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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #140 on: June 29, 2010, 07:19:21 AM »
Is he running on the 4G network?

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #141 on: June 29, 2010, 09:13:50 AM »
I just updated my N1 to Froyo 2.2 FRF83. Sweeet.... :D

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Just doing that now. Any major differences between the builds or is it just bug fixes etc. ?

Haha, you're already late again. Latest version, the one being pushed OTA now is FRF85b :lol

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #142 on: June 29, 2010, 10:36:17 AM »
Oops, I didn't read your post and just assumed it was FRF85b :lolpalm:

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #143 on: June 30, 2010, 11:44:53 AM »
http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/30/android-3-0-gingerbread-getting-revamped-ui-froyo-living-on-for/

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Last we'd heard, the next major release of Android -- codename Gingerbread -- was scheduled for a fourth-quarter launch, but the always-entertaining Eldar Murtazin has apparently just spilled a few details on what he knows of the release on a Russian podcast. Most notably, the dude says that we can expect an entirely revamped UI -- the first that the platform will have undergone since its introduction -- and will take cues from the fancy 3D Gallery app launched with Eclair. There's said to be a new 1280 x 760 resolution available for devices larger than 4 inches, which would dovetail nicely with Verizon's desire to bring a bunch of Android tablets to market. Like Windows Phone 7, Murtazin claims that Google will be laying down the law with some hardcore hardware specs to run 3.0, demanding a minimum of a 3.5-inch display, a 1GHz processor, and 512MB of RAM -- so what about cheaper devices? Well, those will apparently continue to run Android 2.1 or 2.2, which sounds like yet another serious recipe for platform fragmentation from the outset. We'll apparently see the first devices launch in time for the holidays following an October introduction, which lines up with what we've heard so far. Needless to say, we'll be keeping a close eye on this one.

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #144 on: July 02, 2010, 05:25:34 AM »
Something the iPhone doesn't have an app for:

http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/02/mits-android-optometry-app-could-help-you-stop-squinting-all-th/

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Also, I got an OTA update to the FRF91 build this morning.

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #145 on: July 02, 2010, 07:05:07 AM »
Read this morning that the Droid Incredible will be getting a software update that will allow 720p video capture (previously only 800x480 was available) and the ability to use the phone as a hotspot. I still don't think that's enough to pull me back from the Droid X, though.
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #146 on: July 02, 2010, 07:08:51 AM »
I'm not too sure about the 720p video capture but the hotspot thing is just something that comes with Android 2.2

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #147 on: July 02, 2010, 07:10:59 AM »
Yeah I know, but the X has it built in, even when it launches with 2.1. HTC is trying to pick the Incredible up to par with the X prior to launch
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #148 on: July 02, 2010, 07:13:54 AM »
Something the iPhone doesn't have an app for:

http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/02/
mits-android-optometry-app-could-help-you-stop-squinting-all-th/

Edit:

Also, I got an OTA update to the FRF91 build this morning.
This is wonderful.

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #149 on: July 02, 2010, 10:02:26 AM »
BestBuy stopped taking Droid X preorders.
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #150 on: July 12, 2010, 08:37:22 AM »
Word on the street is that the Motorola Droid will be getting the OTA 2.2 update tomorrow.  I damn sure hope so!

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #151 on: July 13, 2010, 02:33:47 AM »
The Onion have released an official app for Android! :hat

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« Reply #152 on: July 13, 2010, 04:37:53 PM »
The Onion have released an official app for Android! :hat

Woohoo!!!  Just in time for me to get it on Thursday!
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #153 on: July 14, 2010, 02:31:52 AM »
What's the Android Photoshop app like?

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #154 on: July 14, 2010, 03:31:06 AM »
There's better photo editing apps out there. I would go with PicSay. It's free.

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #155 on: July 14, 2010, 06:29:40 AM »
None of them (for me) seem to be capable of resizing a pic on my Droid.  Photoshop and PicSay are both incapable of it.

Also, the 2.2 rumor for yesterday was just that.  :sadpanda:

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #156 on: July 14, 2010, 06:43:57 AM »
At least you're not still on 1.5! :sadpanda:
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #157 on: July 14, 2010, 07:05:38 AM »
I'm elligible for upgrade today and the X drops tomorrow. Sweet.
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #158 on: July 14, 2010, 07:15:14 AM »
At least you're not still on 1.5! :sadpanda:

This is true.

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #159 on: July 14, 2010, 09:00:15 AM »
I love when people do things for free just because they want to see the things they love better:

http://designfabulous.blogspot.com/2010/07/htc-1.html

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #160 on: July 14, 2010, 09:11:03 AM »
I saw that on Engadget the other day. It's pretty damn cool.

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #161 on: July 14, 2010, 11:55:46 AM »
Just got this as an update from Inception's Facebook page:

"Have a Motorola Droid or HTC Incredible? Then text WAKEUP to 5500 for the exclusive Mind Crime Prevention App. You’ll need it to prepare for INCEPTION in theaters and IMAX July 16, the mind-bending new movie from the director of THE DARK KNIGHT. http://www.protectyourthoughts.com/"

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #162 on: July 14, 2010, 03:22:34 PM »
Yeah, the commercials for it are fucking annoying as shit.


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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #163 on: July 14, 2010, 06:49:11 PM »
I got the call, so I'm getting my X around 1 tomorrow.
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #164 on: July 15, 2010, 10:05:06 AM »
Just got my Droid X - the LAST one at the store. I love it.
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #165 on: July 15, 2010, 10:05:39 AM »
Nice! :hat

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #166 on: July 15, 2010, 04:53:58 PM »
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Android Market now has 100,000 apps, passes 1 billion download mark

Well, it may not come as a huge surprise considering all the steam Android's picked up over the past few years, but it's a landmark nonetheless: according to AndroLib's data, the Market now has 100,000 apps available for download. It's also interesting to note that it took just under three months to get from 50,000 to the 100,000 mark. An even more impressive number, however, is the fact that over one billion applications have been downloaded. While it's not clear if this number includes app updates or not, the number is massive either way, and they're growing pretty steeply each month. AndroLib's data also notes that over 14,000 applications became available during the month of June, and over 10,000 have appeared already in July. Hit up the source links for more stats, and a chance to see the numbers update in real time.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/15/android-market-now-has-100-000-apps-passes-1-billion-download-m/

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« Reply #167 on: July 15, 2010, 05:05:04 PM »
Too bad developers are starting to ignore Android phones with 1.5 or 1.6
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #168 on: July 15, 2010, 05:08:13 PM »
Well, over 50% of all Android phones have 2.1 these days so yeah...

On the bright side, The Onion hasn't ignored you guys yet! They released an update that fixed crashes in 1.5/1.6 this morning.

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #169 on: July 16, 2010, 02:09:24 AM »
Know any decent music player for Android with an EQ?

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #170 on: July 17, 2010, 09:56:01 AM »
http://www.cyrket.com/p/android/com.aldiko.android/

Does anyone here with an Android uses this book reader?

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #171 on: July 17, 2010, 10:47:05 AM »
Joe and I in the same squad is basically the virtual equivalent of us plowing a rape van through an elementary school playground at recess.

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #172 on: July 17, 2010, 04:34:16 PM »
Andrew, have you noticed your X getting hot?
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Re: The Official Android Thread
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #174 on: July 18, 2010, 11:47:23 PM »
I've tried it and it's quite good. Well, as good as a reading experience can be on a phone screen.