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Who here has an Android Phone?

Post by Apoptosis » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:24 pm

Looking for someone to run some benchmark numbers for me...

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Post by FZ1 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:18 pm

Everyone I know that has an Android phone (a handful of people at work) either wish they got an iPhone or are planning to get the Verizon iPhone. All for different reasons.
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Re: Who here has an Android Phone?

Post by bubba » Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:42 pm

I'm leaning towards the Galaxy S or the Driod Bionic (if its out) with my next phone swap in May. I refuse to get an iPhone. I know a couple people with Driod phones, think rat6fink has one now.
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Re: Who here has an Android Phone?

Post by Apoptosis » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:22 pm

shocked no one here had one... oh well, found three people here in STL with them and got the numbers I needed for this - http://legitreviews.com/article/1554/1/
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Post by XstollieX » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:58 pm

Sorry to broke all I got is a cheapy Nokia. I'm not like you Fancy Folks :lol:

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Post by KnightRid » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:49 am

Well give us some time to answer LOL

I have an old Droid Eris which would be SUPER slow in all tests.
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Re: Who here has an Android Phone?

Post by bubba » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:07 am

I'd have one if my contract was ready for re-upping. Its my work phone so I cant get the new phone early, no matter how much I beg :lol:

Have to wait till May :( :lol:
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Re: Who here has an Android Phone?

Post by binabik15 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:24 am

I bought one recently 8)

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Post by Major_A » Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:14 pm

Sorry just saw this, could've run some numbers for you on a HTC EVO 4G, Samsung Epic 4G and a Samsung Intercept (yuck).

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Post by DaddyRabbit » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:14 pm

Playing catch up as well. DroidXd and loving it! :)
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Re: Who here has an Android Phone?

Post by Major_A » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:20 pm

Don't know how much bloatware is installed on your DroidX but I found this.
http://www.dkszone.net/root-droid-x-one ... -2.2-froyo

If nothing else rooting your phone is nice to have Wifi tethering free. No monthly charges.
http://www.appbrain.com/app/wireless-te ... oid.tether

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Post by DaddyRabbit » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:10 pm

Major_A wrote:Don't know how much bloatware is installed on your DroidX but I found this.
http://www.dkszone.net/root-droid-x-one ... -2.2-froyo

If nothing else rooting your phone is nice to have Wifi tethering free. No monthly charges.
http://www.appbrain.com/app/wireless-te ... oid.tether
Yeah, it would be nice to get rid of the crapware that I don't use at all but I just hide it in the app drawer. I use ADB Launcher and thats about it. Not to the point of rooting yet and rarely use the Mobile HotSpot feature. The phone works great so I don't feel a need to take the chance of bricking the phone, can't afford to replace it at full cost :(
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Re: Who here has an Android Phone?

Post by DaddyRabbit » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:15 pm

HarryQ37 wrote:I know of several people who have Androids. I am still have a Blackberry but I plan on upgrading soon. You can do so much more on an Android than any other phone, in my opinion.
Upgraded to the DroidX from a BB Storm. I loved the Blackberry Storm but didn't use most of the networked capabilities. The DroidX blows it out of the water and, after getting used to it, I see what I was missing. My wife (who hates smartphones) upgraded to the DX from her Boulder at my challenge, and is a DroidX addict now :)

It does have it's issues and quirks though and Google does want to own your life and soul (but not in an evil way :snakeman: )
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Re: Who here has an Android Phone?

Post by Major_A » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:31 pm

DaddyRabbit wrote:Yeah, it would be nice to get rid of the crapware that I don't use at all but I just hide it in the app drawer. I use ADB Launcher and thats about it. Not to the point of rooting yet and rarely use the Mobile HotSpot feature. The phone works great so I don't feel a need to take the chance of bricking the phone, can't afford to replace it at full cost :(
Verizon doesn't charge you for the mobile hotspot? Sprint wants $30 a month for the feature. This includes a simple USB tether if my home network craters or I'm out and about with a laptop/netbook. When I first got my Blackberry several years ago Sprint let you wire tether to the net through their network. At some point they found out people were using it so they started charging for it I guess.

This is all kind of moot anyway. The only time I use the net on my phone is when I have a charger handy and a wireless router to connect to. Otherwise if I'm out I tend to turn all the radios off to save my battery. The lone auxiliary port in my car decided to die a year ago and I can't charge the phone in the car.

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Re: Who here has an Android Phone?

Post by DaddyRabbit » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:02 pm

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DaddyRabbit wrote:Yeah, it would be nice to get rid of the crapware that I don't use at all but I just hide it in the app drawer. I use ADB Launcher and thats about it. Not to the point of rooting yet and rarely use the Mobile HotSpot feature. The phone works great so I don't feel a need to take the chance of bricking the phone, can't afford to replace it at full cost :(
Verizon doesn't charge you for the mobile hotspot? Sprint wants $30 a month for the feature. This includes a simple USB tether if my home network craters or I'm out and about with a laptop/netbook. When I first got my Blackberry several years ago Sprint let you wire tether to the net through their network. At some point they found out people were using it so they started charging for it I guess.

This is all kind of moot anyway. The only time I use the net on my phone is when I have a charger handy and a wireless router to connect to. Otherwise if I'm out I tend to turn all the radios off to save my battery. The lone auxiliary port in my car decided to die a year ago and I can't charge the phone in the car.
Yeah its $20 a month but its not a contract. I can use it for a week and its pro-rated so I still don't lose much. The thing is they went to a tiered plan so its not unlimited.

I would only root if I had a wi-fi only Xoom where I could use my Droid as a hotspot.
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Post by Sporg » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:26 pm

I thought there were a couple of different apps that you could buy to get the mobile hot spot without going through the Sprint app. I want to say the one I looked at had a one-time charge of $30 and that was it.

I have an Overdrive 3G/4G hockey puck that goes everywhere I go. That's my hot spot. :mrgreen:
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Post by Major_A » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:36 pm

Possibly so, but when the phone's rooted the app is FREE!!!!!!!! [end enthusiasm]
http://www.appbrain.com/app/wireless-te ... oid.tether
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http://www.appbrain.com/app/barnacle-wi ... m.barnacle
And there are a bunch more but they all have one thing in common "Requires __ROOT__ access".

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Post by Sporg » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:41 pm

Right, rooting makes it free. I don't remember the name of the app that will let you do it without rooting. I'll poke around and see if I can find it again. I've considered rooting it just to get rid of some of the bloat. Although I gotta say this sucker zips along pretty damn fast compared to my previous Android phone and it was fine until I picked up this one.
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Re: Who here has an Android Phone?

Post by Mad_Goku » Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:22 pm

too bad I didn't see this earlier Nate. I have a Droid Incredible with Verizon and plan on getting the Thunderbolt (hopefully on the 10th). I don't know for sure yet as if it's 299 i won't be getting it.
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Re: Who here has an Android Phone?

Post by SunilSamuel » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:41 am

i am sorry, i do not have this expensive phone. its out of range...

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