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

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

  1. Fargin' Icehole

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    My Pixel 5's charging port wore out so I had to upgrade. About a week with the 7 and I'm not loving it. The unlock with the face recognition and thumbprint are clunky and not as consistent at the 5. Battery life is about the same but it charges slower. Can't get WiFi in my house in parts that I can on the 5. Hopefully the more I get familiar with it and the more the adaptive features learn, I'll like it more.
     
  2. ned's head

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    I like my 7, outside of the fingerprint reader. I do have a screen protector, though. Wish they would have just kept it on the back
     
  3. Redav

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    Same. Have told my wife the back was the best place. Read better and I could I could get my phone out of my pocket with my index finger on the scanner so the screen was unlocked as I brought it to my face. I get it's a logistics thing but hope they can one day figure out a way to put it back there.
     
  4. ned's head

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  5. Fargin' Icehole

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    Finger print scanner on the 7 is absolute doo doo
     
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  6. COVIDiskilingme79

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    Mine is pretty solid but I don't use a screen protector.

    Nothing will ever compare to the FP scanners in the back of the phone though.
     
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  7. ned's head

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    Feel a little better about my plight now that Leeroy Jenkins! has liked my post. Very fitting.
     
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  8. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    In. price and trying the form factor were primary reasons to buy but included bumper, option to do cellular, power supply made decision easier. with the layoffs this week, change to SD3 and CEO's comments, I expect software improvements to fall off somewhat on these.

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    Would you confirm if video out from the USB-C port works properly RockHardJawn39
     
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  9. RockHardJawn39

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    I’ve never tried to do video out from usb c. Not sure if I have a device to plug that into
     
  10. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    any hdmi or displayport display should work if you have a dongle or adapter. even a non-thunderbolt dock should work.

    edit: even some monitors have usb-c input now, which would negate need for adapter. etc.
     
  11. ned's head

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    I've been bitching about the pixel 7's fingerprint scanner since I got it. Thought it was the screen protector, but it was user error. I programmed my 4 slots to 1 finger, thinking it would be more likely to hit 1 that way. Must have confused it because it's worked every time since I changed to 1 slot per finger.
     
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  12. Fargin' Icehole

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    Funny I just did the opposite. 1 finger per slot wasn't working all for me, maybe 1 try in 5 attempts would work. So I did all 4 slots and it's better. Still sucks though, about 50% success rate. It's really making me dislike the phone bc I can't unlock it efficiently.
     
  13. brahmanknight

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    The face scan works much faster than it did on the P5, so that ends up waking the phone before I can get my finger on the scanner.
     
  14. ned's head

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    That makes me think that the answer is to just clear and reprogram until it works. I was very diligent about moving my finger placement with each touch.
     
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  15. honestlee

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    I have a Pixel 6 and find that the fingerprint scanner works better when your finger is a little moist. If your finger is dry, it's a lot less reliable.
     
  16. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    video out does work on the Surface Duo.

    great little device but the way the OS handles the hinge is a little bothersome. it only matters when you span one app across both screens but here is a depiction of amount/width of pixels that are missing when you do so.
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  17. RockHardJawn39

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    I’ve never used it for that. Mostly 2 excel sheets at once or twitter/TMB on one side and work on the other
     
  18. ramszoolander

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    SIAP but if you do Android Beta, just beware that the latest update tends to reboot as you sleep. Luckily haven't missed my alarm...yet
     
  19. Sam Elliott

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    Anyone landed the Coolwalk Maps update yet?