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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by Donk » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:02 am

You need to turn it on to use it.

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by Donk » Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:12 am

So, Google are going to stop selling the Nexus One soon, bowing out of the hardware market.

It was never a big seller, but I agree with Google when they say it's a success. It gave the manu's a big kick in the arse to develop the good phones we see today. And by doing that, Android phones are more popular than ever. In fact, showing it to some friends, I've manage to dissuade them from getting a Jesus Phone. :lol:

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by TheTurnipKing » Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:17 am

Donk wrote:You need to turn it on to use it.

Heh, i found that after messing around with this replacement keyboard.

Can't say as I see much difference, aside from the word completion.

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by Donk » Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:38 am

When you get used to it, you can text far quicker. The speed text record was made with swipe.

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by ladybayred » Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:12 pm

Right then, just been on the phone to vodafone and their letting me upgrade from my BB Storm, 6 months early to the HTC desire. On a new 24 month contract with 100 mins, 500 text and 500mb of internet it was only £45 upfront and £20 per month! Not getting it for a couple of weeks though as they are only available for pre order :cry:
My questions are:
What accessories have you got and can recommend for the (i.e. cases and docks etc.)?
Is there any good introductory articles/ videos for Android noobs about?
What apps are essential?
What games are essential?

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by Fatal Exception » Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:28 pm

Apps you need:
Barcode Scanner (trust me)
ShopSavvy
Google Maps
Google SKy Map
Notes
Wapedia
GoogleGoggles
Beeb Player (iPlayer)
Astro File Mananger
Advanced Task Killer

Games:
Shoot U
Super KO Boxing 2
Gensoid (Megadrive Emulator)
Snesoid (Snes Emulator)
Toss it.

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by TheTurnipKing » Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:27 pm

Why Barcode Scanner and ShopSavvy?

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by Fatal Exception » Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:37 pm

TheTurnipKing wrote:Why Barcode Scanner and ShopSavvy?


It depends on what you are doing.

Barcode scanner for reading those 3D barcodes for links and the like. ShopSavvy for checking prices in shops. Each is best for it's own task and strawberry float it, why not have both?

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by TheTurnipKing » Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:40 pm

The barcode scanner in shop savvy will read these and open them in the browser as well.

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It bugs me to waste any of my 8 gig with 2 apps that perform the same function specially since, under 2.1, I can't shuttle any of them out to the SD card.

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by bear » Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:59 pm

Donk wrote:So, Google are going to stop selling the Nexus One soon, bowing out of the hardware market.

It was never a big seller, but I agree with Google when they say it's a success. It gave the manu's a big kick in the arse to develop the good phones we see today. And by doing that, Android phones are more popular than ever. In fact, showing it to some friends, I've manage to dissuade them from getting a Jesus Phone. :lol:

Did it really though? I'm not disputing its a nice phone but theres nothing about it that was all that mind blowing.

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by EnragedYogi » Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:05 pm

Fatal Exception wrote:Apps you need:
Barcode Scanner (trust me)
ShopSavvy
Google Maps
Google SKy Map
Notes
Wapedia
GoogleGoggles
Beeb Player (iPlayer)
Astro File Mananger
Advanced Task Killer

Games:
Shoot U
Super KO Boxing 2
Gensoid (Megadrive Emulator)
Snesoid (Snes Emulator)
Toss it.


I'd add in SportsTap if you're into sports. Also I use Togglesettings to set up all my profile changes - so at 8.50 it goes on silent for work, 6pm back to regular profile Mon to Fri, plus all other rules around low battery, charging etc. Layar is also pretty fun and quite useful.

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by Fatal Exception » Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:20 pm

bear wrote:
Donk wrote:So, Google are going to stop selling the Nexus One soon, bowing out of the hardware market.

It was never a big seller, but I agree with Google when they say it's a success. It gave the manu's a big kick in the arse to develop the good phones we see today. And by doing that, Android phones are more popular than ever. In fact, showing it to some friends, I've manage to dissuade them from getting a Jesus Phone. :lol:

Did it really though? I'm not disputing its a nice phone but theres nothing about it that was all that mind blowing.


Wat.

Before the desire it was the best Android phone and the only phone to have a 1Ghz processor and run Android 2.1. Also, networks are still going to sell the Nexus, just Google aren't.

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by Donk » Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:40 pm

It was the first Android phone to have iPhone matching/beating features. It was hugely significant in that regard.

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by Exxy » Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:41 pm

Rich wrote:
Exxy wrote:My HTC Hero got Android 2.1 (HTC Sense) today 8-) :fp:

Still, it's nice to see some extra sheen on everything. The old version was starting a bit dated.


Which network are you with and is it a branded handset?


T-Mobile and yes it is. Took a while (both to appear as a download and to install) but it's made a big difference.

The more discussions I see about contracts, the more I realise I've got a bargain :D 900 Mins, Unlimited Internet and Unlimited Texts with a free Hero for £25 a month.

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by bear » Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:46 pm

Fatal Exception wrote:
bear wrote:
Donk wrote:So, Google are going to stop selling the Nexus One soon, bowing out of the hardware market.

It was never a big seller, but I agree with Google when they say it's a success. It gave the manu's a big kick in the arse to develop the good phones we see today. And by doing that, Android phones are more popular than ever. In fact, showing it to some friends, I've manage to dissuade them from getting a Jesus Phone. :lol:

Did it really though? I'm not disputing its a nice phone but theres nothing about it that was all that mind blowing.


Wat.

Before the desire it was the best Android phone and the only phone to have a 1Ghz processor and run Android 2.1. Also, networks are still going to sell the Nexus, just Google aren't.


I'm not saying it is a bad phone but I don't think there was anything about it that would have served to give the likes of Samsung a big kick up the arse as Donk puts it. For instance Sony had already announced the X10 which has a 1GHz processor, 8 mega pixel camera and a bigger screen with a slightly higher resolution before the Nexus One was launched.

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by Minto » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:11 pm

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.

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by Fatal Exception » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:16 pm

bear wrote:
Fatal Exception wrote:
bear wrote:
Donk wrote:So, Google are going to stop selling the Nexus One soon, bowing out of the hardware market.

It was never a big seller, but I agree with Google when they say it's a success. It gave the manu's a big kick in the arse to develop the good phones we see today. And by doing that, Android phones are more popular than ever. In fact, showing it to some friends, I've manage to dissuade them from getting a Jesus Phone. :lol:

Did it really though? I'm not disputing its a nice phone but theres nothing about it that was all that mind blowing.


Wat.

Before the desire it was the best Android phone and the only phone to have a 1Ghz processor and run Android 2.1. Also, networks are still going to sell the Nexus, just Google aren't.


I'm not saying it is a bad phone but I don't think there was anything about it that would have served to give the likes of Samsung a big kick up the arse as Donk puts it. For instance Sony had already announced the X10 which has a 1GHz processor, 8 mega pixel camera and a bigger screen with a slightly higher resolution before the Nexus One was launched.


True, but Sony raped Android for the X10.

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by Fatal Exception » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:18 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.


Why would you when the HTC is a better phone with a better OS. ;)

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by Donk » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:19 pm

The Desire does everything that the iPhone can do, better.

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PostRe: The Official Android Thread | Google | HTC | Samsung
by TheTurnipKing » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:21 pm

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.


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