Since i am new in android OS just to ask when i install application at market the app directly install at phone memory .my question is can this app we install to memory card l ikesymbian OS and WINMO OS?
Can anyone recommend an app to listen to actual internet radio stations rather than creating your own playlists?
I'm used to using the Nokia Internet Radio app on Symbian S60 which let you save your favourite stations from a choice of hundreds and start playing straight away by clicking on the shortcut. I've looked at Last FM and while it's probably very good, it's not really what I want. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
I would like to ask all of you if you know any good books, articles etc ... on development for these mobile platforms. I'm looking for learning material where the whole technology, OSes and development is discussed in great detail so i could gain a deeper understanding of the system as a whole.
Having seen similar threads i know im not the only ex symbian user, not that i didnt enjoy my time with it but its time to move on! ive tried to see if this question has been repeated elsewhere but i couldnt so i do apologise if i missed it!
on my previous symbian devices n95 and 5800 if i used an app that required web access be that wifi or over the network it always asked me if i wanted to allow this, and i thought it was a good feature. now i just got a HTC desire and for financial reasons couldnt get an unlimited data plan from o2 in the uk just yet otherwise id be happy to let it be on all the time.
now it seems that if you want devices to connect you either have the wifi on or off, same for the mobile network. does anyone know if there is a setting or app or anything in the pipeline that might emulate this symbian function? maybe its me just being a bit funny but i found that level of control good and it didnt mean i had to go backwards and forwards turning stuff on and off. if its not possible im sure ill get used to it but it would be a good feature!
secondly i have a Ford Focus euro model with a built in bluetooth hands free to the stereo, a factory fitted option which i believe uses a nokia Bluetooth module (stereo is sony) now this really is a minor quibble but on the old phones when the bluetooth was on any incoming calls would push the ringtone through the speakers untiill i answered it
using the desire the phone still rings normally with whatever ringtone i have but it pushes a plain ring ring through the speakers, anyone know a way to change that? or mute the phone when it rings and just push the ring through the stereo?
I have a Nokia E71 (Symbian S60 v3) and am considering moving to either a Nokia N97 mini (Symbian S60 v5) or to Android, probably a Motorola Milestone/Droid.
What are the main differences between the two systems?
My priorities are a good battery life, a good push email system via imap idle, good PIM and sync to google calendar and maybe RememberTheMilk for tasks. I don't care about facebook, myspace, etc
I also like to organize my contacts into groups and I understand Android is better for this.
I know these discussions can degenerate into flames or some sort of "religion wars" (e.g. Windows vs Linux) but I'm only really interested in an honest comparison between the two systems. Much to my surprise, I could find very little on the web.
I have very little idea about mobile platform, though I am interested to program for mobile platform. Would you please compare between J2ME VS Android VS iPhone VS Symbian VS Windows CE. I would like to know which one is better, and if there is any VM technology to test the programs. Which one should I choose and why? Is there any IDE, debugging facilities?
I have a Symbian based phone with a ARM Cortex-A8 processor (SonyEricsson Vivaz) and was thinking on how hard would it be to try and port the Android OS for it. Obviously Android runs on a myriad of devices with different hardware so I imagine it shouldn't be too hard to adapt it to SE hardware. Could some one give me a clue where to start or if this is even undertakable...
I find it a interesting proposition to port applications from Android to Symbian and improve a mobile app's popularity and usage. I am sure that I will find multiple results using a google search on this topic. But any recommendations from where I should start ?
I recently bought a HTC Desire.(was a loyal nokia fan till now ) . It was difficult to get used to the android version of the calendar app, which syncs with google calendar etc etc.. But my question is - is it possible to create a calendar event - like in symbian OS , where you can choose - Event , Anniversary , Task (To Do) . Issue is , I have a lot of Bday reminders, and they are not exactly "ALL DAY events" and neither do i need a reminder set for that. I prefer the symbian way where its displayed on ur home screen - on that particular day for the entire day. Is such a setting (may be using another app) possible in Android ?
How can I make my simple site, on which the user can choose to play a number of music clips by clicking on little "play" buttons on the page (think of Amazon's "preview" on their product pages for CDs), work on mobile devices?
[I originally created the page thinking only of desktop browsers, so currently it works by using Flash. I know that won't work at least on the iphone.]
Will I have to build a platform-specific app for all major mobile platforms to provide this kind of simple interface? If so, can you recommend a framework that will let me do this in "write once, run everywhere" fashion?
Followed the instructions in http://developer.android.com/sdk/adding-components.html for adding 2.0 as components to an existing 1.6 SDK, from within Eclipse.
It didn't work. Not by a long shot. Instead, it got partway through and then said that C:android-sdk-windows-1.6_r1 tempDocPackage.new01 couldn't be copied because of a lock, and similarly for PlatformPackage.new01.
It said to shut down running programs, but the only program running was Eclipse, which was needed to do the upgrade.
The cancel button was disabled, and the close box didn't work. Shutting down Eclipse killed it, but left C:android-sdk-windows-1.6_r1 in a corrupted state. Restarting Eclipse showed the Android projects with errors, no SDK, and a disabled Android SDK and AVD Manager (which means no ability to rerun the install).
Shutting down Eclipse, renaming the corrupted SDK directory, unzipping 1.6 again into C:, and restarting Eclipse made it as if nothing had ever happened, which is good. But it is not possible to complete the install from Eclipse, which is bad.
When I run my application on a physical phone from within Eclipse, my Google MapView works perfectly. If export the app to an apk file and install it to the same phone from the command line with adb then the MapView comes up but shows only the Google logo and grid - no map tiles appear. I'm using a debug application key and a GMaps API key generated with that debug key. I've verified that this happens on both the Droid and N1 phones. The logcat looks identical in both the working and non-working cases - no obvious error messages.
Yes we have threads about this already but we still have not gotten an answer AND I think it's about time somebody at least explain what does this number actually MEAN. I'm getting frustrated with the lack of transparency on this.
My apps used to be around 56% active installs
VERY soon after I updated the apps to allow install to SDCARD (preferExternal), then the active install count started dropping like a rock. Now it's around 39% today for my main app.
My opinion is there is a bug in the SDCARD install feature somewhere that is not counting those installs. We know there already is a bug with home screen icons if you install to sdcard you will get a blank icon until the Home app restarts.
So the other day I went to download an app out of the market. The download finished, but it seems my phone decided to auto-reboot itself in the midst of the installation. After the reboot completes, I go back to the market, reselect the app, and it's hung at "Installing..." (And when I say "hung," the market is still fully functional except that one app). I'm given no option to cancel the installation. Killing the market app then trying to go back in has no effect - same deal. Hung on install. Another reboot didn't help.
Is there any way to delete the install package and make the market forget I even tried in the first place?
It's Angry Birds (wanted to see what all the fuss was about), but the install seems to have failed in a way that any app install could have failed.
I tried updating both Fruit Ninja and Angry Birds on Friday. I had all kinds of trouble getting them installed, still haven't been able to get them installed. I had both installed prior to Friday. So in trying to troubleshoot things on friday one of the things I did was uninstall the app to try to reinstall. It did not work. Fast forward to Saturday when the Dolphin browser app update was released. I updated and had the same problem as FN and AB. Trying to think about possible causes, I wondered if using SDMOVE to move the app to the SD card was causing problems. So, I moved Dolphin browser back to my phone and retried the update. What do you know, it worked successfully. Now, I am stuck and don't know what to do with FN and AB though, becasue since I uninstalled them I don't have anythign to move back to the phone and I still can't get them installed. I tried looking at my SD card for any left over files from either game and couldn't find anything.
How to install Android SDK on your Windows 7 Computer.I followed this excellent guide to install Android SDK on my computer, but the guide assumes a lot of things and it didn't go into the detail I needed. After 2 days of struggling I was finally able to get it working. Hopefully you can learn from the pitfalls I went through and it won't be nearly as challenging for you to install.My instructions are going to be basic and over simplified - sort of like SDK for Dummies. The reason I'm saying this is for installing on a Windows 7 computer is because the screen shots and the information that follows will be from Windows 7. The guide that I followed and linked above had instructions based on Windows XP.
I've got a Problem. I am working on a Project where I am using a Programm on the PC to handle different data (which another programm = my android app creates), which i found on the plugged in sd-card of the android device.My aim is now to use the programm on the Computer to install the Android App on the Android Device. In other words: My PC-Programm copies the .apk to the sd card of the Android Device via USB. But how can i install it now? I would be awesome if, after the copy-process has finished the app installs automatically.