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.
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.
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.
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?
Iv`e managed to download a couple of you tube videos onto my samsung galaxy phone, but some of the videos won`t play, I just get a message saying " can`t play this video". why is this, & is there any way that i can get my phone to play all the videos that I download onto it?
I'm looking for a way to connect my Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000 with bluetooth, to serve as a bluetooth mouse on my Nexus tablet 7. I already try several application offers in the respective forums of my devices but nothing works.
Here are the characteristics of my two devices:
Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000: CM10, Android 4.1.2, kernel stock; Asus Google Nexus 7: DIrty AOKP 2.6, Android 4.2.1, Kernel MKernel 3.1.10
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.
I have observed that the Smartphones (particularly Android) do not perform as well as the computers when performance is compared on GPRS / EDGE.
I have tested streaming videos on while on GPRS / EDGE (not 3G or 4G) and observed that the smartphone gives up saying connection problem. When I stream the same videos with the same GPRS / EDGE connection through a USB Dongle on a computer(with same SIM Card inserted which was used for testing on Smartphone), the Computer performs better and is able to stream the Videos.
I request the experts to explain why this happens. The SIM and its location are the same and the speed received from it is also the same. Then why does the computer able to play it while the smartphone gives up saying connection problem.
I would like to clarify here that the GPRS / EDGE works alright on surfing websites etc. while the problem is only in streaming. I have tested this on various phones of Samsung / HTC / Motorola so the question of a particular phone having some problem does not arise.
i setup my Google account to sync my personal data which includes Wifi passwords. So I went to a friends router and entered the password into my smartphone and connected to the Wifi successfully. While in the network I synced my smartphones Google account. Then I enabled Wifi hotspot on my smartphone in order to sync my N7 Google account to receive the newly synced password. But sadly after syncing I couldn't connect to the Wifi because the password was not synced. What did I do wrong?
My company has a guest Wifi network and a regular employee wifi network that requires a password. I was wondering if I were to access the guest wifi network using my own personal smartphone, what kind of privacy would I have?
Are there any easy apps to encrypt myself while on it? I see SSH Tunnel and Connectbot, but I don't have a server.
I have a tmn smart a7 (PT) (ZTE V875), which has integrated qwerty keyboard, but when I'm with him in horizontal I get no keyboard.It is possible to automatically activate the virtual keyboard when they procure this smartphone horizontally?
I own a Sony Xperia S LT26i and yesterday i broked my screen/touchscreen. I'm wondering how to recover my files without using touchscreen. The main problem is the unlocking, the phone is functional but i can't unlock without screen to use Sony PC Companion software and access internal storage.
The phone is detected by PC when i'm pluggin' USB cable, i see the partition but i can't see files.
What is the difference between "automatic brightness adjustment" and "power saving mode" which has the description "save power by adjusting image and adjusting LCD brightness"? Which one should I have on to conserve battery? It sounds like the do the same thing.
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.
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.
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?
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.