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Title: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on January 05, 2011, 05:26:19 PM
puno kagad yung internal memory ng Aria ko. sa mga naka-Froyo, can you install apps on the external memory? nag-search ako puwede na daw yun sa froyo.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on January 05, 2011, 06:08:02 PM
puno kagad yung internal memory ng Aria ko. sa mga naka-Froyo, can you install apps on the external memory? nag-search ako puwede na daw yun sa froyo.
that is one of the good features of froyo.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Hajile on January 05, 2011, 06:27:13 PM
Don't count on it. APPS2SD is the function that lets you move some of the data to an external storage.

However, only part of the program is moved. and only apps that are coded for it will work with apps2sd. I'm guessing only the data files (i.e. game levels, sound effects, etc.) are moved, and the actual program files remain. Which would make apps2sd barely useful if your apps are mostly utilities. Facebook, photoshop, yahoo messenger, for example, can't be moved.



Lemme see what i have on my archos. Just as a sample, i'll list the apps starting with 'A'

Android Comic Viewer
-646KB
-Does not support apps2sd

Adobe Flash Player 10.1
-10.81MB
-Does not support apps2sd

Aldiko
-5.68MB
-Does not support apps2sd

AndroZIP
-0.8MB
-430KB remaining after apps2sd

Angry Birds
-16.02MB
-1.88MB remaining after apps2sd

AppsLib
-3.31MB
-Does not support apps2sd


Better than nothing.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: [X] on January 05, 2011, 11:00:31 PM
i have a china generic apad 7" mid with android 1.6 that i've been trying to root so i can upgrade the firmware and get the android market running. the 2 utilities i've tried that's supposed to root it does not seem to work. any suggestions?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: EvilCarlo on January 05, 2011, 11:20:39 PM
At any one time I only have ~20MB free on my internal memory. My SD on the other hand has like 12GB free.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on January 06, 2011, 07:45:21 AM
@Hajile,
thanks for the sample but yah, better than nothing.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on January 06, 2011, 07:45:42 AM
http://gizmodo.com/5725505/motorolas-atrix-android-phone-has-two-cores-and-is-atts-fastest
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: r8dhex on January 06, 2011, 10:37:52 AM
Just got a Motorola Milestone for xmas. Yes it's old (c. 2009), but I wanted the hardware keyboard, the big screen and it's a lot cheaper than the Desire Z. It's got a lot of users and an active developer community, it's been out long enough that most custom FW are now stable. Also I like that it's thin, solid and feels like my old Ericsson R320.

Upgraded it to CyanogenMod for Froyo goodness and overclock.

Cons: Small internal storage, absolutely needs app2sd
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on January 08, 2011, 10:45:17 AM
finally rooted my phone and installed froyo :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on January 08, 2011, 12:10:07 PM
been waiting for Motorola Atrix to come into the market (Itching never stops hehehe)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: athlonFan on January 08, 2011, 09:27:47 PM
@i2mp,

have you figured out how to transfer apps from phone to sd? you can do that from settings then applications.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on January 09, 2011, 12:41:34 AM
@i2mp,

have you figured out how to transfer apps from phone to sd? you can do that from settings then applications.

Yup,now I have 60mb more free space after moving some data to SD and removing at&t bloat ware.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: DarK_SiDe on January 09, 2011, 02:30:20 AM
Received a Galaxy S as a Christmas present -- already Froyo + rooted it.

Installed LauncherPro --w00t ang bilis compared to Samsung TwLauncher.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: DarK_SiDe on January 09, 2011, 01:30:20 PM
Guys -- noob question. panu pumili ng WiFi Access Point sa Android Phones? Halimbawa nakaconnect ka na - panu kung gusto mo kumonnect sa ibang AP?

Ginagawa ko kasi, enable-disable Wifi -> tas antay yung Pop-up. Wala bang ibang intuitive way?

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: nmeuvdast8 on January 09, 2011, 02:00:59 PM
(http://184.72.239.143/mu/3208813b-27c6-8fe7.jpg)

haha
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: r8dhex on January 09, 2011, 05:58:57 PM
@DarkSide, goto Settings >Wireless&Networks > Wifi Settings

I set Wifi Settings to a shortcut on my sliding dock, for easy access
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Capcom on January 11, 2011, 01:47:29 PM
kelan kaya magkaroon ng cheap android phones/Tablets running on Tegra2 or Snapdragon T T
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on January 13, 2011, 12:00:21 AM
Honeycomb is just around the corner

http://techcrunch.com/2011/01/05/google-android-honeycomb/
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on January 14, 2011, 04:38:52 PM
http://mashable.com/2011/01/13/android-surpasses-iphon/
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on January 14, 2011, 11:07:01 PM
lapit na ang motorola atrix release.... March 1 2011 woot!!!!!!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jepoi on January 15, 2011, 12:43:12 AM
what i'm waiting for is the lg optimus 2x eh.  hehe.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: DonJuan on January 16, 2011, 07:12:30 PM
I am also waiting for the ATRIX 4G. I have been a winmo user for almost a decade and it seems that android suits my needs. One of my question is, if there are any info, what type of display does the atrix use? does it compete with the display samsung is using.. super amoled. Ive been using samsung smartphones for the past 3 years. The dual core cpu of the atrix 4g attracted me too and other features as well. If atrix offers superb display, then for sure I'd go for it.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on January 17, 2011, 03:51:36 AM
I am also waiting for the ATRIX 4G. I have been a winmo user for almost a decade and it seems that android suits my needs. One of my question is, if there are any info, what type of display does the atrix use? does it compete with the display samsung is using.. super amoled. Ive been using samsung smartphones for the past 3 years. The dual core cpu of the atrix 4g attracted me too and other features as well. If atrix offers superb display, then for sure I'd go for it.


LG Optimus 2X Reso = 800x480 pixels RAM? NO

Motorola Atrix 4G = 960x540 QHD (equivalent to SUPER AMOLED Screen) RAM? 1GB DDR2

For more comprehensive specs comparison visit this link:

http://www.phonearena.com/phones/compare/Motorola-ATRIX-4G,LG-Optimus-2X/phones/4982,5021
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juandelacruz on February 01, 2011, 10:59:01 AM
Huawei Ideos: Good 5-6k Android 2.2 phone.

http://technology.inquirer.net/infotech/infotech/view/20110130-317562/Its-Smart-and-its-Android

Quote
Smart is expected to offer Ideos within a price range of P5,000 and P6,000 for prepaid units. It will also bundle a monthly plan of as low as P500 for postpaid subscribers. Company officials said more Smartphone models are in the pipeline.

Reviews say it's a good-entry level Android phone for the price.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: EvilCarlo on February 01, 2011, 12:08:17 PM
Are there any good sites outside the Android Market where you can actually buy apps?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: nmeuvdast8 on February 02, 2011, 01:08:34 PM
Are there any good sites outside the Android Market where you can actually buy apps?

try AppBrain
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: surgeon general on February 14, 2011, 09:49:37 AM
Hintay ko rin yung Atrix 4G.

Isang buwan na lang na hintay  :mellow:
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: reel on February 14, 2011, 01:56:51 PM
still cannot get Angry Birds (Lite) working on an HTC Wildfire. girlfriend is already getting mad over it.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Japorms on February 14, 2011, 02:05:00 PM
angry birds (full) is free on android, right?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: reel on February 14, 2011, 02:12:31 PM
it is, but it has something to do with Wildfire having a lower resolution.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on February 14, 2011, 05:28:50 PM
it is, but it has something to do with Wildfire having a lower resolution.
yep. it's the resolution thing.
tried doing FOTA to make it 2.2 but didn't fix it.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: reel on February 15, 2011, 12:17:22 AM
hehe hopeful me, ive read around that Angry Birds Lite is supposed to support lower res phones but nah.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: oni on February 15, 2011, 02:06:18 PM
it is, but it has something to do with Wildfire having a lower resolution.
yep. it's the resolution thing.
tried doing FOTA to make it 2.2 but didn't fix it.

Angry Birds worked on my wife's Wildfire on 2.1 and on 2.2.

Just start the game and wait a bit.  When you hear the title music, most likely, the screen will be black but with music. 
Hit the power button of your phone to put it to sleep.  Now hit the power button again to wake it up.  Then, unlock the phone.  The angry birds session will then resume and you can start playing.

Word of warning though... at later levels, the game is so sluggish on the Wildfire that it's almost impossible to play.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: reel on February 15, 2011, 02:54:57 PM
LOL ONI YOURE A GENIUS
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: surgeon general on March 07, 2011, 02:38:15 AM
I'm trying out the Atrix 4G.  I'm not sure if I really want to keep it.  While my favorite apps are a bit snappier, the look and feel is cheaper.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y52/tochiendy/IMG_4493.jpg)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on March 19, 2011, 10:43:30 AM
Desire, Incredible S or iPhone 4?  Which would you choose?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on March 19, 2011, 11:53:36 AM
^none.

the iphone 5 is going to be released sometime this july so just give yourself a little bit time to wait and see if iphone 5 is a good upgrade.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on March 19, 2011, 12:40:59 PM
There's a twist though, I have the iPhone 4 already but can sell/trade it in at brand new value for a different phone. Do you think it's worth hanging on to until July?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on March 21, 2011, 04:09:10 AM
i guess so.  for me it's worth to wait,  ilang buwan na lang din bago lalabas yung next gen iphone.  but if you can't wait,  choices are may mga newer phones ngayon with dual-core chips like moto atrix at htc thunderbolt (dunno if available ba sila sa pinas).
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on March 26, 2011, 01:53:10 AM
LG Optimus 2x release in SG tomorrow, no sign of motorola atrix.

Incredible S is locked down by signed bootloader :(
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on April 16, 2011, 12:18:13 AM
anyone know if the sony ericsson xperia pro is already available locally?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bravoexo on April 18, 2011, 04:56:54 AM
Am trying out the NAND Android Nexus - Gingerbread ROM on my HD2.  Using the memory on the phone instead of the SD card is quite a quick boost for android.  No more WM6.5 for me for a while I guess... Unless I see any bugs
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on May 27, 2011, 05:21:56 PM
http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/26/htc-officially-dissolves-locked-bootlader-policy/

The locked bootloader is what drove me from the Incredible S to the Optimus 2x (although the dual-core goodness was hard to resist also).
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: sirpopeye on June 01, 2011, 02:03:53 PM
We just recently bought an Acer Aspire One netbook. Intel  Atom dual core na. May Win 7 starter OS at may Android OS na rin. Dual Loads...Best of both worlds
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on June 02, 2011, 11:32:21 PM
the xperia neo and xperia arc are out locally but still no sign of the xperia pro :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bonta-kun on June 07, 2011, 03:45:40 PM
galaxy s2 looks hot
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on June 07, 2011, 05:46:23 PM
my son just got a Haipad M7++ yesterday with version 2.2 & it seems to be ok & responsive
paano ba mag update ng OS lol

http://www.haipad.net/enindex.asp
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: DarK_SiDe on June 07, 2011, 06:29:56 PM
Just upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S to Darky RE 10.1 (2.3.3) Custom ROM. It's now BLAZIIING FAST!!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on June 07, 2011, 08:38:56 PM
madali lang bang mag update?
all are functioning naman after the update?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: mibuwolf12 on June 11, 2011, 11:17:54 AM
galaxy s2 looks hot

available na ba galaxy s2 dito sa atin?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Noobinator on June 11, 2011, 11:55:34 AM
galaxy s2 looks hot

available na ba galaxy s2 dito sa atin?
Will be released on June 27 by Globe. Free for plan 3799. *waiting*

I already bought a case lol!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bravoexo on June 11, 2011, 09:11:37 PM
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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bonta-kun on June 12, 2011, 03:16:46 AM
galaxy s2 looks hot

available na ba galaxy s2 dito sa atin?
Will be released on June 27 by Globe. Free for plan 3799. *waiting*

I already bought a case lol!

yeah im waiting to see what thier price points will be for thier different plans as well
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Japorms on June 13, 2011, 11:23:55 PM
I want a galaxy s2. I thinks its the best phone currently out there. feel ko mga ard 25-30k ito.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: athlonFan on June 14, 2011, 12:21:35 AM
33k sa philmug
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bonta-kun on June 14, 2011, 06:29:34 AM
the price has been out for a bit of while now. I belive 29xxx, basically 30k for a prepaid kit (but i guess thats globe locked).
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on June 14, 2011, 09:37:19 AM
Guys anong Driver ang dapat kong gamitin para ma connect sa PC itong M7++ V2.2?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Japorms on June 20, 2011, 11:38:58 AM
any personal reviews on the samsung galaxy 2? saan pwede buy mh case, accesories neto?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on June 21, 2011, 02:29:49 PM
for BDO card holders...

http://technogra.ph/2011/06/17/samsung-galaxy-s-ii-will-cost-29990-in-the-philippines/
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on June 21, 2011, 04:27:48 PM
wait a few months. baka mangalahati na lang price niyan pag labas iphone5.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: mibuwolf12 on June 24, 2011, 02:05:01 AM
http://www.samsung.com/ph/sii/ 
Interested parties are entitled to reserve one (1) of 300 units of Galaxy S II at a promo offer of P26,990 with a Free Vehicle Dock Kit and Leather Case. The P26,990 shall also be available for payment on a 0% Banco de Oro Credit Card installment facility for a period of 6 months. (Regular Retail Price: P29,990)

going 144-150 na ang reservation last time i checked 
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Noobinator on June 24, 2011, 12:17:31 PM
^ All reserved already as of ~8am. Hehe bilis. I'm #62, reserved around 12:30am
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: goma on June 24, 2011, 12:59:31 PM
Two questions:

1) Galaxy S2 or the HTC Sensation?

2) Any idea on whether these two will ever be offered by Globe as part of their phone plans?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: mibuwolf12 on June 24, 2011, 02:08:25 PM
^ All reserved already as of ~8am. Hehe bilis. I'm #62, reserved around 12:30am
pang 42nd ako kita kits sa july 2 :))  ..pero may napansin ako ah kelangan naprint mo na agad yung confirmation number mo pagcheck ko uli nung naemail sa akin invalid na...pagload "Sorry, all units have been reserved."

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: mibuwolf12 on June 24, 2011, 02:11:01 PM
Two questions:

1) Galaxy S2 or the HTC Sensation?

2) Any idea on whether these two will ever be offered by Globe as part of their phone plans?
@goma check this head to head comparison http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_sensation_vs_galaxy_sii_vs_optimus_2x-review-608.php

and you may pre order S2 at globe not sure lang for the plan http://site.globe.com.ph/galaxy_s2_pre-order
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Noobinator on June 25, 2011, 10:20:36 AM
Two questions:

1) Galaxy S2 or the HTC Sensation?

2) Any idea on whether these two will ever be offered by Globe as part of their phone plans?
People are saying GS2 for specs and Sensation for build quality -- GS2 feels cheap and bare. Well I'll solve this with a nice case. :D
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on June 27, 2011, 12:18:16 PM
Two questions:

1) Galaxy S2 or the HTC Sensation?

2) Any idea on whether these two will ever be offered by Globe as part of their phone plans?
AFAIK Sensation will be part of Smart's lineup, not with Globe.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on June 29, 2011, 01:58:06 PM
OT:  nakakailang yun phone na Sensation.  Iba ang naiisip ko. hahaha
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on June 29, 2011, 02:18:35 PM
Hindi ko gusto yung fit nung Sensation. Masyadong masikip.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: hungree on July 04, 2011, 08:56:41 AM
Do you guys know where can i get free android apps,games for wildfire? Thank you!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: goma on July 06, 2011, 12:09:52 AM
Two questions:

1) Galaxy S2 or the HTC Sensation?

2) Any idea on whether these two will ever be offered by Globe as part of their phone plans?
AFAIK Sensation will be part of Smart's lineup, not with Globe.

Ok, then I'll switch to Smart LOL!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bonta-kun on July 10, 2011, 05:00:47 PM
got the s2 from globe last teus. lovin it!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Japorms on July 10, 2011, 08:53:01 PM
guys, pwede pa comment on the galaxy s2's battery life?

I'm now using an iphone4 and a htc desire2, my biggest gripe is the horrendous battery life of the htc.

sana maganda battery life ng galaxy s2.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: goma on July 12, 2011, 01:44:58 PM
HTC sensation is now being offered by Smart :)

http://smart.com.ph/gold/promos/all-new-htc-phones.htm

I wonder how much credit I can get for moving to smart after years of being a loyal globe subscriber LOL!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Hajile on July 16, 2011, 02:33:55 AM
Mukhang bumibigay na 5800 ko. Was a good phone but i guess it's time to go. Any recommendations for a mid range phone?

I saw this listed on tipidpc for 14.7k. Comments?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srrRL8kqHqI

It's almost the same price range of the 5800 was when it was new.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on July 16, 2011, 03:22:15 PM
anyone upgraded to 2.3?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on July 17, 2011, 02:14:08 PM
guys, pwede pa comment on the galaxy s2's battery life?

I'm now using an iphone4 and a htc desire2, my biggest gripe is the horrendous battery life of the htc.

sana maganda battery life ng galaxy s2.
I'm using SGS 1. SO far ok naman ang battery life, kailangan lang daw talaga i-calibrate yung battery sa initial use o initial firmware upgrade ang SGS1 at SGS2.

anyone upgraded to 2.3?

I just upgraded to a modded 2.3.4 last night. (juwe's v5.1 based from Android 2.3.4)
I'm currently draining the battery to 0% to start the battery calibration.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Noobinator on July 17, 2011, 03:51:08 PM
guys, pwede pa comment on the galaxy s2's battery life?

I'm now using an iphone4 and a htc desire2, my biggest gripe is the horrendous battery life of the htc.

sana maganda battery life ng galaxy s2.
Stock non-rooted XF2 ROM sucks in terms of battery life due to AOS bug. Lasts less than 24 hours even with just medium use.

Solution: Updated firmware, rooted, then used Tegrak to undervolt. Battery now lasts almost 2 days!

Still waiting for my USB jig before I flash a custom ROM. :D
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Hajile on July 17, 2011, 08:49:05 PM
What's a good Android phone between 10k-15k? Me nakita ako Galaxy Ace 13.5k. Ok ba sya?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on July 17, 2011, 09:03:19 PM
guys, pwede pa comment on the galaxy s2's battery life?

I'm now using an iphone4 and a htc desire2, my biggest gripe is the horrendous battery life of the htc.

sana maganda battery life ng galaxy s2.
This thread might be of help.
http://www.tipidcp.com/viewtopic.php?tid=17664

Quote
What's a good Android phone between 10k-15k? Me nakita ako Galaxy Ace 13.5k. Ok ba sya?]What's a good Android phone between 10k-15k? Me nakita ako Galaxy Ace 13.5k. Ok ba sya?
Galaxy S SLCD - brand new
Galaxy S - secondhand
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Hajile on July 19, 2011, 08:29:01 AM
The only slcd i can find for 15k are the 2nd hand ones.

Anyway, i got a Galaxy ace for for 13.5k. It's okay but there are a few issues.

Gsmarena says it supports h264 but it can't play my ipod mp4s.
No easy way to enable disable internet.
Even at 1mbps. Divx videos look washed out
spell check is annoying. Will have to install swift key later
no pc interface for sms. The Samsung application only shows phone contents. Nokia 5800, LG cookie and even My old Ericsson lets my sms from my pc.

I'm still exploring it so maybe there are android apps i can download for the missing functions?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on July 19, 2011, 09:53:55 AM
magkano na bnew S ngayon? S2?

what's the best android phone for 20K?

is there an android widget/gadget/app for monitoring servers?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on July 22, 2011, 05:26:05 PM
is the Galaxy SL any good?  I want an S2 but it is too expensive.

I just want a moderately  powerful android phone that can also work as a mini tablet when I have to do do web surfing o ssh-ing my servers.  if it has HDMI out and can play avis and 720p mp4 that's even better

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on July 22, 2011, 08:51:48 PM
IMO, Galaxy SL is about 90% as good as Galaxy S samoled since they are not really identical. SL is the trimmed down version of the original. If you're not particular with camera flash, SGS1 is probably the best candidate for your requirement. Dual-core phones is still not fully utilized since there is no multi-core app for android. SGS1 is ~20k bnew.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on July 25, 2011, 02:14:36 PM
SL is 16890 and S is 18600 here http://www.cmkcellphones.com/samsunglink.html

is the 1.7K difference between the two worth it? is Amoled really that good?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: uvax on July 25, 2011, 02:42:47 PM
SL is 16890 and S is 18600 here http://www.cmkcellphones.com/samsunglink.html

is the 1.7K difference between the two worth it? is Amoled really that good?

My officemate has the SL and I have the Nexus S (same screen as Galaxy S). Angat talaga ang amoled sa side-by-side comparison. The SuperLCD also gets washed out faster under direct sunlight.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on July 26, 2011, 06:10:21 PM
Thanks for the insight.


OT:
I really want to get one but I need to think it over a few more times. This will be my phone for the next 3-4 years. But I also want to get new wheels for my pickup.

I need to win the lotto!

Back when I was single, with no savings and earning a lot, lot less I would not have even thought twice. I'll just buy it right away.  To hell with savings hehehe.  I miss those days.





Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Heishiro on July 26, 2011, 06:18:43 PM
im waiting for this Creative ZiiO 7" Entertainment Tablet 16GB with Android 2.2 , $239.99  :silly:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KRr3LYxkL.jpg)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on July 27, 2011, 10:23:20 AM
hindi ba siya masyado na outdated? tablets are using honeycomb already
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jayzZEe on August 12, 2011, 11:16:29 PM
what's the cheapest decent android phone with capacitive touch screen and has a wifi hotspot functionality?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Heishiro on August 12, 2011, 11:28:16 PM
what's the cheapest decent android phone with capacitive touch screen and has a wifi hotspot functionality?

i think the samsung galaxy mini

Key Features :
Compact 3G Touch Screen Smartphone
Wi-Fi® Technology
Android OS Version 2.2

TouchWiz Version 3.0 User Interface
3.1 Inch 256k Colour TFT Capacitive Touch Screen (240 x 320 Pixels)
Casing Size 110.4 x 60.8 x 12.1 mm
GPS with A GPS with Google Maps
TouchWiz Version 3.0 User Interface
Web Browser with Google Search
Music Player & Video Player
3.1 Megapixel Camera with Video Record
Email (Gmail) & Instant Messaging
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Japorms on August 13, 2011, 10:31:30 AM
always check the battery life reviews before buying.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jayzZEe on August 13, 2011, 03:04:52 PM
hmmm...went to greenhills awhile ago. i was thinking of buying the Lg optimus black to replace my aging iphone 3g 8gb. The LG also has the wifi hotspot feature. Didn't buy it yet, though. Went home and am now reading reviews of it.

Looks like battery life of the Optimus black is a bitch.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Japorms on August 13, 2011, 03:33:20 PM
yup, dats my main complain w/ android phones. the htc desire 2  and samsung galaxy 5 both have horrendous battery life.

wats the use of all those cool features if you dont have the battery to power it.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on August 13, 2011, 03:37:33 PM
Looks like an iPhone, right? Also read that it's only Froyo 2.2. Processor and graphics chip should edge out a Desire S, though. However the Desire ships out with Gingerbread OS off the bat.

Even my old iPhone wouldn't last a day with heavy use.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Simbadda on August 13, 2011, 09:25:53 PM
tapos mga dual-core pa LOL. Ubos lalo sa battery.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on August 13, 2011, 09:50:18 PM
i'm still waiting for a great android bar qwerty.

htc chacha just sounds silly and galaxy pro looks like a calculator.

if nothing shows up by december i'm getting a nokia e6 or blackberry.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on August 13, 2011, 11:25:40 PM
My Galaxy S is under test right now. The battery will be 5 days in a few minutes with 54% battery life left. Tomorrow it'll tie the longest battery life I ever had on a phone. So far the longest battery life I ever had was 6 days with my previous Samsung Omnia and my old Nokia 6233. I'm pretty sure it'll pass the 7th day. This battery test was done under minimal usage and mostly in idle mode, included a few sms, morning alarm, vibrate/sound mode switched 3x a day and a few times tinkering with phone files.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: oni on August 16, 2011, 02:09:04 PM
My Galaxy S is under test right now. The battery will be 5 days in a few minutes with 54% battery life left. Tomorrow it'll tie the longest battery life I ever had on a phone. So far the longest battery life I ever had was 6 days with my previous Samsung Omnia and my old Nokia 6233. I'm pretty sure it'll pass the 7th day. This battery test was done under minimal usage and mostly in idle mode, included a few sms, morning alarm, vibrate/sound mode switched 3x a day and a few times tinkering with phone files.

Wow!  Are you running stock?  Or are you on a custom ROM?

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on August 16, 2011, 09:21:39 PM
Post ko na lang ang final update ko sa battery test ko. Kailangan ko na ng full battery bukas kaya nagcha-charge na ako ulit.

I'll just copy and paste my post from TCP.


Quote
Guys, for those still having problem about the battery life, meron lang ako napansin, parang 1200mAh lang ang chinacharge ng phone kaya masmabilis ang battery drain. Although wala naman ako problema sa battery life ng phone ko, shine-share ko lang yung na observe ko. Install nyo yung Battery Monitor Widget, meron syang option doon na pang-change ng battery capacity (mAh). Palitan nyo yung 1200mAh at ilagay nyo 1500mAh. I'm currently charging my phone, tingnan ko madadagdagan ang batt life nya. Dati kasi di ko napansin na 1200mAh sya, kanina ko lang kasi binusisi yung program settings nya. I'm not sure yet, pero nung pinalitan ko sya ng 1500mAh, napansin ko na sumasabay din sa kanya yung % reading ng phone. Kaya feeling ko tama yung hinala ko na 1200mAh lang ang chinacharge sa battery imbes na 1500mAh.

Update ko kayo kung madadagdagan ang batt life ng phone ko.

Update 1:
Initial full charge. Charge the phone from 0-100% until around midnight. Battery left at morning around 9AM was 36%

Update 2:
Second full charge. After 12hrs, battery left was 94%. My previous best was 92% left after 12hrs under stock firmware I9000DXJPA, the battery lasted more than 4 days with slight usage.
Currently at 90% with more than 21hrs of standby with slight usage which includes alarm and a few text messages and few phone exploration.

Update 3:
Battery down to 89% just a few minutes under 24hrs. Seems like this fix really works in extending battery life. I'll update again when the battery is empty or down to 1%.

Update 4: (Final update)
Day 8: Battery left still at 27%.


(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q151/juke_jopat/products/Day1.jpg)

(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q151/juke_jopat/products/Day8.jpg)


Conclusion: Samsung Galaxy S is really a battery champion. My previous all-time best was 6 days from 100% to 0% with my previous Samsung Omnia and Nokia 6233.
Android Battery low bug? Check the apps that you are running especially if your phone is rooted. Some apps are not properly coded, others use more battery than other similar programs.


Anyone made similar battery life test with your unit?






@oni

I'm currently on custom rom, but my stock rom also did well in battery life.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Japorms on August 17, 2011, 08:44:22 AM
comment lang sir juke.
4 days for nearly idle use isnt any indication of good battery life.
my old communicator can run 7 days on slight use. and so does my old nokia 5110.

the reason I buy a smartphone is coz I'm gonna use all features. I'm a heavy user and 1 smartphone is not enough for me. I use iOS and android phones- so I can really compare side by side. And I'm familiar with all battery tips and fixes.

So far, my only major gripe for most android phone is its horrendous battery life. I was planning on getting a  galaxy s2 But I cant sell my htc desire2 for a fair price. 19 out of 20 second hand buyers in greenhill cellphone tiangge rejected this unit.

sana nga s2 will have battery life w/c can match the iphone.
Title: Android thread
Post by: Simbadda on August 17, 2011, 09:29:10 AM
re: iphone battery life

Ios 5 drains the battery of my 3gs like crazy LOL. I just hope it's because of the debug code.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on August 18, 2011, 10:06:24 AM
galaxy tab 10.1 and galaxy s 5.0 for pre-order now...

http://www.samsung.com/ph/itstimetotab/
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on August 18, 2011, 08:26:10 PM
comment lang sir juke.
4 days for nearly idle use isnt any indication of good battery life.
my old communicator can run 7 days on slight use. and so does my old nokia 5110.
I think you missed the point. My result shows that SGS is not a battery hog as people claim it is, and other Android phones may be the same. And if you notice, there is battery left even after almost 8 days. It can definitely reach 10 days if I continued and if time permitted. So do you know any other phone that can reach 10 days even on idle every time? Also, as I pointed out in my previous post, Android apps may not be properly coded and that may be the reason for the fast battery drain. If you read the reviews in the market, you will be able to read people commenting on some apps as battery drainer.

the reason I buy a smartphone is coz I'm gonna use all features. I'm a heavy user and 1 smartphone is not enough for me. I use iOS and android phones- so I can really compare side by side. And I'm familiar with all battery tips and fixes.
I know you are also fully aware that cellphone battery capacities are just a pint compared to a laptop's. These smartphones are now performing tasks similar to computers/laptops despite the battery size, so it is understandable that these gadgets will be drained much faster than their ancestors, the candy bar phones.

sana nga s2 will have battery life w/c can match the iphone.
I don't own an iphone so I can't comment personally. But my cousin was able to compare my phone with her IP4, and she commented that my unit and her IP4 have almost the same battery longevity.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: reel on August 18, 2011, 11:18:00 PM
hey juke, would that battery monitor widget with the capacity increase function work on most phones or certain models lang?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on August 18, 2011, 11:36:38 PM
^It should work for other phones. But take note that it is not a battery increase program. It just happened that in SGS, the battery is not properly reported by the system. Just be sure to input the capacity indicated on the battery label. The app usage was just intended to correct the erroneous 1200mAh capacity which should have been 1500mAh.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: reel on August 18, 2011, 11:46:09 PM
its because ive read somewhere that with HTCs, with users complaining of the battery percentage goes from 100% to a sudden 95% because of this "soft-allowance" that HTC set with their phones. and one can cheat the allowance by tricking the phone somewhat, i.e. pulling off the charging cable then reconnecting it right away while the phone is busy, etc. lemme read up more on it.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on August 18, 2011, 11:58:39 PM
Bro, all it needs is battery calibration. You have to full charge the phone twice from 0-100%. Make sure the phone turns off due to battery exhaustion.

This app can help your calibration. Run the app as you charge up to 100%, then click "calibrate battery" before you unplug the cord. Be sure to enable the alarm notification when it reaches 100%. The initial full charge will be drained at a fast rate, the second full charge will be drained slower. Click the "calibrate" only on the initial full charge. There isn't any guide that can be found, so I hope this helps.

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.nema.batterycalibration&feature=search_result
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: reel on August 19, 2011, 06:01:24 AM
thanks juke, you are teh manz!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on August 20, 2011, 08:33:31 PM
^You're welcome bro, I'm glad to help.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on August 22, 2011, 05:49:44 PM
I've taken the plunge and bought an LG Optimus Black. Loving it so far. Very light!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on August 22, 2011, 10:04:27 PM
@luwe,

how mats?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on August 23, 2011, 01:41:39 PM
congrats. mas okay ba yan kesa SGS1 o SGSL?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on August 23, 2011, 04:18:00 PM
Nasa 1.8k per month for 12 months. Hindi ko kaya isang bagsak e.

I think it's comparable to the Galaxy S and Desire S. What I like are the Nova screen and the form factor. Only downside is that it's still on Froyo. Waiting for LG to provide a Gingerbread update which they say will be on September.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on August 23, 2011, 11:34:03 PM
tagal kase lumabas nung Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro pfffffttttt :( :( :(
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: r8dhex on August 24, 2011, 02:26:48 PM
re: 2G vs 3G

May option sa phone ko na use only 2g networks. Apart from battery savings, does 2G mean GSM only and not counted as data usage (P10/30mins)?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on August 24, 2011, 05:10:30 PM
re: 2G vs 3G

May option sa phone ko na use only 2g networks. Apart from battery savings, does 2G mean GSM only and not counted as data usage (P10/30mins)?
2G uses EDGE/GPRS and counted yun sa data usage.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: r8dhex on August 25, 2011, 10:16:15 AM
re: 2G vs 3G

May option sa phone ko na use only 2g networks. Apart from battery savings, does 2G mean GSM only and not counted as data usage (P10/30mins)?
2G uses EDGE/GPRS and counted yun sa data usage.

ic, thanks for clearing it up.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on August 25, 2011, 09:58:32 PM
2g is slower so if you get charged per minute you end up getting shortchanged
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jayzZEe on August 26, 2011, 09:43:42 AM
Just bought the samsung galaxy s wifi 5.0. :) sarap, ang laki ng screen. :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on August 26, 2011, 12:07:19 PM
is that the old galaxy s (i9003)? magkano?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jayzZEe on August 26, 2011, 04:35:55 PM
i think it has the same specs as the old galaxy s, but it has a bigger screen and it's wifi only. :) bought it for 13,700 at mega exchange megamall. But once it's officially released, i believe it will retail for 12,990.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on August 26, 2011, 04:59:23 PM
uy mura ah! lol thanks! :D
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: r8dhex on August 27, 2011, 09:46:18 AM
2g is slower so if you get charged per minute you end up getting shortchanged

Yeah, I just turn off data completely, unless needed. But if you're not charged by time, it's enough bandwidth to receive emails and notifications in the background, while saving battery.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on August 29, 2011, 08:45:40 PM
http://www.cmkcellphones.com/tablet%20pc%20pricelist.html

12.4k yun Samsung Galaxy 5 diyan

buwisit na buhay ito buti pa si Louie naka pag decide na ako di ko pa din alam bibilhin ko. S2 , S, SL, 2X o black ba. 
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on August 29, 2011, 10:11:51 PM
ay hindi pala siya phone... hehe
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jayzZEe on August 29, 2011, 11:36:49 PM
yup, ipod touch equivalent siya. :) anyway, i love the 5" screen. hehe
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on August 30, 2011, 01:07:21 AM
sorry was thinking it was a phone :D
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wickwire on August 30, 2011, 12:59:28 PM
question bout the LG Optimus 2x and the Samsung S2.. do they come with integrated GPS or A-GPS? I really like the S2 screen very much..It should come to Tmobile this October, along with unconfirmed reports of the fruit handset.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on August 30, 2011, 04:58:01 PM
@jojitb,

Holding the phones really helped me decide. I was apprehensive on getting a single core phone but when I handled my brother's Desire S it was up to the tasks that I wanted to do day to day. The S2 and Optimus 2X are simply too large for me but I do admit that the 1080p recording is really sweet.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: icebuko on August 31, 2011, 09:29:41 AM
@jojitb,

Holding the phones really helped me decide. I was apprehensive on getting a single core phone but when I handled my brother's Desire S it was up to the tasks that I wanted to do day to day. The S2 and Optimus 2X are simply too large for me but I do admit that the 1080p recording is really sweet.


@louie,

How's the battery life? I've been itching to get one.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on August 31, 2011, 02:09:15 PM
Battery life is similar to my iPhone 8GB and my brother's HTC Desire. You'll be able to drain it in 10 hours with heavy use. I have the data plan on and the Wireless on at all times and it drains when I get back home from the office. I've since installed JuiceDefender and it has helped me get it to stretch to almost two days.

If you keep the WiFi, GPS and Data off you'll be able to stretch it longer. But I'm having too much fun with Google Maps, etc. so it's out of juice quick!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: icebuko on August 31, 2011, 02:56:50 PM
Thanks. Im not a heavy WiFi user on phone so hopefully it will last me two days.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on August 31, 2011, 05:14:54 PM
Louie
Thanks. how about kung full-time sa 3G?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Hajile on August 31, 2011, 07:10:06 PM
Louie
Thanks. how about kung full-time sa 3G?

If my experiment was anything to go by (See "always on" thread in networking forum), 3G doesn't actually drain that much power if your're not actually using it.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on August 31, 2011, 09:30:30 PM
Louie
Thanks. how about kung full-time sa 3G?

In my experience with the E63 (I know its not Android), if 3G is on battery life is halved compared to when its off. Turn off Live Wallpaper, that uses up batteries a lot too.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on August 31, 2011, 11:11:38 PM
Full time 3G let's say I go to work at 9AM. By 7 or 8PM when I get home I'm left with like 20% charge.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on September 01, 2011, 06:25:12 PM
OT:must resist! huhuhu  maghuhulog pa ako sa tuition nang mga anak ko huhuhuhuh

will just get an  S2 for Christmas.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Noobinator on September 01, 2011, 07:51:00 PM
^ Speculations around that the GS3 will already be available by Feb 2012

I registered to Globe's PowerSurf 99. 50mb of data transfer per month. I hope this would already be enough for my occasional foursquare needs. A lot of establishments now have wifi anyway. :D
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on September 01, 2011, 08:54:02 PM
question bout the LG Optimus 2x and the Samsung S2.. do they come with integrated GPS or A-GPS? I really like the S2 screen very much..It should come to Tmobile this October, along with unconfirmed reports of the fruit handset.

the s2 screen is gorgeous, considering i have an optimus 2x. informal.store comparison only though.
i havr no idea about the.gps on this thing though (surfing with it on the SG MRT underground)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on September 01, 2011, 09:35:01 PM
@reel

How's your battery calibration?


Guys, for those still complaining about the battery drain bug on Androids, this thread/download might help. (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1179809)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wickwire on September 01, 2011, 10:19:15 PM
question bout the LG Optimus 2x and the Samsung S2.. do they come with integrated GPS or A-GPS? I really like the S2 screen very much..It should come to Tmobile this October, along with unconfirmed reports of the fruit handset.

the s2 screen is gorgeous, considering i have an optimus 2x. informal.store comparison only though.
i havr no idea about the.gps on this thing though (surfing with it on the SG MRT underground)

I'm really inclined on getting the S2, hoping Tmobile offers it for 'free' or really low with new data plan.. As of yesterday dummy unit lang meron G2x sa Tmobile dito sa amin.. I asked if they could show me the real thing, wala daw stock (duh).. do you have it running 2.3.3 or is it higher now? (sorry complete noob with android fw)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: icebuko on September 02, 2011, 04:46:38 PM
Already bought the LG Optimus black.  :wub:
8GB micro-SD and 2GB android robot Flash drive is included.  :happy:
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on September 02, 2011, 05:26:53 PM
Good choice!

Sent from my LG-P970 using Tapatalk
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: icebuko on September 02, 2011, 06:59:54 PM
Good choice!

Sent from my LG-P970 using Tapatalk

Thanks. Gumamit ka ng casing?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on September 02, 2011, 09:28:53 PM
No, not yet and neither have I gotten a screen protector yet. Let me know if you get one. Sobrang gaan kasi parang sayang kung lagyan ko ng casing.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: FLipz on September 03, 2011, 10:02:42 PM
boss Louie,

anu score mu sa quadrant?

Sent from my Z71 using Tapatalk
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on September 04, 2011, 03:14:38 AM
Quadrant?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on September 04, 2011, 07:39:26 AM
benchmark siya
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: icebuko on September 04, 2011, 08:05:51 PM
No, not yet and neither have I gotten a screen protector yet. Let me know if you get one. Sobrang gaan kasi parang sayang kung lagyan ko ng casing.
wala padin akong protector and casing. sa trinoma palang ako naghanap panay wala sila tinda.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Japorms on September 05, 2011, 10:14:24 AM
guys i've finally decided to get rid of my old htc desire and buy a galaxy s2. saan mga trusted sellers neto na mura?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: icebuko on September 05, 2011, 10:19:02 AM
guys i've finally decided to get rid of my old htc desire and buy a galaxy s2. saan mga trusted sellers neto na mura?
http://www.cmkcellphones.com/ (http://www.cmkcellphones.com/)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on September 05, 2011, 04:12:35 PM
minsan mas mura pa sa mga mismong samsung store. yun samsung sa SM Taytay mas mura pa kesa sa CMK yun S2 saka SL
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Noobinator on September 05, 2011, 06:42:35 PM
guys i've finally decided to get rid of my old htc desire and buy a galaxy s2. saan mga trusted sellers neto na mura?
+1 Samsung mismo
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on September 06, 2011, 01:27:37 PM
Price drop...
(http://i54.tinypic.com/r0wd8m.gif)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on September 06, 2011, 02:42:14 PM
Price drop on the Optimus Black and Gingerbread update!

Sent from my LG-P970 using Tapatalk
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: icebuko on September 07, 2011, 11:31:14 AM
Price drop on the Optimus Black and Gingerbread update!

Sent from my LG-P970 using Tapatalk

Naka-pag upgrade kana into gingerbread? v10d palang yung latest na nakuha ko.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on September 07, 2011, 06:27:59 PM
October pa daw yung GB upgrade para sa Optimus Black

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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jayzZEe on September 07, 2011, 08:52:15 PM
i tried the optimus 3d yesterday. 3d talaga siya...nakakahilo nga lang when playing videos. :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wickwire on September 08, 2011, 06:10:24 AM
anyone here having issues with their LG Optimus/G2x? screen bleeding or lockups? was ready to check out a few mins ago, but reading on more reviews, it seems there are issues with screen bleeding, lockups and short battery life. And it was pulled out for a brief moment from Tmobile. Sayang was hoping on using android, but am iffy bout the said issues even after the GB update it seems there are issues.. anyway few hours more before the 'free' offer expires..
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on September 08, 2011, 07:16:43 AM
I haven't had any hangs on my Optimus Black yet. I'm not sure what you mean about screen bleeding, though.

Short battery life. Mine is short because of my use haha.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: icebuko on September 08, 2011, 09:15:06 AM
I haven't had any hangs on my Optimus Black yet. I'm not sure what you mean about screen bleeding, though.

Short battery life. Mine is short because of my use haha.

Never had experience any hang also. Saka halos lahat naman ata ng android phone swerte na umabot ng 2 days battery life. lol.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on September 08, 2011, 01:15:57 PM
My Optimus 2X hangs sometimes (usually several weeks in between) and I have to pull the battery/microSD card for it to boot up properly afterwards.  But I'm still using the original firmware (but rooted) so YMMV especially if your operator updates the firmware regularly.  This has been acknowledged by LG but I don't know whether any  updated firmware fixes this (feedback on XDA-developers is mixed).

As for screen bleeding, haven't noticed any on mine.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wickwire on September 08, 2011, 09:37:37 PM
^ thanks for the info..does it hang on a certain app or is it random, normal operation hang? It seems like a hit/miss with the G2x..some users over at tmobile have had good experiences and others the total opposite..Looks like I'll have to wait a little longer,, hopefully the next update(s) will solve all of the issues, plus the price is back up to $149 not including the 'unlimited' mandatory data plan.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on September 08, 2011, 11:44:40 PM
its random hanging.

you should check out the HTC Sensation and Galaxy S II if you can though.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wickwire on September 09, 2011, 12:47:57 AM
No way for me to check real working units at Tmobile.. as of yesterday when I passed by, all of the displayed units are dummy units..well except for the not-yet-released s2.. sizewise though.. looks like the Optimus2x/G2x makes more sense for my hands.. but screen WOW factor I'd say the S2 kahit d ko pa nakikita na actual unit.. tagal ng october..
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on September 10, 2011, 09:27:50 AM
S2's screen is hella huge. 1080p video recording and playback is sweet and all but it's just too large to be comfortable in my hand.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Al on September 10, 2011, 09:28:48 AM
such high resolutions would be bound to drain power much faster, wouldn't it?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: pythonista on September 10, 2011, 11:58:56 AM
Anyone can recommend the best bang per buck android phone for 15k max? We're currently on a lookout for a pair. I briefly researched Samsung  Ace that sells around 12k but its screen kind of sucked based on the reviews.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on September 10, 2011, 02:53:57 PM
I held a Samsung Ace and it was okay for me. Nothing like the Retina or Nova, though.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Hajile on September 10, 2011, 05:16:07 PM
Anyone can recommend the best bang per buck android phone for 15k max? We're currently on a lookout for a pair. I briefly researched Samsung  Ace that sells around 12k but its screen kind of sucked based on the reviews.

It's the one i have right now. Screen could have been better but not all that bad. Everything still readable and visible even in sunlight.

My main gripe is that i have to turn it off and on to get 3G working. I'm using smart "Always On" plan and if i go into a wifi area, the 3G mode switches off since the phone automatically connects to that instead. However, once i leave it has trouble reconnecting to the 3G network unless i restart. I'm hoping the upcoming 2.3 firmware update will fix this.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Al on September 10, 2011, 05:26:36 PM
The Ace's screen isn't that bad. If anything, I wish the brightness control had more range, because I find it too bright when I do some reading with my room's lights turned off.

I'm not a fan of the Samsung Kies software and the firmware upgrade is taking forever to officially be available. But that's fine. The only thing that really bothers me is the random shutdown when wifi is on (the so-called sleep of death). Hindi pa naman ako napahamak ng malala gawa nito, but I did inadvertently leave my girlfriend waiting for a long time on a bus stop where I was supposed to pick her up. She kept calling, but I didn't notice my phone went off by itself, until after a while. Buti hindi ako inaway when I eventually made it. I always watch out for the sleep of death ever since.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on September 10, 2011, 06:03:12 PM
There's Cyanogenmod for the Ace, right?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Hajile on September 10, 2011, 08:14:39 PM
Apparently there are hacks that'll let you force it to update with unofficial firmwares, but some of us (including me) prefer to keep our gadgets pristine. Same way with me not jailbreaking my ipod nor rooting my Archos. Just as i've said with iOS, if you need to hack your device to get it to work the way you want, then it's not the device for you.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Al on September 10, 2011, 08:51:06 PM
Well, I don't really follow that line of thinking. Honestly, on my part, tinatamad lang talaga ako kalikutin yung system ng phone ko. Hehehe.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Hajile on September 10, 2011, 09:51:57 PM
That's pretty much it. No matter how people say "Hey you just do this... and this... and this..." and say how simple it is, i doubt you're just gonna go blindly mod it. The research and effort to actually mod your gadget beyond what it's originally capable of is too much work.

Unless of course, there's another techie in your house that can fix it. In which case, go ahead and just give it to him when you break something.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Al on September 10, 2011, 10:57:41 PM
But I'm not at the point where I would say that an Android phone is not for me because I haven't had the time to install a custom firmware. I like using Android and I'm open to playing with the system -- for example, there are isolated accounts of the sleep of death being solved with an update to Gingerbread. I just can't do it right now... Maybe tomorrow, lol...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Hajile on September 10, 2011, 11:19:49 PM
I can do a lot more with android than iOS, which is why i prefer it over my iPod (I'm worried about the iPod battery coz i rarely touch it and its battery had zeroed out a few times already). But rooting it, no thanks. I'll wait for the official one.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bravoexo on September 11, 2011, 12:04:55 AM
Well, I've upgraded from Windows Mobile 6, to 6.5, to Android 2.1, 2.2, 2.3.... and now Android 2.3.5   all with the same phone.  (One of these days I'll probably try Windows Phone 7 and 7.5 Mango on this phone...)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: r8dhex on September 11, 2011, 10:49:02 AM
... if you need to hack your device to get it to work the way you want, then it's not the device for you.

Being able to hack the device to get it to work the way I want is EXACTLY the reason I use an Android phone.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on September 11, 2011, 11:48:56 AM
if you need to hack your device to get it to work the way you want, then it's not the device for you.
But there is no perfect thing in the world. This goes with any device. The negative part is they intentionally cripple a device to be able to release a newer product with "new features". Just look at Samsung Wave S8500. It could have been the best bang for the buck phone ever released. But was crippled by the OS and its upgradability. The storage was also limited. That's why people hack to improve their device and/or integrate what they love from other device. This also goes for hardware, where the term McGyverization was popularized.

Being able to hack the device to get it to work the way I want is EXACTLY the reason I use an Android phone.
+1
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Hajile on September 11, 2011, 11:58:50 AM
... if you need to hack your device to get it to work the way you want, then it's not the device for you.

Being able to hack the device to get it to work the way I want is EXACTLY the reason I use an Android phone.

Like i said, some of us (or rather, most users) don't like to bother with hacking to make it work. That's why there are so many android phone variants.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Hajile on September 11, 2011, 12:05:04 PM
But there is no perfect thing in the world. This goes with any device. The negative part is they intentionally cripple a device to be able to release a newer product with "new features". Just look at Samsung Wave S8500. It could have been the best bang for the buck phone ever released. But was crippled by the OS and its upgradability. The storage was also limited. That's why people hack to improve their device and/or integrate what they love from other device. This also goes for hardware, where the term McGyverization was popularized.

It's the same argument i have against iOS. There are so many people bragging about iOS, and then spout features that could only be achieved by jailbreaking, which means they aren't actually using their phones the way it's intended to.

I like android because of the principle behind it and allowing applications more freedom to work in. But hackability is not a feature.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: icebuko on September 11, 2011, 06:45:44 PM
For optimus black users , may available ng screen protector sa lg store sa sm cyberzone north edsa. May jelly case din sa gadgets in style.

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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on September 11, 2011, 10:10:04 PM
Magkano score mo?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: icebuko on September 12, 2011, 09:16:37 AM
130 yung jelly case. Pansamantala lang muna, baka mag order ako ng mercury case. Yung screen protector hindi pako bumili pero 150 sya. Yung stock na film padin naka-kabit sakin ngayon.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on September 12, 2011, 02:23:11 PM
it's one thing to be able to hack something to make it better, it's quite another thing to need to hack something just to make it do what it was originally supposed to do.

/rant

and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro still isn't out :| :| :|
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ^_^japol on September 12, 2011, 10:48:52 PM
Medyo OT:

Medyo nagsawa na ako sa hacking / OC'ing / modding / etc. I have huge respect for the iphone, but I dont like its "no you cant do that" sort of thing and that's why like my android phone.  But I dont want to spend my money on something that "if I do this it will do that and then search firmware - read this - read that" blah blah.

Been there, done that.

Wala eh, tumatanda na eh , lol.

-

Right now, I want a 10" android tablet that can run flash and is under 20K (no, i dont want to mod it lol) . Wishful thinking I know :p
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on September 12, 2011, 11:34:52 PM
asus transformer! should be around the 20k mark... a colleague of mine bought one and she's very happy with it!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ^_^japol on September 13, 2011, 12:01:57 AM
yep ive checked that out. Pero mahal parin eh, around 22K

mga 18K Sana lol XD

wishful thinking talaga
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on September 13, 2011, 01:23:12 AM
Doesn't Archos have a 10" tablet that can do flash?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Al on September 13, 2011, 03:15:04 AM
It's apparently worth 16k at PC Express.

I'm thinking about getting the 7" version in the near future.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ^_^japol on September 13, 2011, 09:34:19 AM
2.2 - Froyo eh, so no flash.

Mukhang yung transformer nalang talaga or that viewsonic thingie...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on September 13, 2011, 09:41:43 AM
What do you mean? I have a Coby Kyros 1024 and it's on Froyo but I'm able to install Dolphin Browser HD and view full flash content. I get the full Youtube functionality by using Desktop mode.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: r8dhex on September 13, 2011, 10:45:04 AM
2.2 - Froyo eh, so no flash.

Eclair yung walang flash, AFAICR
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on September 13, 2011, 01:06:44 PM
2.2 - Froyo eh, so no flash.

Mukhang yung transformer nalang talaga or that viewsonic thingie...

You just need to download and install Flash on it. Its available on the Appmarket.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on September 13, 2011, 01:38:19 PM
japol,

go for broke na! go for the asus!!!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ^_^japol on September 13, 2011, 01:42:27 PM
Well that sucks.

Ok, I stand corrected. Froyo does work with flash. :p

BUT my LG P500 which runs froyo doesn't work with flash xD lol wtf.

crappy, processor daw :p
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on September 13, 2011, 02:26:18 PM
Ah baka hindi kaya nung phone

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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Al on September 14, 2011, 09:47:30 PM
I finally took the time to figure out how to update my Galaxy Ace to Gingerbread 2.3.4. It's no iOS, but the upgrade process was much easier than I thought. Will need at least a few days to know if everything's ok.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on September 17, 2011, 07:44:54 PM
watch out for spyeye...
http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/09/16/spyeye-targeting-android-users-zeus-strategy/
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: pythonista on September 17, 2011, 10:36:53 PM
I settled with HTC Desire S and I'm loving it. Its a bit more expensive in its class (i.e. LG Optimus Black and Galaxy S), what made me choose it was the aluminum build since I tend to give my phones a lot of beating. Sense UI is quite cool too.

OT: Anyone bought their phones from HTC concept store in MoA? I was pleasantly surprised to realize that there was an 8GB SD card installed already. I thought an SD card wasn't a part of the package, even the sellers doesn't seem to know about it.

EDIT: meron pala talaga :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: onyx on September 18, 2011, 01:06:55 PM
mga sirs, ok pa po ba bumili ng Dell Streak 5 for android/tablet/phone cravings.. or should i go sa galaxy tab? thanks.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on September 19, 2011, 03:44:14 PM
Galaxy s2 vs. Optimus 3D?   Ang bigat nga lang nang 3D

27.9k ang 3D sa SM Taytay, almost same price nang S2 (kaso sold-out ang S2)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: athlonFan on September 20, 2011, 11:41:45 AM
S2 for me but the size is too big (much like my wife's Desire HD).
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Noobinator on September 21, 2011, 09:56:41 PM
S2 for me but the size is too big (much like my wife's Desire HD).
Give it a week or two and you'll get used to it. (I can text with one hand now) :lol:
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on September 24, 2011, 08:17:21 PM
Just saw this at Villman:

Dell Streak 15K na lang!

http://www.villman.com/Product-Detail/Dell_Streak_5 (http://www.villman.com/Product-Detail/Dell_Streak_5)

but isn't the Streak already a discontinued product?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on September 24, 2011, 09:43:34 PM
unang basa ko STEAK hahaahaha
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on September 24, 2011, 10:02:13 PM
The dell streak is huge. not a pocketable fone unless you wear really baggy pants. as long as the hardware is good and cyanogenmod available then i wouldnt worry so much about it being discontinued. all devices get EOL‘d anyway.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on September 25, 2011, 11:02:30 AM
Dean,
Baka gutom ka. :lol:

Barurutor,
Good point but I'm also concerned about warranty and replacement parts.

I guess its size puts it in the same league as the Galaxy Note.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on September 25, 2011, 06:22:10 PM
unang basa ko STEAK hahaahaha
+1

Memo Xpress  has a Galaxy SII promo... Php 29,990 cash or card - until the end of the month
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: reel on September 29, 2011, 12:27:57 AM
i miss my damn phone.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: nmeuvdast8 on September 30, 2011, 09:37:43 PM
wanted to get an Android Phone, but touch screen only phones are a no no for me, since i have big fingers. saw this LG Optimus Pro in one of the stores at the mall...

(http://st2.gsmarena.com/vv/pics/lg/lg-optimus-pro-1.jpg)

anyone here who already owns this unit? any feedback on its speed, and responsiveness?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: reel on September 30, 2011, 11:26:22 PM
@nmeuvdast8 kung malaki dalari mo, ano pa kaya sakin lol. seriously, give the touch keyboard a whirl first. pag hopeless talaga, then go qwerty phone. sayang naman kasi, there isnt a lot of good android phones out there with physical keyboards.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Hajile on October 01, 2011, 01:03:30 AM
@nmeuvdast8 kung malaki dalari mo, ano pa kaya sakin lol. seriously, give the touch keyboard a whirl first. pag hopeless talaga, then go qwerty phone. sayang naman kasi, there isnt a lot of good android phones out there with physical keyboards.

I recommend installing swiftkey  :happy:
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: pythonista on October 01, 2011, 08:15:32 AM
Anyone using any apps that lock/unlocks your phone other than the power button? I saw some on the market but the best one seems to be the one that costs P86 it also replaces your lock screen which I don't think I need at the moment. Given time, I feel na bibigay yung power button ko kakapindot. :(
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on October 01, 2011, 03:35:07 PM
Anyone using Galaxy Ace?

I'm renewing my SunCell account and this is the phone they're offering to me.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: icebuko on October 01, 2011, 07:53:59 PM
@nmeuvdast8, hesitant din ako before to go for touch screen dahil malaki din daliri ko. After testing a bigger screen with bigger design keybads, dun ako na-sway to buy touch screen phone.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Al on October 01, 2011, 09:44:08 PM
Anyone using Galaxy Ace?

I'm renewing my SunCell account and this is the phone they're offering to me.
Me. It has its pluses and minuses, as discussed in a few previous posts in this thread.

The sleep of death bug on my Ace seems to have been solved when I upgraded the firmware to Gingerbread.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: rene_canlas on October 02, 2011, 06:52:09 PM

Medyo OT:

Medyo nagsawa na ako sa hacking / OC'ing / modding / etc. I have huge respect for the iphone, but I dont like its "no you cant do that" sort of thing and that's why like my android phone.  But I dont want to spend my money on something that "if I do this it will do that and then search firmware - read this - read that" blah blah.

Been there, done that.

Wala eh, tumatanda na eh , lol.

-

Right now, I want a 10" android tablet that can run flash and is under 20K (no, i dont want to mod it lol) . Wishful thinking I know :p


+1

Just switched from an iPhone 4 to Android two weeks ago (HTC Evo 3D).  First thing I noticed...ang daming features! Before the iPhone i used various windows mobile devices, and I remember nung bago pa lang ako sa iPhone, I was a bit frustrated that I couldn't do half the things I could with my previous phones.  Now that I'm on android, the feeling is quite...liberating :)

Don't get me wrong, the iPhone had a lot of things going for it..  Nicely designed UI, apps that rarely crash, awesome battery life and a killer mail client.  The last two items are the only ones that the EVO 3D lacks.  The default HTC mail client is terrible!  Right now I'm using K-9, and it's a lot nicer, but it doesn't seem to support mail searches on the server.

The 3D feature on the Evo 3D is nice!  The camera takes good 3D pictures, not as good as the 10mp stereo images that my Fuji Real3D W3 takes, but they do provide the "wow" effect.  The 3D screen is also very nice.  I've been ripping some of my Bluray 3D movies to watch on the Evo 3D.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: oni on October 06, 2011, 07:25:52 AM
OT: I frequently visit the XDA site in the hopes of finding a new ROM for my Desire.  Today, I found something interesting.  Check out today's main article on the XDA site.  It features a nice photo of a scene that took place back in 2007 involving Trillanes. :)

http://www.xda-developers.com/android/carriers-take-cover-privacy-notices-start-rolling-out-and-a-note-from-the-portal-admin/
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on October 09, 2011, 08:47:21 PM
the HTC Chacha is now 10k if you buy from ebuystore (without the warranty, wth does that mean), looks like a good buy?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on October 09, 2011, 10:53:24 PM
Read on the paper about the Samsung Galaxy Y being offered by Smart. Pretty cheap!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on October 10, 2011, 08:55:18 AM
and still no sony ericsson xperia pro tssssssssssssssssssssssss
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: oni on October 10, 2011, 02:09:26 PM
the HTC Chacha is now 10k if you buy from ebuystore (without the warranty, wth does that mean), looks like a good buy?

Two years ago, I bought an SE X1 phone from a seller from TCP.  He offered me two prices -- with official warranty and without official warranty.  The "official warranty" unit costs around 2k more than the one without warranty.
I asked the seller for the reason for that, because I always thought that SE units always came with warranty.  He told me that the vendor has to pay a "fee" to SE to have the unit covered by an official warranty.  I don't know if that's true, but since the gadget I bought was a bit pricey, I opted for the price that had a warranty (for peace of mind).  (Also because his warrantied price was still cheaper than the store price.)



Title: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on October 10, 2011, 07:33:14 PM
the HTC Chacha is now 10k if you buy from ebuystore (without the warranty, wth does that mean), looks like a good buy?

Two years ago, I bought an SE X1 phone from a seller from TCP.  He offered me two prices -- with official warranty and without official warranty.  The "official warranty" unit costs around 2k more than the one without warranty.
I asked the seller for the reason for that, because I always thought that SE units always came with warranty.  He told me that the vendor has to pay a "fee" to SE to have the unit covered by an official warranty.  I don't know if that's true, but since the gadget I bought was a bit pricey, I opted for the price that had a warranty (for peace of mind).  (Also because his warrantied price was still cheaper than the store price.)
AFAIK, if units are brought into the Philippines through an official distributor, there's always warranty. Distributors are mandated to do that. Anything else is gray market, that's why there's no warranty.


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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on October 11, 2011, 01:40:32 AM
unless of course the distributor will honor the warranty of grey units for a fee
Title: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on October 11, 2011, 10:49:10 AM
unless of course the distributor will honor the warranty of grey units for a fee
This applies to most of the service centers I know, including units which are bought from abroad without international warranty, or old units with lapse warranty.

But of course, it's better when you don't pay anything for warranty right?


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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wickwire on October 12, 2011, 10:55:47 AM
new to the android experience, what antivirus software would you recommend that won't affect the phone's performance too much/at all? And how do you log out of the marketplace from the phone itself? Settings button doesn't show any options for sign out..

TIA
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bravoexo on October 12, 2011, 11:13:36 AM
Anti-virus? 

You just go back home, that's it.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Hajile on October 12, 2011, 11:47:39 AM
And how do you log out of the marketplace from the phone itself? Settings button doesn't show any options for sign out..

Uh... i don't think you can. That's an android phone, it's a walking gmail. Your google maps, email, sync, market, messengers, VoIP, updates, browser, etc. are all tied to your google email. Only way to logout is if you unregister your phone (or do a factory reset).

You can try going to Settings>Applications>Manage Applications>Market>ClearData but even even then, your email is always somewhere in your phone.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Locohijo on October 13, 2011, 08:32:38 PM
^ they should offer some way to log out from your account.  With Google wallet on the horizon, this can be a security issue especially if you lost your phone.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bravoexo on October 13, 2011, 09:24:18 PM
With wallet, and when you purchase from Marketplace and the up coming NF comm, you have to give your password. 

With your google account, try to remove the account in your Account & Sync.   

Further, you should have the phone screen timeout and lock anyways and keep the screen clean.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wickwire on October 14, 2011, 05:36:36 AM
Just thought I'd share these..nakakaaliw please delete kung bawal

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.AOI.hqq.LiveWallpaper_FireFlieslite

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.AOI.hqq.LiveWallpaper_Skyrocket

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.jiubang.android.flux

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on October 14, 2011, 08:21:00 AM
With wallet, and when you purchase from Marketplace and the up coming NF comm, you have to give your password. 

With your google account, try to remove the account in your Account & Sync.   

Further, you should have the phone screen timeout and lock anyways and keep the screen clean.

And don't use the pattern lock, at least use the PIN.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on October 19, 2011, 11:15:54 AM
Galaxy Nexus first smartphone with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
(http://p.twimg.com/AcFlZSvCEAEYPZj.jpg)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: uvax on October 19, 2011, 03:45:00 PM
Can't wait to try Ice Cream Sandwich on my Nexus S. The Face Unlock is intriguing.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: pythonista on October 19, 2011, 05:59:35 PM
I wonder how would it perform on single-core 1ghz phones.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: uvax on October 19, 2011, 07:26:11 PM
Looks snappy enough!

http://www.redmondpie.com/android-4.0-ice-cream-sandwich-for-nexus-s-caught-on-video/ (http://www.redmondpie.com/android-4.0-ice-cream-sandwich-for-nexus-s-caught-on-video/)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on October 25, 2011, 04:26:54 PM
Joined luwe in the LG bandwagon haha!

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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on October 25, 2011, 07:24:32 PM
ano yung C660 pre? qwerty?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on October 25, 2011, 08:16:28 PM
ano yung C660 pre? qwerty?

(http://www.dsmartphones.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/LG-Optimus-Pro-C660-158x300.jpg)
Title: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on October 25, 2011, 09:33:39 PM
ano yung C660 pre? qwerty?

(http://www.dsmartphones.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/LG-Optimus-Pro-C660-158x300.jpg)
yep that's it. actually company issued.


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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on October 25, 2011, 10:10:49 PM
Kumikita si Tapatalk dahil sa atin! Hehe
Title: Re: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on October 26, 2011, 08:40:23 AM
Kumikita si Tapatalk dahil sa atin! Hehe
Sa yo lang! Haha!

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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: icebuko on October 26, 2011, 03:20:21 PM
Kamusta c660? Baka kumuha ko para kay erpat nito eh. Tnx

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Title: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on October 26, 2011, 09:05:57 PM
Kamusta c660? Baka kumuha ko para kay erpat nito eh. Tnx

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The keys are a bit small so it's not for people with fat fingers and poor eyesight. I actually have a hard time typing with it. Pero yun ang issue sa akin so I can't complain, for now.

Sana ibigay sa akin next Optimus 3D rin hehe.


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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on October 26, 2011, 09:47:58 PM
bigay mo na lang saken kung ayaw mo na hahaha. :D
Title: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on October 27, 2011, 06:52:30 AM
bigay mo na lang saken kung ayaw mo na hahaha. :D
Sige kapalit ng Borquimobile.


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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: icebuko on October 27, 2011, 09:15:55 AM
Kamusta c660? Baka kumuha ko para kay erpat nito eh. Tnx

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The keys are a bit small so it's not for people with fat fingers and poor eyesight. I actually have a hard time typing with it. Pero yun ang issue sa akin so I can't complain, for now.

Sana ibigay sa akin next Optimus 3D rin hehe.


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I see. Thanks. Try ko nalang din siguro pag napadaan sa mall.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: reel on October 27, 2011, 08:05:27 PM
the Xperia Neo is a pretty neat package for its price (15.5k).  1Ghz, 8mp cam, 3.7" with proper HDMI out
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wickwire on November 04, 2011, 02:38:44 PM
Anybody here using liveprofile?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on November 04, 2011, 11:51:56 PM
Looking forward in buying Samsung Galaxy Note :D
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on November 10, 2011, 12:03:46 PM
wala bang promo ang note tulad nun launch nang S2?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Japorms on November 11, 2011, 05:24:49 PM
I'm torn between the galaxy note or the kindle fire.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on November 12, 2011, 09:54:07 AM
I'm torn between the galaxy note or the kindle fire.

just buy the note.  doble pa ang function with matching stylus pa.  5.3 tablet phone is enough to carry around and inside the pocket.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Al on November 15, 2011, 11:12:25 AM
Guys, for some reason, I can't update Google Maps (I'm on a Samsung Galaxy Ace running Gingerbread). It says it's not available in my country. Damn... I went through three countries and hanggang sa pag uwi ko, the notification is still the same, lol.

Has anyone encountered a similar bug?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on November 15, 2011, 01:37:50 PM
Quote
Not too long ago, rumors started to come out that we would be seeing quad-core tablets in the very near future. With that, a very special question came about. What about smartphones? Yup, them too. Despite hearing rumors about Meizu’s quad-core phones, our wildest dreams have become a reality. The HTC Edge might as well be the first quad core phone to hit the market.

http://www.androidauthority.com/htc-edge-first-quad-core-smartphone-rumor-mill-31346/
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on November 21, 2011, 09:02:05 PM
hi android owners,

i'm thinking if i should get either the HTC Desire S or the Samsung Galaxy S (either the AMOLED or S-LCD). which one is better? i was all set for the Desire S until i read about the wifi death grip issue on the top panel. i foresee using the phone a lot in landscape mode and this is a deal breaker, IMHO., unless the newer batches have this problem fixed. The Galaxy S looks great for its price now even if the specs are old. If you can recommend other phones in the same price range (15-19k) please give me tips. thanks!

since the galaxy S has a pretty old android version it's also important how easy or possible it is to update, either officially or to use cyanogenmod.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on November 22, 2011, 12:03:56 AM
Wouldn't the deathgrip be fixed by one of those cases?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on November 22, 2011, 12:05:29 AM
hmm i'm not sure if the deathgrip is hardware or software-related... i think my choice is down to the amoled galaxy s or the desire S then? LOL
Title: Android thread
Post by: newcastle_29 on November 22, 2011, 02:20:03 AM
hi android owners,

i'm thinking if i should get either the HTC Desire S or the Samsung Galaxy S (either the AMOLED or S-LCD). which one is better? i was all set for the Desire S until i read about the wifi death grip issue on the top panel. i foresee using the phone a lot in landscape mode and this is a deal breaker, IMHO., unless the newer batches have this problem fixed. The Galaxy S looks great for its price now even if the specs are old. If you can recommend other phones in the same price range (15-19k) please give me tips. thanks!

since the galaxy S has a pretty old android version it's also important how easy or possible it is to update, either officially or to use cyanogenmod.

hardware specs wise galaxy s pero pagdating sa case durability mas matibay si htc.

galaxy s will be hands down choice.


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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: otacon on November 22, 2011, 10:05:17 AM
@borgy_t

Might want to check out TCP, found some LG Optimus 2xs for as low as P18k, probably the 8GB version.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on November 22, 2011, 10:29:32 AM
@otacon,

are these bnew? thanks. i saw a bnew galaxy S for 14k in TCP. will check it out!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: otacon on November 22, 2011, 10:42:46 AM
Im not sure, probably not, but like FRs, YMMV :mellow:

You might also want to check online if it will have official ICS (4.0) support, I've read some article from MaxPC on the affirmative..ah, here (http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/lg_relax_optimus_2x_owners_youll_get_your_ice_cream_sandwich) it is.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on November 22, 2011, 10:46:20 AM
cool. thanks dude! the lowest bnew unit i saw in TCP goes for 19k.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: otacon on November 22, 2011, 10:56:24 AM
On the subject, been reading this:

http://www.gsmarena.com/galaxy_s_ii_vs_galaxy_s_plus_vs_optimus_2x-review-602.php

My 1+year old Spica i5700 is starting to show its age, I wonder if going DC should give me enough of a speed boost, although i can't poke holes on the Spica's awesome community support, with mods like enabled multitouch, the YONIP kernel, etc.. limited RAM lang talaga ang weakness nito.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: pythonista on November 22, 2011, 11:19:03 AM
hi android owners,

i'm thinking if i should get either the HTC Desire S or the Samsung Galaxy S (either the AMOLED or S-LCD). which one is better? i was all set for the Desire S until i read about the wifi death grip issue on the top panel. i foresee using the phone a lot in landscape mode and this is a deal breaker, IMHO., unless the newer batches have this problem fixed. The Galaxy S looks great for its price now even if the specs are old. If you can recommend other phones in the same price range (15-19k) please give me tips. thanks!

since the galaxy S has a pretty old android version it's also important how easy or possible it is to update, either officially or to use cyanogenmod.

Desire S user here. The wifi death grip is real (even with a casing), although the signal falls down I can still browse. I'm used to browsing vertically so it was not a huge letdown for me. Other than that its very well built device and I like Sense UI.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on November 22, 2011, 01:11:04 PM
hi android owners,

i'm thinking if i should get either the HTC Desire S or the Samsung Galaxy S (either the AMOLED or S-LCD). which one is better? i was all set for the Desire S until i read about the wifi death grip issue on the top panel. i foresee using the phone a lot in landscape mode and this is a deal breaker, IMHO., unless the newer batches have this problem fixed. The Galaxy S looks great for its price now even if the specs are old. If you can recommend other phones in the same price range (15-19k) please give me tips. thanks!

since the galaxy S has a pretty old android version it's also important how easy or possible it is to update, either officially or to use cyanogenmod.

hardware specs wise galaxy s pero pagdating sa case durability mas matibay si htc.

galaxy s will be hands down choice.


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+1

Galaxy S samoled user here. Firmware updating is easy, even custom firmwares. Most of them also have video tutorials. Plus Ice Cream Sandwich has already been successfully ported by XDA developers to SGS1. In a few weeks we'll already have a fully working and stable ICS rom.
http://www.techgom.com/2011/11/ice-cream-sandwich-ported-to-galaxy-s.html

Quote
Latest rumor informed that Samsung Will Upgrade all Gt-I9XXX series to the Android 4.0 Ice cream Sandwhich in the Upcmoing period Which Includes Samsung Galaxy S, Nexus S and Galaxy SII, Google also announce that all android smartphone which already got official 2.3.3 update will also work with ICS like any other Update. But we Still waiting to get an official announcement from Samsung. Mostly, Samsung Galaxy S will get the same ICS version of the Galaxy Nexus which is 4.0.1 but I am not sure about the touchwiz UI of samsung.
http://www.youmobile.org/blogs/entry/Samsung-to-Update-Galaxy-S-Nexus-S-and-Galaxy-S-II-to-Android-4-0-ICS
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: reel on November 23, 2011, 07:46:04 AM
@Al, try the SetUSA app that you can download from the Market.  it will fake your location to allow you to download and install Google Maps, and loads of other apps that is country limited (Amazon Appstore, Google Earth, etc)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Al on November 23, 2011, 01:36:41 PM
Thanks, reel. Sounds like a good idea. The problem is, a few days ago, the notification changed to your device is not compatible with this item. And it seems like lots of people are having the same problem across different models and brands.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on November 23, 2011, 04:21:13 PM
finally joined the android borg last saturday. magaan siya literally pero mabigat sa bulsa hehehe. ang sarap gamitin nang note.

already updated, rooted and all my fave apps installed.

battery hog talaga siya pag on lahat wifi, 3G, autosync, medium brightness, etc.  pero I can get it to last a 24 hour day now after a couple of recharges.

paano pa gamitin ang tapatalk dito... hmmm.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on November 23, 2011, 04:24:50 PM
Ayun madali lang pala hehe

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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on November 23, 2011, 04:52:02 PM
question: how do I stop this phone from using 3G/HSPA but still allow me to get/send MMS?  ang ginawa kasi nun taga Samsung pinatay lang yun 'use packet data.'

can i just change the APN? takot ako ma-over charge sa data usage. meron naman ako wifi router dito sa office. puwede ko din ikabit yun cdrking tomato router sa kotse for long trips.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on November 23, 2011, 05:25:50 PM
Just renewed my suncell plan and got the galaxy y... First thing I did installed tapatalk and post here. Lol

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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: reel on November 23, 2011, 08:40:34 PM
@jojitb afaik you have to have an MMS APN entered in the settings too, separate from the internet APN. what network are you?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on November 24, 2011, 07:12:07 AM
@reel
smart postpaid
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: pythonista on November 24, 2011, 08:09:39 AM
Anyone tried buying an aftermarket earphones with remote controls? Is there a specific brand that works well on android phone specially HTC? I just find it irritating to take out my phone just to change songs.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: uvax on November 24, 2011, 08:24:21 AM
question: how do I stop this phone from using 3G/HSPA but still allow me to get/send MMS?  ang ginawa kasi nun taga Samsung pinatay lang yun 'use packet data.'

can i just change the APN? takot ako ma-over charge sa data usage. meron naman ako wifi router dito sa office. puwede ko din ikabit yun cdrking tomato router sa kotse for long trips.

You can't do that anymore.

Dati ang ginagawa ko Data enabled (use packet data), correct setting para sa MMS APN at intentionally wrong setting yung internet APN. Nakakapag-MMS ako nang hindi nagko-connect iyong 3G data.

Nagbago na ng network setup ang Smart. Parang auto detect na. Kahit mali ang settings basta data enabled ko-connect pa rin ang 3G data kaya hindi na umuubra yung dating technique.

Ang default setting naman ng Android eh kung meron siyang data connection over wifi hindi siya ko-connect sa 3G data kaya dapat puwede kang mag-MMS. Kita naman sa notification bar. Dapat wifi icon lang at walang "G" o "3G" icon para sure ka na walang 3G data connection.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: reel on November 24, 2011, 10:38:54 AM
Globe has a dedicated MMS APN kaya it works pa as it should (MMS without data).
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on November 24, 2011, 10:59:29 AM
bad trip naman kung ganun.  itest ko ko nga.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: otacon on November 24, 2011, 11:05:43 AM
Anyone tried buying an aftermarket earphones with remote controls? Is there a specific brand that works well on android phone specially HTC? I just find it irritating to take out my phone just to change songs.

Just about any headphone/earphone w/ integrated mic and baby-PL connector(w/ extra lead for mic) will work, control is rudimentary though.. tap once on the mic button to pause, tap twice to skip tracks forward.

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: uvax on November 24, 2011, 11:44:58 AM
Globe has a dedicated MMS APN kaya it works pa as it should (MMS without data).


Smart has a dedicated MMS APN too but with android if you disable data, you won't have MMS. Smart just made it "easier" for their customers to use 3G data but not requiring a defined APN to access the internet. Kaya ang problema if you send MMS ko-connect ang 3G data whether you want to or not. Sucks for those who just want to use MMS but better for a lot of users who wants to use broadband internet kasi nga plug 'n play. No need to configure any internet APN.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on November 26, 2011, 11:57:30 AM
well i just bought an htc chacha from cashcashpinoy for 11k with HTC warranty. the galaxy s looked really awesome but the chacha's much cheaper and i would like a qwerty. (im using a nokia e63 for my other sim).
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on November 26, 2011, 12:00:03 PM
well i just bought an htc chacha from cashcashpinoy for 11k with HTC warranty. the galaxy s looked really awesome but the chacha's much cheaper and i would like a qwerty. (im using a nokia e63 for my other sim).
i'm also currently using a nokia e63. kamusta naman chacha compared dito? salamat!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on November 26, 2011, 12:05:34 PM
ahh sorry i forgot to say i haven't got it yet. i just paid the voucher last night. delivery/pick up starts on dec 12 pa. will post feedback once i spend some time with the phone :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on November 26, 2011, 07:37:04 PM
can't wait for my s2 to arrive.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on November 27, 2011, 11:24:20 AM
well i just bought an htc chacha from cashcashpinoy for 11k with HTC warranty. the galaxy s looked really awesome but the chacha's much cheaper and i would like a qwerty. (im using a nokia e63 for my other sim).
nice choice. use the FB button!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on November 27, 2011, 08:33:54 PM
arrrgh... didn't know swype has autocorrect turned on by default.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Al on December 07, 2011, 01:19:02 AM
Google Maps update problem solved. All I did was wait. -sigh-
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on December 08, 2011, 12:37:40 PM
just upgraded my HTC Aria to Motorola Atrix 4G for $0.01, just waiting for the Atrix lapdock to arrive.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bravoexo on December 19, 2011, 01:11:57 PM
Just installed Android 4.0.2 Ice Cream Sandwich on my HTC HD2.  But Globe's been unrealiable all day.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: uvax on December 19, 2011, 03:04:55 PM
Just installed Android 4.0.2 Ice Cream Sandwich on my HTC HD2.  But Globe's been unrealiable all day.

Do you have the Face Unlock feature? I upgraded my Nexus S but the Face Unlock feature is missing. I'm thinking that it could be a special feature for Nexus Prime only.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bravoexo on December 19, 2011, 04:17:50 PM
The ICS Camera driver for the HD2 is still under development by the great folks at xda-devs
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: oni on December 19, 2011, 06:05:35 PM
The ICS Camera driver for the HD2 is still under development by the great folks at xda-devs
Lucky you.  I'm still holding back on installing the ICS for my desire because the camera is also not working (as well as the USB mass storage).  :(
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: uvax on December 19, 2011, 10:08:53 PM
Bummer! It's official. Google left out Face Unlock in the official ICS update for Nexus S.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: redenjaja on December 21, 2011, 12:12:19 AM
On the subject, been reading this:

http://www.gsmarena.com/galaxy_s_ii_vs_galaxy_s_plus_vs_optimus_2x-review-602.php

My 1+year old Spica i5700 is starting to show its age, I wonder if going DC should give me enough of a speed boost, although i can't poke holes on the Spica's awesome community support, with mods like enabled multitouch, the YONIP kernel, etc.. limited RAM lang talaga ang weakness nito.

wow spica user din ako! kung walang samdroid and the likes of banjo, tagal na sanang mp3 player tong spica ko hehe. gamit ko pa rin to pang social network, gps pag may bike rides. mukhang tablet na lang balak kong ipalit dito instead of buying a new phone... di pa rin ako makapili kung transformer, iconia or omnipad bibilhin ko...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on December 23, 2011, 11:43:25 AM
finally got the laptop dock for my Atrix 4G for $50, will try to install ubuntu one of these days...

(http://i.imgur.com/YLQKJs.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/admIAs.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/v6mpUs.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/4fBU1s.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/kNoh1s.jpg)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: AJ on December 23, 2011, 11:56:41 AM
uber n00b in the android scene here. in-laws gave my daughter a Pandigital ebook running on android 1.5

some questions:
1.best app for ebook reading aside from the default barnes and noble app (that we can't use coz apparently we need a US address).
2. video viewer? the usual divx/xvid, mkv, mov files
3. since it is technically owned by our daughter, any apps for a 1 yr old girl that you can suggest?

tia


edit:
found some info here
http://www.slatedroid.com/topic/12526-7-bpdn-android-15-open-platform-kit-no-hacks-needed-walk-through/
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on December 26, 2011, 07:07:22 AM
1. Aldiko
2. I just download anything off market
3. Angry Birds?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on December 26, 2011, 10:14:35 AM
2. I use MX video player (while waiting for VLC) https://market.android.com/details?id=com.mxtech.videoplayer.ad
3. Ant Smasher? https://market.android.com/details?id=com.bestcoolfungames.antsmasher
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on December 27, 2011, 11:38:31 PM
got my htc chacha earlier, and the keyboard was set to greek by default. it took me a while to find the setting to change that (Fn + space bar). -1 on the user-friendliness... also updated to gingerbread 2.3.5 and dl'ed some apps (pinoy henyo, YM, vtok). typing is good so far but taking a bit of getting used to because the alignment is slightly different from my nokia e63. also the M key doesn't kick in sometimes (could be fault of the unit).
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: slide on December 28, 2011, 08:38:37 AM
I got a cheap Apad Mid for my daughter last week,  running gingerbread and has a 1GHz proc, 256MB ram.  The using it as big GBA console.  Anyone know of a decent NDS emulator?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: symphony X on December 28, 2011, 05:30:38 PM
so I sold my new iphone 4s and bought a samsung galaxy note, so far so good, love the big screen hehe. I want to try rooting this but in case I will need to have it warrantied, do you think unrooting and reverting to stock will not be detectable by the service centers?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on December 28, 2011, 05:55:14 PM
so I sold my new iphone 4s and bought a samsung galaxy note, so far so good, love the big screen hehe. I want to try rooting this but in case I will need to have it warrantied, do you think unrooting and reverting to stock will not be detectable by the service centers?
blasphemy! you sold the 4S for a sammy!
haha jk.
AFAIK, the service centers will not notice as long as you fully revert to stock. as in wipe everything then put in an official ROM.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Noobinator on December 28, 2011, 06:35:47 PM
do you think unrooting and reverting to stock will not be detectable by the service centers?
On my Galaxy S2, there's this counter for the number of times you flashed a non-official rom. USB jig should reset it to 0.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: rene_canlas on December 28, 2011, 06:42:01 PM
so I sold my new iphone 4s and bought a samsung galaxy note, so far so good, love the big screen hehe. I want to try rooting this but in case I will need to have it warrantied, do you think unrooting and reverting to stock will not be detectable by the service centers?

Welcome to the club! Sold my iPhone 4 for am HTC EVO 3D and later on got a Samsung Galaxy Note from Smart.  I am now trying to see if this "phoneblet" ("tabphone" sounds better, imho) can replace my iPad 2 completely.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on December 28, 2011, 09:30:32 PM
so I sold my new iphone 4s and bought a samsung galaxy note, so far so good, love the big screen hehe. I want to try rooting this but in case I will need to have it warrantied, do you think unrooting and reverting to stock will not be detectable by the service centers?

They won't notice it if you're still able to "unroot" it.  but it would be a problem if the phone breaks down in such a way that you can't "unroot" it...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on December 28, 2011, 11:18:34 PM
^ the "USB Jig" serves as a reset for the phone.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on December 29, 2011, 10:37:03 AM
so I sold my new iphone 4s and bought a samsung galaxy note, so far so good, love the big screen hehe. I want to try rooting this but in case I will need to have it warrantied, do you think unrooting and reverting to stock will not be detectable by the service centers?

welcome to the club.  just load back a stock firmware via odin and samsung won't be any wiser.

I suggest using bsplayer lite for video playing, es and root explorer.

dumadami na note user.  can't wait for ICS.

On another note, I just found out that the always-on promo of smart is available for postpaid.  I think I'll try that out. 250MB for 30 days sounds just enough.  I have wifi at home and at the office anyway.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on December 29, 2011, 11:20:45 AM
anyone have Moto Defy? what can you say about it?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: symphony X on December 29, 2011, 01:20:18 PM
blasphemy! you sold the 4S for a sammy!
haha jk.
AFAIK, the service centers will not notice as long as you fully revert to stock. as in wipe everything then put in an official ROM.

haha not entirely, i still have my regular iphone 4 so it's all good hehe

thanks for the replies guys, i haven't got the time to thoroughly read the tutorials but i read ice cream sandwich will be rolling out early next year and it'll give a performance boost to the g.note, so i might hold off rooting until then
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on December 29, 2011, 08:03:10 PM

On another note, I just found out that the always-on promo of smart is available for postpaid.  I think I'll try that out. 250MB for 30 days sounds just enough.  I have wifi at home and at the office anyway.


Can you give me more details on this? I tried doing Always On a couple of months back and it wouldn't allow me on my all-in plan.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on January 02, 2012, 01:50:41 PM
Louie,

eto: http://tweakmagphilippines.com/thread/%E2%80%98always-on%E2%80%99-internet-packages-now-in-smart-all-in-plans/

yun prepaid saka bro kasi sa 2200 isesend yun access code, sa postpaid sa 7577. Di ko pa natry. di pa kasi tapos yun all-in ko na 20hrs.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on January 02, 2012, 04:25:24 PM
Ayaw sa akin kasi naka All-In plan ako :(

So SURF to 7757 lang gumagana. Ayaw nung ON 300.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on January 03, 2012, 09:38:32 AM
ano kaya ang max OS for an HTC Wildfire? now it's on 2.2

also anyone tried MIUI? can i use any of those ROM for the Wildfire providing with same MCU?

http://en.miui.com/
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on January 03, 2012, 08:14:31 PM
you might have to check first if your bootloader is unlocked?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on January 04, 2012, 01:40:52 AM
you might have to check first if your bootloader is unlocked?
uy kinakarir talaga ang android! sumasagot ka na ng ganyan ah?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on January 04, 2012, 11:41:39 AM
you might have to check first if your bootloader is unlocked?
uy kinakarir talaga ang android! sumasagot ka na ng ganyan ah?
haha lol tinatry ko nga mag-dev ng apps for android e beginner pa.

unfortunately the MIUI doesn't support the wildfire. check out the supported devices page.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on January 04, 2012, 11:44:04 AM
...in the process of unlocking
http://www.amarjit.info/2011/04/how-to-root-htc-wildfire-android.html

too bad my hboot is 1.01.0002 can't continue on the process here
http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/index.php?title=HTC_Wildfire:_Full_Update_Guide
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on January 04, 2012, 11:47:01 AM
wow swerte, naka S-OFF yung wildfire mo? :)

HTC has an unlock tool that will supposedly support eventually unlocking all of their android devices. pero wala pa yung wildfire (and my chacha).
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on January 04, 2012, 11:52:46 AM
ah may tool pala yung HTC to unlock?

kakainis ayaw nung RUU software, laging sinasabi ng 30% lang yung battery pero 100% charged naman sya :angry:

trying another method
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1145035 :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on January 04, 2012, 02:35:50 PM
http://htcdev.com/bootloader (http://htcdev.com/bootloader)

There is a list of supported devices. They are working on support for models released before September 2011.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on January 04, 2012, 05:06:07 PM
woot! finally got the Wildfire on 2.3.7 Cyanogenmod 7 from 2.2.1 > 2.1 > Rooted

kinabahan ako kasi nung no-boot ko limitaw yung RED trangle + ! kala ko brick na hehehe
seems like a little fastor
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on January 04, 2012, 06:24:39 PM
waaaah wala pa ring S-OFF para sa chacha!!: (( well wala pa din naman CM7 support lolz
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bravoexo on January 05, 2012, 07:48:39 AM
Just installed ICS 4.0.3 beta 10 for the HD2, Camera fixed.  VPN and Wifi Tethering na lang kulang.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on January 05, 2012, 11:28:26 AM
after tinkering the phone the whole night parang mas gusto ko pa yung 2.2 kesa sa mod rom, tried SplashMOD_v1.5 also pero laging may nag po-pop up na error message.

I guess if the missis is going to use this balik nalang sa shipped RUU.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on January 06, 2012, 11:12:37 AM
finally! after 1 month, my MHL-HDMI cable, USB jig, and USB OTG cable arrived.

The HDMI cable works as advertised. I can now watch whatever is on my Note's screen on the TV.

The USB OTG cable works on my flash drives, but only for FAT32. I need to install ntfs-3g to get it to work on my 16GB stick on NTFS.

Haven't checked if the USB jig works. No need to yet.

Now, I need to get some silicone or leather case. The flip top case on protects the screen. Fellow note owners, ano casing ninyo? san ninyo binili?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bravoexo on January 13, 2012, 03:43:20 PM
report from Data Monitor of ICS....  from Jan 9 -  13 (start of latest build i installed to current date/time)

I've used 2.01Gb of mobile data....  ha ha, thank you supersurf!

(RSSDeamon 1.07Gb, Twit.tv by meadiafly 0.6Gb...etc...)

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: nmeuvdast8 on January 18, 2012, 10:26:37 PM
after tinkering the phone the whole night parang mas gusto ko pa yung 2.2 kesa sa mod rom, tried SplashMOD_v1.5 also pero laging may nag po-pop up na error message.

I guess if the missis is going to use this balik nalang sa shipped RUU.

i've spent the past week flashing and re-flashing my Optimus One. It seems that although some of the custom ROMs are good, they are still lacking the stability and functionality (that I am looking for at least) for everyday use. I've tried these in the past few days...

CM 7.2 - i could not get the USB Mass Storage to work on Windows 7 64 bit (although airdroid app more than made up for this hiccup). currently, this is the only ROM i found to support AVRCP 1.3, but encountered stuttering audio stream with my bluetooth headset. cant seem to find any work around. 
Void Forever - same with CM 7.2 but the Mass Storage is working but without the AVRCP 1.3
CM 7.1 - same with CM 7.2

currently using the Stock LG GB 2.3.3 ROM (surprise), Rooted with CWM Recovery running 2.6.35.13-v3 kernel. might stick with this for a while...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: pythonista on January 19, 2012, 09:13:01 AM
Got fed upwith Sense 3.0 and was about to root and install CM7 on my Desire S only to realize na HBOOT 2.00 pala ako, revolutionary.io doesn't support it yet. :(

Good thing may Go Launcher EX to replace my Sense for a while. They also have cool apps and widgets: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.gau.go.launcherex
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: otacon on January 20, 2012, 06:23:02 PM
Meetings getting out of control? Classroom too noisy? Feel like pissing-off everyone inside the elevator?

Use Sound Grenade  (https://market.android.com/details?id=com.smudgeapps.soundgrenade) :wacko:

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on January 20, 2012, 09:54:32 PM
got openvpn working on my Note with Rocketrom 17 and Abyss 3.2
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on January 26, 2012, 03:27:58 AM
after 2 nights ng pagpupuyat..... 

Full Running Desktop LINUx (Debian) on Motorola Atrix 4G (w/ lapdock)  :silly: :silly:


best of all... it only cost me $50 (plus tax)  (free phone upgrade, lapdock=$50)

(http://i.imgur.com/YSKS4.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/SZxWt.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/NgsuL.jpg)

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on January 26, 2012, 09:02:32 PM
there's now firefox beta for Android....

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/mobile/nightly/latest-mozilla-central-android/fennec-12.0a1.multi.android-arm.apk
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on January 27, 2012, 04:03:57 PM
@i2mp
how does that work?  Is the Atrix powering the laptop or is it just showing up as a window?

@all android users
Any app that can monitor 3g data usage in terms of number of connections and duration? the smart all-in plan gives me 20 hours per month in 30 minute segments. my google skills fail me.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on January 27, 2012, 07:17:56 PM
@all android users
Any app that can monitor 3g data usage in terms of number of connections and duration? the smart all-in plan gives me 20 hours per month in 30 minute segments. my google skills fail me.

you mean like net monitor?

http://www.androib.com/nm/index.htm

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.aob.android.mnm
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on January 28, 2012, 04:05:02 PM
@i2mp
how does that work?  Is the Atrix powering the laptop or is it just showing up as a window?



The lapdock only consists of the lcd monitor, keyboard with keypad and battery that also charges the Atrix when connected. Without the Atrix, the lapdock is useless. A 4GB Linux image is saved in the internal mem (puwede rin sa sd card).  Before the "mod" ang puwede lang gawin sa lapdock ay mag Firefox, play multimedia files and run the apps installed in the Atrix in fullscreen. With the Full Desktop Linux running on top of Android puwede na mag-install ng Linux apps like OpenOffice etc.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: nmeuvdast8 on January 28, 2012, 07:00:27 PM
CM9 ICS Beta now available for Optimus One

took the plunge and gave it a shot...

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s320x320/396731_2841414686556_1594992296_2468684_3011113_n.jpg)

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s320x320/418149_2841427326872_1594992296_2468686_692499261_n.jpg)

Problems encountered...
-Can access the Market, but I cannot download apps, it gives an "Error -101"
-UMS not natively supported, pero may mga .apk files that are available to fix this
-confusing Contacts Display Option (which I hope would be polished in upcoming versions)
-no native gapps upon installation (pero sanay na kayo dito if you are using Custom ROMs), but there are .zip files available to fix this
-freezing Photo Gallery (but will be fixed once you flash the gapps for ICS)

yan pa lang so far, still need to explore it more.

overall, its usable. pero not yet stable (syempre, Beta) for everyday use. kaya kung gagamitin mo for your primary phone, expect some bugs.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: DarK_SiDe on January 29, 2012, 12:00:08 AM
Wala pa lang irerelease na official ICS ang Samsung for Galaxy S T_T

sana magrelease mga modders ng version nila...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on January 29, 2012, 08:14:19 AM
Gingerbread is finally out for Optimus Black but only in India. WTH
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: nmeuvdast8 on January 29, 2012, 01:51:37 PM
Gingerbread is finally out for Optimus Black but only in India. WTH

lol. mas mabilis pa yung mga developer ng Custom ROMs, and they dont get paid to do what they are doing (although pwede ka magdonate)

fix my problem with the Market - now I can download apps. I don't know what I did, pero nag-charge lang ako, after that, I tried and voila - it worked. lol
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on January 30, 2012, 10:26:42 AM
i'm about to dual boot my HD2 (still on WM6.5) ay good site to follow on the procedure?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bravoexo on January 30, 2012, 10:30:21 AM
http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=531
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on January 30, 2012, 11:00:43 AM
^ thanks
By the way how's about the one from MIUI have you tried that one?
http://miuiandroid.com/roms/miui-development-roms/
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bravoexo on January 30, 2012, 11:10:59 AM
It's just a skin over....  I prefer Android as clean as stock as possible.  I did the dual boot SD of Android for a while, but eventually went full tilt and am now using Nand Rom versions as the booting OS.  The biggest problem we have is the dearth of internal NAND storage... so usually I don't have a ton of apps loaded....  but now, I just partitioned the SD card w/ an ext-partition, so I have 2gb more internal memory allocation.... sweet...but slow. (only have a class 2 card.  I will be on the hunt for a class 4-6 card soon)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on January 30, 2012, 11:22:10 AM
so we can't have booth OS IN the HD2 ROM? Can any of the two OS reside in the ROM or is it just WM7 then ICS on SD?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bravoexo on January 30, 2012, 01:03:24 PM
I've only tried WM6.5 and Android on SD.  I heard you can do the reverse.  WP7 I have not tried.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on January 31, 2012, 08:28:30 PM
@all android users
Any app that can monitor 3g data usage in terms of number of connections and duration? the smart all-in plan gives me 20 hours per month in 30 minute segments. my google skills fail me.

you mean like net monitor?

http://www.androib.com/nm/index.htm

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.aob.android.mnm

that app still does not do time-based monitoring.
I don't think any available app can do per-minute /per-time-block data connection monitoring.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on January 31, 2012, 08:30:36 PM
@i2mp
how does that work?  Is the Atrix powering the laptop or is it just showing up as a window?



The lapdock only consists of the lcd monitor, keyboard with keypad and battery that also charges the Atrix when connected. Without the Atrix, the lapdock is useless. A 4GB Linux image is saved in the internal mem (puwede rin sa sd card).  Before the "mod" ang puwede lang gawin sa lapdock ay mag Firefox, play multimedia files and run the apps installed in the Atrix in fullscreen. With the Full Desktop Linux running on top of Android puwede na mag-install ng Linux apps like OpenOffice etc.

sana meron ganyan para sa Galaxy note.  So I won't have to bring my netbook  to the office.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bravoexo on February 01, 2012, 03:51:32 PM
Upgraded to a Sandisk Mobile Ultra 32Gb microSDHC card (Class 6).  Formatted a 4Gb ext partition... had trouble getting the ROM to load the ext part, til I realized it must be specific to the old 2Gb partition I had with the older class 2 transcend 16gb microsd I was replacing.... (so a ROM reinstall was required)

Worth the speed upgrade, as it turns out.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: icedrop on February 02, 2012, 03:43:48 AM
@bravo.. magkano ang class 6 na 32gb?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bravoexo on February 02, 2012, 08:18:22 AM
reg. price was 3.7k, it was at 20% discount for photoworld
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: otacon on February 02, 2012, 12:10:48 PM
I got a Ridata 32GB Class 10 for P3.5k sa Trinoma, dun sa store na katapat ng maliit na CDR-King branch, and has been using it on my Ainol Novo 7 Advance tablet. Very minimal lag when watching HD videos.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bravoexo on February 02, 2012, 12:48:17 PM
Write access was the biggest  difference for me.  Writing out to my old class 2 was like 300kb/s-470kb/s only on my sis' HTC Desire running GB 2.3.5 CM7.  On this class 6, I was reaching 3Mb/s writing on my HTC HD2 with the new card running ICS 4.0.3 CM9 .  I thought it was the phone or android version that was the problem, but i got similar results with just a card reader.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on February 02, 2012, 03:21:07 PM
OT: just updated my Old HTC Touch from 6.1 to 6.5 hehehe it's a breeze

But for this HD2 i'm taking my time....
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: icedrop on February 02, 2012, 07:56:03 PM
medyo may kamahalan pa pala ang 32gb na micro sd. gusto ko sana mga dalawa bibilhin para swap ko lang kung anong gusto ko panoorin.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on February 02, 2012, 10:14:17 PM
just got a good deal with a HTC EVO VIEW 4G 32 GB

(http://i.imgur.com/cQO57.jpg)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on February 03, 2012, 09:21:00 AM
just got a good deal with a HTC EVO VIEW 4G 32 GB

(http://i.imgur.com/cQO57.jpg)
so what's the deal? hehe.
seriously, what kind of deal?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on February 03, 2012, 01:34:33 PM
phase out na kasi this month dito kaya binaba na yung price, from $500 it is now $287 in Amazon, I got it for $230 sa 1saleaday.com   
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on February 04, 2012, 07:49:10 PM
I just upgraded my Transcend 8GB Class6 to Transcend 16GB Class 10.

From 9MB/s and 21MB/s, this is now my internal card's speed. Good for video recording.  :happy:


Samsung Galaxy S i9000
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q151/juke_jopat/bench/Transcend-16GB_MicroSD_Class10_Ultimate_fat32_samsunggt-i9000-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on February 06, 2012, 12:06:44 AM
flashed my HTC ChaCha to superOSR + cyanogenmod 7.2 based ROM and it rocks so far. much better memory management and battery life. front camera is not working though - no biggie.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on February 06, 2012, 08:50:06 AM
how long does a fully charged ChaCha last? i hope not overnight.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on February 06, 2012, 09:42:05 AM
i was able to make my chacha last up to 4 days on battery. however, that's by doing the ff:
-2G only, and no mobile browsing/internet.
-turn on wifi for only a few mins a day.
-turn off background data sync (this kills the battery the most).
-turning off auto-adjustment of the display and reducing the brightness level.
-no bluetooth and GPS.
-no calls. there is a gingerbread bug where the dialer app sucks out your battery life and the only way to remedy this is to reboot your phone. THIS is also annoying (all gingerbread based ROM's suffer from this).

more involved usage may last 1 1/2 days on average.

NOTE: this is on the HTC ROM - so far the superOSR + CM ROM seems to use less power but i've yet to measure it "scientifically".
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on February 06, 2012, 03:12:01 PM
sa mga naka smart. text free 25mb to 2200.

free 25mb internet surfing valid for 1 day.

next monday meron ulit
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: oni on February 07, 2012, 03:54:33 PM
-no calls. there is a gingerbread bug where the dialer app sucks out your battery life and the only way to remedy this is to reboot your phone. THIS is also annoying (all gingerbread based ROM's suffer from this).

Woah... this is the first time for me to hear about this bug.  Does this affect all GB-based ROMs for all phones?  Or is it just for the ChaCha?  Or could it a Sense issue?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on February 07, 2012, 05:53:18 PM
-no calls. there is a gingerbread bug where the dialer app sucks out your battery life and the only way to remedy this is to reboot your phone. THIS is also annoying (all gingerbread based ROM's suffer from this).

Woah... this is the first time for me to hear about this bug.  Does this affect all GB-based ROMs for all phones?  Or is it just for the ChaCha?  Or could it a Sense issue?


this bug has been corrected after kernel: XXJVP 2.3.4
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on February 07, 2012, 09:10:23 PM
i'm not sure if this is fixed for all the ROMs (XXJVP is a derivative?). i just read that it affects GB-based ROMs.

on another note, i have to take back my praises about the superOSR + CM7 ROM battery life. my phone is down to 25% after 2 days. i disabled logging in the kernel just now - hopefully it improves.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on February 08, 2012, 04:01:04 PM
ayos na ayos talaga itong HD2 baka pag labas ng WP8 pwede pa rin sya lol

from chinese W6.5 >>>>>>>>>>>>............WP7...................>>>>>>>>>>>.......ICS
(http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/mengfei7/CorbyII.jpg)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on February 08, 2012, 05:54:10 PM
i was able to make my chacha last up to 4 days on battery. however, that's by doing the ff:
-2G only, and no mobile browsing/internet.
-turn on wifi for only a few mins a day.
-turn off background data sync (this kills the battery the most).
-turning off auto-adjustment of the display and reducing the brightness level.
-no bluetooth and GPS.
-no calls. there is a gingerbread bug where the dialer app sucks out your battery life and the only way to remedy this is to reboot your phone. THIS is also annoying (all gingerbread based ROM's suffer from this).

more involved usage may last 1 1/2 days on average.

NOTE: this is on the HTC ROM - so far the superOSR + CM ROM seems to use less power but i've yet to measure it "scientifically".
i see. thanks!

how risky is it to flash it?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on February 08, 2012, 06:25:32 PM
Sephiroth,

Not so risky as long as you follow the instructions. basically there are 4 steps to do:

1. Unlock the phone's bootloader (unless the phone is S-OFF, in which case you don't have to do this). HTC has an official tool for this. Just follow the instructions and confirm the agreement that you are waiving your warranty. This will allow you to root the phone.

2. Root the phone.

3. Load CWM Recovery (ClockWorkMod) into the phone - this will enable you to backup your current ROM (I didn't do this, dafuuqqqq!!!), load up a recovery ROM, wipe your phone's internal memory and load custom ROMs.

4. Use CWM to load the custom ROM - usually you would need to wipe your phone's memory and dalvik-cache.

loading the custom ROM can sometimes not work - hence the importance of backing up! the SD card contents shouldn't be affected though.

currently at 75% battery level after 20 hrs. if this doesn't pan out, i'll change ROMs.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bravoexo on February 08, 2012, 07:17:14 PM
ayos na ayos talaga itong HD2 baka pag labas ng WP8 pwede pa rin sya lol

from chinese W6.5 >>>>>>>>>>>>............WP7...................>>>>>>>>>>>.......ICS
(http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/mengfei7/CorbyII.jpg)

So sweet.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on February 12, 2012, 11:33:49 AM
i think i've solved my battery problems with this ROM. i had to adjust the light sensors and basically turn off the keypad backlight - it was geeky but in the end it was doable. now on 2 1/2 days, 55% battery left. sweet!! main thing is all the htc sense cruft and bloat is gone - the phone feels much more responsive and speedier.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on February 16, 2012, 07:09:39 AM
i think i've solved my battery problems with this ROM. i had to adjust the light sensors and basically turn off the keypad backlight - it was geeky but in the end it was doable. now on 2 1/2 days, 55% battery left. sweet!! main thing is all the htc sense cruft and bloat is gone - the phone feels much more responsive and speedier.
i just noticed that at cmk cellphones cha cha is now just 9500 pesos. dunno how much it will cost in other stores, but it think it's quite attractively prices now (bought my E63 at around 12000 pesos). i am disappointed that nokia E6 is still at 13000. i thought it would go down to 10000 by this time.

after buying supplies for my clinic this month i think i'll grab an htc chacha as a birthday gift to myself. XD
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Al on February 18, 2012, 01:04:12 PM
Galaxy Ace users,

My phone's speaker sounds horribly distorted. Audio through the earphone out is fine, thankfully. Does anyone have the same problem? It's on the last month of it's warranty period, but I'm not keen on claiming it, so I'll just have to look for a repair shop that can work on it. I'm just curious because the speaker is fairly exposed, so there's a chance that it's a design flaw?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on February 22, 2012, 12:05:18 AM
i think i've solved my battery problems with this ROM. i had to adjust the light sensors and basically turn off the keypad backlight - it was geeky but in the end it was doable. now on 2 1/2 days, 55% battery left. sweet!! main thing is all the htc sense cruft and bloat is gone - the phone feels much more responsive and speedier.
i just noticed that at cmk cellphones cha cha is now just 9500 pesos. dunno how much it will cost in other stores, but it think it's quite attractively prices now (bought my E63 at around 12000 pesos). i am disappointed that nokia E6 is still at 13000. i thought it would go down to 10000 by this time.

after buying supplies for my clinic this month i think i'll grab an htc chacha as a birthday gift to myself. XD

kimstore has it for 9000. wtf, nabili ko yung akin at 11k, and a promo at that! i have the europe variant though (@ instead of ~ as the alternate on the P key, and the pound sterling symbol instead of @ at the Y key).
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on February 22, 2012, 10:40:53 AM
has anyone rooted a i9003 or updated it to ICS?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on February 22, 2012, 11:37:12 AM
@wheelee

http://www.tipidcp.com/viewtopic.php?tid=18681
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: nmeuvdast8 on February 23, 2012, 12:32:28 AM
has anyone rooted a i9003 or updated it to ICS?

here...
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=987169 (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=987169)

for custom ROMs, choose your poison...

http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1368 (http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1368)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on February 25, 2012, 12:22:20 AM
cool! pero takot pa yung kasama ko hehehe
baka ma brick daw e kakabili lang nya pero pipilitin ko sya, tnx
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on February 25, 2012, 07:47:07 AM
sa una lang naman nakakatakot. once you have clockworkmod recovery and a nandroid backup, puwede na kahit ano gusto mo.

i hope the official ics release for galaxy note is released soon. kating-kati na ko mag ics.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: nmeuvdast8 on February 25, 2012, 08:56:54 PM
cool! pero takot pa yung kasama ko hehehe
baka ma brick daw e kakabili lang nya pero pipilitin ko sya, tnx

since its a Galaxy model, believe you me, its hard to completely brick unless you have a hardware problem (i.e. a broken board). if worst comes to worst, you can always use Odin or Heimdall to revive the phone.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on February 26, 2012, 02:04:19 AM
^thanks, I'll reassure him then.

as for my HD2, ilang beses ko na ring ni-mod sya & now running Triple Boot hehehe
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on February 29, 2012, 04:06:03 PM
is applanet the installous for android? is it safe?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on February 29, 2012, 07:12:32 PM
^ +1

would like to get feedback from those who have used it.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on February 29, 2012, 07:47:12 PM
ok naman daw.....

http://www.insiderforums.com/forums/showthread.php?34217-Applanet!%28installous-for-android%29

likewise if you like a lot APK, try this but it is in russian but you'll figure it out :D
http://www.getzilla.net/catalog/search?category=applications
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on February 29, 2012, 09:26:20 PM
apparently applanet is dead according to the last page??
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: baron on March 07, 2012, 12:02:26 PM
Can anyone recommend a cheap(er) android phone with GPS? I'm not really into the smartphones thing but I'm in the need for a GPS lap timer and it's also time for me to replace my phone. While looking for GPS lap timers, I came across trackmaster for android and harry's lap timer for iphone, as an alternative to stand-alone gps lap timers. The tracking would probably be less accurate for split times but I don't need high accuracy for now (I may get an external receiver in the future if needed). I'm currently looking at the Galaxy S2 and Iphone but I'm hesitating to buy something as expensive when a crash can possibly break it. I'm looking for something less than 15k but I can go higher depending once I start comparing the specs. TIA.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: slide on March 07, 2012, 01:26:05 PM
Samsung Galaxy Y.  However,  the gps units the comes with phones update once per second.   I doubt if that's good enough.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: baron on March 07, 2012, 03:40:56 PM
Samsung Galaxy Y.  However,  the gps units the comes with phones update once per second.   I doubt if that's good enough.

Thanks. Looks like a good buy, might not be big enough to give me enough info during the run but could be good enough for some track analysis. I'll just have to check if it can accept an external bluetooth gps receiver should I want to upgrade to 5hz.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: slide on March 07, 2012, 05:52:48 PM
so far, the best cheap gps modules (via sparkfun) i've worked on does 20hz. good enough for training but i wouldn't trust it to resolve dead heats.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: erkdmd on March 08, 2012, 07:45:32 PM
mga sirs question lang, nakakapaglaro ba ng Facebook games sa Samsung Galaxy S2? thanks.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on March 09, 2012, 10:09:18 AM
just found out ICS can do Folders lol

(http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/mengfei7/Screenshot_2012-03-09-00-45-42.jpg)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on March 09, 2012, 11:24:38 AM
huh, my Optimus 2X is running Froyo and it has folders already.  Hehe.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on March 09, 2012, 11:26:30 AM
BTW there's a sale on Google Play for a bunch of apps.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/collection/promotion_2012_03_06_AppsFavorites?feature=banner#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDIwMSwibnVsbC10b3BfZmVhdHVyZWRfYXBwc19fXzJfcHJvbW9fMTMzMTIzMzQ0ODc1OSJd
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on March 09, 2012, 01:54:07 PM
huh, my Optimus 2X is running Froyo and it has folders already.  Hehe.

lol i'm so outdated :D
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on March 12, 2012, 05:57:15 PM
gf got an ainol 7 elf tablet today with ICS 4.0.3, though i was the one who picked it up. been playing with it so far it's speedy and fluid.. but the underside can get warm with prolonged use.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on March 13, 2012, 11:29:44 AM
has anyone tried slideme market?

http://slideme.org/
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: DarK_SiDe on March 14, 2012, 07:51:14 AM
Quote
ainol 7
sorry.. had to comment on the name. whoever named that device should be fired ^^
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on March 14, 2012, 10:10:56 AM
@DarK_SiDe

it's a very popular brand here in HK/ China & now in Phil :D

BTW i tried slideme market & it seems to be OK

got "mysms" when the apk is loaded in your phone you can txt virtually on any machine that connects to the Net.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on March 14, 2012, 11:19:41 AM
hahaha, what's with "ainol", d ko gets. aside from the backside getting warm, the tablet is actually very good! Draw Something though lags a bit, but other doodling apps work just fine. Draw Something works fine on the galaxy tab 8.9 so i don't know what's the problem (perhaps ICS compatibility??)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on March 14, 2012, 01:11:54 PM
^ say the brand name out loud with a silent "O"
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on March 14, 2012, 06:34:38 PM
ahh... i pronounce it kasi like "ai-ai", not "aesop".
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on March 14, 2012, 06:50:59 PM
ahh... i pronounce it kasi like "ai-ai", not "aesop".

even so... you'll simply sound like a Brit saying the A word.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: r8dhex on March 14, 2012, 08:09:34 PM
hahaha, what's with "ainol", d ko gets. aside from the backside getting warm,

LOL, backside gets warm with the ainol ... sorry couldn't resist.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on March 14, 2012, 08:31:32 PM
ainol ain't my cup of tea but i'm not judging anyone who's into it.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on March 15, 2012, 03:11:57 PM
LOL @r8dhex!!

we were waiting for the aurora but teh gf couldnt wait. the asus memo 370T seems a good device as well, but no release date yet fffffuuuu
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on March 15, 2012, 10:59:16 PM
Kung di nyo type ainol try Ramos, haipad, or viewsonic
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on March 16, 2012, 12:07:46 AM
anyone using the onda vi10 elite? it's the comeptitor to the elf, same specs.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: nmeuvdast8 on March 16, 2012, 09:44:26 PM
anyone here who have tried App Inventor?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juandelacruz on May 11, 2012, 08:34:43 PM
Went to SM North and saw the KingCom Note (Android 903) with a 5" capacitive touchscreen (unknown resolution) and 1.2 GHz processor(?) for Php8,438 cash. Comes with Android 2.3.6. Played around with it a little and it seemed okay. It felt heavy and solid. I can't find anything about it on the web though, not even images.

Edit:
Googling for '5" android tablet phone dual sim tv', I found a bunch of look-a-likes on Alibaba.com
(http://i00.i.aliimg.com/img/pb/219/711/453/453711219_041.jpg)
(http://i01.i.aliimg.com/img/pb/980/708/453/453708980_346.jpg)
(http://i00.i.aliimg.com/img/pb/982/708/453/453708982_736.jpg)
(http://i01.i.aliimg.com/img/pb/984/708/453/453708984_018.jpg)

http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/548282443/Dual_SIM_Android_2_3_Smartphone.html (http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/548282443/Dual_SIM_Android_2_3_Smartphone.html)
http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/541270074/sc5001_5_inch_tablet_with_dual.html (http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/541270074/sc5001_5_inch_tablet_with_dual.html)
http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/552308236/5_inch_capacitive_screen_android_Call.html (http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/552308236/5_inch_capacitive_screen_android_Call.html)
http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/544953876/Android_5_inch_tablet_PC_phone.html (http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/544953876/Android_5_inch_tablet_PC_phone.html)
http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/540019174/5_inch_tablet_pc_smart_phone.html (http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/540019174/5_inch_tablet_pc_smart_phone.html)

YouTube Videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SFqiUmuHfg&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SFqiUmuHfg&feature=related)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNHCc9H9fJ8&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNHCc9H9fJ8&feature=related)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he5xLmCVNuE&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he5xLmCVNuE&feature=related)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM1YV3R0hF0&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM1YV3R0hF0&feature=related)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyzxSK2lmiw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyzxSK2lmiw)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on May 20, 2012, 09:35:28 PM
Went to SM North and saw the KingCom Note (Android 903) with a 5" capacitive touchscreen (unknown resolution) and 1.2 GHz processor(?) for Php8,438 cash. Comes with Android 2.3.6. Played around with it a little and it seemed okay. It felt heavy and solid. I can't find anything about it on the web though, not even images.

Edit:
Googling for '5" android tablet phone dual sim tv', I found a bunch of look-a-likes on Alibaba.com

Kingcom note has a 650MHz procie...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Hajile on May 21, 2012, 11:02:36 PM
Looks like a good deal

http://www.widgetcity.com.ph/product/mobile-phone/samsung-i9250-galaxy-nexus

After digging a bit tho, it seems i'll have to root it. These phones seem to be taken from overseas shipments, rooted, and presented as factory units, but will get locked the moment you try to update the firmware (They're T-Mobile units apparently).

How easy is it to root the phone if it ends up getting locked? I'm sure there are a ton of ROMs out there, which one is most reliable?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Hajile on May 22, 2012, 08:31:38 PM
I got the nexus. About 19k for a white one (They ran out of black  units).

So far so good, just need to make sure i don't agree on the update pop-ups or i'll risk locking the phone and end up having to root it.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on May 23, 2012, 02:28:10 PM
any idea on dual sim android phones?  yung ensogo kasi may 5k na dual sim phone.  android sya tapos 3g for both sims.  viewsonic v350.  may mga cons ba kayong alam regarding this?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on May 23, 2012, 04:08:37 PM
I got the nexus. About 19k for a white one (They ran out of black  units).

So far so good, just need to make sure i don't agree on the update pop-ups or i'll risk locking the phone and end up having to root it.

nice deal
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: taobakoinay on May 24, 2012, 02:56:50 AM
any idea on dual sim android phones?  yung ensogo kasi may 5k na dual sim phone.  android sya tapos 3g for both sims.  viewsonic v350.  may mga cons ba kayong alam regarding this?

got my wife a Myphone a818 duo http://www.tipidcp.com/viewtopic.php?tid=32072 (http://www.tipidcp.com/viewtopic.php?tid=32072)

i traded in a non working phone as seen in the flyer

pakiramdam ko sulit naman sa presyo niya, di nga lang 3g...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Hajile on May 24, 2012, 03:54:07 AM
One of the guys from tipidcp with a unit that probably came from the same batch, updated his unit, and seemed okay. So i updated mine too.

So far so good, the notification shade still says, smart buddy.

It uses the same chipset as the Archos tablets, my TF101 is at the service center so i can't do a side by side, but i think this thing plays video better than a Tegra 2 tablet!




I've also downloaded an unusual video player app off the market.

(http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/2329/screenshot2012052222323.png)

I  was planning on getting it when i get the tablet back, but thought this was a good time to try it out. True multitasking (Multiple windows side by side), on an unrooted android phone. How cool is that!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on May 24, 2012, 05:14:57 PM
any idea on dual sim android phones?  yung ensogo kasi may 5k na dual sim phone.  android sya tapos 3g for both sims.  viewsonic v350.  may mga cons ba kayong alam regarding this?

got my wife a Myphone a818 duo http://www.tipidcp.com/viewtopic.php?tid=32072 (http://www.tipidcp.com/viewtopic.php?tid=32072)

i traded in a non working phone as seen in the flyer

pakiramdam ko sulit naman sa presyo niya, di nga lang 3g...

update:  sold out na yung viewsonic na dual sim phone!  lolz!  swerte pala sana ako kung naka kuha ako.  30 phones lang pala ang allocation nila.  siguro sobrang good deal talaga yun kaya naubos din kagad.  ang alam ko 4 days to go pa sya bago matapos yung promo.  nung 5 days to go may 15 pa na natitira eh
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bravoexo on June 07, 2012, 07:21:48 PM
(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2012/06/nerve-sh-06dtop.jpg)

Hawt!!  I'm missing Android already...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Hajile on June 07, 2012, 07:58:46 PM
OMG! That's Awesome!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on June 08, 2012, 01:22:32 PM
deymmmm!!!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on June 08, 2012, 02:31:01 PM
(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2012/06/nerve-sh-06dtop.jpg)

Hawt!!  I'm missing Android already...


from this >[youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkQymya8-XY[/youtube]

to this > [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmOnkAsDZpw[/youtube]
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on June 15, 2012, 11:00:22 PM
^
seems too slow with all that eye candy.  I also doubt that it can be further customized.

I've tested Japanese mobile phones for years and even with Android, the same, boring layout of the menus haven't changed at all.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Capcom on July 04, 2012, 03:10:53 AM
Jellybean.. anyone ? still using custom a rom for my Galaxy Nexus ( Android Revolution HD )

tanong lang.. kelangan ba mag revert back to stock rom ( 4.0.1 or .2 )  para mag auto update once the official jellybean update rolls out ?



Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on July 04, 2012, 03:11:10 PM
Is there a custom ROM that'll work on a Samsung S Advance I9070?
Any recommended resources/links?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bravoexo on July 04, 2012, 08:21:49 PM
xda devs
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dta on July 05, 2012, 05:35:19 PM
Not sure if this question belongs here...

Can someone point a utility that can test the read/write speed of external storage (ie. microSD/SDHC) of an Android phone (assume running Android v2.2 or v2.3)?

I checked out SD Tools utility here:
http://veluscek.amebis.si/index.asp?selektiran=sdtools

Is there some other good ones?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Hajile on July 05, 2012, 08:07:07 PM
Hmm... i just checked and there doesn't seem to be an option for video calling on android. Aren't you supposed to be able to do that on smartphones? I know the nokia 5800 could do it without going through the net. :huh:
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on July 05, 2012, 09:07:41 PM
^ Android 2.3.4 or newer (and device support) required for native video calls, AFAIK.

http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/android_video_calling is informative.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on July 05, 2012, 09:08:10 PM
^ video call has always been through the "net" since it uses data packets

the "default" android video app is GTalk... but Fring is much better since it's also available to iOS users.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Hajile on July 05, 2012, 09:23:25 PM
^ video call has always been through the "net" since it uses data packets

the "default" android video app is GTalk... but Fring is much better since it's also available to iOS users.

Nokia 5800

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/5955/46558098.jpg)

I was video calling between phones long before android, enter the phone number (not an email account) and you'll connect to the other phones camera. Even between different models. How do i video call to it from an android?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on July 05, 2012, 09:49:59 PM
^ video call has always been through the "net" since it uses data packets

the "default" android video app is GTalk... but Fring is much better since it's also available to iOS users.

Nokia 5800

I was video calling between phones long before android, enter the phone number (not an email account) and you'll connect to the other phones camera. Even between different models. How do i video call to it from an android?

Check the whirlpool.net wiki link I posted.  Depends on your phone AND android version.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Hajile on July 05, 2012, 10:24:24 PM
Quote
It has never been available in the United States and probably never will be.

Crap. So since android is developed in the US, i can't expect them to build it into android phones. And i can't expect them to understand what i'm talking about since they've never actually seen phone to phone video calling. Maybe it's why people thought it was apple that invented video conferencing on phones.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on July 05, 2012, 10:33:51 PM
if you really want native video calling then get a galaxy S2 or note.
Title: Android thread
Post by: Simbadda on July 06, 2012, 01:38:30 AM
^ video call has always been through the "net" since it uses data packets

the "default" android video app is GTalk... but Fring is much better since it's also available to iOS users.

Nokia 5800

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/5955/46558098.jpg)

I was video calling between phones long before android, enter the phone number (not an email account) and you'll connect to the other phones camera. Even between different models. How do i video call to it from an android?

Gumagamit din ako ng video call dati sa nokia 6120c ko, thru 3g


Sent from my iPhone 4s using Tapatalk
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Hajile on July 06, 2012, 02:53:54 AM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lbpCJE1lcY[/youtube]

Hmm... the Galaxy Nexus S doesn't support it, but the Galaxy S does. Maybe i just need to find an app that will do it? Or do i have to root?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on July 06, 2012, 08:05:34 AM
Quote
It has never been available in the United States and probably never will be.

Crap. So since android is developed in the US, i can't expect them to build it into android phones. And i can't expect them to understand what i'm talking about since they've never actually seen phone to phone video calling. Maybe it's why people thought it was apple that invented video conferencing on phones.

Maybe because its bandwidth intensive and they have a bandwidth cap? I tried video-calling years ago and needless to say, my month's bill to a huge hit.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Hajile on July 06, 2012, 09:29:43 AM
Quote
It has never been available in the United States and probably never will be.

Crap. So since android is developed in the US, i can't expect them to build it into android phones. And i can't expect them to understand what i'm talking about since they've never actually seen phone to phone video calling. Maybe it's why people thought it was apple that invented video conferencing on phones.

Maybe because its bandwidth intensive and they have a bandwidth cap? I tried video-calling years ago and needless to say, my month's bill to a huge hit.

So does other video apps like skype, ym and g+.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on July 06, 2012, 09:47:40 AM
^Well unlike those apps, native videocalling will have to go through the provider's network w/c can add up to yours, as well as the recipients bill. Hence also the popularity of "texting" instead.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Hajile on July 06, 2012, 11:16:31 AM
^Well unlike those apps, native videocalling will have to go through the provider's network w/c can add up to yours, as well as the recipients bill. Hence also the popularity of "texting" instead.

So do those apps.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on July 06, 2012, 12:14:09 PM
Well then why do you need native Android videocalling when there appears to be an abundance of apps for it?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: slide on July 06, 2012, 12:43:35 PM
Well then why do you need native Android videocalling when there appears to be an abundance of apps for it?

because there's a chance that the one you're calling does not have that app.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bravoexo on July 06, 2012, 01:43:27 PM
hmm, normally, the app would or needs to know your contacts that have the same app.. ie Skype, YahooMessenger,etc..
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: slide on July 06, 2012, 02:13:38 PM
i think i should have been more clear:  "because there's a chance that the person you want to call does not have that app you want to use."
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on July 06, 2012, 02:52:23 PM
try "Tango"

http://www.tango.me/
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on July 06, 2012, 09:57:58 PM
i think i should have been more clear:  "because there's a chance that the person you want to call does not have that app you want to use."

well... if the person is using android, I'm pretty sure GTalk is installed.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: slide on July 07, 2012, 12:43:05 AM
i think i should have been more clear:  "because there's a chance that the person you want to call does not have that app you want to use."

well... if the person is using android, I'm pretty sure GTalk is installed.

our samsungs didn't have those installed by default
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Hajile on July 07, 2012, 09:09:04 AM
i think i should have been more clear:  "because there's a chance that the person you want to call does not have that app you want to use."

well... if the person is using android, I'm pretty sure GTalk is installed.

The other people may not even be using android.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: boom_box on July 30, 2012, 10:19:34 PM
Is there any Android app that I could use my PC keyboard every time connect my Samsung Galaxy Mini via USB to PC?
This was possible during the days in my Windows Mobile 2003 when I connect my PDA to PC via USB and using ActiveSync.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: r8dhex on August 13, 2012, 12:44:16 PM
Looking for suggestions for a new Android phone, my OG Motorola Milestone is showing it's age :
resolution greater than 854x480
JellyBean-ready
Hardware QWERTY keyboard slider
preferably unlocked bootloader

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on September 14, 2012, 12:24:44 PM
Got any suggestions for a great-sounding music player app?  I've been looking up review after review of music player apps but all reviewers seem to have this notion that the best music players are the ones with the slick UI and the 20-band EQ.  Pare-pareho rin naman ang tunog.

I'm currently using JetAudio Basic but even with the equalizer and X-bass settings, it still lacks that certain "oomph".  Right now I use the "Equalizer" app's bass boost together with JetAudio's EQ and X-bass to get an effect that's a bit similar to the Walkman's Megabass setting.

The device is a Samsung Galaxy S Advance with HPM-64 (bass reflex) earphones from a Walkman phone.


Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on October 10, 2012, 10:04:29 PM
Has anyone tried the V6 Supercharger script on their Android device?

I gave it a try on my son's Ainol Novo 7 Aurora and my Galaxy S Advance (both rooted and with official ROMs).  Seems to have made a noticeable difference in performance particularly in scrolling the homescreens and app drawer.  But I'm wondering if it's all psychological.  Can anyone confirm if it worked for them too?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on October 10, 2012, 11:08:10 PM
Guys try nyo yung "Pimp My ROM" & you will feel the difference!

surfing is much fastor! & that's just one, available for all phones on XDA
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on October 15, 2012, 12:44:12 PM
is there a data manager app that can shut off 3G data at a preset time?  Let's say I turn it on and I want it to turn off after 15 minutes. 

Most data manager apps kasi monitoring lang ng amount of data used then warns you if you've exceeded a preset limit.  I'm on time-based browsing sa Globe so gusto ko sana auto na magshutoff and 3G data before the 15 minutes (or multiples thereof) is up.

salamat sa mga may mai-su-suggest.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on October 15, 2012, 03:21:12 PM
Seems all the timer-based data managers follow a schedule, not a countdown timer like what you want. try profile manager, it claims to use a countdown timer for managing settings.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wetpalm.ProfileScheduler&hl=en
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on October 15, 2012, 05:01:24 PM
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gary.NoTePases&hl=en (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gary.NoTePases&hl=en)

★ Get the PRO version to control the TOTAL usage of your plan (calls, sms and data).

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ctsoft.androidapps.calltimer&hl=en
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on October 15, 2012, 06:34:34 PM
Seems all the timer-based data managers follow a schedule, not a countdown timer like what you want. try profile manager, it claims to use a countdown timer for managing settings.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wetpalm.ProfileScheduler&hl=en (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wetpalm.ProfileScheduler&hl=en)

i'll see what this can do.  although i've had battery issues with automatic profile managers.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on October 15, 2012, 06:35:01 PM
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gary.NoTePases&hl=en (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gary.NoTePases&hl=en)

★ Get the PRO version to control the TOTAL usage of your plan (calls, sms and data).

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ctsoft.androidapps.calltimer&hl=en (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ctsoft.androidapps.calltimer&hl=en)

i'll check out the website.  thanks!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on October 24, 2012, 03:46:51 PM
what app to use to remote control another Android phone just like team viewer ?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Hajile on October 24, 2012, 05:24:34 PM
I thought they didn't allow that. That's what they said atleast when i looked into tracking apps.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.androidlost&feature=search_result

You can do everything on your phone except take a screenshot of the screen.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on October 24, 2012, 07:03:37 PM
what app to use to remote control another Android phone just like team viewer ?

A VNC server app.  I haven't tried this yet though:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.onaips.vnc&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsIm9yZy5vbmFpcHMudm5jIl0 (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.onaips.vnc&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsIm9yZy5vbmFpcHMudm5jIl0).
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on October 28, 2012, 10:08:59 PM
is there an app that can make you remotely control a music player installed on your pc/laptop using an android device?

my music is loaded on my laptop and hooked up to a li'l speaker system and i was thinking if i could control the music using my wife's tablet.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on October 28, 2012, 10:32:35 PM
setup a vnc server on your laptop then use android vnc app to access the laptop from the tablet.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on October 28, 2012, 11:19:10 PM
i wonder if there's NX machine for android? hehe
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on October 29, 2012, 09:38:24 AM
is there an app that can make you remotely control a music player installed on your pc/laptop using an android device?

my music is loaded on my laptop and hooked up to a li'l speaker system and i was thinking if i could control the music using my wife's tablet.

Try Unified Remote.

http://www.unifiedremote.com/

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Hajile on October 29, 2012, 11:07:36 AM
is there an app that can make you remotely control a music player installed on your pc/laptop using an android device?

my music is loaded on my laptop and hooked up to a li'l speaker system and i was thinking if i could control the music using my wife's tablet.

What's you're tablet? Samsung and Asus android devices come with apps for doing that.

Otherwise, you can also use this

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cx.hoohol.silanoid

If you have Windows Media Player on your computer setup for network access all your computers media becomes part of uPnP. Then on the uPnP app you set the source and destination. If you want to play media stored on your PC into your tablet, go to the tablet app set Source=MyComputer, set Player=MyTablet and you'll get a list of media files from the PC that will stream onto your tablet. If you want to play that vacation video stored on your tablet, to a friends desktop, set Source=MyTablet, set Player=MyComputer. If you want to remote control his computers media player, set Source=MyComputer, set Player= MyComputer.

That's if you're using PnP or WindowsMediaPlayer (Recommended)

But if you're using Media Player Classic (Great Video Codec Support, Bad for organizing Music Library, so not recommended). Here's one:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kdombrovsky.mpcremote

Just remember to set it to use the protocols for v1.3. This method is a bit crude but easy to setup, you just need to enable network access on MPC and enter the laptops IP address into the app. You'll be able to move back and forth through the contents of the folder like you were pressing the PgUp/PgDn keys and do some minor folder browsing.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: nmeuvdast8 on October 29, 2012, 09:49:48 PM
has anyone seen Cherry Mobile's new Dual Core Android phones?

Cherry Mobile Flare - SRP: Php 3,999.00
4-inch IPS capacitive touch panel (800 x 480)
1.2GHz Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor
Adreno 203 GPU
512MB RAM
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
4GB internal storage expandable up to 32GB via microSD
HSPA+ 21Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot
Bluetooth 2.1
GPS w/ aGPS support
5-megapixel rear camera with flash
VGA front-facing camera
1600mAh battery
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby

Cherry Mobile W500 Titan - SRP: Php 6,499.00
5.0″ capacitive touch panel (800 x 480)
1GHz dual-core processor MediaTek MT6577
PowerVR SGX531 GPU
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
512MB RAM
4GB internal storage up to 32GB via microSD
5-megapixel rear camera with flash
VGA front-facing camera
HSPA+ 21Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot
Bluetooth 2.1
GPS w/ aGPS support
2350mAh battery
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby

tested the Titan earlier this evening at their booth in Megamall, and I was surprised with its performance and build quality. It's UI is fast and screen is almost comparable to Lenovo's P700 (output quality wise).

for its price, these phones could be a keeper!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on October 29, 2012, 11:10:28 PM
^
nice!I'm planning on getting a dual SIM phone so that I wont be lugginh around 3 phones every time!
i think i'll get the flare, but i'm worried about some guys said that 30% percent are lemons & then one replied yeah, the 70% are disposable lol
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: nmeuvdast8 on October 30, 2012, 02:06:32 PM
^
nice!I'm planning on getting a dual SIM phone so that I wont be lugginh around 3 phones every time!
i think i'll get the flare, but i'm worried about some guys said that 30% percent are lemons & then one replied yeah, the 70% are disposable lol

is the flare available already? Even the Cherry Mobile booths dont have live demo units. according to their staff, it will be released 1st week of November.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on October 31, 2012, 01:04:12 AM
pero yung Titan may nakabili na sa TCP nung Oct. 26 day nya nakuha
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: nmeuvdast8 on October 31, 2012, 09:46:00 AM
pero yung Titan may nakabili na sa TCP nung Oct. 26 day nya nakuha

yup, available na yung Titan, muntik na nga ako mapabili ng di oras e. buti na lang nagmamadali yung kasama ko. haha. yung Flare next week lalabas.

nung nahawakan ko yung Titan at pinaglaruan, mukhang OK naman. build quality is good, di mukhang madaling masira. yung Flare naman, based on the pics, parang iPhone yung side, minus the metal
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on October 31, 2012, 06:03:57 PM
how many ROM's can you handle lol  ;D
HD2
(http://dl.xda-developers.com/attachdl/4191e7b3df0e3ff087e4f47d800bfe20/5090f73a/1/4/4/4/8/9/8/Screenshot_2012-10-25-21-04-55.jpg)(http://www.freeimagehosting.net/newuploads/n31e6.png)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on October 31, 2012, 11:52:19 PM
any info regarding alcatel glory?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: nmeuvdast8 on November 01, 2012, 11:05:07 AM
just swapped my Lenovo P700 to my officemate's P700i. mas gusto nya daw ng naka-root eh. tried to root the P700i and got it bricked. was lucky enough to find the official firware that I was able to recover it. after 7 hours, 1GB of download, and one bricking incident, the P700i is now rooted!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on November 05, 2012, 08:27:23 AM
guys ano reco for sub-10K android phone for my dad? branded sana and with screen big enough for an old person to browse website but small enough to fit in his pocket. gusto niya yun nag iinternet din pag nasa mall, nainggit sa mga apo hehehe
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: nmeuvdast8 on November 05, 2012, 07:57:04 PM
guys ano reco for sub-10K android phone for my dad? branded sana and with screen big enough for an old person to browse website but small enough to fit in his pocket. gusto niya yun nag iinternet din pag nasa mall, nainggit sa mga apo hehehe

Dual SIM
- Lenovo P700

Single SIM
-LG L5 (E610)
-Sony Xperia Neo L

those are all have a 4.0" Screen size.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Heishiro on November 05, 2012, 11:33:18 PM
guys ano reco for sub-10K android phone for my dad? branded sana and with screen big enough for an old person to browse website but small enough to fit in his pocket. gusto niya yun nag iinternet din pag nasa mall, nainggit sa mga apo hehehe

Dual SIM
- Lenovo P700

Single SIM
-LG L5 (E610)
-Sony Xperia Neo L

those are all have a 4.0" Screen size.

pinamilian ko yung Samsung Galaxy S Duos, Sony Xperia Neo L at LG Optimus L7
end up buying LG-L7 pinaka malaki ang screen 4.3" with Corning Gorilla Glass
lahat naman sila Single Core, so far sulit naman sa performance playing games and net surfing :happy:

(http://imageshack.us/a/img259/3937/45062619.jpg)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on November 06, 2012, 12:18:56 PM
guys ano reco for sub-10K android phone for my dad? branded sana and with screen big enough for an old person to browse website but small enough to fit in his pocket. gusto niya yun nag iinternet din pag nasa mall, nainggit sa mga apo hehehe

Dual SIM
- Lenovo P700

Single SIM
-LG L5 (E610)
-Sony Xperia Neo L

those are all have a 4.0" Screen size.

The LG L5 also has a dual-SIM version.

In other news, I got to play with the LG Nexus 4 in the office. Very nice and light. Crisp display too. Pics later.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on November 06, 2012, 03:23:05 PM
Xtreamer Mobile, Aiki
para syang updated Titan :D
aabot kaya sa atin yan?

http://www.xtreamermobile.com/en/things_you_can_do.php (http://www.xtreamermobile.com/en/things_you_can_do.php)

(http://www.xtreamermobile.com/en/photos/black/00029.jpg)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: nmeuvdast8 on November 06, 2012, 06:24:53 PM
Xtreamer, as in yung gumagawa ng mga Network Media Players,  everybody's goin mobile crazy!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on November 06, 2012, 11:29:50 PM
any suggested apps for android?  just got an alcatel glory x 918n phone from sun.  gumagana nga yung 2nd slot sa 'other' network. hehehe!  maganda yung version nila ng keypad.  yung 12key.  parang walang ganun yung android.  querty lang kasi nakikita ko.  pano ba ito ma root?  any suggested sites to check out?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on November 07, 2012, 12:00:04 AM
Xtreamer, as in yung gumagawa ng mga Network Media Players,  everybody's goin mobile crazy!

i guess it is!

http://shop.xtreamer.net/
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on November 07, 2012, 10:21:00 AM
any suggested apps for android?  just got an alcatel glory x 918n phone from sun.  gumagana nga yung 2nd slot sa 'other' network. hehehe!  maganda yung version nila ng keypad.  yung 12key.  parang walang ganun yung android.  querty lang kasi nakikita ko.  pano ba ito ma root?  any suggested sites to check out?

12-key means the usual numeric keypad, right?  It's possible to set the type of keyboard (QWERTY or other) for portrait mode.  Well, in Samsung Galaxy anyway.

Try mo i-root.

Suggested apps...

Anti-theft apps  AndroidLost or Avast!
Titanium Backup Pro
Superuser, Busybox
Appinstaller (for installing APKs)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on November 07, 2012, 12:32:21 PM
osmand free gps app
es file browser
bs player free
mmda app
viber
twitter
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on November 07, 2012, 01:56:49 PM
any suggested apps for android?  just got an alcatel glory x 918n phone from sun.  gumagana nga yung 2nd slot sa 'other' network. hehehe!  maganda yung version nila ng keypad.  yung 12key.  parang walang ganun yung android.  querty lang kasi nakikita ko.  pano ba ito ma root?  any suggested sites to check out?

12-key means the usual numeric keypad, right?  It's possible to set the type of keyboard (QWERTY or other) for portrait mode.  Well, in Samsung Galaxy anyway.

Try mo i-root.

Suggested apps...

Anti-theft apps  AndroidLost or Avast!
Titanium Backup Pro
Superuser, Busybox
Appinstaller (for installing APKs)


yup.  numeric keypad type nga.  maganda yung alcatel version.  parang di nagbabago yung android included sa phone mag 12key.  pero okay na din kasi yung alcatel.

di ko ma root!  amp!  stuck at step 7 ako pag superoneclick gamit ko!  buti nalang nga di nag brick yung phone.  gumagana pa naman sya.  kakatakot!  lol!  meron ako nakita na ibang version.  maya ko nalang gabi gagawin.  hahaha! buti nalang ayos pa ngayon yung phone ko... 
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on November 08, 2012, 01:11:15 AM
wechat!

The new way to connect  Anytime. Anywhere. Anyone. Chat any way you want: Voice,Video and Text. For free! Connect with friends across platforms.
http://www.wechatapp.com/cgi-bin/readtemplate?check=false&nav=index&t=weixin_redirect (http://www.wechatapp.com/cgi-bin/readtemplate?check=false&nav=index&t=weixin_redirect)

meron pa syang photo album sharing, random search people around, message in a bottle etc.
tapos libre? why?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Mr. Bungle on November 08, 2012, 10:48:37 AM
any suggested apps for android?  just got an alcatel glory x 918n phone from sun.  gumagana nga yung 2nd slot sa 'other' network. hehehe!  maganda yung version nila ng keypad.  yung 12key.  parang walang ganun yung android.  querty lang kasi nakikita ko.  pano ba ito ma root?  any suggested sites to check out?

12-key means the usual numeric keypad, right?  It's possible to set the type of keyboard (QWERTY or other) for portrait mode.  Well, in Samsung Galaxy anyway.

Try mo i-root.

Suggested apps...

Anti-theft apps  AndroidLost or Avast!
Titanium Backup Pro
Superuser, Busybox
Appinstaller (for installing APKs)


yup.  numeric keypad type nga.  maganda yung alcatel version.  parang di nagbabago yung android included sa phone mag 12key.  pero okay na din kasi yung alcatel.

di ko ma root!  amp!  stuck at step 7 ako pag superoneclick gamit ko!  buti nalang nga di nag brick yung phone.  gumagana pa naman sya.  kakatakot!  lol!  meron ako nakita na ibang version.  maya ko nalang gabi gagawin.  hahaha! buti nalang ayos pa ngayon yung phone ko... 

Pwede ba ODIN sa alcatel? Madali kasi mag upload ng rooted kernel sa stock samsung phones pag yun ang gamit.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on November 08, 2012, 10:44:07 PM
thanks for the tips... found my solution na:  Playa Control for Winamp(R) :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on November 09, 2012, 12:31:29 AM
the other version of rooting worked!  nakasulat din dun na ang mga later released alcatel glory x were 'fixed' and cannot be rooted the old way.  akala ko ako ang engot kasi di ko ma root.  tae lang pala ang alcatel.  pinahirapan pa ako.. 

any suggested apps for android?  just got an alcatel glory x 918n phone from sun.  gumagana nga yung 2nd slot sa 'other' network. hehehe!  maganda yung version nila ng keypad.  yung 12key.  parang walang ganun yung android.  querty lang kasi nakikita ko.  pano ba ito ma root?  any suggested sites to check out?

12-key means the usual numeric keypad, right?  It's possible to set the type of keyboard (QWERTY or other) for portrait mode.  Well, in Samsung Galaxy anyway.

Try mo i-root.

Suggested apps...

Anti-theft apps  AndroidLost or Avast!
Titanium Backup Pro
Superuser, Busybox
Appinstaller (for installing APKs)


yup.  numeric keypad type nga.  maganda yung alcatel version.  parang di nagbabago yung android included sa phone mag 12key.  pero okay na din kasi yung alcatel.

di ko ma root!  amp!  stuck at step 7 ako pag superoneclick gamit ko!  buti nalang nga di nag brick yung phone.  gumagana pa naman sya.  kakatakot!  lol!  meron ako nakita na ibang version.  maya ko nalang gabi gagawin.  hahaha! buti nalang ayos pa ngayon yung phone ko... 

Pwede ba ODIN sa alcatel? Madali kasi mag upload ng rooted kernel sa stock samsung phones pag yun ang gamit.


di ko po alam kung ano ang odin eh.  sorry.  hehehe



i wonder how unrooted alcatel phones would work for people?  i used the phone for the whole day before rooting it and i already got the low storage warning.  yung cut the rope palang plus updates for the BUNDLED software almost full na ang 150mb nya eh!  buti nalang nga may link2sd.  at isa pa itong pinahirapan ako.  di pala pwede move to sd ang ibang software.  hayzzz.  anyways, i fixed everything so i now have 34mb of free internal memory(lolz!).  hopefully yung mga programs na idownload ko hindi sa internal pumasok. 

thanks for everything guys.  sana share nyo din yung mga ibang apps nyo na okay.  kahit games.  hehehe!

ang gusto ko ngayon yung compass eh.  hahaha!  and fruit ninja pala
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on November 09, 2012, 02:18:52 PM
hmmmmm, I think I'll give the whole family a Flare  ;D

5 things you should know before getting the Cherry Mobile Flare (http://kristn.com/index.php/article/548/5-things-you-should-know-before-getting-the-cherry-mobile-flare)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on November 09, 2012, 06:57:54 PM
That's really cheap. Thinking of getting one for the wife while we wait for iPhone 5 prices to go down.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on November 10, 2012, 11:14:55 PM
after the S III, now it's time for the S III Mini :)
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-S-III-mini-launches-in-the-U.K._id36448
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on November 13, 2012, 10:39:04 PM
Cherry's on a roll =P

(http://www.pinoytechblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/cherrymobileflare13.jpg)

(http://www.pinoytechblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/CherryMobileTitan01.jpg)


Cherry Mobile's Flare and Titan Reviews:

http://www.pinoytechblog.com/archives/cherry-mobile-flare-review-is-it-really-worth-p3999 (http://www.pinoytechblog.com/archives/cherry-mobile-flare-review-is-it-really-worth-p3999)

http://www.pinoytechblog.com/archives/cherry-mobile-w500-titan-review (http://www.pinoytechblog.com/archives/cherry-mobile-w500-titan-review)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on November 13, 2012, 11:24:04 PM
I wonder if they would last. Looks like a good dual sim cheap phone.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on November 14, 2012, 08:05:25 AM
^If it lasts at least 18mo, at P4k, its a steal.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Mr. Bungle on November 14, 2012, 09:19:34 AM
Para palang NEO ang Cherry, OEM's ang gamit.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on November 14, 2012, 10:52:22 AM
just ordered Nexus 10  :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Al on November 16, 2012, 01:45:01 AM
I'm interested in getting a Flare, haha. Has anyone actually bought one already?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on November 16, 2012, 05:44:54 AM
Yeah, I'm waiting as well hehe. Saan na Cherry stores tumatanggap ng credit card?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Al on November 16, 2012, 10:14:10 AM
Hahaha. Sige, pag nagkataon, I'll be everyone's guinea pig here. I just need to take care of other expenses first.
Title: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on November 16, 2012, 03:32:49 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/16/y2e2a4yg.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/16/pape2eme.jpg)
LG Optimus G on the left, LG Nexus 4 on the right.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: nmeuvdast8 on November 16, 2012, 06:18:00 PM
bukas daw ang release. but if you were not able to reserve one from their FB page, you may not get one (depending on the number of units available). they are calling the event Flarenatics! haha
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on November 16, 2012, 09:43:03 PM
the LG Nexus 4 is sweet but the lack of microsd is a downer I'd rather get a black GS3 and SuperNexus it:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RQy0NeVnxLo#![/youtube]

Title: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on November 17, 2012, 12:19:11 AM
Pero ganda pa rin yung Nexus. Iba talaga yung all black na may curves!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on November 17, 2012, 01:11:12 AM




Pero ganda pa rin yung Nexus. Iba talaga yung all black na may curves!


Black na may curve type mo?

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_Zetc1MLuRg/TvES-zL_S_I/AAAAAAAAAaQ/ncLCek0bmUI/s1600/0021-hot_black_girl.jpg)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on November 17, 2012, 02:05:29 PM
^ lolz!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: slide on November 18, 2012, 12:52:56 AM
Bought a cherry mobile flare on impulse during their launch yesterday at sm north. Not bad at all
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on November 19, 2012, 12:22:44 AM
^ did you get any gift? well i guess that was for the first 50 inline

give us a review :)
Title: Re: Re: Android thread
Post by: slide on November 19, 2012, 01:15:17 AM
^ did you get any gift? well i guess that was for the first 50 inline

give us a review :)

Small pack of dingdong mixed nuts! Lol! Baka daw magutom kami.  I arrived late, wasn't planning to buy it but the queue at sm north annex got me curious. I was 6th in line, but the wait was short.  Then again, nag-aral ako sa UP noong panahon na wala pang computerized enrollment. XD

Feels a bit fragile compared to my old 3gs, but for 4k, it's very good.  Screen display is big and crisp and colors are good.  If you're used to android, the transition to ics is painless.  Battery life can be better, but the battery is user-replacable so backups are possible.  Doesn't come with a freebie sd card, packaged earphones are truly disposable.  Charges with my samsung charger, and the bundled charger works with my iphone.

Overall: a decent phone.  For the price I paid, it's epic.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on November 19, 2012, 01:52:13 AM
^ did you get any gift? well i guess that was for the first 50 inline

give us a review :)

Small pack of dingdong mixed nuts! Lol! Baka daw magutom kami.  I arrived late, wasn't planning to buy it but the queue at sm north annex got me curious. I was 6th in line, but the wait was short.  Then again, nag-aral ako sa UP noong panahon na wala pang computerized enrollment. XD

Feels a bit fragile compared to my old 3gs, but for 4k, it's very good.  Screen display is big and crisp and colors are good.  If you're used to android, the transition to ics is painless.  Battery life can be better, but the battery is user-replacable so backups are possible.  Doesn't come with a freebie sd card, packaged earphones are truly disposable.  Charges with my samsung charger, and the bundled charger works with my iphone.

Overall: a decent phone.  For the price I paid, it's epic.


lets wait after 6months.  hehehe
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: zer0 on November 19, 2012, 03:28:46 AM
interesting! :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on November 19, 2012, 09:38:20 AM
Quote

lets wait after 6months.  hehehe

Technicians prepare for battle! lol
planning to get the titan
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: icebuko on November 19, 2012, 09:54:00 AM
Quote

lets wait after 6months.  hehehe

Technicians prepare for battle! lol
planning to get the titan
Meron bang 6 months to pay? lol Might be a good secondary phone.
Title: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on November 19, 2012, 04:18:45 PM
Slightly OT:
I might be able to source LG units from our sale. Available units are:

LG Optimus 4X HD
LG Optimus L7
LG Optimus L5
LG Optimus Black

If anybody's interested PM me until tomorrow noon. I'll reply with prices when I can get it.

Posting this in the black market section too.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on November 20, 2012, 01:05:03 AM
Slightly OT:
I might be able to source LG units from our sale. Available units are:

LG Optimus 4X HD
LG Optimus L7
LG Optimus L5
LG Optimus Black

If anybody's interested PM me until tomorrow noon. I'll reply with prices when I can get it.

Posting this in the black market section too.

speaking of the L7, can it be rooted?  kumusta naman yung performance with regards to rooted phone?  wag na natin pagusapan yung camera:lol:  meron ka ba available na white L7?  and also, is this brand new units with warranty?  pwede card?  ahahahaha
Title: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on November 20, 2012, 08:40:20 AM
Yung mga naka sale is open box units here in the office. Black lang yung L7. I haven't tried rooting anything since I don't have any decent Android phone yet.

Tsaka cash lang. 2 months warranty.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on November 20, 2012, 10:21:01 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/g0NG6s.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/qXMH4s.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/1xDlRl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/RJ84bl.jpg)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on November 20, 2012, 02:54:26 PM
whoa!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: nmeuvdast8 on November 20, 2012, 05:59:02 PM
^WIN!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on November 21, 2012, 12:36:54 PM
nice!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on November 26, 2012, 04:45:13 PM
any app for watching live sports like NBA?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on November 26, 2012, 05:31:53 PM
Netflix?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on November 26, 2012, 07:13:20 PM
di naman Live ang Netflix
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: uvax on November 26, 2012, 08:07:52 PM
di naman Live ang Netflix
Your only option is to look for streaming sites on the internet. You'll have to install flash though if you're on ICS or later. And it's a b***ch closing all those ads on a touch screen.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on November 27, 2012, 02:47:22 AM
di naman Live ang Netflix
Your only option is to look for streaming sites on the internet. You'll have to install flash though if you're on ICS or later. And it's a b***ch closing all those ads on a touch screen.

yes, I had to install flash on JellyBean, tapos ok na yung Dolphin Browser. :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on November 27, 2012, 09:34:35 AM
if you want to watch/ listen/ DL some sound/ videos try these app pero chinese sila

kugou - lots of muzic
PPTV
Funshion
himarket
nduoa market(english menu) > http://www.nduoa.com/ (http://www.nduoa.com/)
lot's of apk here also > http://www.androiddrawer.com/
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on November 27, 2012, 01:00:25 PM
boss wheelee alin dyan meron live sports?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on November 27, 2012, 05:58:39 PM
yung PPS,  PPTV, CNTV, W.TV merong mga sports pero diko sure kung ano ang merong live
meron dyan kahot mga latest na eivom meron sila at pwedeng streaming
(http://www.freeimagehosting.net/newuploads/ksnrr.png)

 
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Heishiro on November 28, 2012, 03:32:01 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/16/y2e2a4yg.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/16/pape2eme.jpg)
LG Optimus G on the left, LG Nexus 4 on the right.

sana may Nexus 4 na dito by jan or feb..
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on November 28, 2012, 08:42:43 PM
grabe yun mga low cost androids ngayon nakakatukso hehehe. yun flare, titan,a919, thrill 430x.

sa specs ayos. tibay na lang ang di sigurado.  meron pa omega parating.

ok yun flare kahit manakaw o snatch di masyado masakit
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on November 28, 2012, 09:51:16 PM
ang mas masakit siguro ngayon eh yung ma-access yung personal data mo na nasa smartphone :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on November 28, 2012, 10:45:27 PM
ang mas masakit siguro ngayon eh yung ma-access yung personal data mo na nasa smartphone :)
how? pagnawala mo?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on November 29, 2012, 12:56:44 AM
pwede ba ma root mga yun?  yung mga cherry, L& at nexus 4 specifically?  kasi medyo nahirapan ako dito sa alcatel ko ma root.  kelangan yung bagong technique pa kasi di na gumagana yung luma.  yung mga cherry ba meron ba paraan ma root?  local brand lang din kasi. 
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on November 29, 2012, 01:44:35 AM
^ root is available for the flare and titan.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on November 29, 2012, 11:44:26 AM
ang mas masakit siguro ngayon eh yung ma-access yung personal data mo na nasa smartphone :)
how? pagnawala mo?

yup :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on November 29, 2012, 12:32:06 PM
^ root is available for the flare and titan.

ah.  ayos pala yun.  LG L7 pala yung isang post ko.  di ko na release ata yung shift.  hehehe!

ang mas masakit siguro ngayon eh yung ma-access yung personal data mo na nasa smartphone :)
how? pagnawala mo?

yup :)

meron ata mga apps para ma block yung access sa mga personal data mo sa phone.  thats in case you would really be paranoid about it.  may paraan talaga para mahirapan yung naka nakaw ng phone mo.  kaya lang sobrang matrabaho
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on November 29, 2012, 12:56:25 PM
^

AndroidLost or Avast!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Mr. Bungle on November 29, 2012, 10:24:44 PM
May built-in encryption sa security settings yung Android Jellybean AFAIK.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on December 01, 2012, 12:46:13 AM
anybody knows where i can get a google nexus 4 locally?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on December 01, 2012, 04:58:29 AM
^Well unlike those apps, native videocalling will have to go through the provider's network w/c can add up to yours, as well as the recipients bill. Hence also the popularity of "texting" instead.

Just used native video call using my P3100 Tab (other party had an SIII) from Maramag, Bukidnon to Quezon City (Globe network)... I used a prepaid sim with one day unli-call and P5 regular load. Call lasted for 15 minutes
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: r8dhex on December 01, 2012, 08:37:48 AM
anybody knows where i can get a google nexus 4 locally?

meron online, pero overpriced. at the announced $350, it's a steal. At the prices they're selling it here, just get a Galaxy S3.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Heishiro on December 01, 2012, 11:47:06 AM
anybody knows where i can get a google nexus 4 locally?

meron online, pero overpriced. at the announced $350, it's a steal. At the prices they're selling it here, just get a Galaxy S3.

ganun kamahal? halos doble benta dyan saatin? WTF...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on December 01, 2012, 12:09:14 PM
Wala yatang official distributor

Sent from my LG-P970 using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Heishiro on December 01, 2012, 12:21:23 PM
Wala yatang official distributor

i see, dito sa VN so far wala pang balita sa N4, nakakita ako sa online ng Nexus 7 16gb nasa $330 :( laki ng tubo.. $200 lang dapat
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on December 01, 2012, 01:41:29 PM
^Well unlike those apps, native videocalling will have to go through the provider's network w/c can add up to yours, as well as the recipients bill. Hence also the popularity of "texting" instead.

Just used native video call using my P3100 Tab (other party had an SIII) from Maramag, Bukidnon to Quezon City (Globe network)... I used a prepaid sim with one day unli-call and P5 regular load. Call lasted for 15 minutes


have you tried "wechat" ?
yan ang gamit namin ni misis & for 30minutes of video call 60meg ang nabawas sa data ko
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on December 01, 2012, 05:50:45 PM
^Well unlike those apps, native videocalling will have to go through the provider's network w/c can add up to yours, as well as the recipients bill. Hence also the popularity of "texting" instead.

Just used native video call using my P3100 Tab (other party had an SIII) from Maramag, Bukidnon to Quezon City (Globe network)... I used a prepaid sim with one day unli-call and P5 regular load. Call lasted for 15 minutes


have you tried "wechat" ?
yan ang gamit namin ni misis & for 30minutes of video call 60meg ang nabawas sa data ko

I didn't notice that my post was incomplete... but I meant to say that the call lasted for 15 minutes yet my prepaid load remained the same. which would mean it was using regular (voice) UMTS (3G)bandwidth. I've loaded some prepaid credits yesterday afternoon and it has remained the same until today. So I'm thinking, Globe probably doesn't differentiate between voice and video calls.


Also found this:
Quote
An interesting note: the only Android phones that support UMTS video calls are the Samsung Galaxy series of phones. Other than that, only Symbian and Windows Mobile (not Windows Phone) phones support UMTS video calls. American carrier-branded models will have these features stripped out, though.

Sauce: http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/120755-seamless-voice-to-video-call-switching-with-lte
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on December 02, 2012, 10:11:33 PM
More Cherry Androids on the way!

http://www.gadgetpilipinas.net/2012/11/cherry-mobile-to-launch-skyfire-flame-and-omega-in-the-first-week-of-december/ (http://www.gadgetpilipinas.net/2012/11/cherry-mobile-to-launch-skyfire-flame-and-omega-in-the-first-week-of-december/)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Heishiro on December 03, 2012, 09:02:13 AM
LG Nexus 4 16GB = 12.390.000 VND
Samsung Galaxy Note II = 12.450.000 VND
Samsung I9300 Galaxy S3 16GB = 11.350.000 VND
Holy kraken! seriously WTF?!?!?! >:(
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on December 03, 2012, 09:10:36 AM
Anyone else got an Optimus Black? I'm thinking of trying Cyanogen Mod 10 on it but am wary of jumping into an experimental build without the assurance that the reflash to stock works.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on December 03, 2012, 10:47:17 PM
If your Android phone is sim-locked, would it matter what firmware you flash onto it?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on December 03, 2012, 11:54:00 PM
Probably depends on the phone. If it's locked down then you might not be able to flash the firmware at all.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Mr. Bungle on December 03, 2012, 11:56:02 PM
Anyone else got an Optimus Black? I'm thinking of trying Cyanogen Mod 10 on it but am wary of jumping into an experimental build without the assurance that the reflash to stock works.

Probably depends on the phone. If it's locked down then you might not be able to flash the firmware at all.

If you can root it you can most likely flash it.

I'm using CM10 with my Galaxy S and its the stable release. You can do a full nandroid backup in recovery mode before you flash to a custom rom using a rooted kernel with clockworkmod preinstalled. I think that allows you to restore the previous rom. Try to look for and download the stock firmware for your Optimus Black and copy it to your sdcard before any flashing is done so you can also reflash it via recovery mode if necessary.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on December 04, 2012, 12:04:24 AM
@WallyWest

My previous Galaxy S1 was locked to Globe. I tried many rooting apps and procedures, none worked. My phone's build was not rootable. I took risk and just installed a modified ROM (Darky) through Odin. After the flash, my phone was unlocked. IIRC, all you need to have access to are the recovery mode and download mode. I'm not sure if this goes for other brands as well.

For S3, I wrote a FAQ in TCP.
http://www.tipidcp.com/viewtopic.php?tid=33532&page=5 (http://www.tipidcp.com/viewtopic.php?tid=33532&page=5)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on December 04, 2012, 08:14:36 AM
i moved many apps via link2sd to my sd card.  and some of it are pre installed apps which i used symbolic link to have it on sd instead.  would having the stock rom or firmware return the apps back if ever i have a problem with my phone?  the pre installed apps, to my knowledge, is already moved to my sd card so the phone doesnt have the app installed in it anymore.  would moving the pre installed apps break my phone if i ever try to reset it with the apps still in symbolic link?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on December 04, 2012, 08:48:39 AM
^yes
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on December 04, 2012, 09:35:22 AM
@WallyWest

My previous Galaxy S1 was locked to Globe. I tried many rooting apps and procedures, none worked. My phone's build was not rootable. I took risk and just installed a modified ROM (Darky) through Odin. After the flash, my phone was unlocked. IIRC, all you need to have access to are the recovery mode and download mode. I'm not sure if this goes for other brands as well.

For S3, I wrote a FAQ in TCP.
http://www.tipidcp.com/viewtopic.php?tid=33532&page=5 (http://www.tipidcp.com/viewtopic.php?tid=33532&page=5)

Actually, I'm not looking to remove the simlock.  Mine's an S Advance BTW.

Last week I got an update notification for OTA software update.  Since, my phone is rooted, the update would fail.  This prompted me to flash (using Odin) an original firmware from sammobile.com.  I happened to choose one that was released for Nordic countries.  It flashed without a hitch but then I noticed that there is no more OTA update notice from Globe and that the firmware from Globe has "GLB" in the file name (there are also Smart and Sun versions in sammobile).  So now I'm wondering if I could have used the Nordic ROM version instead of Globe's.

I guess my original question should have been:  can I flash a non-Globe ROM to my Globe-locked phone and would it work?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on December 04, 2012, 10:08:31 AM
^yes

could i just re flash an old firmware to restore everything if i ever want to reset all settings?  even with symbolic link still being there?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on December 04, 2012, 12:58:44 PM
@wally
Pwede naman. It will stay locked to Globe but no customization by the carrier since it was packaged with its own firmware.

@ris
You have to wipe every system related settings before flashing.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on December 04, 2012, 10:43:11 PM
@wally
Pwede naman. It will stay locked to Globe but no customization by the carrier since it was packaged with its own firmware.

@ris
You have to wipe every system related settings before flashing.

ah ok.  mukhang madaming trabaho gagawin ko kung mag reflash ako ah...  hehe  thanks
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on December 05, 2012, 02:53:36 PM
Finally...got Jelly Bean on my SIII   :happy:

(http://i.imgur.com/MyAsal.jpg)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on December 05, 2012, 03:26:09 PM
Outdated na yan. hehehe
4.1.2 was just released. We'll receive our local update soon.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on December 05, 2012, 04:26:58 PM
Outdated na yan. hehehe
4.1.2 was just released. We'll receive our local update soon.

hmmm... wondering why I still don't have the update for my tab
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Hajile on December 05, 2012, 04:32:51 PM
SIM Toolkit disappeared!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on December 05, 2012, 11:47:41 PM
Outdated na yan. hehehe
4.1.2 was just released. We'll receive our local update soon.
kaya nga sabi ko "Finally" eh, hahaha, buwisit kasi AT&T, ang tagal, yung ibang carriers dito matagal na may update.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on December 07, 2012, 08:47:37 AM
anyone tried playing Android games with the ps3 controller (wireless or wired)?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: uvax on December 07, 2012, 09:43:39 AM
anyone tried playing Android games with the ps3 controller (wireless or wired)?

Not ps3 but my 10yo son has paired a wiimote with our TF101 tablet.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: r8dhex on December 08, 2012, 12:49:49 PM
Outdated na yan. hehehe
4.1.2 was just released. We'll receive our local update soon.

New to the GS3 here, how do I get the JellyBeans? Kies and Settings>About>Software Update say that there are no updates. I'm still on stock 4.0.4, not carrier-locked.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on December 08, 2012, 02:16:58 PM
Outdated na yan. hehehe
4.1.2 was just released. We'll receive our local update soon.

New to the GS3 here, how do I get the JellyBeans? Kies and Settings>About>Software Update say that there are no updates. I'm still on stock 4.0.4, not carrier-locked.
I think its carrier dependent. When I connected my phone (by cable) to Kies on my pc a notification appeared about the update. AT&T locked yung sakin.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: r8dhex on December 08, 2012, 04:19:32 PM
^ my phone is non-carrier. Think if I take out the SIM, Kies will let me update?

Without the SIM, it's still not giving me any available updates, even to 4.1.1. I just checked, it turns out it's dependent on the CSC code of the current firmware, mine seems to be from middle-east countries. I'll just have to download the firmware and flash it using Odin.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on December 08, 2012, 11:19:36 PM
^
You may have to flash it using odin and the firmware from sammobile.com

OTA update is carrier-dependent. Not sure how it works for phones that are not carrier-locked though.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on December 09, 2012, 08:30:21 AM
Guys, you may refer to the FAQ I posted on TCP for S3 questions. For other android phones, it may not apply.
Nilagay ko din doon ang requirement to pass for the OTA updates, just one wrong move and the OTA update will be blocked.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Al on December 11, 2012, 12:02:01 AM
I almost gave in to the urge to buy a new phone this afternoon. But the will to do more browsing and research prevailed, lol. Anyway, can anyone recommend something worth between 10-12k? Thanks.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on December 11, 2012, 09:17:05 AM
two friends of mine got the IP5 & one is complaining that the screen is still small lol
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on December 11, 2012, 12:12:10 PM
i'm so excited!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on December 11, 2012, 01:49:47 PM
I almost gave in to the urge to buy a new phone this afternoon. But the will to do more browsing and research prevailed, lol. Anyway, can anyone recommend something worth between 10-12k? Thanks.
LG Optimus L7. Heishi can vouch.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Al on December 11, 2012, 01:53:17 PM
Was actually looking at both the L5 and L7 last night. But they're not dual core, no?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on December 11, 2012, 02:09:38 PM
Was actually looking at both the L5 and L7 last night. But they're not dual core, no?
Single core.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Al on December 11, 2012, 02:30:52 PM
I'll be coming off a single core driven phone. Given that there are seemingly decent dual core phones within reach, I don't know if going for an L5/L7 at this point will be a good idea.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on December 11, 2012, 02:53:47 PM
would you rather have a 1G dual core or a 1.5G single core?
& do those app utilize the multi-core of the proc in Andy?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Al on December 11, 2012, 03:04:17 PM


would you rather have a 1G dual core or a 1.5G single core?
& do those app utilize the multi-core of the proc in Andy?

It's an interesting question. But the L7 only has a 1GHz processor. So the choice would actually be between a 1GHz dual core and a 1GHz single core within the same price range.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on December 11, 2012, 07:07:54 PM
I almost gave in to the urge to buy a new phone this afternoon. But the will to do more browsing and research prevailed, lol. Anyway, can anyone recommend something worth between 10-12k? Thanks.
If camera is not a must, I'd vouch for Nexus 7.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: uvax on December 11, 2012, 07:18:07 PM
I almost gave in to the urge to buy a new phone this afternoon. But the will to do more browsing and research prevailed, lol. Anyway, can anyone recommend something worth between 10-12k? Thanks.
If camera is not a must, I'd vouch for Nexus 7.
Nexus 7 is not a celfone.  As far as tablets are concerned though it is bang for the buck.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on December 11, 2012, 07:25:22 PM
^

Sony Xperia Go seems nice.  I've been eyeing it for my wife. 
Dual-core, scratch-resistant, bravia engine, IP67 certified.  Ships with Gingerbread.  Dunno if it has an ICS or JB update already.

9.1k sa Widget City.

http://www.widgetcity.com.ph/product/mobile-phone/sony/sony-xperia-go-st27i (http://www.widgetcity.com.ph/product/mobile-phone/sony/sony-xperia-go-st27i)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on December 11, 2012, 07:44:36 PM
I almost gave in to the urge to buy a new phone this afternoon. But the will to do more browsing and research prevailed, lol. Anyway, can anyone recommend something worth between 10-12k? Thanks.
If camera is not a must, I'd vouch for Nexus 7.
Nexus 7 is not a celfone.  As far as tablets are concerned though it is bang for the buck.
While I agree with you, it stll has call function.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Heishiro on December 11, 2012, 08:39:08 PM
I'll be coming off a single core driven phone. Given that there are seemingly decent dual core phones within reach, I don't know if going for an L5/L7 at this point will be a good idea.

what do you need, a dual core with small display or single core with 4.3 gorilla glass display?
i choose a bigger display for easy texting and net-surfing
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Al on December 11, 2012, 09:18:59 PM
I'm actually fine with my Galaxy Ace's 3.5" screen. So, while I wouldn't mind a 5" screen, I figure 4" is already enough.

The only thing keeping me from buying a Lenovo P700i is that it doesn't have a camera flash. That has apparently been addressed by the new P770. I might just wait for that to arrive here and see how much it'll cost. That, or I take a closer look at the other models.

Gusto ko din nung una yung Sony Xperia Go. But the IP67 thingy might be more trouble than it's worth.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on December 11, 2012, 10:20:20 PM
But the IP67 thingy might be more trouble than it's worth.

How so? :unsure:
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Heishiro on December 11, 2012, 10:28:35 PM
actually parang alanganin talaga yung price na 10-12k ($300) parang nasa gitna pa sya ng low->mid range..
kaya ako nahirapan din pumili, orig plan talaga is to go S3 kaso naisip ko na bumili nalang ng 2 para may advance
Christmas gift na din kay GF kaya naging 2x L7. so far mukang maganda naman yung Xperia Go kaso ang baba ng
battery nya Li-Ion 1305 mAh lang to consider na dual core mukang mabilis mauubos ang batt..
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on December 11, 2012, 10:36:09 PM
Cherry mobile Flare has good reviews. 4k is very tempting. Al, would you want to try?

http://www.tipidcp.com/viewtopic.php?tid=33536
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Al on December 11, 2012, 10:42:05 PM
Slide bought one and seemed initially satisfied. Not sure about now. Battery life is important to me, which seems to be the weakness of these cheap phones from Cherry Mobile, MyPhone and Star Mobile. That's why the Lenovo is attractive to me.

10-12k is already generous as far as I'm concerned, Heishi. There are other more important or more interesting things I'd rather spend on.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: nitsuj on December 11, 2012, 11:03:07 PM
Other than Xperia Go, mukhang okay din yung Xperia U, within same pricerange. Medyo late lang release ng Sony sa Android updates. Xperia U Jelly Bean Q1 2013 pa.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Al on December 11, 2012, 11:10:14 PM
I think that's fine. At least merong scheduled na upgrade.

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on December 12, 2012, 07:34:52 AM
If battery life is an issue then buy one of those mobile rechargers. Going 3G all day on my Optimus Black is a sure fire way to drain it.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ^_^japol on December 13, 2012, 10:14:59 PM
Sigh..

Got my S3 a few weeks ago, and I've been loving it since then, I rarely use my Ipad now up until a few minutes ago...BUT

While gently cleaning the screen with my shirt , I got a fine line of dead pixels more than of half of the screen, think samurai slashed, perfectly straight. Obviously factory defect. But damn, hopefully globe will replace it outright....

Everyone knows how bad after sales support in this country... hay........
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on December 13, 2012, 10:32:27 PM
Sigh..

Got my S3 a few weeks ago, and I've been loving it since then, I rarely use my Ipad now up until a few minutes ago...BUT

While gently cleaning the screen with my shirt , I got a fine line of dead pixels more than of half of the screen, think samurai slashed, perfectly straight. Obviously factory defect. But damn, hopefully globe will replace it outright....

Everyone knows how bad after sales support in this country... hay........

is it globe that replaces it not samsung?  if globe, i think it would be quick and easy.  if samsung, hmm...  maybe find a service center that has good service?  hehehe
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on December 13, 2012, 10:48:15 PM
i'm excited for tomorrow! :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ^_^japol on December 14, 2012, 06:37:07 AM
Update:

I already gave up last night after doing a factory reset, but just this morning as i just launched a bunch of apps so i can show the crack easier to globe.

It went away.

Freaky glitch lol
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on December 14, 2012, 02:57:09 PM
i'm excited for tomorrow! :)

wahhhh! stocks have not yet arrived. :(
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on December 15, 2012, 02:59:50 PM
ShadowGun on Nexus 10 using PS3 controller:

(http://i.imgur.com/MLF3L.jpg)




ShadowGun on S3:

(http://i.imgur.com/5H3Uz.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zof5u.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/dA6Dt.jpg)



I'll try connecting the ps3 controller wirelessly when I have time to root my phone.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on December 17, 2012, 02:12:53 PM
eiy that looks nice, did you DIY the controller?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on December 17, 2012, 02:46:27 PM
eiy that looks nice, did you DIY the controller?
binili ko lang yung Gameklip with the cable
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on December 17, 2012, 07:12:36 PM
^nice. Saan ka nakabili nyan? Naghahanap ako ng local seller para sa S3 ko
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on December 18, 2012, 07:04:40 AM
^ dito ko nabili:
http://buy.thegameklip.com/

may nakita akong mga video na DIY kaya lang kailangan ng alambreng makapal yung pang-hanger, kaso lahat ng hanger namin dito plastic. lol.

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on December 26, 2012, 11:47:21 AM
^baka may locall store?

Daming $1 ngayon sa store.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on December 26, 2012, 04:29:35 PM


Daming $1 ngayon sa store.

oo nga, binili ko yung NOVA3, GTAIII, TDKR, Amazing Spiderman. Lahat $0.99 each, kaso 1GB na lang natirang free space sa S3 ko. lol
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: kenn on January 01, 2013, 02:00:09 PM
about galaxy tab 7inch, may naencounter na po ba kayo na naghahang kapag mainit na yong unit? may nakita na po akong naghahang 2 units na
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on January 02, 2013, 12:43:47 AM
^ I have the tab 2... I don't experience sluggishness nor hang errors even after watching 3 1080p movies...
it feels warm to the touch
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on January 04, 2013, 02:25:05 PM
Any idea what causes this error message upon start up?

Our MID-2330-S 7" tablet showed the following error yesterday: 

Quote
Encryption unsuccessful.

Encryption was interrupted and can't complete. As a result, the data on your tablet is no longer accessible. To resume using your tablet, you must perform a factory reset.

When you set up your tablet after the reset, you'll have an opportunity to restore any data that was backed up to your Google Account.

The only available action is to press a RESET button which reboots the device.  Everything seems fine now that I've reinstalled all previous apps with no apparent damage to the internal storage.

The only thing that I did differently yesterday was the following:

1.  With the unit powered off, I plugged in my Samsung's charger to the tablet's mini USB port.
2.  Turned on the tablet.
3.  See above error.

Could the charger be the cause?  Or is this a sign of something else starting to fail?

BTW, anybody know where I can find firmware for MID tablets?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on January 04, 2013, 11:41:09 PM
Try androidtablets.net

Looks like a system file got corrupted requiring you to do a reset.
Title: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on January 08, 2013, 11:18:43 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/08/uta3ysyb.jpg)
Finally got my new toy. Company issue.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Heishiro on January 08, 2013, 12:04:09 PM
Finally got my new toy.

new toy too.. S3XY

(http://imageshack.us/a/img7/4471/cam00290.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img252/3408/cam00292.jpg)

thou it's for my mom, late Christmas gift :silly:
sarap mag games uber bilis, mas feel ko ang Note 2
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on January 08, 2013, 03:25:54 PM
Office for Android soon!...
http://www.theverge.com/2012/11/7/3612422/microsoft-office-mobile-ipad-iphone-android-screenshots
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on January 08, 2013, 03:59:57 PM
^ "coming to IOS first.."   lame
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on January 09, 2013, 09:46:18 PM
3 weeks into owning a Note 2 and i still can't get over how much of a monster it is.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on January 11, 2013, 12:07:57 PM
Finally got the Tapatalk app for Android!

Sent from my LG-P880 using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on January 12, 2013, 08:22:28 PM
My Homescreen:

(http://imageshack.us/a/img515/8550/screenshot2013011220130.png)

in action:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nur12tiEe5Q[/youtube]


^_^
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on January 13, 2013, 10:53:31 AM
JellyBean finally arrived for Samsung Galaxy S Advance!


Just flashed the Russian release.  Lots of freezing until I did a factory setting reset and formatted the SD storage.  From Gingerbread to JB - feels like having a brand new phone again.  :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: richie on January 13, 2013, 06:35:42 PM
theDUD3,
anong launcher yan?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on January 13, 2013, 07:28:51 PM
theDUD3,
anong launcher yan?
i use apex launcher, pero wallpaper lang yan how-to's and files are in the description of the youtube video.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Mr. Bungle on January 13, 2013, 10:01:46 PM
From Gingerbread to JB - feels like having a brand new phone again.  :)

I can relate to that. haha

I'm just waiting for CM10.1 to go stable so I can finally update my Galaxy S to JB 4.2.1

Some say the CM10.1 nightly releases are already quite faster than CM10.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on January 15, 2013, 10:00:59 AM
Anyone on CM10 with the LG Optimus Black?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: kenn on January 15, 2013, 09:47:10 PM
anyone here is using a Toshiba tablet?
Title: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on January 17, 2013, 03:54:54 PM
NFS on the LG Optimus 4X HD. Di na ko marunong mag NFS haha!(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/17/uvada9yn.jpg)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: motion55 on January 17, 2013, 07:36:51 PM
Here's my Android device. It's a MK808 Google TV media player dongle. Below it is the air mouse bought separately.

The Android device uses a dual-core 1.6GHz chip with 1GB RAM and 8GB flash memory

(http://www.mediafire.com/conv/4a182e6ed5fa8f4ae863627a9e68f52ec144bb4c1976e7d01163fc5b97f729bc6g.jpg)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on January 17, 2013, 07:55:16 PM
Now running CM10.1 nightly on my Optimus Black. Liking it but voice recognition and GPS are inoperable. Not really deal breakers for me.

Sent from my LG-P970 using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on January 18, 2013, 02:24:57 PM
Here's my Android device. It's a MK808 Google TV media player dongle. Below it is the air mouse bought separately.

The Android device uses a dual-core 1.6GHz chip with 1GB RAM and 8GB flash memory

(http://www.mediafire.com/conv/4a182e6ed5fa8f4ae863627a9e68f52ec144bb4c1976e7d01163fc5b97f729bc6g.jpg)
How's the performance? Games? 1080p movies?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: motion55 on January 18, 2013, 03:24:18 PM
^^^Gamit ko lang for watching movies sa home office ko. It not yet ready for Full HD streaming. Hanggang 65mbps lang ang built-in wifi. The current firmware defaults to 720p. Nasubukan ko na rin mga 1080p hacked firmware. May kaunting stuttering but it's getting there. I only have a 720p 22" TV pero sobrang liit ng mga letra.

I get 9969 sa Antutu benchmark v.3.0.3

Mahirap gamitin ang gyro air mouse. I think mas OK pa yung touch pad version. Since malapit din lang ang montor, gumagamit nalang ako ng wired USB mouse.

Sinukat ko ang power consumption sa AC adapter mismo while watching a full-hd mkv file and it consumes about 2.5W. This is about the limit of a standard USB port. I tried it on my Sony LCDTV, pwering from the LCDTV USB port. Gumana naman.

Nabili ko ang dongle for 2950php.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: symphony X on January 18, 2013, 03:27:40 PM
Yo peeps, can anyone recommend me a relatively cheap but quality tab? I'm looking to buy a couple of units for our employees, main use is for e-mail, spreadsheets, presentation etc., budget is around 5-7k a unit
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on January 18, 2013, 03:33:48 PM
^Cherry Mobile Titan
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Al on January 18, 2013, 07:32:52 PM
Tab daw e. And I'd like to know as well.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on January 18, 2013, 08:00:10 PM
The budget won't fit for a decent Tab, closest one I can think of is Titan.

@symphony X
5" screen would be enough?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on January 19, 2013, 12:11:13 AM
mag kakano ba yung Ainol or Pipo na 7" model?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on January 19, 2013, 02:46:44 AM
^ I doubt if those brands last if it would be used on an "enterprise" level...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Al on January 19, 2013, 10:15:16 AM
Has anyone actually seen for themselves lately?

Dati kasi talagang talo when these cheap tabs first came out. And so were the phones. But in these days where it's not weird anymore to recommend Cherry Mobile, MyPhone and the like as decent Android phones, I'm curious if things have changed with tablets as well.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on January 19, 2013, 11:27:57 AM
yup, they have change even in quality, there are now even sites in Europe/ US dedicated to those China made phones & tabs & they attest to their quality & reliability.

Brand names like Oppo, Xiaomi, Meizu, Jiayu, are making a buzz out there. I have a Ramos 7" tab & it's a decent machine, I hope they make there in the Phil.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on January 19, 2013, 11:38:48 AM
^ but those brands are the good quality ones... they won't make the price range set by symphony x
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on January 19, 2013, 12:09:29 PM
Upgrade options are always an issue with tablets. I have two Coby tablets gathering dust because there are no upgrades

Sent from my LG-P970 using Tapatalk 2
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Al on January 19, 2013, 12:30:16 PM
That's a major issue if we're talking about personal consumption. Yan din dilemma ko kaya hindi pa ako bumibili ng bagong phone up to now.

But for routine tasks, as long as it can effectively carry out what it was originally intended to do, I'm not so sure. As long as it's durable enough, has a stable OS, and has a respectable battery life, ok na sa akin. In fact, baka mas ideal pa yung di puwede ma-upgrade para mabawasan ng puwedeng pakialaman sa tablet yung mga employees.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: kenn on January 19, 2013, 08:06:56 PM
Yo peeps, can anyone recommend me a relatively cheap but quality tab? I'm looking to buy a couple of units for our employees, main use is for e-mail, spreadsheets, presentation etc., budget is around 5-7k a unit

MSI windpad or enjoy tab
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on January 19, 2013, 09:45:49 PM
^ewww MSI...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: kenn on January 19, 2013, 09:52:24 PM
or huawei mediapad
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on January 19, 2013, 11:22:12 PM
Luwe,

Ano ang stable stock ICS ROM for P970 for PH models? My sister in law has one and gusto nya sana ICS na. Yung ginamit mo ba fully functional for PH consumption?

Sent from my LG-P880 using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on January 20, 2013, 10:03:38 AM
Tried the EU version but notification bar does not slide dow. Will have to try a different version later. There is a French firmware and a couple of custom ROMs based off the official ICS LG. Good thing about the official ROM is that you get to use the G button.

Sent from my LG-P970 using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on January 20, 2013, 10:10:12 AM
OK thanks. If you get a fully working official ICS ROM for the Black do let me know.

Sent from my LG-P880 using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on January 20, 2013, 11:06:25 AM
^

Are the current Windpads okay now?  I thought of buying that but then I saw a couple of bad reviews.

I'm guessing symphonyX will want to use those tablets for sales agents?  If so, you'll need tablets with IPS displays.  Ainol Novo tablets seem to be okay.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: kenn on January 20, 2013, 12:33:58 PM
^

Are the current Windpads okay now?  I thought of buying that but then I saw a couple of bad reviews.

I'm guessing symphonyX will want to use those tablets for sales agents?  If so, you'll need tablets with IPS displays.  Ainol Novo tablets seem to be okay.


my friend got one for his kid so far ok naman daw di nagrereklamo yong bata... :)
its only 5k for 7inch and 6k for 10inch...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on January 21, 2013, 10:04:32 AM
we're happy with our ainol 7 aurora from that store in pioneer :) so far, so good.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on January 21, 2013, 10:09:54 AM
Is it on ICS? Rootable?

Sent from my LG-P970 using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on January 21, 2013, 10:28:36 AM
@Jorussic

I've solved the problem with the notifications bar. You just need to do a factory reset and then go through the setup guide and then it should work.

What I used is nooby's V30B Pure which is just the official ROM with CWM installed. Download it from xda-developers. I suggest you put CWM into the Gingerbread ROM and then just do an install from zip. Don't install CWM using the Play Store App. For some reason, it doesn't mount the sdcard. Probably because the version is too new.

What I did myself was to download an official firmware V10A and then converted it into BIN with CWM installed. After flashing that with SmartUpdater I then installed the nooby V30B rom from sdcard.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on January 21, 2013, 10:51:23 AM
@Jorussic

I've solved the problem with the notifications bar. You just need to do a factory reset and then go through the setup guide and then it should work.

What I used is nooby's V30B Pure which is just the official ROM with CWM installed. Download it from xda-developers. I suggest you put CWM into the Gingerbread ROM and then just do an install from zip. Don't install CWM using the Play Store App. For some reason, it doesn't mount the sdcard. Probably because the version is too new.

What I did myself was to download an official firmware V10A and then converted it into BIN with CWM installed. After flashing that with SmartUpdater I then installed the nooby V30B rom from sdcard.
What I'm familiar with is the KDZ updater. Di pa ako marunong nung SmartUpdater.
I'm just interested in the official ROM since it's my sis in law who's gonna be using it.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on January 21, 2013, 10:56:01 AM
Okay, there is a V30B Europe ROM somewhere in the Internet that is in KDZ format.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on January 21, 2013, 11:04:17 AM
Okay, there is a V30B Europe ROM somewhere in the Internet that is in KDZ format.
OK I'll try that. Sana no problem with PH unit.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on January 21, 2013, 11:15:33 AM
Mine is a PH unit bought from SM Marikina. No issues so far.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: symphony X on January 21, 2013, 03:45:14 PM
 @calvin
medyo flexible pa naman budget ko, maybe 9k per unit tho I saw a cheap P4.2k 9.7" tab at sulit http://www.sulit.com.ph/index.php/view+classifieds/id/7545334/9.7%22+android+tablet+MID?event=Classified+Ads,Other+Ads,3 (http://www.sulit.com.ph/index.php/view+classifieds/id/7545334/9.7%22+android+tablet+MID?event=Classified+Ads,Other+Ads,3) but no idea on the build quality and performance


@kenn
yeah for sales agents and supervisors, will look into those ainol novo and windpad tabs, thanks
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on January 21, 2013, 07:07:40 PM
Is it on ICS? Rootable?

Sent from my LG-P970 using Tapatalk 2



ICS - yes
rootable - dunno.  don't see the need for it :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on January 21, 2013, 07:10:53 PM
take control of your android device - do the ROOT! :D
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on January 21, 2013, 07:53:01 PM
we're happy with our ainol 7 aurora from that store in pioneer :) so far, so good.

really?  Yung Aurora ng anak ko sobrang lag.  The display is superb though.

Ainol Novo 7 Aurora is rooted.  I got the latest stock ROM and it's rooted by default.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on January 21, 2013, 08:34:10 PM
@jorussic

You will need to root and disable fast dormancy. I'm able to drain my phone in less than a day even with data off because the phone keeps waking up on its own.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2018894 (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2018894)


Make sure to choose the MNC for the carrier.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jepoi on January 22, 2013, 07:32:23 AM
@Louie,

I heard our carriers here use fast dormancy daw?  Kaya naka-on s'ya sa phone ko eh.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on January 22, 2013, 07:51:48 AM
mga dudes, kamusta ba cherry mobile phones?


kakalabas lang ng CM Cruize.


Quote
[size=78%]Cherry Mobile Cruize Spec Sheet[/font][/size]
  • 1GHz single-core processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • 5.2-inch WVGA display, 800×480 resolution (~179 ppi)
  • 3G/HSDPA/WiFi/WiFi HotSpot/GPS/Bluetooth
  • 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 2,500mAh Battery
  • Android Ice Cream Sandwich[/l][/l]
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on January 22, 2013, 09:05:00 AM
@jorussic

You will need to root and disable fast dormancy. I'm able to drain my phone in less than a day even with data off because the phone keeps waking up on its own.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2018894 (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2018894)


Make sure to choose the MNC for the carrier.
Darn, too lazy to root haha! Epal naman nyang fast dormancy na yan!
OK I'll try to use the MNC when I find it. Thanks!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on January 22, 2013, 09:15:07 AM
I'm still struggling with high battery drainage even after disabling fast dormancy. Right now it drains a lot when on 2G or 3G data. Or maybe I'm just not used to the little 1.5amp battery on this thing. I already ordered a 3amp version for less than 10 USD.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on January 22, 2013, 10:02:12 AM
I'm still struggling with high battery drainage even after disabling fast dormancy. Right now it drains a lot when on 2G or 3G data. Or maybe I'm just not used to the little 1.5amp battery on this thing. I already ordered a 3amp version for less than 10 USD.
Pero dahil ba yan sa ICS ROM? Was it like that when you were still running it on GB?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on January 22, 2013, 10:16:17 AM
I was meaning to test that today but then I bricked my phone hahaha. I need to go home first so that I can unbrick it.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on January 22, 2013, 06:40:36 PM
work was slow today...

(http://imageshack.us/a/img824/6809/screenshot2013012217445.png)


in action:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8btHeXZll5I[/youtube]


Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on January 24, 2013, 12:55:59 AM
[MOD][ICS & JB]ACID Audio Engine V5.0 for most of the devices|

may naka try na nito sa mga Android phones nyo, ganda daw ng effect

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1923630 (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1923630)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Capcom on January 25, 2013, 10:53:26 AM
May ma recommend kayo na apps para maka play ng Anime's encoded @ 10bit  264 ?

currently using Bsplay  , parang may mga missing frames and di ganun ka smooth playback
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: uvax on January 25, 2013, 11:25:00 AM
May ma recommend kayo na apps para maka play ng Anime's encoded @ 10bit  264 ?

currently using Bsplay  , parang may mga missing frames and di ganun ka smooth playback

VLC for Android Beta
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on January 25, 2013, 11:32:23 AM
I'm using mvideo player for playing my videos.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on January 25, 2013, 11:41:50 AM
MXplayer?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on January 25, 2013, 01:04:58 PM
+1 to VLC
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on January 25, 2013, 02:15:57 PM
VLC Beta - "incompatible with all of your devices."   What?!!   Hindi puwede dito sa U.S.  :(
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Mr. Bungle on January 25, 2013, 02:16:34 PM
^ I'm gonna try that out. Currently using Mobo Player.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: uvax on January 25, 2013, 02:50:48 PM
VLC Beta - "incompatible with all of your devices."   What?!!   Hindi puwede dito sa U.S.  :(

What's your android device?

I just checked on compatibility and it says it's for ARMv7 and X86 cpus for now. Never had a problem installing it on Nexus S, TF101 or Nexus 7.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on January 25, 2013, 03:07:29 PM
VLC Beta - "incompatible with all of your devices."   What?!!   Hindi puwede dito sa U.S.  :(

What's your android device?

I just checked on compatibility and it says it's for ARMv7 and X86 cpus for now. Never had a problem installing it on Nexus S, TF101 or Nexus 7.

   Eto nakalagay:

This app is incompatible with all of your devices.
   
   
Samsung Nexus 10
This item cannot be installed in your device's country.
   
AT&T Samsung SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 (Galaxy SIII)
This item cannot be installed in your device's country.
   
AT&T Motorola MB860 (Atrix 4G)
This item cannot be installed in your device's country.
   
AT&T HTC HTC Liberty
This item cannot be installed in your device's country.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on January 25, 2013, 03:13:04 PM
Yeah, I use MX Player because VLC doesn't pull up when trying to search in Play Store.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: uvax on January 25, 2013, 03:18:58 PM
VLC Beta - "incompatible with all of your devices."   What?!!   Hindi puwede dito sa U.S.  :(

What's your android device?

I just checked on compatibility and it says it's for ARMv7 and X86 cpus for now. Never had a problem installing it on Nexus S, TF101 or Nexus 7.

   Eto nakalagay:

This app is incompatible with all of your devices.
   
   
Samsung Nexus 10
This item cannot be installed in your device's country.
   
AT&T Samsung SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 (Galaxy SIII)
This item cannot be installed in your device's country.
   
AT&T Motorola MB860 (Atrix 4G)
This item cannot be installed in your device's country.
   
AT&T HTC HTC Liberty
This item cannot be installed in your device's country.

You can do a Google search for an apk download if you like. Current version is 0.0.8


EDIT: Here's the link on XDA
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2035229 (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2035229)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on January 25, 2013, 03:27:42 PM
Got it from Google play...
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/25/6eqy9yny.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/25/enu9enur.jpg)
Sent from my GT-P3100 using Tapatalk 2
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on January 25, 2013, 03:34:32 PM
Thanks uvax, installed it. 
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Heishiro on January 25, 2013, 04:32:09 PM
anyone here using a Nexus 7? share naman po ng experience nyo sa unit.. :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on January 25, 2013, 05:51:19 PM
anyone here using a Nexus 7? share naman po ng experience nyo sa unit.. :)
Nexus 10 akin pero nakagamit nako ng Nex 7, di ka magsisisi. Magaan at suwabe.  :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on January 25, 2013, 06:26:10 PM
I just won an Optimus L3 here in the office. Haha! Talo ako sa Optimus Vu!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: uvax on January 25, 2013, 07:21:57 PM
anyone here using a Nexus 7? share naman po ng experience nyo sa unit.. :)

Got one for the wife. Very smooth.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on January 26, 2013, 03:27:11 PM
i have one. very smooth UI and stable. good for watching videos. don't get the asus official case for the nexus though - it's rubber so it picks up dirt easily (or my hands are just really sweaty/dirty, hehe)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Mr. Bungle on January 26, 2013, 03:42:36 PM
All I can say is that the nexus 7 is the most bang for the buck purchase I have made recently.  :-)

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Heishiro on January 26, 2013, 05:30:36 PM
parang alam na saan pupunta ang 13th month! :lol:
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on January 28, 2013, 11:28:19 AM
Had nothing better to do in the office:

http://www.pinoypc.net/?p=377
Title: Android thread
Post by: goma on February 11, 2013, 07:10:11 PM
Can we have an android thread here?


I have a question:  what do the android users here use for editing Word and Excel files? I have a Note 2 and I want to add more productivity apps on it.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on February 11, 2013, 07:41:04 PM
Can we have an android thread here?


I have a question:  what do the android users here use for editing Word and Excel files? I have a Note 2 and I want to add more productivity apps on it.
Yes we do have an Android thread here, exactly like the one you made, in the same section even.
I has merged it.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on February 11, 2013, 07:52:41 PM
Can we have an android thread here?


I have a question:  what do the android users here use for editing Word and Excel files? I have a Note 2 and I want to add more productivity apps on it.
Yes we do have an Android thread here, exactly like the one you made, in the same section even.
I has merged it.

yes you has.  sorry, couldnt help it.  hehehe!  sadya nga ba yun?  lolz
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: goma on February 11, 2013, 08:14:48 PM
hehehe sorry about that. so what do you guys use for editing word and excel files?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on February 11, 2013, 08:38:05 PM
hehehe sorry about that. so what do you guys use for editing word and excel files?

tried a couple on my note 2 and kingsoft has my vote.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: goma on February 13, 2013, 08:50:07 AM
Does rooting a Note 2 on Smart avoid the warrantee and violate any contractual agreements with Smart?

Any how do I get passed the limit on text messages on android? Do i have to root the phone to do this? What if I don't want to or can't root the phone?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on February 13, 2013, 09:00:01 AM
Does rooting a Note 2 on Smart avoid the warrantee and violate any contractual agreements with Smart?

Any how do I get passed the limit on text messages on android? Do i have to root the phone to do this? What if I don't want to or can't root the phone?

my alcatel phone doesnt have a text message limit.  well actually to clarify, there is an option on how many messages i can store.  i think i can even disable the text message limit.  maybe its samsung that is doing the limiting and not android os?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: uvax on February 13, 2013, 09:56:48 AM
Does rooting a Note 2 on Smart avoid the warrantee and violate any contractual agreements with Smart?

Any how do I get passed the limit on text messages on android? Do i have to root the phone to do this? What if I don't want to or can't root the phone?
Does rooting a Note 2 on Smart avoid the warrantee and violate any contractual agreements with Smart?

Any how do I get passed the limit on text messages on android? Do i have to root the phone to do this? What if I don't want to or can't root the phone?

my alcatel phone doesnt have a text message limit.  well actually to clarify, there is an option on how many messages i can store.  i think i can even disable the text message limit.  maybe its samsung that is doing the limiting and not android os?

my alcatel phone doesnt have a text message limit.  well actually to clarify, there is an option on how many messages i can store.  i think i can even disable the text message limit.  maybe its samsung that is doing the limiting and not android os?

It's the same on stock JB on my Nexus S. You can set how many messages you want to keep per conversation and will automatically delete the oldest messages as you go past the limit.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on February 13, 2013, 10:13:20 AM
Does rooting a Note 2 on Smart avoid the warrantee and violate any contractual agreements with Smart?

Any how do I get passed the limit on text messages on android? Do i have to root the phone to do this? What if I don't want to or can't root the phone?

what limit are you referring to?  is it the limit on how many messages that you can store or is it the limit on how many characters before a text message gets automatically converted to MMS?

If it's the latter, I think there are messaging apps that gives you control over that limit.  Try "Handcent SMS", "Go SMS Pro" or "Pansi SMS".  According to what I've read, it can send long text messages as concatenated SMS like in old mobile phones.  No rooting required apparently.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: goma on February 13, 2013, 11:30:38 AM
I'm having problems sending a message to more than to 10 recipients.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on February 13, 2013, 11:51:17 AM
You need to try a 3rd part messaging app.  Try out the 3 that I suggested.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on February 13, 2013, 12:04:28 PM
i think its still with samsung.  mine has a 20 recipients limit.  and i think you also need to have rooted your phone to be able to change sms software right?  try to check out the 3 wallywest mentioned and it will actually indicate already if you need to have a rooted phone or not.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on February 13, 2013, 12:16:23 PM
i think its still with samsung.  mine has a 20 recipients limit.  and i think you also need to have rooted your phone to be able to change sms software right?  try to check out the 3 wallywest mentioned and it will actually indicate already if you need to have a rooted phone or not.

AFAIK root isn't necessary to change the default android apps (e.g., launcher, messaging, keyboard, phone, music, etc.).  You just need to set the 3rd party app as the default app.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: goma on February 13, 2013, 12:17:36 PM
Thanks guys! I installed Go SMS Pro and will try it out
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: symphony X on February 14, 2013, 04:43:04 PM
So I settled with a 7" PIPO S3 tab for 5.8k, so far so good, build quality is decent, interface is quite fast, it's almost like having a Nexus 7 for more than half the price though the battery drains a bit fast, bought it here http://ph.shop.88db.com/kyndapresenta/gadgets (http://ph.shop.88db.com/kyndapresenta/gadgets), will test this for a week and see how it turns out.

Anyway, I  just updated my outdated 2.3.6 gingerbread on my Galaxy Note 1 to Asylum CM10.1, very nice, I liked the built in Nova launcher but when I installed the Next launcher 3D by Go dev team I was impressed, smoother and faster interface, lots of effects and tweaks available, my urge to purchase a Galaxy Note 2 was curbed for the moment lol, Galaxy S4 is just around the corner and Note 3 might come out Q4 this year =)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Heishiro on February 16, 2013, 03:07:12 PM
mga PPC menyekz patulong naman, nag install ako ng game na Little Commander - WWII TD
then i uninstall the game so the game was deleted na. tapos i install the game again, yung mga
level/stage na natapos ko na naka record pa din.. gusto ko sana umpisahan ulit from ZERO kaso
naka ilang uninstall nako pero ganun pa din naka record pa din yung mga level na natapos ko na..
is there any application i need to download to remove/delete yung parang history sa CP? many thanks!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on February 16, 2013, 03:45:10 PM
Hindi ba meron yan parang application folder sa sdcard mo kahit naka uninstall?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Heishiro on February 16, 2013, 04:03:00 PM
Hindi ba meron yan parang application folder sa sdcard mo kahit naka uninstall?

 :silly: wooot!!! thanks! sa SD nakita ko merong folder na Cat Studio then after deleting the folder
and install the game wala na yung history ng levels na natapos na! yeah! thanks papi Luwe!  :wub:
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on February 16, 2013, 08:54:38 PM
@Heishiro

Bro, next time just use "clear data" before you uninstall. ;)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on February 16, 2013, 10:59:36 PM
Or if you just want to reset your game's settings and stages without uninstalling the game, use clear cache and/or clear data.

Sent from my GT-I9070 using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Heishiro on February 17, 2013, 10:00:33 PM
@juke & WallyWest
many thanks for the tips :happy:
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Heishiro on February 18, 2013, 09:55:21 PM
http://www.pinoytechblog.com/archives/first-impressions-cherry-mobile-fusion-bolt-the-php3999-quad-core-tablet (http://www.pinoytechblog.com/archives/first-impressions-cherry-mobile-fusion-bolt-the-php3999-quad-core-tablet)

 Php3,999! :silly:

Cherry Mobile Fusion Bolt Specs:
7-inch IPS LCD HD display (1280 × 800 resolution), 216ppi
5-point multitouch display
1.0GHz quad-core Actions Semiconductor ATM7029 processor
Vivante GC1000+ GPU
1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, microSD up to 32GB
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
2MP rear camera
0.3MP front camera
Supports external 3G dongle
miniHDMI
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
4,000mAh Li-Ion battery
186.2mm x 126.9mm x 10.8mm
320 grams
SRP: Php3,999
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on February 18, 2013, 10:52:12 PM
^ooohlalahh......! Very nice! Could be my very first tablet, but not that I need it!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: symphony X on February 19, 2013, 02:08:08 PM
nice indeed. will keep an eye on this one
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on February 20, 2013, 07:57:10 AM
kelan release nung fusion bolt?  from what i read in the article di pa ata released diba?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: richie on February 20, 2013, 09:02:04 AM
sa March pa daw ang release ng CM Fusion Bolt.  Mababa ang score sa benchmark, I wonder how it perform sa 3d games.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Capcom on February 20, 2013, 09:36:02 AM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uOFXT_gomV4[/youtube]
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on February 20, 2013, 10:25:12 AM
sa March pa daw ang release ng CM Fusion Bolt.  Mababa ang score sa benchmark, I wonder how it perform sa 3d games.

mababa pala ang benchmark score.  nakakatakot naman bumili.  baka naman kagaya din nya yung ibang tablet na ubod ng bagal.  quad core tapos ganun?  parang mali naman ata yun
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on February 20, 2013, 10:22:08 PM
the bolt looks interesting!
been wanting to get a tablet, just for internet and ebooks. i dont play any android or ios games
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on February 27, 2013, 08:59:07 PM
And the best smartphone is.......

http://www.globalmobileawards.com/winners-2013#cat_id22
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on March 10, 2013, 05:01:02 AM
hi guys! i just bought my first android phone: lenovo a800.

quite frankly i don't understand the criticism against it. it's huge but still feels comfortable to handle, it's weight is not at all tiring to the hands, its screen is bright enough and clear enough. it's just right for the price of P7000, in my opinion.

what essential apps should i install?

thanks!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on March 10, 2013, 12:41:30 PM
^
congrats on your purchase.

root it first.  just be careful and follow rooting procedures closely.

essential for me (needs root):

1.  Titanium Backup Pro - you can make backups, remove bloatware from your system (and later restore if needed), freeze apps, clean up the Dalvik Cache.  It's the only app that I bought that is totally worth it.

2.  No-frills CPU control - for setting governors that adjust your processor clock according to load - to save up on battery.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on March 11, 2013, 11:39:45 AM
^
congrats on your purchase.

root it first.  just be careful and follow rooting procedures closely.

essential for me (needs root):

1.  Titanium Backup Pro - you can make backups, remove bloatware from your system (and later restore if needed), freeze apps, clean up the Dalvik Cache.  It's the only app that I bought that is totally worth it.

2.  No-frills CPU control - for setting governors that adjust your processor clock according to load - to save up on battery.

thanks!.

uh oh... i don't think i wanna root this for now. it's really my first time to have an android phone and i'm still feeling used to it. perhaps when i get bored i'll attempt it.

is there a sort of official manual download for android programs? for me to DL it first on the PC then transfer the file to the phone to be installed? i don't have wifi at home yet.

thanks!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on March 11, 2013, 12:37:51 PM
^ no manual download from play store afaik, but you can queue downloads on your play store account on your pc then go to a place where there is wifi and the apps will be downloaded and installed on your phone.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on March 11, 2013, 02:32:33 PM
im not sure if it will work on unrooted phones but i have tried downloading .apk files and putting them in my sd card then installed them from there.  my alcatel has an installer software bundled with it.  i think i used that to install the file.  you could try doing that.  try to download a small .apk file and see if it will install

btw, rooting your phone is better at an early time.  it actually doesnt add difficulty in operation of your phone.  it just adds more features in some way.  so even if you root your phone and do not want to use the added 'features' then its still the same as an unrooted phone
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on March 11, 2013, 02:55:00 PM
...But Rooting will void the warranty, wont it?

you can download *.apk to your PC then just copy them to your SD card & install them from there, it also works for un-rooted phones.

my essentials

A.I. keyboard
ZDbox
Android assistant - lots of feature in one
Chikka
Wechat - #1 now in store
Aptoide - alternative store lots of apps & games
Nova launcher
Qr barcode scanner
Inkpad
 
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on March 11, 2013, 03:01:48 PM
well.  if the warranty is 'service' warranty i do not think it matters right?  hehehe! 
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on March 11, 2013, 03:04:56 PM
...But Rooting will void the warranty, wont it?

it would... but there are apps now which can remove all traces of root... unless, you're unlucky enough to brick the phone and unable to unroot it.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Capcom on March 12, 2013, 03:27:05 AM
Es File Explorer  - free File Manager  / explorer for android devices
Yahoo Messenger , Facebook and Youtube app
Viber and Whatsapp
Dolphin Browser - i think it's one of the best browser on android.. supports hardware acceleration
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on March 13, 2013, 10:16:51 AM
okay guys thanks for the input! am still getting familiar with android. the good news is that while typing still doesn't feel as great as using a physical qwerty, it'm getting used to it.

i'm just wondering why no one recommended instagram. i see it used for pics in FB.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on March 13, 2013, 11:36:17 AM
^

well, you did ask for "essential" apps.

...  and don't forget games, games, and games.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on March 13, 2013, 12:02:06 PM
oh i see. btw... errr... i checked on the DUD3's suggestion about apkmania. i'll put my question on that forums section.

also, i noticed that google play converts the price to pesos. can i purchase with globe load? thanks!

haha, am so n00b.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on March 15, 2013, 12:08:56 PM
and the S4 is out!  :)

(http://www.samsung.com/us/register/galaxy-s-4-smartphone/galaxy-s-4.jpg)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on March 15, 2013, 07:04:03 PM
and hopefully, S3 prices will start going down to the 10-15k range.  :happy:
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Mr. Bungle on March 15, 2013, 11:05:59 PM
The S4 still looks like a Note II or S3 at first glance. :P

For Android, I'd rather get a Nexus phone these days, though.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on March 16, 2013, 12:15:39 AM
LoL, S4 = glorified S3
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Heishiro on March 16, 2013, 12:52:15 PM
and hopefully, S3 prices will start going down to the 10-15k range.  :happy:

sana nga bumaba ang price around $300 :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on March 16, 2013, 11:16:51 PM
me new homescreen:

(http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/1056/newhs3.jpg)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on March 17, 2013, 02:56:22 PM
^

what weather widget is that?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on March 17, 2013, 03:57:32 PM
^

what weather widget is that?


eye in sky
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on March 22, 2013, 12:26:22 PM
the new batterybot (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.darshancomputing.BatteryIndicator&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5kYXJzaGFuY29tcHV0aW5nLkJhdHRlcnlJbmRpY2F0b3IiXQ..) shows the number of minutes left and the time until it's fully charged...

(http://i.imgur.com/msdk6km.png)  (http://i.imgur.com/gTKnSwc.png)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on March 22, 2013, 02:11:18 PM
eye in sky is the best!!

anyone here using nova file launcher and plays candy crush on their nexus 7? touchscreen goes haywire some time after playing when nova launcher is activated. only solution is to reboot.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on March 22, 2013, 03:12:00 PM
^

what weather widget is that?


eye in sky

somehow eye in sky doesn't work on my phone.  The weather icon that's supposed to show the current weather does not show up or it shows up as "?" depending on the icon set.
 
the weather forecast icons show up just fine though.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on March 24, 2013, 12:51:11 AM
Update, someone just posted this on TCP:

good day! I just read in today's edition of Star newspaper dated March 23, 2013.. An article about Samsung s4, the writer said that the Philippine launch date is scheduled on April 26, 2013, and the price range is around 35k to 40k..



Oh, here's the PhilStar article:
http://www.philstar.com/telecoms/2013/03/23/922933/samsung-unveils-galaxy-s-iv
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: KonZ3N on March 24, 2013, 07:03:45 PM
nag hahanap po ko ngaun ng bang for the buck na smartphone. And napansin ko po sa mga blog sites na parang hot ngaun ang Cherry Mobile phones w/ their recent launched of Omega HD and Flame 2.0. Ano po guys masasabi niyo dito? In case makabili ko, eto first smartphone ko. Regalo ko sana sa sarili ko since malapit na birthday ko, hehe  :wub:  Salamat po.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: richie on March 24, 2013, 08:39:28 PM
@KonZ3N,
wait for a month or two, nung ni-launch  kasi "Flare" ng CM, maraming mga problems.  Unlike sa "Titan" model nila na "bang for the buck"  dual core 5-inch phone.  My sister has two CM Titan, one is already rooted and flashed with Spice Mi 500 Rom.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: KonZ3N on March 25, 2013, 08:58:53 PM
@KonZ3N,
wait for a month or two, nung ni-launch  kasi "Flare" ng CM, maraming mga problems.  Unlike sa "Titan" model nila na "bang for the buck"  dual core 5-inch phone.  My sister has two CM Titan, one is already rooted and flashed with Spice Mi 500 Rom.
Ok sir. Pag sinasabi po bang rooted ang android, ano po yun, fflash yung chip mismo nung unit or papatungan lang ung current OS ng android? hehe, sensya po at newbie ko sa smartphones, gamit ko pa din yung nokia 1280, hehe, safe kase gamitin eh.  >:D
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on March 25, 2013, 09:31:35 PM
nag hahanap po ko ngaun ng bang for the buck na smartphone. And napansin ko po sa mga blog sites na parang hot ngaun ang Cherry Mobile phones w/ their recent launched of Omega HD and Flame 2.0. Ano po guys masasabi niyo dito? In case makabili ko, eto first smartphone ko. Regalo ko sana sa sarili ko since malapit na birthday ko, hehe  :wub:  Salamat po.
kakabili ko lang ng first android phone ko ilang linggo lang nakakaraan. lenovo a800 binili ko. okay ang screen, battery life pati performance. kilala rin lenovo na brand. P7K ko nabili with screen protector at case sa Hello store.

ang problem kalimitan sa mga touchscreen phones battery life, pero mukhang okay naman yung sa a800 kasi tumatagal mga 60% natitira after a day of use.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: richie on March 25, 2013, 10:07:13 PM
@KonZ3N,
"rooted' means to attain privilege control to your phone's android system, para makapag-install ka ng other necessary applications na thru root access lang pwede.  Madali lang mag-root.  I've already rooted my old Alcatel 918N - my first android phone, my present phone which is a Myphone A898duo, two CM Titans (my sister's), and a Galaxy Y.  Benefits ng "root" for me - nakapag-install ako ng No-Frills CPU control to underclock my phone's processor to save on battery life, nakaka-3 days na A898 ko basta text and calls lang, pag sa games and wifi mga ilan hours lang depende sa games.

Sa una lang nakakapanibago Android operating system, pero once you get the hang of it, madali lang pala siya gamitin basta may background ka sa basic computer operations.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on March 25, 2013, 11:49:52 PM
Root == administrator

Sent from my 8210 using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on March 26, 2013, 04:20:49 AM
Root == administrator

Sent from my 8210 using Tapatalk 2



yup.  basically parang ganyan na nga ang root.  magiging admin ka ng phone mo.  so gagalawin mo lang ang android OS mo at di ka mag iinstall ng new OS
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: KonZ3N on March 26, 2013, 10:19:44 AM
Ah ganun pala. parang run as admin ka lang parate pag nka rooted. then mas kontrolado lahat hanggang sa usage ng processor ng phone thru apps. ayus ah, hehe.


about po pala sa OS, yung mga naka Android Ice Cream Sandwich, lahat po ba sila upgrade-able to newer OS or depende sa manufacturer nung phone?


Salamat po.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on March 26, 2013, 11:10:21 AM
manufacturer = matagal ang update kung di sikat
custom ROM = dami sa XDA or needrom
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on March 27, 2013, 10:19:19 PM
any recommended music player for android devices?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on March 27, 2013, 11:33:24 PM
^
JetAudio basic

If I want more pounding bass I enable Music Volume Equalizer app as well.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on March 27, 2013, 11:38:36 PM
any recommended music player for android devices?

Sony Walkman or Noozy (taken down from market since it resembles WP7 tile system)

get it sa aptoide market

more about Noozy
http://appdigy.com/327/noozy-music-player-pulled-from-google-play-store/

http://www.xda-developers.com/android/noozy-audio-player-brings-unique-sound/ (http://www.xda-developers.com/android/noozy-audio-player-brings-unique-sound/)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on April 11, 2013, 05:36:42 PM
tweaked my homescreen a bit.

(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/2810/forshow.jpg)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Capcom on April 12, 2013, 04:41:02 AM
na try nyo na facebook home ?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on April 12, 2013, 06:21:11 AM
theDUD3, anong launcher yan?

Facebook Home - Haven't tried it yet. Curious din ako
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on April 12, 2013, 11:54:41 AM
theDUD3, anong launcher yan?

Facebook Home - Haven't tried it yet. Curious din ako

Wallpaper
Nova Launcher
Eye in Sky
Desktop Visualizer
Zooper Widget
Simi Folder
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on May 01, 2013, 12:36:42 PM
Aside from Nexus, anyone know a locally available vanilla android phone?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on May 02, 2013, 11:51:29 AM
after around 2 months of using Lenovo A800 i must say i've gotten used to typing, though i still commit errors at times.

great thing is that i can do many more things with this than my old nokia e63, like watching TV shows on its fairly large screen. i can now also use applications like viber, instagram, evernote, runkeeper etc.

i still miss physical QWERTY, but the things i can do with this phone makes up for the loss.

but since i'm still relatively new to Android, i must ask: what do you guys do with your phones? i wanna know how i can maximize its use. thanks!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on May 02, 2013, 11:59:48 AM
Mobile internet, it's one way to maximize smartphones with big screens. Movies and games are not far behind.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bravoexo on May 02, 2013, 12:30:25 PM
Candy Crush Saga Life Generator...  I play across desktop, android, and Ios devices...kapag ubos na sa isang place, lipat sa next one...cycle, rinse and repeat.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on May 02, 2013, 12:30:35 PM
1.  mostly for entertainment - music, movies, games while in transit pauwi.
 
2.  low-power torrent downloader (before I got the Tomato router)
 
3.  i also put in common references like dictionaries, scientific calculator, unit converters, e-books.
 
4.  quick peek at FB, e-mail, news, torrents.  Mahirap mag-browse ng net sa phone.
 
5.  alarm clock, calendar
 
6.  flashlight
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on May 02, 2013, 06:44:30 PM
Navigation (Google Maps/Gothere.sg)
Check bus arrival times
Book movie tickets
Book taxicab
Browse internet
Games
Watch videos/Read e-books
Locate stuff nearby (e.g. ATMs, nursing rooms in malls)
Calendar
Remote torrent management (at home via wifi only though)
Machine Assisted Translation (Mandarin->English) for kid's Mandarin homework.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on May 05, 2013, 11:14:46 AM
My wife's nephew's Android Share mid-2330-s 7" tablet freezes at the Android logo.

I've been itching to try flashing these things, now I have something to tinker around with.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on May 19, 2013, 10:18:00 AM
Guys,

My 4-year old just dropped and cracked the touchscreen of his MID tablet.  Still works with a mouse though.

May nabibili bang mga cheapo tablets na smaller than 7"?  ung tipong phablet minus the phone.  I'm thinking those would be better for a kid's small hands and would probably be less flimsy when it comes to the inevitable drops.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on May 19, 2013, 12:52:57 PM
the only 5" tablets I've seen are those sold by Kingcom
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: kenn on May 19, 2013, 07:26:03 PM
may gumagamit ba dito ng huawei phones? ok ba performance ng unit?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on May 19, 2013, 08:27:02 PM
^

I think sir Al posted his experience with the Cloudfone Thrill (it's a Huawei AFAIK).
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on May 19, 2013, 08:33:46 PM
the only 5" tablets I've seen are those sold by Kingcom

I saw this 4.3-incher in a Coby kiosk:

(http://iviewus.com/admin/picture_upload/20130311120658image.jpg)

I'm still researching on it.  I'm worried about game compatibility.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: shoestrings on May 20, 2013, 10:19:36 AM
^
checking the resolution 480x272 at 128 PPI its quite low for a 4.3inch screen.
1000mAh capacoty for a 4+ inch screen is also low.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: goryo13 on May 28, 2013, 09:14:38 PM
anyone knows the best music player for android?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: russelmania on May 28, 2013, 09:19:43 PM
google play music + noozxoide gamit ko ngayon sir. simple layout plus nice eq.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on May 28, 2013, 09:21:22 PM
anyone knows the best music player for android?
I'm using Music Volume EQ. It works for all files with audio.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: hungree on May 29, 2013, 03:55:12 PM
Hi guys! My original Samsung Galaxy SIII headset has just broken a while ago which is why im planning to buy a new one. I'm thinking if you have any ideas/recommendation for a replacement that has the same features (usable mic / volume up/down) like the original one?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on May 29, 2013, 04:21:50 PM
^I'd buy original. The headset itself acts as the antenna for radio which the other headsets lack.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: hungree on May 29, 2013, 04:35:07 PM
I see. Thanks sir juke!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on May 30, 2013, 09:42:45 AM
I caved to my daughter's (and wife's) wishes for a tablet so I got a Pipo Max-M9 unit.

http://www.pipo.cn/En/index.php?m=Product&a=show1&id=260&type=2 (http://www.pipo.cn/En/index.php?m=Product&a=show1&id=260&type=2)

It's 10.1" but slightly smaller than the Samsung Tab 10.1.  Came with Android 4.1.1 out of the box and it had an issue with video playback using MX Player and BS Player.  Solved it by flashing the 4.2.2 upgrade.  So far so good.

Here's the review: http://www.topnotchtablets.com/pipo-max-m9-review (http://www.topnotchtablets.com/pipo-max-m9-review)

For Php9.7k, it ain't half bad.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on May 30, 2013, 10:56:38 AM
^ nice choice does it have 3G built-in?

I have an M1, it's rooted & updated to JB
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on June 03, 2013, 12:11:41 PM
^ nice choice does it have 3G built-in?

I have an M1, it's rooted & updated to JB

No 3G but I think it has a 3G model in china.  I have a dedicated mobile hotspot so I don't need it.
I'm still studying how to root the device (and how to root in general) but so far I don't feel the need for it.
May lalabas na daw na M6, iPad-like with Retina Display
http://www.pipo.com/product.php?id=120 (http://www.pipo.com/product.php?id=120)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: reel on June 17, 2013, 03:18:08 PM
http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_one_dual_sim-5498.php (http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_one_dual_sim-5498.php)

HTC One dual sim and microsd slot! yippee!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bravoexo on June 18, 2013, 01:35:25 PM
No LTE though
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: reel on June 18, 2013, 06:27:26 PM
ay onga noh, crap
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on June 18, 2013, 08:46:56 PM
Pretty important read, IMO:
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/06/how-cyanogenmods-founder-is-giving-android-users-their-privacy-back/ (http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/06/how-cyanogenmods-founder-is-giving-android-users-their-privacy-back/)

There are far too many apps that ask for privileges well beyond what they'd normally need to function, like stupid games that require access to your contact list and messages.


This might actually be the killer "app" that convinces me to root. As soon as they have an RC or Stable release for the SGS4 I'm in there.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: reel on June 18, 2013, 09:07:43 PM
im actually pretty anal about permissions and stuff when browsing around play store. whenever I see a game asking for so many permissions that I need to scroll, no install for me
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Petrel on June 19, 2013, 06:44:20 PM
Makakakuha kaya ng Sense 5 update yung HTC One S?


Yung C2 version yung akin. (Blue ring, Dual Core Scorpion)


Dati ko pa nakukuha yung update notification ko kaso ayaw ko pa iupdate kasi 4.1 + Sense 4+


Nabasa ko dati announced "daw" pero walang exact date. Ano sa tingin niyo guys?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bravoexo on June 19, 2013, 07:13:22 PM
You can always get the update from HTC manually, if the OTA upgrade path is not working for you.  Just go to their site and look for the download of your update under your phone's support site.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Petrel on June 19, 2013, 11:01:39 PM
You can always get the update from HTC manually, if the OTA upgrade path is not working for you.  Just go to their site and look for the download of your update under your phone's support site.

Thank you for your time! OTA is working perfectly. It's reminding me everyday to update my os to 4.1 and my sense version to 4+. I'm just wondering when I can get the sense 5 update. Also, I'm thinking of upgrading directly to 4.1 & sense 5 from 4.0.4 & sense 4. Is this method possible? Or do I need to update my phone to 4.1 and 4+ first before I can get sense 5?

Sent from my HTC One S using Tapatalk 4 Beta
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bravoexo on June 20, 2013, 07:53:15 PM
I suspect you have to wait til HTC releases another phone aside from the HTC One that will have the newest sense...coz that means Sense 5 would now have a developer ROM that's for more than one specific hardware...  the updated Butterfly S, might be the one you have to wait for first...then for Cyanogen or other Cooks to pick up the developer ROM of that phone... 
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on July 01, 2013, 02:22:53 PM
Becoming slightly addicted to rooting.
Just rooted my LG Optimus 4X HD and Optimus L7.
Installed CM to both. Memory management is much, much better.
It's like I have brand new phones!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on July 02, 2013, 10:41:46 PM
Just picked up a 64GB HTC One, now prepping to root+flash stock Android Jelly Bean to it.

Now I can flash CM to my 2 year old LG Optimus 2X.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on July 03, 2013, 02:01:06 AM
^ Check out Anandtech's podcast 21 for some of Brian Klug's thoughts on Sense vs stock android. There's quite a bunch of stuff in stock android that Anand and his boys thought was worthy of being posted on the daily wtf, plus they rather liked Sense (but hated TouchWiz).

Update:
OTOH, Ars loves stock android (http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/07/review-the-htc-one-google-play-edition-offers-the-best-of-both-worlds/).
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: motion55 on July 04, 2013, 01:44:56 PM
Looks like may price war between Samsung and Sony sa mid-range devices. Two days ago, I bought a Sony Xperia SP for a little less than 15K. I am quite happy with it.

Then I found out yesterday Samsung dropped the price of the newly introduced Samsung Galaxy Win i8522 to be even lower than the Xperia SP's. These devices use the latest Qualcomm LTE capable chips. They have very fast 1.7GHz dual core CPU and LTE na.

The main downside to get to a lower price point is that they use TN panels instead of AMOLED or IPS. The narrower viewing angles doesn't bother me at all.

The side benefit of the price war is that high end phone prices are also being dragged lower.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on July 06, 2013, 03:03:12 AM
Looks like may price war between Samsung and Sony sa mid-range devices. Two days ago, I bought a Sony Xperia SP for a little less than 15K. I am quite happy with it.

Then I found out yesterday Samsung dropped the price of the newly introduced Samsung Galaxy Win i8522 to be even lower than the Xperia SP's. These devices use the latest Qualcomm LTE capable chips. They have very fast 1.7GHz dual core CPU and LTE na.

The main downside to get to a lower price point is that they use TN panels instead of AMOLED or IPS. The narrower viewing angles doesn't bother me at all.

The side benefit of the price war is that high end phone prices are also being dragged lower.

uyyy!!  baka bumaba pa ang note2!!  hahaha!  should i wait?  kukuha na actually ako dapat pero out of stock
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: motion55 on July 06, 2013, 09:05:09 AM
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kukuha na actually ako dapat pero out of stock


I used to look at out of stock conditions as a bad thing. But it may signal a good thing like lower prices or papalitan ng better model. I prefer getting a newer model because of the ff. experience.


Added feedback for my Xperia SP: So far I am getting good battery life out of it. Di ako heavy phone user but I used it once in a while to watch videos saved on the SDCard. I also use it for listening to MP3's and the radio. I have used more it than 2 days between charging and more than 50% battery pa natira. Di pa naka ON ang Stamina mode.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dino on July 06, 2013, 10:05:30 PM
Got a ramos w30 hd 10.1 in tab on sale for p9999 (nag abala pang bawasan ng piso lol) at novo7tech

Specs:
Cpu  Samsung exynos 4412 quadcore 1.4ghz
Gpu  mali 400 4x 553mhz
Ram  2gb ddr3
Res. 1920 x 1200 retina screen?
Storage. 32gb
Android ics 4.0.4

All I can say is, the screen is to die for !  I can only set it to around 60% brightness coz it hurts my eyes!  No ambient light sensor, gps, or hdmi so boohoo!  Its very slim though at 10.5mm and has an aluminum brushed back plate.

Out of the box, there is a hardware video acceleration problem so that youtube vids are black screen but it was easily addressed w/ a firmware update.


Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on July 06, 2013, 10:37:10 PM
^ that's about 220ppi, same as the 15" Retina MBP, but then Steve Jobs said that the magic number was supposed to be 300ppi (http://m.npr.org/story/127530049) for a device held 10-12 inches from the eye (phones and tablets).

I've been thinking about getting a Kindle Fire HD. They've gotten pretty cheap, and there's already a stable CM firmware released for it.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on July 07, 2013, 11:00:00 PM
I've been reading some good reviews on the ifive mini 2. Same distributor as ainol novo tabs.  7" for 7k. Works great out of the box according to the reviews.

Sent from my GT-I9070 using Tapatalk 4 Beta

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on July 07, 2013, 11:52:21 PM
^ there's someone selling a brand new 7" Kindle Fire HD sa PDVD for just 6.5k
It also got price dropped, $169 na lang from Amazon.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on July 08, 2013, 01:09:15 AM
Quote
kukuha na actually ako dapat pero out of stock


I used to look at out of stock conditions as a bad thing. But it may signal a good thing like lower prices or papalitan ng better model. I prefer getting a newer model because of the ff. experience.


Added feedback for my Xperia SP: So far I am getting good battery life out of it. Di ako heavy phone user but I used it once in a while to watch videos saved on the SDCard. I also use it for listening to MP3's and the radio. I have used more it than 2 days between charging and more than 50% battery pa natira. Di pa naka ON ang Stamina mode.

just read a review comparing the note2 with other smartphones.  matagal daw ang battery nya compared to other smartphones considering its size.  at may sale pa ngayon widgetcity.  hehehe!  sana mag sale na ang note2 lte!  26k+ lang ang htc one nila sa sale.  basta silver color and 32gb ata.  hopefully note2 na ang next...

ang plan ko actually before note2 is the s3.  eh biglang nag price INCREASE!(wtf?!).  meron palang ganun sa mga mobile phones.  ang alam ko kasi bumababa ang presyo nun pag tumatagal.  yung L7 naman ay naghihintay ako ng price drop.  tapos nung nag drop nga may lumabas naman na L9 na mas okay.  hayzzzz... hopefully matuloy na ang note2 purchase ko.  nakaka inis din kasi itong alcatel ko.  pag maraming pumasok na unread texts bumabagal yung pag open
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on July 08, 2013, 12:35:24 PM
^ my note 2 is 7 months old this july and i still love it.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on July 08, 2013, 07:34:15 PM
^ Check out Anandtech's podcast 21 for some of Brian Klug's thoughts on Sense vs stock android. There's quite a bunch of stuff in stock android that Anand and his boys thought was worthy of being posted on the daily wtf, plus they rather liked Sense (but hated TouchWiz).

Update:
OTOH, Ars loves stock android (http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/07/review-the-htc-one-google-play-edition-offers-the-best-of-both-worlds/).

Not an apples-apples comparison but I love stock Jellybean on my N7 compared to whatever LG put on the Optimus 2X (yeah, definitely not apples-apples). So it was a no-brainer to go stock Android for me on the HTC One.

Now reading up on what ROM to flash on the Optimus 2X.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Mr. Bungle on July 08, 2013, 10:19:41 PM
Yeah, I also prefer the lean android experience on my N7 compared to touchwiz.

I have to say though, I'm really liking CM10.1 on my almost 2-year-old Galaxy S more than the stock android on my N7. Looks and feels more polished to me even if its running on vastly inferior hardware.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bravoexo on July 09, 2013, 06:42:32 AM
CM10 or AOSP Jellybean are far more customizable, but I prefer Sense 5.0  for things I actually use my HTC One for..  like Contacts, Camera, Gallery, Blinkfeed and task switching.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on July 09, 2013, 08:54:39 AM
^ my note 2 is 7 months old this july and i still love it.

finally got my note 2 and immediately rooted it.  had a little issue with kies detecting the phone on xp but its now working.  kies found an update on my phones firmware.  could i update it even if its rooted already?  there was a warning message before i start the firmware update.  any good fixes with the update?  i think its version md5?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Locohijo on July 09, 2013, 11:26:35 AM
Flashed my HTC One with GE JB ROM yesterday, now I miss blinkfeed.  Oh well.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on July 09, 2013, 12:45:41 PM
^ my note 2 is 7 months old this july and i still love it.

finally got my note 2 and immediately rooted it.  had a little issue with kies detecting the phone on xp but its now working.  kies found an update on my phones firmware.  could i update it even if its rooted already?  there was a warning message before i start the firmware update.  any good fixes with the update?  i think its version md5?

if your phone status is detected as normal then you probably can get ota updates but you would likely have to re-root. what root method did you choose? i recommend flashing to a custom rom for better performance and battery life, hawkish for touchwiz based rom or paranoid android/jellybeer for aosp/cm based roms.
gl and enjoy that beast of a phone. :)


btw, i don't use/need kies anymore.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on July 09, 2013, 02:34:06 PM
^ my note 2 is 7 months old this july and i still love it.

finally got my note 2 and immediately rooted it.  had a little issue with kies detecting the phone on xp but its now working.  kies found an update on my phones firmware.  could i update it even if its rooted already?  there was a warning message before i start the firmware update.  any good fixes with the update?  i think its version md5?

if your phone status is detected as normal then you probably can get ota updates but you would likely have to re-root. what root method did you choose? i recommend flashing to a custom rom for better performance and battery life, hawkish for touchwiz based rom or paranoid android/jellybeer for aosp/cm based roms.
gl and enjoy that beast of a phone. :)


btw, i don't use/need kies anymore.


i think its detected as 'modified' in the phone.  or is it in kies?  i used the cfautoroot method with odin 3.07(i think).  wouldnt the custom rom break other functions of the phone?  i read that a certain custom rom messes up the camera. 

the battery seems to be really good even with stock rom.  im wondering how longer it would be for custom roms.

whats the alternative to kies? how do you do it?  and also, what is your current firmware and rom? 
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on July 09, 2013, 03:02:11 PM
Get Droidwall!
One of the best reasons to root, IMO. You can block programs from using data connections. Get rid of those pesky notifications from apps, as well as prevent push upgrades that might break your root/custom firmware.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on July 09, 2013, 03:57:03 PM
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wouldnt the custom rom break other functions of the phone? i read that a certain custom rom messes up the camera.
nope, as long as you use a touchwiz based rom wherein all samsung functions (smart-stay, s-note, etc.) work and the beauty of this is you can remove all the samsung bloatware. if you prefer a nexus-like flash a aosp/cm based rom - the only downside to this is you will loose "some" samsung and s-pen functionality which i think is one of the things that convinced you on getting a note 2.

i've tried almost all of the custom roms out there and hawkish is the best followed by arhd and omega, for aosp/cm roms i prefer paranoid then jellybeer, i like aosp/cm roms but i always revert to tw based roms because i miss some of samsung's functionality.

i don't find it bothersome to try out a new rom occasionally because it only takes 5-8 minutes to restore my nandroid backup just in case i don't like the new rom or something goes wrong.

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the battery seems to be really good even with stock rom.  im wondering how longer it would be for custom roms.
with a custom rom like hawkish or arhd you can control sleep, deep sleep, startup apps, etc. or even use custom kernels which are more battery efficient but battery consumption varies from user to user.

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whats the alternative to kies? how do you do it?  and also, what is your current firmware and rom?
question is what do you use kies for?

firmware updates?
1. you can have ota updates for a non-rooted phone
2. odin for rooted phones
3. best option is  cwm or twrp for flashing, updating, nandroid backup, cache clearing, wiping, cleaning etc. and you can use this without a pc so if your phone crashes (doubt it) or doesn't boot-up properly all you have to do is boot into recovery and restore a nandroid backup. i recommend the latest philz touch which is based on the latest cwm.

sms, contacts, logs, pics, music, videos, apps, settings backup?
1. there are many apps for this like titanium backup and my favorite my backup pro, you can backup and restore anything on your phone anywhere without a pc.

music & video organizer and converter?
1. i use a 3rd party audio/video converter which is much faster and better quality video conversion as for organizing all my media is organized in my pc so i just drag & drop through explorer.


btw, if you choose a custom kernel along with hawkish you can also overclock or downclock your phone's cpu. tried this and oc'd my cpu by 200mhz but i didn't notice any difference performace-wise in real-world applications maybe because the 1600mhz quad core is already a beast. lol!


Hawkish XDA Thread = http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1983626 (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1983626)
XDA ROM Repository = http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1926506 (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1926506)

gl!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on July 10, 2013, 03:08:48 AM
Quote
wouldnt the custom rom break other functions of the phone? i read that a certain custom rom messes up the camera.
nope, as long as you use a touchwiz based rom wherein all samsung functions (smart-stay, s-note, etc.) work and the beauty of this is you can remove all the samsung bloatware. if you prefer a nexus-like flash a aosp/cm based rom - the only downside to this is you will loose "some" samsung and s-pen functionality which i think is one of the things that convinced you on getting a note 2.

i've tried almost all of the custom roms out there and hawkish is the best followed by arhd and omega, for aosp/cm roms i prefer paranoid then jellybeer, i like aosp/cm roms but i always revert to tw based roms because i miss some of samsung's functionality.

i don't find it bothersome to try out a new rom occasionally because it only takes 5-8 minutes to restore my nandroid backup just in case i don't like the new rom or something goes wrong.

Quote
the battery seems to be really good even with stock rom.  im wondering how longer it would be for custom roms.
with a custom rom like hawkish or arhd you can control sleep, deep sleep, startup apps, etc. or even use custom kernels which are more battery efficient but battery consumption varies from user to user.

Quote
whats the alternative to kies? how do you do it?  and also, what is your current firmware and rom?
question is what do you use kies for?

firmware updates?
1. you can have ota updates for a non-rooted phone
2. odin for rooted phones
3. best option is  cwm or twrp for flashing, updating, nandroid backup, cache clearing, wiping, cleaning etc. and you can use this without a pc so if your phone crashes (doubt it) or doesn't boot-up properly all you have to do is boot into recovery and restore a nandroid backup. i recommend the latest philz touch which is based on the latest cwm.

sms, contacts, logs, pics, music, videos, apps, settings backup?
1. there are many apps for this like titanium backup and my favorite my backup pro, you can backup and restore anything on your phone anywhere without a pc.

music & video organizer and converter?
1. i use a 3rd party audio/video converter which is much faster and better quality video conversion as for organizing all my media is organized in my pc so i just drag & drop through explorer.


btw, if you choose a custom kernel along with hawkish you can also overclock or downclock your phone's cpu. tried this and oc'd my cpu by 200mhz but i didn't notice any difference performace-wise in real-world applications maybe because the 1600mhz quad core is already a beast. lol!


Hawkish XDA Thread = http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1983626 (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1983626)
XDA ROM Repository = http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1926506 (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1926506)

gl!

thanks for the detailed answer sir.  i will try the stock version for a few days first since i installed some apps already and see how it goes.

i actually used it to backup my contacts.  i had titanium backup before on my alcatel but didnt bother to backup anything.  lolz!  good thing you described it in detail to me since i never thought i could backup sms, contacts and settings on it. 

i will try to read up on the links you posted later when im already planning to change roms.  thanks again!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: richie on July 10, 2013, 08:50:44 PM
need your help guys. 
My officemate's Galaxy Tab has this inverted camera problem on WeChat.  Already tried changing the settings on display menu, Wechat's menu also, but still the front camera display is inverted.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bravoexo on July 12, 2013, 04:54:58 PM
Jelly Bean 4.2.2 Update now downloading for my HTC One...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on July 14, 2013, 12:00:24 AM
could you guys share the apps that you have installed which you think is very essential for our android phones?  like media player app, business card reader app, qr/bar code reader, camera software  and other apps.  im a bit satisfied with my current note 2 setup.  maybe i would stick to this for a while until i have enough time to change roms.  hehehe
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on July 14, 2013, 12:45:09 AM
could you guys share the apps that you have installed which you think is very essential for our android phones?
Here's what I have installed:

Androzip
BSPlayer
EbookDroid
ES File Explorer
Kingsoft Office
MapDroyd
Music Volume EQ
mVideoPlayer
Picturen Lite (This one is a gem. Media manager/player. The only media player I know that can pinch zoom and pan videos)
SMS Backup & Restore
SMS Scheduler
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on July 14, 2013, 01:30:02 AM
Noozy Music player
android assistant - very useful & has the function to make an APK bacup
Kougu lots of music but os in chinese
aptoide lots of market
line/ wechat/ chikka
inkpad memo sync to your mail
mxplayer
wifi key recovery remembers key
 
 
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on July 14, 2013, 01:37:56 AM
^ Check out Anandtech's podcast 21 for some of Brian Klug's thoughts on Sense vs stock android. There's quite a bunch of stuff in stock android that Anand and his boys thought was worthy of being posted on the daily wtf, plus they rather liked Sense (but hated TouchWiz).

Update:
OTOH, Ars loves stock android (http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/07/review-the-htc-one-google-play-edition-offers-the-best-of-both-worlds/).

Not an apples-apples comparison but I love stock Jellybean on my N7 compared to whatever LG put on the Optimus 2X (yeah, definitely not apples-apples). So it was a no-brainer to go stock Android for me on the HTC One.

Now reading up on what ROM to flash on the Optimus 2X.

I flashed CM10 on my Optimus 2X.  Nice enhancements to stock Jelly Bean, and feels smoother than the stock LG Froyo ROM. Battery life takes a beating with 3d games though, considering the hardware is 2 years old.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on July 14, 2013, 01:43:51 AM
FBreader (e-book reader)
Snapseed (photo editing)
BSPlayer
Inkpad (note taking)
Jango (streaming music)
The new Jelly Bean 4.3 camera (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2340858) is nice to have too.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on July 14, 2013, 01:56:37 AM
parang wala kayong app na pang backup ng contacts...  lolz! 

try nyo din pala foxit pdf reader in case you want to view pdf files with very good speed.  well, ive tried it on my pc but not yet on my android device.  pero yun din installed ng pinsan ko sa note 1 nya and he seems satisfied.  and i think he also has that kindle app to view files using the kindle format.  add nalang kayo in case may nakalimutan kayo na ilagay sa post nyo
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on July 14, 2013, 02:11:29 AM
Stickmount to hook up USB flash drives pala...
need to be root though for this to work (stock android, not sure about touchwiz).
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on July 14, 2013, 02:33:12 AM
parang wala kayong app na pang backup ng contacts...  lolz!
Di naman kailangan. Android has 2 ways to backup the contacts. First through gmail sync. Second, you can just use the import/export function in the contacts menu. I use the second option.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bravoexo on July 14, 2013, 09:50:20 AM
parang wala kayong app na pang backup ng contacts...  lolz! 

Google already does that automatically.  That's why it's easy to move from one android phone to another.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Mr. Bungle on July 14, 2013, 12:13:43 PM
parang wala kayong app na pang backup ng contacts...  lolz! 

Google already does that automatically.  That's why it's easy to move from one android phone to another.

Yup, google even syncs the apps installed in an Android device. Actually, AFAIK, every google related feature or app is able to sync via cloud, that's why having a google account is indispensable for android owners and makes recovery relatively pain-free.

Anyway, for the apps, I use the following:

Barcode Scanner
BubbleUPnP
Google Calendar
CamScanner
ConvertPad
Currency Converter
Google Drive
Firefox
Flashlight
Gmail
HP ePrint
Google Keep
Google Maps
MMDA Traffic Update
MoboPlayer
OfficeSuite Pro
Poweramp
SD Maid
SMS Backup+
SoundHound
SwiftKey
Tapatalk
YouTube
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on July 14, 2013, 05:49:33 PM
Anybody use anti-theft apps? Or antivirus?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on July 15, 2013, 12:05:26 AM
parang wala kayong app na pang backup ng contacts...  lolz!
Di naman kailangan. Android has 2 ways to backup the contacts. First through gmail sync. Second, you can just use the import/export function in the contacts menu. I use the second option.
parang wala kayong app na pang backup ng contacts...  lolz! 

Google already does that automatically.  That's why it's easy to move from one android phone to another.
parang wala kayong app na pang backup ng contacts...  lolz! 

Google already does that automatically.  That's why it's easy to move from one android phone to another.

Yup, google even syncs the apps installed in an Android device. Actually, AFAIK, every google related feature or app is able to sync via cloud, that's why having a google account is indispensable for android owners and makes recovery relatively pain-free.

Anyway, for the apps, I use the following:

Barcode Scanner
BubbleUPnP
Google Calendar
CamScanner
ConvertPad
Currency Converter
Google Drive
Firefox
Flashlight
Gmail
HP ePrint
Google Keep
Google Maps
MMDA Traffic Update
MoboPlayer
OfficeSuite Pro
Poweramp
SD Maid
SMS Backup+
SoundHound
SwiftKey
Tapatalk
YouTube

lolz!  how do you do that?  di ko alam eh.  hahahaa!  i just sync with my google account?  sorry for the noob question.

Anybody use anti-theft apps? Or antivirus?

+1 on this.  di ko din alam.  ahahahaa
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on July 15, 2013, 04:21:49 AM
Quote
lolz!  how do you do that?  di ko alam eh.  hahahaa!  i just sync with my google account?  sorry for the noob question.

settings->accounts->Google->click your google account

it should show you a list of data from your device which can be backed up/restored across different devices.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on July 16, 2013, 01:38:21 AM
Quote
lolz!  how do you do that?  di ko alam eh.  hahahaa!  i just sync with my google account?  sorry for the noob question.

settings->accounts->Google->click your google account

it should show you a list of data from your device which can be backed up/restored across different devices.

to backup the contacts i need to merge it with my google account on the contacts menu right?  parang ambilis naman kasi nung sync na nangyari sa note 2 ko ngayon.  and i do not want to recklessly do things cause i may delete my contacts unintentionally


edit:

i reread the apps you have installed.  gusto ko lang magsuggest since i would be installing your recommended apps. 

try these:

foxit reader for pdf files (faster in loading pdf)
camcard (take photos of business cards to save info on your contacts list)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on July 16, 2013, 01:47:50 AM
In my tab2, foxit reader has a problem with >50mb pdf files with lots of photos... lags and crashed twice.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on July 16, 2013, 01:56:10 AM
In my tab2, foxit reader has a problem with >50mb pdf files with lots of photos... lags and crashed twice.

what pdf reader do you use?  i had a problem with kingsoft on a pdf file i opened.  so you use officesuite or another app?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on July 16, 2013, 04:09:08 AM
In my tab2, foxit reader has a problem with >50mb pdf files with lots of photos... lags and crashed twice.

what pdf reader do you use?  i had a problem with kingsoft on a pdf file i opened.  so you use officesuite or another app?

Adobe reader (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adobe.reader)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on July 16, 2013, 05:40:10 AM
In my tab2, foxit reader has a problem with >50mb pdf files with lots of photos... lags and crashed twice.

what pdf reader do you use?  i had a problem with kingsoft on a pdf file i opened.  so you use officesuite or another app?

Adobe reader (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adobe.reader)

on my windows xp it was really slow.  which is the reason i switched to foxit reader.  is it faster here?  do you use foxit for your windows os?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on July 16, 2013, 07:30:27 AM
In my tab2, foxit reader has a problem with >50mb pdf files with lots of photos... lags and crashed twice.

what pdf reader do you use?  i had a problem with kingsoft on a pdf file i opened.  so you use officesuite or another app?

Adobe reader (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adobe.reader)
+100

It is the best pdf reader. I've accessed files over 100MB in size with it.

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on my windows xp it was really slow.  which is the reason i switched to foxit reader.  is it faster here?  do you use foxit for your windows os?
I use it even with my previous Galaxy S (yes, S1). It was the only pdf reader capable of opening my 50MB+ files, even 100MB.




@ris

Try using the Androids contact's built-in backup. You just have to open the menu (left button on screen). There you have the option to import or export your contacts/list where you can save them in your phone's memory or external card.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on July 16, 2013, 04:06:43 PM
In my tab2, foxit reader has a problem with >50mb pdf files with lots of photos... lags and crashed twice.

what pdf reader do you use?  i had a problem with kingsoft on a pdf file i opened.  so you use officesuite or another app?

Adobe reader (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adobe.reader)

on my windows xp it was really slow.  which is the reason i switched to foxit reader.  is it faster here?  do you use foxit for your windows os?

for PDF I've only used Adobe reader for both android and windows... except versions 9 and 10.1 on Windows.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on July 16, 2013, 04:56:55 PM
A bit ot for teh android thread but foxit has gotten its fair share of bloat over the years. I've dropped it for Sumatra pdf.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on July 17, 2013, 01:12:07 AM
In my tab2, foxit reader has a problem with >50mb pdf files with lots of photos... lags and crashed twice.

what pdf reader do you use?  i had a problem with kingsoft on a pdf file i opened.  so you use officesuite or another app?

Adobe reader (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adobe.reader)
+100

It is the best pdf reader. I've accessed files over 100MB in size with it.

Quote
on my windows xp it was really slow.  which is the reason i switched to foxit reader.  is it faster here?  do you use foxit for your windows os?
I use it even with my previous Galaxy S (yes, S1). It was the only pdf reader capable of opening my 50MB+ files, even 100MB.




@ris

Try using the Androids contact's built-in backup. You just have to open the menu (left button on screen). There you have the option to import or export your contacts/list where you can save them in your phone's memory or external card.

but i need to tap the merge with google option right?  parang sobrang bilis naman kasi mag backup nung contacts ko kasi.  i think i need to select merge with google first then when i sync it, the contacts would be copied automatically.  well, time to try it i guess...  i do not have an sd card yet so i cannot backup via sd card.  there is a backup via usb storage though.

In my tab2, foxit reader has a problem with >50mb pdf files with lots of photos... lags and crashed twice.

what pdf reader do you use?  i had a problem with kingsoft on a pdf file i opened.  so you use officesuite or another app?

Adobe reader (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adobe.reader)

on my windows xp it was really slow.  which is the reason i switched to foxit reader.  is it faster here?  do you use foxit for your windows os?

for PDF I've only used Adobe reader for both android and windows... except versions 9 and 10.1 on Windows.

if you tried foxit on windows then you would know why some people switched.  its a whole LOT faster than the damned adobe.  even if they were the ones who invented the damned thing their reader is still very slow.  well, thats on the pdf files i opened before.

A bit ot for teh android thread but foxit has gotten its fair share of bloat over the years. I've dropped it for Sumatra pdf.

nice suggestion.  i will try to check it out next time.  btw, i think you could disable all the bloatwares that foxit includes unlike adobe



edit:  added post

this is a nice video regarding gestures for the samsung galaxy note 2.  also applicable to s3 and s4 i suppose

http://www.phonereview.mobi/2012/12/galaxy-note-2-tips-tricks-episode-46.html
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on July 17, 2013, 07:20:55 AM
@ris

Try using the Androids contact's built-in backup. You just have to open the menu (left button on screen). There you have the option to import or export your contacts/list where you can save them in your phone's memory or external card.

but i need to tap the merge with google option right?  parang sobrang bilis naman kasi mag backup nung contacts ko kasi.  i think i need to select merge with google first then when i sync it, the contacts would be copied automatically.  well, time to try it i guess...  i do not have an sd card yet so i cannot backup via sd card.  there is a backup via usb storage though.
No need to connect to internet. When you opened the contacts list, just touch the menu on the lower left. Makikita mo na agad yung nakasulat na "import/export"

Not my screeenshot. Mine also shows import/export to internal SD card and sim card. This screenshot only shows external storage.

(http://i.imgur.com/HKle8Pl.png)




My S3 shows like this.

(http://i.imgur.com/dzMVJkN.jpg)


Then it will save only one file which contains all your contacts.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on July 17, 2013, 08:08:22 PM
@ris

Try using the Androids contact's built-in backup. You just have to open the menu (left button on screen). There you have the option to import or export your contacts/list where you can save them in your phone's memory or external card.

but i need to tap the merge with google option right?  parang sobrang bilis naman kasi mag backup nung contacts ko kasi.  i think i need to select merge with google first then when i sync it, the contacts would be copied automatically.  well, time to try it i guess...  i do not have an sd card yet so i cannot backup via sd card.  there is a backup via usb storage though.
No need to connect to internet. When you opened the contacts list, just touch the menu on the lower left. Makikita mo na agad yung nakasulat na "import/export"

Not my screeenshot. Mine also shows import/export to internal SD card and sim card. This screenshot only shows external storage.

(http://i.imgur.com/HKle8Pl.png)




My S3 shows like this.

(http://i.imgur.com/dzMVJkN.jpg)


Then it will save only one file which contains all your contacts.

1 file lang talaga? kahit vcard file?  kasi nag backup ako nung sa alcatel ko dati.  when i chose to backup with vcarp option, the damned program made individual vcards for each contact
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on July 17, 2013, 10:37:07 PM
1 file lang talaga? kahit vcard file?  kasi nag backup ako nung sa alcatel ko dati.  when i chose to backup with vcarp option, the damned program made individual vcards for each contact
Yes, around 60kB yung size ng contacts vcf file ko.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on July 18, 2013, 04:18:32 AM
1 file lang talaga? kahit vcard file?  kasi nag backup ako nung sa alcatel ko dati.  when i chose to backup with vcarp option, the damned program made individual vcards for each contact
Yes, around 60kB yung size ng contacts vcf file ko.

if its 60kb then baka kaya nga talaga ganun kabilis pag nag sync ako sa phone with google servers.  maybe ill do both.  hehehe! 

btw, is the 4.2.2 update for note 2 already available?  would you recommend updating my current 4.1.1 version?  or should i update to 4.1.2?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: symphony X on July 24, 2013, 05:29:19 PM
anyone know when the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is going to be officially available here? i saw one @ sulit pero 15k o_0
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on July 25, 2013, 12:58:40 PM
anyone know when the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is going to be officially available here? i saw one @ sulit pero 15k o_0
'

I think it's already out... at least two weeks now.
can't remember if  I saw it at Memo Express...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: symphony X on July 25, 2013, 02:06:57 PM
thanks man, gonna check it out later.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on July 26, 2013, 07:02:54 PM
wtf EbookDroid doesn't open a lot of ebooks (.mobi, .pdb, .ibooks. kf8), no recast etc. etc.
The proprietary stuff is excusable, but come on; no .mobi?

Uninstalled.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on July 30, 2013, 11:46:07 AM
^
Moon+ reader for me as I prefer epub and mobi formats.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on July 30, 2013, 12:10:02 PM
anyone knows the best music player for android?




Poweramp for me.  I just installed the trial version last night and I'm loving it. :happy:
It's the only app where I could get sound quality that's comparable to my old Walkman phone's Megabass setting.


 
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Mr. Bungle on July 30, 2013, 05:48:25 PM
^

+1000000

Worth the every penny for the full version IMO. The sound quality I get from Poweramp is immaculate in combination with the Galaxy S1's Wolfson WM8994 DAC and CM10.1.2's advanced DAC tweaks like DAC direct, 128x oversampling and audio clock tuning in the DSP Manager.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on July 30, 2013, 06:45:30 PM
is there a way to "gift" an app in Playstore much like how it's done in Steam? Thanks! Can't seem to find that option.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on July 30, 2013, 10:25:42 PM
is there a way to "gift" an app in Playstore much like how it's done in Steam? Thanks! Can't seem to find that option.

if you mean directly from the playstore... there's none at the moment.

for now, the only way is to purchase a gift card > http://play.google.com/intl/en-US_us/about/giftcards/
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: hungree on July 31, 2013, 03:46:29 PM
guys what app do use for blocking ads?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on July 31, 2013, 04:08:54 PM
guys what app do use for blocking ads?

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appspot.swisscodemonkeys.detector
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: russelmania on July 31, 2013, 04:20:55 PM
adaway... basta naka root phone mo...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: hungree on July 31, 2013, 04:36:56 PM
Thanks! Will try those two.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: russelmania on July 31, 2013, 04:39:22 PM
btw, hindi na available adaway sa play store, na download ko sya sa blackmart...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on July 31, 2013, 07:29:20 PM
guys what app do use for blocking ads?

i get the ad free version.  lolz!  jk
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on July 31, 2013, 08:14:11 PM
is there a way to "gift" an app in Playstore much like how it's done in Steam? Thanks! Can't seem to find that option.

if you mean directly from the playstore... there's none at the moment.

for now, the only way is to purchase a gift card > http://play.google.com/intl/en-US_us/about/giftcards/
aww. any way i can purchase apps without using a credit card? thanks!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: motion55 on July 31, 2013, 08:53:12 PM
You can use a debit card like Smart Money. Banks also offer similar cards.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on August 01, 2013, 02:13:45 AM
You can use a debit card like Smart Money. Banks also offer similar cards.

+1.  try to get the debit cards that have the mastercard logo in them.  or visa.  so that it would be easier to use them.  take note that "mastercard electronic" is different from "mastercard".  the word electronic would not be accepted in some mastercard terminals.  so better get the ones with mastercard logo only.  not sure if banks still offer the ones with electronic logo though
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: motion55 on August 01, 2013, 08:17:19 AM
Smart Money card is Mastercard electronic but I used it to pay for apps in Google Play store and for an iTune song purchase. Yun lang naman ang intent ko in getting that card besides for reloading my phone. I have a credit card but I don't want to use it for my online purchases.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on August 01, 2013, 01:07:18 PM
okay, guys i think i'll try GCash or Smart Money. thanks!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on August 01, 2013, 01:35:15 PM
Smart Money card is Mastercard electronic but I used it to pay for apps in Google Play store and for an iTune song purchase. Yun lang naman ang intent ko in getting that card besides for reloading my phone. I have a credit card but I don't want to use it for my online purchases.

but if its mastercard only, you would be able to use it anywhere mastercard is accepted.  and from what i know in gcash, you will need to pay a service fee if you want to withdraw money.  i had a bdo atm mastercard before and you need to maintain 2,000 only without any charges on depositing or withdrawing.  and it also functions as an atm card so you can withdraw money from an atm machine.  anyway, if you do not want to maintain a certain amount maybe gcash or smart money is a good alternative
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on August 01, 2013, 02:29:05 PM
"mastercard electronic" is only honored locally... that's why it is accepted by online stores
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on August 01, 2013, 04:57:33 PM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_Cd3JakgKM[/youtube]

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: motion55 on August 01, 2013, 05:11:34 PM
"mastercard electronic" is only honored locally... that's why it is accepted by online stores

This sounds like a contradiction.


More info.


http://www1.smart.com.ph/Money/what-is-smart-money (http://www1.smart.com.ph/Money/what-is-smart-money)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on August 01, 2013, 05:13:03 PM
Sorry... dapat may NOT
Hehehe

Sent from my GT-P3100 while in TapaKing

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: motion55 on August 01, 2013, 05:15:27 PM
Sorry... dapat may NOT
Hehehe

Sent from my GT-P3100 while in TapaKing


I just said it was honored for online transactions on Google play store and iTunes.

I bought a map license for a GPS program from an Indian developer.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on August 01, 2013, 05:22:09 PM
That was the reply I got from a MasterCard csr when I inquired a few years back... because I didn't want to use my regular card for internet purchases.

I ended up getting a new card with a lower credit limit.

Sent from my GT-P3100 while in TapaKing

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: motion55 on August 01, 2013, 05:46:13 PM
I think it is dependent on the restrictions imposed by the issuing bank. Yhey are the ones who will eventually approve or disapprove the transaction. Your experience does not make it true for all electronic type Master cards.

Here is more info on Smart Money card use for shopping.

http://www1.smart.com.ph/Money/use/shopping

Like what the Smart website says.

"Enjoy cashless shopping in all MasterCard-accepted websites and partner stores worldwide!"

You have to unlock the card from your phone to allow online transactions.

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on August 01, 2013, 09:20:49 PM
@calvin

All credit cards that has 3-digit code printed on the reverse side of the card (not embossed) can be used for online transactions.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on August 01, 2013, 11:41:23 PM
The CSC (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Card_security_code) has been in use since 1997, if you're using a card without it printed, it's probably expired already.


It's 3 digits for Visa/Master at the back.  4 digits in front for Amex.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on August 01, 2013, 11:53:21 PM
The CSC (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Card_security_code) has been in use since 1997, if you're using a card without it printed, it's probably expired already.
I'm not sure if all current cards have that but when I inquired in 2011 before I chose which bank to apply, I forgot which bank, the teller told me the card doesn't have that CSC and cannot be used with Paypal.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on August 02, 2013, 12:10:59 AM
It just means the bank credit card not compliant with the major Credit Card associations (Visa/Master/Amex/Discover/JCB/etc). You could only use it for in-person transactions where you present the physical card.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on August 02, 2013, 03:03:02 AM
That was the reply I got from a MasterCard csr when I inquired a few years back... because I didn't want to use my regular card for internet purchases.

I ended up getting a new card with a lower credit limit.

Sent from my GT-P3100 while in TapaKing



that is the reason why the virtual card was invented.  so you would still spend with your current card and credit limit.  but with a limit set by the virtual card.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on August 03, 2013, 07:36:54 PM
apparently, there are firmwares of note 2 lte that will not work perfectly with the gobe lte sim.  do you guys know what is the latest firmware(rootable) available for the note 2 lte?  im not sure if igot the latest version.  i noticed an increase in battery drain.  i read somewhere that there was a firmware released that had this issue so im wondering if it is the one i have

update:  kailangan ko ata reboot via volume up+power+home para maging normal yung device status ko.  it was "modified"  after rooting but when i tried to enter the recovery mode and chose reboot, naging normal nalang.  akala ko okay na yung gamitin ko ang restart function nung phone.  so i got to use the OTA(i think) via software update option of the phone and it said that my firmware is up to date...  hopefully tama sya.  i remember last time it asked me if i wanted to update
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Heishiro on August 09, 2013, 11:40:08 AM
anyone here use/have the ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7?
any feedback about the unit?

salamat  :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on August 09, 2013, 11:47:58 AM
I need a "fast" dual SIM (standard size) phone worth <10K... any recommendations?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on August 09, 2013, 01:32:13 PM
^
Lenovo has a couple of sub 10k units. All dual sim. Rooting Lenovos is a bit of a PITA though and OS updates are apparently non-existent.  Accessories and protective casings are also a bit harder to find than your usual Samsungs.

Take the A706 for instance:

Priced at 1 peso less than 8k.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on August 11, 2013, 08:10:27 PM
^ thanks... but yeah I want something that can be rooted "relatively easily" since I usually remove apps that I don't use.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on August 11, 2013, 11:23:47 PM
^ thanks... but yeah I want something that can be rooted "relatively easily" since I usually remove apps that I don't use.

samsung phones?  maybe if you want to be sure if it can be rooted easily is to first research on the internet before buying the phone.  i rooted my note2 very easily unlike my old alcatel which needed to be flashed with a new rom in order to be rooted.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on August 12, 2013, 07:45:40 AM
hey guys where can i get good quality live wallpapers and themes? thanks!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on August 12, 2013, 10:58:00 AM
hey guys where can i get good quality live wallpapers and themes? thanks!

meron sa iptorrents.  lolz!  parang promoter na ako ng iptorrents sa kaka suggest ko eh.  hahaha!  but seriously, i got my live wallpaper there.  meron pa syang dedicated section for android stuff.  problem with this i think is that you cannot update via playstore.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: motion55 on August 13, 2013, 02:08:11 PM
Share ko lang. Just rediscovered the app Winamp. Remember that player?

Aside from the equally good app XiiaLive, Winamp can play Shoutcast internet radio broadcasts on our Android devices.

Shoutcast links you to thousands of online audio streams. You can get lots of almost commercial-free streamed music of all genre. Audio streams are not too bandwidth hungry at about 128kbps. I also run the Windows version on my desktop.

Both XiiaLive and Winamp are free but with ads. You get the app ad-free by paying less than $5. For a little more, you can also get the album covers of the music currently played.


(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/682b/mbnyl4gwwe8fai16g.jpg)

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on August 13, 2013, 02:17:41 PM
anyone here use/have the ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7?
any feedback about the unit?

salamat  :)

Also interested on this unit, last month pa lumabas dito sa Japan. Kung sino man mauna makabili pa-post naman ng feedback.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Heishiro on August 13, 2013, 04:54:53 PM
Also interested on this unit, last month pa lumabas dito sa Japan. Kung sino man mauna makabili pa-post naman ng feedback.

plan ko ng bumili kaso wala pang lumalabas na case para sa HD 7..
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on August 17, 2013, 10:17:38 AM
Has anyone successfully transferred the Facebook app to SD card (either internal SD or external)?

I tried using Titanium backup's "move to SD" and it works fine for a while but after a device reboot it won't detect the FB app anymore.

Other apps that I'm looking into are Link2SD and Foldermount.  Couldn't find a guide or how-to either.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on August 17, 2013, 10:25:45 AM
Has anyone successfully transferred the Facebook app to SD card (either internal SD or external)?

I tried using Titanium backup's "move to SD" and it works fine for a while but after a device reboot it won't detect the FB app anymore.

Other apps that I'm looking into are Link2SD and Foldermount.  Couldn't find a guide or how-to either.


for link2sd, you could try using the symbolic link and not the move to sd option.  it still moves the files to sd but the phone detects it as still being in the internal storage. 
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on August 17, 2013, 10:41:25 AM
^
weird. 

The problem happens on my Galaxy S Advance but when I tried the same "move to SD" on my wife's Lenovo, FB still works after a restart.  Must be a Samsung ROM issue then.


Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: josekym on August 19, 2013, 04:54:51 PM
^^Are you accessing the FB app via a homescreen shortcut? 


Just to add, I was able to move the FB app as well (and even the Flash Player 11) using Titanium Backup Free to the Internal memory of my LG-L3 E400, and it also works/survives after a reboot.  On my SK17i, the FB app and Flash app can't be moved to SDCard at all using TB.  Both are not even listed in the available apps for moving list.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on August 19, 2013, 06:02:14 PM
^
yes I have a desktop shortcut but then the app drawer app disappeared which alerted me that the app was indeed missing.

Titanium Backup listed it as uninstalled after the restart.  I also tried transferring 2 internal-storage-only games (Rayman Jungle Run and Kung Fu) with the same results as FB. 

"integrate update into ROM" also doesn't work right on my Samsung.  The Google apps get corrupted and consequently gets listed as missing if I try integrating the updates to ROM.

With the Lenovo everything works.  The only problem I had was when the separate FB Messenger app would force close after moving the FB app but a reinstall of the messenger app fixed it.

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: taobakoinay on August 20, 2013, 02:19:18 AM
ano sms app gamit nyo ?

currently using gosms pero parang ang lakas kumain ng memory tapos dami features na di ko naman nagagamit...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on August 20, 2013, 08:05:34 AM
Stock messaging app for me after trying Go SMS and Pansi SMS.

Problem ko lang with the stock sms app is the android smileys. Wish there was an option to use normal looking ones.  Another problem is when your text message gets longer than 3 SMSes, it automatically converts to MMS.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on August 20, 2013, 09:19:19 AM
ano sms app gamit nyo ?
Stock and SMS Scheduler.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: russelmania on August 20, 2013, 11:32:00 AM
textra
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dino on August 20, 2013, 01:12:43 PM
any sms app that supports dual sim fones yet?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: taobakoinay on August 20, 2013, 03:17:38 PM
any sms app that supports dual sim fones yet?

gosms supports dual sim, myphone a898 gamit ko and there is an option to use either sim1 or sim2 when sending text messages...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: taobakoinay on August 20, 2013, 03:19:06 PM
Quote
Stock messaging app for me after trying Go SMS and Pansi SMS.

how is pansi sms ? ok ba ? any problems you encountered with it ? why did you ditch it ?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on August 20, 2013, 04:47:59 PM
^
Pansi SMS was reported as adware by Lookout Security App.  I also noticed that Clean Master always found a folder named "Youmi's Ads" while I was using Pansi.  I then read somewhere that Pansi supposedly gathers data and sends it to Youmi (a Chinese ad network).  I'm just not sure if it enables 3G to send that data or if it just waits for an active network connection before it does it's deed.  Too bad I already bought the pro version (I really liked it enough to buy it) before I found out about the ads though.  Ok lang kung may ads (I think) if I were using the free version kaso kahit naka pro version na meron pa rin eh.

Okey yung textra.  Medyo limited nga lang yata sa UI customization.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on August 21, 2013, 04:05:13 AM
The Android SDK looks like it's completely single threaded lol. I'm getting one core at 100%, three at 20-25% and with Eclipse running the emulator absolutely crawls.

Looks like it's time to upgrade, finally.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on August 21, 2013, 12:52:37 PM
Stock messaging app for me after trying Go SMS and Pansi SMS.

Problem ko lang with the stock sms app is the android smileys. Wish there was an option to use normal looking ones.  Another problem is when your text message gets longer than 3 SMSes, it automatically converts to MMS.


ganun din sakin.  may nabasa ako na pwede daw edit yung feature.xml file para gawin mas mahaba yung sms to mms conversion.  pero di gumagana sa note 2 ko.  ang nagawa ko lang ay off yung sms to mms conversion.  pag lampas na ng 3 sms yung size ng text di na lumalabas yung tinatype ko.  other than that, maganda naman para sakin yung stock sms app.  pwede mo customize yung color ng bubbles at background.  tapos ang pinaka okay pa dito sakin ay di nag reset ng view to top pag nagbasa ako ng text.  nung gamit yung alcated yun ang pinaka problem ko eh.  lagi ko kailangan mag scroll down pagtapos ko magbasa ng old message. kasi nag snap to top sya palagi pag balik ko sa conversations kahit sa pinaka baba ako naka scroll before.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on August 21, 2013, 01:12:48 PM
Shouldn't be too hard to program dual sim mode into SMS Droid. It's open source, and already very modular with the use of "connectors" to manage data based SMS sending, so all you need to do is make a connector that points to the second GSM modem.

I wouldn't be too surprised if there are actually a good number of tech-savvy Dual-sim users who already have their custom SMS Droid build doing just this.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: taobakoinay on August 21, 2013, 01:59:39 PM
ano naman gamit nyo android keyboad ?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on August 21, 2013, 02:05:29 PM
^Stock. I'm not particularly affected by the lack of emoticons or special characters.

I use stock apps every time unless it gives me headache or lack what I need. I avoid clutter by not installing any apps that the stock rom provides.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on August 21, 2013, 03:32:25 PM
gamit ko yung go sms keyboard.  kasi gusto ko pwede mag hold ng key para change to symbols.  yung stock rom ng samsung wala kasi ata ganun.  and pag hold ko naman yung top part, numbers ang lalabas.  pag lower portions, symbols naman.  and the spacing of go sms keyboard is also better for me.  i mistype less with them than stock keyboard
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on August 21, 2013, 03:41:26 PM
ano naman gamit nyo android keyboad ?

swiftkey
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on August 21, 2013, 05:30:50 PM
has anybody here installed emmc check?  to see if your samsung phone has the insane chip?  i already installed and ran it.  luckily mine is a sane chip.  meron daw issue with 4.1.1 version of android that will get bricked because of the insane chip
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on August 21, 2013, 05:40:45 PM
has anybody here installed emmc check?  to see if your samsung phone has the insane chip?  i already installed and ran it.  luckily mine is a sane chip.  meron daw issue with 4.1.1 version of android that will get bricked because of the insane chip

haven't installed that... but mine is probably the sane chip since I've installed 4.1.1 and 4.1.2 with no issues. he he he
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on August 21, 2013, 06:44:23 PM
starting to like swype. once you get it to learn your most common words its very easy to use and very fast too
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: taobakoinay on August 21, 2013, 08:46:59 PM
currently trying multiling keyboard...  not as pretty as swiftkey pero mas malawak yung tagalog dictionary kaya mas tama yung mga prediction at auto complete...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on August 21, 2013, 09:16:10 PM
starting to like swype. once you get it to learn your most common words its very easy to use and very fast too

swype was my favorite when i was still on idevices but now on android i find swiftkey better overall.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Mr. Bungle on August 21, 2013, 10:31:29 PM
I use swiftkey also. Its autocorrect learning engine is very good even for tagalog words. Works best with my somewhat smaller screen where I tend to get typos often when I text fast.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: reel on August 22, 2013, 09:27:23 AM
stock HTC keyboards!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: russelmania on August 22, 2013, 11:22:05 AM
touchpal. t9 pa rin kasi gamit ko...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on August 24, 2013, 02:29:38 PM
my Nexus 10 just got an upgrade today... Jelly Bean 4.3 na. :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on August 25, 2013, 06:34:20 AM
Look ma, no micro USB cable!

(http://i.imgur.com/XdBAsY6.jpg)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on August 25, 2013, 07:03:44 AM
^haha nice
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: juke on August 25, 2013, 09:38:44 AM
^ LoL, wait till it gets stepped on.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on August 25, 2013, 09:40:59 AM
Look ma, no micro USB cable!

(http://i.imgur.com/XdBAsY6.jpg)
so that's the "wireless charging" i often read about. :lol:
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on September 23, 2013, 09:33:39 AM
Just found out about this neat Windows app.

http://androidcommander.com/

I found it very useful when I needed to copy one of my tablet's system files that prevented it from booting up correctly.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on September 23, 2013, 10:17:15 AM
I suppose it's nice if you don't like going to the command line, but it doesn't really do anything you can't already do using the SDK.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on September 23, 2013, 10:24:52 AM
I suppose it's nice if you don't like going to the command line, but it doesn't really do anything you can't already do using the SDK.

Well, in my case I also could not install any apps (such as terminal emulator or a root explorer)  because the storage shows up as zero.  Moreover, the tablet kept starting up at default settings (probably 'cause of the zero storage) Chinese language and all.

Having the GUI is indeed nice.  Smaller download too than the SDK.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on September 23, 2013, 03:45:16 PM
LG G2! Available now!

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02638/LG_G2-01_2638602b.jpg)

Gonna tinker around with the phone after work. Baka hindi na ko makapagtrabaho pag sinimulan ko.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on September 23, 2013, 04:24:06 PM
the 3 reviews I've seen (arstechnica, gizmodo, engadget) described the software of the G2 as horribad. sayang.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on September 27, 2013, 04:01:00 PM
the 3 reviews I've seen (arstechnica, gizmodo, engadget) described the software of the G2 as horribad. sayang.
I've owned a lot of LG Android phones (4X HD, L7, etc.), and I agree that software in LG phones are sucky.

But in the case of this phone, the hardware totally makes up for it.

Speed, screen quality, camera quality, very good. :happy:
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on September 27, 2013, 04:30:57 PM
Quote
I've owned a lot of LG Android phones (4X HD, L7, etc.), and I agree that software in LG phones are sucky.

Oh I know how bad LG's Android skin can get. I have a Optimus 2X, but put up with the crappy stock firmware for ~2.5 years then finally got a HTC One (flashed to Google Play edition).  The Optimus runs CM10 now, a much nicer experience despite the power button is going bad and the noticeably shorter battery life.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on October 02, 2013, 12:30:30 PM
Currently playing around with FolderMount.  It's much more effective than App2SD or Link2SD in freeing up internal SD space by moving large data to the external SD.  Need to purchase Pro to transfer data from the /Android/data folder though.


Very useful for those phones with the measly 4GB internal storage or those who like installing big ass games like NFS.






Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on October 05, 2013, 04:37:07 PM
They're (Almost) All Dirty: The State of Cheating in Android Benchmarks

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7384/state-of-cheating-in-android-benchmarks (http://www.anandtech.com/show/7384/state-of-cheating-in-android-benchmarks)



    1) On the Exynos 5410, Samsung was detecting the presence of certain benchmarks and raising thermal limits (and thus max GPU frequency) in order to gain an edge on those benchmarks, and

    2) On both Snapdragon 600 and Exynos 5410 SGS4 platforms, Samsung was detecting the presence of certain benchmarks and automatically driving CPU voltage/frequency to their highest state right away. Also on Snapdragon platforms, all cores are plugged in immediately upon benchmark detect.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on October 05, 2013, 06:52:34 PM
^ funny comment there:
"If you have an app that you need to run really fast, just rename it to geekbench or something."
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on October 17, 2013, 01:11:55 AM
Humble Bundle 7 Android is out.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on November 02, 2013, 01:41:08 AM
KitKat :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Gelo on November 04, 2013, 07:01:18 AM
KitKat :)

Looks like it isn't going to be released for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus - guess I have to wait for someone to cook up a decent 4.4 AOSP ROM heh
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on November 05, 2013, 10:55:05 PM
still waiting for the KitKat factory images for the original Nexus 7.

on another note... AIRDROID IS TEH BAM!!!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on November 09, 2013, 10:45:52 PM
touchpal. t9 pa rin kasi gamit ko...

Starting to like TouchPal. I love how I can easily switch keypad layouts. I'm not used to swipe input so I still rely on t9. Tagalog dictionary seems okay as well. Plus it's free. Hehe.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Al on November 10, 2013, 10:23:11 AM
KitKat :)

Looks like it isn't going to be released for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus - guess I have to wait for someone to cook up a decent 4.4 AOSP ROM heh
Does it have the hardware to support KitKat?

OT: Does Google pay royalties to Nestle?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on November 10, 2013, 11:12:59 AM
RAM-wise at least it does, i think this is more of planned obsolescence than anything else. :(
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on November 10, 2013, 01:38:54 PM
KitKat :)

Looks like it isn't going to be released for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus - guess I have to wait for someone to cook up a decent 4.4 AOSP ROM heh
Does it have the hardware to support KitKat?

OT: Does Google pay royalties to Nestle?

According to this, none.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23926938 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23926938)

The decision to brand the software with the name of Nestle's chocolate bar is likely to be seen as a marketing coup for the Swiss food and beverage maker.

However, Google told the BBC that it had come up with the idea and that neither side was paying the other.

"This is not a money-changing-hands kind of deal," John Lagerling, director of Android global partnerships, told the BBC.

Instead, he said, the idea was to do something "fun and unexpected".
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on November 10, 2013, 02:29:22 PM
^
Android "KitKat" sure sounds better than "Key Lime Pie".


Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on November 10, 2013, 03:41:50 PM
it's a win-win situation for both companies in terms of advertising.

^
Android "KitKat" sure sounds better than "Key Lime Pie".

key lime pie is version 5.0
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on November 10, 2013, 04:05:51 PM
^
Android 5.0 will have to start with "L".

Correct me if I'm wrong but I think what happened was everyone expected Android 5 (Key Lime Pie) but instead got the minor release Android 4.4 KitKat.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on November 11, 2013, 12:07:04 AM
just update my china phone (G3) to LEWA's OS 5
http://bbs.lewaos.com/download.php (http://bbs.lewaos.com/download.php)

para na syang miui/ ios style
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5521/10773157356_8b005b690d_o.jpg)(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5482/10773157466_cda125683a_o.jpg)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5515/10773157516_b5f64d46d2_o.jpg)(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2850/10773157526_15b02a9f02_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on November 11, 2013, 05:11:23 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong but I think what happened was everyone expected Android 5 (Key Lime Pie) but instead got the minor release Android 4.4 KitKat.

I don't think anyone was expecting 5.0 so soon. Check out anandtech, engadget, etc and everyone was really just about kitkat.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on November 14, 2013, 10:18:00 PM
anybody here know how to change basebands on the note 2?  im currently experiencing issues regarding "out of service" state.  after being turned on for a few days, my phone apparently just loses signal.  the network provider is still there which is globe but the service state becomes "out of service"

my current baseband is dxdmc1.  im using the lte version of note 2 so i have already changed to this baseband since thats the one i found on the web that works with globe lte.  i think i need to change it to xxdlk5?  cause thats the baseband for the philippine market right?  and if ever i update the baseband, would my installed softwares be wiped out?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: skyours on November 14, 2013, 11:40:04 PM
Is Samsung Galaxy S4 mini worthed to buy?
http://bit.ly/174gnA7

please help me to decide ??? :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on November 15, 2013, 12:08:22 PM
anybody here know how to change basebands on the note 2?  im currently experiencing issues regarding "out of service" state.  after being turned on for a few days, my phone apparently just loses signal.  the network provider is still there which is globe but the service state becomes "out of service"

my current baseband is dxdmc1.  im using the lte version of note 2 so i have already changed to this baseband since thats the one i found on the web that works with globe lte.  i think i need to change it to xxdlk5?  cause thats the baseband for the philippine market right?  and if ever i update the baseband, would my installed softwares be wiped out?


Is that an N7105?  Are you using official or custom ROM?


I haven't tried flashing just the baseband but there's a tutorial in xda-developers.  You'll need the Philippine version of your ROM which you can get from sammobile.com.


If you're worried about losing installed apps, just use Titanium Backup Pro to backup and restore your apps.  It's a bit expensive but well worth it if you like tinkering with your Android gadgets.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on November 15, 2013, 01:25:47 PM
anybody here know how to change basebands on the note 2?  im currently experiencing issues regarding "out of service" state.  after being turned on for a few days, my phone apparently just loses signal.  the network provider is still there which is globe but the service state becomes "out of service"

my current baseband is dxdmc1.  im using the lte version of note 2 so i have already changed to this baseband since thats the one i found on the web that works with globe lte.  i think i need to change it to xxdlk5?  cause thats the baseband for the philippine market right?  and if ever i update the baseband, would my installed softwares be wiped out?


Is that an N7105?  Are you using official or custom ROM?


I haven't tried flashing just the baseband but there's a tutorial in xda-developers.  You'll need the Philippine version of your ROM which you can get from sammobile.com.


If you're worried about losing installed apps, just use Titanium Backup Pro to backup and restore your apps.  It's a bit expensive but well worth it if you like tinkering with your Android gadgets.

yup n7105.  is there a release of official android 4.3 rooted already?  should i go that route or just update my current rom with a different baseband?  thanks
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: motion55 on November 15, 2013, 02:32:52 PM
Visited the sammobile site and found this article on Samsung's region lock.

http://www.sammobile.com/2013/11/14/samsung-issues-yet-another-statement-to-clarify-its-regional-lock-policy/ (http://www.sammobile.com/2013/11/14/samsung-issues-yet-another-statement-to-clarify-its-regional-lock-policy/)

What's scary is they can retroactively apply region lock to your Galaxy S3, S4 and S4 mini when you upgrade to 4.3. It applies even if you did not get your phone from Europe.

So your relative in London sent you this S3 as a gift. It works great. Then unknowingly you upgrade the firmware to Jelly B 4.3 and poof it's locked.


Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Mr. Bungle on November 16, 2013, 10:53:28 PM
The Moto G's got me really interested. Decent specs, close to stock Android (with guaranteed update to 4.4) at a very reasonable price point.

Might get one for meself to replace my aging Galaxy S if the local prices are fair. ^_^

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: berdugoh on November 18, 2013, 01:45:49 PM
^+1
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on November 27, 2013, 10:40:02 AM
Nexus 10 got Kitkat now  :happy:


(http://i.imgur.com/ySgzCPM.jpg)




Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Mr. Bungle on November 27, 2013, 01:37:49 PM
I also have KitKat running on my Nexus 7.

I've observed that the device seems a little sluggish after the update. The screen also got brighter on auto-brightness and the random instances of flickering is gone.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on November 27, 2013, 02:49:21 PM
My N10 got faster and more responsive
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: taobakoinay on December 05, 2013, 10:16:19 AM
Accidentally deleted my gallery,  all pictures and videos captured gone :-( 

Tried diskdigger for android kaso hindi na recover lahat... Any suggestions on how recover 100%?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on December 05, 2013, 10:22:55 AM
Turn off and stop using immediately.

If your phone is one of the newer models and has a wear-levelling algorithm on the NAND like SSDs, then continued use of the phone is likely to move data around rendering deleted stuff non-recoverable. Installing stuff (like diskdigger) AFTER you deleted your gallery is also likely to have contributed to making them non-recoverable because the mere act of installing writes to the "free" area which used to be your files. Utilities like these are supposed to be installed BEFORE you delete your files.

Your best bet would have been to connect to PC as a mass storage device (or remove SD card and connect to PC) and use PC utilities to undelete.  The android SDK can be very useful. (http://www.df.lth.se/~jokke/androidfilerecovery/ (http://www.df.lth.se/~jokke/androidfilerecovery/))
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on December 05, 2013, 10:43:08 AM
Hindi ka naka google backup?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on December 05, 2013, 12:20:10 PM

+1 to splerdu's recovery procedure.  There's a thread somewhere here for recovering files via PC.

Even if the gallery is in the USB storage (internal SD), it is most probable that the software you added installed itself to device storage so there's a chance that nothing was overwritten yet.  Chances are better if the gallery is in external storage.  Good luck recovering your files.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on December 05, 2013, 01:01:20 PM
^ that's my sole use for dropbox... gallery back up
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on December 05, 2013, 01:12:49 PM
getting the moto g for christmas yay!! :D
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: taobakoinay on December 05, 2013, 03:37:10 PM
Lesson learned... Will backup pics and vids regularly...  Nakakapanghinayang lang lalo na yung pics at vids nung libing ng mom ko...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on December 06, 2013, 11:35:11 AM
getting the moto g for christmas yay!! :D
ayaw mo Nexus 5?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on December 06, 2013, 01:45:26 PM
it's a gift. can't look a gift horse in the mouth pre
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on December 06, 2013, 02:40:36 PM
it's a gift. can't look a gift horse in the mouth pre
buti ka pa may gift.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: berdugoh on December 09, 2013, 09:33:02 AM
getting the moto g for christmas yay!! :D

Kainggit naman!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on December 09, 2013, 09:18:20 PM
lol sana nga umabot sa delivery e dec 12 daw madedeliver e dec 13 aalis yung uuwi dito hahahah. bumili ako ng nexus 7 (2013) para kay kumander ;D nainggit ako lol
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on December 09, 2013, 10:02:12 PM
My Note 2 will be 1yr old on the 22nd. :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on December 10, 2013, 11:22:57 AM
lol sana nga umabot sa delivery e dec 12 daw madedeliver e dec 13 aalis yung uuwi dito hahahah. bumili ako ng nexus 7 (2013) para kay kumander ;D nainggit ako lol
Sana ako binilhan mo rin...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on December 10, 2013, 03:25:43 PM
tumatanggap naman ako ng hand-me-down :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on December 10, 2013, 04:15:02 PM
N10 updated to 4.4.2


S3 upgraded to S4 (thanks for the free upgrade BestBuy)  :happy:
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on December 10, 2013, 09:08:40 PM
russ sige bilhin mo ung nexus 7 2012 ko tapos bibili ako nung 2013 hahaha!

on another note i hope the nexus devices get support to use the F2FS on their data partitions. the moto X and G are all the better for it.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on December 11, 2013, 08:50:57 AM
russ sige bilhin mo ung nexus 7 2012 ko tapos bibili ako nung 2013 hahaha!
3k petot deal!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on January 26, 2014, 12:33:52 AM
got the Moto G finally (in-laws from the states have arrived here hooray)! phone is blazing fast and responsive. however, i can't use my SIM yet because it's just a mini-SIM that i just cut myself to micro-SIM size, and it just won't lock in my phone because i cut too much before to use it in my nokia N9 (the newer micro-SIMs work).
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Gelo on January 26, 2014, 03:23:58 AM
got the Moto G finally (in-laws from the states have arrived here hooray)! phone is blazing fast and responsive. however, i can't use my SIM yet because it's just a mini-SIM that i just cut myself to micro-SIM size, and it just won't lock in my phone because i cut too much before to use it in my nokia N9 (the newer micro-SIMs work).

Have it converted to a nano SIM and buy one of those nano-to-micro SIM adapters!

I'd say cut it yourself but I don't like the risk of cutting (too close to) the contact area. Plus you can now grab an LTE-enabled SIM card (if you haven't yet)!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: uvax on January 26, 2014, 07:50:11 AM
If you're on a postpaid plan it's easy to get your number transferred to a new nano sim. If you're on a prepaid plan getting a nano sim means getting a new number with all the resulting hassles of changing your mobile number.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on January 26, 2014, 08:37:29 AM
I wonder why they keep shrinking the SIM chips, when phones seem to be getting bigger lately? And it seems we've gone full circle: in the 90s and early 2000s the trend was making smaller and smaller phones (e.g. Zoolander's ridiculously tiny phone), while now its getting bigger again (e.g. phablets).
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Mr. Bungle on January 26, 2014, 08:43:27 AM
If you're on a postpaid plan it's easy to get your number transferred to a new nano sim. If you're on a prepaid plan getting a nano sim means getting a new number with all the resulting hassles of changing your mobile number.

I'm on Globe prepaid  and I was able to have my existing number, including load, transferred to a new micro SIM from the regular sized one. The Globe shops do prepaid SIM transfer services for only P40. Just show them a valid ID and that's it.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Gelo on January 26, 2014, 12:50:52 PM
Yep, even prepaid subscribers can have their SIM cards converted to micro or nano. Just make sure you have a valid ID and the store you're visiting has them in stock (they run out a lot).
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Al on January 26, 2014, 02:01:12 PM
I wonder why they keep shrinking the SIM chips, when phones seem to be getting bigger lately? And it seems we've gone full circle: in the 90s and early 2000s the trend was making smaller and smaller phones (e.g. Zoolander's ridiculously tiny phone), while now its getting bigger again (e.g. phablets).
The trend went from physically going small to going big for different reasons. I think, in a way, it's still going smaller. Fifteen years ago, you'd need a desktop computer to do half the things a smartphone does today.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on January 26, 2014, 05:16:45 PM
unfortunately, Smart wireless center Podium and Galleria have run out of stock of micro-sims. i will try Megamall tomorrow during lunch break.

i cut my mini-SIM myself before but i cut too much of it, only the gold part remains where there should be still some part of the card left. because it's too small, my SIM isn't locking properly in the SIM slot. i really want to keep this number because i've been using it for almost 8 years, and my Smart Money is linked to it. hassle magrelink and inform people of a new number.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Gelo on January 26, 2014, 09:42:42 PM
unfortunately, Smart wireless center Podium and Galleria have run out of stock of micro-sims. i will try Megamall tomorrow during lunch break.

If you find yourself in the area, Smart Ali Mall and Gateway still have some.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on January 27, 2014, 12:36:13 AM
i had my old globe sim cut before and the gold part was cut a bit.  that sim still worked fine even with some of the gold part missing.  not sure if it has long term damage though.  cause i had mine changed into nano lte sim since im on postpaid.  there was no charge for it and i would be able to use 4g in case i wanted too whereas our old sims are only up to h+.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dwick on January 28, 2014, 10:03:54 AM
mayroon bang application na pwede mag send from pc-connected-to-phone-via-usb  tapos pag na receive ng recipient eh same number(ng mobile) pa din ang lalabas.

TIA
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on January 28, 2014, 10:19:25 AM
^


MightyText.  Hindi ko lang sigurado kung may option na through USB ang connection.


Kung Lenovo phones, may proprietary app na Ideatool.  Nakasave sa internal SD ng phone yung installers ng driver at Ideatool.







Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Capcom on January 29, 2014, 04:09:57 AM
Anyone here having video playback problems @ 4.4 Kitkat ?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Mr. Bungle on January 29, 2014, 07:50:31 AM
Yep. MX Player/Mobo Player suddenly can't play older mpg, mpeg and wmv encodes. Seems like only H.264 is supported natively just like with iOS.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on January 29, 2014, 08:42:08 AM
There's seems to be a ton of media player related bugs (http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/list?can=2&q=media+player) in 4.4

This thread (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19918118/mediaplayer-randomly-stops-on-android-4-4-19) on stackoverflow has a good explanation:

It seems to be related to the OS being too aggressive engaging sleep modes.
Quote
Because the Android system tries to conserve battery while the device is sleeping, the system tries to shut off any of the phone's features that are not necessary, including the CPU and the WiFi hardware. However, if your service is playing or streaming music, you want to prevent the system from interfering with your playback.

Apps need to be updated to add wake locks, otherwise the OS might cause a device to sleep on them during media playback.
http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/media/mediaplayer.html#wakelocks (http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/media/mediaplayer.html#wakelocks)
Code: [Select]
mMediaPlayer = new MediaPlayer();
// ... other initialization here ...
mMediaPlayer.setWakeMode(getApplicationContext(), PowerManager.PARTIAL_WAKE_LOCK);

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ViperXTR on January 29, 2014, 06:32:29 PM
First time Android user here, Motorola Moto G 16GB dual sim :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on January 30, 2014, 10:17:54 AM
... and Google has just sold Motorola to Lenovo. wtf
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on January 30, 2014, 10:30:37 AM
... and Google has just sold Motorola to Lenovo. wtf

WTF really? Why???
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ViperXTR on January 30, 2014, 10:49:04 AM
leche yan kabibili ko pa lang moto g
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: motion55 on January 30, 2014, 10:49:27 AM
^^^Google probably just wanted the patents that Motorola held. They bought Motorola for US$12B and sold the phone business for about $3B. Google is keeping most the IP but gave some to Lenovo as part of the deal.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on January 30, 2014, 11:33:25 AM
Lenovo user here! lol
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on January 30, 2014, 12:17:56 PM
http://www.dailytech.com/Google+to+Sell+Motorola+to+Lenovo+for+291B+Takes+7B+Net+Loss/article34231.htm (http://www.dailytech.com/Google+to+Sell+Motorola+to+Lenovo+for+291B+Takes+7B+Net+Loss/article34231.htm)

wala pa ngang isang linggo saken ung moto g ko hahaha.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on January 30, 2014, 01:30:25 PM
So much for the simplified Moto line lol
Yeah I agree they were most likely just after the patents.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on January 30, 2014, 06:43:42 PM
buti may kitkat na yung moto g at least hehe.

the patents haven't even helped them in their litigation cases so far.

btw, speculation is that the Nexus line will be disappearing sooner than later as well.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Gelo on January 30, 2014, 07:17:07 PM
btw, speculation is that the Nexus line will be disappearing sooner than later as well.

http://news.yahoo.com/google-reportedly-discontinue-beloved-nexus-device-lineup-next-152404616.html

Whoa, as early as next year, if we're to believe these speculations.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Mr. Bungle on January 30, 2014, 10:30:00 PM
^ Figures.

I was disappointed when I found out that Nexus devices are supported with the latest android updates for only 18 months. I guess that was the beginning of the end.

I wonder if fragmentation in the Android ecosystem is starting to take its toll on Google.

Cool thing is, Samsung's finally working to reduce its redundant bloatware and gimmicky features with the S5, hopefully with something closer to stock. It would be nice if the upcoming MagazineUX will be released for my Note 2. I'm not counting on it though.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: motion55 on January 31, 2014, 06:24:43 AM
^^^Actually it's a good thing. When we bought the LG G2 for my son last Christmas, the Nexus 5 was also available at almost the same price. The G2 has slightly better specs. But LG phones are known for their bloatware. I'd rather see the Nexus firmware on the G2 and other competing at the same time. This will offer more choices.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Mr. Bungle on January 31, 2014, 07:42:23 AM
^ yeah, I read about the rumored Google Play Editions of upcoming flagship android phones from various manufacturers. Based on what I've seen with the GPE Galaxy S4, unlike  the pure android Nexus, they're still semi-custom but very close to stock android implementations.

The local distribution of GPE versions with full manufacturer's warranties are a big question mark though as these are officially sold though the US Google Play store at the moment.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on January 31, 2014, 08:06:33 AM
If you can root to flash the GPE ROM, then you can backup/restore the factory ROM before returning for warranty.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Mr. Bungle on January 31, 2014, 11:36:23 AM
^ That's great but the reason why I'd get a Nexus or a GPE phone is so that I don't have to go that route anymore to get the latest android updates.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on January 31, 2014, 12:25:29 PM
Downside of ordering a phone from the US = no LTE support outside of US.

I should update my phone (HTC One running 4.2.2 GPE) to Kitkat to compare vs my officemates' US Nexus5 & Int'l (Korea) Nexus5. I doubt there'll be any noticeable difference.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on February 02, 2014, 05:54:35 PM
http://recode.net/2014/01/29/after-google-pressure-samsung-will-dial-back-android-tweaks-homegrown-apps/ (http://recode.net/2014/01/29/after-google-pressure-samsung-will-dial-back-android-tweaks-homegrown-apps/)

Quote
Although the exact details of those meetings could not yet be learned, sources familiar with the discussions say not only will Samsung consider dumping or altering the Magazine UX interface in future devices, but, more importantly, new Samsung devices will spotlight Google’s suite of apps to get movies, music and other content at the expense of its in-house-developed software, which was once a proud showcase of Samsung’s evolution as a mobile industry leader.

It’s unclear what concessions Google may have made on its part. The company could have, for example, agreed to work with Samsung on a Nexus device or offered other cooperation.

The relationship between Google and Samsung has gone through “a huge change, a sea change in the last few weeks,” as one source described it.

goodbye Magazine UX.

GPE phones will be "replacing" the Nexus devices. I've always thought they were an unwelcome cannibalization of sales of the manufacturers' models. time will tell if this is the better direction compared to the Nexus line.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: nitsuj on February 02, 2014, 10:44:19 PM
Meron na kayang Moto X at G dito sa pinas?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on February 03, 2014, 12:10:53 AM
moto g meron sa kimstore. walang moto x.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on February 03, 2014, 12:50:38 AM
^ wala...

only Atrix and Defy are "officially" available locally.

but you might be able to buy from online stores.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: hungree on February 03, 2014, 10:40:24 AM
mayroon bang application na pwede mag send from pc-connected-to-phone-via-usb  tapos pag na receive ng recipient eh same number(ng mobile) pa din ang lalabas.

TIA

I'm using Airdroid but connection is only thru WiFi.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ViperXTR on February 04, 2014, 06:03:55 AM
Moto X parang malabo, Moto G sa net meron, dalawa yata kami user ng Moto G dito ^__^
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on February 04, 2014, 10:54:46 PM
download na kayo ng flappy bird!! :D
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on February 05, 2014, 02:11:53 AM
Installed KitKat 4.4+teaMSeven kernel on my HTC One.  Now to compare with Nexus 5 later.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: nitsuj on February 07, 2014, 06:13:15 AM
Thanks, Menyeks. Looks like I'll have to source Moto X somewhere else. :D
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ViperXTR on February 08, 2014, 04:53:00 AM
Customized on the go din kasi MotoX dahil dun sa Moto Maker nila, once na customized eh order and customized ang makukuha mo, tho i hear merong mga providers sa US na pwede makuha at stock.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Podis on February 10, 2014, 03:13:14 PM
Moto X parang malabo, Moto G sa net meron, dalawa yata kami user ng Moto G dito ^__^


sir balak ko din po bumli ng moto g na yan, san nyo po nabli sainyo? kimstore? my available na po bang case ng moto g sa ph?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ViperXTR on February 15, 2014, 04:14:01 AM
Hmm, to Kitkat or not to Kitkat....

(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/045/5/b/kitkat_by_viperxtreme-d76g0bd.jpg)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on February 15, 2014, 11:23:10 AM
definitely go kitkat, my moto g had some wifi issues on 4.3 (background downloads would fail). though ngayon naman, launcher has some slight bugs when auto-rotate isn't set.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ViperXTR on February 15, 2014, 03:18:11 PM
Also a moto g user, mawawala kasi yung native OTG niya eh and ginagamit ko yun from time to time, and me issues pa daw? Yung issue ko sa background download fail mostly attributed na sa crappy net connection ko siguro hehe.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on February 16, 2014, 11:37:55 PM
may problem ata ung wifi kapag nakapatay ung screen/sleep yung phone kaya nagfafail eh hehe. non-issue for me yung OTG kasi hindi ko naman ginagamit hehehe

also mawawala yung blue theme ng notification text which i really liked.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on February 16, 2014, 11:50:00 PM
meron ako na download na app para dun sa sleep na issue.  wifi keep alive yung app.  akala ko sa note 2 ko lang itong problem.  baka nga lahat ng android ganun.  pag nag lock ka ng screen pinapatay ng phone yung wifi mo din.  default setting ata yun ng mga android phone
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on February 17, 2014, 12:16:35 AM
^ As I mentioned in the last page the aggressive sleep thing is built into the OS itself. Apps should now specifically make a wakelock request in order for the OS to not sleep the resources the app might be using.

Unfortunately, many apps at the moment haven't been updated to request wakelocks, so sometimes you need third party one to do that for your other apps.

I bet if you make a generic wakelock app now that works for any given resource it will be immediately popular.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on February 17, 2014, 01:09:40 AM
^ As I mentioned in the last page the aggressive sleep thing is built into the OS itself. Apps should now specifically make a wakelock request in order for the OS to not sleep the resources the app might be using.

Unfortunately, many apps at the moment haven't been updated to request wakelocks, so sometimes you need third party one to do that for your other apps.

I bet if you make a generic wakelock app now that works for any given resource it will be immediately popular.

i think thats what that app does (wifi keep alive).  it can do partial or full wakelock or just enable wifi even on sleep mode.  i have not fully explored the app yet cause my only issue with wifi is with the play store.  im okay with wifi being disabled on other apps. 
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ViperXTR on February 18, 2014, 06:54:55 AM
@borgy_t: ako kasi from time to time ginagamit k siya.

Also, parang gumagana naman yata ang OTG sa dual sim version with kitkat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QLD8OknwyM

And the single sim original version seems to have a new update for the Moto G as well (which also brings back OTG support)
https://motorola-global-en-uk.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/98313/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xMzkyMzczMDc5L3NpZC9ZRVBtS1VNbA==/action/auth
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on February 18, 2014, 09:26:10 AM
i encountered the wifi problem while updating the phone to 4.4.2. a few minutes after turning off the screen the download stalls, very annoying as i had to restart the update from scratch everytime. could be a bug in moto's build.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ViperXTR on February 18, 2014, 10:25:03 AM
Hmm, wala naman ganun sakin, i downloaded the OTA update iniwan tapos nung naabutan ko eh install na, reboot then done.

The new update brings back the native OTG with bonuses, as there is a notification now, then you have the unmount dismount usb otg option in the storage (parang safe remove yata) then you can now write on the usb flashdrive, dati sa JB hindi pwidi yun :)

And yes, mas prefer ko blue na notification hehe.

Ordered Cruzerlite Spi-force and Skinomi screen protector, should arrive by march. (Naubusan ako ng Nilkin hard case+ Sp sa tcp, ubos agad haha)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on February 18, 2014, 05:56:26 PM
forgot to mention that i also encountered the same wifi problem while downloading apps from play store.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Petrel on February 23, 2014, 04:25:11 PM
Good day mga sir!


Tanong lang sir kung paano ma delete yung "others" sa storage.


Dati sa ICS nadedelete ko ito eh pero ngayon nasa Jelly Bean na, hindi ko na madelete lakas pa naman kumain ng storage.


Jelly Bean v4.1.1 w/ HTC Sense 4+ pala gamit ko


TIA  :happy:
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on March 05, 2014, 12:11:24 PM
Anybody experiencing SD cards heating up?

My Lenovo S890's SD card gets really hot even if just playing mp3s. 

It all started with an [sdcard is corrupted] error.  I'm not sure if it's the card that broke first and broke the phone's sdcard hardware or if it's the phone that broke first and eventually fried the sdcard.  Anyways, I'm glad phone's still within warranty.

Think I need to unroot it first before bringing it in for repairs?  Maybe someone here has had experience with Lenovo service centers if everything needs to be in original factory condition? 


Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on March 05, 2014, 01:10:47 PM
My Kingston 32GB Class 10 died 3 days ago, good thing it still under warranty til May, bad thing is I lost all the pics and vids in it.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on March 05, 2014, 03:14:22 PM
^


as soon as I recovered the photos from the almost-fried SD, I enabled Google Photo's auto upload feature so all the pics and vids are in the cloud.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on March 05, 2014, 04:14:38 PM
no luck in recovering anything as it is not even being detected by windows, os x or ubuntu.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on March 10, 2014, 09:32:16 AM
awts
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: blahz on March 12, 2014, 03:23:42 PM
Wish Plants vs Zombies would be on native Window$..

Currently using Clockwork mod based on Jellybeans.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on March 12, 2014, 05:57:16 PM
Wish Plants vs Zombies would be on native Window$..

Currently using Clockwork mod based on Jellybeans.
Clockworkmod or Cyanogenmod?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on March 13, 2014, 07:10:49 AM
Just received OTA 4.4.2 update to S4 today.

Wish Plants vs Zombies would be on native Window$..
Garden Warfare! Mantle-enabled even.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on March 13, 2014, 08:34:59 AM
Just received OTA 4.4.2 update to S4 today.

Wish Plants vs Zombies would be on native Window$..
Garden Warfare! Mantle-enabled even.


 ^ + 1000

and this >>> http://www.popcap.com/plants-vs-zombies-1
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on March 13, 2014, 08:57:27 AM
whats a good gps offline maps app?  is there any app that works well on manila roads?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: blahz on March 13, 2014, 11:42:45 AM
Hahaha crap! Cynanogen mod pala. Thank you master jorussic for the clarification!

Will try Garden Warfare. Thank you :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on March 13, 2014, 12:39:05 PM
whats a good gps offline maps app?  is there any app that works well on manila roads?

google maps...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on March 13, 2014, 05:28:50 PM
whats a good gps offline maps app?  is there any app that works well on manila roads?

google maps...


offline?  di kasi lumalabas yung mga streets diba?  i recently installed skobbler gps and navigation offline and i find it better than google maps.  its better for me cause the whole map of metro manila is available offline after just downloading one file.  the only thing i noticed is that it doesnt show some streets that are inside villages or streets that are too small.  google maps shows the names for those small streets within villages.  my main issue with google maps is the need to connect to the internet if im going to view a street that i havent browsed with the app before.  and from what i know, there is currently no option in google for me to store the map of the whole city
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on March 14, 2014, 10:16:24 AM
whats a good gps offline maps app?  is there any app that works well on manila roads?

google maps...


offline?  di kasi lumalabas yung mga streets diba?  i recently installed skobbler gps and navigation offline and i find it better than google maps.  its better for me cause the whole map of metro manila is available offline after just downloading one file.  the only thing i noticed is that it doesnt show some streets that are inside villages or streets that are too small.  google maps shows the names for those small streets within villages.  my main issue with google maps is the need to connect to the internet if im going to view a street that i havent browsed with the app before.  and from what i know, there is currently no option in google for me to store the map of the whole city

You can...
https://support.google.com/gmm/answer/3273567

Sent from my SM-G7102 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on March 14, 2014, 08:16:53 PM
whats a good gps offline maps app?  is there any app that works well on manila roads?

google maps...


offline?  di kasi lumalabas yung mga streets diba?  i recently installed skobbler gps and navigation offline and i find it better than google maps.  its better for me cause the whole map of metro manila is available offline after just downloading one file.  the only thing i noticed is that it doesnt show some streets that are inside villages or streets that are too small.  google maps shows the names for those small streets within villages.  my main issue with google maps is the need to connect to the internet if im going to view a street that i havent browsed with the app before.  and from what i know, there is currently no option in google for me to store the map of the whole city

You can...
https://support.google.com/gmm/answer/3273567

Sent from my SM-G7102 using Tapatalk



i did that already.  but its not like before where you could cache an entire city up to the most zoomed in version.  with "ok maps" it only saves what you currently see on screen.  if you try to zoom at a later time the image would be distorted.  and also, gps doesnt work offline too.  just thought someone else here would know of an offline app that saves the "whole philippines" in the phone and can use gps offline.  cause i recently installed this app and was wondering if there is a better app that does this too.  thanks for the info though...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: uvax on March 14, 2014, 08:43:16 PM
You can try OSMAND. You can choose the map you want to download from a selection of OSM maps from around the world. The Philippine map is fairly up to date. The Kaybiang Tunnel which connects Cavite to Nasugbu which was opened last year is on the OSM Philippine map.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on March 14, 2014, 09:18:11 PM
i use sygic
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on March 14, 2014, 11:31:10 PM
thanks for the inputs guys!  kung meron pang iba please share na din.  install ko lahat yan.  hehehe
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: coffeeaddict on March 21, 2014, 12:32:43 PM
ano po ba yung advantage kapag rooted yung android phones? Newbie lang kasi ako sa android eh.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on March 21, 2014, 01:18:52 PM
ano po ba yung advantage kapag rooted yung android phones? Newbie lang kasi ako sa android eh.

mas may freedom ka gawin kung ano gusto mo sa phone mo.  pwede ka mag delete ng programs na factory installed.  may mga apps ka din na pwede ma install dahil rooted ka na.  at mas customizable yung phone mo pag rooted na
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on March 21, 2014, 03:40:19 PM
ano po ba yung advantage kapag rooted yung android phones? Newbie lang kasi ako sa android eh.
astig ka kung rooted yung android phone mo
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on March 21, 2014, 05:54:51 PM
hipster ka pag rooted ang android phone mo :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wickwire on March 24, 2014, 09:25:42 AM
Gents baka pwede papost ng actual apn settings for globe and smart.. tried different settings to make good use of 'lte' the other day but it just is so damn slow.. cant even read tweets.. Got 4g icon switches to lte occassionally but regardless it feels like dialup (speedtest confirmed).. I don't even bother checking ig.. I've already tried using the differnet apn names posted in several threads/sites but those were last updated a year ago. Btw using a Tmo Note 3 and HTC One dev edition.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: hungree on March 24, 2014, 12:56:48 PM
Worth it pa rin bang bumili ng Note 3 ngayon? Or just wait for the new models? (e.g LG G Pro2, S5, Z2)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on March 24, 2014, 02:14:00 PM
NAME: myGlobe Internet
APN: internet.globe.com.ph
MCC: 515
MNC: 02
Authentication type: PAP
APN type: default, supl
APN protocol: IPv4
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on March 25, 2014, 01:46:58 AM
Gents baka pwede papost ng actual apn settings for globe and smart.. tried different settings to make good use of 'lte' the other day but it just is so damn slow.. cant even read tweets.. Got 4g icon switches to lte occassionally but regardless it feels like dialup (speedtest confirmed).. I don't even bother checking ig.. I've already tried using the differnet apn names posted in several threads/sites but those were last updated a year ago. Btw using a Tmo Note 3 and HTC One dev edition.

from my experience, there are locations which are really slow and some that are really fast.  try to check speeds when you are in e. rodriguez near st. luke's, up town center, greenhills near b&t burritos and tacos or resorts world manila.  those are the places where i got over 10mbps speed.  other places are too damn slow even with the 4g icon there. 

would setting the apn fix this? 
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on March 25, 2014, 02:51:38 AM
Marikina FTW lol
29Mbps with LTE, 10Mbps with 3G.



Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on March 25, 2014, 03:28:09 AM
NAME: myGlobe Internet
APN: internet.globe.com.ph
MCC: 515
MNC: 02
Authentication type: PAP
APN type: default, supl
APN protocol: IPv4


just checked my phone.  naka none yung authentication type ko.  im changing it to PAP now.  sana ito ang dahilan kung bakit nawawalan ako ng signal bigla bigla minsan at kailangan ko pang mag restart ng phone para bumalik. 

Marikina FTW lol
29Mbps with LTE, 10Mbps with 3G.





kopyahin ko settings na pinost mo.  baka mamaya maging okay din lte ko.  lolz
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: taobakoinay on March 25, 2014, 02:15:58 PM
Quote
NAME: myGlobe Internet
APN: internet.globe.com.ph
MCC: 515
MNC: 02
Authentication type: PAP
APN type: default, supl
APN protocol: IPv4

pang post paid settings ba ito ?
   
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on March 25, 2014, 06:04:31 PM
Yep
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on March 26, 2014, 10:01:28 AM
i use mapfactor for navigation, can store maps offline

i recently flashed my molasses-slow 1 yr old nexus 7 (2012) to CM11 (snapshot, nightlies don't currently work) + LegoKernel + modded TWRP Recovery supporting F2FS (Flash-Friendly File System). of course the tablet flies again but the main benefit should be much, much less performance degradation of the storage over time. tablet doesn't lag now while app updates are happening in the background.

F2FS is the file system used in the /data partition by the Motorola Moto X and Moto G models.

if you want to check it out: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2664392 (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2664392)


F2FS on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F2FS)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on March 26, 2014, 10:43:35 AM
I've remained ignorant of updates on my Samsung SIII. Are there any recommended firmware distributions for this phone?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on March 26, 2014, 11:38:47 AM
the 4.3 update breathed new life into wife's S3. try updating OTA first? hehe for third-party i guess CM is still the best...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on March 26, 2014, 01:43:29 PM
I'll go with CM.  It has a nightly build of KitKat for S3.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Capcom on March 27, 2014, 05:55:14 AM
Xposed Framework , lots of modules to choose from.... requires root
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ViperXTR on March 27, 2014, 09:56:13 PM
Still at vanilla Kitkat on my Moto G so far so good.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on March 28, 2014, 10:10:26 AM
also staying with OEM android for my Moto G. the custom ROMs out there have a RAM bug, fills up after an hour or so and a reboot is required.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Gelo on March 28, 2014, 03:36:37 PM
Nexus 5 running rooted 4.4.2. Franco kernel soon because dat battery life doe
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on March 30, 2014, 08:53:56 AM
My lenovo phone suddenly lost all built-in ringtones. The sound files wouldn't show up when I try setting the ring and message tones.

I checked with a root explorer and I'm sure the sound files are still in the internal storage. The phone just couldn't seem to see it.

Any ideas what happened and how to fix? I tried media scan apps but those only work on SD storage.

Sent from my GT-I9070

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on April 05, 2014, 01:51:38 PM
Just flashed Carbon ROM (Kitkat) on my Galaxy S Advance.  Feels better than CM11.
I love being able to flash new ROMs - feels like changing to a new phone every time.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on April 09, 2014, 04:23:47 PM
^
Custom ROMS sucked (for my phone anyway).

Now I'm back to stock like nothing happened.  Thanks to Teamwin Recovery! :happy:
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on April 09, 2014, 05:35:10 PM
NAME: myGlobe Internet
APN: internet.globe.com.ph
MCC: 515
MNC: 02
Authentication type: PAP
APN type: default, supl
APN protocol: IPv4


just checked my phone.  naka none yung authentication type ko.  im changing it to PAP now.  sana ito ang dahilan kung bakit nawawalan ako ng signal bigla bigla minsan at kailangan ko pang mag restart ng phone para bumalik. 

Marikina FTW lol
29Mbps with LTE, 10Mbps with 3G.





kopyahin ko settings na pinost mo.  baka mamaya maging okay din lte ko.  lolz

update.  parang sa apn settings nga kaya nawawalan ako ng signal at di bumabalik.  wala naman nagbago sa lte ko.  pero nung ginawa kong "pap or chap" from "none" yung authentication type di na ako nawawalan ng signal kahit 400 hours na naka on ang phone ko.  dati kelangan ko pang restart yung phone after 200+ hours na continuous naka on.  hopefully tuloy tuloy na nga itong okay.  akala ko pa nga sa android version ko kaya ako nawawalan ng signal.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: [X] on April 10, 2014, 06:15:40 PM
^ does it really make a difference since blank naman yung username and password fields?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on April 11, 2014, 12:34:01 AM
^ does it really make a difference since blank naman yung username and password fields?

i dunno.  pero dati kasi nung naka none pa yung authentication ko di na ako nagkaka connect sa globe network after naka on yung phone ko ng 300++.  may signal pero di sya maka "connect" sa network.  di ko alam bakit.  and, since sinabi mo nga na blank username and password, pwede mo nalang ilagay sa "pap or chap" just to be sure.  para di ka biglang magulat na biglang mawala yung connection mo sa network kahit may signal ka pa. 

update ko kayo if ever nawalan ako ulit ng connection with the globe network habang may signal.  im now on 400++hours with occasional losing of "connection" but when i move the phone on an area with better signal i get logged in the network.  unlike before where i needed to restart the phone in order for me to "connect" to the network.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on April 16, 2014, 01:41:47 PM
got the S5.  yay.. waterproof! pwede na magtext sa shower. lol
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on April 16, 2014, 02:24:14 PM
bwisit yung mga windowed flip cases, wala bang for left-handed? lol
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on April 16, 2014, 05:03:48 PM
^

kung naka-Gorilla glass ka naman no need for flip cases.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on April 17, 2014, 01:30:28 AM
got the S5.  yay.. waterproof! pwede na magtext sa shower. lol

may nabasa ako sa net na sa japan daw waterproof ang mga smartphones na binebenta.  totoo kaya yun?  ang nakasulat pa nga ay lahat daw/karamihan.  kasi daw yung mga youngsters na nag smartphone ginagamit sya kahit sa shower
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on April 17, 2014, 06:22:24 AM
^iPhone is not waterproof and every kid in Japan wants it.

Sent from my SM-T210 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on April 17, 2014, 07:46:35 AM
^iPhone is not waterproof and every kid in Japan wants it.

Sent from my SM-T210 using Tapatalk



meron nga pala tayo member na nasa japan.  hehehe!  totoo po ba sir na maraming waterproof smartphones dyan sa japan?  aside from the non waterproof iphone of course.  nabasa ko lang kasi na nakasulat sa isang website
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on April 17, 2014, 09:00:50 AM
^iPhone is not waterproof and every kid in Japan wants it.

Sent from my SM-T210 using Tapatalk



meron nga pala tayo member na nasa japan.  hehehe!  totoo po ba sir na maraming waterproof smartphones dyan sa japan?  aside from the non waterproof iphone of course.  nabasa ko lang kasi na nakasulat sa isang website

Meron mga waterproof fones pero mahal, pero AFAI can tell most users would rather spend the premium on apps and call/msg/data plans. Bonus na lang yung pagiging waterproof.

Sent from my Nexus 7 via Pera Padala

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on May 12, 2014, 03:44:33 PM

KitKat family
Nexus 10,  Kindle Fire HD7, Galaxy S5(http://i.imgur.com/MwMoGBj.jpg)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: berdugoh on May 13, 2014, 09:53:37 AM
^ Cool!!!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on June 02, 2014, 08:40:27 PM
has anyone been successful in using Samsung's S-Voice offline?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on June 23, 2014, 11:56:18 PM
WTF Waze?

(http://i.imgur.com/r8wgEBb.png)

No way. Time to uninstall I guess.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: motion55 on June 24, 2014, 08:26:14 AM
^^^Have you tried OSMAnd?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on June 24, 2014, 10:33:02 AM
WTF Waze?

(http://i.imgur.com/r8wgEBb.png)

No way. Time to uninstall I guess.

It's owned by Google now so it does this whether you have it installed or not... through Android's built-in Map app.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on June 24, 2014, 11:38:28 PM
^^^Have you tried OSMAnd?

Nope, I hadn't. Thanks for the tip, will try it out.

I'll probably move over to CM firmware soon for some sandboxing love. /tinfoilhat
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on June 25, 2014, 09:17:22 AM
always getting installation errors dahil daw sa insufficient storage.  Ano ba talaga mgandang solutin dito? di ko maupdate ang maps saka waze
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on June 25, 2014, 11:17:48 AM
anyone able to buy motorola g casings?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: uvax on June 25, 2014, 02:31:18 PM
Puno na storage. You need to free up storage by deleting files or apps. You can check if your phone can move apps to the SD card. If not, you can try rooting and installing link2sd.

That's a common problem on androids with small internal memory. My wife got so frustrated with her Lenovo P770 with this problem that she changed her phone.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on June 25, 2014, 03:43:14 PM
@jojitb


uvax is right, you are out of internal storage space.


You could either move apps from internal storage to internal SD or use Link2SD to move the apps to external SD.
The paid version of Link2SD can also move app data (such as obb files of games, maps, etc.) to external SD to free up more space.  Root required.


I actually wonder why devices with low internal storage are always advertised as "4 GB internal. expandable to 32GB via microSD" when in fact you cannot really transfer apps to external SD. ???
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bravoexo on June 25, 2014, 03:54:18 PM
That's Google's design.  The microSD support is an afterthought, more or less.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on June 25, 2014, 05:14:06 PM
Google doesn't allow SD card expansion as evident on pure android phones I.e. nexus.

It's only the different manufacturers who add this functionality so they could lower manufacturing costs.

Sent from Another Galaxy

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on June 25, 2014, 05:34:17 PM
moved some apps to SD and got 250MB free space. Was then able to update maps and waze. kailangan na yata palitan itong note 1 ko
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on June 25, 2014, 05:37:13 PM
Move images and videos to SD card as well.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: uvax on June 25, 2014, 06:04:43 PM
This is the reason why when shopping for a new phone I always look for at least 8GB internal with option for expandable  SD card. The 8GB internal will usually workout to 5GB usable space for apps which is enough space for a decent amount of apps with all the other user media stored on the SD card.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on June 25, 2014, 10:52:41 PM
moved some apps to SD and got 250MB free space. Was then able to update maps and waze. kailangan na yata palitan itong note 1 ko

There's an app that can map your download cache (where downloaded apks are temporarily stored) to external SD.


Sent from my GT-I9070

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on June 26, 2014, 02:00:31 AM
moved some apps to SD and got 250MB free space. Was then able to update maps and waze. kailangan na yata palitan itong note 1 ko

naging problem ko din yan dati sa alcatel phone ko.  mas grabe pa nga yun sakin kasi 100mb lang ata yung storage space ko.  hindi ba 16gb yung internal space mo?  ang ginawa kong solution sa alcatel ay nag symbolic link pa ako.  kasi di kinaya ng transfer to sd lang yung sakin.  ang ginagawa ng symbolic link ay kahit yung mga internal files ay nililipat sa sd card.  medyo mahirap lang nga yun kasi parang di mo pwede basta basta ireset ang phone mo kasi inalis mo na yung mga stock apps sa internal. 
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on June 26, 2014, 01:59:38 PM
16GB nga sya pero yun device memory 2GB lang (accdg to the Storage tab in settings) saka yung remainder naging USB Storage. meron ako 64GB na sd para sa pics/videos. kainis bakit 2GB lang ang device memory
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on June 26, 2014, 09:15:34 PM
kaasar naman yan.  i think ang solution dyan ay change rom nalang siguro.  or root maybe? 

ang alam ko maganda ang note kahit 1 pa yan.  try mo magsearch sa net baka may solution dyan ang mga tao sa xda forums.  pero feeling ko posible na change rom talaga or root then link2sd.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on June 27, 2014, 08:15:39 AM
Pwede pala i-resize and app partition:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2642299

kaso nakakatakot hehehe
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on June 27, 2014, 10:34:29 AM
Pwede pala i-resize and app partition:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2642299

kaso nakakatakot hehehe

nakakatakot talaga mga ganyan.  pero if you follow the instructions really carefully i doubt you would encounter any problems. 

and take note ka nalang siguro na kailangan mo mag backup ng files kasi parang facory reset ang gagawin mo ata. 

pero kung ako sayo, kung ganyan lang gagawin mo siguro custom rom nalang install mo.  mag research ka nalang din ng mas marami pa siguro.  suggest ko lang na change rom.  kasi yung pinsan ko naka note dati at palipat lipat ng rom.  mukha naman wala syang problem na na-encounter.  i think maaayos din ng custom rom yung problem mo na yan.  not sure though.  update mo naman kami if ever kung ano ang solution mo dyan... thanks!  hehehe
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on June 27, 2014, 11:30:38 AM
i used this = http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2765846 (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2765846) to repartition my note 2 last month it's a script that you have to run through recovery.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on June 27, 2014, 02:46:39 PM
i used this = http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2765846 (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2765846) to repartition my note 2 last month it's a script that you have to run through recovery.

sa kitkat pwede mo na ilagay talaga sa sd card yung mga downloaded apps diba?  i havent changed roms anymore since im already satisfied with my current android version (4.1.2).  kung lte version ba na note 2 interchangeable with the non-lte note 2 yung mga ganyan?  anyway, i actually do not want to risk breaking something on my phone since everything is set up just the way i want it.  i think im going to stay with this version up until i sell my phone.  hehehe!  hopefully di ako maging adventurous minsan at mag update...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on June 27, 2014, 05:56:43 PM
i used this = http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2765846 (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2765846) to repartition my note 2 last month it's a script that you have to run through recovery.

sa kitkat pwede mo na ilagay talaga sa sd card yung mga downloaded apps diba?

yes but not all apps  can be transferred to sd.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on June 27, 2014, 10:50:53 PM
Just tried and it worked!  I now have 4GB of space for my apps

I'm actually on custom rom ever since but using custom roms do not increase the app partition.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on June 30, 2014, 12:40:30 PM
Ars: Serious Android crypto key theft vulnerability affects 86% of devices
Bug in Android KeyStore that leaks credentials fixed only in KitKat. (http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/06/serious-android-crypto-key-theft-vulnerability-affects-86-of-devices/)

Quote
Researchers have warned of a vulnerability present on an estimated 86 percent of Android phones that may allow attackers to obtain highly sensitive credentials, including cryptographic keys for some banking services and virtual private networks, and PINs or patterns used to unlock vulnerable devices.

The vulnerability resides in the Android KeyStore, a highly sensitive region of the Google-made operating system dedicated to storing cryptographic keys and similar credentials, according to an advisory published this week by IBM security researchers. By exploiting the bug, attackers can execute malicious code that leaks keys used by banking and other sensitive apps, virtual private network services, and the PIN or finger patterns used to unlock handsets. The advisory said Google has patched the stack-based buffer overflow only in version 4.4, aka KitKat, of Android. The remaining versions, which according to Google figures run 86.4 percent of devices, have no such fix.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on June 30, 2014, 01:50:27 PM
Crap. My company-issued SIII does not have an official Kitkat upgrade.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on June 30, 2014, 03:57:19 PM
Ars: Serious Android crypto key theft vulnerability affects 86% of devices
Bug in Android KeyStore that leaks credentials fixed only in KitKat. (http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/06/serious-android-crypto-key-theft-vulnerability-affects-86-of-devices/)

Quote
Researchers have warned of a vulnerability present on an estimated 86 percent of Android phones that may allow attackers to obtain highly sensitive credentials, including cryptographic keys for some banking services and virtual private networks, and PINs or patterns used to unlock vulnerable devices.

The vulnerability resides in the Android KeyStore, a highly sensitive region of the Google-made operating system dedicated to storing cryptographic keys and similar credentials, according to an advisory published this week by IBM security researchers. By exploiting the bug, attackers can execute malicious code that leaks keys used by banking and other sensitive apps, virtual private network services, and the PIN or finger patterns used to unlock handsets. The advisory said Google has patched the stack-based buffer overflow only in version 4.4, aka KitKat, of Android. The remaining versions, which according to Google figures run 86.4 percent of devices, have no such fix.

kaasar naman.  ayaw ko na nga mag update eh...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Mr. Bungle on June 30, 2014, 04:18:19 PM
That settles it. I'm getting a Nexus phone.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on July 04, 2014, 08:58:31 PM
got a mi3 from Lazada today. Gaano ba katagal delivery?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on July 04, 2014, 09:30:07 PM
Depends on your location, got mine last week after a day.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on July 15, 2014, 08:34:56 AM
loving the Xiaomi Mi3. I can't believe one can get a phone with this performance at this price point.  Sana dual sim na LTE na ang Mi4. If the price is also good, I'll get that one too.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on July 15, 2014, 09:20:40 AM
loving the Xiaomi Mi3. I can't believe one can get a phone with this performance at this price point.  Sana dual sim na LTE na ang Mi4. If the price is also good, I'll get that one too.

Yeah I think thats one of the downers of the phone kaya hindi masyado kumagat sa mga Pinoy. Yung lack of LTE not so much, pero yung lack of a second SIM slot ang clincher sa mga Pinoy.

What I absolutely like about the phone is the long battery life.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bravoexo on July 15, 2014, 03:45:36 PM
LTE just drains battery unfortunately.  It's more manageable with this gen of hardware, than with last years.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: pickyourpoison on July 16, 2014, 04:13:27 PM
tanong ko lang mga sir, ok ba ung kitkat update sa N8000? now ko plang kasi sya iuupdate eh.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: [X] on July 17, 2014, 01:19:06 PM
what's a better activesync client for android devices than the one already built in? better if it allowed tasks and notes to be synced as well aside from the usual mail, contacts and calendar.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: supremogamer on July 21, 2014, 11:02:44 AM
I'm excited about the oneplus one phone.
sana maging available na sa pinas soon.

http://www.engadget.com/products/oneplus/one/

just a sample of the mostly positive review of a $299 phone.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on July 21, 2014, 05:30:14 PM
I'm excited about the oneplus one phone.
sana maging available na sa pinas soon.

http://www.engadget.com/products/oneplus/one/

just a sample of the mostly positive review of a $299 phone.

sabi ng pinsan ko mahirap daw maka bili ng oneplus one kasi invite only daw sya? 
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on August 13, 2014, 02:16:48 PM
ohh...kitkat updates for some recent cherry mobile phones.

the omega spectrum got me interested as it's only 5k.  was thinking of using it as an accessory to my camera :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: motion55 on August 13, 2014, 07:56:52 PM
I'm excited about the oneplus one phone.
sana maging available na sa pinas soon.

http://www.engadget.com/products/oneplus/one/

just a sample of the mostly positive review of a $299 phone.

sabi ng pinsan ko mahirap daw maka bili ng oneplus one kasi invite only daw sya? 

Try here:

http://www.lazada.com.ph/shop-smartphones/oneplus/
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on August 13, 2014, 11:11:46 PM
I'm excited about the oneplus one phone.
sana maging available na sa pinas soon.

http://www.engadget.com/products/oneplus/one/

just a sample of the mostly positive review of a $299 phone.

sabi ng pinsan ko mahirap daw maka bili ng oneplus one kasi invite only daw sya? 

Try here:

http://www.lazada.com.ph/shop-smartphones/oneplus/


is the price good?  kasi may nakasulat na import.  is it still worth the price now?  ang dami palang models ang one plus na binebenta sa lazada.  nabasa ko nga dito sa whats on your mind thread na nagbebenta si lazada ng one plus na phone.  akala ko isa lang.  madami pala.  hehehe
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on August 14, 2014, 01:55:49 AM
ohh...kitkat updates for some recent cherry mobile phones.

the omega spectrum got me interested as it's only 5k.  was thinking of using it as an accessory to my camera :)

Samsung has also rolled out their Kitkat updates...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on August 26, 2014, 07:13:22 PM
if i update to kitkat from jellybean via odin, would all my internal phone data be erased?  i had updated before via odin from 4.1.1 to 4.1.2 and all my apps were retained.  im still thinking if i should update or not.  the only reason i actually updated to 4.1.2 is because of the brick bug which my phone apparently does not have.  btw, my device is rooted
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on August 26, 2014, 11:29:05 PM
^ alam ko hindi mabubura ng odin yung data mo. i was flashing an S2 repeatedly couple of months back and the installed apps were still there.

i converted my Moto G US Retail into the Google Play Edition.
-first step was to unlock the bootloader as instructed here (https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/standalone/bootloader/unlock-your-device-a)
-then i used the MotoTool AIO to convert it. XDA Thread about the tool (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2635706)
-of course you have to download the GPE firmware image separately.
-manual steps if you don't want to use the tool (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2726041)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on August 27, 2014, 02:42:31 AM
^ alam ko hindi mabubura ng odin yung data mo. i was flashing an S2 repeatedly couple of months back and the installed apps were still there.

i converted my Moto G US Retail into the Google Play Edition.
-first step was to unlock the bootloader as instructed here (https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/standalone/bootloader/unlock-your-device-a)
-then i used the MotoTool AIO to convert it. XDA Thread about the tool (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2635706)
-of course you have to download the GPE firmware image separately.
-manual steps if you don't want to use the tool (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2726041)

di kasi ako sure kung pag different versions na ganun parin mangyayari(jellybean to kitkat).  baka kasi pag within its version lang pwede.

lalakasan ko nalang pag dasal ko. hehehe!  thanks sir!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on August 27, 2014, 10:21:39 AM
^research muna sa xda heheh mahirap na. at lagi mag backup :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on August 27, 2014, 01:48:57 PM
I updated my Grand2 from JB to Kitkat OTA... it didn't delete my files or settings but it became unusable since it was crashing.
I had to do a restore to stop the loop. good thing I had backups.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on August 27, 2014, 06:33:18 PM
Aren't you supposed to delete the dalvik cache and whatever other cache that was after doing an install of firmware? I remember making my phone go into a boot loop when I put in CM10 into my Optimus Black.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on August 27, 2014, 10:16:02 PM
^ usually not when you update OTA (or i think the update does that for you)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on August 28, 2014, 12:37:26 PM
^ the update was supposed to do that... but I also did it manually when I was troubleshooting it - still no dice.

as a last resort, I did a hard reset (& restore to factory)... that did it.

I had to manually reinstall all apps and data but I'm completely satisfied with the update. My G2 is now doing everything faster and smoother than when it had JB 4.3.

there's only one drawback with a Kitkat... "secret or hiding" apps don't work.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on August 29, 2014, 09:48:10 PM
backup apps, data, contacts, sms, call logs, etc. using "my backup" or "titanium backup". these apps save your data on the sd or in a cloud account for you to restore upon a full wipe or reset.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on September 03, 2014, 12:01:00 PM
bawal ba mag wifi direct pag different devices?  nag try kasi ako sa mga different phones ng wifi direct at di ako maka send.  or bawal lang depende sa files na sinesend? 
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on September 03, 2014, 12:55:58 PM
bawal ba mag wifi direct pag different devices?  nag try kasi ako sa mga different phones ng wifi direct at di ako maka send.  or bawal lang depende sa files na sinesend? 

Wifi Direct works with my Note 2 and LG Smart TV.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on September 03, 2014, 01:30:03 PM
^ My Grand 2 can send and accept files from Oppo and Gionee.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on September 03, 2014, 03:20:43 PM
im sending a .apk file.  could it be the issue?  could it also be security settings on my phone?  cause ive tried sending to different phones already and always get a send failed error. 

im on android 4.1.2 btw.  maybe it could be the issue also.  anyway, since im planning to update to 4.4.2 soon i hope that it would be fixed when i update.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on September 03, 2014, 05:53:27 PM
file type shouldn't be an issue with wi-fi direct.

anyway try renaming the .apk to something else and see if it transfers
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: [X] on September 05, 2014, 10:03:33 AM
i have a couple of nexus 5 i plan to sell if anyone is interested. one is still unopened, the other i used for a couple weeks.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on September 05, 2014, 01:39:57 PM
i have a couple of nexus 5 i plan to sell if anyone is interested. one is still unopened, the other i used for a couple weeks.
depends kung magkano yung unopened. :lol:
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on September 05, 2014, 02:38:20 PM
Pwede terms or pay via paypal para credit card? Hahaha. Seriously, post up your FS
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: [X] on September 07, 2014, 10:47:06 PM
Pwede terms or pay via paypal para credit card? Hahaha. Seriously, post up your FS

posted na po sa FS section ;)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on September 10, 2014, 08:26:44 PM
any suggestions for a budgeting/expense tracker app? just need to track my personal expenses.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on September 10, 2014, 09:16:50 PM
any suggestions for a budgeting/expense tracker app? just need to track my personal expenses.

This one works for me...

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mic.app.gastosdiarios

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on September 10, 2014, 10:57:44 PM
^cool, no ads. thanks, will try it out :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on September 11, 2014, 11:57:54 AM
any suggestions for a budgeting/expense tracker app? just need to track my personal expenses.

I use this one:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=at.markushi.expensemanager&hl=en
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on September 11, 2014, 12:08:56 PM
^ thanks russ
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on September 17, 2014, 04:04:43 PM
More on that pre-4.4 exploit:
http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/09/android-browser-flaw-a-privacy-disaster-for-half-of-android-users/ (http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/09/android-browser-flaw-a-privacy-disaster-for-half-of-android-users/)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on September 22, 2014, 11:03:32 AM
what camera app do you use?  are there other apps that performs better than the one included with the phone?  do you use the stock camera app or a third party one?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on September 22, 2014, 11:31:22 AM
^ stock lang. some friends use camera 360 which is good daw. in any case, moto g camera sucks
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Al on September 23, 2014, 03:25:51 PM
what camera app do you use?  are there other apps that performs better than the one included with the phone?  do you use the stock camera app or a third party one?
I've used a bunch and narrowed it down to Camera ZOOM FX, ProCapture and the stock app of my Xperia C.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on October 02, 2014, 03:34:41 PM
Had nothing better to do so I reflashed my phone and flashed Vanir AOSP ROM. By far the best custom ROM I've tried.

homepage:
http://www.vanir.co/word/

supported devices:
http://www.vanir.co/word/devices/

So many customizations available and my phone has never been this responsive (granted I haven't installed much apps yet).
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on October 02, 2014, 03:36:37 PM
what camera app do you use?  are there other apps that performs better than the one included with the phone?  do you use the stock camera app or a third party one?
I use Camera FV-5
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: [X] on October 16, 2014, 03:55:44 AM
http://www.google.com/nexus/6/ (http://www.google.com/nexus/6/)

nice! but a bit pricey..
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: motion55 on October 16, 2014, 06:40:51 AM
And L is for Lollipop.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on October 16, 2014, 09:33:00 AM
Nexus keeps growing lol. Does this mean next year the "phone" will be a 7-incher?
4.7"-5" plz.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on October 16, 2014, 03:28:52 PM
Nexus keeps growing lol. Does this mean next year the "phone" will be a 7-incher?
4.7"-5" plz.

Isn't this that's available now?
http://www.google.com/nexus/5/
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on October 16, 2014, 05:31:02 PM
^ yeah but specs are old.

My gripe is that Google hasn't actually updated any of its Nexus phones, only replaced them with a bigger model each year.

I have no interest in pocketing a 6 inch phone.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on October 16, 2014, 08:47:33 PM
^agree, 6" is too big. i'd rather have the old Moto X than the nexus 6 (or even the newer Moto X).

any good SMS apps? 8sms just got ads (can't blame the dev though)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on October 16, 2014, 11:01:41 PM
Textra.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on October 17, 2014, 01:59:30 PM
Yeah, Nexus 5/LG G2 size is as large as I would go when it comes to phones. Steve Jobs was right in saying that any phone should be usable with one hand.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on October 17, 2014, 03:09:27 PM
^^ thanks for the reco, Textra is indeed nice.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on November 02, 2014, 01:28:13 AM
just updated to 4.4.2 on my note 2.  wala nga na delete na apps.  hopefully okay itong version.  kaasar yung messaging app nito.  ang laki parin ng text size kahit naka set na sa tiny. 
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on November 02, 2014, 12:09:04 PM
i cannot seem to root!  amp!  the weird thing with this is that some of my apps that needed root before still work.  but when i run root checker i get a no root access result.  i downloaded the 4.4.2 philippines globe XXUFNG4 version.  and the root method i used was cf auto-root by chainfire.  anybody have suggestions on alternate root method?  knox was also triggered already

update:  lolz!  apparently i used the wrong build to root :huh:  fixed it by reinstalling android 4.4.2 and then rooting it again with the correct build.  i didnt realize that even the build has to be specific.  even if its the same for 4.4.2 you still need to check the particular build for it to work :silly:
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Capcom on November 05, 2014, 11:30:32 AM
how about trying framaroot ? 1-click root app .. doesn't work on every phone though... better luck @ XDA

btw what's up with the huge price drop of the LG G3 ? a couple months ago it was priced around 34k++ , yesterday i saw the 16gb variant selling for 20k
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on November 05, 2014, 05:03:46 PM
btw what's up with the huge price drop of the LG G3 ? a couple months ago it was priced around 34k++ , yesterday i saw the 16gb variant selling for 20k

I heard they're coming out with a newer model by the end of this month... hence the sudden dip in price.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on November 05, 2014, 05:58:05 PM
the kitkat update for my note 2 seems good.  it seems to be faster now.  i just do not like how the "tiny" font size of this version still looks big to me.  face unlock seems to be much much quicker than my old 4.1.2.  another problem i encountered is when i move apps to sd i get a "sd" icon on my home screen.  i think it could be fixed by pasting the shortcut again but i have so many apps on my homescreen now and its quite bothersome.  but its good that this version has a move to sd card feature now.  i do not get why the old version 4.1.2 didnt have this in the first place
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on November 05, 2014, 06:31:28 PM
^ flash to the latest phantom rom for a better experience.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on November 05, 2014, 07:42:31 PM
I'm using KitKat too... I love the speed and stability  I just hate the "SD card limitation"
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on November 05, 2014, 07:48:00 PM
^ flash to the latest phantom rom for a better experience.

thanks sa suggestion sir.  kaya lang medyo di ko gusto mag change ng rom na hindi stock.  kasi mawawala ang installed apps ko at hindi pa ako marunong mag back up ng mga apps and stuff(lolz).  di ko rin gusto magaral nun kasi.  noted yung sinabi mo.  if ever nabaliw ako at sinipag baka yan nalang install ko na rom.  hehehe!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on November 08, 2014, 10:01:48 AM
I enroll to smart's 30mb free internet to save the 150MB allocation of my Trinet400 promo. Kaso nakakainis yung daily enrollment. Anybody here tried an auto sms app to automate the enrollment daily?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: uvax on November 08, 2014, 05:31:04 PM
^Good idea now that you mentioned it. I'm in exactly the same situation as you are. I'm using chompSMS and it has a repeating scheduled SMS feature. I'll try it out.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: uvax on November 09, 2014, 06:25:24 PM
The auto sms doesn't work because the expiry for the free internet has a 1 minute creep. If you register at say 12:00pm today the expiry will be 12:01pm tomorrow. You'll end up having to adjust the time everyday.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on November 09, 2014, 06:26:17 PM
^ hey it works!! haha 

I'm using SMS scheduler app.  It will send the message "Free" to 9999 everyday at the time I set. Concern ko lang dati kung mauna yung text bago mag expire kaya naghahanap ako ng app na ang repeat text ay pwede iset ng minutes imbes na days or hours  (1441 minutes instead of 1440 only). Pero mukhang di naman issue nung ginamit ko yun everyday setting sa SMS scheduler.

My 150MB monthly allocation for trinet400 is almost unused now (meron naman wifi sa office saka sa bahay kaya sa biyahe lang kailangan, pang viber and waze).
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on November 09, 2014, 06:28:25 PM
@uvax
ganyan din concern ko pero mukhang ok naman kahit every 24hrs. Although I did find another app that will repeat send the text every 1441 minutes (sms flow). kaso madami siya ads. will use it if sms schedulers starts to fail.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: slide on November 12, 2014, 10:04:32 AM
i need suggestions for a new phone purchase.  it's going to be used primarily as a camera, all phone functions will be secondary but it needs to be running android.  any suggestions in the 10-15k range?  so far i'm finding the current moto g appealing. 

cheaper is also fine, just as long as it doesn't feel cheap or is very reliable.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: uvax on November 12, 2014, 10:34:51 AM
Since you want a camera first and phone second then the Samsung Galaxy Zoom line should fit the bill. I see the Galaxy K Zoom going to P15.5K online. Older versions are probably cheaper. I see the Galaxy S4 Zoom (C105) at P11.5K.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on November 13, 2014, 10:09:27 PM
does anyone have the Motorola Moto X 2014 Edition? Medyo mahal dun sa Motorola site mag-order... kesa sa amazon
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on November 14, 2014, 02:24:37 AM
i need suggestions for a new phone purchase.  it's going to be used primarily as a camera, all phone functions will be secondary but it needs to be running android.  any suggestions in the 10-15k range?  so far i'm finding the current moto g appealing. 

cheaper is also fine, just as long as it doesn't feel cheap or is very reliable.

Anandtech has good reviews on camera quality. Dunno how much they go for locally, but the best phone cameras on Android seem to be the Galaxy S5, Galaxy K Zoom and One M8.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on November 14, 2014, 05:54:01 PM
My God not the moto g. The camera is atrocious.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on November 16, 2014, 04:30:29 PM
still waiting for the Lollipop update for my Nexus 7 and 10. 
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on November 16, 2014, 05:52:23 PM
^ same here... panay check ko ng upgrades sa nexus 7's (2012 and 2013) namin. also for my moto g (converted to gpe). nakakainip!!!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on November 16, 2014, 06:18:53 PM
^ako rin waiting for the OTA for Nexus 7 2013 wifi. Meron na image nilabas pero seems complicated.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on November 16, 2014, 06:32:08 PM
^yeah factory image install requires a data wipe of the device. nakakatamad na mag-backup and flash.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on November 16, 2014, 07:48:29 PM
Lollipop looks great on the nexus 5 (teammate flashed factory image on his). Still waiting for the One M7 GPE update coming next week (hopefully).
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on November 17, 2014, 02:49:09 AM
after a week of using kitkat.  parang lumakas ang kain nya ng ram ko.  but still speed is definitely good.  at least the face unlock works faster now.  i installed many new apps since i could put them in the sd card.

i installed light manager to change the notification lights.  i was wondering if there was an app for that.  hahaha!  apparently there is.  i even set it up to blink a white light when there is no signal, wifi ON or mobile data ON.  i had also set it up to change color when battery is 0-50%, 50-99% and 100%.  also changed the missed call and message light so i could differentiate which is which.  hehehe
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on November 18, 2014, 02:00:34 PM
just got the Lollipop update for my daughter's NExus 7 (2012), wala pa rin yung sa Nexus 7 (2013) and 10 (2012) ko. Android 5.0 is a lot faster, more responsive.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on November 19, 2014, 08:09:53 PM
^thanks, will check ours hehehe
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on November 27, 2014, 07:40:55 AM
any good android music player? google's music player just crashes every time i open it, despite uninstalling and updating it several times.

thanks!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on November 27, 2014, 09:33:35 AM
^
Poweramp is hands down the best.  It's not free though but there's a trial period.


I'm not sure if Winamp is still available for download.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on November 27, 2014, 11:03:36 AM
http://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/584-best-android-music-players.html

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on November 27, 2014, 11:59:05 AM
http://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/584-best-android-music-players.html
install ko doubleTwist na nandun sa list. pwede na. salamat!

^
Poweramp is hands down the best.  It's not free though but there's a trial period.
I'm not sure if Winamp is still available for download.
na try ko na yan dati. masyado madaming options, di ko ma-gets. :lol: pero kung audiophile siguro tuwa dyan.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on November 27, 2014, 01:37:23 PM
i use musiXmatch it also downloads the lyrics of the song playing when you have net access.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Mr. Bungle on November 27, 2014, 11:22:30 PM
just got the Lollipop update for my daughter's NExus 7 (2012), wala pa rin yung sa Nexus 7 (2013) and 10 (2012) ko. Android 5.0 is a lot faster, more responsive.

My N7 (2012) became so slow that it was almost unusable after updating to Android 5.0 Lollipop. I had to do a full wipe/factory reset which improved the overall responsiveness but the device still lags with some apps like Chrome and PVZ 2.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on November 28, 2014, 10:31:48 AM
just got the Lollipop update for my daughter's NExus 7 (2012), wala pa rin yung sa Nexus 7 (2013) and 10 (2012) ko. Android 5.0 is a lot faster, more responsive.

My N7 (2012) became so slow that it was almost unusable after updating to Android 5.0 Lollipop. I had to do a full wipe/factory reset which improved the overall responsiveness but the device still lags with some apps like Chrome and PVZ 2.


I'm not sure if this'll help in your case but I've had some experience where changing the app launcher improved the overall responsiveness of the tablet/phone. Smart Launcher 2, in particular, seems to be very good at it.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on December 09, 2014, 07:56:11 PM
Lollipop OTA for Nexus 7 2013 is out.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on December 09, 2014, 08:47:02 PM
^aw, wala pa rin samen. but it will come soon i'm sure.

Android Studio 1.0 is out. http://www.gsmarena.com/android_studio_sees_version_10__first_stable_release-news-10428.php (http://www.gsmarena.com/android_studio_sees_version_10__first_stable_release-news-10428.php)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on December 11, 2014, 11:26:00 PM
tried to flash the OTA update for the Moto G (2013) today and softbricked my phone.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on December 13, 2014, 11:38:02 AM
update success!! somehow my OTA upgrade from 4.4.2 to 4.4.4 didn't update the bootloader and recovery, so the 5.0.1 update failed because it was expecting the 4.4.4 bootloader. after wiping and manually flashing the 4.4.4 GPE update to my moto G i was able to flash the 5.0.1 OTA. lollipop is awesome!! very fluid and seems to be better on battery life too
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Mr. Bungle on December 13, 2014, 10:35:32 PM
^ is your Moto G the dual-sim version?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on December 14, 2014, 08:54:34 AM
^single sim only. i also converted my moto g into the gpe edition through a simple bootloader unlock and firmware flash.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: supremogamer on December 14, 2014, 12:44:25 PM
using a Huawei mate7, wish it can be upgraded to lollipop.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on December 14, 2014, 01:16:12 PM
^ watch out for custom ROMs.

my wife's galaxy s3's contacts doesn't sync up to google. how to fix this? thinking of flashing a custom ROM and she needs to preserve her contacts.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Capcom on December 15, 2014, 03:12:50 AM
Anyone here lives/works at Singapore ? I'm planning to buy a Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Baka meron dyan yung walang Samsung Warranty at makamura...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on December 15, 2014, 06:27:32 AM
anyone here having problems with kitkat?  i seem to have a very high ram usage when the phone is continuously on for 100hours already.  my ram usage spikes to 1.5gb of 1.75gb in my note 2.  when i reboot it goes back down to about 1gb of usage when fully booted.  does kitkat have this ram bug where i cannot flush the unused ram?  my phone seems to slow down after 100hours or so.  its the time when i cannot flush the ram from 1.5gb to about 1gb.  but when i do a reboot and use the clear ram option, i could even get the ram usage down to 900mb or so. 

a reboot fixes everything though.  is this a bug with kitkat or could it be one of my installed apps that is hogging all the ram?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on December 15, 2014, 07:38:56 AM
One or more apps probably has a memory leak.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on December 15, 2014, 08:03:40 AM
One or more apps probably has a memory leak.

how do i trace that?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on December 15, 2014, 09:19:41 AM
^ watch out for custom ROMs.

my wife's galaxy s3's contacts doesn't sync up to google. how to fix this? thinking of flashing a custom ROM and she needs to preserve her contacts.
Are the contacts created or linked to the Google account?  When you create contacts on some phones, it is stored in the local phone's account by default & not on the Google account.

You can always export the contact list first then put it back once you do your reflashing etc.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on December 15, 2014, 10:01:00 AM
how do i trace that?

Use a debugger or monitoring tool like Little Eye. Plug in your device, turn on the monitoring, play with the app in question and see how memory usage changes.

For example monitoring a browser, if you after opening a page and returning to home, or opening and closing a tab the memory usage steadily goes up, then the app might not be properly freeing all memory used by the page or tab. This can also happen if app holds references certain context elements and you rotate the device. System will usually do a re-draw on rotate, and if the app is holding on to a portrait mode reference, it might not properly free the memory after rotating the device to landscape.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on December 15, 2014, 08:51:44 PM
^ watch out for custom ROMs.

my wife's galaxy s3's contacts doesn't sync up to google. how to fix this? thinking of flashing a custom ROM and she needs to preserve her contacts.
Are the contacts created or linked to the Google account?  When you create contacts on some phones, it is stored in the local phone's account by default & not on the Google account.

You can always export the contact list first then put it back once you do your reflashing etc.

AFAIK mostly created on the phone using the contacts app. i think the app links to the google account and syncs the contacts. please correct me if i'm wrong.

last resort is indeed export/import of contact vCards.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on December 15, 2014, 09:26:28 PM
update success!! somehow my OTA upgrade from 4.4.2 to 4.4.4 didn't update the bootloader and recovery, so the 5.0.1 update failed because it was expecting the 4.4.4 bootloader. after wiping and manually flashing the 4.4.4 GPE update to my moto G i was able to flash the 5.0.1 OTA. lollipop is awesome!! very fluid and seems to be better on battery life too
Don't really notice any performance difference. Mostly cosmetic, but I do notice my Nexus now automatically connects to the strongest wifi AP instead of sticking to previous AP even of there is a stronger one.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on December 16, 2014, 01:18:12 AM
^ watch out for custom ROMs.

my wife's galaxy s3's contacts doesn't sync up to google. how to fix this? thinking of flashing a custom ROM and she needs to preserve her contacts.
Are the contacts created or linked to the Google account?  When you create contacts on some phones, it is stored in the local phone's account by default & not on the Google account.

You can always export the contact list first then put it back once you do your reflashing etc.

i think you need to use the merge contacts option first or check if all your contacts are attached to your google account.  try to change your "contacts to display" to ***@gmail.com.  where *** is your email address.  if nothing comes out, then it means you need to merge contacts.  then select merge with google.  and also, you may need to set up your phone to save new contacts in your google account instead of the phone storage only.

how do i trace that?

Use a debugger or monitoring tool like Little Eye. Plug in your device, turn on the monitoring, play with the app in question and see how memory usage changes.

For example monitoring a browser, if you after opening a page and returning to home, or opening and closing a tab the memory usage steadily goes up, then the app might not be properly freeing all memory used by the page or tab. This can also happen if app holds references certain context elements and you rotate the device. System will usually do a re-draw on rotate, and if the app is holding on to a portrait mode reference, it might not properly free the memory after rotating the device to landscape.

is there an alternate method to fix this?  that method seems hard.  is there an app that would flush the memory leak?  i have installed 3 different ram cleaner/memory booster/ram flush apps and all of them do not seem to eliminate the memory leak.  well, rebooting seems to be good for me now since i do not have the previous problem i had with jellybean anymore.  nfc and s beam were buggy on my jellybean rom before.  it may be something i did that caused it too.  hehehe!  cause i remember that i used the wrong root file on my kitkat rom that my phone seems to have been rooted partially.  thanks for the info anyway
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on December 16, 2014, 08:46:25 PM
^ watch out for custom ROMs.

my wife's galaxy s3's contacts doesn't sync up to google. how to fix this? thinking of flashing a custom ROM and she needs to preserve her contacts.
Are the contacts created or linked to the Google account?  When you create contacts on some phones, it is stored in the local phone's account by default & not on the Google account.

You can always export the contact list first then put it back once you do your reflashing etc.

i think you need to use the merge contacts option first or check if all your contacts are attached to your google account.  try to change your "contacts to display" to ***@gmail.com.  where *** is your email address.  if nothing comes out, then it means you need to merge contacts.  then select merge with google.  and also, you may need to set up your phone to save new contacts in your google account instead of the phone storage only.

thanks for this. indeed the contacts are saved only to the device. we will just save the contacts to business card files then reimport after flashing.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on December 16, 2014, 08:48:20 PM
update success!! somehow my OTA upgrade from 4.4.2 to 4.4.4 didn't update the bootloader and recovery, so the 5.0.1 update failed because it was expecting the 4.4.4 bootloader. after wiping and manually flashing the 4.4.4 GPE update to my moto G i was able to flash the 5.0.1 OTA. lollipop is awesome!! very fluid and seems to be better on battery life too
Don't really notice any performance difference. Mostly cosmetic, but I do notice my Nexus now automatically connects to the strongest wifi AP instead of sticking to previous AP even of there is a stronger one.
the new animations do a good job of improving the perception of fluidity. apps seem to launch faster too because of the switch from dalvik to ART. the battery life increase though has been most impressive for me, even with HSDPA and location turned on the whole day i still have around a third of charge left at night (fully charged at the start of the day), whereas before the battery is totally drained by the same time.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on December 16, 2014, 09:18:10 PM
is there an alternate method to fix this?  that method seems hard.  is there an app that would flush the memory leak?  i have installed 3 different ram cleaner/memory booster/ram flush apps and all of them do not seem to eliminate the memory leak.

You shouldn't be able to fix it with an app, because apps run inside Dalvik (or ART, in 4.4 and 5.0) VMs. One app can't do anything with another app's memory. This is by design, so you don't get a rogue app reading memory from another app that might be handling sensitive info.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on December 23, 2014, 09:59:06 PM
Does kitkat's transfer app to sd actually transfer the app to the external sd?

In jellybean i think transfer to sd only transferred the app to the internal sd.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on December 24, 2014, 11:23:02 AM
Does kitkat's transfer app to sd actually transfer the app to the external sd?

In jellybean i think transfer to sd only transferred the app to the internal sd.

?  i had a jellybean phone before and i used app2sd and it transferred the app to the external sd.  i even used the symbolic link feature to transfer more files to the external sd since my alcatel phone only had a few mb of internal memory.

my kitkat phone does transfer some files to the external sd.  what i noticed is not all files would be transferred to the external sd.  there would still be some files left in the internal sd.  but the bulk of the app would be in the external sd
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on January 20, 2015, 08:06:13 AM
my note 2 sometimes has this issue of "losing root" for apps.  does this really happen?  i also have this memory leak issue that i cannot find.  could it have anything to do with the phone losing root sometimes? 

what happens is that the app does not open and a message comes out saying that my phone is not rooted.  but after restarting the app again it does not show the error anymore.  kind of a weird problem.  just wanted to know if others experienced this.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on January 21, 2015, 12:57:20 AM
^
It could be that your SU app is taking too long to respond/grant su access. I experience it sometimes in our China tablets while Google Play is updating apps. You could try another su app or just avoid launching apps while Google Play is running its updates (not just Google Play but whenever there's a lot of I/O activity).
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on January 21, 2015, 05:41:39 PM
maybe thats it.  it seems to happen when the phone has been on for about a week already without a restart.  probably caused by the damned memory leak that i cannot find.  at least im not alone.  hehehe!  thanks!  i was thinking it was flipboard thats doing this or maybe candy crush.  or even could be zombie tsunami.  the other problem that happens when my ram usage goes up is that battery life also suffers significantly.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: altec on January 22, 2015, 01:52:27 AM
I am waiting for the zenfone 2. Definite buy.

As with these things, how long typically does it take from announcement (i.e. vaporware) to local release? 3 months?- Yikes. 
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on January 22, 2015, 07:52:04 PM
+1 on zenfone 2. seems like intel has finally built a competitive SoC to fight with ARM. also, the HTC Desire 826 looks good (64-bit).
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on February 06, 2015, 07:49:28 AM
uh, this is a n00b question.

i have a lenovo a800. it says it has a 5mp camera. but whenever i take pictures i always end up with large, grainy, less than 1 MB sized pics. any way i could reduce the size of the pic and increase the quality, perhaps? thanks!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on February 06, 2015, 10:47:14 AM
uh, this is a n00b question.

i have a lenovo a800. it says it has a 5mp camera. but whenever i take pictures i always end up with large, grainy, less than 1 MB sized pics. any way i could reduce the size of the pic and increase the quality, perhaps? thanks!

If the cam settings size are maxed out (@5MP) then it must be a hardware issue.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on February 06, 2015, 11:49:59 AM
uh, this is a n00b question.

i have a lenovo a800. it says it has a 5mp camera. but whenever i take pictures i always end up with large, grainy, less than 1 MB sized pics. any way i could reduce the size of the pic and increase the quality, perhaps? thanks!

If the cam settings size are maxed out (@5MP) then it must be a hardware issue.

sinubukan ko na maxed less than 1 MB pa rin. bad trip.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on February 06, 2015, 11:57:47 AM
try a different camera app?


When did you notice the issue with pic quality?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on February 06, 2015, 12:07:58 PM
try a different camera app?


When did you notice the issue with pic quality?
di naman ako mahilig mag take ng pics kaya di ko pinapansin settings. kaso gusto ko sumali sa isang contest this week kaya dun ko lang napansin na parang di optimal.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on February 06, 2015, 03:47:01 PM
uh, this is a n00b question.

i have a lenovo a800. it says it has a 5mp camera. but whenever i take pictures i always end up with large, grainy, less than 1 MB sized pics. any way i could reduce the size of the pic and increase the quality, perhaps? thanks!

If the cam settings size are maxed out (@5MP) then it must be a hardware issue.

sinubukan ko na maxed less than 1 MB pa rin. bad trip.

something is wrong nga... for 5MP photo size should be approx 1.2MB
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on February 07, 2015, 03:00:21 PM
ah well, nag submit na ako ng photo kahit di gusto yung pic.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on March 05, 2015, 06:20:44 PM
Galaxy S6 is exciting!! because of UFS 2.0, Exynos 7420 and LPDDR4!!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on March 05, 2015, 08:14:23 PM
Galaxy S6 is exciting!! because of UFS 2.0, Exynos 7420 and LPDDR4!!
too bad it doesnt have a mircoSD slot and removable battery, but I'd still probably get the S6 Edge when its available.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on March 05, 2015, 09:33:06 PM
^i think the lack of microSD slot is because it will be a bottleneck with UFS. CMIIM but microSD only supports eMMC? and eMMC is three times slower than UFS, and their architectures are different. the removal of the removable (lol) battery is a shame.

the S6 destroys the competition in terms of performance because of the 3 i mentioned, not to mention much reduced bloat in touchwiz.

those new technologies are seriously exciting, hopefully 1-2 years from now they will trickle down to mid-range devices.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on March 09, 2015, 05:15:08 PM
Bought a moto x 2nd gen today, will get it in a month. Hehe i hope it's good :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on April 08, 2015, 03:19:41 PM
Is there an app or a way to override the silent volume setting of the phone ringer depending on who is calling? I think phone finder apps can do this but how about a normal app (perhaps an address book app)?


For example, I set my phone to silent so no caller can disturb me. But if a special caller calls (one that I select from my phone book), the phone will ring with normal ringer volume.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on April 08, 2015, 03:31:19 PM
http://appcrawlr.com/android-apps/best-apps-override-silent-mode
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on April 09, 2015, 06:02:32 AM
^
Thanks! I'll check it out.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on April 09, 2015, 08:03:36 AM
uy, salamat din! meron palang program na ganyan.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on April 09, 2015, 08:34:41 AM
uh, guys, i need help please.

i decided to download Auto Ring but my phone says it has insufficient space.
(http://i.imgur.com/bjfe2Cd.png)

i checked out settings and here are the screenshots.
(http://i.imgur.com/os6JDue.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/JDPIh7f.png)

what can i do to free up space? i haven't even installed games and such. thanks!




Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: nitsuj on April 09, 2015, 11:25:25 AM
Internal is full, try to erase some pr0n. Or set SD as default download location. :D
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on April 09, 2015, 12:03:27 PM
sir, i deleted pr0nz... i mean, many pics and videos but internal storage still the same. USB storage got more free space, though. i get a warning that programs installed elsewhere will not run when i try to switch default write location.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on April 09, 2015, 01:13:01 PM
If you deleted stuff then it should free up space. Should be fairly straightforward, right? Hehe maybe when you deleted the pics they were just tagged but not really deleted? Wouldn't make sense for internal storage to stay the same after doing so.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on April 09, 2015, 01:13:23 PM
Assuming that those pics were actually in the internal storage in the first place.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on April 09, 2015, 02:43:29 PM
uh, guys, i need help please.

i decided to download Auto Ring but my phone says it has insufficient space.
(http://i.imgur.com/bjfe2Cd.png)

i checked out settings and here are the screenshots.
(http://i.imgur.com/os6JDue.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/JDPIh7f.png)

what can i do to free up space? i haven't even installed games and such. thanks!






internal storage usually contains most of your apps.  so deleting apps should be the solution if you want to free space.  another alternative would be is to move some apps to sd card.  depending on the app, it may or may not malfunction.  if its an app that doesnt do things in the background i think its safe to move to sd.  and from my experience, you could try moving an app to sd first and then observe if there are changes in your phones functionality and if there is a change you just move the app back and it will return to its normal function.  if you have games installed it may be a safe app to move to sd.  that "auto ring" app you are downloading i think needs to be installed in the internal storage since i think its going to run in the background
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on April 09, 2015, 05:05:55 PM
^
That's really a common problem with phones that have less than 8MB internal storage. Even if you transfer most of your apps to usb storage (the internal one), apps such as Facebook's cache will still eat up your internal storage. Downloads from Play store will also be cached to internal storage.

The long term solution is to swap the internal storage and the usb storage (i.e., repartition your storage) . I believe there are many posted solutions in xda-dev. Medyo risky nga lang and you'll also need to root your device.

But for now, try mo muna Cleanmaster app to clean out some junk files.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on April 10, 2015, 08:53:20 AM
ok, guys, thanks for all the help. before i went to sleep i manually cleared the cache of the programs and managed to free up space.

(http://i.imgur.com/jgXTG2r.png)

i managed to install Auto Ring, then i tried to install Cleanmaster, but i got this.

(http://i.imgur.com/sf9AZZo.png)

lol seems like Cleanmaster takes up quite a lot of space as well. probably not worth installing in a device with as little space as mine.

i tried to move applications to another storage but while some can be moved, other could not, like these ones.

(http://i.imgur.com/X4fDAGF.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/CEeJ8Fj.png)

da heck. so my phone is incompatible with new earphones and has very little space for applications. pft.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on April 10, 2015, 09:04:13 AM
well, this is frustrating. i have around 50 MB space, and the program i'm trying to install is only 3.5M, according to the information on the dev's website, yet i keep getting the insufficient space message. 
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on April 10, 2015, 10:26:48 AM
^
Perhaps the 3.5MB app needs to be uncompressed prior to installation?

Try to look for "cache download to sd" apk. I used it before but now I can't find it in the Playstore. It will map your download cache to external SD.

Although you may have to make space for it first to get it to install.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on April 22, 2015, 05:58:01 AM
Office phone is going to be renewed. Trying to decide between a Galaxy S5 and an Xperia Z3. I know that their processors and GPU's are the same and that the screen sizes are close to each other. Anyone have first hand experience with either phone?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on April 22, 2015, 11:16:42 AM
daan ka sa globe/smart, tingnan mo kung ano mas masarap hawakan para sa iyo.

you can't go wrong with either one.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on April 22, 2015, 01:28:33 PM
I've checked reviews and I'm leaning towards the Xperia Z3. 3GB of RAM will probably be the norm in two years time. We renew every two years.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: altec on May 26, 2015, 10:26:03 PM
FWIW, am using a zenfone5- the old one. Holy schmoley, i waited for months and months and up till now, it's not straightforward to get  a hold of this year's model. It's still semi-vaporware, even if it's officially released. (Sure, a friend got one but he had to follow up on several stores for several days. So much legwork.)

Good luck on getting the right variant (how many are there?) of the same/singular model too 0_o.

Having backread, a fellow member seems to be having ram or storage issues... Hmmm, 2gb ram + 16gb internal storage sure isn't midrange specs for this year... Today's 720p (or better) screens and camera quality are no cause of complaint. It's in the ram, internal storage, and battery (powerbanks!) where the issue lies.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on May 26, 2015, 11:20:47 PM
wifey was looking for an affordable dual-sim phone and she ended up getting the firefly intense mini.  so far, so good...

these are the specs i remember:

android 4.4.2
octacore
1gb ram
8gb storage
4.5", qHD
dragontrail glass, OGS
8MP rear / 5MP front BSI sensor camera
otg ready
dual-sim (regular + micro)
priced at 4500 and comes with a free basic phone (worth 500).
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Heishiro on May 27, 2015, 12:05:27 AM
ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML 32GB (CPU 2.3GHz) FTW!
sobrang bilis at pang gaming talaga. pero ang lakas uminit ng CP
ito score ng unit ng isang tao ko sa lab. 2 silang naka Zen2, pag break time nakikipendot ako :lol:

(https://scontent-sin1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/v/t1.0-9/11329920_772002086251877_2574276418168154627_n.jpg?oh=5fa28101cc2bfcb86560bc757cf18a93&oe=5601C72E)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: altec on May 27, 2015, 01:30:53 AM
^Ayos. Googled it up and rule of thumb is like, zenfone5 is between s3 and s4, and zen2 is between s4 and s5 in performance. ZE550ml flavor that is. Even if price is not an issue (and it is an issue in the real world!) i wouldn't get the highest spec'ed. Too hot- great scorer in the graphs, but not one to use intensively while charging. As i am not into gaming, most attractive new feature would be the bigger battery!  :lol:

An affordable* (*and yet i hear zen2's are 10-15K Pesos range now) phone today that is challenging (even beating) last year's status symbol flagships. Kahit sa teknolohiya, walang poorever!  B)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Heishiro on May 27, 2015, 08:56:31 AM
^ $350 usd dito, nakakatemp nga din bumili masarap lang gamitin sa gaming yung 5.5" na screen.
napansin ko lang sa Asus medyo hindi kagandahan yung quality ng screen medyo kulang sa sharpness
yung color at hindi masyadong white yung color white parang ma-grey siya compared sa samsung CP's
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: motion55 on May 27, 2015, 01:21:58 PM
I also considered the Zenfone 2 a couple of weeks ago. Back then it was still around 15K FOR THE 4GB ze551ml model. I ended up getting a Galaxy S5 Duos instead for less than 18K. The Zenfone 2 4GB now down to 12K sa HG.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on June 04, 2015, 09:58:49 AM
anyone have the alcatel flash plus?

Alcatel OneTouch Flash Plus specs
5.5-inch IPS LCD @ 720×1280 pixels, 268ppiDragontrail Glass, Japan OGS full lamination
Mediatek MT6752M 1.5GHz octa-core processor
Mali T760 MP2 GPU
2GB RAM16GB internal storageup to 32GB via microSDUSB OTG
supportDual-SIM, Dual-LTE, FDD/TD-LTE
13MP rear camera with Sony IMX214 1/3.06-inch CMOS sensor, LED flash, f2.08MP front-facing camera, f2.0
WiFi 802.11 b/g/nBluetooth 4.0GPS with aGPS support
Li-Ion 3,500mAh battery
Android 4.4.4 Kitkat (upgradeable to Lollipop)
152.10 x 76.20 x 8.10mm (dimensions)
150 grams (weight)
[/size]

selling for 6500~7000 i think.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: popoy on June 05, 2015, 02:21:36 PM
Thats a steal at that price. Should have waited for this.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on June 05, 2015, 10:17:35 PM
got one sa flash sale kanina. kaso isa lang nakuha ko 1 per account lang yata eh
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on June 11, 2015, 08:37:32 PM
found this today
http://www.geekypinas.com/2015/06/breaking-news-firefly-mobile-allure-64.html#axzz3ckxdkcMr
Firefly Mobile Allure 64 LTE Specs

Display: 5.5 inches HD IPS OGS display w/ Gorilla Glass 3 protection
Processor:  1.7 GHz 64 Bit octa core
GPU: Mali T760
RAM: 3 GB
ROM: 16 GB expandable up to 64 GB via microSD card
Rear Camera:  13 MP Sony IMX 214 w/ LED Flash
Front Camera: 8 MP BSI w/ LED Flash
Battery: 2,900 mAh
OS: Android 5 Lollipop
Connectivity: WiFi / Bluetooth /LTE / 3G
Others: 360 degree biometric fingerprint scanner
Dimensions: 158 x 77.4 x 8.6 mm
Weight: 160 g
Price: PHP 7,999
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: MtnDew on June 18, 2015, 08:53:15 PM
Newbie android phone buyer here. Looking to buy my first android phone. What's your opinion on Galaxy Note 4? I'm looking for a balance of performance and battery life. I like the fact that GN4 has easily replaceable batteries and it has a slot for external storage.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on June 18, 2015, 08:59:22 PM
For our corporate phones, we all wanted to get a Note 4 but it was only provided to managers. It's a good choice, in my opinion.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on June 18, 2015, 09:19:41 PM
you can also consider the LG G4, which has replaceable batteries and a microsd slot also.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on June 19, 2015, 01:48:30 PM
you can also consider the LG G4, which has replaceable batteries and a microsd slot also.
LG G4 da bam!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on June 20, 2015, 08:56:16 AM
how mats =)))))
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on June 20, 2015, 12:31:07 PM
G4 is around P25k right now (SGD770)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: athlonFan on June 20, 2015, 06:48:08 PM
zenfone 2 ze551ml  32gb is I think bang for the buck at 13,995.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on June 20, 2015, 07:59:03 PM
the 64gb version is only 1K pesoses more
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: athlonFan on June 21, 2015, 03:45:06 AM
yes but unfortunately, availability is kind of scarce. Some sellers are selling it as high as 17k
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on June 26, 2015, 05:44:21 AM
Xiaomi Mi4i looks good. Snapdragon 615 for $200.
No idea on local availability tho.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on June 26, 2015, 06:51:11 AM
Lazada has the 64GB zenfone 2 in stock for 15k.

http://www.lazada.com.ph/asus-zenfone-2-ze551ml-64gb-silver-481201.html (http://www.lazada.com.ph/asus-zenfone-2-ze551ml-64gb-silver-481201.html)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on June 26, 2015, 09:49:45 AM
The Mi4i only has 16gb of storage though
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on June 26, 2015, 12:03:47 PM
^
lack of an external microSD slot is a deal breaker for me.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on June 26, 2015, 01:15:59 PM
Xiaomi Mi4i looks good. Snapdragon 615 for $200.
No idea on local availability tho.

Not sure kung meron na locally but Xiaomi products are now available at these stores*

http://www.yugatech.com/news/mi-ph-outs-list-of-offline-stores-where-you-can-buy-xiaomi-products/ (http://www.yugatech.com/news/mi-ph-outs-list-of-offline-stores-where-you-can-buy-xiaomi-products/)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Heishiro on June 27, 2015, 12:07:21 PM
Lazada has the 64GB zenfone 2 in stock for 15k.

http://www.lazada.com.ph/asus-zenfone-2-ze551ml-64gb-silver-481201.html (http://www.lazada.com.ph/asus-zenfone-2-ze551ml-64gb-silver-481201.html)

prob with the Zen 2 is the battery life, 3 naka zen 2 dito sa work 3-4 hours lang low batt na.
some of them need to recharge their zen2 2x a day
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on June 27, 2015, 12:23:29 PM
I guess that's why they're also selling Zenpower powerbanks with matching color scheme for zenfones.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on June 27, 2015, 12:25:23 PM
Lazada has the 64GB zenfone 2 in stock for 15k.

http://www.lazada.com.ph/asus-zenfone-2-ze551ml-64gb-silver-481201.html (http://www.lazada.com.ph/asus-zenfone-2-ze551ml-64gb-silver-481201.html)

prob with the Zen 2 is the battery life, 3 naka zen 2 dito sa work 3-4 hours lang low batt na.
some of them need to recharge their zen2 2x a day

memory leak problem ata ito.  yun ang nabasa ko.  so a firmware update might fix this in case meron nang fix na lumabas
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Heishiro on June 27, 2015, 01:32:17 PM
^ yup nakita ko nga din sa gsmarena, fixable naman "daw" sa system update

edit : i also think it has something to do with its powerful hardware, they have the quad 2.3 atom
baka malakas talaga mag consume ng battery yung CPU lalo na pag naglalaro
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on June 28, 2015, 11:09:49 AM
hmm, yung wife ko naka zenfone 2 (2gb RAM version). once a day lang siya kelangan mag-charge. ang problema maraming bloatware na kasama yung zenfone 2 so pina-disable ko yung ibang built-in apps. i also read in GSMArena that the stock browser drains battery fast.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on June 30, 2015, 08:35:35 PM
got another alcatel one touch flash plus this 12nn. gold this time. for the kumander since I can't afford an Iphone 6

if she does not like it, it's gonna replace my 2-1/2 y/o galaxy note 1 as my COC phone hehehe
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: popoy on June 30, 2015, 09:09:12 PM
thinking of getting a flash.  I gotta dispose of my current phone first :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on July 24, 2015, 07:23:46 AM
http://www.yugatech.com/news/asus-drops-prices-of-nexus-7-below-php10k/ (http://www.yugatech.com/news/asus-drops-prices-of-nexus-7-below-php10k/)

Edited: Warning its 1st gen.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: reel on July 24, 2015, 10:52:31 AM
I was just in Villman SM Annex and bought a laptop, its ridiculous how many stocks of 1st gen Nexus 7s they still have, with the 2013 version nowhere in sight. if theyre trying to clear it, its still a bit expensive.

also, got myself a secondhand HTC One M7 for 5k woo!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on July 24, 2015, 04:13:40 PM
http://www.yugatech.com/news/asus-drops-prices-of-nexus-7-below-php10k/ (http://www.yugatech.com/news/asus-drops-prices-of-nexus-7-below-php10k/)

Edited: Warning its 1st gen.

I thought the 2013 model is the 2nd gen?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on July 24, 2015, 04:18:14 PM
http://www.yugatech.com/news/asus-drops-prices-of-nexus-7-below-php10k/ (http://www.yugatech.com/news/asus-drops-prices-of-nexus-7-below-php10k/)

Edited: Warning its 1st gen.

I thought the 2013 model is the 2nd gen?

maybe the article and the actual product sold is different?  based on the post of reel.  villman seems to be selling the 1st gen

I was just in Villman SM Annex and bought a laptop, its ridiculous how many stocks of 1st gen Nexus 7s they still have, with the 2013 version nowhere in sight. if theyre trying to clear it, its still a bit expensive.

also, got myself a secondhand HTC One M7 for 5k woo!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on July 25, 2015, 03:24:19 PM
http://www.villman.com/Product-Detail/Asus_Google_Nexus_7_32GB


http://www.villman.com/Product-Detail/Asus_Nexus_7_2G_16GB
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: reel on July 26, 2015, 03:48:09 AM
the blue box is the 2013 version right? all gray boxes at Villman.

pero mura narin 2nd gen Nexus 7 nila, similar to mall prices.  mmm I could use one for Hearthstone...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: [X] on July 30, 2015, 12:15:24 AM
rooted my S4 and loaded an Echoe S5 ROM ported for S4. so far so good. only missing the fingerprint reader, which i don't really miss at all.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on July 30, 2015, 01:20:58 PM
thinking of finally getting me my own android device so i'm looking at phablets and my budget is 6~8k.
preferences
HD screen or better
16GB storage, 2GB RAM or better
android kitkat or newer (or at least with an option to update)

any suggestions?  i'm considering 2nd hand phones too if the branded ones are really better than the local ones.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on July 30, 2015, 03:53:05 PM
Nexus 7 (2013)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: reel on July 30, 2015, 10:27:18 PM
or stretch a bit more for a Zenfone 2? totally worth it.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on July 31, 2015, 03:57:59 PM
meizu m2 note!!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on August 01, 2015, 12:09:10 PM
would it be bad for the battery of our smartphones if we charge it using a powerbank only?  parang naisip ko lang na pwedeng alternative method sya kung wala ka nang wall charger.  or is it better to use a wall charger sometimes?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bravoexo on August 01, 2015, 01:19:22 PM
As long as you don't let it drain to empty, but the slower rate will help it last longer. 
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on August 01, 2015, 01:28:15 PM
As long as you don't let it drain to empty, but the slower rate will help it last longer. 

so it would be better if the powerbank is a slow charger right?  it seems that some powerbanks could charge faster than wall chargers.  the xiaomi one seems to charge my note 2 faster.  its at 2.4A compared to 2A of the wall charger right?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bravoexo on August 01, 2015, 01:50:18 PM
Check your actual battery's peak mV  (@100% use CPU-Z on actual mV from the default wall charger)  then do the test of which powerbank output port Amp can do the same, near the same as possible. 
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on August 01, 2015, 01:55:27 PM
there seems to be more than one zenfone2 variant out there...at least according to the asus ph web site.  i'll be ok with the base model methinks :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on August 01, 2015, 03:04:57 PM
there seems to be more than one zenfone2 variant out there...at least according to the asus ph web site.  i'll be ok with the base model methinks :)

the base model only has 2gb ram.  maybe you could consider the middle one with 4gb ram and 32gb rom.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on August 01, 2015, 11:23:19 PM
don't need that much ram and storage so i'll pass on the top-of-the-line variant.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on August 02, 2015, 12:27:07 AM
Zenfone 5, specwise, is still pretty strong if you're not into super heavy gaming. Mine's already updated to Lollipop and rooted.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on August 02, 2015, 12:40:58 AM
would it be bad for the battery of our smartphones if we charge it using a powerbank only?  parang naisip ko lang na pwedeng alternative method sya kung wala ka nang wall charger.  or is it better to use a wall charger sometimes?
My personal observation is my device drains faster when charged from a powerbank.

cdrking nga lang yung powerbank.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on August 02, 2015, 07:27:26 AM
would it be bad for the battery of our smartphones if we charge it using a powerbank only?  parang naisip ko lang na pwedeng alternative method sya kung wala ka nang wall charger.  or is it better to use a wall charger sometimes?
My personal observation is my device drains faster when charged from a powerbank.

cdrking nga lang yung powerbank.

lolz!  could be the cdrking doing that.  how about yung mga naka xiaomi or asus powerbanks?  any thoughts?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on August 02, 2015, 04:24:30 PM
I have a Samsung Powerbank and it also charges faster than an AC adapter... both lasts practically the same length of time.

(http://i.imgur.com/1EBDohQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on August 02, 2015, 10:41:26 PM
Getting the Mi4i for my Smart retention. Let's see how this goes...

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: reel on August 03, 2015, 09:56:38 AM
GUYS GUYS GUYS, ung 2nd gen Nexus 7 nga ung nakasale sa Villman! 8k and 10k for the 16GB and 32GB versions respectively, pwede naaaa
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on August 03, 2015, 10:01:37 AM
Wow, cool. Now if only I had 8k lying around hahaha
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on August 05, 2015, 10:12:18 AM
isnt the asus zenpad better than the nexus 7?  parang hindi worth it bilihin yung nexus 7 kasi about the same price lang sya ng zenpad.  tama ba?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on August 05, 2015, 10:18:56 AM
Nexus 7 gets all the latest updates right
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on August 05, 2015, 12:04:31 PM
For me, Nexus devices are better simply because they use unadulterated android versions.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on August 05, 2015, 01:22:05 PM
Nexus 7 gets all the latest updates right
yup still gets the latest updates.

Sent from my SM-T210 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on August 05, 2015, 05:23:16 PM
For me, Nexus devices are better simply because they use unadulterated android versions.
THIS. i actually like AOSP because i don't want manufacturer bloat and i use nova launcher anyway. and yeah first to updates is very important to me.

however i couldn't wait for the new nexus phones to come out so i bought an xperia z3 compact. fortunately, sony seems to have an active modding community and they release updates fairly quickly (i run a pre-rooted stock Sony ROM on 5.1.1)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bravoexo on August 05, 2015, 11:59:08 PM
Its not all pretty though... Nexus 7 1st gen on Lollipop is like swimming in turd...  such a pain to use... 1 app, and you have clear out the memory to use another... for a long time too it had that bug when you turn on location services, it just crawls   Our 2nd    gen 7 was able to escape that dreaded upgrade to lollipop of death lottery, however, now its hard to charge for some reason. 

I just don't think tablets are long time devices...  well, except for the ipad 2, that thing runs and runs...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on August 06, 2015, 07:29:36 AM
found a local dealer for the asus zenfone2 16gb/2gb variant.  it's at the limit of my budget.  what worries me are the so-so reviews of the phone (even the higher end model) and the non-removable battery.  still looking at the alcatel flash plus which is cheaper than the zenfone 2 but only runs on kitkat (though they say a lollipop update will arrive).

as much as i like the nexus 7 tablet, the lack of an sd card slot and the fact that it's a tablet doesn't work too well for me.  i don't like bringing bags nor having things to hold on my hand when i'm up and about so that's why a phone/phablet would be my choice.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on August 06, 2015, 07:31:34 AM
but specswise?  since the nexus device im talking about is the 2 year old one.  the zenpad is somewhat new.  wouldnt the zenpad perform better?  and with more ram and rom?  not sure with the specs. 
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: reel on August 06, 2015, 11:26:14 AM
depends on which Zenpad youre pertaining to. the C is vastly inferior, the 7 is closer but still inferior. the plain 8.0 trades punches (I would still go Nexus 7), and the S versions are not even at the same price bracket.  not to mention that all these, except the C, are still widely unavailable here in PH
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on August 06, 2015, 05:14:35 PM
Its not all pretty though... Nexus 7 1st gen on Lollipop is like swimming in turd...  such a pain to use... 1 app, and you have clear out the memory to use another... for a long time too it had that bug when you turn on location services, it just crawls   Our 2nd    gen 7 was able to escape that dreaded upgrade to lollipop of death lottery, however, now its hard to charge for some reason. 

I just don't think tablets are long time devices...  well, except for the ipad 2, that thing runs and runs...
the first gen nexus 7 has bad quality NAND which causes it to slow down overtime. switching to F2FS for the storage helps a bit but ultimately it will bog down as well. the 1GB doesn't help (it was sufficient 2-3 yrs ago though lol)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on August 06, 2015, 05:17:25 PM
found a local dealer for the asus zenfone2 16gb/2gb variant.  it's at the limit of my budget.  what worries me are the so-so reviews of the phone (even the higher end model) and the non-removable battery.  still looking at the alcatel flash plus which is cheaper than the zenfone 2 but only runs on kitkat (though they say a lollipop update will arrive).

as much as i like the nexus 7 tablet, the lack of an sd card slot and the fact that it's a tablet doesn't work too well for me.  i don't like bringing bags nor having things to hold on my hand when i'm up and about so that's why a phone/phablet would be my choice.
if you are adventurous you can search xda-developers and check out the custom rom scene if there is a lollipop ROM for the alcatel. i agree that hardware-wise it's better than the zenfone 2.

check out the xiaomi mi 4i too. what i don't like with that though is the wrong order of its buttons (apps-home-back instead of the other way around), and the snapdragon 615 SoC has some overheating issues as well.


EDIT: if you can, wait for the 3rd gen Motorola Moto G also.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on August 07, 2015, 07:19:03 AM
ohh... that moto g looks interesting...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on August 07, 2015, 11:18:19 AM
depends on which Zenpad youre pertaining to. the C is vastly inferior, the 7 is closer but still inferior. the plain 8.0 trades punches (I would still go Nexus 7), and the S versions are not even at the same price bracket.  not to mention that all these, except the C, are still widely unavailable here in PH

nexus 7 parin pala

found a local dealer for the asus zenfone2 16gb/2gb variant.  it's at the limit of my budget.  what worries me are the so-so reviews of the phone (even the higher end model) and the non-removable battery.  still looking at the alcatel flash plus which is cheaper than the zenfone 2 but only runs on kitkat (though they say a lollipop update will arrive).

as much as i like the nexus 7 tablet, the lack of an sd card slot and the fact that it's a tablet doesn't work too well for me.  i don't like bringing bags nor having things to hold on my hand when i'm up and about so that's why a phone/phablet would be my choice.
if you are adventurous you can search xda-developers and check out the custom rom scene if there is a lollipop ROM for the alcatel. i agree that hardware-wise it's better than the zenfone 2.

check out the xiaomi mi 4i too. what i don't like with that though is the wrong order of its buttons (apps-home-back instead of the other way around), and the snapdragon 615 SoC has some overheating issues as well.


EDIT: if you can, wait for the 3rd gen Motorola Moto G also.

i prefer the "wrong" order of buttons.  lolz
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: reel on August 07, 2015, 01:18:00 PM
im actually looking at Xiaomi Mi Pad right now.  11k gives you Tegra K1 (as fast as Nexus 9, faster than iPad Air 2), polycarbonate body, same resolution as Air 2 albeit smaller
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on August 07, 2015, 10:20:57 PM
^ the only thing that prevents me from getting a Mi Pad is the 4:3 aspect ratio which android doesn't natively support which makes some apps and games look weird.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dino on August 07, 2015, 11:40:48 PM
got a mi pad for my son when it 1st came out @Lazada...

the screen is very nice w/ excellent sound to boot!

it's a given that the tegra k1 will perfom well, esp. in tegra optimized games.

(http://i57.tinypic.com/29essk9.jpg)

(http://i58.tinypic.com/98aqm9.jpg)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: reel on August 08, 2015, 12:36:19 AM
you could try Shield Tablet but thats just a bit out of reach at 16-18k.  being an HTC fan, I am also partial to Nexus 9, but 16GB of storage with no SD @ 16k, and then 32GB for 22k, is just too expensive.  Ill probably get this MiPad just to get my Hearthstone fix
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on August 09, 2015, 08:02:53 PM
any word as to when the moto g will hit our shores? my phone seems to be giving up on me and i might need a backup phone just in case :|
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: bravoexo on August 10, 2015, 12:22:28 AM
cmk is usually where I check if a phone is coming or already out, or phased out (when its not in cmk anymore)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on August 17, 2015, 04:32:57 PM
got the xiaomi mi4i courtesy of my brother's retention from smart and i'm liking it.  first time android user here so it'll take some getting used to.  only downside for me is the lack of expandable memory.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on August 18, 2015, 08:24:20 AM
^nice!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on August 18, 2015, 10:40:46 AM
mi4i would be the perfect phone for me if it had a 5.5-5.7inch screen. Wish they'd bring the Mi Note here.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on August 19, 2015, 12:03:41 AM
^wait for the redmi note 2 :) that is lower specs though
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on August 20, 2015, 07:33:21 AM
not sure if it's supposed to be here or the gaming section but...

are there emulators for android that can run old games...like SNES, psx, ps2, etc?  was thinking of putting at least one game in the new phone (or tablet) and i wanted to play the old stuff ^__^
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on August 20, 2015, 01:08:24 PM
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.explusalpha.Snes9xPlus&hl=en
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on August 21, 2015, 09:52:48 AM
PPSSPP for PSP games. You'd need storage for the roms though.

I've been thinking of buying an Ipega Bluetooth gamepad. The virtual d-pad of emulators can't emulate diagonal dirrctions and I've been wanting to play all Rockman/Megaman games again on Nesoid. Any feedback on the ipega brand particularly the telescopic one? Marami sa Lazada eh.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dino on August 22, 2015, 07:21:06 PM
my son got an ipega bluetooth gamepad @lazada to game w/ his mi pad (but not the telescoping one)...

well built and comfy to use!  it's like a mini-xbox 360 controller hehe!

beats spending a lot more on a razer, steel series, or logitech branded one!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: motion55 on September 10, 2015, 09:16:55 AM

A comic predicted the iPad Pro in 2012.
http://www.engadget.com/2015/09/09/comic-predicted-ipad-pro-keyboard/ (http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/79e4a7a212f5e7e1147e9d19228f479b/202608722/surface-ipad-comic-joel-watson.jpg)



Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on October 05, 2015, 09:03:43 AM
with the new Nexus 5x and 6P coming out, the old Nexus 6 can now be had for as low as 18k. very tempting!

http://www.lazada.com.ph/motorola-google-nexus-6-xt1100-lte-32gb-midnight-blue-imported-353214.html (http://www.lazada.com.ph/motorola-google-nexus-6-xt1100-lte-32gb-midnight-blue-imported-353214.html)
http://www.tipidcp.com/viewitem.php?iid=148761010 (http://www.tipidcp.com/viewitem.php?iid=148761010)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on October 08, 2015, 10:41:08 PM
my son got an ipega bluetooth gamepad @lazada to game w/ his mi pad (but not the telescoping one)...

well built and comfy to use!  it's like a mini-xbox 360 controller hehe!

beats spending a lot more on a razer, steel series, or logitech branded one!
Finally got one too. Ipega pg-9037. Tried it with Megaman 2 on Nesoid and there's no lag at all. Takes some getting used to with regards to button placement though.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on October 15, 2015, 10:55:10 AM
with the new Nexus 5x and 6P coming out, the old Nexus 6 can now be had for as low as 18k. very tempting!

http://www.lazada.com.ph/motorola-google-nexus-6-xt1100-lte-32gb-midnight-blue-imported-353214.html (http://www.lazada.com.ph/motorola-google-nexus-6-xt1100-lte-32gb-midnight-blue-imported-353214.html)
http://www.tipidcp.com/viewitem.php?iid=148761010 (http://www.tipidcp.com/viewitem.php?iid=148761010)

if you buy on lazada during monday and use a mastercard CC for straight payment you get 10% off, which means the nexus 6 can be had for 16k!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on November 11, 2015, 01:03:12 AM
Google Maps now has offline navigation!
Uninstalled OSMand already.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Mr. Bungle on November 11, 2015, 06:37:08 AM
^ Nice!

Exactly what I need.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on November 19, 2015, 08:22:41 PM
My Nexus 7 just got Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on December 19, 2015, 01:00:00 AM
any suggestions regarding zenfone 2 4gb variant?  any good rooting tutorials?  i updated everything already and im looking for the best way to root it.  any issues that i need to know?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on December 20, 2015, 08:25:21 PM
^ Zenfone 2 is prone to boot loop when rooted... so be careful
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on December 21, 2015, 05:19:37 AM
^ Zenfone 2 is prone to boot loop when rooted... so be careful

thanks for the heads up.  i rooted it already.  and read that i need to unroot before updating via ota.  maybe thats why bootloops are common for some
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: supremogamer on December 30, 2015, 09:30:51 PM
just got a nexus 6p- made by Huawei.  stock android is pure awesomeness. now on marshmallow 6.01
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on January 03, 2016, 10:51:23 PM
Any recommendations for an Android fone for less than P8k? Eyeing the Lenovo A7000 Plus, but there maybe I might be missing something out there.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on January 03, 2016, 11:23:54 PM
^zenfone laser 2?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on January 04, 2016, 05:59:02 AM
Alcatel flash? 6190 sa Lazada. LTE na iirc.

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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on January 04, 2016, 09:23:52 AM
bro in law just got himself the LG G4 and he left it with me to tinker with/set up while he's busy at work... parang ayoko galawin, baka hindi ko na maisoli LOL
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Louie on January 04, 2016, 06:07:21 PM
Good idea, dean. My girlfriend has an LG G2 and it's still good.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on January 04, 2016, 07:18:04 PM
IMO for Android get flagship device or bust. Support is much better, and even when your phone is a couple of years old it'll still be pretty good, so the initial price premium is offset by not having to upgrade as often.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on January 04, 2016, 09:22:14 PM
LG G3 is still pretty fast and still supported with official Marshmallow update. Huge removable battery, microSD support and 2K LCD screen but camera is not as good as the G4.



I upgraded to a G3 from HTC One M7 after 2 years being on stock Android, stock G3 Lollipop firmware is decent looking and quite responsive after rooting & disabling/uninstalling unwanted system apps.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on January 05, 2016, 06:26:00 PM
^zenfone laser 2?

+ 7000
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on January 15, 2016, 04:49:59 PM
whats a good custom rom for the note 2 now?  planning to flash my old note 2 with one.  yung stable na sana para di na ako mag update. 
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on January 16, 2016, 01:28:07 AM
^ wesamothmans roms are very good.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on January 20, 2016, 09:33:57 AM
may naka experience naba na dati nag coconnect ang andy phone sa google server pero now alsways saying connot connect to google server, no connection found kahit na may internet. both phones are rooted at ok naman noon, suddenly lang ayaw mag connect - di naman dahil sa freedom kasi ni try ko yung account sa ibang phone nag connect naman sya.

ni-reset kona yung isa (SKY T100) ganon parin sya pero itong T2  ultra hindi pa.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on January 24, 2016, 09:20:44 AM
^
I'm guessing you're on custom rom. How about reinstalling gapps?

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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on January 24, 2016, 10:26:59 PM
T2 Ultra original 5.1.1
Sky T100 Cyanogen

will try that thanks.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on February 07, 2016, 10:23:58 PM
enjoying the Nexus 6, I think I've adjusted to the size. Running the latest stock ROM with hellscore kernel, rooted and running layers theme engine.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: MtnDew on February 11, 2016, 06:53:52 AM
I've only learned about this recently, beware of fake smartphones. They really made sure the fake ones would look very legit. For example, take a look at the differences between a real and a fake Galaxy Note 4 here. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=fake+note+4
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on February 11, 2016, 10:13:22 PM
In the case of the Note series it's very easy to know which is original and which is fake just by using the SPen, on the fake note the "SPen" is just a stylus not a pressure sensitive Wacom digitizer.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Heishiro on February 15, 2016, 09:16:23 AM
any samsung A7 2016 user here? im planning to buy this coming weekend for me and wife. thanks!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: MtnDew on February 18, 2016, 12:34:20 AM
Tangna, ang daming hidden apps ng Android. It's like Windows 95 all over again. Baka pati yung mga apps na ini-install mo kung anu-anong hidden components ang inilalagay sa phone mo. :huh:

Edit: Tinitignan ko isa-isa yung mga naka-install na apps at components sa phone ko (para i-uninstall kung hindi naman kailangan, dahil baka may security holes na i-exploit ng mga malware). Tinignan ko yung SilentLogging component, nakita ko itong article: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/john-mcafee-chinese-government-spies-182315515.html

Minsan duda na rin ako kung may nilalalagay bang spyware yung mga technicians sa mga phone stores dito sa 'Pinas. Hindi mo alam, binoboso na pala yung mga pics at video mo nung tukmol na nasa tabi mo nung binili mo yung phone sa Apple store. Pero ewan ko, most likely, kung lalagyan man nila ng spyware yung mga phone, iru-root nila muna para ilagay yung spyware sa bawat installation kaya kahit i-factory reset mo, automatically mai-install yung spyware, pero malamang parang ni-download lang nila yung spyware (ie. hindi sila mismo yung gumawa/nag-develop). Medyo magbabasa-basa pa ako tungkol sa spyware sa Android, at kung puwede ngang maging default installation app ito at kung puwedeng maging invisible sa user yung installation nito.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on February 18, 2016, 01:42:06 AM
^ Just like Linux.
Welcome to dependency hell =)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: MtnDew on February 18, 2016, 02:09:44 AM
@sir splerdu, nabasa ko nga gumagamit ng Linux kernel yung Android, kumbaga baka mas madaling i-modify kumpara sa ibang phone OS. Balak ko ngang i-root yung phone ko e, bahala na kung ma-brick, pero yung rooting software pala, galing sa third party developers (akala ko parang diagnostic software para sa mga technicians), nakupo mahirap na, may posibilidad kasi na may spyware yung rooting software (o kahit anong third party developer na hindi mo kilala).
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on February 18, 2016, 04:24:30 PM
@splerdu
 agree 100%
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Heishiro on February 19, 2016, 05:07:19 PM

Hindi mo alam, binoboso na pala yung mga pics at video mo nung tukmol na nasa tabi mo nung binili mo yung phone sa Apple store.

dont keep private pics and vids :D
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dulber on February 21, 2016, 12:43:47 AM
nakupo mahirap na, may posibilidad kasi na may spyware yung rooting software (o kahit anong third party developer na hindi mo kilala)

yung mga subok at trusted na apps ba sa xda hindi ba sapat?
subok mo join sa device specific threads dun


Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on February 21, 2016, 01:04:31 PM
IMO there will always be a certain level of invasion of privacy sa mga apps ngayon. Free apps download ads to your phone. Even your regular keyboard app can be considered as "keylogger" since it uses your typing habits to "learn" and build up its autocorrect dictionary.

May apps naman na pwedeng i-modify ang privacy settings per app. I guess you can use those to put yourself at ease.

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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on February 22, 2016, 07:49:13 PM
http://techreport.com/news/29747/samsung-galaxy-s7-brings-back-microsd-slot-and-waterproofing (http://techreport.com/news/29747/samsung-galaxy-s7-brings-back-microsd-slot-and-waterproofing)
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/02/galaxy-s7-and-s7-edge-hands-on-these-phones-are-so-good-you-can-almost-forgive-touchwiz/

Looks like the S7 is going to be my upgrade!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on February 23, 2016, 10:41:10 AM
phone recommendations anyone?  wifey's looking to upgrade an old unit...

preferences:
good camera
not too big (i suppose max is ~5" screen)
expandable storage
budget is 10k
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: MtnDew on February 23, 2016, 02:31:42 PM
Thanks sir dulber sa tip, sa rooting software pati na rin sa xda. Ngayon ko lang nalaman ang tungkol sa xda, at mukhang marami akong matututunan dito.

@sir Wallywest, thanks din sa tip tungkol sa pag-disable ng permissions. Yup, 'yun nga, simpleng app lang kung anu-anong permissions ang hinihingi, kaya nakakawalang gana tumingin ng mga apps at games. Bawat tingin ko ng permission requirement, parang gusto pa malaman kung ano size ng brief ko. Pero aaminin ko, parang balak kong gumawa ng game, tapos pakunwaring inosenteng installation ng game sa phone. Yung game ay spyware ko talaga. Titignan ko kung gaano kadali i-access yung messages at photos. Ang balak ko talaga, i-install ito sa cellphone ng kapatid ko, para ma-monitor ko kumbaga. Balak ko rin lagyan ng secret locator function, kumbaga, titignan yung message ng certain phone number, tapos kapag may 'key phrase' sa message, kunwari "good am friend", magse-send sa wifi network ng location ng phone gamit yung GPS. Pero kung ilalagay ko sa phone ng ibang tao, baka delikado, may cyber crime law na yata tayo na nagbabawal nang maglagay ng keylogger o spyware sa mga computer/electronic devices. Hindi na puwede yung gawain ko nung 1999 na mag-install ng mga keylogger sa mga computer shop lol.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: MtnDew on March 04, 2016, 01:47:30 AM
Nabasa ko lang sa rebbit, ingat lang kung may nabili kayong U8 smartwatch.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/03/02/chinese_backdoor_found_in_ebays_popular_cheap_smart_watch/
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: KonZ3N on March 10, 2016, 01:53:20 AM
Has anyone tried to apply for a plan with Smart post paid plans online?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: goma on April 07, 2016, 10:07:52 PM
I'm looking for an app that allows me to key in GPS coordinates (lat, long) offline and plot a route in a road from where I am to those coordinates. And it has to work offline.

Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on April 10, 2016, 09:37:02 PM
planning to get a sony xperia z ultra to replace my tablet.  used ones go for around 8k while widgetcity lists one for 11,980.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on April 12, 2016, 03:06:19 PM
Thats a 3 year old phone with no Flash, can the hardware cope up with new apps?

OR better yet just get my Galaxy Tab Pro  :lol:
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on April 23, 2016, 08:14:37 AM
any suggestions for a budgeting/expense tracker app? just need to track my personal expenses.
Any suggestions for an expense tracker that works on both android and ios? I'm actually looking for an expense tracker for me and my wife na shared yung data.

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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on April 23, 2016, 09:26:56 AM
YNAB but it uses Dropbox to share the budget between multiple devices/people
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on April 23, 2016, 12:19:19 PM
YNAB but it uses Dropbox to share the budget between multiple devices/people
Thanks! Seems it's also free on both platforms.

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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on April 23, 2016, 05:08:12 PM
speaking of expense tracker.  just wanted to share this app that i use for my car. 

fuel buddy

the recent update made it even better.  there is a paid version though.  but the free version is already good enough.  it computes for your kpl.  and it also helps you take note of your other expenses.  data could be uploaded using your google drive.  very satisfied with it
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on April 23, 2016, 10:28:02 PM
YNAB but it uses Dropbox to share the budget between multiple devices/people
Thanks! Seems it's also free on both platforms.

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App is free but ynab is by subscription. Guess I'll keep looking.

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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on April 24, 2016, 08:14:24 AM
YNAB is worth the subscription though

You could try goodbudget as well but i don't remember if its got budget sharing.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on October 12, 2016, 10:02:40 AM
Need some suggestions guys.

I just reflashed my mom's cherry mobile flare s3 power smartphone with its latest official Lollipop rom. Everything works great except for Instagram which for some reason could not be installed and returns an error code - 504.

I already tried the usual fixes such as:
- clearing play store's cache
- removing the Android account
- installing from apk
but nothing has worked so far.

Storage availability is not (or shouldn't be) an issue since this is a fresh os re-install.

Prior to reflashing, Instagram wouldn't install either after my mom accidentally uninstalled it a few months ago.

Perhaps someone could shed some light on what error code -504 is so I could troubleshoot this.

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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on October 12, 2016, 10:10:35 AM
try here po

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Resolve-app-installation-errors-in-Google-Play-Store-abb73967-1758-497b-a6cd-27ef4094e7e3
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on October 12, 2016, 01:07:29 PM
^
I've tried most of the "fixes" (honestly, parang patsamba lang ang tips ng Google). I'll try reformatting the external sd card since that is apparently where Lollipop installs the apps when it's not in internal storage. Maybe there's something there that was left by the old installation that prevents Instagram from getting installed now.

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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Mr. Bungle on October 12, 2016, 04:00:28 PM
Wow. I was just reading about the Galaxy Note 7 battery issues. What a huge clusterf**k by Samsung.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on October 12, 2016, 04:58:13 PM
^
I've tried most of the "fixes" (honestly, parang patsamba lang ang tips ng Google). I'll try reformatting the external sd card since that is apparently where Lollipop installs the apps when it's not in internal storage. Maybe there's something there that was left by the old installation that prevents Instagram from getting installed now.

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Strangely I think that is an Instagram problem. I could not install IG after uninstalling it from my iPhone either.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on October 12, 2016, 05:41:35 PM
^
I've tried most of the "fixes" (honestly, parang patsamba lang ang tips ng Google). I'll try reformatting the external sd card since that is apparently where Lollipop installs the apps when it's not in internal storage. Maybe there's something there that was left by the old installation that prevents Instagram from getting installed now.

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Strangely I think that is an Instagram problem. I could not install IG after uninstalling it from my iPhone either.
If it is, then I should probably try older versions. I just hope I can find APKs for it.


UPDATE: Tried an old Dec 2015 version of Instagram and it seemed to work. I'll see what happens once it updates to the latest.

Update: Instagram won't update to the latest. I'm trying out all apks to find the latest version that will work with this phone. So far only version 7 (latest is at 9.xxx) seems to work.

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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on October 13, 2016, 01:20:02 AM
yung mga local na android phones prerooted na ba?  meron bang mga android phones na hindi kaya ma-root?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on October 13, 2016, 07:11:41 AM
yung mga local na android phones prerooted na ba?  meron bang mga android phones na hindi kaya ma-root?
I think not all. This cherry mobile sure didn't come pre-rooted. Better ask the seller if you plan on buying local.

It's harder to find root solutions to brands other than Samsung or Sony or LG. For this cherry mobile phone I had to use Kingroot, a Chinese-made one click root app with a very dubious reputation. Had no choice coz flashing the phone deleted the imei and Kingroot is often the only app that can root phones that no other xda dev experts bother to develop for.

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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on October 13, 2016, 08:12:34 AM
is the success rate of kingroot for local phones high?  i was wondering if there are a lot of phones that are hard to root.  xiaomi phones are pre rooted right?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on October 13, 2016, 09:18:51 PM
is the success rate of kingroot for local phones high?  i was wondering if there are a lot of phones that are hard to root.  xiaomi phones are pre rooted right?
Probably a high success rate because Kingroot seems to have a lot of root methods at its disposal.

Kingroot appears to employ different methods everytime it's run. The first time I tried it, it was able to root the cherry mobile phone on the first try. 2nd time I used it on the same phone, it failed on the first try but it worked after a retry. The 3rd time took several retries until it worked. The 4th time took even more retries until it finally succeeded but this time it installed itself as a system app! Now I hope I never have to use it again. Too risky, imo.

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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on October 14, 2016, 04:08:08 AM
is the success rate of kingroot for local phones high?  i was wondering if there are a lot of phones that are hard to root.  xiaomi phones are pre rooted right?
Probably a high success rate because Kingroot seems to have a lot of root methods at its disposal.

Kingroot appears to employ different methods everytime it's run. The first time I tried it, it was able to root the cherry mobile phone on the first try. 2nd time I used it on the same phone, it failed on the first try but it worked after a retry. The 3rd time took several retries until it worked. The 4th time took even more retries until it finally succeeded but this time it installed itself as a system app! Now I hope I never have to use it again. Too risky, imo.

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thats weird.  it should use ALL methods in every try instead of a random method each try.   its good that you still rooted your device though.  hehehe
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on November 04, 2016, 08:07:10 AM
Any ideas on how to better organize contacts who use multiple mobile numbers? I'm tired of creating a new contact for every new number that a subordinate of mine uses. I text him on his known number, he replies with a different number. I know you can add multiple numbers per contact but then you'd have to verify the phone numbers every time. Is there a way that Android will attach a label to a contact's name to differentiate between mobile, work, home, etc? Example: for incoming sms, I would like to see John(mobile), John(work), John(home) instead of just John.

Tapatalked
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on November 04, 2016, 12:47:12 PM
That's an interesting problem, I don't think i've seen a messenger app that displays the number type of the SMS sender stored in your contacts.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on November 04, 2016, 03:27:45 PM
If ever, I think it should be implemented in the Contacts app so it'll work even on calls.

Tapatalked

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on November 04, 2016, 10:20:18 PM
i think you need to manually do that.  just type them as "John(mobile)" for one contact then "John(work)" for the other.  individual contacts which are separate from each other.  there could be an app for that but it could also be a paid app
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on November 08, 2016, 09:35:34 AM
Yeah I just create separate/distinct contacts for each number. para pag nag text sa iyo dun ka din mag reply.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: nmeuvdast8 on December 05, 2016, 05:11:40 PM
my S7 Edge just died. lasted less than 6 months. problem started after the last update. always crashes everytime I turn on wifi or mobile data. last night, another crash, and from that crash, i could not restart the phone anymore (using Volume down + power). no response even when connected to the charger. went to Samsung to have it checked, and of course they were willing to repair the unit. i instead asked for a replacement as the random crash was really annoying. my request was for approval, and it will take 2-3 weeks for this approval. lol

after my Tab S 8.4's screen had problems after more than a year (13 months to be exact), thus no more warranty, i guess the S7 Edge will be my last Samsung anything. ever. lol
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on December 05, 2016, 07:04:51 PM
^I love Samsung since our first Samsung TV in the early 90s then my first Samsung CDrom drive in 1996... had several Samsung cellphones, Smart TVs and Smartphones. I don't  know what happened to Samsung. Even their washing machines are exploding now.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on December 28, 2016, 01:09:04 PM
CyanogenMod is dead
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on December 28, 2016, 02:00:00 PM
...Lineage will continue their work, hopefully.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jorussic on December 29, 2016, 11:05:45 AM
CyanogenMod is dead
What's with 2016? Death everywhere?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on December 30, 2016, 04:00:31 PM
it's the Year of the Reaper

anyways just installed Blustacks on my Acer Windows Tab & it seems to be optimized already, running COC with no problem loading my google account.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: supremogamer on December 31, 2016, 10:55:38 AM
cyanogen is dead. they have only themselves to blame. what they did to Oneplus.                                                   now, oneplus is thriving .......... justice.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on January 07, 2017, 09:27:16 PM
my Nexus 7 1st Gen died. Any cheap but good 7-8 inchers out there? Preferably has custom roms available
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on January 13, 2017, 10:41:28 PM
anyone tried turning an old tablet into a digital photo frame? i've got an old 7" tablet but i dunno which app does it best. any help?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on January 17, 2017, 09:52:01 PM
nvm found one already
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on January 29, 2017, 06:38:08 PM
Any suggestion for a 7in Android tablet? Ano ba successor ng mga Nexus?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: sandstig on January 29, 2017, 11:25:05 PM
Any suggestion for a 7in Android tablet? Ano ba successor ng mga Nexus?

It's 8 inches, but Nvidia's Shield Tablet K1 is nice. Almost stock Android and gets updated often enough.

Haven't heard anything about new Nexus tablets, but there's the 10 inch Pixel C.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: i2mp on January 30, 2017, 06:04:42 AM
my 1st attempt of making a 4K aerial video with full length music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M6ZPLw0FB8
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on January 30, 2017, 08:53:27 AM
Any suggestion for a 7in Android tablet? Ano ba successor ng mga Nexus?
the Nexus 7 2013 version is still the best IMHO
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on January 30, 2017, 11:15:59 AM
Any suggestion for a 7in Android tablet? Ano ba successor ng mga Nexus?

It's 8 inches, but Nvidia's Shield Tablet K1 is nice. Almost stock Android and gets updated often enough.

Haven't heard anything about new Nexus tablets, but there's the 10 inch Pixel C.

Yeah they already discontinued the Nexus line. Our Nexus7 2013 is still running, but has some damage along the edges from the constant abuse from my son. I can't seem to find the Shield and Pixel here in Japan. In fact its very difficult to find an Android tablet, a lot of iOS devices being sold though.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: sandstig on January 31, 2017, 06:49:47 PM
Yeah they already discontinued the Nexus line. Our Nexus7 2013 is still running, but has some damage along the edges from the constant abuse from my son. I can't seem to find the Shield and Pixel here in Japan. In fact its very difficult to find an Android tablet, a lot of iOS devices being sold though.

You might be able to find it at one of these stores: http://www.ryoyo.co.jp/product/nvidia-shield/dealer.html (http://www.ryoyo.co.jp/product/nvidia-shield/dealer.html)

Otherwise, I saw it listed on Amazon.co.jp (https://www.amazon.co.jp/NVIDIA-SHIELD-Tablet-Android-%E3%82%B2%E3%83%BC%E3%83%9F%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B0%E3%82%BF%E3%83%96%E3%83%AC%E3%83%83%E3%83%88/dp/B0186VWESU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1485857266&sr=8-1&keywords=shield+tablet).
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jojitb on February 01, 2017, 03:34:29 PM
any locally available tablets with built in isdb-t tuners?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on February 09, 2017, 10:51:21 PM
flashed my xiaomi mi5 with the xiaomi.eu MIUI ROM
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on February 10, 2017, 01:35:53 AM
^ still waiting for the MIUI international for my Red Mi Pro Dual Cam
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on February 10, 2017, 10:27:15 PM
xiaomi.eu is an unofficial custom ROM... and sigh, just as soon as i flashed yesterday, a new build came out today.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on February 11, 2017, 02:44:58 AM
^ Think of your previous flash as practice!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on February 12, 2017, 09:22:47 AM
And hope the next flash wont brick teh pone
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on February 12, 2017, 10:22:41 PM
hehehe... waiting for some bugs to be ironed out in the LineageOS builds... then will maybe switch to that :D
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on February 13, 2017, 01:01:02 PM
Just flashed my sky A890S to lineage CM14.xxx,  the new naugat seems so retro hehe
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on February 13, 2017, 11:53:33 PM
And hope the next flash wont brick teh pone

I think flashing a phone is much safer than flashing a PC. It has its own power and all.
Verify the ROM after writing to the phone and there's almost no chance of bricking.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: uvax on February 15, 2017, 10:08:57 AM
I know it's not an anadroid phone:


http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/a25214/nokia-3310-relaunch-2017/ (http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/a25214/nokia-3310-relaunch-2017/)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on February 27, 2017, 11:24:43 PM
New Nokia phones are looking great (https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/02/nokia-6-hands-on-this-brand-new-android-oem-is-worth-your-attention/)! Metal body with stock Android.

The entry level 3, 4 and 6 models are out, but the Nokia 8 (http://gadgets.ndtv.com/nokia-8-4017) seems to be where it's going to be at. 4000mAh battery with Snapdragon 835.

Nokias are the new Nexus/Pixel.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on February 28, 2017, 08:28:28 PM
http://www.yugatech.com/mobile/specs-comparison-nokia-6-vs-nokia-5-vs-nokia-3/

http://www.yugatech.com/mobile/nokia-3-hands-on-impressions/
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: sandstig on March 16, 2017, 03:18:47 AM
Nokia 6 durability test (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5aXkW0EFRI)  >:D
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on June 07, 2017, 01:34:11 PM
anyone using a 128GB or larger micro sd on their device? or would 64GB suffice? price difference is almost double at the moment...
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: sandstig on June 07, 2017, 03:36:03 PM
anyone using a 128GB or larger micro sd on their device? or would 64GB suffice? price difference is almost double at the moment...

64GB should be fine unless you're taking lots of photos and videos or storing a lot of large files. More important to have at least 32GB internal storage since even if you install apps on the SD card they still end up with large chunks on your internal storage.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on June 07, 2017, 04:32:10 PM
^ this, so easy to get a budget android fone and overlook it has 8GB internal storage and not have any space to install apps because of manufacturer bloatware.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on June 07, 2017, 06:58:33 PM
^ this, so easy to get a budget android fone and overlook it has 8GB internal storage and not have any space to install apps because of manufacturer bloatware.

That's why I always go for Samsung phone before... easy to root to remove bloatware
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on June 07, 2017, 09:21:02 PM
thankfully, mine came with 32GB and everything else is stock google.  just saving up for a memory card in the meantime.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on June 08, 2017, 12:35:46 AM
^ It's teh cheap on lazada. Generic 128GB class 10 are like ~P650, branded ones like Sandisk ~P1200

SDXC is the expensive, but if it's for a phone good 'ol class 10 should be enough.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on June 08, 2017, 08:39:12 AM
anyone using a 128GB or larger micro sd on their device? or would 64GB suffice? price difference is almost double at the moment...

64GB should be fine unless you're taking lots of photos and videos or storing a lot of large files. More important to have at least 32GB internal storage since even if you install apps on the SD card they still end up with large chunks on your internal storage.

i had this problem with some apps that were installed on the sd card having a hard time updating before
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on July 18, 2017, 04:58:51 AM
is there a way to check the update history of programs installed? thanks!

for the past 3 days my Zenfone 3 Max 5.5's battery has been draining like crazy. just overnight the battery drained 20%. i had already reset the phone and closed programs properly. i have read that some people have this battery drain problem when they updated to Nougat, i didn't encounter that, but maybe some programs that updated over the weekend have caused the problem.

--edit--

found these solutions to fast draining battery. hopefully they will work
http://geeknizer.com/fix-android-media-server-scanner-sdcard-cpu-battery-drain/#ixzz4eqQRyglS (http://geeknizer.com/fix-android-media-server-scanner-sdcard-cpu-battery-drain/#ixzz4eqQRyglS)

--edit 2--
i have tried some of the methods there concerning thumbnails. deleted them but problem persists. i have read that an old SD card can cause problems, so i removed my old SD card but problem's still there.


how do i access "Media Server" on Nougat? or any suggestions how to fix the problem? thanks!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on July 19, 2017, 09:58:48 AM
^
Does your Zenfone have Startup Manager? You could try disabling apps that you do not want to autostart.

If you have the FB app, you could consider changing to FB Lite or Metal as the full app connects to the internet every so often.

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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on July 19, 2017, 05:31:11 PM
^
Does your Zenfone have Startup Manager? You could try disabling apps that you do not want to autostart.

If you have the FB app, you could consider changing to FB Lite or Metal as the full app connects to the internet every so often.

Sent from my ASUS_T00J using Tapatalk

naka block programs from starting. naka off din wifi at data ko.

mukhang may problem lang talaga asus zenfone 3 max sa nougat update. sumali ako ng FB page ng ZF max. daming reklamo. wala namang offical statement ang asus. suggestion ng mga tao normal lang daw yung drain, kung di daw satisfied may factory reset.

kung alam ko lang dati na may issue na ganyan yung phone, di na sana ako nag update.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on July 19, 2017, 09:23:05 PM
Any major update of Android usually requires a factory reset.

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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on July 20, 2017, 07:07:38 PM
Any major update of Android usually requires a factory reset.
interesting. i haven't read about something like that.

what i have read is that asus zf max 3 tends to have issues when undergoing factory reset, like the fingerprint scanner suddenly not working properly. too risky. i suppose i will have to wait for an official update, though it's been around 2 months already since nougat arrived on zf max 3.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on July 29, 2017, 10:42:33 AM
zenfone 3 max 5.5 android nougat battery problem. na drain battery mula 80%+ to 40%+ from 10 pm to 5 am. off ang wifi at data, closed lahat ng apps, etc etc.

pero may message na may nadetect na battery draining app, yan daw. yan kaya problema ng mga madaling maubusan ng battery? para saan ba yan? pwede ba disable yan ng walang negative side effect?


salamat!

(http://i.imgur.com/pPKmInal.jpg)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on July 29, 2017, 12:22:31 PM
That's the stock phone dialer app.

High usage may be caused by frequent network switching (between H+/3G/4G/LTE).
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on July 29, 2017, 12:26:24 PM
but my cellular data is turned off the whole night.

ah well, i thought i found out what's wrong with the phone.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on July 29, 2017, 12:36:10 PM
it's not data transfer that's the issue, if your phone keeps hunting for a cellular signal then it could use up battery more.

try switching to airplane mode overnight and see if the problem persists.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on July 29, 2017, 01:06:49 PM
ok, got it. thanks!

fast battery drain didn't happen at the time before i updated to nougat, though.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on July 29, 2017, 10:27:31 PM
When I find my battery draining quicker than usual, I try recalibrating the battery with the Battery Calibrator app from Google Play. You have to be rooted though.

I also use Greenify to automatically hibernate apps.

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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on July 30, 2017, 10:36:13 AM
ok, will try greenify. thanks!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on July 30, 2017, 11:41:50 AM
Better Battery Stats should work without root. Good to check rogue apps draining battery needlessly.

https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1179809
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on July 31, 2017, 10:05:41 PM
ah my phone's not rooted so i'll try greenify first. i have installed and configured it. and i am now charging my phone to 100%. hopefully that will help alleviate the battery drain problem. overnight the battery drains about 20%, which is worse than my old Lenovo A800. let's see if greenify improves that.


--edit--
still drained from 100% to 83% 10 pm to 5 am. sheesh.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on August 03, 2017, 05:52:29 PM
ah my phone's not rooted so i'll try greenify first. i have installed and configured it. and i am now charging my phone to 100%. hopefully that will help alleviate the battery drain problem. overnight the battery drains about 20%, which is worse than my old Lenovo A800. let's see if greenify improves that.


--edit--
still drained from 100% to 83% 10 pm to 5 am. sheesh.

i think you misread.  he meant WITHOUT root.  anyway, good luck!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on August 03, 2017, 05:56:30 PM
Yup, install Better Battery Stats (no rooting required) then re-do your overnight test.

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on August 03, 2017, 07:33:31 PM
yes, i misread. :lol:

thanks for pointing that out
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on August 04, 2017, 07:35:25 PM
finally getting 7.1.1 on my phone :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on August 14, 2017, 06:00:39 PM
finally did a factory reset and wiped the cache. hopefully, those will solve the problem because if not, then a battery recalibration may be the last resort, and i'd rather not do that because it's time-consuming and could damage the battery.


addendum: the phone also recently got the slow recharging battery problem, that's why i got frustrated enough to try a factory reset.


update: the reset and wipe did nothing to improve battery life and charging time. i'm gonna try the optimization tips here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/zenfone-3/how-to/bad-battery-life-nougat-check-t3590819 (https://forum.xda-developers.com/zenfone-3/how-to/bad-battery-life-nougat-check-t3590819)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on August 15, 2017, 05:28:31 AM
From experience, slow charging is usually due to a damaged usb cable. It may look fine on the outside but the pins may already be worn or bent and you just can't see it.

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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on August 15, 2017, 05:49:21 AM
if that's the case then Asus charger is really fragile. i leave it at home and i don't even coil it. my Lenovo A800's charger lasted longer. i think you are correct because last night i thought my battery charging problem was gone because i was able to recharge the phone fast, but then this morning it went slow again. so there might be some damage in the cable.

do i need to buy just the USB cable or do i buy a new plug too? thanks!


update: i did the optimization tips described in the link on my previous post, and overnight the battery drained around 34%, which made battery drain worse than ever.

on a side note, that's the reason why i am unenthusiastic about buying gadgets these days: too many problems and shortcomings that lead to my dissatisfaction. but i had no choice with regards to buying a new phone. my Lenovo A800 was already experiencing errors and lag and the power button seems broken.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on August 15, 2017, 06:24:00 AM
If the problem is intermittent, then it's most likely just the cable. My asus' usb cable didn't last long either.

I've had good experience with Bavin cables and chargers. One way to preserve the cable is to lay the phone and cable flat on a table.

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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on August 15, 2017, 07:00:18 AM
is Bavin available in malls? a quick google search reveals it's available at a specific location and online shops. i'll buy a cable and charger set just to be sure.


i am starting to doubt that battery recalibration will solve my phone's problem. factory reset was the most recommended and sometimes, like in my case, it doesn't work. seems like it's a software problem, since the problem just appears when one upgrades the phone to Nougat.




i tweeted Asus Ph if they knew about the problem and there's no response. i'll give them a call later to ask a rep personally.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on August 15, 2017, 07:50:13 AM
Better go back to the older rom although a downgrade is usually trickier to do.

I see Bavin chargers being sold in cellphone stalls. You'll probably find it at sm cyberpoint or whatever the equivalent is in atc and festival mall.

By the way, aside from the cable, it could be the phone's USB port too so you'd probably be better off trying a new cable first. Matibay naman ang mismong charger ng asus, yung cable lang ang sablay kasi pareho kami ng anak ko na may first-generation zenfone at parehong buhay pa mga charger namin.

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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on August 15, 2017, 08:41:38 AM
ok, got it. will look for it later at Festi if my schedule permits.

if it's the USB port that's broken then i'm likely screwed.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on August 15, 2017, 04:50:18 PM
i replaced the cable. i have been observing the recharging times for a few days now and note that only the last 10% takes longer than normal. takes nearly a whole hour. that wasn't be behavior before all these problems occurred. any ideas why? thanks!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on August 15, 2017, 07:52:59 PM
^ did you buy a fast charger cable - capable of 2.4A or higher?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on August 15, 2017, 08:23:24 PM
i replaced the cable. i have been observing the recharging times for a few days now and note that only the last 10% takes longer than normal. takes nearly a whole hour. that wasn't be behavior before all these problems occurred. any ideas why? thanks!
Try charging via those 220V power strips with USB ports. I noticed in my Nexus 7 it takes a whole day to charge using the stock charger. But it only takes 3-4 hours with those strips.

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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on August 16, 2017, 03:17:23 PM
^ did you buy a fast charger cable - capable of 2.4A or higher?
i didn't know it has to be "fast charger" cable. this one i bought seems just a plain one.

Try charging via those 220V power strips with USB ports. I noticed in my Nexus 7 it takes a whole day to charge using the stock charger. But it only takes 3-4 hours with those strips.
i'll consider that if battery calibration doesn't work.


i'm in a nothing to lose situation, and since the battery's been drained to 60% this morning, i decided to try battery calibration.
i'm gonna follow the steps here.
https://beebom.com/how-to-calibrate-battery-on-android-device/ (https://beebom.com/how-to-calibrate-battery-on-android-device/)
is that legit? seems to be in line with many calibration guides i have read.


--edit--
i'll follow this instead. seems more legit.
https://forum.xda-developers.com/android/general/guide-how-to-callibrate-battery-device-t3308554 (https://forum.xda-developers.com/android/general/guide-how-to-callibrate-battery-device-t3308554)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on August 17, 2017, 05:38:30 PM
finished calibrating. problem persists. i guess i'll have to live with this problem till it gets fixed or i buy another phone, which is not in the immediate future.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on August 17, 2017, 06:34:11 PM
ouch, sorry to hear that. hopefully a software update from asus in the future will help improve battery life.

however, selling it while your unit is relatively new is still an option then you can just buy a better branded phone.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on August 17, 2017, 07:00:09 PM
yeah i sure hope Asus fixes this. or i figure how to. i installed a software called Carat,which should report apps that are buggy and significantly consume more energy than others, but i have to wait another few days or so for it to figure out which ones.

the phone continually feels warm to the touch (thermometer says it's 39-41 degrees) which leads me to suspect something's hogging power. battery drained 10% in just 2 hours and it was just on idle. sheesh.

i cannot, however, sell this in good conscience. i consider it broken.

on a side note, when i was at the shop where i bought the phone to buy the cable a couple days ago, there was this guy who was in the process of buying ZF 3 Max 5.5, same as mine. i was struggling on deciding whether or not to warn him about the problems, but he was already handing out cash. after he left, i asked the sales ladies about the problem with my phone. they HAPPILY (as in with smiling face and twinkling eyes) explained that the Nougat update does consume more battery life. i calmly told them they should have at least warned me when i bought it and the guy who just bought the phone, which stole their mirth.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on August 17, 2017, 10:33:31 PM
https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/516ww2/battery_drain_on_android_70_nougat_solved/
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on August 18, 2017, 06:45:04 AM
thanks, but i already tried that and it didn't work.

i suppose i could have the phone RMA'ed. do i have to factory reset to clear my personal data?


--edit--
damn. now i remember why i bought a new phone: my old lenovo A800 gets error messages and crashes. i don't have a spare phone to use while the ZF is under RMA.


i guess the next best solution (or compromise) is for me to buy a powerbank or two.


curse this zenfone max. it's not doing what it's supposed to do, which is have long lasting battery.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on August 18, 2017, 09:07:28 AM
powerbanks have become rather affordable these days so i guess bringing one around might be a good temporary solution until asus gives a software update that fixes the problem.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on August 18, 2017, 09:18:13 AM
powerbanks have become rather affordable these days so i guess bringing one around might be a good temporary solution until asus gives a software update that fixes the problem.
if they decide to fix it. it seems that only a certain number of phones are affected, if those posts at ZF 3 Max 5.5 facebook page are to be believed. there are people there who claim to not experience the problem, and some of the more fanatical ones call whose who complain about the problem as "paranoid" and "praning." incidentally, i got kicked out the page apparently when i politely and honestly told a person asking if ZF 3 Max is a good phone to look for other options given the problems. i recall some people ganging up on me for that reply before i was removed from the page lol.

anyway, yeah, powerbanks seem to be the solution for now, but i'll continue to scour the internet for possible solutions. luckily, i have a powerbank which came free with the phone and a friend is willing to lend me his extra.

thanks for the support, guys!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on August 18, 2017, 12:56:05 PM
The update could have been incomplete. You could try forcing the update again but this time clear everything through recovery mode before starting up the phone for the first time. Worth a try I guess.

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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on August 18, 2017, 08:45:35 PM
i have no idea what that means lol. sorry, i haven't poked much around android phones.


--edit--


phone no longer very warm to the touch, but battery still drains like crazy.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on August 20, 2017, 09:06:35 AM
in other news...

the zenfone 4 is out
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on August 20, 2017, 01:02:22 PM
no way i'm gonna consider buying that. :lol:
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on August 20, 2017, 08:12:20 PM
Carat reported these as the "buggy" apps that consume more power than normal
(http://i.imgur.com/v4X5anol.jpg)

i am unsure if that's accurate, as i have set all applications to not auto start except for Carat. how do i exactly restart those apps? i regularly clean up the running application sin the background via Power and Boost.

also, even though i have disallowed most applications from autostarting, whenever i scan for applications to stop from autostarting there still are programs that are recommended, and even if i deny them in this screen, they'd just come back later.
(http://i.imgur.com/q5MJYjRl.jpg)

is that normal for an Android phone or do i need to fix that?

thanks!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on August 20, 2017, 10:19:19 PM
I would suggest to switch to FB Lite and Messenger Lite. The regular versions reconnect to FB servers every so often.

Also, disable the built-in apps that you do not need via App Info and press the Disable button.

It seems to me that some apps set themselves to autostart everytime they are updated.

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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on August 21, 2017, 06:12:03 AM
i have to install this one?
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.devrimtuncer.appinfo&hl=en (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.devrimtuncer.appinfo&hl=en)

i have disabled (can't uninstall completely) FB and Messenger via Settings->Apps.


--update--
somehow, recharging the phone no longer takes an eternity, and doesn't feels feverish to the touch most of the time anymore. battery still drains fast, though. i hope we're getting closer to solving the problem.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on August 21, 2017, 12:49:31 PM
You mean ASUS bundled FB with the phone? Talk about system bloat.

I'm not sure how the built-in Startup Manager disables the apps but whenever I use other apps to find apps that autostart, it reports apps that are supposedly already disabled by Startup Manager. Same goes for Startup Manager vs other apps.

Now I just stick to Autostart Manager.

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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on August 21, 2017, 07:40:03 PM
yep, there's a bunch of application bundled that cannot be uninstalled. from what i have read, one needs to root the phone to uninstall them.

i'm just gonna uninstall/disable apps i am sure i'll not be using to prevent them from running lol.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on August 21, 2017, 08:27:12 PM
yep, there's a bunch of application bundled that cannot be uninstalled. from what i have read, one needs to root the phone to uninstall them.

i'm just gonna uninstall/disable apps i am sure i'll not be using to prevent them from running lol.

yup.  you need to root to be able to uninstall bundled apps.  it would have been better if you are able to just reinstall a different firmware. i guess that would solve your problem
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on August 22, 2017, 08:29:49 AM
well, the problem still isn't solved. while the phone no longer heats up even when idle and battery now recharges fast, battery drain's still a problem. overnight (10 pm to 5 am), it still drained around 30%.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on August 22, 2017, 11:41:24 AM
it's Oreo for Android 8.0 :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on August 22, 2017, 08:41:43 PM
it's Oreo for Android 8.0 :)
from the official website:
"Whether you're talking, playing, working or streaming, you can feel confident about keeping your battery strong and full of life."
so i guess that won't fix the battery drain problem that occurs when i'm sleeping. :lol:
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on August 22, 2017, 09:01:50 PM
well, the problem still isn't solved. while the phone no longer heats up even when idle and battery now recharges fast, battery drain's still a problem. overnight (10 pm to 5 am), it still drained around 30%.

what does better battery stats say? the whole point of installing that app was to see what apps keep draining the battery overnight...

http://better.asksven.org/bbs-how-to/
http://better.asksven.org/bbs-help/
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on August 23, 2017, 08:50:37 AM
i haven't installed it yet because it costs something (though not much). if it does detect what's causing the drain, will i be able to disable it without rooting? thanks!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on August 23, 2017, 09:39:11 AM
Sign up to xda-developers forum and you can download better battery stats for free, plus instructions for installing it without requiring root.

https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1179809
https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=67819528&postcount=4

disabling the battery hogging apps without root is another matter though.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: popoy on August 23, 2017, 12:40:52 PM
I'd sell the phone.  All this fuzz and considering its new, not worth it.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on August 23, 2017, 07:26:30 PM
^ or just keep it plugged in at night to avoid the battery drain.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on August 23, 2017, 08:56:04 PM
Sign up to xda-developers forum and you can download better battery stats for free, plus instructions for installing it without requiring root.

https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1179809 (https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1179809)
https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=67819528&postcount=4 (https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=67819528&postcount=4)

disabling the battery hogging apps without root is another matter though.
looks somewhat technical but i think i can understand those. thanks!

I'd sell the phone.  All this fuzz and considering its new, not worth it.
i could. it has occurred to me. but the phone's battery is so badly performing that i consider the phone broken and i'd rather not get in a situation where i have to retrieve the phone from a disgruntled buyer.

^ or just keep it plugged in at night to avoid the battery drain.
since the phone's slow recharge problem has apparently disappeared, overnight battery loss is not much of a concern lately. it only takes one hour to recharge to full. i just base the abyssal battery life on the overnight result.

what concerns me is the battery drain when i go out, text, call, read ebooks, listen to music and it's not as long-lasting as it was before i upgraded to nougat, so i adjusted by bringing a powerback.

i just find it frustrating that i have to bring one, though, when before i could go through the day with more than 50% battery remaining.

zenfone "max" isn't working for me as claimed by the company just because of a single update.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on August 24, 2017, 03:44:40 PM
If you're open to the idea, sell/trade in the phone in GH and get a better phone from the ones they sell or just get a new phone.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on August 24, 2017, 05:19:43 PM
Sign up to xda-developers forum and you can download better battery stats for free, plus instructions for installing it without requiring root.

https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1179809 (https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1179809)
https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=67819528&postcount=4 (https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=67819528&postcount=4)

disabling the battery hogging apps without root is another matter though.
looks somewhat technical but i think i can understand those. thanks!

I'd sell the phone.  All this fuzz and considering its new, not worth it.
i could. it has occurred to me. but the phone's battery is so badly performing that i consider the phone broken and i'd rather not get in a situation where i have to retrieve the phone from a disgruntled buyer.

^ or just keep it plugged in at night to avoid the battery drain.
since the phone's slow recharge problem has apparently disappeared, overnight battery loss is not much of a concern lately. it only takes one hour to recharge to full. i just base the abyssal battery life on the overnight result.

what concerns me is the battery drain when i go out, text, call, read ebooks, listen to music and it's not as long-lasting as it was before i upgraded to nougat, so i adjusted by bringing a powerback.

i just find it frustrating that i have to bring one, though, when before i could go through the day with more than 50% battery remaining.

zenfone "max" isn't working for me as claimed by the company just because of a single update.

you should really learn how to root your phone.  its probably the only thing you need to do.  root then rollback to previous version.  then prevent from updating.  di naman ata ito kagaya ng ps3 dati na bawal na mag rollback diba?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: calvin on August 24, 2017, 06:41:22 PM
yep, there's a bunch of application bundled that cannot be uninstalled. from what i have read, one needs to root the phone to uninstall them.

i'm just gonna uninstall/disable apps i am sure i'll not be using to prevent them from running lol.

yup.  you need to root to be able to uninstall bundled apps.  it would have been better if you are able to just reinstall a different firmware. i guess that would solve your problem

Nokia 6 has a feature to easily enable and disable root... called "OEM Unlocking" which allows anyone to flash the bootloader with official or "unofficial" firmware.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on August 25, 2017, 05:09:13 PM
yep, there's a bunch of application bundled that cannot be uninstalled. from what i have read, one needs to root the phone to uninstall them.

i'm just gonna uninstall/disable apps i am sure i'll not be using to prevent them from running lol.

yup.  you need to root to be able to uninstall bundled apps.  it would have been better if you are able to just reinstall a different firmware. i guess that would solve your problem

Nokia 6 has a feature to easily enable and disable root... called "OEM Unlocking" which allows anyone to flash the bootloader with official or "unofficial" firmware.

does asus have that feature?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on August 26, 2017, 10:15:53 AM
If you're open to the idea, sell/trade in the phone in GH and get a better phone from the ones they sell or just get a new phone.
i am open to that idea. thanks, i'll keep that in mind.

you should really learn how to root your phone.  its probably the only thing you need to do.  root then rollback to previous version.  then prevent from updating.  di naman ata ito kagaya ng ps3 dati na bawal na mag rollback diba?
from what i've read, there's no way to root Zenfone Max 3 yet.

as for OEM Unlocking, i've read that Asus owners are complaining about the lack of one.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on August 26, 2017, 01:29:26 PM
babarating ka nila sa GH but it's a quick and easy way to sell off your phone if it really doesn't offer you any peace of mind.  you could also look for those folks who do buy and sell and maybe you can get a slightly better price.  i bought a phone from a guy in fb/olx and i traded in my xiaomi to lessen my cash out.  he eventually posted my phone for sale for 1000 pesos more than the value he got it from me.  i could've priced my phone higher and sold it myself but i didn't want to deal with the hassles of prospective buyers haggling and asking too many things.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on August 26, 2017, 07:03:48 PM
i see. thanks! will try to fix this phone first, then try to sell it if i can't.

2 out of 3 problems (always excessively warm, slow charging) already solved.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: joannaa on September 04, 2017, 04:14:50 PM
Hello! I need your suggestions. ???  My Android keeps crashing with skype. Maybe there any good alternatives to use?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on September 04, 2017, 05:08:34 PM
wechat is very good - 9 person video call & it's free.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on September 04, 2017, 08:28:50 PM
Hello! I need your suggestions. ???  My Android keeps crashing with skype. Maybe there any good alternatives to use?

facebook messenger?  lolz!  have you tried clearing the cache?  does it still crash after that?  you also could check if there is an update for it that fixes the crash
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on September 04, 2017, 08:40:22 PM
Facebook messenger na langbdin gamit ko.

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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on September 06, 2017, 01:14:44 PM
Xiaomi releases a stock android phone
https://www.androidcentral.com/xiaomi-mi-a1?utm_medium=superfeature&utm_campaign=navigation&utm_source=ac
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on September 08, 2017, 05:47:58 PM
^ looking forward to that one as well

https://www.xda-developers.com/stop-wakelocks-android-without-root/

TLDR; install ADB & Better Battery Stats, ignore wakelocks issued by misbehaving apps.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: joannaa on September 08, 2017, 07:51:35 PM
Thank you for your answers. I tried WeChat. It works well but I read that it is not as secure as others :/ I'm a bit surprised at how many options for chat programs there are now! What do you think of these apps (https://www.1and1.co.uk/digitalguide/online-marketing/social-media/skype-alternatives-13-other-video-chat-programs/)? Would like to know everyone's opinions :)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: supremogamer on September 09, 2017, 09:41:28 AM

wechat is the better option in my experience.
messenger is the worst battery hog in an android phone.


pwede rin viber .
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on September 09, 2017, 10:11:01 AM
i heard viber is the one usually being used here in the philippines
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on September 09, 2017, 10:26:32 AM
^ If it's just IM/chat you need I recommend Whatsapp. No funny ads/banners or offers FTW, oh and end-to-end encryption is good too.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: joannaa on September 11, 2017, 11:03:19 PM
Thank you! I will keep all these otptions in my mind. Will try to pick up the most secure app
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on September 12, 2017, 12:32:21 AM
WeChat is essentially Facebook+LinkedIn+Instant Messaging, blending business networking & collaboration and social & friends seamlessly, which is the Chinese way!


http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/5CFDQRTiG97-rxfHOuP7Rw
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: joannaa on September 15, 2017, 10:02:33 PM
OK. I see, thank you!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on September 16, 2017, 10:17:56 AM
confirmed: my device will get oreo :)
https://blog.motorola.com/2017/09/14/say-hello-android-oreo/
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on September 16, 2017, 12:56:28 PM
is this a good portable charger?
https://www.anker.com.ph/product/astro-e1-5200mah-black/ (https://www.anker.com.ph/product/astro-e1-5200mah-black/)

thanks!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on September 20, 2017, 11:18:55 AM
up for my question above. also, anyone here with experience with Infinix phones? thanks!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on September 20, 2017, 12:19:40 PM
Anker make quality stuff. Have 2 of their 6 port USB chargers.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on September 20, 2017, 08:48:09 PM
good to know. thanks!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on September 30, 2017, 11:07:31 AM
 LG's new phone is a mosquito repellant

http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/28/technology/smartphone-mosquito-lg-k7i/index.html

(memories of Dragon Katol commercials lol)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: altec on October 02, 2017, 10:17:33 PM
In the market for a 12-15k phone, thus am having a long and hard look at nokia 6.

If you were in my place, what would be your choice?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on October 02, 2017, 10:33:10 PM
I'd consider any of the Android One models from Xiaomi, Motorola, HTC. Nokia announced it will not unlock its bootloader for flashing custom ROMs to its devices.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: altec on October 02, 2017, 10:54:51 PM
Looks like i'm staying away from asus judging from sephi's experience. Was considering zenfone 4 selfie in my shortlist.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on October 03, 2017, 06:07:27 AM
Looks like i'm staying away from asus judging from sephi's experience. Was considering zenfone 4 selfie in my shortlist.
you could join an Asus Selfie 4 FB Group and see if a large number of people are reporting identical problems. if there are none, then it's probably safe to say that that particular model is good.

however, i spoke to a couple of guys at an Asus service center drop off point and they told me that the Nougat update's just troublesome for Zenfone Max 3, apparently, because those who did not update didn't experience problems. they asked me if i regularly check for updates that may fix the problem, and i told them that i do but it has apparently not been addressed.

i asked Asus via Twitter if they are aware of the problem, and instead of answering they just gave me tips to prolong battery life, which i already did to no avail.

the phone can't be downgraded to Marshmallow, and the Oreo update for some reason will be released in October... 2018. why the update will take THAT long is beyond me. it's not as if they are building the OS from ground up, or that there are hundreds of hardware configurations for Zenfone 3.

so Asus apparently released an update (Nougat) they did not thoroughly test that caused a number of people problems and they seem to have little interest and in no hurry in fixing it.

the technician's advice is for me to bring the phone directly to the service center at Taguig to have it fixed possibly in as little as a day only (my problem is that i don't have a spare phone to use).

anyway, i decided my next phone will be a Samsung. at least the phones can be rooted, unlike Asus's, so that i can possibly fix problems myself.

for now, i have 2 power banks to keep my phone's battery up.


if you will buy a Selfie 4, see first if the phone's stable and without problems out of the box. reading reviews and user experience may help). do not rely on independent YT review from unknown individuals: those guys are likely do not know what they are doing. do not update (Nougat to Oreo) unless you are sure through thorough research that it will not cause problems.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: altec on October 04, 2017, 04:35:23 PM
Despite my sig, bought a sony xa1. Nokia 6 sana kaya lang walang notification lights, not a gamer so it would have been sufficient . That teeny weeny omission was the dealbreaker.

No moto g5 on lenovo stores.

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on October 04, 2017, 06:56:16 PM
i never thought i need notification lights until i bought ZF Max 3 lol.

a pity, really. it was a good phone until i updated to Nougat.


i think it's downright irresponsible of Asus to allow Nougat update to be available when it causes problems on a not insignificant number of phones, especially since they don't allow rolling back and there's no known consistent fix.


which means i'll likely get a Samsung as my next phone. a 5.5 incher with 3 GB RAM that can play Mobile Legends will do.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on October 05, 2017, 02:11:31 AM
Soo the new Pixel phones are out. Curved glass, no headphone jack, and a ton of space wasted on bezels top and bottom.

No thanks, Google.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: altec on October 05, 2017, 10:29:56 AM
Phones look more tacky with jelly cases pero natuto nako. Had to put one on mine as insurance in case i drop my phone again. Nabasag screen nung huli ko, wala pang 6 months. On switch becomes harder to press tho.

Katuwa ung app na "shake screen on off". That's my preferred way of waking up my device now.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on October 05, 2017, 04:54:58 PM
Phones look more tacky with jelly cases pero natuto nako. Had to put one on mine as insurance in case i drop my phone again. Nabasag screen nung huli ko, wala pang 6 months. On switch becomes harder to press tho.

Katuwa ung app na "shake screen on off". That's my preferred way of waking up my device now.

original jelly case ba yan?  pag original alam ko di dapat matigas ang power switch.  even with the fake ones may mga ayos na yung issue with power switch.  madali lang manilaw pag fake na jelly case
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: supremogamer on October 05, 2017, 07:06:22 PM
naku now ko lang nabasa ulit itong thread. just bought Asus zenphone 4 max. so far, knock on wood, wala pa problems, battery last 3 days with moderate use,
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on October 05, 2017, 07:37:50 PM
wag mo lang update sa oreo unless reasonably sure ka na walang problem. bakit nga pala ZF 4 max binili mo? halos pareho lang sila ng specs ng ZF 3 max pero lower resolution screen at higher battery cap.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: altec on October 06, 2017, 03:22:08 AM
Maybe i am fully "rice"-ing my phone, but it is functional... What brands of back rings are good to install? Spigen? Bavin? What else is there?


https://youtu.be/6QVgY2d4X4k
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on October 06, 2017, 06:46:44 AM
Maybe i am fully "rice"-ing my phone, but it is functional... What brands of back rings are good to install? Spigen? Bavin? What else is there?


https://youtu.be/6QVgY2d4X4k

I bought the one from Miniso. Works fine naman. I use less as a stand but more as a finger ring to keep the fone from slipping off my hand.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on October 07, 2017, 11:51:25 AM
https://youtu.be/J4QLJiv-Eo4
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on October 09, 2017, 07:28:02 PM
phone recommendations for 12~15k budget? priority is the camera.  so far, the Sony XA1 kinda fits the bill because it uses the old Z5's camera.  any other suggestions?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on October 09, 2017, 08:49:56 PM
A lightly used LG v20, plus you can swap out the battery when it goes bad. It's a biggish phone though.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on October 09, 2017, 09:06:11 PM
not Asus. :lol:
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: altec on October 10, 2017, 07:06:24 PM
Do tell, Dean what phone you bought and your impressions of it.

Am content with the xa1 so far. I am not a phone fanatic however, and the only game i have installed on it is chess.com.

Only comment i can say is that usb type c is a pain as of now since it's not ubiquitous. A good cable will set you back 1K.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on October 11, 2017, 06:42:18 PM
it's for my wife and she's currently leaning towards the XA1.  just need to raise funds.

as for USB-C, i just got me a micro-USB to USB-C adapter for my phone since mine is USB-C while the other devices at home are still on micro-USB.  got it from lazada.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on October 12, 2017, 05:11:32 PM
bought my type c cables from miniso.  i even bought the high ampere one.  it seems to work fine for me and costs 200php.  oddly, my powerbank only puts out 1500ma even though its rated at 2.4A.  i was using a fake usb C cable which charges my phone really slowly so i changed it into this new one.  old cable was charging at below 500ma at times.  sometimes it would increase to 1500ma but sometimes it would charge really slow.  the miniso cable charges it at a more decent speed
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on October 12, 2017, 06:27:49 PM
bought my type c cables from miniso.  i even bought the high ampere one.  it seems to work fine for me and costs 200php.  oddly, my powerbank only puts out 1500ma even though its rated at 2.4A.  i was using a fake usb C cable which charges my phone really slowly so i changed it into this new one.  old cable was charging at below 500ma at times.  sometimes it would increase to 1500ma but sometimes it would charge really slow.  the miniso cable charges it at a more decent speed

Also bought my Type-C cable from Miniso. Seems to be working fine.

Also for those looking for a new phone but on a budget:

http://www.yugatech.com/mobile/android-smartphones-with-3gb-ram-under-php10k/#1zvgCOCVuwiiT6e6.97
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on October 13, 2017, 01:19:23 AM
bought my type c cables from miniso.  i even bought the high ampere one.  it seems to work fine for me and costs 200php.  oddly, my powerbank only puts out 1500ma even though its rated at 2.4A.  i was using a fake usb C cable which charges my phone really slowly so i changed it into this new one.  old cable was charging at below 500ma at times.  sometimes it would increase to 1500ma but sometimes it would charge really slow.  the miniso cable charges it at a more decent speed

Also bought my Type-C cable from Miniso. Seems to be working fine.

Also for those looking for a new phone but on a budget:

http://www.yugatech.com/mobile/android-smartphones-with-3gb-ram-under-php10k/#1zvgCOCVuwiiT6e6.97

same as mine?  the 3A rated type c cable?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on October 13, 2017, 04:49:52 AM
^not sure about the specs, it was the only Type C they got. I use it to charge an Asus Zen tablet. Seems to charge at the same times as the OEM.

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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: altec on October 16, 2017, 03:52:21 AM
Bought a nokia 6 for my dad. 5.5" 1080p vs. XA1's 5" 720p. Translates to being a better e-book reader while still being pocketable.

The takeaway is that sync&charge jelly case is pretty good, volume n power buttons press easily as if naked.
(https://i.imgur.com/hoRCuGi_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on October 17, 2017, 06:08:43 AM
OnePlus admits to snooping on users lel

https://gizmodo.com/oneplus-admits-it-was-snooping-on-oxygenos-users-says-1819487335
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on October 19, 2017, 11:42:53 AM
http://bensonapproved.com/ has a list of "good" USB type C cables tested by Google engineer Benson Leung.

The local (SG) markup on cables on his list are ridiculous though, compared to Amazon.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: supremogamer on October 21, 2017, 09:59:18 AM
the nokia 7 seems nice. also interested in the xiaomi Mi Mix2.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: WallyWest on October 24, 2017, 07:49:20 PM
What kind of game would need to access Device and app history? (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171024/325c2b01ac9a317b4ee9bd29e88afee3.jpg)

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Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on October 24, 2017, 08:43:28 PM
^ nope nope nope

Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on November 02, 2017, 07:05:32 AM
Razer phone looks like the most impressive Android device yet
https://www.razerzone.com/mobile/razer-phone (https://www.razerzone.com/mobile/razer-phone)

(https://i.imgur.com/r18y6iU.jpg)

120Hz screen with Variable Refresh, 8GB RAM, 4000mAh battery, Stock Android 7.1 + Nova Launcher, $699
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on November 02, 2017, 07:12:38 AM
now that's a phone worthy of its tag price.


maybe.  >:D
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on November 02, 2017, 12:45:26 PM

maybe.  >:D

No headphone jack!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on November 02, 2017, 01:36:15 PM
still, its price is just about the same as the top end of samsung and apple, right? and its specs are better, if i am not mistaken.


not that i am interested in buying it, but i hope it would provide a healthy competition to the market.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on November 02, 2017, 01:53:33 PM
^ Yep on the specs. I think someone benched it and it's faster than the 8S.
Price is much lower. High-end Apple/Samsung is at $1000+
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on November 02, 2017, 03:08:33 PM


^ Yep on the specs. I think someone benched it and it's faster than the 8S.
Price is much lower. High-end Apple/Samsung is at $1000+

that's great!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on November 02, 2017, 03:46:50 PM
Just got me used Huawei Mate 8 & it blew all the xiaomi phones i've used!
the kirin cpu is really speedy & feel is premium BUT cam is just soso
I hope the latest mate 10 with Lieca shoots better qa pic.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on November 07, 2017, 09:54:10 PM
tempted to buy Lenovo K8 Note as a replacement for my Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 that has battery drain problem ever since i updated to Nougat and not one service center could offer me a solution apart from leaving the phone with them to be fixed. hell no.

mukha namang mas maganda specs. hanggang ngayon ayos pa rin Leveno A800 ko maliban sa sirang power button at naging buggy yung software kahit wala naman akong iniinstall.
http://www.yugatech.com/mobile/lenovo-k8-note-and-k8-plus-officially-launches-in-the-philippines/#3rH6g6M4xjoPxqGg.97 (http://www.yugatech.com/mobile/lenovo-k8-note-and-k8-plus-officially-launches-in-the-philippines/#3rH6g6M4xjoPxqGg.97)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on November 08, 2017, 09:39:22 AM
what I've noticed with ALL the mediatek phones I've used is that they slow down after sometime or after a lot of apps/ cache is in the phone even after using those so called cleaners. I have a hongmi Pro which uses the 2.5GHz deca-core MediaTek Helio X25 SoC, at first it was speed but now I feel theres a lot of lag in browsing & social media content or in moving between apps & functions.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on November 08, 2017, 10:39:09 AM
i experienced slowdown upon prolonged use with my A800 as well. i guess Lenovo's off the table as my next phone, then, along with Asus.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on November 08, 2017, 10:42:08 AM
Did you try rebooting to recovery and clear cache? that usually helps solve slowdown issues.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on November 08, 2017, 11:11:19 AM
clearing the cache is the only solution i found when the keyboard won't pop up. became more and more frequent eventually.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on November 08, 2017, 07:07:45 PM
i experienced slowdown upon prolonged use with my A800 as well. i guess Lenovo's off the table as my next phone, then, along with Asus.

I gave my wife a Lenovo last year. Now she hates it. Too many issues, among them: Difficulty/inability to connect to the internet via cellular data and random muting issues.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on November 08, 2017, 07:19:00 PM
i experienced slowdown upon prolonged use with my A800 as well. i guess Lenovo's off the table as my next phone, then, along with Asus.

I gave my wife a Lenovo last year. Now she hates it. Too many issues, among them: Difficulty/inability to connect to the internet via cellular data and random muting issues.
if Asus and Lenovo phones are not good, which brand actually offers decent phones? thanks!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: lahar on November 08, 2017, 08:11:25 PM
Xiaomi seems "ok", mine is still good since 2014. Hoefully wla na yung "phone home" feature niya. Nokia also seems good na rin.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on November 08, 2017, 08:18:26 PM
Xiaomi seems "ok", mine is still good since 2014. Hoefully wla na yung "phone home" feature niya. Nokia also seems good na rin.

xiaomi seems bang for buck especially the redmi series
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: jepoi on November 09, 2017, 06:35:07 AM
No issues with my Huawei Mate 9 so far.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on November 09, 2017, 08:28:23 AM
from what i have read Xiaomi and Huawei's phones are reliable and cost less than most branded phones. how is security, though?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on November 09, 2017, 09:18:10 AM
I'm on a Motorola that's made by Lenovo but it doesn't seem to be plagued by the same issues that plague the Lenovos.


still don't want a sammy because it's a sammy...so maybe i'll stick with a moto next time or go LG or sony...or maybe even HTC if there's a good deal when it's time to get a new one.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on November 09, 2017, 10:26:38 AM
Give Huawei a spin, you might actually like it.
Mate 10 is thier latest but the mate 9 is still very capable
if you can also get your hands on the 7X which has a 18:9 screen
https://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_honor_7x-8880.php (https://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_honor_7x-8880.php)

& since most of these phones are being used for payments & online shopping here in china, they have robust security with double confirmation options.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on November 09, 2017, 05:30:07 PM
I'm on a Motorola that's made by Lenovo but it doesn't seem to be plagued by the same issues that plague the Lenovos.


still don't want a sammy because it's a sammy...so maybe i'll stick with a moto next time or go LG or sony...or maybe even HTC if there's a good deal when it's time to get a new one.
what's wrong with Samsung? i was considering it. at least pwede i-root.

Give Huawei a spin, you might actually like it.
Mate 10 is thier latest but the mate 9 is still very capable
if you can also get your hands on the 7X which has a 18:9 screen
https://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_honor_7x-8880.php (https://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_honor_7x-8880.php)

& since most of these phones are being used for payments & online shopping here in china, they have robust security with double confirmation options.
i see. well, that's nice to hear.

i prefer lower end phones since i only use my phone for basic, non stressful tasks. a 5.5 incher with good enough hardware for Mobile Legends (the most CPU intensive thing i do with my phone lol) is fine with me.

oh and the phone should have an available case for protection.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on November 09, 2017, 05:59:04 PM
I'm on a Motorola that's made by Lenovo but it doesn't seem to be plagued by the same issues that plague the Lenovos.


still don't want a sammy because it's a sammy...so maybe i'll stick with a moto next time or go LG or sony...or maybe even HTC if there's a good deal when it's time to get a new one.
what's wrong with Samsung? i was considering it. at least pwede i-root.


well...i'm only interested in their top of the line offerings.  for their other offerings, i find them a bit under-spec'd compared to other counterparts in the same price range. 
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: sandstig on November 09, 2017, 06:24:00 PM
Like the new Samsung (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R59TevgzN3k) and Pixel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mQZrmUjd2M) ads. Apple could fire back with an ad featuring exploding phones and dull screens of course. :P
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on November 09, 2017, 11:04:36 PM
starting to tire of the xiaomi.eu ROM in my mi5. any suggestions on what to replace it with? primary consideration - battery life
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: sandstig on November 10, 2017, 04:12:42 AM
starting to tire of the xiaomi.eu ROM in my mi5. any suggestions on what to replace it with? primary consideration - battery life

Want to try out Lineage (https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/gemini)?
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on November 10, 2017, 07:56:36 AM
That's the old cyanogenmod right? I'll take a look
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on November 10, 2017, 09:31:47 AM
I'm on a Motorola that's made by Lenovo but it doesn't seem to be plagued by the same issues that plague the Lenovos.


still don't want a sammy because it's a sammy...so maybe i'll stick with a moto next time or go LG or sony...or maybe even HTC if there's a good deal when it's time to get a new one.
what's wrong with Samsung? i was considering it. at least pwede i-root.


well...i'm only interested in their top of the line offerings.  for their other offerings, i find them a bit under-spec'd compared to other counterparts in the same price range. 
seems like it.

ayaw ko ng high end phone. :lol: di ko mamamaximize. sayang lang.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on November 10, 2017, 02:35:06 PM
interested in them...but not gonna buy them haha

ok na ako sa previous year's flagship or a good (mid-ranger) from the current generation.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: theDUD3 on November 10, 2017, 03:02:21 PM
I always buy a high-end phone but upgrade only once every 3 years and in those 3 years you wouldn't feel left out, by that time it's still better than current mid-rangers so it's worth it imo.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on November 10, 2017, 07:05:56 PM
+1 on the previous year's flagship suggestion. I go around 2 years between upgrades:

2011 LG Optimus 2x, bought new
2013 HTC One (M7), bought new
2015 LG G3 (2014 flagship), bought new
2017 LG V20 (2016 flagship), 2nd hand but like-new condition

I don't do heavy gaming on my phone but I watch a lot of video while commuting so the screen quality/audio quality is important to me. Replaceable battery is nice too, shame it's going away as a feature now.

The Snapdragon 625 is no slouch though, a lot of good midrange phones are using it, just try to look for models which don't have so much OS customization (Lenovo/Motorola) or can be flashed to custom ROMs.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: barurutor on November 10, 2017, 07:24:53 PM
I'm on a Motorola that's made by Lenovo but it doesn't seem to be plagued by the same issues that plague the Lenovos.


still don't want a sammy because it's a sammy...so maybe i'll stick with a moto next time or go LG or sony...or maybe even HTC if there's a good deal when it's time to get a new one.
what's wrong with Samsung? i was considering it. at least pwede i-root.

Give Huawei a spin, you might actually like it.
Mate 10 is thier latest but the mate 9 is still very capable
if you can also get your hands on the 7X which has a 18:9 screen
https://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_honor_7x-8880.php (https://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_honor_7x-8880.php)

& since most of these phones are being used for payments & online shopping here in china, they have robust security with double confirmation options.
i see. well, that's nice to hear.

i prefer lower end phones since i only use my phone for basic, non stressful tasks. a 5.5 incher with good enough hardware for Mobile Legends (the most CPU intensive thing i do with my phone lol) is fine with me.

oh and the phone should have an available case for protection.


Xiaomi has some good ones.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on November 11, 2017, 05:00:31 PM
when the time comes for me to buy a new phone, i'll consider Xiaomi and Huawei. thanks, guys.

and it seems the time to buy a new one is nearing. after nung disastrous Nougat update, yung later update naman - na improves stability daw - made my phone a bit unstable.

(https://i.imgur.com/maonCSSm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/QMAud4um.jpg)

madalas lumabas message na yan. minsan nagcracrash na rin applications.

and service centers are nothing more than drop off points nowadays and i can't possibly leave my phone because i need it. i mean come on: PCs are probably more complex and varied than phones and yet technicians can at least identify what the problem is. Asus service centers can't. sheesh.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on November 11, 2017, 09:58:17 PM
tried doing a factory reset after the update?

the sony XA1 Plus is a pretty good phone.  would've gotten it but the wifey wanted the smaller XA1...so we settled for that.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: ris on November 12, 2017, 03:31:17 AM
I'm on a Motorola that's made by Lenovo but it doesn't seem to be plagued by the same issues that plague the Lenovos.


still don't want a sammy because it's a sammy...so maybe i'll stick with a moto next time or go LG or sony...or maybe even HTC if there's a good deal when it's time to get a new one.
what's wrong with Samsung? i was considering it. at least pwede i-root.

Give Huawei a spin, you might actually like it.
Mate 10 is thier latest but the mate 9 is still very capable
if you can also get your hands on the 7X which has a 18:9 screen
https://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_honor_7x-8880.php (https://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_honor_7x-8880.php)

& since most of these phones are being used for payments & online shopping here in china, they have robust security with double confirmation options.
i see. well, that's nice to hear.

i prefer lower end phones since i only use my phone for basic, non stressful tasks. a 5.5 incher with good enough hardware for Mobile Legends (the most CPU intensive thing i do with my phone lol) is fine with me.

oh and the phone should have an available case for protection.


Xiaomi has some good ones.

just remember to TURN OFF miui optimizations.  i just recently "discovered" that.  and also, there are many options in security that you could turn off to improve stability.

when the time comes for me to buy a new phone, i'll consider Xiaomi and Huawei. thanks, guys.

and it seems the time to buy a new one is nearing. after nung disastrous Nougat update, yung later update naman - na improves stability daw - made my phone a bit unstable.

(https://i.imgur.com/maonCSSm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/QMAud4um.jpg)

madalas lumabas message na yan. minsan nagcracrash na rin applications.

and service centers are nothing more than drop off points nowadays and i can't possibly leave my phone because i need it. i mean come on: PCs are probably more complex and varied than phones and yet technicians can at least identify what the problem is. Asus service centers can't. sheesh.

could probably be "google play services" doing those.  nakakainis lang dun sa play services ay sarili nya inuupdate sarili nya.  kaya minsan pag naglalaro ka mag crash nalang or slowdown yung game mo because of this.  you could try uninstalling/downgrading play services and reinstalling it again.  sometimes that fixes the problem.  just make sure you save your progress with your google or facebook account

tried doing a factory reset after the update?

the sony XA1 Plus is a pretty good phone.  would've gotten it but the wifey wanted the smaller XA1...so we settled for that.

good suggestion
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: waway on November 13, 2017, 08:56:16 PM
the XA1 is pretty decent, I bought it as a temp phone when my z3 compact died. was waiting for the release of the xz1 compact and am really bummed out cause it seems like sony won't release it in the philippines, I hope I'm wrong.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on November 14, 2017, 08:59:37 AM
just got a Hongmi Note 5A for a friend @ cheap @ 699rmb @ 16gb version
he was really on a tight budget & this was right on the money for its specs.
https://gadgets.ndtv.com/xiaomi-redmi-note-5a-4333 (https://gadgets.ndtv.com/xiaomi-redmi-note-5a-4333)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on November 14, 2017, 12:13:28 PM
tried doing a factory reset after the update?
not yet. too risky. baka mawala mobile legends account ko lol.

could probably be "google play services" doing those.  nakakainis lang dun sa play services ay sarili nya inuupdate sarili nya.  kaya minsan pag naglalaro ka mag crash nalang or slowdown yung game mo because of this.  you could try uninstalling/downgrading play services and reinstalling it again.  sometimes that fixes the problem.  just make sure you save your progress with your google or facebook account.
noted. thanks!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on November 15, 2017, 08:29:15 AM
what do you guys think of Infinix and Vivo phones? thanks!
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on November 15, 2017, 09:05:12 AM
Vivo & Oppo are one of the poppular phones here in china & are also in the mid to expensive range, also both company had the same founder. Most youngsters here use Vivo,Oppo & Xiaomi while the olders ones go for Huawei. I think oneplus is a spin-off from oppo for the international market.

never heard of infinix.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on November 15, 2017, 09:09:14 AM
i see. so ok naman reputation ng Vivo?

Infinix na advertise dun sa isang mobile game na nilalaro ko lol. ginamit nila sa isang tournament.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on November 15, 2017, 09:22:38 AM
Yes Vivo is reputable brand here in china
check this out
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/bizchina/2017top10/2017-04/24/content_29050796.htm (http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/bizchina/2017top10/2017-04/24/content_29050796.htm)
https://www.chinainternetwatch.com/20691/smartphone-apr-2017/ (https://www.chinainternetwatch.com/20691/smartphone-apr-2017/)
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: Sephiroth on November 15, 2017, 04:15:31 PM
thanks. mukhang mas maganda feedback sa Xiaomi at Huawei, though.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on November 15, 2017, 08:08:57 PM
Xiaomi/Huawei > Vivo/Oppo

I'd rather that my money go to things that matter much more than the front-facing cameras.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on November 16, 2017, 09:04:05 AM
loving my Mate 8 & the Hongmi Note Pro is now a backup + gaming phone.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dean on November 16, 2017, 10:25:22 PM
~6 months with this 2016 phone and it's still chugging along nicely.  the standout features are really the SD625 + 3510mAh battery :) it'll get updated to android 8.0 (started with 6.0) so it's all good :)


another phone with good battery life right now is the sony XA1 Plus.  the MT P20 chip is also pretty power efficient and gsmarena rates it pretty well in terms of battery life...it'll get android 8.0 as well.
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: dino on November 18, 2017, 11:30:25 AM
a cheap but very capable fone is the xiaomi redmi note 4/4x.  i believe this is xiaomi's best selling fone to date.

i got one 6mos ago for 7k and it has ff specs:

sd625 octa core
3gb ram
32gb rom
5.5in full hd 2.5d screen
13mp rear w/ dual tone flash/8mp front cam
fingerprint scanner
4100 mah batt


currently running MIUI 9 w/c is nougat-based.  lovin the split screen feature  :)


4gb/ 64gb rom version is around 2k more


it shld be even cheaper now that the redmi note 5 is being released soon
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: splerdu on November 21, 2017, 12:26:05 AM
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/11/oneplus-5t-review-an-outstanding-combination-of-specs-design-and-price/
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: wheelee on November 21, 2017, 09:23:27 AM
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/11/oneplus-5t-review-an-outstanding-combination-of-specs-design-and-price/

Oh my next phone - after 2years though lol
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: borgy_t on November 21, 2017, 09:40:33 AM
went with paranoid android in my xiaomi mi5
Title: Re: Android thread
Post by: supremogamer on November 24, 2017, 09:44:57 AM

ditch my asus zenfone 4 max after a couple of months- no major flaw just runs sluggist.


got a new xiaomi mi mix2, looks great, runs great, battery is good. Among the low bezel next gen look phones, I like the mmix2 proportion best. Also for people like me who's not into curved edges.