For questions about Android apps in general. (Do not use if your question is for a specific application or about application development.)

learn more… | top users | synonyms (4)

1
vote
1answer
750 views

Restrict apps from accessing the internet at the background without the end-user knowledge

Is it possible to restrict app from accessing the internet at the background without the end-user knowledge. (Assume the phone is not rooted) In other word, are there apps that can inform the ...
1
vote
1answer
55 views

How can I sort / specify separate storage locations for my audio files?

So, this question is a little off the wall, so I'll first explain what I'm looking to do. I have a bunch of MP3s from a 'Learn to Speak Japanese' program, and I'd like to listen to them on my phone ...
1
vote
1answer
299 views

Stop application after set time - sleep timer

Is there a way to automatically stop playing music/stop other app after a set period of time. For instance while listening to music at night.
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Some apps are gone and others crash after Samsung Galaxy S2 crash

I'm facing a problem with my Galaxy S2. I've been using it for 1 year but a week ago when I used the alarm clock to set an alarm, the phone suddenly hanged and restarted. After the restart it stopped ...
1
vote
1answer
298 views

Does applying an OTA update remove rooted apps?

I rooted my HTC One X just to get FM and other AT&T blocked apps installed in /system/app directory. Now there is an OTA update and I'm sure it will unroot the phone. My question is will the FM ...
1
vote
1answer
151 views

How does Android determine which apps are “social networking” apps for data usage purposes? [closed]

My phone carrier (Bell Canada) says that in addition to my maximum data limit, I have "unlimited social network" usage. I'm wondering which apps count as social networking apps? As an Android ...
1
vote
2answers
318 views

Install Android apps in Kindle fire with Jelly Bean 4.1

I upgrade my Kindle Fire with Android Jelly Bean 4.1 but i can't install some apps from Google Play site, it mentions that they are not compatible with the device, the only solution now would be ...
1
vote
1answer
269 views

How often app is used? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are my most frequently used apps? Is there any app, that can tell me which applications I use most? I want to optimize my shortcuts to put most clicked icons ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Why does Play Store update twice in a row the same app to the same version?

Why does Play Store (formerly Android Market) mark for update twice in a row the same app to the same version? Here is a typical example of what happens. Yesterday I checked the My Apps section from ...
1
vote
1answer
126 views

Application to slide from area to start application?

I had an application before I formatted which would do something awesome: you simply slid from an active area on the screen, no matter what application you're in, and you were presented with about 12 ...
1
vote
1answer
230 views

Time tracking with multiple level hierarchy of tasks/categories [closed]

I'm looking for time tracking (standalone or inside a GTD app) with the following features: time tracking (adding items manually) multiple-level (>2) hierarchy of tasks (or categories) ...
1
vote
1answer
72 views

Any apps like PhotosWall on Android [closed]

Is there any application on android which functions like 'PhotoWalls'? I am looking for an app which can assemble 1 photo from pieces of different photos? I have tried PhotoWalls, it does not let me ...
1
vote
1answer
183 views

Are alternative, mostly Asian, Android Markets safe and fair?

I'm getting mailing from various alternative Android markets, mostly from Asian regions (last one from Ndoo Networks), offering hosting of my free Android app. Although broader reach for my app would ...
1
vote
1answer
954 views

Is there an application that would turn on Wi-Fi periodically just to do a quick network discovery?

Regarding the answer to my previous question of Android's idle Wi-Fi use, it seems like a huge waste of battery life to have Wi-Fi constantly scanning and draining battery. So it seems it would be ...
1
vote
2answers
251 views

Mobile network: browser is OK, apps doesn't connect internet

When phone use WiFi connection, all apps can connect to internet. When it use mobile network connection, browser can connect, but apps cann't connect. Is there any settings? How can I diagnose? Phone ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Where can I find stock Android apps that are not normally in the Market?

I downloaded a custom ROM for my Samsung Captivate phone that is a variant of 2.2.1. Its version of the Camera allows me to use the power button to take pictures. I decided I want the stock camera ...
1
vote
1answer
858 views

Which music-ID app uses less data? Soundhound or Shazam?

I've found Shazam and Soundhound to be pretty much identical in terms of accuracy when identifying music, however I tried monitoring each app's usage with 3G Watchdog but couldn't get a clear winner ...
1
vote
1answer
240 views

Does juice defender randomly drop your data connection?

Does it drop your data connection? I have experienced that since I installed it a week ago. Sometimes it will randomly choose to drop your data connection.
1
vote
1answer
36 views

Making Calls with Google Voice on Nexus 5

I'm wondering how(if possible) I can use the Google voice technology on my Nexus 5. I have it downloaded it on my laptop and it works great, but I'm unable to download it on my nexus 5 (the app is ...
1
vote
0answers
19 views

How to find an app is compatible with Intel based Android device or not?

Intel based Android devices are in the market now and I am drooling over new Asus Zenfone series (which packs Intel Atom processors). However, I am concerned with app compatibility issues. If an app ...
1
vote
0answers
37 views

How to install Amazon FR app alongside Amazon (US)

This might be as simple as: It cannot be done. I am an American living in Europe. I have an android phone with multiple accounts (one for each country where I reside). I would like to be able to ...
1
vote
0answers
29 views

What app is activating all of my apps in turn?

Something on my phone is repeatedly cycling through all (or most) applications. Several times a day, it activates an app for a couple seconds, then moves on to the next app. It will continue doing ...
1
vote
2answers
57 views

play store keep install games app into my phone

I'm using a samsung galaxy note 1, i'm having problem that everytime when i connect to my wifi or internet, it auto download some games into my phone from google play store..and all the downloaded app ...
1
vote
2answers
98 views

Heartbleed check for Android App

How I can check whether a particular android app is vulnerable to heartbleed or not? I don't want to use any third party app. I have seen ...
1
vote
0answers
63 views

Multitasking solutions to (not-rooted) Android OS and Apps out there?

For here i mean multitasking visually, which means the ability to see more than one Apps at a time. Other than Samsung's Multi Window, Popup Play (or by the Stick It! app), Pen Window, or the LG's ...
1
vote
0answers
32 views

How do Android reverse engineering tools extract packages/ package hierarchy present in Android apps? [closed]

I have been involved in disassembling Android apps using baksmali and dexpler. Whenever I disassemble an app, I find the packages and package hierarchy (that would have been available in development ...
1
vote
1answer
51 views

How to automatically switch between apps and/or websites on Android?

So I'd like to turn a tablet into a calendar, alarm, weather display, and task organizer that shuffles between these every five minutes when not being used. It will be mounted on a wall or next to my ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

How can I commission features for an Android app, together with the other users?

How can I, together with other users, commission Android app developer to implement a feature? I would like to have a feature in an Android app, but I'm not ready to pay the developer enough to make ...
1
vote
3answers
113 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
47 views

Crop visible portion of image [closed]

I'm looking for an app (or a gallery application) which allows you to select a photo, zoom in/move the image and then simply save the part visible on the screen, without loosing the resolution. Most ...
1
vote
0answers
96 views

Galaxy Note GT-N7000 won't connect to Google apps on Wi-Fi

My Samsung Galaxy Note says it's connected to my Wi-Fi at home, and I can get onto some websites. Google Mail, Google Search and Google Maps are not connected, but all will work if I switch Wi-Fi ...
1
vote
0answers
83 views

xbmc hangs on video loading

I've installed xbmc media center: http://xbmc.org/download I added a video program ("The Daily Show") -- but I can't access the video files -- because it says "Working..." and nothing happens. The ...
1
vote
1answer
350 views

KitKat uninstalling app from device

I ran into a weird issue on my Nexus 7 running 4.4.2. If I uninstall an app from the device, it still shows up in Settings -> Apps -> Downloaded at the bottom, and it says not installed. However, it ...
1
vote
0answers
18 views

Android Google Play Hangs

When ever i download an app from google play my entire UI is stuck until i press back button. Is it a device problem ? I don't see this in some other devices but seen in some also. Persistent ...
1
vote
0answers
38 views

Is there are way using GDrive or Photos resizing pictures before sync/upload?

I'm synchronising all my cam photos to my google drive. I'm using the photo app on android to upload pictures. There is just one thing that I don't like: I have no option to resize these pictures ...
1
vote
1answer
52 views

Grabbing a part of the screen as an image

I am reading a pdf file and I need to select a specific area in the file and paste it into my note in Papyrus. How to grab a specific area in a pdf file? Pdf reader iannotate does not allow me to do ...
1
vote
0answers
105 views

Google Play Language Setting

I am currently using Samsung Galaxy S2. Recently I found that there are a lot of different language application in the Google play store. I can understand both English and Chinese but It seem like I ...
1
vote
0answers
52 views

Android apps on amazon Kindle Fire HDX?

Is there a way to use Google play or regular android apps to work on a kindle fire HDX? Any help would be much appreciated.
1
vote
0answers
23 views

Pure news (scollable) not working

I want to have news appear on the home screen of my tablet so I got Pure news widget. I installed it and added the widget but the widget is empty (no news shows up). I assume I need to add a feed ...
1
vote
1answer
100 views

Disappearing Apps on Galaxy s3

During the download of an app, or after the app has finished downloading, it will automatically disappear. It will be recorded in the Play Store as being "Installed" but it is nowhere to be found on ...
1
vote
1answer
267 views

HP TouchPad: After reinstalling CM9, one app refuses to re-install at all, and I cannot move apps to the internal SD card

The app in question is Viral Floating Youtube Popup (a really awesome app, try it). The notification bar says "Couldn't install on USB storage or SD card". Here's my relevant ADB log output as it ...
1
vote
1answer
63 views

Recent vs Running vs Downloaded apps

What happens when you: Swipe out an app from Recent section? Stop an running app by going into Running section? Force stop an app by going into Downloaded section? Even if you remove an app from ...
1
vote
0answers
937 views

Error code 919 when updating or installing apps [duplicate]

I am on holiday using hotel Wi-Fi. None of my apps will update, and I cannot install any new ones. Got the mesage error code 919. Is it the hotel Wi-Fi or a tablet problem (Sony S)?
1
vote
2answers
64 views

What is the difference between restoring and installing an app on an Android device?

Is there any difference between restoring an app and installing an app on an Android device, or are both the same?
1
vote
0answers
14 views

Galaxy S-4 Active connect via bluetooth to IMAC desktop

Can I transfer data from my galaxy S-4 Active Phone to my Apple IMAC Desktop Via Bluetooth? Such as Music, Photos, files ?? Thanks Carl
1
vote
0answers
125 views

Difference between exported apk and app backed up apk [closed]

Hi I have signed an android project with my signature and exported it as .apk file. I uploaded it to Google play and installed it in my mobile. I use an app to take a backup of the file and then as my ...
1
vote
0answers
45 views

How to set App Specific Timezones

So I downloaded a new app, but it only works for US Timezones. I live in the UK, and I don't want to either keep my phone on US Timezones or switch it every time I want to use it. I have an Android, ...
1
vote
1answer
363 views

Cannot move app to sd-card?

My sdcard has plenty free space but I cannot move any apps. On my sdcard there's the old Android/data path with many older apps. Why cannot it be possible to move apps here? Maybe I can create a ...
1
vote
1answer
273 views

What system apps can be safely removed with Titanium backup on Nexus 4?

Is there an official list or something? :D I'd like to remove some of them to improve battery life, but not sure which are safe to remove
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Is there a way to auto backup my phone files to my PC via wifi?

I am looking for a way to automatically transfer files in my phone to my PC (Win7) if my phone connects to my home wifi network. Thanks