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#1051 Gden

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 06:32 AM

I keep hearing that we're going to get netflix on android phones, but then it keeps dropping off. WTH
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#1052 GrilledWitOnions

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 06:36 AM

I keep hearing that we're going to get netflix on android phones, but then it keeps dropping off. WTH


One of the major reasons I am considering joining the iOS crowd. I don't care so much for my phone, but I think it would be awesome for a tablet. If Google wants to move Android forward they need to get these things taken care of.
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Posted 03 April 2011 - 03:53 PM

I had a friend that used the photobucket app and highly recommended it, but I don't know that it does auto-resizing on upload.

I'll check it out, thanks.
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#1054 kodos64

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 01:11 AM

sorry but this is just a rant so if your not up for reading it please skip over:

i got an incredible last july, had to wait 3 weeks to actually get it but not that big of a deal. in january i started having an issue where it said i had no memory space left on my phone when i should have had plenty. took it to verizon, they said there was nothing they could do but replace the phone. an inconvenience but not the end of the world as long as i get a phone that works like it should.

so my replacement comes in towards the end of january and all is well and good until the middle of february when i start having the same memory issues and then one night it decides to reset itself. reseting itself is odd and especially annoying at 3am when it screams "DROID" upon start up but not that big of a deal.... until it does it 5 times in a row until i get out of bed and pull the effin battery out! i try to start my phone up the next morning and all i get is "DROID!" and a reset. so i take my phone in for yet another replacement let verizon know i'm not pleased and wait a couple days for a phone that works at all.

so i got my replacement 2 - 3 weeks ago and that leads us to now. early this week i went to take a photo for work and when i start the camera all i get is a fuzzy image. when i snap a shot thinking it would turn out okay, it's obviously just the fuzzy image. i give it a tap on the side and it begins to work okay. 2 days ago i try to use the camera again with basically the same result except when i tap it to get it to work i now get a black screen. (so yeah, maybe i shouldn't have gotten phyical with it, but my thoughts at this point are i would have gotten a fuzzy screen without anyway so why not try to get it to work.)

so here i am again, ready to take my phone in to verizon yet again tomorrow and i plan to make a huge stink of it. i was very happy with my dinc for the for the 1st 6 months and have been really happy with it when it works properly but i'm very tired of getting replacements that don't work more than a few weeks. i'm going to ask for either a new dinc as a replacement, a different phone or release from my contract knowing full well i probably get none of the above but i'm very frustrated with htc and verizon at this point and ready for a change.

sorry for the long rant but i just wanted to warn others that may be looking at an htc phone or verizon service what they could possibly be in for.

#1055 Sinistar

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 04:37 AM

This might be a decent alternative to the Xoom tablet, for the price
http://www.androidce...-coming-may-7th
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#1056 GrilledWitOnions

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 05:02 AM

This might be a decent alternative to the Xoom tablet, for the price
http://www.androidce...-coming-may-7th


Looks good to me. $400 is much easier to justify than $600.

Edit: Website for transformer went up.
http://www.asus.com/...Hh4q7I8dvWJzhdV

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#1057 blitz6speed

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 06:02 AM

I like that other then the first gen galaxy tabs (which are honestly horrible in quality, especially the touch screens), everything is a dual core. I told everyone i know interested in a ipad to wait a little while because android tabs are really going to get cheap for amazing hardware quickly, and honeycomb is an amazing OS. Def keeping my eye on that Asus pad. 400 is a deal.

#1058 dothog

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 01:42 PM

I like that other then the first gen galaxy tabs (which are honestly horrible in quality, especially the touch screens), everything is a dual core. I told everyone i know interested in a ipad to wait a little while because android tabs are really going to get cheap for amazing hardware quickly, and honeycomb is an amazing OS. Def keeping my eye on that Asus pad. 400 is a deal.


They've done some benchmarking, though, and the Android tablet TEGRA GPUs don't hold a candle to whatever the shit the iPad2s have on board. I don't have a link on hand, but google that mess and you'll hit on something reliable.

Some people take the hardware comparison as evidence that the tablet market is settled until tablet manufacturers develop tablets with hardware can match Apple's buck for buck. IMO your other points (OS and price) are where Android can overcome the hardware gap.
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#1059 Clak

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 02:36 PM

I think it's marketing more than anything, most people don't even know wtf a GPU is. Yet the manufacturers can advertise the dual core CPU all day. I mean the Galaxy S phones still wipe the floor with a lot of phones in the graphics department because of the better GPU.
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#1060 Demolition Man

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 07:01 PM

That ASUS Transformer looks really nice. If one can use an external hard drive with it when using the keyboard dock then it'll be a pretty good tablet.

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#1061 VipFREAK

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 09:03 PM

^Depending on the price I'll be entertaining it.

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#1062 dmaul1114

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 09:07 PM

Yeah, I like the idea of docking tablets. They'll hopefully eventually get to the point of being close enough to a laptop to allow me to just take them on a business trip instead of my heavy laptop (need a full sized and powered one to work at home, and don't travel enough to buy a second, smaller one for travel use as I'd never use it around the house).

All I'd really need is MS Office (or something fully compatible unlike current options like Docs to Go etc.) and a USB port so I can do things like work on a Powerpoint and then move it to a thumb drive to load on the PC in the conference room.

MS is working on a tablet OS apparently, so I'll likely just stick with my iPad 2 and wait and see what they come up with as they're probably not going to be a tablet version of Office on Android or iOS if they're working on their own platform.

#1063 VipFREAK

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 09:18 PM

^It's kinda funny how it's a tablet, but is probably less powerful? than a Netbook yet it's all kinds of Win not FAIL.

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#1064 Clak

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 09:41 PM

The transformer is interesting to me because it's going to be way cheaper than the Xoom. The keyboard will probably be extra, but I can live with that.
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#1065 hhhdx4

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 06:54 PM

Just wanted to throw out that I'm selling a Brand New 3G Xoom for a pretty low price, if anyones interested PM me.

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#1066 dothog

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 02:50 AM

Xooms should be hitting clearance bins any time now. iPad2 announcement was timed well, totally killed whatever momentum Motorola might've gotten out of the Xoom release.
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#1067 GrilledWitOnions

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 03:03 AM

Xooms should be hitting clearance bins any time now. iPad2 announcement was timed well, totally killed whatever momentum Motorola might've gotten out of the Xoom release.


Unfortunately I think Xoom timed their release to be just before the iPad2. However it went down, it went down badly. I'm still surprised the iPad2 got such praise... just doesn't seem like enough of a jump from iPad 1 to give it more than just a pass. I think (hope) Samsung and Acer will really market their stuff well, and grab some of this market. I know I'll be getting one of their tablets... probably.
Also why is it that when i click the "Diablo" picture, i get sent to pc games without the Diablo and even when i searched for Diablo, i get no results.
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#1068 Demolition Man

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 03:11 AM

Xooms should be hitting clearance bins any time now. iPad2 announcement was timed well, totally killed whatever momentum Motorola might've gotten out of the Xoom release.


That along with making the Xoom a pain in the ass initially since you have to sign up for Verizon services. Yeah the Xoom is a nice tablet but I simply don't want to Fuck around with Verizon just to buy a damn tablet.

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#1069 dothog

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 03:15 AM

Unfortunately I think Xoom timed their release to be just before the iPad2. However it went down, it went down badly. I'm still surprised the iPad2 got such praise... just doesn't seem like enough of a jump from iPad 1 to give it more than just a pass. I think (hope) Samsung and Acer will really market their stuff well, and grab some of this market. I know I'll be getting one of their tablets... probably.


I dunno, with all of this info about Honeycomb coming out, I've lost a lot of confidence that anything substantial is going to happen for Android in the tablet market in 2011 (in the same way that it did for Android on phones in 2009-10).

Even if there's competitive hardware available (competitive either in terms of price or performance), who knows what the shit flavor of Android it'll be running. I liked the Honeycomb theme, the bee logo looked cool, it felt really slick and marketable. But apparently the code is buggy, so now everyone's saying "Wait 'til Ice Cream!" I dunno. It just seems to me that they had a "moment" in between the iPad and iPad2 and they missed the boat entirely, but then I'm just a dude reading tech blogs, I'm just along for the ride.
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Posted 08 April 2011 - 03:24 AM

Screw Ice Cream I'm waiting for Pie or Sundae. /Sarcasm.

I feel like everyone is talking about Ice Cream way too far in advance, all the coolness of Ice Cream will have melted before it even comes out. Puns intended.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 04:48 AM

Amazon app store is bugging me to do some upgrade; any reason I shouldn't? I wish I had froyo, still got eclair.

#1072 VipFREAK

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 08:09 AM

I'm still surprised the iPad2 got such praise... just doesn't seem like enough of a jump from iPad 1 to give it more than just a pass.


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#1073 BattleChicken

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 02:58 AM

Noteworthy phone coming out for Tmobile in the next couple weeks; LG's GX2 (Us version of the Optimus 2x):

http://blogs.compute...25/t_mobile_g2x

I could upgrade at any point right now, but I've been waiting for a qwerty slide-out dual core, which hasn't dropped yet.

Spec wise, The GX2 is a bit low on RAM - the Droid 3 is rumored to have 1 gig of RAM... but the vanilla OS is a huge plus to me... so I'm a little bit tempted.

In any event, it's coming out April 15th online, April 20th in stores:
http://reviews.cnet....051666-251.html

#1074 Clak

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 02:52 PM

Yeah the 2X looks good. I really doubt I'll get another Samsung phone, the lack of updates is just pissing me off. By the time most phones have 2.3 I'll still be on 2.1.
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Posted 10 April 2011 - 02:07 AM

Noteworthy phone coming out for Tmobile in the next couple weeks; LG's GX2 (Us version of the Optimus 2x):

http://blogs.compute...25/t_mobile_g2x

I could upgrade at any point right now, but I've been waiting for a qwerty slide-out dual core, which hasn't dropped yet.

Spec wise, The GX2 is a bit low on RAM - the Droid 3 is rumored to have 1 gig of RAM... but the vanilla OS is a huge plus to me... so I'm a little bit tempted.

In any event, it's coming out April 15th online, April 20th in stores:
http://reviews.cnet....051666-251.html


I dont like that even with vanilla Froyo, its still froyo and you still have to wait for LG and T-Mobile to push out an update...if they feel like it.
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#1076 humidore

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 04:05 AM

Damn, my Incredible is force closing EVERYTHING now. I ran out of battery (down to zero) and when i turned it on next nothing worked. I was using a Seido 1750mah battery at the time...i guess i have to do a factory reset or something?


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Posted 10 April 2011 - 08:05 AM

Does anyone have a timestamp problem with their txt messaging app... ? Mine is @#$%ing driving me insane... it won't put the the right timestamp on text so I have to hunt for the newest one instead of it posting at the end...

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#1078 Clak

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 03:32 PM

I dont like that even with vanilla Froyo, its still froyo and you still have to wait for LG and T-Mobile to push out an update...if they feel like it.

That's true of every Android device. We're always at the mercy of the carriers/OEMs for updates.
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#1079 GrilledWitOnions

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 07:47 PM

That's true of every Android device. We're always at the mercy of the carriers/OEMs for updates.


Except for Google released Nexus phones (although I think even the Nexus 1, although second to receive Gingerbread, took months after it was released).
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Posted 10 April 2011 - 08:37 PM

my Thunderbolt will be here Wednesday.