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post #226 of 828
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I have to agree, google really made jelly bean rediculously smooth. I'd say it's on par with my iPad, which I didn't think would ever be possible...
IMO chrome is the best browser for android and iOS, mostly because you can sync all of your tabs between devices, with 3 computers and 2 mobile devices this is very helpful.
Those of you that got the galaxy tab 2, did you ever consider the nexus 7? Just curious...
And, is anyone interested in the nexus 10? The resolution of that screen being on par with the iPad is catching my attention, but I don't like the overall look of the N10. To me it looks like a child's toy. And I think it deserved something quad core, like a tegra 3 CPU.
post #227 of 828
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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post

And, is anyone interested in the nexus 10? The resolution of that screen being on par with the iPad is catching my attention, but I don't like the overall look of the N10. To me it looks like a child's toy. And I think it deserved something quad core, like a tegra 3 CPU.

 

I want both the Nexus 4 and 10.

 

Too bad I already got my S3 a few months back, and rooted it/intalled new ROM, so its almost like the Nexus phones.

 

The look of N10 is more of a Nexus look (similar to the phones), and I'd say its partly due to the whole design/patent/lawsuit issue, and partly to preserve the Nexus design.

 

I also find some of the ideas interesting, like front facing speakers.

 

And then there's the price. I'd say it would be hard to improve design without driving the cost up.


Edited by proton007 - 11/1/12 at 9:46am
post #228 of 828
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Originally Posted by grokit View Post

I just found it as well, but it is a year old!

I'm very impressed with the battery life of the Galaxy Tab 2. The first thing I did was stream an entire NBA game on it, and it barely dented the battery icon. On the downside, the battery is non-removable.

The main reasons I selected it was expandable memory, and the ability to run Firefox with ICS. Somehow it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside using an open-source OS with a not-for-profit browser.

There's higher-rez screens out there but this one is still really nice looking!
What about Firefox mobile do you prefer over say, Dolphin HD and/or Chrome?

I have Chrome, Firefox, Dolphin HD, Opera and stock browsers installed and use all of them for a bit when they get updates, but Chrome is now my "go to."


Is the stock Samsung Android browser Chrome? I liked it better than Firefox for streaming the ball game but I need to spend more time with both of them and I haven't installed all my plugins yet. I like Firefox in principle, mostly because there are so many plugins available on the desktop version where I run the betas. I'm just getting to know all things Android including Firefox so I really don't know yet!

I also installed LastPass for Android which is a must for Firefox on the desktop, and it comes with it's own browser which also seems interesting. I'll probably end up using whatever works best with my preferred plugins most of the time, but can see using different browsers for different purposes.

edit: I need to watch this video first:
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/find-and-install-add-ons-firefox-mobile

One downer: I had to install an archived version of Flash to stream the game, evidently there's no more support for Flash on Android. I just did the 4.04 update along with a firmware update so I hope it still works.
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Edited by grokit - 11/1/12 at 3:27pm
post #229 of 828
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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post

I have to agree, google really made jelly bean rediculously smooth. I'd say it's on par with my iPad, which I didn't think would ever be possible...
IMO chrome is the best browser for android and iOS, mostly because you can sync all of your tabs between devices, with 3 computers and 2 mobile devices this is very helpful.
Those of you that got the galaxy tab 2, did you ever consider the nexus 7? Just curious...
And, is anyone interested in the nexus 10? The resolution of that screen being on par with the iPad is catching my attention, but I don't like the overall look of the N10. To me it looks like a child's toy. And I think it deserved something quad core, like a tegra 3 CPU.


That's interesting about syncing tabs, I have that with Xmarks but never use it. I was a heavy Chrome user on the desktop for a while, but always turned syncing off anyways. I believe it interfered with Xmarks, which lets me sync bookmarks between different browsers.

I did consider the Nexus 7, it has a better screen than the GT2 and I liked it quite a bit. But the lack of a card slot for expandable storage killed it for me.
post #230 of 828

I am currently running an AT&T Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket with the SKY-ICS 4.2F6-3.0 (UCLF6) "Dragon" ROM by Seanzscreams at XDA-Developers, keep trying to find a JB ROM I like but can not get over some of the features of it just yet and keep reverting back to ICS, thank God for nandroid backups.

 

Tempted to pick up a Note 2 but will have to handle one first and make sure it is not overly huge for my small hands.

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Hoping to get a Pipo M3 JB tablet next month, would be great.

 

i have a sony ericsson WT19i which is a pretty good phone, just a shame no JB, just ICS, but ICS is smooth as on it

post #232 of 828
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I'm on an LG Optimus Elite (Virgin Mobile) for a few months now and really thinking of switching because they haven't made an extended battery for it yet.  I really hate charging my phone everyday or having it run out of battery at night when I'm out.

 

When you pick your next phone, check out Seidio's web site.  They make extended batteries for many phone models.  You're not just limited to the OEM extended batteries.  If you must have the biggest battery though, I don't think anything beats the Motorola RAZR Maxx HD.  

post #233 of 828
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I would have insistent on waiting and saving more money to buy the Nexus 4 though it seems you've already brought a different phone which I just read from the previous posts xD..(apologies for the late recommendation)

 

As my post respond is late as ever(sorry for that), if you've yet you get an Android handset I can highly recommend getting a Nexus 4 which is being released on Nov 13th which you buy off contract as the phone's the best bet for the money and the hardware.

More info can be found here http://www.google.com/nexus/4/

 

Jesus, I should being on Head-fi more xD..

 

Yeah, the Nexus 4 looks awesome.  $300 for 8GB model on Google Play, wow.  They're really cutting the margins thin.  Problem is, I live in Canada, so I can't buy off Google Store.  How can I buy a Nexus 4 outside of the USA?  I don't want anything to do with carriers, they'll just mess up the Nexus (remember the Verizon Galaxy Nexus?  What a clusterf***).

post #234 of 828
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Wow, how on earth did this thread pass me by until now!

 

I might be the biggest Android fan in this place!

 

At the moment enjoying a Note 2, but soon getting a Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL to try and also the Nexus 4. So far this year I have had: GNex, Note, One X, S3, Note 2, Transformer Prime, Galaxy Tab 7.7, Archos G9 turbo, Huawei MediaPad, Nexus 7. I write stuff about Android at AndroidNZ.net and produce YouTube videos about them on my channel AndroidNZ.

 

When you say "you have had", have you sold these other devices yet?

post #235 of 828
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Originally Posted by NZtechfreak View Post

Wow, how on earth did this thread pass me by until now!

 

I might be the biggest Android fan in this place!

 

At the moment enjoying a Note 2, but soon getting a Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL to try and also the Nexus 4. So far this year I have had: GNex, Note, One X, S3, Note 2, Transformer Prime, Galaxy Tab 7.7, Archos G9 turbo, Huawei MediaPad, Nexus 7. I write stuff about Android at AndroidNZ.net and produce YouTube videos about them on my channel AndroidNZ.

 

ps: I just added their RSS feed to Google Reader :)

post #236 of 828
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I am currently running an AT&T Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket with the SKY-ICS 4.2F6-3.0 (UCLF6) "Dragon" ROM by Seanzscreams at XDA-Developers, keep trying to find a JB ROM I like but can not get over some of the features of it just yet and keep reverting back to ICS, thank God for nandroid backups.

Tempted to pick up a Note 2 but will have to handle one first and make sure it is not overly huge for my small hands.

CM10, is perfectly stable, and awesome for my Skyrocket! Have you tried it out yet?
post #237 of 828
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When you say "you have had", have you sold these other devices yet?

 

Yep, all sold on. Note II is my daily driver, nothing else out there can replace it now (or in the near future either I expect). Samsung has me captured with their support for USB audio and continued support of external card slots.

 

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post #238 of 828

the 4 looks nice but no removable battery, me no buy then.

 

presently my GN barely gets through a day even if i never pick it up once so no way in hell am giving up the ability to have a spare battery in my bag.

post #239 of 828
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Originally Posted by mark2410 View Post

the 4 looks nice but no removable battery, me no buy then.

presently my GN barely gets through a day even if i never pick it up once so no way in hell am giving up the ability to have a spare battery in my bag.
I think companies now either expect you to be right next to chargers all the time or carry around one of those enormous mobile charging packs...
That's what I've done with my GN and had moderately good results...
post #240 of 828
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I think companies now either expect you to be right next to chargers all the time or carry around one of those enormous mobile charging packs...
That's what I've done with my GN and had moderately good results...

then the bleat "oh but customers say they want thinner phones when we ask them"  yes you fcuktards thats because you just ask if they want thicker or thinner phones.  you dont ask if they want thin and 20 minutes of battery life or thicker but could actually make it through a day of use!!!!

 

 

i mean has anyone ever looked at a modern smart phone and gone " oh my god its so thick, i couldnt possible use that!"  or "oh the battery life on this phone is just too much, id really prefer less." 

 

i think not,

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