Questions tagged [android]

Linux-based Operating System running a Dalvik Virtual Machine produced by Google, typically seen in portable devices such as cellphones, e-book readers, tablets, etc. Not to be confused with Androids in the robotics sense.

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android phone USB cc pin control

I'm trying to find out if there is any way to control the CC lines on a USB-C from an android app. I need to signal to my embedded gadget some event, instigated from an android app. I can't find any ...
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USB host stack for PIC32

I have a board built around a PIC32MZ that uses a FTDI 312D to communicate through tbe UART with an Android device. What kind of software do I need on the PIC32 side so I can get rid of the FTDI and ...
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MIPI display driver qualcomm APQ8909W

We are tring to brinup a new display for a Qualcomm APQ8909W chip that's running Android 8.1. From looking at the kernel log during boot I can’t seem to see what display driver is being used/...
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Generic tablets and single board computers

I've been pondering the idea for a while now in regards to a project I've had in mind. Essentially, I was wondering how I would go about obtaining generic tablet/phone motherboard designs? Would I be ...
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Bluetooth Compatibility

In the prototype I'm working, I'm using my phone to communicate with the Bluetooth module RN4871 (https://www.microchip.com/wwwproducts/en/RN4871). Now I'm planning to buy a chinese Android industrial ...
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Send data using USB-PD on android phones [ROOT]

USB-PD can transfer data at low speeds between devices and is quite a bit simpler than normal USB communication. Is it possible for an android app to send arbitrary USB-PD data? The phone has root ...
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Headphone jack IR transmitter not working reliably

I'm working on a project to build a remote control app for some IR controlled toys like DeskPets, Robosapien, TOMY etc. including an IR transmitter that (hopefully) has a very high range. I built an ...
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Connecting PIC32 through FT312D to Android tablet

I need to connect my PIC32 to an Allview Android tablet over USB so that the tablet will charge from my PIC board and also be able to communicate at the same time. I can connect the PIC32 to a FT312D ...
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Connecting a PIC32MZ with an Android tablet via USB

I have an Allview tablet running Android I want to connect to my board using USB. An application on the Android tablet would control the micro which in turn would control a bunch of relays and read ...
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Poor man's oscilloscope - more simple

In our lab we have NI cards and work with -10 to 10V. Oscilloscopes are rare and some mobile and quick-and-dirty solution would be fine for debugging. Therefore the 'poor man's oscilloscopes' that ...
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Android Tablet Side Connector Interface Information [closed]

I'm not sure if this is on topic or not, but I'm trying to find out about the interface found on the side of some Android devices. An example can be found by side of the "pipo n2" device. It ...
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can someone help me build a usb jig to force android device into recovery

Years ago i bricked a phone trying to install a ROM not designed for that phone. As a result the phone went into a bootloop and would not go into recovery mode. Researching the problem i found a ...
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Connecting CDC device to Android over USB-C, with concurrent charging. A cheap option?

I'm working on a PCB to both charge an Android tablet and also allow Android to connect to the PCB via Serial port (PCB includes an ATMega8u2 configured as a CDC, supplying a Serial port). To enable ...
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Easiest way to send basic data from Android to ESP8266 through WiFi

I'm not really familiar with network protocols, but my application is very simple: The ESP8266 is connected to the phone's WiFi hotspot (so they're both on the same network). The phone sends 1 (as in ...
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Are there any sensors out there that detect how tightly a particular object is held by a human hand?

I'm trying to find a solution for quantitatively measuring the amount of tightness with which a smartphone is held by a human hand. Is there any way of using the current sensors in an Android phone to ...
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Micro USB b connection detector

Is there a way to detect if there is a Micro USB B cable physically inserted into a micro USB B receptacle, even if it is just a cable (with nothing attached to it). in android device
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How to find a compatible upgrade for a phone camera [closed]

I have a set of Android video glasses which are based on the PRIXTON C18 phone. I'd like to upgrade the camera to a better one - specifically one that supports changing the shutter speed as the ...
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STM32 BLE profiles - multiple sensors active ST BLE Sensor App

I have done the MOOC for the stm32wb55 BLE profiles and now I am trying to introduce more BLE characteristics. I managed to make the sensors work and to transmit them to the ST BLE Sensor app. However ...
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What is the appropriate unit for measuring power consumption by a section of code?

I am wanting to measure the energy consumption of running some intensive blocks of code on Android, but I am very shakey with my electricity knowledge, so I am unsure what measurements I should be ...
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How to charge an android device with a buck converter

I've got a male micro USB connector like this one I'm feeding the output of a buck converter set at 5V to pin 1 positive and pin 5 negative. Remaining pins are not connected. When I plug the ...
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How to Prevent Current Drain from an Android Phone's USB Connector? [closed]

Noob alert - I'm very much a hobbyist not a professional so doubtless fall into the 'little knowledge is a dangerous thing' category. So... I have a project which requires simultaneous charging of ...
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How to connect a line-out to mic on Android plug? (CTIA)

I want to connect line-out of a device to the microphone input of an Android phone, a Xiaomi Mi 4X. Then I can record and live stream from the phone. If I simply connect line-out left/right (red/...
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Measuring the instantaneous power consumption of phone

We can get the instantaneous current consumption and battery voltage via Android's API. So if we multiply those things, can we get the instantaneous power consumption of device? (P=V.I)
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Implement a data protocol between a smartphone and a MCU via NFC hardware?

If I'm able to develop a mobile app which is able to use the NFC hardware of a smartphone to write/read through it. And if I have a board containing a MCU and a NFC transponder like the IC from ST ...
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feasibility of transmitting uncompressed 16-bit PCM audio through bluetooth

I wonder about the feasibility of this idea, and whether this is something worth doing more research on. I am trying to send 16-bit 16 kHz single channel microphone audio via bluetooth, from one ...
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Why wont Micro USB Hub work with UVC Receiver?

I want to charge my phone and be able to receive wireless signal via a UVC Receiver. So I ordered a Micro USB Hub Adapter that supports OTG and charging. Well, I tested the hub adapter today, but the ...
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Can smartphones connect to bluetooth mesh networks as nodes?

In an existing Bluetooth Mesh network where there are a few nodes that communicate with each other. Can an android smartphone connect to that network (where necessary) and be a part of such network as ...
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How to invert one channel of phone output?

I want to connect phone output to a car radio. It has + and - inputs. When I connect left channel to the + input, there is good quality sound, but it's not as loud as CD player. If I invert right ...
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What are the Bluetooth (low energy) scan settings of smartphones

My challenge: I'm trying to find out the best timings for a complex bluetooth low energy (BLE) system, where a central station shall be able to connect to smartphones (=scanner) as well as to coin-...
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How can I center a servo using the FT311D?

I've got a servo which requires a 50Hz signal (which can be achieved with a 20ms period) and a 1ms-2ms dutycycle. This is your standard hobby servo. 1ms dutycyle makes it go left (0 degrees) 1.5ms ...
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Can I connect an Android smartphone to an Arduino Uno? [closed]

I'd like to connect my main Android smartphone (it's a ZTE Blade X) to my Arduino Uno. My main reason is I'd like to use the camera on my phone as a sensor for the Arduino, for various projects. Is ...
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How to switch between usb host and slave mode on a micro usb programatically?

Is it possible to program some chip that can switch between USB host and slave mode over an single micro USB cable talking to an Android device? It would be OK if there was a slight pause between ...
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Android NFC library - Command not recognized

To access more than 2kb of data from TI Rf430 transponder IC, a custom command (0xC0) in specific format needs to be sent. On sending the custom command, command not recognized (0x01) is the response ...
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How to send data to an ESP32 with as little delay as possible from an Android app [closed]

I have an ESP32 module. I want to send data to it using an Android app. I tried using http but the delay is big especially since I want to send about 20 values per second with a delay between 50 to ...
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What are the optimal methods for controlling specific header pins via Micro-USB?

Besides buying a Raspberry Pi with GPIO, what is involved in creating a circuit board that can send data to specific pins through a micro-USB cable, as well as read from data from sensors? I am open ...
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Read temperature sensor from microcontroller to Android application (via microUSB)

I'm working on a concept for a project, and I'm having difficulty determining whether this application is possible. I will have some misc. microcontroller with an attached temperature sensor, and ...
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Different I/O pins of same PORT of ATMEGA8 not providing exact output [closed]

I have written code to switch ON/OFF some LED light connected different I/O pins of same PORT (i.e PORTD) of atmega8 microcontroller. This process is performed using android app by sending different ...
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Would it be energy efficient for phones to include actual GPS chip? [closed]

None of the smartphones today have dedicated GPS chips in them, they only have a GPS capability that stems from byproduct features of the modem chips. Because of that, the GPS capability is very ...
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Can I control/read an RFID reader with an Android device or do I have to put an Arduino board between the two? [closed]

I want to develop and Android app the reads RFID tags. I am wondering if I can control the RFID reader directly with an Android device or do I have to put an Arduino board between the two. The RFID ...
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Linking Android phone to motorcycle helmet comm set

I have a little mystery for you... I want to connect my motorcycle helmet communication set to my Android phone, including the push-to-talk (PTT) functionality. This is a simple wired setup, not ...
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RS-232 signals on Bluetooth modules like HC-06, HM-10, etc

I would like to access any I/O pins of a bluetooth module of the likes of HC-06, HM-10 or their clones from both a Windows PC and/or Android system connected wirelessly to the module. I need Windows ...
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Were to find device information about their rated processing use limitations

I'm an engineer working with device drivers+firmware. Have no much knowledge about the mobile device processing walls and hardware and limitations. I have to do some engineering testing with ...
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Audio jack Buttons [duplicate]

How many more buttons can one add through the audiojack of android phone ? I know about the cicuit of play/pause , skip Forward and skip Backward Button ...But can we add more Buttons by the ...
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What amperage Android sends to jack 3.5?

I want to use signal of Android's jack 3.5 as key for my circuit. For this reason I want to know amperage and voltage which Android can send to this port
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I want to get data from my NodeMCU to my android application [closed]

I have a NodeMCU which is connected to 4 LEDs. If i hit a URL like 192.168.1.2/relay1on then my relay 1 gets switched on and the LED connected to it lightens up. What i want to do is i want to know ...
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OTG + simultaneous charging with USB Type-C cable?

This video shows how to make it with a Micro USB. Is it possible to make the same thing with USB Type-C ? My phone has OTG host function. Thanks! http://youtube.com/watch?v=pH895umr0UA&t=8m43s
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Does Quick Charge have an effect on battery lifespan?

When charging my phone (a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 using a 3,220mAh lithium-ion battery) I have the option of charging it with with a standard charger or a Quick Charge 3.0 charger. Quick Charge is a: ...
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Replacing the relay in my circuit

I have this delay circuit. I am trying to delay the power to R1(which will be an android phone) by 1 second. SW10 is my SPST relay. Can i replace the relay with something cheaper and physically ...
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rc circuit for delay to charge android phone

I have made this circuit such that once switched on it takes about 7 seconds to get to 5Vs. I want to connect my phone to it (replace voltmeter in circuit with phone). Without the phone being ...
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AXP209 : Usage without ACIN?

I'm currently bulding and Android device and I've got a question which can't get answered. The AXP209 is an IPS and power manager. It allow the usage and charge of a standard lipo. It has two inputs ...

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