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Smartphones

A smartphone or smart phone is a mobile phone with an advanced mobile operating system that combines features of a personal computer operating system with other features useful for mobile or handheld use. They typically combine the features of a cell phone with those of other popular mobile devices, such as personal digital assistant (PDA), media player and GPS navigation unit. Most smartphones can access the Internet, have a touchscreen user interface, can run third-party apps, music players and are camera phones. Most Smartphones produced from 2012 onwards also have high-speed mobile broadband 4G LTE internet, motion sensors, and mobile payment mechanisms.

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On some Android Devices when a subscriber receives an SMS message parts of the plain text message get hyperlinked to other apps such as the dialer and Google Maps on other devices the same message does not get linked.  

I understand that different manufactures and even different models from the same manufacturer may include different versions of apps or even different apps for the same task.  What I can't find any where is how to control (if one can) this linking activity so that a numeric such "18-1234567" is not mapped to the dialer and the text "Loc: 123 smith St, Somewhere NY 100012" is mapped to the Google App Map or Waze.  

TIA for any insight you all might have..
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I have a Nexus 6 Android phone with Android 7.1.1

When I purchased the phone some years ago it was important to have an unlocked phone as well as what they called stock Android.

At the time I understood this to mean that you could use the SIM card from any carrier and that the software included with the stock Android was not tied to any particular carrier.

I have a lot of apps on this phone and it seems to run out of battery power pretty quick. I would like to stick unlocked phones with stock Android if possible, but have a better option in terms of stability, battery life, and a fast camera.

All suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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How do you root a BLU studio G phone?
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After installing MobilePass (a 2FA/OTP app for use with Checkpoint
VPN), it has required my Android phone to enter a PIN : previously
I just need to swipe the screen.

The issue is: since MobilePass app is installed, all my various
Whatsapp groups don't give a sound/alert even if I set custom
notifications.  However, the new whatsapp messages will still
pop up (if I set a custom notification).

I would like the sound notifications for new messages at set
by custom notifications.

My Android Note 4 is not managed by MDM
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I'm looking for an iPhone app/service that will make all outgoing phone calls originate from another phone number.

This way all calls that I place on my iPhone X will display this other phone number on the caller ID screen of the person I am calling so that I won't reveal my iPhone X phone number.

This is something that Google Voice used to do until June 1, 2018 (due to the Google Voice app no longer integrating with cell phone providers like it used to).

What apps or services will allow this to be done?
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I have a new pulldown on my phone, as well as a blue box with Boost on it that pops up now and again. I can't find anything in apps, or in apps under settings.

Screenshot attached, anyone know how I can get rid of this? It seems to be wanting me to install the app.

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I've created a PWA app on https and its working great on android
When you visit the website, it asks to add to home screen, and after this it loads in full screen - all good with android!

With iOS it doesn't show a prompt to add to home screen.
I've tried with safari
Is there anyway possible to get this working where notifies user to add to homescreen on iOS ?
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We currently have 200 android tablet devices in a CLOUD only environment, no on prem.

What i would like to do is for the tablets to have restricted internet access, what is the best way to do this? Do not want any app installation or the use of a subscription such as openDNS where there is a cost associated to it. Cant use free as there are restriction on additional entries (may be wrong)

Anyway, would love help with this and what I can do to achieve this, as I said we are cloud based and using MerakiSM MDM to manage these. Step by Step would also be appreciated.

Thanks

John
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Hi all
We have a number of Android tablets, some of which are misbehaving. I need to be able to save (or send) the system logs (and maybe dmesg as well, if poss) continuously to the removeable SD card, or alternately, to send the logs out to an FTP server. Can someone help me do this please? I will not be able to "root" the devices.
Thanks in advance
Michael
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I have an application called Clipper installed  on my LG Smartphone. It syncs with my Samsung  tablet. It stores all clippings loosely and securely stores my hundreds of usernames  and passwords.

My crappy Smartphone is having serious problems,  so I am entertaining the thought of wiping it and Reset to Factory Settings.
Will the synced copy of Clipper on my tablet survive if I wipe the phone?
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I looking for suggestions for our on-call after hours clinicians.

We currently have a business need where a rotation of 10 users needs to be contacted on a rotating but changing schedule. We need to be able to route call the users personal, business and home phones. Additionally, we'd like to be able to text or message users if necessary.

What program or application are you guys using for on-call or after hours support?
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Support the build.gradle configured with compileSdkVersion 25. Should the dependencies be run in same version, ie 'com.android.support:appcompat-v7:25.4.0'  ?


In resource\XML, there is 28 - 25 to choose from. Does it mean the android apps will be test to run under api 25 - 28 ?

Can I say my Android app will be compiled in v25 and will be tested in platform 25 - 28 ?

Thx
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I am new to Samsung phones. I have a new S8 (running Android Oreo) and I want to be sure my notes can be restored if needed.

When I go to Setting > Cloud and Accounts > Samsung Cloud it shows Samsung Notes have synced but if I go to Notes > Settings > Import Data > (and select from google drive or Samsung account) I get the message: "No Memo data in Samsung account"

I don't have many notes yet so I can delete them and restore them to test it but how do I access the data to restore it? When I go to import data why does it say No Memo data?

Thanks,
PR
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I need an Android App that will suppress any ringing on my phone, allow the playing of a Voice message advising the caller to unblock their number (Ie: Enable Caller ID) and call again.

Ideally, there would be no ring on my phone by calls without caller ID enabled and they would automatically get rejected and given the opportunity to leave a voice mail with a return number.

This would take care of 95% of the spam/scam calls & SMS's that I receive.

I do engage in the occasional scam baiting, so I'd like to have the option of letting those calls through occasionally when I'm in the mood, but for the most part, I want all private numbers blocked.

Anyone know of such an App?

Edit: Please also see my comment here: https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29111040/NEED-HIGH-LEVEL-cellular-system-design-engineer-developer-to-answer-please.html#a42636117
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Hi everyone. I have an Android 7 device. It's not rooted. I need a file manager/utility that allows me to view the files & folders of the root directory; specifically the System and Data partitions. I don't need 'Write' permissions, just Read-Only. I want to copy some files. In other words, I don't want to root the device. I just need read-only access. I would prefer a file manager type app but I'm open to other methods.

I have tried Solid Explorer. It shows the System Partition but not the Data partition. Thanks.
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Hi,

We have an Amazon Fire 7 tablet.

The plan is to use the Fire 7 tablet as a device to display information.

The problem is that when the tablet goes to sleep or runs out of power, the next time the tablet is turned on or woken up, the lock screen appears.

I would like to configure, with the use of an automation app, a function that will activate when the Fire 7 tablet displays its lock screen and automatically unlock by way of a swipe up action on the screen.

Is there an automation app that can do this, mainly a free app.

Thanks,
Robbie
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Hi,

I have a Fire 7 tablet.

I would like to turn off or remove the lock screen from it.

How would I do so?

Thanks,
Robbie
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How to send message in whatsapp without open whatsapp apps using android?
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Say, Whatsapp Broadcast Msg Info displays READ and Delivered. I want some way to get a list of the Delivered (but not read) in order to be able to resend.
Please suggest a software of method. Does Whatsapp Business make this easier to manage than Whatsapp? I've tried Whatsapp web but this doesn't allow me to export a list and difficult to use in a web interface.
Tx Shaun
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Look for outsource call center that they will have to use my five9 subscription to do in and out bounds calls.
https://www.five9.com/

Do u know any places that can provide those services?
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I used following code for phone call.But the call is not working .can anyone help me? I also given manfest Call Phone permission.

 call = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.GuestPhoneNo1);
        call.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
            @Override
            public void onClick(View view) {
                String no = call.getText().toString();
            //    Toast.makeText(Accepted_Details.this, no, Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
                Intent callIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_CALL);
                callIntent.setData(Uri.parse("tel:" + no));


                /*if (ActivityCompat.checkSelfPermission(Accepted_Details.this, Manifest.permission.CALL_PHONE) != PackageManager.PERMISSION_GRANTED) {
                    // TODO: Consider calling
                    //    ActivityCompat#requestPermissions
                    // here to request the missing permissions, and then overriding
                    //   public void onRequestPermissionsResult(int requestCode, String[] permissions,
                    //                                          int[] grantResults)
                    // to handle the case where the user grants the permission. See the documentation
                    // for ActivityCompat#requestPermissions for more details.
                    return;
                }*/
                startActivity(callIntent);
            }
        });
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Hello experts, I've got a ZTE model Z933. A while back, my wi-fi stopped working on it for some unknown reason. I took it to my local Telus dealer and they couldn't figure it out - they said I would have to reinstall the OS. That seemed painful as I'd lose all my stuff on my phone (music, contacts, pictures, apps) and have to put it all back on after. Anyway, I don't use wi-fi often on my phone, but I think I will soon have a need to so I'd like to get it resolved (in the easiest way possible!).
    Here's how it's behaving now - when I go to my "Settings", and click the slider button for "Wifi" over to the ON position, it goes to ON, but it doesn't turn blue and activate like it used to. If I just click on "Wifi" itself to go into that screen, it says "To see available networks, turn wifi on" (whereas before it would always show any networks it detected). From that screen, if I click the slider button over from OFF to ON, it flashes blue VERY briefly, goes to ON... but is not blue.
   Can anyone offer any advice please? I have android version 4.3.

Thanks!
    Shawn
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We want to offer our customers the possibility to download their APN settings trough a browser.
Apple has a Configuration Utility, that works fine.

It seems to be an XML like binary, that includes the details of the APN settings.
When accessing this file in the default (Safari) browser, it asks if you wish to load the config. If so, it loads the APN settings into the phone.

Does Android offer the same option?
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Hi, i am looking to play some videos, docs, on an Kindle - i want to lock it down and just play this for a demo, how can i accomplish that?
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I have micromax  p275 tablet  with  ~500 MB RAM (its old tablet), I have already flashed custom RoM (cyanogenmod).  I now want to flash Android Oreo Go version (suitable for low-resource device). Where can I find ROM  ?

Thanks
Sactel
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Smartphones

A smartphone or smart phone is a mobile phone with an advanced mobile operating system that combines features of a personal computer operating system with other features useful for mobile or handheld use. They typically combine the features of a cell phone with those of other popular mobile devices, such as personal digital assistant (PDA), media player and GPS navigation unit. Most smartphones can access the Internet, have a touchscreen user interface, can run third-party apps, music players and are camera phones. Most Smartphones produced from 2012 onwards also have high-speed mobile broadband 4G LTE internet, motion sensors, and mobile payment mechanisms.