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    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    I wish I had enough money to start a company that makes mobiles phones. I'd get Cyanogen to build the OS and it'd be the best phone ever. Unlocked bootloader. Root out the box, always up to date OS, nightly builds for the real geeks out there and as much customisation as you could shake a stick at. Whack Gapps, Beautiful Widgets and Android Pro Widgets on there as a bonus and the geek tech world would be a beautiful place.
    Even if you became a millionaire over night, consumers would not want that phone, right now the majority of people want an iPhone.

    Also want would you define as the "best phone ever"?? (Of course the definition is subjective but I want your opinion)

    Yeah your phone might appeal to the geek community but lets be honest where is the money in that? :laugh: The geek community want things for free not paid for.
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    (Original post by FinalMH)
    Even if you became a millionaire over night, consumers would not want that phone, right now the majority of people want an iPhone.

    Also want would you define as the "best phone ever"?? (Of course the definition is subjective but I want your opinion)

    Yeah your phone might appeal to the geek community but lets be honest where is the money in that? :laugh: The geek community want things for free not paid for.
    Going on sales figures - I'd argue that's no longer the case. People want smartphones and Android is cheaper which is probably a large reason as to why it's done so well, though I'd now say Android and it's app store is getting a convincing enough option on it's own right.

    My opinion of the best phone ever is one that is always up to date and can access all the features of the most up to date version of the OS, hardware permitting (ie, I wouldn't expect my Desire S to be NFC compatible). I'd personally say that a dual core 28nm phone with a 3.9" screen, 128GB of storage + SD Card, removable 2,500mwh battery and an aluminium unibody is the way forward, however, that is not what I would sell.

    I'd sell a "superphone" with a 4.3" screen with epic specs and a standard phone with a 3.7" screen and high mid-range specs to start off with.

    I think that a phone that's always up to date (software wise) would appeal to many. Ask an iPhone 4 user if they're pissed they can't use Siri just because Apple say so, or, for instance, a HTC Desire HD on Orange user if they're annoyed they've only just got 2.3.5 with Sense 3.0 when others have had it for ages. Yeah, not everyone cares (my sister has a GS2 that still has it's default homescreens.... :rolleyes:), but I think that the promise of always up-to-date and very customisable OS would be a really good USP for an Android device.
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    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    Going on sales figures - I'd argue that's no longer the case. People want smartphones and Android is cheaper which is probably a large reason as to why it's done so well, though I'd now say Android and it's app store is getting a convincing enough option on it's own right.

    My opinion of the best phone ever is one that is always up to date and can access all the features of the most up to date version of the OS, hardware permitting (ie, I wouldn't expect my Desire S to be NFC compatible). I'd personally say that a dual core 28nm phone with a 3.9" screen, 128GB of storage + SD Card, removable 2,500mwh battery and an aluminium unibody is the way forward, however, that is not what I would sell.

    I'd sell a "superphone" with a 4.3" screen with epic specs and a standard phone with a 3.7" screen and high mid-range specs to start off with.

    I think that a phone that's always up to date (software wise) would appeal to many. Ask an iPhone 4 user if they're pissed they can't use Siri just because Apple say so, or, for instance, a HTC Desire HD on Orange user if they're annoyed they've only just got 2.3.5 with Sense 3.0 when others have had it for ages. Yeah, not everyone cares (my sister has a GS2 that still has it's default homescreens.... :rolleyes:), but I think that the promise of always up-to-date and very customisable OS would be a really good USP for an Android device.
    Isn't the Galaxy s2 the best selling smartphone ever?
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    (Original post by TheCasual)
    Isn't the Galaxy s2 the best selling smartphone ever?
    Might be, but I hate it! Haha!
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    I love mine but I've replaced the launcher with Go and have a 5x4 grid which is so much more space efficient
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    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    Might be, but I hate it! Haha!
    :eek: Why? I've got it and love it x
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    (Original post by TheCasual)
    :eek: Why? I've got it and love it x
    Far too big, feels cheap, hate, hate, hate the launcher. All my opinion of course.
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    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    Far too big, feels cheap, hate, hate, hate the launcher. All my opinion of course.
    So what is your prefect size? You can change the launchers though.
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    (Original post by TheCasual)
    So what is your prefect size? You can change the launchers though.
    I've gone from a HTC Hero to a HTC Desire S. Both pretty much the same size, though the DS has a bigger screen at 3.7". Yeah, I know you can. Tbh, I find that I prefer Nova launcher to anything else I've used. Granted, its ICS only and I probably wouldn't use it if I wasn't rocking an aosp based ROM.
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    According to Engadget, the SGS2 will get ICS on Saturday. But they think it won't have Flash or Bluetooth 3.0 support. Add the fact it won't look any different to the current stock ROM due to Touchwiz, is there any point in updating? What are the benefits?
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    (Original post by silent ninja)
    According to Engadget, the SGS2 will get ICS on Saturday. But they think it won't have Flash or Bluetooth 3.0 support. Add the fact it won't look any different to the current stock ROM due to Touchwiz, is there any point in updating? What are the benefits?
    It'll run better.
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    Is there any way I can have my phone on silent except for one number, which would be on ringtone and vibrate?
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    (Original post by G8D)
    It'll run better.
    In what ways? I seriously have zero issues in the way it runs. I get no slowdowns, rarely any bugs and everything just works. Plus all apps work on 2.3.5 whereas some have teething issues on ICS. If it was vanilla ICS I'd jump on it but it's totally skinned as far as I know.
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    (Original post by silent ninja)
    In what ways? I seriously have zero issues in the way it runs. I get no slowdowns, rarely any bugs and everything just works. Plus all apps work on 2.3.5 whereas some have teething issues on ICS. If it was vanilla ICS I'd jump on it but it's totally skinned as far as I know.
    Considering the power of the SGS2 I doubt many differences will actually be visible actually. Nvm.
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    (Original post by silent ninja)
    According to Engadget, the SGS2 will get ICS on Saturday. But they think it won't have Flash or Bluetooth 3.0 support. Add the fact it won't look any different to the current stock ROM due to Touchwiz, is there any point in updating? What are the benefits?
    (Original post by G8D)
    It'll run better.
    And you can run chrome for android and just switch to Nova
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    (Original post by wizard710)
    And you can run chrome for android and just switch to Nova
    Chrome any good? I've forever used Dolphin. It's great.
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    Samsung's Twitter has confirmed that the SGS2 will definitely be getting an ICS update but that it definitely won't be tomorrow.
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    (Original post by silent ninja)
    Chrome any good? I've forever used Dolphin. It's great.
    Chrome is fantastic, particularly having the list of all my currently open tabs on my other machines.
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    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1504

    for the win!!
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    (Original post by silent ninja)
    Chrome any good? I've forever used Dolphin. It's great.
    Dolphin just crashes for me, like randomly quitting and taking all my tabs with it.

    (Original post by estel)
    Chrome is fantastic, particularly having the list of all my currently open tabs on my other machines.
    This very much so. I open so many tabs on my computer to read and so handy for them to sync over
 
 
 
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