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  1. Intervenient

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    I've been using my Samsung Captivate since launch and have been having a good time with it (I'm a former iPhone user and lover though). I've had minimal complaints but a few start to add up (poor multimedia syncing, non-market apps, stop watch errors, some lag, etc.). Today's gripes were was the finicky reception, and some people are adding that they don't receive messages correctly. Then I thought to myself "Well if I'm going to have a faulty phone, I might as well have an iPhone."

    Then it hit me: I don't want an iPhone. I like what Android has going I like the customization, the speed, and especially the people on these forums and the developers.

    I really hope these things can be fixed, I like this phone and OS too much.
     

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    The reception issues would be At$T's shotty network. Read link in my sig for media sync.
     
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    I'm a mac user :(
     
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    Bootcamp windows?

    (Another reason why I don't use a mac... =P)
     
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    what do you mean by "non-market apps"? you can install any apk you have after checking "unknown sources" under settings -> applications

    "stop watch errors" - try a different app
     
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    Can't do that with ATT. They locked it down. =/
     
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    I'm sorry you have a backflip instead of an ATT Nexus 1.

    Eh, who am I kidding, I'm sorry you have ATT.
     
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    adb install works for non-market apps.
     
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    If you don't want to mess around with ADB just download Android Central's "Sideload Wonder Machine". It's a simple point and click program that will sideload onto phones like yours. :)
     
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    Don't you need root for adb to sideload apps?
     
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    Nah, it doesn't write to /system. I understand adb install works with a stock Moto Brickflop too.
     
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    Oh sweet good to know. I wasn't about to unroot just to find out =P
     
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    read your cdma vs GSM article. Very impressive. Informative, not too dry, with a great history of how the cell phone technology got to where it is today. I will admit my head hurts after reading it, but I feel like I learned a lot. Great job.
    I hope you will keep it current as technology moves forward. (Btw, I'm not gonna argue w/ you anymore within threads. Like a sanitation worker arguing with a nuerosurgeon on how to do brain surgery.)
     
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    I am going to do a write up on LTE vs WiMax.
     
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    What's the advantage of syncing instead of just dragging an dropping what I want to my phones SD Card?

    I know a lot of people Sync, but I've never seen the value in it personally. I've never owned an Apple product either.
     
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    seconded... all of it
     
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    The advantage is, people who are too lazy and just want to click a button.
     
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    which button is that? "sync"? what exactly will it sync when i have 16 gigs of storage on my phone and 50+gigs of mp3s on my comp?

    you gotta be selective either way and i don't see any sync software making the process any simpler than copy pasting
     
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    that's dumb doesn't that defeat the object of an android?
     
  21. mrqs

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    not really - i haven't installed any non market apps during the year minus a few months i've owned an android
    the market has plenty
     
  22. IOWA

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    Still nice that you can, though. That's what Android is all about, choice. You choose not to, but that's YOUR choice, and your happy with it(so far), and that's awesome.
     
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    yes, i definitely agree with that; just saying, it doesn't "defeat the object of an android", tho' it does kinda go against the philosophy
     

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