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If the way they get to 6.3" display is by significantly or completely reducing the bezel size then thats good.
In terms of width the Note 2 is pretty much the widest you can make a phone while keeping it manageable for one-handed use. I still occasionally have problems with it and I have large hands (big enough to barely palm a basketball).
There are large spaces (bezels) on the top and bottom of the Galaxy Note 2 that could be reduced to fit a 6.8" screen. What Samsung will need to do is eliminate their physical home button and capacitive buttons and replace them with on-screen/software buttons.
2 years, 2 months ago on New Rumor Says Samsung Galaxy Note III Will Feature 6.3" Display
The only reason I'm somewhat ok with this is that with the advent of Google being able to successfully sell their Nexus 4 devices unlocked online (unlike the Nexus One back in the day) I could buy a future unlocked Nexus from them for $299-$399 and get the cheap value pricing from T-Mobile.
2 years, 2 months ago on Poll: How Do You Feel About T-Mobile's Decision To End Subsidies?
myCharge portable charger for my Note 2 and Macbook pro when I'm in class! Got it for $15 after I used a giftcard
-Also bought Forza Horizon for $15
-Picked up a Dwight Howard jersey
-Also bought a bodyglove case for my Note 2
2 years, 3 months ago on Poll: What Deals Did You Snag On This Black Friday?
Will the off-contract prices drop as well cause I already used my upgrade on a GS3 but I want to buy a Note 2 and it's $650 now (off contract)
2 years, 3 months ago on T-Mobile To Set Major Price Drops This Holiday Season For Android Devices
I'm drooling over this phone. I 'm trying to sell my GS3 for this.
2 years, 4 months ago on Samsung Galaxy Note II First Impressions
I like it. Give Apple a piece of their own medicine.
2 years, 6 months ago on Samsung Is Geared Up To Sue Apple If They Release An LTE iPhone
Google Wallet > Anything the greedy carriers can come up with.
I'm so pissed they are banning Google Wallet from our phones. They should allow competitors (you know the company that MAKES the operating system they make a profit on) to compete with them openly.
2 years, 6 months ago on [Updated] ISIS Mobile Wallet System Reportedly Set For A September Launch
I use Spotify for 90% of my music needs now. I also uploaded many of my songs to Google Music and use that the other 10% of the time.
I never thought I'd like streaming music as opposed to owning it but I am have found I am much more receptive to the cloud in almost everything I do then I thought I could be.
I'm interested to know why you chose Rdio over Spotify. I use my free monthly streaming music from Rdio from their website because Spotify doesn't allow that yet, and sometimes I don't want to open their app.
2 years, 6 months ago on Editorial: I Went The Route Of Streaming Music, I Can Never Go Back
Yeah, I'm on T-Mobile and don't think I've ever exceeded 2gigs. Usually I'm at around 1.7gigs/month and I stream music from Spotify all the time, constantly checking FB and Twitter and browsing the web. Well 'constantly' is a relative term, but certainly more than many people I know.
2 years, 6 months ago on Most Smartphone Owners Use Less Than 2GB Of Data Per Month, Study Shows
I hope you're right about the S3. Samsung did back a whole lot of original features into it that are useful, like....
--Lock screen ticker
Also, shouldn't Google be suing Apple for stealing the Notification bar/system? I bet if Google and the manufacturers really thought about it and wanted to get ugly (just like Apple) they could find numerous things Apple had "copied" from them.
2 years, 6 months ago on Editorial: Apple's Win Against Samsung Isn't as Bad as it Sounds
Launch the HTC One-X+ with an off-contract price of $350 and have carriers subsidize it down to $99
Internal specs should still be top of the line. Maybe pop in a quad-core. If I didn't just use my upgrade on a Galaxy S3 and I knew HTC was releasing the One-X+ off-contract for $350 I would of just bought that phone and kept my upgrade.
2 years, 6 months ago on HTC to reduce handset prices, drop Beats Audio to better compete with Samsung & Apple
Just switched over to the classic plan and I decided on 2gigs of high-speed data. Now I have the peace of mind knowing that I can always upgrade my $20/month 2gigs to $30/month truly unlimited if I absolutely need to.
My family and I were just discussing switching from T-Mobile to AT&T because they were refusing to grandfather in our formerly great 3000min-unlimited text-$20/month 5gigs high speed data plan and allow us to buy subsidized phones.
I was seriously furious and thought about paying the extra $20-$30/month to AT&T because they consistently get the best phones first and even though they have higher monthly prices their high-end devices are constantly on sale.
Now that I see this announcement though, I'm glad I was forced to switch to the classic plan because now T-Mobile will be the only carrier (with fast speeds) offering truly unlimited data. Sprint's networks sucks, and while T-Mobile service may be the spottiest out of the big-4 but when you do get their service, it's incredibly fast and that's without LTE.
2 years, 6 months ago on T-Mobile to Offer (True) Unlimited Data
I agree with the last point so much. Sell it at $349 unlocked and it will sell like hotcakes. I'm about to upgrade to a Galaxy S3 but I'd sell it on ebay for like $150 and spend $200 on a unlocked next Galaxy Nexus if it truly seems like a superior device.
2 years, 6 months ago on Editorial: What I Realistically Want Out Of The Next Nexus
Sweet, I got referenced in the article!
To add to the fact that I sold my Galaxy Tab 10.1 because of a lack of updates (or seemingly any interest by Samsung to support the device), that bad experience has really tarnished my opinion of Samsung. I've been wanting a Galaxy S3 for months but now with the rumors of an HTC One X+ coming to T-Mobile in September, and the rumored HTC 5" superphone I may hold off buying another Samsung device because I'm not sure if they will roll out updates in a timely fashion.
2 years, 6 months ago on Editorial: Samsung Recently Released Ice Cream Sandwich On The Tab 10.1, That's Absolutely Unacceptable
@SteveClarkeII @ClarkKent113 I got $300 including shipping costs. Spent $250 on the Nexus 7 (after buying the case and paying for shipping and taxes). $50 to spare which I'm fine with. I'm loving having JellyBean and being first in line for the next update. And Google Now is awesome.
2 years, 7 months ago on Editorial: Samsung Releases ICS Update For Tab 10.1 8 Months After ICS Source Code Drop: Why I'm Happy
I was so pissed off at the lack of an ICS update (and worse yet going so many months with no official announcements from Samsung until June/July) that I sold my Galaxy Tab 10.1 about a week ago and bought a Nexus 7 with the money I got and still got some change to spare.
Spending $500 on a tablet last year was stupid on my part and now I'm much happier with then Nexus 7 than I ever was with the Galaxy Tab 10.1. I'm even getting used to the smaller former factor which initially worried me about all 7 inch tablets.
Fuck the carriers and them blocking Google products on a GOOGLE platform. No one wants their crap products on their phones..Fail.
2 years, 7 months ago on Google Wallet Running On Any Galaxy S III
This is exactly the question I've been wondering. Hopefully Samsung keeps Google Now when they update The GS3 to JellyBean.
2 years, 7 months ago on S Voice + Google Now = ?
I decided to just get the 8gig version. I think after all the pre-installed software I'll get 5gigs out of it and that's more space than I used out of my 16gig Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the entire year I owned it.
2 years, 7 months ago on Nexus 7 16GB Edition Now 'Back In Stock' At Google Play Store
The question I have is that when the US version gets updated with Samsung block access to Google Now because they want to force us to use S-Voice or will be have the ability to replace S-Voice with Google Now?
2 years, 7 months ago on AOSP Jelly Bean Availalable For International Samsung Galaxy S III I9300
I just bought a Nexus 7 last night. I was holding off until I was able to sell my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
I too don't usually like the 7inch form factor but having JellyBean with Google-Now and a buttery-smooth performance is what drew me in. Not to mention the quad-core.
To be honest, I use my tablet mostly for e-textbooks for school, comics, and when I'm too lazy to be moving my Macbook Pro around the house. Maybe 7inch screen is all I really need. It'll take some getting used to, but it's worth it.
I sold my original Galaxy Tab 10.1 for $280 so I have $80 left over. When I look back a year later, spending $500 on a tablet was pretty stupid, although with all the money I saved on textbooks it probably paid for itself already.
2 years, 7 months ago on Editorial: I Finally Caved In And Bought A Nexus 7
If you're going to put a dual-core Snapdragon S4 you need to include 2gigs of RAM. The US version of the S3 set that standard
2 years, 7 months ago on Leaked Renders Of The LG Spectrum 2 Leak Out, Looks Just Like Any Other LG Phone
T-Mobile could introduce shared-data and just make it LESS complicated and have it cost LESS than the competition (as they always have). Just because Verizon and AT&T didn't get it right (when do they ever get plans and pricing right?) doesn't mean T-Mobile just shouldn't even try to OFFER shared-data.
Verizon's model is the worst because it's not only gouging customers but it's also forcing people to switch to it. T-Mobile should have it as an option at least.
2 years, 7 months ago on T-Mobile Will Not Introduce Shared Data Plans, Slams the Ones that Exist
Absolutely love the changes, especially putting Playlist as the first tab.
2 years, 7 months ago on Update Hits Google Play Music With New Widget, Better UI, And More
So basically this is Mint but with tracking info added to it?
2 years, 7 months ago on Say Hello To Slice 2.0, Weep Silently Over How Much You Spent Last Month
Maybe Google hasn't tried hard yet with Wallet, but why are you so pessimistic, why do you say they've given up?
Wallet has so much potential that I don't see Google just throwing in the towel on it. This is not Google Wave or Buzz, but you make it sound like that.
2 years, 8 months ago on Who Ruined NFC Payments?
I never even knew they did these easter eggs. This is awesome. I just did it on my Gingerbread phone and a drawing popped up. So cool. I love you Google.
2 years, 8 months ago on Some Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Easter Egg Fun
If this is real I like the idea of having quick access to the different parts of the Play Store along the bottom row with those icons. That's one of my constant annoyances with the current store.
Also, I actually wish they would use the black colored background throughout the whole Play Store (currently it's just on the opening page).
2 years, 8 months ago on Is This A Sneak Peek At The "New" Google Play Store? We Doubt it.
If I still actually bought music I would but I now stream almost everything. I pay for Spotify premium and I use Rdio and MOG to get some free listens every month. Can't remember the last time I actually bought an individual album/song (digital or in physical format).
Google needs to introduce their own streaming service. Since I'm so Google-centric I'd love to just add "Google-Stream" to my list of Google services I use, would integrate well with my other services and just simplify everything (i.e. having Google-Stream music controls popup from my Gmail or Chrome Browser.
2 years, 8 months ago on Midnight Poll: Do You Purchase Music From Google Play?
Go Launcher. but I can't wait till i get the GSIII, on which i won't use a launcher.
2 years, 8 months ago on Midnight Poll: Which Launcher Do You Use?
I hope that we're able to customize the name of the voice assistant. I already have some potential names picked out.
2 years, 8 months ago on New Report Says Google Accelerating Development Of Siri Competitor, Project Majel
Just tested it out, it's not as functional as Siri or S-Voice seem but it's pretty damn quick if you ask it basic querries like "whats the best chinese food place in X" or "Show me traffic in X".
2 years, 8 months ago on Meet Robin, the Free New Siri Competition
I'm definitely getting one. I wish I could get it the day it comes out but my upgrade isn't until late August. Sad-face.
I'll get the Pebble Blue 16GB version.
2 years, 8 months ago on Midnight Poll: Are You Getting The Galaxy S III?
I would get it if a) the GSIII wasn't coming out in a week and b) my upgrade was now instead of in August.
2 years, 8 months ago on T-Mobile Undercuts Best Buy, Prices HTC One S At $49.99
This is the reason I will probably never get an iPhone. The UI just bores me to death.
2 years, 8 months ago on Should Apple have updated the home screen in iOS 6?
SO basically, they changed nothing. Still boring.
2 years, 9 months ago on Rumor: iOS 6 caught on video