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anyone need a Samsung S Pen for Note2? I'll give it to the first one who wants it for shipping cost, probably like 5€.

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I've had my S4 for about a month now don't ever really see my self owning another iphone in the near future what so ever. I've also been looking around on xda but does anyone know of some video tutorials on rooting?

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lurk more on xda, its worth becoming familiar before diving in. plus its easy to root if you read a few tutorials on their boards

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Well apparently with my baseband any attempt to root hard bricks it. Guess rooting isn't an option for now.

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Well as of now with the current ota update att sent out it did away with the only exploit that bypassed the locked bootloader that allowed you to flash a recovery and rom. The guys at xda found a way to get root access but it still can't flash any kind of recovery or rom. 

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anybody use the moto x?  not sure if i should give iphone a chance or this, been using android for a while, coming from a one s

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^ one of my clients is on that, was telling me all about it before the launch..was a good sale but I'm too attached to OS of apple

the phone is pretty cool, can do things much like Siri but it actually can answer you when u call..let's say you can't find it cos it's under a pile of clothes somewhere in ur room..u can call out and it'll recognize ur voice and then respond

that's what stuck when he described all the stuff it does cos I am constantly misplacing phone

the customization of colors is pretty cool too, actual phone and not having to purchase the case in x color

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have been using the Nexus 5 since it came out and its hands down the best phone I've ever owned

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I had a Nexus 5 for about a week and have a Moto-X now.  Both great phones the Nexus is just too big - I cant comfortably carry it in the summer in most of my jeans. Also, the Moto-X's active display with previews is awesome as is (too a lesser extent) the always listening voice function.  Got a coupon code to get it for 350 as well.

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Thinking of jumping to a Note 3 from my 4S when my plan ends in April. Anyone have experience with the Note 3??

Thanks

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Just switched my Verizon Droid Razr to a T-Mobile Google Nexus 5.  Going from 4g LTE that was frequently slower than late-90s dial-up speeds to a steady 20mbps is great, but even more amazing is that the phone actually functions, doesn't crash all the time, and just does what I want it to do.

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what's a good notes/memo app other than evernote and all the other ones that are on the best notes apps lists

google keep is awful

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just did a quick search on the play store and installed one called nononsense notes. looks nice and simple, has good reviews too.

 

yeah google keep is awful, i only make a note of when to pay off my credit card, and even then i hated using it. didn't like evernote either.

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lol that's what i use it for too

good looks i'll peep it

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is it just me or is the s4 camera pretty shit? whenever i see photos taken with the iphone 5 they always seem nicer than mine. not sure if im missing something.

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Yeah, i've noticed that too, although the "stock" (bloated) camera app is pretty shit, i've had better quality using an external application.

 

super stoked to get rid of this shitty broken galaxy s2 and probably going to switch to a new carrier and get the galaxy s5! 

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n5

Edited by cdglove

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Really liking the looks of the HTC One M8. The fact that it takes Nano SIM is what almost had me sold. I can switch between my iPhone 5 and the M8 freely (shouldn't have to do that, tho) I want the unlocked Google Play Edition, but $699.00...

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I broke my Nexus 5 and was considering the One M8, but yea, double the price, so just bought another N5.

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oneplus one anyone?

specs r p crazy for the price. Need invite tho (if anyone is already on that tip, hook a brutha up)

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Galaxy S3 Mini has been treating me well. Not using it for anything too crazy. Calls, text, directions, movie times, browsing, tumblr, insta, etc. but everything works nicely and I like the interface a great deal. Easy to find things in the Google Play store, and the widgets remind me of the mini game from the mega-man handheld games, where your "deck" of bonuses was composed of how many individual shapes you could puzzle piece together.

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Anyone have a Moto G? I'm thinking about picking one up because they're so cheap and the battery life is supposed to be really good - the main selling point for me (average 6 hours SOT compared to 4 hours SOT for N5, plus crazy good standby time)

Have a N5 now and everything is fine, except the battery isn't so great. Dunno if I could really switch to the Moto G with the lack of LTE, but given the price it seems like a decent second phone if nothing else

Edit: hmm http://m.androidcentral.com/moto-g-4g-support-officially-announced

Edited by jayrock

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Just swooped on the LTE model that also has a SD card slot

Pretty fed up with the abysmal battery life on the Nexus 5, so if all goes well with this Moto G I'll just flip the N5 and pocket the difference. Hopefully soon before the Nexus 6 drops (if it does at all)

Edited by jayrock

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swiftkey is free now (they're only going to charge for themes, all of them are still ugly), for those that are thinking about switching from swype. i still prefer swype though, even though swiftkey flow is better for the most part

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Yeah I get 10 themes I'll never use because I already paid for it. The black default is just fine

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Moto G showed up yesterday and it seems pretty legit. Haven't had a chance to move over from the N5 completely because I wanna unlock the bootloader first, but the size and ergonomics are pretty great and if the battery life is anywhere near as good as advertised I'll dump this N5 in a hot minute

I'm really into the idea of treating your smartphone as the disposable tech that it is too, $200 for a functional unlocked Android? Yes please, if I break or lose it, oh well

Edit: been using the G for the past day or so and the battery is way better, GPS is better, and the step down in daily performance from the snapdragon 800 to the 400 is practically negligible. The N5 is a beast no doubt, but a thirsty one at that

Edited by jayrock

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