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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #775 on: November 13, 2013, 06:30:45 AM »
65GB free Google Drive storage included - actually with 4.4, this phone will be better than most phones from last year.

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« Reply #776 on: November 13, 2013, 08:02:49 AM »
I'm still disappointed at how Motorola mismanaged the Moto X hype (telling everyone not in North America "oh you're not getting it" until the days after the launch) is not going to encourage people to go to the brand later.

However, this is a very good price at £135 unlocked sim-free.

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« Reply #777 on: November 13, 2013, 09:23:50 AM »
It looks like Motorola has finally found a winning formula. Their Droid exclusivity with Verizon wasn't really doing them anything because it's exclusive to a single carrier. With the Moto X and Moto G, Motorola finally has a chance to appeal to the mass-market. And it's all thanks to Google's help.


Now where's my Moto T tablet? :-)
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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #778 on: November 21, 2013, 01:29:17 PM »
Absolutely absurd deal for 32GB Nexus 7 (2013) - $189 at Wal-Mart right now!

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Google-Nexus-7-Tablet-with-32GB-Memory/21907347

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« Reply #779 on: November 21, 2013, 01:34:08 PM »
Hmmm...description is for the 2012 model, but it clearly says 2013 in the title. They have to honor it.

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« Reply #780 on: November 21, 2013, 02:02:23 PM »
Hmmm...description is for the 2012 model, but it clearly says 2013 in the title. They have to honor it.


The description and picture are clearly for the 2012 model. They don't have to honor anything because someone accidentally put "2013" in the title. If you read the description you'll know it's for the 2012 model.
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« Reply #781 on: November 21, 2013, 02:32:18 PM »
If it's in the store listed as 2013 they they have to honor it.

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« Reply #782 on: November 21, 2013, 03:29:07 PM »
Hmmm...description is for the 2012 model, but it clearly says 2013 in the title. They have to honor it.


The description and picture are clearly for the 2012 model. They don't have to honor anything because someone accidentally put "2013" in the title. If you read the description you'll know it's for the 2012 model.


Have you ever worked in retail? Hell yes do they have to honor it.

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« Reply #783 on: November 21, 2013, 11:21:52 PM »
But the picture and product description clearly describe the 2012 model, right down to the specs and internal hardware. The "(2013)" part of the title was just a simple mistake that can easily be removed.
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« Reply #784 on: November 21, 2013, 11:39:29 PM »
Some stores actually go beyond that. I went to Publix to get my wife a birthday cake - it was marked $16.99 but rang up $21.99. They gave it to me for free (their policy). Wal-Mart's policies do kind of suck (as in they don't even price match their own website), but either way - if this is labeled as Nexus 7 (2013) in the store, then (and I'm sure UncleBob can chime in) that is the price. Of course once you get your deal they'll go back and fix it typically.

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« Reply #785 on: November 21, 2013, 11:57:53 PM »
But the picture and product description clearly describe the 2012 model, right down to the specs and internal hardware. The "(2013)" part of the title was just a simple mistake that can easily be removed.


That does not matter. At my Kmart store, if I had mislabeled a television with the wrong price, even if it described a different TV and a customer catches me and demands that price, I have to give it to them.

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« Reply #786 on: November 22, 2013, 06:15:42 AM »
Here the rules are different, if Oblivion priced a TV at £20 he can still be refused a sale because the information provided (price, specs etc) falls under an "invitation to treat" (or sell), which the retailer can decline.

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« Reply #787 on: November 22, 2013, 07:22:50 AM »
Here the rules are different, if Oblivion priced a TV at £20 he can still be refused a sale because the information provided (price, specs etc) falls under an "invitation to treat" (or sell), which the retailer can decline.


Well, yeah. I'm assuming the amount you just gave me was really low. What I said earlier is within reason of course. We aren't going to give a $1000 television for only $100 or something. But what for what started this argument? Very likely.

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« Reply #788 on: November 22, 2013, 07:33:10 AM »
Well, yeah. I'm assuming the amount you just gave me was really low. What I said earlier is within reason of course. We aren't going to give a $1000 television for only $100 or something. But what for what started this argument? Very likely.

The price isn't really applicable, it could even be £20 off the RRP and they can still refuse a sale - but this only applies to UK/EU rules. Not necessarily in the USA.

Earlier this year a high-end printer for HP was being offered for £40. They cancelled all the orders because of a "technical issue" and sent out none.

Same with an iPad for £50 by Tesco.

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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #789 on: November 25, 2013, 04:07:23 AM »
Question.

I'm considering getting an iPod Touch (5th generation 32gb) but given the price i'm leaning against it.
I have a Nexus 4 (soon to be N5) but avoid using that for music/podcasts to save battery. I was thinking of an Android based device to use instead - possibly a Moto G, but with no sim card in it. Is there a phone/device you can suggest?

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« Reply #790 on: November 25, 2013, 06:55:33 AM »
There's several versions of the Samsung Galaxy Player which are basically Samsung phones - phone parts in the same way the iPod Touch is. I think the biggest one is 32GB + microSD slot.
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« Reply #791 on: November 25, 2013, 07:52:06 AM »
But are any of those even remotely updated? One i saw had Gingerbread on it.

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« Reply #792 on: November 25, 2013, 07:57:36 AM »
Get a Moto G if you don't need more than 16GB storage, better than any iPod or Galaxy Player plus if you need to you can you know...use it as a phone.

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« Reply #793 on: November 25, 2013, 09:09:32 AM »
Yeah the Moto G is so affordable that it makes a great iPod Touch replacement. Thanks Google!
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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #794 on: November 26, 2013, 02:26:36 PM »
I got an Android issue I'm hoping someone can help me with.

I need a rooted Wifi tether app that actually works.

Details:
Verizon (unlimited data)
Samsung Galaxy SIII (rooted)
Cyanogen Mod 10.1.3 or 10.2

They all start with error and no device will connect.

I'll update with a screenshot of the errors as soon as I figure out how to get 10.2 to take one.
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How do I fix this? or is there some other way to get free tethering on my phone?
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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #795 on: November 26, 2013, 05:51:49 PM »
Just look up the entitlement check, I can't remember how to do it exactly. You need an SQL editor, you just tell it to not check if you have a tethering plan and you can use the built-in hotspot withut being charged. It's worked on all of my Motorola phones, pretty sure it works on all Verizon phones.

But running CM I don't  think you get that option. Doesn't CM have its own tethering app now?

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« Reply #796 on: November 26, 2013, 07:17:24 PM »
actually, I was with the settings in 10.2 and the tethering works built in.

now my problem is that it won't sync my damn contacts. I think I have a way to fix it (restore old backup, save contacts, restore new backup and then import contacts) but I'll do that later.

let me know if you have a way to fix that instead... these CM updates are getting tiresome since almost none of them update smoothly

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« Reply #797 on: November 27, 2013, 12:01:23 AM »
Get a Moto G if you don't need more than 16GB storage, better than any iPod or Galaxy Player plus if you need to you can you know...use it as a phone.

So, as an alternate option, is there a device thats recommend that does have a microSD slot? I've only ever had nexus phones and tablets so i've never strictly had a need for one.

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« Reply #798 on: November 27, 2013, 12:48:19 AM »
I thought unlocked Android devices need a SIM card to function? My Nexus 5 wouldn't even go passed the setup screen without setting one up.

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« Reply #799 on: November 27, 2013, 03:24:35 AM »
I thought unlocked Android devices need a SIM card to function? My Nexus 5 wouldn't even go passed the setup screen without setting one up.

I do have a prepaid sim i can throw in to pass setup, then simply remove it later.