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  1. Zethlin

    Zethlin New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey guys. After a long time of wanting an Xperia x10 I finally got one on Saturday. Before that I had a Blackberry Curve, so things are quite different from what I've seen so far.

    I have a few questions after fiddling around for a while;

    1) Is there a way to set an .mp3 song as my SMS tone?

    2) My phone came with some Moxier software; is there a way to delete these? I won't be using them as they don't appeal to me.

    3) I'm using the built-in Facebook app, and I'm not recieving any alerts for notifications...do I need to do something for this to work?

    4) Speech Synthesis - What is this and how do I use it? (I installed some voice software like it asked, but I don't see how this software is used)

    5) I downloaded a task killer which was recommended; do they work? My battery drops so fast, is there other methods around this?

    6) Finally, any useful apps you'd recommend to get the most out of my Xperia X10? I've seen various new keyboard apps which have tempted me as I have a little trouble with the stock one, for example.

    Thank you for your time. It's much appreciated. :)
     

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  2. BingoRingo

    BingoRingo Well-Known Member

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    1) Yes, using any method you want (USB, Bluetooth, an SD card reader) go to your SD Card, then Media, then Audio, then you should have a folder called "notifications". In the "audio" folder, create a new one and name it "ringtones". Put the mp3 in that folder, it should be available next time you select a ringtone. You can also have a folder called "alarms".

    2) You can if you root your phone, then use an application called Titanium Backup (as one of multiple options actually). Lots of threads about this so I suggest you read a lot about it so that you know what you're doing and you're going to learn about Android as well!

    3) Facebook for Android, whether it's the one that came with your phone, or the update from the market, is really shitty. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. You can always access touch.facebook.com from the browser.

    4) Sorry, I don't know!

    5) Task killers work, but some people argue they're good, others say they're bad, others will say it won't change a thing. After a few charging cycles you should notice a great improvement on your battery's life though. Now I get around 70-80% left when I get back from work, of course, if you're watching videos on the wifi connection it will drain faster. Lots of threads about battery life, I suggest you go through them and decide what options are good for you.

    6) Definitely try the HTC keyboard! [MOD] HTC_IME (8th June) v27: Small fix - xda-developers

    Have fun with your new device!
     
  3. pontuszaar

    pontuszaar Active Member

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    Have you updated the phone? That will do a lot for the batterylife!

    I recommend handcent sms, the best sms app out there!
     
  4. akinvic

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    That is Text-to-Speech. It's used by certain applications, such as GPS (Google Navigation, CoPilot Live, amongst others). Google Translate also uses TTS.
     
  5. arkangeluk

    arkangeluk Well-Known Member

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    these answers might help.
    1 i use the app tone picker - allows you to use mp3 for text alert

    2 sorry dont know this one dont use it so just left it

    3 i have same prob, but if you use the browser then you get the full site

    4 again dont know, i have been trying to get this to work as well

    5 i dld a task killer app but didnt see any particular benefit so i just got rid of it, got juice defender after that but again didnt use it

    6 i resisted changing keyboards for a while then got the htc one. wouldnt change from that one now, lot better than standard keyboard. any cut allows you to set music playlists. cant say im a big fan of rockplayer. i have beautiful widgets too but no space for them just now lol. i have the usual crap apps and when i get fed up with them i just get rid of them
     
  6. AcidSentance

    AcidSentance Active Member

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    In regard to notifications on your phone for Facebook. As far as I know the Android application only supports notifications of messages. You can see this in the options. It would be killer if they updated it to allow phone notifications for all types of Facebook notifications.

    And one more time, Notification.
     
  7. rosered

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    I read somewhere that the FAcebook app on 2.1 was much better so hopefully not too long to wait for that.
     
  8. AcidSentance

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    That would be good. I'm keen as for the whole 2.1 update in general. It'll be interesting to see how much SE update Time/Media scape and the UX as a whole as well as the standard improvements Android will bring.
     
  9. misousa

    misousa New Member

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    hey there
    re your Q3. SMS ring tone go to settings, sound @& display,notifications ringtones,"MUSIC LIBRARY" and choose your mp3 ring tone.

    I am also having a problem with the "speech Synthesis" havent figgured it out as yet .
    TC Buddy. Mike
     

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