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Switching to Android and I have a few questions. :D

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by mackytung, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. mackytung

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    Hey, as the title suggests. I have a few questions before purchasing my first android phone. :)


    I've been youtube-ing some vids of galaxy s 2 and the xperia play. If I am not mistaken, do each phone company have their own lock screen, widgets and exclusive apps? Ive noticed that the Galaxy S 2 has the Hub apps while the Xperia Play has a Media Widget that control your music library, a widget that scrolls through pictures. Are these exclusive to certain phones?

    you can see the lock screen and apps im talking about here.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOxAh4I2jrk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdryfiLJkR0
     

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    Yep, normally each manufacturer will add on its own things to the OS. For example, all HTC phones use Sense, which completely redesigns how the stock android looks.

    Yep. Although if you root, you can always install roms and themes to make your phone look like any other phone.
     
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    Depends on the device but many companies add their own UI to Android.
     
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    Galaxy S 2 leagues above Xperia 10. In fact, so is the original Galaxy S.
     
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    Xperia 10?

    Let's not go there. I am still trying to forget that it's an Android phone, or that it's made by SE. *sigh* They used to make good looking phones.
     

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