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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #40 on: January 25, 2010, 12:16:10 PM »
Just got the HTC HD2 an wonderin if there is anyway of playin poker on on it via one of the big sites?  Pokerstars, partypoker, PKR etc.
Thats not an android phone is it?

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #41 on: January 25, 2010, 12:24:09 PM »
Got the national rail app. 3, but is actually really useful to be able to save favourite journeys. SAved me a couple of times.
Shopsavvy, really good for checking prices of stuff, and finding the cheapest etc.
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #42 on: January 25, 2010, 01:01:33 PM »
Thats not an android phone is it?

it's a windows 6.5 mobile i thought
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #43 on: March 6, 2010, 11:41:36 AM »
Surprisingly good deals starting to appear for the HTC Desire, anyone seen any details of the legends availability anywhere?

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #44 on: March 7, 2010, 03:29:09 PM »
Really want the desire
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #45 on: March 24, 2010, 12:49:14 AM »
HTC Hero Graphite

is it worth taking the plunge to a new phone??

im a sony owner for years but after hearing lots of bad things about the satio im thinking its time to make a move.

thoughts on this phone??

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #46 on: March 25, 2010, 03:32:14 PM »
well i decided to take the plunge to get the hero.....

then i was amazingly told by the orange assistant.....wait you dont want this phone....

wait 2 weeks and you will be able to get this one instead.

HTC Desire
ive been told this is 100 times better than the one i was going for....so the question is....

how good are these 'android type' phones???

i have no clue about them.

its pure double dutch to me  ;D
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #47 on: March 25, 2010, 04:08:03 PM »
I'm waiting for the desire myself.

Anyone know when 02/Vodafone will have it
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #48 on: March 25, 2010, 04:41:49 PM »
The Desire is out on Vodafone on the 8th of April (I think). Not sure if O2 even have it?

And yes the Desire is much more powerful than the Hero (bigger and better screen too), thats an old model thats been out roughly a year now I think.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #49 on: March 25, 2010, 05:12:51 PM »
T-Mobile say they will have stock of the HTC Desire tomorrow (Friday).
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #50 on: March 25, 2010, 05:17:50 PM »
T-Mobile say they will have stock of the HTC Desire tomorrow (Friday).

Looks good, got a few months to wait for my free upgrade.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #51 on: March 25, 2010, 05:19:06 PM »
The Desire is out on Vodafone on the 8th of April (I think). Not sure if O2 even have it?

And yes the Desire is much more powerful than the Hero (bigger and better screen too), thats an old model thats been out roughly a year now I think.

All the networks are going to have the phone. Just different release dayes i guess.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #52 on: March 25, 2010, 06:16:41 PM »
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #53 on: March 25, 2010, 07:33:18 PM »
HTC EVO 4G is Sprint's Android-powered knight in superphone armor, we go hands-on

http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/23/htc-evo-4g-is-sprints-android-powered-knight-in-superphone-armo/

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« Reply #54 on: March 25, 2010, 07:36:27 PM »
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #55 on: March 26, 2010, 07:29:00 AM »
Looks like a great bit of hardware but I'm not keen on the TouchWiz skin on the Android OS. Looks too much like an iPhone rip-off for me. When I move away for an iPhone it'll have to be for something different that blows the iPhone out of the water, not something that that is essentially trying to resemble one.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #56 on: March 26, 2010, 02:36:55 PM »
HTC EVO 4G

The more I read about this the more I want one.

A couple of quick questions to Android users out there...

When Android OS updates are introduced e.g. Android 2.0 -> 2.1, can you download the update for free? Are all Droid phones capable of having the OS updated? What is the app marketplace like at the moment? Any sign of a 'jailbreak' for Android?

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #57 on: March 26, 2010, 02:49:51 PM »
Looks good, got a few months to wait for my free upgrade.

I'm such a weak c*nt. My upgrade isn't due until October...stil tempted to pay off my contract just so I can get a new shiny hone :(
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #58 on: March 26, 2010, 02:51:08 PM »
The more I read about this the more I want one.

Dont hold your breath. Abs pointless waiting for that in the uk. You can't even get 3G reception everywhere yet
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #59 on: March 26, 2010, 03:32:11 PM »
Dont hold your breath. Abs pointless waiting for that in the uk. You can't even get 3G reception everywhere yet

I could quite easily buy one from America though using the sales proceeds from selling my iPhone 3G.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #60 on: March 26, 2010, 04:01:51 PM »
I could quite easily buy one from America though using the sales proceeds from selling my iPhone 3G.

But what would be the point? we dont have the infrastructure in the UK to be able to make full use of it
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #61 on: March 26, 2010, 04:04:47 PM »
But what would be the point? we dont have the infrastructure in the UK to be able to make full use of it

I'm not buying it for the 4G capability. The 3G coverage is sufficient everywhere I go to be worthwhile.

It's the 720p video, 8MP camera, expandable storage, Android OS, HDMI output and massive screen make me want it!

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #62 on: March 26, 2010, 04:08:26 PM »
Fair enough
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #63 on: March 26, 2010, 06:37:29 PM »
HTC Legend coming to Voda in next 2 weeks. Basically the Hero mk2. Looks good as it runs 2.1 and has a flash! Wahoo!

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #64 on: April 14, 2010, 02:07:34 PM »
finally got my htc desire today....

taking a bit of getting used too i have to admit, but first impressions are its a quality bit of kit.


so can anyone shed a must have app top 10 for this thats up to date?

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #65 on: April 14, 2010, 04:19:47 PM »
Apps I have installed

BeebPlayer - 3rd party BBC iPlayer
Google SkyMaps - Point the camera at the sky and it shows you the constellations and labels them
Astro - File Manager
OurGroceries - Multi person shopping list - even works between iphone and android users
batteryLeft - Accurate battery life widget
Shazam
ShopSavvy
Aldiko - ebook reader
ConnectBot - ssh client
Currency
Ringdroid - allows you to choose custom ringtones
Live Waterpaper - Live wallpaper which displays ripples on your background picture if you touch the screen (probably eats the battery)


Games I play

Trap
Flood-It
Scrambled Net Lite
Abduction
Backgammon
Cribbage
Jewels
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #66 on: April 14, 2010, 04:34:38 PM »
Apps I have installed

BeebPlayer - 3rd party BBC iPlayer
Google SkyMaps - Point the camera at the sky and it shows you the constellations and labels them
Astro - File Manager
OurGroceries - Multi person shopping list - even works between iphone and android users
batteryLeft - Accurate battery life widget
Shazam
ShopSavvy
Aldiko - ebook reader
ConnectBot - ssh client
Currency
Ringdroid - allows you to choose custom ringtones
Live Waterpaper - Live wallpaper which displays ripples on your background picture if you touch the screen (probably eats the battery)


Games I play

Trap
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Backgammon
Cribbage
Jewels



cheers mate....

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #67 on: April 14, 2010, 06:51:07 PM »
Anyone know of a FREE turn by turn ap on android. Or how to get the google sat nav to work in uk
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #68 on: April 14, 2010, 07:46:20 PM »
Anyone know of a FREE turn by turn ap on android.
a "sat nav" app?  You tried the google map app with your GPS on?  Its quite good if you are walking but I dont think it has any sound.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #69 on: April 14, 2010, 08:49:08 PM »
Was more after a tom tom type thing..lost my sat nav the other day :no
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #70 on: April 14, 2010, 10:01:06 PM »
Was more after a tom tom type thing..lost my sat nav the other day :no

the phone stuff is quite slow...but there is CoPilot which is decent or this...http://androidforums.com/514246-post13.html
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #71 on: April 15, 2010, 03:38:22 AM »
I spent 5 days going around to different Vodafone stores trying to get a HTC Desire. Got one yesterday. My verdict so far is that the phone is pure win. Ultimate win in fact. Having said that I am coming from a battered 2 year old Nokia N95 8GB.

Only issue I have is with the battery life. I've managed to run it down today after a full charge.... having said that I was using it almost constantly whilst I was out and about.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #72 on: April 16, 2010, 04:28:35 PM »
Battery life in the first week will always be sucky cos the battery takes a while to get up to speed plus you will be playing with the phone all the time. Mine has settled down a bit now and have configured task killers and settings to switch off wifi/data/gps easily/automatically to save battery.

Apps I like so far:

Andchat - irc client
Androidvnc - remote control for pc
Andftp - sftp client
Andoku - sudoku
antennas - detect/log phone mast positions
asborometer - more for the lols, gives a % asbo rating for whereever you are.
beebplayer - iplayer replacement + they switched the radio back on it now
connectbot - ssh tunnel
droidlive lite - streaming radio
gmote - trackpad for controlling pc
google sky map - show off app really but nice
google translate - particularly awesome on desire when you re-enable voice to text
last.fm
layar- needs more data/popular data sites but principal works well
lite setting profiles - switches various settings on the phone when i plug into charger/on battery
meebo - want a proper windows live client but this is ok for the moment
my maps editor - google maps does not let you put locations on it from the phone, this sorts that
ringdroid - edit mp3's to make ringtones
seesmic - twitter client
shazam - song recogniser
taskiller - best task killer i have found so far
tunes remote - remote control for itunes on yer pc.
wardrive - logs open wifi positions

Am now diving into the android dev kit and working on writing some apps of my own.
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #73 on: April 16, 2010, 06:30:09 PM »
Cheers for that list, Tuckwoor. Will check some of them out.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #74 on: April 18, 2010, 02:47:35 AM »
Any particular place people are downloading their apps from?
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #75 on: April 19, 2010, 12:38:41 PM »
Buzzing - I just get mine from the google app store, there's an icon called 'market' on my HTC. Dont know if yours is the same...
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« Reply #76 on: April 19, 2010, 12:54:47 PM »
Cool. But I was more on about via the pc
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #78 on: April 23, 2010, 11:39:00 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGXK4jKN_jY&feature=player_embedded


The Street View mode looks pretty sweet.

Not much good for driving abroad, roaming charges would be huge but this looks good. Hopefully it will launch on iphone and other smartphones as well
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« Reply #79 on: April 23, 2010, 11:41:45 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGXK4jKN_jY&feature=player_embedded


The Street View mode looks pretty sweet.

Not much good for driving abroad, roaming charges would be huge but this looks good. Hopefully it will launch on iphone and other smartphones as well

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