The Official Android Thread [OP Updated 1-24-12]

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by rdoanecu, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. fsck~

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    There were like daily delivery horror stories on the pixel subreddit the past few months. Seems weird since I don't remember any issues like that with the first two pixels or anything.
     
  2. Lyrtch

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    they just left mine at my door
     
  3. Shawn Hunter

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    Over 3 hours of screen on time today and only used 50% battery on my Pixel 3.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. MA

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    Definitely happened a lot with the first pixel.
     
  5. laxjoe

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    well fuck. got the screen flicker on my pixel 3. how do i go about getting a replacement?

    edit: that wasn't the easiest thing in the world, but i got it. had a chat request with Google and someone came on after about 40 minutes, said "we're experiencing a long wait, you can go to the community support" and then just ended the chat. it was ridiculous! but i was able to call and they were able to help me out pretty quickly
     
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  6. Toast

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    The December Pixel update is out.
     
  7. Arkadin

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    What's the current best phone? I don't do anything crazy with it
     
  8. M'ark Pepperonio

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    The cheaper of OnePlus 6T, Galaxy S9, or Pixel 3. Likely be happy with any, although keep in mind the 6T doesn't have wireless charging if that's important to you.
     
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  9. Arkadin

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    Thanks. Currently use the wireless charger I got with my s8 plus every night so I'd like to keep that up
     
  10. M'ark Pepperonio

    M'ark Pepperonio Free mahi mahi! Free mahi mahi!
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    Pixel has no headphone jack, s9 does. Otherwise just go with whichever of those you get a better deal on.

    I just decided between those two phones (priced the same when i bought) and ended up with the pixel to avoid a curved screen but that's obviously not an issue for an s8 user.
     
  11. Arkadin

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    Yeah. I'd be fine with keeping my s8 but the screen is accumualting cracks and it's expensive as fuck to fix
     
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  12. NP13

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    Pixel comes with a headphone jack adapter though.
     
  13. Arkadin

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    I do use the headphone jack too
     
  14. Shawn Hunter

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    I have the Pixel 3 and like it. I had the S8 and liked that too but the battery went to shit after a little over a year. Slow OS updates, ugly UI. If the S9 is like the S8 I'd gladly take the Pixel 3.
     
  15. Lyrtch

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    my Pixel spent 4 days in california, one in arizona, and is now in texas

    supposed to have been delivered yesterday
     
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  16. NP13

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    Any wireless chargers that can fast charge a Pixel 3? i bought a Samsung one, but it doesn't fast charge the pixel. Also bought a cheap stand, that I'm going to take to work, and it doesn't either.

    Or....does the battery have to be under a certain percentage for it to work?
     
  17. Lifeiskilingme79

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    Only the pixel stand. They used a proprietary system and trademarked it so it can't be reproduced
     
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  18. NP13

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    Well, that sucks
     
  19. Lifeiskilingme79

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    Look around. It's been on sale a lot
     
  20. Toast

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    Oh lame.
     
  21. H/T

    H/T Top 3 Swansea City AFC Poster
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    The pixel stands are awesome. I have one at my work and home. Highly recommend.
     
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  22. Shawn Hunter

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    Other than fast charging the Pixels, what makes them different than other wireless chargers?
     
  23. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    I believe Google debunked the "proprietary" buzz re pixel stand. I read (could be misremembering) that while other chargers defaulted to slower speeds, Google is working to certify/validate the other third party chargers at full speed.
     
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  24. H/T

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    The price point is a bit high but for me it's the most convenient wireless charger I've used. That's also because typically I've used wireless chargers where the phone is lying flat.
    I hated having to pick it up and take it off the charger and then put it back down. This is more of a work issue than home issue but just felt to me like I may as well use a corded charger. With the Pixel stand due to the degree it's facing I can use duo while it's charhcha, I can axxeac my hotels security cams with it charging. Of course with Google assistant when I do get a text I just have her read it to me and then I reply never touching my phone and I can see on the screen that everything is transposed correct.
    It is understated but it looks good and feels good. The design honestly can't be beat.
    I enjoy using the picture frame aspect when it's charging or the music covers when listening to music. It just presents better to me.

    All of these are of course very specific to what I get out of it. If you are someone who doesn't utilize the Google Assistant or need to view your phone screen often throughout the day then maybe it wouldn't justify the price tag. But I find it to be pretty great and it is fast charging.
     
  25. swiggs

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    Loving my pixel, had it since the release and no complaints
     
  26. Shawn Hunter

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    What app do you use to backup your texts?
     
  27. laxjoe

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    fuck. i'm about done with pixel phones. my second one just shat the bed. i guess i'm just getting bad ones, but i have had an absolutely horrible experience with these google phones so far.

    trying a factory reset, but if that doesn't work, it'll be another replacement, which i won't get before I go to dallas, so I'll be phoneless for all intents and purposes which is awesome

    edit: yup, its fucked. fuck this piece of shit. i'm going to try one last time with the next replacement phone, but if that doesn't work i'll find something else to use
     
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  28. NP13

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    What's the problem?
     
  29. M'ark Pepperonio

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    Sounds like user error
     
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  30. ned's head

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    Did we ever find a solution to the issues with google keyboard, where text just moves/overwrites/gets deleted in the body of a message?
     
  31. NP13

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    Only happens on this board for me, for whatever reason that would be.
     
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  32. Redav

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    The Google keyboard still being fucked up enrages me to no end
     
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  33. Fargin' Icehole

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    Same. TMB is the only place I have an issue.
     
  34. ned's head

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    Same here...has anyone tried a 3rd party keyboard to see if that fixes it?
     
  35. ned's head

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    I am working today and therefore had time to experiment. Tried swiftkey, chrooma, and fleksy. All had learning dictionaries that couldn't be permanently disabled, which is an immediate dq for me
     
  36. Redav

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    Google keyboard does the same shit on GroupMe as it does on here
     
  37. Poe Dameron

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    Anyone get Android Pie yet that's not on a Google phone?

    Samsung started to rollout the updates to the S9 & S9+ a little bit earlier than January.
     
  38. Shawn Hunter

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    Chrooma is nice. I wish it would had better emoji search like Gboard has.
     
  39. Toast

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    This Google Pixel Wireless Charger that DrunkJester got me for Secret Santa is great.
     
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  40. Shawn Hunter

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    Finally got my trade-in credit. Only took a month for them to ship me the trade-in box. They said estimated value of my S8 when I made the purchase was $170, ended up getting $200 :smug:
     
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  41. Shawn Hunter

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    What's it do different than other wireless chargers?
     
  42. NP13

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    I'd guess actually charge the Pixel properly.
     
  43. RockHardEnis39

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    It's the only wireless charger that will rapid charge the pixel.
     
  44. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    Using the Speaker Groups feature on Google Home devices (Google Home, Google Home Mini/max, Chromecasts, etc.) has the whole house rockin.

    Currently listening to Sinner Man (here is one of my favorite versions) and I've got direct coverage in pretty much all areas of my home.

     
  45. ramszoolander

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    I have a Moto X4 on Fi, so I'm *sorta* Google. Got it about two weeks ago. I'm not a huge fan of how it looks, but otherwise it great.
     
  46. laxjoe

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    i'm fucking done with google phones. i'm about to get my 4th replacement in less than 3 months. assuming this one fails, i'm getting a refund and buying an iphone. fuck the pixel 3. by far the worst phone i've ever owned
     
  47. Arkadin

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    What keeps happening
     
  48. laxjoe

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    i've had two where i get a flashing strobe light like effect on the screen and 2 with a green flashing screen/duplicating display hardware issue (1 phone had both).
     
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  49. SP1

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    Don't know someone else that's had an issue, let alone 4 in 3 months, that's crazy.

    Stop putting it in the washing machine
     
  50. laxjoe

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    shit i thought it was waterproof, didn't think that would be an issue!

    but yeah, from googling around, it seems like both are these are two of the more common problems, i've just happened to get them both multiple times. the phone has a protective screen and is in a case so it's not like i'm dropping it/getting it wet etc. very very frustrating