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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by El Presidente, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. El Presidente

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  2. SolApathy

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    Probably not for me. I have new phones already and have the Echo so not enticing to me. Good to know though
     
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  4. El Presidente

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    Do you use the echo much Sol? This home automation/voice command thing is something I've not really bought into, nor can I see myself ever buying in to.
     
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    Smart appliances and smart homes can be a huge security risk. What protections are there?
     
  6. SolApathy

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    My kids use it more than me, but it is nice with new update that allows you to use the word "computer" instead of Alexis. I use it for the weather, read the local news , or for tune-in.... There is a lot it can do.....I am just waiting for better integration with an A/V receiver. I can get it to connect to my Denon, but I would like seamless integration where I tell it to play music and it knows to complete a BT link to my equipment.
     
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  7. El Presidente

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    Probably how it would go in my house too, I think after the initial excitement, I'd never use it.
     
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    There are so many things that people don't know about these AI products... Did you know you can use OK Google to say things like "remind me to buy milk when I am at Kroger" and when you arrive near the store it will remind you...Scary in a lot of ways! I think after the initial excitement wears off it turns into more of a conversation piece than anything....
     
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  9. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    How does it remind you? A text, voice, what? If Google Home sends a text to your phone that would be AWESOME!
     
  10. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    So a second Google Home with the 2:1 LG G6. Tempting but I've only had my HTC 10 for a year. If the G6 had the HTC Ultras paint job I'd be in. Love the LG G6 form-factor though. Decisions, decisions...

    BTW - I don't like the Ultras form-factor.
     
  11. today

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    After years of using and loving HTC phones, THEY changed for the masses, which caused me to change to LG.
     
  12. SolApathy

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    It pops up a notification on your phone to remind you.
     
  13. InstantKarma

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    Not for the Google Home, no. I suspect I'll find something to do with it, but it's not something I'd buy anytime soon.

    However, Sprint is also throwing in a 49" LG TV as well, for the pre-orders. I also don't need a new TV right now, but I was looking at upgrading my phone in the near future and leaning towards the G6 anyway, so yeah...after some time thinking, I pre-ordered, largely to get the free TV, too.

    The phone is supposed to arrive today. :D
     
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  14. dontpanicbobby

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    That TV Tempted the heck out of me InstantKarma. I just don't have the funds.

    Looking forward to your first impressions when you get them.
     
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  15. El Presidente

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    A Mahoosive TV would probably swing it for me too! :p
     
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  16. today

    today Android Expert

    Me too but a 49 inch screen isn't mahoosive enough today.
     
  17. today

    today Android Expert

    Yes I had to look it up.
     
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  18. InstantKarma

    InstantKarma Android Expert

    I wouldn't / didn't buy it just for the additional TV. That one is only 3" bigger than my current, although it's 60hz refresh rate to my current one's 120.

    However, it was sufficient for me to pay a $60 early termination fee to get a phone I probably would have gotten in a couple months, anyway.

    P.s. friggin' UPS showed up 21 minutes after the property office closed (I was at work), so I have to wait 'til Monday now.
     
  19. Poloki

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    I got this phone not caring about the google Home. I already have two Echos and don't need to confuse my wife with another system; she still has trouble with Echo, so adding another keyword and set of instructions will explode her head.

    I will take advantage of the free unit, because ebay.
     
  20. shalemail

    shalemail Android Expert

    Maybe it's just me, but I'd vastly prefer 150 bucks off than a free item valued at 150 bucks.
     
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  21. El Presidente

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    That's the way I'd look at it too.
     
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  22. Poloki

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    Apparently, the promotion is not "live" yet. Probably because phone is not technically released until 4/7. I tried to fill out the form, but it came back and said IMEI not valid for this promotion. A chat with LG said this is common for new promos so give it a few days.....
     

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