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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 Well-Known Member
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    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 Well-Known Member
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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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

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    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

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    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 Well-Known Member
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    +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 Well-Known Member
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    whats the ASOP messaging app? the stock app?
     
  12. zx12richard

    zx12richard Well-Known Member
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    Handcents voice to text rocks
     
  13. barnacles

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    correct, the one thats on the moment for example
     
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