Android all hype no real world use

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by cornickle, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. cornickle

    cornickle New Member
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    I Have had a HTC magic now for 6 mths. The verdict rubbish. I want multiple email accounts. cant do it. I want to be able to talk on skype, cant do it. I want to download and use Bloomberg application says it can but cant. Iphone will always be 2 steps ahead. A poor attempt at an operating sytem and support google.
     

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  2. tripy

    tripy Member
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    I have "upgraded" my magic to AOSP 2.1, and there is multiple account support. Or it seems, I have not tried it, as I only use one.
    http://planetmax.co.in/viewtopic.php?f=80&t=188&start=0

    [​IMG]

    I have seen the skype client too, but again, as I am not a skype client, I have not tested it.
    And as for bloomberg, like the previous, never tried.

    Jut to say that there is hope!
     
  3. canrunin

    canrunin Well-Known Member
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    i have the eris on verizon and i can set up more than one email account.i did it when i first got the phone but the phone was always beeping because of a new email i just have one now it was driving me crazy.
     
  4. 28064212

    28064212 Well-Known Member
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    Actually you can have multiple email accounts, even on 1.5. You can only have one 'push' accound, but you can use POP/IMAP with the Email app to add others. Want to talk on Skype? Yes, the official skype app sucks, so just use the Fring app (free in the market). What's your problem with the Bloomberg app?
     
  5. brykins

    brykins Well-Known Member
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    You can have as many PUSH accounts as you want - try K-9 Mail. I use it for my Gmail (as IMAP), Hotmail and IMAP accounts. If your IMAP server supports it (and Gmail does) then K-9 Mail has an option to enable IMAP PUSH. I get my IMAP email on my phone before I get it on the desktop.
     
  6. timmyjoe42

    timmyjoe42 Well-Known Member
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    I will second the K-9 Mail recommendation. It is a great program.

    I can't speak for skype since I have an unlimited plan. International calls, I use a prepaid phone card that recharges automatically. At $0.02 a minute internationally, I can't beat that for anything.
     
  7. vincentp

    vincentp Well-Known Member
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    Don't feed the trolls.
     
  8. lekky

    lekky Lover
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    When I watch TV, I haver to turn it off to get a drink. I have half of my drink, then throw it away to put on the TV again. I want to read the TV guide, i turn off the tv, read the tv guide. close the tv guide, turn on the tv.

    android
    Watching TV, having a drink whilst enjoying my fave series. Check whats coming up later on.

    Boom shakalaka.
     
  9. epuiatti

    epuiatti Well-Known Member
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    Epic comment, will remember this for future iPhone versus Android arguements :D
     
  10. takeshi

    takeshi Well-Known Member
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    Hold on. There's a huge difference between

    and

    "The HTC Magic doesn't work for me" which is actually what you're saying.

    My Droid has plenty of real world use for me. Any solution (even your almighty iPhone) isn't going to suit everyone out there.
     
  11. TheBrit

    TheBrit Well-Known Member
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    The Hero is great for me. I am really happy with it. I can set it up just how I like. I like to tinker and mess about. It's also much more stablethan my WinMo handsets ever were.

    My daughter on the other hand, she's 22 and not at all techie. For what she wants out of a phone the iPhone might indeed be better - for her. She has Blackberry right now and does not use it to anything like its full potential.
     
  12. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    Why are you guys replying to this troll? He's probably mbell or one of his other schitzo personalities. They need to mac address ban him. Really. He has one post. He's a troll.

    /Close Thread

    Oh wait, I can't.
     
  13. vonfeldt7

    vonfeldt7 Well-Known Member
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    Hmm... my advice would be to get an iPhone. Android is clearly too complicated for you.

    I would also advise living in a padded room with a straitjacket. See if you can get some kind of combo deal... iPhone + 5x5 padded room for $500/mo.
     

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