OMG I am SO totally in love with Android, I'd marry it if it was a he.


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  1. GatorDeb

    GatorDeb Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have a Sprint SERO plan and were finally allowed to add Android phones (for an extra $10 a month for the Hero). The integration is just flabbergasting. Make contacts on the phone, it uploads to Gmail contacts. Edit Gmail contacts, it updates the phone. Import from Facebook. Use Shazam to find out who is singing that on the radio, send it to myself by text, then make a Pandora radio station based on it. Everything just WORKS. An icon on the desktop that with ONE CLICK will give me turn by turn directions from wherever I am back home. I had a Touch Pro 2 with Windows Mobile (I don't miss the keyboard at all, surprisingly) and it was just a dead system, everyone stopped developing for it. It is so refreshing to have something useful again =)
     

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    Chroma Well-Known Member

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    Shazam also stores your tagging history in-app. So you won't have to pay for an incoming text.
     
  3. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Well-Known Member

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    Congrats. I envy you. I had to ditch my sweet plan to move to the ED plan last year. How I wish I could have my old plan back and just do the add-on.
     
  4. GatorDeb

    GatorDeb Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Chroma - so it does !! :) Thanks!! Is it unlimited or does it cut off?


    Now all I need is a screenshot app and I'm set (I'm rooted if that makes a difference). This experience makes me want to get a mac lol There's something to be said for having an operating system that just WORKS.
     
  5. Medion

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    Not to go off-topic, but to address this directly, have you moved to Windows 7 yet? I've been impressed with it on both my desktop and laptop. My wife owns a MAC, and while she loves it, it has its issues. Maybe I'm not giving it a fair shake, but the "it just works" like seems to apply to Windows as much as MAC these days. Now, if you've got Windows 7 and are having issues, I can understand. Like any product, it's not for everybody.
     
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    GatorDeb Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I haven't moved to Windows 7. I have a netbook with XP and a notebook with Vista and half of the stuff I have to do in XP because it won't work in Vista (my Sansa Clp + with Rhapsody won't work with Vista).
     
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    Chroma Well-Known Member

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    I use the "screenshot" app from the market place.
     
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  9. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Well-Known Member

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    What's sad is that I have been trying to convice a buddy to go to Android, and he ended up buying a dumb phone - Samsung Reality, that looks like a smartphone, but is a crappy dumb phone. He'll never understand the power of Android. Total tool.
     
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    That or he just didn't want/need something with all the capabilities. Granted, I read that thread you made earlier on it, and he's paying for a full smartphone plan while only having a feature phone, which is kind of dumb, but whatever. Different strokes for different folks.
     
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    GatorDeb Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Getting to love Widgets and seven home screens =) Agenda, weather, one-touch Places updates, taskbars, etc.

    The one screenshot app I tried had you start the screenshot app then go to what you wanted to screenshot and shake which I found inconvenient, I want to set up a button combo i.e. trackball press + vol up that will take a screenshot whenever and wherever, although now that I discovered Home Hold to bring up recent and switch over between open apps quickly I may give that one another try. I love the way the iPod Touch does screenshots.

    And I haven't even gotten into themes, icons, and live backgrounds lol One of my favorite widgets has the people I call the most occupying a screen and I tap on their name and get a little popup to quickly SMS/email/call. Awesome.

    And for some reason when I'd email myself pics with the Touch Pro 2 sometimes it'd take upwards of 12 hours to reach me (from morning til night). The Android does it right away. And I love being able to upload to Facebook and have it be done QUICKLY =)
     
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    You're still very bitter that he didn't buy the phone you wanted him to, huh?
     
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    This. I love OS X, don't get me wrong, but if someone said that I had to use Windows 7 or something similar for the rest of my life, I'd be perfectly fine with it. I love the lightness and crispness it has.
     
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    i am just an android newbie here [​IMG]
     
  15. Eugene

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    The tables have turned, Microsoft Windows is now the OS you have to tweak and tinker with all the time, MAC is, Hummer and Lexus, the snobby status symbol you own to impress the other snobs but never use for any real work. Linux and open source is the "just works" OS of today.
     
  16. Medion

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    I'm sorry, I can't agree with this at all. Windows runs fine without tinkering (though a guy like me will always tinker). The day grandma can install and run Linux without asking me questions is the day I say it "just works."
     
  17. Eugene

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    I didn't say grandma was going to be installing linux, though thats a moot point because she couldn't install Windows or OSx wither and now a days its as easy to install linux as it is windows. If you've installed windows on more than one system then you know what a pain it can be to find out the media won't accept the key on the box and have to try different media, then sit through the install of the latest service pack and all the other patches, then install you AV, antimalware, drivers, etc. Linux installs have become as easy a putting in the media, booting and pressing install.

    I'm talking about all the tinkering you need with windows, applying all the updates then finding out one overwrote the video driver so you have to go download it and install it again. Then keeping up with which AV or antispyware or antimalware program to download and install. Then in grandmas case uninstalling all the crap she was tricked into installing. etc etc
     
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    I do not agree with this at all. Mac is still the choice for millions in the photo and video industry, and it does "just-work". My experience is comments like yours are generally made from someone with no knowledge or hands-on use of Mac.

    Windows 7 has really changed my mindset towards the windows OS, they did a good job with this. Linux still has a ways to go to be the OS that "just works". Linux is a geek-OS, it requires more knowledge of all-things-pc than any of the other OS's.
     

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