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For questions regarding gaming on the Android operating system, used mainly on smartphones and tablet devices.

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Is it common to die at work?

I downloaded The Sims 3 for my Android phone, and I've played through almost 2 Sim weeks with my character. My sim works Monday-Friday, and without fail, he will die every other day at work. If he ...
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How do I get Pokémon Go to detect my phone's orientation?

When initiating a battle it starts off in AR mode, but then warns me saying my phone's orientation is not detected. I am then forced to turn off AR mode. Has anybody experienced this? If so, what are ...
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Is your vault saved locally or in the cloud?

I have the android version of fallout shelter and am logged in through google play. Is my save game data on my device or is it saved in the cloud associated with my logged in account? The reason I ...
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GPS turns off when Android phone's display turns off while playing Pokemon Go

So I started playing Pokemon Go. There is one thing that is kind of irritating to me. Normally I play with my smartphone at hand looking for the next Poke-Stop or Arena, but sometimes I'm not playing ...
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Is Pokemon Go supposed to keep your screen on?

A lot of apps keep my phone's screen on (for example, youtube). Does Pokemon Go do the same thing? I'm asking because when I play the game, my screen turns off after a few seconds. I have to keep ...
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Google Play Gamer Titles

Does anyone have a complete list of all the "gamer titles" that it is possible to earn on a Google Play Games profile? A list of the criteria for earning certain titles would be nice to have as well. ...
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Why can't I connect to Pokemon Go via mobile data?

It connects to Pokemon Go via wi-fi perfectly fine, but when I try and connect to Pokemon Go via 3G it just gets stuck at the first bar on the loading screen with the eventual pop up saying "Failed to ...
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Pokemon Go vibrating too often since last update (0.49.1)

Since the last update of Pokemon Go (6 December, Android 0.49.1) my game vibrates too often. It is exactly like the 'new-Pokemon-on-the-map', but there are actually no new Pokemon. Is this intended ...
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Pokémon Go doesn't work on data

After looking at the other answers on the site, my issue persists. I'm using a ZTE Sonata 2, and I registered with a Pokémon Trainer Club account, not a Google account. Yesterday, the game worked as ...
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Android game showing a roboter on a windmill (which is built with Minecraft-like blocks)

I need to identify this Android game. I only have a screenshot of the game being played.
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What are some good opening strategies for Robo Defense?

I have been playing Robo Defence a lot lately but I can't really get beyond level 2 because I haven't yet found an opening strategy which would work effectively. Can you recommend any good opening ...
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On android how can I have music player and Pokemon GO active at the same time?

On android how can I have music player and Pokemon GO active at the same time? Right now when I switch to Pokemon it closes the music player.
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Playing Planescape Torment without RMB

I recently became aware of an open-source implementation of Bioware's Infinity Engine called GemRB. My favourite part is that it supports pretty much all platforms, including Android! But here's the ...
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How do I transfer my Pokemon Go account to another device (Android to Android)?

I was having trouble playing the game on my android so I downloaded it to my wife's phone (Galaxy S6). I read some posts on how to get it running on my android and it worked but, my level 7 account is ...
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Where's my Zen Garden?

I finished a whole first adventure of Plants vs Zombies, but NO ZEN GARDEN. I have Quickplay, some awards, a key to Crazy Dave's shop, but no Zen Garden. Is it because you have to have a certain ...
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How do I find out why my phone is incompatible with a game?

When I try to install some Android games, the Google Play site says they are not compatible with my phone, without stating the specific reasons. How can I find out what about my phone is incompatible?
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How do I complete the Old Goat quest in Goat MMO Simulator?

I know where Old Mountain is. I know how to get him. But how do I complete the quest if I cannot bring items in my inventory over to Goatwind? There is no good explanation online for doing this. I ...
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Why can't I play music or podcast while playing Pokemon Go?

Since I updated last night, whenever I try to play music or a podcast while playing Pokemon Go, it kills the audio and I can't start it back up. Anyone know of a workaround? It used to kill the audio, ...
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What isometric Android game with trucks and houses is this?

This is a screenshot of an android game. Can anyone tell me what the name of this game is?
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Is GTA Vice City for Android faithful to the original version?

I didn't play Vice City the first time around, and was just wondering how similar the new version (versions - I assume this question applies to iOS as well) is to the original.
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How come I only get 1 tower bux?

The Tiny Tower wiki VERY strongly suggests, in multiple places, that employing a bitizen in their dream job will net 2 tower bux. However I've only ever gotten one bux as far as I can tell. Is the ...
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Game freezes trying to collect people from wasteland

After the latest update I have some problem collecting dwellers coming back from the wastelands. Basically I click on the dwellers lined up outside and the game HUD disappears, but no dweller sheet ...
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Can Pokemon Go run in split screen on Android? Does it then still count as being “active”?

I just read the question asking if Pokemon: GO! counts as active for the sake of hatching eggs when the screen is locked; the result was that it does not. So what about if it is split screen? I'd ...
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Clash of Clans on wrong Google+ account when moving from iOS

I'm having quite a problem with syncing iOS to Android... So, I had an iPhone 4S that I was using, and I switched phones with my Dad, so I would get a Samsung S4 instead of my iPhone 4S. The thing is, ...
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What are the differences between Carmageddon and the free promotional version?

When Carmageddon was released on android, there was a 'free' promotional version released at the same time for one day only - I am not talking about 'Carma Free' which is obviously a demo of some kind,...
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How can I unstick a game of Words With Friends?

Near the end of a game of Words With Friends, the game seems to be stuck in a mode where neither player can make a move. On the main screen on both phones it indicates that it's my move, but when I ...
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Can a pokemon go plus pair with multiple phones?

I have only been able to successfully pair my pokemon go plus with one particular phone (a Note Edge). I've tried pairing the same pokemon go plus with other phones (not simultaneously but at ...
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Can I make the moon stop being sad?

When I was arriving into what is now my bustling Happy Street, I tapped the full moon (who was smiling) and it turned into a sad looking crescent moon. Now every night I have a sad moon hanging in my ...
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What constitutes a 'Wonderful Word'?

I'm playing 'Classic Words' on Android which recently underwent a major overhaul. One of the new features that has appeared whilst playing is the addition of a 'Wonderful Word' mechanic which allows ...
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Pokemon Go cuts all audio on boot. Any way to dodge that?

When I boot up Pokemon Go, doesn't matter what I'm listening to (Podcasts, spotify, etc.) it just pauses it as soon as I see the Niantic/Pokemon Company splash. Any way to stop this annoying element?
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Why am I receiving repeated captchas (10+ occurrences) after a softban?

My friend has experienced a very strange issue with Pokemon Go on separate occasions, initiated randomly while on foot. It started with an unjustified softban that makes Pokemon and Pokestops ...
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How to get multitouch support in Bluestacks? [closed]

I was playing The Room on Bluestacks, and the game requires features of a real android device such as multitouch, tilt, shake and swipe. Although the first level was quite simple, and required only ...
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Which Android game is this?

Which Android game is this? It seems like a bounce game like Bounce On or something, but the graphics seems to be entirely different.
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Using same account in two phones

If two phones use the same google account, can I log in while other person is already playing ? Is the other person kicked out?
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Transfer Clash of Clans account from one G+ to another G+ account?

I want to give my account to someone but I want to keep my G+ account. I hold this G+ account very dear to me and I can't give it up. I've watched some clips about transferring accounts to another ...
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How do I access the map in the mobile versions of Carmageddon?

How do I access the map in the new iOS and Android ports of Carmageddon? I haven't found any button or menu item to enable or open the map. I occasionally lose track of where my opponents are, ...
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How can I connect my wireless Xbox 360 controller to my Galaxy Tab 3 8.4?

I tried to follow this solution, but the problem is that my device is a Galaxy Tab 3, not a Galaxy S6. I am connecting the receiver to the tablet using an OTG cable (which works, because I tried a ...
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Pokemon Go paw glitch

When I'm playing Pokemon Go, I can see the Pokemon just fine. It's just that the nearby Pokemon are always the same no matter how far away I go or if I catch them—the amount of paws is always 3. Once ...
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How is luck replenished?

Luck seems to replenish at random for me. Does anyone know at what rate it replenishes, or how I can replenish it myself?
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5 stars on Android Coin Dozer?

I've seen on the iPhone version of Coin Dozer, it is possible to change the 4 stars into 5 stars (meaning you can use coins quicker). Is this possible on Android? And if so how do I unlock it?
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Google Play Games: accessing player profiles from a web browser

Is it possible to access Google Play Games player profiles from a web browser?
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Pokemon Go Pixel 2 XL Connection Issues

I recently switched to a Pixel 2 XL and have been unable to connect through data since. The game works fine on wifi and will even stop working when switched to data. I have tried numerous fixes ...
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Identifying Android game seen in Fast & Furious 7 movie?

This is a screenshot from the movie Fast & Furious 7. Tej is playing this game just before doing the air drop mission. Does anyone know what this game is?
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Which vehicle is more appropriate for the mountain stage of Hill Climb Racing?

Which vehicle is more appropriate for the "Mountain" stage of Hill Climb Racing?
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How do I log out of an account on Steam for Android?

I have installed Steam for Android on my Nexus 7 tablet and logged into one of my Steam accounts (I have several). Now I'm trying to log out of that account to log into another but I cannot find the ...
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Where are the save files located?

I was hoping to transfer my Knights of Pen and Paper save information between multiple Android devices. Does anyone know where I might find the relevant files? My devices are rooted.
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Is it possibile to use a WiiMote as a controller for an Android phone?

I was wondering if it was possible to use a WiiMote as a game controller (for emulators) on an Android phone? I suppose it would have to map as a hardware keyboard?
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What's the strategy in Air Control?

In Air Control game for Android the start is pretty smooth - I land up to 70 aircrafts no problem. Then at some point the AI will start pouring aircrafts like crazy at random points of the map and ...
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Unable to log in to Pokemon GO through mobile data but WiFi works [duplicate]

So I have this annoying problem where I can't connect to the Pokemon GO app through mobile data. It will get stuck at around 20% and I can see that my phone will have no data exchange whatsoever. When ...
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How can I save my PlantsvsZombies 2 progress?

I may need to reset my Android phone or replace it. How can I save/backup my PlantsvsZombies 2 progress so I can reuse it on the new install? Phone is NOT rooted and won't be. But if the answer ...