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Old August 1st, 2012, 09:49 AM   #18201 (permalink)
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Happy Wednesday!! Yay for our pre wedding and birthday boys. Both days will be here before ya know it.
Things are in full swing here in trying to keep the 10 year old from bouncing off the walls in excitement and making sure we have the essentials. Not that we couldn't buy them in Lake George.
Don't know how much I'll be able to check in today. Play nice!

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Happy Wednesday!! Yay for our pre wedding and birthday boys. Both days will be here before ya know it.
Things are in full swing here in trying to keep the 10 year old from bouncing off the walls in excitement and making sure we have the essentials. Not that we couldn't buy them in Lake George.
Don't know how much I'll be able to check in today. Play nice!
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Hi all,

I figure I'd join in on the fun here, i've had a galaxy nexus for a long time now and will never go back to anything else. I currently work as a software engineer in the customer operations and support side. I have one year left of university before I am freeeee!

I'll finish my into with a cool time lapse I took on the Gnex while in Maui last week

Time lapse sunset from our room in Maui - YouTube

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Who says the Gnex camera is bad?

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Welcome to the Watering Hole Marc, nice pic.
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Welcome Marc, and thanks for the Maui memories!

Ah, Maui... with its black sand beaches and the gorgeous road to Hana, one of the curviest roads in the world. Beautiful place.

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Hey everyone, well, the proverbial crap hit the fan today at work... Don't know how long, but my attendance here will be light for the next few days... hopefully only a few days

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I'm starting to thing that Ouya will be better than the NQ. My only issue with it is that when it finally comes out it will be using the Tegra 3 and Ouya won't be coming out until March, I think, which would be Q1 of 2013. I believe the Tegra 4 comes out Q1 of 2013?

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I just want to see how they are going to port touch controls over to something with a controller.

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What would everyone suggest is the first thing to do on unboxing a new GNex?

I've ordered mine waiting for a new sim and the phone to turn up
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I've ordered mine waiting for a new sim and the phone to turn up
If you have any intention of rooting it I would grab wugs toolkit and unlock the bootloader.
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Absolutely this.

If you plan to root at anytime unlocking your bootloader is necessary and doing this will wipe your device.
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Thanks I'm still looking into the pros to rooting I'm all new to android. I assume it's similar to jailbreaking?
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With Jelly bean, I stopped roming my phone. I keep it rooted just in case there are any mods I might want to put, but I have stock Jelly Bean and I can't go back. First thing I would do is figure out how I'm going to customize this bad boys - wallpapers - widgets etc. go to the online play store and see what you can find!
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Yep. And welcome to Android!

Rooting simply gives you access to the phone's operating system. It allows you to do all the wonderful things that Android has to offer... instead of just what Verizon insists you use. For example:
  • You can ditch bloatware.
  • You can change the kernel, which allows the processor to operate at faster speeds when you need it and slower speeds when you don't - great battery saver!
  • You can completely change operating systems, getting rid of the stock Verizon ROM and installing a custom ROM that has so many more options to customize your phone and make it truly your own.
  • You can backup all your apps and data.
  • You can make nandroid backups. A nandroid takes a snapshot image of the phone's current state - the whole thing - and saves it as a zip file in internal memory. If you do accidentally something that horribly mucks up the phone (or you install malware that takes over), you can simply wipe the phone and restore the nandroid... putting your phone right back to that last good state without setting anything back up.

I think you will find that the benefits of rooting far outweigh the risks or disadvantages. My 0.02
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I'm getting an unlocked uk sim free nexus so I might get it available to be rooted and see from there.

Anything else amazing I should do with my new nexus tO impress myself with my new android phone?
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Set up Google wallet and use your GNex to pay at McDonald's. That creates confused cashiers.
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It's what we've ALL been waiting for!

Google Wallet Update Allows You to Add Any Credit or Debit Card – Droid Life


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EDIT: More on the great news:

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If you already have Wallet installed, there is no need to sideload. Just click the link to Play in this article and hit "Installed". It will push the update to your phone. I know, I just did this... and all my cards are now in Wallet!
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Awesome

Cool Video Aswell
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Your Daily Olympic Schedule: August 1 - Day 6 | Deadspin

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: August 1st, 2012 - SlashGear

Google Launches Official Android Blog, Splits From Google Mobile – Droid Life

Google revamps Play Store developer rules, looks to banish intrusive advertising -- Engadget

Google Wallet's Huge Upgrade Adds Support For All Credit/Debit Cards, Remote Disable Feature | TechCrunch

Facebook Activates App Center Worldwide | TheNextWeb

Galaxy Nexus escapes injunction as appeals court extends stay - SlashGear

Users can now print Google Drive docs from any FedEx store | 9to5Google

The future of Android? Android radial menu patent: UI redesign in works to dodge patent heat? | BGR

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Spotify Android app gets free radio streaming, only for US customers | Android Authority

More Leaked Nexus 7 Accessories Surface, Including A Rotating Stand Case, Bluetooth Keyboard Case And More | Android Police

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A Few Jelly Bean Tips and Tricks to Use With Your Nexus 7 – Droid Life

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Amazon Cloud Player updated with higher quality audio, users now limited to 250 free tracks | Phandroid

Best sound and audio equalizer apps for Android | Android Authority

Yahoo's IntoNow TV companion app adds soundtrack identification, improved social features | The Verge

SubCell Jukebox: Playing shared music playlists over Wi-Fi | Android Authority

Free non-root wireless hotspot apps for Android | Lifehacker

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If you already have Wallet installed, there is no need to sideload. Just click the link to Play in this article and hit "Installed". It will push the update to your phone. I know, I just did this... and all my cards are now in Wallet!
Oh boy this is amazing. Just loaded and color coded all my credit cards. I hope one day they can detect what kind of card is and display that picture in the app like the screenshots do for the Discover card.

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It's not all quite as rosy as it sounds, however. There was a reason why those other cards weren't supported from day one: competing programs like ISIS. Google hasn't magically made agreements with all of these credit card companies; instead, it has changed the way Wallet works. With the new app, any cards that you use on Google Wallet online (once called Google Checkout) or in the Play store will automatically appear in the app. The credit card data, of course, is stored in Google's servers instead of the secure NFC chip on your phone. When you make a purchase, the merchant doesn't see your credit card information — unless you're using one of Citi's MasterCards — instead, a "virtual" Google Wallet MasterCard is used. With this setup you likely won't see your purchases on your credit card statement from merchants — they'll show up as a Google Wallet charge instead.
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Son has a question I can't answer (and I know someone here can):

How, exactly, can Verizon tell from the data packets that a person is tethering, versus just using the phone a lot? I mean, he Skypes on the phone. He can also tether and Skype on the laptop.

Are there discrete "laptop" data tags that specifically identify that packet as laptop data so that Verizon knows he's tethering?

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So wait. This place is still here after all these months?
Who the what's it?
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Son has a question I can't answer (and I know someone here can):

How, exactly, can Verizon tell from the data packets that a person is tethering, versus just using the phone a lot? I mean, he Skypes on the phone. He can also tether and Skype on the laptop.

Are there discrete "laptop" data tags that specifically identify that packet as laptop data so that Verizon knows he's tethering?

I think this partially answers your question. It's from my Xoom thread but seems to apply to the issue at hand.
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I think this partially answers your question. It's from my Xoom thread but seems to apply to the issue at hand.
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"there are certain gateways mobile phones connect thru to get to the internet vs. certain gateways their mobile cards go thru for example. plus the IP address of your phone is attached to any data that goes thru either device."
Is this saying that the laptop has a different IP address than the phone (I understand that); and even if the laptop is connected to the phone's internet, Verizon can see TWO discrete IP addresses piggy-backing in the same data packets, and therefore they know that multiple devices are using the same mobile internet connection?

Because this - bless marctronixx's heart - is confusing to me. Doesn't take much, you know!
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Is this saying that the laptop has a different IP address than the phone (I understand that); and even if the laptop is connected to the phone's internet, Verizon can see TWO discrete IP addresses piggy-backing in the same data packets, and therefore they know that multiple devices are using the same mobile internet connection?

Because this - bless marctronixx's heart - is confusing to me. Doesn't take much, you know!
I've already exceeded the limit of my technical knowledge

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Is this saying that the laptop has a different IP address than the phone (I understand that); and even if the laptop is connected to the phone's internet, Verizon can see TWO discrete IP addresses piggy-backing in the same data packets, and therefore they know that multiple devices are using the same mobile internet connection?

Because this - bless marctronixx's heart - is confusing to me. Doesn't take much, you know!
Ok - there are several technologies at play here - I'll try to break them down.

1. Your phone and the internet

Methods vary by carrier. In the case of Sprint, all internet access goes through their proxy servers (centralized hub for routing internet traffic from phones to internet and back, Marc was referring to that example). Whether a proxy server is used or not, I'm sure we can all agree on the concept - the carrier knows what goes to your phone by definition.

2. Your phone and the carrier

Your phone will get an IP address from the carrier - they are acting as your ISP when you get the internet through them, after all.

3. Tethered devices

Your tethered devices don't get their own IP, recognized by the carrier, unless using carrier software (and even then, methods vary, so that's a maybe).

So basically, your phone starts doing the same thing that your home wifi router is doing - serving private addresses from one known public address.

And just as the cable or phone ISPs can determine how many devices are on a router if they want to, so can cell carriers.

The router tech is called Network Address Translation (NAT) - translating from one public address at the router point to individual addresses behind it. There's a data marker that the router tracks to know which internet message goes where - your PC or your kid's for example, with both running at the same time.

NAT packets can be detected.

The alternative to NAT is to set up the routing point - oh, I don't know, let's say a phone - as a proxy server - just like some carriers use. That's not easily detected, and was in the blogosphere this last year as such, for example, mentioned on XDA. But that was specialized software, I don't know if it's even still around. Whatever you do, don't search for FoxFi or its proxy add-on. Probably won't work.

Please do not violate your carrier terms of service - I'm sure no one here will do that. So, I don't think I need to monitor this much at all.
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Wow, I am in a bit of a shock right now. I loaded up weather underground to check the weather and noted one of my photos from the storms yesterday is on the front page!!
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Very cool aj! Congrats!
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Early, that was helpful. How does deep packet inspection (DPI) fit in there? Within your #1? I have the sense that DPI equipment is quite common in carrier IP networks now and, because it can reassemble one's entire packet stream, provides much more capability than proxy servers. My industry reading on this is a bit dated, however.
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Early, that was helpful. How does deep packet inspection (DPI) fit in there? Within your #1? I have the sense that DPI equipment is quite common in carrier IP networks now and, because it can reassemble one's entire packet stream, provides much more capability than proxy servers. My industry reading on this is a bit dated, however.
Packet inspection sails very close to the wind.

Comcast got in trouble for it, and the matter is one of political debate involving Net Neutrality, the courts and the FCC.

Because of its highly political nature and my standing as a site representative, I am proscribed from further comments, sorry.

Searching for "site:androidforums.com EarlyMon net neutrality" may yield insight into my views expressed previously, no promises on the search results though.

For purposes of our discussion, let's put it all under the heading - carriers can know about your connectivity using various methods.
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Very cool aj! Congrats!
Quoted for truth (qft) doesn't even begin to describe it.

Before Android, I used wunderground.com for practically all weather work.

Nicely done, aj, _very_ nicely done!
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Looks like we picked up some more friends here. Great! I was getting tired of the regulars anyway.
Welcome Marc and Bymis. I agree with the other folks and saying if you have any thoughts of rooting, do it pretty soon after you get your Nexus. If you want to hold off a few days or week or so, just don't go crazy with too much customization as you'll have to start all over again.
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Wow, thanks Dread, I am sure we all appreciate you honesty about how you feel about us!

Pretty sweet aj, I use wunderground for Jeff Master's blog during hurricane season, it's a great resource, but congrats on your photo!

Morning everyone, happy thursday!
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