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Should we handle questions about Ubuntu for phones?

Ubuntu announced at CES their plans to release a version of their operating system for phones. As it turns out, one of the first phones they intend to officially support is the Galaxy Nexus - an ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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What should our domain be? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Write and Elevator Pitch / Tagline Note: We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: Wrong ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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Is it ever acceptable to prod a user into accepting an answer?

I've seen a lot of questions with good solid answers that have been upvoted repeatedly (even questions where the asker has commented on an answer and basically said that it helped them solve their ...
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What should we do about questions involving other operating systems on Android hardware?

This question is pretty terrible, IMO: Can I use dual boot in my Android mobile phone? I want to know is there any boot loader modifying tool for android so that I can use my cell as dual boot. Like ...
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Are app specific questions appropriate?

Are questions like the following appropriate? "I'm using application X, can you tell me how to do Y with app X?"
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A contest for UK-based Android.SE users (Updated) [closed]

Droidcon UK is hosting a contest. Live in the UK and rack up big points at Android.SE this week and you could win a Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. Check the contest site for details. A winner will be ...
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Desktop OS tags

So we've currently got tags for Windows, Windows XP, Mac, OSX, Linux & Ubuntu. That looks like three too many to me. I don't see why as an Android site we'd care about the difference between ...
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What should happen to old unanswered questions where the OP didn't even care to check?

During the last ~10 days, I was walking the list of unanswered questions multiple times (due to ordering issues I wanted to make sure nothing escaped me). While doing this, I stumbled on many ...
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Are answers that are just links Answers?

Many times the answer to someone's problem can be found at one of the other excellent Android sites out there on the WWWeb. Rather than recreate the wheel, the simplest thing to do is just give a link ...
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I made a twitter account that polls the RSS feed

You can find it here. It will only post one tweet per hour of the newest questions. If anyone would like to make a better Twitter icon, please do. Whenever we get an official domain name, the ...
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Unanswered Questions: Please Vote [closed]

Below are 15 30 unanswered questions that will soon be included in a contest to win 1 of 5 Kindle Fires. See information about the contest here and here. Please upvote the below "answers" if you ...
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Android-SE Unanswered Questions Cleanup

Currently, there are 960 questions with no upvoted answers on the main site. Of those: around 800 are more than a month old. 710 have no answer at all. more than 400 questions are of score 0 or less. ...
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Revise tag prompt text to encourage fewer device tags?

I was preparing to ask a question and noticed that the tag prompt on main says at least one tag such as (2.1-eclair samsung-galaxy-s 2.3-gingerbread), max 5 tags which means we're actively ...
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Change non-meta design to match Material Design guidelines [duplicate]

Google released Material Design Guidelines and Android Lolipop (5.0) is fully using this guidelines. As the non-meta site still use old icon (from Gingerbread, It's a great occasion to give a major ...
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Can we remind our beloved Stack Overflow not to throw garbage on us?

The question here (deleted; record) was migrated from Stack Overflow to our site. It was moved by a moderator of Stack Overflow and per the [currently deleted] comments there, the migration was ...
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How shall we deal with outdated answers no longer valid?

This is a sibling to How should we handle obsolete answers? – but with a completely different focus: while the answers there are simply not longer valid for Android versions newer than X – I'm asking ...
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Why “regular people” are not welcome in the tour? [closed]

Is this is a mistake or a deliberate move that the terms "regular people" are not mentioned in the tour (record) of the site? As of now it currently notes: Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is a ...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2019 Moderator Election Pre-Announcement and Interest Check

It hasn't been long since this community's most recent election, barely more than 2 months ago. However, for personal reasons, moderator elect beeshyams has had to step down from the position. Though ...
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Please help users to clarify their questions

I often see questions in the close queue that people have VTC'ed or flagged as "unclear what you're asking" without leaving a comment. I've adopted my own policy about this, and I'd like to see more ...
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Android.SE is on a good track, but we need to work to ensure it survives the beta [closed]

Electronic Gadget got shut down for several reasons, partly due to lousy stats How're WE doin'? As of Sept 30, 2010: * 585 questions * 1,187 answers * 79% answered * 557 users * 997 views/...
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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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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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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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“Where can I find X ROM” questions should be treated like shopping questions

...because that's what they are. Granted, there's not a "store" but it's the same idea as "where can I get the cheapest Android phone". If nothing else, it's someone trying to crowdsource their web ...
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Duplicate question when the original question has an accepted answer that doesn't answer my question

I have a question that has already been asked and answered and that answer has been accepted, however the accepted answer doesn't answer the question. How should this be handled? My question is a ...
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Can SE make tags that block a question from being asked if the tag is used?

I was thinking recently about how often this site gets questions related to android development that are instantly closed (because they are off-topic). And I thought of how the meta sites require a ...
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Questions that answer themselves without an Answer

In this question, for example, the asker gives two answers in the body of his question in "Update:" edits, but hasn't posted either as an answer so will this question now always show as being ...
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“Post Question” buttons look disabled

It could just be me, but one thing that's happened since the new design has been launched is that, more than once I've typed out an answer to a question, and then once I've read through it to double-...
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Should we go back and close the unanswerable questions in the old Unanswered backlog?

I took a peek at the oldest Unaswered questions and most of them are either Too Localized or Not Real Questions (and thus impossible to ever answer) or Shopping Requests (thus not constructive or Off ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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Respect users' default background color on text edit areas

I recently changed my GTK theme to zenburn and noticed that while on meta.stackoverflow the background color is preserved: This is not true for meta.android.stackexchange.com and android....
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Update chat rooms to Material design

The major Material design updates to this site are cool, and increase the look of the site. But, see this comparison: Screenshot of Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange Screenshot of Android ...
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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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2012 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest

The following is a "digest" version of the 2012 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat. The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every question asked in the Town ...
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Do we really need “4.4.2-kitkat”?

Is it really necessary to have 4.4.2-kitkat? Is there really that much difference from 4.4.0, or, really, anything that would go under 4.4-kitkat? Frankly, I think that all it does is prompt people ...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, February 4th. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for ...
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Change the primary tag for certain Google renamed services?

Google has renamed some services in the last few months. While we have managed to add the correct tag synonyms to those services, there still appear under their old name on the posts. Here is a list ...
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Design & Logo ideas? [closed]

We've got a while, but no harm in starting to brainstorm now. Besides, I'm part web designer and I like thinking about these things, even if I don't have a lot of time to contribute in that regard ...
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Actual NAA in a wrong language considered as an answer for having relevant information?

This is the answer I'm taking about: https://android.stackexchange.com/a/202062/205764 The initial revision reads Mim ajudem, com essa mensagem q esta aparecendo no meu lenovo z5👉the bootloader ...
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Merge the tags screen and display

While checking our tags for missing tag-wikis, I came over these two -- and from the questions tagged, I cannot see what makes them different. Currently: 76 questions using screen and 25 questions ...
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Merge 'clockworkmod-recovery' into 'clockworkmod'

I just saw we've got another dupe here: clockworkmod-recovery (× 9) and clockworkmod (× 236). I don't think we need them both. The latter has a decent tag-wiki already, and is the more ...
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Site promotion ideas?

Moderators, serious Stackers and casual users, Within the coming weeks, we here at Stack Central will be putting a little bit of effort into promoting the Android site. We're hoping to get you ...
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I think the quote blocks should be more visible on this site

On other StachExchange sites, you can easily see the Quoted blocks in posts. But on this site they are, because of the white background, hardly visible. Maybe it should be considered to give them a ...
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Getting rid of the gingerbread icons [duplicate]

Could we replace the gingerbread icons (upvote, downvote, star) and use the Holo one. I propose: Upvote https://android-ui-utils.googlecode.com/hg/asset-studio/dist/res/clipart/icons/...
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Why is the scope of Android Enthusiasts so small?

I keep running across a ton of questions that have been closed as being not within the scope of the site, and it seems like the usefulness of this site is really being hindered by its limited scope ...
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Does [tag:development] mean “Asking for closure”?

As Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is not for Android development, why is there still development this tag? Does this tag, to some extent, mean "Asking to close this question"? For me, I will raise ...
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Should we have a nexus-7-2013 tag?

Perhaps we can rename nexus-7 to nexus-7-2012, and create a new nexus-7-2013 for the 2nd generation tablet.

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