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Is it possible to have the same apps from the same amazon account on 2 different devices?

My kids have an android tablet each both linked to my amazon account. When I try to put the same app on both it tells me it's not possible. How can this be fixed?
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Why can't Banshee Remote connect to server?

I'm trying to use Banshee Remote with my Samsung Galaxy S3, but everytime I try to add a new server, it says Can't connect to server. Check your settings. There are only two settings: IP Adress, ...
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Using an Android device as a web server [closed]

How do I use my Android device as a web server by with an IP address and port? Just like a Wifi file transfer app in the Play Store?
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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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How can I choose a music player?

I am looking for a music player for my android device which has a number of specific features (such as having a play queue, lock screen controls, etc.) I am finding it difficult because there are lots ...
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Why is there such a difference in thr amount RAM used? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The RAM total of the apps “Running” never equals the “Used Ram” shown below on the scale I'm owning a Nexus 7 running on 4.2.1. This is a screenshot of the amount of RAM ...
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Can I transfer application from account to account on a single tablet?

I bought an android tablet to my parents for christmas. I registered it on my Google account and went on and installed some apps. (Some are the ones I own on my second tablet, some are the ones I ...
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How to allow installation of Non-Market apps (ICS)?

I'm attempting to install the exynos fix after downloading the .apk file. When I open the file to run, the system tells me that I cannot install apps that did not originate from Google Play. After ...
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Add me feature of Galaxy S

There is an interesting feature in the camera of Galaxy S phones, called Add me. Using this one can take photo of a person sitting in two postures in the same frame. (A normal photo is taken, the ...
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Redirecting incoming calls to different numbers depending on WiFi connectivity

Can we have an android application which will direct any incoming call to: The cell number in case WiFi is disabled Office extension number through Jabber client in case WiFi is connected (when I ...
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Are there any side effects of uninstalling Apps

Are there any side effects of Installing and uninstalling lots of apps on an Android smart phone? Specifically are there any things that do not get cleaned up that I need to be aware off?
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Can I clear out broken/uninstalled apps that still show up in the app list?

I had some apps stored on my SD card that I have since wiped. The apps still show up in my app list in Settings->Manage applications. How do I refresh this list? Rebooting the phone doesn't help, and ...
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How to check if an APK contains native code?

Is there a way to check if an APK file hosts native code? There are many reverse engineering tools (e.g. apktool, androguard) from which you can reproduce the source files of an Android app but I'm ...
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How do one know which folder is created by which Android apps?

From my understanding, a majority of Android apps may have created some folders on either local storage or the SD Card. So, how do I know which folders belong to which apps? (I know that some apps ...
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Why can't I download games, apps, etc from any site except the Official Android Market?

Every time I try to download any of the games I love from any site except the Android Market, my phone tells me that the settings are set to not allow unknown apps to be run on my phone. By the way I ...
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Is there a free android app which can launch apps on a successful wifi connection?

Is there a free android aplication which can launch other pre-selected apps when it detects a successful wifi connection? Bonus, if it can kill the apps when the wifi connection is gone. I know ...
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How can I arrange the applications on each page of my app drawer?

I have recently bought a Samsung ACE S5830 smartphone and downloaded several applications like astrology, live wallpapers, games, and some daily usage applications. When I open my application drawer, ...
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Is there a camera app which would let you access the gallery?

In this accepted answer user @Parth Mehrotra writes: You can't really change the things camera intent has to offer, and if you do find a device where the camera app would let you access the ...
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Make apps force close automatically without going into settings [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop applications and services from running? I have an HTC Desire and I have been trying to figure out how to always get my apps and things I don't use to ...
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Where do I find the minimum requirements for an app?

I was trying to install a new app from Google Play on my computer, but a message told me that the app wasn't compatible with my device. No more information was given. Can someone please tell me where ...
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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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Are there location tracking apps that would send data to my server? [closed]

Are there any Android apps that would track my location (at regular intervals, like every hour) and send coordinates directly to my server, without revealing this data to any third party?
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How to make a normal apk with .dex inside it from an apk which is odexed?

I had a file manager provided by my manufacturer as a system app. it was odexed. i have its apk and odex file both. I installed a custom rom now and want to install that filemanager. how do i do ...
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There is an app to send/read SMS from the desktop using the Internet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I send SMS from PC through Android Phone or to Android Phone? There are many apps to send/read SMS from the desktop using a Wi-Fi connection, but my cyanogenmod ...
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Do prepaid phones have issues with downloading certain Apps in the Android Market?

My company has written and published some Android Apps on the Android Market. A couple of times now we've had complaints from customers who are not able to download and install the App - I believe the ...
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How can I access a Mantis Bug Tracker from Android?

We track our bugs on Mantis, and I was hoping to find an Android App for it, since it exposes a PHP-SOAP API (see this question) which Eclipse uses. Does anyone know of existing apps (or projects) ...
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Where to download and install Google Apps on Android 4.0.4 device? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, …) on my Android device? I have an international android smartphone which doesn't have anything related to Google ...
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If I uninstall an app do I lose the data?

I want to install Angry Birds from the Amazon App Store but all I get is errors. My guess is it's because I already have it installed. I'm afraid to uninstall just in case I lose the data. Any ideas?
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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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Installing downloaded apks from external site

I have just downloaded APK files of a software from a website to my laptop. My question is if I install this on my phone, will it be installed in the phone memory or in the SD card memory? I couldn't ...
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How to set default apps on Samsung Galaxy S II + Android 4.0 (ICS)

On stock Android and 2.x ROMs on SGS2, default apps could be set in Settings -> Applications. However, when I go there with the ICS ROM, I don't see where I can set which default applications for ...
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How to make cell phone using GPRS/3G a WiFi-Hotspot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to share internet among 2 android devices? Can we use an Android phone as a Wi-Fi repeater? I have an android cell phone (Samsung Galaxy S Advance) running on ...
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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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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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Why do some apps get frozen every time I reboot?

After rooting my Galaxy Nexus (international GSM version), I looked around a bit with Titanium Backup and found several system apps that were frozen. Among them are: Google Earth, Google Play Books, ...
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Really know what is using internal storage [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do to manage my phone’s internal storage? I am constantly running into the "Low Space" warning so I would like to know what is really consuming the phone's ...
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Applications Start automatically , Start again if I Force Stop them or even if I Disable them

Many applications like skype , orkut, yahoo msger etc start automatically... i have already disabled and force stooped them .... I don't want to run these app and others like WiFi sleep etc to save my ...
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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 ...
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Does factory reset remove apps that install into the /system from an unroot phone

Suppose the following situation: End-user have a unroot phone. (the phone is not rooted). End-user install a app, which actually is a System app and is installed in the /system of the phone. So, ...
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Is there any way to block flurry?

I noticed that an app I installed also added Flurry to my phone. I noticed this while doing some development work, and saw some activity relating to Flurry in my LogCat. Is there any way to block ...
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Recover overwritten sound recorder files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I recover a deleted file on Android? Is it possible to recover overwritten sound recordings from the default android sound recorder? Earlier I was recording ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Can an android app cause my phone to reboot?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S (i500) running Android 2.3.5 Lately it has been rebooting randomly. Sitting on my desk and it just reboots, sometimes when I'm on the phone, etc. Does Android protect ...
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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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If I download and install a non-market application and then proceed remove it, does it mitigate any security issues?

If I downloaded a non-market application and installed it and discovered it may be malicious, does removing it from the list of applications completely discard it and help mitigate any security ...
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Is there a service that rates app security/permissions?

Is there a service/company/app that vets Android apps and reports on their "trustworthiness"? I recently moved from Blackberry to a Galaxy S2 which does not have an LED indicator light. I searched ...