100 posts • joined Monday 15th August 2011 14:08 GMT
I agree with you to a degree. Personally I prefer a larger phone. I currently have a Note 3 which I think is a bit too big and a Nexus 5 which is the optimum size for a smartphone but in trying to get a half decent phone for my brother if you wanted a decent spec it would be a bigger phone but he didn't want a big phone. In the end went with Huawei Y300 with a 4" screen which while isn't the fastest phone is excellent value for money and not too bad. If I was buying him one now would probably get this for him though.
All patents sound like the typical load of horse $hit, but apple gets away with it all the time so got zero sympathy. They won't be able to write Judge Koh and cheque for this one
Like Sheep! above i'm also on 3 which offers unlimited data and tethering. I don't need to bother checking how much data i'm using and so far have experienced the fastest network speeds on 3 compared to any other provider.
Re: get in there quick, limited stock
They must be. They intentionally limit stock for every release and the iSheep still fall for it.
They had to go "retina", the original ipad mini's screen was an embarrassment.
Re: Standard for 6 months?
So i'm guessing you have never seen the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 which has a USB 3 socket on the bottom then
"Watching TV on the internet
You need to be covered by a licence if you watch TV online at the same time as it's being broadcast on conventional TV in the UK or the Channel Islands. "
If you only watch catch up tv then no license is required. Can you even watch live tv over the internet?
Re: Back in time
I used to upgrade my phone every year back when networks did 12 month contracts. In fact still do change every year but these days stick to 12 months sim only plans and buy phone outright
Semantics, it was bypassed so effectively made useless.
Article needs updating to reflect what we now know to be the case. Its effectively a non-issue for the average Joe. Until I knew exactly the ramifications of this sticker I was annoyed. As I only buy unlocked handsets anyway and usually stay in UK its not in the slightest bit relevant to me as if I did want to go to a non-uk country, their sim cards would work in my phone as the region lock would of been removed the second I put my 3 UK sim in the phone.
Re: Which fab are Apple using?
The 64bit ARMv8 core's that the A7 chip uses is licensed from ARM. Samsung don't need to "copy" Apple because they will do the same as every other ARM licensee and license the cores for use in future Exyonis SOC's or use whatever Snapdragon chip also uses ARMv8 cores. You clearly are a moron.
Mine is working fine at home, but then again i've got a Home Signal box, but I did notice earlier when I was out that there was no signal but strangely was receiving messages through Facebook. I'm in the North East England
Vodafone is practically just a 2G service where I live so switched to 3 where I regularly get anywhere up to 20mb. I don't think there 4G service would be any better.
Just when you think the apple patents can't get any worse, along comes this. I'm sure some cars already do this sort of thing already. I remember reading a few years back about one car adjusting various factors depending on which key you use as they are programmed to an individual. This is just plain stupid
Oh dear, I have a 3 and EE femtocell at my house as I live near a main road and the builders put a nice barrier between my house and road to help block the noise, but in reality it just blocks mobile phone signals.
The 3 one you have to register phone numbers on to use so I've had to register a few of my friends numbers with 3 for when they come round but the EE one is open to anyone.
Should I be worried?
I live in a 5 year old house on a 6 year old estate but the cabinet that serves it is quite old. We luckily got fibre a couple of months back after the exchange having it for a good 18 months. My daughters aunty lives in a brand new house on a brand new estate and BT have installed an old style copper cabinet to serve the new estate even though their exchange is fibre enabled and there's a fibre cabinet 1/4 mile up the road.
It will probably be years before they get fibre as BT won't install it until there's a decent enough customer base to get their money back and as the estate won't be finished for about 2 years+
I hope Apple have paid Amazon's legal fees for the time wasted with this nonsense.
Considering Vodafone's 3G network is rubbish at best where I live, half the places I go I was stuck on G or E speeds which is useless for anything but texts/calls and who uses there phone for that these days I have very little faith that their 4G will be any better. Switching to 3 who admittedly has poor CS but excellent 3G speeds.
Sorry Samsung but my next tablet will have an ARM chip inside.
Well they'll have one more fibre customer this Wednesday as my cabinet is finally ready 18 months after my exchange was enabled.
I'm with TalkTalk and get just short of 12mbs. Our exchange was FTTC enabled about 18 months ago, but never bothered with the cabinet that services us. We finally got an enabled date of 31/3/2013 and at the end of January they started fitting the cabinet and bit by bit I saw them blowing the fibre in and then they dug up the road to get power to it. Been very little action on it for past month but now the enablement date has gone to 31/3/2014!!!! WTF!
I pay £24.12 to Sky a month for every channel and because of this i'm forced to pay the BBC £12.12 a month.
I've checked the planner and not one thing recorded or due to be recorded are on any BBC channel. The only thing I like to watch on the BBC is Top Gear which is about 7 hours a year.
I never watch TV live as I prefer recording stuff and watching later so I can fast forward through the adverts. I don't think its fair that I should be forced to pay 50% of what I pay to sky for a couple of tv channels I never watch.
I've got a Lexar 32GB Class 10 in my S3, no issues at all and had it in phone almost since launch :)
What and all the nonsense lawsuits that Apple keep filing are good for shareholders?
My exchange was enabled late 2011, I live about 1.5 mile from exchange and can't get infinity. Noone could tell me when or if my cabinet would ever be enabled so I contacted my local MP and she wrote to them. They wrote back saying it will be enabled by 31st March 2013, so let's see if they do.
Re: Android phones running 2.3 still being sold
Actually your 3GS runs a cut down version of ios 6 compared to the version that is on the iphone 5.
I've got two really old android phones here which while officially will never go higher than the 2.3.7 they were supplied with, they both are running cyanogenmod 4.1.2 which has transformed the phones.
700mhz single core but has 2GB ram? Something not right there.
Having owned quite a few Andoid phones and two tablets since introduction starting with 2.0 I believe was my first device and 4.2.1 which runs on my nexus 7 I can honestly say I've not had a single bit of malware on any of my Android devices. I think all the people that claim to of been attacked by malware have probably downloaded a pirated app from a dodgy website infected with it. As i've never ran a dodgy app on any of my devices it could explain why i've never been infected.
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Elbow'ing your way through was a little bit harder in DD2 as the button combo changed depending on which way you were facing, or was that DD3? Used to love this game, for 10p you got all the way to the end, these days arcade games are £1-2 a go and usually after a minute or two they want that again.
I got mine from Tesco with a 10% off coupon so only paid £180 anyway but might as well try my luck for the £25 voucher. Nothing to lose and to be fair not fussed either way it was a bargain at £180.
I'd love them to be bought out by Samsung, that would be so funny. Just as long as they put the prices up on supplying screens to apple.
I've got one on 3 as I get no coverage where I live and I had to pay £50 for the box, but then again i'm only on the £6.90 sim only plan and the £50.50 I get from Topcashback will of paid for the box so i'm happy.
I asked about what happens to my data allowance when i'm connected to the box that uses my broadband connection and they said as it still routes through 3's servers then it still comes out of my allowance so i'll still be doing the big downloading using my home wifi.
I personally hope he doesn't get extradited because he committed a crime in the UK so deserves to be tried here using UK laws. However saying that all this can't be extradited from health reasons we have heard from him and in the case of the hook handed sub-human are just ridiculous. If you commit a crime you deserve the consequences.
crApple would hardly bankrupt Samsung. All these lawsuits are trying to achieve is to block the biggest mobile phone maker in the world who they are losing market share to. Rather pathetic really.
I have a Samsung fridge freezer 4 years old, Samsung 55" 3D TV 2.5 years old, Samsung 32" LED TV 2 years old, Samsung 32" LED TV 1 year old, Samsung 3D blu ray player 2 years old, a Samsung laptop 18 months old and a Samsung Galaxy S 3. I've owned quite a few Samsung phones over the years, D500, D600, D900, E900, i8910 Omnia HD, Galaxy S, Galaxy S II and Galaxy Nexus and I think I've even owned a Samsung camera in the past which I sold. My mother has a Samsung LCD 32" TV which is 3 years old and my brother has a Samsung LCD 32" TV that is probably 6 years old. I've also had various Samsung internal and external hard drives over the years too.
The freezer section of my fridge freezer did fail within the first year of ownership but Samsung were quick to send an engineer out to replace a part and it has been fine since. The only other problem i've had is the dog chewing through the laptop charging lead which meant I had to buy a new charger but that wasn't Samsung's fault. Statistically speaking from my own personal experience and YMMV but Samsung has been very reliable for me and I can safely say my next TV will be a Samsung and my next phone will more than likely be a Samsung Galaxy S 4 unless another Android phone comes out that is better.
I already have a slim PS3 and IMHO the price on the new one is not realistic. The 12GB model should be closer to the XBOX 4GB model for it to sell. I know I won't be getting the super slim like I did going from fat to slim previously.
Noone would queue for Samsung stuff because their not sad pathetic losers. I pre-ordered my SGS III and received it on day of release with zero fuss, as did quite a few of my friends. People that queue for the latest shiny shiny are stupid.
While I don't agree that such a ridiculous thing can be patented I still don't see why they don't do it the overscroll glow effect like my samsung phone does which I much prefer to the bounce back anyway. Its bat shit crazy that a court can order devices destroyed for such a teeny tiny trivial piece of nonsense.
I don't care how ugly they are they can place one in my front garden if it means I can get fibre on our fibre enabled exchange, which only seems to make it at best a mile from exchange and anyone who lives further away....tough :(
As much as I hate crapple with a passion I have to agree with the judge on this, they can't be held accountable for smashed screens due to being dropped. I regularly change iphone screens for friends and the occasional back panel which keeps me in pocket money. In fact some are even on 2nd and even 3rd screen. Up to now though only had one smashed s2 and one smashed s3 screen. Oh and I know more people with galaxy's as well so proportionately its mainly the jesus mobe that breaks. But in every case its the user's fault, not manufacturers.
Doesn't state which Samsung phones they are trading in. Chances are they are just trading in old Galaxy S 1's or even 2's to replace them with Galaxy S III's. Only a fanboi would suggest they are jumping to the dark side because of a biased court judgement.
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