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Android Reviews

Android is an open source mobile operating system initially released by Google in 2008 and has since become of the most widely used operating systems on any platform.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Android and what they use it for.
  • Surface Duo 2 November Update Build 2022.817.23
    I've been running with it for a short-while now. Need to go to and see what fixes they made. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Jetpack Compose: Horrifically slow in text input?
    As a follow-up, if jetpack can be used to build real and performant apps, does anyone have a good recommendation for a tutorial? I was trying to follow the demos linked of, but it seemed as if there were vast differences between what they were saying to do, and what was in a newly bootstrapped project and the gradle files. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Anyone else having Malwarebytes say is malware?
    This seems to be effecting all of Google's products. I can't get into any of my G-Suite sites, GMail accounts,,, etc. From any device that has Malwarebytes installed. The constant popups from Malwarebytes are annoying, but on a positive note, it is letting me see just how many apps on my computer phone in to Google. NZXT is the biggest offender, and seems to be constantly hitting up... - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Why do none of the major distros have KDE Plasma as default?
    I wish I could go to download the latest ROM and install it myself, like I do with Linux, I hate waiting for phone manufacturers to release OS updates and security fixes. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Shield Experience 11 (build 9.0.2) April 12, 2022
    According to the site, the OS itself is done. - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • Questions about connections at startup
    I recently installed LineageOS and I am LOVING IT! Thanks to all the contributers who make this possible. After spending a few days in Lineage and doing some tests I am noticing a few weird domains at startup. I tested this by setting up a DNS filter (NextDNS in this case) and monitoring the connections. There are weird domains connecting to and Is there any way to change/disable these... - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Could someone help me with an application called Android studio, it is for programming but I don't understand it very well?
    Looks promising! Is trustworthy? looks like the official page of Android. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Pixel 3a - Fastboot does not work - Fastboot Undefined Symbol ExtractEntryToFile
    I downloaded the newest version of ADB and Fastboot from When I say "downloaded" I'm talking about the platform-tools folder and has all the stuff you need. You can see the folder in the screencap I posted earlier. Anyway, this didn't fix the problem. I didn't try running any linux commands that let you install ADB files or Fastboot files however. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Android app development
    Do you know Java or Kotlin? Start learning Kotlin even if you know Java. Writing Android apps in Kotlin is easier and requires less code. Google made Android Kotlin first so any changes to the ecosystem and documentation are done in Kotlin first. Kotlin makes even more sense if you start looking for resources outside of and most youtube tutorials being made today are done in Kotlin. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Why buy a cold wallet over an App?
    If my smartphone gets stolen, the thief wont care to look for what apps I own. He will just erase everything and try to sell it for cash. On the other hand, if he breaks into my house and finds the device, he instantly gets access to my crypto and even if I buy a second hardware wallet we will both have the same level of access to my funds (see relevant post on trezor subreddit). My phone on the other hand, I can... - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Android

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