Android Phones

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by O-man21, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    PoundSand, this is what I saw:
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    On apps I wanted to de-install, I'd choose "Uninstall Updates", as instructed in your Moto forum link. Then the app would re-download from the Play Store and I'd be back to square one. Then I discovered the "All" tab. After doing uninstalls there, the Disable button would be available. Success!
    [​IMG]

    Thanks for the tip!

    Scott
  2. PoundSand

    PoundSand Long timer

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    it's a ice cream sandwich (4+) feature, and yes, it can disable most preinstalled apps- though not quite all of them (and for some of them you need to stop / disable other apps first); i think that if there is a running process that depends on it, it can't be disabled. apps like att navigator and blockbuster should be disable-able. there's nothing resembling a legal restriction against it.
  3. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    OK, I just checked my Nexus tablet and sure enough some of the apps had a disable feature. Mostly ones that were on the tablet when I got it. Most of the apps I downloaded only had "Stop" and "uninstall". Either way, cool feature that could be useful if you have an app that always wants to run in the background, but you only want it when needed.
  4. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    I'm OCD I just root and remove all of the crap I don't use (and there is an impressive amount of it on HTC/Verizon deveices.

    I even have a shell script that does it for me that I wrote for a java class.
  5. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    I bow to your nerdiness! :lol3
  6. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    My work phone is a Galaxy Stellar on Verizon and I hate the thing. It really is a piece of crap and gives me problems everyday. It was a hand me down from a co-worker that left the company and it was the only way I could get myself off my T-mobile work phone with no data and into Verizon with a data plan with out going through the political BS at work on why I needed a phone with data (Long story), so I basically had no choice in the phone and since this guy had picked the phone last Oct, I'm stuck with it for awhile or buy one out of pocket to replace it with. It sucks because I was up for a phone upgrade, but this switch counted as my upgrade and getting on Verizon and getting data was more important at the time.

    I recently got a Galaxy Note II on Sprint as my main personal phone that I absolutely love, but I'd kind of like a nicer Verizon phone and since we are on a corporate account, my Verizon is unlimited data too. :D

    So for those times my Sprint phone doesn't have the best service, I want a better Verizon phone to fall back on. I tend to use my Verizon phone as a hotspot too for my tablet and that's about the only thing well the Galaxly stellar does using PDA+net. I kind of like the idea of the Droid Maxx HD with its awesome battery life, but I'm not willing to spend more then about $200 on the used market. I'm probably going to be more in the range of the SII and other phones in that time era that have been out for about a year or more.

    The requirements is good battery life, 4G LTE with Verizon, and preferably on Android 4.04+ on stock rom, but I'm not opposed to rooting a phone if I have to and its not bad with that particular model. I'd like to keep it under $200 too on the used market, but cheaper is better as long as it handles ICS or JB rom's fine. 4"+ screen size too.

    What phones do people like that are in that range?
  7. PoundSand

    PoundSand Long timer

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    how about a regular droid maxx?
  8. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    Hmm, that seems to fit the bill. I'll look into that one a bit more. I didn't own a Verizon phone back then, so wasn't following all the models they had then. :clap A quick search on used prices has in in my range.
  9. TALLGUY

    TALLGUY Been here awhile

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    I just got it. transition from the old Blackberry Curve which was an excellent phone and text station. I can now access the current apps. It took 2 days but I finally have all the notification noises turned off, and my email forwarded correctly.

    The mapping is google based and works very well so far, texting by voice or keypad is good but not as good as the Blackberry key pad- I text quickly!

    lastly i need to make it remote desktop into a citrix server if possible and my life will be good.

    As far as the unit- the screen is huge and I needed that, and interestingly enough it still fits in all my flannel shirt, work shirt and Carharts side pockets!!

    have not tried the camera yet but access to all the weather apps and mapping is exellent.
  10. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    Career computer tech going for a Computer Engineering degree. I refer to myself as a "turbo-dork"
  11. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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  12. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod Red Clay Halo

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  13. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    That cuts the One from the list then.
    Anyone hear anything about the Kyocera Torque?
  14. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    No SD card wasn't a big deal for me, but you can still browse the phone with a USB cable. Did a review say that you couldn't?

    [​IMG]

    :dunno
  15. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod Red Clay Halo

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    Interesting. Coworker recently got the HTC DNA, the previous HTC flagship, and we couldn't get it to work at all.
  16. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    I normally get the best, newest and most expensive phone there is.
    And get so-so performance from it, less than expected.

    So, I'm thinking instead of getting a $250 phone and putting a $50 case on it.
    I'll just get the ugly $50 phone and live with it.

    The HTC EVO 4G that I have now has been ok, but never lived up to what it hyped to be.
    New Blackberry on Sprint isn't coming for months, dunno if the Samsung phones do anything for me.
  17. PoundSand

    PoundSand Long timer

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    Probably works through media transfer protocol, not usb mass transfer.
  18. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    I don't really know anything about the Droid DNA, but Google has a few results for mounting it. Did you grab the driver/HTC Sync?

    I found that the HTC One needs to be unlocked for the PC to see it. That is, the screen has to be unlocked, not a carrier unlock. Different than my previous Android phones (HTC Evo and Motorola Photon), which would mount even when screen-locked, if you selected 'mount as data drive' under default pref.
  19. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    Yup, mounts as a portable device now, not a lettered disk drive. Helps when I connect to my work system with a bunch of physical and network volumes on it. My Evo would grab the same letter as a network drive and do some interesting things.
  20. Stobie

    Stobie Mr. Motivated

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    I need some input from some of you experienced Android geeks.

    I have a Verizon small business account, and have an upgrade available starting today. My tough-as-nails Casio Commando has been a good phone, but it's a dinosaur, and there aren't any upgrade rumors. I had pretty much settled on the Razr Maxx HD because of the crazy battery life and pretty much stock Android OS, but was also considering the HTC Droid DNA because of the great display and functionality. It really only loses to the Maxx on the battery front; with the DNA having pretty much average battery life, but supporting wireless charging. I have also been considering just waiting another week for the Samsung Galaxy S4 to come out on Verizon, and buying the extended life battery. I really don't like the cheap look and feel of the Samsung phones, but they seem to work great.

    Then, yesterday, I get a coupon code from Verizon for a FREE Droid DNA w/ 2-year renewal. It's a company-supplied phone (my company), so the bucks don't come straight out of my pocket; and the Maxx and S4 are $200 phones. But I'm a tight bastard, and the coupon is good for 10 scans (we have 2 upgrades available today). If it's free, it's for me.:deal

    Can anybody talk me out of it? I have no brand loyalties. Are HTC's crummy phones? Is the DNA particularly crummy?

    Does the S4 live up to the hype?