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Internet calling/texting for Android Go [closed]

Please recommend Android Go compatiple apps to internet telephony, like Freetone, Fongo etc. Freetone seems work though to wrong country due to some setup issues.
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Why isn't my Coolpad compatible with Google?

I have a Coolpad Android device. I went to the Google Play Store to install regular Google app instead of Google Go app and it says that my device is not compatible with that version of Google. What ...
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Where has the Llama app gone? [closed]

I recently made a full factory reset on my Sony Xperia X Compact, only to find out that the Llama app is gone from the play store (This link is dead for me). Also the author's website looks really ...
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Gestures in Android 9 and what it means for Android apps backward compatibility

I heard about the gestures feature in Android 9, and that it substitutes in some way the ordinary navigation. Is this feature optional in general on Android 9 smartphones? (ie is it off by default? ...
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How to open collaborated iwork file in android

I hope that somebody knows a workaround to a situation. Recently, I needed to share a numbers file with a large number of coworkers. I used the collaborate option and opened up the file for viewing. ...
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Will this “SIM Free” Android phone for sale near Osaka (Japan) work in Europe and North America?

Will this "SIM Free" Android phone for sale near Osaka (Japan) work in Europe and North America? Hello, So my phone recently went temporarily out of order and then I saw this Asus ZenFone 3 for sale ...
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How to Install an application that requires android 5.0+ on android 4.4.4

I have a phone running android 4.4 and the app requires android 5.0 or higher. I want to install this app on android 4.4. Do you have any way, help yourself. Thank you very much.
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How to install Messenger Lite on Samsung tablet

I'm want to install Facebook Messenger Lite on my non-rooted Samsung T-580 tablet with Nougat 7.0. There is a message saying: "Your device isn't compatible with this version." No more info is ...
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Question regarding Google Play app compatibility check, x86 vs. ARM architectures, etc

This is more of a hardware question than anything, but it has to do with Android. I saw on this question, somebody saying that Android apps were architecture independent, and should run on ARM/ARM64/...
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Why the game is compatible in BlueStacks, but not in Genymotion?

I've tried to install KoA game in Genymotion on Demand on Android 5.1, 6.0 and 7.0 using Google Play Store app (by following these steps), but it reads that it's not compatible. Your device isn't ...
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How to check the current platform of Android OS?

There are 4 common platform such as: ARM, ARM64, x86 and x86_64 on which Android can run. How can I check which platform I'm on within Android OS? So I can check whether my app is compatible with it ...
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Can Xposed Framework be run successfully alongside a custom rom?

I would like to know if Xposed Framework can successfully run alongside a custom rom that possesses many features or whether it has to be a stock ROM. I wasn't able to find a consensus on whether or ...
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Flashing LG G4 H815(International Version) rom onto LG G4 H812 (Bell Canada) hardware

I am going on a long trip to the UK and Middle East, and want to take my LG G4 with me and use foreign service providers. I am planning on flashing the H815T (Similar to H815 International Version but ...
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Why is this app install failing as incompatible and can it be force installed?

I've used the Yell app for ages (com.yell.launcher2). It's recently updated and should be compatible with modern android (and is listed as compatible with 4+). I'm using LineageOS (=7.1) on a rooted ...
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LineageOs compatible with European (H850) version of LG5

The "Downloads" page of LineageOS only lists the US version (H830) for the LG5. Given that they apparently use mostly the same hardware, am I safe to assume that a build of LineageOs that works on ...
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Enabling Google Maps inside TripAdvisor app on CyanogenMod

I have recently flashed my Asus Zenfone 2 Laser with a custom CM ROM. I am going abroad and will need offline maps. I have decided to use TripAdvisor, but when I want to open an offline map I get the ...
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In a dual sim phone, must both sims be used?

I'm looking at getting the Xperia X Performance. It has two slots for SIM cards. Will the phone work alright with only one normal SIM and will all the apps still work ok? A long time ago I red most ...
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Android Kitkat OS for Lenovo Vibe K5 (lollipop) Device?

I have Lenovo vibe K5 device and its running on Lollipop 5.1, for some reasons i want to downgrade it into Kitkat, So is it safe to downgrade higher end device into lower version of android if yes, i ...
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Is charging with a USB-C adapter and a type A charger dangerous?

According to articles on HowToGeek and other sites, it can be dangerous to charge a phone with a USB-C connector by using a non compliant adapter cable and a USB type A charger or laptop outlet. I am ...
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Headphones compatible with phone only after switching the audio cable polarity

I recently brought the Marshall Major II headphones, which come with a two-way unprotected 3.5 mm cable. According to the manual, you plug the straight end into the headphone, and the right-ended end ...
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Compatibility problems with x86 phone?

I have read this and this question and I want to ask for some elaboration. I'm considering buying an x86 phone. I have some questions regarding compatibility issues. I know that the majority of ...
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Can I use the image built for the Xiaomi Redmi 2 on the Redmi 2 pro?

It seems that the only difference between the Xiaomi Redmi 2 and the Xiaomi Redmi 2 pro is that the pro version has more internal storage and more RAM. So I suppose I can use the same cyanogenmod ...
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Smartwatch compatibility

One can get a "cheap smartwatch" (most likely running Nucleos) for EUR 30 or less, a Pebble watch (usually running PebbleOS) for EUR 100 or less, or a watch running android-wear starting at a little ...
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Is Cyanogen fully compatible with Play services and stock android apps?

I am considering the upgrade of my Android Phone to Cyanogenmod as even with root, I am having several permissions problems, OTA updates removing root, etc. The only reason I did not yet install it ...
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Build.prop modifies okay. But not updates in system (e.g. About Tablet in settings)

I am running Android-x86 4.4 on VirtualBox. Everything works fine. But when I am modifying build.prop (with ES File Explorer or BuildProp Editor) with other manufacturer or model and save it. After ...
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Does using various app stores in parallel cause any issues?

I am using a Android phone with Lollipop and found that apps can be installed from various app stores like Google Play, Amazon App Store or F-Droid. Are there any problems I can run into if apps are ...
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Does Titanium Backup break 'Sleep As Android?

Whenever I hit the button to start tracking my sleeping, Sleep As Android warns 'Titanium Backup' may break sleep tracking! I was wondering under what circumstances does this happen and how to ...
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How to understand app restrictions set by developers

So I was just looking at are very standard app, - Bank of America and Ally Bank. none of these apps showed up on Google Play Store and in my list of devices they indicated as being incompatible . So I ...
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Why aren't some launchers compatible with some devices?

I was reading the reviews of the Google Now Launcher where they have stated that after installing the launcher the device has audio issues. I did not understand how can a launcher affect the hardware ...
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MicroSD card MP3s are deleted/unplayable on Note 4

I have a brand new Samsung 128GB EVO Micro SDXC for use with my Note 4. I did get it from eBay, but it came in actual Samsung packaging and looks legit. If it's a fake, they did a hell of a job. I ...
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redsocks on android emulator: getting error “not executable: magic 7F45”

I'm trying to get proxydroid or redsocks to run on genymotion android emulator (x86). Adb shell into the device, run redsocks and I get "not executable: magic 7F45". I know it means that the version ...
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How to figure out why a specific app cannot be installed on my device(s)?

All to often I encounter apps that the Google Play Store claims are incompatible with one or multiple of my devices, but isn't very helpful as of "why". How can I figure this out? While this question ...
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App not compatible anymore

I recently had to factory reset my phone, a Samsung GT-S5302 with Android 2.3.6. Now I'm trying to reinstall apps from Google Play store, but one of them says "your device is not compatible with this ...
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What makes porting so difficult? [duplicate]

So now when the new Lollipop is on it's way we all have our feeds filled with magazines or sites telling us how awesome LG or Samsung is to release Lollipop so soon. My question is, Why is this such ...
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Ringtones incompatible with custom rom. How to improve compatibility?

I have been using Samsung Galaxy s4 stock firmware up until now. Yesterday I switched to AOKP 4.4.4 (18/10/2014 build) and I've noticed that none of my old ringtones work (12 unrelated ringtones). I ...
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Lying about api version

I have this banking app that launches normally but then displays a message saying my android version is not supported. So I think there is just some simple if checking my android version. I'm using l ...
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Since which Android version does it started emulating the SDCard?

I know it's emulated in ICE_CREAM_SANDWICH_MR1 and over but I would like to know since which previous versions and preferable from official sources. EDIT1: Not an official source but I guess this ...
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How can I find a Device Compatible with a Given App?

I am desperately looking for an Android tablet that can run the App Carrot Fantasy. It does run on a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone, but I have not yet had any luck with any tablet I have tried. I ...
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Google Play site says the app is compatible but the Google Play app says otherwise

I am trying to download a game from Google Play to my VirtualBox. The site (browsed with my Windows 7 laptop and Firefox) says the app is compatible with all of my devices. I happily clicked the ...
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Can the game “asphalt8” be played on iOS and Android together?

I have an iPhone and my friend has an Android device. When we try to play "asphalt8" on wi fi, we can't get the app to connect with each other. If he creates a room, my device doesn't show it, and ...
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“Youtube for TV” device compatibility

I have a Genesis GT-1230 tablet, running Android 4.0.3. It has an HDMI output that I can connect to my TV. My goal is to use Youtube Remote on my phone, paired to the the Youtube for TV app watch ...
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Why is Android app not compatible [duplicate]

My son's got a Kurio 7 tablet. I've installed the Amazon App Store on it and noticed not all apps are compatible. Bad Piggies for example won't install. The Amazon App Store says its not compatible ...
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Sony Smartwatch compatibility with regular headsets

I bought a Sony Smartwatch and I wonder if it can be used with any bluetooth headset to take the calls. I know there is a Smart Wireless Headset pro but it costs almost as much as the watch. Can I use ...
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Why do apps require a certain minimum Android version?

All android apps require a specific Android version. Why is that so? Can't we use any ICS app on GB? For example, touch-to-focus is a very simple feature – but it wants Android 4. What can I do to use ...
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Is there a way to see what what devices an application is compatible with in the Play Store? [duplicate]

Not sure how to phrase this, but the Play Store's online interface reports whether or not an application is compatible with the devices you own, marked by a checkmark or a cross next to each ...
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Is there a way to change device type on Google Play

I have an HTC One V, but I rooted it and installed CyMod 10.1. The problem I am currently facing is that the device shows up on Google Play as HTC One V which came with 4.0, whereas my phone now has 4....
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Market won't show some apps on custom rom

I installed cyanogenmod 10.2 on my samsung galaxy s3 and asus tf101g, and it looks like both of them have one problem with apps showing in play store. For example I have buyed Mantano Reader Premium ...
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How to check if application on Google Play would work on other (not own) phone?

Is there a way to (at least approximately) check if an application I have found in Google Play store would work on friend's phone. I'd rather not suggest an app that would not work on friend's phone. ...
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Are all apps on Google Play compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S4?

I wanted to know whether the Samsung Galaxy S4 will run every app from the play store or not? I had done a lot of googling but failed to find an answer.
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Why am I unable to install some apps?

I own an HTC Salsa with Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread). The problem is that I can't download apps like Subway Surfers, Temple Run, Candy Crush, etc. The market reports, "your device is incompatible". ...