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Comment: Added a warning note about Huawei devices produced after May 2019 are not recommended


Warning
titleIssue with Huawei Phones produced May 2019 and onwards

Due to Google's revocation of Huawei's Android license, any Huawei devices produced after May 2019 would not support any Google apps including apps on the Google Play app store. This prohibits the ability to install and update CommCare using the Google Play app store on these devices and hence these Huawei devices are currently not recommended for CommCare usage.


Table of Contents

Things to think about when selecting an Android phone:

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Table: Device Selection Criteria

 

SMS

Android Phone

Android Tablet

Computer

Feature Phone

(JAVA Enabled)

Hardware Factors

Availability

All Phones

Country Dependent

Country Dependent

All PCs or Laptops

Country Dependent

Battery Life

High

High

(1 – 1.5 days)

Medium

(1 day)

Low

(4 hours)

High

(2-3 days)

Durability

High

Medium

Medium

High

High

Initial Cost

n/a

$150 - $250

$400 - $600

$500

$75 - $100

Usability Factors

Questions per Transaction

1

1,000s

1,000s

1,000s

100s

Cases stored per device

0

1,000s

1,000s

unlimited

100s

Questions per screen

0

3-5

5-7

unlimited

2-3

Works Offline

No

Yes

Yes

No

YesYes 

 


Picking your Android phone:

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  1. Does the desired language work in CommCare?
  2. Examine the screen size/resolution. Do images show up well on the phone?
  3. Does the phone have quality audio when played in CommCare?
  4. When the audio is played at full volume, will this be audible for an audience with auto rickshaws and trucks from Punjab honking by?
  5. Video: Does this open directly in CommCare? Does it require another application?
  6. Do you like it?    

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