2
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2answers
782 views

Does Youtube app playback not work with wifi?

On an HTC Evo with Sprint, when trying to playback a video, the Youtube app regularly (always?) reports it can't play a video when I'm connected to a reliable wifi network. If I immediately turn off ...
5
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2answers
396 views

How to improve camera shooting responsiveness?

Is there a camera application (or other solution) that has quick response time between button press and taking the picture? On HTC Hero, the delay from button press to shutter is painfully long - ...
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6answers
27k views

Do you know other Android keypad commands (dialer codes)?

There a lots of differents keypad commands in Android. Which one do you know ? Some of them are listed here : *#*#checkin#*#* Phones home to check for updates. *#*#info#*#* - Enters a detailed ...
3
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1answer
249 views

Stock Android on Nexus One?

Is there a good place that documents how to compile Android from source and put it on Nexus One? For instance, I would like to checkout the source files of Froyo from the official repository and put ...
9
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2answers
4k views

Is it possible to merge contacts from different sources and upload them to GMail?

I'd like to merge contacts from different sources -- i.e., imported contacts from phone, from sim card, and from my gmail account -- and upload the ultimate contact on my gmail account. For instance, ...
5
votes
1answer
101 views

Motorola Blackflip Clock Doesn't Update when its Screen is off

My Motorola Backflip (Android 1.6) doesn't update its clock until the screen is turned on. This wouldn't be a problem except that the alarm won't go off in the morning unless I'm already up and ...
1
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1answer
92 views

Browser to use in 3G with optimized (in size) content retriaval

I need a browser to use when running in 3G due to the fact that its speed in my country is far for nice especially in some areas. My wish it to have a browser that does not download images, video, ...
4
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7answers
590 views

How can I sync the bookmarks in the web browser?

I want to open the bookmarks I saved in my PC to be seen from my cellphone's browser. So I need them synced. How can I do that, say with Nexus One?
2
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2answers
283 views

what backup/sync app is recommended for android phones (without computer)? [closed]

good software to automatically sync and backup your files without having to connect it to a computer via USB
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3answers
3k views

Play audio of flash video while screen is off?

I want to listen to the audio portion of flash on my Droid preferably with the screen off. Sites like InfoQ.com have great interviews in flash that I want to just listen to.
5
votes
4answers
1k views

Browsers that use compression

I know that Opera Mini is available on Android. Are there any other browsers available that compress content to work faster when not on Wi-fi or 3g?
2
votes
2answers
226 views

Google bookmarks app?

Is there an app for Google Bookmarks (this is distinct from Chrome bookmarks)?
21
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5answers
2k views

Is there any way to print directly from the phone?

I'm pretty sure the answer is "no" since printer manufacturers haven't yet started making drivers for Android (or iPhone). I guess I'm just curious if anyone has heard anything about this and ...
8
votes
3answers
5k views

Accept e-mail calendar requests?

Is there a way (app, configuration, etc) that will allow me to accept e-mail calendar requests sent to a POP3 account? The request could be iCal or could originate from Exchange or Outlook. Once ...
7
votes
5answers
21k views

Are there any Email apps that render HTML emails?

Are there any email apps on the Market that can render HTML emails instead of just displaying the text of the email? I know the GMail app can, but I want one that I can use to view HTML emails from ...
7
votes
3answers
2k views

I want a smart phone that I can lock in DNS settings. Is Android “the one”

It is all about being the internet boss. I want to be able to lock in or password protect the DNS settings to OpenDNS, so I can have a safe smartphone, that my kid can use with no fear of accessing ...
5
votes
5answers
13k views

Any help on a HTC Desire GPS problem after Android 2.2 Froyo update?

I have an HTC Desire with T-Mobile Germany branding. Last Sunday I finally got the long-awaited Android 2.2 update from my operator. The update ran successfully. However, since then it doesn't get the ...
4
votes
3answers
482 views

Low on internal data storage - looks like the some apps use a lot!

So, looking at the Gmail, Twitter, and Facebook apps for example, the apps themselves only take up 3-4 MB each, but then the app data is like 10+ MB for each. Is that stored data the synced copies of ...
4
votes
3answers
277 views

Simplenote clients [closed]

I recently started using Simplenote. I want to be able to take and read my notes while on the go. There is a native iOS app, but not for Android. Are there third-party apps that will sync with ...
8
votes
1answer
248 views

Is Google Earth available for Android phones?

I saw a list of top free apps in a magazine. Yeah, one of those old fashioned things with glossy paper made from dead trees. Anyway, the SPARQCode yielded an app not found message from Android Market. ...
23
votes
6answers
8k views

What are the Pros and Cons to running CyanogenMod?

Can anyone that's used it list the relevant benefits and drawbacks? I'm actually more interested in the drawbacks and limitations because its not hard to find praise for it. Edit: Ooops, I forgot to ...
8
votes
1answer
22k views

How to remote control using Droid VNC Server via USB?

I have installed Droid VNC Server on my Android phone 2.2 (CyanogenMod), but it is not clear how to control now my phone via USB. When I start the server on the phone it gives me an IP but I cannot ...
23
votes
1answer
2k views

What are the advantages of a custom ROM over rooted stock?

What can a custom ROM provide beyond rooting that I can't get by downloading an application?
7
votes
2answers
25k views

What does APK stand for? What is the internal format?

Is APK an abbreviation for Android Package Kit? What about the file itself? Is it an archive such as ZIP where during install the installer extracts and copies the files onto the file system?
3
votes
1answer
5k views

How can I install additional audio/video codecs on Android?

Does android separate the module between video player and video codec? If so, how do we install more codec to the system?
1
vote
1answer
497 views

swap space for performance [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How will a swap partition/file affect the system? so what do you think, is it better to use swap space or not for small memory phone such as T-Mobile G1 to increase ...
10
votes
7answers
5k views

What effect does tasker/locale have on battery life?

Locale and tasker look pretty cool. How much effect will they have on battery life?
21
votes
4answers
1k views

Android and iTunes

Is it possible to sync an Android phone with iTunes? If so, are there any limitations?
10
votes
2answers
2k views

How can I prevent services from running in the background? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop applications and services from running? Is there a way to prevent the service apps (or any other apps) from automatically running in the background?
8
votes
6answers
13k views

How to close (shutdown/kill) the Android web browser?

I did read this question What is the right way to close apps in Android? but I want to know how to close - that means close - application to save power and download limit. My observations tell me ...
8
votes
5answers
11k views

How to show the battery percentage remaining in numbers?

At the moment Android 2.2 has a pretty incomprehensible icon of a battery that shows remaining strength. Is there a way to switch that to a numeric display (like is available on the iPhone)?
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Can I have notification sounds repeat every few minutes?

Is it possible on a Droid X to repeat the notification sounds on a regular basis (perhaps every 5 minutes or so)? When I get a voicemail, I want it to beep every few minutes to remind me to check it.
14
votes
4answers
2k views

Entering a backtick with the Swype keyboard

I have a Samsung Galaxy S and use the Swype keyboard by default (OK, I'm addicted to it). Using Swype, I can't find the backtick character, `, which limits my ability to answer questions or add ...
3
votes
7answers
650 views

How usable is the Android browser on “average” web sites?

I'm thinking about buying an Android phone to use for light web browsing while traveling. How well does the Android browser work on average web pages? Besides the smaller screen and lack of flash are ...
12
votes
6answers
1k views

Is Skype available for all Android flavors or just Verizon?

I see that Skype offers an Android version, but it only works on Verizon? Fring used to connect to Skype, but now it looks like they don't. Is there no Skype client for Android?
6
votes
2answers
15k views

How do I install the new Gmail app on Cyanogen?

The same thing is happening with the new Gmail as happened with Voice Search. This again? adb remount adb shell rm /system/app/Gmail.apk adb uninstall com.google.android.Gmail
2
votes
2answers
140 views

Is there a way to customize the services in the direct contact shortcut?

I added a contact shortcut to my home screen, and I noticed that the Messaging icon in the pop-up changed to Handcent when I changed the default messaging app on my phone. One thing that's always ...
18
votes
12answers
30k views

Are there any command line SSH clients available for rooted Android phones?

I of course have ConnectBot, but I'm looking for something I can script. Edit: To clarify here, I'm not interested in running scripts from a terminal. What I want to do is run an SSH command in an ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

HTC Magic with OpenEclair: Factory reset doesn't work!

today I got an old HTC Magic phone with OpenEclair (Android 2.1-update) installed on it. Unfortunately there is still the Gmail account of another person linked with it, which I'd like to remove. ...
7
votes
6answers
7k views

Can I automatically check in to Foursquare?

Is there any app or setting that will automatically check in to foursquare when I arrive at a venue without having to take out the phone and click the app? Preferably something where I can mark ...
12
votes
7answers
3k views

What are some solutions for remotely connecting to an Android phone?

I sit at a desk for most of the day, and having my phone (Sprint HTC Hero) sitting next to me is very useful, but it can be distracting to move my focus away from my PC to control my phone when ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Why don't some widgets work on Cyanogen?

I have a HTC Hero CDMA that I upgraded to Cyanogen 6. I'm on version 6.0.0-Heroc-testing2. Before installing Cyanogen, I had the official Twitter widget and official Facebook widget on one of my ...
10
votes
3answers
2k views

Limit sync'ed address book entries to bluetooth car-kit

Is there an app (because I don't see it as a feature) to limit the address book entries to a particular category when accessing via bluetooth? My car will only take 1000 phone numbers, but my address ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

How do I enter proxy server details?

My work WiFi routes traffic through a proxy server. Is there a way to enter proxy server settings so that my Android can successfully make web requests? My previous phone was a WinMo 6.0 and this was ...
3
votes
1answer
706 views

Two Google calendars on my Android (HTC)?

I can access my personal Google calendar. Can I also access my work Google calendar (we use Google Apps)? Can I Merge these two, but not share my personal calendar with work mates? Set it up not ...
11
votes
2answers
348 views

How can I stop Android from automatically searching a term when I choose it from my search history?

Currently if I search for something like "Why am I so awesome," then at a later time I want to elaborate on that search and start typing in "Why am..." my search history will show the previously ...
15
votes
4answers
19k views

How can I boost the volume on my Droid's speaker?

I used to have an app for my Treo called "Volume Care" that let me boost the volume of my speaker beyond what the factory settings allowed. Is there any app or hack that would allow me to push my ...
3
votes
3answers
605 views

Alternative keyboard with Czech language dictionary?

Is there any alternative keyboard for Android HTC Desire 2.1 that supports English/Czech dictionary and easy way to switch between them?
6
votes
1answer
2k views

Can I override the default DNS settings on an HTC Evo without root access?

Is there any way to override the Sprint DNS server(s) used by default on the 3G connection of an HTC Evo running Froyo without root access? The reason I want to do this is because some sites are able ...
1
vote
1answer
112 views

shutting down takes ages (HTC Desire 2.1)

I wanted to reboot my HTC and it was shutting down for more than 10-15mins so I removed the battery... What can I do next time? Is that ok to be shutting down for ever? The mobile is almost new one. ...

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