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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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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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Android :: Speed Up Smartphone With Memory Booster

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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Android :: Store Music CD Into Droid Smartphone?

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).
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Android :: Take Windows Smartphone And Install Droid On It?

May 27, 2010

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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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General :: How To Run Specific Model Of Smartphone Via Android SDK

Apr 7, 2013

I'm just a newcomer in modification of Android OS, but i wanna know: is it real to run a specific model of smartphone via Android SDK on Xubuntu?

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General :: How To Change Android System On Smartphone

Mar 26, 2014

I want to change my android system on my smartphone Samsung AT&T SGH-i997.

I want an android version with a battery vertical position in green collor.

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Android :: Activity To Register - Wait / Force Close Notification

Jul 2, 2009

Is there any way for an activity to register for being notified if a wait/force close dialog is shown or alternatively if the user selects force close, a way to detect that in ondestroy()?

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Android :: Activity Title - Put Spinning Wait In Upper Right Corner?

Aug 18, 2010

In the Activity title bar, how do I put a spinning wait in the upper right corner?

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Android :: Wait For Inline Thread To Complete Before Moving To Next Method

May 18, 2010

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Android :: Way To Pause Method In Progress To Wait For Button Be Pressed?

Oct 25, 2010

Basically I have created a blackjack game (first using just java) and it falls under an infinite while loop (this is so that the deck data is kept and everything works well. So first it deals the cards and then it needs to wait for either the hit button (which is displayed) or the stand button (which is displayed) to be clicked. I initially did this with a while loop that would keep checking if buttons were hit (basically when a button was hit, a static int would change and stuff would occur). However this just causes the droid to freeze up (thus far anyway) and also not refresh. So please someone tell me there is some way I can have my method pause until a button is pressed? I also need to know the proper way to use invalidate() so that my textviews, pictureviews and such can be updated as the methods change them.

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Android :: Sorry Application Keyboard In Process (Force Quit / Wait)

Sep 1, 2010

When a try to deploy my android App in the emulator, after the application(.apk) gets loaded in to the emulator, when I tap on the menu button in emulator for loading my application's initial screen, its is raising me a alert message with this information:
<pre>Sorry Application Keyboard in Process (Force Quit / Wait)..</pre>
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How can I avoid this issue that is happening at all time, When this happens, unless I tap on Wait button, I can't able to proceed.

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Android :: Weatherbug Elite - Loading Data Please Wait Message

Oct 7, 2010

I just received a warranty exchange Samsung Vibrant, & I am currently in the process of putting all my apps onto it. I have the widget on my home screen. The widget seems to be working, but the "loading data please wait" message is still displayed in my notification drawer & the little circle of dots is still in the task bar up top.

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Android :: Java Sync Games - Synchronized & Wait & Notify

Dec 17, 2009

I'm coming from .NET world, and unfortunately looking Java source with .NET's eyes. Following code is from Android Apps (though not Android specific at all):

private class Worker implements Runnable {
private final Object mLock = new Object();
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Android :: Wait For All Tasks In An ThreadPoolExecutor To Finish Without Shutting Down The Executor?

Oct 14, 2010

I can't use shutdown() and awaitTermination() because it is possible new tasks will be added to the ThreadPoolExecutor while it is waiting.

So I'm looking for a way to wait until the ThreadPoolExecutor has emptied it's queue and finished all of it's tasks without stopping new tasks from being added before that point.

If it makes any difference, this is for Android.

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Android :: Send A Single Contact To Blackberry - Smartphone

Jan 5, 2010

Or any other smartphone for that matter. I thought this would be a basic feature. I came from the blackberry where this was simple using blackberry messenger. I could send a contact to my wife and when she received it there was an option to save the contact on her end. Is there an app that will do this?

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Android :: Developing Smartphone App On Which Devices Suggest To Check App?

Aug 18, 2010

Before publishing a new app on the market, on which devices would you suggest to check whether it runs fine or not? What are your experiences? How do you handle this?Are there some empirical values, for example, do applications that run smoothly on a HTC Desire behave similar on all HTC devices? Are there some devices on which the app should definately be checked?I like to picture myself releasing a high quality product instead of throwing some crap on the market. :) But I suppose I am not the only one who cannot buy like 5 or more devices just to ensure that the apps works fine on every kind of device.

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Dec 3, 2009

New Android Smartphones Coming from Motorola and HTC [Droid Successor Gets Leaked; HTC Prepares Android 2.1 Army of Mobile Phones] TFTS - Technology, Gadgets & Curiosities. The looks and specs of this phone makes me want to return the Droid and wait for this to be released. Assuming this is coming to Verizon, I am going to be very upset.

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Feb 10, 2014

I was wondering if exist, or if it's possible to build, a special android release for old smartphones without basic phone functions, to be used just as standalone media player. I mean a basic distribution that allow just playing local audio files or remote files through wifi home network.

I have an old xperia x8, which is a good phone and there are a lot of android based custom roms, but i need to use it just as a media player. As soon as I power it on it has to show a list of music files to play.

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Android :: Make SAX Parser Wait For File To Finish Downloading Before Parsing?

Sep 20, 2010

I am having a problem where my XML files are slow to load and don't finish downloading before they start to be parsed which throws an xml not well formatted exception from my parser showing that the file downloaded incompletely. The complete error from logcat is "ERROR/Error(323): errororg.apache.harmony.xml.ExpatParser$ParseException: At line 10, column 46: not well-formed (invalid token)" I know the xml file is correct because sometimes it will work and I can also pull it up in my browser and look at it.

What would be the best way to make the parser wait for the InputSource before continuing on and parsing the xml data? The code below is the code I use to get the file and parse it.

SAXParserFactory spf = SAXParserFactory.newInstance();
SAXParser sp = spf.newSAXParser();
XMLReader xr = sp.getXMLReader();
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xr.setContentHandler(gradeHandler);
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Nov 25, 2009

I have a message -- saying Loading Data, please wait -- but it's been a long time. What does this mean? How can I make it stop?

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Jun 30, 2010

Is it possible if my application is running and that time if any incoming call arrives then i want to kill or wait that call (phone activity). any one achieve this type of work in android. i have a no idea how to do this.

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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:

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