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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:27 
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That would have reduced the DRAMA of the situation though.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:32 
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The time is actually written on that image.

Also, surely that's nothing to do with your phone?

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:35 
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The time is actually written on that image.

Also, surely that's nothing to do with your phone?

That’s his workaround. Every time his phone installs an update he takes a picture of it and WhatsApps it go someone to get the time.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:42 
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Grim... wrote:
The time is actually written on that image.

Also, surely that's nothing to do with your phone?


The Garmin Connect App on my phone flashed up earlier today about a MEGA CRITICAL UPDATE that it needed to install to my watch (specifically citing Huawei), based on past experience it's about 50/50 as to whether or not it'll wait until I get home and connect it to my PC via USB, whereby it pushes the update out via the Garmin app on my PC.

However, what it does some of the time (including today) is basically say 'Fuck that' and pushes the update to the watch whilst it's in normal use on my wrist. I can only assume the app downloads the update using my phone's data connection and pushes it to the watch.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:06 
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Well now I want to know where my update is.

I can only ever remember one update in the past.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 13:33 
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Have you got a Hawaii-Five-O phone? The updates always make specific mention of this, along the lines of 'THIS IS TO FIX AN ISSUE WITH YOUR CHINESE HACKERS PHONE'.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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Yup, I have the same phone and watch as you.

Clearly a style guru.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 15:02 
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Going commando in Chinos next for you then.

Hang on, who copied who with the phone and watch?

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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I think you copied my phone then I copied your watch.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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Quite liking Sega Heroes so far. Match-three and Sega nostalgia is always going to sit well with me.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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I like them too but they're always too complicated.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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I like them too but they're always too complicated.


Yeah, I'm certainly finding that already. I'm already ignoring a lot of the things that are going on in the game.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 13:35 
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The Google Now launcher is beginning to get on my tits* and I'm fucked if I'm going to use any Samsung nonsense so what's the current state of the art in terms of third party Android launchers then?

*It rarely recognises the "OK Google" wake-up phrase and uninstalling apps by dragging the icon to the top of the screen just fails hilariously every single time. Digging around in the options to find a particular app is a giant pain in the arse and I'm sick of uninstalling stuff that way.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 13:43 
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My usual recommendation of the Evie launcher. Can be heavily customised but day-to-day use is very simple. The stock Xiaomi launcher doesn't even let you remove icons for system apps from the home screen, so I replaced that straight off.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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I actually remembered that I used to use the Nova launcher way back in the day and it's still in active development so I'm giving it a shot. The uninstall process is better, although it just gives you a shortcut to the apps properties and you can uninstall from there.

The voice wake up still didn't work and, embarrassingly, I now suspect it's because I've been habitually holding my phone so my fingers sat over the mic. :rollseyesatself: I never had any issue in the past so fuck knows why I've apparently decided to start holding my phone differently!


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 0:50 
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I'm finding the Samsung interface pretty good actually (One UI, I think they call it now), and don't currently have any major concerns with it. I certainly don't find it to be as hateful an experience as many others seem to have.

It has been a while since I used a plain Android (back on the Nexus 5X before it died).

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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My Xiaomi-redmi-note-5-plus-very-specific-model-they-made-for-ten-minutes recently updated and gave me the option of choosing the app that opens up when I click a web link. I would like Chrome, but it detailed to the in built browser and I selected it by mistake.

How do I change this?

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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Bobbyaro wrote:
My Xiaomi-redmi-note-5-plus-very-specific-model-they-made-for-ten-minutes recently updated and gave me the option of choosing the app that opens up when I click a web link. I would like Chrome, but it detailed to the in built browser and I selected it by mistake.

How do I change this?


Some variation on Settings > apps > whatever the built in browser is called > clear defaults


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:25 
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Is this the main phone thread? I already took back one question as I thought I was in the wrong place, so I'll try again.

I'm after an android phone that does the basics but has a decent camera and good sound quality over headphones, I thought that would be easy, but there are way too many phones on the market. Budget would be up to 400-ish, bit more for miracles.

The ones that seemed that they might do the job were the LG V40, V30 and another of theirs I can't remember. Am i on the right track? Any ideas?


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:30 
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Is this the main phone thread? I already took back one question as I thought I was in the wrong place, so I'll try again.

I'm after an android phone that does the basics but has a decent camera and good sound quality over headphones, I thought that would be easy, but there are way too many phones on the market. Budget would be up to 400-ish, bit more for miracles.

The ones that seemed that they might do the job were the LG V40, V30 and another of theirs I can't remember. Am i on the right track? Any ideas?


I'd have thought the pixel 3a is what you need.


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MrC wrote:
Is this the main phone thread? I already took back one question as I thought I was in the wrong place, so I'll try again.

I'm after an android phone that does the basics but has a decent camera and good sound quality over headphones, I thought that would be easy, but there are way too many phones on the market. Budget would be up to 400-ish, bit more for miracles.

The ones that seemed that they might do the job were the LG V40, V30 and another of theirs I can't remember. Am i on the right track? Any ideas?


I'd have thought the pixel 3a is what you need.

I'll certainly look into that - don't suppose you happen to have one/had one yourself in the hope of a personal opinion?


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:34 
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Is this the main phone thread? I already took back one question as I thought I was in the wrong place, so I'll try again.

I'm after an android phone that does the basics but has a decent camera and good sound quality over headphones, I thought that would be easy, but there are way too many phones on the market. Budget would be up to 400-ish, bit more for miracles.

The ones that seemed that they might do the job were the LG V40, V30 and another of theirs I can't remember. Am i on the right track? Any ideas?


I'd have thought the pixel 3a is what you need.

I'll certainly look into that - don't suppose you happen to have one/had one yourself in the hope of a personal opinion?


I don't, but I think others on here have one.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:37 
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Just had a quick look - 450 over here, what hi-fi (no idea how reliable they are) say "disappointing audio performance"


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:42 
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Anyone have any thoughts on those LG models? Are they rubbish?


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 13:52 
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Sounds like Xiaomi are prepping to announce the Mi A3. I'm on the Mi A1 and I really like it, but I'm kinda looking for something new and shiny. The Mi A2 was an OK upgrade for the most part, but they removed the 3.5mm port so I wasn't that interested.

Rumours suggest that the Mi A3 is going to be a rebranded version of the CC9, but with the processor swapped out for a 730 instead of a 710. That means it would have a headphone port.

All the Mi A phones have been an existing Xiaomi phone rebranded and with Android One instead of their custom rom. I found the Mi A1 to be a really solid phone. It comes with stock android with really rapid updates, it's build quality is comparable to a phone twice the price, and it's got excellent specs for the price. Even has an IR blaster which very few phones have (which makes it a great TV/AC remote replacement), and on paper the Mi A3 would retain all these elements whilst offering a bigger/nicer screen and the spec boost you'd expect with a newer phone. Battery life is great on the Mi A1, but the CC9 has a 4000mah battery vs the 3000 one in the Mi A1.

If they price it right, and there's no major drawbacks, that's probably what I'll get.

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The HUAWEI P20 PRO has an always-on screen, just like my S7 does.

What it DOESN'T do, is display notifications on the always-on screen, so whereas the S7 puts a little icon on the always-on screen when I have a Facebook message, or a WhatsApp message, or whatever - the £700 P20 Pro doesn't have this functionality at all.

Amazing scenes.

I wonder if the people who designed this thing have ever had a mobile phone before.


Well it only took 12 months but Huawei have now pushed out an update for the P20 Pro that displays multiple notification icons on the always-on screen, i.e. WhatsApp message, text message, Facebook message etc.

I guess they have finished with all their Chinese Hacking now so are able to divert some resources to actually improving the phone.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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Chromebook updates aren't for ever.. Just spotted this in The Register and discovered that Mrs. W’s device stopped getting updates a few months ago. I don’t know if she had an email about it, but either way, it’s a bit naughty.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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TBH Chromebooks are so expensive now they don't really make sense IMO, you can get a Windows 10 laptop with a reasonably sized SSD for not much cash.

When my Chromebook really started to chug last year, having surveyed the market I realised it didn't make sense to replace it with another Chromebook and just got a Windows laptop instead.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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Depends on what you're using it for, I guess. And also whether you've really fallen out with Windows (particularly 10), which I have. I dunno if it's got better since my sister-in-law last needed my help with her W10 laptop, but it just annoyed me with ....... everything, really. She seems to have stopped using it and prefers her Kindle Fire instead.

Mrs W. doesn't need a lot of storage space, she plays a couple of games on her phone, not on the Chromebook, and she really can't be bothered with demands to download and install updates, etc. I was initially surprised at how quickly she got to like her Chromebook, but she uses it every day which is something she didn't do whern we only had a Windows laptop. So for someone just wanting to check mail, browse, buy stuff and check the bank account from time to time she still finds it really convenient.

For the price I paid, and the price of similar models now, it would still be her preferred choice if she really needed a replacement, but now I'd know its worth checking how long is left for the updates when buying it.

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