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Re: The new breed of smartphones. « Reply #60 on: April 09, 2010, 01:18 PM »
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Guessing you just download the firmware online?
Not sure, I was a bit surprised when I was reading some HTC owners complain that they are still waiting for 1.6 to be updated... Before seeing that, I assumed you could easily do it yourself.

Maybe if you update it yourself, you have to do some dodgy stuff that voids the warranty.

With Nexus One, once an update is out, you'll quickly get a notification on your phone and it will just download and install itself.
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Re: The new breed of smartphones. « Reply #61 on: April 09, 2010, 01:22 PM »
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I'll need to look into it methinks, thanks for the heads up, dawg.
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Re: The new breed of smartphones. « Reply #62 on: April 09, 2010, 01:28 PM »
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think I've found a price plan for the Hero that means I won't be forced to turn to prostituting myself next year.
I really wanted N1 on contract but it's going to be exclusive to Vodafone initially and they haven't even given the release date yet. Not only that but because the phone will be hugely popular, they will most likely rip you off with £30-35 on 24 month contract... so I decided buy because I want it now and I think there's a good chance that it will end up cheaper to buy than to have on contract.
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Re: The new breed of smartphones. « Reply #63 on: April 09, 2010, 01:36 PM »
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I'll need to look into it methinks, thanks for the heads up, dawg.

HTC are generally pretty slow at updating the older phones. There is a healthy community of people building custom ROM's for them though - I had a G1 before I bought the Desire and it was quite happily running Android 2.0... Here is a good place to start.

You should probably also be aware that the hardware in the Hero is rather old and slow compared to the current generation of phones...
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Re: The new breed of smartphones. « Reply #64 on: April 09, 2010, 01:46 PM »
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Oh I'm sure it is Phyllis, but when you've ran a Sony Ericsson K800i since 2007, it's a massive, massive improvement. As a student, it's not really viable or feasible to buy a Nexus One or Desire.
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Re: The new breed of smartphones. « Reply #65 on: April 09, 2010, 01:51 PM »
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Oh I'm sure it is Phyllis, but when you've ran a Sony Ericsson K800i since 2007, it's a massive, massive improvement. As a student, it's not really viable or feasible to buy a Nexus One or Desire.

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Re: The new breed of smartphones. « Reply #66 on: April 09, 2010, 01:52 PM »
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Oh I'm sure it is Phyllis, but when you've ran a Sony Ericsson K800i since 2007, it's a massive, massive improvement. As a student, it's not really viable or feasible to buy a Nexus One or Desire.

Boogers'll buy you one, and pay to feed and clothe it - he's got lots of dosh!! Whistle
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Re: The new breed of smartphones. « Reply #67 on: April 09, 2010, 01:54 PM »
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Phil, with the HTC Desire, can you remove Sense UI and make it identical* to N1? And I know they both have 1ghz but would Desire run it as good as N1?

* Excluding the exclusive Google voice feature on N1.
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Re: The new breed of smartphones. « Reply #68 on: April 09, 2010, 01:56 PM »
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Boogers'll buy you one, and pay to feed and clothe it - he's got lots of dosh!! Whistle

I imagine he probably hires a servant to post on MW for him. Very Happy
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Re: The new breed of smartphones. « Reply #69 on: April 09, 2010, 01:57 PM »
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I imagine he probably hires a servant to post on MW for him. Very Happy
I've always known about Arka's current job.
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Re: The new breed of smartphones. « Reply #70 on: April 09, 2010, 01:59 PM »
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Phil, with the HTC Desire, can you remove Sense UI and make it identical* to N1? And I know they both have 1ghz but would Desire run it as good as N1?

* Excluding the exclusive Google voice feature on N1.

Yeah, you can drop the sense UI and switch back to the default launcher if you want.

and... the Google voice feature is now installable on the Desire!
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Re: The new breed of smartphones. « Reply #71 on: April 09, 2010, 01:59 PM »
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I imagine he probably hires a servant to post on MW for him. Very Happy

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Re: The new breed of smartphones. « Reply #72 on: April 09, 2010, 02:00 PM »
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and... the Google voice feature is now installable on the Desire!
SINCE WHEN? Before I purchased N1 a few days ago, it was disabled on Desire and no one had modded it.
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Re: The new breed of smartphones. « Reply #73 on: April 09, 2010, 02:06 PM »
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I imagine he probably hires a servant to post on MW for him. Very Happy

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Re: The new breed of smartphones. « Reply #74 on: April 09, 2010, 02:57 PM »
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Once I get home I will, can't wait! I've researched all the Android apps I want, so looking forward to trying them out. Very Happy

MapDroyd
Flixter
Google Listen
SharePrice
Layar
Wikitude
Trippo
Tricorder
TasKiller
SMS Pop Up
TubeStatus
BeebPlayer
pdaNet
Places Directory
Metal Dector
NRU (zagat.com)

SetCPU
Power Manager
Process Manager
UltimateJuice
netcount
APNdroid

Aww tender
I hope you enjoy your new phone!
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