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Old 26th May 2012, 02:58   #9271
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Finally installed ICS on my Xperia Ray. So far so good. Graphically, ICS feels way better. Lag seems to have reduced and it does feel snappier. Gotta ride it more to notice other changes...
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Old 26th May 2012, 08:06   #9272
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Does upgrading through ODIN remove all the touchwiz crap? Or is it just the same as the KIES update? If it doesnt give touchwiz, then is it possible to reflash it to the ODIN update? As ive already updated to ICS.
No it doesn't, you will still get touchwiz. If you don't like touchwiz, install some other launcher like go launcher ex and make it the default launcher. You will never see touchwiz again

Flashing thru ODIN can be done any number of times.

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Old 26th May 2012, 08:15   #9273
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Hey.

Came across this app today and have just installed it. I find it to be very useful. It lets us make calls/send sms when away from the phone. Some of the features of this app are/were offered by Nokia via their PC Suite, but this one is for Android and the presentation is a lot better.

https://phonedeck.com/

Your thoughts ?
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Old 26th May 2012, 13:02   #9274
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Does upgrading through ODIN remove all the touchwiz crap? Or is it just the same as the KIES update?
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No it doesn't, you will still get touchwiz.
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Agree with F150. You flash with kies or with ODIN, the end result is the same.

Try Nova Launcher. Its absolutely brilliant and its free.

Gives you amazing custom settings and is super super smooth.
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Old 26th May 2012, 13:24   #9275
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am completely new to android market. Used E71 since 08. Now the time has come to make it to next level.

PS: i have garmin for gps and panny fz for pics and movie recording. So if they arent there no issues on the phone

Requirements.

1. Simple and easy to use (voice dialing assuming if its touch phone). I have large fingers.

2. Browsing internet mostly over wifi and 20% on 3g. (team-bhp etc..google. news)

3. reading pdf files.

4. battery very important. ( atleast charge should last 2 days)

5. reception of cell signal should be good.

6. wifi.

7. great music

8. video calls.

9. easy to carry around (size is important to me as i want to carry it in my pocket not bulk)

10. budget not a issue

i know its a dream combination however i would seek your suggestions.

Some things i figured out were

1. galaxy nexus prime i9250 (pune price gray market 23kapprox)

2. galaxy note.

3. galaxy s2

4. galaxy tab 2 + a simple phone nokia x302

5. iphone 4s

6. nokia e6


all suggestions moe than welcome

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Old 26th May 2012, 13:33   #9276
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am completely new to android market. Used E71 since 08. Now the time has come to make it to next level.

PS: i have garmin for gps and panny fz for pics and movie recording. So if they arent there no issues on the phone

4. galaxy tab 2 + a simple phone nokia x302
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After lot of permutation combination, I arrived at such a solution. But for me, both devices are android.

1) Xperia Neo for day to day activities
2) Galaxy Tab 2 (Ordered, yet to receive) for PDF reading, browsing at home and occasional GPS use in car.

Believe me, for PDF reading I even felt the 4.3" screens to be inadequate. Thats why arrived at this
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After lot of permutation combination, I arrived at such a solution. But for me, both devices are android.

1) Xperia Neo for day to day activities
2) Galaxy Tab 2 (Ordered, yet to receive) for PDF reading, browsing at home and occasional GPS use in car.

Believe me, for PDF reading I even felt the 4.3" screens to be inadequate. Thats why arrived at this
Thanks for the suggestion.. However, I am not very inclined towards sony personally.

PS: Is the galaxy tab2 7 incher which was launched a few days ago ? for 23x something ?
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Thanks for the suggestion.. However, I am not very inclined towards sony personally.

PS: Is the galaxy tab2 7 incher which was launched a few days ago ? for 23x something ?
If you really need to read PDF files, I think even 7 inc tabs wont work well.
I have the 7 inch kindle and I tried reading PDFs. Its just not possible, where you keep scrolling.

You will need a 9 inch tablet.
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Old 26th May 2012, 14:17   #9279
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PS: Is the galaxy tab2 7 incher which was launched a few days ago ? for 23x something ?
Yes, it was. There was a deal going on eBay. Tab 2 for 18.9K with warranty. Grabbed it

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If you really need to read PDF files, I think even 7 inc tabs wont work well.
I have the 7 inch kindle and I tried reading PDFs. Its just not possible, where you keep scrolling.
You will need a 9 inch tablet.
Actually, I have a 7" chinese from a friend of mine which I keep for the past month or so to try out. I felt comfortable reading PDF however. I too was inclined to 9 inch+ but felt like it'll be difficult to hold long, especially while reading on bed. So just picked the 7"
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If you really need to read PDF files, I think even 7 inc tabs wont work well.
I have the 7 inch kindle and I tried reading PDFs. Its just not possible, where you keep scrolling.You will need a 9 inch tablet.
And which is the 9 incher in market ?
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Yes, it was. There was a deal going on eBay. Tab 2 for 18.9K with warranty. Grabbed it
Lucky you

Well, i have used ipad2 and believe me the eyes really hurt on them even after reading say 2 / 3 pages due to oleds. somehow then its my experience. (i dont like ipad personally) but then its not a 100% major factor deciding. I have heard good reviews about ics4.0. and its smaller in size to carry around than 10 inchers. if its a 10 incher screen, then i would have gone for a netbook (eyes closed).

anyways..

so i understand the best combo

1. galaxy tab2 with ICS4 & a decent phone with buttons like eg. nok x2-03

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And which is the 9 incher in market ?

Lucky you

Well, i have used ipad2 and believe me the eyes really hurt on them even after reading say 2 / 3 pages due to oleds.
1. galaxy tab2 with ICS4 & a decent phone with buttons like eg. nok x2-03
The deal is still on. Check this out

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P-3100 Wi-Fi, 3G, 16GB INBUILT MEMORY , 7" P3100 Tab | eBay

Yes, I too had the same opinion about OLEDs. For some reason I have never been a fan of OLEDs. Am not a fan of those highly saturated pixels. What you felt is correct, for reading books an LCD seems to be a better solution (at least for my eyes).
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And which is the 9 incher in market ?

Lucky you

Well, i have used ipad2 and believe me the eyes really hurt on them even after reading say 2 / 3 pages due to oleds. somehow then its my experience. (i dont like ipad personally) but then its not a 100% major factor deciding. I have heard good reviews about ics4.0. and its smaller in size to carry around than 10 inchers. if its a 10 incher screen, then i would have gone for a netbook (eyes closed).

anyways..

so i understand the best combo

1. galaxy tab2 with ICS4 & a decent phone with buttons like eg. nok x2-03
Your wrong there man. ipad 2 is not an OLED. Its an Lcd display.
And on a more general topic, none of the lcd/Oled screens are good for reading for long times. Paper-ink displays are the best which are on Kindle/Nook/adam etc..
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Your wrong there man. ipad 2 is not an OLED. Its an Lcd display.
And on a more general topic, none of the lcd/Oled screens are good for reading for long times. Paper-ink displays are the best which are on Kindle/Nook/adam etc..
Well Ipad2 is LED lit which i meant..still it hurts the eyes. "9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology"

correction its not OLED, its LED
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Well Ipad2 is LED lit which i meant..still it hurts the eyes. "9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology"

correction its not OLED, its LED

the main issue with an LCD while reading is the back light, the kind of back light (LED/CFL) doesn't matter.prolonged reading will hurt your eyes.

If you need a good PDF reader get a kindle/nook. you'll get the base models for ~5k. these are black and white though.you can buy the galaxy note as your primary phone as it is big enough to read most PDF's.
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Finally picked up the HTC Sensation XL with the beat Head Phones set.

Awsome beats in the head phones.
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