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What is sideloading? [Android A to Z]


Thursday 02nd of February 2012 / androidcentral.com
What is sideloading? It's a term you see a lot thrown around while talking about Android applications, and it's simple to explain. It means installing applications without using the official Android Market. What's less simple is how it's done and why you would do it. That's where this post comes in. Let's explain it, shall we?How to do it is easy enough, so let's start there. In the Application settings on your Android phone, you'll find a check box to "Allow installation of non-Market applications." When it's checked, you can sideload. You'll also see a pop-up warning when you check this box letting you know that your phone is now more vulnerable to attacks from applications, and that you accept all the responsibility that comes with doing this. It makes sense -- you can't hold Google responsible for applications you didn't download through their service using their security methods. Sideloading apps is easy to do as well. You download them to your phone, then use a file manager application to find them and "click"
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What is the Android tablet ideal form factor for you?


Monday 04th of April 2011 / androidtablets.net
What is the Android tablet ideal form factor for you? What size and aspect ratio do you prefer in your Android tablet?Most tablets today are 7" and 16:9, with a trend towards 10" 16:9 with Honeycomb. Assume that pixel density is not an issue, and that displays can be readily supplied.The bigger the better? Or just something that is the same size as an A4 or Letter page of real paper?
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Android Hidden Menu (com.android.hiddenmenu)


Wednesday 31st of August 2011 / androidforums.com
i have taken the liberty of mapping out the prevail's hidden menu list.if someone could provide a basic definition of each menu/function, i'm sure that it would clarify the differences between the specific data/debug functions. i could use the knowledge as well.TO FIND THE HIDDEN MENU, YOU MUST BE ABLE TO ACCESS ACTIVITES FROM YOUR HOME SCREEN. ADW LAUNCHER WORKS FINE, AND IS FREE ON AN.MARKET.AT THE HOME SCREEN, ON ADW.LAUNCHER, PRESS AND HOLD FOR 3 SEC. TO GET THE SUBMENU. SELECT CUSTOM SHORTCUT. SELECT PICK ACTIVITY, AND SCROLL UNTIL YOU LOCATE .COM.ANDROID.HIDDENMENU. AND EXPAND THE TREE.THE FOLLOWING IS AVAILABLE: (note:because there are several menus named "data", i have identified them individually as 'data*1/d*1)DEBUG MENU (CONTEXT-##33284#>329102/RTN.VIEW/RESET)HIDDEN MENU1.CHECK MSL(MSL.CHECKER) 2.DATA*1(.HDATA)2.1 /OPTIONS2.2 /EDIT3.EVDO (VIEW)3.2 /EDIT4/4.1ADVANCED VIEW/EDIT 5DATA*2.DEBUG6.RTN7.GPSCLRX8.SCRTN 9.DATA*3 V.GATEWAY1 9.1 /2 9.2 EDIT GATEWAY1 9.3/ 3 10.DATA*4 .AKEY 10.1 /2 11.D*5 .OTKSL12.TERMINALMODE 13.D*6 DEBUG.MENU(#2)14.DTMF SET .USBCHARGEMEN
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What is recovery? [Android A to Z]


Wednesday 01st of February 2012 / androidheadlines.com
What is recovery? In Android, recovery refers to the dedicated, bootable partition that has the recovery console installed. A combination of key presses (or instructions from a command line) will boot your phone to recovery, where you can find tools to help repair (recover) your installation as well as install official OS updates. Because Android is open and has the recovery source code available, building a customized version with more and different options is relatively easy as well. Let's look at both options. The stock recovery is…Continue Reading HereWhat is recovery? [Android A to Z]Jerry Hildenbrand – androidcentral.com
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What is tethering? [Android A to Z]


Friday 03rd of February 2012 / androidheadlines.com
What is tethering? Besides the grounds for a giant debate about ethics (the kind that you can only find on the Internet) tethering, in this case, means to share the Internet connection from your phone with other devices. There are several ways to accomplish this — connecting your phone to your computer via USB, setting up your phone as a wireless hotspot and router, and sharing a data stream over Bluetooth. All these connection types are built into Android, with native Bluetooth tethering new in Ice Cream Sandwich. Of course, different manufacturers can, and have, modified thin…Continue Reading HereWhat is tethering? [Android A to Z]Jerry Hildenbrand – androidcentral.com
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What is an android phone


Tuesday 08th of March 2011 / androidforums.com
What is an android phone? My huawei U8230 android phone do not show me fields for the inbox and outbox and also for the incoming calls and outgoing calls. Is this how it is designed or there is just something am missing?
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What is xmlns:android


Monday 04th of April 2011 / androidforums.com
What does the string http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android represents? This address does not exists on web. What is a namespace & why it looks like a web address?I tried to change the string to say http://schemas.android.com/apk/res1/android in all the places, but then the projects does not compile.Thanks in advance.
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What is NFC? [Android A to Z]


Thursday 26th of January 2012 / androidheadlines.com
What is NFC? NFC stands for Near-Field Communication and is a set of standards (established in 2004) for small, portable devices to establish radio communications with each other. Devices need to be close, usually no more than a few centimeters apart (and often they need to touch), which is why it's a Near-Fieldway to communicate. The standards cover data exchange formats defined by the NFC Forum (no, not that kind of forum) and are based on the originalradio frequency identification (RFID) standards. The forum also certifies devices like tags, cards, and s…Continue Reading HereWhat is NFC? [Android A to Z]Jerry Hildenbrand – androidcentral.com
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What is sideloading? [Android A to Z]


Thursday 02nd of February 2012 / androidheadlines.com
What is sideloading? It's a term you see a lot thrown around while talking about Android applications, and it's simple to explain. It means installing applications without using the official Android Market. What's less simple is how it's done and why you would do it. That's where this post comes in. Let's explain it, shall we? How to do it is easy enough, so let's start there. In the Application settings on your Android phone, you'll find a check box to “Allow installation of non-Market applications.” Wh…Continue Reading HereWhat is sideloading? [Android A to Z]Jerry Hildenbrand – androidcentral.com
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What is com.sec.android.app.sbrowser? Battery life on KitKat


Tuesday 04th of March 2014 / forums.androidcentral.com
Hi All, What is com.sec.android.app.sbrowser? It has used 22% of the battery so far today. Generally speaking, my battery life is worse with KitKat since the upgrade. Thanks! Mike
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