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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #675 on: August 01, 2013, 06:09:33 PM »
No, I don't want a phone made in China or Taiwan, I didn't complain about the specs, and I didn't complain about the price. I saw I was *hoping* it would have been cheaper (as in off-contract, it was rumored to be around $350), and I was complementing the specs.

pokepal Android does not support SD cards anymore by default, and the Moto X is 16GB or 32GB, there is no 8GB version..and you get 50GB free Google Drive for 2 years.

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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #676 on: August 01, 2013, 06:23:15 PM »
How has there not been any outrage over losing SD card support? I remember that being a popular reason people used for Android's superiority over iOS.
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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #677 on: August 01, 2013, 06:46:38 PM »
How has there not been any outrage over losing SD card support? I remember that being a popular reason people used for Android's superiority over iOS.


There has been abit on the G+ communities and android websites I've seen. The main reason that you don;t here alot of complaningg are mostly.


-Most people don't care anymore in the general populace.
-No on excited an SD card on a product with more hands on by Google. (they gotta pimp dat Drive)
-Only few phones even deal with it anymore.
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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #678 on: August 01, 2013, 06:57:58 PM »
pokepal Android does not support SD cards anymore by default,
just hang tight i'll get back to that
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and the Moto X is 16GB or 32GB, there is no 8GB version..
i was just going off some source, don't blame me

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and you get 50GB free Google Drive for 2 years.
Well gee, I wonder why google would try to kill the SD card?!?!?!?!!??!???

And i have already made my point on this matter. I trust the cloud about as far as i can throw it. To me from the very get go the cloud has seemed like a ticking time bomb. as the cloud becomes more popular more and more people take notice. these people including hackers and the like.

Within the next 5 years i predict that we will see cloud services suddenly become overgrown with hackers and identity theft and possibly even shut down in a way that makes the PSN hacks look like a small town fireworks show.

And i don't like the sound of that tbh

besides, i have other things to use a data plan on.
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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #679 on: August 01, 2013, 07:14:10 PM »
I'm not thrilled about it, but since I stream all my music off Google Play Music I don't really need that much space anymore. 32GB seems to be enough - I should note that Android doesn't *natively* support SD cards, but OEMs can easily add their own code to support them. It's actually been that way for a while now.

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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #680 on: August 01, 2013, 07:15:29 PM »
pokepal I don't think you understand what "the cloud" is...

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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #681 on: August 01, 2013, 07:20:43 PM »
All the more reason not to use it :p
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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #682 on: August 01, 2013, 07:50:56 PM »
SD cards and removable batteries. Who needs them.   :P: :

Seriously though 16/32 GB should cover most things with cloud storage making up the rest.

I don't mind either but I've come to the personal realization that an SD Card/Removable memory means you have to scarfice design than so be it.

But to be fair those items don't automatically mean that a phone will be ugly. I still think the G2 is a pretty awesome looking phone. and the Blackberry 10 phones are nice looking.
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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #683 on: August 01, 2013, 07:54:00 PM »
You still get to plug and play with your phone and basically use it as mass storage on your PC (or another Android device), so there's still that.

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« Reply #684 on: August 01, 2013, 08:01:44 PM »
Do you think Android gaming devices like the Ouya, Archos GamePad, and Wikipad can be a success? If you want dedicated controls on a handheld device, why not just buy a 3DS or Vita?

Cause Android has more games than the Vita?

Well yeah, and pretty much every mobile device has more games than a game console. The only reason smartphone games are popular is because everyone owns a phone, and the games are cheap.

Like I've said in the past, game consoles have ALWAYS been a niche product. Not everyone owns or needs a game console, but everyone owns a phone of some sort.
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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #685 on: August 01, 2013, 09:40:17 PM »
How do you figure that? (also necro quote man). I know alot of gamers who have gone PC only these days. If were being completly honest I could see my 3DS and rock a nexus 7 or an ipad mini just for games.



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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #686 on: August 01, 2013, 09:42:43 PM »
I still would rather have SD card support. I hate running things off the cloud.

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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #687 on: August 01, 2013, 09:43:55 PM »
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« Reply #688 on: August 01, 2013, 09:53:06 PM »
I agree with angry kirby! ;D
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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #689 on: August 01, 2013, 10:30:06 PM »
I don't mind either but I've come to the personal realization that an SD Card/Removable memory means you have to scarfice design than so be it.
Hardware or software? If it's hardware, it needs a SIM card anyway, and most phones that deal with that have the entire back removable so you can't see it anyway. For software, yeah, Android's way of dealing with SD cards and file systems in general has been suboptimal. But there isn't any reason that you "have to sacrifice design." Still, I understand the decision since it's not something "most users" will need to mess with anymore.
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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #690 on: August 02, 2013, 05:51:01 AM »
How are you all liking your Chrome Cast?

Haven't been able to get one yet, out of stock everywhere.

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« Reply #691 on: August 02, 2013, 08:08:17 AM »
I don't mind either but I've come to the personal realization that an SD Card/Removable memory means you have to scarfice design than so be it.
Hardware or software? If it's hardware, it needs a SIM card anyway, and most phones that deal with that have the entire back removable so you can't see it anyway. For software, yeah, Android's way of dealing with SD cards and file systems in general has been suboptimal. But there isn't any reason that you "have to sacrifice design." Still, I understand the decision since it's not something "most users" will need to mess with anymore.


Probably both. I think the vast majority of phones without removable parts with the exception of the small slots for sim cards. Though I guess Moto X should have at least had the option for SD cards.
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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #692 on: August 02, 2013, 10:22:23 AM »
How are you all liking your Chrome Cast?

Haven't been able to get one yet, out of stock everywhere.


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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #693 on: August 05, 2013, 07:35:12 AM »
Just got a new Nexus 7...who wants to make out?

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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #694 on: August 06, 2013, 07:36:21 PM »
This is far and away the best tablet I have ever used. Gaming performance is absolutely top-notch, it's very lightweight, the sound is great, and the display is absolutely amazing. You can put your face as close to the screen as you want to go pixel-hunting, but you won't see any. I was very tempted to get the 2012 model (again) a few months back, but I'm glad I waited. If you are on the fence or considering a few tablets, stop wasting your time and buy one. For $229 16GB or $269 32GB (which I have) you simply can't beat the Nexus 7. Even if it was $100 more it would still be the best deal.

I believe there's a 20% off coupon for Office Max too if you have one nearby, putting it at $183 for the 16GB or $215 for the 32GB which is flat out insane.

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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #695 on: August 06, 2013, 09:47:12 PM »
...stop tempting me you meanie. By the way, I've been using my Chromecast for over a week now and it was able to deliver on almost every promise with exception to a few things. Very worth the price.

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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #696 on: August 06, 2013, 10:21:39 PM »
A new Nexus 7 would go great with the chromecast.
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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #697 on: August 14, 2013, 07:08:42 PM »
Just got a Chromecast...pretty awesome. It definitely needs more support, huluplus and HBOGo are working on it, so that's good. There's also a dude that has basically anything you can watch on XBMC working on it (as long as it has a URL), just hasn't released it yet due to certain circumstances. You can however just type file:///C:/ in Chrome and any video that can be played in the browser (without using say, a Windows Media Player plugin) can be casted without using the "cast entire desktop" option). It still has to get uploaded from your computer, so there can be some stuttering, but it's much better than casting the entire desktop.


Anyway, got it for $40 on Craig's List locally, even still has the Netflix 3 months subscription, not too shabby.

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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #698 on: August 14, 2013, 07:16:31 PM »
There's also a guy working on two apps for Android: Dropbox to Chromecast and the other one pushes local files on the phone to the Chromecast. Pretty nifty.

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Re: Everything Android - The Official Android Thread
« Reply #699 on: August 15, 2013, 02:56:58 PM »
With this device that I backed almost a month ago, the Chromecast is looking better than ever. They've added the ability to push everything from this device to the Chromecast. Very very cool.


http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cloud-guys/plug-the-brain-of-your-devices