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Urgur the Gurgur
02-24-2012, 02:09 PM
I am sorry, i saw that earlier today and should have shared.

Its my own stupid fault for putting off doing a titanium backup. Now I just have to find an old version of the apk file.

ArttyG12
02-25-2012, 06:51 AM
Its my own stupid fault for putting off doing a titanium backup. Now I just have to find an old version of the apk file.

You could try this, CyanogenMod shared it on Google+
http://wtogami.blogspot.com/2012/02/how-to-fix-android-chrome-on-cm9.html

Jason California
02-25-2012, 06:55 AM
You could try this, CyanogenMod shared it on Google+
http://wtogami.blogspot.com/2012/02/how-to-fix-android-chrome-on-cm9.html


I got him the apk yesterday. not sure if he will want to do this.

Foolish Mortal
02-25-2012, 07:04 AM
Report: Google branded 7-inch tablet in the pipeline (http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/report-google-branded-7-inch-tablet-in-the-pipeline/18491)


Google is getting ready to enter the Android tablet market with a 7-inch offering, according DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim.

Speaking to CNET, Shim said that the search giant is working on a Google branded tablet that will have a 1280×800 resolution 7-inch display and be powered by Android 4.0 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich.’ Shim says the tablet will be priced at around $199 in order for it to be able to compete against the Amazon Kindle Fire. He expects production to start in April and for the initial production run to be between 1.5 - 2 million units.

Shim doesn’t know about how Google plans to market the device. ”I don’t know how they plan on marketing it. If it’s going to be a premium device, or if it’s going to be a Kindle Fire type competitor,” he said.

My immediate question is who will manufacture this tablet? Given Google’s ongoing acquisition of Motorola (which has three tablets of its own already - 10.1-inch Xoom, a 10.1-inch Xyboard, and an 8.2-inch Xyboard), that seems logical. But what does a Google-branded Motorola tablet have to offer over a Motorola-branded Motorola tablet? Google might have the flagship Android smartphone with the Nexus, but when it comes to market share, Google is a small player when it comes to hardware.

Shim doesn’t speculate as to why Google feels that a 7-inch tablet will be better than what Motorola has to offer. Perhaps it’s driven by the rumors that Apple is working on a ‘mini’ iPad 3, or maybe it’s purely a response to Amazon’s success with a smaller, cheaper Kindle Fire. It’s clear that Apple has the large form-factor tablet market stitched up, and given Motorola’s mediocre success with tablets that compete against the iPad, maybe Google feels that there’s a space at the smaller form-factor end of market.

Urgur the Gurgur
02-25-2012, 07:23 AM
I got him the apk yesterday. not sure if he will want to do this.

Yep, worked great. Thanks again sir.




You could try this, CyanogenMod shared it on Google+
http://wtogami.blogspot.com/2012/02/how-to-fix-android-chrome-on-cm9.html

Thanks for the tip though. I'll just have hold off on the updates till there's an official release.

Jason California
02-26-2012, 07:19 AM
The Galaxy tab 2 10.1 was introduced at Barcelona. I have no idea why anyone would want to be buy. I do not see it as a sequel to the original. It is more like a refresh of the same model, and when compared to the Transformer Prime the price does not seem reasonable.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 poses for the camera ahead of launch (http://phandroid.com/2012/02/26/samsung-galaxy-note-10-1-poses-for-the-camera-ahead-of-launch/)now this looks like something that could be cool.

Jason California
02-29-2012, 12:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYzYQ6YtepU&feature=player_embedded#!
TSF Shell Pro Released on Android, Say Hello to the Coolest Launcher Ever for $17 (http://www.droid-life.com/2012/02/29/tsf-shell-pro-released-on-android-say-hello-to-the-coolest-launcher-ever-for-17/) If anyone tries it please post about your experience here

Market Link (https://market.android.com/details?id=com.tsf.shell) | Widgets (https://market.android.com/search?q=tsf+shell&c=apps)

BriRedfern
02-29-2012, 12:58 PM
That just looks like so much more than I would ever need.

JoeE
02-29-2012, 01:15 PM
Out of the box you can only install Amazon apps. If you root it you can sideload from the Market and other app dealers. The Kindle runs a version of 2.3 Gingerbread. You can ditch that and put 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on it.

I should add that rooting is probably the only way to make the Kindle Fire a functional tablet. Amazon's proprietary Silk browser is the most unpleasant web browsing experience I have ever had on a portable device. My cell phone blows it away, and even my first iPhone from 2007 provided a more functional and responsive web broser.

Jason California
02-29-2012, 06:26 PM
Eric Schmidt gives the keynote speech at MWC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DKLSO8wYzk&feature=player_embedded

Jason California
03-01-2012, 07:52 AM
Would anybody use HTC Sense email me a copy of the Peep apk?

Jason California
03-07-2012, 06:48 AM
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.madfingergames.shadowgun&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5tY WRmaW5nZXJnYW1lcy5zaGFkb3dndW4iXQ..

Shadow Gun, and other popular apps are available for 49 cents, thanks to Google updating the Market to Play.

Jef UK
03-07-2012, 06:50 AM
I've seen a ton of people playing this game where you are running, and it starts at a temple or cave, and you collect coins and stuff. What's the name of that game?

NathanDetroit
03-07-2012, 07:52 AM
I've seen a ton of people playing this game where you are running, and it starts at a temple or cave, and you collect coins and stuff. What's the name of that game?

Could be Temple Run, but it's not on Android until the 27th of this month:

http://www.bgr.com/2012/03/06/temple-run-coming-to-the-android-market-on-march-27th/

Pat Shatner
03-07-2012, 08:55 AM
Could be Temple Run, but it's not on Android until the 27th of this month:

http://www.bgr.com/2012/03/06/temple-run-coming-to-the-android-market-on-march-27th/

Oooh! Awesome. Love that game.

Jason California
03-11-2012, 03:11 PM
Costco Offers the DROID Bionic for $59, Throws in a Car Dock and Spare Battery Charger for Free (http://www.droid-life.com/2012/03/09/costco-offers-the-droid-bionic-for-59-throws-in-a-car-dock-and-spare-battery-charger-for-free/)

Jason California
03-11-2012, 06:44 PM
Instagram reaches 27 million registered users, Android app on its way and “better than the iPhone app” (http://phandroid.com/2012/03/11/instagram-reaches-27-million-registered-users-android-app-on-its-way-and-better-than-the-iphone-app/)

WillieLee
03-11-2012, 07:10 PM
Instagram reaches 27 million registered users, Android app on its way and “better than the iPhone app” (http://phandroid.com/2012/03/11/instagram-reaches-27-million-registered-users-android-app-on-its-way-and-better-than-the-iphone-app/)



Android fans must have been going crazy with their inability to post filtered pictures of food.

Jason California
03-11-2012, 07:45 PM
Android fans must have been going crazy with their inability to post filtered pictures of food.

They have marketed themselves rather well, haven't they?

Jason California
03-12-2012, 12:16 PM
Deal: Amazon offering all Sprint 4G devices for $0.01 (http://androidandme.com/2012/03/smartphones-2/deal-amazon-offering-all-sprint-4g-devices-for-0-01/)
I am guessing this is in part because Sprint is switching over to LTE, and Amazon wants to dump as much of their inventory as possible before then.

Dreaded Anomaly
03-12-2012, 06:32 PM
For tablet computer visionary Roger Fidler, a lot of what-ifs (http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/for-tablet-computer-visionary-roger-fidler-a-lot-of-what-ifs/2012/02/28/gIQAM0kN1R_story.html)


early two decades later, the video was unearthed online and went viral after Jobs introduced the iPad. Fidler, now in his late 60s and a journalism think-tanker at the University of Missouri, became an overnight blogosphere sensation. “Video Evidence: They Predicted the iPad Way Back in 1994” was one headline. A blogger wrote, “It’s not often (well, ever) that I consider the possibility someone might be from the future, but maybe Roger Fidler was.”

For Fidler and colleagues who knew him back when he dreamed the future, the video’s resurfacing generated exhilarating but sore memories — and lots of thorny questions: What if their lab hadn’t been shut down by shortsighted corporate bean-counting? Is Fidler getting enough credit, or even any credit? Did Apple (ahem) steal the idea?

Or had Fidler’s crew simply planted the concept of this most fantastic innovation into the public mind all those many years ago? This last one, it turns out, is the linchpin question in an epic patent battle between Apple and Samsung, an emergent rival in the tablet market. And of all the wonder and what-ifs, it’s the question that has catapulted Fidler from his peaceful academic life to the center of a global legal war.

Apple is suing Samsung, alleging that the Korean company copied its iPad design. And Samsung is defending itself, in large part, by using Fidler’s video-gone-viral, saying it proves the design was already in the public domain and is thus not patentable. Fidler is bewildered. He cherishes his sleek white iPad, but most unexpectedly he’s quietly siding with the enemy of a dead man he reveres.

HOOKS
03-12-2012, 06:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBEtPQDQNcI

Ryudo
03-20-2012, 02:58 PM
http://www.technobuffalo.com/companies/google/android/sprint-likely-to-unveil-new-4g-lte-enabled-evo-based-on-one-x-during-april-4th-event-targeting-june-release/



http://www.technobuffalo.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/sprint-htc-jet-4g.jpg

Moments ago Sprint sent out a press invite for an event that will take place on April 4th. It’s hosted by Sprint CEO Dan Hesse and HTC President Jason Mackenzie, so there’s definitely going to be big news. And we’ve got the shindig on what might be going down.

According to a reliable Sprint source, HTC is going to take the wraps off of the HTC “Jet,” also known as the One X. It’s possible that is still just a codename for the device — it could still land with EVO branding, which might explain why the phone wasn’t introduced or discussed by Sprint during Mobile World Congress. Our Sprint source said the Jet is currently being used as the codename for the One X and that Sprint used Roadrunner for the Google Nexus and Cayman for the LG Viper.

We’re also told that the Jet will be among Sprint’s first 4G LTE devices and that if the carrier is targeting to launch the phone in June, a date in line with earlier reports that suggested the phone will hit store shelves on June 10th. Sprint hasn’t yet activated its 4G LTE network, although it has promised to activate it in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio by the middle of 2012 so we’re guessing this device isn’t going to be sold nationwide at first.

The international version of the HTC One X has a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor but we’ve been told Sprint is going to follow AT&T’s lead by including a dual-core Snapdragon chip (the MSM8960 specifically) in an effort to offer LTE support.

The One X runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Sense 4.0, has 1GB of RAM, 32GB of on-board storage, a 1,800mAh battery, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera and an incredible 8-megapixel camera with HTC’s ImageChip technology for capturing images quicker than ever before.




:rock:

Cactusakic
03-20-2012, 03:02 PM
If all goes according to plan, the One X will be my next upgrade at the end of May.

Urgur the Gurgur
03-23-2012, 06:35 AM
I have been trying to narrow down the options for my next phone. Right now it is down to the Galaxy SII Skyrocket and the LG Nitro HD. The Nitro has comparable specs to the Skyrocket plus a kick ass display. However it has next to nothing for a development community. The Skyrocket HD is supposed to be out soon, but if I wait a week or two for that, then the Galaxy SIII and Sony Experia Ion will be just a few months down the road. The Expedia Ion is supposedly everything the SIII should be(except maybe quad core) plus a 12MP camera. But then , what's going to be just a couple months after those?

I just don't know if I'm as strong as Redfern. Dude held out with an OG Droid till the Galaxy Nexus. He is an inspiration.

Jason California
03-23-2012, 06:39 AM
I have been trying to narrow down the options for my next phone. Right now it is down to the Galaxy SII Skyrocket and the LG Nitro HD. The Nitro has comparable specs to the Skyrocket plus a kick ass display. However it has next to nothing for a development community. The Skyrocket HD is supposed to be out soon, but if I wait a week or two for that, then the Galaxy SIII and Sony Experia Ion will be just a few months down the road. The Expedia Ion is supposedly everything the SIII should be(except maybe quad core) plus a 12MP camera. But then , what's going to be just a couple months after those?

I just don't know if I'm as strong as Redfern. Dude held out with an OG Droid till the Galaxy Nexus. He is an inspiration.


I had the original Mytouch, and waited for the Sensation. You have to get a good enough technology bump, and being a generation behind (and that's what you really will be) 2-3 months later makes no sense.. Unless you have money felling out of the sky wherever you go. In that case it does not matter.

Urgur the Gurgur
03-23-2012, 06:47 AM
I had the original Mytouch, and waited for the Sensation. You have to get a good enough technology bump, and being a generation behind (and that's what you really will be) 2-3 months later makes no sense.. Unless you have money felling out of the sky wherever you go. In that case it does not matter.

If I were to buy now. I would go with the Skyrocket refurb for $50. I could live with being behind the curve for that price. Budget constraints being what they are, I may have to bite the bullet and resign myself to the cheap route.

Jason California
03-23-2012, 06:49 AM
If I were to buy now. I would go with the Skyrocket refurb for $50. I could live with being behind the curve for that price. Budget constraints being what they are, I may have to bite the bullet and resign myself to the cheap route.

Do you even need a new phone at this moment? Is the current device breaking down on you? If not hold off until something you want is avaialble at a price you can afford comfortably.

Urgur the Gurgur
03-23-2012, 06:54 AM
Do you even need a new phone at this moment? Is the current device breaking down on you? If not hold off until something you want is avaialble at a price you can afford comfortably.

The battery life is becoming an issue. But that is the only thing really. You are right though, I will hold out for the next wave of new gen phones.

BriRedfern
03-23-2012, 06:55 AM
I have been trying to narrow down the options for my next phone. Right now it is down to the Galaxy SII Skyrocket and the LG Nitro HD. The Nitro has comparable specs to the Skyrocket plus a kick ass display. However it has next to nothing for a development community. The Skyrocket HD is supposed to be out soon, but if I wait a week or two for that, then the Galaxy SIII and Sony Experia Ion will be just a few months down the road. The Expedia Ion is supposedly everything the SIII should be(except maybe quad core) plus a 12MP camera. But then , what's going to be just a couple months after those?

I just don't know if I'm as strong as Redfern. Dude held out with an OG Droid till the Galaxy Nexus. He is an inspiration.

I run a support group in the church basement every Thursday night at 7:00. Hit me up with a PM.

BriRedfern
03-23-2012, 06:56 AM
I had the original Mytouch, and waited for the Sensation. You have to get a good enough technology bump, and being a generation behind (and that's what you really will be) 2-3 months later makes no sense.. Unless you have money felling out of the sky wherever you go. In that case it does not matter.

We all envy HOOKS at least a little.

BriRedfern
03-23-2012, 06:57 AM
The battery life is becoming an issue. But that is the only thing really. You are right though, I will hold out for the next wave of new gen phones.

Maybe a new battery is the way to go to hold you over. It's not like the battery is hard built in the device.

Urgur the Gurgur
03-23-2012, 06:57 AM
I run a support group in the church basement every Thursday night at 7:00. Hit me up with a PM.

:lol: You are a good man.

Jason California
03-23-2012, 07:19 AM
Now is the worst time to buy an Android phone. (http://www.bgr.com/2012/03/22/now-is-the-worst-time-ever-to-buy-an-android-phone/Now)

ArttyG12
03-23-2012, 07:21 AM
You have a Captivate, right? I'd get a new battery and hold out for the S3 (and put aside cash in the meantime). The Skyrocket would be an upgrade, but I don't think it'd be a whole world better than the Captivate on CM9. That's exactly my plan, at any rate.


I'd also rather have the regular SGS2 than the Skyrocket, but that's a different story.

BriRedfern
03-23-2012, 07:21 AM
Is that the right link Jason?

Jason California
03-23-2012, 07:26 AM
Is that the right link Jason?

Nope. this is
http://www.bgr.com/2012/03/22/now-is-the-worst-time-ever-to-buy-an-android-phone/

BriRedfern
03-23-2012, 07:33 AM
I am not experiencing any buyer's remorse over the G Nexus. Still very happy. Though compared to my droid, the GPS really sucks.

BriRedfern
03-23-2012, 07:42 AM
Speaking of the G Nexus. 4.05 update early next month. :rock:

http://www.technobloom.com/android-4-0-5-ice-cream-sandwich-landing-on-the-samsung-galaxy-nexus-soon/226939/

The "audio reboot" has effected me twice. Not a big deal, but certainly a welcome fix.

Jason California
03-23-2012, 08:18 AM
I am not experiencing any buyer's remorse over the G Nexus. Still very happy. Though compared to my droid, the GPS really sucks.

And you shouldn't. Huge tech leap in between your purchases, and at least 6 months worth of time being towards the front of the pack. Added to that, you phone will be updated as long as it can.

Urgur the Gurgur
03-23-2012, 09:25 AM
Nope. this is
http://www.bgr.com/2012/03/22/now-is-the-worst-time-ever-to-buy-an-android-phone/

You're right Jason. You're always Jason.

Found a new battery on amazon for ten bucks. I will now wait patiently for the right phone to come along.

ernster
03-23-2012, 09:36 AM
The battery life is becoming an issue. But that is the only thing really. You are right though, I will hold out for the next wave of new gen phones.

i have a krazr from 2006 that will hold a five minute conversation before it starts beeping that the battery is low. is yours that bad?

i'm wavering between getting the droid razr maxx or the galaxy nexus. not sure which i prefer, the newest nexus with the droid beam or more battery and no ice cream sandwich until later.

Urgur the Gurgur
03-23-2012, 09:51 AM
i have a krazr from 2006 that will hold a five minute conversation before it starts beeping that the battery is low. is yours that bad?

i'm wavering between getting the droid razr maxx or the galaxy nexus. not sure which i prefer, the newest nexus with the droid beam or more battery and no ice cream sandwich until later.
Not quite. But I can only get about an hour to two hours of moderate use before its dead. I have tried atk on every setting and unistalled it, removed all widgets and whatnot. Cannot seem to stretch it beyond that.

MabusRex
03-24-2012, 09:52 AM
Just upgraded from a HTC Incredible 1 to the RAZR Maxx. Liking it so far and the battery life is a welcome change. Definitely looking forward to getting ICS when it's released (already using it on my Xoom).

Jason California
04-03-2012, 08:35 AM
Instagram is now on Android
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.instagram.android

Spank Everest
04-03-2012, 03:17 PM
Instagram eh?

I'm intrigued....but solely because everybody on iPhone uses it. Not actually because of the features. Have you tried it out, Jason?

capntightpants
04-03-2012, 03:19 PM
Instagram eh?

I'm intrigued....but solely because everybody on iPhone uses it. Not actually because of the features. Have you tried it out, Jason?

Android already has a lot of apps with similar filters, but it's just the social aspect that drives instagram. If you aren't really into social media (Facebook/Tumbler/Twitter/etc) then you probably wouldn't be into it.

Spank Everest
04-03-2012, 03:35 PM
Android already has a lot of apps with similar filters, but it's just the social aspect that drives instagram. If you aren't really into social media (Facebook/Tumbler/Twitter/etc) then you probably wouldn't be into it.

Ah, okay. Cool. Yeah, I won't bother.

BriRedfern
04-04-2012, 04:30 PM
Instagram is now on Android
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.instagram.android

I feel a great disturbance in the force. It's as though a million pompous hipster iPhone users all screamed out at once...

Jason California
04-04-2012, 04:43 PM
I feel a great disturbance in the force. It's as though a million pompous hipster iPhone users all screamed out at once...

The reactions have been so funny. That made it worthwhile just for that.

Jason California
04-04-2012, 06:19 PM
HTC EVO 4G LTE was announced today. This will be Sprints version of the ONE X
http://androidandme.com/2012/04/smartphones-2/hands-on-with-sprints-htc-evo-4g-lte/

LordKinbote
04-04-2012, 06:32 PM
Instagram is now on Android
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.instagram.android

Thank god. My pictures haven't been blurry enough.

Jason California
04-04-2012, 06:37 PM
Thank god. My pictures haven't been blurry enough.

Awesome.

Urgur the Gurgur
04-06-2012, 01:10 PM
Dammit. My charge port is starting to crap out. And still no word on the Galaxy S3 release. I hope it holds out.

Jason California
04-06-2012, 01:30 PM
Dammit. My charge port is starting to crap out. And still no word on the Galaxy S3 release. I hope it holds out.

I saw somewhere that they are expecting it in the third quarter. I will try to find the link.

BriRedfern
04-06-2012, 01:31 PM
Dammit. My charge port is starting to crap out. And still no word on the Galaxy S3 release. I hope it holds out.

That sucks. Was the new battery helping?

Urgur the Gurgur
04-06-2012, 01:51 PM
I saw somewhere that they are expecting it in the third quarter. I will try to find the link.

I've heard anywhere from a few weeks to July. This definitely won't last till third quarter. Though it would lessen the blow if I end up using the insurance for a replacement.




That sucks. Was the new battery helping?

The new battery is great. A full charge lasts all day, and I go through quite a bit of data.

Foolish Mortal
04-10-2012, 02:40 PM
Full Story Link: Toshiba Unveils 13.3-Inch Android Tablet (http://www.pcworld.com/article/253508/toshiba_unveils_133inch_android_tablet.html)


Toshiba has introduced its new line of quad-core Android tablets, including a giant 13-inch model with a high-resolution display and quad-core processor. The company is also phasing out its 7- and 10-inch Thrive tablets, which will be replaced with the new Excite line of tablets running Android 4.0.

The 13.3-inch Toshiba Excite sports a high-res display, which at 1,600 by 900 pixels is sharper than typical Android tablets, but still below the third-generation iPad’s display of 2,048 by 1,536 pixels. The only comparable resolution in Android land would be the Asus Transformer TF700T, which sports a resolution of 1,900 by 1,200 pixels.

Make no mistake though, the 13-inch model is big: it weighs 2.2 pounds, it’s 0.4 inches thick and is practically the size of a serving tray. But with the size, you get a range of ports, including a full-size SD card slot, a microUSB port and a microHDMI port. Toshiba also claims the battery can last up to 13 hours, and there’s an included (separate) tablet stand for when the tablet gets too heavy for users.

[Click to enlarge] Toshiba Unveils 13.3-Inch Android TabletThe 7.7-inch ExciteThe giant Toshiba tablet also packs some powerful specs inside: it runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on a Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM, and sports dual cameras, 1.3-megapixel on the front and a 5-megapixel on the back. There’s no 3G/4G connectivity on board though, and the Excite 13 is set to arrive on June 10 for $650 for the 32GB model and $750 for the 64GB model -- around $50 more than the equivalent iPad models.

Jason California
04-10-2012, 02:46 PM
Oh man!

Urgur the Gurgur
04-10-2012, 02:48 PM
I want that.

Urgur the Gurgur
04-13-2012, 03:58 PM
So the USB port died today. Wouldn't charge or even connect to the. Computer. So I went and picked up an LG Nitro HD. Hopefully the One X is released within the next thirty days so I can trade up.

The Nitro is a pretty sweet phone though. The LTE signal around here is really strong and super fast. The phone.itself is really slick. Both in appearance and texture. I keep thinking its going to slip out of my hand, that's the only real complaint I've got so far. Its about to die though, so I better go put it on the charger.

Jason California
04-16-2012, 05:34 AM
Samsung Sets Date to Unveil the “Next Galaxy” – May 3 in London, We Get to See the Galaxy SIII (http://www.droid-life.com/2012/04/16/samsung-sets-date-to-unveil-the-next-galaxy-may-3-in-london-we-get-to-see-the-galaxy-siii/)

Jason California
04-16-2012, 08:09 AM
AT&T to launch HTC One X within a week (http://www.bgr.com/2012/04/16/att-to-launch-htc-one-x-within-a-week/)

Urgur the Gurgur
04-16-2012, 09:10 AM
AT&T to launch HTC One X within a week (http://www.bgr.com/2012/04/16/att-to-launch-htc-one-x-within-a-week/)

I hope that's true. Thanks Jason.

Jason California
04-17-2012, 04:05 PM
Google may use Motorola acquisition to emulate Apple’s iPhone strategy (http://www.bgr.com/2012/04/17/google-may-use-motorola-acquisition-to-emulate-apples-iphone-strategy/)

Jason California
04-17-2012, 04:18 PM
Since 2006, phone bills have become 52% higher for the average subscriber. Some could point to the amount of data people are consuming and that carriers are having to constantly upgrade equipment to fulfill the needs of their customers. After taking a peak at this newest infographic, you get a real sense that when only two companies control the majority of the telecommunications market in America, they can basically charge whatever they see fit.

http://www.droid-life.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/ATT-Verizon-Duopoly-Infographic.jpg (http://www.droid-life.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/ATT-Verizon-Duopoly-Infographic.jpg)
Via: The Simple Dollar (http://www.thesimpledollar.com/verizon/)

BriRedfern
04-17-2012, 04:28 PM
The whole Motorola acquisition will be interesting to see unfold. I hope this story is off the mark though.

Jason California
04-18-2012, 08:31 AM
Official: AT&T’s HTC One X to launch on May 6th for $199 – pre-orders start April 22nd (http://androidandme.com/2012/04/smartphones-2/official-atts-htc-one-x-to-launch-on-may-6th-for-199-pre-orders-start-april-22nd/)looks like you will come in just under the wire, Zach.

Urgur the Gurgur
04-18-2012, 08:44 AM
Pheeew. I like this one okay. But I am really happy to hear that I will be able to get the One X. Some of the design elements on this phone are bothersome. And the interface overlay is just goofy in some ways.

Jason California
04-20-2012, 09:31 PM
AT&T One X pre-orders start April 22 at Radio Shack, pick it up for $149 (http://www.androidcentral.com/att-one-x-pre-orders-start-april-22-radio-shack-pick-it-149)

Jason California
04-23-2012, 10:33 PM
Nova Launcher Update Introduces Custom Drawer Tabs, Transparency, Bulk Adds to Desktop, Tablet Fun and More (http://www.droid-life.com/2012/04/23/nova-launcher-update-introduces-custom-drawer-tabs-transparency-bulks-adds-to-desktop-and-more/)

One of the best app purchases I have made. I have been using it for a good while now. Neither the stock launcher, or trebuchet give near as a good an experience.

LordKinbote
04-24-2012, 02:35 PM
Learn from my mistake! I bought the Galaxy Nexus last week. Apparently, there's a huge issue with the mic that causes phone conversations to be decidedly one-sided. I've only made a few calls, and the majority have ended with my wife saying "Hello? Hello? Can you hear me? Shit!"

The issue is supposed to be fixed with the release of 4.0.5, but who knows when that will be? They said April, now they're saying May...

I'm thinking of just returning it for a Razr Maxx.

Jason California
04-24-2012, 02:45 PM
Learn from my mistake! I bought the Galaxy Nexus last week. Apparently, there's a huge issue with the mic that causes phone conversations to be decidedly one-sided. I've only made a few calls, and the majority have ended with my wife saying "Hello? Hello? Can you hear me? Shit!"

The issue is supposed to be fixed with the release of 4.0.5, but who knows when that will be? They said April, now they're saying May...

I'm thinking of just returning it for a Razr Maxx.

I am hearing there is a real support problem for the Verizon Nexus. It is not directly supported by Google. The way Verizon is handling this has really diminished the Nexus brand, and many feel that Google made a mistake in what they gave up in order to get the device on their network. On the other hand, the GSM Nexus is now being sold directly by Google, and is expected to be the first handset with Jellybean. It also is on Android 4.0.4.

BriRedfern
04-24-2012, 02:58 PM
Learn from my mistake! I bought the Galaxy Nexus last week. Apparently, there's a huge issue with the mic that causes phone conversations to be decidedly one-sided. I've only made a few calls, and the majority have ended with my wife saying "Hello? Hello? Can you hear me? Shit!"

The issue is supposed to be fixed with the release of 4.0.5, but who knows when that will be? They said April, now they're saying May...

I'm thinking of just returning it for a Razr Maxx.

Return it and get a new one. It is a hardware issue. That has never happened to me.

BriRedfern
04-24-2012, 03:30 PM
I am hearing there is a real support problem for the Verizon Nexus. It is not directly supported by Google. The way Verizon is handling this has really diminished the Nexus brand, and many feel that Google made a mistake in what they gave up in order to get the device on their network. On the other hand, the GSM Nexus is now being sold directly by Google, and is expected to be the first handset with Jellybean. It also is on Android 4.0.4.

I have been disappointed with vzw support. There is an upgrade out there and they don't seem to be in any hurry to get it to me.

Jason California
04-24-2012, 04:43 PM
(http://androidandme.com/2012/04/applications/google-drive-details-emerge-launching-today-on-pc-mac-android/#comments)
Google Drive details emerge, launching today on PC, Mac, Android [Update: LIVE!] (http://androidandme.com/2012/04/applications/google-drive-details-emerge-launching-today-on-pc-mac-android/)

LordKinbote
04-24-2012, 05:35 PM
Return it and get a new one. It is a hardware issue. That has never happened to me.

I've heard of people literally getting four in a row with the problem.

ernster
04-24-2012, 06:35 PM
i had been wavering between the droid razr maxx and the galaxy nexus. the nexus appears to only have droid 4.0 and the NFC as its only advantages, and the razr is supposed to get ICS sometime this quarter.

i have been wondering if the droid fighter (reportedly a droid razr maxx with an hd screen) is worth waiting for. my krazr doesn't hold a charge for long, and if i talk on it for five minutes it will start beeping. verizon already instituted their 30.00 charge for a new phone, so my 50.00 discount is now 20 bucks.

as there are only rumors of the droid fighter running about, i am waiting for more news.

Jason California
04-25-2012, 12:10 PM
Google’s original vision for the ‘Google Phone’ uncovered in court (http://www.bgr.com/2012/04/25/googles-original-vision-for-the-google-phone-uncovered-in-court/)

BriRedfern
04-25-2012, 12:24 PM
I've heard of people literally getting four in a row with the problem.

It is obviously a common problem, but it seems to be a production problem and a hardware problem. I don't know that an update will fix it if my phone running 4.02 doesn't have the problem. Getting a badly built phone 4 times in a row seems unlikely.

LordKinbote
04-25-2012, 06:27 PM
Holy shit...I bought the Galaxy Nexus TWO DAYS BEFORE THE PRICE WENT DOWN $100?!?!?!!

Now I'm really fucking pissed at myself. I need to return it because it's defective, but they're probably not going to say "Oh, well, why don't we just replace it for you and give $100 less?"

Edit: Verizon has a price protection plan, so I called them and they credited me back $100. That's one less thing to worry about...

Jason California
04-27-2012, 02:03 PM
http://youtu.be/yNMzeUgThtU

Look at this dipshit.

WillieLee
04-27-2012, 04:40 PM
I'd say the majority of positive Lumia press is paid press. I'm sure the device is fine but the constant stream of accolades is curious.

WillieLee
04-27-2012, 04:42 PM
Google’s original vision for the ‘Google Phone’ uncovered in court (http://www.bgr.com/2012/04/25/googles-original-vision-for-the-google-phone-uncovered-in-court/)



The amount of information coming out of this case is getting interesting. Mainly all the troubles Google is having in monetizing Android and their missed targets.

Urgur the Gurgur
04-27-2012, 04:56 PM
I'd say the majority of positive Lumia press is paid press. I'm sure the device is fine but the constant stream of accolades is curious.

If I were Nokia, I'd want my money back for that one.

Jason California
04-27-2012, 05:08 PM
The amount of information coming out of this case is getting interesting. Mainly all the troubles Google is having in monetizing Android and their missed targets.

Like expectations of selling 11 million tablets in the first year?

WillieLee
04-28-2012, 05:19 AM
Like expectations of selling 11 million tablets in the first year?

And the ad revenue and music sales that are nowhere near expectations. Google has been rather coy about Android in their earnings calls and these documents are a little troubling from an investment point of view.

Jason California
04-28-2012, 01:05 PM
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.loudcrow.marvelavengers

https://lh4.ggpht.com/Acj-8tZ8KeZU0mLbmFQ3EVRoW1AgpMQ0w4YFD1JwVjsyTsAHOzrNDK Cs8TixypaRfJg
Description

Suit up and Blast off in the First-Ever Fully-Interactive Comic Book Experience!Set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, "Marvel's The Avengers: Iron Man - Mark VII" is an epic interactive comic book experience through the design logs of super hero Tony Stark as he journeys from his Mark I armor, used to escape from captivity in the Ten Rings insurgents' cave, to the high-powered Mark VI armor, used to vanquish Ivan Vanko and his army of Hammer Drones.
A war has started and we are hopelessly outgunned. It is time for billionaire philanthropist Tony Stark to upgrade his Iron Man armor for the upcoming battle when "Marvel's The Avengers" assemble for the blockbuster movie event of summer 2012.
Immerse yourself in the genius, grit and humor of Stark and team up with all your favorite Iron Man characters, including Pepper Potts, J.A.R.V.I.S., and James Rhodes, as Stark finds inspiration for his latest innovation, the Mark VII.
Suit up, blast off, and hang on tight for the first-ever fully-interactive Comic Book App Experience!
Features:
- 15+ pages of an all-new story by fan fave creators, writer Fred Van Lente and artist Steve Kurth! Plus an all-new cover by the legendary Adi Granov!
- Hit musical soundtrack from the Iron Man and Iron Man II movies!
- Innovative new sliding panel navigation to immerse you in comics like never before!
- Dozens of interactions that react to tilt, touch, and drag to give you full control over the experience!
- "Read to Me" mode with word highlighting!
- "Read Myself" mode with touchable words!

Jason California
04-28-2012, 08:50 PM
(http://androidandme.com/2012/04/games/dark-meadow-review-tegra-contest/)
(http://androidandme.com/2012/04/smartphones-2/samsung-galaxy-s-ii-htc-sensation-and-amaze-android-4-0-update-schedule-revealed-in-t-mobile-document/#comments) Samsung Galaxy S II, HTC Sensation and Amaze Android 4.0 update schedule revealed in T-Mobile document (http://androidandme.com/2012/04/smartphones-2/samsung-galaxy-s-ii-htc-sensation-and-amaze-android-4-0-update-schedule-revealed-in-t-mobile-document/)

Jason California
04-30-2012, 09:24 PM
http://www-bgr-com.vimg.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/verizon-execs110322122748.jpeg

If I were a Verizon PR guy, I think I would hate it every time I saw this picture. Every time I see it, I get the image of a company run by shady underhanded dudes.

dougmac
04-30-2012, 10:09 PM
http://www-bgr-com.vimg.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/verizon-execs110322122748.jpeg

If I were a Verizon PR guy, I think I would hate it every time I saw this picture. Every time I see it, I get the image of a company run by shady underhanded dudes.

yes, but it is a company run by shady underhanded dudes

Jason California
05-03-2012, 10:05 AM
yes, but it is a company run by shady underhanded dudes

Yeah, but they don't want people to know that.

Samsung Galaxy S III is official: 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, quad-core Exynos processor and gesture functions (http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/03/samsung-galaxy-s-iii-is-official/)

Foolish Mortal
05-03-2012, 10:12 AM
It's going to be interesting to see what size the next iPhone will be. It's become clear that a 4-inch screen has become the standard minimum size.

Apple can't stick with the 3.5 inch screen any longer regardless of how hi-res it is.

Jason California
05-03-2012, 12:30 PM
Samsung to Include 50GB of Dropbox Storage and the Flipboard App for New Galaxy SIII Owners (http://www.droid-life.com/2012/05/03/samsung-to-include-50gb-of-dropbox-storage-and-the-flipboard-app-for-new-galaxy-siii-owners/)

BriRedfern
05-03-2012, 12:31 PM
It's going to be interesting to see what size the next iPhone will be. It's become clear that a 4-inch screen has become the standard minimum size.

Apple can't stick with the 3.5 inch screen any longer regardless of how hi-res it is.

I agree. Even if I wanted an iPhone for other reasons, I could never down grade on the screen real estate like that.

dantheman
05-03-2012, 12:42 PM
It's going to be interesting to see what size the next iPhone will be. It's become clear that a 4-inch screen has become the standard minimum size.

Apple can't stick with the 3.5 inch screen any longer regardless of how hi-res it is.

I think Apple will stick with the 3.5 inch screen because they believe it is the ideal size for the phone and staying with same screen reduces fragmentation & improves economies of scale.

Also, the iPhone is outselling all Android phones combined on AT&T, Sprint & Verizon. I know that many people agree with your desire for 4+ inch screens; however, iPhone market share is not shrinking, it is growing.

Jason California
05-03-2012, 12:44 PM
I think Apple will stick with the 3.5 inch screen because they believe it is the ideal size for the phone and staying with same screen reduces fragmentation & improves economies of scale.

Also, the iPhone is outselling all Android phones combined on AT&T, Sprint & Verizon. I know that many people agree with your desire for 4+ inch screens; however, iPhone market share is not shrinking, it is growing.

Internationally, Android is still outselling the iphone. Domestically, the iphone has 50-60% of current smartphone sales.

I also think we will seen a screen size bump from the iphone. I think the 3.7 screen size was a Steve thing more than anything else.

dantheman
05-03-2012, 01:06 PM
Internationally, Android is still outselling the iphone. Domestically, the iphone has 50-60% of current smartphone sales.


This is true, but it isn't like iPhone is selling poorly internationally. The iPhone sold about 35 million units last quarter and only about 10 million were sold domestically.



I also think we will seen a screen size bump from the iphone. I think the 3.7 screen size was a Steve thing more than anything else.

The current screen is 960*640 (~330 DPI) exactly double the old screen of 480*320 (~165 DPI, 3GS or older)
The problem with making the screen bigger is that if you make the screen bigger, then you have to make one of two sacrifices

1) You change the resolution to something that doesn't perfectly scale (because I don't believe that 1920*1280 with DPI greater than 500 is economically possible at this time). This would introduce significant fragmentation to the currently clean iOS ecosystem, where every single iPhone app runs as it should on a current generation phone.

2) You change the size without changing the resolution and now, you can't call the display on the latest generation iPhone a "retina display" because you have reduced the screen's DPI. Since they just released an iPad with a "retina display", I seriously doubt Apple will release a new iPhone or iPad with a lower DPI than the previous model at anytime in the future. Apple seems to be all in on the "retina display" marketing on their devices.

Neither one of these seem like moves that Apple would want to make.

Jason California
05-04-2012, 10:46 AM
(http://androidandme.com/2012/05/smartphones-2/the-one-x-vs-the-galaxy-s-iii-androids-big-summer-showdown/)
The One X vs the Galaxy S III – Android’s summer showdown (http://androidandme.com/2012/05/smartphones-2/the-one-x-vs-the-galaxy-s-iii-androids-big-summer-showdown/)

Jason California
05-05-2012, 06:14 AM
Google lost money on Android in 2010 (http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/03/oracle-google-trial-idUSL1E8G3LHJ20120503)

Dreaded Anomaly
05-07-2012, 02:21 PM
Google guilty of infringement in Oracle trial; future legal headaches loom (http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/05/jury-rules-google-violated-copyright-law-google-moves-for-mistrial.ars)


In what could be a major blow to Android, Google's mobile operating system, a San Francisco jury issued a verdict today that the company broke copyright laws when it used Java APIs to design the system. The ruling is a partial victory for Oracle, which accused Google of violating copyright law.

But the jury couldn't reach agreement on a second issue—whether Google had a valid "fair use" defense when it used the APIs. Google has asked for a mistrial based on the incomplete verdict, and that issue will be briefed later this week.

The results aren't clear going forward. Both sides are going to write briefs arguing how to proceed from here, with Google likely arguing the verdict needs to be thrown out, while Oracle somehow tries to hang on to its win on question 1A, the fundamental question about whether Google infringed copyright.

Why this situation is just dumb:


If the verdict that Android infringed copyrights stands, it could put programmers in a difficult situation. Java is an open source language, but now it's not clear how free programmers are to use it, since Oracle has said that anyone following the Java APIs—which are basically sets of instructions about how to use Java—needs a license.

Jason California
05-12-2012, 12:19 PM
http://youtu.be/Tg0svKXiooU

Jason California
05-15-2012, 04:31 PM
A report out of the Wall Street Journal has us thinking differently about the Nexus program. According to the report, Google may be going all-in on their new Nexus strategy, partnering with not one, but multiple OEMs on Nexus devices that Google would sell directly to customers (http://androidandme.com/2012/04/smartphones-2/breaking-google-begins-selling-galaxy-nexus-on-google-play-store-for-399/) similar to its recent Galaxy Nexus offering. Google hopes to have a full portfolio of devices available by Thanksgiving, and is working on giving multiple OEM partners early access to the next version of Android, currently codenamed Jelly Bean (http://androidandme.com/2012/03/opinions/android-rumors-report-google-drive-jelly-bean-nexus-tablet-t-mobile-raises-prices/).
This marks a stark change from Google’s previous strategy, where Google exclusively partnered with one key manufacturer to provide the flagship device for its latest OS. Sources for The Wall Street Journal believe this strategy is being taken to provide Google with greater control over (http://androidandme.com/2012/01/news/googles-holo-theme-required-on-android-4-0-devices-to-gain-access-to-android-market/) the operating system and apps that run on it (http://androidandme.com/2012/01/news/googles-new-android-design-website-aims-to-beautify-third-party-apps/), thus reducing the impacts wireless carriers have over devices. We assume this will be because the Nexus devices will launch with stock Android, as opposed to the custom skins manufacturers are keen on putting on their devices (http://androidandme.com/2012/01/news/ui-skins-are-here-to-stay-despite-our-wishes-to-the-contrary/).
Many are speculating (https://twitter.com/#%21/reckless/status/202507755871940611) that the move is a response to appease manufacturers concerned with Google’s acquisition of Motorola and what that means for the rest of the Android industry. Taking the potential for Google to play favorites off the table will likely persuade these manufacturers to keep producing and innovating with Android devices.
This story is obviously developing, and Google was unavailable for comment at the time the WSJ story went live. We’ve reached out to Google as well, and will update you as we learn more of the expanded Nexus line rumored for later this year.

BriRedfern
05-15-2012, 05:21 PM
The real reason they are probably doing this is because Verizon is fucking up the updates for their version of the Nexus. Seriously, now they are saying 4.04 might never get wide over the air updates. Huh?

WillieLee
05-15-2012, 07:15 PM
Why would Google try to mess with the carriers yet again?

Jason California
05-15-2012, 07:23 PM
Why would Google try to mess with the carriers yet again?

Because Apple does.

WillieLee
05-15-2012, 07:35 PM
Because Apple does.

Google is not Apple.

Jason California
05-15-2012, 07:50 PM
Google is not Apple.

Going along with the carriers has diluted a lot off the original vision of Android. At least in the way it was first sold to the masses. The Verizon Nexus was supposed to be some crowning achievement, but I think it is the biggest warning sign for Google and consumers that the current direction is not what they should be doing.

WillieLee
05-15-2012, 08:26 PM
Going along with the carriers has diluted a lot off the original vision of Android. At least in the way it was first sold to the masses. The Verizon Nexus was supposed to be some crowning achievement, but I think it is the biggest warning sign for Google and consumers that the current direction is not what they should be doing.

There's no real incentive for OEMs to put their best effort into making a top line device though. It's just giving Google more control over a platform many (including Google itself) are struggling to make money on. They'll probably submarine Google like HTC did with their Nexus phone. Join for access and then release their own versions with higher spec hardware.

Jason California
05-19-2012, 03:14 PM
I installed a ROM based off of the One S. Sense 4 is much better than my previous experience with Sense, but I think I will be going back to A skinless ROM now that Cyanogen 9 officially supports it.

Don't get me wrong, it is a good skin as far as that stuff goes, but it is to glossy for me. I like the minimalist look of Vanilla Android

Magnum V.I.
05-19-2012, 03:37 PM
Which other Space Knights have you installed Jason?

Jason California
05-19-2012, 03:43 PM
Open Sensation
Ord Droid
Virtuous
CM7
TrippinDorid

Can't remember the names of the others.

Jason California
05-29-2012, 03:01 PM
Will anyone with a One S, or One X see if you are able to create a backup of you the Peep APK?

Pat Shatner
05-29-2012, 03:05 PM
Galaxy Nexus update from Verizon is actually ready to roll out. For real this time. (http://www.droid-life.com/2012/05/29/galaxy-nexus-update-imm76k-approved-by-verizon-and-ready-to-rollout-no-this-is-not-a-joke/)

WillieLee
05-30-2012, 05:18 PM
Why HTC is Losing 'Relevance' in the Smartphone War (http://www.cnbc.com/id/47562020)




In a report titled “Is HTC Still Relevant,” Dale Gai, Analyst at Barclays Capital writes that the Taiwanese company, which was among the first to sell smartphones powered by Google’s Android operating system, is losing its technological edge, and may soon be overshadowed by smaller players in the field as superior hardware technology becomes more accessible.“HTC sees China as a major growth driver, but this story may not work,” says Gai.



“The company (could) fall significantly short on earnings in the next 2-3 years. The industry dynamics are becoming increasingly unfavorable to HTC,” he said, adding that, "HTC has good hardware, but it is not strong on the innovation side which is becoming increasingly important."
Last month HTC reported a 70 percent (http://www.cnbc.com/id/46974612/?HTC_Net_Profit_Falls_70_Slightly_Below_Forecasts) fall in net profit for the first quarter, just below forecasts, as it struggled to regain market share lost to Apple's iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy range at the end of 2011.

Jason California
05-30-2012, 05:24 PM
Why HTC is Losing 'Relevance' in the Smartphone War (http://www.cnbc.com/id/47562020)




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Personally, I love my HTC devices. I think they put out better quality stuff the Samsung or Moto. Their design aesthetics are more pleasing to the eye. the materials don't feel like cheap crap. The software UI is not such an eyesore.

I think they went through a period where they were coming out with a bunch of new handsets that were only incrementally better than the last. When new handsets came out there was not much to distinguish it from the previous model. Hopefully they have worked past that with the One series.

BriRedfern
06-05-2012, 04:47 AM
Got my 4.04 OTA update today. Haven't had it long enough to speak to antenna switching upgrade, but the portrait to landscape screen transition is definitely snappier. I had not noticed a lot of lag in the app drawer, but apparently that was improved along with over all system laggyness. Again, this really wasn't something I was noticing, but I am glad to have the update.

The biggest change for me, is the redesigned calendar, which seems really nice.

Ryudo
06-05-2012, 05:12 AM
I agree with Jason about HTC. They probably flooded the market with some of their products, but my Evo 4G is the best and most reliable phone I've had. Haven't had to get a replacement, haven't needed a massive repair, etc and so forth. I got to play with the Evo LTE and it felt pretty reliable and looked really good.

HOOKS
06-05-2012, 05:39 AM
I still love you guys.

Ryudo
06-05-2012, 06:30 AM
I still love you guys.

:lol:

Jason California
06-07-2012, 11:13 AM
HTC Sales Pamphlet Explains How the One X is Better Than the Galaxy S3 (http://www.droid-life.com/2012/06/07/htc-sales-pamphlet-explains-how-the-one-x-is-better-than-the-galaxy-s3/)

Ashwin Pande
06-07-2012, 11:19 AM
I'm buying an iPhone next. My Galaxy S is a piece of garbage.

ArttyG12
06-07-2012, 11:22 AM
HTC Sales Pamphlet Explains How the One X is Better Than the Galaxy S3 (http://www.droid-life.com/2012/06/07/htc-sales-pamphlet-explains-how-the-one-x-is-better-than-the-galaxy-s3/)

That's actually hilarious. And it shouldn't even be a hard argument to make. If I didn't need the removable storage and wasn't more comfortable rooting Samsung devices, I'd pick up a One X over the GS3.


I'm buying an iPhone next. My Galaxy S is a piece of garbage.

Rooooot it, mine on CM9 is fantastic.

Jason California
06-07-2012, 11:24 AM
I'm buying an iPhone next. My Galaxy S is a piece of garbage.

I am sure you will be happier for it.

Jason California
06-07-2012, 11:25 AM
Rooooot it, mine on CM9 is fantastic.

I believe he has the first Galaxy S, and in India it was less speced out than the one we got here in the good ole US of A.

ArttyG12
06-07-2012, 12:25 PM
I believe he has the first Galaxy S, and in India it was less speced out than the one we got here in the good ole US of A.

I'm also on the first one - the AT&T variant that's very close to the international, but admittedly I have no idea how India's might differ.

Foolish Mortal
06-14-2012, 04:22 AM
Full Article Link: Acer Takes on Apple With Its High-Res Iconia Tab A700 Android Tablet (http://www.pcworld.com/article/257509/acer_takes_on_apple_with_its_highres_iconia_tab_a7 00_android_tablet.html)


Jam-packed 10.1-inch model has more memory, and a lower price, than Apple's third-generation iPad.

Calling a new Android tablet a potential iPad killer is a cliche. But make no mistake: Acer's Iconia Tab A700 has its sights set on doing just that thanks to an impressive list of specifications that includes a 1920-by-1200-resolution display and 32GB of storage, and a $450 price that comes in at 25 percent below the price of a same-capacity iPad.

The Iconia Tab A700 goes on presale today, and will be shipping later this month at retail and directly from Acer; it will be available either in black or silver.

Acer was one of two Android tablet makers to introduce a high-resolution, “Full HD” 1920-by-1200-pixel display in January at CES 2012. Asus, the other manufacturer, followed up its CES announcement of a "Full HD" tablet with a renamed variant at the Mobile World Congress in February, but it has remained mum on U.S. availability. In the interim, Apple introduced its third-generation iPad with a 2048-by-1536-pixel display—264 pixels per inch—a move that effectively left Android tablets in dire need of playing catch-up.

Finally, three months later, Acer's A700 becomes the first model to do so. The A700's 1920-by-1200-pixel resolution doesn't quite match the pixel depth of the iPad, but it nonetheless provides a significantly enhanced viewing experience over existing 1280-by-800-resolution tablets (the pixel density is 55 percent higher at the new resolution).

These are the kind of Android products we need to be seeing more of. It doesn't have to equal the iPad in every respect, but be a good, solid, reasonably priced alternative.

BenC (formerly Ape-X)
06-14-2012, 06:03 AM
I had been circling either a Asus Transformer 300 or Galaxy Tab 2.0 but may hold off for this. I'm intrigued.

Foolish Mortal
06-14-2012, 06:30 AM
I had been circling either a Asus Transformer 300 or Galaxy Tab 2.0 but may hold off for this. I'm intrigued.

I'm also interested. I'll be waiting on the first hands-on reviews.

BriRedfern
06-14-2012, 06:32 AM
Damn, that sounds like a hood alternative to what is out there now.

silverboy
06-14-2012, 07:14 AM
Full Article Link: Acer Takes on Apple With Its High-Res Iconia Tab A700 Android Tablet (http://www.pcworld.com/article/257509/acer_takes_on_apple_with_its_highres_iconia_tab_a7 00_android_tablet.html)



These are the kind of Android products we need to be seeing more of. It doesn't have to equal the iPad in every respect, but be a good, solid, reasonably priced alternative.

Good lord, please, nobody buy an Acer product.

BenC (formerly Ape-X)
06-14-2012, 08:34 AM
Good lord, please, nobody buy an Acer product.

What's wrong with Acer?

That's a genuine question, not a segue into a Acer defense. I have no experience with their products.

Jason California
06-14-2012, 09:18 AM
I have not had a lot of troubles with Acer products. I have deployed a lot of their desktops in business environments, and they have held up decently.

capntightpants
06-14-2012, 10:30 AM
I have not had a lot of troubles with Acer products. I have deployed a lot of their desktops in business environments, and they have held up decently.

In the past, I used to loathe Acer because of the design. But in all honestly I can't remember the products being bad in anyway until they are on their last legs like any other computer. Last about as long.

BriRedfern
06-14-2012, 12:14 PM
Have used a lot of Acer stuff and it has all performed up to expectations.

Ashwin Pande
06-14-2012, 12:29 PM
I'm also on the first one - the AT&T variant that's very close to the international, but admittedly I have no idea how India's might differ.

How do I root it? I've had it with this and I'll try anything to make it not be a hunk of shit.

Pat Shatner
06-14-2012, 01:02 PM
How do I root it? I've had it with this and I'll try anything to make it not be a hunk of shit.

Droid Life has some pretty good tutorials. You can probably find one there. Or Androidforums.com

Jason California
06-14-2012, 01:16 PM
How do I root it? I've had it with this and I'll try anything to make it not be a hunk of shit.

XDA Galaxy S Forums
(http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=880)
this will probably be a good resource for you.

ArttyG12
06-15-2012, 08:01 AM
Try this, too, if you want CyanogenMod - I'd guess you'd be happy with CyanogenMod 7, which is rock-solid and fast:
http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/index.php?title=Samsung_Galaxy_S:_Rooting

As a note, installing a new ROM will wipe everything on your phone.

Keith P.
06-15-2012, 10:21 AM
I broke down and ordered a Kindle Fire.

Jason California
06-15-2012, 10:34 AM
I broke down and ordered a Kindle Fire.

I am probably going to order the $200 quad core Google Nexus tablet at the end of this month Keith.

BenC (formerly Ape-X)
06-15-2012, 01:16 PM
I am probably going to order the $200 quad core Google Nexus tablet at the end of this month Keith.

That's what I'm thinking!

capntightpants
06-15-2012, 01:22 PM
My office just bought me last year's ASUS EEE Transformer model along with the keyboard. It's pretty dope.

Ryudo
06-15-2012, 01:23 PM
I broke down and ordered a Kindle Fire.

You won't regret it. The thing's awesome.

capntightpants
06-15-2012, 01:40 PM
You won't regret it. The thing's awesome.

Mine gave me a hand job the other day. It was amazing.

silverboy
06-15-2012, 02:54 PM
What's wrong with Acer?

That's a genuine question, not a segue into a Acer defense. I have no experience with their products.

I bought a Acer laptop...it was one of those Black Friday deals for about $400. I easily put double that amount into repairs over the two years it was functional. Multiple hard drive failures, they made me purchase the software because the warranty was up, webcam failed after a few months. Plus, the customer service was truly abhorrent. Among the worst I've ever had to deal with.

I eventually wised up and just purchased a new system, but it's hard to say I got my money out of that machine. When I bitched about it on Facebook, my more tech-savvy friends commented that I never should have purchased Acer to begin with, as they're known for their poor quality and customer service. I'll never purchase Acer again.

silverboy
06-15-2012, 02:56 PM
I should also say that, when the machine was working, it worked well.

Jason California
06-15-2012, 03:12 PM
I bought a Acer laptop...it was one of those Black Friday deals for about $400. I easily put double that amount into repairs over the two years it was functional. Multiple hard drive failures, they made me purchase the software because the warranty was up, webcam failed after a few months. Plus, the customer service was truly abhorrent. Among the worst I've ever had to deal with.

I eventually wised up and just purchased a new system, but it's hard to say I got my money out of that machine. When I bitched about it on Facebook, my more tech-savvy friends commented that I never should have purchased Acer to begin with, as they're known for their poor quality and customer service. I'll never purchase Acer again.


Not to sound like a jerk or anything, but if you buy a computer for $400, you should expect a piece of shit, or something that is not going to work at peak performance for too long. If you are buying a laptop for anything less than $600, you should not expect too much from it. My only real qualm is that their notebook keyboards sometimes feel cheap.

BriRedfern
06-15-2012, 03:19 PM
I bought a Acer laptop...it was one of those Black Friday deals for about $400. I easily put double that amount into repairs over the two years it was functional. Multiple hard drive failures, they made me purchase the software because the warranty was up, webcam failed after a few months. Plus, the customer service was truly abhorrent. Among the worst I've ever had to deal with.

I eventually wised up and just purchased a new system, but it's hard to say I got my money out of that machine. When I bitched about it on Facebook, my more tech-savvy friends commented that I never should have purchased Acer to begin with, as they're known for their poor quality and customer service. I'll never purchase Acer again.

An Acer laptop is not an HP Pro Book. You are silly if that's what you thought you were getting for $400.

Eta Jason beat me to it.

silverboy
06-15-2012, 03:24 PM
So I should expect something I pay $400 not to work?

Jason California
06-15-2012, 03:30 PM
So I should expect something I pay $400 not to work?

That is a disposable computer in my opinion. If you want a computer that lasts you 2+ years of solid performance, you spend the money it takes to produce something like that. I am not saying that $400 is nothing. I am saying that was not enough to get a quality product. Any laptop I buy is going to cost $800 or more, becuase I need a minimum quality in build, and need the technolgy to be ahead of the curve enough that it will not be obsolete before I am ready to buy a new one.

Look at the average price of a tablet. $400+, and those are something less than what a true PC can do.

WillieLee
06-15-2012, 04:18 PM
:lol:

Jason California
06-15-2012, 04:36 PM
:lol:

Am I talking nonsense, Willie Lee?

Keith P.
06-16-2012, 08:45 AM
Yay! Posting from my Kindle Fire!

joeAR
06-16-2012, 09:31 AM
Yay! Posting from my Kindle Fire!


I've actually been contemplating purchasing one. I'm not a fan of reading books and comics digitally so I can't justify buying one yet. It just looks so damn pretty.

WillieLee
06-16-2012, 10:12 AM
Am I talking nonsense, Willie Lee?

I just like the money arguments and the illusion that price equals quality. The biggest problem with laptops is poor heat sinks on video cards and things as simple as the soldering. Those aren't guaranteed to be better with the higher price.

Keith P.
06-17-2012, 07:27 AM
I think you two should resolve your issues via greco-roman style wrestling. With the winner holding down the loser and penetrating him while he cries.

HOOKS
06-26-2012, 08:25 PM
Apple wins injunction against Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57461174-37/apple-wins-injunction-against-samsung-galaxy-tab-10.1/

Jason California
06-26-2012, 09:20 PM
Nexus 7 tablet pictured ahead of I/O? (http://androidandme.com/2012/06/tablets-2/nexus-7-tablet-pictured-ahead-of-io/) The folks over at Gizmodo Australia (http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2012/06/this-is-googles-new-nexus-tablet-the-nexus-7/) were sent a training document reportedly being sent around to third-party retailers ahead of the Nexus 7 launch (http://androidandme.com/2012/06/tablets-2/googles-nexus-tablet-headed-to-san-francisco-for-io-unveiling/). Of course, we recognize that this may indeed be fake, but a leak this close to the unveil leads us to believe it very well may prove true.

Foolish Mortal
06-27-2012, 03:30 AM
Apple wins injunction against Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57461174-37/apple-wins-injunction-against-samsung-galaxy-tab-10.1/

Aw for fucks sake...


In an order on Tuesday granting the preliminary injunction, Judge Lucy H. Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose division has enjoined Samsung and its U.S. subsidiaries from importing or selling within the U.S. the tablet or any "product that is no more than colorably different from this specified product and embodies any design contained in U.S. Design Patent No. D504,889."

The patent refers to the ornamental design of the device. The court previously found the Galaxy Tab 10.1 to be substantially similar "in the eyes of the ordinary observer" to the D'889, the Judge said. It noted that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is "virtually indistinguishable" from Apple's iPad and iPad 2, she added.

I don't see how you can make a realistic, functional tablet not look similar to an iPad. The only way Samsung could do it is make it bulkier and awkwardly shaped, and thus no one would buy it. It's ridiculous.

Jason California
06-28-2012, 10:42 AM
Nexus 7 review: the best $200 tablet you can buy (http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/28/nexus-7-review/)http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2012/06/nexusdsc05220-1340897858.jpg

BenC (formerly Ape-X)
06-28-2012, 11:11 AM
Man.

I hate to sound negative. Really. I do.

But I was really hoping for some sort of expandable memory for the Nexus 7. 16 gigs just sounds so limiting. I still think it sounds like a great product and might pull the trigger and buy one. But a sd card slot would have made it an instant order.

Jason California
06-28-2012, 11:30 AM
Man.

I hate to sound negative. Really. I do.

But I was really hoping for some sort of expandable memory for the Nexus 7. 16 gigs just sounds so limiting. I still think it sounds like a great product and might pull the trigger and buy one. But a sd card slot would have made it an instant order.

I was hoping for one as well, but Google made as high a quality product here as they could for $200. They are not turning a profit on this device at all. Nothing in that device is shit. They made the best design compromises I can imagine. Besides, there are enough options for free cloud storage between Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, and Amazon Cloud Storage.

ArttyG12
06-28-2012, 12:31 PM
I was basically thinking the same thing, plus I can store everything on my phone and, I'm assuming, relatively easily stream that to the tablet.

Jason California
06-28-2012, 12:32 PM
I was basically thinking the same thing, plus I can store everything on my phone and, I'm assuming, relatively easily stream that to the tablet.

BT file transfer is easy enough.

gaspar
06-28-2012, 01:30 PM
Is there a definitive release date for the Nexus 7? I was looking for a cheap, Android, wifi only tablet for my mom earlier this week and actually just ordered an Acer a100 like 2 days ago. I'm not expecting much, but would definitely have ordered the 7 instead if I realized it was coming this soon. Oh well...

HOOKS
06-28-2012, 01:33 PM
I don't know what I will ever use the Nexus 7 for, but I will buy it just because I buy everything.

Jason California
06-28-2012, 01:41 PM
Is there a definitive release date for the Nexus 7? I was looking for a cheap, Android, wifi only tablet for my mom earlier this week and actually just ordered an Acer a100 like 2 days ago. I'm not expecting much, but would definitely have ordered the 7 instead if I realized it was coming this soon. Oh well...

My order confirmation says it will ship in 2-3 weeks.

gaspar
06-28-2012, 01:47 PM
My order confirmation says it will ship in 2-3 weeks.
Yeah, that's what Google Play says. Oh well...I'm not going to worry about it.

Jason California
06-28-2012, 01:57 PM
Yeah, that's what Google Play says. Oh well...I'm not going to worry about it.

I am really hoping it ships sooner. like maybe next week. Fingers crossed!

BriRedfern
06-28-2012, 04:05 PM
I am going to get one of these. Since my company switch to Google apps for business it is really a no brainer the more I think about it.

Jason California
06-29-2012, 12:42 PM
Leading up to Apple’s WWDC 2012 earlier this month, I wrote that Android still had one killer feature that was unlikely to be replicated in iOS 6 (http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57449969-94/androids-one-killer-feature-that-trumps-the-iphone/). The feature, of course, is Android’s alert and notification system that provides timely updates of key messages and glance-able views of the most important information on your smartphone.
Now that WWDC (https://developer.apple.com/wwdc/) and Google I/O (https://developers.google.com/events/io/) have spilled the beans on the next versions of iOS and Android, it’s clear that the iPhone not only failed to gain ground on Android in notifications but is falling farther behind.
While Apple announced some good stuff coming in iOS 6 (http://www.apple.com/ios/ios6/) — such as 3D maps, Siri improvements, FaceTime over cellular, and the new Passbook app to digitize loyalty cards, coupons, and tickets (my favorite new feature) — the new iOS does little to improve the notification system introduced in iOS 5.
Meanwhile, in the upcoming Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean,” Google is unleashing major improvements to its already-potent notification system. With a two-finger gesture to expand the alert, Android notifications will now include additional preview information and more actionable options. For example, this enable the following :

For a missed call, tap “Call Back” or “Message” (to send a text)
For a calendar notification, snooze the alert or quickly email all of the participants using a canned response (if you’re running late or can’t make it, for example)
For Gmail, preview messages more fully and initiate a response
For Google+, see a photo that has been shared and +1 it or share it straight from notifications
For Google’s Music app you can see the song that’s currently playing and hit pause, play, or skip straight from the notification
While all of the examples here are from Google’s own apps, the new notification capabilities aren’t limited to those apps. Google has rolled out all of these capabilities to third party app developers and apps like Pulse, Foursquare, Spotify, and Path are already queuing up their apps to take advantage of it.
Of course, if too many apps take advantage of notifications then it can flood the notification shade and make it a lot less useful. Fortunately, Google now has a better solution for that, too. You can now long-press any notification to see which app posted it and get into the notification preferences for that app where you can disable all notifications from the app or even uninstall the app.
To get a look at the new notification system in action, take a look at the two videos below. The first video is Google’s introduction to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and the part about notifications begins at the 3:23 mark in the video. The second video is CNET’s first look at Android 4.1 and the bit about notifications runs from 0:40-0:59.

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/hiner/androids-killer-feature-just-boosted-its-lead-over-iphone/10654?tag=nl.e019
Click the link for video showing features

Jason California
06-29-2012, 08:37 PM
So recently, my I am not able to use Chrome while wifi tethering to my Sensation. I can still use FF and IE, but Chrome keeps taking me to a T-Mobile page telling me the benefits of signing up for their Hotspot service. I obviously am not going to sign up for it, so I have to find out what setting is causing this. If anyone has any experience with this please let me know.

I am using
Windows 8 RC
and Cyanogen Mod 9 RC
HTC Sensation.
T-Mobile

Dreaded Anomaly
06-30-2012, 03:13 AM
So recently, my I am not able to use Chrome while wifi tethering to my Sensation. I can still use FF and IE, but Chrome keeps taking me to a T-Mobile page telling me the benefits of signing up for their Hotspot service. I obviously am not going to sign up for it, so I have to find out what setting is causing this. If anyone has any experience with this please let me know.

I am using
Windows 8 RC
and Cyanogen Mod 9 RC
HTC Sensation.
T-Mobile

I found a few threads that reference this:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/archive/index.php/t-1655618.html
http://forum.xda-developers.com/archive/index.php/t-1682787.html
http://forum.xda-developers.com/archive/index.php/t-1656385.html

It seems that T-Mobile is checking the user agent string of the browser, which works with Chrome but not Firefox. You can get your phone's UA string from the top of this page, and instructions to change it in Chrome are at the bottom of the page: http://www.zytrax.com/tech/web/change-ua.html. This may solve the problem.

Jason California
07-08-2012, 04:20 PM
Thanks.

If anyone wants to add Google Now to their rooted, AOSP device, follow this link.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1749045

Foolish Mortal
07-11-2012, 08:58 PM
Full Article Link: Ouya to Enter Gaming Market with $99 Android-Powered Console (http://www.pcworld.com/article/259026/ouya_to_enter_gaming_market_with_99_androidpowered _console.html#tk.mod_stln)


While the world waits for new game consoles from Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, a newcomer plans to take them on with a $99 Android-based set-top box called Ouya.

The Ouya has specs that are on par with high-end Android phones and tablets, including a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage. It outputs 1080p video through an HDMI slot, uses Bluetooth 4.0 and USB 2.0 for connecting external devices and includes a wireless controller.

http://i50.tinypic.com/33paq9t.jpg

To raise money for a March 13 launch, Ouya has turned to crowd-funding site Kickstarter, where the company is taking pre-orders and other donations. Ouya hopes to raise $950,000 through the site.

Although Ouya is based on Android, and can therefore run games originally developed for Android phones and tablets, it's only using the operating system as a base for its own gaming platform. That means developers will still have to do some work to bring their games to the big screen. They'll also want to optimize for Ouya's controller, which has the usual set of analog thumbsticks, buttons and triggers, plus a small touchpad in the middle.

Ouya wants to lower the barrier for game development compared to traditional game consoles, so there are no licensing fees, and every console will include a software development kit. There's just one big rule that all developers must follow: All games must have a free-to-play element, whether it's a timed trial, a feature-locked demo or a complete experience filled with microtransactions.

Foolish Mortal
07-14-2012, 01:41 PM
Official Christian Tablet Should Really Be Called Crap Android Tablet (http://gizmodo.com/5925438/official-christian-tablet-should-really-be-called-crap-android-tablet)


Pandering alert! A bookstore chain called Family Christian has taken a crappy Android tablet, slapped a new logo on it, and rebranded it as the Edifi—the world's first Christian tablet!

And what makes it a Christian tablet? That would be 27 translations of the Bible, Christian internet radio, and safe search (no porn allowed). For $149, you can get the holiest slate on the market (save for the Good Book). But really, this is just a seven inch piece of junk. Without the godly branding, is the Cydle M7, a garbage gadget made by a company you've never heard of. Although maybe the good lord is really into a 2010 POS running Android 2.3. We have no way of knowing. At least the unblessed version is $20 cheaper. If you're looking for a deal, you're really really better off going with Amazon's Kindle Fire or Google's soon-to-be-released Nexus 7 or even an iPad and downloading one of the dozens of iOS or Android Bible apps out there. But of course, those aren't officially branded as holy.

WillieLee
07-14-2012, 06:37 PM
Leading up to Apple’s WWDC 2012 earlier this month, I wrote that Android still had one killer feature that was unlikely to be replicated in iOS 6 (http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57449969-94/androids-one-killer-feature-that-trumps-the-iphone/). The feature, of course, is Android’s alert and notification system that provides timely updates of key messages and glance-able views of the most important information on your smartphone.
Now that WWDC (https://developer.apple.com/wwdc/) and Google I/O (https://developers.google.com/events/io/) have spilled the beans on the next versions of iOS and Android, it’s clear that the iPhone not only failed to gain ground on Android in notifications but is falling farther behind.
While Apple announced some good stuff coming in iOS 6 (http://www.apple.com/ios/ios6/) — such as 3D maps, Siri improvements, FaceTime over cellular, and the new Passbook app to digitize loyalty cards, coupons, and tickets (my favorite new feature) — the new iOS does little to improve the notification system introduced in iOS 5.
Meanwhile, in the upcoming Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean,” Google is unleashing major improvements to its already-potent notification system. With a two-finger gesture to expand the alert, Android notifications will now include additional preview information and more actionable options. For example, this enable the following :

For a missed call, tap “Call Back” or “Message” (to send a text)
For a calendar notification, snooze the alert or quickly email all of the participants using a canned response (if you’re running late or can’t make it, for example)
For Gmail, preview messages more fully and initiate a response
For Google+, see a photo that has been shared and +1 it or share it straight from notifications
For Google’s Music app you can see the song that’s currently playing and hit pause, play, or skip straight from the notification
While all of the examples here are from Google’s own apps, the new notification capabilities aren’t limited to those apps. Google has rolled out all of these capabilities to third party app developers and apps like Pulse, Foursquare, Spotify, and Path are already queuing up their apps to take advantage of it.
Of course, if too many apps take advantage of notifications then it can flood the notification shade and make it a lot less useful. Fortunately, Google now has a better solution for that, too. You can now long-press any notification to see which app posted it and get into the notification preferences for that app where you can disable all notifications from the app or even uninstall the app.
To get a look at the new notification system in action, take a look at the two videos below. The first video is Google’s introduction to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and the part about notifications begins at the 3:23 mark in the video. The second video is CNET’s first look at Android 4.1 and the bit about notifications runs from 0:40-0:59.

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/hiner/androids-killer-feature-just-boosted-its-lead-over-iphone/10654?tag=nl.e019
Click the link for video showing features

:lol:

Notifications, eh?

BriRedfern
07-14-2012, 07:04 PM
:lol:

Notifications, eh?

Yes, let's laugh at possibly the most used feature of a phone.

WillieLee
07-14-2012, 08:24 PM
Yes, let's laugh at possibly the most used feature of a phone.

:lol:

Jason California
07-14-2012, 09:26 PM
How about that RIM

WillieLee
07-14-2012, 10:22 PM
How about that RIM

You know what they have? Notifications.

silverboy
07-16-2012, 12:23 PM
Does anybody use are apps or settings to help increase battery life?

Jason California
07-16-2012, 01:42 PM
Siri vs Google Now. Siri does not do so well.

http://youtu.be/grmixtB9dZM

Jason California
07-16-2012, 04:05 PM
M.G. Siegler's review of the Nexus 7 - He likes it, and thinks Apple has to comee out with a ipad mini now (http://techcrunch.com/2012/07/15/omg-he-likes-it-he-really-likes-it/)

I get mine tomorrow.

Jason California
07-17-2012, 11:10 AM
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7bjorYvdY1r7of9eo1_500.jpg

HOOKS
07-17-2012, 11:14 AM
Nice.

Top and bottom.

Jason California
07-17-2012, 11:18 AM
Nice.

Top and bottom.

The caption I chose for that image was
Alex, I take "Things I would put my mouth on" for $500.

Jason California
07-17-2012, 01:07 PM
Getting used to not having a dedicated menu button is proving to be a challenge.

Jason California
07-17-2012, 05:22 PM
My phone feels so small now. Also, I woulld reccoemnd that you get the 16 GB model if going for the Nexus 7. If you do go with the 8 GB one, make sure that you have whatever cloud storage options you use stocked, and ready to go with the media that you want. I am uploading now, and it will take a bit before I have 50GB+ uploaded, and ready for use.

BriRedfern
07-17-2012, 05:58 PM
My phone feels so small now. Also, I woulld reccoemnd that you get the 16 GB model if going for the Nexus 7. If you do go with the 8 GB one, make sure that you have whatever cloud storage options you use stocked, and ready to go with the media that you want. I am uploading now, and it will take a bit before I have 50GB+ uploaded, and ready for use.

Can't wait to get mine. I am confident the wife is getting it for my birthday on the 29th. She should know to get the 16g model.

Also: I want Jellybean on my phone now.

WillieLee
07-17-2012, 06:48 PM
M.G. Siegler's review of the Nexus 7 - He likes it, and thinks Apple has to comee out with a ipad mini now (http://techcrunch.com/2012/07/15/omg-he-likes-it-he-really-likes-it/)

I get mine tomorrow.

They could sell an iPad mini bundled with the iPhone nano.

Jason California
07-17-2012, 07:19 PM
If wish the app had a widget that would display like a Twitter feed similar to the way plume does it.

BriRedfern
07-17-2012, 07:27 PM
If wish the app had a widget that would display like a Twitter feed similar to the way plume does it.

The jinxworld app?

I've gotta say, the appeal of most widgets is lost on me. Some I like, others have no value to me.

Jason California
07-17-2012, 07:51 PM
The jinxworld app?

I've gotta say, the appeal of most widgets is lost on me. Some I like, others have no value to me.

yeah, something that looks like

http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/2630/zeam.jpg

That would allow you to scroll through maybe the first 3 pages of threads. Allow you to set refresh rates, and if ou see a thread you want to interact with, a tap of the screen brings it fully to the front, so that you can do more advanced tasks.

BriRedfern
07-17-2012, 07:55 PM
yeah, something that looks like

That would allow you to scroll through maybe the first 3 pages of threads. Allow you to set refresh rates, and if ou see a thread you want to interact with, a tap of the screen brings it fully to the front, so that you can do more advanced tasks.

That is just much busier than I like my home screens. I want my Calender and email updating via widget and all app icons and a couple of toggle switches. I hardly ever have to go into my app drawer, I reserve that for seldom used apps.

That's the thing of it though, it works how you want it to.

Shane W
07-18-2012, 05:05 AM
The more I'm on windows 7 compared to my mac, mess with my GSII and my girlfriend's Iphone, the more I'm thinking I'm probably not buying an Apple product again.

We just finally received source for ICS, so who know how long if ever JB will come to my phone. I would love to upgrade, but the GSII is just way too smooth and snappy for me to justify it.

Jason California
07-18-2012, 09:37 AM
I am with you Shane. I have yet to buy an Apple product though. I was thinking that I might have got a Macbook Pro, but after the stuff they did to it this time around, I realized it was not for me.

also
UK judge forces Apple to state on its site that Samsung didn't copy the iPad (http://www.engadget.com/2012/07/18/uk-judge-forces-apple-samsung-tablet-not-ipad-copy/)

NathanDetroit
07-18-2012, 10:42 AM
Can't wait to get mine. I am confident the wife is getting it for my birthday on the 29th. She should know to get the 16g model.

Also: I want Jellybean on my phone now.

I've had Jellybean on my phone for over 2 weeks now. You should be rooted by now, man!

BenC (formerly Ape-X)
07-18-2012, 10:51 AM
I am with you Shane. I have yet to buy an Apple product though. I was thinking that I might have got a Macbook Pro, but after the stuff they did to it this time around, I realized it was not for me.

also
UK judge forces Apple to state on its site that Samsung didn't copy the iPad (http://www.engadget.com/2012/07/18/uk-judge-forces-apple-samsung-tablet-not-ipad-copy/)

I'm with you guys!

BenC (formerly Ape-X)
07-18-2012, 11:20 AM
Whats this nonsense about ICS not letting you transfer apps to sd? I was seriously looking at a 7" Galaxy Tab 2.0...but now I think I'll just settle with a 16 gig Nexus 7.

HOOKS
07-18-2012, 12:36 PM
I love all things tech. My primary device changes with the seasons. It's summer now.

BriRedfern
07-18-2012, 12:47 PM
I've had Jellybean on my phone for over 2 weeks now. You should be rooted by now, man!

No interest really. Would I like it now? Sure. Do I need it? Not at all. I am not interested in flashing custom roms or any of that. ICS is plenty kick ass for me and leaving the phone stock makes me comfortable knowing I haven't screwed anything up. I am not very techie.

Jason California
07-18-2012, 06:06 PM
I've had Jellybean on my phone for over 2 weeks now. You should be rooted by now, man!


I am waiting for CM10.

Jason California
07-18-2012, 06:07 PM
Whats this nonsense about ICS not letting you transfer apps to sd? I was seriously looking at a 7" Galaxy Tab 2.0...but now I think I'll just settle with a 16 gig Nexus 7.

That is news to me. I have moved apps to my SD card on my Sensation running ICS.

Jason California
07-19-2012, 10:11 AM
Up until now, I have not really used speech tools all that much. I have been using it for search with the Nexus 7, and it is pretty good. I also like how Google Now learns things on it's own, without being prompted. Today it told me that my ride home from work should be 11 min.

Jason California
07-19-2012, 05:02 PM
HTC becomes first to welcome Jelly Bean, confirms One X and One S updates in the works (http://www.bgr.com/2012/07/19/htc-one-x-one-s-jelly-bean-update-android/)

Urgur the Gurgur
07-19-2012, 05:54 PM
HTC becomes first to welcome Jelly Bean, confirms One X and One S updates in the works (http://www.bgr.com/2012/07/19/htc-one-x-one-s-jelly-bean-update-android/)

Hell yeah!

LordKinbote
07-19-2012, 06:00 PM
HTC becomes first to welcome Jelly Bean, confirms One X and One S updates in the works (http://www.bgr.com/2012/07/19/htc-one-x-one-s-jelly-bean-update-android/)

Part of me just said "Fuck, I thought I bought a Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus so that I would be at the forefront of updates!"

Then the other part of me said "Well, it's very very easy to just announce that something is being worked on and not give a specific date."

And then I realized that one part of me is bitter, and the other part of me is cynical, with no room for anything else. Sigh.

BriRedfern
07-19-2012, 06:01 PM
Part of me just said "Fuck, I thought I bought a Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus so that I would be at the forefront of updates!"

Then the other part of me said "Well, it's very very easy to just announce that something is being worked on and not give a specific date."

And then I realized that one part of me is bitter, and the other part of me is cynical, with no room for anything else. Sigh.

Yep.

Jason California
07-19-2012, 06:04 PM
You guys bought a Verizon phone. I am pretty sure that is where your problem lies.

Jason California
07-19-2012, 06:05 PM
I beeleive the HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus has already got it's Jelly Bean update

BriRedfern
07-19-2012, 06:16 PM
You guys bought a Verizon phone. I am pretty sure that is where your problem lies.

Yep.

Jason California
07-19-2012, 06:18 PM
My next phone will be an unlocked device that I use with a prepaid services

BriRedfern
07-25-2012, 07:21 AM
Jason, any more to report on the Nexus 7? I am pretty positive I am getting mine this weekend.

Speaking of the Nexus 7, the 16 GB has sold out. Appearantly Google was banking on more people being interested in the 8GB with cloud storage options. Honestly, for the price difference, the 8GB was never even a consideration for me. I can't imagine why they thought it would be for others.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/16gb-nexus-7-sold-google-play-store-face-173403213.html

Shane W
07-25-2012, 07:32 AM
Jason, any more to report on the Nexus 7? I am pretty positive I am getting mine this weekend.

Speaking of the Nexus 7, the 16 GB has sold out. Appearantly Google was banking on more people being interested in the 8GB with cloud storage options. Honestly, for the price difference, the 8GB was never even a consideration for me. I can't imagine why they thought it would be for others.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/16gb-nexus-7-sold-google-play-store-face-173403213.html

I'm seeing different reports, does this use micro sd for expansion?

BriRedfern
07-25-2012, 07:45 AM
I'm seeing different reports, does this use micro sd for expansion?

No Micro SD. And no ability to use external USB storage at this point.

My biggest concern is that it does not currently seem to support MHL either, which would really be too bad.

Shane W
07-25-2012, 07:57 AM
No Micro SD. And no ability to use external USB storage at this point.

My biggest concern is that it does not currently seem to support MHL either, which would really be too bad.

That kills it for me. If a product is wi-fi only, I have to have more local storage.

BriRedfern
07-25-2012, 08:04 AM
That kills it for me. If a product is wi-fi only, I have to have more local storage.

For me that 16GB is not bad. I won't be using it for music, my music is already on my phone, which I already have with me all the time. I can easily keep 3 or 4 movies on a device with that much storage, right? I have access to WiFi for at least a few hours every day and all night long as well either at home or a hotel, so as long as I have my other movies on the Cloud and can switch out content when I want, it is not a problem for me. I can always use my phone as a wireless hotspot in a pinch, though I won't have unlimited data for much longer I don't think.

BriRedfern
07-25-2012, 12:55 PM
Fuck you Apple!!!

Samsung removes Local Search in fear of over turning the apple cart. (http://www.pcworld.com/article/259828/galaxy_s_iii_local_search_gone_apple_patents_kill_ another_android_feature.html)

BriRedfern
07-25-2012, 01:00 PM
Fuck you Apple!!!

Samsung removes Local Search in fear of over turning the apple cart. (http://www.pcworld.com/article/259828/galaxy_s_iii_local_search_gone_apple_patents_kill_ another_android_feature.html)

Foolish Mortal
07-25-2012, 01:02 PM
Fuck you Apple!!!

Samsung removes Local Search in fear of over turning the apple cart. (http://www.pcworld.com/article/259828/galaxy_s_iii_local_search_gone_apple_patents_kill_ another_android_feature.html)

I'm honestly sick of the "Patent War" bullshit. All it does is serve to annoy the users of these companies products.

Pat Shatner
07-25-2012, 01:04 PM
Anyone on a Verizon nexus know of a good tutorial for rooting? Kind of want to flash Jellybean but haven't rooted anything since my Droid X about 2 years ago.

Jason California
07-25-2012, 01:11 PM
So far I am loving it. I use my phone mostly as a phone these days, tethered to the Nexus. I am down to about 1GB off free space right now. Moving things on and off has not been that hard.

The microphone on it is pretty good. I was recording some conversations with my grandfather last weekend, and it came out clear, with no problems from background sounds like the TV.

The device runs very smooth. I have not had any experience with lag as of yet.

I am really digging Google Now. The only fear I have is the paranoid in the back of my head telling me that Google is now learnig things about me that I don't realize. I love voice search and text now.

Display is awesome. It comes with Transformers 3 on Google Play, and streaming that was no problem at all.

Bluetoooth works good. I have not had any issues with connection, while my Snesation gives me static a lot.

I used to think the 7 inch format was not so good, just like Jobs, but I was wrong.

Jason California
07-25-2012, 01:18 PM
So far I am loving it. I use my phone mostly as a phone these days, tethered to the Nexus. I am down to about 1GB off free space right now. Moving things on and off has not been that hard.

The microphone on it is pretty good. I was recording some conversations with my grandfather last weekend, and it came out clear, with no problems from background sounds like the TV.

The device runs very smooth. I have not had any experience with lag as of yet.

I am really digging Google Now. The only fear I have is the paranoid in the back of my head telling me that Google is now learnig things about me that I don't realize. I love voice search and text now.

Display is awesome. It comes with Transformers 3 on Google Play, and streaming that was no problem at all.

Bluetoooth works good. I have not had any issues with connection, while my Snesation gives me static a lot.

I used to think the 7 inch format was not so good, just like Jobs, but I was wrong.

Foolish Mortal
07-25-2012, 01:29 PM
Fuck you Apple!!!

Samsung removes Local Search in fear of over turning the apple cart. (http://www.pcworld.com/article/259828/galaxy_s_iii_local_search_gone_apple_patents_kill_ another_android_feature.html)

I'm honestly sick of the "Patent War" bullshit. All it does is serve to annoy the users of their companies products.

Jason California
07-25-2012, 01:46 PM
Plus, it fits nicely into my back pocket.

Jason California
07-25-2012, 01:53 PM
I am still trying to figure out which keyboard is best for me. Do not think I will be sticking with swype on this device.

BriRedfern
07-25-2012, 01:54 PM
Plus, it fits nicely into my back pocket.

That is crazy.

Have you rooted it? I saw cryogen has a mod out for it.

BriRedfern
07-25-2012, 01:55 PM
I am still trying to figure out which keyboard is best for me. Do not think I will be sticking with swype on this device.

I have liked swift key but it had some problems in landscape on my nexus.

Jason California
07-25-2012, 01:59 PM
I have liked swift key but it had some problems in landscape on my nexus.

I am using Swiftkey 3 right now. They state it is not optimized for the tablet though, and suggest I buy the tablet version. Still thinking about it.

Jason California
07-25-2012, 02:00 PM
That is crazy.

Have you rooted it? I saw cryogen has a mod out for it.

Not yet. procrastinating. I wiill be putting CM 10 on it though.

Shane W
07-25-2012, 03:40 PM
Anyone on a Verizon nexus know of a good tutorial for rooting? Kind of want to flash Jellybean but haven't rooted anything since my Droid X about 2 years ago.

I'm sure if you go to the xda forums, they'll have a nice guide.

BriRedfern
07-29-2012, 06:23 AM
This thing is dope.

Jason California
07-29-2012, 07:08 AM
Getting a data plan for a tablet is not a good idea. I use around 300mb of data a day on this. I would run out of data before the month is over with most pans out there, and using it as my primary connection

BriRedfern
07-29-2012, 07:32 AM
Getting a data plan for a tablet is not a good idea. I use around 300mb of data a day on this. I would run out of data before the month is over with most pans out there, and using it as my primary connection

The thing is going to be amazing for work. I have wifi at the airport, on the plane, in my hotel, at all the hospitals. It is going to be sick. I agree, streaming all that data on a cellular connection would be insane.

BriRedfern
07-29-2012, 07:46 AM
And my phone does feel small now.

The Zevad
07-31-2012, 01:52 PM
Question about the Android phone, is it true that it unblocks any blocked number that calls it and gives the full number and location?

silverboy
07-31-2012, 01:57 PM
Question about the Android phone, is it true that it unblocks any blocked number that calls it and gives the full number and location?

...no?

The Zevad
07-31-2012, 02:01 PM
...no?

My friend Marie bragged about her android unblocking any blocked numbers and showing the unblocked number and location of the caller. Maybe it's something new.

Jason California
07-31-2012, 02:04 PM
My friend Marie bragged about her android unblocking any blocked numbers and showing the unblocked number and location of the caller. Maybe it's something new.

Maybe she is high on drugs

The Zevad
07-31-2012, 02:05 PM
Maybe she is high on drugs

Does the technology exist to unblock a blocked number on your mobile?

Urgur the Gurgur
07-31-2012, 02:07 PM
Maybe she is high on drugs

Jason, why would getting high on drugs unblock a number?

The Zevad
07-31-2012, 02:09 PM
Jason, why would getting high on drugs unblock a number?

Couldn't hurt.

Jason California
08-01-2012, 06:24 PM
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1766260

Thread for different methods of external storage being tried for nexus 7

Jason California
08-02-2012, 04:47 PM
Verizon Galaxy Nexus working its way towards update to Jelly Bean; 4.1.1 binaries released (http://androidandme.com/2012/08/smartphones-2/verizon-galaxy-nexus-working-its-way-towards-update-to-jelly-bean-4-1-1-binaries-released/)

BriRedfern
08-02-2012, 05:57 PM
Verizon Galaxy Nexus working its way towards update to Jelly Bean; 4.1.1 binaries released (http://androidandme.com/2012/08/smartphones-2/verizon-galaxy-nexus-working-its-way-towards-update-to-jelly-bean-4-1-1-binaries-released/)

I don't understand how it isn't just ready now. It is a Nexus! Give me my update! :x

BriRedfern
08-03-2012, 07:23 AM
Just ordered some accessories for My Nexus 7:

"leather" case - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0083P0MI4/ref=ox_ya_os_product

Stylus for taking notes at work - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005J7EOIS/ref=ox_ya_os_product

I had a ten dollar gift card, so both things shipped only cost me $11. Great prices on two products that have some really good reviews. The stylus was marked down from $40 to $11 (4 starts on 40 reviews) and the case was marked down from $50 to $13 (5 stars on 41 reviews)!

Looking forward to having both for travel for work next week.

BriRedfern
08-03-2012, 07:49 AM
The FCC has told Verizon they can not block people from using their phone for tethering. (http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/31/fcc-verizon-tethering/)

Unless you still have an unlimited data plan. Like me. (http://www.zdnet.com/verizon-no-free-tethering-for-unlimited-data-plan-customers-7000001987/)

:/

Urgur the Gurgur
08-03-2012, 07:52 AM
The FCC has told Verizon they can not block people from using their phone for tethering. (http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/31/fcc-verizon-tethering/)

Unless you still have an unlimited data plan. Like me. (http://www.zdnet.com/verizon-no-free-tethering-for-unlimited-data-plan-customers-7000001987/)

:/

Boooooooooo