98 posts • joined 26 Aug 2009
Re: When BT can...
Well said...BT can't even compete with their own Plusnet subsidiary on price.
Nova Launcher and a few sideloaded Google apps will soon take care of the inadequacies of Nokia's implementation of Android.
but does it support Adobe Flash?
On a Galaxy S3 (and probably other Galaxy models, but as i don't own them I can't say for sure) you can change the font and font size for the phone using the font options under settings-display, and you can increase the font size in the messaging app using the volume keys to increase/decrease (also you can change the colours/background in use on the messaging app if it helps with legibility)
Different keyboards (free and paid) are ten-a-penny on the Play store so not hard to find one that suits (or sideload the AOSP one as it's a decent all rounder) and battery life is in part determined by the physical size of the handset as it limits the size of the battery that can be fitted.
However a small screened 'droid (I guess mid to lower end) and a Nokia 1020 aren't exactly a fair comparison in the first place - so no wonder the newer, larger screened, higher resolution handset looks better.
I'll give you a tenner for it .....
Re: It's x86
The minimum hardware requirements for Windows XP are:
Pentium 233-megahertz (MHz) processor or faster (300 MHz is recommended)
At least 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM (128 MB is recommended)
At least 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available space on the hard disk
yep, not exactly demanding....
Re: Great news.
Want to try that sweet-sounding Sailfish OS, but don’t want to fork out the €399 for the first Jolla handset? Fret not as the company will allow you to sideload its OS to any Android device that you might already have.
The option isn’t yet available, but it’s currently being worked on as has been confirmed by the company’s CEO Tomi Pienimäki. In an interview with a Finnish website Mr. Pienimäki stated the following:
”That is the plan. We are on device business and OS business. It is fairly easy to install the OS on Android devices"
You can get cream to soothe that condition, try Boots.
wont stop it performing the purge cycles, they will however make the print as crisp as it can be. Maybe check for a firmware update.
Re: fanbois can opt out by turning off their phone's location services.
The difference being that it doesn't matter one bit what Sammy do as there will always be the option to root and disable/uninstall that particular app, or better still just fuck-off the stock Touchwiz ROM and go for one that gives users a proper choice (and probably better performance) .....try doing that on yer iPhone.
'I have an iPhone 2 - his is unused and worth nothing - mine is still in use and worth about half what I paid for it'
Are you honestly trying to justify the extra money you spent on an iPhone as some sort of investment?
When it's out of date and obsolete it will be worth just the same as any other mobile device in the same state - sweet F.A . The only difference being that you will have lost more money over it's lifespan.
Re: For all those that slam Apple
The only soul-selling going on is by Nokia, sold to the lowest (only!) bidder and facilitated by an MS minion.
in the words of Mrs Brown.....
Seriously, switching ROMs and getting fully back up and running takes like about an hour, including downloading your choice of ROM and kernel. With a few tools like Clockworkmod & Titanium to backup your existing install, and a few free apps to backup call logs, SMS/MMS and apk's it is almost a trivial job to switch ROMs at leisure.
Granted, broken functions are a pain but hey, that's why there are change logs, known bug lists and the xda forum.
Re: What's the point?
I suggest you check out the xda forum subsection for your device, but a few of the benefits are:
Init d support
Choice of kernel
Performance options (choice of governor/scheduler, over clock, under volt, memory usage, amount of memory available for apps to use - my galaxy w now has 390mb available up from the stock 350mb )
More frequent updates then your manufacturer offers
Newer versions of Android than your phone will officially get
A myriad of customisation options not offered by any stock ROM
Cm10 EOL works perfectly on my Galaxy W (and 10.1 is nigh on flawless too) - maybe the Alpha or Beta status of the version you tried should have given a clue as to its completeness.
To rid your device of manufacturer crapware you only need root and an app called SystemApp Remover, which as you will have guessed let's you remove system apps which are otherwise uninstallable (you could even just use a root file browser and rename/remove the offending apk's from root/system/apps)
Re: Perspective please
beats having your digit chopped off by a mugger though.......
Re: A bit late to the party arent they?
rooted, bootloader unlocked and custom ROM (Cyanogenmod, LiquidSmooth etc, etc) installed means it doesn't really matter how late they are, for the spec and the price it seems reasonable enough for a cheapie tablet.
'Unlocked versions without a contract will be more expensive – $549 for 16GB and $649 for 32GB. Those aren't really bad prices for a modern smartphone'
What? They're fucking terrible prices - a Galaxy S4, HTC One, Xperia Z & Lumia 925 can all be had for less money as sim-free and unlocked. - and are far more desirable than a shitty poor mans iPhone.
So what you mean is it's not enabled out of the box, which is very different to not being supported at all.
'the Micro USB port still doesn’t support On-The-Go USB hosting' - my Nexus 7 v1 supports it quite happily, all I had to do was root it and install Stickmount to enable the host function.
Root can be had through a one-click piece of software available for free on XDA forum, and Stickmount is available for free on the Play store.
'lack of postcode search in the satnav' is a pretty fucking fundamental failure of any satnav software ....
Re: RIP Nokia
A very sad day, the love for Nokia and the hopes of a Nokia Droid gone up in smoke.
However, at least it should give a boost to Jolla - Sailfish time, bitches!
just goes to show...
that a higher level of education and a well paid job don't stop these fools from being easily parted from their money......
Re: What is news here?
'Nokia ...... has a loyal following of people who care more that the phone is a Nokia than what the OS happens to be'
That, my friend, is a statement of purest utter bollocks!
I know plenty of people who having been unquestioningly loyal Nokia customers for a decade or more stopped buying Nokia phones because of the change to WP - most of them would buy a Nokia again without a second thought if they could get a better OS, be it 'Droid or whatever - pinching customers back from Sammy would be like take candy off a baby.
Re: 'this is simply unacceptable'
@ribosome 'Personally I feel managements should get rid of copiers and replace them with printers and good quality scanners'
It's not necessarily cheaper, there IS just as much to go wrong, it takes up twice the space and requires a computer in the middle just to do a photocopy
Re: Yet to see one in the wild
I've seen a couple.
Out of the 12 guys in my engineering workshop two bought WP devices (bar one iPhone user the rest all have 'droids).
One returned his as he didn't like WP compared to iOS, and the other now has a Lumia shaped brick (it wont charge or power up anymore) and has replaced it with a shiny new HTC One.
Re: The purpose of Surface
'they are great tablets - much better than Android or Apple options........Only down side is the smaller App store'
By that reasoning alone they are not better than Android or Apple products - just another under-supported product line from MS, which judging by recent comments from Nokia senior execs is exactly the same state of affairs as WP8.
What a wanker...
Re: return of the ipaq?
And Blackberry's market share is how much, maybe 5% worldwide - so not really making big inroads into Android and iOS, which considering that WP is going on 3yrs old is frankly p*ss poor compared to the achievements of the aforementioned OS's in a similar time scale.
"Anyway, these WP8 devices are at the higher end of the market, which implies a longer working life"
Pardon my French, but how the fuck did you draw that misguided conclusion???
Since when has a product's price implied it's expected length of working life?
In high-end smartphone terms it's irrelevant anyway, as most top-end handsets are superseded by a new model in a 1yr to 18months, out of production within 2 yrs, and flogged on at knock down prices on ebay within 3yrs.
"You smell that? Do you smell that? Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning"
Other commuters around you on the bus/train/plane may not be so enthusiastic about smelling what you're watching.......
I'd still rather use my GF's Sony Xperia Tipo than this handset TBH.
At 80 quid it must fall into the landfill category - but it jogs along very nicely running ICS out of the box, has 4 gig built in storage plus SD slot. No issues with any apps that we've chucked at it from Co-Pilot to Quick Office to RemoteDroid, plus the mundane ebay, Facebook etc etc, and has a quoted standby time of around 20 days.
Plus, there's always the option to Root it and chuck a custom ROM on.
How about use CLASSIC SHELL to replace the missing start button and menu?
Why so much gnashing of teeth? Microsoft fucked up and is looking like backtracking. Why wait for them when someone else has already stepped into the void with a free application that remedies it pretty fucking well, here, now, today, for free!
Use it to get rid of lots of the irritating Metro UI aspects - to the point that you'd hardly realise that Win8 was plaguing your hardware.
Re: Why won't someone sell me..
c) Google Books has by far and away the best ebook selection, far better than Amazon, far better than anyone else.
Shame you can't side-load your own content into the Google books app.......
Re: What about the rest of us...
The rest of us can save some cash by not specifying the iTwat option on the car order form, and then just use something sensible like Google Now, with no ongoing obligation to be tied to it as it's only on our phones, not baked into our cars.
Apart from the fact
that you can already build your own 3D printer for around 200 - 300 quid, and a kilo spool of ABS plastic can be had for under 40 quid...............
At least on Android there is no shortage of custom ROMS to keep your handset pretty much up to date once the manufacturer stops offering updates.
Sammy turned their back on my Galaxy W almost immediately - however, thanks to Arco68 and the Cyanogenmod team my handset has already had ICS and is now running JB with full-on Project Butter smoothness.
Can you achieve the same on a WP powered device?
Re: more than apps
'I come home and Safari shows the tabs I have open on my iPhone on my MacBook Air, and is uploading the pictures I took on the phone today to it over wifi without any user interaction. Getting Android to do such things requires a lot more work and knowledge.'
Only if you are a complete fu*king idiot!!!
I guess you've not used the sync option in Chrome on a 'droid before - which amazingly allows you to access the tabs open on other devices you are running Chrome on from the one you are currently using.
While St Steve may have determined which apps an iUser WILL use for particular functions, Google on the other hand, didn't. Therefore I use MY choice of app (in this case SugarSync) to launch my photos (and any other files I want, for that matter) into the cloud automatically, on the fly (3g or wifi) which once again, by some form of robot magic, allows me instant access and sharing from any other device running the Sugarsync client, or through the web portal if the client isn't installed.
So very simple, a child could do it..........
You'd need to be prize twat to seriously even consider it
Re: "Somec Unt"
Yep there sure is - right at the top of the pile
could be because Win 8 sucks balls..........
Re: No GPS on the WiFi model
I don't need wifi to use my Co-Pilot sat nav pal, my maps are all stored on my Nexus 7.
Re: Build Quality??
@AC 20.37 'The iPad's build quality is fantastic, it is solid as hell, really nicely made'
Maybe so, but it'll still be out of date just as fast as any other technology.
Re: Both products are a big fail.
BIg fat hairy balls, pal!
iPad 4 is the only tablet that those with more money than sense will be convinced that they need to rush out to buy.
As they say, a fool and his money are easily parted.
IIRC TPB trial established that IRL was an outdated term, and that you should use AFK in its place.
Re: But but, can you switch it on??
Agreed that not being able to turn the tv on with it is a pain, but unless that is the only function on a remote that you ever use I think its a bit strong to call it useless
And who's fault is that?
Re: Paper maps
Paper maps, so very fucking convenient to use when you're actually driving - their traffic avoiding, speed camera warning, junction assisting, point of interest locating, gps co-ordinate providing capabilities are out of this world.....................
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