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I would have bought the HTC One if it had included a card slot and removeable battery. I would have bought a Galaxy S4 if it had a better camera and more than 16Gb. If HTC and Samsung got together, I could have the phone I want!

1 year, 3 months ago on HTC Explains Reason For Not Including MicroSD Slot In US/UK One Models

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I don't suppose this will be bigger than 16Gb?

1 year, 3 months ago on Verizon's Galaxy S 4 Releasing A Bit Earlier, Now May 23rd

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I suppose the lack of user memory left for the user on the 16Gb model is not a feature! AT&T comes to the rescue on May 10th with 32Gb model for extra $50. Well worth it IMHO.

1 year, 3 months ago on Samsung Releases Two New Ads Highlighting Galaxy S 4 Features

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 @mikes_phone_and_tab  Probably like the 32Gb and 64Gb versions of the Note 1 and Note 2 that never appeared in Europe either. I won't hold my breath.

1 year, 3 months ago on Samsung Releases Commercial For Galaxy S 4 Showing Off Its New Features

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You can't run apps from a card on the newer versions of Android. The card is only really any use for media. Programs like Apps2SD no longer work, The is a big stink about the lack of memory in the 16Gb version of the S4.

 

More info at: http://www.androidauthority.com/samsung-response-storage-woes-202302/

 

and http://www.gottabemobile.com/2013/05/03/why-the-samsung-galaxy-s4-micro-sd-card-is-useless/

1 year, 3 months ago on Samsung Releases Commercial For Galaxy S 4 Showing Off Its New Features

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Doubt if they will be showing off lack of user memory in 16Gb model or the lack of 32 or 64Gb models.

1 year, 3 months ago on Samsung Releases Commercial For Galaxy S 4 Showing Off Its New Features

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Sold out by the time I tried for Nexus 4 16Gb

1 year, 9 months ago on Poll: What Nexus Did You Buy Today?

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This feature was NOT on the phone on sale at the Samsung store in Westfield, Stratford, London today apparently.

 

They were only selling the 16GB Marble White model. The ROM ID of the ones that appeared not to have this feature included was Buold Number JRO03C.N7100XXXLI5 - Let's hope an update is coming soon for those without it.

1 year, 10 months ago on New Video Shows Off True Multitasking On The Samsung Galaxy Note II

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Without knowing where the survey was conducted and the questions asked and why, surveys like this are pointless. It would also be useful to know who funded the survey and the socio economic and age distribution of the sample. 600 people in Cupertino would give a very different answer to 600 in Redmond!

1 year, 10 months ago on Current Android Owners Are 2.4x More Likely To Switch To iPhone Than Vice Versa

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There's little point in having another trial unless the jury is also allowed to judge on the validity of the patents - something that the previous jury were not allowed to do.

 

It is like convicting a driver of exceeding a speed limit without considering whether the speed limit should ever have been implemented in the first place, Samsung were not allowed to show any "pror art" evidence as the jury was instructed to assume the patents were valid. Increasingly, this seems to be in serious doubt.

1 year, 10 months ago on Samsung vs Apple Trial Not Over - Korean Company Requests New Trial On Claims Of Jury Misconduct

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16GB variant only - no news of 32GB and 64GB availability or pricing yet.

1 year, 11 months ago on Samsung Galaxy Note II Gets First Release Date, In The UK

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The Galaxy Note phone although still running ICS got an update around a month ago that added the pop-up video play window.

1 year, 11 months ago on Samsung Posts List Of Devices Receiving Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

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There will be no ban and no payment until another court decides on the validity of the patent. Various evidence was deemed inadmissable by Judge Lucy Koh which Samsung asserted was central to the validity of the patents.

 

As the jury were instructed to reach a verdict without considering the validity of the patents, the whole matter will have no go to another court in what is certain to be a protracted case.

1 year, 11 months ago on Apple Wants Another $707 Million From Samsung, Total US Ban

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The maps some people have discovered: http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/

1 year, 11 months ago on The iPhone 5 Launches Today, How Does It Stack Up?

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Shame Google have disabled the Latitude shortcut though - was really useful to me rather than having to access it via maps.

1 year, 11 months ago on Google Maps Now Provides Search History

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 @Prozac69  @UKAndroid I agree - I just want to kick Samsung into action - after all, the Note II was announced well before the iPhone5 and Apple now has firm date and prices.

1 year, 11 months ago on Samsung Says Galaxy Note II Coming In October, Expects To Sell 20 Million Units

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In the UK we only have price for 16Gb model with vague `mid October date. Many want the 32Gb or 64Gb models of which there is no news of price or availability. Samsung delays may be advantage for iPhone5.

1 year, 11 months ago on Samsung Says Galaxy Note II Coming In October, Expects To Sell 20 Million Units

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 @Haloruler64  @IkAceEvbuomwan I don't think you think of a "true tablet" in the same way as I do. The Fire range are for the consumption of media provided mainly by Amazon. The device is pretty much locked down and not very configurable. Whilst I am sure it will be "hacked", it will never have GPS or NFC and other features I would expect on a "true tablet". They have good specs and a competitive price for what they are.

1 year, 11 months ago on Amazon's New 8.9" Kindle Fire HD Is As Impressive As It Is Cheap

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 @IkAceEvbuomwan Seems like nowhere is relevant to the Fire as I can't find any mention of GPS in the specs which means that it can't be used for navigation or with location based apps. (I did get the sarcasm!)

1 year, 11 months ago on Amazon's New 8.9" Kindle Fire HD Is As Impressive As It Is Cheap

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I notice there is no mention of GPS anywhere in the specs meaning that they would be pretty useless for any location based apps or navigation. Any pictures taken would also not contain the location details. Seems rather a shame. Still, I suppose it is only really a "content" player rather than a more general purpose device.

1 year, 11 months ago on Amazon Unveils New Kindle Fire At The Shocking Price Of $160

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@IkAceEvbuomwan @UKAndroid Yes. The 7" models are coming to the UK but the 8.9" is USA only.

1 year, 11 months ago on Amazon's New 8.9" Kindle Fire HD Is As Impressive As It Is Cheap

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Impressive as the new models appear to be, this is only relevant if you are in North America.

1 year, 11 months ago on Amazon's New 8.9" Kindle Fire HD Is As Impressive As It Is Cheap

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Does it have a multi coloured alert/status indicator?

1 year, 11 months ago on Samsung Galaxy Note II Hands-On By PhoneDog's Aaron Baker

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Now seen the video which says battery is removable. Will definitely getting one!

Let's hope the 64Gb version is one of the first to be released.

1 year, 11 months ago on Samsung Galaxy Note II Hands-On By PhoneDog's Aaron Baker

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Is the battery removable?

1 year, 11 months ago on Samsung Galaxy Note II Hands-On By PhoneDog's Aaron Baker

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Needs a zipcode so uselesss in Europe where its being released first

1 year, 11 months ago on Samsung Galaxy Note II Sign Up Page Live

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They would have sold me a One X if the battery had been replaceable and it had incorporated a card slot

2 years ago on HTC Third Quarter Results Disappoint, Only Growing In China Market

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When you zoom in on a web page does the text re-flow on the browsers in both machines?

2 years ago on Nexus 7 And Samsung Galaxy S III Smoothness And Speed Comparison

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What use is a phone without power because the thin battery has run out of juice. A thin phone is good but not at the expense of battery life. 

 

I never considered the HTC One simply because of its battery life and the fact that it was not replaceable. It's a nice phone but the battery limitation coupled with the lack of a card slot meant it has limited appeal. The recent drop in price meake me think that despite all the hype, others feel the same.

 

Samsung seem to have it right with replaceable batteries and card slots in their various Galaxy models. 

2 years ago on Poll: Thinness Vs. Battery Life, Which Do You Choose?

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A very confusing story for those not in the USA and wondering what the advert was.

2 years ago on Samsung's Competitive Strategy Revealed in Their "Beat Apple" Campaign

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I love my Note and would love to hear that there's a Note2 that combines the best of the existing Note and the S3

2 years, 1 month ago on Samsung's Next Unpacked Event, Could it be the Galaxy Note 2?

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I'm waiting for the Google services that make it useful to be available outside the US. I suspect that's why Amazon haven't bothered to launch the Fire elsewhere. Sure you can get around it with proxies and VPN's etc. but who wants the hassle?

2 years, 1 month ago on Shipping and Release Dates for Google Nexus 7

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