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Old 10-25-2011, 09:22 AM   #31
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In july you will be able to buy Samsung Galaxy S3 with quad core processor
SAMOLED HD + display. Google is supposedly now going to slow its Android releases to once a year so it will be ICS.
The Samsung phone is it going to be new or will it be about outdated when its time to upgrade?

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What the hell's a froyo anyway?

Missed this thread last week -- too much going on -- I'm glad they released this and am looking forward to the merging of phone/tablet os. Hopefully it will be released for my Xoom soon.

Also looking forward to ditching my work iPhone early next year for something like this or the Razr or Bionic or with 4G and Android 4.0 and ....

(they are making noises about releasing source code...)

lol tell me this.. does the iphone allow you to change the wallpaper now or is it still locked down?

I used to have the first iphone.. I brought it broken on ebay and replaced the whole board ($125 + the replacement screen which was another $125) it worked ok for awhile.. I jailbroke it which made it better.. but after that last time I dropped it in the store and it cracked the screen again I was like that's it!
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Old 10-25-2011, 02:08 PM   #32
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I got 1 more year left on my contract with Sprint.. I wonder what phone would be out on Sprint worth upgrading in July?

Right now I have my Evo 4G rooted running Cyanmod 7 and I love it.
Yes, the concept of planned obsolescence seems to have broken down with the EVO 4G. I bought mine a at launch, and only now is there a phone coming out (Galaxy Nexus) that is compelling enough to consider upgrading; and even that doesn’t have a kick stand.

I sure hope Sprint picks that one up!
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What the hell's a froyo anyway?
Frozen Yogurt.
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:25 PM   #34
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Ah, really?? I never heard it called that.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:14 PM   #35
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Yes, the concept of planned obsolescence seems to have broken down with the EVO 4G. I bought mine a at launch, and only now is there a phone coming out (Galaxy Nexus) that is compelling enough to consider upgrading; and even that doesn’t have a kick stand.

I sure hope Sprint picks that one up!
I kinda miss my Samsung phones, the HTC is OK but it's no Samsung.

My battery life is pretty bad with my usage and I'm using these so called extended batteries.. I say that because they come from China and i doubt they are really 3000 mAh.
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:55 PM   #36
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Yes, battery life has always been the EVO 4G's weak point. I've learned to live with it by very rarely turning 4G on (only when I have a plug in handy), and for a while I used a battery saver app. With the latest firmware upgrade I found that I no longer needed the app. I recharge every night, and my phone usually lasts all day without needing recharging.

My wife, on the other hand, often forgets to charge hers; and frequently has it die at the most inconvenient times.
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Yes, battery life has always been the EVO 4G's weak point. I've learned to live with it by very rarely turning 4G on (only when I have a plug in handy), and for a while I used a battery saver app. With the latest firmware upgrade I found that I no longer needed the app. I recharge every night, and my phone usually lasts all day without needing recharging.

My wife, on the other hand, often forgets to charge hers; and frequently has it die at the most inconvenient times.
Here's my EVO with light usage, 4 days, 3 hours, 46% battery left....
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*sigh*

I wish people would stop that.. not picking on you vaughnmr just saying that one's usage is not the same as everyone..

I've got tasker running on my phone along with setcpu so say when I get down to like 60% or so my cpu is underclocked to like 500 Mhz and keeps going.. Now when I get to like 10% I have tasker take over to turn the phone to airplane mode to conserve battery..
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Can't wait to try the face recognition unlock.
Couldn't you hold up a life size photograph of the owner's face?
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Couldn't you hold up a life size photograph of the owner's face?
Apparently it's not fooled by photos.
However, it also didn't work in the demo, so it is definitely still a work in progress.
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or their dead head?
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I watched the announcement & I was pretty disappointed. They do have some nice things, but there are no big leaps here that they made. I figured it would be a huge leap forward for the android os.
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Apparently it's not fooled by photos.
However, it also didn't work in the demo, so it is definitely still a work in progress.

Here is a video that shows it working much better than it did on stage. Seems fast too...although I probably still won't use it, haha.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/19/i...ck-demo-video/


I'm not sure I get the point of lock screens at all....I understand security ones (maybe face unlock, password unlock, tracing a pattern, etc) but the ones that just slide to unlock? What's the point?
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