51 posts • joined 24 Sep 2010
This may be a wolf in sheep's clothing as you can easily disable the facebook launcher and you're back to stock android.
Re: It seems...
I have JB on my nexus 7 (obviously) and where it's a bit better it's still not un-noticeable. It's highlighted by the lack of audio creation apps on android. Although a major player did release their app last week (the name escapes me) but cost over a tenner so I passed on it.
Re: It seems...
It's the audio latency that needs improving, they are far from laggy.
Re: Eat your own dogfood
You're asking for trouble if you let users have too much power.
Why anyone would get this over a Nexus 7 is beyond me.
Mine isn't quiet, not even in the slightest.
Re: Cheaper Nexus 7
I imagine the camera is useful for Skype etc. Agreed about the GPS chip, but how much would it really save?
Re: "Google Play shop to which the Nexus 7 is tightly tied"
Came here to say that. Bravo.
Re: 'wants a phone that works'
I hear this a lot, but I find that Android on ICS and above is very easy to use, as does my not-really-technical-i-just want-to-send-a-text-and-check-facebook girlfriend.This was maybe not the case a few years ago but I think times have changed.
I'm sure I read a study once which compared how a 'virgin' user would perform tasks on iOS and Android, and I think it was really close. They measured things like hunting around to find the correct button etc.
Re: "And I don't mind paying a little extra for it."
Just had a look and that is interesting. However, it's not being sold directly by Amazon so maybe you're being a bit cynical!
I was just about to buy a nexus 7, and after looking at a side by side comparison, I still am. I just want pure android. And I don't mind paying a little extra for it.
Vertical screens gives you a gorilla arm.
I always use it at home etc on a fresh build, saves half an hour or so, it's impressive. Would I use it in an Enterprise? Not sure...
Government in not getting the best deal shocker
It's all about automation, which is usually via CLI.
Who uses firefox anyway?
He should have **takes off sunglasses, folds and puts them in top pocket of shirt** seen that coming
Will they patent this?
Re: NHS and IT?
Obviously this didn't happen.
You're right. Our Trust wanted to buy some software which prompted users to update their details when they logged on, which in turn updated AD. They got quoted ~£20k I think, including all the bells and whistles. We (IT) found one for a couple of hundred dollars which did everything we needed, but without our help the project managers would probably have ploughed on.
However this my experience in nhs IT: Our budget it get allocated, we spec something up, then the budget gets cut and we have to compromise and the system never really works as we can't afford to do what we wanted to achieve in the first place. We do try and get 'inventive' with licenses etc but there is only so much you can do.
Re: System storage???
Although rooting maybe straight forward for the target audience of this website, 99% of users not even know what rooting is and would never attempt it.
After I passed my Desire to my other half (i got a Galaxy s2 - sooo much better) I was forever looking after it for her; clearing up cache space etc. I don't know what HTC were thinking when they decided on space. It was the reason I left HTC and went to Samsung (2gb for apps, yes please!)
Re: Remote controls
That's what I've done, but with all the HD channels, as they are spread out so much on Sky.
I installed it last night, it crashed twice, and used 11% of my battery in about an hour even though I gave up using it after it crashed. Needless to say I uninstalled it.
900,000 does seem an awful lot, That would cover every man, woman and child within the UK in less than 3 months. I'd love to see an actual breakdown of these numbers.
Well? Are you going to enlighten us as to what this wonder machine is called?
Re: Cover picture
Google images, click the little camera icon on the search bar, paste in the image url. Thank me later.
Re: What's starting to worry me...
> iOS rules phones
>Android is king of smartphones
> Apple is eating into Microsoft's turf on the desktop
Would this be why my experience on the whole of the BBC domain has been slow for the last month or so then?
Also, what is the name of that software used for the ping tests?
Use tinfoil for android.
'Wood' you believe it!?
So are we going to have to put up with unfounded reports about its specification until then?
I think Chrome looks *far* better than Firefox, there's something about that default font in firefox that I'm not keen on.
haha good one. Oh, wait - you're serious?
Chrome has the right idea (IMO) with it's silent, background updates. Not to mention it's better in almost every way as well.
Asus marketing ticking the USP box.
Is it rule you lot have whenever there is a Yahoo! story to have! the! headline! like! this! Seems you do it every Yahoo! related story
I would love to know the estimated cost of replacing the battery and their life expectancy.
Is it me, or do all these ultrabooks look the same?
Initially was interested, looked at selection and was, quite frankly, appalled.
Much more expensive
Galaxy Nexus only has a 5mp camera. The plot thickens. Deffo not a European S2, could it be the sort they sell in the US?
Like a lot of things, it's surely a price thing. The cheapest are about 300 quid, and some are more. I've just got a i5 (sandybridge) etc laptop for £399 (ASUS K53E, impressed with it btw) which will run everything I through at it from an OS standpoint
Is anyone surprised by this? Like dogged says, it will need a huge price cut to succeed
Try Tinfoil for Facebook on your Android device...it's just m.facebook.com but it's sandboxed and is easy on battery life and doesn't use gps.
It compresses the data, also. Hence the extra cpu power. Which I believe can be chosen to be done client or server side.
Speaking from experience....
I work in Middlesbrough so I feel I'm well placed to comment....
Parmo's (I try and said Parmasan to avoid looking like a chav) are awesome, they generally come in chicken rather than pork though, and cost about £6 ish for a "full" (which would easily make 2 meals) . I haven't had one for 6 months as I try and keep them too a minimum for health reasons!
We've moved on to Shawarma's sandwiches now though...middle eastern loveliness!
Anyone fancy doing a tl;dr?
nice try, porsche
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- Review You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad
- BEST BATTERY EVER: All lithium, all the time, plus a dash of carbon nano-stuff
- DINOSAUR SLAYER asteroid strike was DEVILISHLY inconvenient timing
- Bring back error correction, say Danish 'net boffins