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#Content Philosophy: Content which benefits the community (news, rumors, and discussions) is generally allowed and is valued over content which benefits only the individual (technical questions, help buying/selling, rants, self-promotion, etc.) which will be removed if it's in violation of the rules.

#Rules: ####Hover for more info ###1. Only submissions that are directly related to Android are allowed.

  • All posts to r/Android must be related to the Android OS or ecosystem in some way. If not obvious, you should submit the link as a self-post and include an explanation. Comments that devolve into purely political discussions may be locked and people in violation may get banned if they are also violating Rule 9.

###2. We welcome discussion-promoting posts that benefit the community, and not the individual.

  • We welcome posts that benefit the community (device reviews, guides, discussions and rumors) and not the individual (seeking help, e.g. tech support, purchase advice, app recommendations). You might be interested in r/AndroidQuestions, r/PickAnAndroidForMe or r/AndroidApps instead.
  • If you're asking a question, include your own analysis first in a few sentences. Discussion-promoting rants are okay at mods' discretion.

###3. Images/videos must be in self posts.

  • Please provide an explanation in the self-post body. No memes.
  • YouTube videos are fine as links, provided they don't break other rules.

###4. No self-promotional spamming

  • Developers may post their own apps if they follow these conditions:
  • 1- Their post must be a self post with a detailed description of their app.
  • 2- The developer's account must be at least three months old AND have a reasonable posting history on r/Android.
  • 3- The developer must interact with users in the thread. We do not allow developers to simply dump a link to their app and leave.
  • Website/blog/YouTube channel owners are generally not allowed to post their own content; please see this page.

###5. No reposts or blog-spam/rehosted content

  • Submit the original source whenever possible, unless it's not in English or the article adds substantial information.
  • Reposts are not allowed. This includes an article whose information has already been covered by another article posted on r/Android.

###6. No editorializing titles.

  • Please do not change the link's title when submitting it, unless necessary to accurately sum up the article. You may freely add "[Author]" or "by Author" if it clarifies the article's source (e.g. YouTube video).
  • If you want to discuss something specific, use the comments or submit it as a self-post (see rule 2).

###7. No piracy.

  • Do not link or discuss pirated apps/piracy websites.

###8. No unauthorized polls, surveys, bots, or giveaways.

  • To prevent scams, we require that all polls or giveaways be approved by the moderators. Modmail us with your request before you post any poll or do any giveaway.
  • Only pre-approved bots are allowed on /r/Android. Currently, the only bot we allow to be invoked is the LinkMe_Bot. This bot can be summoned by commenting "Linkme: APPNAMEHERE." without quotes. If you wish to use your bot on this sub, then message the mods and show us that it can serve a useful purpose here.

###9. No offensive, hateful, or low-effort comments.

  • Do not be rude to any other user. Be respectful, adhere to redditquette, or you may be banned.
  • Do not use hate speech of any kind.
  • Do not be disrespectful towards another for their personal choices (excessive fanboyism).
  • Do not accuse others of being "paid shills."
  • Do not post low-effort/circlejerky comments.

###10. No affiliate links.

  • If you are a Redditor, affiliate links are absolutely NOT allowed in either the comments section, within the self-text of your post, or as part of your link.
  • If you post an article, affiliate links will NOT be allowed if the article being linked is a simple "deal alert" type post. Instead, simply link directly to the deal (without the affiliate link included).

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