Android :: Should I Get Smartphone Or Laptop Or Wait?

Aug 12, 2010

I had a Toshiba laptop which after years I sold it off. I am never a big fan of laptops in the first place as my desktop is better, faster and I use multiple screens as work computer. As far as I can tell I only need a portable computing device mainly for office programs like microsoft word and powerpoint, and data storage. I use photoshop but I don't think current smartphones can support it yet. I am reluctant to get a laptop as I know that it will be underutilised. Since my contract phone runs out in June 2011, should I wait for better stuff to come or get a smartphone now? What I really want is a a mobile phone with Sony Vaio P series minature laptop for occasional work. Am I asking too much for the current crop of smartphones?

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General :: Control Movies And Music On Laptop Via Smartphone?

Feb 9, 2014

i have a galaxsy s2, i want to control movies and music on my laptop using my phone.

I already know teamviewer app and i was wondering if there isn't a simpler app designed more for controlling media...

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Motorola Droid X :: Early 2010 Upgrade To Smartphone Not Available For Current Smartphone Users

Jun 28, 2010

I am available for an annual upgrade on november 9 after. I looked online to make sure i would be able to get the DX on the 15th when it came out. it didn't look like i was able to get a smartphone for the 2 year contract price. so, i called customer service and they said that i am indeed able to upgrade on nov 9 but i'm not eligible for the early upgrade because i am currently a smartphone user.

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General :: Boot Smartphone As Non-smartphone In Power Saving Mode

Aug 23, 2013

Is it possible to reboot an Android smartphone as a non-smartphone(Like a Nokia 1100) ? Just enable only services to make phone calls and everything else remain disabled(Slow down the CPU to the lowest clock speeds, lower bit depth, turn off all on-board electronics other than those necessary etc). Motivation is to save power. In my phone most of the power is consumed by Android OS (and not screen). I was wondering if I had a mode like that I could keep the phone alive in case I can't charge the phone immediately, by switching into this power saving mode.

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Android :: What Is Best Way To Wait For GPS Location Fix?

Apr 6, 2010

Using my Android application, when a user does a certain action, a background service is started that fetches the current GPS location and saves it in a database in addition of doing some other stuff. In that service, I use the requestLocationUpdates() from the LocationManager class and wait until the onLocationChanged() of my LocationListener (which is implemented by the service) is fired. But what is the best way to wait for the onLocationChanged to fire? Should I simply poll on a variable and wait until it is set? Any tips?

I cannot simply write to the database in the onLocationChanged() because of some other stuff.To clearfy my situation, I can present an example similar to my case:Let's say user pushes a button and a method myMethod is fired which will return some object. Then, in this myMethod I will register for location updates from the GPS (using requestLocationChanged) and in addition wait for the users location and use it for something. In other words, myMethod cannot return before the location is present. I don't know how I can use onLocationChanged in this case.

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Connection Between PC And Smartphone?

Feb 18, 2014

I am undertaking an android dev project for Uni. It requires me to build an app for an android smart phone that will allow me to remotely shutdown a pc. I have never programmed for phones before so am a little lost as to where to begin. Namely:

- Which is the easiest IDE to use for PC to smart phone connectivety

- Is there any examples or tutorials on establishing a connection between a pc and smartphone.

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General :: Use Smartphone Without SIM?

Dec 2, 2013

I'm looking into getting a smartphone. Primarily to use as an ipod touch type device and a point and shoot camera. Possibly, also as a phone at a later date.

1) Can sim unlocked phones such as the Xperia Z1, Nexus 5, or Moto X Developer Edition be used this way? Do manufacturers, like Sony, update their unlocked phones?

2) How about carrier unactivated? Such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 or Note 3? Carrier unactivated would have to be activated on the appropriate wireless network to be updated? I'd be stuck with whatever is on the phone, if I'm correct.

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Android :: Wait For Activity To Finish?

Sep 7, 2010

I have one activity call a camera view activity, and in the onActivityResult, I have it start that activity again with different parameters. Android doesn't seem to like that, and gives me an error that the camera is not available if I start it right after it returns. I tried just waiting a few seconds, but this doesn't seem to work on all phones, and it sometimes crashes. Is there some way to wait until that activity finishes properly, and gives up all resources?

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Android : How To Wait Periods Of 30 Second To Run A Service

Sep 13, 2010

I, i have a service and i want that once it started, it performs is work every 30 seconds. How can i do that?

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Android :: New Smartphone Recommendations

Sep 1, 2010

I just realized that I posted my last thread in The Lounge rather then Android Lounge which I intended to Makes sense why I haven't gotten any replies. Anywho, this is what I posted earlier Just signed up for your forum to ask for your recommendations for my first smartphone. Now, I'm leaning towards an android mainly because I don't want an iPhone and it seems like it has some great feature as well as a lot of potential.Now, the only issue is that I live in Canada and I'm with Rogers. (Sim cards)My current criteria is that I want a touch phone and it has to support a sim card. External qwerty keyboard is a bonus!I'm sure you all get requests like this all of the time but some help selecting a new phone would be great. I tried doing my own research on what phone to buy but I'm really not great with hacking phones and whatnot to make things work with my carrier but I'm willing to try.tl;dr:Need smartphone with sim card and touchscreen.

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Android :: PC Geek Looking For Smartphone

Jul 7, 2010

I am a Windows nerd. What I will be using the phone for:

-> Calendering, Contact Management, Outlook 2010 syncing, light email and texting, and few phone calls.

-> Printing to networked printer (wlan)

-> SSH to home computer when I am away. (maybe VPN as well).

-> managing ms office docs, pdfs and printing them to a networked printer (wlan)

-> Change the device's mac address to connect to wifi network.

-> very little "internet browsing."

-> t-mobile

-> some type of "file management" / "file browsing" is a must!

-> keepassdroid + browsing banking sites

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General :: Tune Up Smartphone

Oct 18, 2012

made a lot of different customization to my current smartphone. i'm having an xperia arc (the old model) which does not have that much RAM nor CPU.after booting it, it runs fairly well. but some hours after that, its getting really slow. sometimes i have to wait 10 seconds until my UCCW clock shows up on my main desk.

i'm using the go launcher task manager to kill processes, but that seems not enough.how to tune up my smartphone? is there a great app on the marked i haven't noticed?

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HTC Incredible :: Receive After Long Wait - Delivery

Jul 11, 2010

I am supposed to receive my Droid Incredible after a month long wait...the only problem is...I don't think I will be at home at all. What should I do? Do I call and tell them to set it aside? Or tell them to come later? Or try for Tuesday?

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Android :: Force WebView To Wait For Images

Apr 23, 2010

When loading a page with WebView, images seem to appear one at a time as they are downloaded or loaded from the cache. This gives the user more of a "browser" type of experience instead of an "app" type of experience. Is there a way to make WebView wait until all images are ready on a page before displaying the entire page?

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Samsung Behold 2 :: Root Or Wait For Update

Mar 3, 2010

So I had previously rooted my BH2. I used both the Galaxy and the newer BH2 Stock from BH MAN. Since I was having that annoying random reboot problem, I decided to use my 14 day period and just get a new one. So far so good.

But now I'm sitting here with it out of the box. I really miss having it rooted... mainly the speed of the phone. But I'm wondering if I should just wait until this little update comes out before spending the time to root and then odin and then root yet again. Anyone have any thoughts?

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HTC Incredible :: Cancel My Order / Wait For Moto X Instead?

Jun 14, 2010

I placed an order for the Incredible a couple weeks ago, and it should arrive sometime next week. I was really psyched to get the phone until I found out that the Motorola Xtreme (or shadow) is coming out in July (or so I have read).I really like the UI of the incredible, and believe the phone will fit my needs very well. I will primarily use the incredible for apps, pictures, and video. My only hang-up is that I dont really want to buy the incredible if it will be surpassed by the Moto X a few weeks after I get my incredible. Does this sound legitimate? Is the Moto X going to be that much better than the incredible?I dont love the way the Moto X looks (at least from the pictures I have seen), and I also do not really want a huge phone either. Verizon told me I can still cancel my order without a penalty, but Im not sure if I would be happier with the Moto X. What should I do?

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Android :: How To Wait For Service On Activity Start

Nov 2, 2010

I am making an application that has Activity which communicates with a single service, and is used to start, stop or change settings of that service. I used a singleton approach from this tip.

My problem is that busy-waiting is not working for me and I can't attach a listener to the service because activity gets blocked. I want the service to start or get it's current instance at application start so I put the busy-waiting in onCreate. I'm guessing I'm doing this very wrong, so how do I do this appropriately?

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Apr 6, 2010

I keep getting com.htc.bg and the force close button or wait. Wait does nothing. It happens when I go to sync and I know it has to be face book because I've updated my profile pic on my pc but it shows my old one when I text.

I've changed the spare parts thing to normal and not aggressive. Is the only other option turning off face book sync? If so, seriously why did I buy a 'smart' phone? Or should I just wipe and reflash and see what happens?

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Android :: Stuck On Loading Data Please Wait

Dec 1, 2009

I just purchased my Driod on Wednesday. I took it back today because it kept on freezing. They gave me a new one, but for the last 6 hours it has been "loading data, Please wait...". The Verizon store had no clue what was going on. It is in the task bar.

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Android :: Multiple SMS From PC Through Smartphone Application

Oct 17, 2010

I'm new in the android family (own a Samsung Galaxy i5800) and i would like to know if there is any application that lets you type an sms on the computer and send it to multiple receivers from a contact list through the Smartphone.I have a list of clients and would like to use the free sms/month i have to send them sms. I need to do it through the computer (with the smartphone connected) cause the list is very big and it is difficult to do it through the mobile.

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Android :: 3.0 Gaming Smartphone Is Coming

Aug 12, 2010

Sony Ericsson will release a new product PlayStation phone, which will utilize Android 3.0. (news from Android 3.0 gaming smartphone Coming )It looks amazing, which looks like a mini play station.

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Mar 19, 2014

Which of the following hardware components is used to stream a video over the internet on a smartphone?

- SOC
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Mar 14, 2012

i have beats headphone and Motorola razr.I want to know if it's possible to run the 3 buttons on my headphones with my smartphone or other mobile android? it's a hardware or software problem?

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General :: Use PC Audio For Smartphone Call?

Feb 2, 2012

Is there a way to use the pc audio output (microphone, speakers) for the smartphone incoming calls?

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General :: Getting Emergency Message On Smartphone?

Nov 8, 2011

Get an emergency message on their smartphone? Severe state of emergency testing.

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Android :: Wait For Future Androids On Verizon Wireless?

Aug 28, 2010

I am a Verizon Wireless customer, and it is time for an upgrade this coming weekend. I am really considering the HTC Incredible over the X (too big for me) and D2. Would if be worth it to wait a month or two for any future Android phones?

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Jun 29, 2010

Well my text messages have added up to like about 6500 the thing is that I can't delete these messages on stock app and handcent phone just freezes after a while it gives you the option to force close or wait?

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Android :: Thread Loses Message After Wait And Notify

Apr 19, 2010

I have a problem handling messages in a Thread. My run-method looks like this The problem is that the run-method logs "id from message: null" though "message ID" has a value in the Log-statement. Why does the message "lose" it's data when being send to the thread? Has it something to do with the notify?

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HTC Incredible :: Blown Speaker / How Long Will I Have To Wait To Get Replacement

Jun 29, 2010

The speaker on my Incredible is blew out.. How long will I have to wait to get a replacement?

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Motorola Droid : Media Gallery Stuck On - Keeps Saying Please Wait

Feb 10, 2010

I just opened up my media gallery and it keeps saying "Please wait" and no pictures load. Ive tried restarting the phone and if I quickly click on the icon I can see all my pictures for about 5 seconds and then it goes to "Please wait.."

The photos dont appear on Phone tools, however I can see them all on the memory card and chkdsk of the memory card shows no problems.

Is there any database file I need to delete to make the phone re-index the photos or something to solve the problem?

No worries, I solved the problem by deleting the most recently taken photo via USB. I presume it was somehow corrupted (even though it opened fine on the PC).

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Android :: Smartphone Memory Configuration - Inbuilt ROM And RAM

Jul 17, 2010

Smart-phones have built in ROM and RAM separately. Also a few phones has virtual memory support too. I would like to know what these memories are basically used for. I understand that RAM is available to user processes. But why do they have a big chunk of ROM? E.g. The wiki page for Droid Incredible says

512 MB DDR RAM
1 GB ROM (748 MB free to user) - what's this free to user?
plus 8 GB moviNAND - typically used for data storage

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Android :: Developing Smartphone Apps Using Rhomobile

Jun 19, 2010

I have been developing an Android application for about two months now, and the guy I'm writing it for wants me to use this instead of the android SDK so we can deploy the application for multiple smart phones: http://rhomobile.com/ he says you can write the application in one language and it can be deployed for most smart phones. Has anyone used this website to do something similar? Any advantages or disadvantages I should know about and tell him? Maybe someone could give me a better explanation on what this really does. I'm current a one man army. He wants the application out for most smart phones but can afford to hire more developers.

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Jul 21, 2010

Memory Booster:Android RAM Optimizer to Speed Up Your Smartphone! Memory Booster offers a memory optimization app with a bit of graphical flair. The light version allows you to do a quick boost and shows exactly how much memory is being used and freed. The paid version allows you to set a threshold for the program to automatically kill tasks and boost the memory when it hits a certain percentage you decide. Paid version also offers an Ultimate Boost.

Product Features:
Real-time Smartphone Memory Status Report & Monitor

Setting Your Performance Target

One-click Quick Memory Boosting

Auto-boosting in the Background

Android system crash protection

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Sep 14, 2010

I'm just looking the easiest way to save some of my favorites music CD into my Android smartphone (OS version is Froyo).
I'm using a Linux Ubuntu laptop : I suppose I need to store the CD on the laptop and after in the smartphone, correct?

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May 27, 2010

I was wondering if it's possible to take a windows smartphone and install Android on it ?

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Feb 5, 2010

I'm a young, inexperienced programmer (I've had a year of Java, some MATLAB, and HTML/CSS in school) but I've decided that to get better, I'm making it my goal to produce a simple smartphone app of some kind this year- probably either webOS or Android since I'm on a PC and can't afford a Mac just to write an iPhone app.

So my question is, where do I start? I've read the threads about How to Write for Android and such, but I'm not sure I have enough Java experience to just jump right in. And then there's webOS which is based on JavaScript, correct?

I guess I'd just like some input from more experienced folks. I have some Barnes and Noble book credit I'm looking to get rid of too, so if there's a guide you think would be useful, feel free to request.

tl;dr: Programming newbie ultimately wants to build a simple smartphone app. Where do I start?

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Feb 14, 2014

Today I have for the first time been able to Sync my HTC One with my MacBook 10.6.8.

I have used Sync Manager and 'ADDed' an MP3 file (originally from a CD - a learn French course) - BUT it won't arrive at the HTC One.

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Jan 16, 2014

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Apr 7, 2013

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Jan 22, 2013

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Here are the characteristics of my two devices:

Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000: CM10, Android 4.1.2, kernel stock;
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Mar 26, 2014

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Jan 2, 2013

I recently won a rugged smartphone called Titan (not the HTC titan). You can see it here: Rugged Phones
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The details from the "About Phone" menu are as follows:

Model number: Titan
Android version 2.3.6
Kernel version: 2.6.35.11 -perf+
Build number: VER_Titan_TISA0120

Using *#*#1234#*#* does not bring up anything

how to root this phone?

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Jul 2, 2009

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