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In general: Cache is temporary files. One example might be thumbnails for contacts in a social media app. These can be cleared without any major effect — the app can just download them again when it needs to — and if space is low the Android OS may remove cache files itself. Data is the "important" information. This might include credentials ...


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Apk and zip files are essentially the same, compressed. Before the system can use the file it needs to decompressed. So the file is one size when downloaded and another size when installed. Also note sometimes when apk's are installed, after being opened some data may need to be downloaded. So file size file will increase again. Differences in size are ...


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It depends on how the app has been developed. Generally, android service needs to be running if you want the application to remain active in the background. But, if services are not used, then as soon as the activity disappears or destroys, behaviour is no longer observed.


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App developers decide what information to be kept in "data" and what to be kept in "cache". Usually, "data" is used for account info, settings, saved activity data, game scores, and whatever is need to be kept permanently. Clearing data will make your app "forget" everything like you have reinstalled it. "Cache" holds all information and files that can be ...


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Google doesn't allow a free app to switch to paid status. So if you download a free app and they later choose to charge for it, they'd have to do so via an in-app purchase, in which case there's nothing you can do about it beyond raising a stink to the developer and Android blogs. Something else developers regularly do is make a SECOND app available on the ...


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Cerberus will survive a Factory Reset if it was installed as a system app via root. But nothing will survive flashing unless it infected the bootloader, which is hard enough that you can treat it as entirely improbable.


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Take a look at Broadcast Actions (scroll down to Standard Broadcast Actions). All intents that are declared as a Broadcast Action can be received by an app that declared a receiver in its manifest. There are some broadcasts that require explicit registering in the system (Annotated with You can not receive this through components declared in ...


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No - not yet.... I'm restricting my reply to answering the question rather than yet more discussion about the pros & cons of ratings, filters and sorting. For now there is no way to filter/sort "Android Apps" except by the following parameters: Search query: What you type in the search box Price: All Free Paid Rating: All 4 stars+ That's the ...


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To my knowledge, you cannot properly ensure that without being the developer of the application (and even then there is no guarantee). You need to know that the Android system is geared towards killing applications in the background as the device runs out of memory. The general rule-of-thumb is, that inactive apps are killed in favor of currently active ...


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I'd personally use Tasker for something like this. The process would be quite simple: New Trigger -> Time Give a time window (workday 7:00 am to 5:00 pm) Check "Repeat:" every xx and change to Minutes New Task -> Name (something like "Open Webpage") New Action -> Net -> Browse URL Type in URL That Task should cause the device to relaunch the webpage ...


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You can change the system language by goint to Settings > Language & Input > Language and selecting English (UK or USA, as you wish). En français, ça se situe dans Paramètres > Langue et saisie > Langue. But be aware : by the changing the system language, every applications will be changed to that language.


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You need to link your two devices together with a Google account. Done, hope this helped! Okay, I'm not going to be that guy... Here's how to do it: Open your Settings app. Scroll down to find an option called something like Accounts and tap on it. Now find an option that says Add account. Now click the type of account, in this case, a Google account. ...


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For the same reason computers do, which you alluded to: New OS versions, and new software, all need more, with time. Every new main version of an OS or app is built with a more recent generation of devices in mind. They expect more RAM, and therefore use more, they expect faster processors, and therefore do more, etc. Over time, the demands of the same ...


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You can run the Wear emulator on a Windows PC according to http://www.tomsguide.com/faq/id-2452471/install-android-wear-emulator.html, although running Wear on a tablet is probably virtually impossible (unless you feel like porting it...). (Copy/pasted instructions for posterity) Log on to your Windows PC. Download Android SDK by going to this link. ...


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Go to Google.com or any Google site. Sign into the account you're referring to, if you're not already signed in. Click the circle avatar or photo (a blue person by default) in the very top right corner of the page. Click "Account". Under "Recent Activity", click "Devices". Click the device you're referring to. There should be a big red "Remove" button next ...


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Well, if you are a developer then you should post this question on Stack Overflow. Oh, no, wait! Is already answered! If you are not a developer and you just want to stop an app being visible, then you just need to use some app like this.


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i hope your device is rooted to do so, you can disable them quite easily. Open the File Manager App, then tap the Menu button (capacitative or onscreen), and tap Settings. Go to General Settings, scroll down to and tap Access Mode Switch to either "Prompt User Mode" or "Root Access Mode" Then Open the sec_touchkey.kl file in ./system/usr/keylayout/ Put a ...


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-As you know there are the custom apps which you download from the external source(play store etc) and the standard android apps which come inbuit in the Android OS(You might/ will also have some bloatware) -Now as you disable the custom apps which you download you will get the desired result of free RAM,faster loading,less battery consumption. -But if you ...


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The issue here appears to be Viber. Reading the permissions on the app, it has the ability to: disable your screen lock prevent device from sleeping modify system settings close other apps draw over other apps First step, remove Viber. If you absolutely must continue using Viber, check the app to see if any of these options are able to be turned off in ...


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Yes, it's possible. There are some apps that can show raw location in latitude and longitude: Latitude Longitude Coordinates (free) Latitude and Longitude (free) Map Coordinates (free) (based on search result of "latitude and longitude" on Google Play Store) The alternative is using command line to get location service information: A way to get ...


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Just insert this code anywhere in your kiosk browser content to refresh your web app every one minute: <script type="text/javascript"> setTimeout(function () { location.reload(true); }, 60000); </script>


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If I understand your question correctly, then there is a very easy way of doing this yourself. Im sure there are many ways of going about this, but this is the easiest and most reliable method that I know of. You said that you wanted something that doesn't rely on the screen being off. My solution does rely on the "display" being off, however for the ...


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Because Play Store shows download size, and download file (probably apk) is compressed. When you install app, apk is decompressed and larger.


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The Google play store, and other app stores, only list the main application (APK) size, not the total app size, which includes the OBB (Opaque Binary Blob) expansion files. OBBs are the extra files that an app downloads to run. There should be no difference in file size before the extra files are downloaded. From the Play Store Developers section: The ...



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