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Old May 26th, 2011, 12:21 PM   #151 (permalink)
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Download Advanced Task Killer. It's free and will close all apps at once.
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Its bad for you

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What I would really like is a "Guest Account" / "Guest Mode".

You could then safely lend your Android tablet (or phone) to a guest, and he can make calls, use the browser, take pictures using the camera, play games etc.

But the guest can not view your personal data, your address book, call history, your photos, your browser history, etc.
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What i want is: A version of the market with all of the garbage (thousands of crappy themed clocks, wallpapers, and assorted drivel) filtered out.

Oh, one other minor thing. The way widgets are handled: some widgets have half a dozen (or more) sizes, do they all need to be listed individually? Can't we pick the widget from a list and *then* pick the size?
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Hi all,

I'm on Ginger Bread now, my wishes:
1. When searching in contacts (people), please confine search within the content in contacts only, not the whole phone including dictionary words.

2. Allow to view contact address without having to connect to GPS.
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Oh, one other minor thing. The way widgets are handled: some widgets have half a dozen (or more) sizes, do they all need to be listed individually? Can't we pick the widget from a list and *then* pick the size?
A lot of custom ROMs have that feature enabled
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Easy... an app to read this forums and others that use the same software (like mtbforums.com)...
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Easy... an app to read this forums and others that use the same software (like mtbforums.com)...
This forum has the Phandroid app, other forums have Tapatalk app support
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Shadow.. thanks This is what happens when I just ass-ume something... tsk tsk tsk... thanks for pointing in the right direction
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I am shocked that these are not in the builds already:
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  • Extended Language support
  • abilty to add notification sounds for emails marked important/filters
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CM has excellent language support
I get notified for my priority inbox but nothing else
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I've thought of a few, but the main one on my mind right now:

1) Alarm clock improvements:
-- Ability to set independent volume level for alarms. So if the phone is silent, I can still have my maximum alarm sound.

you can download an app like audio manager also known now as hide it pro it acts like a vault where you can hide pictures and videos among other things but it also has sepperate volume adjusting settings for everything including alarm clock
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I would love to have a phone with a built in fm transmitter for listening to music from my android in my car.
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Hi, I'm new to android, but i use android 2.21 in my huawei phone c8500. But when i use wifi hotspot function, the receivers got wifi connection but no internet access inspite of opening data connection in my phone. Can anyone help me with this wireless sharing problem? Please
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I would dearly love to actually be able to use the categories in Google contacts. The contact/phone apps aren't able to see them or use them it seems, that all has to be done on Google from a desktop. Why on earth isn't that basic functionality built into Android?
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Back up app data
At the moment there is no way to backup the data that is stored on your device. So if you do a factor reset you will lose the data for the apps. (Non-Rooted device). So a service to backup all app data to the cloud/sd card is needed (remove the security for this). Also I don't like the backup API that google has for apps.

Improve Google Docs
Improve google docs that allows you to sync all data stored on your phone with the cloud. At the moment everything is accessible through the cloud. Need an option offline option and also to sync up when on Data or Wifi connection is enable.

Improve Web Browser
It is good, but need tab browsing and apps. Should really be Google Chrome, but that won't happen because off Chrome OS.

Hardware Acceleration
Will come in Ice Cream Sandwich (in Honeycomb)

Integrate Gmail app with Email App
The email app sucks. If you want to make your phone good for business, then this needs to be implemented. Features from email apps like Touchdown should be available by default.

Remote Wipe
This should be available for all devices and managed via a new online google android dashboard.

Google version of Whatsapp/iMessage/BBM
Self explanatory here. Make it cross platform, and dare I say add a little bit of social networking within it. This is the game changer and done properly could make google powerful not only in cross platform communication but a competitor with fb and twitter. Could also use latitude within this as well.
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The web browser has tabbed browsing and uses Chromes Latest engine
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i am so confused right now, my sony ericsson x 10 wont charge all the way plugged into the wall it charges up to like 93 - 94%, i charge it every night and i dont know what to do!! HELP anyone polease and thanks!
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It only charges up ~90% of the battery to preserve the batteries longetivity
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What I should say is have tabs along the top, not by pinching out or by clicking menu and selecting windows

And I don't think it uses chrome latest engine. Chrome was updated to version 12 a few weeks back and have a 6 weeks release. Gingerbread was released last year, and from what I know the internet web browser has not been decoupled yet from the OS releases ala Gmail app.
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I don't know, but my browser has the V8 JavaScript engine and some other bits
I don't use the browser because of the crappy tabs, BTW
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I have a nexus 4g and I like the ability to share my contacts individually with other devices. Problem is when you xfer a contact, you send all the contact's data. I wish you could elect to send only parts of their contact data like only name and work address, or name and home address. Some info may not be appropriate for a business contact to have and I would like to control what I send.

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Is like a native file manager. I still haven't found a good way to search for pics In my gallery by name.
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1. the ability to disable 'long press' on the gingerbread keyboard.

i will never use foreign / special keys, and could possibly be trusted to have the ability to turn them on / off at my own discretion.

2. a google maps app that doesn't upload data when not in use.

honestly, why is google search and google maps using data when I've used neither app in months!?
 
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What's the point in disabling if it gives no benefit?
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The ability to have my phone come out of sleep when I receive a text message like when I receive phone calls. I know there are apps that do this like SMSAwake or SMS Popup. But it'd be a nice integrated feature.
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The ability to have my phone come out of sleep when I receive a text message like when I receive phone calls. I know there are apps that do this like SMSAwake or SMS Popup. But it'd be a nice integrated feature.
Wouldn't that be a huge battery drain? Although an option to would be good!
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Wouldn't that be a huge battery drain? Although an option to would be good!
Google could give it a setting of like 5, 10, or 15 seconds out of sleep. So just long enough for you to pick up the phone and respond if you're close but not long enough to drain the battery. I have an Application called SMSAwake (no space) and it works just like this. It's wonderful to not have to press the power button every time I want to reply to a Text.
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  1. The ability to have all conversations regardless of program (Email, Gmail, text, Google Voice, Google Talk) attached to recipients contact
  2. The ability to send Vcard via Gmail
  3. To have a truley unified Gmail inbox, where I do not have to switch between accounts
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i need it disabled as there is next to no difference between a short and long press on my galaxy s.
hence special characters are always suggested, slowing my typing as it needs constant correction when i will never have a use for them.
 
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oh, and maybe an APP SCREENING PROCESS.
so our favourite super profitable, first world company is not complicit in hosting ~50 malware apps in some vast criminal exercise.

i thought google gave a ... about end user services!?

and while im on the subject, how about complying with taiwanese law?
if an app is worth keeping you would hardly be asking for a refund within the week.

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Also, I would like a way to have my Text Messages sorted differently when I sent a single text to multiple people. I'd like them sorted into their individual recipients sections instead of being sorted into a "group message".
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1. COMPLETE sync with Outlook including Tasks & notes.
2. Connection via Bluetooth for syncing and file transfer.

I've used Android for the past 2 years on a couple of phones.... have come the conclusion its nae good. I'm going back to my lowly Non-Android W910i... at least it could do the above!!!
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I forgot this in my earlier post

I would like the ability to turn of Conversation view On or Off
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At the moment there is no way to backup the data that is stored on your device. So if you do a factor reset you will lose the data for the apps. (Non-Rooted device). So a service to backup all app data to the cloud/sd card is needed (remove the security for this). Also I don't like the backup API that google has for apps.
This. This. This. A thousand times This.

While backup to the cloud would be nice, as a bare minimum we should be able to backup/restore any app's data to/from SD card, for *any* app, regardless of how it's programmed. It should be right there under Manage Applications with the 'clear data' button. Seriously, on what planet is it considered good practice to provide a totally destructive 'clear data' button without also giving us the option to save and recover that data? If the only data management option my desktop PC had was 'delete everything and start again' every time i made a mistake i would get even less work done than i currently do.

I currently use (the fantastic) titanium backup for this purpose but it requires root - i dread the day when i have an unrootable android device.
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This. This. This. A thousand times This.

While backup to the cloud would be nice, as a bare minimum we should be able to backup/restore any app's data to/from SD card, for *any* app, regardless of how it's programmed. It should be right there under Manage Applications with the 'clear data' button. Seriously, on what planet is it considered good practice to provide a totally destructive 'clear data' button without also giving us the option to save and recover that data? If the only data management option my desktop PC had was 'delete everything and start again' every time i made a mistake i would get even less work done than i currently do.

I currently use (the fantastic) titanium backup for this purpose but it requires root - i dread the day when i have an unrootable android device.
For this very reason I intend to make sure I never have an unrootable device.
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If that's the only reason you want root I think you must be missing out on a lot!
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If that's the only reason you want root I think you must be missing out on a lot!
Who said that was the only reason? I just think it's a good one. I'm from the Palm world, where we could back our devices up completely to the desktop - this Android cloud thing is unacceptable to me. We're discussing that issue here, backing up app data, not flashing ROMs, themes, or anything else - all of which I take full advantage of.
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For this very reason I intend to make sure I never have an unrootable device.
Amen to that.
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What i want is: A version of the market with all of the garbage (thousands of crappy themed clocks, wallpapers, and assorted drivel) filtered out.
I use AppBrain as a sort of filter, it's better organized than the market, at least.

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Oh, one other minor thing. The way widgets are handled: some widgets have half a dozen (or more) sizes, do they all need to be listed individually? Can't we pick the widget from a list and *then* pick the size?
There is a great program for this, if you're rooted. AppWidgetPickernicely organizes all of your widgets into a list just as you desire, but again, you have to be rooted to use it.
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I use AppBrain as a sort of filter, it's better organized than the market, at least.
Yeah, i often use appbrain when i'm on a pc, but when i'm on my phone i use the market app, and it's like trawling through an open sewer at times.
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There is a great program for this, if you're rooted. AppWidgetPickernicely organizes all of your widgets into a list just as you desire, but again, you have to be rooted to use it.
That works so brilliantly i am lost for words. Thanks!
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That works so brilliantly i am lost for words. Thanks!
Yes, it does, I'm having a hard time figuring out why it isn't being used natively in the Android platform. Most ROM developers install it into their ROMs by default now.
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- possibility to change to other alarm clock rings, increasing volume, etc (the alarmdroyd excellent app should replace the default alarm clock)

- possibility to add useful widget switches to switch on or off the wifi, the data connection, volumes etc (something like the widgetdroyd excellent app should be there by default)

- possibility to add a notification icon to yield when an app is using communication. I hate to ignore when apps are using communication. Personally, I would prefer to say which app shall ask permission to communicate and to set up how they should communicate. At least I want to see when and how much they communicate. (I did not find the appropriate app for that so far.)

- give access to per-app stats of how they use resources (energy, wifi, data communication).

- the options in the calendar application are by far insufficient. We need something like jorte by default.

- I can see that now the maps application can pre-load maps to be used offline but we cannot do offline search nor calculate routes between two points. I used to have much better on my Nokia.

- I don't like the cloud. I would like to sync my calendar with my PC without google knowing my agenda.
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- possibility to change to other alarm clock rings, increasing volume, etc (the alarmdroyd excellent app should replace the default alarm clock)

- possibility to add useful widget switches to switch on or off the wifi, the data connection, volumes etc (something like the widgetdroyd excellent app should be there by default)

- possibility to add a notification icon to yield when an app is using communication. I hate to ignore when apps are using communication. Personally, I would prefer to say which app shall ask permission to communicate and to set up how they should communicate. At least I want to see when and how much they communicate. (I did not find the appropriate app for that so far.)

- give access to per-app stats of how they use resources (energy, wifi, data communication).

- the options in the calendar application are by far insufficient. We need something like jorte by default.

- I can see that now the maps application can pre-load maps to be used offline but we cannot do offline search nor calculate routes between two points. I used to have much better on my Nokia.

- I don't like the cloud. I would like to sync my calendar with my PC without google knowing my agenda.
You second point is already available, at least on the EVO.

I dont like jorte, I find the stock calendar app fine.
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Who said that was the only reason? I just think it's a good one. I'm from the Palm world, where we could back our devices up completely to the desktop - this Android cloud thing is unacceptable to me. We're discussing that issue here, backing up app data, not flashing ROMs, themes, or anything else - all of which I take full advantage of.
haha just in case!
It is an important feature, I find Google's auto sync fails as you can't check what's backed up or not
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1. Add ability to log in as root
2. Have a Cli terminal
3. Be able to use linux aps
4. Have an update interface like synaptic package manager
5. Have a boot loader so you can try the next Android without flashing your existing OS, ie allow dual booting. If for example you have 2.1 on your device and want to see if 2.2 will work, dual boot with 2.2 until you find out if it works, then eliminate 2.1 and use 2.2.
6. Provide a list of chips each version works with, ie Armv6, Armv7, etc
7. The ability to place your SD card in a computer and download aps to it, then install them to your device.
8. The ability to take an image of the device and save it to usb, Sd, or your computer. If you lose or break your device, you can get a new device of the same model and install your backup image, and have eerything back just the way you had it.
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