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Re: Lollipop?
Jun 28, 2014, 10:34 AM
in the Article: Google Reveals Android "L" Features forum

What makes you think they'll stop using the name as a way to make even more money? It'll probably be Laffy Taffy or something.

Re: "Nokia said it will focus on selling the Icon variant with Verizon in the U.S. "
Apr 3, 2014, 10:29 AM
in the Article: Nokia Announces the Lumia 930 forum

Aren't the differences between the two pretty minor? Hence, the icon is just a "variant?" I looked it up, and I only found some LTE compatibility differences. Unless that implies the icon won't have LTE capability on US carriers, which would indeed suck.

I don't say it often, but
Mar 29, 2014, 12:16 PM
in the Article: Court Sides with BlackBerry, Agrees to Typo Ban forum

This is a legal case that is actually 100% justified. I mean, come on: http://cdn.redmondpie.com/wp-content/u ploads/2014/01/Typo-Products-BlackBerry.png

Re: Main camera specs?
Mar 25, 2014, 1:51 PM
in the Article: HTC One Available Today, In Verizon Stores Immediately forum

I dunno...re-packaging old hardware has worked pretty well for Apple for years now! :lol:

Re: I'm no lawyer but this seems crazy.
Mar 21, 2014, 6:54 PM
in the Article: Google Socked with $85 Million Patent Fine forum

Heck yes it's broken. Granted, even $85 million isn't that terribly much for Google, but that doesn't make it right.

Re: Another increase?
Mar 20, 2014, 1:41 PM
in the Article: Pandora to Raise Fees In May forum

Spotify is not a competitor if you ask me. They have on-demand.

Another increase?
Mar 19, 2014, 9:54 PM
in the Article: Pandora to Raise Fees In May forum

Less than 2 years ago, the price was $36/year, so $3 a month. Then it was changed to $3.99 about a year ago, and now it'll be $4.99? That's a 150% increase in less than 2 years. I understand that royalties on music are quite high, but the main reason I've paid for Pandora is because the cost is low and the only benefit (for me) is no ads. Once I lose my $3.99 rate, I will seriously consider ...

Re: Has anyone owned an HTC Device and not felled screwed?
Jan 13, 2014, 11:11 PM
in the Article: HTC U.S. Confirms No More Updates for One X, X+ forum

COUGHXDACOUGH Yeesh, 'scuse me. I guess I ate that Kit Kat a bit too fast.

Re: What an innovative phone
Dec 2, 2013, 10:39 PM
in the Article: Oppo to Sell N1 Smartphone In US for $599 forum

To add to what Andras888 said, have you not heard of the Find 5? http://www.anandtech.com/show/6920/oppo -find-5-review/9

Re: Can someone please tell me
Nov 22, 2013, 11:13 PM
in the Article: Jury Says Samsung Owes Apple Another $290 Million forum

The only one I remember seeing has to do with animations...something which, at least to me, seems like patents on it would be intrinsically ambiguous. Of course, there is probably a good chance that's exactly what Apple had in mind.

Congrats!
Nov 21, 2013, 10:24 PM
in the Article: Instagram Available to Windows Phone As a Beta forum

You get the award for the most impressive job of missing the point I've seen yet. Whether or not you, or any one particular person in this world of 7 billion+ likes Instagram is irrelevant. What's important is that it IS extremely popular in the overall picture, and WP needs it if it and the other popular apps if it's going to seriously compete with Android and iOS.

Sweet!
Nov 20, 2013, 8:05 PM
in the Article: MediaTek Debuts 8-Core Mobile Processor forum

More spec war BS to drive sales! ...meanwhile, the things that would give users the REAL benefits, i.e. better battery life, continue to go seemingly unnoticed. Take your CPU that will never actually be useful inside a smartphone and shove it.

Re: Not HTC, Motorola.
Nov 12, 2013, 12:01 PM
in the Article: Review: Google Nexus 5 forum

At least you are providing a valid reason. Most anti-LG posts have no more substance than "OMG LOL NOT LG!" Certainly their products aren't perfect, but their reputation is far worse than it should be.

Re: Not HTC, Motorola.
Nov 11, 2013, 11:01 PM
in the Article: Review: Google Nexus 5 forum

why the phuck have LG keep making the Nexus? smh Maybe because the Nexus 4 is great device? The only one I would say definitely makes better hardware is HTC. Maybe Motorola, but I don't think that is a definite. Of course, I am basing this solely on the Nexus 4, and not non Nexus LG devices of the past, as everyone loves to do for whatever reason.

Re: T-Mo must be kidding
Nov 9, 2013, 3:29 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Sell Nexus 5 Starting Nov. 14 forum

To some extent I'd guess it's the convenience of not having to wait for shipping, but sadly, for most, it's probably lack of knowledge. Saving $100 is well worth waiting 3 days or whatever shipping time is. I doubt many people would pay an extra 100 if they actually knew.

Re: Not to mention
Nov 7, 2013, 9:05 AM
in the Article: Samsung Says 4K Smartphone Screens On the Way forum

I just get tired of hearing the same old, "All advances in technology are good! Stop complaining!" Meanwhile, those same people absolutely require 1080p on their 5" screen, but, amazingly, it doesn't bother them that their 60" "HD" TV has the exact same resolution. I understand that mobile tech is more profitable, and if manufacturers want to focus on that, that's fine. I would just like to see a FEW PC monitors/TVs have 4K or at least WQHD resolutions. I'm ...

Not to mention
Nov 6, 2013, 7:10 PM
in the Article: Samsung Says 4K Smartphone Screens On the Way forum

These aren't even common on 23"+ computer monitors. So why the obsession with higher resolutions that don't even make a difference anymore? I understand that mobile is a hotter market, but it's starting to level off for sure.

Re: LG?
Nov 3, 2013, 8:38 AM
in the Article: Google Reveals Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 KitKat forum

I don't know what to tell you. 9 out of 10 reviews out there are very positive. There's really no discussion to be had. As for the battery life - yes, it's not the best, but that is due to the physically capacity of the battery (mAh). It's much better with custom kernels, though. If LG includes a physically better battery that should become a non issue.

Re: LG?
Nov 2, 2013, 8:50 PM
in the Article: Google Reveals Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 KitKat forum

I don't mean to sound defensive, but have you read any Nexus 4 reviews at all? Every one of them basically says they can't even believe it's an LG because of the build quality. I'm and N4 owner and I can attest to that. It's time to stop living in 2010.

Just curious
Nov 2, 2013, 7:30 PM
in the Article: Google Says MMS for Google Voice On the Way forum

If you have GV, what kind of plan do you have? I heard GV was going to stop supporting GrooveIP next year. Don't know if you are using VoIP.

They already bought Motorola
Oct 31, 2013, 6:26 AM
in the Article: SAP Not Interested in BlackBerry forum

That would be pretty...superfluous.

Re: If you're going to nitpick
Oct 29, 2013, 9:17 PM
in the Article: LG G Flex Has a Curved Screen, Self-Healing Cover forum

I guess but I'm not a girl so I won't be wearing girly jeans...irrelevant comment really.

Did you go to the site I linked to?
Oct 29, 2013, 5:26 PM
in the Article: Motorola Unveils Project Ara to Create Modular Smartphones forum

Phonebloks.com. If you look at the article here, it says Motorola teamed up with them. So the product you see there is, more or less, a prototype of what we would actually see. Though, again, I still wouldn't rule out the idea that the final product will have a cover over the bloks. I just ask because, reading your post, it doesn't sound like you have seen the video yet. Just past the 1:10 mark it shows and interchangeable display, ...

See Phonebloks.com
Oct 29, 2013, 3:41 PM
in the Article: Motorola Unveils Project Ara to Create Modular Smartphones forum

Skip to 1:10 in the video on the main page to see how it works. A case would probably still be a good idea as the pieces may slide out of place, but they aren't just loosely sitting there.

Re: "more comfortable when placed in back pockets"
Oct 28, 2013, 7:19 PM
in the Article: LG G Flex Has a Curved Screen, Self-Healing Cover forum

I don't understand. You just said girls keep phones in their back pocket and then said you don't keep your phone in the front of your "girly" jeans. *So keeping it in either pocket is girly then...? /;| *This is a ridiculous thing to say either way.

Re: "more comfortable when placed in back pockets"
Oct 28, 2013, 12:21 PM
in the Article: LG G Flex Has a Curved Screen, Self-Healing Cover forum

For sure. It would make it too easy to sit on it and smash the screen. :paranoid: I've never kept mine in my back pocket.

"more comfortable when placed in back pockets"
Oct 28, 2013, 9:34 AM
in the Article: LG G Flex Has a Curved Screen, Self-Healing Cover forum

Too bad that argument goes out the window for those of us who keep our phones in our front pockets.

Have we learned nothing from HTC?
Oct 26, 2013, 6:03 PM
in the Nokia Lumia 1520 forum

I don't know how much you keep up on all the different phones but in case you don't, you might want to take a look at the camera specs on the recent HTC phones (particularly the One line), and then look at sample images from them. Megapixel counts are just a small part of what makes a camera good or bad.

Re: Think Twice Before Rapid Charging.
Oct 21, 2013, 6:29 PM
in the Article: Sony Engineers Faster Wireless Charging Tech forum

For the record, my reference to sheep was in response your statement that no iPhone users complain about removable batteries. It had nothing to do with overall usability/capability.

Re: Think Twice Before Rapid Charging.
Oct 18, 2013, 10:39 PM
in the Article: Sony Engineers Faster Wireless Charging Tech forum

I'm not sure if you've heard of the term "sheep" being used to reference iPhone users, but that didn't come about for no reason.

Re: Think Twice Before Rapid Charging.
Oct 18, 2013, 10:38 PM
in the Article: Sony Engineers Faster Wireless Charging Tech forum

But it makes them thinner! And thinner is sexier! :-)... ^ THE ONLY argument in favor on non-removable batteries. Is that really worth it?

Not to sound like an ass
Oct 18, 2013, 5:18 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for Verizon forum

But I would love for you to cry me a river over your 30 mbps. :D Granted, half of what your network is apparently capable of is not so good, but I would kill for a consistent 30! Edit: okay so I missed the part where you admitted where either is a lot of speed for a phone. Which carrier BTW?

I hope they realize...
Oct 18, 2013, 7:51 AM
in the Article: Sony Engineers Faster Wireless Charging Tech forum

That what the vast majority of users WANT is higher-capacity batteries. Fast charging only does so much good if you have to charge the damn thing 3 times a day.

Re: It's not there now...
Oct 18, 2013, 7:48 AM
in the Article: Nexus 5 Appears in Google Play Store for $349 forum

It was just a teaser. It's not like you could buy it.

Re: o.O
Oct 18, 2013, 7:47 AM
in the Article: Nexus 5 Appears in Google Play Store for $349 forum

I have the Nexus 4, and I got it several months after launch, in June. I'm not one of those people who feels the need to upgrade his devices every time a new one comes out - I have more important expenditures to make. If I were planning on buying it, though, I'd be disappointed at the apparent lack of a 32 GB model yet again. I know Google wants us to use the cloud, yadda yadda, but that ...

o.O
Oct 17, 2013, 9:18 PM
in the Article: Nexus 5 Appears in Google Play Store for $349 forum

Enough said!

Re: A crappy version of Republic Wireless
Oct 16, 2013, 12:47 PM
in the Article: Scratch Wireless Offering Free Wi-Fi-Based Service forum

Midwest here, and my friend was trying to sign up. Like I said - I really haven't looked into it very much so I can't tell you if it's out of beta now, or whatever. I just know that if it works as advertised it would be a lot better than Scratch.

A crappy version of Republic Wireless
Oct 16, 2013, 12:24 PM
in the Article: Scratch Wireless Offering Free Wi-Fi-Based Service forum

From the phone they make you get to the plan, Republic is considerably better. Granted, I don't use Republic so I can't comment as an actual customer. Last I heard it was still "beta" and my friend was on a waiting list. But, if it's actually open now, it would be significantly better.

Re: Not to be rude, but this is flat out false
Oct 10, 2013, 3:57 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Says LTE Available Nationwide forum

"I think you may have misread the post. The article never used the word "Entire". The article is true. It simply states LTE is nation wide covering 202 million people. In the united states you can substantiate that claim with a relatively small foot print." Yeah, the problem is that they say because they WANT people to think it covers their entire network. This is an intentionally misleading statement. When you think about the average, abysmal level of reading comprehension, ...

Still not in my Play Store
Oct 7, 2013, 5:49 PM
in the Article: Latest Chrome Beta for Android Turns Sites into Apps forum

Thought it would have been by now.

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