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Am I outsmarting my smartphone?

Do Jelly Bean push notifications work with apps shut off? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Oct 19, 2012 - 8 answers

Guarding my (naked picture) privacy

Say I have a girlfriend who sends me naked pictures, how best can I safeguard those on my Android phone? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2012 - 22 answers

New Paperweight Anyone?

My Android phone, a Samsung Nexus S, operates on Jellybean 4.1.1. Since the latest update, I've noticed a dramatic decline in the battery life--it will go from fully charged to dead within 3 hours of intermittent use, regardless of whether I'm on a 3G or Wifi connection. How can I optimize the battery life on my phone without losing its functionality? [more inside]
posted by therewolf on Oct 9, 2012 - 12 answers

Falling Down the Custom ROM Rabbit Hole

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S 4g (model t959v) running Gingerbread. I need assistance with learning about custom ROMs, could you point me in the right direction please? [more inside]
posted by miaou on Oct 8, 2012 - 4 answers

Playing Alone, Together.

SO has a frequent long, boring train ride. He also has a brand new Android phone, like I do. What are some two-player games that two people could play together over an android phone to help ride out the train monotony?
posted by The Whelk on Oct 7, 2012 - 13 answers

Time for a new Droid?

Android question: Despite the fact that it is now owned by the Google itself, Motorola has decided that my Android (Atrix 4G) will not be upgraded to the Ice Cream Sandwich OS (which isn't even the most recent OS). Is it time to change phones? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Oct 2, 2012 - 8 answers

How can I route hotspot traffic through my phones VPN?

How can I route hotspot traffic through my Android phone's VPN? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Oct 1, 2012 - 4 answers

[android app filter] Lock current active screen

Is there a lockscreen app which will use the current active screen as the background? [more inside]
posted by lucia_engel on Sep 29, 2012 - 1 answer

Forwarding Virgin Mobile number to Google Voice?

I can't seem to forward my virgin mobile cell phone number to google voice... and I'm really confused about how this works. I can't seem to find the exact answers I need to fix this issue. Help?? [more inside]
posted by camylanded on Sep 25, 2012 - 2 answers

Is this a terrible idea?

What can and can't you do with Android? [more inside]
posted by jon1270 on Sep 22, 2012 - 11 answers

Just the list, please

I am hoping to find an Android app (or web service) to replace the list-making service I suspect may not be available for much longer. I do not want complexity; fewer features are better. I want to make lists, check items off and then be able to re-add them later (for a grocery list, for example). Surprisingly few apps can limit themselves to these functions. [more inside]
posted by timepiece on Sep 21, 2012 - 18 answers

Which tablet is the best (little) bang for the buck?

My beloved netbook is dying and I want to replace it with a tablet. But which one? [more inside]
posted by specialagentwebb on Sep 17, 2012 - 11 answers

How to get the most out of an android device?

So I followed my own advice and I now own a Galaxy Nexus. It's my first android experience. Help me get the most out of it. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Sep 16, 2012 - 27 answers

What sexy dance will an iPhone and Macbook do together?

What magic can an iPhone and a Macbook work together? [more inside]
posted by Roman Graves on Sep 14, 2012 - 14 answers

Facetime for Android?

Is there a way to talk make a Facetime call from an Android phone to an iPad? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Sep 14, 2012 - 7 answers

wifi phone DNS

WiFi data issues. My phone (Android) connects to the network and I can log in to the server, but I'm not getting any internet. I'm a bit lost here; I've got access to every setting imaginable, but I dont know what I'm doing. Any help very much appreciated! If I had any hair, I'd be tearing it out. [more inside]
posted by BadMiker on Sep 14, 2012 - 8 answers

Non-crappy Android phone with decent signal/service/price??

I'm looking for a pre-paid android phone at a reasonable price (looking at the lower-end Androids since I'm new to them and I don't want to spend more than $200-$250). The only problem is that I have no signal in my apartment when it comes to Sprint/Spring-tower based carriers. AT&T Go Phones charge you extra monthly for a data package and I'd rather not spend more than $50/month. Help? [more inside]
posted by camylanded on Sep 13, 2012 - 11 answers

How do I wipe a bricked smart phone?

How do I wipe the memory of a bricked Android phone before returning it to the manufacturer? [more inside]
posted by LarryC on Sep 10, 2012 - 3 answers

What, when, and where -- easily updated

Looking for software/service that will let us publish an event's schedule to mobile devices. Difficulty: the schedule isn't decided until the morning of the event. [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Sep 10, 2012 - 7 answers

Sync android to outlook

Long time Blackberry user. Stuck with BB because it was so easy to sync with Outlook which I'm tied to by work. My BB crapped out last night (okay I washed it) and I went out and bought a Sprint Android Motorola Photon Q 4GLTE this morning on a whim. Sales lady says it syncs with Outlook no problem. I'm not seeing how. Do I DTMA or can you explain how I sync my Outlook contacts and calendar to this droid? I love you all.
posted by Carbolic on Sep 8, 2012 - 7 answers

"SD Card Unexpectedly Removed" - except it wasn't!

Weird random SD card removal error messages on Android phone [more inside]
posted by deliciae on Sep 7, 2012 - 7 answers

How is it possible that so many smart phone apps are for free?

I am relatively new to the smart phone world. But what I already learned is that incredibly many apps are for free. I wonder how that is possible. During the last month I have spent some time myself developing a financial app for Android - my preferred smart phone. The app of course could be useful not only for me but also for others. So I put it into the Google Play Store. Since I made some effort with bringing the thing to life I am not ready to give it away for free but expect getting a reasonable price paid. What I wonder is are people in general expecting apps to be free anyway? Are there other models how to finance the development of smart phone apps?
posted by matthiasw on Sep 6, 2012 - 27 answers

Texting on a tablet

Can I send and receive text messages with my tablet using the number associated with a feature (i.e. not smart) phone? [more inside]
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish on Sep 5, 2012 - 6 answers

Recommend me a 'droid to upgrade to/best starter 'droid phone?

What Android phone should I upgrade to/where to buy *and* what's a good starter 'droid in the current crop? I am SIM only, partner is currently PAYG. Both in the UK. [more inside]
posted by halcyonday on Sep 3, 2012 - 12 answers

cheapest smartphone plan with good coverage?

Three people would like to get on smartphones as cheaply as possible. We are willing to take a two-year contract to accomplish this. Any US Mefites on a plan that we would like? [more inside]
posted by segfault on Sep 2, 2012 - 13 answers

How do I silence my alarms when my phone is silenced?

Looking for an app that will silence my cell phone alarms when my phone is on silent. Using a Samsung Galaxy SII running ICS on at&t [more inside]
posted by matildatakesovertheworld on Sep 2, 2012 - 9 answers

Phone!

What should I do to my Google Nexus S? Replace, root, or restrain myself? [more inside]
posted by rybreadmed on Sep 1, 2012 - 10 answers

iOS/Android Culture Clash: Music Edition

Trying to love Android but struggling to get music from iTunes to Samsung Galaxy S III. Difficulty: preserve playlists. [more inside]
posted by shortskirtlongjacket on Sep 1, 2012 - 3 answers

Why is a brand-new smartphone worth the money?

How do you use your smartphone to actually improve your life/work? How would you persuade someone upgrading is worthwhile with real-life examples? [more inside]
posted by likeyoubutme on Aug 31, 2012 - 35 answers

Not another refurbished phone, ohgodpleaseno

Will an iPhone meet my needs? After the last couple weeks I am fed up with Droids and need something that is going to reliably do what I need for work... mainly take a large number of pictures. [more inside]
posted by DoubleLune on Aug 26, 2012 - 10 answers

How will Dolphin Browser be ruined in order to make it profitable?

How is Dolphin Browser (formerly Dolphin HD) going to make money? It seems to be a company with no revenue plan. Should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by toothless joe on Aug 25, 2012 - 4 answers

Any android based game suggestions for a 30 minute workout?

I'm looking for new games to play on my Android phone while I'm doing cardio. Do you have any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by kookywon on Aug 24, 2012 - 6 answers

Nexus 7 wifi connectivity problem

I got them ol' wifi blues: I took the plunge and bought a Nexus 7, primarily to use for reading textbooks. While it works great on my home wifi, at school, it is unable to connect (apparently Jelly Bean and enterprise wifi don't play nice). Can you help me identify what's causing the problem and fix it? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Aug 22, 2012 - 8 answers

UK Android tethering on the cheap?

At the end of this month I'm coming to the end of my mobile 'phone contract with T-Mobile UK and am looking for the cheapest way (presumably SIM only) to run my Android smartphone whilst being able to tether it to my Android tablet - does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations for plans/providers/cunning ruses to get a great deal, please?
posted by timpollard on Aug 22, 2012 - 5 answers

Password manager for Windows and Android?

I'm looking for a password manager that will work seamlessly across multiple PCs and my Android phone. [more inside]
posted by WinnipegDragon on Aug 21, 2012 - 14 answers

Can I use a French sim card with my Droid Razr?

Can I use a French sim card in my Droid Razr? [more inside]
posted by mollywas on Aug 16, 2012 - 2 answers

Reading textbooks on an Android tablet

If I get a Google Nexus 7, will I be able to use it to reliably read textbooks? My college primarily uses Pearson textbooks for the courses I'm taking. Does anyone have experience with those textbooks on an Android tablet? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Aug 14, 2012 - 13 answers

Can my smartphone simultaneously (i) accept input from my mouse and (ii) send output to my monitor?

Can my smartphone simultaneously (i) accept input from my mouse and (ii) send output to my monitor? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Aug 11, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me Flash Recovery and / or root my Nexus...

Help rooting and/or flashing Recovery on a Galaxy Nexus (Jelly Bean) on a Mac? I'm stuck. So I followed these instructions / video and all seemed to be going well until I got to Step 7. [more inside]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on Aug 10, 2012 - 9 answers

Creating an android media center.

How can I turn android into a kickass media center? [more inside]
posted by fonzie on Aug 9, 2012 - 7 answers

Thou art mine Desire no longer

Spare Android phone, now what? [more inside]
posted by titantoppler on Aug 9, 2012 - 16 answers

small, cheap, fairly smart phone?

Can you recommend a small, cheap, fairly smart phone? [more inside]
posted by bongo_x on Aug 8, 2012 - 12 answers

What is the best invoicing app for Android?

You are a freelancer. You invoice your clients. You have an android device, and you have a great app you use. What app is it? [more inside]
posted by matcha action on Aug 8, 2012 - 4 answers

Blu Kuban Begone

I recently bought a used Galaxy sII which works fine. However, it has something on it, a ROM updater (?)called "Blu Kuban", that I can't seem to remove. What is this and how can I get it off my phone?
posted by josher71 on Aug 7, 2012 - 5 answers

Dark mapping app for overnight cycling

I'm going on an overnight bike ride tonight, and I think I'm fine with all my supplies except for routing. I've got a handlebar mount for my phone, but I need a mapping app which I can use overnight which won't affect my night vision, and will save energy. Is there an Android app which I can import a .GPX file into and which can follow my progress and make sure I don't miss any turns on a minimal grey on black street map? I'm in the UK and all the route will be on Open Street Map.
posted by ambrosen on Aug 4, 2012 - 9 answers

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

GYOapp

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

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