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Old 11-25-14, 05:42 PM
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

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So I got an invite for one of these One-Plus android phones.

What can you guys tell me about them - is there anything special about them that puts them up there with Galaxys and iPhones?
The main thing is value, the amount of phone features you get for the price. For example, the 64GB version is $350, while an off-contract 64GB iPhone 6 would cost $750. The Galaxy S5 only has 32GB built-in, but does have a micro-SD slot that can take up to a 128GB card.

You can compare the specs between the 3 here:
http://www.phonearena.com/phones/com...8603,8346,8202

Or read comparative reviews, like here:
http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-...articleContent

I opted not to pursue a OnePlus One mainly because it can't use the T-Mobile LTE bands.
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Old 11-25-14, 05:57 PM
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

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I opted not to pursue a OnePlus One mainly because it can't use the T-Mobile LTE bands.
Yes, it can, albeit not all of them; however, I never had a problem with my OnePlus and TMo's LTE.

As for the phone, I liked it quite a bit. It was well built, very snappy & an all around solid device. Cyanogen had some quirks here and there, but they never really presented a problem for me and the developers were generally pretty quick to fix significant issues. Plus, pretty much all ROMs have their quirks. The biggest problem I've seen is OnePlus' customer service - it's pretty terrible since it's still a small company. But, provided you don't get a lemon I feel it's a no-brainer for $350. Since it's still limited to invitation only, if you don't like it you can always flip it on eBay and probably make at least a $50 profit.
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Old 11-25-14, 06:02 PM
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

It just doesn't support the newer 700 MHZ band, which is fairly limited at the moment right? Versus the typical 1700/2100 band that T-Mobile uses for the rest of their LTE network?
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Old 11-26-14, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by fumanstan View Post
It just doesn't support the newer 700 MHZ band, which is fairly limited at the moment right? Versus the typical 1700/2100 band that T-Mobile uses for the rest of their LTE network?
If you are referring to tmobile 700MHz (Band 12), it doesn't have it.
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

I'm not sure what else I could be referring to in the context of the discussion.
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Old 11-26-14, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by fumanstan View Post
I'm not sure what else I could be referring to in the context of the discussion.
Ah ok. Just so you know it doesn't support band 2 lte either, which tmobile claims 50% completion this year.
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Old 11-26-14, 12:43 PM
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

Originally Posted by fumanstan View Post
It just doesn't support the newer 700 MHZ band, which is fairly limited at the moment right?
Correct. Most 2014 phones, even T-Mobile-specific ones, don't have it, either.
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Old 11-26-14, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Jay G. View Post
The main thing is value, the amount of phone features you get for the price. For example, the 64GB version is $350, while an off-contract 64GB iPhone 6 would cost $750. The Galaxy S5 only has 32GB built-in, but does have a micro-SD slot that can take up to a 128GB card.

You can compare the specs between the 3 here:
http://www.phonearena.com/phones/com...8603,8346,8202

Or read comparative reviews, like here:
http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-...articleContent

I opted not to pursue a OnePlus One mainly because it can't use the T-Mobile LTE bands.
There are sales coming up - cricket s5 for $295; Moto X 2014 unlocked for $359.
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Old 12-01-14, 04:23 PM
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

Here's a Google Calendar bug that I've been dealing with since I got the latest version (5.0-1579230):

I don't get notification for any calendar events that have the same start and end time. In other words, if I add an event called "Get milk" for 7 pm ending at 7 pm and add any reminder for this event, Calendar does not give a notification in my notification area at 7 pm. All previous Calendar versions have worked just fine for this purpose. The majority of the events in my calendar are zero minutes and are just there so I can get notified to do stuff at the right time.

Also of note is that the latest Calendar seems not to actually set the end time when you make it the same as the start time. I can set a 0-minute event either online or on my phone, but the end time is no longer there when I view it on the phone. It's there on the web, however.

Anyone run into this one? I missed several notifications before I realized I had missed any. Fun! Then it took me a couple days of thinking and experimenting to figure out the cause. Still better than the Google engineer who missed this bug, I guess. I did use the bug reporting function via Help in the phone app to try to get it fixed.

Currently, my solution is to go through my phone and make all events 5 minutes or 15 minutes long. I have lots of recurring events, so no problem doing those. But I have plenty of one-time stuff throughout at least the next several months. I'm hoping for a solution before I either get burned again or have to manually go through every day for the next year or so and make sure I don't have any 0-minute events.

Of course, yet another option would be to use a different Calendar app. I like the Google one other than this shitshow.
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Old 12-10-14, 11:26 AM
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

There is a soak test for lollipop on the Droid turbo but I have yet to get a notification.
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Old 12-10-14, 11:32 AM
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

As long as you're signed up, odds are you'll wind up in it sometime soon. That's the way it was with the Razr Maxx at least.
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

yeah, i signed up shortly after the soak test went live on the moto site.
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Old 12-12-14, 08:45 AM
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

I got updated to lollipop.

There's no more silent mode. I used to be able to turn the ringer volume all the way down to "vibrate" then turn it down once more to silent. I could have my phone on my desk and it wouldn't make a sound, but I could see the display turn on for an incoming call. You can turn off notifications to enter silent mode, but that turns off ALL notifications.

I hope they fix this.
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Old 12-12-14, 09:08 AM
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

Which device?
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Old 12-12-14, 09:15 AM
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

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Which device?
Moto G
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Old 12-12-14, 09:52 AM
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

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Moto G
Did you try Method 2 on this page?
http://allaboutmotog.com/moto-g-how-...and-ringtones/
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Old 12-12-14, 09:58 AM
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

Originally Posted by Jay G. View Post
Method 2 works in KitKat.

Lollipop takes silent mode away. It replaces that with another features that stops all notifications. You won't hear your phone ring/vibrate for calls or texts, but also alarms. And you won't even see your phone display turn on for incoming calls or texts.

There are times that's useful. There are times I want my phone on, but I don't want any incoming notifications.

But there are times I want to have my phone sitting on my desk and I can visually see whether or not there's an incoming call, but the phone doesn't make any noise. That seems to be a thing of the past in Android 5.0.
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Old 12-12-14, 10:30 AM
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

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There is a soak test for lollipop on the Droid turbo but I have yet to get a notification.
I got all excited at the new update today thinking it was Lollipop. Nope. But now Phone/Data simultaneous works properly.
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Old 12-12-14, 10:36 AM
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

Yeah, I hated that change on my Nexus 4 as well.
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
I got all excited at the new update today thinking it was Lollipop. Nope. But now Phone/Data simultaneous works properly.
I didn't get that update automatically, so I just did the force push. Glad that's one less thing to hate this phone. Several times I've had to look something up when talking on the phone and it wouldn't work. Now it does!
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Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post

I got all excited at the new update today thinking it was Lollipop. Nope. But now Phone/Data simultaneous works properly.
How is volte?
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Old 12-12-14, 11:21 AM
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

fyi, if you downloaded the volte update for the droid turbo, you have to manually enable volte in the settings menu. it takes you to to the verizon site to enable the feature.
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

Originally Posted by RoyalTea View Post
I got updated to lollipop.

There's no more silent mode. I used to be able to turn the ringer volume all the way down to "vibrate" then turn it down once more to silent. I could have my phone on my desk and it wouldn't make a sound, but I could see the display turn on for an incoming call. You can turn off notifications to enter silent mode, but that turns off ALL notifications.

I hope they fix this.
Unfortunately that is by design from Google. I don't know why. There were articles about it a few weeks ago. I hope the non vanilla versions drop it.
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Old 12-12-14, 11:41 AM
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

Another thing about Lollipop:

The power control widget is also now a thing of the past:

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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

Originally Posted by RoyalTea View Post
Another thing about Lollipop:

The power control widget is also now a thing of the past:

It's weird that they got rid of it, but makes sense since it was already built in to the notification bar with Kit Kat. I more hate that they made it two swipes to get to it in Lollipop.
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