Entries tagged as android
Here are some Android apps and games I've found interesting or which were recommended somewhere for various purposes. And which I didn't had the time/need to try them yet.Continue reading "Android apps to try"
Rooting means installing a
su binary onto the device, which provides a way to become the
root (=Superuser, "su")
user on the Android system.
root has access to everything and thus you can do really nasty things with it.
On Jelly Bean, using FX with root, I noticed duplicate files in /data/app-asec/, e.g.:Continue reading "Duplicate files in /data/app-asec/"
To add custom sounds to your Android phone, create the following folders on your SD-card:Continue reading "Custom Ringtones, Alarms, Notification tones in Android"
Android 2.2 (Codename: Frozen Yoghurt) brings a new feature which allows moving apps to the SD card. Unfortunately this only works for apps which bring a flag to allow this, i.e. not for the current versions.Continue reading "Enable moving any app to SD card (FroYo)"
|iPhone||Android (esp. Nexus One)|
|It's from Apple.||It's NOT from Apple. (or: It's from Google.)|
|can change keyboard layout on the fly||keyboard language related to GUI language (not independently configurable!), but different input methods (not only keyboards) downloadable/switchable on the fly|
|~150.000 Apps (most are gimmicks though)||~30.000 Apps and growing, some well-known web-based services still missing as a native App|
|Apple decides which apps get onto the phone/in the AppStore||very loose controlled Market store
can install apps via USB or web download, even from Linux
|only syncs with one single iTunes, i.e. no Linux support at all, no sync at multiple places||supports USB HDD mode where you can use the microSD-card like a flash disk|
|can sync with local software (e.g. Outlook) via iTunes||syncs mostly with Google services or Exchange, but custom apps available for ActiveSync, SyncML, Outlook, etc.|
|supports Push Notifications via Apple servers||Push Notifications are a bit complicated and not native (e.g. IBM MQTT) but can use Jabber/XMPP messages via Google Talk for notifications|
|Tethering depends on network carrier / paid||Tethering via different methods from free to $30|
|cheap iPhone OS upgrades in the future (OS2 → OS3 for iPod Touch was $9.95), new versions still support (almost) all old devices||Android updates depend on cell phone maker|
|Apple forbids downgrades of software, even from 3.1.3 to 3.1.2 is not possible --- even when they have broken a feature||You even get the instructions from them...|
|you are limited to those service providers Apple cooperates with ("exclusive contracts")||open for all network service providers|
|can't replace/change battery||spare batteries are available|
|Apple's sense of security is not the best: h-online.com|
|iPhone's Headset has only 1 button (push once to Play/Pause; push twice to Skip Track)||Android Headset has 3 buttons (Last Track; Play/Pause; Next Track)|
|only one App can be used at a time||Multitasking!|
|Apps are limited to their own files (+Pictures/Camera), i.e. you can't access file stored with a different App||Apps have access to all files in your Home directory, i.e. Images, Music, etc.|
|somewhat sloppy (3G)||blazing fast|
|can only have App icons on the Home screen, nothing else is configurable
up to 11 pages with 110 Apps (more can be run by searching)
|Home screen can have Widgets, Icons, Subfolders (for more Icons) and you can change the wallpaper (even to an animated "Live Wallpaper")
5 pages, but folders allow for more Apps; also "All Apps at once" view integrated; searching is also available
|syncs fine with Exchange||doesn't sync Exchange calendars|
|have to check Inboxes of each mail acct||Unified inbox available|