These are the most recent forum messages posted by bluecoyote:
Re: I Just Don't Get It
It's that it creaks like crazy and has backlash when gripped tightly after a couple weeks of usage. I haven't had a phone feel this flimsy since my first-generation Sprint PCS phone from 2004. This isn't acceptable anymore and hasn't been since the Motorola RAZR became the de-facto 'free' phone some 6 years ago. In Samsung's case, the plastic grazes and scratches. It's slippery and is uncomfortable to hold after your hands start to sweat. This isn't befitting of ...
AT&T is doing a similar thing
Theirs is called Taco Bell.
Not millions. 4 Billion dollars is what Moto was asking for.
Re: To be entirely fair
Yep. It's a shame, because they're doing some cool stuff with multi-window and S-pen, but the devices are painful to look at and touch.
To be entirely fair
When Apple kept the same basic design of the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 5, Apple was pretty much leagues ahead of everyone else in terms of hardware design, craft, and build. The only phone hardware I know of that's at eye level now is from HTC. The Galaxy series, by contrast, are widely regarded as having the worst build and materials. I don't know of another phone with worse build quality and materials at that price range.
This is what happens when you cheap out on hiring designers and you can no longer copy other designs
You end up with this. Bonus points to the extra clash-y blue widget on a blue wallpaper. A+ work you guys.
Re: Took them long enough
Phone's running great on Jelly Bean. They improved a lot of features- it's a shame it took so damn long.
Re: The end of expandable memory?
Expandable memory causes a lot of headaches for developers. Though I think 16GB phones are a load of bull, 64gb should be fine.
This one's easy
There isn't an owner of any HTC device that hasn't felt burned after it came out. Nobody likes buying a $600.00 phone and then having it sit with obsolete software for 12 months, while owners of competing phones get exciting new features. What's more maddening is that since ICS, Android upgrades have been mostly incremental. Additionally, nobody likes buying a phone only to have half of its 'star' features disabled a month after owning it (remember HTCSense.com ?) They ...
Phone Scoop Breaking News: "App Released that lets you view "Tweets""
Also, for what it's worth, Tweetings is a much nicer app.
Gesture-based UI's are terrible
Although the screenshots look pretty, the preview on the Verge looks like this is going to be a complete disaster to use in real life. Canonical simply spent too much time paying Photoshop jockeys and not enough time engineering their UI. A real world problem- under heavy processor strain, the phone has to simultaneously handle cellular background data, the application task, any background/os tasks, and track enough points on something like a swipe (while checking it against the accidental input ...
Less educated people here are quick to accuse Apple of abusing patents, but it is funny to see who the real abusers of patents are!
To the people who wondered how the Unlocked iPhone 5 Justified the price premium
Welp, there you go. I'm shocked battery life is that bad considering this thing lacks LTE.
Re: android vs ios
Android: -Doesn't get upgrades to new OS's after 6 months in 95% of cases -Sometimes doesn't get upgrades to new OS's at all -Has a near useless copy+paste functionality -Has almost universally inferior apps to iOS -Has Widgets! So you can wait 3 seconds for each home screen to refresh! -Has really good maps functionality -Has Chrome (which I seem to need to reset every friggin 2 days) iOS: -Has a billion dollar app ecosystem with console-grade gaming and enterprise-grade apps (seriously, some amazing things are being ...
Re: android vs ios
"Giving more money to [carrier] so they can stick adware on my phone is a good thing. I'm going to purchase whichever phone allows the carrier to add the most 'value enhancements' to my experience and allows them to screen print the largest possible logo they can right front and center." -Absolutely Nobody.
Aside from GMail (which I don't use for personal email) , the HTC Mail client, though the best of Android mail clients, is nowhere near as nice as iOS's. It lacks rich formatting, it constantly messes up plain text formatting when replying to an email, there's no copy+paste functionality with images (an overall Android problem) , and it can't search on iMap servers, so hope you like downloading every email message locally to your 16GB of memory phone.
As an owner of an HTC One X, I can say there isn't: -A VNC Client I would rely on (iOS has iTeleport) -An Office Editing Suite I would rely on (iOS has iWork) -An FTP Client I would rely on (iOS has FTPonTheGoPro) -An IMAP Mail client that is as robust as Apple's iOS Mail Client Additionally, apps such as Rdio, Twitter, Facebook, and even Sketchbook Pro are cheap facsimiles of their iOS equivalent. Finally, although some of it is HTC-related, I've yet ...
That's a pretty big thing to lose out on. Paying the extra $300.00 is a fraction of the 1,000.00 over the course of a year. Real world speed differences on AT&T's HSPA vs LTE network are
Speaking from personal experience with my HTC One X, it isn't anywhere close to enough.
Re: "Not a very Apple thing to do"
What about Samsung? Microsoft paid Apple to license Apple's design patents because Microsoft isn't dumb- they've wisened up that design means a lot to the quality of their product.
"Not a very Apple thing to do"
Actually, the last time Apple licensed its design patents was... to Microsoft just a year ago.
Re: Sprint Needs This
Speedtest.net shows me pulling 20mbps+ consistently in the NYC area on AT&T LTE (which is incredible), and i've hit as high as 35mbps (which is mind blowing.) Best of all, LTE seems to penetrate buildings much better.
Sprint Needs This
They need to expand their LTE footprint quickly, or they're going to bleed all of their high-end customers. AT&T and Verizon are absolutely killing them right now- as nice as Sprint's "unlimited" is, it's like dial-up by comparison on their clogged 3G network and their WiMax network doesn't even seem capable of pulling above 100kbps anymore.
Why not just put a fork into Motorola
Seriously, why is Google keeping them around? They did a dead-cat bounce with the original Droid and went back to making garbage. Meanwhile, they've done nothing but brutally punish anyone who's bought in to their ecosystem by pulling stunts like these.
Well, that's an interesting UI/OS combination. :lol:
Californians are not Koreans
They don't blindly defend a company as their 'duty' even when they're clearly in the wrong. There was more than sufficient evidence to convict Samsung, to the point where Google even told Samsung they were going to get busted.
Grasping at straws
This is straight up grasping at straws. Then again, Samsung lost the case so badly they've got to try anything. The jurors were only required to list their legal relationships 10 years prior, and his pre-dates that. Heck, back then, Seagate was an entirely different company (prior to the Maxtor/Quantum mergers.)
Re: UI and Trade Dress Patents Samsung is including in the lawsuit
MobileMe folded into iCloud and became free for everyone. iCloud is widely used and one of the best perks to Apple's ecosystem, offering things like app setting synchronization between multiple iOS devices and Macs, remote file access, backups, and of course file sync. Not to mention, the backup + restore is a billion times more effective than anything Android's got (I know from having to hard reset my GNe 8O x and iPhone 4s.) The only thing that failed was Ping, ...
Re: Make It Stop!!!
The taxpayer does not foot the bill for this.
UI and Trade Dress Patents Samsung is including in the lawsuit
Sure, it's easy to accuse Samsung of fighting superior hardware design and implementation with cramming a bunch of half-baked-soon-to-be-abandoned features to inflate their spec sheet with ugly UI elements in a ridiculously tacky fake-metal shell, but Samsung actually has an extensive UI and trade dress library including: -Making a 'bloop' sound every time the screen is tapped -"Nature Inspired" widgets that are able to show an actual fake landscape over part of your screen -S-Voice -Dynamic user interface able to display blue gradients, ...
Samsung's craptastic UI tweeks
The WiFi/Bluetooth button sliders in the "Settings" menu in your screen shots are mis-aligned (not to mention, far uglier than the stock Android ones.)
We have a fleet of phones and tablets for development. It's particularly important for Android because the emulator does not accurately represent real-world performance (neither does iOS, but it's a bit closer.) My daily drivers is currently the One X and 4s, though it will soon be the iPhone 5, which is currently being used as a DD by another dev. (Other phones in the fleet include an HTC Inspire, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, Galaxy Nexus, and Droid X2.) If you ...
I'm excluding the Lumia 920, because it's not out yet with no release date in sight, and nobody has had extensive hands-on with the full phone beyond limited demos. So having a Galaxy S3, an HTC One X, and an iPhone 5 in front of me, let's compare and see who comes out on top: Battery life: iPhone 5 Responsiveness / Processor Performance for HTML5/JS: iPhone 5 (this is the only cross-platform measure I have as a dev ...
Well, I own both of them....
What's your argument here? I own an HTC One X, and it's awkward to hold. But I don't think larger phone = innovation. If your idea of 'innovation' is a spec sheet feature with very little usability in the real world (NFC), sure. But the iPhone is about carefully choosing which features to implement, and implementing them better than any other phone manufacturer. (They don't always, but 9 times out of 10 Apple's implementation is the benchmark.) Don't pretend for ...
Re: In reality
Re: Copy + Paste
Consistently (and correct me if I'm wrong) , if I want to copy a section of a page, it'll only copy the text- images/formatting are ignored. Long-pressing an image only offers me the ability to save the image.
Re: For anyone siding with Samsung
Samsung's damages were based off of both patent infringement as well as trade dress infringement.
Copy + Paste
OK, if you want to bring up OS features.... Try copying an image from a website (say Flickr) and pasting it into a presentation document, movie timeline, or formatted email (maybe you want to send your girlfriend a review of a hotel for an upcoming trip) in ICS. Go ahead.
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