1. Post #4121
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    garychencool's Avatar
    October 2010
    13,883 Posts
    I love how he says he doesn't have time to root due to school and work, yet he has almost triple the time to spend talking about it on Facepunch

    Only because I was rendering a short film and writing up an essay. I was switching back and forth facepunch a lot, and Reddit.
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  2. Post #4122
    All that white UI on a SAMOLED screen = Double screen power draw
    That's a pretty dumb thing to say, but by reading this post I realized why Android has a black interface.
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  3. Post #4123
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    PyroCF's Avatar
    June 2008
    7,214 Posts
    Has anybody experiences with either the Sony Xperia S or the HTC One S? I can get myself a new phone (byby my dear old Desire) and I'm right now looking at those two.
    The One S is a great phone for the price.
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  4. Post #4124
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    June 2010
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    That's a pretty dumb thing to say, but by reading this post I realized why Android has a black interface.
    Why dumb? He's right. White causes more battery usage on AMOLED screens. If you would use a white UI and 100% brightness, the battery of your Galaxy S2 would be gone within a few hours.
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  5. Post #4125
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    garychencool's Avatar
    October 2010
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    Why dumb? He's right. White causes more battery usage on AMOLED screens. If you would use a white UI and 100% brightness, the battery of your Galaxy S2 would be gone within a few hours.
    Also, using Screen Filter is only useful on AMOLED screens because black on LCD uses more power.

    But it's still better to use in to save my eyes at night.
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  6. Post #4126
    Is, in fact, a real hedgehog.
    Ezhik's Avatar
    April 2009
    14,564 Posts
    So there's this new official CM9 for my Note. All works nice, except... EXCEPT MY FUCKING BROWSERS STILL GET KILLED.
    FUCK
    FUCK
    FUCK
    FUCK
    FUCK
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  7. Post #4127
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    June 2010
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    Do you know if anyone else with a Note experiences that? Because if not, then I'm really thinking this is somekind of a weird hardware defect.
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  8. Post #4128
    Why dumb?
    I was actually referring to my lack of thinking because it was today when I realized the purpose of black UI.
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  9. Post #4129
    Viking Chest hair simulator 2012
    TheDestroyerOfall's Avatar
    June 2009
    2,477 Posts
    I just upgraded from a M835 to a galaxy attain from metro. It's a really nice phone and i've already rooted it, the one thing i don't like is all the adware though.
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  10. Post #4130
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    June 2010
    3,414 Posts
    Ads?
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...?id=org.adaway
    (one of many ad blockers)


    When Google started putting shit-tier ads (LOL MEETUP IN UR CITY?) into Maps, I just had to install this. Now ads are gone everywhere (except angry birds where it sort of glitches).


    Before anyone throws rocks at me for disabling ads - 99% of downloaded apps on my phone are either paid versions or free adless versions. The only exceptions are ROM manager (I never use it anyway, it comes with CM) and Angry Birds Space.
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  11. Post #4131
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    July 2005
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    I just upgraded from a M835 to a galaxy attain from metro. It's a really nice phone and i've already rooted it, the one thing i don't like is all the adware though.
    Use titanium backup to uninstall carrier bloatware and adaway to get rid of in app ads.
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  12. Post #4132
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    November 2007
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    The One S is a great phone for the price.
    It's my favourite right now, but no micro-sd slot and only 16GB of space is what's putting me off right now.
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  13. Post #4133
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    October 2010
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    If 16GB is not enough for you, then the phone might not be right for you. If you have a ton of music that you want to listen to on the go, or watch tv shows/movies then you might want more space.

    I watch a ton, that's why I have a 32gb MicroSD card.
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  14. Post #4134
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    June 2008
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    If 16GB is not enough for you, then the phone might not be right for you. If you have a ton of music that you want to listen to on the go, or watch tv shows/movies then you might want more space.

    I watch a ton, that's why I have a 32gb MicroSD card.
    It comes with 25Gb dropbox storage
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  15. Post #4135
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    November 2007
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    If 16GB is not enough for you, then the phone might not be right for you. If you have a ton of music that you want to listen to on the go, or watch tv shows/movies then you might want more space.

    I watch a ton, that's why I have a 32gb MicroSD card.
    If I think about it, so far I was able to cope with 8gb But I would like to get some more games on it, so my space requirements would go up fast.
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  16. Post #4136
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    April 2009
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    I have 26.79GB of music. My SD card is pretty much all music.
    At this rate I'll have to buy an iPod.
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  17. Post #4137
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    October 2010
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    It comes with 25Gb dropbox storage
    Mobile Data Bandwidth limits? I wouldn't stream music off DropBox or any other online cloud storage, even if I did have unlimited 3G/4G, etc.

    25GB of DropBox or not, I wouldn't really like being stuck with only 16GB, IMO.

    Edited:

    If I think about it, so far I was able to cope with 8gb But I would like to get some more games on it, so my space requirements would go up fast.
    You might end up regretting not getting any other phone with microSD card expansion) because of the limited space. The One S is still an amazing phone, but if you need/want/might want the storage, I would recommend the Xperia S because it has more space to begin with.

    Also, mobile games (well, the 3D ones) are getting better and better, and larger, requiring more space and CPU/RAM/phone resources. Both have high end specs, so it can handle these games.

    TL;DR: I would recommend any other phone strictly because of the microSD card expansion option. Or the Xperia S over the One S since it has more internal storage space.
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  18. Post #4138
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    November 2007
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    Mobile Data Bandwidth limits? I wouldn't stream music off DropBox or any other online cloud storage, even if I did have unlimited 3G/4G, etc.

    25GB of DropBox or not, I wouldn't really like being stuck with only 16GB, IMO.

    Edited:



    You might end up regretting not getting the Xperia S (or any other phone with microSD card expansion) because of the limited space. The One S is still an amazing phone, but if you need/want/might want the storage, I would recommend the Xperia S (or any other phone with microSD card expansion).

    Also, mobile games (well, the 3D ones) are getting better and better, and larger, requiring more space and CPU/RAM/phone resources. Both have high end specs, so it can handle these games.

    TL;DR: I would recommend the Xperia S strictly because of the microSD card expansion option.
    Alright, thanks for the advice.
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  19. Post #4139
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    June 2008
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    Xperia S has bloody awful navigation buttons.
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  20. Post #4140
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    November 2007
    6,644 Posts
    Xperia S has bloody awful navigation buttons.
    You mean the physical ones?
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  21. Post #4141
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    October 2010
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    Xperia S has bloody awful navigation buttons.
    It's not really bad...



    (it's a big pic, open to see it larger)
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  22. Post #4142
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    March 2010
    586 Posts

    Redesigned the engadget app because the current one looks like a lazy iOS port
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  23. Post #4143
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    October 2008
    8,370 Posts
    Why do you even read Engadget, it's biased as fuck.

    Edited:

    It's not really bad...



    (it's a big pic, open to see it larger)
    I thought it was but, but not THAT bad. Design over functionality, I hate it.
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  24. Post #4144
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    January 2006
    3,126 Posts
    How could I use the MIUI Metro icon pack without having MIUI
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  25. Post #4145
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    leontodd's Avatar
    January 2009
    4,491 Posts
    I thought it was but, but not THAT bad. Design over functionality, I hate it.
    Maybe the button are a little silly, but it looks like a fully functional phone to me.
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  26. Post #4146
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    October 2010
    13,883 Posts


    I thought it was but, but not THAT bad. Design over functionality, I hate it.
    It seem's like it has both design and functionality...
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  27. Post #4147
    RAPISTS ARE OPPRESSED
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    April 2011
    12,403 Posts
    Pledged for a pebble e-paper watch, now wait for it to come!
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  28. Post #4148
    Is, in fact, a real hedgehog.
    Ezhik's Avatar
    April 2009
    14,564 Posts
    Why do you even read Engadget, it's biased as fuck.
    I dunno, I find Engadget fine. Much better than Gizmodo, at least.
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  29. Post #4149
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    July 2009
    2,868 Posts
    Has anybody experiences with either the Sony Xperia S or the HTC One S? I can get myself a new phone (byby my dear old Desire) and I'm right now looking at those two.
    PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DON'T GET THE XPERIA S

    The Hayabusa is coming out and will make the Xperia S pointless. The One S is the way to go if you really want a phone right now.

    Edited:

    God miui is so pretty.

    Sense feels better, IMO.
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  30. Post #4150
    You guys hear about the Ubuntu+Android desktop integration? It would work like Webtop does. I think that's really cool and can help professionals in the work place, just general fun if you want to hook up your phone to stream something on somebody's TV or computer, and to generate publicity for Ubuntu.
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  31. Post #4151
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    June 2009
    8,971 Posts
    Did you hear that some guys remade android on C# instead of Dalvik?
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  32. Post #4152
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    January 2006
    3,126 Posts
    So I was trying mass delete all contacts in my phone book and ICS doesn't have an option for that from what I saw so I deleted Contacts storage in Titanium backup.
    Now I can't enter my contacts.
    I got AppExtractor and took the apps out that CWM backed up before I changed to Cyanogen and I reinstalled Contacts and it still wont work I get the android.process.acore stopped working error.
    I know your meant to clear the cache to solve it but this isn't fixing it for me
    Any ideas?
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  33. Post #4153
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    June 2010
    3,414 Posts
    Pledged for a pebble e-paper watch, now wait for it to come!
    Dude. Review. I'm really interested in one of those.
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  34. Post #4154
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    January 2009
    436 Posts
    Did you hear that some guys remade android on C# instead of Dalvik?
    Sauce? This looks really interesting.
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  35. Post #4155
    Viking Chest hair simulator 2012
    TheDestroyerOfall's Avatar
    June 2009
    2,477 Posts
    Use titanium backup to uninstall carrier bloatware and adaway to get rid of in app ads.
    Thank. you. So. Much. It went down from 144mb of ram free, to 215mb and it should considerably increase the horrid battery life.
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  36. Post #4156
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    May 2008
    6,724 Posts
    Did you hear that some guys remade android on C# instead of Dalvik?
    Port everything now
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  37. Post #4157
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    July 2009
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    I have a feeling that Dalvik is the reason why Android has some performance issues.

    Edited:

    For everything else, there's Android NDK.

    Edited:

    That's a pretty dumb thing to say, but by reading this post I realized why Android has a black interface.
    It also helps when you have to check your phone in a dark room by not searing your retinas.
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  38. Post #4158
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    October 2006
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    All that white UI on a SAMOLED screen = Double screen power draw
    It's not like I'll be looking at the settings screen the whole time. I'm more worried about the white gapps as that's used far more often.
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  39. Post #4159
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  40. Post #4160
    Is there any reason to use a screen protector on a phone with Gorilla Glass?
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