Random Questions: Android thread


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Burt
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5478 posts since 3/1/10

22 Jan 2015 20:59
Anyone moved from iPhone to Samsung? First impressions of my bird's S5 is that it looks pretty good.
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

22 Jan 2015 21:41
Shitloads of the S5's memory is taken up by shit apps you can't remove, look at the Sony and the LG instead, better still wait til May/June for the next gen phones.
Mike Hunt
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1671 posts since 6/6/03

posted 22 Jan 2015 22:07, edited 22 Jan 2015 22:07
Cool
ismvil
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628 posts since 16/9/11

posted 24 Jan 2015 04:35, edited 24 Jan 2015 04:35
Edit: 1 oneplus invite left.
Burt
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24 Jan 2015 10:27
Double D wrote: Shitloads of the S5's memory is taken up by shit apps you can't remove, look at the Sony and the LG instead, better still wait til May/June for the next gen phones.
Thanks for the reply Double D, missed it. I might be being dumb here but even though the memory's taken up with shit apps that are undeletable, isn't it just a case of getting a larger memory card for a few quid? Thought the FUK Hype Train might've left for the Sony, is it the big one or smaller version the one to look at?
MoB
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36666 posts since 31/8/04

24 Jan 2015 10:32
Burt wrote: Thought the FUK Hype Train might've left for the Sony, is it the big one or smaller version the one to look at?

I got the z3 compact, android is so good i wouldn't go near an iPhone now.
Burt
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24 Jan 2015 11:47
Cheers, MoB - yeah just opted for the Sony. All aboard the FUK Hype Train.
Burt
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25 Jan 2015 13:02
Another question (apologies) - Don't fancy sticking with iTunes now I'm Appleless, what do Android users use for managing music on their laptops? MusicBee?
phelen
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6396 posts since 16/8/06

25 Jan 2015 14:41
Eh?, its just copy and paste?.
Goldie
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4601 posts since 17/10/07

25 Jan 2015 14:46
You got the compact Burt?
Hanto
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25 Jan 2015 14:55
Poweramp
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

25 Jan 2015 14:55
Burt wrote: Another question (apologies) - Don't fancy sticking with iTunes now I'm Appleless, what do Android users use for managing music on their laptops? MusicBee?

Media Monkey, but you dont need anything for transferring between phone and desktop, just drag and drop files
Burt
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posted 25 Jan 2015 16:40, edited 25 Jan 2015 16:40
Gotcha - cheers. Yeah, I was being a bit of a div, it IS copy 'n paste but I like to have a music app on my laptop to enable management and playback of CD's (I still buy 'em!) too. I could still use iTunes I s'pose but I'd prefer to have one that can synch with Android - I'll check the suggestions out Cool

Yeah, bought the Compact, Goldie.
jesterrp
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366 posts since 11/8/11

posted 25 Jan 2015 19:32, edited 25 Jan 2015 19:32
Not sure if this Project Ara (Google x Motorola) has been talked about already, but here it goes:





Basically you can swap all these blocks for anything that 3rd party decide to manufacture. For instance you can carry extra batteries with you and swap them (without the telephone goes off), other examples that were given are: nightvision, speakers, medical devices etc. 'Starter kit' will be $50 or something like so it that, so it has the potential to go actually worldwide (2nd/3rd world countries).
This system also allows for the telephones to be used for longer periods of time since all the parts that can possibly break down after a year or two are easily swapped for a replacement..

This stuff gets me hyped up man, endless possibilities Cool Cool Cool

EDIT: Will make it's debut somewhere in the coming months in Puerto Rico.
Hanto
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1698 posts since 30/11/09

25 Jan 2015 21:15
Burt wrote: Gotcha - cheers. Yeah, I was being a bit of a div, it IS copy 'n paste but I like to have a music app on my laptop to enable management and playback of CD's (I still buy 'em!) too. I could still use iTunes I s'pose but I'd prefer to have one that can synch with Android - I'll check the suggestions out Cool

Yeah, bought the Compact, Goldie.

Poweramp with iSyncr is what I use and it works really well. It scans your iTunes and you can add by artist, playlist etc.
Gaz
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2540 posts since 20/10/05

26 Jan 2015 09:00
Burt wrote: Cheers, MoB - yeah just opted for the Sony. All aboard the FUK Hype Train.

Cool I recommend getting some sort of case for it though, it's slidey as fuck man!
gaffer
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492 posts since 13/4/05

26 Jan 2015 10:25
Case-mate Tough Case FTW. Can still use the little magnetic charger without taking the case off.
Burt
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posted 27 Jan 2015 21:07, edited 27 Jan 2015 21:07
Messin' about with Themer but after years on iOS I'm really feelin' Android - steep learning curve though.

http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j344/burtqpr/z3.jpg

Poweramp deffo the way to go for music (cheers Hanto) Cool
MoB
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36666 posts since 31/8/04

27 Jan 2015 21:11
the initial period of getting used to it is a bit of a bitch but it's so good.

Themers good but Nova is so much better. Chronus is a good app widget for your lock screen too.
Burt
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27 Jan 2015 21:15
Nice one, MoB. I'll check 'em out Cool