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Typically, the phone knows whether it has been docked by the placement of a magnet on a certain area on the back of the phone. You can therefore create your own cheap dock using a magnet and some sort of stand. Here is an example with the Droid.


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After you install an app that takes over the Dock intent it will ask which one you wish to use as default. The one I use is called Gentle Alarm which has a nice Dock display and some additional alarm features. It is however a paid app. I know there are several free apps out there as well.


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Some Android phones, like the Nexus One, have special contacts that tell the OS when the phone has been docked. The Desire actually doesn't have these so can't automatically detect that it has been docked. Car Home can still be launched manually. Another option is to look at an app like Tasker. You could configure Car Home to be launched when certain ...


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The Xoom dock has a connector to the USB port for Audio and stability. The back of the dock has a stereo out port. Here is a link detailing the innards and how to convert to a plain USB. http://wordpress.greghausman.com/2011/05/08/motorola-xoom-usb-dock/


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Try External Keyboard Helper. A non visible soft keyboard (Input Method) intended to be used with hardware Bluetooth and USB keyboards. It automatically brings up the Input Method dialog when Bluetooth keyboard connects or disconnects (on some devices this can also be made to work with USB keyboards). It supports a lot of different keylayouts also ...


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I've spotted that when I put my phone into its dock for the last few days, it now displays a clock (digital style, with the date below, in ICS blue) on the screen while it's charging. This has happened since the recent Android v4.0.4 update for the Galaxy Nexus. This has also added a "Dock" category under the "System" section in Settings. This has options ...


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If you've got a replacement app, you could utilize Tasker for that: Condition: Docked Task: Start App [your-replacement-app-here] On the next docking, you would be asked for the app to perform this action with. Decide for "Tasker" and see if it works as expected. If it does, make it the default next time. As alternate app you could e.g. use Desk Clock ...


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This app allows you to set duration of vibration Vibration Notifier Makes Sure that You Don’t Miss Important Email and SMS Messages This app allows to have settings based on conditions such as in a dock With Locale and the Dock Plug-in Condition, your phone can automatically perform actions based on whether it is docked in the car, ...


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As far as I've read, the reason this happens is because of the Android memory management, which I read was made "worse" because of a better internal task killer in 2.2 Froyo. The app is being marked as not needed in memory anymore and is being killed. There are a couple things you could do to mitigate the frequency of this happening. There's an app on the ...



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