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Did any of yall get this? Really annoying.
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Why are some app icons not the same as their play store icons?
Say a game's recent update changed the icon to a holiday theme. I update the app, and the game/app itself updates, but the icon doesn't. It's not harmful, but it bugs me a bit. What causes this?
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Where can I get the microsoft fonts?
I've gotten the following message when opening an ebook: > Miscellaneous -> Use embedded fonts in book > Can't find: `times new roman.ttf`, `arial.ttf`, `courier new.ttf`, `wingdings.ttf` and `arial narrow.ttf`. > (click font name to get the missing .ttf file, then download it to "/sdcard/fonts") But doing what it says gives me a ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED, webpage not available error. How do I get the fonts?
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Android dev: How to scan a QR code
I'm making an app for a new federated messaging protocol, [Sufec](https://yujiri.xyz/sufec.gmi), which needs to be able to link a device by scanning a QR code, for multi-device support. I can't for the life of me find a way to do this anywhere on the internet. I want a solution that: * Doesn't depend on the image already being scanned and saved (ie. it should open a camera app, not a files app) * QR code should be detected by the camera app, so the user doesn't have to snap a picture, then return to the messaging app and see an error that the QR code couldn't be read * Doesn't depend on having any specific app installed * Is not deprecated
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Mull vs Thor
So I currently use Mull, which I like a lot (especially since it syncs with Librewolf on my PC), but my phone's storage is getting full and I noticed Thor browser is considerably smaller. Does it measure up to Mull at all? Or is Mull worth sticking with? I'm assuming the latter, and I apologize for the stupid question, I'm just curious.
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I think the pointlessly-wiggling media progress bar is fine :) I predict that the new virtualisation framework will be used for DRM (urgh), or potentially even a remote-management "feature" (double-urgh)
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> iOS, with its single hardware manufacturer, has been 64-bit only since 2017. Android has a million moving parts split across a bunch of different companies, so getting to 64-bit only is going to be a long road. Getting there is worth the effort, though, with a promise of increased performance and additional security features.
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> This isn't a big deal for most consumers, but in previous Android versions, it was nice to have an escape hatch if Google came out with a particularly buggy first release. If you frequently try out different software builds, this change will presumably mean that you can't use any older third-party ROMs, either. > > Update: We have a justification! As spotted by Esper's Mishaal Rahman, the Android web flash tool explains this downgrade prevention is to stop a bootloader vulnerability specific to Android 12.
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What Text-To-Speech are you using with Android?
Preferably open source and on FDroid.
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How to lower microphone gain in Android 9
All videos that I record have very distorted volume when there's loud sound around. I'm using Open Camera app. I think that lowering gain could help here. Anybody knows how to do this in Android 9? [edit] Added Android version.
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How to store global application state in android?
I'm trying to write an Android client for [the Sufec protocol](https://yujiri.xyz/sufec.gmi). This is my first time developing anything for Android (and sure hope it will be the last), and I'm having a silly amount of trouble figuring out how to store global state. Not sure if dev questions fit here but but hopefully :) Now, I've read like 50 web pages claiming to explain how to do it, but let me clarify: * I am *not* talking about keeping state across activity restarts * I am *not* talking about saving anything to disk * I am talking about *sharing state between activities* I read that you could do it by subclassing android.app.Application, but that it wasn't idiomatic and you should use a Context instead. Well, I don't see anything on either of those classes about *storing any data* on them, and tried subclassing Application but that didn't work either because the return type of getApplication() is still the base android.app.Application, so I can't access fields of my subclass. I read some sources saying you're supposed to have to explicitly pass it between each activity with intents extras, but that looks like it only has methods for attaching primitive types or Bundles, not user-defined classes. I want to share an Account instance in memory without serializing and deserializing it into some more primitive representation every time the user changes screens.
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F-droid link: https://f-droid.org/packages/de.tadris.fitness
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Did anyone here have tested this app ?
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> Following in the footsteps of iOS 14, Google is rolling out an app privacy section to the Play Store on Tuesday. When you look up an app on the Play Store, alongside sections like "About this app" and "ratings and reviews," there will be a new section called "Data privacy & security," where developers can explain what data they collect. Google showed off this feature last year, and it will finally start appearing in the Play Store today.
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We need to reclaim Android from Google. Until we do, they will keep doing things like this.
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I just discovered osmapp.org after the post on HackerNews. It is a great maps "app" for android. I put "app" into quotes because it just runs on your browser. I am not sure if osmapp.org or organic maps will be my daily driver, but both are looking very good!
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Looking for an open source app for ping and tracepath functionality.
I'm looking for an open-source app to do some network debugging: resolving hostnames, pinging and tracepath functionality. Anyone know any existing app like this?
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need a recommendation
Is there a smartphone that I could recommend to someone that currently wants to buy a last generation iphone? They want lots of storage and good battery life I think. I am worried about all the tracking shit, I guess if the phone could potentially work with lineageOS that would be great too. tl;dl is there a go-to smartphone atm?
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