How many of you own a droid?

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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby tifosi77 on Sun May 18, 2014 2:29 pm

It's definitely draining faster; left the house at 5 with 88%, got home around 9 with 22%. No extraneous services (GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth), and I only used the phone to show our dinner companions about three photos.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby columbia on Sun May 18, 2014 2:40 pm

That sounds like a battery issue, not software.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby tifosi77 on Sun May 18, 2014 2:45 pm

It's just odd that it only happened after the update.

I also had an issue pre-update where the NBC Sports Live Extra app just up an froze on me and left my phone INOP for about 45 minutes. (With a frozen video image) That was just a few days before I noticed the battery issue, and since then the phone has taken to freezing up at times.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby columbia on Sun May 18, 2014 2:48 pm

The drastic test would be to do a factory reset, though Im not advocating that, to be clear.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby Loaf31 on Tue May 20, 2014 8:50 am

Got the KitKat update this morning for my Note 3....any good features?
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Tue May 20, 2014 9:00 am

When you drop your phone it will now break in half.

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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby tifosi77 on Tue May 20, 2014 9:49 am

I did a reset on my Android tablet after we returned from Spain, and it worked wonders. But it would be considerably more cumbersome to reset the phone; so much more stuff tied to it than the tablet. I'm letting the charge drain down to zero today to see if that does any good; I've read that can sometimes help battery issues.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby DelPen on Tue May 20, 2014 1:24 pm

I've noticed some buggy lag now after a couple weeks of Kitkat but it could be due from having my S4 rooted and Titanium Backup freezing some of the garbage from Samsung and also deleting some of the Verizon bloat too.

One good thing though that makes it worth it is that using my TMobile SIM I no longer get an anvalid SIM error and it will auto switch from EDGE to HSPA to LTE in Global mode unrooted.

If it gets any worse I guess I should try a full restore but that would be very annoying, finally got my phone all set up exactly how I want it.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby DelPen on Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:45 am

Not Droid specific but T-Mobile just made streaming from most audio sites (Pandora, iHeart, Spotify, Slacker) no longer count against your data plan. So if you don't have unlimited you could stream 24/7 and it will always be in 4G or LTE as long as you are in a high speed area even if you go through your alloted high speed data.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:52 am

thats amazing. I wish I could us my own Plex server as well but Pandora accounts for several gigs a month.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby llipgh2 on Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:01 am

I just got the HTC One (M8). I like this phone so much more than the Samsung.

It's very fast, the sound is fantastic and the screen resolution is excellent. Camera is great as well.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby mac5155 on Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:17 pm

that's rather incredible by TMobile.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby stlcity on Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:31 pm

Will be interesting to see and play with the LG G3....
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby DelPen on Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:21 pm

I was picked to get an invite to buy the OnePlus One 64GB

http://oneplus.net/one

It's only $350 unlocked and works fully on AT&T and T-Mobile and pretty much almost everywhere in the world. Figure worst case is I can sell it at least what I paid for it on eBay if I don't like it since supply is so scarce right now.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:07 am

While traveling yesterday - actually staying in a crummy Days Inn in Washington, PA - my Verizon S3 updated to Kitkat. Since I've been traveling, and 2 days spent roaming in Canada, I haven't had much time to play with it and see the differences. Regardless of changes, it's pretty cool that a now 2 year old phone is still getting official updates.

One change is that the flashlight app, once called "Assistive Lighting" is now called "Flashlight." :lol:

Also, does anyone know what the icon is next to the Sound Muted icon is? Image
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby ulf on Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:13 am

NFC

Near field communication. Something with these tech tiles they have, but I have it turned off for now. Look it up, seems interesting, albeit not very useful yet.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby columbia on Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:14 am

Look for NFC under Settings > Connections.

It's not clear whether you can squirt any data to your Zune, however.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby ulf on Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:14 am

If you swipe your status bar down and click the four squares in the top right, the button will appear for you to turn off if you wish
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:32 am

Ah, nice. Thanks for the help, guys.

And sadly, the Zune is retired. I mostly use Google Play All Access on my S3, so no need to keep the Zune updated and charged. My kids don't even want it. :(
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby columbia on Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:33 am

That last part is really funny.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:39 am

I ended up owning 4 different Zunes, and the last 64GB model was actually pretty good. It had wireless syncing before iPod, but because it was Microsoft, never got the traction or popularity when Apple added that feature a few years later. The last model was only a few steps behind the iPods out at that time, but by then it was too late - people were moving to smartphones and tablets.

The Zune client software interface was light years ahead of iTunes (which still looks like a spreadsheet)...and it looks a lot like Xbox One's GUI.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby columbia on Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:48 am

Yeah, I Use some program called Nightengale on my iMac....iTunes is just awful.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:22 pm

Upgraded my Droid 4 to a Galaxy S4.

Does anyone know how to change the settings so the screen doesn't turn on when I receive a message? I can't seem to find it at the moment.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby newarenanow on Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:48 pm

I got an update on my phone, Galaxy S3. I just pretyt much know the basics. Anyway, after the update, now when I look on the internet, the screen is dim. Anything else, it's nice an bright.

Does anyone know why that is happening or how to change it.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby knives of ice on Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:15 pm

newarenanow wrote:I got an update on my phone, Galaxy S3. I just pretyt much know the basics. Anyway, after the update, now when I look on the internet, the screen is dim. Anything else, it's nice an bright.

Does anyone know why that is happening or how to change it.



go through the settings there is a setting for the screen type auto adjust based on what is being displayed. i believe that could be it. i'd also turn off auto brightness
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