• Android Thread V4 - Got money? Samsung Galaxy S II. No money? ZTE Blade.
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[QUOTE=TehWhale;33203278]Galaxy Nexus or Droid Razr, cannot decide. The only thing the Galaxy Nexus has going for it really is Android 4.0[/QUOTE] NFC, 720p Super AMOLED display (which is generally better received than SLCD or IPS), ICS is optimised for OMAP processors, FAST camera, ergonomic design, lack of hardware buttons, dock connector (yet to see anything good coming out of this yet, but if there's a car dock that'd be a sure winner) Plus stock Android, inevitable dev community and timely updates Droid RAZR is stuck with Motorola's skin, bloatware, I've heard that whilst incredibly thin, is really wide and tall
HTC Ville is out with a concept render, interesting specs too. [URL]http://www.bgr.com/2011/11/09/htc-ville-detailed-htc-sense-4-0-ice-cream-sandwich-thinner-than-iphone/[/URL] [IMG]http://www-bgr-com.vimg.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/HTC-Ville-BGR.jpg[/IMG] We just got the scoop on another brand new HTC handset, which will be part of the company’s Mobile World Congress announcements alongside the HTC Edge we detailed yesterday. The HTC Ville (codename) is set to launch in April with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and, for the first time, HTC Sense 4.0. The smartphone will feature a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display, and is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon Series 4 processor. In addition to those specifications, the HTC Ville will house an 8-megapixel backside-illuminated camera, just like the one on the HTC Edge, with 1080p HD video capture support. We’re told the handset won’t feature NFC due to the metal construction of the case, and it will be less than 8mm thick, we understand. Lastly, it will be a HSPA+ device powered by a 1,650 mAh battery, and of course Beats audio processing will be included as well. Ugh. I think it's pretty important that it has LTE since it's a Snapdragon S4, a 2000 mAh battery would be nice, 1280x720 4.5 inch display would be better seeing as how the Galaxy Nexus already has one. I'd be okay with around 9-10 mm thickness, and just a soft-touch plastic construction that would make it lighter and make it possible to have NFC. Goddammit, this better be a mid-range device and HTC pulls another Evo 4G out of their hat with a 4.5 inch 720p SAMOLED or S-LCD2 or AH-IPS, 1.7 GHz Snapdragon S4, LTE, HSPA+, EDGE/GPRS/GSM, 1.5 GB-2GB of RAM, 16 GB internal NAND with microSD, 2000 mAh battery, 9 mm thick, NFC, ICS, less than 135g mass, unlocked bootloader from the very start with full source code for bootloaders, radio NVRAM, and for their ROMs/kernels. For bootloaders and radio NVRAM access I suppose they could create a system in which people have to sign NDAs or something similar in order to gain access to it if there is something critically important about them that needs to be kept secret, but otherwise it should be as open a phone as possible for development of all kinds.
I really don't like the design of the Galaxy Nexus though. The curved screen and the ugly camera position and back looks really cheaply made.
Ok so at&t are offering 2 new phones HTC vivid for $199 and the Galaxy SII skyrocket for 250 that are right now the only 4g LTE phones on the network. How do these compare to the galaxy SII?
[QUOTE=Ins4ne;33208857]Ok so at&t are offering 2 new phones HTC vivid for $199 and the Galaxy SII skyrocket for 250 that are right now the only 4g LTE phones on the network. How do these compare to the galaxy SII?[/QUOTE] The only advantage is that they have LTE. The Skyrocket will have less dev support (porting from i9100 will be a bitch, the i777 is easily ported with button remap and i777 kernel/modem.), less performance, less battery life, lower DPI, and is just all around meh. I'm going to get the i777 on Saturday, the HTC Vivid has serious problems and the Skyrocket is just meh.
[QUOTE=TehWhale;33208422]I really don't like the design of the Galaxy Nexus though. The curved screen and the ugly camera position and back looks really cheaply made.[/QUOTE] It seems to look a lot better in real life than in the marketing photos, watch any video, eg. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBushsDO2-U&feature=feedlik[/media] Also I'm skeptical as to how many stock applications (which have all been vastly improved for ICS, eg. launcher, contacts) will make it onto non-nexus phones Plus CRT-off
[QUOTE=Hunt3r.j2;33208901]The only advantage is that they have LTE. The Skyrocket will have less dev support (porting from i9100 will be a bitch, the i777 is easily ported with button remap and i777 kernel/modem.), less performance, less battery life, lower DPI, and is just all around meh. I'm going to get the i777 on Saturday, the HTC Vivid has serious problems and the Skyrocket is just meh.[/QUOTE] so you suggest I go for the sII?
[QUOTE=psychomidget;33208919]It seems to look a lot better in real life than in the marketing photos, watch any video, eg. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBushsDO2-U&feature=feedlik[/media] Also I'm skeptical as to how many stock applications (which have all been vastly improved for ICS, eg. launcher, contacts) will make it onto non-nexus phones Plus CRT-off[/QUOTE]Mmm, it really does. The back of the phone is still pretty bad-looking. But it looks a lot better in this review than I thought it would look. I might actually get this instead now... but there's still no US release date from what I've heard, and it might be delayed.
[QUOTE=Ins4ne;33208955]so you suggest I go for the sII?[/QUOTE] If you're going to root/flash ROMs, get the i777, not the Skyrocket. I will guarantee you the i777 will get an ICS port first.
Did first Tegra 2 devices have any problems with compatibility and stuff like that? And were they worse than the T2 devices which came out later? I am going to buy Asus prime and I am not sure if it's worth it
[QUOTE=superstepa;33209507]Did first Tegra 2 devices have any problems with compatibility and stuff like that? And were they worse than the T2 devices which came out later? I am going to buy Asus prime and I am not sure if it's worth it[/QUOTE] I think the only Tegra 2 device that had any major problems was the LG Optimus 2X, and that was likely because LG was rushing to be the first to get a dual-core phone out onto the market, and their software support is generally terrible anyway Asus' software support for the TF has been fantastic so if there are any issues early on, I'm pretty confident that Asus will be quick to roll out patches
Damn, I wish Galaxy S II had the sexy 720p display from the Nexus Prime...
Well since my contract with sprint ended I was thinking of switching to verizon and get the Galaxy SII, but when I go there they don't carry it and tell me to get the Droid Charge. I want the Galaxy SII, what to do? Go back to sprint?
[QUOTE=Ezhik;33209754]Damn, I wish Galaxy S II had the sexy 720p display from the Nexus Prime...[/QUOTE] I wish they rolled out the Galaxy S2 HD without LTE and a 1.4 GHz Exynos instead. [editline]9th November 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=BeanerBanditv2;33210667]Well since my contract with sprint ended I was thinking of switching to verizon and get the Galaxy SII, but when I go there they don't carry it and tell me to get the Droid Charge. I want the Galaxy SII, what to do? Go back to sprint?[/QUOTE] Either Sprint or AT&T for the GSII, Verizon for the Galaxy Nexus. [editline]9th November 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=garychencool;33201451]The actual app is on the android market, its just that android market won't update it, becauseI didn't buy it :v:[/QUOTE] You're just shit out of luck, the Market only lets you update free apps or apps that you've purchased through the Market.
Nexus comes out the 17th right? If so will it be better than the SII? Or on par?
[QUOTE=BeanerBanditv2;33211501]Nexus comes out the 17th right? If so will it be better than the SII? Or on par?[/QUOTE]17th in the UK, 21st in the US (Speculation, not official), and it will be better.
[QUOTE=BeanerBanditv2;33211501]Nexus comes out the 17th right? If so will it be better than the SII? Or on par?[/QUOTE] The GPU will be slower, CPU equivalent, screen is better, camera isn't as high megapixel but remember megapixels are not the determiner of photo quality, no microSD slot compared to the SII, battery is better. Basically, how much do you value absolute speed? If you don't care about that as much, go with the Galaxy Nexus for sure. [editline]9th November 2011[/editline] GSII will undoubtedly lag behind in official updates.
Not to sure about the buttons being on-screen
[QUOTE=FlashFireSix;33212377]Not to sure about the buttons being on-screen[/QUOTE]controlled by the software, has the ability to change the icons, also can be removed and images and video can take up the whole screen if needed!
In case this hasn't been posted, Sim City Deluxe has now been released for Android by EA. I was always a bit jealous that Apple had that.. now we do too!
[QUOTE=JeffAndersen;33212680]In case this hasn't been posted, Sim City Deluxe has now been released for Android by EA. I was always a bit jealous that Apple had that.. now we do too![/QUOTE] It's not really Sim City. You can't even build your own city... [QUOTE=garychencool;33201451]The actual app is on the android market, its just that android market won't update it, becauseI didn't buy it :v:[/QUOTE] Then how about you stop being a cheap fuck and buy it?
I had the good fortune last night to test Samsungs latest Galaxy lineup. Galaxy Note is going to be sweeeet
[QUOTE=TehWhale;33212426]controlled by the software, has the ability to change the icons, also can be removed and images and video can take up the whole screen if needed![/QUOTE] But what if an application fucks up and won't let you press the buttons?
[QUOTE=a-k-t-w;33213221]But what if an application fucks up and won't let you press the buttons?[/QUOTE] You're fucked :v:
[QUOTE=a-k-t-w;33213221]But what if an application fucks up and won't let you press the buttons?[/QUOTE]I don't think that ever happened on Honeycomb tabs, so it'll probably be fine. One thing I'm interested in is how will the Menu button work? It was eliminated from the Nexus Prime, but a lot of apps still use it. How will it work on Ice Cream Sandwich
[QUOTE=Ezhik;33213586]I don't think that ever happened on Honeycomb tabs, so it'll probably be fine. One thing I'm interested in is how will the Menu button work? It was eliminated from the Nexus Prime, but a lot of apps still use it. How will it work on Ice Cream Sandwich[/QUOTE] It's a soft button...
[QUOTE=Robber;33213708]It's a soft button...[/QUOTE]Huh? Will it just appear onscreen on old apps?
FUCK THE NEXUS AND NOTE, GET THIS [IMG]http://cdn.pocketnow.com/html/portal/news/0000019911//samsunggalaxysii-pinklg.jpg[/IMG] LG ICS phone [IMG]http://cdn.pocketnow.com/html/portal/news/0000019906//LG-Mophie-ICS.jpg[/IMG]
Guys, what's the best phone I can get for $230, maybe $290 stretching it a little? I'm looking for an Android to replace my dumbphone next month because it's already falling apart. Don't care at all for the camera, wifi thetering, AMOLED or anything like that. As long as it's over 320x480, rootable and plays games decently then I'm okay with it.
Opinions on the LG Optimus X2? It's more powerful hardware than the SGSII and I want to cyanogen it anyway, combined with the low price it looks like a great deal for someone who doesn't mind flashing firmware. Any negatives?
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