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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 20:30 
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Also, if it rains the phone doubles as a shelter


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 21:02 
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DavPaz wrote:
Also, if it rains the phone doubles as a shelter

And I can use the box to fashion a private office.


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 21:48 
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Speaking of phones...


I'm surprised you'd bother buying phones when you'll get them free from work, especially as a new Pixel won't be far away.

I fancy that new Note but can't justify the expense at the moment.


That's a good point, do you get to keep/sell on your old ones Rich? :P

So, I did a comparison, but nothing seemed to match the happiness that my 5x gave me, so I've ordered a new one, should be here tomorrow. :shrug:

On that note, my other one had been turning on and lasting for a minute or so and seemed to be staying on for longer. I took it with me today and it's been perfect all day! ?:|

A genuine thanks for the recommendations though folks, it's been interesting to see what is available currently.

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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 21:55 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
That's the ticket!


Can you not emulate it (or any phone) on a google, or is it just cheaper to buy phones than write software to pretend to be them?

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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 22:43 
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That's a good point, do you get to keep/sell on your old ones Rich? :P

I still have them, but I don't own most of them so I'm not at liberty to pass them on.

Off the top of my head, I have a Nexus 6, a 6P, a Pixel XL, and I had a 5x but I lost it in a house move. Oh and a Nexus 9 and Pixel C and a Nexus 7. And I had two other Pixels before that XL because they kept giving me different models to test.


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 22:47 
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It seems like a missed charitable opportunity for Google to wipe these devices down and hand them on, though perhaps I'm being naive and how hard it is to properly wipe something...


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 22:49 
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Can you not emulate it (or any phone) on a google, or is it just cheaper to buy phones than write software to pretend to be them?

That's exceptionally funny because for a few years now my job has been to create and then expand this service
https://support.google.com/googleplay/a ... 0?hl=en-GB
...which tests Android developers' apps on physically Android devices racked in data centres.

No, you can't really emulate. There's differences you miss that way.

(Also this new phone isn't for any formal testing. It's just so I can have a look at it, really.)


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
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It seems like a missed charitable opportunity for Google to wipe these devices down and hand them on, though perhaps I'm being naive and how hard it is to properly wipe something...

Most of them are pre-release prototypes that have exciting characteristics like flaking paint, crappy finish, weird codemarks, and lack things like CE kite marks and FCC certification. Can't do anything with those.

I think we might have programmes that recycle some hardware for charities, although it's more complex than it appears at first glance. Knowing 100% there is no data persistence is one; electrical safety stuff is another.


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
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Bamba wrote:
It seems like a missed charitable opportunity for Google to wipe these devices down and hand them on, though perhaps I'm being naive and how hard it is to properly wipe something...

Most of them are pre-release prototypes that have exciting characteristics like flaking paint, crappy finish, weird codemarks, and lack things like CE kite marks and FCC certification. Can't do anything with those.

I think we might have programmes that recycle some hardware for charities, although it's more complex than it appears at first glance. Knowing 100% there is no data persistence is one; electrical safety stuff is another.


Ah, so you don't have, for instance, an actual Nexus 6 but rather, "some device that looks and mostly acts like an N6 but might actually randomly set fire to your trousers?"

At the point before the next flagship is released that makes sense, but do you guys never get handed a production phone as a daily driver? In terms of bedding in changes to core apps it seems like doing that would be a really good idea.


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
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It varies across the company and by what role you're in. As I technically work for Android I have some access to test handsets, sometimes very early, and I enjoy that (although it's not without its downsides) so I haven't very often bothered to also get the final phone. Also the last round of test devices aren't any different to the shipping model except for some cosmetics like logos.


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
It varies across the company and by what role you're in. As I technically work for Android I have some access to test handsets, sometimes very early, and I enjoy that (although it's not without its downsides) so I haven't very often bothered to also get the final phone. Also the last round of test devices aren't any different to the shipping model except for some cosmetics like logos.


Fair enough, thanks for commenting as I find it endlessly fascinating so any insight is appreciated. ☺️


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
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Bamba wrote:
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
It varies across the company and by what role you're in. As I technically work for Android I have some access to test handsets, sometimes very early, and I enjoy that (although it's not without its downsides) so I haven't very often bothered to also get the final phone. Also the last round of test devices aren't any different to the shipping model except for some cosmetics like logos.


Fair enough, thanks for commenting as I find it endlessly fascinating so any insight is appreciated. ☺️

:this:

I have my new X5 too. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
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Some time soon I might do a general sales thread, but here's one very specific one-does anyone with a G5 need a screen protector? These https://www.amazon.co.uk/Protector-Temp ... ered+glass ship with 2, so I've used the one I need and have a spare. Complete. £2, all in.


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:39 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Off the top of my head, I have a Nexus 6, a 6P, a Pixel XL, and I had a 5x but I lost it in a house move. Oh and a Nexus 9 and Pixel C and a Nexus 7. And I had two other Pixels before that XL because they kept giving me different models to test.

Soooo that wasn't exactly all the phones I had in my possession at the time...


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:11 
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My iphone 6, has stopped charging properly. Is it worth going for the iphone 7 or 8?

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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
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My iphone 6, has stopped charging properly. Is it worth going for the iphone 7 or 8?

Isn't it worth trying to fix your 6?

Throwaway culture, man...


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
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I could do, there is not an 'apple store' near me.

I suppose I could use EE insurance, but i can't remember the excess.

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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:24 
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Give the port a clean out. Try another cable! I thought you were a technical guy :)


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:24 
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You just wan't new shiny, don't you?

ADMIT IT!

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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
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DavPaz wrote:
Give the port a clean out. Try another cable! I thought you were a technical guy :)


:this:

Get a sim tool or a safety pin right up in that charging port

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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
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Get a sim tool or a safety pin right up in that charging port

I'd favour a non-conductive non-scratching toothpick, personally. Or - even better - a spudger, if you have one to hand.


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
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A prong of a plastic fork worked..

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A prong of a plastic fork worked..

I'll invoice you at the cottage.


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invoice him now, so he has the payment available at the cottage

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Tie him to an office chair and push him down the stairs.

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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
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invoice him now, so he has the payment available at the cottage

Quite right...

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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
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DavPaz wrote:
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A prong of a plastic fork worked..

I'll invoice you at the cottage.


want me to pay in kind?

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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
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A prong of a plastic fork worked..

I'll invoice you at the cottage.


want me to pay in kind?

Now you're talking!


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Cras wrote:
Get a sim tool or a safety pin right up in that charging port

I'd favour a non-conductive non-scratching toothpick, personally. Or - even better - a spudger, if you have one to hand.


Swiss Army knife toothpick is perfect I find.


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invoice him now, so he has the payment available at the cottage

Quite right...

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