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Complete Installation Guide for Android SDK / ADT Bundle on Ubuntu

What all needs to be done to install Android SDK / ADT Bundle on Ubuntu? Each of the steps in the answer was found on some different forum as I encountered obstacles getting started with my Android ...
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Can I run Android apps on Ubuntu?

Is it possible to run Android apps on Ubuntu? And I don't mean inside an emulator, but natively, as you would with any other application installed using the Ubuntu Software Center.
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How do I connect a Nexus 7 to transfer files? [duplicate]

I want to move some files from my PC to Nexus 7. The tablet is connected to my PC's USB port and it is successfully charging. Unfortunately, the PC is not detecting the devices - what I expected is to ...
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Problems with Eclipse and Android SDK

I installed Eclipse, openjdk6 and downloaded and extracted the sdk manager file. Now, When I created an Android project I got the following error: 2012-06-06 18:44:40 - contactManager] ...
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Connecting Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich / Jelly Bean / KitKat) phone

I'm using the US Model 16GB version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 (I747), however, I cannot mount it to my laptop from some reason. I have tried using both FTP and MTP connections, but neither work. What ...
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How to connect MTP devices via USB?

How does one connect an MTP device to Ubuntu via USB? Many popular devices, such as all Android 4.0 phone, have only MTP or PTP as a connection option, no USB mass storage anymore. Considering the ...
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How to Connect & Share your Internet Connection (Wired & Wireless)

I have Ubuntu 12.04 on a HP 430 notebook and this has a single wired internet connection and I would like to share this with a LG Optimus One with Android 2.3.3. I followed these instructions and ...
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How to run an Android emulator in Ubuntu 13.04

Is there any way of doing this in 13.04? If so, can you also provide a step-by-step instruction on how to do it ?
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How to transfer files from/to an Android device with ADB via GUI?

Do you know if there is an Ubuntu program (possibly a Nautilus plugin) to transfer files from/to an Android device? What is my mind is a program which does adb push, adb pull, and adb shell ls in the ...
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Ubuntu as Miracast Sender/receiver

couldn't find anything about Ubuntu act as a Miracast receiver or sender. General info about Miracast at Wikipedia Should this work? Supported HW? (Wifi direct?) only via WiFi no LAN? If Wifi direct ...
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How do you use an android tablet as a second display?

I've noticed people using a product for Windows and Mac called iDisplay which lets you use your Android or iPad as a secondary display. This seems like a great idea, and something that could be done ...
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Can an Android phone control Ubuntu like a remote?

I am looking at making a budget media centre. I am new to Linux and have not yet installed it but think I can manage. I want to use Ubuntu and would like to use my Android phones to control or work as ...
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Plans to make Android Apps run on Ubuntu abandoned?

I remember a longer time ago there was an anouncement that some Ubuntu developers were planing to bring the possibility to Ubuntu to run Android Apps on an Ubuntu and planned to write an environment ...
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Android 3D acceleration in androVM with primusrun?

I have been trying an Android Virtual Machine called androVM on an Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit laptop with Intel/Nvidia hybrid graphics configuration as the guest OS (details on the graphic cards below). I ...
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How to add Android Studio to the launcher?

I'm trying to install the android studio so that I can launch it from a launcher instead of via terminal. Can someone give specific instructions please? I think this is something to do with the ...
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How to use android 2.1 phone as remote audio receiver?

I have an unused HTC Hero Android phone (running Android OS 2.1), I would like to connect it to audio amplifier and leave it connected for months, so I could use this android phone as remote ...
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Does 'Ubuntu One Mobile' support Ogg Vorbis?

The standard audio-format for music in Rhythmbox is Ogg. For some reason none of my music encoded as OggVorbis shows up in the Ubuntu One Mobile Music application on my Android phone. The MP3s do show ...
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How to share a wired Internet connection with an Android phone?

I have been trying to share my wired Internet connection with my Android phone. However I could not succeed in doing this. Has anyone of you ever succeeded? Operating systems that I use are as ...
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“Starting Wireless Hotspot…” but nothing happens

I was trying to create an WiFi hotspot for my android device. I used ap-hotspot to do so. I configured the ap-hotspot using sudo ap-hotspot configure Then I started ap-hotspot using sudo ...
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Sync calendar and contacts with Android smartphone

I use Thunderbird with Lighting calendar addon, which stores calendar data in iCalendar format. How can I synchronize this calendar and Thunderbird contacts with Android based smartphone (HTC ...
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How to sync tasks between Ubuntu and Android?

I was using first Tasque and then GTG on Ubuntu and Astrid on Android with Remember The Milk as the backend. Recently, Astrid has dropped support for Remember The Milk, and both Tasque and GTG's ...
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Android SDK having trouble with ADB

So, I installed the Android SDK, Eclipse, and the ADT. Upon firing up Eclipse the first time after setting up the ADT, this error popped up: [2012-05-29 12:11:06 - adb] ...
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What IDEs are there for Android development?

I recently bought my first Android phone (HTC Legend). Now I want to develop for it!! :) Is it possible under Ubuntu and what is the best tool? Eclipse or IntelliJ or maybe something else? UPD: It ...
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How can I run Evernote on Ubuntu?

I have Evernote running on Windows. I access the same on my android phone with ease. I want to use the same Windows-run Evernote to use on my Ubuntu, so that the notes fed on Windows Evernote can be ...
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What is Ubuntu For Android?

The question is in the title, but can anyone provide some details on what it is, how it works, and when it will be available?
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How to configure ADB access for Android devices?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and I have installed Android SDK, set it's path in my user .bashrc and it works. The problem is that my phone requires adb to be ran by root for permissions, but running adb ...
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Is it possible to install Android's .apk file?

Was just wondering it would be nice to have a convenient way of installing android's .apk apps in Ubuntu somehow. Somebody has a clue about it?
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Some Ubuntu 13.04 applications cannot access files on MTP-mounted systems. Why?

Ubuntu 13.04 comes with MTP support to access files on newer Android devices. My Nexus 10 works OK: after plugging in, I can access the N10 files with Nautilus, and I can copy from and to the device. ...
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How to transfer files between Android and Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have an Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S3) and I wish to take the music files I have off of it and store them on my laptop which is running Ubuntu 12.10. Upon connecting my phone to my computer I can ...
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How to make possible to install Samsung Kies?

I am not sure where this question is set to proper place or not. If not then please guide me to that place. I have a Samsung Galaxy SII, and doing Android development. A couple of days before I was ...
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“Unable to mount Android, Error initialising camera: -60: Could not lock the device” when connecting a Samsung Galaxy S2 via MTP

Whenever I connect my Samsung Galaxy S2 phone (running Android 4.0) via USB using an MTP connection one of two messages always pops up, either: Unable to mount Android: Error initialising camera: ...
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Best way to sync music to Galaxy Nexus (MTP)?

The Galaxy Nexus uses MTP which makes general use a bit of a pain. Luckily, Ubuntu comes with some drivers preinstalled so I can access my phones memory easily through nautilus, however Rhythmbox and ...
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What's the Linux equivalent to Windows batch files?

I have a batch file which I use to create an .apk file on my Windows machine. Now I need to be able to create the .apk file in Ubuntu but I don't know how translate my .bat file to a script to be able ...
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Is there a way to share my computer's Internet connection with my Android through USB?

Is there a way to share my desktop Internet connection with my Android 2.2.1 using the phone data cable?
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Will it be possible to run android apps on ubuntu phone?

I know that the basic question of running android apps on ubuntu has already been answered, but mostly for ubuntu desktop. What I was wondering is, if there will be a way to download and run android ...
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Is there an Android remote app compatible with LibreOffice Impress under Ubuntu?

I have an upcoming presentation I want to make in LibreOffice Impress on my Ubuntu 12.10 laptop. I was wondering if I could get ahold of an Android app which would act like a remote control, allowing ...
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How to run WhatsApp on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

In Windows, you can run android application using BlueStack. I was wondering, is there any way these apps can be run on Ubuntu 12.04?
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Connecting a Samsung Galaxy S3 in Ubuntu 13.04

In 13.04, whenever I connect an Android device, one of three things happens: 1 . It mounts successfully (maybe once out of 3 attempts) 2 . It fails to mount with the following error message: ...
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How to connect mtp android device to ubuntu 13.10

I searched here and google and all I could find is how in Ubuntu 13.04 forward mtp devices are supported. The answer I found are for ubuntu 12.04 or ubuntu 12.10 Well, I connected my phone in mtp ...
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PPA for Android Studio?

Android Studio was released a few days ago and it's still in early access preview, but I would like to know if there is any PPA I could add to my Ubuntu Raring to automatically keep it updated with ...
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What Android emulators are available?

I will like to know some of the android emulators that work really well with Ubuntu 11.10 and above. I want to try 'whatsapp' on Ubuntu through an android emulator. Thanks in advance
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Comprehensive guide to setup android sdk with eclipse on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit [duplicate]

I have shifted to Ubuntu only few weeks ago and after setting up Ubuntu my first step was to setup Eclipse for android development. I do not have any knowledge of Linux. I have searched on google and ...
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How does one use Ubuntu for Android?

I have heard a lot about this new Ubuntu For Android but how can the average man download and install this neat new feature!! Thanks
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Nexus 7 dual-boot with android?

Is it possible to install Ubuntu in parallel to Android on the Nexus 7 (dual-boot), or not? If not, how hard would it be to add the feature? It should be just a matter of adding another partition and ...
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Sync notes between Android phone and Ubuntu?

I want a note taking app on my Ubuntu running laptop and an app on my Android phone which can sync with each other, through online means or manually syncing. So far the only thing I've seen is the ...
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Sync Music from Banshee via SSH to Android Device

i want to transfer my music to my android device via ssh. I do that wireless because i do not always want to plugin the cable to sync some files. Is there a way banshee can recognize my android device ...
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Ubuntu Touch running on Android Emulator

As Ubuntu Touch has an underlying Android/CyanogenMod Layer, I would like to ask if it's possible with reasonable effort to run Ubuntu on the Android Emulator which is part of the Android SDK.
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will 32 bit Ubuntu will work fine on 64 bit machine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: amd64, i386 (32bit / 64bit) - Which version to choose? i am getting some problems in 64 bit Ubuntu..i want to install ia32-libs for Android SDK but it is not installing, ...
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Will Android apps be compatible with the Ubuntu Phone OS?

I have heard that there is some similarity in the code used for both Ubuntu and Android programs, but has there been any mention in all the recent publicity over the forthcoming Ubuntu OS for phones, ...
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Sharing files with Android devices (How do I mount an HP Touchpad, Cyanogen Mod 9?)

I've recently installed Cyanogen Mod 9 on my HP Touchpad tablet, but I'm encountering problems when trying to access it from my Ubuntu laptop (Ubuntu 11.10, Gnome-Shell, Nautilus). I've first tried ...