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  1. flynnnmoe's Avatar
    In my "activity" there is always some items I don't understand. What is Samsung.sdm.sdmviewer? Android,server.telecom, then theres a couple others I can't think of off the top of my head. Trying to decifer some of these terms so I'd appreciate any help you can give.
    05-27-2017 11:50 PM
  2. Mr Mendelli's Avatar
    In my "activity" there is always some items I don't understand. What is Samsung.sdm.sdmviewer? Android,server.telecom, then theres a couple others I can't think of off the top of my head. Trying to decifer some of these terms so I'd appreciate any help you can give.
    That's the package name for Samsung Deskphone Manager. Android apps use a package name as a unique identifier. Each app must have a unique one so that you don't install one app in or over another. The package name is also part of the app's URL for the play store. This is yet another reason why an app's package name must be unique. When you install an app, whether it be from the play store, third-party market, or straight from an APK, an app package is downloaded (or loaded) and then installed from the app's APK. The APK contains the resources and dalvik code for the app. The package name in the APK becomes the installation directory and will also create a copy of the app's APK within the installation path. An APK is akin to a Win32 ".exe" executable, but acts as an installation package at the same time. They're essentially a ZIP archive that houses the app's compiled code/resources that are used when the app is launched. Here is an example of how the package name works in correlation with the APK:
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    /data/data/%DEVELOPER%.%APPNAME%/-1%APKNAME%.apk
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    "%DEVELOPER%.%APPNAME%" would be the app package name; developers sometimes place their name or the company's name, followed by the app name. Since namespaces are disallowed in package names, individual aspects of the package name are separated by decimals. I have found through my many modding ventures, that most package names begin with "com.". This is likely the result of an SDK automatically applying a package name from its own format or template package name that slaps-on the app name when the app is compiled.

    Some apps even have multiple activities that will each have a "sub-package name" that carry out specific functions within the app. They look like something along these lines:
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    %DEV%.%APP%:
    ->%DEV%.%APP%.%ACTIVITY01%
    -->%DEV%.%APP%.%ACTIVITY02%
    --->%DEV%.%APP%.%ACTIVITY03%

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    These sub-activities function like entry points, and are essentially the same thing.

    I suppose when it comes down to it, the package names and activities are decided by the developer and will vary per app. Often times parts of these names are abbreviations of things like the company or specific function. Some of these names can even be inferred as to what they are, or even do, based on the given names or labels they have.

    Hope this helps.
    Jody Gurl and CmDPpee93 like this.
    05-28-2017 04:31 AM
  3. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I have a Samsung galaxy S7 and I see an activity under google Used com.samsung.sdm.sdmviewer. What app is being used that lists that activity on my google account? I have no idea what it is.
    11-01-2017 10:12 PM
  4. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Whats a sdm viewer do
    07-05-2018 05:28 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! It looks like it's related to the Samsung Deskphone Manager: https://download.cnet.com/Samsung-De...-76304518.html
    07-06-2018 12:21 AM
  6. CmDPpee93's Avatar
    That is by far the most direct, informational, and best answer I've ever seen in a forum. I just read a paragraph and learned like six things. Bravo!
    Mr Mendelli likes this.
    08-14-2018 04:40 PM
  7. Android Central Question's Avatar
    We do not own a landline phone or desktop(that I'm aware of). Why is com.samsung.sdm.sdmveiwer showing up in my activity. My Google account is linked to my wife's. Is there a phone or line I don't know about?
    11-16-2018 11:28 AM
  8. Rukbat's Avatar
    Check for the Deskphone app in Settings/Apps. (It's the Samsung Deskphone Manager.)
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-16-2018 03:11 PM
  9. Android Central Question's Avatar
    in my google activity, i see "samsung.sdm.sdmviewer" but i didn't use any remote desk phone app; i don't even know what the heck it is for, and i don't have a samsung desk phone ...??
    02-22-2019 05:58 PM
  10. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I keep seeing Samsung sdmviewer when I look it up it says Samsung desk phone mamager what is a deskphone manager does that mean the phone can have 2 phone lines
    03-29-2019 10:28 AM
  11. belodion's Avatar
    Seeing it in whose history?
    03-29-2019 11:15 AM
  12. Rukbat's Avatar
    An SDN driver is probably a "software defined network driver". That wouldn't have anything to do with phone numbers. (Of course, Samsung is free to name their software anything they like, standards are nice to have but they're not enforced in any way.)
    03-29-2019 03:54 PM
  13. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I keep seeing this samsung sdm viewer on my Google activity. What is its purpose?
    07-24-2019 10:48 AM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    I keep seeing this samsung sdm viewer on my Google activity. What is its purpose?
    Hi, if you can register a account, me or other members be happy to assist you.
    I'll provide a link to register so you can communicate here.
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/as...community.html
    07-24-2019 10:57 AM
  15. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Why did it show up in my history
    08-06-2019 11:36 AM
  16. Android Central Question's Avatar
    The com.samsung.sdm.sdmveiwer keep showing up in my wife's S9+? She says she doesn't know. It seems random but mostly late night hrs. I installed the Companion app and the activity said "used Companion...... and right after w the same time says "used com.samsung.sdm.sdmveiwer". Why and what is the SDMveiwer being used for? We dont have a landline much less a Samsung desk phone.
    08-15-2019 12:36 PM
  17. Prettylash2019's Avatar
    Hello, I am continuously seeing this code in my google activity. However, I do not have or use a Samsung Deskphone Manager to my knowledge.

    What other app can make this code run?
    09-09-2019 12:28 PM
  18. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Does this allow my spouse to hide his activity and/or spy on me
    09-11-2019 11:20 AM
  19. mustang7757's Avatar
    09-11-2019 11:22 AM
  20. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! The answer is no. That's a Samsung system app.
    09-11-2019 11:23 AM
  21. Android Central Question's Avatar
    on my samsung A50 what apps use this.
    03-18-2020 08:16 PM
  22. mustang7757's Avatar
    If you see this in Google activity nothing worry about it keeps stuff you use there.
    03-18-2020 09:15 PM
  23. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I have read a previous thread of this description on here in regards to a samsung phone butbi didn't quite understand all the technicality. So here is my question, com.samsung.sdm.sdmviewer is not in the list of terminology for the Note 20. The com.samsung.sdm is listed as an update code in the terminology on the Note 20 but com.samsung.sdm.sdmveiwer is not. I have done some research and i haven't found a straight answer. what I have found is that this could mean that a hidden app or apps are updating. Could this be because of an installed 3rd party secure launcher updating regular apps? Or is it an update on hidden apps with the samsung default launcher? Or does the Note 20 have a samsung desk phone feature built in to it (not installed by the user) because sdm can also stand for that?
    11-07-2020 11:15 AM
  24. nichols5551's Avatar
    This keeps showing in my Google activity and I just want to know why and what it is.
    11-13-2020 08:28 PM
  25. mustang7757's Avatar
    You will see lot of the phones process in Google activity but nothing to be alarm about .
    11-13-2020 09:44 PM
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