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Aha!  And the menu button works again for those with hardware buttons.  That had really annoyed me.

1 year, 5 months ago on Official Twitter App Updated, This Time With Action Overflow

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If I were to get a tablet, it would have to be a Note 8.0 or 10.1 so I could take notes in class. I can't justify buying any other tablet when my phone does essentially the same things.

1 year, 6 months ago on Midweek Poll: How Do You Use Your Tablet?

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It's basically a launcher.  Why not just release a launcher?

1 year, 6 months ago on Photos Of Facebook Home Revealed

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I honestly don't think Samsung needs to change the SIII design at all.  It fits so well in the hand and is at about the upper limit of what I'd consider a comfortable screen size.

 

Samsung could totally just keep the 4.8" size and just increase the resolution to 1080p.

1 year, 8 months ago on Samsung May Not Do A Major Redesign On The Galaxy S IV | | DroidDog Android BlogDroidDog Android Blog

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Sad thing is it has more RAM than the Xbox 360.  I wonder how else it one-ups the big consoles.

1 year, 9 months ago on GameStick Is An Android Gaming Console Gone Portable

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What makes this any more sensible than any of Apple's lawsuits?  iOS was in dire need of a functional notification system; what else was Apple supposed to do?

 

I wish these corporations would stop quarreling over minuscule bits of OS functionality and just focus on making good software.  Android and iOS are so inherently different that the little UI traits they share are pretty negligible.

1 year, 10 months ago on Samsung Sues Apple Over Notification Center After Patents Were Granted To Google

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This is excellent IMO.  But T-Mobile really has to push the benefits if they want consumers to catch on, because mainstream consumers will just see are phones that cost 3 times as much as they do on other carriers.  Mainstream consumers probably don't even know you can get phones off-contract.

1 year, 10 months ago on Poll: How Do You Feel About T-Mobile's Decision To End Subsidies?

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Well of course Play Store revenue is far behind the App Store. The App Store has 3 times the paid apps that the Play Store does. (Don't quote me on that.)

1 year, 10 months ago on Google Play Revenue Up 311% From Last Year But Still Far Behind iOS

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 @Tuliomesa82 Actually, if you watch unboxings of the Droid DNA, it's much closer in overall size to the Galaxy SIII than it is to the Note II.  They do it by making the bezels absolutely tiny and having less rounded corners than the SIII.

1 year, 11 months ago on Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S IV Will Be Unveiled at CES In January With A 5 Inch 1080p Display

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1) My SIII is all in one piece after 2+ months of normal use.  No signs of faulty construction.  Plastic may be cheap, but it sure isn't shoddy.  Sure, dropping your naked SIII could be bad news.  If that's your main concern spend your money elsewhere.

 

2) Color accuracy isn't a huge deal.  No one does serious graphics work on a phone.  Besides, AMOLED is a relatively new technology.  It'll mature over time.

1 year, 11 months ago on Samsung Announces Galaxy S III Sales Have Passed Thirty Million

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I bet the guy with the 3 feels really important in that photo.

1 year, 11 months ago on Samsung Announces Galaxy S III Sales Have Passed Thirty Million

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... I thought the answer was going to be more sensible than that.  That sounds like some BS excuse a company like Apple would use.  Since when was the focus of Android simplicity over functionality?

1 year, 11 months ago on Matias Duarte, Google's Head Of Android User Experience Explains The Lack Of SD Cards In Nexus Devices

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I was tethered to Smart Keyboard Pro for a while, but because of lack of dev support and random freezes I pried myself away and went for SwiftKey 3. No regrets; SwiftKey 3 is crazy awesome. I could never get myself to like Swype...

2 years ago on [Editorial] What On-Screen Keyboard Do You Use To Meet Your Typing Needs?

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Android is about choice, but the manufacturers are doing a really crappy job of giving consumers options. This article speaks the truth. I mean really, the only high end phone with a qwerty keyboard nowadays is the DROID 4, and that's aging.

2 years ago on [Editorial] Has Android Finally Reached The Stage Of Bigger Is Always Better?

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A Galaxy S III Mini would be a great thing for a lot of people.  Many of my friends say they don't want anything much bigger than a 4-inch device.

2 years ago on Samsung May Reveal A Galaxy S III Mini

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Good thing I've had ICS on my Atrix since April... Screw you Motorola.

2 years ago on Motorola Says No Joy To ATRIX 4G Ice Cream Sandwich Update

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Enthusiasts will just install custom software so it won't matter to them anyway.

2 years, 1 month ago on New Kindle Fire Models Will Display Ads On Lockscreen And Homescreen, No Opt Out

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Useless.

 

I don't see what Motorola's issue is.  Samsung's never locked its bootloaders (to my knowledge) and they're doing just fine.  What could Motorola possibly have against unlocked bootloaders for all?

2 years, 1 month ago on [UPDATE: Dev Editions Announced] Motorola Says They Will Launch Developer Phones, Is That Good Enough?

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I still like 4 inches; it's enough screen real estate for most things, and it still feels like a phone.  On the other hand, I have big hands, so I'd have no problems wielding a 4.8 inch Galaxy S III.  I wouldn't use a Note or Note II as a phone, though; that's crossing the line.

2 years, 1 month ago on Poll: What's your ideal screen size for a smartphone?

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I still think 4 inches is the ideal screen size for a phone.

 

But that doesn't mean I don't want a Galaxy S III. :P

2 years, 2 months ago on Poll: What's The Best Screen Size For A Smartphone?

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If you can disable touch input and have pen-only input...THIS IS MY TABLET.

2 years, 2 months ago on Galaxy Note 10.1 Introduced On Video, Shows Incredible Multitasking Promise

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Is Gingerbread really all that archaic, though?  I can't think of any popular app other than Chrome that just plain isn't compatible with Gingerbread.

 

Plus, anyone who wants ICS or Jelly Bean can get it, honestly.  If you're sitting around waiting for the carriers and the manufacturers to push an update to you, either you made a bad choice by purchasing a locked down phone, or you don't want updates badly enough to go out and try out some ROMs from the dev community.

2 years, 2 months ago on Editorial: When Will Gingerbread Lose The Top Percentage Of Android Devices?

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But how important is it to have an official build?  I've had CM9 on my Atrix since April and it isn't officially supported.  I'm sure there are plenty of unofficial CM9 roms out there for these devices.

 

2 years, 2 months ago on First Gen Snapdragon Devices Have Hit A Wall, No More Official CM9

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People definitely need to see that the iPhone isn't the end-all-be-all ultimate mobile device.

 

Nothing wrong with AT&T trying to push other phones IMO.  I don't feel it's unfair to Apple; I mean everyone's heard of the iPhone, but not everyone's heard of the Galaxy S or the One.

 

People who actually know they want an iPhone will just ignore the sales rep and get an iPhone anyway.

2 years, 2 months ago on AT&T Reps Instructed to Sell Anything But iPhone

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Man, Samsung's under fire.  Apple's trying to get Galaxy devices banned, some guy blows up his phone and tries to blame Samsung, and now Verizon tries to blame Samsung for a locked bootloader.

 

They just can't handle the awesomeness that is the Galaxy S III.

2 years, 3 months ago on Verizon Confirms Galaxy S III Locked Bootloader, After Blaming Samsung

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Conclusion: people are f***ing stupid.

2 years, 3 months ago on Samsung Finds Reasoning Behind Exploding Galaxy S III, Blames "External Energy"

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No unlocked bootloader, no buy.And still doesn't seem like an upgrade over the original Atrix. 

2 years, 3 months ago on Motorola Dinara Revealed On Their Own Page, Will Go As Atrix HD

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1) I'd like to meet the technologically-inept idiots who grant these patents and give them a piece of my mind.  Do they really believe it's at all logical to give one corporation sole control over slide to unlock, tapping a phone number/email, autocorrect, and unified search?  These are fundamental functions that should be allowed to develop on any platform.  And this isn't just about Apple; if Google had patented pull-down notifications or live wallpapers and started suing Apple and others over it, I'd be just as annoyed (they wouldn't, of course, because Google actually has respect for things like open standards).

 

2) How in the hell is Apple supposed to prove "substantial financial loss" as a result of other devices implementing these functions?  No one's decision to go choose Android over iOS comes down to the presence of overscroll bounce or gallery page-flipping.  The Tab 10.1 looks no more like the iPad than the Transformer or Thrive or Iconia.  Samsung shouldn't be punished because they may sway some consumers who can't think for themselves about what they want in a tablet.  If Apple gets any further with this stuff then the court system is also full of technologically-inept idiots.

2 years, 3 months ago on These Are The 11 Patents Google And It's Android Partners Are Fighting Against

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It sounds like they're looking to just patent troll back at Apple.  I hope that isn't the case; that'd just be getting down to their level.

2 years, 3 months ago on Google and Samsung to Work Together to Put a Stop to Apple's Tirade

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I don't get it.  Doesn't Samsung make all the iPhone/iPad processors?  Couldn't they just threaten to ditch Apple if they don't stop this patent crap?  Or is Apple giving them too much money for Samsung to lose?

 

2 years, 3 months ago on Samsung Appeals Galaxy Nexus Ban, Wants A Fair Fight

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I highly doubt this is official.  It looks like someone went back to Market 2.0 and slapped an ICS theme on it.

2 years, 3 months ago on Is This A Sneak Peek At The "New" Google Play Store? We Doubt it.

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The Galaxy S series has seen massive success across the globe.  HTC, Moto, LG, they don't even come close.  Why would Samsung mess with that?

2 years, 4 months ago on Would Samsung Ever Consider Leaving Android In The Dust?

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