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Manually Update Motorola Droid Bionic to Official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS


Wednesday 17th of April 2013 / android.gs
On Monday, Verizon officially released the OTA Jelly Bean 4.1.2 update for the Motorola Droid Bionic, so now you can anytime apply the firmware on your phone. If the software hasn’t arrived to your Bionic until now, don’t worry as the OTA is being rolled out in phases, so some users will receive the Android 4.1.2 OS sooner than others. Also, if you have a rooted Droid Bionic, then you will not be able to flash the ROM therefore you will have to use a manual installation procedure. If so, then follow and complete this step by step guide as here you can learn how to update the Motorola Droid Bionic to official Jelly Bean 4.1.2.The jelly Bean touch comes to improve the performances of your Bionic, as new and important features and apps will be installed on your smartphone. Of course, Project Butter, Google Now, improved keyboard, offline voice typing, expandable and actionable notifications, ability to resize and rearrange widgets and shortcuts automatically and more capabilities are being included in the platform, so yes we are dealing with a major OS improvement. And, actually, th
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How to Enable Priority Inbox on Your Android (and Setting Important-Only Notifications) - Android Authority


Friday 25th of November 2011 / androidauthority.com
Good news to all Android 2.2 users! Google has released an update of their Gmail application. This update supports the feature called Priority Inbox. At the same time, an option for important email alert notifications can be modified.Before discussing how to enable this feature on your device, you need to know how good Priority Inbox is. Compared to other apps, this lets you rearrange and customize important emails on your device. Over time, the app gets wiser and automatically determines which of your recipients are most important. This is a setting you can manually adjust too.To get an update of this application, you need to head over to the Android Market. Once there, you simply need to access Menu > Downloads. A list will populate and it is here where you can update Gmail. If an update is unavailable, then it means it has already updated itself automatically or your device does not support Android 2.2 at the very least.Enabling important-only notifications by setting Priority Inbox as your default inbox:Open the Gmail application. Then hit Menu > More > Settings.Check th
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Google Car Home updated, added to Android Market


Friday 01st of October 2010 / androinica.com
Google has made its Car Home app available in the Android Market. The app has been given a visual facelift and settings that may make it less likely that users turn to the alternative car dock apps currently popular in the Market.Car Home now features customizable shortcuts for car home functions, saved directions shortcuts, and launching other applications. Users are also able to rearrange the placement of shortcuts, change wallpaper or icon tinting, and automatically start Bluetooth when launched.Phones that don’t run stock Android may have some trouble launching the app. It took me a while to figure out how to get the app to launch since it doesn’t appear in the app drawer or launch from the Market. Here’s how I got it to work on my EVO:Install the app from AppBrain. (Make sure you use via AppBrain FastWeb install)Launch the Car Panel app and you will see an option saying “Car Home.”Check “Use by default for this action” and then press Car Home.Boom goes the dynamite.So what do you guys think? Is this good enough to make you stick with th
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Google Releases 'Tablet App Quality Checklist' To Help Guide Developers On Best Tablet Practices


Tuesday 08th of October 2013 / androidpolice.com
In the ongoing effort to make apps better on Android, Google has released another new guide for the developers who may be looking for guidance on just how to build a great tablet-oriented app. The piece has some fairly detailed information, including how much to adjust padding of UI elements and how to target different screen sizes and resolutions. There is also more broad guidance on how to make the most of larger screen real-estate.An example of how to rearrange UI panes when switching orientations.One thing that becomes clear as you read this advice is that the company doesn't want everyone developing for the Nexus 7 and ignoring other form factors. Android, of course, is designed to scale dynamically to different sizes, resolutions, and orientations. Up until this point, though, the default use-case has been a roughly 16:9 tablet in landscape orientation. Now, the most popular slate position is portrait. What Google wants, however, is for designers to consider both. Writing for just one and ignoring the rest is now officially not best practice.If you're a developer and you're lo
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Hard reset. How to rearrange apps?


Wednesday 16th of January 2013 / forums.androidcentral.com
I want to a hard reset, but when I do it all my apps will be moved and rearranged. Is there way to keep it the same as the iPhone has the iCloud set up? It leaves the apps and folders where they are, etc.... Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
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SmartWidget Removes the Need to Hold the Home Key


Monday 25th of July 2011 / androidspin.com
The more seasoned vets of Android know how crucial multi-tasking can be. Using applications and features in conjunction with each other can help you navigate your device faster and more efficiently.  One of the key tricks of multi-tasking is the use of the home button. If you press and hold your home key, will bring up a list of your most recent apps. It is a nice feature, although not always conducive to productivity.  I have more trouble getting to that screen that it is worth.There is now a simple solution to this constant problem. Developer RmDroider has taken this simple concept and turned it into an on screen widget. The application is called SmartWidget. This app will monitor your applications and display the most frequently used apps in a single, usable location. Since the app takes and keeps track of your most used applications for you, there won’t be a need to add or rearrange your apps on your home screen anymore. This should help make you life a little easier. Summary and Downloads:Application: SmartWidgetDeveloper:  RmDroiderCost: FREE 
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style guide - Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets


Tuesday 08th of October 2013 / androidpolice.com
In the ongoing effort to make apps better on Android, Google has released another new guide for the developers who may be looking for guidance on just how to build a great tablet-oriented app. The piece has some fairly detailed information, including how much to adjust padding of UI elements and how to target different screen sizes and resolutions. There is also more broad guidance on how to make the most of larger screen real-estate.An example of how to rearrange UI panes when switching orientations.One thing that becomes clear as you read this advice is that the company doesn't want everyone developing for the Nexus 7 and ignoring other form factors.
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new user questions


Tuesday 19th of March 2013 / forums.androidcentral.com
Hi guys, IPhone to android switch made tonight .. Now a few questions! How do I remove home screens - I want 1 not 5? How do I change the default gallery app? I have Downloaded a new one but now I'm stuck? How do I rearrange apps in the apps menu so my most used are on the first page? How do I change the My profile section of the contacts to my personal name card? Thanks in advance!
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tablet - 9/55 - Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets


Tuesday 08th of October 2013 / androidpolice.com
In the ongoing effort to make apps better on Android, Google has released another new guide for the developers who may be looking for guidance on just how to build a great tablet-oriented app. The piece has some fairly detailed information, including how much to adjust padding of UI elements and how to target different screen sizes and resolutions. There is also more broad guidance on how to make the most of larger screen real-estate.An example of how to rearrange UI panes when switching orientations.One thing that becomes clear as you read this advice is that the company doesn't want everyone developing for the Nexus 7 and ignoring other form factors.
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CUSTIMIZABLE not so much. White notification thread on hero


Monday 14th of December 2009 / androidforums.com
Look the claim that android is open source and customizable is true to some extenct. As crappy as WM is it truly can do anything. Yes android allows you to rearrange the widgets and add a few calender/apps on the home screen, thats it. With my WM I could easily download a .cab to change the clock/touchflo or any other visual thing with ease. It seems to truly take advantage of customizing your phone you have to be a good developer. I have asked numerous times and no one seems to know how, and because their is no program or person who can answer it seems like android isn't as customizable as everyone said. I hate the black notification bar on the hero, the white one is much more visually appealing and makes the screen look more crisp v. the black one, does anyone know how to do that.
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