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 realize the phone doesn't come with headphones but will we be able to buy headphones with player buttons and a mic? The N1 came with some headphones with play/pause and forward backward control buttons as well as a mic so you could pick up a call without taking the phone out of your pocket.
I've read around that the Apple headphones with the microphone do not work with the X. But all the threads I've read that from are from a while ago. What I've learned is that apparently other headphones with mics will work but these will not pickup your voice through the mic, and the volume and click buttons will not work. My question to you is, did anybody get these headphones to work with the mic and buttons? How did you get it to work? It seems to me that it is a software issue because other headphones will work, so has anybody configured there phone in a way to make it happen?
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.
Is there a pair of in the ear headphones with mic that's in between the apple headphones and bose ones? I've looked into the bose headphones, but that's alot of money to go into some wired headphones.. Does anyone have them, can you say they're worth getting for that cash? I use my phone alot for music, so good headphones are important.
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.
I am switching to Sprint soon and getting the EVO 3D. The one thing I will probably use the most is the front camera to make video calls. I am wondering if there are any headphones with a mic that are compatible with the EVO 3D and I can use for that.
I am using my old phone (an Xperia Arc S) as a multimedia player since it has a HDMI port. I would like to use my headphones while watching a movie. The problem is when I connect the headphones they don't seem to be recognized at all when the HDMI cable is plugged in too. All the sounds go through the HDMI cable.