Is there a way on the Droid X (or any Android) to lookup a contact by their phone number? On the iPhone you can type the number in via the number pad and if it's in your contacts, the name is displayed.
I have a Droid and download many random apps. Many of them run and I kill them often to not have a laggy performance but it still happens quite a bit. I get many random force closes from all kinds of apps.
Problem: Steps to Create force close everytime in Messaging: 1. Compose new message 2. Type in "D" 3. Type in "A" 4. *Messaging (process com.android.mms) has stopped (no wait button to choose) Once A is typed it always force closes (40 times in a row).
There's another warez site ripping off the paid versions of my apps from the Google Market(as well as other developers paid apps) - all the usual ignoring stuff when contacting to remove apps. I have to accept that some of my apps get pirated(that haven't used the licensing service & proguard), but What particularly gets my goat about this site, is that the owner is apparently *charging* for full access to the ripped off apps! See: http://www.droidphonefiles.com/Join.html and a list of ripped apps: http://www.droidphonefiles.com/Apps.html And the usual market spamm comments attached to such a warez site promoted by the author (AndroLib is useful here to easily list the spam user) http://www.androlib.com/android.comment.author.amy-DEFAq.aspx Any ideas what I can do? Or does Googles team care about this kind of activity?
HQ videos don't download fast enough on 3G or Wifi! I didn't think too much of it until my friend came over with his new Iphone 4G. I told him about the new mobile youtube site so that he can see the videos in HQ. He was on the crappy ATT 3G network and was able to play a video in HQ without any problems at all. It was downloading about twice as fast as it was playing. I was very surprised. I then tried the exact same video but it just sat there trying to download. It would play for about 2 seconds then stop. It was really bad. I then turned on my wifi, but it did the exact same thing. I restarted the phone, turned on wifi again, did a speed check so I knew that the wifi was working, then tried it again. Still wouldn't download any HQ youtube video faster than it was playing. I'm just really surprised that my overclocked droid (1.25ghz) on the verizon network (or wifi) couldn't come close to keeping up with the Iphone 4 on ATT's crappy network. I kind of feel like something is wrong here so I though I would ask if anyone else is able to play HQ videos on 3G without it stopping. In other words, is it downloading faster than its playing.
Does anyone know a way to download files from a Sharepoint site that requires a password to download? ( I have the password, I just never get prompted and the file just sits and waits for a server response).
May I start off saying that I can't stop playing with this phone. How do I get a basic java site to work? I have an Aquarium web controller and it isn't opening it. This worked on My blackberry (w/Opera), WM, & iphone(3wks lol). Do I need a plug-in or something check marked?
Is there a file site similar to gridlocks rom site where all the roms are compiled? On the eris section everyone posts a screenshots so they know what they are getting before downloading. I don't see that much here unless I'm missing something?
There is an app called Shortcovers. in the android market. It will let you both read free books an Buy Current Best Sellers Books. The site is uses a Kobo ereader and they sell them at the Borders bookstores. I am just thrilled to finally find someplace that has an easy access to purchase current books for my little Droid.
I've been plugging in my DroidX to my computer to do different things (root, transfer files, etc). Whenever I do, it causes the web browser to automatically open and start playing an annoying "helpful video" from the Verizon site. Does anyone know how to make it stop loading? Obviously I can close it out, but it is really annoying. I have root, so I can access the internal memory and delete the offending file. I just don't know which one to remove.
I'm looking for an app that'll help me find my phone via GPS without always having to have GPS enabled. I have Wave Secure and it doesn't have an option to turn my GPS on remotely, Lookout Mobile Security is the same way and Where's My Droid app requires GPS to be previously enabled.
The Internet location ability's accuracy within 200-1000ft radius doesn't seem useful if my phones stolen. I don't think walking from door to door, trying to listen in on each house for my alarm would work out too well.
Any app that could turn my GPS on remotely via codeword text or Internet site would be extremely useful.
So most of us are happy with our Droids, but we all have at least one item that we just wish Google would fix. Lucky for us, Google has a site dedicated to tracking bugs, issues, and feature requests!
So in addition posting questions here, go to Google's issues site and let them know directly! All you need to do is click the link and click the little white star icon. Issues with more stars will theoretically get more attention, so let's let Google know what we want.
I'll keep a running list of direct links in this post for everyone's convenience. If you want me to add more just post it in this thread along with a link to the issue.
Bluetooth Voice Dial Support Exchange support for Global Address List Exchange support for ActiveSync provisioning protocol Exchange support for signatures Exchange Calendar Appointment Invites have no accept or decline buttons When headset is unplugged, sound does not return to speaker. Issue 5853: Softbuttons lights on the Droid stay on while charging Feature request: add support for GSM 6.10 8Khz/mono in a RIFF WAVE audio container Issue 1151 Install apps to SD card Issue 1181 [VoiceDial] Voice confirmation for Voice Dialer Issue 3795 Couldn't unlock phone after "too many pattern attempts"
If any of these issues bother you, please take a moment to click the link and click on the white star to let Google know that it's important! Leave a comment for the devs while you're at it.
There are currently over 400 issues posted and you can add your own. This list is just for quick and easy reference for common issues among the readers of this forum.
Also, note - this is for issues with Android as a whole and not necessarily Motorola or Verizon.
Is there any API to use DNS lookup in Android? My application connect to a server and to final user, we don't want that user need to enter the IP, but a hostname. I found dnsjava, a lib to handle that, but if Android would have this, it becomes better.
Not to sure if you knew or not, but you're able to use the Motorola Media Link Software found on their site for free. This will allow you to sync your photos, video, and music (links with iTunes and playlists ). Here is the link. Motorola Media Link - Motorola USA
I am using android 2.0.1. I have a group id and I am trying to find all contacts in this group. I have been banging my head against the wall on this for a while. I can't seem to find a contentprovider that ties these two together.There has to be a standard answer to this question?
I'm starting to dip my toes into LocationManager. I've created a service which tracks GPS location (interval is more than 60000ms) and updates my application with user location so they can find stuff nearby. As I understand it, users can go into their preferences and disable GPS for a particular application. I would essentially like to offer my users two modes. 1) GPS. 2) If GPS can not pull, device does not have a GPS chip, or GPS is turned off for my app, I would like to allow them to type in their zip code (or maybe switch to cell tower lookup).
The bold text is what I'm interested in. How can I tell if the device does not have GPS? How can I tell if the user has disabled GPS for my application? Side question: My service gets launched from my 2nd Activity. I call stopService in the onDestroy method of this Activity. If I back up to my 1st Activity and the 2nd Activity is destroyed, I still notice the GPS icon on my phone running. Is stopping the service sufficient? Or do I need to stop the LocationManager in the onDestroy of the service?
I'm currently writing a application that allows to save drafts (using android version >= 2.0). Each draft is connected to a contact via the ContactsContract.Contacts.LOOKUP_KEY. My problem is that if I change the name of my contact the lookup key changes also. Is that the way this works?
So for what do I need a lookup key? I thought that the lookup key does never change and now it changes anyway. I'm confused about that behavior. Can someone explain to me how to link permanently to a contact? Should I use IDs instead of the lookup key?
so far, I love my Motorola droid but I do not like some of the apps/icons that are occupying my phone's application page. How do I remove them since they don't appear in the list of applications that can be uninstalled. Some of the apps that i want to remove are: amazon mp3 and facebook.
I know that I can put applications on my SD card now that the phone is rooted (very easily using Liquid Frozen Yogurt). Anyways, what I was wondering is if I put all my apps on my SD card, what happens when/if I reflash my ROM? Will I have to wipe the SD card, reinstall the Apps and reback them up top the SD card? Or does it install once the SD card with the programs is inserted?
This was in the Android Forum News, but I wanted to link it here. For those who have received the OTA and/or forced the update, apparently, the update has caused the DROID to experience performance problems, particularly in the area of 2D apps. What used to return 60fps is now being halved (30fps). Here is the link to the article: Droid 2.1 Update Causing Performance Problems? | Android Phone Fans.
I go to "Settings" and then "Applications". Once in "Applications", I go to "Running Services" and turn off certain applications I am not using. How long are these applications supposed to stay off: Until I turn my phone back on again? Until I turn my display back on? I am trying to improve my battery life. I have turned off the background data and uninstalled the app killer. My display goes off after 30 seconds and I already have the brightness as low as it goes (I do this on every phone, I see no need to have a crazy bright screen).
What I'm trying to do, is to get the corresponding contact to a phone number. It works perfect if the number is stored in the contacts in the following format: +<country code><area code><number> But not all numbers are stored this way. Most are without the country code or with "00" instead of "+". Do I have to parse the number by myself and set up a corresponding WHERE clause for the query, or is there anything I can't find in the internet to get this one done by the framework?