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Tablet devices are larger than a smartphone and usually do not have phone capabilities, though some can use a data network over 3G or 4G.

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Use an Android tablet as a Wacom drawing tablet for a PC?

Since a nice Wacom tablet is a bit pricey, especially for someone like me who doesn't do much graphic editing, I was wondering if it is possible to use a tablet (i.e. my Nexus 7) as a Wacom-esque ...
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Cannot flash Qualcomm with Stock Image (Lenovo Tab M10 TB-X605L LTE, Android 8 Oreo)

Background I’ve bought a brand new Lenovo Tab M10 TB-X605L LTE. It’s for my grandma, so that she can video-call her great-grandchildren during the Corona crises, and I learned that I require to have ...
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Can I make and receive phone calls using a tablet with a SIM card slot in it?

I have an Android tablet without telephony capabilities. I can put in a SIM card. When somebody calls my SIM card number (mobile number), can I receive this call? What application do I need?
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How can I get a phone app on a tablet?

I have a brand new Galaxy Tab 2 that is apparently not compatible with my bank's tablet app. Someone on another forum mentioned that they just use the phone version on their tablet, but they don't say ...
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I need help with my bricked tablet!

I recently rooted my tablet,using kingoroot.I messed up and now my tablet is stuck on the manufacturer logo...If I try to connect it to a pc,it does not recognize it.It is a chinese turbo-x rubik ii ...
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How do I use my BLU M8L 2022 tablet as a phone?

How do I use my BLU M8L 2022 tablet as a phone?
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How can I remote support an Android tablet?

My mother is considering to get an Android tablet - probably a Nexus 7 or 10. Because I don't live near her, I might need to provide some remote assistance -- and you probably know that talking her ...
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Answer my phone on my Tablet?

I have an Android phone (HTC Desire Z), I also have a Android tablet (Acer Iconia Tab A501). I would like to link up my phone to my tablet so I can answer my phone on my tablet. Is this possible ...
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Is there a way to print from an Android tablet (preferably without a PC/cloud)?

Is it possible to print from an Android device (specifically an Asus eeePad Transformer) without going via the cloud? The ideal is to do it without going via a PC as well, as I'd rather not have to ...
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Lenovo tab 3 7" TB3-710F Android 5.0.1 won't start after installing wrong TWRP

Basically I wanted to root it and every TWRP I tried came up an error that the file was too big,. moments later I tried different versions..many other versions btw,, scaling down to the smallest in ...
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Is possible install Eclipse IDE in Honeycomb?

Since Eclipse IDE can run in Linux and the new Honeycomb has a Linux Kernel, can Eclipse IDE run in Android Honeycomb ? I know that isn't pretty much comfortable coding in a tablet, but I'd want to ...
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Given that every application runs as a separate user, what happens when you want to add a new user account?

According to this, every application in Android runs as a separate kernel-level user, with a unique user ID and group ID. So, what happens under the hood when you add a new user (e.g. to your shared ...
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Rooting an unbranded tablet

I bought one of these simple cheap Chinese no-name tablets: HDMI, Bluetooth, HD display, dual-core CPU. Unfortunately, it came without official Google apps such as Market and Gmail. I tried different ...
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How can I "split" the virtual keyboard when typing on a large display in landscape mode?

I have a large Android tablet and would like to "split" the virtual keyboard when it's in landscape mode. Something similar like the iPad feature. Is this possible and if so how?
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Connecting multiple USB devices using a USB hub that connect to the USB port of a Android devices

Is it possible to use and connect a USB Hub on any generic and major Android tablets that only have 1 USB port and connecting multiple USB devices (depending on how many port the USB Hub have) such as ...
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How does Google Play determine the region on a tablet without SIM card

I know Google Play uses SIM card to determine the region on cell phones. And I know Market Unlocker and Market Enabler. How does Google Play determine your region on a tablet without SIM card? And ...
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Android Tablets: Use USB to Ethernet connector?

Do Android tablets generally support USB to Ethernet adapters? And if so, which models?
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Can I receive / send SMS of cellphone number with a tablet using a dongle?

Can I receive / send SMS of cellphone number with an Android tablet using a dongle? Any SMS application for the Android tablet?
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Should I keep my Android tablets' power off or leave them on standby mode?

I have two tablets: Allwinner A10 single-core 10 inches (old one) and Allwinner A31 quad-core 9.7 inches (new one). I notice that sometimes when not using the tablet's standby mode, the battery drain ...
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Fooling a tablet into thinking it's a phone so that Amazon Prime streaming will work

This relates to question: Using Amazon Instant Video from Amazon Prime on Non-Kindle device However things have moved on since then. Amazon have now released a version of their Amazon app for use on ...
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Can I update to the latest version of Android on a generic off-brand tablet?

My question is related to this community wiki. I found an affordable white-label Android tablet for €99 a few days ago and I'm considering buying it. Its specs seem fairly decent for its price range, ...
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Do Android phone apps run on Android tablets?

Apple iPhone apps also run on iPads. I don't know if the same is true for Android. Do Android phone apps run on Android tablets? I figure the API is the same but are the two formats interchangeable ...
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How do I root my Chinavasion TechPad 7" Tablet android tablet?

I have a TechPad 7" Tablet from Chinavasion, S3C6410 Android 1.6; None of the generic rooting methods work. Any ideas?
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Tablet apps sounds does not work anymore

This morning I was listening music using grooveshark and the speakers of a Pantech P4100 Tablet. the player stopped playing. Now -even after restarting and resetting to factory settings-, only the ...
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Device uses non-USB charger. Can I still charge it through the USB port?

I got a Polaroid L9H tablet for Christmas, which includes a carrying case with built-in USB keyboard. I assume that it is for this reason that the tablet was designed with a barrel connector for its ...
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Restricted profile can't unlock tablet in android 10

On a Samsung SM-T290 (Galaxy Tab A 8.0") with Android 10, there is regular user account and also a restricted profile for users to use in order to restrict what apps can be used. In previous ...
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Can I use the stock SMS/MMS app on an Android tablet without UMTS module?

I just got my Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet. It does not have a GSM/UMTS/3G module but there is an SMS/MMS icon. What is the purpose of this app? Does Android allow me to send and receive SMS/MMS over my ...
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Can anybody identify this device?

I am trying to fix an Android tablet. As far as I know, it's stock, but that's about it. There is no inclination of the manufacturer. Here are the pics: Back and front (click images for larger ...
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Metered wi-fi connection on Android tablet?

I have a non-rooted Nexus 7 (2013), and connect to the internet via a Mi-Fi hotspot. I have a low data cap, so I need to track usage closely. I'd like to be able to mark my connection as metered, but ...
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App compatibility with a tablet

I might buy Nexus 7. But how are the apps configured with this larger screen? It's in between a regular tablet 10" and a phone 4" so how, for example, will apps like notational acceleration ...
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Calls and texts in tablet with mini-USB SIM adaptor

I was hoping to find out if I can use my 10.1 inch Android tablet running Android 4.1 for calls and texts using a SIM card attached through a mini-USB (or if not, how?). Surely there must be a way.
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Cannot reinstall WhatsApp on Samsung Galaxy Note Pro

I have installed WhatsApp on my Samsung Galaxy Note Pro previously but uninstalled it a few days later. Now that I want to install it back again, it says the device does not support WhatsApp. Please ...
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Lost password on Galaxy S2, can't shut down [duplicate]

My new Christmas Galaxy Tab S2 7": I was prompted to download an updated OS. I did so successfully and was prompted to restart. Okay, now I need my password. That is ONLY the password works, since ...
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What do apps designed for small screens look like on tablets?

Do they get scaled or do they just occupy part of the screen? I mean apps that were designed for 4-5" phones running on 8-10" tablets. UPDATE: Let me give some details to better explain my question. ...
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Exclude possibility of damage of Android device while chargin with another charger [duplicate]

Is it true, that if I have one Android tablet with mini-usb from Philips, one Android device with mini-usb from Sony, then if I connect Philips charger to Sony charger, then it is possibility for a ...
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Unable to start chinese tablet even after installing recovery

When I try to boot my chinese tablet it halts on a small android icon and does not go ahead. It is not a boot loop. I just stays there. It booted successfully a couple of hours ago after two days and ...
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Clearing all the app data on an Android tablet without using factory reset?

In Android, is there a way to clear all the app data at the same time without using the factory reset? I work at a library and we have Android Tablets for checkout for patrons to use and after the ...
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Samsung Galaxy S6 Lite Tablet Pen: Palm Rejection in Android

I recently bought the Samsung Galaxy S6 Lite Tablet (Android). It has an S Pen included which works great and I get palm rejection with the in built Samsung app and also in Squid. But when I use other ...
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Tablet battery replacement and alloc_device_open fail?

I had to do a battery replacement on an Android 4.x tablet Denver TAC-97032. The battery had been obtained from the manufacturer as aftermarket part; it is however not of the same size as the original ...
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What to do if my samsung tab keeps on resetting itself?

My Samsung Tab keeps on resetting itself upon powering on, it goes to home screen and after a while (about 10 seconds) restarts itself. This keeps on and on until i shutdown the Tab. My Tablet has ...
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Possible to root Archos 79 Platinum

I want to root this device: Archos 79 Platinum Is it possible, and can someone link me to a guide please? (I couldn't find a clear cut answer whether it is rootable or not)
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Chinese tablet does not boot

I have a Chinese Tablet that was working till last night. I did a factory reset and now it is stuck in small Android logo. I have tried all key combinations to enter into recovery with no success. ...
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What will happen when I remove my Google account from an Android tablet?

I got my first tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017), running Android 7.1.1). During inital set up, I connected my Google/Gmail account to the tablet. I have had my Google/Gmail account for years -- ...
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should you be on a tablet when its charging? [duplicate]

is it OK for the battery if you keep using the tablet while it's charging? And should you stop charging when it's fully charged.
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Not able to install google apps after following the suggested steps

I have a retail tablet(Crystal Audio, GR) that after many tries I have managed to root it, with Kingo Root. I can the application SuperSu installed and when I am trying to perform root actions, it ...
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Sending sms from tablet not allowed or not possible?

This is more of a meta question, but the best place to ask I'm sure.. Why can't I send an sms from my samsung galaxy tab 10.1 3G tablet? Is it because the hardware does not support it (most likely), ...
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Trying to alter already modified recovery partition on tablet

I have an Android tablet (4.2.2) where the recovery has been modified to only give the reboot option when you boot into it. What is the best way to unlock the other options? Do I need to flash a new ...
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How do I know if an android app for a phone can be installed on an android tablet?

Is there any way to find out? (probably using an emulator or a software to verify?) This is because from my understanding, there are android apps for phone which somehow become either stretched or ...
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