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EVO OTA 2.3 Update will be out soon. Being tested in Sprint stores right now. It's smooth like butter and everyone will love it!!!!! I can't give out any more info.
Awesome! You do know 2.3 has been out 6 months right? I am sure it will be out right in time for the release of 2.4 and we will still be several updates behind yet again! Woohoo! What do I care, I am ditching my Evo tomorrow for the Nexus S 4G, sick of waiting for Sprint to update my expensive phone.

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Awesome! You do know 2.3 has been out 6 months right? I am sure it will be out right in time for the release of 2.4 and we will still be several updates behind yet again! Woohoo! What do I care, I am ditching my Evo tomorrow for the Nexus S 4G, sick of waiting for Sprint to update my expensive phone.
You know you can update it yourself, right?

I'd consider the Nexus S 4G but no SD card slot is a deal breaker for me. What's next, non-replaceable battery? No thanks.

I have had 2.3.3 on my phone. Nothing to wet your pants over. Even Froyo wasn't a HUGE visible change but at least there was a performance bump. Not so much with Gingerbread.

The only thing I'm looking forward to is GTalk Video Chat in 2.3.4 which we can now do with most of the 2.3.3 custom ROMs.
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Still, there's a lot to be said for the Nexus S - direct updates from Google without the need to root.

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EVO OTA 2.3 Update will be out soon. Being tested in Sprint stores right now. It's smooth like butter and everyone will love it!!!!! I can't give out any more info.
So, M5, what is your personal preference right now: EVO with that 2.3 update, or Nexus S 4G? Pro's/con's of both? Thanks!
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You know you can update it yourself, right?

I'd consider the Nexus S 4G but no SD card slot is a deal breaker for me. What's next, non-replaceable battery? No thanks.

I have had 2.3.3 on my phone. Nothing to wet your pants over. Even Froyo wasn't a HUGE visible change but at least there was a performance bump. Not so much with Gingerbread.

The only thing I'm looking forward to is GTalk Video Chat in 2.3.4 which we can now do with most of the 2.3.3 custom ROMs.
Been there and done that with rooting and ROM'ing, never again but thanks. Everytime I look at ROM threads on XDA (since I had contemplated rooting again on my Evo) most of the posts are people having problems. Dont want to settle for things not working, force closing and freezing. I will take the official updates from Google thanks. No SD storage isnt a big deal to alot of us who dont feel the need to have a million songs and a bunch of movies on our cell phones. Plus, everything is moving towards cloud storage with mobile devices, get used to very little onboard storage space.
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Been there and done that with rooting and ROM'ing, never again but thanks. Everytime I look at ROM threads on XDA (since I had contemplated rooting again on my Evo) most of the posts are people having problems. Dont want to settle for things not working, force closing and freezing. I will take the official updates from Google thanks. No SD storage isnt a big deal to alot of us who dont feel the need to have a million songs and a bunch of movies on our cell phones. Plus, everything is moving towards cloud storage with mobile devices, get used to very little onboard storage space.
No sdcard sucks.. but workable

No led notification... is a no go.. for me
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No sdcard sucks.. but workable

No led notification... is a no go.. for me
My LED on my Evo doesnt work that great anyways, so I have gotten used to not having it. Besides, you can download apps that will do that for you. NOLed being one of them.
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My LED on my Evo doesnt work that great anyways, so I have gotten used to not having it. Besides, you can download apps that will do that for you. NOLed being one of them.
????

Your led does not work? Get it fixed.

What can an application do? If there is no led..????
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Looks pretty cool - https://market.android.com/details?id=com.led.notify
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Your led does not work? Get it fixed.

What can an application do? If there is no led..????
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The beauty of an app like that on an amoled screen is it should use the same amount of power as lighting an LED but actually be more customizable. amoled only needs to light the specific pixels as opposed to lighting a backlight like an LCD.
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that is neat.. and with the screen .. the screen does not eat battery that bad.

but the phone is not in sleep mode to do that... right? it is awake. i dont see this helping battery. i would rather have LED. Multi color and function LED is best.
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Depending how implemented, this needn't be a battery hog.
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I'll let you guys know now that app works when I get my nexus. The lack of an LED was almost a deal-breaker for me but I really want to experience a pure google phone after using CM7 on my EVO.

I appreciate sense, I think it is the most well thought out manufacturer customization for android, but something about stock android really appeals to me.
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I'll let you guys know now that app works when I get my nexus. The lack of an LED was almost a deal-breaker for me but I really want to experience a pure google phone after using CM7 on my EVO.

I appreciate sense, I think it is the most well thought out manufacturer customization for android, but something about stock android really appeals to me.
I really liked Sense too, just drained the battery too much IMO. I have been using Launcher Pro for almost a year on my Evo. Whats so frustrating about waiting for updates is that its Sense that holds it up and I am not even using Sense!
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Been there and done that with rooting and ROM'ing, never again but thanks. Everytime I look at ROM threads on XDA (since I had contemplated rooting again on my Evo) most of the posts are people having problems. Dont want to settle for things not working, force closing and freezing. I will take the official updates from Google thanks. No SD storage isnt a big deal to alot of us who dont feel the need to have a million songs and a bunch of movies on our cell phones. Plus, everything is moving towards cloud storage with mobile devices, get used to very little onboard storage space.
Personal experience has been extremely positive with rooting. I think the majority of problems are self induced user errors in the rooting process. I have had far fewer issues since rooting than when I was running the stock ROM.

As far as "The Cloud" goes, you can keep it. I will find a phone that has onboard/sd storage or I will dust off my Evo 4G.
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One of the improvements of Gingerbread is that the UI is now black background on white. Not only do I prefer this aesthetic, it's also a big power saver for AMOLED screens. Unfortunately, LCD-based screens don't get the power savings, but... looks sleek nevertheless.
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Been there and done that with rooting and ROM'ing, never again but thanks. Everytime I look at ROM threads on XDA (since I had contemplated rooting again on my Evo) most of the posts are people having problems. Dont want to settle for things not working, force closing and freezing. I will take the official updates from Google thanks. No SD storage isnt a big deal to alot of us who dont feel the need to have a million songs and a bunch of movies on our cell phones. Plus, everything is moving towards cloud storage with mobile devices, get used to very little onboard storage space.
Well a bad ROM is a bad ROM, pick your poison. Totally understand there.

As for the SD Storage, you do relaize your on-board storage is double that of the sock Evo's SD right?

I just don't like the prospect of how it comes out of the box is all it's ever going to be. This is fine if you are buying a new phone every year like the iDon't crowd but I like to have my options.

I will say that if it wasn't a Nexus phone I wouldn't touch a Samsung phone with a 10' pole. Finally someone will routinely update a Samsung device!

I look forward to hearing people's experience with this phone. I bet is very well recieved.
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The thing about rooting is it's not just about the ability to flash something custom. I ran the stock ROM for 10 months and just switched to CM7. I only want stuff that works 100%. But rooting opens up a lot of other options too.... kernel improvements squeeze out more functionality out of the hardware... Evo got framerate unlock, 5pt multitouch, HDMI mirroring, and a lot of other stuff. I also like being able to SSH/SCP into the phone for file transfer and management. splash screen + boot animation customization is a nice touch as well. root apps like wifi tether, droidVNC, quickSSHd, shootme, root explorer, etc.

Plenty of goodies from rooting besides trying custom ROMs.
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The thing about the Nexus - if you want to get full access, bootloader unlocked, you won't find anything simpler.

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Well a bad ROM is a bad ROM, pick your poison. Totally understand there.

As for the SD Storage, you do relaize your on-board storage is double that of the sock Evo's SD right?

I just don't like the prospect of how it comes out of the box is all it's ever going to be. This is fine if you are buying a new phone every year like the iDon't crowd but I like to have my options.

I know I still have 5.45GB of the 8GB available on my Evo. So yea, I will never come close to filling 16GB. I dont carry music around on my phone really and I have satellite radio in my cars. Dont watch movies on a phone either. If I really feel the need to ever watch one outside my house, my iPad 2 would be a much wiser choice than a 4 inch screen. So yea, everyone has different wants and needs.
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Been there and done that with rooting and ROM'ing, never again but thanks. Everytime I look at ROM threads on XDA (since I had contemplated rooting again on my Evo) most of the posts are people having problems. Dont want to settle for things not working, force closing and freezing. I will take the official updates from Google thanks. No SD storage isnt a big deal to alot of us who dont feel the need to have a million songs and a bunch of movies on our cell phones. Plus, everything is moving towards cloud storage with mobile devices, get used to very little onboard storage space.
Exactly. The lack of SD card is not serious. I mean what exactly and how much exactly do you really think your going to use? Unless you have over a hundred apps and thousands of songs. Most of the stiff you won't use. Hundreds of sings can fit on a 1gb a lone maybe more so 16gb storage is more then enough to be honest. Is more cool? Yes. But not needed. People exaggerate the lack of that.

Do I really wish it had a led light? Yes. But I started with a hero and it doesn't have one. So I'm cool. That's not thy big of a deal. These do not take part in how the phone is performing.
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Do I really wish it had a led light? Yes. But I started with a hero and it doesn't have one. So I'm cool. That's not thy big of a deal. These do not take part in how the phone is performing.
I personally think this is cooler than a notification light

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.led.notify


I forgot to add, I do get a new phone once a year. Had the Touch pro for 10 months, then the Hero for about a year. Now the Evo for 11 months and the Nexus S tomorrow
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Awesome! You do know 2.3 has been out 6 months right? I am sure it will be out right in time for the release of 2.4 and we will still be several updates behind yet again! Woohoo! What do I care, I am ditching my Evo tomorrow for the Nexus S 4G, sick of waiting for Sprint to update my expensive phone.
GB isn't available officially to EVO users as of now. However, this will change shortly!

Also, the hold up isn't at Sprint. There's a couple of trivial issues with the Integration Test Process on the EVO which should be resolved by early-mid next week. I believe the update should be pushed, but some QA people differ..

Basically, the OTA is ready at Sprint's end.

As for Nexus or Evo. I haven't played with Nexus, so can't comment on that. I'm mostly involved with the HTC side
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Exactly. The lack of SD card is not serious. I mean what exactly and how much exactly do you really think your going to use? Unless you have over a hundred apps and thousands of songs. Most of the stiff you won't use. Hundreds of sings can fit on a 1gb a lone maybe more so 16gb storage is more then enough to be honest. Is more cool? Yes. But not needed. People exaggerate the lack of that.

Do I really wish it had a led light? Yes. But I started with a hero and it doesn't have one. So I'm cool. That's not thy big of a deal. These do not take part in how the phone is performing.

I have hero... it does have an led notification
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GB isn't available officially to EVO users as of now. However, this will change shortly!

Also, the hold up isn't at Sprint. There's a couple of trivial issues with the Integration Test Process on the EVO which should be resolved by early-mid next week. I believe the update should be pushed, but some QA people differ..

Basically, the OTA is ready at Sprint's end.

As for Nexus or Evo. I haven't played with Nexus, so can't comment on that. I'm mostly involved with the HTC side
Riiiiight. We have been hearing Sprint put the slow update blame elsewhere since the Hero and now the Evo. Thats what? Almost 2 whole years now? Bottom line is by the time they finally get around to upgrading their phones, that version of Android is old news and the next major release is either out or very close to it. Like I said, GB is 6 months old and its ridiculous that Sprint takes so long to update their phones. Those of us who are sick and tired of it now have the choice to get a Nexus and not worry about it anymore and thats what we choose.
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I understand the frustration - but be a little fair.

For whatever reason, only two phones besides the Nexus pair have gotten an official Gingerbread update - and those two are HTCs in Europe.

So far as I recall, the Evo (last update in December) has had more updates (7) than the Hero (6) - so it's not like the phone's been forgotten.
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I understand the frustration - but be a little fair.

For whatever reason, only two phones besides the Nexus pair have gotten an official Gingerbread update - and those two are HTCs in Europe.

So far as I recall, the Evo (last update in December) has had more updates (7) than the Hero (6) - so it's not like the phone's been forgotten.
Point taken and all the carriers are very slow to upgrade, so I know its not just Sprint. Anyways, glad I dont have to deal with it anymore
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I have hero... it does have an led notification
the GSM ones does. I'm talking about a real led light. Multiple colors and blinks. HTC Hero does not. Only thing that changes is the one at the top when the battery is full or low.
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the GSM ones does. I'm talking about a real led light. Multiple colors and blinks. HTC Hero does not. Only thing that changes is the one at the top when the battery is full or low.
my is a cdma with sprint.

it tells me when the battery is low... and when i get emails and texts..and missed calls...
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[Quote]I understand the frustration - but be a little fair.

For whatever reason, only two phones besides the Nexus pair have gotten an official Gingerbread update - and those two are HTCs in Europe.

So far as I recall, the Evo (last update in December) has had more updates (7) than the Hero (6) - so it's not like the phone's been forgotten.[Quote]

Most of those counted updates were fixes and not increase in Software updates. Hero only went from 2.0 to 2.1. Evo went from 2.1 to 2.2. Possibly 2.3 next. Not sure where the other counted ones came from.

Plus you have to think about this, these manufacturers come with new phones not with the latest or with the latest update and still have so many other phones that are capable of being updated but either don't or do. Makes it even worse when the newest phone doesn't come with the latest update and they have to work on that then the others that are actually only a year old. They need a better method. Simply there should be a Nexus line on every carrier beside the phones with manufacturer UIs.

Nexus S is not dual but so what. Runs smoothly on a daily basis. A phone is not outdated until the hardware can no longer handle the numerous updates. Until a to advanced overhaul is made for the Nexus line, the Nexus family will be just fine. You have to know something new will be introduced to the world tomorrow most likely. Does that mean the thing that was introduced last week is old? No. As soon as you hop on the newest thing it'll be something better in less then a year. Personally everybody knows what they want. If it makes you satisfied and is what you want in a phone then go by that.
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my is a cdma with sprint.

it tells me when the battery is low... and when i get emails and texts..and missed calls...
I also have a HERO CDMA with a working LED.
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Nexus S is not dual but so what. Runs smoothly on a daily basis. A phone is not outdated until the hardware can no longer handle the numerous updates. Until a to advanced overhaul is made for the Nexus line, the Nexus family will be just fine. You have to know something new will be introduced to the world tomorrow most likely. Does that mean the thing that was introduced last week is old? No. As soon as you hop on the newest thing it'll be something better in less then a year. Personally everybody knows what they want. If it makes you satisfied and is what you want in a phone then go by that.
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I dunno. Have you heard anyone say that
Well, most the people drooling over the specs of the 3D swear the Nexus is running "old" and "outdated" hardware that isnt going to keep up for some reason. Look thru the threads here.
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Well, most the people drooling over the specs of the 3D swear the Nexus is running "old" and "outdated" hardware that isnt going to keep up for some reason. Look thru the threads here.
Yeah - come on. Some people will beeyotch if you hang them with a new rope. Read: there are already people whining that the tech of the 3D and even the SGS2 are all so yesterday it's not funny.

It _IS_ logical to simply assume, realistically, that each of the superphones of 2010 will hit some wall someday and be no longer feasibly upgradeable.

The same will hold true of the phones made in 2011, 2012, 2013 - see where I'm going here?

If my needs or preferences don't change for the next several years, and the hardware lasts, my Evo will be as up-to-date as it needs to be. It just all comes down to personal needs and preferences.

See, your blood pressure will be lower if you care less about those comments.

Truth is - all of the single-cores are outdated by a certain point of view. By that same point of view, the Tegra-2 that everyone drolled over just a few months ago is now outdated by the asynchronous clocking of the Snapdragon 8660 - and that's already outdated by the 22 nm quad-cores already being laid out by Qualcomm and Samsung - see where I'm going there, too?

And what's not to droll over the 3D?

But trying to prove anything against it with a Nexus S is really like trying to argue that a luxury Eurosedan is not as good a fast roadster.

In other words, the arguments are orthogonal, and this is Android - where choice is good.

Best choose what you like, be a supporter of it, and let others do likewise with what they like.

As long as it's all Android, we all win.

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Well even today if I had the option to get an Evo running 2.2 compared to a Nexus S running 2.3, I would still choose an Evo because its features fit my needs better.
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I also have a HERO CDMA with a working LED.
I'll probably get the Nexus S as an upgrade to my Hero later today.

LED notifications will be very missed after I change over. Interesting omission on Google's part.
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Isn't that what Steve Jobs is doing?
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Neither for me. I'll keep my evo until my contract is up (lost my annual renewal because I was on someone else's account for 5 years before I got my own), then if coverage isn't better, I'm moving to verizon. Sprint lost way too many contacts for 3rd party cell towers. not having gps data coverage when driving in the middle of no where is a killer. I have family in the mountains in va and have to take a lot of back roads both traveling to and from, and to go anywhere while I am visiting.

That and I refuse to use att, and now t-mobile is gone... Also there is no 4g in my state and no plans for future 4g either.
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GB isn't available officially to EVO users as of now. However, this will change shortly!

Also, the hold up isn't at Sprint. There's a couple of trivial issues with the Integration Test Process on the EVO which should be resolved by early-mid next week. I believe the update should be pushed, but some QA people differ..

Basically, the OTA is ready at Sprint's end.

As for Nexus or Evo. I haven't played with Nexus, so can't comment on that. I'm mostly involved with the HTC side
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Personal experience has been extremely positive with rooting. I think the majority of problems are self induced user errors in the rooting process. I have had far fewer issues since rooting than when I was running the stock ROM.

As far as "The Cloud" goes, you can keep it. I will find a phone that has onboard/sd storage or I will dust off my Evo 4G.
agree with the root part. I've had nothing but great experience since rooting. If people are constantly having problems then they are doing something wrong, it's that simple.


I played with the nexus s today and ummmmmm I was not impressed at all. Just my opinion, but one of the things that brought me to android from Iphone was HTC sense. I think sense has made my phone's experience so great! I think it's brilliant! and now that I flash Virus B3 and i've tasted a little of the new sense it makes me want the Evo 3D even more! HTC sense is so brilliant! the little things it does is so great and makes the phone so much better! Battery life is not an issue. I have a charger at home, at work, and in the car (which i never use) and I have two extended batteries that cost me $20 that i can use at will if i ever want to go 2 days without charging my phone.


HTC EVO 3d here i come!!!
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agree with the root part. I've had nothing but great experience since rooting. If people are constantly having problems then they are doing something wrong, it's that simple.


I played with the nexus s today and ummmmmm I was not impressed at all. Just my opinion, but one of the things that brought me to android from Iphone was HTC sense. I think sense has made my phone's experience so great! I think it's brilliant! and now that I flash Virus B3 and i've tasted a little of the new sense it makes me want the Evo 3D even more! HTC sense is so brilliant! the little things it does is so great and makes the phone so much better! Battery life is not an issue. I have a charger at home, at work, and in the car (which i never use) and I have two extended batteries that cost me $20 that i can use at will if i ever want to go 2 days without charging my phone.


HTC EVO 3d here i come!!!
Same here...nothing really major struck me as awesome.....and the whole whatchamacallit you have to go through to turn off 4g was a bit silly. They didn't have time to show me but they claimed it had to be turned off in diag mode...there is no widget..it's just always on ..seems silly (or is it)
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Same here...nothing really major struck me as awesome.....and the whole whatchamacallit you have to go through to turn off 4g was a bit silly. They didn't have time to show me but they claimed it had to be turned off in diag mode...there is no widget..it's just always on ..seems silly (or is it)
Yes, taking 3 seconds to push menu>settings>wireless and turning 4G on or off is such a huge pain. I mean whats next? pushing more buttons to get on my phones browser? Sorry, its too hard for me. I need an app for that!
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Yes, taking 3 seconds to push menu>settings>wireless and turning 4G on or off is such a huge pain. I mean whats next? pushing more buttons to get on my phones browser? Sorry, its too hard for me. I need an app for that!
Yes... why should I have to push buttons?? I expect my phone to just KNOW what I want to do. Well fret no more. Coming soon: Spock... Mindmeld. The ultimate predictive application. Your phone knows what you want to do almost before you do! You don't have to touch a thing!

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They didn't have time to show me but they claimed it had to be turned off in diag mode...there is no widget..it's just always on ..seems silly (or is it)
Well, as we've learned through these ever so polite replies, it's evidently easier than entering diagnostics mode.

No doubt someone will make a NS4G compatible widget for it, on the order of Power Control Plus, for those who might care for a shortcut for that.
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Yes, taking 3 seconds to push menu>settings>wireless and turning 4G on or off is such a huge pain. I mean whats next? pushing more buttons to get on my phones browser? Sorry, its too hard for me. I need an app for that!

umm no thanks. If i wanted to push that many buttons to do something I'd get an iphone. That was something I hated on my iphone. the fact i'd have to hit my home button, go to settings, go to general, go to wireless, then turn off or on my wifi.

On my android i simply bring down the notifiction tab and uncheck it. It's that simple and takes one second and doesn't interrupt anything I'm doing.
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