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Java isn't interpreted on Android. Android apps are compiled to bytecode by the developer. Bytecode is a compact representation of the program: smaller than the source code written by the programmer, but still not directly executable by the CPU. Some optimizations, such as dead code removal, can be made at this stage. When you load the app on a device, the ...


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Well, it turns out that running iOS apps on the BlackBerry PlayBook has been done, so I have to take back my conclusion here; it may well be done on Android also. The PlayBook does have really good support for native apps and the C/C++ toolchain1, so that may be a factor here, but kudos to that guy for doing so much work porting the Objective-C libraries. ...


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I found this thread on xda-developers. If you have jail broken iPhone and rooted Android phone, you can transfer your progress. Basically you have to copy two files, highscores.lua and settings.lua from /private/var/mobile/Applications/(very long string)/Documents from iPhone and replace them on Android phone in /data/data/com.rovio.angrybirds/files/. You ...


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Since you've already rooted and flashed your ROM, you can give the MIUI rom a go, see http://en.miui.com/ I feel that is sort of the iPhone feel ROM for Android... no app drawer, newly installed apps get put onto the next available space on your screens. Folders to organise etc. Even the settings look iPhone-ish.


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They both may have 3.5mm jacks, but if you look at it you can see the the insulating plastic bands around the metal jack. The problem is that Apple wire these sections of the jack up to different inputs than other manufacturers, so that different sections of the jack carry different signals than normal. I have heard that as long as you're happy with getting ...


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An Apple accessory only working in Apple hardware - sounds about right to me ;-). You can get converters take a look here but it's probably cheaper to just get some 'standard' ones.


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You can use Google's Contact Sync to transfer them. It's kind of complex to describe, but you can find Google s official guide here


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This has some reasons, let's try to sum them up: Android has an open app market model (there's the more or less curated Play store but you can install apps from other locations (3rd party markets or self built/downloaded)) Android may also not need AntiVirus apps (most problems come from pirated rogue apps with added value piggybacked) iOS has a strictly ...


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No. There is no guarantee that the information is stored in the same format between multiple platforms. But also there isn't a way to browse the data files on ios or access the file system. Unless you are rooted, I don't think you have access to where the data files are stored on android either. Either way, you are sort of stuck. The game data is stored ...


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First of all I disagree with your premise. I would not say that most apps are made for iPhone. I think there is a pretty even split with most apps targeting both platforms. That being said it would be impossible to run an iPhone emulator on Android since the devices are so similar in processing power. In order to create an emulator you need to run it on ...


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Worked like a charm for me with the 2nd option (web service convertion) on this page: http://faked.org/isms2droid/ I´m running the latest Itunes 10.5.2.11 and Win 7 32-bit Enterprise. My IPhone runs iOS 5.0.1 My Android is a Xperia Arc with Android 2.3.3 What I did was basically create a PC-backup (used to run ICloud but changed that option in Itunes), look ...


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Have you tried Google's Quickoffice? It detects numbers (and underlining them), and lets you click the number to open the dialer with that number.


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It really comes down to customer expectations. With iOS, Apple uses the built-in apps to set an expectation that apps will be "blingy", with all kinds of eye-catching animations. If you look at Android's built-in apps, they're not so eye-catching: animations are subtle (usually simple fades or fly-ins), they have a much cleaner, drier look, and they have ...


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As the iPhone system sounds are the property of Apple, I cannot help you find them. If you do, however, place ringtones on your SD card under /ringtones and other sounds like new mail notification under /notifications. Go back into preferences and you should now be able to select these sounds.


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Stock keyboard (as well as most 3rd-party keyboard apps) has both auto-correct and auto-completion (a.k.a. "suggestions") built in. Access the keyboard settings via Settings -> Language & input -> Android keyboard. From there you can enable and fine-tune the auto correction and suggestion options.


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The entire philosophy of the two competing "App markets" are different. The Android Market, known as Google Play, allows any submitted application. Apps aren't really checked or pre-screened, they're simply submitted, and anyone can download them. Any kind of app can be submitted to the Play store, even one that hooks into the core operating system. This ...


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To restore your notes from SD card which were backed up using ColorNote's Backup to SD card functionality you can try this. Install ColorNote app and then go to Backup select SD Card Backup. See if your earlier backups from SD card are listed there. If they are, select the one and your notes will be restored. I have tried this using the same SD card, in ...


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According to "Diana FromGameloft" on the Gameloft forums: You and your friends have to play the same version of the game on the same platform/device in order to see each other. Also "Gameloft_Ryan" posted on Windows Phone Central forums to say: You can only play cross-platform multiplayer with W8 and WP8 users. There isn't cross-platform for ...


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Zedge is a pretty sweet ringtones/wallpaper app which I am sure includes said ringtones.


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This (the mic not working) is apparently a widely known bug with the Thunderbolt. Sorry, this is probably not the answer you were looking for, but it appears to be an issue with that particular phone and TRRS (tip ring ring sleeve) headsets. Out of curiosity, do you see a "headset" (little boom below the 'phones) icon on the phone when you plug it in, or ...



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