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Are questions about build failures in Linux kernel sources provided by Android vendors on-topic?

I have some old Android vendor Linux sources that I want to build, but with recent toolchains the kernel fails to build with an error. Are questions about how to build Linux kernel sources provided by ...
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Can I ask this question about using Android as a GSM Gateway?

Is this the correct place to ask this question? Is it possible to use an android mobile phone as the external phone line for Asterisk PBX? I am looking to set up a home PBX and want to use my ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Check out Mobile Development Discussions on Stack Overflow

I’m Sasha, a community manager who works primarily with the Stack Overflow site. On SO, we’ve recently launched an experimental “Discussions” feature within several collectives including the new ...
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How can I get stats on my votes for a particular period

I received an email today with the following message We recently noticed a substantial number of votes on your account to specific users. While we encourage everyone to upvote great posts and ...
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How should we treat ChatGPT (and other AI-generated) posts?

Back in December 2022, an AI chatbot ChatGPT was released to the public. It is really sophisticated that it can also answer many kinds of questions, regardless if it is factually correct or wrong. It ...
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Why was my answer about Android phone specs comparison site deleted?

Someone asked: Android phone specs comparison site? I answered the following, but it was deleted by a mod. Why?
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Can I ask a hardware recommendation question, if it is strictly bind to a period of time and problem solved? [duplicate]

Are all hardware recommendation-recommendation questions strictly banned here? Or under certain conditions it is allowed to ask such question? I'd like to ask a question that is strictly bind to a ...
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Would a [tubemate] tag be useful?

TubeMate is an Android video download app. Its website is http://tubemate.net/ and it's been around and maintained for many years (the website for TubeMate has been around since 2011 according to ...
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Android phone specs comparison site?

I am not sure if this is off-topic for the main site. Am I allowed to ask it there? I am shopping for a new Android and would like a web site where I can do side by side comparisons, especially if I ...
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what is that strange site?

can anyone explain how it comes that this site mirrors stackoverflow somehow? https://software-testing.com/topic/217764/bootloop-issue-and-can-t-go-to-recovery-mode/2 Bootloop issue and can't go ...
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About 15% of my questions get automatically removed by Roomba (deletion script) because they have score=0 and no answer: Roomba needs to chill

I looked at the list of my removed questions and see that ~15% of my questions (~30 out of my ~210 questions) get automatically removed by Roomba (deletion script) because they have score=0 and no ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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How to handle answers that include links to Google Play Store apps that no longer exist in that store? [duplicate]

Some answers include links to Google Play Store apps that no longer exist in the Google Play Store. How is it best to handle these answers? The most obvious solution is to see if the app exists on F-...
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Merge [tag:voice-typing] with [tag:voice-recognition]

voice-typing and voice-recognition seem synonymous. Let's merge them? As a side note, the proper term is speech recognition and not voice recognition (= speaker recognition).
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Should the Community bot reduce questions bumping? (Update: now reduced, but further action needed)

On every Stack Exchange site, there is a Community user bot that likes to randomly bump unanswered questions. Based on my observations, we got an almost consistent hourly bump every day, and that ...
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Closing question too biased?

Why would App X need permission Y? was closed as opinion-based, but it is definitely not. Closing the question prevents the community from exchanging knowledge. Questions: Are decision-makers ...
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On the excerpt of `linux` tag, why is running Linux distros on Android off-topic?

Just found the linux tag and the excerpt said: [...] (Note that running Linux distros on Android is off-topic.) [...] I can't grasp the reason for that, especially from the name of the community.
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How long does it take for a question to be answered on this site?

I noticed from stackexchange.com that this site gets about 11 questions per day. didn't say if they get responses. i submitted a question yesterday and it looked like it was viewed 14 times. Does this ...
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Clarification on command-line interpreter related tags

On Android.SE, there are some tags related to command-line interpreters: shell: The shell is a piece of software that provides a command-line interface to the operating system. Use this tag for shell-...
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What to do when an answer I'm about to accept disappears?

Yesterday I asked this question: screen mirroring - How to display camera image on second Android device?, and shortly after, it received an answer. I tried the suggestion, it worked, I upvoted the ...
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Community Ads for 2021

September update: Community Ads are now live network-wide. All ads with a score of 6 or higher, or with a score of 4 or higher and no downvotes will be displayed (except for any that have a note from ...
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Is HarmonyOS on topic?

HarmonyOS is an Android alternative for phones, watches, and IoT devices Huawei's long-rumored Android alternative, Hongmeng, is finally official. At today's Huawei Developer Conference, the company'...
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Merge the internet-browser tag with the browser tag?

Currently, there is the browser tag with over 500 questions as well as the internet-browser tag with just 6 questions. What do you think of merging the latter into the former, and perhaps creating a ...
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Which site is suitable for asking questions regarding the Kindle platform?

Is there any suitable place where I can ask question like why my Kindle is not charging, etc? I have a question regarding the Kindle, but can't guess the right place to ask.
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Can we add Software Recommendations SE as a destination for when an off-topic question needs migration?

When flagging a question as off-topic, Software Recommendations SE is not currently listed. Can we get it added? For those that don't know, Software Recommendations StackExchange is here: https://...
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How can we encourage people to proofread their own posts?

I've been active in the review queues, and the number of poorly written questions seems to be increasing. I fully respect that not everyone is skilled with the English language, and I work hard to ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Is there a place for Android Web Stores or Web Apps for Android?

This doesn't quite fit on Web Applications.se, Software Recommendations.se or Android.se. Would a question like this be acceptable for meta? Right now I have an example store pinned under starred ...
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Burnitate "picture-frame-widget" tag

Can we burnitate picture-frame-widget? Summary: four questions at all tagged with it, newest question five years old, oldest questions nine years old, doesn't have user guidance Quick browse on all ...
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How about making the header bar and logo green like the Android mascot, instead of blue?

I feel like people may get the impression that something is wrong with this site because the major color highlight (from the header bar) is blue, which used to be the Windows Phone OS color, and ...
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Why are questions rarely being answered, voted and even viewed on this site? (main site)

I was looking at the home page: The timespan is about 8 hours, but no answers and votes; views are very low either. But on its meta, there are good amounts of votes and answers. Older than 8 hours ...
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Please add a tag for Nokia-9

As of this writing, there are 16 specific model tags for Nokia, in addition to the general Nokia tag. Since those tags stopped at nokia-8, can you please add one for nokia-9?
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Android Power Usage thread in SO?

Android Enthusiasts states that "For Enthusiasts and Power Users of Android Operating System". I wonder is there any Android Tips & Tricks threads in Android Enthusiasts SO?
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Why so few people to vote?

I've been discovering Android Enthusiasts SE and although I kind of like the topic, my impression is that this SE is not doing great. I've been active on a few other SE sites for some time and one can ...
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Edit approval that changes the question - what should be done?

Ref- Scan Barcode and QR code from the mobile screen itself Edit history for this question shows that a moderator rejected the edit four months ago (for reasons I also agree with), but this edit is ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020 [duplicate]

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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My post was labeled as not being focused and was closed. What do I need to fix the question?

This is the post. Fix Android 8 and 9 volume control so media and ringer are tied, notifications and assistant on own, and rockers mute without looking at screen? Perhaps I'm so angry and irritated ...
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I have five pending suggested edits, and so I can't submit more. If you have 2k rep, could you please help to process the suggested-edits queue?

Stack Exchange has a limit of five pending suggested edits per user. This is to prevent users from flooding the suggested-edits queue with tiny edits (e.g. adding a tag) to dozens of questions. I ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Is this question ok for this site

I see that many users say that many games (in this case I looked at 2D games) have inappropriate controls. I also noticed that when trying to create my own games that there is no "natural" control/...
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Create a tag for EdXposed

xposed-framework is de facto dead , the last update being more than two years ago and that too for Oreo and there is no news of further updates. EdXposed may be a preferred alternative being open ...
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Why this question was bumped

Why was this question bumped to home page? Disable notification sounds but keep SMS Sounds It has: 0 vote, 6+ years old question, 0 vote, 6+ years old single answer, no visual activity since then (...
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This Site, Android Devices, and iOS Devices

Is there a version of this site for iOS as well yet?
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Multiple close votes

I saw this question , then checked if there was old questions about the same topic. I saw a duplicate. When I wanted to post it (the duplicate) but another user already did. I upvoted his comment. ...
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Is it okay to answer a question with a solution that was not possible when the question was asked?

Let me give an example: I asked this question: Disable "Close all incognito tabs" notification?. To which I gave this answer. Would it be okay to give this answer considering it was not ...
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Acceptability of ChromeOS Questions

Given the close development relationship with Android I was wondering if ChromeOS questions are acceptable here. I couldn't see any documentation in the site help specifically prohibiting or allowing ...
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How to name tags for Android 10?

Now that the official name for Android Q has been revealed to be Android 10, how are we going to handle the naming of tags specific to that version? In the past, we've used the version number with ...
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Let's raise some bounty for well-written Q&As

I have increasingly become occupied by matters which have taken a hit on my overall contribution to help increase the quality content on our site. While I'm greatly thankful to everyone who has been ...
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