• Android Thread - Android 5.0 Lollipop or go home
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[B]NO FUCKING PHONE WARS - DEBATE THE RELATIVE MERITS OF SAMSUNG/HTC/APPLE/MICROSOFT ETC YES BUT DON'T SHIT UP THE THREAD. THEY'RE JUST PHONES [/B] [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v90KPJ6n4Ew"][IMG]http://i.cubeupload.com/RXptFq.jpg[/IMG][/URL] [IMG]http://i.cubeupload.com/eR3w53.png[/IMG] News and Reviews [URL="http://www.androidpolice.com/"]Android Police[/URL] - A personal favourite. Tons of app reviews, updates and recommendations. [URL="http://www.droid-life.com/"]Droid Life[/URL] [URL="http://www.androidauthority.com/"]Android Authority[/URL] [URL="http://www.cnet.com/android-atlas/"]Cnet’s Android Atlas[/URL] [URL="http://www.engadget.com/tag/android/"]Engadget[/URL] [URL="http://www.theverge.com/android"]iVerge[/URL] - Lots of exclusives and fancy looking videos. [URL="http://www.anandtech.com/"]Anandtech[/URL] - Less updates, but their editorials for phones are just as amazing and exhaustive as their PC hardware reviews. Forums and Misc. Bullshit [URL="https://play.google.com/store?utm_source=en-us-ha&utm_medium=ha&utm_term=android+market"]Google Play Store[/URL] - Roll up, roll up, get yer apps here! [URL="http://forum.xda-developers.com/index.php"]Android Forums at XDA[/URL] - Terrible community but the most exhaustive custom ROM community on the planet. [URL="http://rootzwiki.com/news"]RootzWiki[/URL] [URL="http://androidforums.com/"]Android Forums[/URL] [URL="http://developer.android.com/design/index.html"]Android Design Guidelines (#Holo #Yolo)[/URL] [URL="http://androidheadlines.com/2013/04/picking-the-perfect-rom-for-your-device-can-be-a-task-were-here-to-help.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=tumblr"]Pick the Perfect ROM for Your Device.[/URL] [url]http://www.reddit.com/r/android[/url] - Android subreddit on Reddit [url]http://www.android.com/[/url] - more info on Android [B]Quick tips:[/B] 1. If you want custom ROMs, head over to your device's subforum on XDA, most every phone has a good AOSP ROM you can download. Yes, even the sk17a! 2. Rooting your phone is probably unnecessary for most users. Android is pretty open even on phones like the sk17a - rooting simply gives you greater command over the OS for certain power-usery tasks. It's also handy for custom ROMs, which is why they're rooted out of the box (or whatever you get your ROMs in these days, idk) 3. Custom ROM wise, options that are good for starters include Cyanogenmod (which is available on most every phone and on which tons of derivatives are based), AOKP (like CM, but with a ton more config options), MIUI (surprisingly decent chinese iphone ripoff) and Paranoid Android (allows you to change your UI between tablet and phone layouts per app, it's totes amaze). Many of these are even available on the sk17a! 4. You don't need a task manager. Android kills processes automatically (even on the sk17a!) and considering the ridiculous amount of RAM flagship phones have these days it probably doesn't need to do even that. If you do feel your phone slowing, you can just use android's built in task manager that dismisses stuff nice and cleanly if you ever need that function. 5. You don't need an antivirus. Any app that wants to execute something malicious will a) have to notify you that it's downloading, which you'll have to accept and b) need you to manually install it. All you need to remember is not to download random APKs and then you don't need the hassle of something running 24/7 scanning your phone (which phones like the sk17a could do without!) and sapping your precious battery. 6. Android phones work best with a google account. You probably have one already if you use gmail or youtube and they come with numerous benefits like app, contact and calendar syncing, easy payment and auto sign in to google services. It's so useful not to have to back up your contacts every time you change phones/wipe your data. It also comes in handy if you lose your phone, like you should if you own an sk17a. 7. How much stuff do you carry around on your phone? You probably don't need a microSD card if you don't carry around the whole of The Ascent of Man in 4k, and you shouldn't let removable storage sway your purchase from a beautiful sleek HTC One to a horrible plasticky Galaxy S4 unless you habitually use more than the ~32/64GB that flagship phones these days offer. Old phones like the SK17a have this option yes, but that's because you NEED extra storage on those flash-starved devices. 8. The sk17a is the worst thing ever made by a human. Except for the bagpipes. 9. The sk17a will never, ever get Android 5.0, so it goes home and dies in a fire. 10. A lot of people here have the OnePlus One, it's a pretty good phone.
dammit, i was halfway through making an android thread myself :v:
[QUOTE=lavacano;46921726]dammit, i was halfway through making an android thread myself :v:[/QUOTE] Good news is.. [img]http://i.imgur.com/oEdBmTF.png[/img] [highlight](User was banned for this post ("Leaking GMF" - SteveUK))[/highlight]
That might explain why half of Hardware section just went grey.
Nexus 6 has sick looking bumpers available [IMG]http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/ODAwWDgwMA==/z/m54AAOSwWKtUsj3r/$_57.JPG[/IMG] [url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/221659093063[/url] I wish there was a Nexus 5 version.
You're going to regret this title when you're still using this thread at Android 12.2 after autolock is inevitably turned off again.
[QUOTE=iCole;46922205]Nexus 6 has sick looking bumpers available [IMG]http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/ODAwWDgwMA==/z/m54AAOSwWKtUsj3r/$_57.JPG[/IMG] [url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/221659093063[/url] I wish there was a Nexus 5 version.[/QUOTE] they look like toys [editline]13th January 2015[/editline] where do i link my existing k'nex to this bumper case please help
[QUOTE=iCole;46922205]Nexus 6 has sick looking bumpers available [IMG]http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/ODAwWDgwMA==/z/m54AAOSwWKtUsj3r/$_57.JPG[/IMG] [url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/221659093063[/url] I wish there was a Nexus 5 version.[/QUOTE] right outta TRON
Awesome banner!
I sideloaded the 5.0.1 ota update on my Nexus 7 2013 yesterday and I am really liking it so far. Maybe one day my S5 will get Lollipop too! This was also my first time doing anything behind the scenes-ish with Android. I really like having the freedom to do this kind of stuff with relative ease.
[QUOTE=DrTaxi;46922276]You're going to regret this title when you're still using this thread at Android 12.2 after autolock is inevitably turned off again.[/QUOTE] I'll ask mods for title change or something.
Just going to leave DuARTe here for good luck: [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/f9DZXRr.jpg[/IMG]
Where's my Note 4 Lollipop?
Yeah I bought a Note 4 too but no Lollipop yet. Flaghship my ass.
Wasn't the G3 supposed to get Lollipop by the end of 2014? :(
[QUOTE=QUILTBAG;46925107]Wasn't the G3 supposed to get Lollipop by the end of 2014? :([/QUOTE] Yes. It has in some countries though.
Speaking of Lollipop updates, the OnePlus One is supposedly getting its OTA in early February. Let's see how that goes..
[url]https://twitter.com/moversi/status/555043345987145730[/url] One M8s are finally starting to see Lollipop rolling out.
Moto where is my Lollipop. You promised you'd be fast :v:
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[QUOTE=brandonsh;46925304]Moto where is my Lollipop. You promised you'd be fast :v:[/QUOTE] Not just Moto but Google themselves are slow, alot of Nexus 5s still don't have Lollipop. Probably waiting to fix the memory leaks.
[QUOTE=Sam Za Nemesis;46925649]Join our [sp]toxic[/sp] hangouts chat as well and [sp]s[/sp]chill with us! PM me your gmail/G+ account name[/QUOTE] We talk about Android and phones and shit
has anyone started thinking that there really isn't that much of a difference between ios and android anymore. My US LG G3 (not updated officially to 5.0 yet) is awesome and all but its starting to feel exactly like the same every phone i get. the last major update i actually use every day is NFC and now apple has it. sure android has custom roms and all that but that will void my warranty and i can potentially break my phone doing it (almost killed my previous phone doing it, the Galaxy note 2.) and even when 5.0 comes out, i still won't get the best version of it because it will be tied to The manufacturer/vendor's stupid shit theme and icons. i also keep hearing how iOS has a actual good game market and stuff too. only thing really holding me back from apple anymore is my google music all access and the apple price tag. edit: oh it is on ios too [URL]https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-play-music/id691797987?mt=8[/URL] so honestly i have no reason except for price tag and losing all my humble bundle games (that i never really play anyway).
[QUOTE=Wii60;46927644]has anyone started thinking that there really isn't that much of a difference between ios and android anymore. My US LG G3 (not updated officially to 5.0 yet) is awesome and all but its starting to feel exactly like the same every phone i get. the last major update i actually use every day is NFC and now apple has it. sure android has custom roms and all that but that will void my warranty and i can potentially break my phone doing it (almost killed my previous phone doing it, the Galaxy note 2.) and even when 5.0 comes out, i still won't get the best version of it because it will be tied to The manufacturer/vendor's stupid shit theme and icons. i also keep hearing how iOS has a actual good game market and stuff too. only thing really holding me back from apple anymore is my google music all access and the apple price tag. edit: oh it is on ios too [URL]https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-play-music/id691797987?mt=8[/URL] so honestly i have no reason except for price tag and losing all my humble bundle games (that i never really play anyway).[/QUOTE] I just switched from iPhone to a Galaxy Alpha, and Android doesn't hold your hand as much. If you're a power user, I'd stay on Android.
man i put a 5.0 rom on my g3 and now my battery life averages about 2 hours sot
[QUOTE=Wii60;46927644]has anyone started thinking that there really isn't that much of a difference between ios and android anymore. [/QUOTE] There is still a difference. iOS is still smoother than Android because it does some image hackery to make it look smooth while Android renders everything more. If you want a smartphone that works with solid apps, stability and camera, go get an iPhone. If you want a smartphone with more variety in terms of hardware and software, go get an Android.
[QUOTE=brandonsh;46925304]Moto where is my Lollipop. You promised you'd be fast :v:[/QUOTE] pure MotoX phones apparently have it, I'm waiting on AT&T which means I'll probably get it when Marshmallow or Nougat comes out
[QUOTE=Wii60;46927644]has anyone started thinking that there really isn't that much of a difference between ios and android anymore. My US LG G3 (not updated officially to 5.0 yet) is awesome and all but its starting to feel exactly like the same every phone i get. the last major update i actually use every day is NFC and now apple has it. sure android has custom roms and all that but that will void my warranty and i can potentially break my phone doing it (almost killed my previous phone doing it, the Galaxy note 2.) and even when 5.0 comes out, i still won't get the best version of it because it will be tied to The manufacturer/vendor's stupid shit theme and icons. i also keep hearing how iOS has a actual good game market and stuff too. only thing really holding me back from apple anymore is my google music all access and the apple price tag. edit: oh it is on ios too [URL]https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-play-music/id691797987?mt=8[/URL] so honestly i have no reason except for price tag and losing all my humble bundle games (that i never really play anyway).[/QUOTE] Android is go big or go home. iOS is fine for most people.
So who here still uses MMS?
Whatsapp/Telegram/Hangouts here. MMS are way too expensive here in Germany, so why not use something that is free* to use. *exception of whatsapps yearly fee
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