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RE: Android 4.0.4 shows folder count on Galaxy Note (Android 4.0.4) but not on Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Android 4.0.4) [closed]

On my Samsung Galaxy Note (Android 4.0.4) it shows the count of items on the header of each folder. I love this feature. Why cannot I see this on my Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Android 4.0.4)? Thanks, Timothy
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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.
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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 ...
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Galaxy Tab Multi Device App Installation

I am planning on having a few labs of Galaxy Tabs (60+ tabs), and I need a way to manage all of these. Primarily I need a way to automatically install apps on all of these at once. I know there is a ...
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Watch Coursera's videos with the video app on Jelly Bean

Coursera has a html5 based video viewer that works on the android browser on Jelly Bean, but I would like instead to use the video app, in order to have full screen and better controls. On my Kindle ...
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Why my S3 device sounds when magnetic card is put on its back? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does my Galaxy S3 make a noise when I put it down? Why my samsung S3 play a sound when I put above my gym magnetic card? Only with this card the device play this ...
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Any way to schedule a passive profile-change? (connectivity, volume etc.)

What I am wondering is if there is any way to make Android change its profiles passively from one state to the other at e.g. 3 pm in the afternoon local time: Through Android internally (with some ...
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Hide / Add / Replace dock icons on home screen

I have Samsung galaxy Y and I do have 2 questions about dock settings on home screen. Is it possible to Hide / Modify dock on home screen? Is it possible to make it toggle on touch the home screen? ...
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Is there an application / ROM that allows me to set the phone to “Guest” mode which I can configure?

I would like to be able to set my phone into Guest mode so people using it will not be able to "abuse" it while I give it to them. Example of usage: Child mode - prevent editing settings, making ...
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Will an Android phone connect to Wi-Fi and download apps without a subscription?

I wanted to get an iPod, but hate Apple and like Google. I was told that the android equivalent of an iPod is any phone without a subscription. Would an Android phone without a subscription be able ...
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The meaning of Androidisms [closed]

I see this word around but not sure what it means.? What do people try to say when the use th word Adroidisms?
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BSNL Penta TPad 701C Android ICS - Play store closes immediately after opening.

When I got the tablet, new version of play store was pre-installed and was working fine. Initially my 3G dongle was not connecting to Internet. After complaining to customer care, I was provided a ...
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How to move Applications from phone to SD Card?

I have recently purchased Sony Xperia Tipo Dual phone, I couldn't find to move the apps to SD card. We can able to move the Apps from phone standard memory to Phone Internal Memory. Can any one give ...
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None of the apps on my Samsung Galaxy S Advance are working [closed]

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S Advance. I used the phone for the first 2 days with my old SIM and the phone was working well. I tried using all apps like Gmail, GTalk, Samsung Apps, Google Play ...
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Missing application from sdcard

I did factory reset. So, I lost application from sdcard but that application files still exist in sdcard. How do I recovery my application from sdcard. I do not have back up app data file. My phone ...
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How can I stop applications and services from running?

When my phone starts up there are several application/services running in the background that I would rather not. And when I press the Home button while using an app, that app usually goes into the ...
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Online note taking

I need to be able to save text (like url, sms, etc) on my android phone which can also be viewed on the Internet through a URL. Right now I use Google Drive (which takes time) or Facebook chat (by ...
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Android custom factory apps

I want to protect my phone in case of stolen, so i want add an app which will install after factory reset. I have root acces. I want to that app be automatically installed, and factory reset won't ...
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How can I prevent apps from running in the background? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop applications and services from running? There is already a similar question to this one, but mine is narrower in scope and not addressed in the other ...
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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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How do you disable system apps in Android 4.x.x (and up)?

I heard you can "freeze" or "disable" apps starting in Android 4.0 without rooting. How do you do it?
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Share App list with friends? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Service for sharing list of installed apps Is there an app that would allow one to see my installed apps and if they like any to click on it and have it install on their ...
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Is clearing app data the same as uninstalling, reinstalling app?

Hopefully, the title says it all. I know some app developers say that I should uninstall then reinstall their app if experiencing problems or updating, but I wondered if stopping the app and clearing ...
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Is there anyway I can disable the posting of app shortcuts on my home-screen when an app is installed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I disable shortcuts from being created after install from Google Play? Every time I install an app a shortcut gets created on my home-screen, I don't want this ...
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Completing HTTP POST request when wireless network connects [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I automatically log in to open WiFi that requires web login/password? My school requires that students using the wireless sign in using an HTTP POST prompt each time ...
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TCPView for Android

Someone know if exist a TCPView (windows application) similar app for Android? Googling I've found only the use of tcpdump but it's not easy and immediately readable. Thank for any suggest
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Examples of application, used Android Backup Services

Do you know any Android applications (with open source, if it's possible), which use Android Backup Service (http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/data/backup.html) I need examples, how Backup ...
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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 ...
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Looking for an app for “boosting” dark photos [closed]

I've used an app called "color touch" for boosting dark images whilst maintaining the global contrast (similar to PhotoShop). Unfortunately this app doesn't work anymore since I flashed my Galaxy S2 ...
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When I back out of an app is it still using up my data?

When I am coming out of an app such as facebook, do I just back out of it and is it still using up my data?
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How do I run an application on my phone from my PC?

I have a phone with a touch-screen malfunction, I want to run applications on it from my computer, connected by USB. Is that possible? I've tried applications like http://mymobiler.com, but that has ...
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How to make point to point VOIP call between two Android devices? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make a point-to-point VoIP call over Wifi? I am searching for a way to make a point to point VOIP call between two Android devices without having any ...
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Closing applications [duplicate]

I guess this has to do with our habit on desktop computers where we open an application use it close the application AFAIK there's no direct way from within the application to close it. And by ...
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Enable notification badges on the Galaxy S III

Is there a way to enable notification badges on the Galaxy S III? For example, when I have 5 unread emails, the email app shows a red circle with a 5 in it. Can other apps that I install do this as ...
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View app's full package name?

I am using Android 4.0.3 and I can no longer find package name for some app. If I recall, I used to go to Applications and has been able to see it there. So, how can I see full package name of some ...
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Do Android Default apps (phone, browser,…) support NFC?

Is there any default support on Android basic apps (phone, browser, contacts...) for NFC? Because if I want to develop for NFC, the user will need to install my NFC app. But for simple tasks that use ...
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How can I check if installed apps are latest versions?

I used to have an app on my Desire HD that I think was called Something Dog. When launched, it would list all the installed apps and whether they were the latest versions. My Desire HD crashed a ...
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How can I install an app if I have inconsistent UIDs and the market app crashes?

I am having issues with inconsistent UIDs. Trying to understand what was going on, I got the advice to install a terminal emulator. The problem is that when I go to the Market app, I receive a (very ...
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Is it possible to do an advanced compare of two apps based on instalation history?

Is there any tool which classifies apps by their features. Something like Pandora (music genome) for apps (apps genome). For example I installed 'Chess Free' and after 3 months I installed 'Free ...
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App site with reliable ratings + comments?

While Android Enthusiasts is nice, it's still a very small site. I need to find some applications for Android smartphones, and was wondering where people went for ratings + reliable comments from ...
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If I install something from Google Play, can I be sure it can uninstall itself?

So recently bought an Android tablet, having first had an iPhone. So with Apple's strategy, apps seem quite restricted. They can really only do a couple of minor things outside of the app (like ...
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Can I build an APK from an installed app and its data?

I would like to take an installed app, including its data, from a rooted Android device and produce from it an APK suitable for installing on a non-rooted Android device. Is this possible? Edit: ...
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searching app for learning words [closed]

I want app for learning new english words. My idea: typing new words to my database and app will give me test- one per week and give me feedback how I improve. Thx
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Does installing and re-installing my own app affect my app's rating/ranking? [closed]

I just released my first app not too long ago. To test it in the Play store, I installed my own app. After discovering some bugs, I uninstalled it, and installed the one I would code to fix from ...
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Do all apps have a demo/trial version? [closed]

Someone suggested a pay-for app in another question and when I looked it up, it seemed it didn't have any trial version that has the feature for which I'd pay. Now, I will not pay for something I ...
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How can I track my days activities on Android (Similar to Track and Share on iPhone)?

There is a app called "Track and Share" available for iPhone. This app helps us track as to how we spend our day, doing what activities and doing what category of activities. I wonder how I could ...
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Tap off raw RF data from antenna

I was wondering if it is possible to pull out the raw RF data from the antenna for use in an application. I have a device that operates as a separate entity with an an antenna feed, but I am ...
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Application doesn't get installed : insufficient storage available

I have around 50MB of internal storage left and some 1.7 GB of external storage left in my phone. But when I try to download and install any application from google android store,I get a message ...
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ad on statusbar [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I find out which app is putting ads in my notification bar? Sometimes I get ads on statusbar. These ads came from some free apps. I have lots of installed apps ...
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Is it possible to have multiple instances of the same app (logged in to different accounts)?

Is it possible to have multiple instances of the same app (logged in to different accounts)? Example: I want Instagram A logged in to Account A (personal), and Instagram B logged in to Account B ...