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MrDaniel

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Is this some kind of sick joke? New android devices remove storage access permission and replace it only with focused media only permission.

What this means. The next android you buy with android 11 or higher, cant function for sht! You cant even attach a .txt file to a gmail message. Needed to print a pdf on your way to do business as you pass a xerox store? Tough sht, you cant unless you want to swap data sticks. No more emailing your pdf to the clerk to print that sht. No more emailing your txt to the clerk to print that sht. No more emailing your 'whatever the hell they want to troll today.'

Here's the best i was able to dig up about it. I call for a boycott of all new android devices.

 

MrDaniel

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same... I have a P6 and send photos all the time...
Note, i said anything besides media. Images/vids not included in lockout.

Also since op i noticed i can still attach to gmail txt and pdf if i do it from file 3xplorer via share button. It's still a lockout to attach from gmail tho. So not nearly as bad as i thought but still a mistery. I can just send multiple emails if need be.

Im on andoid 11 on my a32 5g and my a12 too. My a12 doesn't have removed storage permissions either but my a32 bought in the philippines does.

And then there's my link that says thats what they're doing on all new devices running andoid 11 now.

Pixil 6 October 28, 2021;

Samsung a32 5g Jan.2021

Hmm. Maybe because it is a foreign phone, or, virus and fake website?

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https://developer.android.com/about/versions/11/privacy/storage
Looks legit...
 
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Note, i said anything besides media. Images/vids not included in lockout.

Also since op i noticed i can still attach to gmail txt and pdf if i do it from file 3xplorer via share button. It's still a lockout to attach from gmail tho. So not nearly as bad as i thought but still a mistery. I can just send multiple emails if need be.

Im on andoid 11 on my a32 5g and my a12 too. My a12 doesn't have removed storage permissions either but my a32 bought in the philippines does.

And then there's my link that says thats what they're doing on all new devices running andoid 11 now.

Pixil 6 October 28, 2021;

Samsung a32 5g Jan.2021

Hmm. Maybe because it is a foreign phone, or, virus and fake website?

Code:
https://developer.android.com/about/versions/11/privacy/storage
Looks legit...
I'm on Android 12. And I can attach PDF and other documents straight from Gmail no problem.

I'm on multiple pixel and Android forums, never seen this complaint before
 
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MrDaniel

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I'm on Android 12. And I can attach PDF and other documents straight from Gmail no problem.

I'm on multiple pixel and Android forums, never seen this complaint before
But what then to explain the resorce i linked. Fake?
 

MrSquished

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"developer. android. com"

Could that really even be a possibility if it were a legit site?
Maybe you are reading it wrong? I've been with Android since the Nexus 1 in 2010. My last 3 phones have been pixels, and that includes being on Android 11. I'm just saying I've literally never had a problem attaching things directly to GMail. I send three types of files - jpegs, pdf's, and word docs.

I also browse the Android Central forums to look at the Pixel sub forms and the Android OS sub forum and on two Pixel subreddits. Never seen this complaint on there either, though obviously I could have missed it. But a lot of people would be bitching.
 

MrDaniel

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Maybe you are reading it wrong? I've been with Android since the Nexus 1 in 2010. My last 3 phones have been pixels, and that includes being on Android 11. I'm just saying I've literally never had a problem attaching things directly to GMail. I send three types of files - jpegs, pdf's, and word docs.

I also browse the Android Central forums to look at the Pixel sub forms and the Android OS sub forum and on two Pixel subreddits. Never seen this complaint on there either, though obviously I could have missed it. But a lot of people would be bitching.
Have you read it yet? Am i misreading it? Cuz i definitly have one a32 that has no "storage access" permission and only has "media files only" permission. Whatever the heart of the issue is, it's not operator error.
 

MrDaniel

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"Storage access" permission is completely absent in all app profiles on that a32. It's not even in the android 11 software on that phone. It is gone.
 

MrDaniel

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Slurs and profanity are not permitted in the Mobile Devices forum. In the future, choose something else to demonstrate the issues that you are having with your devices.
Google giveth, and google taketh away.
No lie, there's something deeply wrong with these people.

I was on parlor on duck duck go and the routung servers blocked parlor content on the premis it was delivering content to a chrome browser.

Post was pretty simple.

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Google would even ban a perfectly valid anti war argument.

And just now i noticed google was trying to change my post

Trying to attach screenshot now but being mysteriously prevented by AI


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Google ai crawling up our redacted, lol





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MrSquished

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Is your phone running pure android?

I mean I've literally sent myself tests since you posted this even though I know I've done it before to other emails, I've opened Gmail and directly attached PDFs and word documents and sent them to my other emails. All works perfectly. Android 12. Not a beta.

Good luck
 

MrDaniel

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Is your phone running pure android?

I mean I've literally sent myself tests since you posted this even though I know I've done it before to other emails, I've opened Gmail and directly attached PDFs and word documents and sent them to my other emails. All works perfectly. Android 12. Not a beta.

Good luck
Well that pretty well narrows it down to just that it's a foreign phone. Or, google ai /:

Each continent or country has their own set of privacy standards.
 

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Well that pretty well narrows it down to just that it's a foreign phone. Or, google ai /:

Each continent or country has their own set of privacy standards.
I'm in the US and on a pixel. Maybe Samsung owners could chime in. But I don't think phones like the note would have been at all popular with people that use email a lot for work without being able to attach stuff directly to Gmail. It would have been a deal breaker for a lot of workers
 

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