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

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

  1. ned's head

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    Welp. Chrome has been killing my battery anyways, so maybe I'll try the Samsung browser. Don't need her getting offers for scotch and celebrity dicks
     
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  2. $P1

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    Did you talk about it out loud near your wife's phone?:shhh:
     
  3. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    If she ever logged into email on a device of yours (or vice versa) don't be surprised if they associate that device ID with both accounts, and then possibly ad swaps.
     
  4. ned's head

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    Yeah, but both of our assistants are disabled and so is my chrome sync. Little creepy, google
     
  5. Lifeiskilingme79

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    The apps listen to your microphone. I know IG and FB are notorious for that.
     
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  6. Redav

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    My wife did not and still got ads for shit like guitars which I was looking at. I never could figure out how that happens unless they're listening to conversations
     
  7. ned's head

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    The ad was on instagram and she did have the microphone permission allowed. What an idiot!
     
  8. Redav

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    There's no telling what type of shit my wife is agreeing to on her phone
     
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  9. Pharm

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    Any phone I should be looking for in the next few months? Pixel XL2 is about to die
     
  10. Fargin' Icehole

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    I can only speak on the Pixel 5. I love it. Having the same size screen as the 2XL on a lighter and smaller chassis is really nice. Haven't had it too long but it's been flawless.
     
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  11. Cornelius Suttree

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    Over a year on the 4XL and my battery concerns were so silly in hindsight. By far the best phone I've had, granted I had been loyal to LG before this one

    I know Google has their issues but I really like having all my stuff under their umbrella
     
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  12. $P1

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    I'm on a OnePlus 7 Pro and switching to an 8t if the price drops again here when the 9s officially come out. The 7 Pro still hums along, but I miss having a totally flat screen. Hate the curved edges.
     
  13. clemsontyger04

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    Love my s21 ultra
     
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  14. ned's head

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    Samsung browser is better than chrome and my battery life has seemingly doubled
     
  15. lomcevak

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    I've been using firefox a lot lately. Always curious what others are using
     
  16. Lifeiskilingme79

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    Firefox is nice. I use a mix between FF and Bromite.
     
  17. Henry Blake

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    When my screen sleeps/locks, I can wake it momentarily by moving it (Moto E). Clock with a circle around it showing battery left. It sleeps again after ~10 seconds.

    Any way to customize that? How do I get to its settings, if possible?
     
  18. NP13

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    settings -> display -> advanced -> sleep
     
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  19. 1

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    Waddup OnePlus fam! I've got the 7 Pro too and it has been the best phone I've ever had. Have had it for over 2 yrs now. Have had zero issues. Sure the battery isn't what it was new but no phone after two years is. I still can go a full day without charging so that's what really matters. Due to how good this phone has been they have earned me looking their direction first whenever I decide to get a new phone. That won't be for quite a while though as I have no reason to replace this one. The damn Chinese got me hooked!
     
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  20. Cornelius Suttree

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    All my Google apps keep crashing and I'm apparently not alone

     
  21. Lifeiskilingme79

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    Happened to my girlfriend. Uninstalled Webview and it fixed it.
     
  22. Cornelius Suttree

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    They released an update this morning that fixed things fyi
     
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  23. Lifeiskilingme79

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    Thanks for the heads up
     
  24. Pharm

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    Kinda want the OnePlus 9 pro but it doesn't support 5g for att
     
  25. RockHardJawn39

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    I would love to switch to the OnePlus line, but last time i checked they still don't offer a water resistant model.
     
  26. $P1

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    OnePlus 8 series anniversary sale starting at midnight. 8t is already pretty cheap at this point, if it gets under $500, I'd say that's the best phone on the market at that cost
     
  27. ned's head

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    Anyone else have terrible lag/buffering on Bluetooth and Chromecast? I've tried disabling the battery optimization on YouTube music and turning location off, but I can't get it back to life.
     
  28. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    nothing for me here.

    Google I/O is tomorrow.

    Should bring Android 12 public beta, some interesting service updates/features, and maybe new but underwhelming hardware.
     
  29. Leeroy Jenkins!

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    I can't wait till oct for new pixel. I NEED THE 6 NOW
     
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  30. ned's head

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    Any thoughts on android 12 beta for those who've tried it?
     
  31. Bishop

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    Love it so far
     
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  32. brahmanknight

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    It looks great. But I’m gonna wait for a more stable release.
     
  33. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    I'm the opposite. I don't like the larger fonts, padding, weird shapes, etc. (new quick tiles are a terrible regression for power users).

    I have it on my backup (p3 XL) and it's just fine. I just don't want to look at it on my daily driver (p5).
     
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  34. Daddy Rabbit

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    Still rocking a Pixel XL 2. I guess because it quit getting updates, the camera stopped working. I tried a few things that didn't fix it. I guess a hard reset is in order.

    1. Outside of transferring current photos to cloud or computer, anything else I need to do before doing a hard reset?

    2. Any new phone suggestions? I've always been happy with Google based. Had the Galaxy Nexus for 4 years and this Pixel for 3 with a Note in between.
     
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  35. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    Get a cheap P3XL or P4XL (ebay, used, etc.) to hold you over until the P6 is released. It looks like a hot rod but just speculation and rumours at this point. Expected to be revealed towards October.

    if you're not down for that, just go with the p5.
     
  36. Leeroy Jenkins!

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    I am 100% getting the Pixel 6 Extreme Pro XL Super Mega Nintendo edition.
     
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  37. Butthead

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  38. Redav

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    The location makes a lot of sense. I guess it thinks I have little to no influence over my wife which stands to reason
     
  39. Fargin' Icehole

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    Can't wait to catch Pokemon with it. Not the app, the actual phone.
     
  40. ned's head

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    Update:. Switched to Samsung browser, removed my google profile from my wife's laptop, and disabled Google's info sharing between desktop and mobile. My wife still got an ad from one of my searches on Facebook. I just turned off Google's targeted ads - that's really the last thing I could think to do.
     
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  41. ned's head

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    Wild stuff

     
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  42. MA

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    Pixel 4 XL died in a hot tub this week, so will be picking up one from the Pixel 5/S21/OnePlus 9 lines. Anyone have one of those, thoughts?