this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
OT: Got the One+ One a couple weeks ago.
Where the prices are so low you'll forget it's not a Star Trek convention.
How'd you get an invite? My brother would kill for one. And getting him one would get him to stop RT'ing contests to win an invite in my timeline.
It took over 2 months to get an invite. Got another from another forum member and gave it to a friend.
Glad I wasn't the only one..
I think he's taking advantage of the final days of OT...
That thing is huge. I'd have to use a man purse to carry that phone around.
Not quite as much as a Note. I'm going to have to wear more cargo pants to have a pocket deep enough. But it's a great phone.
is strong on this one...
What language are you speaking?
Nobody with any actual android rom experience, I take it? I take it most people subscribe to the cult of apple?
Maybe you would have better luck asking your question on, you know, an Android forum. There are a ton of them out there. Or is that where you post your questions about the 4-3 over defense and the subtleties of the tack-over formation?
I did ask on a couple forums. Nobody really seemed to have any experience with multiple roms. I got a lot of goals of different rom groups, but I didn't really get any differences in use or feel from people with experience. I know there are some serious phone users here, so I figured I would ask.
Having said that, I've used a couple different launchers and they definitely change things, but i was looking for input on what platforms people have used and liked and comparisons. That actually didn't seem very common.
And it is labeled OT, I believe. Don't require a while lot of snark, thanks.
jiblets but I still have no effing clue what you're talking about.
My friend use the interwebs. The force is weak In this one.
Android makes a great OS. However in my job the hardware and OS isn't stable or secure enough for use. I might be in the minority but I really don't want a giant phone. Like the S3 note. I have two iPads and iPhones I don't need another giant rectangle to carry around. The iPhone 5S is almost too big for my liking.
I'm with you on that. I'd like to upgrade to something better than my 4s, I just don't feel like carrying around anything bigger.
I thought I would hate moving from the 4 to the 5S. Now the 4/4S seems really small. But the 6 is supposed to be even bigger...
The data don't support that claim. Overall Android is more stable than Apple OS, but it can vary due to the plethora of manufacturers and variations in hardware.
Well the fact that there are zero applications for what I'm using this for in an Android form would be all the proof I need. Atleast approved forms. I'd love for there to be an Android competitor it would help drive the cost down which helps me keep my cost lower. They make a great product too.
Android is a pickup bar that resembles Star Wars creature cantina. The matchup of OS and HW can be exceptionally ugly. But this thread does remind me why the geekiest gravitate to Android... because they love these kinds of conversations.
My android rom experience is limited to bricking a new phone I bought for my girlfriend a few years ago.
Try Mahdi Rom, it's excellent! It's AOSP and feature packed. It has most of the Slim, CM (Theme engine), and cherry picks from most of the popular roms. It's stable, gets updated about once every 1-2 weeks and the developer is a real cool guy. I used to flash my N5 with everything under the sun until I started using it, it's kinda cured my flashing cumpulsion.
Especially when whatever you did with your phone somehow cured you of the kind of dysfunctional behavior that usually results in indecent exposure charges. Anyway, hoping you made a complete and clean break with your past by burning your trench coat...
I take it most people subscribe to the cult of apple?
I have a Galaxy S4. I still have no idea what the shit is going on here, much like, I suspect, the vast majority of Android users.
I have the S5 on Verizon, so I'm locked down because of the bootloader. I would use xda developers. When I was doing rom switching and the sort, I got all the help and information you could possibly ask for from there. One of the largest forums on the web.
I am interested in your observations/experiences. I am just hanging with my year-old LG G2 although I am very happy with it. But the One looks like a great phone.
The stock Cyanogenmod is incredibly fast in comparison to touch wiz which I changed from. The menu setup is a little different and what I'm used to, but it comes with kitkat and all I've used is Samsung and Motorola in the past.
The camera is good, but not as good, apparently, as the same camera in the Experia z2, so some software could use some work. It does not have OIS like many phones are going to, but the image processor is fast and focus is sharp. It definitely gets better pictures of our daughter on the move than my wife's S4.
The screen is bright, sharp and clear. Touch is excellent. I'd read some people saying is too responsive, but I don't see it.
Build quality is excellent. It feels solid despite the size and the replaceable back cover. One+ sells different back covers but I will say it's hard to get off.
If I had to give it a grade not including price, I would say it's an 8. No wireless charging. Somewhat lacking camera firmware, but still pretty good camera, the best I've had in a phone. No OIS. It is bigger than I had anticipated. Including price as a factor it's like a 9.5. This phone with 64GB storage for $363 shipped? Incredible. To sum up the best aspects? It's just smooth. Much smoother than my sgs3 ever was. My wife used it in the car for a little and that was her first comment. Fast and smooth.
I used Cyanogen mod for a while to extend the life of my Galaxy Nexus, but have never heard of SlimKat. My MotoX runs so smooth with stock Kitkat I haven't felt any desire to root it, even though there are definitely a couple Cyanogen features I miss.
I am very picky when it comes to my desktop PC -- I built it from parts, it's all extremely customized, etc. -- but I just want my phone to work without too much worry. I've thought about going back to Apple for that reason. Android's customizability is great, but straight out of the box it still lacks some basic functionality that Apple's had for years.
So I don't have a whole lot experience there either. My understanding is that Cyanogenmod 11s is supposed to have closed security holes open in everything else, the heart bleed issue for one. Three is something out there called pac or pacman which is supposed to have the best features from all of them. But it seems less used than pa or Cyanogenmod so I'm a little hesitant to switch.
Can I ask a genuine question? What features do Apple fans deem "must have" that pure Android doesn't have?
If anything, Apple has been borrowing from some of Android's great features, like the notification panels and the widgets for iOS8.
I can definitely understand something like fragmentation being a serious issue, but other than that, what advantages are there in iOS?
(Also, please do not mention "stability" as a major factor, because I've seen my fair share of Apple devices that are so laggy and buggy that they are practically inoperable. Bottom line, both OS still have some issues.)
Also, I didn't mean for that question/post to come off as confrontational as it sounds when I read it.
I thought this was going to be about a 3 way. Let down.
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If you have an invite I would be happy to recieve it.
I may be getting more invites and can share when I get one. People who bought phones were getting 3 to share, and I think they're still doing that.
If you have an extra invite to give out I was just wondering if I could recieve one.
i have a little experience but nothing helpful for you since the only rom i have used is cyanogen mod. the custom rom allowed me to avoid smashing my droid x2 back in the day. ive switched to windows phone since, and i like it a lot.
I'll out my nerd side and say that I run OMNI on both my Nexus 5 and Nexus 7. It's very clean and stable, and the nightlies are always safe to run as daily drivers.
When my old GS3 was root-able, I tried, loved, and ran with cyanogenmod over stock Touchwiz but I would occasionally check out other Roms like AOKP, Slimbean (I think was the name), Carbon, etc. and I always went back to CM.
My advice, just keep using the Cyanogenmod stable releases. I rarely had any issues with the stable ones and I'm not sure whether they even bother with the unstable nightlies on their official device.
This is what I wanted rather than the snark! above. Slimbean would have been Slim's release of Jellybean, I'm sure. I was thinking of SlimKat, obviously kitkat. Thanks for the insight. While different would be interesting, stable is excellent.
I would have loved to go for a One+ One, but it's waaaaay too big and I'm on Sprint (the upside, I have Sero so I'm not in any hurry to leave Sprint... even with the sucky network). I'm waiting for the Android Silver annoucements and hoping there'll be something good at this point.
One a side note - why can't Google give up their hatred for external storage?
they are afraid the ignorant will have their card crash and blame the phone or tablet for losing data on the card. also the better speed on internal memory makes for a better experience. again they are afraid people will blame the experience of a poor card on the phone.
Android silver maybe something already not happening.
Did not understand a single word of it.
And now i have a headache.
(a baby-boomer born in the mid-50's), but I still understood a good share of the posts in this thread, despite the snark I posted just a little earlier. I'm even fairly well-informed about the OP's subject, the One+ One Phone, including being aware of how their system of acquiring one involves an "invite" from a current owner. From what I've learned, it's a great phone!
Although this thread is already buried on the 2nd page, I'm hoping to still get some advice here.
I just recently wrecked my Android (Moto Atrix HD) that I bought thru AT&T in Oct. '12 (now less than 2 months away from being out-of-contract). Other than substandard battery life, I had no problems with the phone, and would consider buying another, though I'm leaning toward a Moto X instead. Looking right now at unlocked Androids because I don't want to be locked into a contract anymore.
So as to not make this post too wordy, I'm simply gonna ask: what other low-to-midrange-priced phones do the rest of you Android users recommend that I consider purchasing? I'm pretty damn good with technology for an old guy, but there seems to be hundreds of phones out there to choose from, and I want something that'll last me a couple years or more. And I don't have to have all the latest bells and whistles, just something that's gonna be dependable and reliable and fairly durable.
Any help would be much appreciated.
I have a Moto X and I'm very happy with it. It's much smoother and has a lot better battery life than the Galaxy Nexus I replaced. And the voice commands are very handy. Only potential issue is future support - Motorola has only guranteed 18 months of updates, and they phone is already a year old. But it's available for cheap right now with the X+1 coming out soon.