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    (Original post by Kaph)
    How does Android handle notifications like texts and stuff? I'm sick of my iPhone simplely because everything is so obtrusive.

    the htc desire has a notification bar right at the top of the screen which can be seen when using other apps, so the notification pops up on that. If you're doing something that requires full screen, there's a subtle light that flashes when you have a notification
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    Notification blind :sogood:
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    On my phone when the phone is in standby there is a green light which shows there is activity

    When i press the button and the lock screen comes on it shows you the exactly detail of what you have

    once its unlocked its all on a bar at the top (on HTC sense)

    As per my above psot, its frsutrating that you cannot see what you have when the phone screen is sort off off/screensaver mode like you can do with most other non smartphones
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    (Original post by Clubber Lang)
    On my phone when the phone is in standby there is a green light which shows there is activity

    When i press the button and the lock screen comes on it shows you the exactly detail of what you have

    once its unlocked its all on a bar at the top (on HTC sense)

    As per my above psot, its frsutrating that you cannot see what you have when the phone screen is sort off off/screensaver mode like you can do with most other non smartphones
    My only experience of this would be on ther K800i where you click the volume button and you would see a grey scale (with backlight) time and missed call/message notification.

    I do not think that these screens OLED/AMOLED/SLCD are designed with such features built in.
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    (Original post by G8D)
    My only experience of this would be on ther K800i where you click the volume button and you would see a grey scale (with backlight) time and missed call/message notification.

    I do not think that these screens OLED/AMOLED/SLCD are designed with such features built in.

    On all the nokias I have had, when the screen is blank and in stanby mode

    you get the clock as a screenaver, you also get missed calls and text message notifications

    it seems with Android that you need to pres the pwoer button to see anything. it is frsutrating to not have a clock available all the time with pressing a button

    TBH I havent explored the option too much so will look into, my guess is having a screensaver type thing will kill the battery too quickly.
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    My unlock screen (HTC Wildfire) displays the time and date plus any texts or missed calls I might have, and you can see the notification bar (plus phone signal, WiFi etc.). That works for me, gives me just enough info and I can always unlock my phone to get more if needs be.
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    (Original post by Kaph)
    How does Android handle notifications like texts and stuff? I'm sick of my iPhone simplely because everything is so obtrusive.
    There's a notification bar at the top of the screen that displays icons for different apps (SMS, facebook, twitter, email, GMail etc.), which you drag down to see the notifications in more detail. Also, when you get a new notification whilst you're using your phone it flashes brief info of the notification in the notification bar (details of the email/first few lines of a text etc.). It's completely unobtrusive compared to iOS.
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    Cheers for the replies guys, that sounds absolutely perfect. The notification bar seems to be one of the killer design features of Android.

    Now, to get the DHD on T-Mobile or Vodafone? Leaning towards T-Mobile, do they tinker with the ROMs or not?
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    Yes yes yes! After a few hours last night tinkering away on my HTC Hero. I now managed to get Angry Birds. It does not look too bad I think for the resolution. I don't think it does. I think I may of exaggerated in it my head to be honest.
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    (Original post by Clubber Lang)
    What MP3 players are you lot using? The stock one? (if you have sense does it use the same stock one that Google provide)

    Also do any of your phones allow you to see things when the phone is on standby WITHOUT having to press the power button for the screen to come on? i.e have the screen sort of on all the time but not actually fully on. Would it be a battery killer?
    DoubleTwist. It works very well and has an unobtrusive widget. I like it a lot.

    I do wish though that I could use the UI from Tunes Remote with the music on my phone with the DoubleTwist widget and the Sense lock screen media controls. That'd be ace. :yep:
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    (Original post by Kaph)
    Cheers for the replies guys, that sounds absolutely perfect. The notification bar seems to be one of the killer design features of Android.

    Now, to get the DHD on T-Mobile or Vodafone? Leaning towards T-Mobile, do they tinker with the ROMs or not?
    Neither T-Mobile or Vodafone tinker with ROMs beyond adding a few bookmarks and a startup splash screen. Other than that everything else is the same. Vodafone once tried to modify the HTC Desire ROM through an update but the uproar was so huge (a gigantic thread on their forums and multiple articles) so I doubt they'll ever try it again.

    Although saying that Vodafone renames "People" to "HTC People" (so as not to confuse the non-existent people who download the "360 People" application) on my HTC Wildfire, which doesn't actually fit on the Home screen and is instead displayed as "HTC Peop"!
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    Finally on Android now.
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    (Original post by FinalFlash)
    Finally on Android now.
    What phone have you got?
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    (Original post by wizard710)
    What phone have you got?
    HTC desire. Still trying to figure out things now.:hmmmm:
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    I have the HTC ARIA which is soon coming to the UK as the HTC GRATIA.

    I am probably going to sell it and try a Windows 7 phone!
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    Anyone care to link up the apk for Angry birds?
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    (Original post by FinalFlash)
    HTC desire. Still trying to figure out things now.:hmmmm:
    How are you finding the phone?
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    (Original post by Kaph)
    Cheers for the replies guys, that sounds absolutely perfect. The notification bar seems to be one of the killer design features of Android.

    Now, to get the DHD on T-Mobile or Vodafone? Leaning towards T-Mobile, do they tinker with the ROMs or not?
    T mobile because they give a 3GB limit for smart phones compared to Vodaphone's 500-1gb limit.
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    (Original post by yoyo462001)
    How are you finding the phone?
    It's great...although my last phone was the Samsung tocco lite so I'm still getting use to the whole smart phones,apps and etc.

    I just found out about half an hour ago that I can record HD(720p) Videos using the phone. :eek:
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    ^jealous.
 
 
 
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