I'm a BIG fan of Google Listen, until one of their updates just started f**king up everything! I posted my concern on their discussion group (Discussions - listen-discuss | Google Groups), but I'm not sure that official channel is actually answering ANY questions. The replies are more users saying they have the same problem.
Can I get support (or answers) here or should I just stick to their discussion group?
Here are some of my concerns:
I can't fast forward or rewind anymore. If I try to move the timeline the podcast starts over.
A lot of the time I get an error along the line that it can't play the file. So; it no longer plays while streaming. I have to wait until I get a full download.
When I use my bluetooth headset to start/stop a song, it messes with the Music app. I can't disable this option without disabling it for Music.
I'm running their latest version (v1.1.3b) on my Motoroloa Droid FRG22D. I think I saw these issues when I had Android 2.1.
I have had a lot of smart phones but never used bluetooth headsets and have a few questions.Can you get a bluetooth earpiece for answering phone calls that lets you answer from the headset once paired?
Do all the earpieces support streaming or playing music/sprint tv audio/Google listen?Are they all mono or do some single earpieces have stereo?Is there an industry standard for noise reduction that I should look for in the feature list? Any other tips if I just want to buy one and be satisfied its the right one?
I use Google hosted apps with my own domain for e-mail, calendar, chat, etc. and I use the e-mail address from that with my main Google account as well. So, both my Google account and hosted apps account use the same address. I had no problem setting up my account on my phone when I got it Friday, but I've been running into a few issues. First off, every time I try to buy an app in the Market, it asks me to set up a Google account to associate it with, even though I already have. Also, when I try to use Google Listen, it asks the same thing. Is there a way around this, or will I have to create a separate Google/GMail account?
I have searched around for an answer to these two issues, but haven't been able to find anything. After doing the manual upgrade to 2.1 OTA, most everything is fine. However, Google Voice and Google Listen are having issues. Google Voice is giving me a Force Close message every time I receive a text message in Hand cent SMS (to my non-GV number). I don't actually use GV on my voice all that often. Google Listen seems to have lost all trace of any of my pod casts, including new ones that have come in since the update. Every episode on every pod cast has, just under the title: "Error (sd card/com.goggle.android.apps.listen/downloads/e55bee71)" The string of letters and numbers on each one is different. I used Astor File Manager to look in this folder and each of those files is not there. Some of these folders were downloaded a month ago (I'm a little slow in getting to some pod casts) and some I have listened to already pre update but still getting the error now. Some that I have listened to are not giving the error. And any that were downloaded after the update are giving the error.
You should probably send e-mail to the developer through the address shown in the market app. For the most part, Google's Android applications that appear on Market are written just like other third party applications, and are best dealt with that way.
On Sun, Oct 4, 2009 at 3:36 PM, Andrei <gml...@gmail.com> wrote:
> When I do adb logcat I see debug messages from Google Labs Listen app > I thought they recommend we remove debug logs for release. > They also print my email in log, which might be security problem?
I've given Google Listen a go as my podcast app, but it seems buggy and not very intuitive to use. So I'd like to try something different. I'd like sync with Google Reader tho not essential, also need an app that has the option to download over wifi only.
How do you take the actual MP3 files off the nexus one (or any android device) when you download them from a podcast manager like Google listen? When I download podcast on my computer, they usually are in C:documents and settings usermy documentsmy music. So I can take the MP3 files and move them to wherever I want. How do I find these files on my phone after having downloaded them through Google listen ?
I am coming from iPod Touch's native app, so that is what I have to compare it to. What I am looking for is an app that can subscribe to my podcasts, download them automatically as new episodes become available (or notify me if one is available to stream), delete them when listened to (if downloaded and not streamed) and remember my playback position if I have to do something else for a bit. Which app is better for these things?
Also, does either have a feature where it will only download the latest episodes when in WiFi range only, to save on bandwidth usage? And, is there an option on either to press a single button to have it go see if there are any new episodes of my subscribed podcasts (like the "refresh" in iTunes)?
I like to se Google Listen to download my podcasts. I am having problems with a couple of things. The first is how do I manually put in feeds? I subscribed to Cranky Geeks but it is not updating properly.
I am seeing a very annoying problem with Google Listen on Android (I think this behavior has started since the most recent update a couple of weeks back, but I am not sure)I am using the Nexus One (Android v 2.1) 1. Start Google Listen, using the wired headset. 2. Start listening to some podcast 3. Press the play/pause button from the headset 4. With the old version of Listen, the podcast would be paused. When you pressed the button again, the podcast playback would resume. This was very nice. However, now - when I press play/pause from the headset the music player starts up. Sometimes, the podcast stops when music player starts up, sometimes it continues to play. Sometimes I get weird error messages on listen. This is really annoying.
I love the new feature in Listen that allows it to sync with Reader to manage podcast subscriptions...or at least I love the idea of it. Since updating Listen and using it for many days now, I have seen nothing regarding my podcast subscriptions popping up in my Reader account. How can I fix this? Is there something I'm missing?
I am trying to get a specific podcast on my Eris. I can find the podcast on itunes but when I search through google listen it does not come up. Is there anyway to get google listen to find this podcast and download it.
I have a Nexus One and while using Google Listen to listen to podcasts my screen lock will go into effect. Unfortunately, when this happens, the podcast audio pauses. I can set the screen timeout to a maximum of 30 minutes but some of the podcasts are longer than that.
Is there anyway to have Listen suspend the screen timeout while it is running?
Listen allows me to logon and all that good stuff, my problem is different. I can search and subscribe to episodes however they never download, they are always in the queue. I can try the refresh option but it doesn't help. So far in a month I downloaded one podcast.
I came from a iphone and thier podcast app was ten fold better than anything Ive seen for a android to this date. Just a simple search in the app and it cant locate half the things I used to listen to on my iphone. I just tried to add this one Stuff They Don't Want You To Know and its (listen) claiming theres no audio files on this site. Maybe im using the wrong link, can someone give me some insight..
A few months ago Google sent top market developers a feww phone (Droid or Nexus).I was one of them and received a Droid.I just now called in to activate the Droid on my Verizon account and was told that it is not activated.They said that the ESN number is tied to a business account and currently active.Verizon said the only thing I can do is to contact Google, who sent me the phone, and work it out with them.The paperwork with the phone came with no numbers or email addresses.I have tried calling the Nexus support line, they could not direct me anywhere. I have tried emailing the automated robots that sent me emails about the phone.Is there anyone at Google that I can contact that would be able to help with this?
I rooted (twice thanks Verizon 2.1 upgrade) and upgraded to 1.o ghz Froyo. I tried to download Listen as I had it before the root and now it says I have to set up an account.... My Gmail account is already in the phone.
Can't find the app anymore (i uninstalled it when it stopped working).. but i had an app that worked with 2.1. then android 2.2 did not allow force closes (according to the app dev) and it stopped working. i am looking for an app that puts google listen to sleep on a timer.
Hi Guys, Ive had Google Listen on my HTC Hero for a while now, but never really used it until I was hooked up to wireless.
Today I downloaded the BBC Podcast app that links with Google Listen and decided to have a little play around with it whilst in work. I have been listening to BBC's 606 Football Phone in for about half an hour now and my 3G Data Usage Watchdog has not budged..........Now before I get excited and start listening to Podcasts all day....does anybody know a reason as to why my data is not being used?
I added the podcast to a "Queue" does this have anything to do with it? I havent downloaded the podcast!
I can't get my EVO to use my google voice as my voicemail. I have everything set up correctly and have my voicemail assigned to google instead of sprint. When I try to activate my google on my phone by dialing the *28 and my number, it either gives my an error code or just rings. Does sprint allow google as your voicemail?
Snow Leopard has been published for several weeks, Eclipse also provide an 64bit Cocoa version on 3.5, but the Android SDK still only support the 32bit mode on Mac, why? It's emulator also still use QuickDraw to draw interface, maybe Google has forgotten us.
I'm about to dump ATT/IPhone for Sprint/Android (EVO), but one thing has been nagging me and I want to make sure I know my options before jumping (e.g. given these 2 yr contracts).My concern is with ongoing support for my phone after purchase, support in terms of receiving the latest/greatest updates to the Android platform (e.g. within hardware constraints). Who ultimately controls whether a phone gets a release (e.g. Carrier or Manufacturer)?It seems to me the best bet is to go with the Nexus One platform given that is under the control of Google and should be well supported in that respect. However, it seems like it is going to be a hassle and/or costly to go with Nexus One using Sprint. Is there anyway around paying full price for Nexus One and using Sprint as a carrier? Any chance Google has a deal with the carriers to subsidize phones?Plus, I would prefer not to have the blot (e.g. UI modifications, app replacements, etc) added to the phone by Carriers and/or Manufactures (e.g. prefer Android as perceived by Google). Wondering who has the control of UI modifications. Does the Carrier contract with the Manufacturer and have control over what is added and how it is supported (e.g. whether a phone gets a new Android release, etc)? Or does the Manufacturer have the control?And lastly, say I get the EVO and on down the line someone (Manufacturer or Carrier) decides no more updates for the EVO. It sounds like I should be able to root the phone and continue with updates. Without support from Carrier/Manufacturer of course, but is it against the Carriers rules to root a phone? Also, when rooting a phone, I'm assuming you can not take a release straight from Google and install it. Rather, someone has to implement the release for the target hardware (e.g. build, add any necessary drivers, etc). Are there any gotchas in doing this? Who is the most reliable supplier of these builds? I know that is a pretty broad question and I'll plan on doing additional research in that areas, but if anybody can give me a nudge or share their experience, that would be great.
There are a number of android file hosts such as goo.im, androidfilehost, and lets not forget XDA itself.
These sites are crucial for Android's success, as without them dev support would die. Yet these sites rely on user donations and frequently the site admins own pocket. I donate when I can because of the importance. But the amount they ask for is not much, it wouldn't even matter to Google, and they are the company who should be most concerned about Android.
1) What Android-compatible hardware platforms (boards, like "beagle board") can you recommend for hobby robotics? Where can I see a list of Android-friendly boards with support of serial (or parallel) connections?
We are going to move our Java ME robotics project (http:// www.RoboHobby.com) to Android platform, but what hardware to choose?
2) What can you say about support of serial connection on Android- based phones? Does it work in reality? As I remember, in the Java ME world not all cell phones manufacturers supported serial connections on their J2ME implementations. For example serial connections were supported on some models of Siemens and Sony-Ericson, but they were not supported on Nokia and Sumsung, etc.
What is going on with serial connection support in the Android World? Is this supported in reality? On which cell phones?
3) Is it possible to use on Android devices (boards) not BlueTooth/USB conection, but wired connection, like RS232 "COM" port on PC?
I see funny wordplay - Android as a Google project and Android as a human-like robot. :-)
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