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Learning Android development? [closed]

Recently I had enrolled to udacity nanodegree Android basics by Google course as being an engineering is the course worth taking or do I need better or different approach in learning app development . ...
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How much storage am I using on free Google Photos?

Since I am using unlimited free storage on Google Photos, is there a way that I can check? I know if you use your paid storage, you can check, but is there any way to calculate if you use the free ...
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My google play app keeps stopping. It wont work [duplicate]

Issues with google play stopping wont load. Keeps putting up popups of stopping.
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Need to force update of Google Photos App

How do I force the Google Photos app (android) to UPDATE? It was in the middle of an update and got interrupted. Now it's a CPU hog - keeps prompting to update, but touching the "UPDATE" button just ...
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Google Play storage space calculations inaccurate?

Why exactly does this "More Storage Space required" message pop up when installing an app through Google Play store even when enough space is, theoretically available (x more MB needed)? And, on top ...
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Pixel USB C Earbuds choppy sound skipping music

On a HUAWEI P20 lite (Nova E3) I have tried the basics in sound and use audio though USB I was told on Reddit that they would work in the devices sub/ Also, when I try to answer a call, it hangs up. ...
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Google keeps moving my (favourite) contacts to the “other contacts” section in Google Contacts

So, this has been bugging me for a while. A few months ago, I wanted to call up an old friend of mine, but couldn't find his contact anywhere. I just wrote it off as weird bug (maybe user error on my ...
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Google maps location history suddenly inaccurate

I have been using location history for a long time and it has always been pretty accurate( give or take 1 or 2 shops away if it is not a regular visit). It shows when i leave home and driving direct ...
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Google Podcast App and Expired Episodes

With the "Google Podcasts" app, I have been downloading episodes of several podcasts that I listen to, but am months behind and the podcasts only leave a month's worth up. I thought that ...
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Google Keeps Stopping for now reason

yesterday I was trying to use the vocal feature of google (the one where you say "Hey Google" and then you ask stuff. It didn't work and I discovered later I wasn't connected to any network. Since ...
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Nova launcher shortcut to Google location accuracy

Is there a way I can make a shortcut so I can go straight to it other than go through a shortcut to location and hit Google location accuracy and Flipper switch? https://i.imgur.com/z1rxC07.jpg
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What is the safe way to factory reset your phone on Google Fi with 2-step Verification enabled?

So if you factory reset your phone whilst on Google Fi with 2step verification enabled there is no way to access your phone as far as I can see. When trying to sign back in it requests I use my 2-...
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Remove search bar from home screen in Android 9 (“Pie”)

I am using Xiaomi A2 Lite and I want to get rid of search bar on my home screen, preferably without and without installing custom launchers (that are likely to be the next configuration time sink). ...
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why i can't mention in FB on chrome mobile app?

i don't like the fb apps and my phone doesn't have any more space so i use chrome to be able to use FB but when i try to mention any one in comments or any thing the selection menu doesn't show up ...
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How to save a password in Google Chrome for Android?

I just don't understand how to save a password in android. Please help me.
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Google Phone app notification glitch

Phone: Moto e5 Android OS: 8.1.0 Google Phone app version: 33.0.249138098 The Google Phone app appears to have a notifications glitch when swapping/tapping between its different tabs [Favorites, ...
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Is it a good idea to disable as many Samsung Apps as Samsung lets you and install a Google alternative for them?

I don't know which apps consume more RAM and CPU power. How will it affect performance if storage is not a matter st all to me?
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How to set mms subject with the official Google messaging app?

On many apps, you have this : Which allows to set the subject of the message which is a feature of the ᴍᴍꜱ protocol. But how to do the same with the official Google app ?
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Why can i not sign out of my google account on Samsung Galaxy S4?

I need to sign out of an account so i can sell my old phone, i have tried going to settings/accounts/google but when I click my account, no button shows for "remove account" I have watched videos and ...
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App data backup on android devices to google cloud

I have a question about the backup into google cloud on android devices. When you do a backup into google cloud also app data from apps which supports that feature will be uploaded too. But I think ...
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3 Questions regarding restoring the backup of whatsapp from Google Drive

My phone Lenovo K53a48 stopped working on the 7th of June. I have a backup of all my WhatsApp messages until the 6th of June on Googe Drive. I installed WhatsApp on an Xperia M2. After I signed in ...
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Google Drive: “unable to schedule file for upload” after scan

I scanned over 150 pages using the scan functionality of google drive. It took me a while. After that, when I was trying to save the generated PDF, I got a notification saying "unable to schedule file ...
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How to save YouTube downloaded video to phone gallery [duplicate]

I have downloaded a youtube video in my youtube app and I want to save this video to my phone gallery. What steps should I have to follow to do this?
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i couldnt find my phone and made a password to unlock if found. i cannot remember the screen lock password

I have a android that I locked through google when you lost your phone. I finally found the phone but cannot use due to not remembering my password I made
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How to disable the google app in android 8.1.0?

I have been looking for the option using the google app itself, but when selecting the settings button inside, it does nothing, only stays in the same screen without the options in the second and ...
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How to activate time left notification in Google Family Link?

I installed the Google Family Link app on my kid's phone, mainly to limit his screen time. He asked me to be notified before his time is running out but I can't find a way to activate such a ...
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Google account was hacked: how do I get my phone working with my new account?

My Google account was hacked, I think because somebody SIM-hacked my T-Mobile account. (Thus the Google account recovery process was short-circuited.) I've asked Google for help via the recovery ...
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Google widget icons

Last week I updated Google app through Play Store. After that it shows a asterisk symbol on Google 5*1 widget. One is Google logo, microphone. And what does asterisk indicates? App version 9.88.7.21....
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How do I change my payment account?

I made a new account because my old one got hacked and Google suspended my ability to pay for things. So I uninstalled all my apps from my old account and made a new account and reinstalled them but ...
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Google's Huawei ban, how will this hit Huawei, since Andorid is open source?

So, with the latest news of Google blocking Huawei from Android updates, what does this actually mean? Since Android is open source (via AOSP), Huawei should be perfectly able to continue using ...
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How do I make the little Google search bar widget open the results in Google Chrome rather than in the Google Assistant

My Google search bar widget that I have on my home screen used to have the little G on the left side and a microphone on the right. Now it seems to have been hijacked by Google Assistant because it ...
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Not seeing Assistant icon in search box

I have two phones. Both are Moto X4 running Android 9, with the same variant and security updates. One shows the classic Google microphone icon in the search box. The other shows the Assistant icon. ...
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How do I keep Google map on full screen

When I use Google Map to navigate when riding my Motorcycle it keeps going into small screen and I can't read it. Is there a way to lock the large screen?
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how to keep email and phone contacts seperate on a google pixel?

as above really. I've got a google pixel and ive got a gmail buisness email. I'm creating a mailing list and want to keep my email contacts and phone contacts seperete. I cant find any setting to stop ...
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How can I make Google Maps speak the street names when the voice is set to a foreign language?

I'm running Google Pixel 2 with latest updates. You can change the navigation voice language in Google Maps via: hamburger icon (3 horizontal bars) --> Settings --> Navigation Settings --> Voice ...
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Payments on Google Play not showing up on other devices

To start off let me list my devices: Samsung Galaxy S5 - Used to purchase the game Amazon Fire Tablet HD 10 - Google Play sideloaded Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 PC/Laptop About 24 hours ago I purchased ...
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Having trouble with Google apps on Nubia Z17 Lite

I bought this Nubia Z17 lite online and I got it with the global version and Google apps preinstalled. Everything worked but I wanted the new Nubia UI 6.0 and so I installed it from the Chinese ...
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Disconnected WhatsApp, can't reconnect!

my wife moved back to Android on a Galaxy S9+ from IOS and wanted her WhatsApp messages transferred. Its not straightforward, but followed an article that setout the process and managed it in the end ...
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Acidentally uninstalled Google app on Android phone

I accidentally joined the beta program for the Google search app on android, in ordered to leave the program I had to uninstall the app and re-install it. When I did this, everything seemed to be ...
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How do I bookmark a page in Google Books?

Google Books has a feature whereby you can bookmark a page by tapping any corner of any page of a book you're reading. However, I was unable to do this. Could someone please provide some help as to ...
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Is it safe to reinstall with a Google prompt linked to my account?

I might put LineageOS on my phone, but I currently depend on it to perform two-factor authentication prompts for my Google account. Should I take any precautions to preserve access to my account?
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Contacts in my google account don't fully sync to my phone

My contacts don't sync to the phone. I see many of the contacts, so I know my account is linked, but not all contacts are synced and none of the most frequently used contacts which is why it's so ...
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How to disable camera → Google Photos sync on Android 9?

Similar to this, but Google has somehow wormed their way around my settings: Photos → Settings → Backup & sync is off. Photos → Device folders → Camera → Back up (sic) & sync is off. Camera → ...
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Install Google Play Services without Google Play Store

Recently, I rooted my phone for the first time, and wanted to get rid of most Google apps including the Play Store. However, after seeing multiple apps didn't work correctly because of a dependency on ...
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Why restarting the phone fixes the problem of Google Keep of not syncing the notes?

That was the question only, because that happens to me a lot. I work with keep in pc and android, and sometimes even if a have an Internet connection the notes are not syncing. And I wonder why this ...
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Google app says check your connection and try again

After Google Plus ask to download data I started having problems with the Google app and all Google apps. I have no access to the Google app, Gmail, Play Store, YouTube, Etc. I can recover the account,...
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How to make Google Maps find the closest option

Commonly observed behavior: I'm at location X. Google knows I'm at location X, when I open the app or website it shows a blue dot in my exact location I search for, say, "Chipotle" ...
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Google cards suddenly showing mixed languages

This might be a small problem but it's very irritating. My google cards are acting weird. 40% of the cards are on other languages which I have no clue of. It's sometimes Urdu, sometimes Russian and ...
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Links always open google first

This just seems wrong. When I click a link in an email (gmail), or anywhere else on Android, it first loads a google page then opens the link. Like google is tracking every link I click. Seems ...
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how do I make multiple contact lists on android phone for google talk [duplicate]

I need to make two set of contacts on my android phone for google talk. I need one for family and another with work contacts. How can I do this?