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#2521

Posted 3 weeks ago

It's literally preference, it's not a big enough deal you need to write an essay js.


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#2522

Posted 3 weeks ago

Most things in life are a matter of preference, yet people like to expose their vision of them and exactly why they prefer one over the other.

Others' justified opinions already helped me decide my own, so I try to be helpful to others as well. You're not obligated to read my "essay", though.

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#2523

Posted 2 weeks ago

It seems like Google Assistant is slowly being rolled to all devices now. That's a good improvement over Google Now. Can't wait for the Global Version of the update. It's being done though a Google Play Services update.

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#2524

Posted 2 weeks ago

My sister's Nvidia Shield K1 already got it and yesterday she already had some fun playing arround with it. According to Google, most devices with Android 6 or 7, at least 1,5Gb of RAM and an HD screen at compatible with it, those who haven't received it yet should be just a matter of waiting.

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Posted 2 weeks ago

My sister's Nvidia Shield K1 already got it and yesterday she already had some fun playing arround with it. According to Google, most devices with Android 6 or 7, at least 1,5Gb of RAM and an HD screen at compatible with it, those who haven't received it yet should be just a matter of waiting.

Did it come with the recently mentioned "software upgrade 5.1"? I read about it a while back.

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#2526

Posted 2 weeks ago

Must be a regional release thing, as I've got the Nvidia Shield K1, recently updated to 5.1 (Android 7.0), and I've not got Google Assistant yet.  I'm guessing it's going to be like Google's version of Siri or Cortana... basically an annoying thing that you just want to tell it to f*ck off?


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#2527

Posted 2 weeks ago

Almost smashed my phone today...on purpose. Earlier today I was messaging a friend and I noticed that it's unbelievably difficult to type in any language other than English. That is hugely annoying but then TIDAL started to act all f*cky, or my phone, or Cyanogen, or something, and I nearly punched through the screen but I held back and gave it two hard slaps. Apparently you can do that thanks to Gorilla Glass. I hurt my hand a bit. Touch screen phones are definitely way more annoying than older phones. I've never felt the urge to smash a phone quite like this before.

Anyway. I should probably start meditating again.

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Must be a regional release thing, as I've got the Nvidia Shield K1, recently updated to 5.1 (Android 7.0), and I've not got Google Assistant yet.  I'm guessing it's going to be like Google's version of Siri or Cortana... basically an annoying thing that you just want to tell it to f*ck off?

Yes, it's regional. US release before the rest of the world as usual. It's done through a Google Play Services update. I'd say it's better than Cortana(which lacks a ton of features & not interactive).

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#2529

Posted 2 weeks ago

For months a microphone issue has been haunting me, and after I tried a ton of things I think it's time to seek for help.

Problem: on phone calls, people use to complain about very poor audio quality from my side, being choppy and distorted. This is not a persistent problem as it's usually working fine and then the problem happens.

What I've already tried:
  • Testing the mic on a recording. It's working perfectly, no hardware issues or obstructions.
  • Uninstalled apps I had installed by about when the problem began happening.
  • Booted into safe mode.
  • Tried to use an headphone unit.
  • Turned on and off the Bluetooth (some said it could be a glitch cause).
  • Deleted the cache partition - this worked the first time and it was fine for a month or so, but I've tried to do this again with no luck now.
Basically, I've tried every single solution I've seen online, except doing a factory reset. It's a bit of an ache to do it and I don't really want to unless it's really the only option left, as on most forums I've read people with similar issues always pointed it didn't solved. Finally, should I send it to warranty? Since the mic is working fine I'm not sure if it's hardware caused.

Phone: Samsung J3, Android 5.1

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Posted 2 weeks ago Edited by Arrow, 2 weeks ago.

AFAIK, Software/OS never has anything to do with physical issues like audio, unless it's a sh*tty ROM and buggy AF. If your device is under warranty, it might be a good idea to get it checked at the nearest customer outlet. Hopefully they'll rectify the issue for you.
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#2531

Posted A week ago

The issue seems to no longer happen, so I guess it was just the cache causing errors once more. Thanks a lot for your help anthough I don't entirely agree with you, as my search concluded this problem isn't that rare to happen and it's usually a software bug like in my case.

I used a VPN server to trick Google Playstore and finally try out Cortana. I'm actually amazed by it, I never appreciated it's PC counterpart but the mobile version is really good and intuitive (a lot better than Now/Assistant imo). I'll stick with it for a while, I'm quite enjoying it and such a shame Microsoft doesn't make it avaliable worldwide.

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#2532

Posted A week ago Edited by Android, A week ago.

"O-MG, the Developer Preview of Android O is here!"

"Android O Features and APIs"

 

bring it on fam

 

I'm still betting on Oreo for the name.

 

Or maybe they'll change ann of the menu colors to Orange and name it that.


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#2533

Posted A day ago

I'm sure that Oreo will be the name. Android orange sounds a bit too lame. Too bad that non-Nexus devices don't get the Android O preview.

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#2534

Posted A day ago

Or better yet ditch this naming strategy altogether. It's kinda goofy. They could come up with some cooler names instead.

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#2535

Posted A day ago

Let's come up with better suggestions, such as... Android Orgasm?

Ok, I won't steal Youtube comments' jokes anymore *runs away*

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#2536

Posted 11 hours ago

Or better yet ditch this naming strategy altogether. It's kinda goofy. They could come up with some cooler names instead.

I like to think of the team members are ever hungry people from the naming technique itself. Most of them have a sweet tooth it seems.
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#2537

Posted 11 hours ago

Or better yet ditch this naming strategy altogether. It's kinda goofy. They could come up with some cooler names instead.

I like to think of the team members are ever hungry people from the naming technique itself. Most of them have a sweet tooth it seems.

I've never understood it, people always ask what version I've got, now if it was numbers I'd find it easy, but codenames etc, I just plain forget which version is which. I don't even know anymore in truth.

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#2538

Posted 2 hours ago Edited by ΣΓ, 2 hours ago.

It's simple. Android Nougat is version 7 because "N" is the seventh letter in the alphabet. Oh, wait, it's actually not.

Let's come up with better suggestions, such as... Android Orgasm?

Ok, I won't steal Youtube comments' jokes anymore *runs away*

I meant ditch the whole thing, including the alphabetical order of the names. Or just stick to numbers. I never hear people even use these stupid names anyway. The only time I hear\see them mentioned is in news articles.

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#2539

Posted 2 hours ago

Ok, well I've just ordered a Google Pixel (not the XL, I'm not made of cash). At £470 it was a reasonable price deal for the device and I hope it's money well spent....


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#2540

Posted An hour ago

It's simple. Android Nougat is version 7 because "N" is the seventh letter in the alphabet. Oh, wait, it's actually not.

Let's come up with better suggestions, such as... Android Orgasm?

Ok, I won't steal Youtube comments' jokes anymore *runs away*

I meant ditch the whole thing, including the alphabetical order of the names. Or just stick to numbers. I never hear people even use these stupid names anyway. The only time I hear\see them mentioned is in news articles.


Until Android 5, it was usual different updated versions of the same build had different names (such as Android 4 - 4.3 being Jellybean; and then 4.4 being KitKat), so that's why the alphabetical numeration doesn't match the actual version numbers.

About my joke... Just my peculiar sense of humor at it's finest :p Never take those seriously, when I intend to say something serious I always do so in the appropriate manner. But well, I think by now it's almost a trademark of Android, and something to make it different. Ubuntu has already been naming it's versions alphabetically (btw the "Z" comes with the build 17.04 next month, just so you know). I don't think it's that big of deal, but I see your point it might not be a "serious" naming approach.




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