Official: Android Thread Vol. 3

15th December 2012 07:10
Anyone else have a Nexus 7? Just got one. Any tips?
15th December 2012 08:14
You root it. First thing on the list for all android phones
15th December 2012 08:28
How do you like the 7?

I kinda want one .. but can't really justify buying it
16th December 2012 02:00
That exactly how I feel about buying a tablet. I want one, but I have absolutely no need for one.
17th December 2012 16:44
I love it. Well worth ~$200 imo. I've only been using my phone to make calls since I got it. You guys probably have better phones though. I went cheap with a One V. I like my setup with an average smartphone and a small tablet.
17th December 2012 20:38


Very soon the US will have a new competitor in the Android landscape. Oppo, the Chinese company just revealed the Oppo Find 5 smartphone will be coming to the US unlocked for $499.99, and it brings impressive specs to the tablet. In fact, this new superphone includes specs that are nearly identical to the new HTC Droid DNA, except that it actually has a larger battery. Here's a breakdown:
Qualcomm APQ8064 Quad-Core 1.5GHz
5-inch Display - 1080x1920 FULL HD - 441 PPI
Corning Gorilla Glass 2
16GB Storage ROM
2GB RAM
UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+/HSPA+42 (850, 1700, 1900, 2100MHz)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)
802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth
NFC
Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
GPS
Wi-Fi Display
DLNA
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Digital compass
Microphone
Light Sensor
IR Proximity Sensor
Magnetic Sensor
Gravity Sensor
Battery 2500 mAh built-in lithium-ion battery
Includes Power adapter, USB Cable, and Headphones

As you can see, the phone does not have LTE but instead carries the HSPA+ radios for AT&T and T-Mobile. For many folks this is likely a deal-breaker, but for anyone who is already on those networks, and/or doesn't need LTE, then this phone might be worth checking out. It certainly is an aesthetically pleasing device, although we will have to get it in hand to determine the build quality. What do you guys think of this one?
17th December 2012 21:45
ReD09:


Very soon the US will have a new competitor in the Android landscape. Oppo, the Chinese company just revealed the Oppo Find 5 smartphone will be coming to the US unlocked for $499.99, and it brings impressive specs to the tablet. In fact, this new superphone includes specs that are nearly identical to the new HTC Droid DNA, except that it actually has a larger battery. Here's a breakdown:
Qualcomm APQ8064 Quad-Core 1.5GHz
5-inch Display - 1080x1920 FULL HD - 441 PPI
Corning Gorilla Glass 2
16GB Storage ROM
2GB RAM
UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+/HSPA+42 (850, 1700, 1900, 2100MHz)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)
802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth
NFC
Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
GPS
Wi-Fi Display
DLNA
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Digital compass
Microphone
Light Sensor
IR Proximity Sensor
Magnetic Sensor
Gravity Sensor
Battery 2500 mAh built-in lithium-ion battery
Includes Power adapter, USB Cable, and Headphones

As you can see, the phone does not have LTE but instead carries the HSPA+ radios for AT&T and T-Mobile. For many folks this is likely a deal-breaker, but for anyone who is already on those networks, and/or doesn't need LTE, then this phone might be worth checking out. It certainly is an aesthetically pleasing device, although we will have to get it in hand to determine the build quality. What do you guys think of this one?


Damn that looks nice
17th December 2012 22:47
ReD09:

Qualcomm APQ8064 Quad-Core 1.5GHz
5-inch Display - 1080x1920 FULL HD - 441 PPI
Corning Gorilla Glass 2
16GB Storage ROM
2GB RAM
UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+/HSPA+42 (850, 1700, 1900, 2100MHz)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)


Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Battery 2500 mAh built-in lithium-ion battery



sounds promising but... Oppo, the Chinese company
18th December 2012 02:34
^ lol. Phone looks dope tho, can't wait till it comes out.
18th December 2012 03:17
Looks pretty interesting. Wanna see a hands on with it.