what is "MCE Framework" app on my Nexus 5?

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I got a nexus 5 and it came with an app called "mce Framework" can anyone tell me what this is for and if i should uninstall it ? it doesnt do anything when clicked
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Paul Deschamps, Mobile Master

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Did you buy your Nexus 5 second hand or from Koodo?
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When i upgraded my phone, carphone warehouse helped me transfer everything from internal storage of old phone to new phone. This app got installed on both phones to aid smooth transfer via usb. Only reason it would be on a new device is if manufacture did security bug fix or extra software or to add vendor identifiers before shipping. Best to disable it. Microsofts mce framework was first introduced with mediaplayer and internetexplorer7 to identify media types and origin details to help prevent copyright infringement. Not sure its the same thing.
Nope, Brand New from Koodo.
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Is there anyway you can take a screenshot of the app and post the image here? Press and hold both the Power button and the Volume down button for a second or two. The screenshot will be stored in the "Gallery'.
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The 'app' mceFramework, is already installed on your phone. Whether you want to keep it or not is your choice. The app is removable.
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I tapped on this icon on my phone. The only thing it seemed to do was place itself on the notification corner. When I tap on that I get part of a responce saying.. Will remove in.. that's all I get. How do I get it off my notification corner? Also what is it this app does?
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Tapping and holding the app may give you the option to uninstall the app. If not, go to Settings > Apps or App Manager and locate the MCE Framework file. (The file may be located under the heading Downloaded if not, swipe left until you see the ALL heading) tap on the file and select uninstall. This will remove the notification icon.
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What the app actually do?
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This was already answered. It's a temporary app installed when the phone is plugged in to an MCE machine in order to make sure contacts, music, pictures, etc. Get transferred to the right place. Sometimes it gets removed automatically but sometimes you'll just have to uninstall it manually.


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I just uninstalled it after asking a friend who also has the same phone if he had it, and he didn't so I assume it isnt supposed to be there. ALthough its curious How it got to my phone in the first place, im just hoping it wasnt something malicious, which is what i was originally worried about, my phone seems to be functioning, but im running malwarebytes just incase :P
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The link below is the only information I could find on the subject referring to mceFramework. No idea why the 'app' would appear on screen as this would be something I would think developers would want residing in the background.

http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articl...

A more in-depth look at mceFramework - note that by clicking on the link below it will download the paper in .docx format.

"A Framework for Personal Mobile Commerce Pattern Mining and Prediction"

http://www.takeoffprojects.com/Downlo...
So it basically just collects statistics on how I use my phone? Anyway thanks I don't think I'm gonna miss it
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If you had your contacts or pictures transferred at the store, the machines they use to do that are called MCE. It usually just installs on the phone for the duration of the transfer, but sometimes it likes to be stubborn and stay haha.
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Thank you. My wife upgraded s3-s5 at CPW and I could not figure out what the app was. Useful service when done right, unfortunately when she had it done, they copied the info from her SD to her new phone, so when she swapped the card she had double of the SD content and no phone content. Oops
Thanks Kaiti, Thats probably why, makes sense.
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Ahhhh that makes total sense now, thanks so much. I just spotted it on my old phone, and was like wtf is that a virus? Cause I had never seen it before, and it won't open or remove itself in any way. But yeah, I just bought an iPhone cause my Samsun quit after only 2.5 years. I woke up one day and the screen had all these blacked out pixels and shadows etc for no apparent reason. The screen isn't cracked and there's no sign of external damage, so I don't know what happened. And it kept restarting itself, too. And they transferred my contacts between the phones at the Koodo store by plugging them into some machine.
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Yup, that's the MCE machine. Glentel has them too. I believe Best Buy Mobile has them too, or at least something similar, but they charge customers a fee for using it.

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