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      Re: Android Appreciation Thread
      Reply #225: Nov 16, 2012 04:52:36 pm
      Just received two 7" Android tablets from China for the girls for Xmas courtesy of their Nan, going to spend the rest of the night trying to release my windows addled brain to latch onto making the tablets kid friendly whilst installing angry birds et al that the t'interweb has  kindly cast upon me.

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      I'm glad there's no footy on.
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      Reply #226: Nov 16, 2012 05:01:38 pm
      hey i am considering buying my first android phone after losing my 2nd iphone in 3/4 years. i have gone through all the phones and read  the reviews  but i still have some questions, and if you android users could answer them then it would be great.

      Whats the difference between android 2, android 4, jellybean and sandwich?
      If i buy a phone with android 2,3 firmware like samsung s2. can i then upgrade the S2 to android 4.0 via a usb cable the manufacturers give you?
      how userfriendly are the android phones? does android phones have a app store?

      so far i am considering buying Samsung S2, S3, LG optima 4xHD or the sony one from skyfall movie? anybody got any experience from these phones?

      Samsung S2 is the one i am leaning towards since it got raving reviews when it was released (2011) and its cheaper then s3.

      I lost my iphone so i really dont want to use too much cash on a phone that i have never used before, so i was thinking of buying S2 then upgrade it to android 4.0. If i like android and samsung phones then i can splash the money on the samsung s4 when it gets released.

      all suggestions and tips would be greatly appreciated.


      S3 seems the right choice there bill. Reviews and people who I know who have one suggest its the best out there.

      I have a Blackberry Bold 9900 and I cannot tell you how much I hate the thing! Wish i'd gone down the Galaxy route.
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      Reply #227: Nov 16, 2012 05:04:55 pm
      hey i am considering buying my first android phone after losing my 2nd iphone in 3/4 years. i have gone through all the phones and read  the reviews  but i still have some questions, and if you android users could answer them then it would be great.

      Whats the difference between android 2, android 4, jellybean and sandwich?
      If i buy a phone with android 2,3 firmware like samsung s2. can i then upgrade the S2 to android 4.0 via a usb cable the manufacturers give you?
      how userfriendly are the android phones? does android phones have a app store?

      so far i am considering buying Samsung S2, S3, LG optima 4xHD or the sony one from skyfall movie? anybody got any experience from these phones?

      Samsung S2 is the one i am leaning towards since it got raving reviews when it was released (2011) and its cheaper then s3.

      I lost my iphone so i really dont want to use too much cash on a phone that i have never used before, so i was thinking of buying S2 then upgrade it to android 4.0. If i like android and samsung phones then i can splash the money on the samsung s4 when it gets released.

      all suggestions and tips would be greatly appreciated.


      I've got the HTC One X and it's is easily the best phone I've had after a couple of other excellent one's from HTC.

      Can't comment on the one's you've listed as I've never used them but when holding the S3 in store it just didn't feel as quality as the One X which is a beautifully designed phone.
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      Reply #228: Nov 16, 2012 07:12:53 pm
      No time for a long-winded reply at the minute but my understanding is that Jellybean WILL be available for the S2 by the end of the year.
      On the whole, Galaxy's aren't QUITE as user friendly as iPhones but once you're used to them, they're more powerful and flexible and a few of my mates with I Phones are planning to get the S3 asap, after finally conceding that it's the better phone.
      As for the App Store question, we have an equivalent called Google Play which is basically the same but with far more free stuff.
      I still love my S2 but the S3 is obviously an upgrade, PLUS it's 4G ready.
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      Reply #229: Nov 17, 2012 08:22:18 am
      Just received two 7" Android tablets from China for the girls for Xmas courtesy of their Nan, going to spend the rest of the night trying to release my windows addled brain to latch onto making the tablets kid friendly whilst installing angry birds et al that the t'interweb has  kindly cast upon me.

       :dunce2:

      I'm glad there's no footy on.

      Good luck with that brother....
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      Reply #230: Dec 10, 2012 10:50:10 pm
      Anyone who has a Google Nexus 7 care to enlighten me about how they are finding it, what they use it for and overall, what they think of it, plus any other help? Getting one for Christmas and haven't held one, nor do I know what it does. Any help appreciated.
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      Reply #231: Apr 11, 2013 01:53:55 pm
      Very seriously thinking of moving over to Andorid for the iPhone. Probably the Nexus 4, maybe the HTC One. Now that Google Music is available in Ireland has had a huge say in this really as it covers iTunes, one of the main reasons I was so Apple-centric.
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      Reply #232: Apr 11, 2013 02:28:31 pm
      Just bought a used Windows Phone 8 to give a go for the rest of my contract after being on Android for quite a while now.

      Staying with HTC it quite like the look of the Windows OS.
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      Reply #233: Apr 11, 2013 06:18:19 pm
      Never mentioned I pre ordered the Sony Xperia Z and got it when it came out at the end of Feb, going from a Blackberry Curve to it was a huge leap, love it, and love using Android.
      Just wondering if anyone else has the problem of android constantly disconnecting from a wifi source?
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      Reply #234: Apr 11, 2013 06:34:39 pm
      Just wondering if anyone else has the problem of android constantly disconnecting from a wifi source?

      Never had a problem with this although I've always had HTC on Android.

      Maybe that's where you've went wrong. ;)
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      Reply #235: Apr 11, 2013 08:06:47 pm
      I've still got a Galaxy S2 on Android and that's never been an issue for me either. Sometimes when u go to my dad's place it will try to connect to public wi-fi rather than his secure network but they're both on the same router as it was formerly his business network so that's not too surprising.

      I'm still very happy to stay with Android but next upgrade I think I might try the HTC One, rather than the Galaxy S4. It looks a very nice phone.
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      Reply #236: Apr 11, 2013 08:12:11 pm
      I'm still very happy to stay with Android but next upgrade I think I might try the HTC One, rather than the Galaxy S4. It looks a very nice phone.

      If you do get that I don't think you'll be disappointed Rep.

      HTC are great phones.
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      Reply #237: Apr 11, 2013 10:18:15 pm
      Still using my Samsung Galaxy S3 works great still, would prefer to have the LTE version though.
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      Reply #238: Apr 17, 2013 01:26:04 pm
      Just bought a used Windows Phone 8 to give a go for the rest of my contract after being on Android for quite a while now.

      Staying with HTC it quite like the look of the Windows OS.

      Just arrived today.

      Interested to see how it fairs against Android.
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      Reply #239: Apr 23, 2013 12:47:39 pm
      Well well well...

      I'm not going to act like an Apple fan and deny that there are any faults with my device, no matter how many times I have to do a hard reset or take it to an Apple store for repair (this happens a lot, both the faults and the denial).

      My Galaxy S2 is fu**ed!

      Last Thursday, I took it out of my pocket to find it had zero signal. Being on O2, I had the same issue last year when the network went down so called them. They said there were no reported problems.
      I tried my SIM in a different handset and sure enough, full signal. I then tried a friend's O2 SIM in my S2 and nothing.

      Called my insurers who said that my phone was still under warranty with Samsung (at that point I wondered why I'd bothered taking out insurance. 2 year contract, 2 year warranty. Anyway...)

      I phoned Samsung who went through the steps you'd expect, including the ones already suggested by O2 and eventually told me to back it up and do a factory reset. I've done this now and it's still no use.

      Sooo, off to the repair centre it goes, once the courier gets in touch, that is. Should be repaired / replaced and returned to me for free, provided they accept it's not my fault! :roll:

      It's 18 months old now but still, you expect your phone to see out it's contract!


      On a side note, I had a quick look at the htc One and Sony Xperia Z in Carphone Warehouse the other day, they seem HUGE compared to what I'm used to.
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      Reply #240: Apr 23, 2013 01:36:55 pm
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      On a side note, I had a quick look at the htc One and Sony Xperia Z in Carphone Warehouse the other day, they seem HUGE compared to what I'm used to.

      ;)


      Is the One on Android OS?

      It's processor is faster than my laptop.
      2.2GHz
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      Reply #241: Apr 23, 2013 02:01:09 pm
      Getting the S4 on Friday after an upgrade.

      Paying £26 a month for unlimited everything and a free phone. Very happy with that, wasn't really impressed by the iPhone 5 so fancied a change. ;D
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      Reply #242: Apr 29, 2013 08:52:01 pm

      Yes, mate. Think it currently ships with Jellybean.

      You're right about the processor, ridiculously fast. The S4 was rumoured to come with 8 cores but the units available in the UK are actually "only" quad.
      I just fancy a change and although the One will be running exactly the same Android OS as the S4, it does have it's own tweaks and the handset has a real quality feel to it. That said, my contract runs until October so there could be other stuff about by then.
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      Reply #243: May 03, 2013 09:46:12 pm
      Got the S4 then, highly recommend it to anyone. The screen is crazy good.
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      Reply #244: May 04, 2013 09:40:27 am
      Yeah, I've heard the screen looks awesome.

      Got my S2 back by the way, Samsung collected, repaired and returned it for free under warranty. The problem was wear to the SIM card reader or something but they replaced a few things, including the screen  :)
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      Reply #245: May 04, 2013 01:49:00 pm
      HTC One or Samsung S4?

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      Reply #246: May 04, 2013 01:58:48 pm
      Still regret jumping from HTC to the Iphone train a few years back. Loved the HTC.

      Hard to switch back because I coach both my sons football teams and there's masses of admin which the mrs does most of so being able to sync her phone and ipad to mine makes life easier.

      I'm sure that's an excuse that 50/50 incompetence and laziness but I'm sticking to it!
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      Reply #247: May 04, 2013 05:08:36 pm

      HTC would be my advice for what it's worth mate.

      I don't have the One but had the One X and now trying HTC's Windows Phone and it would take a very special phone to tempt me away from HTC.
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      Reply #248: May 15, 2013 05:01:53 pm
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      Reply #249: May 28, 2013 03:52:44 pm
      Seeing how everyone is htc vs samsung.  Im going to throw my view of it.

       Owned the htc mytouch 4g.  I loved the phone, only had a problem with the battery.  Which I had to replace. 

      Was lookinh for the htc one x+, but that never came to my provider.  So I went with the galaxy note 2.  I have never been happier with my decision.  Im not sure on the newer htc phones, but these current samsung devices are just so easy to mod.  Ive installed a custom rom and it just improves everything of the phone.  I can even overclock the processor if I wanted. 

       Next phone will be a samsung, but ill have to wait till this contract is done.

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