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Old 03-30-17, 10:15 PM   #5851
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

Video promo for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+




The retailers are apparently taking pre-orders now and it's scheduled to be released April 21st.

I just paid off my S6 and I think I'm ready for an upgrade after 2 years. But, damn, $750 is a hard to part with.

There's a Pre-Order promotion where you get that VR gear for free from my carrier and others are doing this as well.

https://www.t-mobile.com/offers/2aB6...OM18JKWWC77928


I just checked on T-Mobile's website and it looks like I can get $81 in trade for my S6.
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Old 03-31-17, 02:49 AM   #5852
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

Anyone here on Project Fi? Do they charge taxes? How do you feel about them?
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Old 03-31-17, 07:58 AM   #5853
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Anyone here on Project Fi? Do they charge taxes? How do you feel about them?
Me. Yes. I like them. My average bill is $27/month. I don't use a lot of data, and the coverage where I live is fine.
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Old 04-01-17, 12:53 AM   #5854
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

Well, I did it. Pre-ordered the S8 Plus today. I figured I might as well go all out on the next upgrade.

Will be trading in my old device (S6) and they're giving me $81 for it. I guess it will be appearing as a bill credit.

Not cheap. The S8 Plus is $850 and this will be financed over 24 months (maybe faster if I pay it off faster) I had to put $130 down plus taxes and fees. But, I don't do upgrades very often and I loved all the demo videos that I saw over the last few days. I'm going on a 24 day vacation to Asia in May, so I'm looking forward to bringing this with me and shooting some cool video and photos. Won't need a dedicated camera.

I'll be getting the Gear VR set for free as part of the pre-order promotion.
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Old 04-06-17, 12:58 PM   #5855
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

I think our plan is up in June or July. We currently have the S6 active right now and love it, so I'm hoping they make an active version for this one. Not sure how that's going to work with that screen though unless they don't make it curved like the others.
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Old 04-06-17, 01:07 PM   #5856
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

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I think our plan is up in June or July. We currently have the S6 active right now and love it, so I'm hoping they make an active version for this one. Not sure how that's going to work with that screen though unless they don't make it curved like the others.
I would guess the active won't have curved screen
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Old 04-11-17, 04:57 PM   #5857
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

Question: Can you scan coupons at a checkout using a Galaxy Tab A tablet (Android 6.0.1) like you can using a smartphone? Is it a viable means of eliminating having to cut out coupons and present them at the checkout or is it more of a PITA to use? Best coupon app?

Same basic questions for a barcode scanning app? Is it a viable technology for uploading data to a website like Film Aficionado? Would it work on a tablet?
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Old 04-11-17, 06:42 PM   #5858
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

So anyone else here besides me planning to get the S8/S8 Plus at launch on the 21st?

Or are you all waiting for reviews 1st?

Yeah I know a new phone isn't cheap and most of you are probably hesitant to spend that kind of money right away.

For me, I don't blow money on new phones with every new generation and 2 years have already passed since I upgraded to the S6, so I figured I will do it now.
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Old 04-12-17, 12:03 AM   #5859
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

I love the S8/S8 Plus design, but I will wait for the Note 8. I am hooked on phones with pens after getting the Note 5.
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Old 04-12-17, 05:26 AM   #5860
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

Since both my mom and I need new phones I'm waiting for T-Mobile to offer a BOGO deal. I don't care if it's for the S8 or the G6 (I'll even take an iPhone 7 at this point but I won't be happy about that).
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Old 04-12-17, 09:20 AM   #5861
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I'm waiting for the next Pixel.
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Old 04-14-17, 09:16 AM   #5862
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Honor 8 $240 with headphones and gift box with code EMCREBE72


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Old 04-14-17, 09:25 AM   #5863
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Is Amazon Fire or Amazon Fire Stick considered an Android device? I noticed this year,for the first time,Minor League Baseball is available on Android devices but I can't located the app.
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Old 04-14-17, 11:54 AM   #5864
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Is Amazon Fire or Amazon Fire Stick considered an Android device? I noticed this year,for the first time,Minor League Baseball is available on Android devices but I can't located the app.
On the Play Store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...day.milb&hl=en
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Old 04-14-17, 12:10 PM   #5865
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

Everytime I try that link,my computer freezes.
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Old 04-14-17, 12:25 PM   #5866
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Everytime I try that link,my computer freezes.
It's called MiLB First Pitch.
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Old 04-14-17, 12:46 PM   #5867
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So anyone else here besides me planning to get the S8/S8 Plus at launch on the 21st?

Or are you all waiting for reviews 1st?

Yeah I know a new phone isn't cheap and most of you are probably hesitant to spend that kind of money right away.

For me, I don't blow money on new phones with every new generation and 2 years have already passed since I upgraded to the S6, so I figured I will do it now.
I'm getting an S8 in Silver at launch. I've had the S6 for two years and feel like the time is right to go full upgrade. It is pretty expensive though.
My wife just bought an S7 like two weeks ago for $450 and that was a good deal and a nice phone. I guess the Early Adopter bug just got ahold of me this time
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Old 04-14-17, 12:58 PM   #5868
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

I'll hold on to my S6 until the S10 or something. The S6 still feels like a new cutting edge phone to me. Zero reason to upgrade just yet.
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Old 04-14-17, 03:39 PM   #5869
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Is Amazon Fire or Amazon Fire Stick considered an Android device? I noticed this year,for the first time,Minor League Baseball is available on Android devices but I can't located the app.
It is an Android device but at least on my fire tablet,i couldn't access Google play store, only the Amazon store. Also, even if it could access the play store, the app might not be compatible with your device
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Old 04-14-17, 03:52 PM   #5870
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It is an Android device but at least on my fire tablet,i couldn't access Google play store, only the Amazon store. Also, even if it could access the play store, the app might not be compatible with your device
Amazon's Kindle Fire devices use a customized fork of Android that is mostly compatible with the Android used on phones and other tablets, but uses Amazon services instead of Google's.

When a service says they have have an app available "on Android," they almost always mean "on the Google Play Store." So Kindle Fire devices aren't included, unless the app developer specifically ports it and puts it on Amazon's Appstore.
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Old 04-14-17, 08:11 PM   #5871
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

You can side load regular android apps on kindle fires, and even install the google play store (though it looks a little trickey)
How to Get Google Play on a Kindle Fire and Install Any Android App You Want
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Old 04-15-17, 12:53 AM   #5872
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

S8 launch could be delayed due to battery issues

http://www.theverge.com.clonezone.li...-s8-ship-issue
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Old 04-15-17, 01:04 AM   #5873
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S8 launch could be delayed due to battery issues

http://www.theverge.com.clonezone.li...-s8-ship-issue

Strange, I just got a shipping notice on mine. It doesn't officially launch for 7 more days.
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Old 04-15-17, 07:42 AM   #5874
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S8 launch could be delayed due to battery issues

http://www.theverge.com.clonezone.li...-s8-ship-issue

Lets hope they get their crap together. They can't afford another Note 7 crisis. The 8 is tempting but I'm holding out for the Note 8 in a few months. Then I'll wait another month or two to make sure the people that got it right away aren't having issues.
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Old 04-15-17, 11:54 AM   #5875
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I'll hold on to my S6 until the S10 or something. The S6 still feels like a new cutting edge phone to me. Zero reason to upgrade just yet.
Zero reason? My battery life sucks. I have to charge it two or three times a day or it will die.
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