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Tablets have larger batteries than phones and may be unable to sufficiently charge from the half amp limit of a USB port, especially while they are fully on (screen on and full speed processor clock). Some will barely charge if the screen is off but come with high current 5v "usb-like" wall chargers, others use a higher voltage charger on a custom ...


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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 Galaxy Tab comes with Android version 2.2 (Froyo), this version of the Android OS comes with the ability to work as a WiFi hotspot for up to 5 devices built in. This lets you share your Tab's 3G connection out to other devices over Wifi. I've tethered wifi only devices like my Kindle 3, and a wifi Skype phone to my Galaxy S's wireless hotspot in this ...


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No. Apple's older iOS lineup and Samsung's Android tablets have a similar looking but different connector. You can't interchange them. And besides this: Apple's new ligthning plug clearly only works with iOS devices (iPhone 5 and iPad 4/mini and better). The available lightning-adapters also only work with iOS devices.


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The Samsung Galaxy Tab has a loading current of 2 A, but the USB-Specificication only allows 500 mA for the whole bus. With this in mind, it should be clearly visible why the SGT isn't charging via USB. At least that is true for the original Samsung firmware. If you are able to install custom ROMs you will probably get fast-charge-support, with this ...


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I'm not 100% sure. But IIRC the problem with normal USB storage is Android has to partition your phone for internal storage and USB storage. You computer can then umount the USB storage from phone and mount it in your computer. So in many phones without MTP, even though the internal storage had capacity like 16GB only 1 or 2 GB was available for app ...


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Unless Amazon releases their Kindle Fire source code, there won't be a way to mod a different Android tablet to be a faux Fire. I seriously doubt that will happen That's not to say that someone won't be able to put together some combination of mods and apps that might approximate some of the Fire's functionality, but that's a pretty daunting task, if ...


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For me, it was all about killing and rebuilding a bigger cache. I want it registered on SE so other people having the same problem can find an answer googling for it. The problem seems to be with the size of the partition the cache is in. It is mounted on a 20-30MB partition in the phone internal SD card. The fix that worked to me was described in this ...


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The best way to get Galaxy Tab charge from USB connection to PC is to turn it off. This way it charges, and shows charging, it just takes time because the power available on USB is limited.


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You could just check the logo on the top bar? On the right you have time, battery, signal and either g/3g/h or the wifi logo. this image (random googled) shows the tab with the wifi logo while this rather bad (also random google) image shows it with 3g


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The galaxy tab GT-P1000 can use more power in operation than it can draw from an USB port. If this is the case, the battery will eventually run out. This is especially likely if your GT-P1000 is doing a lot of battery consuming things, such as WiFi, GPS, high CPU loads, or having the Screen on all the time. Your mileage will also vary depending on the USB ...


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The app Font Installer will allow you to install a font and set it as the system font. As with anything that modifies a system file, you will need to be rooted to do this.


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I also have the proble second problem, and I found the skype staff said :Skype doesnt currently support routing the audio to a bluetooth device. http://forum.skype.com/index.php?showtopic=726263&st=0&gopid=3271265& Maybe this is the reason...


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1 - No. There is a microSD slot where you can insert cards upto 32 GB in size to extend the memory. 2 - Yes - VPN support is present in 2.1 as well 3 - Some are free, some are not. Some are ad-supported.


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I have a HTC Desire running Froyo, and I can go to Settings | Security | Lock phone after and choose the timeout to "Immediately", 3, 5 10 or 15 minutes. Doesn't the Galaxy Tab have this setting?


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The Galaxy Tab runs the Android OS, so no, you won't be able to install any software that is made for a PC (unless they have re-made it for Android). I do not believe you can connect a printer to it, but there may be ways to print wirelessly (I have no experience with this). No mouse support that I know of as it is a touch screen device.


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In addition to Nanne's answer, I believe Android also defaults to using WiFi when both connections are enabled. So if you have a WiFi network saved, your phone will use it when you return so you don't need to keep checking. (This assumes WiFi is enabled and there are no network problems, of course). You can also shut off data use by going to Settings ...


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Does it just display not charging or is it really not charging? My Galaxy Tab also shows not charging when plugged in to the notebook's USB port. But after a couple of hours (much longer than with the charger), it is full charged. Over at the Apple sister site there is an explanation why the iPad displays not charging; I guess this applies to Android ...


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I use the Power Control Widget. Allows you to toggle Data, wifi and various other settings from your home screen.


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There is no "force shutdown" as far as I know, but you can force a reboot by holding down the power button for about 15 seconds.


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I recommand you to install AnySoftKeyboard (available in Android Market), it a bloody good keybaord, by pressing 1 sec. on [.] key there is an additional key wit the three dots ! What I also find great in this keyboard is that you can install your country keyboard what the standard Androïd keyboard does not provide... Test it ... you will adopt it !


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Try HTTP Proxy Settings.


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Also from the Skype Community Forum Unofficial Android FAQ: Q. Why wont my bluetooth headset work with Skype. A. At this time skype doesnt support bluetooth devices. I am unable to comment on when or if this will be added


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Yes you can. Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile AP This feature is built by Samsung, and different from the tethering feature that comes with Android 2.2 (Froyo). Using this one you can turn your Tab as a password-protected hotspot


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Another option will be ooVoo. The free version allows 2-way video chat between Android and Mac (plus many other platforms) They are expected to release a version for the Galaxy Tab in February according to this http://www.cnet.com/8301-19736_1-20025684-251.html


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He probably is talking about the Galaxy Tab. Most non-android-enthusiasts tend to refer to anything that runs on Android as "Droid." There are a number of Android tablets available right now, and as you saw Motorola is releasing a tablet at the beginning of 2011, but the only one available through Verizon is the Galaxy Tab so that's probably what he's ...


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Nanne is correct: your status bar should show you any network connections. If you really want to ensure that you're conserving your 3G bits, install APNdroid and keep data disabled except when you really need it. APNdroid gives you a nice screen widget. You might also find this question on tracking data usage helpful.


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I also agree with Nanne but will two suggest two other ways of monitoring your data connection... You can add the Power Control widget to the home screen. It comes stock with Android and it will lets you easily toggle the Wifi among other things. When Wifi is on, 3G will be off and you'll have a visual representation right there. There are 3rd party ...



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