• Android thread V-faze is the epitome of fanboy who does nothing but moan and insult people.
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[release] Google once considered issuing its own currency, to be called Google Bucks, company Chairman Eric Schmidt said on stage in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress Tuesday. At the end of his keynote speech, Schmidt hit on a wide array of topics in response to audience questions. "We've had various proposals to have our own currency we were going to call Google Bucks," Schmidt said. The idea was to implement a "peer-to-peer money" system. However, Google discovered that the concept is illegal in most areas, he said. Governments are typically wary of the potential for money laundering with such proposals. "Ultimately we decided we didn't want to get into that because of these issues," Schmidt said. He also hinted that Google might be preparing for a battle in China once its acquisition of Motorola is complete. "Google's been willing to take on China pretty well," he said, in response to a question about whether Google expected to continue to ignore theft of Motorola intellectual property in China, as Motorola has been doing. The acquisition hasn't closed yet, Schmidt noted. "We've taken a pretty strong position on IP. We are well aware of the issues and we are considering your question," he said. Google is still waiting for some government approvals of its proposed acquisition of Motorola. Schmidt, who showed off the new Chrome browser that runs on Ice Cream Sandwich devices, said he expects Android smartphones to continue to get cheaper. Ice Cream Sandwich is the newest version of the Android OS. "We have many partners who are working on phones that will be in the $100 to $150 range," he said. Their goal is to reach $70. While Android phones may sell in the U.S. at about $150 with a two-year contract, they are often several hundred dollars without a contract. Schmidt also said he hopes that some companies that are using Android but not adopting any Google products will change their minds. Products like Amazon's Kindle Fire use Android, which is available through an open-source license, but don't include the Android Market or other apps that make money for Google. "We hope that people who decided not to use the Android Market will see they'll be more successful if they do so, but it's their choice," he said. After making prepared remarks that described a future where Internet access becomes a great leveler for even the most disadvantaged and oppressed people, Schmidt sounded only slightly apologetic to one questioner from Iran. The audience member noted that while Gmail is sometimes blocked by the Iranian government, Google itself blocks Android and Chrome from Iran. He asked Schmidt to remove that block. "The answer is no, I'm sorry," Schmidt said. Due to U.S. policy, Google isn't able to allow those products, he said. "We can't violate U.S. law. I'm with you, but in prison there's no bandwidth," he joked.[/release] [url]http://www.itworld.com/networking/254124/google-once-considered-issuing-currency[/url] I bet faze would had walk into a Apple store and throw his google currency all over the floor
[QUOTE=shian;34925717]I bet faze would had walk into a Apple store and throw his google currency all over the floor[/QUOTE] Shirtless with a giant Android tattoo on his body. With his nipples used as Androids eyes.
[QUOTE=iCole;34925828]Shirtless with a giant Android tattoo on his body. With his nipples used as Androids eyes.[/QUOTE] And a paper cut out of the android pasted over his crotch
[QUOTE=iCole;34924654] On the other hand, I fail to see why would people want to listen to music on youtube. Most of the videos have changed pitch/speed to avoid getting taken down by youtube takedown bot[/QUOTE] No other way of listening to a specific song at the moment is pretty much the only reason. I don't know of anything like Spotify for Android. Weird though, I haven't noticed any changes in the songs I've listened to. There's not many, admittedly, but it might be the fact that listening from Youtube usually happens in a car.
[QUOTE=Muntu;34926382]No other way of listening to a specific song at the moment is pretty much the only reason. I don't know of anything like Spotify for Android. Weird though, I haven't noticed any changes in the songs I've listened to. There's not many, admittedly, but it might be the fact that listening from Youtube usually happens in a car.[/QUOTE] Grooveshark is pretty good, and I [I]think[/I] there's a grooveshark app.
[QUOTE=Chris220;34926393]Grooveshark is pretty good, and I [I]think[/I] there's a grooveshark app.[/QUOTE] Found one called Tinyshark. Apparently missed Robber's post earlier. Thank you guys, seems like just the app I need!
I'll post it again: Get Tinyshark. It has more music than Youtube and is free. Edit: Oh, the irony. Now I didn't see Muntu's post :v:
ICS on my Asus transformer Smooth and sexy Also noticed that they now have spelling check built in they will underline words and you can hold down on it for spelling suggestions. [editline]29th February 2012[/editline] Stock browser, facepunch ticker works really well now, it is not smooth, but it updates constantly [editline]29th February 2012[/editline] Only complaint so far is that it does not show the charge of the dock battery
I hate how I can't use my music player to make songs into my ringtones.
[QUOTE=shian;34925717] I bet faze would had walk into a Apple store and throw his google currency all over the floor[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=iCole;34925828]Shirtless with a giant Android tattoo on his body. With his nipples used as Androids eyes.[/QUOTE] [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/auAIN.png[/IMG]
1) Sell that to an art museum 2) Get a good Android phone :v:
[QUOTE=iCole;34927877]1) Sell that to an art museum 2) Get a good Android phone :v:[/QUOTE] okay, I'll try :P
garychencool is the van Gogh of our time
That Comic Sans is making me cry. :c
Gawd damn it, I just found out that imgur has a limit of 225 images... Well the first one's were just screenshots of them music players for Android. Damn it, I won't be able to access some images URLs then... [url]http://imgur.com/register/upgrade[/url] $23.95/yr, OMG. And PayPal ONLY... :suicide:
create another free account?
Shake to swap song on CM9 music player is really bad
mmm google chrome for android, facepunch has no typing lag at all [editline]29th February 2012[/editline] oh cool, if there are multiple hyperlinks close together and you hold down, it will make a zoomed in window so that you can actually hit the right one
[QUOTE=SSBMX;34928795]mmm google chrome for android, facepunch has no typing lag at all [editline]29th February 2012[/editline] oh cool, if there are multiple hyperlinks close together and you hold down, it will make a zoomed in window so that you can actually hit the right one[/QUOTE] Ye the chrome browser is so nice, it has a few issues but I have not had a single crash on it yet.
So i managed to get my "broken" SGS to work. Any reccomnded ROMs/Kernels?
[QUOTE=iCole;34928514]create another free account?[/QUOTE] I could do that but then it would be very unorganized.
[QUOTE=garychencool;34929758]I could do that but then it would be very unorganized.[/QUOTE] Use dropbox
Doesn't drop box block access when too many people are accessing it?
[QUOTE=garychencool;34930219]Doesn't drop box block access when too many people are accessing it?[/QUOTE] It has a bandwith limit, yes.
[QUOTE=mobrockers2;34930948]It has a bandwith limit, yes.[/QUOTE] So posting a bb code image on lmao pics would get to that bandwidth limit pretty fast right?
[QUOTE=garychencool;34931226]So posting a bb code image on lmao pics would get to that bandwidth limit pretty fast right?[/QUOTE] Depends on the size of the image, and the number of people that visit lmao pics. I don't know, only one way to find out.
[QUOTE=mobrockers2;34931290]Depends on the size of the image, and the number of people that visit lmao pics. I don't know, only one way to find out.[/QUOTE] I've seen some pics where the file was missing or something, probably dropbox pausing the access.
Seriously Galaxy Nexus, WTF? [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/23624375/Screenshot_2012-02-29-13-27-57.png[/img]
I'm probably the only person who self hosts images... It's actually easier on Android because images auto sync once I've taken them.
[QUOTE=Gubru;34931459]Seriously Galaxy Nexus, WTF? [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/23624375/Screenshot_2012-02-29-13-27-57.png[/img][/QUOTE] *Data corrupted*
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