Can all phones open pdf by default?

acsurfer

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Can all smartphones (android phones, iphone, windows phone) open pdf by default.

My Samsung S4 can open pdf since day 1 I got the phone. I am just wondering if all phones could open pdf by default when you first got it(without installing any extra app) too.

I am thinking about this before I send a pdf to another person.
 

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No, you need an app that can open pdf files. Some phones come with one, some don't. (Phones [and computers] don't open files, apps do.)

If possible, send an email (if it's short enough). All phones, even feature phones, can read emails. (But that's plain text - no formatting like bold or italic, no colors, no pictures. Some phones can handle those, some can't.)

If it has to be a pdf file, your best bet if you don't know that the person can open it is to post it somewhere like a public folder on Dropbox or Google Drive, then send the person a link to it. Most web browsers can read pdf files.
 

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Without installing any app (first day that you got the phone), can all phones open png/jpg files? I think all phones have a some sort of "viewer/gallery" default app pre installed correct?
 

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Yes, but if it's anything like my Android tablet, then he has to download the PDF file first, then open it with the appropriate app. Can't open it up in a browser or email program on any Android device that I know of.
 

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And I can't check without freezing all my apps that can read pdfs, but you may be right about no browser reading them natively.
 

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