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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by trick202, May 17, 2010.

  1. trick202

    trick202 Android Expert
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    OK, so I'm thinking I might like to spend some time with the Nexus one. I have some questions that I hope you'll be able to quickly answer for me:

    1: Where are UK users buying them from, and how much?
    2: Are UK users suffering the documented 3g issues?
    3: It's been a while since I got rid of my Hero, are there more/better games now?
    4: I wordpress from my current phone quite a bit - does anyone get this done on the Nexus?
    5: How is battery compared to iPhone 3gs under similar usage (real experience, not on paper)
    6: How is the keyboard? I know I'm a bit spoiled right now - but I also know it's a learning curve to some degree.
    7: If I buy one simfree from Vodafone, are they easy to unlock?
    8: If I was to buy a desire instead, could I "turn it into" a Nexus by tinkering?
    9: I listen to a lot of music with the iPod app - how is the playback on the Nexus?
    10: I'm big into podcasts too. What are you using to find, subscribe and dl them?

    Many thanks all.
    I really appreciate your time and experience.


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  2. trick202

    trick202 Android Expert
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    One hundred and five views - no response.

    I had a quick play with a Desire today. Left me a little cold. Felt just like a slightly larger version of my old Hero.

    Can anyone answer point 8 for me if the others are too banal?
  3. MartinS

    MartinS Android Expert

    Hope that's a start for you.
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  4. bitxboi

    bitxboi Android Enthusiast

    1. From Google's online store. Now available in Vodafone stores if you want to be engaged with them.
    2. No 3g issues so far
    3. Not a gamer myself. I've got Doodle Jump only.
    4. Cannot help you on that one.
    5. No iPhone experience as an everyday user
    6. No complaints about the keyboard, works like a charm (although I could understand might some people disagree)
    7. No idea about unlocking, mine is free out of the box
    8. I think you can just 'switch off' HTC Sense, so a Nexus One basically
    9. I like the playback quality, not much experience trying different players
    10. Not a podcast vulture...
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  5. trick202

    trick202 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Thanks to you both.

    I'll give Btunes a look. I switched off sense on the Hero and preferred it. What I was meaning though, is can I REALLY make it into a Nexus i.e. getting the latest official updates.

    I am still VERY bitter about the Hero. Remember, when I invested in that little puppy, it was touted as an iPhone killer - now, almost a year on it's still on 1.5

    I don't want to be stuck in that situation again. I have high hopes for froyo, and I'll probably wait to see how much of the frag is addressed.

    Again - I REALLY appreciate your answers. Thanks both!
  6. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    I prefer the Sense Keyboard. With Android, there are alot of choices that if you don't like the stock app, you can find something similar/better on the market. There's swype and shapewriter if you like one hand 'typing'. Very cool experience :D

    The thing with Android is that it gives you alot of options and choices! I was playing with my friend's 3GS and it annoyed the crap out of me...all I saw were apps :/ no widgets >_>...I've come to appreciate all of the widgets I use. They make life easier to use your phone. I just like the ability to customize my phone and it being an extension of my lifestyle.

    I'd say go with Nexus as the phone will be getting 2.2 soon (it's going to be announced at the Google I/O conference tomorrow).
  7. trick202

    trick202 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Looking forward to hearing about the updates. I wasn't wanting this to be about the iPhone really, just about the desire/nexus.
  8. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    Well the Desire and Nexus came from the same cookie cutter except one has Sense UI and the other doesnt. Sense UI seems pretty cool, it gives you more of a social networking experience than the vanilla OS.

    Something I found from reading the GSMAreana review is that the Desire does better something than the Nexus...it has really good speakers.

    Source: HTC Desire review: A desire come true - GSMArena.com

    Edit: ARGH! >_> the damn indents are gone : < well check out the review for the stats :/
  9. Schizzy

    Schizzy Newbie

    Vodafone dont bother locking there phones anymore, they still have some branding on them but no issues using other sims in them :D
  10. Rusty

    Rusty Android Expert

    Nexus One is unlocked & unbranded no matter where it comes from.
  11. trick202

    trick202 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Wow. This is big news. I would prefer to go buy in cold cash, so this is great!

    Can anyone confirm? I spoke a voda bloke in Trafford centre who said it would be locked to voda network.
  12. MartinS

    MartinS Android Expert

    About the Desire. I don't think it will receive updates like the Nexus even if you remove Sense etc. You could root it and manually keep it up to date.
  13. Rusty

    Rusty Android Expert

    Vodafone reps are idiots Heh

    Nexus One - is it locked or branded? - Vodafone eForum
  14. trick202

    trick202 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Great link! Thanks mate.
  15. bigfod

    bigfod Newbie

    1: Where are UK users buying them from, and how much?

    Bought mine from Google back in January. Only took a few days to arrive, cost about
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  16. Schwin97

    Schwin97 Well-Known Member

    10. Started using Stitcher, but then moved over to Google Listen and loving it.
  17. trick202

    trick202 Android Expert
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    Cheers BigFod

    I had the Hero at launch, so I'm familiar with the customisation options. I must say though, I only needed to 'customise' it once!
    Widgets are brilliant though - love 'em!
  18. trick202

    trick202 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Just called Vodafone. They won't sell me a Nexus one on PAYG or sim free.

  19. Rusty

    Rusty Android Expert

    Takes 3 days to import one, get to it!
  20. trick202

    trick202 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    As I said - I'm a readies guy.
  21. Rusty

    Rusty Android Expert

    Phones4U sell them, nothing PAYG/SIM free on their site though, worth a call I suspect?
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  22. trick202

    trick202 Android Expert
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    Calling now, cheers Rusty.

    Oh, and I'm not a pikey. I just prefer cash. ;)
  23. Rusty

    Rusty Android Expert

    I hate the stuff (unless it's being given to me), hardly ever carry any :D

    Might be your downfall this time though :(
  24. trick202

    trick202 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Well, just called the 0800 number for phones4U.

    He tried to get me onto a contract, but then (kindly) told me that the stores are separate and may well sell me one outright.

    Lets try that then.........
  25. Rusty

    Rusty Android Expert

    Sounds like a bit of a merry go round!

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