1. Post #4961
    Phyxius's Avatar
    January 2009
    436 Posts
    Turn your screen brightness all the way down (if you haven't already). If you look on the batter usage statistics, the single biggest user of battery (especially for SAMOLED devices) is the screen. Also, if you have low cell signal, turn 3g data off.
    Also, JuiceDefender is an awesome app that will extend you battery life A LOT.
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  2. Post #4962
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    Xion12's Avatar
    October 2006
    2,207 Posts
    Another way to make sure you are getting the most of your phones battery is to turn it off and charge it for one night. My mom's Incredible had a huge problem with the battery until she did this.
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  3. Post #4963
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    SGTNAPALM's Avatar
    October 2007
    22,221 Posts
    I am officially never buying Samsung again.
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  4. Post #4964
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  5. Post #4965
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    aVoN's Avatar
    December 2005
    2,880 Posts
    Another way to make sure you are getting the most of your phones battery is to turn it off and charge it for one night. My mom's Incredible had a huge problem with the battery until she did this.
    This is similar to calibrating your battery. The device simply needs to know where to charge too max. So you charge first with Android started up, unplug, shutdown android, charge it while being off again and boot up. Now the battery should be calibrated. But it is not an effect of the battery itself, since Li-Ion batterys do not show this behaviour.
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  6. Post #4966
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    nicatronTg's Avatar
    July 2009
    4,703 Posts
    CM7 on my Incredible is running like butter so far. I have Lookout(for no good reason) installed, and literally, the notifications are instantly "Blah is safe..." before it even can say scanning.
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  7. Post #4967
    roar
    Calkkuna's Avatar
    January 2008
    13,299 Posts
    Tried CM7 on my Desire Z, it lagged a bit and home, back etc. buttons didn't work.
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  8. Post #4968
    kill yourself
    Skanic's Avatar
    May 2008
    4,121 Posts
    CM7 works fine on my phone :D
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  9. Post #4969
    roar
    Calkkuna's Avatar
    January 2008
    13,299 Posts
    http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/19/s...c-in-february/

    Cool, can't wait to see what kinda supafoun the next Galaxy S will be.
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  10. Post #4970
    Ignhelper's Avatar
    November 2009
    10,305 Posts
    Does Pandora radio works outside US?

    Also, planning to get rid of my milestone after this year. Anyone know what upcoming phone I should get? I need one that doesn't overheats like shitty milestone, and have a big screen, and a good CPU.

    Also, someone tell me what's so good about Cyanogen mod. Using Launcherpro currently, but what benefits are there? Is it really worth it to change for my milestone?
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  11. Post #4971
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    roflcakes's Avatar
    July 2005
    2,960 Posts
    Does Pandora radio works outside US?

    Also, planning to get rid of my milestone after this year. Anyone know what upcoming phone I should get? I need one that doesn't overheats like shitty milestone, and have a big screen, and a good CPU.

    Also, someone tell me what's so good about Cyanogen mod. Using Launcherpro currently, but what benefits are there? Is it really worth it to change for my milestone?
    Nope. My younger brother discovered this much to his frustration after basically fabricating an entire American identity in an attempt to get it to work.

    Wait until all the super-duper CES phones hit the market. You'll have to wait 3-6 months for them, but it'll be so worth it.

    In my experience, Cyannogen added a bunch of little features that I felt were missing from vanilla (Like a lockscreen slider that takes you straight to your messaging app of choice and power control widget style toggles in the notification menu) and improved the performance of my ageing device somewhat. Try it out, I guess. You've got nothing to lose.
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  12. Post #4972
    Is, in fact, a real hedgehog.
    Ezhik's Avatar
    April 2009
    14,494 Posts
    Check out this shirt my dad got for me :3:
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  13. Post #4973
    Dennab
    November 2010
    4,519 Posts
    If they do those in black, I'm having one!
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  14. Post #4974
    PiXeN's Avatar
    April 2009
    1,005 Posts
    By the way, who's taking the next thread ?
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  15. Post #4975
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    PyroCF's Avatar
    June 2008
    7,209 Posts
    Need a big update to OP pictures.
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  16. Post #4976
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    aVoN's Avatar
    December 2005
    2,880 Posts
    Tried CM7 on my Desire Z, it lagged a bit and home, back etc. buttons didn't work.
    Yeah, that's why it's only Nightly at the moment. I'm looking forward for the final version (for my normal Desire), where most bugs are sorted out.
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  17. Post #4977
    Is, in fact, a real hedgehog.
    Ezhik's Avatar
    April 2009
    14,494 Posts
    If they do those in black, I'm having one!
    My dad owns a company that prints on t-shirts, caps, and whatever :P.
    So if you know how to ship something from Russia to wherever you live in, send me a PM.
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  18. Post #4978
    roar
    Calkkuna's Avatar
    January 2008
    13,299 Posts
    Yeah, that's why it's only Nightly at the moment. I'm looking forward for the final version (for my normal Desire), where most bugs are sorted out.
    I had the same problem with CM6 though, but there was a fix for it.
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  19. Post #4979
    Creator of Exsto
    Prefan's Avatar
    January 2009
    1,049 Posts
    My battery life is terrible with my Epic. Usually I make it to the end of the day with 20ish charge left. I'm afraid to mess around with my phone during the day. If I browse through a few of my apps I can make a big chunk of my battery drain in a few minutes.
    My Fascinate dies around 2 or 3 PM, with no use at all during the day.
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  20. Post #4980

    June 2010
    314 Posts
    What happend to paying with Paypal on the android market in 2010.
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  21. Post #4981
    Phyxius's Avatar
    January 2009
    436 Posts
    The same thing that happened to Froyo on the Fascinate.
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  22. Post #4982
    gerbile5's Avatar
    August 2010
    2,992 Posts
    do all android phones have mobile hot spot apps for them? i am looking for an android phone and the mobile hotspot would be perfect with my laptop.
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  23. Post #4983
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    psychomidget's Avatar
    November 2005
    404 Posts
    do all android phones have mobile hot spot apps for them? i am looking for an android phone and the mobile hotspot would be perfect with my laptop.
    Froyo comes with tethering built-in, otherwise there are a few good apps, but you have to root first to use them

    Also, I was wondering if anyone knew of any good swf viewing apps that allow you to use a keyboard?
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  24. Post #4984
    Phyxius's Avatar
    January 2009
    436 Posts
    There aren't any. It's an inherent limitation in flash mobile (fuck you Adobe, maybe I want to play flash games that don't involve dragging shit with my finger).
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  25. Post #4985
    ArctixFawx's Avatar
    August 2010
    900 Posts
    I hate my phone, Samsung makes the worst phones.
    Worst part is that I'm stuck with it and Sprint until 2012.
    GREAT.
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  26. Post #4986
    A Self Condescending Title
    Xion12's Avatar
    October 2006
    2,207 Posts
    It's not so bad.
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  27. Post #4987
    Next thread's OP needs to be updated on a daily basis. Not like the OP for this thread.
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  28. Post #4988
    Gold Member
    Jallen's Avatar
    December 2007
    7,578 Posts
    I hate my phone, Samsung makes the worst phones.
    Worst part is that I'm stuck with it and Sprint until 2012.
    GREAT.
    What exactly is wrong with samsung phones?
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  29. Post #4989
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    PyroCF's Avatar
    June 2008
    7,209 Posts
    What exactly is wrong with samsung phones?
    Apart from official updates.
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  30. Post #4990
    Voted WORST Gold Member 2012
    Killuah's Avatar
    August 2005
    15,480 Posts
    But they are on 2.2 in Europe...

    Edited:

    Oh I dont know, a 7" Android tablet would sit nicely in my bag, ready to be used when I need it. To be completely honest I find netbooks a bit of a pain.
    The trackpad and keyboards are ususaly crap. I would rather just use an on screen one. Not to mention it will run well. Unlike a netbook trying to run windows 7.
    But my netbook is running windows 7 quite fine. it even has a longer battery life now than with XP.
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  31. Post #4991
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    Robber's Avatar
    January 2006
    6,141 Posts
    I really don't get all the hate for Samsung. Motorola didn't update their Milestone to 2.2 and that's muuuch older (still released with Eclair though) and has a locked bootloader.
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  32. Post #4992
    PiXeN's Avatar
    April 2009
    1,005 Posts
    What happend to paying with Paypal on the android market in 2010.
    Paypal sucks and google checkout means monies for google.
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  33. Post #4993
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    Orange-Soda's Avatar
    October 2005
    713 Posts
    Got my Google Nexus S today.

    It's so awesome!
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  34. Post #4994

    June 2010
    314 Posts
    Paypal sucks and google checkout means monies for google.
    Not if they ignore alot of potentional customers that cba to get a creditcard just because one company refuses to support multiple payment methods.

    I really don't see the benefits of creditcards, basically you pay money, but instead of it being withdrawn from your bank account, it just adds debt to the creditcard and you have to pay the credit card company? This only adds the possibility to spend money you don't have, which isn't a good idea to begin with.
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  35. Post #4995
    DrKinkyKinkles's Avatar
    May 2010
    916 Posts
    I hate my phone, Samsung makes the worst phones.
    Worst part is that I'm stuck with it and Sprint until 2012.
    GREAT.
    Install custom ROMs and you won't hate your phone.
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  36. Post #4996
    Jacko2007's Avatar
    April 2007
    534 Posts
    Finally got my HTC Magic out of the boot loop it got stuck in. Got it running official Vodafone 2.2.1, it's only taken me a month.
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  37. Post #4997
    kill yourself
    Protocol7's Avatar
    June 2006
    25,961 Posts
    Not if they ignore alot of potentional customers that cba to get a creditcard just because one company refuses to support multiple payment methods.

    I really don't see the benefits of creditcards, basically you pay money, but instead of it being withdrawn from your bank account, it just adds debt to the creditcard and you have to pay the credit card company? This only adds the possibility to spend money you don't have, which isn't a good idea to begin with.
    Debit card + Bank Account = exactly like PayPal

    You can get a PayPal debit card too
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  38. Post #4998
    Bus Driver
    Demache's Avatar
    December 2009
    8,151 Posts
    Not if they ignore alot of potentional customers that cba to get a creditcard just because one company refuses to support multiple payment methods.

    I really don't see the benefits of creditcards, basically you pay money, but instead of it being withdrawn from your bank account, it just adds debt to the creditcard and you have to pay the credit card company? This only adds the possibility to spend money you don't have, which isn't a good idea to begin with.
    Brotip: Debit cards behave exactly like credit cards. Except they actually take money away from your bank account.
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  39. Post #4999
    gerbile5's Avatar
    August 2010
    2,992 Posts
    What android phone should i get? I have Verizon as a carrier. The only thing I need is the mobile hotspot thing
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  40. Post #5000
    Phyxius's Avatar
    January 2009
    436 Posts
    Fascinate is the fastest by far, but has the worst support update-wise.
    Droid 2 if you want a keyboard.

    I'd recommend you wait for new Tegra 2 phones from CES, though.
    (Dual core, 1gb RAM, etc)
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