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Old April 19th, 2012, 09:02 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Brilliant stuff guys... Your perspectives are eye opening to say the least...
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Please feel free to adress me directly... I'm more then happy to engage in constructive discussion...
Myself as well, but that commentary above had less relevance to your post as it did to the thread's theory in general. So while inspired by your observations about the keyboard, that is just one application of this broader-picture change that the market is going through.
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My intent is to learn here... My iphone provided me with 2 awesome years of problem free service... IMO they set the bar very high...
Learning is what brings us all together here, whether we have been here for years or hours- I commend you for recognizing that with level-headed patience, there are times when many frustrated or complacent members have forgotten this.
Apple has set the bar in many respects, especially the details such as smooth animations, multimedia presentation, and uniformity across fragmenting software iterations. At this point I don't think Android and Windows phone are trying to reach Apple's bar though, I think they are all three moving in their own directions. This can be a very heated issue (for senseless reasons) speculating on "who-copied-who," but I really think they each have different priorities. Apple's priority was to sell iDevices and all that comes with them (iTunes/accessories), but now their goal seems to be to maintain; stay the course, and try to beat back everyone else with a stick (litigation). Microsoft seems to have the same goal- sell phones, but do so by playing to the complaints society has about smartphones (distractions and time-sucking, which is funny because WP7 takes just as long as iOS 5 and Android 4.0 to open the camera, and is the same as Android 1.2+ -since launch- for information display- "tiles" are widgets), although I am not certain how well that will do. WP7 is marketing itself as the in-between of iOS's regularity and uniformity, and Android's innovation, and does seem to be carving a small niche between the two giants. Google doesn't want to sell you (and by "you" I mean "user 1 on device 578231943", not "NazzySmith") Android phones, in fact Google infuriates and puzzles economic speculators (because they do not charge for most of their products & services) by this. Instead Google wants to find out what you search for, where you search for it, what kind of online decisions you make, etc. so they can sell relevant and targeted ads to people looking to sell you stuff. Android is just one tool to do this by, and Google couldn't care less whether you buy Android or iOS, it gets your info from both. This non-interest interest makes them tough to read, but one thing is certain, Android's marketing strategy (from the manufacturers & carriers) is about choice and openness, and as such they really aren't targeting something iOS does and saying "let's do that!", they are saying "how else can we do that?" then they (try to anyways) do it.

EDIT: I should add that Google doesn't "own" Android (which also generates a ton of confusion, especially in the current court case), Android is an Open Source Project ("AOSP") that is a project of the Open Handset Alliance ("OHA") of which Google is the leading contributor and houses the project. Google bought the company that started Android ("Android Inc." or something like that, founded by Andy Rubin) in 2005, then donated it as a project around 2007- just prior to launch in 2008 I believe.

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I'm not looking for an iPhone key board per say.... I'm looking for the trouble free Smooth and consistent operation I got... This keyboard sucks...
Here is Swiftkey, one of my favorites, it is a $3.99 purchase (after a one month free trial) but it is probably the best out there right now, and is skin-able...
"Swype" is also good but I think is/was limited to just being pre-loaded on devices now...
Honestly though, I use the voice-to-text (the microphone key on your keyboard) probably 80+% of the time and am extremely pleased with its abilities...
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Excellent! Right now it is the most open of the platforms and with marginal work can take you (and your device) the furthest.

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Brilliant stuff guys... Your perspectives are eye opening to say the least...

Please feel free to adress me directly... I'm more then happy to engage in constructive discussion...

My intent is to learn here... My iphone provided me with 2 awesome years of problem free service... IMO they set the bar very high...

I'm not looking for an iPhone key board per say.... I'm looking for the trouble free Smooth and consistent operation I got... This keyboard sucks...

I'm prepared to put the time in to see where android can take me...
That's the right attitude. Android is far from perfect and coming from something like iOS, there can be a bit of learning curve. You've to get out the mindset that you're stuck with stock apps for a lot of things (keyboard, browser, SMS app etc), as jonmorris has pointed out.

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not everyone likes the iPhone keyboard layout (has smaller keys)
Thanks for your thoughts here...

I feel it is less a matter of like and more about usability...

Aside from the fact that im used to an Iphone >

I switch on an Iphone and go to write a message... 99% accuracy at speed...

I switch on HTC one X and go to write a message... Accuracy and speed decline significantly... Actually the whole experience sucked...

In my case... It would appear that the smaller buttons on the iphone improves my accuracy and speed...

Eitherway Im becoming obsessed with this keyboard thing... Its not going to fix itself so Ill head off now and find something more suitable...

Oh yeah... And im sooooooooo finding this thing buggy... Awesome screen though... im really liking this aspect...
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Cheers guys...

Todays issues so far for today...

1.Woke up this morning to my HTC one X wake up alarm... Went to turn it off and the pull ring was stuck down the bottom of screen again... Had to reset phone...

2.Accessed my gmail account which I set up a couple of days ago... I click on a reply I recieved... It only shows my email to them and not their reply to me... I openend my email on my PC and the email is fine... No good on my phone... Pushed every button on the screen to try and get it too show... No luck...

3.The bottom of the screen was flickering about 20 minutes ago... (This has me worried) It has stopped now...

4. As I type this... The pull ring is stuck again... Time for another reset... I trialled ringing the phone when it is like this... I can't answer it when its like this either... Pull ring also answers the phone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Excellent! Right now it is the most open of the platforms and with marginal work can take you (and your device) the furthest.

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I think you might have a faulty screen, the bottom flickers, you have issues with the ring (which is at the bottom of the screen), is the bottom of the screen ever non responsive to touch?
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Hmmmmmm...

The ring pull is locked again... When I touch the screeen the ring does not respond ... However when i remove my finger from the screen the ring does a little jump... And the message flashes up the top "Pull the ring to unlock"

I can touch it anywhere on the screen to do this... The ring does not respond to my initial contact with the screen... Only when I break contact...
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The ring pull is locked again... When I touch the screeen the ring does not respond ... However when i remove my finger from the screen the ring does a little jump... And the message flashes up the top "Pull the ring to unlock"

I can touch it anywhere on the screen to do this... The ring does not respond to my initial contact with the screen... Only when I break contact...
Yeah man, I hate to say it but I must agree with el Presidente above, I think your unit is defective. I know it isn't Sense 4.0, but I played with my girlfriend's Hero S ( 1.2 GHz single core, Sense 3.0) and it stayed surprisingly snappy through all the paces/bogging down I put it through (killed her battery in like an hour though- she wasn't happy), and the lock screen never had that issue. I don't think it is software- bad digitizer in the screen or something...
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Thanks for your thoughts here...

I feel it is less a matter of like and more about usability...

Aside from the fact that im used to an Iphone >

I switch on an Iphone and go to write a message... 99% accuracy at speed...

I switch on HTC one X and go to write a message... Accuracy and speed decline significantly... Actually the whole experience sucked...

In my case... It would appear that the smaller buttons on the iphone improves my accuracy and speed...

Eitherway Im becoming obsessed with this keyboard thing... Its not going to fix itself so Ill head off now and find something more suitable...

Oh yeah... And im sooooooooo finding this thing buggy... Awesome screen though... im really liking this aspect...
I hear you, especially with the keyboard any delay or pausing is annoying and gets exponentially more aggravating. Coupled with your other screen issues, could it be a faulty screen (digitizer or equivalent probably)?

Not to preach about swiftkey again, but they actually have usage statistic that can show you an accuracy statistic, and a map of most used keys- slightly creepy but pretty cool stuff...
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Headed back down to the shop to exhange my one for a new one... Its only been 3 days...

This phone is like a naughty puppy at the moment... I hope it learns to behave...
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Headed back down to the shop to exhange my one for a new one... Its only been 3 days...

This phone is like a naughty puppy at the moment... I hope it learns to behave...
I hope so too... and great analogy! puppies have a way of testing our patience for a while, but they usually turn out to be the best dogs (or sometimes the worst) when the grow up...
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Back on track.... Fully charged and looking good...
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Back on track.... Fully charged and looking good...
Awesome! Hopefully this one will not have those annoyances and issues for you
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I also moved over from an iPhone 3GS and had my One X just over a week and I must say i'm glad I made the change. There are so many more customising options available such as widgets which makes me think now how did I manage with just rows of icons on my iPhone.
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Photos are phenomenal when you use the grayscale mono or sepia settings... Shots of the kids look freakin awesome...

Definitely starting to find ny groove now... My experience with the phone grows day by day...

Damn keyboard... Still haven't done anything about it yet....
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Photos are phenomenal when you use the grayscale mono or sepia settings... Shots of the kids look freakin awesome...

Definitely starting to find ny groove now... My experience with the phone grows day by day...

Damn keyboard... Still haven't done anything about it yet....
I'm glad you're finding your groove; you'll find a keyboard that you are happy with before too long as well...
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have you tried downloading google music, the icon is a pair of headphones, and then on your computer downloading google media manager? they can upload most of your itunes library into the clouds and then sync it to the device, and it works great except some of the d r m locked content. Especially early on the drm content was encoded using apple copyrighted code, and so google or no other programs touch that. The only solution that I know of that works 100 percent of the time is to burn the music that does not show up in google media manager onto a cd and then reading that cd back into your library, then upload it.

Hey dude I just glanced at my laptop and it's called google music uploader, so I'm not sure if the name change or if I just had a confused.

P s sorry if this is a little bit wonky I'm using the voice to text function.
Really???? I'm shocked how well it works. Is that because you are on ics? It doesn't work nearly as well on my Inspire.
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Photos are phenomenal when you use the grayscale mono or sepia settings... Shots of the kids look freakin awesome...

Definitely starting to find ny groove now... My experience with the phone grows day by day...

Damn keyboard... Still haven't done anything about it yet....
Swiftkey 3 beta is tremendous. It allows you to skip the spacebar.
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Really???? I'm shocked how well it works. Is that because you are on ics? It doesn't work nearly as well on my Inspire.
Which feature- the Google Music or the voice-to-text?

Google Music worked the same on my Atrix as it does on my Galaxy Nexus, but I don't really have too complex of a library- ~ 4GBs and a handful of playlists...

With the voice-to-text there does seem to be a large improvement over Gingerbread... Groundwork for "Project Majel?"
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Greetings all!

My HTC One X arrived yesterday. It is my first Android phone and I am slowly getting up to speed.

When I checked my phone this morning I had two notifications for new emails; one notification was from a Mail app and the other notification was from a Gmail app. I am not sure why two email applications were installed. I tried to uninstall the Gmail app, however it would only let me disable it. So I tried to uninstall the Mail app and it would also only let me disable it. I ended up disabling the Gmail app, but am I missing something here? Why would the phone come with two mail applications and not let me uninstall one of them?

I have to say, this phone is phenomenal. My only regret is not moving to Andoid sooner.
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I am not sure why two email applications were installed. I tried to uninstall the Gmail app, however it would only let me disable it. So I tried to uninstall the Mail app and it would also only let me disable it. I ended up disabling the Gmail app, but am I missing something here? Why would the phone come with two mail applications and not let me uninstall one of them?
Hello Bradwebber and welcome!

You have both apps because Google services (and so Gmail) are at the core of much of Android's functionality, and Gmail (as the first Google service beyond "Search") is the hub for that functionality. Because not everyone uses a Gmail account (or has other accounts), Android and HTC's "Sense" UI overlay also includes a separate Mail app so you can use/check your other accounts. Pick whichever app works the best or you like the best, but I don't think you would want to completely disable the Gmail app (some other apps use Gmail to accomplish some of their functionality- like using the voice commands for "Note to Self" or "Send email to..." etc.); maybe just disable the notifications if you prefer the Mail app. Neither are able to be uninstalled because they are "core" apps built into the OS and UI Overlay. If you want to only use the Gmail app for now, delete your account from within the settings of the Mail app.
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With the rebranding and update of Google Play, and now Google Drive, I think now is the best time for people to take the 'risk' in switching from iOS to Android.
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With the rebranding and update of Google Play, and now Google Drive, I think now is the best time for people to take the 'risk' in switching from iOS to Android.
Do you mean that you expect the services to cease being free, and current users will be "grandfathered" in? Or, do you mean that you expect the conversion process to grow more difficult over the coming years?

Either way, Google produces the same applications for iOS as they do for Android (although Android's Gmail app is much much better), or at least they have equal access to the same services as Android users- so really (and ideally), the conversion shouldn't be that much of a change (although I realize that most of the conversion process is discovering what else exists beyond Apple's much-referred to "walled-garden").

I'm not questioning your point, just asking for clarification on the reasoning behind it.
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I think he just meant that Google is doing good things and is becoming an increasingly attractive option.
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Ah! Thanks for that, I read that first line as a sense of urgency, not as a sense of prospects
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I meant that you now have a fairly organised way to access content, plus Drive is a good competitor to iCloud etc.

If anyone had big reasons not to swap from an iPhone to Android, they're becoming fewer every day.

Obviously it's different if you've invested loads of money buying apps that you'd have to purchase again - but many people get free apps, or 'freemium' ones these days anyway.
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Thanks for the detailed response s.m.knipe. I have gone ahead and made the changes you suggested and everything is working beautifully.

On a similar topic: My phone is an Australian Optus branded phone which came bundled with a lot of useless Optus bloatware. I couldn't uninstall the bloatware so I just disabled the applications. Is that OK, or should I re-enable the applications and just trying to hide them in a folder (or something similar)?
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Im glad i switched from iphone to android. Love the forums. Love the os. Takes some getting use to!!! Wish id made the switch earlier.
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Thanks for the detailed response s.m.knipe. I have gone ahead and made the changes you suggested and everything is working beautifully.

On a similar topic: My phone is an Australian Optus branded phone which came bundled with a lot of useless Optus bloatware. I couldn't uninstall the bloatware so I just disabled the applications. Is that OK, or should I re-enable the applications and just trying to hide them in a folder (or something similar)?
MIne is also an Australian branded Optus phone so I am also interested in whether I should dis-able them or not.
Just wondering, have you had notification of the new update yet?? I haven't.
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Hi NikkiC,

I haven't received any notifications for updates. I went to Settings > About > Software information and found the following versions:

Android Version - 4.0.3
HTC Sense Version - 4.0
Software Number - 1.26.980.3

There are a bunch of other version numbers as well but I am not sure if they are relevant.

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Thanks for the detailed response s.m.knipe. I have gone ahead and made the changes you suggested and everything is working beautifully.
Excellent, glad to hear it! Which app did you choose to use, out of curiosity?
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MIne is also an Australian branded Optus phone so I am also interested in whether I should dis-able them or not.
Just wondering, have you had notification of the new update yet?? I haven't.
You should be okay disabling them, as they are usually just add-ons the carrier does to the final software versions just prior to public release, so they should not be necessary for anything. I usually disable mine (Stateside) except AT&T's wifi and "myAccount" type apps- the free wifi auto-connect is super nice while travelling (no annoying agree to terms splash pages every time you open your browser) and their account app is actually decent.

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Im glad i switched from iphone to android. Love the forums. Love the os. Takes some getting use to!!! Wish id made the switch earlier.
Great! There is a bit of a learning curve, but it is just a different way of answering the same questions/problems as iOS.
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Excellent, glad to hear it! Which app did you choose to use, out of curiosity?
I ended up going with the Gmail app. There is nothing wrong with the other Mail app, but I thought Gmail might be a better option with the recent release of the new Google Drive service.
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I ended up going with the Gmail app. There is nothing wrong with the other Mail app, but I thought Gmail might be a better option with the recent release of the new Google Drive service.
Going with the Gmail app is the most simple and elegant solution when it is a Gmail account, so that is good.

Let us know if you notice any "wonkiness" with your device after disabling the bloatware apps- if you disable them. It'd be interesting to see if the carriers try to tie them to the UI/OS (and make them a "core" app)- although it would be stupid on their part; leaving them as standalone apps allows them to code the apps once and plop on all their devices, creating dependencies to their apps mean that each device will have to have them modified for it.
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another convert here
Although I havent actually got hold of my phone yet its being delivered tuesday, but i said goodbye to my iphone 4 today. Have toadmit I'm a little concerned seeing the numerous help/problem posts with so many different aspects of the phone but I hope it'll all be forgotton once I get hold of my own. Only ever had apple smart phones so all this open source magic has got me quite excited. I look forward to playing around and customising my phone. ordered a soft back cover and screen protector an sock for under 3quid shipped too
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another convert here
Although I havent actually got hold of my phone yet its being delivered tuesday, but i said goodbye to my iphone 4 today. Have toadmit I'm a little concerned seeing the numerous help/problem posts with so many different aspects of the phone but I hope it'll all be forgotton once I get hold of my own. Only ever had apple smart phones so all this open source magic has got me quite excited. I look forward to playing around and customising my phone. ordered a soft back cover and screen protector an sock for under 3quid shipped too
With all phones come issue! I wish it was perfect, but in the beginning stages of a newly released phone (apple, motorola, lg, samsung, nokia are no exception) issue are guaranteed to arise! But have no fear, AF Forums is here! If anyone can provide assistance WE will!
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If u like Listening to music in particular your iTunes library if you have one, converting to Android is like becoming a vegetarian.

I support Android's open platform over Apple's closed closed iTunes but still need my daily music protein and Android's buggy (closed) Amazon App is like dry tofu to a juicy steak when compared to iTunes.
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Thanks for your thoughts here...

I feel it is less a matter of like and more about usability...

Aside from the fact that im used to an Iphone >

I switch on an Iphone and go to write a message... 99% accuracy at speed...

I switch on HTC one X and go to write a message... Accuracy and speed decline significantly... Actually the whole experience sucked...

In my case... It would appear that the smaller buttons on the iphone improves my accuracy and speed...

Eitherway Im becoming obsessed with this keyboard thing... Its not going to fix itself so Ill head off now and find something more suitable...

Oh yeah... And im sooooooooo finding this thing buggy... Awesome screen though... im really liking this aspect...
totally agree with the above and like to add the Android to appear in many respects a Beta copy of a first release of iOS.
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If u like Listening to music in particular your iTunes library if you have one, converting to Android is like becoming a vegetarian.

I support Android's open platform over Apple's closed closed iTunes but still need my daily music protein and Android's buggy (closed) Amazon App is like dry tofu to a juicy steak when compared to iTunes.
Wow I don't get this at all. I've used all iterations of the iPhone (I do like it, not a hater at all) but I don't find any issues using an ANdroid phone for music. In fact, my Nexus sounds BETTER than my iPhone did. If you're having trouble transferring music, you're just not looking hard enough because there are a billion EASY ways to get iTunes music on your Android (I"m an iTunes user, so I know what I'm talking about).
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another convert here
Although I havent actually got hold of my phone yet its being delivered tuesday, but i said goodbye to my iphone 4 today. Have toadmit I'm a little concerned seeing the numerous help/problem posts with so many different aspects of the phone but I hope it'll all be forgotton once I get hold of my own. Only ever had apple smart phones so all this open source magic has got me quite excited. I look forward to playing around and customising my phone. ordered a soft back cover and screen protector an sock for under 3quid shipped too
Dont let the "problem" posts concern you. You have to remember that when reading a forum meant for SUPPORT of a device, naturally you're going to attract people who are having issues. I don't think forums are a good reflection on how well any given device performs because it's such a tiny, tiny representative of owners. Even the (in)famous iPhone antennagate was much ado about nothing for the vast majority of iPhone owners.
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Hmmmmmm...

The ring pull is locked again... When I touch the screeen the ring does not respond ... However when i remove my finger from the screen the ring does a little jump... And the message flashes up the top "Pull the ring to unlock"

I can touch it anywhere on the screen to do this... The ring does not respond to my initial contact with the screen... Only when I break contact...
I had this problem today, it's the first time it's happened since I got the phone a couple of weeks or so ago. I had to reset the phone to get it working again so, I'm guessing this is a software problem.
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Hey guys,
New here and I have a questions for those that used to have an iphone.
I currently have a 3Gs, with unlimited data plan.
I've been looking (online I mean) at the HOX for a while now, and played with one at the ATT store the other day. Was pretty impressed, and seriously thinking of switching.
Just 2 things bothering me with the ATT version of the phone:
- The 16Gb storage. I currently have 32Gb on my iphone, my music alone is 16Gb. But with the Google drive I think it may not necessary be a problem
- The unlimited plan that I wish I could keep (even though I am not a 'heavy user', it's mainly a worry free issue), because of the music streaming (see#1 )

Still, here's my question:
When I go on att website and do the upgrade phone, picking the HOX, then I have to choose a data plan. Well, it shows a couple of Unlimited plan
But I thought they were over, that it was either 3 or 5Gb??
So is it a mistake on att website or is it still possible to get unlimited plan?

I guess I'll stop by a store sometime to make sure, just wanted to check if any of you noticed that.
Thanks!
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must agree with the comment re itunes vs Android offerings but you don't need an iphone to use itunes on a PC or Mac! I still manage my music and film library using iTunes on PC then use I use isyncr (2.99 I think cheap but not free) to regularly sync my music from itunes to my HTC One X - it works perfectly and maintains favourites playlists, artwork and information....don't give up on itunes completely, just use it as a repository as it is very good especially without the pesky DRM that used to be on their paid-for music.
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alexbartman - thank you very much for the tip with isyncr, the price had dropped slightly to 1.99 but still worth every penny. I've just moved across a whole heap of music across to the phone without any issues.
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Hey guys,
New here and I have a questions for those that used to have an iphone.
I currently have a 3Gs, with unlimited data plan.
I've been looking (online I mean) at the HOX for a while now, and played with one at the ATT store the other day. Was pretty impressed, and seriously thinking of switching.
Just 2 things bothering me with the ATT version of the phone:
- The 16Gb storage. I currently have 32Gb on my iphone, my music alone is 16Gb. But with the Google drive I think it may not necessary be a problem
- The unlimited plan that I wish I could keep (even though I am not a 'heavy user', it's mainly a worry free issue), because of the music streaming (see#1 )

Still, here's my question:
When I go on att website and do the upgrade phone, picking the HOX, then I have to choose a data plan. Well, it shows a couple of Unlimited plan
But I thought they were over, that it was either 3 or 5Gb??
So is it a mistake on att website or is it still possible to get unlimited plan?

I guess I'll stop by a store sometime to make sure, just wanted to check if any of you noticed that.
Thanks!
I'll reply to myself since I'm just out of ATT store:
Yes, because it's an upgrade, I can keep the unlimited data plan that I thought I will loose
So I ordered my HOX, will have it either tomorrow, most probably Friday.
Happy right now
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update on the itune music sync.

Long story short, i've practically tried ALL (20+) the music app/apk, free, trial or paid ones.
i must say that there is no FREE (and Painless) way to sync your itune music and HTC ONE X flawlessly and perfectly, not poweramp, not doubletwist.

Now, if you are willing to "PAY", then all you need is ISYNCR.

the end.
sad ending i know. lol.
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bump just in case all newbies didnt check previous posts.
This should still have many good info for ex-iphone users
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Oh no, you should at least scroll down on page 1 of the HTC One X forum before starting a new version of a thread that has already been started several days ago...

http://androidforums.com/htc-one-x/545445-iphone-htc-one-x.html
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update on the itune music sync.

Long story short, i've practically tried ALL (20+) the music app/apk, free, trial or paid ones.
i must say that there is no FREE (and Painless) way to sync your itune music and HTC ONE X flawlessly and perfectly, not poweramp, not doubletwist.

Now, if you are willing to "PAY", then all you need is ISYNCR.

the end.
sad ending i know. lol.
I uploaded my itunes to Google play, i can stream my music and it's free. The HTC program also allows you to sync your itunes by just checking a few boxes, frankly i was amazed at how easy it was to get my itunes to work. The best part about streaming it thru google play, no memory used on my phone and unlike apple's match service it's free
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Did the same with Google play
Only downside is the data usage if you don't have wifi access.
For this I store about 1Gb of music on my phone.
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