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Thank you for your confidence in our abilities! But have you read the Android Enthusiasts FAQ?

This site is primarily a source to help people use their Android devices, whether it's an issue with hardware, software, a particular app, or even rooting. However, we get some other questions that don't fit here.

Yes, someone here might be able to help you, but you'll find that other forums and sites more focused on your topic can give you a much better answer than a bunch of Android geeks. It's likely that your question will be downvoted, closed, and in some cases marked "offensive." It's not that we hate you, it's just that we are trying to maintain the site's focus for maximum usability.

What forums can people go to to ask the questions that are off topic here? (Please list only one forum per answer so votes can bring the best forums to the top.)

Some potential topics might be:

  • shopping recommendations
  • phone hardware comparisons
  • moderation support
  • news blogs
  • and so on

Questions about programming issues with Android belong on Stack Overflow.

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    This is a very good idea. – Matthew Read Mar 8 '11 at 20:48
  • Can someone add: MDM/ Mobile Device Management & related Android issues to the question and Answers - most suitable places – Alex S Jun 15 '16 at 4:10
  • @AlexS: This is a Community Wiki. You're invited to add/edit useful information yourself. I'm not sure exactly what it is you're requesting be done. – ale Jun 15 '16 at 13:24
  • I tried, but couldn't do so. Maybe I don't yet have the privileges? – Alex S Jun 15 '16 at 13:25

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XDA-developers

Large development community with plenty of space for users and devs alike to talk about anything Android. Sub-forums for specific devices. Beware the trolls!

  • App Development Forums (Development tools, marketing, monetization) This e.g. explicitly includes Issues with the Android Market from the point of view of a developer or publisher and Marketing your Android app, which are off-topic at Android Enthusiasts
  • Android Development and Hacking
  • Several device-specific development areas
42

Our Chatroom

Anything Android related, really.

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    Assuming the user has enough reputation to join the chat room. – Stephen Schrauger May 3 '13 at 15:54
27

Stack Overflow

For programming questions, including ones that just happen to be Android-related.

18

Reddit's Android Community

Links and discussions for all things Android.

16

Super User

For questions about non-Android technology use. For example, "What's required for a computer to be able to receive video over DLNA from my Android phone?" is really a question about computers, not Android, and should be on SuperUser. If you have a DLNA card and appropriate PC software and can't get your phone to broadcast, however, Android Enthusiasts is a great place to ask a question about that.

14

Google

Sometimes a little Google-fu is all you need to solve your problem.

12

Software Recommendations

This is one of our newer sister-sites, dedicated to software recommendations (aka "Is there an app for X?"). Please read the linked article before posting there to not have your question closed straight away, as it needs to meet certain criteria to be accepted.

10

Anddev.org

Help with Android development and plenty of tutorials

9

Android Developers Forums

List of different groups or forums for discussing development questions.

8

IT Security

One of our very own Stack Exchange sites. It has quite a few questions tagged "android".

8

Android Central

News blog and discussion forums. Here you can:

5

Software Engineering

Software Engineering Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for professionals, academics, and students working within the systems development life cycle. If you have a question about...

  • software development methods and practices
  • requirements, architecture, and design
  • quality assurance and testing
  • configuration management, build, release, and deployment

...then you're probably in the right place to ask your question.

4

Droid Life

Focused on the Droid family, but offers general Android news and information as well. Also reviews of apps and accessories.

4

Phandroid

News blog and podcast. See news for individual carriers, manufacturers, phones, or apps. Also discussion forums:

4

Hardware Recommendations

Similar to Software Recommendations, but for hardware. Please note that they expect questions to be specific and clear — you should read their FAQ and other guidance before posting.

3

Droid Gamers

Android game reviews and news. Discussion forums.

3

User Experience

A Stack Exchange site for issues regarding user experience and interface design. It has quite a few questions tagged "android".

3

AndroidSPIN

News, discussion, app finder, phones and accessories store. Discussion forums cover the following areas (among others):

3

Android Police

Android news, app reviews, firmware updates, sharing tips, tricks, tutorials, videos and podcasts, device reviews, info about custom ROMs and hacks.

3

GSM Arena

Android news, Android tech blog, device reviews, device tech specs and pictures, device estimated prices, device comparison, device rankings, device search based on user requested features, rumored devices.

3

Unix & Linux

Another Stack Exchange site specific to Linux and Unix. They do say that most question about Android are off-topic (because they belong either at StackOverflow, or Here) but if the questions actually relate to the "*nix" part of Android, they are on-topic. I have also seen quite a few "compiling android" questions there as well. So Custom ROM Development may be able to be asked there.

2

Android and Me

News blog.

2

Android Community

News blog, reviews, discussion forums, videos.

1

Android Arena

News blog.

1

Android Tapp

App reviews, dev interviews, news.

1

Android tag on Quora

You can ask anything Android related here. Unlike SE sites, subjective questions are welcomed here. Though you'll most likely get opinions, not solutions there.

1

AndroidPIT

News Blog, Forums (including device-specific and developer areas), App-Reviews, it even has its own App Center where reviews are linked to the apps, and more.

  • Development: EN | DE
  • Hardware search/shopping recommendations: EN | DE
  • phone tariffs/data plans of different providers: DE
1

PhoneRocket

Not a discussion forum per se, the site offers comparisons of different smartphones.

The site scores smartphones based on aggregated reviews, benchmarks, and specs. PhoneRocket also offers some common phone comparisons (Galaxy S4 vs. iPhone 5 and Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One, for example), and the ability to pit any two phones against each other.

1

Android Authority

You can ask question on the Q&A page

Other Features:

Forum, Security, Development, Reviews, News, Interviews, Debates, Opinions etc

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