These are the most recent forum messages posted by Snapper314:
A Step Backwards IMHO
Having actually handled a Samsung S6 Edge( ) for a while, I can say it is a step backwards in many ways compared to the previous models. The only appealing feature is the screen; which is BEAUTIFUL. But the lack of a microSD Card Slot and non-removable battery killed it for me. And I think there is an error with this write-up. When you wrote "Oddly, the phones come in only 32GB and 64GB versions; ...
Re: Farewell Motorla
Well they did get ONE thing right! From the Hands On: "The SIM tray doubles as the housing for memory cards. Huzzah!" Hurray for the return of the microSD Card slot!
Re: Network Vision Network Flop
Sprint's recent attempt to draw AT&T and Verizon customers away with their half rate scene says it all. Sprint's network coverage sucks in comparision to AT&T and Verizon & the only way they can try and lure customer in is with scenes like this.
More Memory But Still Not Equal to a MicroSD Card
So for $50 more, they increased the built in memory to 64GB. Which probably means that about 58GB will be available to the customer. And this is better then a 64GB microSD card that costs less then $40 how?!? :roll: Pathetic. Motorola seems to be the last phone manufacturer that hasn't realized customers WANT phones that support microSD cards!
Re: Actually it is true
I can confirm that it IS True. :( Kit Kat removes the ability to Move, Delete, or Modify files on your installed microSD Card. Files can still be accessed and read just fine however. And the "fix" in that XDA link only works for Rooted devices.
KitKat Removes some microSD Card Functionality
Kitkat removes the ability to place, change, or remove files from any "Secondary External Storage" device. That is what they call any installed microSD Card. So you won't be able to organize any folders you've created on the microSD card. No adding, moving, or even deleting. If an application has created its own "system" folder on a microSD, then it can access it. But these "system" folders don't always exist, nor are they ones that can be renamed ...
Be Warned - Updates Kills microSD Card Functionality
Okay, "kills" might be too strong a word. Android KitKat 4.4X removes the ability to WRITE to an inserted microSD card. Android considers this "secondary external storage". All File Managers will no longer be able to save or even move items on the microSD card. You can still (for now at least) READ from the microSD card. Google probably did this because they Hate microSD cards and want to force people to buy their Nexus phones & use ...
Re: The fastest way to flush $9 Billion down the toilet
DarkStar said: Android does not support microSD cards. Who would want a microSD card anyways? They break down all the time. They are the most unreliable pieces of hardware. Who needs a removable battery when your phone lasts a day and a half to two days? The HTC ONE is way better than the Galaxy s4 and it doesn't have those 2 "features" Are you serious?!? /;| I've got several microSD cards and NONE of them has ever ...
Re: The fastest way to flush $9 Billion down the toilet
bluecoyote said: I mean damn. Also a shame, the Moto X was a terrific phone- probably the best Android handset made to date. The Moto X is an OKAY phone at best. It lacked several features available on Top Tier phones (microSD Card support, Removable battery, etc). The Samsung Galaxy 4 and Note 3 are some of the BEST Android devices currently available.
Re: Why no MicroSD?!
I also agree with you! I've already almost filled up a 32G microSD card on my current phone and will soon need a 64Gb one. And "Cloud" storage isn't a viable option since I don't have great network coverage everywhere. And with no more "unlimited" data plans, I'd have to PAY to access My OWN content. Totally Unacceptable. :evil:
Re: Man, this phone sucks...
I Totally Agree!
No microSD and None Removable Battery = BAD
I refuse to purchase a modern smartphone that doesn't have a microSD card slot. :evil: I've already almost maxed out my current 32Gb microSD card and need to buy a 64Gb one. And with phones lacking a microSD slot, you have to share the memory with applications and system resources. And Cloud Storage isn't a viable alternative since a fast network connection isn't always available. Plus, since most carriers no longer have unlimited data plans, you would have ...
No MicroSD = No Sale!
This is totally unacceptable. We've known for a while that Google/Motorola doesn't like microSD cards. But no even having the option somewhere in the product lineup is going too far. I've already filled by over 31Gigs of my 32Gb microSD card and have ordered a 64Gb one. Not having a microSD card slot means I'd be limited to the phones storage; which also has to be shared with applications & other data. Pathetic.
Re: So none
If these are anything like the current Razr HD lineup, then the notification LED is actually that large bar at the top of the display.
Re: Bloatware... Maybe Not
This could be a GREAT IDEA if implemented correctly. Online & Social Games is one of the things that boosted Facebook's popularity. And one more application should cause anyone's device a performance problem; unless it is a low end POS. :twisted: I'll wait to see how this is rolled out and developed before passing judgement.
No microSD card slot = No Sale (to me at least)
I refuse to buy into the stupid idea of not having a microSD card slot on these devices. I understand that Google doesn't like them but I and most folks do. My 32GB microSD card currently has over 25GBs worth of music, movies, & pictures on it and that doesn't impact the built-in memory that is being used for applications. Having to stream data when the carriers are ditching unlimited data plans is stupid and will cost consumers more $$$. ...
Re: It's really a shame
Well I already have over 20Gb of stuff on my current phone and its 32Gb microSD card. And how would I "stream" anything while riding the underground subways of New York City?!? There is no coverage underground. This device is aimed at folks who don't really USE their phone all that much as a Media Player.
Re: Apple remains non-standard
Exactly. This adapter shows that for the first time, Apple hasn't been able to completely fight the mainstream flow. Their non-standard interface on all iPhone and iPods was always an issue for all but the devoted iHead people. Every other modern device (phone, tablet, media player) uses a now Standard USB or microUSB interface. It looks like Apple might be finally finding it hard to Stand Alone. :twisted:
Re: If MS calls them "windows" instead of "tiles"...
Except that dissertations and theorem are usually not SOLD FOR MONEY; Unique Software and the Code used to render are. Legitimate Patent Owners should have every right to protect their products. Everything in the world can not be FREE and people who create something in an attempt to make money should be able to safeguard their work & creation.
Re: Kevalr is NOT a gimmick
Kevlar was used because it is strong and light weight. It isn't a gimmick at all. And the added strength is to offset the thinness of the phone. For those folks that like to put a phone in their back pocket and sit on it.
Apples is Afraid. It Is As Simple As That.
For the first time, there is a company (Samsung) and a line of devices (SGII and SGIII) that actually pose a real threat to Apple's market dominance. And Apple doesn't know how to deal with this new challenge. So they're trying to elliminate it. Based on the leaked specs, the upcoming iPhone 5 might not be significantly better than the SGIII in many regards. And Apples is worried. It is as simple as that.
Yup, Most other carriers have been doing this for quite a while. AT&T recently caught heat for NOT doing this and that attention is what prompted them to FINALLY do this.
IOS 6 offers very little over existing phones/features
Truth be told, IOS 6 offers little that is actually New to modern mobile phones. Siri is the biggest thing going for Apple devices right now. The features offered by "Eyes Free" and "Do Not Disturb" are already available (Smart Actions on Motorola Droids). 3D Maps... Google Maps has had that for quite a while now. And it also provides location based info on traffic & accidents. Face Time will FINALLY be able to use cellular data networks and ...
Re: Will LightSquared sue the government?
JBlaze74 said: The way I understood the issue before, and if I'm wrong, I'm sure someone here will correct me, is that LS was trying to implement a terrestrial based LTE network with the spectrum they had licensed. The GPS interference came from the spectrum being used on the ground instead of being used for satellite communications as it was originally intended. I don't think anyone really foresaw the interference issue prior to testing, but we all know ...
Sacrificing Function for Form is BAD
Sacrificing the very important functionality that the MENU button offers to benefit some kind of "cool form factor" is a bad decision IMHO. If you read the review of the Galaxy Nexus running ICS on this site, you'll see how Google might have lost sight of what is important to the useability of these devices. One thing I HATE about the iPhone and IOS is the Lack of a MENU function for several tasks and apps.
Re: Why no SD card support?
Not only will the Nexus Galaxy not have a microSD card, but I believe it will also not support Mass Storage Device mode under ICS. :x I don't know why Google went this route but they better understand that most people will not purchase a device with these limitations (not counting the iPhone fanboys & girls).
Re: Announcing the DROID RAZR
I really don't know WTF you're talking about. The original Razr was THE best selling phone prior to the iPhone. The recently released Motorola Droid phones (X2, Bionic) have been GREAT overall. This new Razr has the best screen I've ever seen, is fast, stable, and powerful. But maybe those features don't appeal to you. :roll:
This ONLY applies to those Under Arrest or Detention
Cops CAN NOT just demand your cellphone if they have you pulled over for a traffic infraction. More specifically, they can ask for it but you have NO LEGAL REQUIREMENT to hand it over to them on request or demand. :twisted: This law states they can search your phone AFTER you've been arrested or legally detained pursuant to arrest without a warrent. Expect cops to try and stretch the meaning of this law to include them searching your phone ...
Re: RIP Steve
He will be greatly missed. He created much more than a brand with Apple and the iPod. He changed the way we connect, communicate, and live. The kinds of mobile devices available would be significantly different if not for the iPod and the iPhone. There are SO MANY devices that were created as a Direct Competitor to the iPod and iPhone. And today, of all days, I got my first iPhone to actually use and have gained a much greater ...
Apple has never been about Cutting Edge...
They have always been about simplicity. The biggest strong point of the iPhone line is the easy of use. It might have had a few cutting edge features when it first came out but days, it has been surpassed by many others. There are several phones with bigger & better screens, more powerful processors, better cameras, and far more customizable interfaces. Apple fans like things SIMPLE. They have never been the "deep thinking" crowd and prefer simplicity and form over substance and ...
Re: Apple is only catching up
WRONG. I've got access to an iPhone 4G, and several Android 4G devices (Charge, Droid X, Bionic, Thunderbolt). The Thunderbolt and Bionic are every bit as fast and responsive as the iPhone. And they blow it away in regards to downloading content (streaming audio, video, webpages, etc) since they are 4G devices. When I put the iPhone next to any of these other devices, the reality of how obsolete the iPhone is comes out.
Re: Battery Life
My Droid Bionic with an extended battery lasts a good TWO DAYS of hard use. Maybe the iPhone last a bit longer but I'm fine with my Android phones current performance given its Bigger Screen and Faster Network over any current iPhone! :twisted:
It isn't a Fail but it sure isn't anything Special
This iPhone 4Gs once again falls behind other Smartphones in specs and features. 8Mp cameras have been on several phones for a while now so that isn't special. Oh... and I'm sure the iHeads will say that Apples camera is better becasue its an APPLE Camera. The Dual Core processor is okay but there are faster and better ones already out and more coming that will really blow this one away. Better battery life is always good. Especially on a ...
Re: I found a picture for the non-techy out there
Pretty picture. But I noticed its from Lightsquared (hardly a reliable source in this issue)!! The facts are that GPS exists and is in use TODAY. Bandwidth overlap and leakage are KNOWN variables and should not have come as a surprise to Lightsquared. Existing GPS units and users should not be negatively impacted because of Lightsquared lack of research.
Re: The problem with Motorolas
The screen on my Bionic looks pretty darn good (as was said in the Phonescoop preview). It looks better than the Thunderbolt or Charge. The camera is also excellent (8Mp with 1080p HD Video Capture). Do you know of a current LTE phone with a better one? So far, I'm extremely impressed with it.
Got Mine and Love It
I was able to upgrade my Droid 2 early this morning. Love the new features and I haven't noticed any issues or problems. 8)
Re: I want what ever it is that you are smoking
I've had this device for a couple of months. webOS sucks. It's got nothing on Android. Tasks that are simple to figure out and do with Android are either not available or buried somewhere with webOS. For example, deleting a Bluetooth device that was paired. Or deleting all contacts. Or any number of tasks that should be simple.
Re: This is good news
I had the chance to extensively use a new/upcoming webOS device (Pre) and I was not at all impressed. While the hardware wasn't that good, it was the webOS interface that I found horrible. It was lightyears behind Android and IOS in terms of the user experience. One thing that really sucked was the omission of an Onscreen keyboard. Users are forced to extend and use the physical keyboard for ALL input.
About the Motorola Droid Bionic...
Which is what these discussions are supposed to be about... So far, it is a GREAT device. Extremely fast and suprisingly stable (for a Motorola Android phone). 8)
Re: I am guessing Boost Mobile/Sprint
The_Sweeper said: I remember back in August or September hearing that it would be heading to Verizon. Doubt it. This device totally failed testing. It was pathetically slow. :roll: I wish luck to whoever gets it.
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