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Kus

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Monday 24th May, 2010 at 7:23am
So i bought a Nexus One a couple of months ago (When the Telstra compatible one came out) - this was my first Android device... And i have to say i love everything about it!

I came from Windows mobile (HTC Touch Diamond, HTC Touch Diamond 2), and like the change. I think Windows mobile is dead.

And with Froyo coming any week now (Android 2.2) its going to make Android even better!

Any one have any apps they would like to recommend?

Games:
- Doodle Jump
- Tiki Towers
- Shoot U!
- Nintaii
- Magnetic Sports Soccer
- Mini Golf Wacky Worlds 3D

Apps/Widgets:
- Pure Calendar widget (agenda)
- 3G Watchdog
- ASTRO File Manager
- Go! Sydney - Sydney train times
- Dynomaster
- Dropbox - If you dont have Dropbox, why not!?
- Gmail Unread Count
- Gmote 2.0


Those on Three:
- Stop 3 Data Roaming
- Three Australia Usage Meter

Did you root your phone?

Are you running a home screen replacement?

Im running standard home screen, rooted, cyanongenmod 5.0.6

Are you thinking about getting an Android anytime soon?




Post edited by Kus on Tuesday 25th May, 2010 at 1:49am

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Post #2
Dr Kus

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Tuesday 25th May, 2010 at 2:26am
I would love to get one, not sure whether to go the Nexus 1 or HTC Desire? Or maybe wait for Googles next installment - Nexus 2?? If there is one.

I know how great it is, but what are the draw backs if any?

Is Froyo going to sort out the limit app install space issue? I know rooting it solves this problem.

What is Froyo bringin to the table?

Sad to say but I am also looking forward to seeing what Apple 4G will be like also... It comes out just before my 3 contract runs out in August.


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Post #3
Kus

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Tuesday 25th May, 2010 at 2:41am
Get the HTC Evo - its a Tank!

4G!
480 x 800 4.3-inch TFT LCD
Snapdragon QSD8650 1GHz processor
1GB of built-in memory
512MB of RAM
8 megapixel camera with flash
720p video
1.3 megapixel front facing camera
HDMI out
802.11b/g WiFi
8GB microSD card

FroYo gets rid of the App storage issue, you can now install apps on the SD Card out of the box.

It claims that it is 200% - 450% faster then Android 2.1

The only thing i miss on my Android is Tomtom.

I use Google Maps and a hacked Google Navigation (Cant wait for it to come out in Aus) but there is still the issue of going in areas where their is no reception you cant rely on them.

There are some offline ones - Co pilot which i use for offline usage.

IPhone 4G will be good... but its still going to be restricted by what Apple wants you to do. I hate itunes! And i would like the ability to use my phone as a USB and drag drop movies / music on (and not convert it)

Though atm, you still need to convert avis on Android, but Coreplayer should be bringing out their player in the next coming months so its not a big issue

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Tuesday 25th May, 2010 at 2:42am
I got the Samsung Omnia, and Ill tell you now, I know how chunky WinMo can get. But Honestly I have no reason to change to a different platform. It calls, It Emails and texts better than any phone ive had before due to HTC Sense UI + Swype + A host of other apps I have. I would like to know more about the Enterprise ability of Android, and how it reacts with things like Exchange Push mail, Events, Alarms. One thing that ive noticed that Winmo has not focused on that everyone else has, is a Smooth GUI and Internet Browsing speed. iPhone and Android KILL Winmo in this, but I havnt been convinced that they beat it for a Work phone. I havnt paid a cent for an application yet, and have managed to get everything i need to be happy with it. Plus with the release of Windows Phone 7, Android 2.2 and iPhone 4G coming really soon - I couldn't buy a phone right now, I think it would be stupid.....

When im done with them, they'll be so smart they be able to program their own VCR's without spilling piping hot gravy all over myself - Peter Griffin
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Tuesday 25th May, 2010 at 2:43am
FroYo enables apps to SD. Heaps of other cool features too:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAZYSVr2Bhc

As for N1 vs Desire... it all depends if you like HTC Sense or prefer the default Android theme.

I'm sure kus can tell you the advantages of the N1 over Desire lol.
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Tuesday 25th May, 2010 at 2:47am
@nightSHIFT is your ENTER KEY broken?

As i said, i came from 2 WinMo phones, and regarding Emailing / SMSing i think Android is alot better.

When i had push notifications on my WinMo phones, it would make it go flat quick, i have them on Android (for my gmail) and sometimes i get a notification on my phone before it appears in my inbox that is sitting open.

Android supports Exchange though i havnt tested it, so you would have to ask someone about that. But it has all the Exchange sync options.

If you like HTC Sense + Swype, Android has both of those

But im a massive Google fan, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Contacts, Google Talk, and it all ties into Android seamlessly - its amazing.

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Tuesday 25th May, 2010 at 2:50am
RE: Desire VS Nexus One

Desire:
Optical track ball
64mb more RAM
Physical buttons (4 at the bottom of the phone)
HTC Sense
Better camera (software from htc)
FM Radio (software from htc)

Nexus One:
Physical track ball (i personally prefer this - as it also lights up different colours for different notifications)
Capacitive buttons (4 down the bottom)
NOISE CANCELLATION (was the main reason i chose it - it works really well)
Docking pins (charges the phone in the desk dock + car dock - really handy!

And regarding HTC Sense, Desire camera software, FM radio, you can flash them to your phone if you really want them.




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Post #8
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Tuesday 25th May, 2010 at 3:03am
iphone is better....
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Post #9
Dr Kus

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Tuesday 25th May, 2010 at 3:29am
I love iphone fanboys.

I am on the fence. I use WM6.5 at the moment. I love using peoples iPhones for the games, but I am a complete google user like Kus above.

Sandvag, what is your argument as to why iphones are better? There is no argument just stating 3 words.

I dont want a massive argument starting here between everyone, just want the simple facts - What makes your phone/OS better than others on the market.

My Pro's:

WM - I use plenty of SPB software, they make awesome stuff for WM and really make WM much more beautiful then it really is.
Plus the ease of getting free software - and nothing really beats TOMTOM7 on your phone.

iPhone O/S, Well I actually use iTunes for my collection of 100,000 + mp3's. It seems to be the best music player that can sort them. I love being able to create active play lists that constantly update themselves based on the key words you entered.

Though I do not use Mac O/S - but am actually considering it due to it never needing a format like windows (because it doesnt slow down and have a registery and all that crap) and you dont need to buy virus scanners and the likes. It is all self managed by Apple - Plus steam is now releasing games for Mac. Intel already release their processors for MAC, so give it some time and video card manufacturers will release the latest and greatest for MAC because of the gaming demand that steam will create.

Android, well as stated earlier everything I use is Google - Gmail, docs, calendar, tasks, financial (shares)





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Post #10
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Tuesday 25th May, 2010 at 3:47am
lol just ignore sandvag (Josh), everytime there is mention of phones, those three words are always said by him hahaha.


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Post #11
sandvag

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Tuesday 25th May, 2010 at 3:58am
hahahahahaha

only because it usually gets a rise out of kus lol
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Tuesday 25th May, 2010 at 4:25am
Must run in the family hahaha

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Post #13
Kus

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Tuesday 25th May, 2010 at 5:07am
Gameloft HD 3D games for Android smartphones

These are some new games that are out.

Alot more games on the iphone are being created for Android as developers are realising there is a growing Android market.

Quote:
“The growth of the Android ecosystem continues to exceed our expectations,” said Andy Rubin, VP, Engineering. “Every day, 100,000 new people start using Android-based handsets. There are now more than 180,000 active Android developers who have contributed over 50,000 apps to the Android Market. Froyo is another step toward making Android an even better platform for developers, enterprises and consumers.”


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Post #14
Dr Kus

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Tuesday 8th June, 2010 at 11:55am

Iphone hasnt brought anything new since the 3G, the 3GS only added some speed & copy/paste wow! been doing that already for years.

Iphone4 - cant say Id use a movie editor on a phone. I would prefer to do it at home on the PC. Multi tasking, finally a HD res screen, video chat (limited to wifi and only other IP4 devices), folders, dual mic for ... See Morenoise cancellation and a 5MP camera? wow way to catch up with last years technology. Same 32GB unremovable storage. most other smart phones use the 32GB or more Micro SD for $100 - which is usually the price difference between the IP4 and other phones.

Where is flash? where is the equivalent of Google TV? Where is the WiFi hot spot tethering? Android! thats where.

People keep saying that Andoird only owns something like 9% of the market, but hey thats pretty good in such a short time, and currently selling 300,000 new android phones per day - give it to the end of this year and see what the market share is then.

The developers are now focusing on apps for android as they already now which one will win in the long run....

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Tuesday 8th June, 2010 at 8:10pm
I can't believe how crazy the iPad has sold... I personally wouldn't buy one, but Apple has hit a bunch of users with it and it has done well. Especially the amount of downloads etc for apps/books for it too.

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Post #16
nightSHIFT

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Sunday 8th August, 2010 at 9:28am
Well I've been convinced. I got a HTC Desire. It's awesome.

Came with Froyo + HTC Sense out of the box.
Absolutely brilliant.

Only thing I can't get working is wireless tethering.

It's purely amazing... the speed of the snapdragon is awesome.
I can't compare to 2.1 but I'm really impressed.

Gpad... nuff said.

When im done with them, they'll be so smart they be able to program their own VCR's without spilling piping hot gravy all over myself - Peter Griffin
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