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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #70 on: June 04, 2010, 07:07:46 AM »
I got the HTC Incredible a few weeks ago and I absolutely love it!!

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #71 on: June 04, 2010, 09:04:35 AM »
Is it... Incredible?

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #72 on: June 04, 2010, 10:27:37 AM »
there was a line outside the sprint store at 42nd street today, i guess it will be a big seller.
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #73 on: June 04, 2010, 10:33:51 AM »
Why would you want a phone that runs out of battery every 4 to 6 hours?

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« Reply #74 on: June 04, 2010, 02:46:54 PM »
The Incredible is the Verizon one.  Otherwise known as Droid Incredible.  What you're thinking of is the new one by Sprint - the EVO 4G phone.  My friend just bought one.  Big screen = really big phone, but still pretty cool.  And yeah the battery does suck on that one - mainly because of the 4G, which you can turn off.

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #75 on: June 04, 2010, 02:51:22 PM »
Oh, I was responding to ZGF's post about the long lines at the Sprint store. How's the battery on the Incredible?

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« Reply #76 on: June 04, 2010, 04:46:53 PM »
Seems fine so far.  I usually charge it overnight though just out of habit.  And if I'm at work and feel like listening to Pandora on it I'll have it plugged in as well.

In some cases though it seems as though the meter itself is a little decieving showing it to be lower than it really is.

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #77 on: June 05, 2010, 02:22:34 AM »
http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/04/playstation-emulator-coming-to-android-courtesy-of-yongzh-and-z/

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It runs faster than the iPhone version and that's before FroYo is taken into account and FroYo makes non-native code run about 450% faster (due to a just-in-time compiler, which is how they got Flash running so damn well) :caffeine:

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #78 on: June 05, 2010, 08:22:34 PM »
I played with an Incredible at a kiosk today and am very impressed. My boss just got the EVO and I liked it, though it is quiet a large phone. I also found out I can upgrade my phone in a month, even though my New Every Two isn't until the following March. Depending on what news might surface in the mean time, I might be moving to an Incredible in July.
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #79 on: June 05, 2010, 08:26:42 PM »
http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/04/playstation-emulator-coming-to-android-courtesy-of-yongzh-and-z/

:caffeine:

It runs faster than the iPhone version and that's before FroYo is taken into account and FroYo makes non-native code run about 450% faster (due to a just-in-time compiler, which is how they got Flash running so damn well) :caffeine:

N64 emulator coming after that as well :caffeine:

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« Reply #80 on: June 05, 2010, 08:28:02 PM »
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #81 on: June 06, 2010, 01:20:29 PM »
So last night my HTC Eris just about saved my life. I gave a friend a ride home to their dorm which is located in Seattle. When we got there, it occurred to me that I had not a clue where I was. So I opened the google maps app on my phone, punched in the crossroads and my street address, and was able to navigate myself home with ease.

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #82 on: June 06, 2010, 02:19:16 PM »
Can it be synced up with BES?  Particularly the Outlook calendar?  I'm due for an upgrade in July, and am considering it, but if the calendar won't sync automatically and in real time, it pretty much rules it out for me.
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« Reply #83 on: June 06, 2010, 02:32:02 PM »
Can it be synced up with BES?  Particularly the Outlook calendar?  I'm due for an upgrade in July, and am considering it, but if the calendar won't sync automatically and in real time, it pretty much rules it out for me.

I sync my Outlook Calendar with Google Calendar using the free sync software.  Its two-way so chagnes on either end is updated on both my phone and on outlook.  It works great.


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« Reply #84 on: June 06, 2010, 03:26:03 PM »
Can it be synced up with BES?  Particularly the Outlook calendar?  I'm due for an upgrade in July, and am considering it, but if the calendar won't sync automatically and in real time, it pretty much rules it out for me.

I sync my Outlook Calendar with Google Calendar using the free sync software.  Its two-way so chagnes on either end is updated on both my phone and on outlook.  It works great.



Any idea if it works with secure systems (i.e. BES)?
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #85 on: June 17, 2010, 12:44:43 PM »
Okay now I'm really torn - Verizon has put up the official DroidX page with an announcement coming June 23rd. On one hand, the Incredible is a bit more pocket friendly because of the smaller screen and it has the Sense UI, which is gorgeous. But on the other hand, there is a reported possibility of it having a 720p display, even though prerelease models have had an 854x480 display. If that's true, I might really have to consider the X over the Incredible.

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #86 on: June 17, 2010, 12:57:48 PM »
Engadget confirmed that it captures 720p, the screen res is 854x480.
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #87 on: June 17, 2010, 01:03:17 PM »
I read that article, except that the Verizon teaser site claims "720p screen" so it is entirely possible that release models will have a 1280x720 screen. If it does NOT have the HD screen, I will likely still go with the Incredible.
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #88 on: June 17, 2010, 01:09:59 PM »
They updated that article (maybe after you read it).

"Update 2: Sure enough, Verizon has changed the ad to read "Captures 720p" instead of "720p screen," so that would basically confirm the 854 x 480 display. A nerd can dream, though! See the revised site after the break."
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #89 on: June 17, 2010, 01:11:36 PM »
Ahh, yes thank you. That must have been after I read it. Good catch, and it's still an Incredible for me.

Thanks for pointing that out, now I can rest assured on what model I want.
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #90 on: June 17, 2010, 01:29:53 PM »
Droid X...why are phones getting bigger? I don't like.

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #91 on: June 17, 2010, 01:35:48 PM »
I don't like the larger size either. The screen would possibly have made the size worth it but since its not going to be any different in resolution, I'd much rather take the more compact phone.
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« Reply #92 on: June 17, 2010, 04:32:55 PM »
Doesn't the Droid X rune the Sense UI too?
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« Reply #93 on: June 17, 2010, 09:15:40 PM »
No, the DroidX runs a newer version of MOTOBLUR. It is supposedly less obtrusive as previous iterations, lending to a less official "ninjablur" monicker. I think I still prefer Sense.
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« Reply #94 on: June 18, 2010, 09:39:00 AM »
As someone who has a phone with MOTOBLUR... I assure you Sense is much better!
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #95 on: June 18, 2010, 10:57:23 AM »
:lol That's what I thought, and it's why I still want the Incredible.
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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #96 on: June 22, 2010, 12:09:45 PM »
Has anyone with a Motorola Droid gotten the 2.2 update yet?  I'm seeing countless places where it's available to download and install to the Droid, but wonder if I should wait for the OTA update.

EDIT:  BTW - Adobe Flash player 10.1 for Android phones is now available, hence my urgency in getting the damned 2.2 update.
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« Reply #97 on: June 22, 2010, 12:27:05 PM »
Heh, I've had 2.2 for a month by now, with the manual update. It's pretty awesome, and yes, Flash is pretty neat too :D

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #98 on: June 22, 2010, 12:30:18 PM »
Could you possibly link me to the site where it tells you how to manually update it? I never got around to it.

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #100 on: June 22, 2010, 01:03:09 PM »
Thanks. The download link was dead but I've found another one.

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #101 on: June 22, 2010, 01:06:55 PM »
Excellent.  I'm not particularly in the know about Android stuff, except to use it, so I will probably wait until the OTA update, so as to not screw it up.

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« Reply #102 on: June 22, 2010, 01:08:03 PM »
Well, I do development on Android each day these days, so it's second-nature to me to root a phone and put Froyo on it :lol

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #103 on: June 22, 2010, 01:18:42 PM »
Currently updating now :caffeine:

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Re: The Official Android Thread
« Reply #104 on: June 22, 2010, 01:36:35 PM »
Excellent.  I'm not particularly in the know about Android stuff, except to use it, so I will probably wait until the OTA update, so as to not screw it up.


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