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Are recommendation questions on-topic for this site? [duplicate]

I need a new phone, and I want to find the new phone that is the least distance from my old phone in terms of form and function. Is asking "what modern phones are most like [x]", where [x] is a model ...
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Should unethical questions be closed?

Following this question, someone wants to "trial for ever" by tricking an app with false date/time. Of course that's unethical (but not illegal, we have closed a few "obviously illegal" questions). ...
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Is an app recommendation in an answer acceptable?

The Help Center says that asking to recommend an app/service/ROM is considered as off-topic, but is it acceptable to recommend an app in an answer, for a question which does not explicitly ask for an ...
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What's our stance for short and/or partial answers? [duplicate]

We frequently got one-liners from new users like this: There is an option in settings to turn off Wifi scanning which will help reduce the wifi battery usage. To me, this would be a borderline NAA ...
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Can I ask for app recommendation on the main site?

Should I ask for Android app recommendation on main site or on Software Recommendations?
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Where can I invite testers to test my apps?

I code four new apps for Android (three games and one business community app). I want to invite testers and get feedback from users. Can I do that here, or do you know where I can invite users to test ...
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How to track an off-topic question that will soon be migrated to another (appropriate) SE network?

Is there a possibility of tracking the whereabouts of an off -topic question to the destination site if a user is interested in answering that particular question. I will give an example; let's a ...
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Clearly-written app recommendation questions are borderline on-topic?

From my experience, a lot of software recommendation questions could have been on-topic, had they dropped the word "I want/Is there an app". So in general, a question like this is off-topic: Is ...
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Are questions about where certain apps store their data permitted?

I'm looking for the data files of one of the apps I use on my phone. It occurred to me that such questions might not be allowed on the site from my experience of the varying rules from one SE site to ...
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Are Freedom and Lucky Patcher on topic for this site?

Continuing the question about ethics, I'm worried if Freedom and Lucky Patcher, two "obviously unethical" apps, one of which allows free in-App Purchase by hijacking app's traffic to Play Store while ...
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Are Android apps running on Chrome OS on topic?

The main question I have revolve around functionality and is there a way to activate pagedown in Android apps on Chrome OS. Not sure what people would ask maybe compatibility questions. Are Android ...
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Are the Android development tools still on-topic on this site?

It's been the case for a long time that questions about installing and using the development tools for Android - adb, fastboot, the emulator - and the infrastructure behind installing and updating ...
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Is a question about Mac kernel panics from ADB on topic here?

I'm having a strange issue with ADB, but I want to make sure this is on topic first since it's somewhat of an edge case. When I plug my phone into my Mac, I get kernel panics on the Mac constantly ...
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Can I ask questions regarding suggesting Android phones with specifications that I mention?

I'm currently looking forward to buying a new phone. I'm not sure if asking here is appropriate or not, so I decided to ask on this meta post. I am aware that I should't ask too broad or primarily ...
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Is there any difference between “Android-independent” and BOT (in the recommend closure reason selection list)?

When I vote that a question should be closed, there are (as of April 2017) 5 options. The 2nd reads "Question is Android-independent) while the 4th reads "Blatantly Off-topic". I can still recall a ...
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Is this a good Stack Exchange site (or is there one) for questions about the Samsung Gear S3?

I've recently purchased a Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch, and already I have some questions I'd like to ask of experienced users. However: I am aware that the watch's OS is Tizen-based, not Android. My ...
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Can I ask Remix OS or Phoenix OS questions here?

Can I ask Phoenix OS (Lollipop) and Remix OS (Marshmallow) questions here?
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Are Android programming questions for this site or Stack Overflow?

Stack Overflow already has lots of questions regarding Android programming. Should this site try to stick to questions about using/owning an Android device, rather than developing for it? Or is the ...
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Is this an Android developers' forum, or just end users? [duplicate]

I'm just getting starting on Android development. I'm using IntelliJ. Is this a good forum for development questions, or is it more geared towards system and end users? Trying to decide whether to ...
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Are questions related to specific malware on topic?

I am new to this site. Can I ask questions specific to a given malware in Android here? For example, How did so and so malware infect my phone? What steps should I take to protect my phone/to remove ...
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Hardware-based questions are on-topic?

Are the hardware-based questions are on-topic for this site? As I personally think that this site is for Android OS complexities and not for the hardware on which the OS runs. Have a look on these ...
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Questions that are on the fence between development and power use

Clearly questions like... "How do I register the someThingTechincal() intent within the framework by daisy chaining the java.tree before I compile the MySQL class..." ...are off topic and ...
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What constitutes marketing?

On Android Enthusiasts it states: The following topics are expressly off-topic here: Marketing your Android app or doing market research If in the process of writing an App, assuming no need for ...
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Asking about finding the right charger for my device

If I was to ask about finding the right charger for my device, would that be off-topic? The help center says: The following topics are expressly off-topic here: ... Questions asking the ...
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Off-site resources off-topic?

One of our VTC-reasons reads: Questions asking us to find or recommend an app, device, ROM, accessory or off-site resource are off-topic for Android Enthusiasts as they tend to attract opinionated ...
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Can we get software recomendations added to on topic discussions?

I just got my question for a android web-server app marked as off topic. And I do see, that software recommendations are an offence to this clause. Ok, but why? I’m new to Android, and my ability to ...
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How or where can I ask about vendor providing system apps? [duplicate]

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 ...
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Are questions about what hardware is available on topic?

Would it be on or off topic to ask a question about what hardware options are available? For example, I'd like to replace a pocket-sized, non-phone Android device that I lost, but have had little luck ...
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Why is this question about creating a second instagram account off topic?

How can I create a second instagram account? The question clearly requires some operation in Android, either setting up new android profiles, or using a particular software. Is questions about ...
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Android Enthusiast or Super User: Android device to boot an ISO file on Windows suite

I have a question regarding to boot an ISO file from an Android device. The boot is to be done for Windows 8.1. So is this question suited here or on Super User?
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Just Android or also developer questions? [duplicate]

I am new to Android Enthusiasts, and I was wondering: Is this site just for discussing android apps/android system, or can you also come here for help on Android app coding issues?
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Questions about Android Accessories on topic?

I have a troubleshooting questions for a smart bracelet I've purchased, and would like to ask here. I don't see in the Tour that it's strictly on or off topic. The device interfaces directly with my ...
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Can we ask for genuine reviews of an Android Phone here?

Currently I am using Google's Android One device and I am about to purchase a new Smart phone soon. I was researching on the options available and noticed that some online retailers have fake ...
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Are questions about recommendations to avoid unlocking on-topic?

Reffering to this item of the off-topic list in the help section: Recommendations, like "Which phone is better?" or "Can you suggest an app that does X?" I would like to ask this: It ...
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Why did my question on Google Play Games get closed?

I asked a question on Google Play Games, which is an Android application. It got closed as off-topic. https://android.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic says that "Using a particular app on your Android ...
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Is “What is an app that does X, Y, and Z?” a valid question?

Just another angle at defining the fuzzy boundaries of things here. Say I'm looking for a Books app with barcode scanning and GoodReads integration, is asking whether one exists and what it is on ...
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Can I ask questions like “How to do X in application Y”?

For example I want to ask the following question: How to move items up and down in a Winamp playlist?
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The tags tell me I'm polluting the main site, but I don't think that's correct (title ver. 3)

So, I want to ask about the name of the Android mascot. Of course, this has nothing to do with anything but the marketing of the operating system/hardware. But I can't find any relevant tags. You ...
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Are questions about modifying hardware on topic?

If you read the question title, the question is pretty obvious....are questions about modifying the hardware of Android devices on-topic on this site?
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What kind of enthusiasm? [duplicate]

What is the difference between Stack Overflow and android.stackexchange.com? When should Android questions in SO be directed to android.stackexchange.com? Is this site for Java/XML programming ...
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Are questions regarding the Android L developer preview on topic?

Google released a developer preview of Android "L" Wednesday at their I/O conference. Is that developer preview on topic?
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Are questions asking for app alternatives on-topic?

Basically, I found an application that fits my use case but I do not like it for certain reasons. Can I ask for similar apps on this site?
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Does questions related to Tasker considered as out of topic?

Questions about solving problems with Tasker like: How can I achieve this with Tasker? Tasker does that instead of this. How can I use this Action? etc. Are these questions considered as out of ...
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Should I direct my users to this site for support questions?

I am considering the idea of directing user questions about my open source app to Android Enthusiasts. In the past, some questions have been already asked about the app, but one was also closed as ...
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Is this question off-topic?

I've recently asked a question and it was put on hold for being an Android Independent question. I don't believe the question is actually Android Independent and it seems to fit the help center ...
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Android Wear and scope

So, Google has announced Android Wear this week. For those who don't know/don't have the time to read: it is a smartwatch but this one should be compatible with ALL Android powered phone and is ...
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Are absolute newbies welcome?

I see that the site is for enthusiasts and power users. But are absolute newbies welcome to ask beginner questions? I hope I'm not completely in the wrong place, I meant newbie programmers.
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Is Google Glass within this site's scope?

(Mostly prompted by this question: How to upload images onto Google Glass device and view them?) Are questions regarding Google Glass on-topic for Android Enthusiasts? Google Glass at Wikipedia It ...
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Are Questions Regarding The New Jolla Smartphone Applicable?

Are questions regarding the new Jolla smartphone running Sailfish OS applicable here at Android Enthusiasts ?
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Suitability of Question For Main Site?

I would like to ask this question on the main site: Is there a proven method (that works 9/10) to applying a screen protector to an Android smartphone or tablet ?