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Old 04-09-18, 01:13 PM   #6101
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

I installed Microsoft Edge on my S8 plus and it runs so much better than chrome (I disabled chrome) I really like it - faster and nice and smooth.
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Old 04-09-18, 02:18 PM   #6102
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I installed Microsoft Edge on my S8 plus and it runs so much better than chrome (I disabled chrome) I really like it - faster and nice and smooth.
Does it also insist on becoming your default PDF viewer like the Windows 10 version does?
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Old 04-09-18, 10:08 PM   #6103
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Does it also insist on becoming your default PDF viewer like the Windows 10 version does?
No, none of that...it just works way better than chrome.
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Old 04-17-18, 02:36 PM   #6104
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

Best buy has the Verizon s9+ for $462 with bill credits. No trade in or new line required.
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Old 04-20-18, 11:08 AM   #6105
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

Article on Google's work to replace SMS rather then force another failed chat program on us. I never understood why they didn't just stick to improving Google Talk/Hangouts as an iMessage competitor.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/19/1...essage-texting
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Old 04-25-18, 05:28 AM   #6106
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

They've tried so many things, and nothing seemed to catch on: Hangouts, Google Messages, Talk, Allo, etc. For me, that was part of the problem. These things are not that different from each other, but they just make them look different and give a new name, and that just adds to the confusion.
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Old 05-02-18, 01:55 PM   #6107
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/0...mi-box-owners/

Android TV 8.0 is starting to roll out on some Android TV boxes. Mainly the Mi Box, which you can buy at Walmart.

Hopefully it rolls out for the Nvidia Shield as well. I own that one.
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Old 05-02-18, 02:31 PM   #6108
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

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https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/0...mi-box-owners/

Android TV 8.0 is starting to roll out on some Android TV boxes. Mainly the Mi Box, which you can buy at Walmart.

Hopefully it rolls out for the Nvidia Shield as well. I own that one.
I brought my Snl a Goggle Nexus Player a few years ago. A few months ago I told her about 8.0 & she said she had already updated the Goggle Nexus Player.
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Old 05-03-18, 12:06 PM   #6109
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

Nvidia is waiting for more apps to include the 8.0 home screen abilities before it updates the Shields.
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Old 05-06-18, 06:23 PM   #6110
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

My Google app keeps popping up, with the "I'm listening" app. My phone has become almost unusable. Any advice?
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Old 08-07-18, 06:31 PM   #6111
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

Android 9 Pie came out yesterday. Just got the OTA update on my Pixel 2 this afternoon.

https://blog.google/products/android...android-9-pie/

https://www.android.com/versions/pie-9-0/
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Old 08-08-18, 04:15 PM   #6112
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

Lots of Pixel 3 leaks the last few months. I hate the stupid notch so much. There's also rumors that gestures will be the only way to navigate the UI in the Pixel 3 instead of the standard button layout. That also sounds terrible.

https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/0...d-nav-buttons/

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018...xing-and-more/

I'm digging Android Pie on my Pixel 2 XL so far though. I like the changes to the notifications, although changing the top bar to accomodate the notch is kind of annoying with the clock moved to the left side. It seems to run really smooth and snappy though, especially the multitask button.
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Old 08-08-18, 09:37 PM   #6113
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

Yeah, I like Android P. The notifications are fantastic. Some of the other minor touches are great. I haven't noticed any battery life improvements, though.

Here's a good article about some of the things they updated/improved, but you may not notice: https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/8/17...seful-features

As for the Pixel 3, I'll probably jump into those waters since I have original Pixel XL and am ready to upgrade. I may jump down to regular Pixel, though. I'll have to look at both versions and decide what to do. The Pixel 3 XL looks massive compared to my XL, but I see the only real difference (if the dimensions are to be believed) is that it's about 1/10th of an inch longer and wider by a fingernail, but is thinner.
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Old 08-09-18, 04:47 PM   #6114
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

The Note 9 is 1250? Ha ha where are all the little fanboys now that constantly criticized Apple for an expensive phone. HA HA sing and their fagdroids.
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The Note 9 is 1250? Ha ha where are all the little fanboys now that constantly criticized Apple for an expensive phone. HA HA sing and their fagdroids.
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Old 08-09-18, 05:10 PM   #6116
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

I do think the market will get more "divided" as time goes by. Once one provider or phone maker breaks a price point and makes sales, others will as well. There will always be people who really want the cutting edge, high tech, hottest of the hot stuff that there is. And if that's all that's available, well, that's what they'll buy.
And there will be the 'bargain' devices, sub-$200 or so.
I know a lot of people get the new phone every year or every two years. I use mine till it breaks or is nigh unusable. It works fine and if there's new features on newer phones, I don't know what I'm missing. (I also paid $150 for it.)
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Old 08-09-18, 06:34 PM   #6117
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The Note 9 is 1250? Ha ha where are all the little fanboys now that constantly criticized Apple for an expensive phone. HA HA sing and their fagdroids.
You can get a pretty loaded Note 9 for under $1000.

128GB / 6GB RAM model for $999
512GB / 8GB RAM model for $1,250
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Old 08-09-18, 07:10 PM   #6118
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

Best buy has the Verizon Note 9 bogo /w new LOS & BC.
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Old 08-09-18, 08:14 PM   #6119
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

It's wild to me that someone would have 500+ GB of stuff on their phone. That's the size of my SSD in my PC!
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Old 08-10-18, 12:59 AM   #6120
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It's wild to me that someone would have 500+ GB of stuff on their phone. That's the size of my SSD in my PC!
Yes! And with the microSD card slot, you can add memory to 1TB. The Note 9 is bringing back Beast mode to this phone line.
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Old 08-12-18, 02:00 PM   #6121
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

I was at the Samsung Unpacked event this week and got some one-on-one time with the Note 9. It's a sweet phone for sure, but like many others, I'm struggling with the price. Then again, the iPhone X is the same price, and they've been selling like gangbusters, so maybe I'm just cheap.

You can check out some of my photos and thoughts on the phone here: http://www.guysgab.com/samsung-unvei...npacked-event/
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Old 08-12-18, 11:32 PM   #6122
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I was at the Samsung Unpacked event this week and got some one-on-one time with the Note 9. It's a sweet phone for sure, but like many others, I'm struggling with the price. Then again, the iPhone X is the same price, and they've been selling like gangbusters, so maybe I'm just cheap.

You can check out some of my photos and thoughts on the phone here: http://www.guysgab.com/samsung-unvei...npacked-event/
Well if you are comparing to flagship killers like the OnePlus series, the OnePlus One was $299,OnePlus 6 is $529 a 77% increase.

In comparison, the att note 4 was $825.att note 9 is $999 a 21% increase.

Both were released in 2014 and 2018 respectively.

Also bear in mind the spen which no other smartphone manufacturer has been able to make one that is as functional as Samsung note series.

Of course if money is the issue or you don't care about the spen or are ok with a camera that's great but a notch below, get the OnePlus 6 or similar, or get the note 8 which I saw recently for under $500 unlocked.
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Old 08-19-18, 09:20 AM   #6123
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

T-mobile s8 $350.

https://slickdeals.net/f/11952223-samsung-com-t-mobile-samsung-galaxy-s8-350
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Re: The one and only ANDROID thread....

Biggest Android P pet peeves:

Lack of notifications. There are times where I don't get them at all, mostly from games I play regularly. I checked settings, they are allowed to notify me but they don't show up.

Lock screen issues with Amazon Music. I can't control it (change songs) at all. Basically just sits there.

Random wonkiness. Amazon Music just will stop. When I go to start song in the app, it is like I am starting the app brand new.

Now these could be app level issues and not OS issues, but I never had these issues on 8.1 at all.
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Frequent phone buyers : If I want to upgrade, should I just wait until Black Friday? Do they give really good deals on current models with BF sales?
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