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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gingerbread 2.3.4 ROM added support for device encryption, but the feature wasn't accessible from settings until Honeycomb (tablets) and ICS (smartphones). To enable device encryption in Gingerbread device, you need to add an Exchange account. Not sure, but it should be accessible through API too. There are also some hacks to enable device encryption ...


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I have MobiSystems OfficeSuite 5 for my Android (phone, not tablet though). But I have never had any problems editing files, saving them and then opening them in Office 2007 & 2010. It does not have a save as PDF, but it does let you save in either .doc or .docx formats for word, xls & xlsx for Excel, and .ppt & pptx for Powerpoint


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Yes if you've previously set your current tablet to back up your data and settings to Google's servers, then during the initial setup of your new tablet you should be given an option to restore your previous settings and data. The settings that you need to check on your current tablet are in Settings -> Privacy Settings. See below for more info on this from ...


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I first used DicePlayer Trial to verify it worked properly, and the bought the full version, and 720p material works well on my Galaxy Tab 10.1. Give it a try :)


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In the Gmail app, there is a search icon (magnifying glass) that appears in the top right corner when you are within a mailbox. If you're using the stock, general Email app (with the yellow "@" icon) then I'm afraid there is no search function supported.


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Did some research on this myself before I turned on encryption on my Iconia... the only way to decrypt the tablet is to do a factory data wipe. The UI should have gave you this warning when you chose "Encrypt tablet" (the Iconia sure did). If you back your stuff up, wipe, and restore your backup, you should be fine. (That's where root + Titanium Backup + ...



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