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Decent Android phone, no contract. Possible?

Looking for the best Android smartphone to buy for a pre-paid service, preferably GSM based.... [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Aug 2, 2012 - 11 answers


Could I build an app? Is there an app for that? [more inside]
posted by Kerasia on Aug 2, 2012 - 7 answers

Have Superphone, Will Travel

I bought a Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ and an unlimited pay-as-you-go plan. Ummm. Now what? [more inside]
posted by Slap*Happy on Jul 31, 2012 - 7 answers

Can I really have the house of the future?

If I were to purchase a Nexus 7 to use as a kind of hub for my apartment, communicating between roommates and keeping track of bills and things electronically, what all would I actually be able to do with it? [more inside]
posted by trogdole on Jul 29, 2012 - 3 answers

Cheapest bulk smart phones for social science research project.

I am looking for suggestions on the cheapest way to get bulk (25-100) smart phones (android preferred, but iOS could also work) for an academic research experiment. [more inside]
posted by vegetableagony on Jul 25, 2012 - 7 answers

How did you notify your contacts of your new mobile phone number?

I have a new mobile phone number, replacing the one I've had for years. I want to notify my (many hundreds) of contacts of this new number. What is the right way to do this? How did you handle this situation? [more inside]
posted by fake on Jul 25, 2012 - 11 answers

Bringing business cards into 2012

Android/cloud-based note app query. I'm looking for recommendations for an Android app that'll accept the large chunk of csv data I have and keep it synced with my PC. [more inside]
posted by jonathanbell on Jul 23, 2012 - 5 answers

A Device for Every Snowflake!

I need a new cellphone/GPS setup. Did I mention that I am also the most special snowflake in the world? [more inside]
posted by broadway bill on Jul 23, 2012 - 8 answers

My HTC Evo Shift is feeling cramped

My HTC Evo Shift 4G (two years old?) keeps telling me I'm running out of internal storage. Right now there is only 51.59MB free in the internal storage, while my SD card has over 14G free. It's getting to the point that system apps can't be updated because there is not enough space. What can I do to free up more internal space? [more inside]
posted by youngergirl44 on Jul 23, 2012 - 16 answers

Regarding the Android Market, what apps do people think are missing?

Regarding the Android Market, what apps do people think are missing? I'm teaching myself a little Android programming. I'll try upload eventually a free app or two hopefully that the Marketplace doesn't already have a bunch of.
posted by KHinds10 on Jul 23, 2012 - 18 answers

Do average phones last two years?

Do I need a top of the line Android phone to make a 2-year contract worth it? [more inside]
posted by monkeymadness on Jul 20, 2012 - 14 answers

Looking to find a good reputable screen replacement vendor.

Looking to find a good reputable screen replacement vendor. Some of my end users (CEO among them) have recently broken their smart phone screens. I'd like to find a good vendor who can replace the screens and they've got to work on more than just iPhones. Thanks!
posted by covert7 on Jul 20, 2012 - 2 answers

I need situated

Is there any way (either by app or setting) to make my Android tell me where, by name, I am? [more inside]
posted by lordcorvid on Jul 20, 2012 - 5 answers

How to root Android Optimus V

LG Optimus V on Virgin Mobile -- this phone sucks. Or maybe it's the operating system? Anyways, tell me about rooting it. [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on Jul 15, 2012 - 12 answers

What's 3G got that wifi doesn't on a phone?

I've had a smart phone (android nexus one) for a few years now, but have always gotten by with wifi access only. I just recently bit the bullet on 3g access. So what new things can I do now with my phone with my newfound wandering internet access?
posted by garlic on Jul 13, 2012 - 10 answers

Wanna DIMyself.

Aspiring hobbyist asks: What would YOU do with this board? [more inside]
posted by Currer Belfry on Jul 13, 2012 - 6 answers

Google Voice phone calls over wi-fi using android 2.2 cell phone.

Seriously considering buying Virgin Mobile LG Optimus V (android 2.2) phone tomorrow, would/will be my first foray into any phone even beginning to resemble smart. My main question: how difficult is this phone to set up to use Google Voice telephone number over wi-fi, calls in-bound and out. [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue on Jul 2, 2012 - 14 answers

Visual notepad reminder widgets for Android.

I'm looking for an Android app with a widget that displays on the home screen and will show me if one or more notes exists in the notepad. [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Jun 30, 2012 - 2 answers

Big Brother Google, leave me alone!

I would like to purchase an App for my Android Samsung Tablet, but am concerned about my privacy and GoogleWallet. [more inside]
posted by NoraCharles on Jun 28, 2012 - 3 answers

Are there any good Verizon android phones that are similar in size to the iphone?

Are there any good Verizon android phones that are similar in size to the iphone? [more inside]
posted by Kolath on Jun 25, 2012 - 9 answers

Android phone buttons: we differentiate because we can!

Why do different Android phones have drastically different configurations of buttons (home, back, menu, search, etc.)? Does it make a difference? [more inside]
posted by meowzilla on Jun 23, 2012 - 6 answers

Nicknames on my Android

My phone is driving me nuts filter: How can I search by nickname on my HTC One S Android phone? [more inside]
posted by tavegyl on Jun 23, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me fix my spotify online/offline switching

Please help me get my spotify app running on my Samsung SGS2. [more inside]
posted by v.barboni on Jun 21, 2012 - 1 answer

(Reverse) tether me up

I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Verizon, rooted/unlocked). I'm trying to share the connection from my laptop to the Galaxy Nexus (i.e., so the Galaxy Nexus can utilize the connection I have on my laptop). Can you help? [more inside]
posted by xiaolongbao on Jun 21, 2012 - 5 answers

Android Music Player with precise movement controls

I want an Android "music" player app that will play MP3's and allow me to move forward/backward through the MP3 rather precisely (details inside) [more inside]
posted by southof40 on Jun 18, 2012 - 13 answers

Any Great Games To Play With/Against My Daughter on Two Android OS Devices?

My 8yo daughter (in a few weeks) and I love playing Plants vs. Zombies, Angry Birds and other games on Android. We play them on my Xoom, Kindle Fire, and HTC Thunderbolt (phone). Are there any good games like these (not first person shooters, please. She's 8 and we're Quaker) that would allow us to play against o with each other, one on the Xoom and the other on the Kindle?
posted by nathanrudy on Jun 17, 2012 - 8 answers

Best PDF annotation app for Android

Best PDF reader and annotating application for Android? [more inside]
posted by foxinsocks on Jun 14, 2012 - 4 answers

Cross Platform Multiplayer Games

I have a iPhone 4 and a HTC Nexus One. I use the iPhone as my phone but the Android doesn't have a SIM card and I just use it at home on my WiFi. What awesome cross-platform multiplayer games can I play with my 7 year old?
posted by Confess, Fletch on Jun 14, 2012 - 2 answers

My parents probably think I'm dead because they don't check their email.

Help me fix my Samsung Galaxy S Android phone that is suddenly not working. [more inside]
posted by Kutsuwamushi on Jun 9, 2012 - 17 answers

I know how far, just tell me how fast.

Recommendations for an Android run-tracking app? Complication: no data plan, no GPS. [more inside]
posted by 256 on Jun 7, 2012 - 7 answers

Securely delete files - Android

How can I securely delete files on my Android phone? I want to be sure that deleted files can not be recovered, i.e., photos, email, email attachments, evernote notes, etc. [more inside]
posted by theora55 on Jun 7, 2012 - 7 answers

Audio Looping on Smart Phones

Smart phone question: Is it possible to be directed to a website and have a sound play on loop automatically (I suppose through Flash or HTML5). [more inside]
posted by cloeburner on Jun 4, 2012 - 4 answers

I need a superhero riding a unicorn made of ones and zeros and electrics.

Is there a software solution (not Add2Exchange or CodeTwo, already tried those) that can provide two-way sync between public folders contacts and iPhone/Android devices with consistent success? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2012 - 1 answer

"Daily look" & closet organizer app for Android?

A silly question: what "closet organizer/style manager" app for Android will allow me to easily take and store pictures of my actual outfit (ie. me wearing clothes), along with storing pictures of individual pieces from my wardrobe and their arrangements (ie. a "blueprint" for my outfit)? [more inside]
posted by gakiko on Jun 4, 2012 - 2 answers

Should I replace my Droid Charge

I got lemoned once, Should I upgrade my phone again? Is the grass as green as it looks? Android phone questions ensue. [more inside]
posted by token-ring on May 25, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me make the most out of my Android Tablet

Help me make the most out of my Android Tablet [more inside]
posted by Cogentesque on May 23, 2012 - 8 answers

Using Google Talk Android App through Web Browser on PC

Is there a way to use the Google Talk Android App via a web browser on my PC? [more inside]
posted by mrbob14 on May 22, 2012 - 3 answers

WHo owns an app?

If I make an app using an app builder like Apple Developer, Buzztouch, Mit App Inventor or Andromo, for example, who owns the app? [more inside]
posted by cda on May 20, 2012 - 2 answers

Tell me your unlikely-yet-successful wireless plan sharing situations!

In-laws? Old roommates? craigslist? I'm trying to save some money here! Plus bonus snowflake question about tethering/MiFi options! [more inside]
posted by leemleem on May 17, 2012 - 6 answers

So, then, which IS the droid I'm looking for?

Starting a new job and I am being given a smartphone. Or, actually, $100-$150 to buy a smartphone. My plan will be unlimited on Sprint. What phones do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by azpenguin on May 13, 2012 - 17 answers

Which Android phone do I want?

I have a HTC Wildfire S, which I like a lot and does everything I want except with one big caveat: the inbuilt memory on the phone is pitiful. The inability to move some apps to the SD card is proving to be a pain. I have reached the stage, after only a handful of not-preinstalled apps, of having to constantly uninstall/reinstall apps as I need them. So, can someone suggest to me another phone that might suit me better? [more inside]
posted by oclipa on May 13, 2012 - 7 answers

Best set-and-forget ROM for Droid Eris?

What is the best (fast, stable) 3rd party firmware for the Droid Eris? [more inside]
posted by ChrisHartley on May 12, 2012 - 5 answers

Phablet Green

How should I buy a Galaxy Note? Any opinions about its form factor? [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges on May 11, 2012 - 16 answers

Fashionably Late Adopter

What is the best Android phone for a cheapskate without a data plan? [more inside]
posted by LiteOpera on May 11, 2012 - 21 answers

What's the closest app to a paper notebook for android?

I would like to find a notetaking application that is flipable. Rather than having to open and close various, lists, tabs or folders of notes I want basically one very long note pad with several pages. Basically I'm hoping to find an app that is exactly like a small paper notebook that you would put in your pocket. It's not one note, it's not ak notes, it's not Evernote. Does anyone have any suggestions? Bonus points if it is sinkable.
posted by chinabound on May 5, 2012 - 11 answers

Android App - Upload to S3 ?

Android App to upload files to Amazon S3 file storage service ? [more inside]
posted by southof40 on May 2, 2012 - 2 answers

Slap me an app....

I need help finding an Android App which will do the following for me: [more inside]
posted by london302 on Apr 30, 2012 - 2 answers

Recommend some turn-based mutl-platform mobile games

Friends & I enjoy playing words-with-friends because it's a) asynchronous/turn-based, so we can play throughout the day without having to find times we're both free; and b) cross-platform, for android & iphone. What other games that fit those two categories should we try?
posted by kickingtheground on Apr 23, 2012 - 11 answers

No more 6am texts, I beg you!

I have an Android phone - T-mobile's MyTouch 3G Slide, to be more precise. How can I make it so when one particular contact text messages me, I don't get a sound or a vibration? I'm happy to download an app to make this happen, if there's not a native way.
posted by srrh on Apr 23, 2012 - 10 answers

Spartphone App Makers

Best online service for creating and submitting smartphone apps? [more inside]
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on Apr 21, 2012 - 3 answers

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