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    1. 07-24-2012 09:08 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by syntrix View Post
      On another note, the super apple fanboi at work bought a galaxy s3 and is LOVING it.
      No way! Apple fanatic got something other than an i[insert product name]

      [offtopic rant] Whenever I use public transportation in NYC, it seems 9 out of 10 (or more) riders use an iPhone. How do I know? Almost everyone has them out in the open and people wonder why cell phone thefts in the area involve almost exclusively iPhones [/offtopic rant]

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      07-24-2012 09:51 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by joe97 View Post
      No way! Apple fanatic got something other than an i[insert product name]
      I know! He was actually asking me a lot of android questions, and he seemed VERY pleased with the outcome so far. I did quiz him on basic questions like ease of use, play store, etc... He's thrilled.... again, he was probably the most apple fanatic in the building!

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      07-24-2012 09:53 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by jnm2.0t View Post
      Hey what gives... some mod changed the title to I love you HTC... so lame.
      Used to be that email repliers gave you the full word, but I got \*\*\*\* before it was changed, aka 4 stars.

      Did you use \*\*\*\*, or did you originally create the topic with the real censored word?
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      07-24-2012 09:56 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by vwconvert View Post
      The only real benefit of an iPhone is if you are borderline tech retarded, you can attend iPhone special education courses at an Apple store. If you need that, then that's when you should go iPhone.
      I like that statement! I usually spin it another way that's positive, but the truth does leak out from time to time. Even grandparents are getting tech savvy these days and buying up android left and right. Most of them HATE the tiny iphone screen.
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      07-24-2012 09:57 PM #30
      At any rate, backed everything up and did the factory reboot. Early results seem positive, been using it a lot and no shut downs yet. Will slowly add back my apps and see if any make it go haywire.
      I'm just a regular Joe, with a regular job. I'm your average white, suburbanite slob.

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      07-25-2012 12:09 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by vwconvert View Post
      Unless you are over 60, I don't think Androids are so hard to use that you have to have an iPhone even if you are not tech savvy.
      My mom is 64 years old now and called me from her car a few months ago to confirm that she successfully set up the Bluetooth hands free in her Santa Fe. If my 64-year old mom who works about as far away from the technology field as it gets can not only figure out her Samsung Galaxy but sync up the BT to her car by doing nothing but checking the manual, I should hope that says something about how far technology has come in getting user friendly.

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      07-25-2012 12:11 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by jnm2.0t View Post
      I refuse to believe that the carriers, handset companies, and Google are all selling something that doesn't work out of the box. It may be super customizable to people in the know that want to, but it has to work on its own.
      In order for carriers to meet the demand and delivery dates, most of these Android installs by carriers and OEMs are rigged with bloat and unnecessary apps.

      CarrierIQ is a good example, carriers installed this hidden app to monitor your usage and it got caught. It's not removeable unless you flash your device.

      I flash every android device I own except for the Asus TF Prime which is better left stock and rooted.

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      07-25-2012 12:36 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Vision33r View Post
      In order for carriers to meet the demand and delivery dates, most of these Android installs by carriers and OEMs are rigged with bloat and unnecessary apps.

      CarrierIQ is a good example, carriers installed this hidden app to monitor your usage and it got caught. It's not removeable unless you flash your device.

      I flash every android device I own except for the Asus TF Prime which is better left stock and rooted.
      But the phone works out of the box right? You said...

      Quote Originally Posted by Vision33r
      Every Android phone requires tinkering and adjustment out of box, that's a fact.
      which is just blatantly false. YOU flash every device but it isn't necessary.
      I'm just a regular Joe, with a regular job. I'm your average white, suburbanite slob.

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    9. 07-25-2012 01:00 PM #34
      Just get a Galaxy Nexus direct from Google and use AT&T or T-Mobile. You will get the latest updates, won't be gouged by a contract and, can use it with any Sim card in the world when you travel. I get 7 day data/talk/text passes for $10 when im in Australia. My phone also got the official Jellybean update on it last week and it is smoother and easier to use than my daughter's iPod. I can't go back to bloatware, contracts, and no flexibility anymore.

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      07-25-2012 03:30 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by jnm2.0t View Post
      I refuse to believe that the carriers, handset companies, and Google are all selling something that doesn't work out of the box. It may be super customizable to people in the know that want to, but it has to work on its own.
      You'd be wrong. Verizon willingly sold Windows phones for years that crashed multiple times per day to the point that battery removal was the only solution. Android is certainly an enormous leap from that time, but iPhones are still exponentially easier to use.
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      07-25-2012 03:46 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Jesse View Post
      jnm2.0t, have you tried performing a factory reset?
      About 3/4 of a day in and so far zero reboots. *Seems* to have fixed it, hope it continues.
      I'm just a regular Joe, with a regular job. I'm your average white, suburbanite slob.

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    12. 07-25-2012 03:48 PM #37
      I suspect the issue was either a nasty bug that worked it's way to the surface of the oem android build (which means it may return over time), or one app you were running was causing problems. What you posted before about slowly bringing apps back on to the phone is probably a good idea as one may not be playing nice.

    13. 07-25-2012 04:15 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by zhenya00 View Post
      You'd be wrong. Verizon willingly sold Windows phones for years that crashed multiple times per day to the point that battery removal was the only solution. Android is certainly an enormous leap from that time, but iPhones are still exponentially easier to use.
      Please.......
      You're telling me no non-iPhones work out of the box based on your one example with one carrier? I am very familiar with iOS and three different versions of Android. Out of the box and non-rooted, the only thing that I miss on Android is a decent CNBC app. While my 2.2 and 2.3 Androids had more reboots, my iOS has more app crashes and sometimes inexplicably freeze while updating. And multitasking, tethering, and using Google Voice is infinitely easier on Android. The whole iOS is way easier to use is a carryover myth from earlier Androids. My six year daughter cruises around my new Android with virtually no instruction. And my friends who are scared of Androids are barely using their iPhones beyond the capabilities of a feature phone. I regularly have to teach them simple things they can do with their iPhones so apparently iPhones are not completely idiot proof.

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      07-25-2012 04:43 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by zhenya00 View Post
      You'd be wrong. Verizon willingly sold Windows phones for years that crashed multiple times per day to the point that battery removal was the only solution. Android is certainly an enormous leap from that time, but iPhones are still exponentially easier to use.
      seriously?


      you're comparing software and devices from a time when mobile platforms weren't seriously embraced.

      the time you're talking about, PALM was the leader in mobile tech, and blackberry was just coming up as mobile email king.


      welcome to 2012.

      let's try and keep the comparisons relevant, mmkay?
      shut your mouth. sh sh shut your mouth.

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      07-25-2012 08:21 PM #40
      Reading comprehension folks, try it.

      The point was that he was implicitly trusting that the carriers would only release quality products as if they have nothing but his best interests at heart. The modern comparison was in terms of ease of use. iOS still has that in spades for the average user.

      Try not to get your panties bunched too tight girls, it's only an operating system.
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    16. 07-25-2012 09:08 PM #41
      The only person with a reading comprehension problem here is you and now you are backpedalin. And what you attribute to him makes him sound like an idiot and I assure you jnm2.0t is no idiot.

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      07-25-2012 09:20 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by zhenya00 View Post
      You'd be wrong. Verizon willingly sold Windows phones for years that crashed multiple times per day to the point that battery removal was the only solution. Android is certainly an enormous leap from that time, but iPhones are still exponentially easier to use.

      As a previous owner of a Windows Mobile phone who was 'rooting' before it was the most awesomeness thing ever Windows Mobile issues are greatly exaggerated. Both myself and my dad owned one (my dad was the one that convinced me to get one) for many years with nary a problem. He's now an Android owner and I moved on to Windows Phone. Every OS including BB, WebOS, WP7, Android, and iOS have issues and many of them will crash multiple times a day if you get a bad one.

      As long as you're not going beyond the basics of making phone calls, texting, and surfing the web no phone OS is all that much easier than any other. You might be used to the iOS way of doing things making you think that it's intuitive, but in truth it's all learned gestures.

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      07-25-2012 11:35 PM #43
      Anyhow ladies, you can bicker elsewhere.

      Seems I have a hardware issue to as it turns out. I did put it down once and it shut off right in front of me, was doing that before. Then I went on a bike ride with it and it shutoff mid ride twice. Both times it had to hard boot back up so the battery went from over half to power save.

      So ya **** you HTC.
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      07-26-2012 12:54 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by jnm2.0t View Post
      Anyhow ladies, you can bicker elsewhere.

      Seems I have a hardware issue to as it turns out. I did put it down once and it shut off right in front of me, was doing that before. Then I went on a bike ride with it and it shutoff mid ride twice. Both times it had to hard boot back up so the battery went from over half to power save.

      So ya **** you HTC.
      Still worth trying a custom ROM before making the switch, but I'm sticking to my recommendation for the Galaxy Nexus for the new phone.

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    20. 07-26-2012 10:52 AM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by JaredC01 View Post
      Still worth trying a custom ROM before making the switch
      Agreed. I forgot to post some links for you the other night and I probably won't be able to tonight either since I won't be home

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      07-26-2012 12:06 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Jesse View Post
      Agreed. I forgot to post some links for you the other night and I probably won't be able to tonight either since I won't be home
      I'll PM him some XDA links after work if you can't manage.

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