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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #175 on: July 19, 2010, 12:05:36 AM »
I've tried it and it's quite good. Well, as good as a reading experience can be on a phone screen.
Pretty much this. You won't get images on it, but you customize the size of the font and the color of the screen.
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #176 on: July 19, 2010, 12:06:22 AM »
It's free anyway. Why don't you just try it?

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #177 on: July 19, 2010, 12:08:28 AM »
Actually, I'm gathering all the info I can. Right now I have to choose either buying a phone (Android) or an e-book reader.

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #178 on: July 19, 2010, 12:11:40 AM »
The selection of book is not that broad, you do get pretty much every public domain book there is, but if you're looking for a specific book you might not find it.

But hey, there's a Kindle app for Android now.
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #179 on: July 19, 2010, 12:14:38 AM »
You can import books if they're in ePub format as well.

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #180 on: July 19, 2010, 07:25:13 AM »
Less than 5 days have passed since the release and I believe a Droid X update is going to be pushed out starting today. They claim a number of interface and performance enhancements; and I didn't even notice any interface or performance issues. Hah!
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #181 on: July 19, 2010, 07:06:04 PM »
The only one I've noticed (and it's covered by this update) is that the battery indicator is...non-linear.  It goes from 30% to 5% to shutting down in about five minutes.
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #182 on: July 19, 2010, 07:08:48 PM »
Yeah. This update should fix that. I'm eager to get the push notification soon. I can't imagine it getting much better - Froyo is going to kill.
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #183 on: July 19, 2010, 07:09:16 PM »
The only one I've noticed (and it's covered by this update) is that the battery indicator is...non-linear.  It goes from 30% to 5% to shutting down in about five minutes.
That's something I've noticed in a lot of Android phones, the battery indicator does not truly indicate how much charge you have left. A battery widget app download helps with that.
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #184 on: July 19, 2010, 08:11:57 PM »
Yeah. This update should fix that. I'm eager to get the push notification soon. I can't imagine it getting much better - Froyo is going to kill.

Ok, so you haven't gotten it yet.  I know that some of the pre-release demos that went out have already received it, but I hadn't yet.  Not sure how these things roll out, so wanted to see if you had.

Rumor has it Froyo is hitting the Incredible in early August (right as my wife should be getting hers), and the X shouldn't be far behind.
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #185 on: July 19, 2010, 08:22:33 PM »
Exactly.
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #186 on: July 20, 2010, 05:22:22 AM »
Just got the software update. Took about 6 minutes and the battery indicator is already noricably more accurate.
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #187 on: July 20, 2010, 08:23:53 AM »
Know any decent music player for Android with an EQ?

Mixzing Player has one.

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #188 on: July 22, 2010, 12:39:19 PM »
Somehow, the 2.1 update for the Cliq has been leaked, THE actual Motorola update with it... I've been waiting for the OTA for so long and I'm seriously considering rooting my phone and putting the 2.1 in it!
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #189 on: July 22, 2010, 08:56:43 PM »
The Hypnotoad app may be the crowning achievement of our society.
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #190 on: July 24, 2010, 01:27:25 PM »
Well, my Moto Cliq is now officially running on Android 2.1! :caffeine:

Successful root is successful!
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #193 on: July 26, 2010, 05:20:58 AM »
Question:  Do they make any Android phones without cameras?

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #195 on: July 26, 2010, 07:47:59 AM »
Ah okay... I'm going to be in a similar position to the OP in that thread come fall.  Damn.  The annoying thing is, as far as I know the only phones without cameras are cheap and crappy, and I'd like to have a nice phone (a smartphone would be awesome) but I doubt they make any smartphones without cameras on them.

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #196 on: July 26, 2010, 08:30:02 AM »
Some Blackberries don't have cameras?
Blackberry 8830, Tour etc

(Yes, I got that info from the last link I posted :P )

Edit: Found you a link
http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/20/ask-engadget-best-smartphone-without-a-camera/

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #197 on: July 26, 2010, 09:06:11 AM »
I suppose I can settle for a blackberry, but I would love an android phone.  Blackberries have that tiny little screen, and I'm not a fan of the rolling ball mouse thing.

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #198 on: July 26, 2010, 10:43:33 AM »
What's wrong with the phone having a camera? You don't have to use it.
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #199 on: July 26, 2010, 10:46:07 AM »
Because where I'll be working, they don't allow any cameras on site, which includes cameras on cellphones.  When I visited the site for my interview, I had to lock my current phone in my car because it has a camera on it.

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #200 on: July 26, 2010, 10:46:46 AM »
Oh...
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #201 on: July 26, 2010, 11:36:48 AM »
 :justjen

Get a smartphone with a camera, then buy one of these:

http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.203-7219.aspx

and swap SIM cards at work, so you can make calls/text.

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #202 on: July 26, 2010, 02:59:19 PM »
Do Verizon phones use SIM cards?

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #203 on: July 26, 2010, 06:22:07 PM »
Do Verizon phones use SIM cards?
I believe every company uses SIM cards in the US.
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #204 on: July 26, 2010, 06:31:59 PM »
Do Verizon phones use SIM cards?

No, they do not. The only Verizon phones that have SIM cards are the world phones and the SIMs are only functional when on a GSM network. CDMA networks do not make use of SIMs.
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #205 on: July 26, 2010, 06:36:35 PM »
I stand corrected.
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #206 on: July 26, 2010, 06:39:52 PM »
I don't know/remember what the SIM/ESN situation is going to be once Verizon completes their total LTE rollout. At first I do remember reading that LTE was going to be SIM based, but more recent articles have still sqpoken about ESNID so I'm not sure.

Basically, Sprint and Verizon do not use SIMs unless they give you one with a World phone; AT&T and T-Mobile, both being GSM carriers, do use SIMs.
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #207 on: July 27, 2010, 04:22:56 AM »
Mega Acronym Alert

or MAA as it's also known.

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #208 on: July 27, 2010, 07:02:59 AM »
Welcome to the wonderful world of mobile technology, otherwise known as TLA central.
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #209 on: July 27, 2010, 12:58:45 PM »
I just rooted my Motorola Droid to Bugless Beast v0.4.  I also flashed a new kernel from Sapphire overclocked to 1 Ghz.  It's super fast! I also installed a new theme that is just awesome.    :D
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