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  1. chaM87

    chaM87 Well-Known Member
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    Okay so the question I expect to be answered is, do you think android will evolve its os into something with more eye candy?

    I am getting bored of my Eris. Not because it is a bad phone, I guess out of all of the phones that I could have on the verizon network, the android phones are the best ones, due to customization and mainly the internet browser. Once you own an android phone, well you have it and we are just naturally never happy with what we have so I am feeling as if I want something that has more eye candy even though that will eventually get old just as is with my current situation. I am not trolling or anything I just want to see if anyone else feels the same way. Like I said the phone is the best phone we can get out of the verizon selection BUT I just dont feel like it has WOW factor for me like it did when I first got it. Will android 3.1 be what I am looking for or does it sound like I need an iphone?

    Thanks guys!
     

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  2. Ugh iPhone would make you feel even more limited than you feel now.

    If you aren't rooted yet, go ahead and do it. That will give you even more stuff to fool around with. Theres a ton of eye candy in the root world.
     
  3. varkie

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    i bought mine back in december and yes the newness wore off for me after about a month and i too became bored. as i like to play with things i've been trying out the different beta releases and i am always looking for new apps so that helps keep it fresh for me. i don't really use this as a phone, i only get like 1 call a month and rarely call anyone so i use this more as a mini computer. i just downloaded the backcountry navigator beta app from their website and that will keep me occupied for a few weeks. then i'll have to look for something else.
     
  4. chaM87

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    I did the leak :S. I now cannot root. Thanks for not replying with some kind of asshole undertone. I truly just feel like the newness wore off. That is all. Has anyone heard of new phones coming out in the future that they would replace there android device with? I remember reading an article about nVidia releasing a gaming platform phone.
     
  5. jreed2560

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    Have you tried home replacements. There are tons of themes out there for those.
     
  6. Yeah theres a lot of that going around.

    Like jreed said, try some home replacements. It will give you something else to keep you occupied until someone comes up with a rollback method.
     
  7. Kevkelsar

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    I still love my Eris after 4 months of ownership/use. Has the "newness" of it all disappeared? Yeah, but I still use it daily for so many things. My email, chatting with my wife using GTalk, listening to Pandora at work, listening to my own music, watching video clips, checking my favorite internet sites, keeping my life organized with the calendar and alarms for events, reading books, getting Twitter updates, getting sports updates on my busy evenings when I don't have time to sit and listen to/watch a game, tether to have internet access with my laptop wherever I go, play an occasional game, use Navigator to get directions to somewhere I've never been, use Documents to Go to update spreadsheets.

    Most of these things I do multiple times a day, while some are just a few times a week. I love the phone, and it doesn't bore me one bit! :)
     
  8. tonyb81

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    Funny I felt the same way after I got married, can I root my wife?
     
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  10. J.C.Sugrue

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    Sadly, no. That's why I'm on the new every two plan.
     
  11. plugnpl4y

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  12. A word of warning, don't google "root my wife."

    I just did out of curiosity, and now my eyeballs are like scrambled eggs and my computer is in flames.
     
  13. tonyb81

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    You are a brilliant person, too bad I didn't think of that. Now I'm locked into a contract, and have too high of an ETF to break the contract.
     
  14. If you dont someone else will. ;)
     
  15. gruss

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    Better be careful lots of nerds in here that can't tell your wifes box from a linux box ;)
     
  16. dcfan99

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    Ha that seems a pretty expensive option.
     
  17. tonyb81

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    That would be my get out of jail free card.....I couldn't be that lucky to have that happen.
     
  18. andrizoid

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    if you want some real eye candy, download sweeterhome
    it allows you to do some crazy customizations, my personal them is also uploaded onto the server.

    sweeter home is still in beta, so its a little buggy, but for the amount of customization it gives you i dont mind

    if you want to check out my theme, search for it in the theme search area. the title is Andrizoid and the author is Andrizoid420
     
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    Back in the old days, you always had administrator access to her. Then, sometime around 1985, they got patched up really well and exploits are harder to find. :p



    But yeah, the newness definitely wore off. I still see there's a ton of iPhone bashing going on in here. :rolleyes: I thought we had seen it all in the Lounge, but I guess not.

    The iPhone, believe it or not, is a lot cheaper and easier to modify.

    1. Every single firmware and type of iPhone (2G, 3G, S, etc.) has a "jailbreak" (or root). The same can not be said for Android. Not all phones are rooted. Most are.

    2. Jailbreaking can be done at the click of a button (b1ackrain). It's easier, faster, etc. Not a whole lot can go wrong during a mouse click.

    3. You have to do some work to the iPhone to have the same type of "openness" Android has, but once you do, it's all free and there are TONS of option for apps, themes, etc. Installous alone overtakes the Android Market.

    I'm just pointing out the facts here. The iPhone may be "bland" if you don't jailbreak it, and you have to do some work to get it to be as good as Android, but once you do it, you'd have to buy Android apps left and right to get the same effect. Home replacements, BetterKeyboard, etc. are all things that are paid apps but free on a jailbreak iPhone.

    So before anyone else tries to bash the iPhone, you need to make sure you know everything about it through experience.
     
  20. tonyb81

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    I'll give apple this much, they don't mess around when it comes to release dates for OS updates.
     
  21. andrizoid

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    true. even things as simple as a mod for using the volume buttons to skip songs hasnt been done on android but is available on the iphone/itouch

    i love android, but its new...apple has been around for years, give it time and soon you will see it coming up.
     
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  22. gruss

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    OK so if I jail break the I phone then steal a bunch of apps it can be cool? Sounds great! So would I still have to manually update latitude or would it actually work right then?
     
  23. andrizoid

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    no idea. i dont have an iphone. not sure if your being sarcastic or not.
     
  24. R1OT

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    Now if only AT&T's network could support the iPhone they would be in a win win.

    As for the Eris, the newness has worn off. However I still like it. The phone suits my needs: pandora, facebook, and now skype. I think I might actually keep this one past my two year agreement. I said the same thing about my omnia but Wimo 6.1 and 6.5 even after flashing and putting mobile shell 3.5 on it, was bland a lot sooner then the Eris.
     
  25. gruss

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    Yes yes I am. In response to smacky.
     

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