Androids all around, please

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Androids all around, please

Just got back from the Sprint store where I upgraded all four phones on our account to Evo 4G Androids. We've never had 'smart phones' before, but wife needs it for her work so we all went with it. Darn phone bill is starting to look like a car payment, I could buy a lot of budget lights with that money.

My last phone didn't even have a camera, this takes some getting used to. I feel like I am learning the computer all over again. The flashlight app is rather cool, though.

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/Ha

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Can't go wrong with Android.  I've had the original Droid, and now the Droid X for a few years.  For a long time (since @ 2001) I purposely did not own a cell phone, due to being burned out on them from a previous career, but finally buckled when I read what these things are capable of.  If I had an external screen and keyboard for my Droid, I wouldn't need a laptop anymore.  

Take some time to play around with them, read the manual (I know...), and look up some of the "My first Android" posts on the droid forums.  It'll save you a lot of frustration and increase your enjoyment out of your new toy substantially!

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Good advice, thanks. I have yet to open the manual...

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/Ha

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very kool , frankly i like my phone better than my pc sometimes

i would Highly suggest AppBrain it syncs your apps and ties in with your Google account , easy as can be

not sure how familiar you are with this and of course there are a ton of apps

here are a few i like obviously >> Google Maps,

No Lock

Ringdroid

 

Vlingo Virtual Assistant

 

Retro Clock Widget

 

mVideoPlayer to name a few

 

 

 

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I still don't have text on my phone...

Now phones have OS named as robots?

Where have I been?

 

 

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I am also a satisfied Android user. I use my smartphone for everything except phone calls. Wink For actual phone calls and text messages I prefer a cheap Nokia candybar phone. The reception, battery life, and tactile usage are all infinitely better with a $50 Nokia. Mine even has a real LED flashlight built in! But for everything else there's Android. Smile

I've been using the original HTC G1 "Dream" upgraded to the latest Android Gingerbread 2.3. But this week I'm expecting to receive my new Droid 2 Global. I'm partial to QWERTY keyboard phones. I hope I like it.

Budget Light Forum ...where Frugal meets with Flashlight!

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sb56637 wrote:
I am also a satisfied Android user. I use my smartphone for everything except phone calls. Wink For actual phone calls and text messages I prefer a cheap Nokia candybar phone.

+1 to that. I have a Nokia 5630 for talking & texting, ZTE Blade (Orange San Fransisco etc) for play and tinkering. So my smartphone is like my lights, budget and Chinese. It's nice gadget. Only problem is the battery life. It lasts for a bout a day and a half with light use, a day with heavy(ish) usage. My Nokia hangs in there for 5 days with my usage.

It's practically free and now running Android 2.2. There's no official update to Froyo (comes with 2.1 as standard), but I have flashed, rooted and booted mine. Have been planning about installin Gingerbread, but I think I'll wait untill they get more stable release out. Rooting allows also all kinds of fun, like overclocking and ad removal from ad sponsored apps. The processor on Blade is a bit slowish, but it still runs Angry Birds acceptably, at least with Froyo.

 

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Samsung Galaxy Spica for... three months now?  Unlocked, rooted, overclocked and heavily customized.  Awesomely fun phone, I had a Nokia N95 for a few years beforehand and the capability of the Android platform compared to the Symbian platform is simply astounding.  The only thing I miss about my old Nokia was the brilliantly good camera module.

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One severe problem in Android is that (AFAIK) the alarm clock does not work if phone is turned off. Symbian however can wake you up even phone turned off. That's one big reason I still have 2 phones.

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