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Yeah, I did enjoy the custom ROMs on my S3. That was nice, and ParanoidAndroid is the closest thing to my version of perfection on Android. That does solve the carrier restriction issue, but I still think Google should fight for that privilege on their Nexus devices. Then it will show you how much Samsung, Sony, and HTC really care about their devices.

As for iOS, it has gotten stale, and there is much to be desired, but I got my 5 in high hopes for the next iOS. I'm assuming its going to be a big leap. Hopefully.

And strangely, you get used to it. I have rather large hands. To the point that the Note 2 looks like a normal sized S3 in my palm. I think the only reason I'm able to grip my iPhone is because of the Commuter case I have on it tongue.gif. if not, I'd probably have dropped it a hundred times by now.
 
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I guess there's only so much spying on citizen-serfs google can do at a time, but they'll be back, and I'll never buy it
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I fail to see how. Look up Lenovos new phone. It has almost identical specs. Here's the link http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/03/lenovo-p780-kobe-bryant/

So yea, there's plenty of reason to believe the rumors. There was nothing fantastical about it any ways. The big battery was the only real big shocker and Lenovo proves it can work.

Kobe Bryant..? Christ....
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Edited the far too sensational title. Handing it over to motorola is DEFINITELY not cancelling it entirely.
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Originally Posted by wierdo124 View Post

Edited the far too sensational title. Handing it over to motorola is DEFINITELY not cancelling it entirely.

Well, Google owns Motorola so it's like we went from

"Google cancels X Phone, hands it to Motorola"

to

"Google hands off X Phone to Motorola"

when it should say

"Google hands off X Phone to Google owned company, Motorola."

Oddly enough I feel the last one lacks the impact needed to drive page views to a website, and amazingly enough it's not used.
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post #26 of 39
Except before it just said "Google Cancels X-Phone"
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Google just needs to come up with a "phone" that is VoIP ONLY and will work on their nationwide Google Fiber system that encompasses the entire country in conjunction with their partner, Dish. I'm sure it would also work on all existing WiFi hotspots as well.


And yes, my response is only partly in jest. I personally think that a VERY inexpensive, WiFi ONLY smart phone that used VoIP would rock. Without having to deal with independent carriers, using open sourced WiFi as your communication, you wouldn't have to worry about "minutes" or what network it would work on, it would just work. For those of us who are near a WiFi hotspot most of our days, this would be awesome if it was like $250-300 for the phone and ZERO monthly contract (because you don't need a carrier). If you wanted to be able to make a phone call when you aren't near a WiFi hotspot (and with cars coming with WiFi built in the near future, like the Doge Dart II now), that will be less frequent, and people using tablets that have data modems already built in (you could use your Tablets data plan and just piggy back on that), you could just pick up something like a Verizon Mobile Hotspot/Jetpack or AT&T Mobile Hotspot Elevate.

I already do this...Use Google Voice with something like Spare Phone or GrooVe IP on Android....My phone also cost less than $200, has a physical qwerty keyboard, is water/dust/shock proof, and also has a prepaid plan for $10/month(might switch to the one that's $15/6mo if I can get myself to strictly use the wifi).

I mean, this isn't ready to go out the box, you need to spend $1.50 on the app, and have a googlve voice number(free) and the app(free), but what you want is already out there ready to be set up on any Android(and possibly other OS's for all I know).
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I already do this...Use Google Voice with something like Spare Phone or GrooVe IP on Android....My phone also cost less than $200, has a physical qwerty keyboard, is water/dust/shock proof, and also has a prepaid plan for $10/month(might switch to the one that's $15/6mo if I can get myself to strictly use the wifi).

I mean, this isn't ready to go out the box, you need to spend $1.50 on the app, and have a google voice number(free) and the app(free), but what you want is already out there ready to be set up on any Android(and possibly other OS's for all I know).
What kind of phone do you have that does all that?
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but what's even left of their motorola division after extensive cuts.
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I already do this...Use Google Voice with something like Spare Phone or GrooVe IP on Android....My phone also cost less than $200, has a physical qwerty keyboard, is water/dust/shock proof, and also has a prepaid plan for $10/month(might switch to the one that's $15/6mo if I can get myself to strictly use the wifi).

I mean, this isn't ready to go out the box, you need to spend $1.50 on the app, and have a googlve voice number(free) and the app(free), but what you want is already out there ready to be set up on any Android(and possibly other OS's for all I know).

I did this for a few months and I had a Freedompop 4G hotspot that gives you 500mb of free data a month with no contracts or anything.
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