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?

ADVERTISEMENT

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.

View 22 Replies View Related

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.

View 5 Replies View Related

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

View 19 Replies View Related

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.

View 8 Replies View Related

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.

View 6 Replies View Related

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

View 1 Replies View Related

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.

View 2 Replies View Related

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

View 2 Replies View Related

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).
I'm using a Linux Ubuntu laptop : I suppose I need to store the CD on the laptop and after in the smartphone, correct?

View 7 Replies View Related

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

May 27, 2010

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

View 2 Replies View Related

Android :: Looking To Eventually Build A Smartphone App / Where To Start?

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?

View 5 Replies View Related

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?

View 1 Replies View Related

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.

View 4 Replies View Related

Motorola :: Check Out Leaked Photos Of New Android Smartphone

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.

View 21 Replies View Related

Games : Download - Play Online Pool Pro 2 For A Smartphone?

Mar 11, 2010

I was wondering can you download and play the online game Pool Pro Online 2 for a smartphone like an Android device? I have it on my Dare and when I switch to a Android phone, I want to still be able to play it online.

View 3 Replies View Related

HTC Incredible :: Play Purchased ITunes Music On Droid Smartphone?

Sep 14, 2010

Came across this helpful link. It only applies to those tunes post-DRMed by Apple, purchased after April 2009, but still a good thing.

How to Play Purchased iTunes Music on an Android Smartphone?

View 1 Replies View Related

Media :: Optimal App For Getting Streamed Video To A Smartphone Running 2.2 Phone?

Sep 24, 2010

What is the optimal app for getting streamed video to a Smartphone running android 2.2?
On my PC I use VLC but it seems they don't have any Android app (having donated I'm a tad miffed) so is there anything else out there for generic streaming? I have an app for specific broadcasters but I'd like one that I can pick up streams on my own.

View 11 Replies View Related

Motorola Droid : CES - Smartphone Touch-screen Analysis Tests Finger Fidelity

Jan 10, 2010

Kind of sad, but I guess it's something we all knew deep down anyways.

Smartphone touch-screen analysis tests finger fidelity | CES 2010 - CNET

View 11 Replies View Related

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.

View 3 Replies View Related

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?

View 6 Replies View Related

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?

View 3 Replies View Related

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?

View 4 Replies View Related

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?

View 4 Replies View Related

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?

View 8 Replies View Related

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?

View 49 Replies View Related

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?

View 2 Replies View Related

HTC Eris :: Getting Com.htc.bg And The Force Close Button Or Wait?

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?

View 1 Replies View Related

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.

View 4 Replies View Related

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?

View 2 Replies View Related

HTC Incredible :: Cannot Delete Messages - Force Close Or Wait

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?

View 4 Replies View Related

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?

View 1 Replies View Related

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?

View 1 Replies View Related

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).

View 1 Replies View Related

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()?

View 6 Replies View Related

HTC Incredible :: Recommended Wait Time To Put Battery Back In After Pull

Jun 15, 2010

Is there a recommended wait time to put the battery back in after a battery pull?

View 1 Replies View Related

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?

View 1 Replies View Related

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

May 18, 2010

I have an android app where I am doing the following: Code...

View 3 Replies View Related

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 :: Can't Wait For Present Contact To Finish

Sep 9, 2010

I must say I'm realy fed-up with with Sony Ericson for not providing 2.2. I've just bought the X10 thinking it was the best. can't wait for my present contact to finish, so I can chose a proper smart phone. Can anyone advise me on my next PROPER smart phone.

View 4 Replies View Related

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.

View 3 Replies View Related

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>
and some other similar messages too..
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.

View 1 Replies View Related

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.

View 1 Replies View Related

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();
private Looper mLooper;

Worker(String name) {
Thread t = new Thread(null, this, name);
t.start();
synchronized (mLock) {
while (mLooper == null) {....................

View 4 Replies View Related

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.

View 4 Replies View Related

HTC Magic : Upgrade Sense Ui Root - Wait For Rogers To Push It Down?

Aug 17, 2009

HTC sense ui is going to be available sometime in the fall if not sooner for the Rogers Magic (Called Rogers). So my question is should I root my phone to upgrade to the Sense ui rom that people are already using or wait for Rogers to push it down? also if I do change the rom on my phone can I go back to my original rom.

View 7 Replies View Related

ADVERTISEMENT