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Let's state all the possible letters in the signal indicator, in descending speed: LTE = Long Term Evolution (commonly and falsely known as 4G) H+ = HSDPA Plus H = either HSDPA (3.5G) or HSPA+ (3.95G), depending on your network provider 3G = UMTS (3G) E = EDGE (2.5G) G = GPRS (2G) (no letter) = voice only, no data connection and also: R = roaming (this ...


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This appears to be called EdgeEffect and is used as a visual indicator when the user over-scrolls. See relevant images on Google Images here. A book commenting on the glow effect produces. A question on Stack Overflow.


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It's HSDPA which if I'm not mistaken is referring to 3.5G.


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This is available for phones starting in Android 5.0 (Lollipop): http://www.android.com/versions/lollipop-5-0/ And for tablets starting in Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean): http://developer.android.com/about/versions/jelly-bean.html#42-multiuser As Tatjana Heuser mentioned, it's also available as hidden functionality in Android 4.1, but not accessible through the ...


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As suggested already, this graphical "shadow" effect is Edge Glow colour, and its part of the material design by Google. After the introduction of material design by Google many new UI elements have been introduced. Material design is based on the interaction and movement of colours and objects in real world rather than synthetic unnatural phenomenon. ...


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On desktops and laptops, drivers are a necessary evil. Hardware is often user-serviceable and prone to changes, and there is a huge variety of possible combinations. On phones and tablets, this isn't quite so. You can't really change the hardware easily. It's entirely safe to disallow driver installation since you don't really need it. It is a lot easier to ...


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"Project Butter" is Google's name for the UI latency enhancements implemented in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Any Android device running Android 4.1 or later will have those enhancements. Remember, though, that software is only part of what makes an interface smooth and 4.1 isn't a cure-all for lag. Slow hardware will result in a slow UI regardless of the OS. ...


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Samsung provides Easy Mode in options (differ from device to device) : Open Settings → Personalisation (by scrolling down) → Easy Mode. Open Settings → Display → Easy Mode.


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There is an article that discusses the semi-technical reasons/issues that have lead to the differences in smoothness of Android and iPhone devices. But after gathering some key points from the article one can conclude: From the very start, IOS had been built around a multi-touch screen (meaning IOS had been built from the gound up to be very responsive ...


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As far as I know, there's nothing built into the OS for that. I guess it depends completely on the developers of the app you're using. I've seen some apps where, once you start scrolling, a "handle" appears on the side of the screen that you can tap-and-drag to scroll faster. I've even seen an app or two where you could touch the top of the screen to ...


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The second microphone is used for noise cancelling. The phone uses it to listen to the external environment (not including your voice), so that it can filter that out from the sounds it hears using the main microphone. That way, it can reduce the amount of noise that comes with your voice, and make your call more audible to the other party.


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With the update to 4.1.2, multiple user profiles can be configured. There's some documentation on xda: Switch User Profiles on Jelly Bean Discussion Application (needs root) Application SwitchMe (doesn't need root) and works starting 2.1, so this is probably what the OP might be looking for. In JellyBean, according to XDA, using the commands (need root, ...


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There is a way to do this, based on the Xposed module installer. This requires rooted device! As per this thread, tapping on the status bar will bring the scroll to the top. It started out originally based on a thread in Reddit where this user blogged about her experience after ditching Apple for Android, and one of the things the user found troublesome ...


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You can use LMT Launcher's PIE navigation feature to achieve your objective. LMT wouldn't replace your current home launcher which means you can rest assured that your home screen would stay untouched. Let's come to business. Here is the XDA thread about LMT Launcher. It's a freeware app and needs to be sideloaded into the system (not available on Play ...


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For the goal to be achieved precisely we need Xposed Additions Pro and Tasker installed, where the former requires root access and Xposed Framework (stable build) installed. Once you install the Xposed Additions, you'll be asked to activate its module in Xposed Framework. Activate it. We'll be using Xposed Addition's ability to intercept a key-press and ...


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There is one way not requiring third-party apps: long-pressing the home button.


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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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There are various ways of creating responsive webpages. the developer can ask the browser to tell whether it is windows os or android or iPhone or which browser it is etc. Secondly, most often responsive design is implemented based on the width available to the browser window. To learn more you can search the web or try for yourself as I explain below In ...


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I think you're talking about Expanded Desktops. Can't you disable it from the Power Menu? Image from phandroid.


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Most of the difference you see is likely the result of an addition to Jelly Bean (initially in 4.1 and tweaked a bit in 4.2 and 4.3) called Project Butter. It basically consisted of vsyncing all graphics, using triple buffering, synchronizing touch response with the vsync, and working to predict and prepare for your next action. Those seem like small ...


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Which version of Android and which phone are we talking about :D ? On my HTC Desire running Android 4.0.4, in Settings -> Security -> Passwords, there is an option saying "Make passwords visible". I don't use this but it might help you.


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If you're willing to root your device, there's an app called OneClick Scroll that will jump to the top or bottom of the page when you tap the notification bar at the top of the screen. It will work for all apps (which is why it requires root). Lifehacker has a review (and a video demonstration).


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The UI lag is down to a number of things such: Too many widgets (delete them, home launcher has to redraw screen upon closing the app drawer) Home launcher - some redraw better than others (switch to different launcher) Animation turned up to the highest value (i.e. turn it off), in ICS+, it is as simple as found in Settings > Developer Options: Window ...


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As well as noise cancelling, some phones also use the two mics to record sound files and videos in stereo.


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From source code of Launcher3 in Android 6.0.1 r16: The workspace is a wide area with a wallpaper and a finite number of pages. Each page contains a number of icons, folders or widgets the user can interact with. Honestly, this is the first time I heard the term workspace in context of a launcher for Android, but if you want a standard term, there you ...


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You cannot, unless the site is optimized for mobile by design Two factors distinguish and also limit mobile website compared to desktop: Touch screen interface Smaller display area What most websites do (cost being the main reason I guess) is to make a site mobile compatible meaning that a site can be viewed on mobile but all functions or navigation as on ...


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Try Firefox for Android with a User Agent spoofing addon. You may also need some addon to lie about the viewport dimensions. I don't know what exactly the best option to do so is, so I hope these links help point you in the right direction. https://www.google.com/search?q=firefox+android+fake+device+width https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/android/addon/...


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Some Custom Rom's have a feature which will disable Navigation Bar and Status Bar, one well-known is ParanoidAndroid with it's feature "Expanded Desktop". Apart from that I don't know about any other ways to hide the navigation bar. New CyanogenMod-Versions will also contain this functionality: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117962666888533781522/posts/...


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this system bar is part of Android, and is used when the device doesn't have any hardware buttons to press. As such, it cannot be hidden. It shouldn't, however, impact upon gameplay - this is an issue with the app, and you should contact the app developer to have it fixed.


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You can use a new dialer which supports this. I have tried Swipe Dialer Free and it does this (You get the same icon for all outgoing calls whether they were answered or not but for the un-answered call, you will have "Not Answered" mentioned" P.S. - If your dialer shows the duration of call then I think for Non-Answered outgoing calls, it will show "0m 0s"....


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