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Turn off cellphone (SIM) radio

How do I turn the cellphone (SIM) radio on an Android phone? The radio consumes a lot of power (30-70%), especially when the phone is idle. Sometimes I only need to use other functions (e.g., clock, ...
4
votes
1answer
284 views

Can a Motorola Droid be in Landscape mode on the Home Screen w/out sliding out the keyboard?

It's all in the title, but again for clarity: Is there any way to make my Motorola Droid use Landscape mode on the Home Screen without sliding out the keyboard?
2
votes
1answer
288 views

Is there a way to have Adobe Flash displayed in Android 2.0?

Are there any custom players or plug-ins or something like that?
4
votes
1answer
894 views

Activating wifi hotspot tethering on a Verizon Droid with Froyo 2.2

I rooted my Droid and got Froyo working on it (Bugless Beast). What is the best way to enable Wifi Hotspot on this thing? I tried an app "Wireless Tether" which allows me to connect my Mac via Wifi,...
273
votes
6answers
75k views

Does constant charging harm my Android cellphone?

I usually disconnect my cellphone from the charger some time after it's fully charged because I'm afraid the battery could lose capacity over time if I don't. However, I believe modern electronics ...
11
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4answers
1k views

Is there an Android app that can use the GPS to track my location, distance, and time traveled on a map?

I have a few use cases for this - running or walking to track distance and time, hiking to know if I'm backtracking on myself, and driving aimlessly (well, when gas prices are cheaper than they are ...
5
votes
4answers
3k views

What are good Android headphones with Play/Pause and volume controls? [closed]

I've had an iPod Touch for a while and am used to controlling the music player without having to take the device from my pocket. I've had a look around for headphones that will work with the Samsung ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

Is there a way to make my HTC-Incredible phone use the optical joystick button to wake up?

I'm still adjusting from going from my iPod to an HTC Incredible phone. One thing that is very non-intuitive for me is to press the power button when I want to "wake up the phone" after it has ...
6
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1answer
4k views

Is there a way to download applications from the Android market for offline installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to download apk file on PC from market? Is there a way to download an Android installation package from the market so that it can be installed offline at a later time (e.g....
6
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4answers
2k views

Choose contact name manually?

In my contact list, I entered a number of "household" contacts combined together. For example, "Bob & Sally Smith", with the corresponding e-mail addresses, phone numbers, etc. The problem is ...
3
votes
1answer
84 views

Help with Google Marketplace

How can I contact Google in regards to an issue that I am having with the marketplace? I am trying to buy an application and it is not working. I tried to buy another one and that didn't work, so I ...
6
votes
4answers
11k views

How do I set up my wifi router for my Android device?

I have a wireless network set up with a Sweex LC000070 router, WEP encryption and while my HTC Hero can connect to the network, internet doesn't seem to work. Is there any setting on the router I ...
3
votes
2answers
585 views

Nexus One: 3G/WIFI Not Switching

As of last couple of weeks, my phone has been having problems automatically switching between wifi and 3G. When i leave home, I have to completely turn off the radio and turn it back on for it to pick ...
3
votes
1answer
145 views

Is there a soft keyboard for the HTC Droid Incredible that learns word combinations?

A friend of mine was talking about a soft keyboard replacement for the HTC Droid Incredible and I believe that he mentioned one of the features was that it not only suggested words, but it would "...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

How can I transfer SMS messages from my old iPhone to my new Android phone?

I think my previous SMS are stored somewhere in iTunes, can I get them back and store them in my new Android?
8
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5answers
6k views

How do I turn off the shutter sound for the Android camera? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the 'click' sound on the camera app? If the phone isn't in silent mode, taking a picture using the stock camera application always plays a "shutter" ...
19
votes
9answers
5k views

Can I use a modern Android phone with no phone plan?

I'm new to the Android platform, but am looking into doing some development for Android 2.x, with the hope of publishing an app to the Android App Market eventually. I'd like to be able to test my ...
2
votes
1answer
298 views

How can I improve the reponsiveness of the virtual keyboard on my HTC Droid Eris?

I've noticed that sometimes the virtual keyboard on my HTC Droid Eris can be very laggy. While composing a text message, it will take a second or more to respond to some button presses. Is there ...
9
votes
2answers
9k views

Is it possible to use an Android phone in “disk mode”?

If I connect an iPhone to a PC it is not possible to copy files between the PC and the iPhone. I would like to be able to do this because it would be useful. What happens if I connect an Android ...
8
votes
8answers
14k views

How to open Microsoft Excel files?

I would like to read my Microsoft Excel files on my Android device. Is there anything built-in natively? Is there an application for viewing and editing Excel files on Android?
5
votes
6answers
20k views

Contacts on Android: Delete limit exceeded

A few days ago I deleted all of my Android contacts (using the "Delete Contacts" app). Not a mistake, I really want to delete them. From that day, Android always shows a notification "Sync: Too many ...
11
votes
5answers
3k views

What is the minimum specification for Android 2.2 (Froyo)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the minimum specifications for Android? Assuming that the handset and carrier both allow the OS to be upgraded, what is the minimum specification needed for Froyo in ...
1
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1answer
629 views

Manage Contact Groups on Droid X

On the Droid X I'm able to create contact groups. However I don't seem to be able to add/delete group members. What am I missing?
4
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4answers
8k views

Android: An app failed to download/install - what do I do?

Sometimes I download an app but it fails to download or install. The message just says that, no further details. It generally seems that the app never installs after that. Is there anyway I can find ...
5
votes
2answers
4k views

Can I save a web page to my SD card with the stock android browser?

Can I save a web page to my SD card with the stock android browser? I'm using an HTC Droid Eris, if that matters.
4
votes
7answers
934 views

How to check HTC desire is off without turning it on?

Is is possible somehow to distinguish between the phone being off or sleeping without turning it on in the process (this happens when pressing the power button)? I appreciate that I can just use ...
6
votes
4answers
3k views

Why does the alarm on my HTC Desire not work correctly?

I have setup three alarms on my HTC Desire (running standard 2.1 with Sense). Mo, Tu, We, Fr @ 05:45 Th @ 05:30 Sa @ 07:00 They are set as repeating alarms and the phone displays the little clock ...
14
votes
3answers
1k views

Installing Android on iPhone 3G [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install Android on my non-Android device? I read somewhere that someone managed to get Android running on an iPhone 3G. Is there an easy tutorial on how to do that? It'...
18
votes
3answers
6k views

Multilanguage Keyboard with Android

Sometimes I type in German and sometimes in English. I seem to be only able to switch on autocompletion for one language and have to add the words of the other language one by one to the dictionary. ...
2
votes
1answer
106 views

Flashing and re-flashing and HTC Hero with different versions of Andorid

I want to try different versions of the Android OS on my HTC Hero (namely 2.2) but be able to revert back to the stock image. What are the steps required to do this? How can I extract the stock image ...
8
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2answers
241 views

How to synchronize birthdates from contacts with google calendar on HTC Hero?

I'm aware of the fact that the standard contacts/calendar app does not support birthdates synchronization (Android issue 1211). But may be there is some third-party software which can make those ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I not use the Facebook for HTC Sense on my HTC Incredible?

I'm trying to add my Facebook account instead of using Facebook for HTC Sense. However, when I go to Accounts & sync > Add account > Facebook, nothing happens. If I tap any other account, I get ...
19
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3answers
1k views

Backup/Restore Android [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I perform a full pre-rooting backup of an Android phone? I am considering rooting my Motorola Droid, and I am wondering if it is possible to revert back to the exact ...
4
votes
3answers
377 views

Is there any way to get Swype on my Moto Droid?

Is there anyway to get Swype from outside the Market? Its not available there, and I see its already running on Droid X, so I was thinking it'd probably work on Droid as well.
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Android phone lost, what data can I get onto new phone?

Sorry about the clumsy question. My Android HTC Magic was lost/stolen last night. I had an unlock swipe code, power-on SIM code and have called the phone company and had it blocked, so not too ...
61
votes
10answers
281k views

How to move phone contacts to Google?

When I create a contact on my Android phone, I can choose to store it to the SIM, the phone or to Google. If I choose phone, is there an easy way that I can move or copy that contact to Google (so it ...
1
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1answer
919 views

HTC Delivery Report

Is there a way to turn on the text message delivery report on the HTC Desire? Does it even have a delivery report functionality?
16
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3answers
794 views

Alternatives to the Android Market [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the alternative Android app markets? I've had issues downloading paid applications from the Android Market and it seems I'm not the only one. I've set up my account ...
8
votes
4answers
2k views

How can I store Android apps on my SD card?

I just got my 3rd Android phone, the problem is that I must reinstall all my applications every time I get a new phone. Is there any way to store the apps on the SD card so that I can insert the new ...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

In Android (Galaxy S), is there a way to automatically sync photos from camera to picasa?

I want to have it so that when I take a picture it automatically syncs to a private folder in picasa, is there a native way to do this? or maybe a third party way?
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4answers
297 views

How to install android 2.2 (froyo) on Nexus One

I have a rooted nexus one with the android 2.1 update1. I have received the OTA notifications for a system update for the 2.2, but it didn't succeed. I must have the phone rooted (for now) so I can ...
3
votes
1answer
544 views

Enable or disable notifications based on location on Android?

I really wish that I could make my Android beep for business emails when at work, and home emails when I'm not in the office. Is there any applications that easily facilitates that?
3
votes
4answers
21k views

How do I change a Google account for Android mobile (Xperia 10)?

When I first set up my Xperia 10 (running Android 1.6) I selected a 'dummy account', not knowing that it might be somewhat difficult to change it afterwards to a real account (I wasn't warned). I ...
12
votes
2answers
653 views

Are there any side effects of uninstalling Apps

Are there any side effects of Installing and uninstalling lots of apps on an Android smart phone? Specifically are there any things that do not get cleaned up that I need to be aware off?
5
votes
2answers
635 views

How to post a link to an android market app?

You can post a link to an android market application by useing a link that looks like: market://search?q=pname:package While browsing the market, is it possible to find an app's package name? Or ...
85
votes
5answers
63k views

Why do so many applications require permission to read the phone state and identity?

Why do so many applications require permission to read the phone state and identity?. Specifically: Phone calls read phone state and identity For example Quickpedia is a Wikipedia portal, but ...
5
votes
6answers
4k views

how be woken up by receiving a text message with an Android phone?

I am on call sometimes, and get sms and email from our systems. I need to be woken up by them, but right now, that isn't happening. I use Locale, and the Locale "Inbound SMS" Plug-in, but that does ...
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5answers
1k views

How can I send a contact from one Android to another?

While I can chose Share by a contact on my Droid's contact list, the Droid on the other end seems unable to open, or really do anything with, the resulting attachment if I receive it via Gmail or the ...
2
votes
2answers
463 views

com.htc.bg 'process stopped unexpectedly' on HTC Desire when Facebook sync active

Once per hour, I get a message on my HTC Desire saying that a process has stopped unexpectedly. It is the com.htc.bg process. The problem disappears if I disable the syncing of my Facebook account to ...
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votes
4answers
3k views

Clock to use when giving presentations

When I give presentations, I have to keep an eye on the clock to make sure my speech does not take more than alloted time, or in the end to know whether I can take more questions. Looking at my watch ...

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