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Old 27th July 2013, 07:12   #15901
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I would specifically like to ask if anyone has bought high end android mobiles from WS retail through flipcart. They are having an offer this week. Reading reviews of "ws retail" on flipcart, some comments were discouraging.

I was looking at the S3 ,S4 and nexus 4 in that order or priority. Thanks.
Have bought high end phones, as well as laptops and lots of stuff from them. Flipkart rocks.
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Old 27th July 2013, 07:37   #15902
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Take GSMarena with a pinch of salt
Thanks for that, and asking if you can elaborate.

I have not depended solely on GSMArena, but have been checking the other sites too. And also the reason I have been asking TBHP-ians for pics. The pics by Nix and S_U_N look ok, but not Good.
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Old 27th July 2013, 18:35   #15903
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Hi I am looking to buy a Sview Samsung flip cover for the S4. Now I wanted to know if anyone can tell me when Samsung is coming out with different colours for the same? Or has it already? Most stores I checked in ( including online) have only the usual black and white.
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Old 27th July 2013, 20:24   #15904
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Planning to buy a new android phone. Need suggestions..

Currently using LG Optimus One(2.5 years old). Requirements are
-Good Build Quality(should last atleast 2 years)
-1GHz processor and 1 GB RAM
-Atleast 1GB internal memory
-Budget <25k

My usage is moderate in most aspects(whatsapp, videos, apps & games). Calls and emails are more than average.

I m leaning towards Nexus 4 @ 23.3k(Flipkart+Citibank).. Any other options??
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Old 27th July 2013, 20:40   #15905
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Planning to buy a new android phone. Need suggestions..

Currently using LG Optimus One(2.5 years old). Requirements are
-Good Build Quality(should last atleast 2 years)
-1GHz processor and 1 GB RAM
-Atleast 1GB internal memory
-Budget <25k

My usage is moderate in most aspects(whatsapp, videos, apps & games). Calls and emails are more than average.

I m leaning towards Nexus 4 @ 23.3k(Flipkart+Citibank).. Any other options??
Do not look further. Go for the nexus one.
You are already comfortable with LG.
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Old 28th July 2013, 09:58   #15906
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Read this in a different forum

The Cricinfo App requires the following permissions

- Storage
modify/delete SD card contents
- Network Communication
full network access
- Phone calls
need phone state and identity
- System Tools
prevent phone from sleeping
- Network communication
receive data from internet, view network state
- Your accounts
discover known accounts

This really seems intrusive!!
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Old 28th July 2013, 10:07   #15907
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Do not look further. Go for the nexus one.
You are already comfortable with LG.
Go for nexus if you are ok with the battery , it is not as good as others .i end up charging twice though my usage is moderate .It drains really faster when you are using internet .
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Old 28th July 2013, 17:42   #15908
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Just ordered the nexus 4 from infibeam. Surprisingly just searching online threw up a rs 1000 evoucher code for infibeam which actually worked. First time I was trying something like this and did not expect it to work. Coupled with some infibeam vouchers I had the deal was better than the flipkart offer with Citibank cashback. Hoping to get delivery in 3 - 4 days.
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Read this in a different forum

The Cricinfo App requires the following permissions

- Storage
modify/delete SD card contents
- Network Communication
full network access
- Phone calls
need phone state and identity
- System Tools
prevent phone from sleeping
- Network communication
receive data from internet, view network state
- Your accounts
discover known accounts

This really seems intrusive!!
Most apps require these permissions, its nothing new, happens on Android all the time.
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Old 29th July 2013, 02:27   #15910
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Is the jellybean 4.3 update out for the nexus 4? I can see it in articles online that it is out but when i try system updates on the phone it shows that 4.2.2 is still the latest version.
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Old 29th July 2013, 08:38   #15911
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^^ so are these pics direct result from the stock camera app with no filter ?
Pics were taken with the stock jelly bean cam app but have done some minimal contrast/color settings using Picasa
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Read this in a different forum

The Cricinfo App requires the following permissions

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This really seems intrusive!!
I had to add many of these permissions in my app e.g. I wanted to read phone state and not bring up my app if a call was on. I also use camera,flash etc, read activity manager to know what's running in foreground, and use boot permission to start service at boot. Only intrusive thing I can see is discover accounts, but nor surprising if cricinfo is using google single sign-on.

my list could easily raise eyebrows if you don't see it from developer's perspective.

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<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_ST ORAGE" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.CALL_PHONE" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.DISABLE_KEYGUARD" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMP LETED" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.CAMERA" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.FLASHLIGHT" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.GET_TASKS"/>
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.hardware.sensor.proximity" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_ST ATE" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.VIBRATE" />
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I had to add many of these permissions in my app e.g. I wanted to read phone state and not bring up my app if a call was on. I also use camera,flash etc, read activity manager to know what's running in foreground, and use boot permission to start service at boot. Only intrusive thing I can see is discover accounts, but nor surprising if cricinfo is using google single sign-on.

my list could easily raise eyebrows if you don't see it from developer's perspective.
It seems like Google has designed Android's permissions very poorly. They should have been far more granular. And there should have been a way to refuse some permissions (i.e. the API returns a default value) and still install the application without the application knowing what permissions have been allowed and what not.
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It seems like Google has designed Android's permissions very poorly. They should have been far more granular. And there should have been a way to refuse some permissions (i.e. the API returns a default value) and still install the application without the application knowing what permissions have been allowed and what not.
In that case I will have to write my code to behave differently depending upon what permission have been selected. With 10 permissions that results in 1024 ways of doing things

In principal, I agree that android has been not the best designed platform, but from what I have been reading it's still better than the other ones out there.

EDIT: just noticed you said without the app knowing. So I might turn the flashlight on in my code. It doesn't turn on but I show the message, "flashlight turned on" ?

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It seems like Google has designed Android's permissions very poorly. They should have been far more granular. And there should have been a way to refuse some permissions (i.e. the API returns a default value) and still install the application without the application knowing what permissions have been allowed and what not.
Android 4.3 has this hidden ability to disable some permissions of an app. May be it's not yet ready for prime time, that's why they haven't announced it yet.

EDIT: Here's the Android police's article about it - http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/07...dividual-apps/

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