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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by Minto » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:24 pm

Yeah Angry Birds is on the way, think I'll go for the Desire at £12.50 a month like that is hard to beat. Orange out of stock until the end of the week though.

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by Fatal Exception » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:27 pm

TheTurnipKing wrote:I can't wholeheartedly recommend Android over an iPhone until we get Robot Unicorn Attack, Words with Friends, Peggle and Angry Birds.

Though I believe WWF and Angry Birds are already on the way. :D

Honestly, the software library is the only thing that could justifiably give you the iPhone envy.


Nah, Games is the only thing. Any useful app you could want you can find. Games are improving all the time, WWF and Angry Birds are on the way (although I dont give a gooseberry fool about them).... As for Robot Unicorn Attack, you can play that for free on the PC.

You could run it on Android (because it supports flash) but I'm not sure you could key bind.

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by Grumpy David » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:31 pm

Minto wrote:So my contract is up with Orange and they've offered me a HTC Desire

£105 for the handset
£12.50 per month
200 minutes
unlimited texts
unlimited internet

Any of you guys who have a HTC would you say this is a good deal? I was looking for an iPhone 4 to be honest but the cost of the handset and tariff is a considerable lot more than this offer!

Just have the feeling I would get iPhone envy if i went for a HTC.



That's a much better deal than what new customers will get. I'm with Orange myself and am due for an upgrade Jan 13th and looking to get a HTC Desire (unless an even better android phone is out then, ideally made by HTC) so if they're offering a deal that good now, than that's awesome for me! Hell I'd think I was getting a good deal then if the current deal was offered to me! I would probably see if I could trade in the 200 minutes for 100 minutes and instead get the handset without paying a lump sum for it.

The one thing I would find out beforehand is if the unlimited internet is actually unlimited or subject to a fair usage policy.

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by Minto » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:43 pm

Oranges "unlimited" is capped at 750mb a month I believe which is better than the 500mb O2 have. Couldn't see myself eating through 750 a month like.

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by Donk » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:44 pm

o2 is 1GB for Pay Monthly

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by Fatal Exception » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:01 am

T-Mobile is 4Gb.

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by Fatal Exception » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:02 am

Minto wrote:Oranges "unlimited" is capped at 750mb a month I believe which is better than the 500mb O2 have. Couldn't see myself eating through 750 a month like.


That depends, Google maps can eat a strawberry float ton of data. Plus you can browse and youtube on your phone. It all adds up.

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by Steve » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:05 am

My Desire is now officially running 2.2 8-)

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by Minto » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:57 am

Fatal Exception wrote:
Minto wrote:Oranges "unlimited" is capped at 750mb a month I believe which is better than the 500mb O2 have. Couldn't see myself eating through 750 a month like.


That depends, Google maps can eat a **** ton of data. Plus you can browse and youtube on your phone. It all adds up.

Now I'm doubting that deal! :cry:

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by TheTurnipKing » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:48 am

Fatal Exception wrote:
TheTurnipKing wrote:I can't wholeheartedly recommend Android over an iPhone until we get Robot Unicorn Attack, Words with Friends, Peggle and Angry Birds.

Though I believe WWF and Angry Birds are already on the way. :D

Honestly, the software library is the only thing that could justifiably give you the iPhone envy.


Nah, Games is the only thing. Any useful app you could want you can find. Games are improving all the time, WWF and Angry Birds are on the way (although I dont give a gooseberry fool about them).... As for Robot Unicorn Attack, you can play that for free on the PC.

You could run it on Android (because it supports flash) but I'm not sure you could key bind.

Only if you have Android 2.2 upwards. And to be honest, even when I do get the upgrade, I'm not sure I care to install the plugin, though it's nice to at least have the choice :)

It's not just games btw. There's also stuff like Nanostudio that might sway you to the dark side. Though I agree that, for the most part, Android has it covered.

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by TheTurnipKing » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:50 am

Minto wrote:
Fatal Exception wrote:
Minto wrote:Oranges "unlimited" is capped at 750mb a month I believe which is better than the 500mb O2 have. Couldn't see myself eating through 750 a month like.


That depends, Google maps can eat a **** ton of data. Plus you can browse and youtube on your phone. It all adds up.

Now I'm doubting that deal! :cry:

Most phones have Wifi. Hook yourself up to a network, and data allowance isn't really a worry. I perform most software updates, etc in the house under wifi.

I consider myself a fairly heavy mobile data user, and after my first month I've managed to stay under my 500mb allowance. Despite downloading an entire album from Amazon over 3G :lol:

That was a real taste of the future, actually, Downloading my first album over mobile broadband.
<3 my Samsung Galaxy S.

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by NickSCFC » Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:02 pm



Not really used Voice on my iPhone, but this looks ALOT more comprehensive.

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by Cats Hate Mangos » Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:19 pm

Bah, does anyone know when O2 are rolling out 2.2? They're taking their sweet time with it.

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by darksideby182 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:10 pm

NickSCFC wrote:

Not really used Voice on my iPhone, but this looks ALOT more comprehensive.

That's pretty cool. Just can't see being as smooth as the video shows though.

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by Fatal Exception » Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:28 pm

darksideby182 wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:

Not really used Voice on my iPhone, but this looks ALOT more comprehensive.

That's pretty cool. Just can't see being as smooth as the video shows though.


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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by NickSCFC » Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:18 pm

Fatal Exception wrote:
darksideby182 wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:

Not really used Voice on my iPhone, but this looks ALOT more comprehensive.

That's pretty cool. Just can't see being as smooth as the video shows though.


*downloaded*


How did you find it Fatal?

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by Fatal Exception » Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:31 pm

NickSCFC wrote:
Fatal Exception wrote:
darksideby182 wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:

Not really used Voice on my iPhone, but this looks ALOT more comprehensive.

That's pretty cool. Just can't see being as smooth as the video shows though.


*downloaded*


How did you find it Fatal?


Navigate worked OK, but I tried to send a text to my flatmate.

I said "Ok, see you later"

It came out as "Cocaine makes you lighter" :lol: I'll have another play tonight.

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by TheTurnipKing » Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:44 pm

I've got a version of it installed, but I'm updating it now. I'm pretty strawberry floating impressed though. The "Listen To" action didn't work on the installed version, but it perfectly picked out "Listen To Depeche Mode"... and then Googled for it :fp: :lol:

Edit: Guess it doesn't work right under Android 2.1

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by Surfer_Pretty_Rosa » Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:46 pm

Just wondering if anyone's had much experience on a 500mb data allowance? Is it enough? What happens when you exceed it?

Never had a smartphone before, but will hopefully be getting a HTC Desire over the weekend....

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by TheTurnipKing » Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:01 pm

Surfer_Pretty_Rosa wrote:Just wondering if anyone's had much experience on a 500mb data allowance? Is it enough? What happens when you exceed it?

Never had a smartphone before, but will hopefully be getting a HTC Desire over the weekend....

500 Megabytes is a fair old whack. If you go over, they'll charge you pretty heavily per meg, though most networks will supply some means of monitoring your data use. But usually while you're in the house, you can just piggyback on your Wifi network.


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