g-FTfgM:
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Dear all,

I have a dynamic picker in xamarin forms where I have an entry before I realize then when entering data in the entry and go to the picker, picker data is opened twice.
How to solve this issue?

Thank you
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I want to live my android screen to display on my gridcontrol in c#. I think we can use  'adb screenrecord ' but I don't know how to create and send video streaming. thank you in advance.
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Hi,

I have an Android phone (Samsung Galaxy A3) which is connected to our network's WiFi.

There is a printer; (HP PageWide Pro 477dw), which is connected on our wired network.

Two apps have been installed on this phone;

1. Microsoft Outlook application
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.office.outlook&hl=en_IE
2. HP Print Service Plugin
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hp.android.printservice

Email has been synced with Microsoft Office 365 and Outlook 2016 on network connected PCs.

I have logged in successfully to the Microsoft Outlook application on the Android phone and can access, send and receive emails.

The problem is that there is no option to print emails or to highlight an attachment in email and click print.

When viewing pictures from gallery and web pages through Google on the Android phone, there is the option for print and printing works successfully.

Is there a way of printing emails from the Outlook application on Android phones or if not, then what other alternative would there be?

Thanks,
Robbie
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I am developing a PWA that requires a variable containing the users authentication key to passed to the installed version when the user adds the application to their home screen.

The android version maintains cookies and session ccokies in the install, but IOS loses cookies, session variables, querystrings and any other means of transferring the key to the app when it is installed.

Is there a way to get round this sandboxing of the installed app to save users having to login again once they have installed the app on IOS?
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Gmail not working with Outlook. I have set Gmail to use IMAP but it is still not loading email into Outlook. I have tried on a desktop and mobile. Anyone had luck?
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Hello,

we are using Mobile Device Manager Plus MSP. Our goal is to get mobile devices that are secure with no unwanted app and no change of system settings. The devices have only company email access. The phones are company owned so no BYOD.
For us the Kiosk mode was a proper solution for this.

Now we have 2 problems with email.
Since Android 8 Gmail seams to be the default email-config-setup app. So if you push the active sync settings and MDM will setup the password it will always open Gmail.
How can we change this or is there a work around?

We don't want to use the Gmail App, because the accounts settings are "open". This means you can add other private mail accounts.
So the other question is, what are other (enterprise) Mail Apps than can be configured with only the company active sync server?

Maybe the Mail App will also solve the first question :)

Thank you.
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Need a free tool kit to fix the "Unfortunately, Android System has stopped" problems.  I got this error message on my Samsung Galaxy Note 5 when I try to send any photos from Galaxy - by hitting "share".  

I have tried dr.phone  (didn't pay) but it didn't even work for US based phones. I'd appreciate suggestions on any proven working tool kits that can fix this problem. Free ones preferred since I just use it once. Hope you can also give some instruction or procedures for fixing the problem.

Thanks

Ze
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Android

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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++).