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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #160 on: July 25, 2010, 06:03:42 PM »
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #161 on: July 27, 2010, 11:04:06 PM »
Been splashing some cash lately (at times thanks to market enabler).
-the launcher pro project. Simply because fede deserves it for his hard work. The free version is brilliant.
- Also bought the entire andrew johnson set available for android.If nothing else his voice makes me relax.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #162 on: July 29, 2010, 06:39:12 PM »
has anyone else got froyo/2.2 yet?
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #163 on: July 30, 2010, 02:31:03 PM »
o2 have said it'll be a few weeks before they roll it out.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #164 on: July 30, 2010, 05:36:11 PM »
has anyone else got froyo/2.2 yet?

Available on unlocked htc Desire from this weekend.
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #165 on: August 2, 2010, 06:25:23 PM »
Thinking about buying Motorola Droid (Milestone), any advice from someone who has used/using it?

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #166 on: August 6, 2010, 08:44:59 PM »
Just got myself a HTC Wildfire quite impressed with it so far so many features that I havent even figured out how to do the basic stuff yet like add a contact haha, anyway just wandering if there is a skype app for android phones had a quick look but couldnt see anything anybody have a skype app for an android phone?
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #167 on: August 6, 2010, 09:37:11 PM »
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #168 on: August 9, 2010, 11:43:09 AM »
For those who haven't got the update yet.

This is how to do it on a Desire:

Steps to install Froyo on HTC Desire

Step 1: Download the Android 2.2 firmware for the Desire from http://liveimage.htc.com/OTA_Bravo_Froyo_HTC_WWE_2.09.405.8-1.21.405.2_release4dua3bcrut4wrv30.zip.

Step 2: Rename the file update.zip and copy it to your microSD card via USB. [Note: make sure the file is named update.zip and not update.zip.zip.]

Step 3: Power down your Desire.

Step 4: Hold down the “Volume Down” button as you power the phone back on.

Step 5: A screen should appear showing your phone’s system searching for various files. Scroll down to “recovery” and press the “Power” button.

Step 6: When you see the triangle with an exclamation point symbol, press the “Power” and “Volume Up” buttons at the same time.

Step 7: From the menu that appears, select “Apply sdcard:update.zip.”

Step 8: When the screen displays “Install from sdcard complete” select “reboot system now” and wait for the phone to power back up.
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #169 on: August 9, 2010, 11:45:16 AM »
myrlas, what exactly does that do to the phone? If I'm just using it for basic things, and afew apps, do you reckon I need it, or will it bugger the phone up?!
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #170 on: August 9, 2010, 11:54:32 AM »
myrlas, what exactly does that do to the phone? If I'm just using it for basic things, and afew apps, do you reckon I need it, or will it bugger the phone up?!

I'm not the right person to ask. I'm just testing Android for a couple of weeks.

It is supposed to be faster, or so I've heard.

Take a look here:

http://www.androidtapp.com/whats-new-in-android-2-2-froyo/

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #171 on: August 13, 2010, 07:21:45 PM »
anyone used chrome to phone yet?

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #172 on: August 13, 2010, 10:08:35 PM »
anyone used chrome to phone yet?

Yep. Don't see any great use of it but it's nifty nonetheless.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #173 on: August 13, 2010, 10:54:40 PM »
How to double battery life:

To also help with Battery Life you can do these steps exactly:
1) Turn your device ON and Charge the device for 8 hours or more
2) Unplug the device and Turn the phone OFF and charge for 1 hour
3) Unplug the device Turn ON wait 2 minutes and Turn OFF and charge for another hour.


Apparently you only have to do this once, and your battery life will increase dramatically for good.

Link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=712990

I haven't actually done this yet, i'm doing it tomorrow..but here's where i found out about it.

Edit: and it should work on all phones, rooted or non-rooted.
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #174 on: August 18, 2010, 09:35:55 AM »
Does anyone know if there's a free app that lists all those "special" days like "World Aids Day", "World Water Day" and stuff like that? Would be quite useful...

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #175 on: August 18, 2010, 11:53:49 AM »
Where the hell can I get this beebplayer app from?!?! I've seen afew people mention it, but can't find it in the market!
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #176 on: August 18, 2010, 12:25:38 PM »
Where the hell can I get this beebplayer app from?!?! I've seen afew people mention it, but can't find it in the market!

It seems as thought it's been taken down.

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« Reply #177 on: August 18, 2010, 01:13:14 PM »
Where the hell can I get this beebplayer app from?!?! I've seen afew people mention it, but can't find it in the market!

Search for myplayer on the market.

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« Reply #178 on: August 18, 2010, 01:15:28 PM »
Where the hell can I get this beebplayer app from?!?! I've seen afew people mention it, but can't find it in the market!

Been missing for a few weeks now.
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #179 on: August 18, 2010, 05:15:45 PM »
i think the bbc are making an official iplayer for android....so we dont need beebplayer in the future.
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« Reply #180 on: August 18, 2010, 08:16:05 PM »
Search for myplayer on the market.

Just in case you missed it. Works fine for BBC iplayer.


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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #181 on: August 20, 2010, 11:00:37 AM »
The album art grabber your talking about, you using the free version? It keeps failing on me :(

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #182 on: August 20, 2010, 01:35:47 PM »
Just in case you missed it. Works fine for BBC iplayer.


I downloaded it the other day, thanks, just a shame it doesnt seem to update regularly! Fancied watching last nights eastenders on my lunch!

Must admit though, I do quite like the soccer score centre lite for keeping up to date with scores etc. If anyone has any other good recommendations, pass them on! ;D
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #183 on: August 21, 2010, 08:36:34 PM »
Samsung Galaxy S monster Android phone lands



http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i9000_galaxy_s_gets_the_handson_treatment_on_hd_video-news-1539.php

just got this.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #184 on: August 21, 2010, 09:27:17 PM »
Only apps I've bought so far..

Album Art Grabber
Soccer Score Centre
Switch Pro Widget
Weather & Toggle Widget

All worth the money.
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #185 on: August 22, 2010, 12:01:04 AM »
The beebplayer app was taken down because the BBC complained that it wasn't official yet the last we heard from them (12th July) they said that they will not be releasing an app for Android pending a BBC trust review. Thankfully i never removed beebplayer from my phone and every part of it still works perfectly.

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"The BBC Trust is conducting a review of the BBC's plans to develop smartphone apps. The BBC will therefore not be launching any Android apps or apps for any other smartphone in the UK pending the outcome of the BBC Trust review."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2010/07/bbc_iplayer_on_android_update.html

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #186 on: August 22, 2010, 12:37:28 AM »
The beebplayer app was taken down because the BBC complained that it wasn't official yet the last we heard from them (12th July) they said that they will not be releasing an app for Android pending a BBC trust review. Thankfully i never removed beebplayer from my phone and every part of it still works perfectly.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2010/07/bbc_iplayer_on_android_update.html

Could mean nothing, could mean everything.

There's still an iplayer app in the market called myPlayer that is free and works ok.
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #187 on: August 22, 2010, 11:41:57 AM »
Can anybody help?

My dear old dad in a rush of blood got himself a Samsung Galaxy Apollo. Seems nice other than its PAYG on Orange and he is haemorrhaging money on it without making any calls.

I'm at his for a day or two and have had a quick look and it appears to be syncing data on its own and I can't find anything in its settings to stop this bar something that said 'certain apps will still sync data automatically'.

I've no experience with android so wondered if anyone might have some bright ideas.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #188 on: August 22, 2010, 05:45:26 PM »
Can anybody help?

My dear old dad in a rush of blood got himself a Samsung Galaxy Apollo. Seems nice other than its PAYG on Orange and he is haemorrhaging money on it without making any calls.

I'm at his for a day or two and have had a quick look and it appears to be syncing data on its own and I can't find anything in its settings to stop this bar something that said 'certain apps will still sync data automatically'.

I've no experience with android so wondered if anyone might have some bright ideas.

Thanks you lot.

Don't know about that model but the first thing I'd look to do is go into the settings and disable the data service, probably under 'wireless and networks' or something. Which may or may not need doing again every time the phone is rebooted. Or top up a tenner a month to get free unlimited internet and 300 texts, leave it on and use it as a smartphone is supposed to be used. His and your choice :)

Seriously though, does he only use it for calls? It seems a waste of money if that's the case.
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #189 on: August 22, 2010, 05:54:23 PM »
There's still an iplayer app in the market called myPlayer that is free and works ok.
Yep, I use that and you can download the programs onto your sd card at a higher quality than just streaming. Then play them back using RockPlayer. Although, I've got a crappy old T-Mobile Pulse and it's as choppy as fuck, but will probly be OK on a Desire or whatever.
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #190 on: August 22, 2010, 07:48:49 PM »
cheers for the reply lad

Don't know about that model but the first thing I'd look to do is go into the settings and disable the data service, probably under 'wireless and networks' or something. Which may or may not need doing again every time the phone is rebooted.

I've found under Settings, Accounts & sync, 'Background data' but when you deselect it it says "some applications may still use the background data connection" which just seems bizarre. Under mobile network settings there's only 'data roaming', 'access point names', 'use only 2g networks' and 'network operators'.

Or top up a tenner a month to get free unlimited internet and 300 texts, leave it on and use it as a smartphone is supposed to be used. His and your choice :)

Seriously though, does he only use it for calls? It seems a waste of money if that's the case.

I think you're onto something here - he suffers from depression and has recently felt the need to go back on his meds - I think may have been feeling a bit downbeat at the time of purchase and thought a new gadget might have cheered himself up.

Its sad/frustrating for him being totally perplexed by gizmos as he's always been mad for them, I can remember him bringing home a Sinclair ZX80 kit back in the day and putting it all together. He didn't realise he had wifi, he reckons he told the installer fella not to bother as he didn't have any wifi gadgets at the time. So at least I've got his phone connected to that now.

I understand there might be some apps that can kill all data connections - 'toggle data' and 'quick settings'.
I'll investigate but it may be easier for him to sell it and just get a regular phone.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #191 on: August 25, 2010, 12:36:35 AM »
just found an android version of 'fruit ninja' called 'Ninja Kaka - Fruit Dojo' 


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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #192 on: August 31, 2010, 09:22:09 PM »
The beebplayer app was taken down because the BBC complained that it wasn't official yet the last we heard from them (12th July) they said that they will not be releasing an app for Android pending a BBC trust review. Thankfully i never removed beebplayer from my phone and every part of it still works perfectly.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2010/07/bbc_iplayer_on_android_update.html

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You can download it at the link below. Just enter beeb into the search box.

http://blackdroid.net/

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #193 on: August 31, 2010, 09:59:35 PM »
All I do for BBC iPlayer is set a shortcut from the webpage and open it as a bookmark from the homescreen, it works better than any app and recognises its a mobile device.
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #194 on: September 2, 2010, 04:44:17 PM »
Adobe Photoshop Express!!!!

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #195 on: September 2, 2010, 04:47:37 PM »
myplayer is quite good and stable as an alternative for beep player
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #197 on: September 3, 2010, 04:41:29 PM »
Angry Birds Beta Lite is now available on the Android market. Seems to work on my 2.1 Desire and is quite a hefty download.
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #198 on: September 3, 2010, 05:17:45 PM »
It's 11mb in size, only took a minute or so over HSDPA.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #199 on: September 3, 2010, 06:12:51 PM »
It's 11mb in size, only took a minute or so over HSDPA.
Download was quite quick, but making space for it was quite slow.
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