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Do we still need Handcent with 2.1?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Godfather13, May 20, 2010.

  1. Godfather13

    Godfather13 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Now with the new 2.1 update can we use the stock messaging system or do we still need Handcent to keep the battery from dying?

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  2. tatonka_Hero

    tatonka_Hero Android Expert

    you could have used the stock messaging app after the update in December.

    But yes, you can use any messaging app you like, including the stock one. It should not have any effect on your battery
  3. HardKore

    HardKore Newbie

    This issue was actually fixed a long time ago via an over the air update. So to answer your question no you do not NEED to use handscent if you don't want to any longer ; )
  4. twondog22

    twondog22 Newbie

    you need it if u want to see the date and time on messages from previous days... was surprised they didnt update this in 2.1
  5. chawski

    chawski Android Enthusiast

    When i first got my hero about a week ago, I was using handcent for a bit, but came across one every annoying issue. the stock messaging widget would show that i got a text, as well as Handcent. is there any way of disabling the stock one so texts only show up in handcent and not the stock one too? btw, still running 1.5 for the time being (getting my phone swapped out by sprint today due to headphone jack issue, no point in upgrading until i get the new one)
  6. race4live

    race4live Newbie

    go into the stock message app, click on menu, go down and un-check the "received notification"
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  7. chawski

    chawski Android Enthusiast

    thanks! I wish i had one o those "that was easy buttons" hahah
  8. phynias

    phynias Newbie

    you need a different messaging app if you have anyone with a lot of messages. i know myself and others have been complaining about the fact that anyone with a couple hundred messages just won't open with the stock app.
  9. barnacles

    barnacles Android Enthusiast

    I've never had issues with them opening. Deleting them, however, takes a while. I use the AOSP messaging app now. Not as pretty looking, but much snappier.
  10. KitsapAndroid

    KitsapAndroid Android Enthusiast

    +1 on this. I try to keep my threads at no more than a couple hundred now because of how long it takes to delete them otherwise.
  11. chinkster

    chinkster Android Enthusiast

    whats the ASOP messaging app? the stock app?
  12. zx12richard

    zx12richard Android Enthusiast

    Handcents voice to text rocks
  13. barnacles

    barnacles Android Enthusiast

    correct, the one thats on the moment for example

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The HTC Hero release date was July 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7200A processor, and 1350mAh battery.

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