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Proprietary software distributed along with Linux kernel

What is the licensing rationale behind distributing proprietary (copyrighted) software within a common smartphone's Android system? I mean software like device drivers (camera, GSM modules etc.) or ...
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Reason for process stopped unexpectedly?

What is the reason for the process stopped unexpectedly error? Is it based on that particular android app or the android os or a particular android device? Example: I installed smash hit on my ...
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Applications think that GPS is off while it is on

I have a Prestigio Multiphone 3400 with Android 4.2.2. The phone is new and not rooted. In Settings -> Personal -> Location Access, there are two checkboxes: Access to my location Wi-Fi & ...
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Locus Tweak allows Google Maps download, not OSM! [closed]

I am going to develop an app for Android, and I'm trying to understand whether it is possible to store maps for offline usage (anyway I am not sure this is a question for developers). Google Maps TOS ...
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Is there any way to remove the 10 recipents limit from the SMS app?

Can you actually do this? I know that there are some apps where you can send SMS to a unlimited number of recipients, but I would prefer to remove the limit of the built-in SMS app. My phone is a ...
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Automatically have my frequently-used apps handy

I recently wiped and re-installed my phone. In so doing, I lost my home screen layout. In any event, my layout wasn't all that great. What I'm looking for is an app/other method that would determine ...
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Missing some of the applications while updating existing apps in my galaxy s3

While updating the existing applications like Google maps, Play Music etc from the play store in my Galaxy S3, some applications like Navigation & 2 more disappeared from my phone. why is this ...
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how to install command line programs

How to i install binaries on my non-rooted tablet i have the terminal application called Terminal IDE and i followed the instructions, i put my compiled binary in the folder local/bin/. I comiled a C ...
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Is there a lightweight way to test C code on Android?

I want to write and run small general purpose C code snippets on my Android phone. These will primarily be data structures and algorithm implementations. Is there a lightweight and quick way to do ...
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What do apps designed for small screens look like on tablets?

Do they get scaled or do they just occupy part of the screen? I mean apps that were designed for 4-5" phones running on 8-10" tablets. UPDATE: Let me give some details to better explain my question. ...
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Will a license check fail if I am in a foreign country?

I have an app that performs a license check and will not work if a check doesn't succeed within x amount of time since the last successful check. Will this license check fail if I am connected to the ...
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Uninstalling app from specific device only

Is there a way to remove an app from only one device when using the same account over two devices? I've just got a tablet - which is currently syncing settings and downloading all the apps that I ...
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some apps, no problem loading on 2 devices. Not this one - help

I have loaded a free app (imediashare) from Amazon store onto my Kindle Fire. I want to put the same app on my Samsung phone, but when I go to the app store from the phone and try to 'buy' it, I'm ...
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What do the names means in settings > application manager > current app?

In settings>application manager><your app> we got some infos about her. What do they means? I am quite confused. I really need to know it but somehow its quite hard to guess. Where can I get ...
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Any way to assign startup apps manually?

Is there any way i can set up an app to start at startup? Its a ram boosyer and for some reason it does not auto start....earlier it used to.. Does moving apps to SD card prevent its auto start? And ...
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How can I track my app usage? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I track app usage? If you're not familiar with the late Wakoopa app for desktop, it's a small utility that runs in the background and monitors what application / ...
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Moved microSD from droid to droid 4 but apps don't show

I moved my microSD card from my old moto droid to the droid 4, but I can't see any of my old SD card apps. Is it possible to import them? Neither phone has even been rooted. Thanks!
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List of banned market apps [closed]

I recently came across fireplace market, which hosts fired apps banned by google. However it's apparently down. I'm not really interested in the market app, I just would have liked to browse what ...
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Transferring Apps from sd card to another sd card(HTC Desire HD) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to upgrade / swap SD card without losing data and installed apps? I have a 2gb sd card and it's full I can't put more music,photos and videos.I will buy an 8gig sd ...
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How does an app such as “Plants vs. Zombies Great Wall Edition” get downloaded or purchased on Android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are some apps on the market incompatible with my device? I read that Plants vs. Zombies Great Wall Edition is available on May 18, 2012, but on an ASUS Transformer ...
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Delete an account from Android without affecting the apps related to it

I have three accounts in my Android phone. I have apps installed in the phone via them. Now I want to delete one of the account (NOT primary) but don't want to lose the apps related to them. Is ...
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Wierd log tag on SAMSUNG GALAXY S II [closed]

I have connected eclipse to my Galaxy S II and i receive a wierd log tag named [HYPOS] what is that i am worried about my privacy.
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How to identify the latest version of brut map

I use Brut maps as: This map is for the country that cant use navigation on google map. It has been hacked and can be used by any country now. I am currently using version 6.0.3 from here. Do ...
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Search for apps based on language

Can I search for Android APPs that are in Hebrew or Kurdish? or are all apps automatically translated into all languages?
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How can I chat with BlackBerry users?

Is there an app that lets me chat with BlackBerry users just by adding their PINs? Something that simulates that my Android phone belongs to the BlackBerry network? I know there are multiplatform ...
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Where can i find the HTC EVO native camera apk?

A while back I put a Gingerbread [Deck] rom on my HTC EVO, and it came with another camera app (apparently the one that ships with the new Nexus S). While it does have some fun little features, I ...
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Are there any apps for advanced Japanese learners? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I study or prepare myself for an exam with the help of my Android device? I passed JLPT2 a while ago and got an Android yesterday. Been looking for a Japanese ...
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Questions about Samsung Galaxy S security applications

Hello I would like to know whether is it recommended to have some antiVirus+firewall application for this current phone? (I usually open email attachments for example) 1.Do these applications runs ...
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How can I modify files on a remote computer over wifi/3g from my Android phone/tablet?

I have a scenario where I watch a fair amount of video content from a DLNA device that doesn't support deleting (GoogleTV, via Logitech Revue). I would like to be able to delete files after I'm done ...
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Some questions regarding apps on a rooted Nook Color

This is basically a follow-up to my previous question regarding the Nook Color. While my first question was regarding some of the specifics of the root process, I also have two questions about ...
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Do I need an SD card to add apps to an Advent Amico Android Tablet?

The Advent Amico Android Tablet PC arrives without an SD card, and has 487Mb of internal ROM available. Plenty for a few apps surely? There is no Android marketplace or alternative marketplace app ...
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In “Advanced Wi-Fi settings”, I told my device to turn Wi-Fi off during sleep, but it didn't seem to work. What else can I try? [closed]

Is there any android app which turns off completely the wifi radio, when the phone is locked AND the screen turns off. I have already tested some apps for this purpose and they solely rely on the ...
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How to run two Messenger applications logged into different accounts?

I have done a bit of research, and that coupled with some programming knowledge leads me to believe that it should be perfectly possible to run two seperate applications of Facebook Messenger. Is it ...
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Replaced /system/bin/toolbox. How to I revert that?

I renamed the original /system/bin/toolbox" to "toolbox_alt". I replaced the file /system/bin/toolbox with a file that was supposed to work, but doesn't work at all. My filemanagers and the most ...
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How to use two whatsapp accounts on one phone

I have a Samsung galaxy Duos and want to use my two whatsapp accounts at the same device. Is it for example possible to run dual two whatsapp client apps on one phone?
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Can't download anything from Google play

My internal storage has 400+ MB and the SD card has 9 GB left (I know SD card doesn't really matter). I deleted a lot of apps and I still get the message "Not enough space on your internal storage" ...
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Apps are automatically closing/restarting and phone is running slow

I am running Nexus 5 with Android 5.0.1 (Lollipop), stock (via OTA Google push). I like it for the most part, except for the fact that I have noticed a repeating problem. After awhile of using the ...
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Read/write application data on android

I want to view data of a specific application and ideally modify the data and upload it back. I know the application data files are implicitly protected to prevent malicious application stealing ...
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AdBlock makes TuneIn Radio crash

Device: galaxy S3 Rom:liquidsmooth 4.4.4 I recently upgraded to liquidsmooth kit kat and as usuall i reinstalled my fav apps.For some reason the app Adfree that i use seems to block tunein from ...
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How to stop Recycle Bin from deleting files by default in My Files?

I've installed Omega Droid, which comes with Recycle Bin as a system app - I cannot uninstall it. Normally it doesn't bother me, but when I browse my files in the My Files system app and click a file ...
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How frequently are Android apps in Google Play updated?

I wish to know how frequently apps in Google Play are updated on average? For instance, statistics such as average number of apps updated per day or number of days in-between 2 successive updates of ...
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Account, paid for Apps and new account

My children have nexus tablets. They have their own google accounts with email adresses. My ex-wife has changed the google passwords so i cannot set up a new android phone for the children. If i set ...
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Getting files using adb shell

I have a rooted Galaxy S4 device which runs Android 4.4.2 & I'm trying to get the files of an application using adb shell, when I navigate to where my directory is and get the root access in shell ...
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Where the apps from google play get downloaded?

If I am installing an application in windows, I will be downloading the exe and clicking the exe will install the application. Even if I uninstall the application, I can reinstall the application from ...
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Why can't I download apps on my android phone?

I have a Huawei ascend y300 4.1 android jelly bean .Every time I try downloading apps from google play it says "Couldn't install on USB storage or SD Card" I try deleting apps I don't use for memory ...
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local headphone enabled FM radio app for nexus 5 (no internet needed)

I just moved from S3 to nexus 5, and there are a couple of things that I miss from my s3.. one is the prepackaged FM radio app.. all i needed was my headphones and I could connect directly to the ...
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How to make apps know that I actually have internet /make them not check for wifi etc when Im reverse tethering?

Ive researched the issue of some apps not connecting properly to internet and it is caused by the apps checking the state of wifi and other standard android internet connections instead of actually ...
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Name of app that programs phone by location etc [closed]

I can't find an app I saw explained in you tube, with a blue logo and a single word similar to "control" , that let's you automatically control your phone settings, by, location, accelerometer, ...
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How can I stop SD card from constantly unmounting?

I had problems with constant unmounting of my SD card from phone when it was not on charger. The problem was with powering off some power when disabling display to save energy, but this power was ...
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Instantly transfer a picture taken to PC

I know the Dropbox app allows for synching photos taken between all computers/devices that are connected to your current user account. But I want to know if there's a way I can take a picture, have it ...