I see no common rule across Android questions on IS SE. For example my post about possible infection of Android device was considered off-topic, however this typical broad question post which gives generic recommendations is perfectly on-topic. What is the point?

In don't ask there is no single section that mentions Android and here also there was no consensus. Can anybody explain the policy?

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It's because your question was specific about the process for how to determine how this one app was installed.

Broad general questions of security on certain devices are on-topic here. But "how do I do X on system Y?" are better asked on the sites dedicated to that system (Server Fault for servers, Super User for general consumer devices, Ask Different for Mac, etc.)

  • Ok, but as it seems canonical question as discussed here is needed anyway. There are not so much security pros on Android SE and here might be better audience
    – Suncatcher
    Jan 28, 2020 at 7:30
  • But you don't need a security pro for what you asked. Ultimately, what you asked was not a security question. It has security implication, but is not about security. You asked for the process/commands for a particular task.
    – schroeder Mod
    Jan 28, 2020 at 7:31

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