Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Android Devices

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-30-2014, 09:49 AM   #1
tubemonkey
monkey on the fringe
tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
tubemonkey's Avatar
 
Posts: 38,330
Karma: 144444443
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Seattle Metro
Device: Kin7; FHD6; SGT4; ClipZip; LG Trib; Echo Dot
LG Volt

I thought we already had a thread for this phone. Any way, the first post will be used as an index to reference key features and discussions.


References.

Last edited by tubemonkey; 12-30-2014 at 02:45 PM.
tubemonkey is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2014, 09:59 AM   #2
tubemonkey
monkey on the fringe
tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
tubemonkey's Avatar
 
Posts: 38,330
Karma: 144444443
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Seattle Metro
Device: Kin7; FHD6; SGT4; ClipZip; LG Trib; Echo Dot
So, how many of you got one of these devices over Black Friday? and what is your primary use for it - media player, phone, or both?

I got one to use specifically as a media player (primarily audiobooks and music). It'll never be used as a phone. I gotta say, it's an excellent player and has exceeded my expectations. It's fast and fluid. I haven't had any issues with it yet. The speakers are loud and clear enough for audiobooks and music, so I don't need a supplemental speaker.

More to follow.
tubemonkey is online now   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 12-30-2014, 10:39 AM   #3
booklover6
Grand Sorcerer
booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
booklover6's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,338
Karma: 12551468
Join Date: May 2008
Location: PA (USA)
Device: Kobo Aura H2O, Mini, Kindle Voyage, PW4
I got one on BF for audio books. I can't use it as a phone, as I don't get that network here. It is an awesome audio book player. I have listened to a lot from Scribd already. I am using the earbuds I got with my Fire Phone with it. And a belt holster case. I can listen to an entire book in one day and have plenty of battery life left.
booklover6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2014, 10:43 AM   #4
tubemonkey
monkey on the fringe
tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
tubemonkey's Avatar
 
Posts: 38,330
Karma: 144444443
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Seattle Metro
Device: Kin7; FHD6; SGT4; ClipZip; LG Trib; Echo Dot
Quote:
Originally Posted by booklover6 View Post
I got one on BF for audio books. I can't use it as a phone, as I don't get that network here. It is an awesome audio book player. I have listened to a lot from Scribd already. I am using the earbuds I got with my Fire Phone with it. And a belt holster case. I can listen to an entire book in one day and have plenty of battery life left.
It has a huge battery compared to other phones, so it gets great battery life.
tubemonkey is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2014, 11:06 AM   #5
copyrite
Wizard
copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
copyrite's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,728
Karma: 4985047
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Maryland
Device: ...lots! ;) mostly reading on a Kindle Voyage
Audio: Podcasts, Audiobooks, Next Radio (throws Mr Monkey muchas bananas for the mention)

Reading: Inoreader (RSS), Tapatalk, Moon+ w/ CC

Chromecast remote

Annnnd bought one for my son to use so his will be for social media and youtube I figure

Last edited by copyrite; 12-30-2014 at 11:36 AM.
copyrite is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 12-30-2014, 11:26 AM   #6
tubemonkey
monkey on the fringe
tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
tubemonkey's Avatar
 
Posts: 38,330
Karma: 144444443
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Seattle Metro
Device: Kin7; FHD6; SGT4; ClipZip; LG Trib; Echo Dot
How to Play FM Radio on the LG Volt

I enjoy listening to FM radio and do so on a daily basis. So while setting up my Volt, I decided to check out its FM radio, but couldn't find it. The Volt has a built-in FM radio tuner, but it isn't readily apparent. So I googled to see what was going on and found out that you needed to download an app called NextRadio.

Quote:
Listen to your favorite local radio stations with NextRadio – FM radio on your smartphone! Tune in to any FM frequency in your area and listen to the radio without the buffering and cost of streaming music. Participating radio stations show you song information and artwork as you listen, so you can buy your favorite music, give feedback on the songs you like, and share what you're listening to on Facebook or Twitter. NextRadio’s Live Guide lets you SEE what's playing on stations in your area so you can choose a station based on the artist or program currently playing on-air. NextRadio is radio like you’ve never SEEN before!
To set it up, you must have an internet connection. After the app has determined the FM stations for your zip code, you can disconnect the net. From this point on, it works like your car's FM.

In order to get clear reception, you must have an antenna of some kind. That's accomplished by plugging in headphones, speakers or a headphone extension cord. If you go to the settings, you can direct the sound to go through headphones/speakers or the Volt's built-in speakers.

I like to stick the Volt in my shirt pocket and use the built-in speakers with an extension cord plugged into the headphone jack. Whenever I can, I avoid headphones.

Note: copied from No-Contract Phones as Audio Players thread, post #36.
tubemonkey is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2014, 11:33 AM   #7
tubemonkey
monkey on the fringe
tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
tubemonkey's Avatar
 
Posts: 38,330
Karma: 144444443
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Seattle Metro
Device: Kin7; FHD6; SGT4; ClipZip; LG Trib; Echo Dot
Quote:
Originally Posted by copyrite View Post
...Next Radio (throws Mr Monkey muchas bananas for the mention)
Thanks; I added that post to this thread and linked it to the OP for easy referencing.
tubemonkey is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2014, 11:38 AM   #8
copyrite
Wizard
copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
copyrite's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,728
Karma: 4985047
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Maryland
Device: ...lots! ;) mostly reading on a Kindle Voyage
I still haven't bought a case for mine. Any recommendations for a lightweight inexpensive one?
copyrite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2014, 11:42 AM   #9
tubemonkey
monkey on the fringe
tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
tubemonkey's Avatar
 
Posts: 38,330
Karma: 144444443
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Seattle Metro
Device: Kin7; FHD6; SGT4; ClipZip; LG Trib; Echo Dot
How to Skip Activation for LG Phones

Quote:
For my LG Optimus, and I think most LG phones you can skip the activation sequence by doing this:
When on the language selection screen --
Press these keys in this order: Volume Up, Volume Down, Back, Home

It worked for me and if you google "Skip activation on LG phone" you will find numerous videos and similar instructions for many different models.

Hope this helps somebody.
Note: originally posted by ngrant in the Black Friday 2014 thread, post #509.
tubemonkey is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2014, 11:46 AM   #10
tubemonkey
monkey on the fringe
tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
tubemonkey's Avatar
 
Posts: 38,330
Karma: 144444443
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Seattle Metro
Device: Kin7; FHD6; SGT4; ClipZip; LG Trib; Echo Dot
Quote:
Originally Posted by copyrite View Post
I still haven't bought a case for mine. Any recommendations for a lightweight inexpensive one?
Neither have I. I've been waiting to see see how much case I'll actually need for routine use -- lightweight, thin case vs heavy-duty OtterBox type.
tubemonkey is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2014, 12:01 PM   #11
tubemonkey
monkey on the fringe
tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
tubemonkey's Avatar
 
Posts: 38,330
Karma: 144444443
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Seattle Metro
Device: Kin7; FHD6; SGT4; ClipZip; LG Trib; Echo Dot
Amazon Deal of the Day -- 30 Dec only


Up to 70% Off Select SanDisk Memory
  • mSDXC 64GB -- $24.99 --> ($1 more than BF)
  • mSDHC 32GB -- $12.99 --> (matches BF low)
  • plus 7 other deals

Now's your chance to score some cards at great prices for your LG Volt and Nokia 520.
tubemonkey is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2014, 12:23 PM   #12
Blossom
Treasure Seeker
Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Blossom's Avatar
 
Posts: 18,708
Karma: 26026435
Join Date: Mar 2010
Device: Kobo HD Glo, Kindles, Kindle Fires, Andriod Devices
I got mine yesterday. At first I wasn't too happy with it but it's growing on me. I think the speakers are very mono sounding. My Nokia has spoiled me for sound. I plan to use the volt with my Skullcandy headphones I won earlier this year.

I got it set up to handle my remotes. Quick Remote app was a great surprise it works on the Sony TV using IR. Too bad it doesn't do DVD players. I've got the Quick Remote, Fire TV Remote and Roku Remote app on the lock screen.

I bought this to replace my SGP4.2 and it does that well. I've got Prime Music, Spotify, Rhapsody, Slacker, Tune In Radio installed. Audible, Smart Audiobook Player, Scribd and Overdrive.

I need to get FM Radio set up. Thank Monkey for the heads up.

It there a way to disable all the nags I've got it in Airplane mode which helps some.
Blossom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2014, 12:27 PM   #13
Blossom
Treasure Seeker
Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Blossom's Avatar
 
Posts: 18,708
Karma: 26026435
Join Date: Mar 2010
Device: Kobo HD Glo, Kindles, Kindle Fires, Andriod Devices
How do you switch the keyboard? I selected the new one in settings but LG one is still popping up.


Nope not working it just gives me the default android one.

Last edited by Blossom; 12-30-2014 at 12:35 PM.
Blossom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2014, 02:39 PM   #14
copyrite
Wizard
copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
copyrite's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,728
Karma: 4985047
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Maryland
Device: ...lots! ;) mostly reading on a Kindle Voyage
I've used Swype forever on my Android devices, installed and chose it as default and haven't had any issues with it.
copyrite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2014, 02:52 PM   #15
Blossom
Treasure Seeker
Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Blossom's Avatar
 
Posts: 18,708
Karma: 26026435
Join Date: Mar 2010
Device: Kobo HD Glo, Kindles, Kindle Fires, Andriod Devices
Quote:
Originally Posted by copyrite View Post
I've used Swype forever on my Android devices, installed and chose it as default and haven't had any issues with it.
Yes that works it comes with preinstalled but I tried to add Google Keyboard and it wouldn't work.
Blossom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Charging Kindle via 220 Volt plug AxAx Amazon Kindle 24 01-17-2011 04:22 PM
Hama Variable volt adapter with a Sony 505? geemac Sony Reader 2 08-15-2009 12:27 PM
Power: 220-Volt Capable? bookbinder Sony Reader 6 07-02-2007 04:42 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:11 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.