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Android-wise I was an early adopter, pre-ordering a G1 back in 2007. I had it rooted and running custom ROMs before it was a one-click deal and before NANDRIOD backups were easy to do! It's definitely less scary these days.

Having since had HTC Sense and Samsung Touchwhiz skinned devices, and always ending up rooting them to run stock / Cyanogenmod ROMs, I've decided to go all Nexus and currently have a Nexus 4 & Nexus 7.


Jan
26
answered Why can't I Sync Picasa Web Albums?
Jan
24
awarded  Student
Jan
24
comment Reduce minimum in call volume
P.S. I have tried asking my wife to speak more quietly but this did not help. Anything. At all. If you are having the same problem, do not try this.
Jan
24
asked Reduce minimum in call volume
Jan
24
answered Duplicate entries in 'All apps' list
Jan
24
comment Does Voting on Market Comments Have Any Effect?
I'm with @GAThrawn. Again, no evidence, but this is definitely Google's style, to the point that I'd always assumed that this would be how it worked.
Jan
24
comment Why can't I Sync Picasa Web Albums?
@Chris get the APK here: forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=653503
Jan
20
comment Why can't I Sync Picasa Web Albums?
Do have the stock Android 3D Gallery app? (someone has given this answer already) The HTC gallery app doesn't sync to Picassa in the same way.
Jan
20
answered How does the phone know it has been docked
Jan
19
comment Client-Server Android audio remote
You can install XBMC Live to HDD or a USB drive to boot straight into XBMC if you don't need a fully accessible Ubuntu front end - I use this with the remote app (which is really solid now) for my media center. Otherwise, you could set XBMC to launch on startup.
Jan
18
answered iPhone-style “Stocks” app?
Jan
12
awarded  Revival
Jan
12
comment How to remove home-screens on a Vodafone 845?
@dindras Odd, the stock launcher also doesn't automatically create new home screens...
Jan
11
answered Keep the screen from activating when the phone is in my pocket
Jan
11
comment How to remove home-screens on a Vodafone 845?
@Al correct, but the article I linked to in the comment on your answer says this phone has a custom home screen, so I don't think it is the stock home screen we're talking about here
Jan
11
comment How to remove home-screens on a Vodafone 845?
Loks like this phone comes with a funny custom homescreen app: "Android 2.1 comes with five home screens that you can flick through from side to side. With the 845, if you drag an icon to the border of the existing home screens, a new home screen is created. In effect, you can create an unlimited number of rows and columns to fit all the icons and widgets you want." - expertreviews.co.uk/smartphones/279154/vodafone-845
Jan
11
answered How to remove home-screens on a Vodafone 845?
Jan
11
comment Android Email application dropping profile
Is your work email a Gmail account, or Exchange, etc? Which email app are you using?
Jan
6
comment Disconnecting a call
@Al I think that's good enough for an answer
Jan
5
comment Android phone<->Google contacts - usage model and best practices?
Yes, the behaviour you desire is exactly what Android normally does. However, different phones running non "stock" Android may have different contact apps that interact differently (though I've had no problems with either stock Android or HTC Sense devices). It would definitely help to know the device model & Android version.