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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #1300 on: November 08, 2018, 06:31:01 PM »
3.5mm Bluetooth transmitters are already a thing btw.

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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #1301 on: November 08, 2018, 07:05:28 PM »
that device looks way too thick for a 2018 phone thing

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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #1302 on: November 12, 2018, 11:52:53 AM »
Yeah, transmitters are a thing, though really the cost of them is about the same as a basic pair of Bluetooth headphones so whats the point? All the negatives of both, but without most of the benefits.
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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #1303 on: November 12, 2018, 11:53:31 AM »
that device looks way too thick for a 2018 phone thing

Its in a protective case Shyguy. They don't want people seeing how the final design looks yet.
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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #1304 on: December 30, 2018, 08:44:02 PM »
So my Blackberry Priv's charging port gave out so I had to pick up a LG Rebel 4 on the cheap to get me by until I can get it fixed (literally the only one of my backup phones that still works apparently is the LG Neon which is unfortunately still locked to AT&T and my attempts to get it unlocked on the AT&T website failed because the site is apparently having problems.) It's not a bad phone at all but the Blackberry Priv is just a device that I legitimately enjoy using as my daily driver and once I get the Micro USB port fixed I hope to continue to enjoy using it for a few more years.

Also I can't believe I'm having this much trouble with a touch keyboard. That said this phone does have a headphone jack, SD Card Slot, and a removable battery so that's always nice.
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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #1305 on: December 30, 2018, 09:12:08 PM »
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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #1306 on: December 31, 2018, 10:49:45 PM »
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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #1308 on: December 31, 2018, 11:59:39 PM »
JetAudio is my go to music app and 1weather is my go to weather app. For podcasts I like to use podcast addict.

Also for god sakes get nova launcher.
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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #1309 on: January 08, 2019, 06:01:08 PM »
I found out that Blackberry put some of their apps out under the hub+ moniker years ago. I'm waiting for the repair shop to get a part in to fix my Priv but Blackberry Hub is legitimately just a really nice email client/notifications management thingy and it's nice to have it back.

There's a free 30 day trial and than you can either pay a 99 cent monthly fee to keep full access to the app suite or continue using ad supported versions of the three apps on the service that are actually worth using (Which are Hub, their proprietary calendar app that's basically just Google calendar with built in integration with blackberry hub and the homescreen widget that Google calendar used to have.) You can also use their Android launcher with ad support but like most of the apps you have to pay the monthly fee to continue using the launcher is pretty much just a solid android launcher geared towards a particular audience.

link for info on their website.
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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #1311 on: February 20, 2019, 01:58:29 PM »
Looks pretty good! Although the notch in the upper right of the big screen is pretty noticeable and the tiny screen on the front looks comically undersized.

Edit: watched the full reveal, and you don't really see the notch on Youtube, or when they do the 3 app split.
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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #1312 on: February 20, 2019, 03:20:32 PM »
Flip phones are back!

Make it a tri-fold with a keyboard

Chonker of a notch

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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #1313 on: February 20, 2019, 08:47:32 PM »
The hell is that doing with 12GB of ram?

Heheh, I read '4 colours' to mean a screen capable of 4 colours.
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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #1314 on: February 20, 2019, 08:55:27 PM »
Foldable phones are one of those things where they're neat from a technology perspective, and they'd be fun to show off, but it doesn't seem to have that much practical use.
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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #1315 on: February 20, 2019, 09:12:05 PM »
Foldable phones are one of those things where they're neat from a technology perspective, and they'd be fun to show off, but it doesn't seem to have that much practical use.

I watch basketball games on the go all the time.
my daughter loves her youtube videos of other people playing games

being able to open my phone into a large screen would get lots of use from me.
not $2k worth of usefulness mind you, but once the price becomes reasonable, I'll certainly be in for a 3rd gen version.

Imagine the Galaxy Fold Note though....

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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #1316 on: February 21, 2019, 09:49:57 AM »
The Galaxy Chord?

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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #1317 on: February 21, 2019, 02:18:05 PM »
I expect ports of DS games

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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #1319 on: April 18, 2019, 01:01:26 AM »
I cannot wait to see the comments section of the inevitable jerryrigeverything video.
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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #1321 on: April 18, 2019, 11:06:15 AM »
Folding screens are stupid. I doubt I will ever stop believing that.



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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #1322 on: May 13, 2019, 09:08:31 PM »
I'm starting to warm up to this beautiful thing. I might end up upgrading to it from the Priv.
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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #1323 on: May 20, 2019, 09:28:03 PM »
This isn't Android, but this is a phone I am interested in.

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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #1324 on: May 20, 2019, 10:05:28 PM »
More power to you but there is some questionable stuff in the marketing I'm noticing.

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With the industry’s obsession about thinness and “disposable” devices, the majority of phones manufactured in recent years embed the battery as non-replaceable part of the phone, typically soldered directly onto the motherboard.

Nobody solders the battery into the motherboard. That's what's called a really bad idea. Heat + battery = bad. LG recently superglued the battery into the LG G8 so it's pretty unsafe to remove but that's still pretty different from soldering.


Also generally the motherboard is pretty much a separate entity from the battery. My BlackBerry Priv for example basically has the motherboard shaped like the letter C and it sort of goes around the battery and than there's a cable that connects the battery to the board. It has these little pulltabs for removing the battery when needed and the battery sort of rests on the frame of the phone with those adhesive pull tabs I mentioned holding it in place while the motherboard is screwed onto the Frame with T4 screws. The LG G8 also uses a C shaped motherboard.

Basically, it's really hard to take your claims of "having the consumer's best interests at heart" seriously when you're throwing around misleading information like this

This one amuses me as well.

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Your user experience will improve as we incrementally add commonly requested applications and features (such as calendaring, notes, calculator, PDF viewer, etc.) while keeping performance in mind

Calendar, notes, and calculators are pretty basic functionality for a smartphone nowadays. Hell, My LG Neon has all 3 of those things and that one isn't even a smartphone.
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