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No, the battery doesn't care how it got charged in terms of a given charge. It just takes longer when using your PC because it's getting less current from the PC than the AC charger. Here's a post on android forums which suggests that the current coming from the PC is significantly less than the AC charger. The forum posts list 100mA or 500mA for the PC's ...


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The Android Market has various filters which are applied to the apk in order to find out if the App will run on your device. The most obviously one is the Android version you are on (also called the SDK level). But this is not the only criteria. There are others like: Screen Size Software libraries Google API OpenGL Particular hardware features that are ...


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This is just showing whether your phone number is saved to the phone number description property on your SIM card. Some networks always program this in for you, many don't. Some phones let you write to this property, some don't, some read it, some don't. It has nothing to do with what actual phone number is attached to that SIM card by the phone company. ...


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Open up the memo application (or anywhere that you can enter text), enter the "ki" that's giving you problems, highlight it and hit the Swype key on the lower left; it will prompt you to delete the word. In general it will remember new words that you enter; you may have to type them out letter-by-letter first.


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Yes you can, you will need to create a different "calendar" (probably "tag" would be a better name, but that's Google's terms for it). Creating a Calendar (do this from the Desktop, I didn't found a way to do it from Android's Calendar app; do anyone know?): Go to http://www.google.com/calendar. Look for the "My calendars" box on the left, click on "Add" ...


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I don't know of any way to do wifi tethering without root (before 2.2). You can, however, use bluetooth or a USB cable with PDANet which does not require root.


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Sounds like you're overthinking it. Android goes out of it's way to intelligently manage applications and resources. When you leave an app it will generally keep running as long as the resources are available. Long pressing Home and selecting it or just launching the shortcut again should take you right back to the running app. Theoretically it shouldn't ...


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The app Smart Taskbar will show you a list of the all tasks(apps) that are currently running on your device and allow you to switch to that app, similar to the native functionality but you are not limited to the 6 most recent apps. Basically it opens from any screen and also lets you set some shortcuts and widgets and choose from all installed apps (like ...


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From the home screen go to Settings > Applications > Manage applications > All > Market then choose "Clear data." This will erase your market search history. When you go back into the market it'll be like your first time. They will ask you to agree to the terms and condition again and then it'll be just like it was before without your search history. ...


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If you're using Swype simply drag from the Swype key to where the 5 is; Swype will change to the numeric keypad.


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It's a built-in feature of Froyo, as long as the developer has built the app that way. However, you're mostly out of luck, unless you're willing to root your phone and install Cyanogenmod and APPS2SD or jump through the hoops Bruce details in his answer. If you do have Android 2.2 or higher, the app SDMove can be a big help in moving apps in bulk. SDWatch ...


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Sounds like a hardware problem (assuming the lines extend all the way across the screen). Could just be a bad connection.


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This was fixed in Froyo. Anything over 3*160 (480 characters) will convert to an MMS prior to Froyo. You do have a couple options. Use a 3rd Party Messaging App, like Handcent, for example. See if you are able to install this "Hack" Root your phone and flash a Froyo Rom Wait for a Froyo update from Samsung Edit: Some additional information Anything ...


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There is an alternative browser, Skyfire, which purports to support at least some Flash videos on Android 2.1. It should be available in the Market.


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Capitalizing in Swype is pretty easy. If I wanted to swype Joe I would hit the j and then swype to a point above the keyboard on the screen, then back down to o and e. If I wanted to do JOE, I would swype from j to a point above the keyboard, then do a little loop while still above the keyboard, then swype to o and e. So, in order to get a capital I, hit ...


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Yes, the phone has to remain switched on for the Alarm to work.


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Samsung put the "Flash Lite" plugin on the Galaxy S for 2.1. It supports the basics. This blog shows some devices that use the plugin: http://www.adobe-flashlite.com/ Edit: Adobe now has a list of devices that can run full Flash. http://www.adobe.com/flashplatform/certified_devices/


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Actually I had the same problem as you, and I searched the help dictionary. You have to swype from "I" down to the spacebar in order for it to auto-cap. It's not as easy to find or widely known. Also as a heads-up you can do this with "a" too. The brilliant thing about it is that you only have to be close to the "I" and "a" in order for it to space/cap.


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From the Home screen, go to Settings | Accounts & sync | <your account> and make sure that "Sync Gmail" is checked.


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The Complete Android Guide does a pretty good job of highlighting the differences in functionality in the different versions. You can buy a book, PDF, or view it online for free.


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The best thing for this is going to be tasker. Best three bucks you will ever spend on an Android phone.


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This is a crash and restart of the android runtime, without a crash and reboot of the underlying linux operating system kernel. The uptime refers to the underlying linux, so it is maintained across the framework restart. The difference between a framework crash and restart vs. a kernel crash and reboot is not very apparent to the end user, since there's ...


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Those instructions are BS. Flash does not work on 2.1. However, there are several devices that run Flash Lite (it came on my Galaxy S Vibrant, for example). Someone with Flash Lite tried that and thought they had real Flash when really they just had Lite, and it spread for a while before being debunked. Just read the comments on that post. Edit: ...


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The standard Android browser does this for me on most (non-banking type) websites. When I start typing my username into the login box it shows a drop down of names used in that login box before. Selecting one of those fills the password box in too. If you go into the browser and press Menu -> More -> Settings and then scroll down the settings window to the ...


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Tasker can switch on/off the lock screen and can trigger events based on the orientation of your phone. So you could set up an event in Tasker that enabled the lock screen when your phone is oriented vertically but upside down, then always place your phone in your pocket that way up.


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Try adding adb's folder (platform-tools) to your PATH. The adb executable used to be in the tools folder on versions of the SDK up to v8 IIRC, but it was moved in v9, so ddms.bat is probably looking for it in the wrong spot. See also this thread on StackOverflow (accepted answer there courtesy one of our mods here) to see if this is in fact the issue. ...


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If you don't mind rooting your phone, perhaps the easiest thing to do is to flash CyanogenMod on it. The HTC Magic is supported up to CM6 (Android 2.2, Froyo). You can find more details here, be sure to read up on the wiki. It is not supported on CM7 or later (Android 2.3, Gingerbread).


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If your phone is actually a developer phone supplied through Google (and not a consumer phone bought through a phone company) then you've actually got an ADP2, not a Magic, beware of that when looking for ROMs as they are some subtle differences in the hardware. Official ADP2 images are hosted by HTC at http://developer.htc.com/ but only up to Android 1.6 ...


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An Edge connection by itself is so slow compared to the normal torrent download speeds that it makes no sense to optimize the downloads. The ping times on the connection are so high that constant peer switching will slow the download if you attempt to download from several peers simultaneously. Your best bet would be to try to find a couple of good peers to ...



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