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No. As you might know, Eclipse has various problems running in different flavors of Linux (which is why Ubuntu has an official repository version of it, and all that). Android is even worse -- while based on Linux, it's a completely different operating system. A similar question would be, "Is is possible to install a *nix version of Eclipse in Mac OS?"


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To expand a bit on the previous 'No' answers, it's not just the kernel, but the rest of the OS which makes a big difference. Applications developed for linux expect a certain set of libraries (shared bits of code) to exist and do what the application expects. They also sometimes expect a certain filesystem structure and other dependencies. Not all linux ...


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No is the short answer. The android OS is built on the Linux kernel. There are a lot of differences between the Android OS and the average Linux distro, and some of these differences are critical to installing Eclipse.


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When adb shows devices as ???????????? it's usually a permission problem and the usb device file. Your udev rules doesn't seem right. Make sure that you have udev configured to something like this: SUBSYSTEM=="usb", SYSFS{idVendor}=="04e8", MODE="0666" Where 04e8 is Samsung's USB Vendor ID. Under Linux there is also an adb_usb.ini from the SDK where you ...


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The current encryption scheme is outlined on the Android website's "Notes on the implementation of encryption in Android 3.0" page. From that page, the specific algorithm used is noted as such: The actual encryption used for the filesystem for first release is 128 AES with CBC and ESSIV:SHA256 That's the only official documentation I've seen for it ...


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As far as I'm aware, Android basically just doesn't work this way. You can turn off the screen ("sleep" mode) and put it into airplane mode for some extra battery saving, but there's no "standby" equivalent like on a laptop. The processor should underclock itself when you do this, too (how much probably depends on the device). And, as Lie Ryan points out in ...


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I think the conventional wisdom is that Honeycomb is a fork for Tablets only but this post suggests otherwise. It says that in an interview with Engadget, Matias Duarte claimed that Honeycomb would be for all form factors.


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As your comment suggested on the other answer (now deleted), you can't. The Android Marketplace app on Honeycomb seems to be very close to the web version which (at the time of posting) didn't allow ratings/comments. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news!


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It may be worth noting that the boot time for the nexus one is about a minute. I think the expected use pattern of Android devices is 'always on', so it's been optimized for everything but boot time.


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Honeycomb was a tablet-only version of the OS It was only ever released for a few devices The source code was never released not released until the source for Ice Cream Sandwich was available, and even then the Android devs noted that 3.x source was not complete It never had much in the way of market share See also: What percentage of users use each of ...


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Expanding a little bit on Ben Griffths answer and Martin Tapankov's comment, no, you can't run Eclipse on Android because there isn't a Java Runtime Environment to run Eclipse and there isn't a build of the Java Development Kit for Android. Although most Android apps are written in Java, Android doesn't have a JRE; Android uses Dalvik which is a completely ...


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The gmail app doesn't support downloading attachments. It does support viewing a limited amount of mimetypes. If you want to download the zip file, you'll need to go to gmail.com using the browser on the phone and download it from there. Another alternative is to use another android email client. K-9 Mail works well with Gmail accounts and can both ...


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This community wiki will list all of the known and rumored dates for devices. If you have an update make sure to follow the format that's been established, and the following guidelines: Keep phones in alphabetical order listing the manufacturer and model Specify if the date is confirmed or rumored and link to the source If there is an unofficial release, ...


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Android Market isn't a free service, it requires the tablet to be licensed by Google. Usually the cheap tablets don't have the license, and can't access the Market. There are ways to install it afterwards, but I think that they are usually model specific.


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Unfortunately, it does not appear that straight Honeycomb (Xoom, Samsung 10.1, etc) devices have the ability to take a screenshot without some help. If you have the SDK downloaded you are able to plugin your device and take screenshots using your computer. However, that sounds really inconvenient. Instructions can be found here under "Debugging Tips" ...


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The newest version of the Market (3.1.6) allows you to rate apps now. I'm not sure exactly when it was released, but it was rolled out to the Motorola Xoom as part of the 4G LTE upgrade. There's an XDA thread for the new version which has discussion about installing it on other devices (I got the update when my Xoom was upgraded, so I'm not sure about ...


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To answer your question on what the 'black bar' is at the bottom of the screen - it appears to be called the System Bar. I thought it was the Notification Bar but apparently that is part of the System Bar. Here are several links that I found in my search: Android 3.0 Highlights from Android Developer site TalkAndroid.com Esato.com PhoneArena.com ...


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Partially stolen from this answer (and here's third party confirmation): Hold the Back button and tap the Home button (or, if that doesn't work, tap both at the same time). This is part of Samsung's TouchWiz interface, it doesn't work on other devices. On most other devices, the only way to take a screenshot without rooting is to use the Android SDK. You ...


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The nook devs site provides links and goes over downloading Google apps to your Nook color running honeycomb. Thissite lists the available Google app downloads from Cyanogenmod, explaining that they cannot come pre-installed due to licensing restrictions. The links at the very bottom of the page (and the first link) should help you find the appropriate ...


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Yes, that is what it looks like. The UI doesn't seem like it will work on the smaller devices like phones. We will probably see 3.0 iterations for tablets and 2.x / 4.x for phones. I don't like that this is like a fork. hopefully they can merge it together for 3.1 and just have a different launcher for tablets.


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I go running with my Motorola Droid and a bluetooth set of headphones (Motorola ROKR S9-HD). When the headphones die, my phone will stop playing the music. So it basically acts the same way as removal of normal headphones. Do note, that this does depend on the app's behavior as the developer has to actually code in the listener for headphone removal. I ...


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Don't know about ERD -- but there some (flowchart) diagram editors around: AndyUML can create and share simple UML diagrams. It's not "drawing", you rather "write the code", like with Graphviz Dianoid can Create diagrams, uml-like flowcharts, mind-maps and sketches quickly and easily. DroidDia describes itself as similar as Microsoft Visio, but for Android ...


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Unless they're something physically defective with your device your options are pretty limited: Install a ROM designed to boot quickly (not sure that any exist) Install a ROM based on a less resource-intensive version of Android (but there's no point in getting a Xoom if you don't run 3.0 IMO) Use an app like Autostarts to prevent some apps from loading ...


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Best bet, look into running chrooted linux off of your honeycomb tablet (i know it can be done on the motorola xoom - http://www.offensive-security.com/backtrack/backtrack-5-on-a-motorola-xoom/). Basically its just an arm build of that linux distro running on your xoom. Once in that environment install whatever traditional linux stuff you want. The arm ...


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I realized that I'm going on and on in comments for no real reason but perhaps this is better suited for an answer. The only Honeycomb build I'm aware of for the Tab is this one on XDA (there are two versions, GSM and CDMA). It is, for all intents and purposes, a bleeding-edge attempt to get Honeycomb running on the Tab. The developer refers to it as an ...


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Can I search for Android APPs that are in Hebrew or Kurdish? No. AFAICT, there is nothing that marks the language used in the app. Are all apps automatically translated into all languages? No. The complexity of reliable machine translation so is currently beyond our current technology; natural language processing and machine translation is still ...


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I doubt it, since Honeycomb is only meant for tablet devices. You'd be better off waiting for Gingerbread updates for your phone, assuming you're not running the very latest version, or for Ice Cream Sandwich, which is meant for phones and tablets.


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Android 3.x (Honeycomb) is not officially available for the original 7" Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet. Furthermore, since the source code for Honeycomb was not made available by Google until very recently (as part of 4.0/"Ice Cream Sandwich" release,) any currently existing 3rd-party custom ROMs were built against the SDK (Software Development Kit,) and are ...


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There's a BETA version floating around XDA. YMMV. This is being developed particularly for the S2, although it might work with other devices having FFCs (Front Facing Cameras) as well. See this thread for more details.



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