For questions regarding Google and Google services and apps in general. For a specific service/app, please use a more specific tag. Please note that many Google apps have their respective tags (e.g. google-now, google-maps). Make sure to always use the best fitting one.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
1answer
50 views

Google location history… wild anomaly [duplicate]

Was driving home today from a trip up north and decided to check my journey on Google's location history after I got back. Phone is a Nexus 5 running Android 5.0 ... the locations mostly correct apart ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

How did my niece's face end up on my daughter's body after being backed up to giggle photos?

We took family pictures with my s3 which came out fine. After checked the backed up photos in Google photo I notice that my niece's face had been transposed onto my daughter so that it looks line my ...
0
votes
4answers
3k views

Configure Google instead of S-Voice

My s5 allows me to have S-Voice always listening for its hot word. I would rather have Google always listening for its hot word. I don't see how to do this. Any ideas? thanks
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Google search appears out of nowhere on Samsung S2

I see a post titled "Google search appears out of nowhere" that seem to state that this is an issue with the Huawei Ascend Y300 model type of phone, but I have the same issue with my Samsung galaxy 2. ...
0
votes
2answers
5k views

Installing Play Store on Chinese Samsung Note 3

I have a Chinese Note 3 running Android 4.3. It doesn't have the Play Store which defeats everything that made Samsung dominate the smartphone space. I can't download GMail; I am stuck with a browser ...
1
vote
0answers
94 views

Why are most of my Pre-Installed apps that connect to Google not working?

Okay, I am using a Huawei m865c (Ascend II), running Android 2.3.6. I am trying to open Google Play, but it tells me that there is no connection. I am connected to a 20 mb/ps with all bars. I tried ...
0
votes
1answer
60 views

Syncing iPhone contacts to Google so I can have them in my Galaxy Tab S

I still currently have a iPhone and I want to sync my iPhone contacts to my tablet to through google. How do I do this?
0
votes
0answers
32 views

Google apps device policy is showing just add account?

I have installed device policy for google Apps. The problem is when I open it , it only shows add account button, though I have already added an account. , when I click an account it opens the google ...
0
votes
1answer
54 views

Android version updates for Motorola and Nexus phones [duplicate]

How long will Motorola and Google provide Android updates to their models Moto X(2013) and Nexus 5? Is there a limit or a deadline to these updates rolling in? Google has said that the newer versions ...
0
votes
1answer
65 views

Problem with Sync from Andoid Calender

I have a google calender that is sync to my Cellphone samsung Galaxy S2. It does not working when I apply a new appointment time in my google calender in my android. It says that it's syncing but no ...
0
votes
0answers
59 views

Unlink Contacts Without Losing Data

I have an HTC One M8, running the latest version of KitKat that Verizon has pushed out to date. My problem is that I have a fragmented contact list. This in't a new issue, but one that I'm trying to ...
1
vote
0answers
33 views

Where do you publish information about a vulnerability you have found within android?

I found a small vulnerability within the default web browser, here is the ticket. Submitted last year. Issue 42647: Android Web Browser, JavaScript Popup Bug. Tested on 11 Jan 2013. ...
1
vote
2answers
500 views

Check if Google Play Service is up to date

I have a Sony Xperia Z3 compact, and when I trying to broadcast my video live on YouTube from Xperia , I sign in with Google+ account and I received "Error when trying to sign in, please check if ...
1
vote
1answer
518 views

How do I separate contacts from work and personal Google accounts?

I have two Google accounts, one for work and a personal one for my Android phone. I have both accounts synced to my phone because I often have work to do on the road. I recently noticed while logged ...
0
votes
1answer
78 views

Can I get rid of “Sound Search for Google Play”?

An app called "Sound Search for Google Play" is apparently eating all of my battery. Can I get rid of it? I tried clicking it, disabling it and "uninstalling update", but it still seems to eat away at ...
0
votes
1answer
124 views

Google Voice Search no longer automatically takes action

I was recently using my phone and noticed something odd. Previously, when I used Google Voice Search, and I said something like "Set a timer for 10 minutes", my phone would recognize that I wanted to ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

“I'm online” for Facebook [duplicate]

Can you please let me know whether, if someone is "not available" on Facebook Messenger but shows as "on line" according to I'm Online Unlocker, it means they're chatting with someone else?
0
votes
1answer
3k views

Nexus 5 front camera not working

Yesterday my front camera on Nexus 5 stopped working. It doesn't show up in any app (& there's a bug in the new Google camera app - I can switch camera only if the HDR+ is on, but then it's stuck ...
1
vote
1answer
501 views

Multiple devices on a single Google account - App/Setting Syncing

I have a few Google Nexus devices that are all set up with the same Google Play account. They are all set to backup and restore and when setting up new devices they seem to pull down all the most ...
0
votes
0answers
59 views

How to resolve Asus Nexus 7 random reboots?

everything works since I downloaded the android from google, used a thirdparty driver, windows 7 (because the tool wasn't compatible with windows 8) locked up the root with the root mode, installed ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

Not able to use Google Now through mobile network

My device OS is KitKat 4.4.4 and I just installed Google Now and set as default launcher. Because of I live in Turkey and Google Now is not supported here officially; I set my input language as ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Suddenly getting message to log into Google account [duplicate]

I type my password into the field provide and it won't accept it. I have changed my Google password, and it still won't accept it. I don't use my gmail account, so I haven't turned on the 2-step ...
0
votes
2answers
26 views

Google Wallet Problem

I found out today my cc was under my friends google wallet instead of mine. I was wondering if I delete it from his wallet; will I be able to add it under mine and be capable of using it. I ask ...
1
vote
1answer
116 views

Why Dialer shows contact name and image, when contact is not in my address book?

Very often, when some unknown company is calling me, in couple of seconds I see its name and logo on standard Dialer's screen. Where does it take them, if I don't have this contact in my address book, ...
0
votes
0answers
410 views

Google mail servers not allowing email setup

We have a a handful of people helping us configure android phones. We'll get contracts for 500, 700, 1000 phones for example. Part of the configuration is setting up a gmail account on each phone. ...
1
vote
0answers
207 views

Nexus5 identified as Media Player (Device), instead of Storage Drive, Windows 7

I've had the Nexus 5 for a few months, and exchange files between my PC and the phone using the USB cable frequently. I also charge the phone using the USB connected to my PC. Usually, the window pops ...
6
votes
3answers
3k views

Removing all google data except the play store

My main android device is a phone. I recently aquired a tablet which I don't really use for email, calendars, etc. Therefore I want none of that data on the tablet. I have disabled sync for all ...
-1
votes
1answer
138 views

Ive lost my phone how do i install an app on that stolen phone from my pc or laptop [duplicate]

Im working in the DRC an sombody stole my Samsung Gallaxy S4 from my car I want to block the phone so he cant use it any more
0
votes
2answers
154 views

Device with fake imei shown under my google dashboard which does not belong to me

I have sync my google account on my samsung galaxy note 2 but recently i have lost it. After few days when i was checking google dash board to recover my contacts, i saw 2 devices listed under my ...
0
votes
1answer
109 views

“Google BroadcastListener” running for over 78 hours now

On my Galaxy S3 I have "Google BroadcastListener" running for over 78 hours now... Is it possible my ex is accessing it or something? Also, is this the reason my "record audio" won't work? It tells ...
0
votes
2answers
75 views

Can I Install Only The Google Account rather than the entire stack?

I am currently running an Aosp-based custom rom on Android 4.4.2 with zero bloatware, yeah, I detest bloatware. After going through struggles with the amount of resources Google's play services do to ...
0
votes
1answer
654 views

Cant access my samsung galaxy tab 3 for kids as my google account is blocked [duplicate]

My son has blocked my daughters Samsung galaxy Tab 3 for kids. It wont recognise my google account as it has exceeded the 5 tries. I have tried holding down the home, sound and power buttons and the ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

how to call record in micromax unite 2 A106,android version 4.4.2? [duplicate]

how to call record in micromax unite 2 A106,android version 4.4.2 ? i tried ,download the call recorder application what its not working
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Older version of Plenty of Fish or POF application [duplicate]

I need an older version of Plenty of Fish or POF I have searched for it everywhere and I can not find it. I had version 1.92 which worked great and stupid me went and updated the app, now I can't see ...
12
votes
4answers
5k views

How to pay for my kids apps?

Here is the story. I have two kids (5-7 years), they have their Android tablets... and I have the credit card. I have created two google accounts, each for one tablet. I want to buy apps for them, but ...
-1
votes
1answer
582 views

Offline Italian translate - error message “no connection for speech input (E4)”

I've downloaded the italian translate package for android, the voice recognition does not work offline. i get the error message "no connection for speech input (E4)" the following work-around does ...
0
votes
2answers
63 views

Google Voice Search Activation

I was wondering if there was any way I could activate Google voice search simply by saying OK Google while using any app on my phone. I tried searching the XDA forums and couldn't find what I was ...
0
votes
0answers
122 views

Recovering data from broken android phone which is sent for replacement

Sent broken android phone to Sony customer care for replacement. I had the device encrypted with a 4 digit numeric pin. I erased it. I found when searching on Google that data can be recovered easily ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

I have lost my MOTO E [duplicate]

My device has stolen by someone,,, i need to block the Device as completely useless Find the following IMEI Details, IMEI No.: 359299053253550 359899053253568
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Re-Installing google play [duplicate]

I got my google play and google play services deleted from my rooted phone.I had moved all the apps on internal apps to my partitioned sd card,which got corrupted.Tried installing google play apk and ...
0
votes
1answer
323 views

Google Location history showing me in another continent? Did someone hack me? [duplicate]

I've just found out about Google Location history and it correctly displays all the places I've been to in Bolivia to-a-T. Really accurate. What concerns me is that there is a dot in Beking, ...
1
vote
1answer
65 views

Proprietary software distributed along with Linux kernel

What is the licensing rationale behind distributing proprietary (copyrighted) software within a common smartphone's Android system? I mean software like device drivers (camera, GSM modules etc.) or ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Google maps location History is placing me in a different hotel [duplicate]

My wife thinks that when I am on a business trip I stay at a different hotel than I told her, I stayed at a bar all night and left my car at the corporate office over night. All of this is from ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Point of using 4G enabled Nexus tablet in the USA

As far as I know, the providers (AT&T, Verizon, TMobile) in the USA neither sell nor support mobile connection for Nexus tablets. So what is the point of buying a Nexus tablet with 4G support in ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Unable to install Google Play Service' Incompatible with other application(s) using the same shared user ID' [duplicate]

I'm Unable to install Google Play Service' Incompatible with other application(s) using the same shared user ID' would like to check why ?
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Why does my phone need to connect to google servers?

You can tell the difference between when your phone is connected to Google's servers, and when it isn't by the following in 4.3: Connected Not connected Please note one is blue and one is grey. ...
-6
votes
1answer
55 views

Google location

Using a Samsung galaxy 4s. I'm using Google location. I pulled location history and broke it down by the minute. GPS was not on only mobile data and location services. I drove through and area and it ...
3
votes
1answer
786 views

Selective syncing with Google?

By default if you sync with Google, contacts, calendar, app data and wifi keys are synchronized. Is it possible to synchronize only some of these things, e.g. only calendar and contacts? Thanks :-)
1
vote
1answer
55 views

Google agenda question (Still need help)

my question is more related to the Google contacts system than to Android itself, but hope you can help me.. I have a Nexus 5, and my agenda looks organized with everything that I added perfectly. The ...
0
votes
0answers
88 views

How to set Google search by voice command to include Chinese input?

I use google search in Android and I can set android to listen my chinese voice input. However, I don't know how to set the same thing in desktop. Every time I visit google.com, I see a mic icon. I ...