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Are Android apps running on Chrome OS on topic?

I believe Chrome OS is not Android OS (the meta post you linked is about Android-based OS and it's on-topic here). Meanwhile, Super User has a tag for google-chrome-os. My personal take is: If the ...
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Clearly-written app recommendation questions are borderline on-topic?

I think it's important to look past the words the questioner happened to use, to see what the intent of the questioner is, and I wish close-voters would put a little more thought into that. This isn't ...
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Android Wear and scope

Why wouldn't we? We already accept questions about samsung-galaxy-gear, which is the same class of thing. In general, we have a lot of questions about using Android with certain peripherals, such as ...
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What constitutes marketing?

This site is for Android users. As a rule of thumb, do not ask any question where the question does not come from the perspective of an end user doing end user things. Marketing and charging money ...
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Just Android or also developer questions?

When in doubt, every Stack Exchange site has a help center page listed as What topics can I ask about here? It lays out the site's scope and acceptable topics. Our site's help page (linked above) ...
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Should unethical questions be closed?

Unethical for whom? (Scroll to the end to find my stance.) That would be my first question. For a die-hard follower of libre software ideology, personal use of a proprietary software could be ...
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Should unethical questions be closed?

Leave open. As long as it does not violate any existing law (tricking with date/time , AFAIK, does not violate any) in applicable countries, we should be welcome to discuss. As per my answer, such ...
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Are questions related to specific malware on topic?

The description of Android Enthusiasts on the tour page is that Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of the Android operating system. Furthermore, on the related ...
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Can I ask questions like "How to do X in application Y"?

Sure. This is one of the topics we actually define specifically as on-topic on our Help Center: If your question generally covers... Using your Android device Using a particular app on ...
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What kind of enthusiasm?

The answer to your first question is found in the help: it's for questions faced by Android users, not for questions about developing and publishing apps or ROMs. Programming questions should go on ...
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Questions about Android Accessories on topic?

This seems fine to me. There's a clear software component to the question, meaning that Android is (I can only assume) a relevant factor to the process. The fact that there is an app needed would lend ...
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Can we ask for genuine reviews of an Android Phone here?

The Help Center page What topics can I as about here? has the following sections: Recommendations, like "Which phone is better?" or "Can you suggest an app that does X?" Shopping advice and ...
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Are questions about what hardware is available on topic?

These questions are not considered to be within our scope: Please note the following topics are expressly off-topic here: ... Questions asking the community to find or recommend ...
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Asking about finding the right charger for my device

Afraid this would be considered off-topic by most users, as you already guessed. I'd suggest checking with our charging tag-wiki first (especially the "Chargers/Cables" section), and cross-check with ...
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Is this a good Stack Exchange site (or is there one) for questions about the Samsung Gear S3?

We only support questions about non-Android devices inasmuch as they relate to using them with Android. So your point #2 disqualifies you from asking here. I do not believe there is a current SE ...
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Can I ask questions regarding suggesting Android phones with specifications that I mention?

Asking for software or hardware recommendations is off-topic here. For the former, we have a sister-site specialist on Software Recommendations – see Where to ask for app recommendations? For the ...
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Is an app recommendation in an answer acceptable?

Yes, if an app is the answer to a question, it's perfectly OK to post that answer. There are really two reasons why app recommendation questions are off-topic. The answer might not be an app If you'...
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Are the Android development tools still on-topic on this site?

From my point of view, that very much depends on the intention. As you already pointed out in your question, there are many occasions where those tools are of benefit to the end user and thus should ...
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Can we get software recomendations added to on topic discussions?

We wont, for multiple good reasons. First, software recommendations are off-topic on many SE sites – with the definitive exception of one being dedicated to this, namely Software Recommendations (see:...
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Where can I invite testers to test my apps?

This site is about solving issues users have with their Android devices – not about seeking staff for develpoment, testing etc. So: No, you can't use this site to invite testers. As for where to do ...
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Is this question ok for this site

Game development (and other development-related things) are off-topic on Android Enthusiasts. This community is mainly for solving problems as Android end-users. Instead, there is a sister site for ...
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Are questions regarding the Android L developer preview on topic?

I would say they are on-topic. However... The universe of people who could know the answer is rather small. There may not be anybody here who can answer your question. It is a preview, so a lot of ...
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Can I ask for app recommendation on the main site?

No, app recommendations are off-topic for us, just because they don't work very well with the SE format, which favours questions with an objectively correct answer. That said, if you have a specific ...
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Is this question off-topic?

There's no such thing as "WiFi charging". Apps that purport to do this are hoaxes. If you're asking about wireless charging that might be a different matter, as there are a few devices that use the ...
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Are questions about modifying hardware on topic?

I would say not. Hardware modding doesn't really have anything to do with Android the platform, and would generally be generically about cell hardware than specifically Android hardware. It also ...
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Should unethical questions be closed?

What's the intent of OP? ...Changing the date and time in the phone can "evade" the version and trial and continue to use it Further, they want to know .... if it was possible to change the ...
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Hardware-based questions are on-topic?

End-user hardware questions specific to an Android device are absolutely on topic. The first question you linked might be considered off-topic, since (as you said) it's not specific to Android ...
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How to track an off-topic question that will soon be migrated to another (appropriate) SE network?

I don't think there's any way to get a notification, but after a question is migrated, the original question gets a banner to say what site it was migrated to, with a link to the question on the ...
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Can I ask Remix OS or Phoenix OS questions here?

We already have questions about both (and a tag for the latter), so the general answer seems to be "Yes". Agreed with Dan that it depends on the question. I would lean towards saying that anything ...
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Android Enthusiast or Super User: Android device to boot an ISO file on Windows suite

For this one, I still think that your question is on-topic on here. From help center, If your question generally covers... Using your Android device Using a particular app on your Android device ...
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