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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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StackExchange apps and LaTex rendering

Is there any app which allows to browse Stack-Exchange sites and is able to interpret and render latex formulas inside the posts? I have already tried StackAniwhere and Droidstack which apparently ...
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How can I find better quality video streams to my Android phone?

I'm looking for an app that will stream television and/or movies to my phone on 3G. I have a long commute and find that apps I've used (tv.com mainly) have poor selection or quality. Since Android ...
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Can you use the screen on a Samsung Galaxy S as camera flash for the front facing camera?

The Samsung Galaxy S doesn't have a camera flash, are there any apps for Samsung Galaxy S to make use of the front camera and screen as a camera flash? For a samsung galaxy s android phone. could ...
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What is the difference between Widget and program that can be added to the home screen?

When I hold the home screen on a spot a set of options appears to add to Home. Two of these options say program and widget. To add my calendar app which syncs with my google calendar I had to use ...
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Audit app permissions easily in one place?

Is there anyway to list all the applications installed on your phone and the permissions they require all on one page, or export the list so it can easily be audited?
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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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Do any UK banks have Android apps?

I'm researching a new current account, and an Android app would be a big bonus for me. None of the big few banks (Lloyds, Natwest, Barclays) seem to have apps. Santander has one but it doesn't work in ...
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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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Best lost / stolen device tracking app [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Helping a lost phone get found What is the best tracking app for a stolen or lost device? I've tried iTag but I'm thinking about switching to Prey ...
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Are there any issues with having multiple phone finding applications?

I like to use Prey and have no complaints about it so far. However, our carrier also offers Mobile Recovery, which does a lot of the same things (GPS locations, etc). Is there any harm in having ...
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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 ...
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How can I store Android apps on my SD card?

I just got my 3rd Android phone, the problem is that I must reinstall all my applications every time I get a new phone. Is there any way to store the apps on the SD card so that I can insert the new ...
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Text editor that supports italic text and tab indenting, via keyboard shortcuts [closed]

Background: I've just become to proud new owner of an Asus TF101 honeycomb tablet, which has a nice hardware keyboard attached to it. I do a lot of writing, and cannot find a text editing app which ...
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how do I get most of my standard linux utilities and commands on Android 3.1?

by standard, i mean just what users often get by default with one of the popular distros. for example, uname, finger, vim, tmux, etc. I have a galaxy tab 10.1 (android version 3.1, already rooted) ...
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Good SMS reader app for Android? [closed]

I'm looking for a good Android application for reading SMS messages. My requirements are: Mark all as read option Displaying the number of unread messages on the icon Some anti-spam filter (option ...
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How can I access Transport for London from my device?

How can I use TFL information on my device? Is there an application or other good way of accessing TFL? For those who don't know, TFL == Transport for London, a webpage of London public transport ...
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Removing or blocking default Android apps

I have developed a software for a company, not for a personal use, and I need to block some app access on Android. I need to block the user from making calls, sending sms, using the Android Market, ...
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How can I use the Android Paid Market from a region where it's not available yet? [duplicate]

I live in scandinavia and the Market for paid applications is not available here yet. Is there any way I can enable it? Or a workaround?
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How do I run an AIR app on the device?

I've installed Adobe Air, and I have a few AIR apps that I have built over time and am curious to see how they will look running on the device, but am not clear on how to install them. I uploaded the ...
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App for calling a list of contacts, one after another

My daily commute is rather long, and I make lots of phone calls while driving. Dialing while driving is illegal, so I have to stop by, dial, and drive again, which is inefficient, time consuming and ...
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Looking for Call list Application [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: App for calling a list of contacts, one after another Is there any application which makes a call-list (similar to TODO-list)? I want to add numbers to the list, and at ...
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Android 2.2: Avoid disappearing of home shortcuts to apps into SD card. Restore app list items

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy i5510. The space in internal memory was just about to finish so I decided to move some apps to the SD card. After I did it a lot of the apps moved (not all of them) ...
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Can you somewhere on you phone view a list of all applications and who made them?

In another question I was asked which Calendar application I was running on my Android 2.2 Samsung Galaxy S phone. I found the Applications - Manage applications setting, but that shows only the ...
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Lightweight notepad app?

Which notepad app would you recommend for Android? (functionality like Notepad on Windows; just plain text editor). My requirements: lightweight fast loading customizable font quick jump to recent ...
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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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Is it possible to run Android applications on (normal) Linux?

Since Android is a forked Linux kernel plus software stack I am wondering whether there are any projects or ideas regarding creating a version of Android that can be added to a Linux system to allow a ...
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which site to use for obtaining information regarding android apps?

i have just bought a android phone, and i want to know about the different apps that i need to install on my phone which are also good. for example, i wanted a good file explorer for my android 2.2 ...
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Is there a way to avoid disk space errors when batch updating apps (using 'Update All')?

This is related to the question 'Is there any way to force market to update and install apps one at a time?'. That question asks specifically if apps can be queued to update, rather than all run ...
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Backing up Android without needing Internet?

All the Android Backup apps I have checked out (MyBackup, Lookout) require an internet connection. I don't want my data to ever be stored in the cloud. These apps may have legitimate reasons to ...
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Does Android have a task scheduler?

Microsoft Windows has the Task Scheduler Manager to schedule tasks based on time or other events, as far Linux has cron to the same feature, does Android have something like? Could I install cron on ...
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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 ...
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Is there an app to take a photo and add a comment to it

Does anyone know of an app, which allows to take a photo and add some comment or notes to it? Doesn't have to be anything fancy. I'd just like to take a picture of something and add some ...
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Can I use my Google account on two or more phones? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Multiple Android Devices with a single google account I want to share some applications and contacts on my girlfriend's Android cellphone, can I do that? Will I lose my ...
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Calendar access from apps: only some calendars are displayed

I've Sony Ericsson X10 mini pro with Android 2.1 and root. I want to have a separate timetable calendat that will not be visible in some places (calendar app). I think I've some good reasons for ...
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How can I tell the Android Market that I'm running an updated version of Android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are some apps on the market incompatible with my device? My phone (Orange San Francisco) came with Android 2.1 and has not been officially updated in the UK so I'm ...
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How do I draw mind maps seamlessly with touch screen only?

Desktop software such as MindManager and FreeMind allows you to easily draw Mind Maps. But their interface rely on much keyboard shortcuts that doesn't work (well) on Android virtual keyboard. Is ...
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What is Onetimeinitializer.apk Android application?

Anyone know purpose or any document about Onetimeinitializer.apk? It is a built-in application. I searched for a while but did not find any information about it. Does anyone have documentation for ...
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“Update unsuccessful” on all apps running on SD card

I know this problem has been reported before, but man, I am really, really getting tired of it. I have not been able to update any app running from the SD card on my HTC Evo since I got it nearly 6 ...
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Tethering android devices together

I am very low-tech, but I have a very smart phone! an android 2.2.1 I have recently discovered a wonderful application called tether, or tethering where you connect your phone & lap top or pc w/ ...
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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 do I get quick access to common text snippets?

When filling out an online shopping form the other day via my browser, it sucked that I needed to manually type my email address, street address, postal code, etc. Even credit card number (though I ...
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selectively make contact groups silent

At work , i would prefer to set my phone in such a way that only the calls from my family group will ring , while all other contact calls should be silent. And later i should be able to switch it back ...
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Applications: Rollback latest update

I updated Winamp today from the market and now I'm having troubles playing shoutcast stations and some mp3's. Is it possible to rollback only the update I installed this morning? or am I out of luck?
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Application to switch among multiple running applications

I have Samsung galaxy ace with android 2.2 mobile. Is there any way or any application so i can run many applications simultaneously and i can switch among them? Why do i need this. When i surf ...
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How does the Amazon Appstore verify its apps?

A few times after I've downloaded an app from the Amazon Appstore, I get an error pop-up similar to the following when opening the app: Amazon Appstore There was a problem verifying this ...
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Benchmark application for Android?

There is any application to measure and publish benchmark results from Android devices?
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Suddenly can't find several apps in Market

So I've been using several apps for a while now, and all of the sudden, I can't seem to find them in the Market anymore. If I look on the "My downloads" page in the Market, it does show as installed, ...
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Reading list manager?

Does anyone know of an app for managing a reading list? Features I'd like to get include being able search names and authors from some kind of book database, link to common book sellers (Amazon, ...