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Erm, bit slow on the uptake but..
HTC Hero doesn't allow bluetooth transfer?!
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Erm, bit slow on the uptake but..
HTC Hero doesn't allow bluetooth transfer?!
The APIs aren't available on cupcake. Another app that needs 2.1
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(Original post by wizard710)
The APIs aren't available on cupcake. Another app that needs 2.1
Well that's abit.. silly
Why have the bluetooth option if you can't transfer?!
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Bluetooth headsets/hands free...
Not worth it
Such an awesome phone should have something as simple as bluetooth installed
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I have Bluetooth transfer on my Hero.
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(Original post by mikeyd85)
I have Bluetooth transfer on my Hero.
Which rom are you using?
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(Original post by wizard710)
Which rom are you using?
Cronos 1.4.1 Non OC.

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Is aHero better than Chronos? They both use the new kernal.
Not tried aHero tbh. Cronos has rebooted on me once and crashed once in the few days I've had it installed and is really, really slick. If aHero is much of an improvement,I'd be amazed tbh.
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(Original post by G8D)
Why aren't you overclocked?!?!
Don't feel the need. This ROM runs pretty much as well as Kimera did at 650MHz. Since I've got performance, may as well go for the extra battery life.
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(Original post by G8D)
TBH SetCPU helps save alot of battery.
This is true,but it kept clocking my Hero slow when in sleep, too slow, so that it wouldn't wake... No matter what I set it to too. :confused:
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What do you guys do about security? If I'm staying logged into Facebook and Twitter, if my phone gets lost/stolen surely someone could have access to my accounts.
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There is the pattern lockscreen..
But I have WaveSecure (its a subscription service but I got in during the beta) which lets me track, disable and wipe my phone from a computer if need be.
I saw the pattern lock thing but it seems like a pain to have to do that every time you use your phone. I suppose I'd get used to it.

WaveSecure sounds great but I don't think I'd subscribe to it. I think I'll change my FB and Twitter passwords to unique ones as well. People recommend that anyway but when you have 50+ internet accounts it's a strategy that lowers security as you're forced to write them down.
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What's the best android handset? Or where can I compare them side-by-side online?
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(Original post by motoroller)
What's the best android handset? Or where can I compare them side-by-side online?
Most popular right now is the HTC desire, and is probably the best too in my opinion.
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Most popular right now is the HTC desire, and is probably the best too in my opinion.
The main problem with the HTC Desire has to be the fact that it uses Sense UI on top of the operating system. Therefore, HTC is rather crap when it comes to providing its users with the latest update especially in terms of the time required to adapt Sense UI towards the update.

Look at the HTC Hero as an example, look how long it's taking them to adapt Sense UI for 2.1 on the Hero. I don't know whether it's a business sense but I'm worried that the Desire may be subject to this kind of problem when newer HTC Handsets appear on the market in 6-12 months time.

The Desire may be the most popular right now, but in my opinion the best Android Handset has to be the Nexus One since it doesn't use Sense UI, and is simply Android 2.1 untouched, and has only just received 2.2. Whereas, the Desire is now lagging behind, due to the Sense UI. Plus updates towards the Nexus One comes directly from Google rather than the actual company which built the device which is HTC, although they were simply told to make a device and to be sold by Google, as their flagship product.

Once my contract expires, I will probably look to purchase a device such as the Nexus One or even the Nexus Two if and when it does appear on the market. To me, Android untouched is definitely the way forward without the overlays e.g. Sense UI/Sony Ericssons Xperia.
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i do love my x10
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(Original post by IcEmAn911)
The main problem with the HTC Desire has to be the fact that it uses Sense UI on top of the operating system. Therefore, HTC is rather crap when it comes to providing its users with the latest update especially in terms of the time required to adapt Sense UI towards the update.

Look at the HTC Hero as an example, look how long it's taking them to adapt Sense UI for 2.1 on the Hero. I don't know whether it's a business sense but I'm worried that the Desire may be subject to this kind of problem when newer HTC Handsets appear on the market in 6-12 months time.

The Desire may be the most popular right now, but in my opinion the best Android Handset has to be the Nexus One since it doesn't use Sense UI, and is simply Android 2.1 untouched, and has only just received 2.2. Whereas, the Desire is now lagging behind, due to the Sense UI. Plus updates towards the Nexus One comes directly from Google rather than the actual company which built the device which is HTC, although they were simply told to make a device and to be sold by Google, as their flagship product.

Once my contract expires, I will probably look to purchase a device such as the Nexus One or even the Nexus Two if and when it does appear on the market. To me, Android untouched is definitely the way forward without the overlays e.g. Sense UI/Sony Ericssons Xperia.
Yeah, I have been thinking this recently with a few of my friends asking about getting android phones. It is hard to recommend a skinned android phone when you know how long it takes to be updated
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Yeah, I have been thinking this recently with a few of my friends asking about getting android phones. It is hard to recommend a skinned android phone when you know how long it takes to be updated
When you make comparisons between the Nexus One and the HTC Desire the only real difference is the Sense UI, but specs-wise they're both pretty much the same.
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When you make comparisons between the Nexus One and the HTC Desire the only real difference is the Sense UI, but specs-wise they're both pretty much the same.
And you can argue the benefits and drawbacks of having senseUI till the cows come home
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And you can argue the benefits and drawbacks of having senseUI till the cows come home
For sure, *laughs*. I'm quite looking forward to the first Google TV stbs though and to see what they can really do Internet TV? PVR? Flash? Android phone as remote control?

There is so much potential for the Android at the moment, and I would love for more people to start to recognise it as a real alternative to the Apple iPhone. I absolutely hate the number of people (including some of my friends) who believe that the iPhone is the only choice out there.

Sorry, for turning this into a bit of a rant.

Anyway, without any overlays such as SenseUI it can create less of an issue when upgrading an OS. I know this is a bad comparison, but you don't see Microsoft Windows having some sort of overlay on top made by Dell. Then you can argue that smartphones are becoming a bit more like a computer nowadays especially with CPU's, GFX Cards (Tegra), OS, Ram/Rom, and the ability to mimic what can be done on a computer.

Maybe it's best for manufacturers such as HTC and Samsung to concentrate on designing the handset and the hardware which comes with it, and for Google to provide support for the operating system. Look at Samsung and how terrible they can be when providing updates with the prime example being the Samsung Behold II, whereby customers were promised 2.1 but instead the company has recently announced that the device will only be updated to 1.6! Even though the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S is an amazing phone, there are people who will not purchase it because of the fact that Samsung are terrible when it comes to providing updates for their devices.

http://www.cnet.com/8301-19736_1-20006258-251.html
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For sure, *laughs*. I'm quite looking forward to the first Google TV stbs though and to see what they can really do Internet TV? PVR? Flash? Android phone as remote control?

There is so much potential for the Android at the moment, and I would love for more people to start to recognise it as a real alternative to the Apple iPhone. I absolutely hate the number of people (including some of my friends) who believe that the iPhone is the only choice out there.

Sorry, for turning this into a bit of a rant.

Anyway, without any overlays such as SenseUI it can create less of an issue when upgrading an OS. I know this is a bad comparison, but you don't see Microsoft Windows having some sort of overlay on top made by Dell. Then you can argue that smartphones are becoming a bit more like a computer nowadays especially with CPU's, GFX Cards (Tegra), OS, Ram/Rom, and the ability to mimic what can be done on a computer.

Maybe it's best for manufacturers such as HTC and Samsung to concentrate on designing the handset and the hardware which comes with it, and for Google provide support for the operating system. Look at Samsung and how terrible they can be when providing updates with the prime example being the Samsung Behold II where customers are promised 2.1 but instead the company will only bring out an update for 1.6.

http://www.cnet.com/8301-19736_1-20006258-251.html
And something not to forget about skinning is it is fine for us who understand the different ones such as SenseUI and motoblur but it makes it more difficult when you try and tell a non-techie that My HTC Hero runs the same software as the droid (Barring updates) because most people would say that they don't because they don't look the same
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