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  1. s.m.knipe

    s.m.knipe Well-Known Member

    Ah! Thanks for that, I read that first line as a sense of urgency, not as a sense of prospects

  2. jonmorris

    jonmorris Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. bradwebber

    bradwebber Member

    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)?
  4. mgf8384

    mgf8384 Member

    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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  5. NikkiC

    NikkiC Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. bradwebber

    bradwebber Member

    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.

  7. s.m.knipe

    s.m.knipe Well-Known Member

    Excellent, glad to hear it! Which app did you choose to use, out of curiosity?
    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.

    Great! There is a bit of a learning curve, but it is just a different way of answering the same questions/problems as iOS.
  8. bradwebber

    bradwebber Member

    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.
  9. s.m.knipe

    s.m.knipe Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. acidstrato

    acidstrato Member

    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 :D
  11. Sauske

    Sauske Well-Known Member

    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!:thumbup:
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  12. mobicoot

    mobicoot New Member

    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.
  13. mobicoot

    mobicoot New Member

    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.
  14. Androidcurious

    Androidcurious Well-Known Member

    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).
  15. Androidcurious

    Androidcurious Well-Known Member

    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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  16. JasonC

    JasonC Well-Known Member

    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.
  17. danyfra

    danyfra Well-Known Member

    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 :D)

    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 :confused:
    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! :)
  18. alexbartman

    alexbartman Member

    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 (
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  19. 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.
  20. danyfra

    danyfra Well-Known Member

    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 :rock:
    So I ordered my HOX, will have it either tomorrow, most probably Friday.
    Happy right now :cheers:
  21. romeo1976

    romeo1976 Well-Known Member

    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.
  22. romeo1976

    romeo1976 Well-Known Member

    bump just in case all newbies didnt check previous posts.
    This should still have many good info for ex-iphone users :)
  23. berkeley

    berkeley Well-Known Member

  24. newtoandroid99

    newtoandroid99 Well-Known Member

    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 :D
  25. danyfra

    danyfra Well-Known Member

    Did the same with Google play :thumbup:
    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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