Android :: Important Features Missed In Targeting OS 1.5 Instead Of 2.2?

Oct 6, 2010

I'm beginning with Android development. I'm aware that there is a lot of Android devices still on OS 1.5 or 1.6 so I'm thinking about require API level 3 as minimum to support them. What will I miss from 2.2? Which are the most important features I will miss targeting Android API 3 (OS 1.5) instead of most recent API?

Android :: Important Features Missed in Targeting OS 1.5 instead of 2.2?

Android :: Targeting 1.5 And 1.6 Devices From 2.0 SDK

Oct 29, 2009

I'm interested in learning Android development but if I install the latest 2.0 SDK, will I still be able to target 1.5 and 1.6 devices? (since there is only one 2.0 device right now)
Basically I'm wondering if it will tell me if I'm doing something that won't work on older versions of the OS.

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Android :: Build App For 1.5 Devices While Targeting 1.6 SDK?

Jan 21, 2010

I'm building an application, and need to support both 1.5 (Magic and Hero) and 1.6 (Tattoo) devices.
As Android SDK is forward compatible, it seemed logical to build against Android 1.5 SDK, and expect application to work on Tattoo. While that's true, (I tested app, it works ok), I'm now having problems on Android Market. On Tattoo, Market search by default filters android apps that doesn't have explicit support for small screens defined in AndroidManifest. Problem is that attribute exists only on Android 1.6 SDK, so Building against Android 1.5 SDK is no an option anymore. How safe is to build App agains A1.6 (with minSdkVersion="3") and run it on 1.5 devices? Is there anything else I should take care of except just change target SDK?

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Android :: Targeting Multiple OS Versions

Nov 17, 2009

We are upgrading our application to add 2.0 support. I have read and the older blog post I want to avoid using reflection if possible. I have found that if I set my minSdkVersion="3" in the application manifest but in my build path in eclipse point to the Adroid 2.0 jar file I can compile with direct calls to 2.0 code (with the relevant code to ensure they are not invoked on <2.0 devices). My question is will people with pre 2.0 devices be able to see the application in the market place in this case? What are other people using for multi-targeting different API levels with the same package.

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Android :: Targeting 1.6 - How To Get Rid Of Auto Permissions In APK?

Jan 6, 2010

I'm trying to get rid of the mentioned (READ_PHONE_STATE and WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE) auto-permissions in my signed apk, but I can't. I know it is an issue with targeting 1.5, but this isn't my case. I'm targeting >=1.6. I've checked everything: In my manifest:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<manifest xmlns:android="" package=""
android:versionCode="1" android:versionName="1.0.0">
<uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="4" android:targetSdkVersion="4" />
Eclipse generates the proper value in target=android-4

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Android :: Market Statistics For Applications Targeting

Feb 3, 2009

Last week I published our first app to the Market, which is a game targeted to users in The Netherlands. Now that the G1 has been available over here for a couple of days, we have received feedback from several of our users. When I look at the developers console in the market however, the download count still shows 0.

Also on the device it is listed as <50. When looking around in the Market, I see that all applications targeted to The Netherlands are listed as having <50 downloads, even an application that received a lot of publicity. Have other developers noticed the same?

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Android :: Targeting Broadcasts To Specific Receiver

Jul 3, 2009

I am trying to get the intent "android.intent.action.BOOT_COMPLETED" sent only to the receiver "" as this triggers the sms notification to be updated and removed if there is no longer any unread sms's. The issue I have is I need to make sure the broadcast is only sent to the class above. If it goes to other receivers the phone could end up in an unknown state or something strange. The code below does not seem to work.

Intent intent = new Intent(); intent.setAction("android.intent.action.BOOT_COMPLETED");
intent.setClassName("", ".transaction.MmsSystemEventReceiver");

This code does work but since it goes to all receivers I have noticed some errors starting to show up in logs etc.
Intent intent = new Intent();

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Android :: Targeting Applications For Specific Carriers

Aug 12, 2010

I need to target apps for a specific carrier. Any tips on how to do this? I've seen <uses-library> for market filtering, but looking for something else.

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Android :: Targeting Specific Carriers In Market?

Oct 28, 2010

I read here: that it can be done if you go to the Android Market, and go to your app, then go to Publishing Options -> Locations, but I don't see anything to select a specific carrier there, only specific countries. Is this something that Google changed? Can this still be done, or is it done automatically? Can't the carrier be detected from the device?

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Android :: Write App Targeting Droid Core Kernel / Start This Programming?

Jun 18, 2010

I am 6 months experience in Android, use to develop simple UI based application. Now i want to write application targeting the Android core Kernel.For example i want to develop a Framework which is not present in Android.To achieve that we have to write the code for the Kernel. I dont know where and how to start the Android Kernel Programming. If anybody knows the way to start it.

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Android :: Important Undocumented Styles

Jan 28, 2010

An important part of creating an android application is making the gui look right. However where do I find documentation for this. An example of what I am looking for is something like this


what other interesting styles does exist. The eclipse layout xml editor knows about some of the @android:style/'s but not this one. Where is all this documented?

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Android :: Is It Important To Have Anti Virus?

Aug 24, 2010

Do i really need an anti virus on my moto droid like Norton? Im non rooted?

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Android :: Important Warning About Google Maps Update

Nov 1, 2010

I think I've found quite a serious problem with the Google maps for Android update that just came out late last week.I have a Latitude account, but I havent signed it in on this phone as I don't want battery and data being wasted updating my location, plus most of the time the whole location tracker thing is a bit Big Brother for me anyway. But after the update, one of my friends warned me that i had appeared on Latitude, and it turns out that the update signed me in there and set itself to automatically update my location.If this is happening to others, this represents a serious lapse at Google - it should be up to me to switch on the service, it should not automatically sign in - let alone automatically update my location! This phone has never prompted me to switch it on, and that is not acceptable. My location is a private matter and my battery life and data are precious, goddamnit.

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Android :: Lanyard Loops - Important To Portable Gadgets

Jan 20, 2010

It bugs me that some phones are omitting the lanyard loops. Look at the Nexus One that doesn't have it:

iPhone didn't have it.

Pretty lame that some phones now are designed without this feature.

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LG Ally :: Which Files On SD Card Are Important?

Nov 16, 2010

I have a ton of crap on my SD card, including old velocity information and I'm using Raptor so I don't think I need it. I was wondering if someone has or could create a list of the needed files on the SD card so I can delete the ones I don't need. I have folders for apps which I don't have on my phone anymore and i don't want to remove them if it is going to mess something up.

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Samsung Captivate :: Most Important Apps / Why Those Are?

Aug 11, 2010

So, just wondering what are your most important Apps and why? Since I am new to the scene, I'm hoping that with all of the guru knowledge here, I can save myself and hopefully others a lot of grief.

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Motorola Droid X :: Important Suggested Applications

Sep 23, 2010

What applications would you say are a must?

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HTC EVO 4G :: Important To Save Applications On Memory Card?

Aug 2, 2010

Looking at all the pros and cons from froyo got me wondering, how important is it to put the apps on the memory card? I was actually curious about saving some items in the phones internal memory, ie movies, etc.

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HTC EVO 4G :: List Of Important Things To Write Down Before Resetting

Nov 15, 2010

Hi guys. So I'm going to root my phone, and to avoid any complications at all, I think I'm going to factory reset my phone. I heard that some apps (ie dropbox) can interfere with the root process so I'm just doing this so I don't get any complications. I'm making a list of all the things I should write down from my phone before I reset it.

So far, I have:

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Motorola Droid :: Does Not Have Voice Activated Dialing How Important Is This?

Dec 8, 2009

i iunderstand the motorola droid does not have voice activated dialing how important is this?

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HTC Droid Eris :: How Secure Device To Put Important Passwords Into?

Apr 8, 2010

When purchasing the eris I had it in mind to possibly trade stocks from scottrade mobile, or pay my cell phone bill via it. How secure is this device to put important passwords into it?

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Motorola Droid :: FRG22 To BB 0.4 / Important To Wipe Before Flashing?

Aug 12, 2010

I am running FRG22 rom from peteralfonso and want to try out his BB 0.4, is crucial to wipe before flashing. What would happen if I don't?

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General :: Nexus One Running 2.3.4 - Turn Off Important Labels In Gmail?

Jul 17, 2011

I'm using a Nexus One running 2.3.4 and it looks like the gmail app version is and I've noticed they've now incorporated the 'Important Labels' functionality into the app.

Problem is, I don't like/use/desire the important labels and now they're cluttering up my inbox view with a little yellow chevron next to the sender's name and the 'go to inbox' in the menu has moved and where it was is a 'mark important'

I had a look through the settings and I don't have priority inbox as my default, under label's there is a sync option for 'Important' which is set to 'None'.

Also I don't have the important labels for the web version of gmail proper on.

I think I may have accidentally marked one email on my phone as important (because that's where the go to inbox button was) so perhaps that's why they are showing up?

Any way to turn off/hide the important labels. Really annoyed that Google is making me find out how to opt-out of this feature rather than just asking if I wanted to opt-in

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 :: Transfer Pictures And Important Messages To Folder?

Sep 9, 2010

I've got the xperia x10 and i created a folder on my phone how can i transfer pictures and important messages to this folder any idea?

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 :: Can't Play Dixv And Avi Files On Phone / Need Free (important) Media Players

Jun 18, 2010

I'm loving my x10 but am peaved that I can't play dixv and avi files on it are there any decent FREE (important) media players that I can use?

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Android :: Need Features In Google I/O

Sep 20, 2010

Anyone know when will the features introduced in Google I/O about installing apps from the market via the website and etc be released?

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Android :: Dolphin Browser V2.6.0 With Useful Features

Sep 14, 2010

- Fast work;
- Ease of management;
- Supports control gestures;
- Multi-touch;
- Synchronize with Google Bookmarks;
- Download videos from YouTube;

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Android :: Detect Javascript Features On 1.5

Apr 14, 2010

I'm trying to write a code that can run on Android 1.5 and 2.0.1, but I have issues with the javascript engine used on Android 1.5. alert(localStorage); just hang on v1.5 while on v2.0.1 it alerts correctly. is there an unblocking way to do it or to detect the version of Android with javascript?

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Android :: Want Information About Features Of Gingerbread

Aug 28, 2010

I found that android 3.0 is gingerbread, what are the new features in gingerbread and when it is going to be launched. And also i need information about the official release date of Honeycomb.

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Android :: Device With All Useful Features - Better Options

Jul 13, 2010

I'm looking for a device that can do everything but without the phone feature (calls, text). I now this may sound weird but I already have a phone that I'm happy with. A few weeks ago, my car was burglarized and I lost my laptop, mp3 player, camera, video camera, gps navigation, gps watch. I'm looking for a device that can do everything that I've lost but won't hold me down with a phone contract.

Something sleek enough to fit in my pocket while I'm running or doing physical activity, crystal clear sound quality(very important), takes excellent pictures and video, GPS navigation for navigation and if possible(but not necessary), could track my movements like a garmin forerunner, check email over WiFi, great battery life. I've never owned a smartphone so I don't know if the features I need of the device works if I have no contract with it.

No iphones please, I don't want to be bogged down with itunes. I'm looking at Garmin-Asus Nuvifone or Droid X or Evo 4G or Nexus One(love the clean design) but I don't know if there are better options for me.

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