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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:24 
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I wonder how long those bread rolls take to charge?

Wheat and see.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:51 
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Mr Russell wrote:
TheVision wrote:
I wonder how long those bread rolls take to charge?

Wheat and see.


Genuinely got me! Good work.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:09 
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TheVision wrote:
Mr Russell wrote:
TheVision wrote:
I wonder how long those bread rolls take to charge?

Wheat and see.


Genuinely got me! Good work.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:14 
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DavPaz wrote:
TheVision wrote:
Mr Russell wrote:
TheVision wrote:
I wonder how long those bread rolls take to charge?

Wheat and see.


Genuinely got me! Good work.

Jokes are his bread and butter


Aye he's on a roll.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:28 
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I'm quite amused that on the Google Play store right now the basic model Pixel 2 is actually cheaper than the Pixel (when you take into account that the £30 difference wouldn't get you an extra 32GB of storage).


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:33 
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My Nexus 5X froze today and won't come back on. I managed to get it to the boot menu by holding power+vol down, but after I selected 'start'...nothing.

Tried again, after selecting 'start' I got the Google logo, and then, nothing.

Now i can't even get to the boot menu.... I think it's toast, sadly. I've had it 16 months, which feels disappointing, moreso as my iphone 3G and 4S still work - and I was really quite pleased, battery life aside, with the phone.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:53 
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hmmm, google phone dies day after announcing new google phone...

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 18:26 
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So the Pixel 2 costs £629 which is about the going rate for premium smartphones, except crazy Apple ones, of course. Price wise it's acceptable.

Early impressions of the phone from review sites who've had a hands-on at the demo seem good, but no headphone jack (WHY?) and the fingerprint scanner is still on the back which is stupid.

I'm not even much of a listener to music or suchlike on my phone, but I do occasionally plug headphones into it to listen to something. I don't understand the logic of removing something as neutral as a headphone jack, unless it's just to sell you the £150 wireless bud thingies.

The fingerprint scanner on the back is a pain. Maybe it's something you get used to but it seems like a daft choice to me.

Still, it'll probably be my next phone, I'm fed up with third-party fucking with Android, and miss the 'clean' Android experience of my Nexus 5.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 23:05 
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Wireless is the way to go.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 23:47 
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My OnePlus 5 is pretty 'clean', is well cheap for a high end device, and has a headphone socket

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 23:47 
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Lonewolves wrote:
Wireless is the way to go.


I lose headphones at least monthly. Find me £10 Bluetooth headphones and I'd agree with you.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 23:56 
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Wireless is the way to go.


I lose headphones at least monthly. Find me £10 Bluetooth headphones and I'd agree with you.


As a regular headphone user, I’ve got through A LOT of wired headsets cause they always seem to break at that hard plastic but near the jack. It’s always the same, it feels like a loose wire or something and you’re turning the jack around in the socket or bending the wire to try and get it to pump sound out of both speakers instead of one; oh wait, no, now the sounds crackly; no, here goes, oh fuck, now Siri thinks I want to talk to her sporadically, nope, here goes, the sweet spot, and it’s back in my pocket with you Mr Phone, nope fucking lost sound in the left again.

Im not saying I’d pay eARPHONE money for a wireless pair but wired headsets are gash and I’d rather pay a bit more so I didn’t have to fork out more money in 3 months time.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:01 
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I have 3 pairs of bluetooth headphones from China for less than a tenner, probably not your Audiophile standard, but absolutely fine for listening to music on your phone with, they are as good as the £45 Sennheiser's I had as a comparison - I have never bought anything more expensive. I bought them for the exact reason Sat said.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:04 
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My issue with wireless earphones is the same one I have with wireless keyboards and mice. I don't want to worry about something fundamental to my interaction with the device running out of juice.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:12 
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I've got some of these anker ones from Amazon for running and on the bike:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker-Headphon ... 01IUP89LS/

They're pretty good. A bit lacking in bass but ok for the most part and absolutely fine for audiobooks and whatnot. It is one more thing to remember to charge but because I don't have some stupid shitty phone with no headphone jack I know I could always use the pair of buds that are stuffed down in one of the pockets in my work bag.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 16:27 
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Kern wrote:
My issue with wireless earphones is the same one I have with wireless keyboards and mice. I don't want to worry about something fundamental to my interaction with the device running out of juice.

Which is why most Bluetooth headphones come with a cable so you can connect them if you run out of battery. Just keep it in your bag or desk drawer. Not that it really affects me. Mine are amazing and last weeks on end.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 17:13 
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"Most"? I've owned 5+ pairs and only one (the reeeaaalllyyy expensive ones) has that.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 17:36 
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I've had three and they've all had them. They weren't all that expensive. :shrug:


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 17:56 
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Are you sure you haven't just been buying lanyards?


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 18:40 
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What you want is these.*

https://www.zungleinc.com/

I got a pair as a Kickstarter backer. The sound quality is super bad, but they're nifty for wearing on the bike for instructions from Google maps, and have the benefit of not impairing your ability to hear road noise.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 19:19 
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The sound quality is super bad, but they're nifty for wearing on the bike for instructions from Google maps, and have the benefit of not impairing your ability to hear road noise.

I guess at the cost of impairing your ability to actually see where you're going if it's dark.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 20:07 
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The sound quality is super bad, but they're nifty for wearing on the bike for instructions from Google maps, and have the benefit of not impairing your ability to hear road noise.

I guess at the cost of impairing your ability to actually see where you're going if it's dark.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 21:31 
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Lonewolves wrote:
I've had three and they've all had them. They weren't all that expensive. :shrug:

I've had 2, one had them, one didn't.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 21:51 
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I've had five, none of them did.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 22:46 
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I have never had a pair of wireless headphones

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:10 
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Findus Fop wrote:
markg wrote:
Findus Fop wrote:
The sound quality is super bad, but they're nifty for wearing on the bike for instructions from Google maps, and have the benefit of not impairing your ability to hear road noise.

I guess at the cost of impairing your ability to actually see where you're going if it's dark.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:49 
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markg wrote:
Findus Fop wrote:
markg wrote:
Findus Fop wrote:
The sound quality is super bad, but they're nifty for wearing on the bike for instructions from Google maps, and have the benefit of not impairing your ability to hear road noise.

I guess at the cost of impairing your ability to actually see where you're going if it's dark.


A cost can't be placed on style.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 22:40 
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I picked up my Nokia 8 today and have finally jumped on the Android bandwagon.

It's going to take a lot of getting used to but so far, it's very messy compared to the Windows Phone. I was quite heavily invested in Microsoft and as far as I can tell, this phone is finding it difficult to ignore my Google contacts and just use my Microsoft ones.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 22:46 
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Also, the play store is quite an eye opener. Unless you know the name of the app you want to search for, I can see it being very hard to find something that isn't an ad infested pile of rubbish.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 22:55 
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TheVision wrote:
Also, the play store is quite an eye opener. Unless you know the name of the app you want to search for, I can see it being very hard to find something that isn't an ad infested pile of rubbish.

Yep.

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