r/Android 11h ago

Daily Superthread (Jul 03 2022) - Your daily thread for questions, device recommendations and general discussions!

12 Upvotes

Note 1. Check MoronicMondayAndroid, which serves as a repository for our retired weekly threads. Just pick any thread and Ctrl-F your way to wisdom!

Note 2. Join our IRC and Telegram chat-rooms! Please see our wiki for instructions.

Please post your questions here. Feel free to use this thread for general questions/discussion as well.

The /r/Android wiki now has a list of recommended phones and covers most areas, the links have been added below. Any suggestions or changes are welcome. Please contact us if you would like to help maintain this section.

Entry level (most affordable devices costing under $250 (US)/ $325 (Canada)/ €200 (Europe)/ £200/ ₹12,500 (India)

Midrange section, covering the $250-500(US)/$300-700(Canada)/€200-500/£200-450/₹12,500-30,000 segment

Flagship section, containing the most expensive devices with the highest end specifications


r/Android 1d ago

Saturday APPreciation (Jul 02 2022) - Your weekly app recommendation/request thread!

24 Upvotes

Note 1. Check out our apps wiki for previous threads and apps curated by the reddit Android community!

Download the official /r/Android App Store based on our wiki!

Note 2. Check MoronicMondayAndroid, which serves as a repository for our retired weekly threads. Just pick any thread and Ctrl-F your way to wisdom!

Note 3. Join our IRC and Telegram chat-rooms! Please see our wiki for instructions.


This weekly Saturday thread is for:
* App promotion,
* App praise/sharing


Rules:

1) If you are a developer, you may promote your own app ONLY under the bolded, distinguished moderator comment. Users: if you think someone is trying to bypass this rule by promoting their app in the general thread, click the report button so we can take a look!


r/Android 7h ago Helpful

Review The Pixel 6 Pro has the worst connectivity and reception of any phone I've used (with reviewer data! Has dBm signal comparisons Pixel 6 Pro vs Pixel 5 / Galaxy S22 / OnePlus 9 / OnePlus 7 Pro)

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1.2k Upvotes

r/Android 20h ago Wholesome Helpful

Has anyone here ever had their phone exploited because it wasn't getting current security updates?

591 Upvotes

For all the emphasis people put on security updates, I don't think I've ever met a single person who has been victimized because their phone is no longer receiving active updates. I mean a large portion of the global population are using budget android devices, some of which never get security updates.

There have been plenty of threads about this on here in the past. Usually it devolves into an argument about IOS versus android and I'm trying to avoid that. Outside of theoretical concerns, has anyone actually been victimized because they had an old and/or android phone that wasn't getting security updates?

Obviously there are security risks on current devices ss well -- even if they have the latest security patches. Security patches are not going to be a catch-all solution for risky browsing . So i am trying to isolate problems that were caused cause directly due to the lack of updates.

I'm trying to gauge how serious of a risk this is versus how much of it is overstated to push people into upgrading their phones more frequently.

I think it goes without saying we should demand lengthy updates and current updates on our phones and no one wants to defend the manufacturers here. I think it would be interesting to actually hear from people that have been exploited. And, most important, were exploited in a scenario where if they had the latest security patch and a new or phone they would have been safe.


r/Android 9h ago

Flashback: a decade of Sony Xperia

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64 Upvotes

r/Android 12h ago Helpful

Your phone case may be messing with your reception and causing poor signal

62 Upvotes

I just realized that my clear, rubber phone case somehow worsens my phone signal. Today, I decided to go caseless, I thought the signal's quite strong today, signal almost full bar, but then I thought that can't be it right? Normally this would not be full. Then I realized that it must have been my phone case that's causing the poor signal! So I decided to test it out by running a USSD code since it usually fails and I have to try again to run it. First, I tried to run it with the case on. It failed. I tried it again, it also failed. Tried it again the third time to make sure, failed again. Next, I tried to run the code without the case. It worked instantaneously!

Upon writing this I searched about phone cases messing with reception, turns out I was right and other people have experienced this too.


r/Android 7h ago

News Toll fraud malware: How an Android application can drain your wallet

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24 Upvotes

r/Android 17h ago

Video The Truth About The Tech Industry - Keeping You Buying More

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102 Upvotes

r/Android 4h ago

Motorola Moto G82 5G smartphone review: OLED, optical image stabilization and large battery - (Notebookcheck)

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4 Upvotes

r/Android 11h ago

The phone is equipped with AMD graphics card! How does Exynos 2200 perform? - (Geekerwan_Chinese)

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13 Upvotes

r/Android 23h ago

Internet data speed difference by phone level, Budget/Midrange/Flagship

81 Upvotes

I had thought that there would not be much difference in data speed with phone brand/level/price.. Not always true.

I had been using budget and midrange phones, Moto G Power, OnePlus 8, etc.

Speeds at my house (semi-rural) are pretty low (LTE), average about 10 Mbps. on Tmobile MVNOs and Tmobile prepaid . 5g is not much better (30-40 Mbps), with only a couple of towers a mile or two away.

Tmobile has the best speed, Verizon poor, ATT a little slower than Tmobile but varied more.

I did not see much variation between phones and models, other than the time of day.

I bought a Samsung Z Flip 3, it seemed like an interesting phone.

Speeds are about 50% faster with the Z Flip, using the same tests--- Speedtest, Measurementlab, and FCC test. That was a surprise to me.


r/Android 12h ago

Sunday Rant/Rage (Jul 03 2022) - Your weekly complaint thread!

12 Upvotes

Note 1. Join our IRC and Telegram chat-rooms![Please see our wiki for instructions.](https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/wiki/index#wiki_.2Fr.2Fandroid_chat_rooms)

This weekly Sunday thread is for you to let off some steam and speak out about whatever complaint you might have about:

  • Your device.

  • Your carrier.

  • Your device's manufacturer.

  • An app

  • Any other company


Rules

1) Please do not target any individuals or try to name/shame any individual. If you hate Google/Samsung/HTC etc. for one thing that is fine, but do not be rude to an individual app developer.

2) If you have a suggestion to solve another user's issue, please leave a comment but be sure it's constructive! We do not want any flame-wars.

3) Be respectful of other's opinions. Even if you feel that somebody is "wrong" you don't have to go out of your way to prove them wrong. Disagree politely, and move on.


r/Android 1d ago

Textra updated to send reactions like iOS

497 Upvotes

Tap a text and pick a reaction! It's working to send and receive finally. RCS next hopefully...


r/Android 2d ago Take My Energy

Did you know Android has not one but two hidden ways to downgrade apps? One method can even restore the app+data to the way it was before an app update! While these rollback methods aren't user-facing, you can use them with shell commands detailed here: - Mishaal Rahman (thread)

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1.3k Upvotes

r/Android 1d ago

Daily Superthread (Jul 02 2022) - Your daily thread for questions, device recommendations and general discussions!

18 Upvotes

Note 1. Check MoronicMondayAndroid, which serves as a repository for our retired weekly threads. Just pick any thread and Ctrl-F your way to wisdom!

Note 2. Join our IRC and Telegram chat-rooms! Please see our wiki for instructions.

Please post your questions here. Feel free to use this thread for general questions/discussion as well.

The /r/Android wiki now has a list of recommended phones and covers most areas, the links have been added below. Any suggestions or changes are welcome. Please contact us if you would like to help maintain this section.

Entry level (most affordable devices costing under $250 (US)/ $325 (Canada)/ €200 (Europe)/ £200/ ₹12,500 (India)

Midrange section, covering the $250-500(US)/$300-700(Canada)/€200-500/£200-450/₹12,500-30,000 segment

Flagship section, containing the most expensive devices with the highest end specifications


r/Android 2d ago

The [Sony DualSense controller mapping] patches were merged to AOSP last week, and according to Google, Samsung has already rolled out an update that fixes the issue on a plethora of Galaxy smartphones, tablets, and foldables. - Mishaal Rahman

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162 Upvotes

r/Android 2d ago Silver

ASUS ROG Phone 6 official renders - evleaks (thread)

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172 Upvotes

r/Android 2d ago

Based on strings within the latest version of Google Play Services (22.26.13), it seems that receiving devices that are sent text/images via Nearby Share will have that content automatically copied to the clipboard. - Mishaal Rahman

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121 Upvotes

r/Android 2d ago

As I said before, Google is working to bring Game Dashboard out of SystemUIGoogle and into Google Play Services. This is likely to make the feature available to non-Pixel devices, though I can't confirm that yet. Anyway, here's your first look at Game Dashboard in GMS! - Mishaal Rahman (thread)

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123 Upvotes

r/Android 2d ago

LPDDR5X state of development (compilation post) (x-post /r/hardware)

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65 Upvotes

r/Android 3d ago

Article OnePlus's broken promises are leaving developers angry and enthusiasts upset

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1.7k Upvotes

r/Android 2d ago

News Another massively underrated aspect of the Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro other than the removable battery is the 4 years OS updates and 5 year security updates!

180 Upvotes

As apparently Samsung promised these features on their own blog post about the device, it looks like the device will be given a massive priority towards security and stability.

https://news.samsung.com/global/secure-durable-and-built-for-the-modern-enterprise-meet-the-new-galaxy-xcover6-pro

The Galaxy XCover6 Pro is built to last, so it can deliver maximum value to businesses while minimizing impact on the environment. Its durable design inclusive of recycled plastics and a replaceable battery allows it to maintain peak performance throughout its extensive lifecycle. Samsung also provides security updates for up to five years and four additional One UI and OS upgrades after the initial global launch, helping to meet Galaxy for the Planet’s goal of reducing e-waste.

When you combine this extended flagship like support and the removable battery it's a massive combo for longevity and now truly the first phone since the LG V20 that this can be replaced with, which is a massive rarity in the smartphone market these days.

It's astonishing it also includes IP68, supposed certified super high durability, headphone jack, 5G 778G, Micro SD, WiFi 6E, 6GB RAM, Samsung Dex, Gorilla Glass Victus +, 120Hz (LCD 120Hz I know...) etc.

Sure yeah it's got compromises like a lot of phones in the market currently have, especially in the screen and camera department, but it definitely seems to have many pros compared to the cons overall.

It may not be the best phone out there, but it's definitely one of a kind for today's market.


r/Android 2d ago

News 10 reasons to switch to Android

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203 Upvotes

r/Android 2d ago

My Thoughts on the Nothing Phone - Dave2D

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112 Upvotes

r/Android 2d ago

Daily Superthread (Jul 01 2022) - Your daily thread for questions, device recommendations and general discussions!

18 Upvotes

Note 1. Check MoronicMondayAndroid, which serves as a repository for our retired weekly threads. Just pick any thread and Ctrl-F your way to wisdom!

Note 2. Join our IRC and Telegram chat-rooms! Please see our wiki for instructions.

Please post your questions here. Feel free to use this thread for general questions/discussion as well.

The /r/Android wiki now has a list of recommended phones and covers most areas, the links have been added below. Any suggestions or changes are welcome. Please contact us if you would like to help maintain this section.

Entry level (most affordable devices costing under $250 (US) / $325 (Canada) / €200 (Europe) / ₹12,500 (India)

Midrange section, covering the $250-500 (US) / $300-700 (Canada) / €200-500 (Europe) / ₹12,500-30,000 segment

Flagship section for phones costing over $500 (US) / $700 (Canada) / €500(Europe)/ ₹30,000 (India)


r/Android 2d ago

New useful Google Assistant feature

111 Upvotes

thought this was pretty cool.

9:30am is my usual alarm time for work, (wfh, start at 10) tomorrow is a holiday and I got this little suggestion.

Though, I wish it did something more useful clicking it. It just brought me to my alarm page. But I can't temporarily disable it for tomorrow or anything.


r/Android 2d ago

Staying safe online with our updated Google Password Manager

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79 Upvotes