Google Android catch-all

TigerBill wrote:
Radical Ans wrote:

A week in and I scratched the screen on my Note II. I had no issues on my Atrix and figured "Hey It's Gorilla Glass I'll be fine." Nope. Luckily I'm in Korea, so getting screen protectors and accessories for the Note II shouldn't be to hard, but I'm still bummed.

How did it happen, for the curious ones in the crowd.

Seriously, I've had three horribly treated gorilla glassed devices that never got scratches on the screen. Please do inform.

Oh geez, now I'm paranoid.

On my S2 replacing the glass only cost $50, even without insurance. I hope it's not much more than that for this.

Fell off my desk onto the linoleum floor. Never was an issue on previous devices. Dropped my Atrix in a parking lot and nothing. Got my screen protector, so I'm going to throw that on when I get back to my hotel. Hopefully it'll mask the scratch.

Yeah I dropped my old Droid a lot. Outside had a couple scratches, but glass never.

Have one ding on the plastic of my GNex where I dropped it on the sidewalk one day. Dropped it so hard the phone shut off. And so yeah there's a little scuff on the side, but the screen is still perfect though.

Just felt the floor by my desk and it's kind of gritty. I think that's what ended up doing it. Makes sense considering I'm at a facility that's on the coast and still somewhat under construction. Got sand on my shoes and that ended up on the floor.

My N7 got scratched too. I've never managed to scratch any of my smartphones or tablets before.

It was in the breast pocket of my suit jacket, apparently alone, so I have no idea how it happened. It lives in a case now, which is a real shame for such a compact device.

4x AA on the Nexus 10.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF4K...

I tried it with Need for Speed MW but it burped and turned it off. The game still runs amazingly with only a few stutters.

Nexus 4 has working LTE on two Canadian carriers.

I just got my Flygrip and I really like it so far. It came with a free case of the exact kind that I like, molded but soft (not jelly). The Flygrip itself seems sturdy, and works as advertised. The finger holels are a little larger than I expected but it comes with some foam inserts for just that problem. Overall I'm happy with it and would recommend it.

EverythingsTentative wrote:

I just got my Flygrip and I really like it so far. It came with a free case of the exact kind that I like, molded but soft (not jelly). The Flygrip itself seems sturdy, and works as advertised. The finger holels are a little larger than I expected but it comes with some foam inserts for just that problem. Overall I'm happy with it and would recommend it.

Very interesting. Comes w/ a free case to boot. That's about as much as I'd be paying for a case anyway so I may have to pull the trigger on that one.

Radical Ans wrote:
EverythingsTentative wrote:

I just got my Flygrip and I really like it so far. It came with a free case of the exact kind that I like, molded but soft (not jelly). The Flygrip itself seems sturdy, and works as advertised. The finger holels are a little larger than I expected but it comes with some foam inserts for just that problem. Overall I'm happy with it and would recommend it.

Very interesting. Comes w/ a free case to boot. That's about as much as I'd be paying for a case anyway so I may have to pull the trigger on that one.

That's the exact reason I ordered it. Since my Note is white I got a white case with a red Flygrip. The case doesn't add to much bulk unlike an Otterbox or Bodyglove. The kickstand function has already come in handy.

Is there a way to clear the Clipboard on stock builds of Android? I've been using LastPass for all of my passwords and, I noticed the Clipboard has them still from when I copied/pasted them.

TigerBill wrote:

Is there a way to clear the Clipboard on stock builds of Android? I've been using LastPass for all of my passwords and, I noticed the Clipboard has them still from when I copied/pasted them.

Ooh, that's a pretty glaring oversight... I use KeePass and the android app I use clears the clipboard.

Try this, perhaps? It has a widget:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...

NSMike wrote:
TigerBill wrote:

Is there a way to clear the Clipboard on stock builds of Android? I've been using LastPass for all of my passwords and, I noticed the Clipboard has them still from when I copied/pasted them.

Ooh, that's a pretty glaring oversight... I use KeePass and the android app I use clears the clipboard.

Try this, perhaps? It has a widget:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...

Apparently Verizon has their own Clipboard, as that app didn't actually clear the clipboard. I did however find how to do it; long click on a text field, select "Paste from Clipboard", press Menu button, then select Clear Clipboard.

It is a very glaring oversight on Last Pass's part.

My S3's battery's draining really fast the last couple of weeks. I forgot my phone today after it being plugged in at night, and when I got home from work it was depleted. From full to turned off in 10 hours after not doing anything with it is not normal.

When I check the stock battery app, it usually quotes 'downloads' as a big user. Not very helpful, especially if I haven't downloaded any updates.

Is there a good app that gives more details on battery usage?

Might see if SystemPanel gives you any more info.

Downloads shouldn't be in there at all. Have you gone in to that app to see if there's something it's downloading?

General Crespin wrote:

Downloads shouldn't be in there at all. Have you gone in to that app to see if there's something it's downloading?

Sorry, it's called 'Media'. Under which downloads is listed.

I unplugged it at 100% this morning at 7:30AM, it's now 9:45AM and down to 80% charge :-s

I'm going to check my SD Card, maybe unplug it for a couple of days. It's been acting weird lately, maybe he's constantly (re)connecting to it or something.

I've had a card go south on me and do exactly what you are experiencing.
I've also had apps that once started (Draw Something) it would chew through my battery very quickly.

groan wrote:

I've had a card go south on me and do exactly what you are experiencing.
I've also had apps that once started (Draw Something) it would chew through my battery very quickly.

I removed the SD Card this morning, and the battery percentage used by 'media' has dropped from 54% to 29%. 'Telephone' is another 30%, while I haven't made a single call and sent maybe 3 texts.

I uninstalled a dozen unused apps yesterday in hopes of getting battery drainage down, if only to keep them from updating.

edit: I decided to format my SDCard and start over. Yes, I'm impatient Thanks for all your suggestions.

I am not sure if I am asking the correct question here.

This arises as a result of trying to put ClockworkMod on a Galaxy Tab 10.1. I downloaded the appropriate image. The filename is recovery-p7510.tar.md5. It is not simply a signature file, it seems to be a tar archive with maybe a wrapper around it. When I try and untar it, I get the following output:

$ tar -tf recovery-p7510.tar.md5
recovery.img
tar: Truncated input file (need to skip 2560 bytes)
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors.

The recovery.img file does seem to be extracted, but when I try and use it later I get an error in the other application. So I am not sure if the tar is extracting that file correctly before it errors out. If not, am I supposed to strip off an appended md5 signature or something?

Has anyone done the ClockworkMod process this way?

I haven't rooted or used CMW in about a year but I remember using ODIN for pretty much everything.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYeQ...

I always refer to QBKING77 when I need Android root/CWM help.

EverythingsTentative wrote:

I haven't rooted or used CMW in about a year but I remember using ODIN for pretty much everything.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYeQ...

I always refer to QBKING77 when I need Android root/CWM help.

Thanks for the info. I may investigate that route instead. I got to this point by following the directions at the cyanogenmod wiki here: http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/wiki/Sam...

dejanzie wrote:
General Crespin wrote:

Downloads shouldn't be in there at all. Have you gone in to that app to see if there's something it's downloading?

Sorry, it's called 'Media'. Under which downloads is listed.

I unplugged it at 100% this morning at 7:30AM, it's now 9:45AM and down to 80% charge :-s

I'm going to check my SD Card, maybe unplug it for a couple of days. It's been acting weird lately, maybe he's constantly (re)connecting to it or something.

Not sure if you're willing to go the root route but since rooting, the battery life on both mine and my wife's S3's has been incredible. When we got the phones, battery life was similar to yours. By noon it was time to recharge.

Since rooting, I can go 1.5 days with HEAVY usage and I'll still have around 20%. For instance, I woke up this morning at 5:40 (after 3 phone alarms). Checked email, weather, news. Drove my son to school and then myself to work: 1 hour total trip, listening to music the whole time (through Bluetooth paired with my truck). Few text messages with wifey to let her know the morning went fine. I'm at work now (7:52am) and battery usage is at 95%.

I'm relatively new to rooting, having only done it once before on my old HTC Incredible 2. The process was very easy as long as you take your time and have full understanding of the steps required. I researched for a good 2 hours before rooting mine. Process took about 45 minutes as I was being cautious and making absolutely sure I was performing the correct step. When I did my wife's it took around 10 minutes.

For the S3 I used the very stable CleanROM 5.0 based on the leaked JellyBean build.

The guy who developed it has since released CleanROM 5.5.1 which is based on the most recent JellyBean build. If you decide to root, it's your choice which to go with but I can vouch for the stability and battery efficiency of 5.0.

Just picked up Nexus 7 the other day. So far, love the device. However, I'm a little disappointed with the content on the Google Play store. Specifically, in regards to TV shows and movies. Feels pretty light in comparison to iTunes and Amazon.

Since both of those services slap DRM on their video, any suggestions for other ways of getting video onto a Nexus 7? I already have Netflix but I'm looking for stuff for travel so I need offline content.

Trashie wrote:

Just picked up Nexus 7 the other day. So far, love the device. However, I'm a little disappointed with the content on the Google Play store. Specifically, in regards to TV shows and movies. Feels pretty light in comparison to iTunes and Amazon.

Since both of those services slap DRM on their video, any suggestions for other ways of getting video onto a Nexus 7? I already have Netflix but I'm looking for stuff for travel so I need offline content.

If you have Comcast, I saw the other day where they're now allowing downloading for offline playback. Not that that is a full answer.

MannishBoy wrote:
Trashie wrote:

Just picked up Nexus 7 the other day. So far, love the device. However, I'm a little disappointed with the content on the Google Play store. Specifically, in regards to TV shows and movies. Feels pretty light in comparison to iTunes and Amazon.

Since both of those services slap DRM on their video, any suggestions for other ways of getting video onto a Nexus 7? I already have Netflix but I'm looking for stuff for travel so I need offline content.

If you have Comcast, I saw the other day where they're now allowing downloading for offline playback. Not that that is a full answer.

I do have Comcast! To the Internet!

Trashie wrote:
MannishBoy wrote:
Trashie wrote:

Just picked up Nexus 7 the other day. So far, love the device. However, I'm a little disappointed with the content on the Google Play store. Specifically, in regards to TV shows and movies. Feels pretty light in comparison to iTunes and Amazon.

Since both of those services slap DRM on their video, any suggestions for other ways of getting video onto a Nexus 7? I already have Netflix but I'm looking for stuff for travel so I need offline content.

If you have Comcast, I saw the other day where they're now allowing downloading for offline playback. Not that that is a full answer.

I do have Comcast! To the Internet!

It's the Xfinity TV Player app. I think they have some others apps as well.

Trashie wrote:

Just picked up Nexus 7 the other day. So far, love the device. However, I'm a little disappointed with the content on the Google Play store. Specifically, in regards to TV shows and movies. Feels pretty light in comparison to iTunes and Amazon.

Since both of those services slap DRM on their video, any suggestions for other ways of getting video onto a Nexus 7? I already have Netflix but I'm looking for stuff for travel so I need offline content.

We picked up Play Later for this very reason. Queue up the videos you'd like to take with you on NetFlix, Amazon, Hulu, whatever...put them on your device and off you go! These are the same people who make PlayOn, which we used for years to watch all kinds of online content on our PS3.

mateofalcone wrote:
Trashie wrote:

Just picked up Nexus 7 the other day. So far, love the device. However, I'm a little disappointed with the content on the Google Play store. Specifically, in regards to TV shows and movies. Feels pretty light in comparison to iTunes and Amazon.

Since both of those services slap DRM on their video, any suggestions for other ways of getting video onto a Nexus 7? I already have Netflix but I'm looking for stuff for travel so I need offline content.

We picked up Play Later for this very reason. Queue up the videos you'd like to take with you on NetFlix, Amazon, Hulu, whatever...put them on your device and off you go! These are the same people who make PlayOn, which we used for years to watch all kinds of online content on our PS3.

Interesting. How automated is the recording process? Do you need to babysit it or does the application pull stuff up for you?

Trashie wrote:
mateofalcone wrote:
Trashie wrote:

Just picked up Nexus 7 the other day. So far, love the device. However, I'm a little disappointed with the content on the Google Play store. Specifically, in regards to TV shows and movies. Feels pretty light in comparison to iTunes and Amazon.

Since both of those services slap DRM on their video, any suggestions for other ways of getting video onto a Nexus 7? I already have Netflix but I'm looking for stuff for travel so I need offline content.

We picked up Play Later for this very reason. Queue up the videos you'd like to take with you on NetFlix, Amazon, Hulu, whatever...put them on your device and off you go! These are the same people who make PlayOn, which we used for years to watch all kinds of online content on our PS3.

Interesting. How automated is the recording process? Do you need to babysit it or does the application pull stuff up for you?

You don't have to babysit once you've set up your recording queue. It records by streaming, so however long it'd take you to watch everything is exactly how long it'll take to record. Each show is marked with your personal details (record by blah blah blah on blah blah 2012, etc), and it'll contain whatever's in the stream (e.g., NetFlix buffering, Hulu commercials, etc), but that's not a big deal for me.

Edit: They offer a lifetime license or a subscription plan, but I opted for the lifetime option. It looks like they've got a holiday sale going right now. If you're interested, I'd jump on it.