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Can I get rid of “Sound Search for Google Play”?

An app called "Sound Search for Google Play" is apparently eating all of my battery. Can I get rid of it? I tried clicking it, disabling it and "uninstalling update", but it still seems to eat away at ...
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Google Voice Search no longer automatically takes action

I was recently using my phone and noticed something odd. Previously, when I used Google Voice Search, and I said something like "Set a timer for 10 minutes", my phone would recognize that I wanted to ...
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“I'm online” for Facebook [duplicate]

Can you please let me know whether, if someone is "not available" on Facebook Messenger but shows as "on line" according to I'm Online Unlocker, it means they're chatting with someone else?
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Cannot use keyboard in Google Chrome app

Update (20/10/2014) After a routine update of installed apps everything seems to be working as expected. I suspect that updating the LG Keyboard app (which came with the phone) did the trick. ...
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Multiple devices on a single Google account - App/Setting Syncing

I have a few Google Nexus devices that are all set up with the same Google Play account. They are all set to backup and restore and when setting up new devices they seem to pull down all the most ...
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Contacts Sync problem in Android 4.4.2

I'm using Samsung Galaxy S4 with 4.4.2 Kitkat version. Currently my phone is showing that all the contacts (phone numbers) are in sync with my Gmail account, however when I check in Gmail Contacts, I ...
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How do I retrieve my contacts from my google account to my phone!

So I saved all my contacts by selecting the google account instead of saving on the phone. But I removed the accounts from the phone, and when i added back the accounts to the phone, i could not find ...
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Google Wallet Problem

I found out today my cc was under my friends google wallet instead of mine. I was wondering if I delete it from his wallet; will I be able to add it under mine and be capable of using it. I ask ...
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Contacts phone numbers disappeared after sync to google

After synchronising with Google, all contacts that have phone numbers associated with them disappeared. I tried to enter a new contact just to test this. If I sync again the new entry disappears as ...
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Why Dialer shows contact name and image, when contact is not in my address book?

Very often, when some unknown company is calling me, in couple of seconds I see its name and logo on standard Dialer's screen. Where does it take them, if I don't have this contact in my address book, ...
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Google mail servers not allowing email setup

We have a a handful of people helping us configure android phones. We'll get contracts for 500, 700, 1000 phones for example. Part of the configuration is setting up a gmail account on each phone. ...
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Nexus5 identified as Media Player (Device), instead of Storage Drive, Windows 7

I've had the Nexus 5 for a few months, and exchange files between my PC and the phone using the USB cable frequently. I also charge the phone using the USB connected to my PC. Usually, the window pops ...
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Removing all google data except the play store

My main android device is a phone. I recently aquired a tablet which I don't really use for email, calendars, etc. Therefore I want none of that data on the tablet. I have disabled sync for all ...
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I am not able to open Google Account on New Galaxy Ace 3 Phone

I have tried to open a Google account but after many attempts have failed. When I tap the Gmail icon I get a window, prompting me to add an account, for either an "Existing" or "New" account. When I ...
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Ive lost my phone how do i install an app on that stolen phone from my pc or laptop [duplicate]

Im working in the DRC an sombody stole my Samsung Gallaxy S4 from my car I want to block the phone so he cant use it any more
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Device with fake IMEI number that doesn't belong to me is shown under my Google Dashboard

I have sync my google account on my samsung galaxy note 2 but recently i have lost it. After few days when i was checking google dash board to recover my contacts, i saw 2 devices listed under my ...
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“Google BroadcastListener” running for over 78 hours now

On my Galaxy S3 I have "Google BroadcastListener" running for over 78 hours now... Is it possible my ex is accessing it or something? Also, is this the reason my "record audio" won't work? It tells ...
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Can I Install Only The Google Account rather than the entire stack?

I am currently running an Aosp-based custom rom on Android 4.4.2 with zero bloatware, yeah, I detest bloatware. After going through struggles with the amount of resources Google's play services do to ...
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Cant access my samsung galaxy tab 3 for kids as my google account is blocked [duplicate]

My son has blocked my daughters Samsung galaxy Tab 3 for kids. It wont recognise my google account as it has exceeded the 5 tries. I have tried holding down the home, sound and power buttons and the ...
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Offline Italian translate - error message “no connection for speech input (E4)”

I've downloaded the italian translate package for android, the voice recognition does not work offline. i get the error message "no connection for speech input (E4)" the following work-around does ...
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Recovering data from broken android phone which is sent for replacement

Sent broken android phone to Sony customer care for replacement. I had the device encrypted with a 4 digit numeric pin. I erased it. I found when searching on Google that data can be recovered easily ...
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I have lost my MOTO E [duplicate]

My device has stolen by someone,,, i need to block the Device as completely useless Find the following IMEI Details, IMEI No.: 359299053253550 359899053253568
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Re-Installing google play [duplicate]

I got my google play and google play services deleted from my rooted phone.I had moved all the apps on internal apps to my partitioned sd card,which got corrupted.Tried installing google play apk and ...
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Proprietary software distributed along with Linux kernel

What is the licensing rationale behind distributing proprietary (copyrighted) software within a common smartphone's Android system? I mean software like device drivers (camera, GSM modules etc.) or ...
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Point of using 4G enabled Nexus tablet in the USA

As far as I know, the providers (AT&T, Verizon, TMobile) in the USA neither sell nor support mobile connection for Nexus tablets. So what is the point of buying a Nexus tablet with 4G support in ...
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Why does my phone need to connect to google servers?

You can tell the difference between when your phone is connected to Google's servers, and when it isn't by the following in 4.3: Connected Not connected Please note one is blue and one is grey. ...
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Configure Google instead of S-Voice

My s5 allows me to have S-Voice always listening for its hot word. I would rather have Google always listening for its hot word. I don't see how to do this. Any ideas? thanks
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Nexus 5 front camera not working

Yesterday my front camera on Nexus 5 stopped working. It doesn't show up in any app (& there's a bug in the new Google camera app - I can switch camera only if the HDR+ is on, but then it's stuck ...
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Google agenda question (Still need help)

my question is more related to the Google contacts system than to Android itself, but hope you can help me.. I have a Nexus 5, and my agenda looks organized with everything that I added perfectly. The ...
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Device almost unusable after Google password change

Today I changed my Google password. The next time I turn on my tablet I am suddenly confronted with a "Re-type password" screen - yes, it takes the whole screen. So I jump over to another app to ...
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Technical problems with Nexus 7

I have a one year old Nexus 7 and recently my tablet acts on its own. It starts to action commands without me doing anything. The only way I manage to recover control is to power it off and on again. ...
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Why does Google have am 18-months-policy on allowing devices to get updates?

Why does Google have this 18-months-policy for Android devices, such that if the the device is older than 18 months, it will not get any further updates? For example, the Galaxy Nexus didn't get ...
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Google Nexus 4 Battery icon does not appear while charging

It so happened that my LG google nexus 4 was water damaged. I kept it under a bulb to dry the water for 1 day Next day I took it to LG service center, he opened the phone and removed the water and ...
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Google Voice Search Activation

I was wondering if there was any way I could activate Google voice search simply by saying OK Google while using any app on my phone. I tried searching the XDA forums and couldn't find what I was ...
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How to remove the picture next to my name in gmail

here is my problem. I recently bought an samsung s4 Active. When I started using it I noticed that there was a random picture next to my name on all my outgoing emails from my phone. The picture is a ...
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Google Now not replying to voice commands, just parsing the words to search terms in browser

I am using LG OPtimus L5 and when I use Google Now I speak into the mic ,but it just transfers what I say to web search. I want it to take some commands, like add this, call this person, etc., but it ...
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Get back cards in google now

I turned off navigation suggestions in google now by mistake. I hit never show this card again. I was driving, honest mistake :P Now is there any way to get them back? I have tried anything I can ...
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Install fonts to Quickoffice?

I'm looking to get the standard Word fonts on QuickOffice for Android. Is it possible? All my searches on the internet have yielded nothing. If it isn't possible, are the fonts that QuickOffice does ...
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Where to check what apps I have purchased

I got a statement from my bank and I have 2 transactions I do not know what they are. Google *E-Commerce Ltd GOOGLE.COM of 15.99 Normally I have a text, which indicates what app or service I ...
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List of all Google™ app developer ids

Google Inc "owns" most of the apps made by Google for Android. However, there are notable ones that most would consider Google apps, such as Ingress by NianticLabs@Google Sky Map by Sky Map Devs. ...
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Installing Play Store on Chinese Samsung Note 3

I have a Chinese Note 3 running Android 4.3. It doesn't have the Play Store which defeats everything that made Samsung dominate the smartphone space. I can't download GMail; I am stuck with a browser ...
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How to pay for my kids apps?

Here is the story. I have two kids (5-7 years), they have their Android tablets... and I have the credit card. I have created two google accounts, each for one tablet. I want to buy apps for them, but ...
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How to revert Hangouts to Google Talk in Samsung S4

I just updated my Android version to 4.3. However, Google Talk is replaced by Hangouts automatically. I don't like Hangouts, since I cannot see friends who are online/offline. I wish to revert to ...
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Why does Google Now display my “Home” and “Work” locations inaccurately?

I'm in my home all day, every day, as are my internet-capable devices such as phone, Chromebook, etcetera, etcetera. Yet, when I click the magic wand at the bottom of Google Now (settings), it ...
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Does Google take any of my file data on Android?

I read about syncing photos with Google on Android somewhere, and got a little concerned. It is probably just a special Google service you have to sign up for, but just in case, I want to relieve me ...
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GTalk_ASYNC_CONN wakelock detailed report. Keeps draining batteries

It's been a month since I've tried dealing with this wakelock. I've read a lot of articles, including this. A week ago I was also dealing with NlpWakelockCollector, which sometimes gets stucked ...
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Where is my exported nexus 5 (kitkat) contact list? How do I access it?

I exported my nexus 5 contact list and it said on the phone that the contact list has been exported to 'file: /storage/emulated/0/00002.vcf.', so where is this 'file: /storage/emulated/0/00002.vcf.', ...
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Google Calendar gone nuts since DST has ended

Ever since the 28th of October when DST has ended all of my events in my Google Calendar has moved one hour earlier. The web calendar shows currect dates and times but the one on my Nexus 4 is one ...
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Cannot install google play services

My HTC Desire S (Rooted and installed with Sabsa Prime ROM) have Avast Mobile Security as antivirus. Recently I was given a free Premium Security code by Avast. But I'm unable to update the code on to ...
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How to prevent my Google account from acting like it's from the US?

I'm from the Czech Republic and via some proxy I made my Google account look like a US-based one to try Google music etc. Now Google music with all access arrived in my country and it's cheaper than ...