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Bboy AJ
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(05-16-2017, 03:09 PM)
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Google is shaping up to have a pivotal year. The Pixel 2 won't get the pass the original Pixel did. iPhone 8 is supposed to be the most revolutionary phone since iPhone 4. Tablets are not dead but waiting their inevitable revamp to be better laptop replacements. Google hasn't released a new tablet in awhile. Chromebooks are the new education standard. Samsung Galaxy S8 phones are still well liked... For now.

Fuchsia https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017...a-wild-new-ui/

Let's kick the discussion off Android style: Never happy with the present, always looking at what's next and why we will inevitably hate it. Give us your OT9 predictions.

OP reactions from a mainstay OT participant: https://youtu.be/Wg8kyhWr71w

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kinggroin
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(05-16-2017, 03:11 PM)
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Mmmm, I'm back in the phone game now that I've switched to an S8.


Also, that's a pretty dope (and really weird) film. Whoever made it has a future in filmmaking.
Bboy AJ
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(05-16-2017, 03:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by kinggroin

Mmmm, I'm back in the phone game now that I've switched to an S8.


Also, that's a pretty dope (and really weird) film. Whoever made it has a future in filmmaking.

How did you watch it within two minutes? Typical Android user.
this_guy
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(05-16-2017, 03:15 PM)
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An iterative update, just like the last few Android OS updates.

I like it.
Vanillalite
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(05-16-2017, 03:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by this_guy

An iterative update, just like the last few Android OS updates.

I like it.

In theory the backend change of moving shit so OEMs can just update their block so updated come out faster could be a big deal.

But yeah we've been riding that iterative train since like Android 6.
Vanillalite
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(05-16-2017, 03:26 PM)
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I really want that Tab S3 now especially after​ using my S8+ for a couple weeks now.

But fuck man that pricing. $600 for the damn thing is just highway robbery. Same for the iPad Pro.

New "regular" iPad is just such a solid value now.
Groof
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(05-16-2017, 03:26 PM)
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this OT is missing features from the old OTs

how fitting
kinggroin
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(05-16-2017, 03:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bboy AJ

How did you watch it within two minutes? Typical Android user.

I played until it began to buffer again, then I stopped it and assumed the rest would be great.
NeOak
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(05-16-2017, 03:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Groof

this OT is missing features from the old OTs

how fitting

DrFunk
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(05-16-2017, 03:32 PM)
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Squeeze to update thread
Jeffrey
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(05-16-2017, 03:32 PM)
I don't understand the title at all.
Bboy AJ
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(05-16-2017, 03:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vanillalite

In theory the backend change of moving shit so OEMs can just update their block so updated come out faster could be a big deal.

But yeah we've been riding that iterative train since like Android 6.

Fuchsia is incredibly huge and how the entire OT7 went over 20,000 posts without discussing it is insane.
LeleSocho
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(05-16-2017, 03:39 PM)
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Fuchsia ftw
reKon
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(05-16-2017, 03:44 PM)
Samsung Pay is available in the UK now btw for those who were using that as one of the reasons they'll never get the international version. This is for the S6, S7 and S8. It's actually available now in a bunch of countries, so there are multi stock firmwares you could flash.
Jazzy Network
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(05-16-2017, 03:45 PM)
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Didn't even last a day
Vanillalite
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(05-16-2017, 03:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jazzy Network

Didn't even last a day

That's not a bad deal. It's basically $200 less than the S8+.

Plus your getting the S835 vs the G6 and the S821.
Jazzy Network
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(05-16-2017, 03:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vanillalite

That's not a bad deal. It's basically $200 less than the S8+.

Plus your getting the S835 vs the G6 and the S821.

Squeeze if you agree.
Jeffrey
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(05-16-2017, 04:09 PM)
Oneplus is gonna have some competition when these flagships are gonna be cheaper from fire sales before it launchs
Vanillalite
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(05-16-2017, 04:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jeffrey

Oneplus is gonna have some competition when these flagships are gonna be cheaper from fire sales before it launchs

This is definitely true especially since their keep creeping up on pricing. You could routinely get the Honor 8 and Axon 7 for sub $400, and they were like $399 max on Amazon. You could never grab that OP3T for less than $430 for the cheapest model.
benny_a
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(05-16-2017, 04:21 PM)
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My Xperia Z1's battery has been dying for awhile now, so I ordered a replacement in February.

Now the replacement (manufactured in 2013) is as bad as the original, despite starting at around 50% capacity when I got it.

It was so bad that while I was jogging the phone turned off, despite having been fully charged to 100% half an hour before.
(The battery is so bad it can't turn the phone on by itself at that point, it requires a power supply and a moment to relax.)

So I had to order another replacement, just to tide me over until the OnePlus 5. This time I spend 5 Euros extra and I got a replacement with a manufacturing week of 17W01. (Lucky draw.)

At least now it won't turn off again on its own while I'm actively using it, but I'm still looking forward to the OP5.
brotkasten
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(05-16-2017, 04:51 PM)
It was hard to top the old title, but this says nothing. What a shame.
Vanillalite
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(05-16-2017, 05:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by brotkasten

It was hard to top the old title, but this says nothing. What a shame.

It's AJ.

Set expectations accordingly.
Baroquemantic
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(05-16-2017, 05:51 PM)
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Why we still got headphone jacks tho?
BoboBrazil
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(05-16-2017, 05:52 PM)
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Who thought this squeeze stuff was a good idea? HTC management needs to be fired. Exclusively on Sprint because no one else would carry it lol
Jeffrey
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(05-16-2017, 06:04 PM)

Originally Posted by BoboBrazil

Who thought this squeeze stuff was a good idea? HTC management needs to be fired. Exclusively on Sprint because no one else would carry it lol

It's something that should have never gotten past prototypes lol.
Baroquemantic
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(05-16-2017, 06:22 PM)
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The squeeze stuff makes sense. Anyone buying this phone will squeeze the fuck out of it in anger because no one told them not to buy an HTC phone. They also get the added benefit of having the phone actually do something when squeezed, unlike all these​ other garbage phones out here.
IronRaven
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(05-16-2017, 06:32 PM)
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I'm going to laugh if the phone ends up having squeezing damage on the sides of the phone as a common problem. Like the HTC designers didn't make the phone strong enough. I can already see the hashtag: squeezegate.
reKon
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(05-16-2017, 06:35 PM)

Originally Posted by IronRaven

I'm going to laugh if the phone ends up having squeezing damage on the sides of the phone as a common problem. Like the HTC designers didn't make the phone strong enough. I can already see the hashtag: squeezegate.

i'm so ready for this
nature boy
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(05-16-2017, 06:37 PM)
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WTF, HTC U11 got a 90 from DxO, highest evar

https://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles/HTC-...DxOMark-leader
BoboBrazil
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(05-16-2017, 06:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by nature boy

WTF, HTC U11 got a 90 from DxO, highest evar

https://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles/HTC-...DxOMark-leader

That site is bullshit. They are bought and paid for. I still remember when they gave one of those Moto phones the highest score ever at the time and the camera was shit.
IronRaven
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(05-16-2017, 06:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by nature boy

WTF, HTC U11 got a 90 from DxO, highest evar

https://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles/HTC-...DxOMark-leader


Benchmarks mean nothing to me. I want to see real world experience. That, to me, is the most important factor when it comes to all parts of a phone.
NeOak
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(05-16-2017, 06:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by brotkasten

It was hard to top the old title, but this says nothing. What a shame.

Even a headphone jack reference would be way better
Baroquemantic
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(05-16-2017, 06:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by BoboBrazil

That site is bullshit. They are bought and paid for. I still remember when they gave one of those Moto phones the highest score ever at the time and the camera was shit.

Perhaps the camera wasn't shit and most people were just incapable of properly utilizing the phone's camera? The Dx0mark folks are camera pros, after all.
BoboBrazil
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(05-16-2017, 07:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Baroquemantic

Perhaps the camera wasn't shit and most people were just incapable of properly utilizing the phone's camera? The Dx0mark folks are camera pros, after all.

Eh if I have to go in and adjust a bunch of manual settings and take 30 minutes to set up a picture to look good then it's pointless. Give me the point and shoot review as that's what 99% of people do. Their reviews don't mean much as they throw around the best camera ever each year. There's no way HTC has a better camera than Samsung S8+ or the Pixel in real world use.
Vanillalite
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(05-16-2017, 07:19 PM)
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Meanwhile over at LG...

Verizon cancels the LG Watch Sport http://phandroid.com/2017/05/16/veri...tch-sport/amp/

Idk how they keep holding all of these Ls.
reKon
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(05-16-2017, 07:41 PM)
the first page needs to have a wall of shame
BoboBrazil
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(05-16-2017, 07:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vanillalite

Meanwhile over at LG...

Verizon cancels the LG Watch Sport http://phandroid.com/2017/05/16/veri...tch-sport/amp/

Idk how they keep holding all of these Ls.

BTW their front facing camera on the lg g6 is unacceptable for a flagship phone in 2017. Horrible quality.
NeOak
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(05-16-2017, 08:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Baroquemantic

Perhaps the camera wasn't shit and most people were just incapable of properly utilizing the phone's camera? The Dx0mark folks are camera pros, after all.

They avoided Lumia phones because Nokia wouldn't pay them their review fee.

Then they go and give shitty scores to one of the best cameras at the time, and 74 to the 1020, which still is one best cameras with 41MP and true hardware OIS.

But hey, it got a 90 from them so it's good, right? /s
IronRaven
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(05-16-2017, 08:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by reKon

the first page needs to have a wall of shame


What would we put on the wall of shame?
Jazzy Network
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(05-16-2017, 09:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by IronRaven

What would we put on the wall of shame?

The most posts.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/misc.php...sted&t=1218468
Vanillalite
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(05-16-2017, 09:27 PM)
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Got damn I was #2 and Jeff doubled my post count.

Fucking wow.
LeleSocho
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(05-16-2017, 09:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by BoboBrazil

Who thought this squeeze stuff was a good idea? HTC management needs to be fired. Exclusively on Sprint because no one else would carry it lol

Squeeze is not a bad idea but as long as it's relegated to one phone it's utterly useless
BoboBrazil
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(05-16-2017, 10:01 PM)
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Open up the play store. I had a $1 credit offer waiting as a gift on the main page.
DrFunk
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(05-16-2017, 10:20 PM)
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I got a $5 book credit
DrFunk
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(05-16-2017, 10:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jazzy Network

The most posts.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/misc.php...sted&t=1218468

Lol, the 10 usual suspects
Vanillalite
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(05-16-2017, 10:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by BoboBrazil

Open up the play store. I had a $1 credit offer waiting as a gift on the main page.

Originally Posted by DrFunk

I got a $5 book credit

I got that book credit and a come back and rent from us 99 cent movie credit.

Problem is we either bought on BR or rented every kids movie from the last couple of years. I mean we deep dove. So we stopped renting waiting for more shit to hit VoD.
Rox598
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(05-16-2017, 10:46 PM)
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Hyped for I/O tomorrow bring on that sweet O Beta

Originally Posted by Jazzy Network

The most posts.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/misc.php...sted&t=1218468


Oooh just made it in the top 10
IronRaven
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(05-16-2017, 10:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jazzy Network

The most posts.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/misc.php...sted&t=1218468

But I'm on that...Oh...
Jazzy Network
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(05-16-2017, 10:59 PM)
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Osiris is top 5 and he was banned like halfway through the thread. Ya'll should be ashamed.
BoboBrazil
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(05-16-2017, 11:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by DrFunk

I got a $5 book credit

Originally Posted by Vanillalite

I got that book credit and a come back and rent from us 99 cent movie credit.

Problem is we either bought on BR or rented every kids movie from the last couple of years. I mean we deep dove. So we stopped renting waiting for more shit to hit VoD.

You might need to go to the apps and games section. I got both the $1 play store and $5 book credit.

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