Push notifications are notifications directly sent from a server to your phone using Google Cloud Messaging or similar, without an app on the phone having to run all the time to create the notification

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Receive push notification when a user I'm following tweets specific hashtag

Is there a way to configure the Twitter app for Android to submit a push notification when a tweet by a user I'm following contains a specific hashing I'm interested in.
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Huawei Ascend P7: Problem with Push Notifications

I've just purchased 2 brand-new Huawei Ascend P7 phones and have problems with both: The Push Notifications do not work properly: messages come in delayed, sometimes only when I enter the ...
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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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is more battery-dispendious shutting down or leave 3g on?

I know that many apps (like messaging apps eg whatsapp or facebook) every time like 30 seconds, ask the server for push notifications. I know that 3g has many state, when downloading data the consume ...
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How much battery drain do push notifications cause on Android 4.1?

I've got an S3 on 4.1, and I have a lot of apps which have push notifications. This is convenient, but I want to know if 4.1 is set-up to use push notifications efficiently with regards to battery ...
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Pocket Neo, possible virus?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo which I have for about 4 months now. Shortly after I started to use my mobile device, I started to get push notifications for various applications (where to remove ...
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Whatsapp message previews are not showing in Status bar when new message is received

I am using a Nexus 5 running the latest version of Kitkat. Whenever I receive a new whatsapp message the status bar slightly floats up and and shows the whatsapp icon saying the message receieved ...
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Lock and erase options not appearing in Android Device manager

My FairPhone appears in the Android Device Manager, its location is picked up, and I can ring it: As you can see the separate Lock and Erase options do not appear as illustrated in the help: If ...
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Notification numbers for a lot of apps don't show up?

We recently switched from iPhone to Android and on both of our Samsung phones, apps that we have notifications for (Facebook, Skype, etc.) do not have a number next to the icon showing how many ...
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Does GCM use data from Android OS or Google Services?

I've noticed there are two separate entries for data usage -- Android OS and Google Services. What is the difference between the two? Which one ensures that GCM is working?
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How does Google find devices for Android Device Manager?

I've seen the news story a few weeks ago that Google has finally implemented a feature similar to Apple's Find My iPhone. The weird thing is that Google says that somehow magically all old devices ...
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Does GCM always work over cellular data, as APNS?

APNS always works over cellular data, even if you are connected to WiFi (because WiFi uses extra power, and thus iOS devices turn it off during sleep, without affecting APNS). Is GCM (Google Cloud ...
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Is there a way to see which apps are using GCM?

I'm interested to know how many of the apps I have installed are using GCM. Is there a way to find out?
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Do any Android VoIP SIP clients support GCM (like APNS)?

It would appear that Android has a technology similar to APNS, called GCM (Google Cloud Messaging). Historically, in order to promote battery life, Apple did not let the apps run in the background ...
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Is there a way to find out if a given app supports GCM (like APNS)?

Is there a way to find out if a given app supports GCM (Google Cloud Messaging)? (GCM is Google's version of APNS.)
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Is there anything similar to APNS on Android?

Is there anything similar to APNS (Apple Push Notification Service) on Android? (APNS uses a single TCP connection between an iOS device and an Apple-controlled server, which issues push ...
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messaging push notifications won't work after 4.3 update?

I updated my Samsung galaxy s3 to 4.3 a few days ago, and ever since then, push notifications for the built in messaging app hasn't been working. My phone doesn't ring, the icon doesn't appear in the ...
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Sync only on screen on

I just bought a Nexus 4 (4.2.2), the problem is thta whatsapp/gmail/facebook (all apps) only show notifications when the screen is turned off (so I'm not notified if a message arrives with a led, ...
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How do push notifications work?

I am wondering how is push notifications system working? Is there an active TCP/IP connection that runs in the background to Google servers?
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HTC One S notification vibrate

I have a HTC One S and recently did a system update and am now running 4.1.1 (whatever that is called) I have a few games that have push notifications e.g. bakery story, restaurant story. As soon as ...
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Push notifications to my Droid on local network

I am looking for either an app or a way to allow my 3 Ubuntu server's running in my house on my local network to send a notification to my Android phone when a task is done. Every hour or so one of ...
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How does Cloud message services reach devices behind NAT / firewall?

Getting push notifications with devices with a local IP works fine. I just wonder how is that it works. Is it just uPnP? The device starts communication with the cloud messaging service and then IGD ...
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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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Unable to view emails in folders other than inbox

I am using Hotmail app developed by "Microsoft + Seven" to read emails. I have many folders other than inbox to segregate my emails. There are rules set in web version of Hotmail, that moves the ...
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Push notification on Samsung Galaxy Note (GT-I717)

Why is there no push notification or some notification for incoming messages in the screen when the phone is in locked state? I am using Samsung Galaxy Note. When my phone is in locked state, and when ...
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Mail Insists on Being “Push”

Phone: Sprint Nexus S 4G with the ICS update. I have email accounts (hosted Exchange) set up and working without issue. Well, one small issue: No matter what "Check Frequency" I choose, they insist ...
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How do I disable Instagram notifications?

How do I disable push notifications for Instagram? As much as possible, I don't want apps to do any push notifications (except for MMS).
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Setup (Premium-)Push in SGS2 Social Hub Facebook SNS

I have linked my device with Facebook via the Social Hub which is quite compact and exactly what I need. Messages and status updates... however I don't get Push notifications by the Hub, only the ...
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Does Google Talk push messages?

I would like to know if Google Talk works like Gmail where it actually pushes your messages onto your phone instead of the phone pulling periodically.
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How do I enable push notifications for Facebook for Android?

I'm currently running the latest stable release of CM7 for the HTC Droid Incredible and Facebook for Android 1.6.4 (released on 20 August). According to Facebook, push notifications are enabled for ...