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What are the advantages of Android apps being single threaded?

I read a statement on http://developer.android.com that said: When an application is launched, the system creates a thread of execution for the application, called "main." This thread is very ...
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possibility of adding gtalk contacts to my whatsapp

Could I bring my gtalk contacts to link to my Whatsapp? (in other words Sync the two?) I don't want to run two seperate apps and wondering if there was a possibility to add these together? I will ...
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GOOGLE PLAY - APPS show as installed, but device grayed out?

SO, my DROID 4 went into the drink yesterday - I am in the process of getting a new DROID - while preparing to learn how to reload my GOOGLE APPS - I went to the PLAYSTORE and noticed that while ...
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How to sync between PC and android by WiFi File Explorer PRO?

I bought the app because it says "In this PRO version, you can also upload, sync, delete, copy, and zip or unzip all the files on your Android phone and computer" I can download, upload, but I don't ...
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apps downloading to old phone instead of new phone!

Help! I've just bought a new phone and I've viewed my apps on Google Play but when I try to install they say they have already been installed and opens a drop down box with my old phone name. There ...
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Make a calll to genymotion emulator [duplicate]

I want to test an interrupt part in genymotion emulator. Even if I am very hppy with genymotion emulators, still I am unable to trigger an incoming call to the emulator. Can you please help me with a ...
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Application or software by which we can access tablet or mobile remotely over internet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any VNC solutions for an unrooted device? I am using TeamViewer and other VPN remote access software to access my laptop or PC from my Android phone. But is there any ...
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Use And android Phone as a PC Headset [duplicate]

Is there an app which can make an Android phone into an headset in WiFi. Like use the mic of the phone to speak on Skype, and use the Speaker Phone on skype too. I know it sound silly (why not use ...
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How does my phone start installing apps so quickly when initiated from the play on-line store?

When I go to the Google Play on-line store and install an app, how does my phone know to install it? Is it using push notifications? Quite often it happens within a few seconds so presumably it can't ...
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Force Calendar App to stay on current day and switch dates when the day is over

I'm using a calendar application at work to display the Conference Room status. It works just fine on the "today" view but it will not switch days. So if today is the 30th, tomorrow the tablet will ...
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The podcast apps on my Samsung Galaxy S3 stop playing halfway

I have some podcast apps I listen to while I'm driving. They play for sometime then shut off. I turn the phone back on then the apps are at the beginning and not where I left off. Is there any way to ...
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How do I share apps between users in Android 4.4 KitKat?

My kids received the second-generation Nexus 7 tablet as a gift. I'd like to be able to purchase apps from one account and share them between the various users on the tablet. Some articles about the ...
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How can I block all incoming connections to my phone?

Ok, so maybe I'm just a lil paranoid lately, but I'm trying to block any - and ALL - connections to my phone. PERIOD. I have the paid version of Android Firewall. If I select Black list from the drop ...
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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 ...
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Way to send all sounds that come through microphone to earbuds

Is there a way or an app to send the ambient noise picked up by the microphone on a Galaxy S4 to the headphones while using another app (say spotify) is being used? Use Case: I have some noise ...
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Application reloads from the launch activity when icon clicked in some devices?

Our application relaunches from the launch activity on some devices when the icon is clicked in the launcher, while on others it resumes its current state when clicked in launcher. The application ...
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Cannot download app from Google Play Store [duplicate]

I'm trying to install, on my Galaxy Tab GT-P3100 (with Android 4.0.3), an app which requires Android 2.2 or superior - as in the page's app on Google Play Store (webpage). However when I try to ...
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How to clear all applications data in android?

Hi I want to clear all applications data(preferences and sqlite) from my phone in one tap. How can i do this? is there any app which can do this WITHOUT ROOT PERMISSION?
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Run any user apps in safemode?

Some Background My Note 2 has strange slow down after hours of use. After hours of usage system_server and maybe kworker use a lot of CPU, mostly during apps open and switch, it lags badly. I also ...
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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 ...
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unknown error code during skype application install [duplicate]

When I tried to install Skype in my phone, I encountered some error. It says Unknown error code during install: "-24". I tried to reinstall it many times, but still the same. How can I solve this?
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App to send group MMS without reply all

I am looking for an app that can send a text to multiple recipients without them being able to respond back to all the other recipients. And also not see who else received the message. Similar to ...
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Turn on messanger from contacts view

In android we have some application for keeping our contacts. I tried both default one, and Contacts+, both without luck. If I choose one of the contacts, I have telephone number (I can call), I have ...
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Scheduled notification with input

I want my phone to do two things: Send me a notification on a schedule. Accept textual input, time stamp it, and store it somewhere. Ideally this would be the workflow: I receive a notification. ...
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IRC clients with PASS support

I've been developing an IRC server which makes use of the PASS command, like this: PASS mypassword NICK mynick USER (...) However, I couldn't find any IRC client app with support with the PASS ...
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Does any app allow schedule voice record except Cinixsoft recorder?

I have installed cinixsoft. It can schedule time recording. However, it will randomly stop and then resume. For example, a 2 hour record may cut into 15 mins, 40 mins, 20 mins, 40 min etc. During ...
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How can I track app usage?

Is there a way to show usage stats for installed applications on my Android phone? I'd like to know how much I use my apps and if there are any I can get rid of (because I don't use them).
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Vignette stops when screen switched off

I like to shoot every x seconds a foto with my samsung galaxy s5. I am using the vignette app for this. It works well, but when I like to save energy and switch off the screen (Hardware button), then ...
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How can I check which applications have been granted root access?

I have an SGS i9000 with Android 2.1 and I installed a lot of applications before I fully understood what "root" was. Now I naturally want to review which applications I gave root access. How can I ...
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How do you restore app from trash?

Accidently dragged an app into the "trash". How do I restore it to home screen? Do not know how to retrieve the app from trash.
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How to block everything except browser with 1 url only?

I've bought a Wespro Mini Laptop with Android 4.0 on it, and need some help regarding it. I bought this laptop for browsing a local lan http://192.168.1.105/ url and that's the only purpose I've ...
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Google Play Store No connection

Why when I enter Google Play Store using my LG-P875 phone, it shows only "No Connection Retry"? A few days ago I was deleting some apps and other stuffs to save up my storage space, and I wonder if I ...
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Google Play, Lookout, other apps are not running after force stop

In order to save on battery, I force stopped all the running apps on my HTC One. Now, apps like Google Play Services, Lookout Security, Vaults are not running since that action. On Apps Info page ...
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Can my Android phone be hacked without installing permissions?

After reading this article ( Kaspersky smartphone report ) this got me wondering. Obviously if I install a dodgy app through Play Store or directly from a website, that can be dangerous, however if I ...
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Transfer file securely android to pc via LAN

I need a file transfer from android device to pc server.Both of them is in same network.First i tried file transfer via adb.But adb is not secure connection. How do i securely transfer between ...
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how can I re-link my apps to play store?

after installing custom rom and downloading most of my apps from pc and installing them offline, my play store account is peculiar, some apps I uninstalled weeks ago but i can still see on play store ...
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Where can I find out when I installed an app?

Is there a Play Store log file? Or should I be looking where apps are installed on the phone for time/date stamps?
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Can I stop Google Goggles from automatically searching after OCR?

I recently had need to OCR a screenshot I had taken of my phone. I went to Google Play to find an app to do that, when I noticed that one of them was tagged "goggles". That reminded me of the Google ...
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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 ...
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Geofenced ring volume app?

Is there an app to set a ring volume automatically based on location? What I need is an app to switch to vibrate when I'm at home and turn the volume up when I leave home (ringing phone wakes my ...
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Some apps are disappear in app drawer, but apk remain data folder

I have Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 and it installed Omni 4.4.2 ROM. Since last week I have a strange issue. After I reboot the phone some of the recently updated apps are not appearing in the app drawer. ...
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iOS Emulator on Android [duplicate]

I am a user of the social network Snapchat and would like to be able to upload screenshots and other items from my gallery up to my story. I have noticed that users of iOS have done it and I was ...
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Run shell script in background process no matter what activity in foreground? [closed]

I have a shell script that looks does the following: # /mnt/sdcard/touch.sh sleep 10 while [ 1 ]; do input swipe 700 380 1020 600 1000 input tap 960 540 input swipe 1220 700 900 480 1000 ...
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Is there an alternative to Adobe Voice for Android? [closed]

Adobe Voice was recently released for iPad only (at least at this time). Adobe apparently doesn't realize the shrinking market share of the iPlatform, but I digress. Does there exist an alternative ...
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Avoid app to autoinstall

I have a "ZOPO ZP100" phone with Android 4.0.3. Eventually applications (Chinese) are installed without my permission. Any human action is not necessary for applications to be installed, and is quite ...
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Import data from ColorNote app?

I have lost my Android phone but I have backup of my SD-card on which I have backup of my ColorNote app. How can I get all my notes from that backup? NOTE: I am using iPhone now so don't have a ...
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Voicemail app that doesn't require carrier voicemail

I'm looking for a voicemail app that will answer my phone after a configurable number of rings and route the caller to voicemail stored on the Android device. I don't have voicemail with my carrier. ...
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Where in the file system are applications installed?

I have installed a few Android applications both with the adb install MyApplication.apk command and via a webserver (like an alternative to Android Market). But where in the Android file system on my ...
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Why do some games stopped suddenly?

I just bought my phone last week, it's Andromax I3s (local phone with Haier as the vendor) with this specs: Memory 4 GB, MicroSD Up To 32 GB; Ram 1 GB; OS Android 4.3 ...
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Stand-alone Google docs and sheets apps vs Quickoffice [closed]

is the addition of the stand-alone Google docs and sheets apps an approach from Google to remove Quickoffice from the base Android build? What is different in the Stand-alone apps vs. the existing ...