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Old 17th June 2012   #7901
well is itdonor
Had a play with an S3 today briefly and although the hardware is nice, touchwizz is a fucking train wreck. If it were to have CM9 then it would be quite nice.
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Old 17th June 2012   #7902
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I'm using a different launcher on my S3, but some of the underneath touchwizz stuff is nice, if a little pointless.
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Old 17th June 2012   #7903
M A X
 
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Hmm now I want ICS. Tempted to install an alpha version of CM9 on my Desire Z. How buggy can it be...?
Using one from JIB sandwich, on my Z. little bit buggy, but ICS is so awesome. I'm going to try another one from Andromadus which is supposed to be quite stable.
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Old 17th June 2012   #7904
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The one I was using was buggy, laggy, and glitchy, but I've just found beta 13 by Jerl so I'm trying that.

I was also having a Gmail issue where it wasn't syncing despite having sync on. However there was no uninstall option for Gmail so didn't seem to be a way of fixing it.
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Old 17th June 2012   #7905
well is itdonor
This might point you in the right direction...

http://www.xda-developers.com/androi...-galaxy-s-iii/
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Old 19th June 2012   #7906
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Well my S3 finally turned up! The blue does look better than the white imho.

Now that I have more than 100meg of storage (old Nexus 1), what are the best apps to get ?
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Old 19th June 2012   #7907
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Using one from JIB sandwich, on my Z. little bit buggy, but ICS is so awesome. I'm going to try another one from Andromadus which is supposed to be quite stable.
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The one I was using was buggy, laggy, and glitchy, but I've just found beta 13 by Jerl so I'm trying that.

I was also having a Gmail issue where it wasn't syncing despite having sync on. However there was no uninstall option for Gmail so didn't seem to be a way of fixing it.

Jerl Beta 13 is good. I think majority of system data backup on Ti backup from CM7 to CM9 beta was incompatible so ended up doing most of a fresh start apart from a few choice apps and SMS backup but liking it a lot.

Battery life also seems to be faring quite well for overclocking from 800 to 1200...
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Old 19th June 2012   #7908
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Kirth, for productivity or entertainment?
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Old 19th June 2012   #7909
snottyotterdonor
 
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Playing GTA III is pretty cool.
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Old 19th June 2012   #7910
Kirthdonor
 
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GA2G, anything really ? I've never had this amount of storage so probably missed tons of fun things!

Gotta say the audio on this phone is pretty impressive (with decent headphones). Far better than the Nexus 1
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Old 19th June 2012   #7911
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Rather than make personal suggestions to you, just look up the genres that you're interested in, and select the ones that are highest rated. Do check each app before downloading, as some malware does get through onto the Android Play Store.
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Old 19th June 2012   #7912
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Ordered a blue S3 from Expansys. "Stock expected 1 day".
I'm not a patient person.
5% (£13) quidco, 1.5% cashback from Amex. = £500 pretty much on the nose.
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Old 19th June 2012   #7913
Kirthdonor
 
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I forgot about quidco, oh well. I've spent the day playing with it. Awesome fun
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Old 19th June 2012   #7914
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Not sure if anyone was aware of this app but just found it on the hot uk deals site.

Basically it means you can make free calls to 0800 numbers from android;

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ZW5lcmxpdGUiXQ..
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Old 19th June 2012   #7915
Kirthdonor
 
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I just use Skype for that
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Old 19th June 2012   #7916
dimi3donor
 
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my phone is weird.
here it's battery history.
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Old 19th June 2012   #7917
well is itdonor
Maybe this is causing it:
http://mobile.theverge.com/2012/6/18...ep-energy-bugs
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Old 19th June 2012   #7918
dimi3donor
 
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could well be. just downloaded Carat to see whagwarn
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Old 20th June 2012   #7919
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GTAIII now 69p. At this price you should buy it if you think you'll ever have a phone that will run it.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ongestDayDeals

There's other stuff for cheaps, but this is probably the best deal I've seen
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Old 20th June 2012   #7920
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69p brought.

Now I own that game on pc, ps2 and android.


I know what I'll be playing every night on the way home on the bus now!!
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Old 20th June 2012   #7921
spotterdonor
 
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ahhh i haven't got my wallet with me but i'll buy it as soon as i get home
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Old 20th June 2012   #7922
Eightballdonor
 
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boughted!
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Old 20th June 2012   #7923
Eightballdonor
 
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refunded - disnae work on Galaxy Nexus :(
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Old 20th June 2012   #7924
rhowe
 
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Expansys's delivery estimates are... erratic at best.

First they said my order would be shipped in 3 days, even though the main website said they wouldn't have stock by then, then the ship date dropped by a day, then it went up by 6 days and now it says it's shipped! I don't think my estimated shipping date ever really matched their ETA for stock.
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Old 21st June 2012   #7925
dimi3donor
 
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I just bought myself Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition for just under £200. Can't wait for delivery.
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Old 21st June 2012   #7926
JBdonor
 
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Nurseholliday y u so cheap. Pay for Titanium and you don't have to approve them!
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Old 21st June 2012   #7927
NurseHollidaydonor
 
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O RLY? I didn't know that. I'll pay for it.
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Old 21st June 2012   #7928
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In other news ICS is still not happy on my Desire Z.

Don't fancy CM7 again though. Going to look at some different ROMs.
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Old 21st June 2012   #7929
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Yeah, at first I couldn't see the benefit. As well as meaning you don't have to approve apps, the backup/restore process seems to run at hyperspeeds in comparison to free Ti.
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Old 21st June 2012   #7930
well is itdonor
Boom. Android 4.1 Jellybean has been prematurely leaked on Google play. I'd expect it to be released next week at Google I/O.

4.1 is probably the percentage of devices it'll be on this time next year. Huuur.
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Old 21st June 2012   #7931
spenceey
 
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What's new with 4.1 then? Unlock your phone with your ass this time?
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Old 21st June 2012   #7932
well is itdonor
New wallpaper.
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Old 21st June 2012   #7933
fadedonor
 
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Less awkward sounding name when said out loud.
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Old 22nd June 2012   #7934
NurseHollidaydonor
 
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Using one from JIB sandwich, on my Z. little bit buggy, but ICS is so awesome. I'm going to try another one from Andromadus which is supposed to be quite stable.
I installed this Andromadus one last night:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1714187

It's fast. It's how I imagine ICS should be, not the laggy monstrosity I installed previously.
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Old 23rd June 2012   #7936
Some guy
Anyone how to fix the glitch on the S3 regarding the unread txt thingy?
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Old 23rd June 2012   #7937
M A X
 
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Originally Posted by NurseHolliday View Post
I installed this Andromadus one last night:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1714187

It's fast. It's how I imagine ICS should be, not the laggy monstrosity I installed previously.
nice, thanks for the heads up.

cant stand the rom i have now,(JIBswich) apps keep closing on me. so useless.
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Old 25th June 2012   #7938
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I installed this Andromadus one last night:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1714187

It's fast. It's how I imagine ICS should be, not the laggy monstrosity I installed previously.
good shout, runs really well. Only problem is my phone doesnt vibrate for notifications, even though its all switched on, you had that problem?
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Old 25th June 2012   #7939
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It's a bit intermittent, I don't understand it. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. Try a reboot, it will probably work.
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Old 26th June 2012   #7940
aggidonor
A bit the opposite direction but does anyone have any suggestions for an Android phone that's very cheap and has a good battery life (for using at festivals and such like).

Don't care about features but would prefer Android so I can import in contacts, texts, etc. easily. Cheaper the better.

Alternatively, how reliable are the spare batteries from ebay (I have a ZTE Crescent so not the most common of phones over here).

Cheers
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Old 26th June 2012   #7941
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iirc, ZTE Crescent = Orange San Fransisco 2
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Old 26th June 2012   #7942
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http://www.reghardware.com/2012/06/2...id_smartphone/

same price as the OSF2, but better speced, and looked like it may well get ICS too :)
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Old 26th June 2012   #7943
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My gf has my old HTC Desire, rooted with a Modaco custom ROM.

It's running low on space with her choice of apps (I've removed almost everything) and I find it quite slow now compared to my Sensation.

What does the hive mind suggest would be a good, budget replacement? I'd prefer Sense but obviously consider vanilla Android or something that will take a custom ROM easily. Obviously it has to beat the Desire in specs so not TOO budget..
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Old 27th June 2012   #7944
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My galaxy S, before I send it to the big recycling place in the sky, for whatever they are offering me, £100 last time I checked.
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Old 27th June 2012   #7945
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@hippy

These are bargains, based on performance and spec, but I haven't checked which are mod-friendly.

http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/sim-free-...lue-p31779.htm (this one is older than the others)
http://www.expansys.com/lg-optimus-l...-black-230194/
[url]http://www.theorder.co.uk/simfree/offline/deals/Huawei/Honour%20U8860/3732/50[
url]

Last edited by GA2G; 27th June 2012 at 14:40.
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Old 27th June 2012   #7946
Branwendonor
Arc S has lots of excellent 4.04 Roms, and should come with 4.0 out of the box now.
Awesome camera too
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Old 27th June 2012   #7947
lileth
No idea what phone I would like next spring. Ideally I'd still like to stick with HTC brand.
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Old 27th June 2012   #7948
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Google I/O is live now Asus making a Nexus 7 tablet with Jellybean shipping July for $199

And something called Nexus Q that's a streaming cloud box thingy
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Old 28th June 2012   #7949
dtdonor
so, nexus 7 8gb available for £159 pre-order (+you get £15 play credit), pretty tempting…
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Old 28th June 2012   #7950
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yeah, if I had any money right now I'd be pretty tempted to get one just to play around with. Never really seen the need for a tablet yet, but they're slowly getting there.
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