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Re: Android

Post by tonieee » Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:11 pm

tompony wrote:That's odd, is that something specific to the phone? I'm on 4.4 and I've had no trouble downloading things to the SD card.

I actually get better download speeds to my phone than I do on my PC, which is oddly futuristic.
Apps can only write to their own directories under Android/data so maybe that's what your app's doing. Also, it maybe that your version of Android doesn't have this feature enabled. From what I've read it appears it's been available in Android for a while but it's only since 4.4 that device manufacturers have turned it on, so maybe yours hasn't.

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Re: Android

Post by tompony » Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:21 pm

I've got a Motorola Moto-G, and it does look like they haven't enabled that "feature" (at least I think that's what this implies).

It seems exactly like the kind of restriction that led to me going back to Android after a dalliance with an iPhone! I would have been most annoyed if I had run into it. I hope you can find a solution!

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Re: Android

Post by tonieee » Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:40 pm

Yes, this bit:
While Android 4.4. currently disables write permission to the SD card in ‘public directories’, Motorola has enabled write access to these directories in our implementation. A user can use a third party file manager to manage, move and delete content in public directories on the SD Card. (DCIM, Documents, Downloads...). As required by Android, write-access to the top-level directory of the SD Card from a file manager application will fail.
The restriction of not writing to the top-level seems a bit pointless though but not something that would bother me.

I thought it was just like iphone when I realised what it was. I understand that it's a security feature and for people just downloading random apps from Google Play it's a useful one but I wish they'd made it turn-offable. I know what am doing and very careful about what apps I install (I don't even use Play). Next they'll be removing the option to install non-play apps to be even more like the iphone.

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Re: Android

Post by tonieee » Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:02 pm

Actually Tom, you may be able to help me another problem I have: you know how they've redefined the menu key to instead show the list of recent apps (which I may like once I've gotten use to it - I always found the long press you had to do previously annoying)? Is there anyway to access the menu for apps which haven't added a button for it?

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Re: Android

Post by tompony » Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:21 pm

Not that I'm aware of, I'm afraid - in fact, until you mentioned it, I forgot there used to be a menu button at all (it's been a few years).

Ooh - although this suggests a long press on the recent apps button should do it?

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Re: Android

Post by tonieee » Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:30 pm

tompony wrote:Not that I'm aware of, I'm afraid - in fact, until you mentioned it, I forgot there used to be a menu button at all (it's been a few years).

Ooh - although this suggests a long press on the recent apps button should do it?
That works! Thanks Tom!

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Re: Android

Post by tonieee » Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:28 am

tompony wrote:I've got a Motorola Moto-G, and it does look like they haven't enabled that "feature" (at least I think that's what this implies).

It seems exactly like the kind of restriction that led to me going back to Android after a dalliance with an iPhone! I would have been most annoyed if I had run into it. I hope you can find a solution!
I've found a way round it in the end. There is a built in file manager app that came with the phone called My Files and apparently built in apps don't have this restriction. So I can copy the files with Ghost Commander to Ghost Commander's own directory and then use My Files to move it to where I want it to go. It's quite annoying but at least workable.

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Re: Android

Post by humblebee » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:34 am

Lots of you probably know about this already, but I just found the prettiest game ever.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... mentvalley

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Re: Android

Post by Gordon » Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:29 pm

As featured in House of Cards!
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Re: Android

Post by tonieee » Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:47 pm

Stupid lollipop :-@

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Re: Android

Post by crystalball » Thu May 28, 2015 9:10 am

humblebee wrote:Lots of you probably know about this already, but I just found the prettiest game ever.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... mentvalley

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I'm in too deep. <3

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