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Old 14th October 2014, 18:00   #19426
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Heard that Android 5 has been released in Beta!! Name unknown?
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Old 14th October 2014, 18:04   #19427
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The links says that it's false rumour.
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Snopes itself is a site for debunking rumours.
Yes, and I found original post somewhere else but posted link of Snopes before anyone else posts it. But the logic given here is not baseless.

One of my relative have had one such small incident when his old Nokia phone got damaged due to excessive heat inside the car. Thankfully he was driving the car at the time of incident so could the phone couldn't damage the car.

Fact is the lithium ion batteries are risky if kept in hot environment and we all know how hot the interiors of cars can get while parked in direct sunlight.

http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Mobile-and-...derway-842174/

It will take some time when more robust batteries will be available in our small and slim smart gadgets : http://www.extremetech.com/computing...from-exploding

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Heard that Android 5 has been released in Beta!! Name unknown?
It was already released long back for Nexus. Or the beta you are talking about is something different?

Anyways its already October, the month when Android 5 final release along with Nexus 6 is expected.

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Old 14th October 2014, 21:19   #19428
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Heard that Android 5 has been released in Beta!! Name unknown?
Are you referring to Android L? Might be named Lemon Meringue Pie!
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Old 14th October 2014, 23:26   #19429
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Anyways its already October, the month when Android 5 final release along with Nexus 6 is expected.
Yup, most probably it will be released tomorrow along with the Nexus 9

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Are you referring to Android L? Might be named Lemon Meringue Pie!
There are different names floating around the Internet; lollipop, lemon meringue pie, licorice etc.
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Old 15th October 2014, 03:31   #19430
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Well, Google has released this video, so the release of L is very close.

Well, atleast it's confirmed that the next Android is version 5.0




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Old 15th October 2014, 06:53   #19431
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Well, Google has released this video, so the release of L is very close.

Well, atleast it's confirmed that the next Android is version 5.0
What I can guess after watching the video is it looks like they are not going to name Android 5 on any of the option shown in the video.

So only left out option is Lollipop which was not shown in the video, which is oldest speculated title for the next Android version after Kitkat.

Let's see.
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Old 15th October 2014, 11:19   #19432
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Has anyone tried ordering the Mi4 from -http://www.xiaomishop.com?
they are shipping directly to India cost is around 430 $.
and they ship via DHL , will there be any customs issue ?
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Has anyone tried ordering the Mi4 from -http://www.xiaomishop.com?
they are shipping directly to India cost is around 430 $.
and they ship via DHL , will there be any customs issue ?
Yes, there will be a Customs issue, all international inbound packages pass through customs where duty needs to be paid by DHL. The delivery person will collect the duty before delivery!
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Old 15th October 2014, 15:12   #19434
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Kind of urgent help needed. Can anyone please suggest a good phone which meets the below criteria

- Budget 18-20k
- Priority: the best battery backup with full time data usage
- Can be Android or Windows

Thanks in advance!
You might want to have a look at the HTC Desire 816.

Been using for last 1.5 months, satisfied with the phone including battery life.
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Old 15th October 2014, 15:21   #19435
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Folks owning the Galaxy S3 (specifically i9300-INS) please tell me what stable ROM you are running on your phone? My current phone is such an unmitigated piece of trash I am totally fed up. For reasons of world peace and because I don't want to live out of the balcony, I must live with this piece of crap. Can anyone help me with the right ROM etc combo to make it a livable experience for the next one year?

Here's what I've tried and lost a lot of hair over.
  • Stock ROM: Lags like crazy but decent audio quality.
  • CM-OTA installer version - works super-fast but the audio quality is shit. For some reason since last two days i cannot hear anyone though i can play songs or hear the ringer even on headset/BT. Even in spite of that, the call quality is far far worse than the 5 year old E63 I also use as a backup phone. Call quality is not that great in most non-stock ROMs.
  • MIUI - Perfect except the damn thing can't mute itself on calls. And I work from home one day a week. This is the only sustainable ROM at this time.
  • Slim ROM, NeatROM, Omega, Archidroid v1/v2 / Imperium - unable to flash due to the set_metadata_recursive error.
  • CM-official downloads (10.2/11) - unable to flash due to the set_metadata_recursive error.
  • Stock derived QS-i9300 - Works but low in memory (110 MB). The low memory killer keeps cutting in at 96 mb and shuts down the FOREGROUND app. Dialer etc - all apps fail.
  • Stock derived Gorgoid / Pardus HDROM - Awesome but camera does not work. I bought the S3 twice ONLY for the camera.
  • Stock derived Glamour S5 / Blekota / Android Revolution - Crappy lag fest ROMs.
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Old 15th October 2014, 16:53   #19436
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Did you try slimkat ?
Its a perfect ROM for amoled screen phones and I am using it on my galaxy Nexus.
http://www.slimroms.net/index.php/do...gory/628-i9300

What's the significance of INS at end of the model number?
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Can anyone help me with the right ROM etc combo to make it a livable experience for the next one year?

Have you tried Ultima Rom?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...phoon-t1911572

If not, then please give it a try. This was the best ever rom I've used in my i9300. It ll be smooth and snappy. It is currently on 4.4.2, but the dev Kryten has announced that he has started work for the 4.4.4 final release.

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Did you try slimkat ?
Its a perfect ROM for amoled screen phones and I am using it on my galaxy Nexus.
http://www.slimroms.net/index.php/do...gory/628-i9300

What's the significance of INS at end of the model number?
SlimKat is the Slim ROM I had mentioned.

Basically the indian S3 comes in two variants - INS and INU. Its mentioned on the box, just above the price tag.

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Have you tried Ultima Rom?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...phoon-t1911572

If not, then please give it a try. This was the best ever rom I've used in my i9300. It ll be smooth and snappy. It is currently on 4.4.2, but the dev Kryten has announced that he has started work for the 4.4.4 final release.
Thanks man - Downloading both 4.3 and 4.4.2 as we speak.
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SlimKat is the Slim ROM I had mentioned.

Basically the indian S3 comes in two variants - INS and INU. Its mentioned on the box, just above the price tag.
Set Meta Data recursive error seems to be related to the version of the recovery that you are running.
Did you try moving to a newer version of the recovery ?
From google I can see this info that you need a CWM greater than v6.0.4.5.

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Kind of urgent help needed. Can anyone please suggest a good phone which meets the below criteria

- Budget 18-20k
- Priority: the best battery backup with full time data usage
- Can be Android or Windows

Thanks in advance!
I think the Moto X (1st Gen) is brilliant value at 18k. It runs super smooth, has really useful unique features and will get an update to Android L. Moto has also announced that it will get all the features of the new Moto X barring the IR related stuff. The only cons are the 16gb memory and probably the camera.

I have been using one for 7 months now and the battery lasts a day (15-16) hours with 3g on always and pretty heavy usage

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