Random Questions: Android thread


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Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

7 Nov 2014 22:32
Totally posted this already but android.com/switch
Mike Hunt
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1671 posts since 6/6/03

7 Nov 2014 22:33
Oh cheers, i will look.
MoB
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36686 posts since 31/8/04

posted 10 Nov 2014 20:10, edited 10 Nov 2014 20:10
finally got my phone to be exactly how i want thanks to Nova launcher. Widgets mean i don't have to open twitter, email messages whatsapp etc, i just swipe. Also have the widget on the lock screen thanks to chronus. You lot who didn't make the switch or went back, you don't know what you're missing.
EDIT: Won't show for some reason, how do i embed a photo bucket video Puzzled
joe6886
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796 posts since 16/11/08

10 Nov 2014 20:29
Is all the personalising easy to do? Really fed up of my iPhone/apple in general but do like how it all looks so wouldn't want to stray too far from that. Don't want to have to mess around loads to get it something like.
MoB
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36686 posts since 31/8/04

10 Nov 2014 20:32
its taken me a while to get it exactly how i want it but that's only due to me not knowing what the fuck i was doing. Once you know, it is a piece of piss.
sofashionmuchamaze
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718 posts since 12/12/13

10 Nov 2014 22:06
It depends on what you want exactly. Changing your launcher to have more features and installing icon packs is as easy as installing an app. There is also Themer. If you go all the way with root and roms, you can change literally everything. Some roms support Theme Engine that does lower level themes (system level) than Themer (app level).
figurine
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5744 posts since 14/5/07

19 Nov 2014 11:11
Anyone upgraded to Android L yet? I did last night, but it seems to be completely fucking my battery at the minute. Anyone else had this? Down to about 15% from a full charge this morning.
sofashionmuchamaze
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718 posts since 12/12/13

19 Nov 2014 16:04
I have no problems with L. Do you use a wifi channel above 11 per chance?
figurine
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5744 posts since 14/5/07

19 Nov 2014 16:14
Haven't been using wifi at all today
d_low
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804 posts since 20/8/10

19 Nov 2014 16:35
I hate it already.

No gallery.
Having to slide up to unlock with a pattern.
No silent - just "all" "priority" and "none" interruptions.
The keypad is bright as fuck. Why not give us an option to use a dark mode?

I hate how Google fuck everything up.
sofashionmuchamaze
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718 posts since 12/12/13

19 Nov 2014 16:48
I just hope they bring back silence mode. Overall it's great.
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

19 Nov 2014 21:37
Just d/l it now, quite like it tbh
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

19 Nov 2014 22:00
Although paste dont seem to be working
figurine
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5744 posts since 14/5/07

19 Nov 2014 22:56
Paste seems to be working alright for me. Worked out what was wrong with my battery, Hola seemed to be the reason for it. Deleted now and battery life is grand.
phelen
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6416 posts since 16/8/06

20 Nov 2014 00:21
d_low wrote: I hate it already.

No gallery.
Having to slide up to unlock with a pattern.
No silent - just "all" "priority" and "none" interruptions.
The keypad is bright as fuck. Why not give us an option to use a dark mode?

I hate how Google fuck everything up.
There's a gallery.

YOu can deactivate the security pattern unlock so you can just slide.

Download swiftkey or swype, you can change themes.

Different alert status, there's an app for that.

gawkrodger
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7499 posts since 4/11/08

20 Nov 2014 18:29
can't find the generic mobile thread in here

My contract with vodafone ends soon. I currently have an HTC One (which is amazing)

I only have 2gb data and I want more - who gives the best data packages. What's the best (non-iphone) mobile currently?
phelen
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6416 posts since 16/8/06

20 Nov 2014 19:01
Maybe giffgaff?
JustinCredible
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2520 posts since 11/6/08

20 Nov 2014 23:15
Three mobile is dirt cheap for unlimited data on sim only but the coverage is a bit shit
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

21 Nov 2014 11:35
gawkrodger wrote: can't find the generic mobile thread in here

My contract with vodafone ends soon. I currently have an HTC One (which is amazing)

I only have 2gb data and I want more - who gives the best data packages. What's the best (non-iphone) mobile currently?
Three is fine in London, loads of 4G, unlimited internet… really splitting hairs between Android phones these days, you could just get the newest HTC if you like yours so much.
Mike Hunt
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1671 posts since 6/6/03

24 Nov 2014 15:56
http://www.itv.com/news/2014-11-24/new-battery-could-charge-up-mobile-phones-in-just-30-seconds/

Cool