I want to buy a new android device and do not want to root it. But I need some functions. These functions can only be provided - on a non-rooted device if they are provided as system app.

So I end up with a quetion about which veendor provides me with system apps, providiing the needed functions (app-data backup, local contacts, local calendar and autostart-manager). Is this completely off topic here, or is there a stack-exchangee-site where this would be on topic?

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    It would be off-topic per the help center. Perhaps this may help: Where can I ask questions that aren't Android Enthusiast questions? Maybe a question on Hardware Recommendations. – Firelord Nov 29 '15 at 12:14
  • @Firelord I will try Hardware Recom. Make that an answer to my question, so I can accept it... – Nils Nov 29 '15 at 13:36
  • @Firelord if you're going to link to Hardware Recs, please read our help center first, and link to that rather than the site itself. – ArtOfCode Nov 29 '15 at 16:47
  • Hardware Recommendations will not have questions about vendors, but it will take questions about specific devices. – ArtOfCode Nov 29 '15 at 16:49
  • @ArtOfCode: Sure, will take care of that next time. On your point about not having this question on your site, all Android phones comes with a full featured OS (alike PCs you can't buy a new Android phone without the OS) and OP is looking for a hardware with specific software features. Given the question quality link tell me why is the question not on-topic on your site? When it comes to Android smartphones, you can't have software and hardware treated separately. Do you have a policy (meta post) on that or does it simply not matter to you? – Firelord Nov 30 '15 at 1:13
  • @Firelord the question is on topic on HR. We've already got it. I was making a slightly different point that questions specifically about vendors are off topic; the question in question (heh) has enough detail to be asking set a specific device. – ArtOfCode Nov 30 '15 at 7:57

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