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Is Miracast still not supported by default on these Pixel phones like the Nexus ones? That's another Apple-esque decision by Google, and it kept me from getting one.
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Terrible phone. Period.
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The Mi5s has the Snapdragon 821. The Mi5 has 820. Kinda like how iPhone has the regular version then the S version later. Xiaomi copies as much as possible from the iPhones including name style. lol. Anyway, if the Mi5s is the same as the Mi5 but with the newer chipset then it can probably have all those carrier bands enabled just like the Mi5 does. It is not a very complex procedure to enable the other bands either. If you can root your phone you can unlock them. It is also very easy to buy in the US, multiple websites sell it for $400 or less.

There is also the ZenPhone 3 Deluxe Special Edition that has the Snapdragon 821 and will likely cost a bit less than the Pixel phones. Typically retarded ASUS naming though.

The Xiamoi CEO even copies Steve Jobs' fashion sense.

A lot of these Chinese firms have no shame.
Well, would you enlighten what is bad about copying someone.
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Well, would you enlighten what is bad about copying someone.

When you blatantly copy something and adamantly in public say you had no inspiration from the brand you're copying? That's pretty shameful.



Corporate China has zero imagination or a idea of their own
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Well, would you enlighten what is bad about copying someone.

When you blatantly copy something and adamantly in public say you had no inspiration from the brand you're copying? That's pretty shameful.


Corporate China has zero imagination or a idea of their own

If you can prove that they did indeed copy from a brand, you're free to prove it or else it stays your opinion.
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The phone I'm currently using actually (Rooted, ROM, SOff, custom camera firmware, custom audio firmware.). Out of the box it isn't great, but it's a beast once you tweak it.

That said I'll be ordering the 10 tomorrow since the Pixel turned out to be such a downer.

Funny thing is that I'm pretty damned sure HTC had the design first so Apple can't do anything. I got a g5 myself, talk about a downer tongue.gif.
post #127 of 195
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All people wanted from google is Stock Android with fast updates. Looks like Nexus devices will not get 7.1 until 2017. That is dropping the ball right there. That was the point of getting a Nexus again?

Now that they have a stake in the HW sales, they want Pixel to have an exclusivity period, to boost sales. Once that is over, im sure the Nexus (Nexi?) will get it too.
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If you can prove that they did indeed copy from a brand, you're free to prove it or else it stays your opinion.

 

To be fair, that picture is pretty funny. I'm not speaking in legal terms, so I won't be hiring a team to prove anything, but it's empirically obvious that some Chinese companies are definitely... shooting for a certain image. 

 

 

Without speaking to legality or anything of the sort, I think we can safely call a spade a spade.

     
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If you can prove that they did indeed copy from a brand, you're free to prove it or else it stays your opinion.

Considering China has no copyright laws and A LOT of counterfeit products come from there (cars, Beats headphones)..............yeeeeeeaaaaaahhhhhh


ANYWAY! Pixel phone looks like it's about as good of an idea as the Pixel Chromebook. That's all I have to say on that.
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The phone I'm currently using actually (Rooted, ROM, SOff, custom camera firmware, custom audio firmware.). Out of the box it isn't great, but it's a beast once you tweak it.

That said I'll be ordering the 10 tomorrow since the Pixel turned out to be such a downer.

Funny thing is that I'm pretty damned sure HTC had the design first so Apple can't do anything. I got a g5 myself, talk about a downer tongue.gif.

Ugh, the G5 looked so promising, too. The V20 is amazing, the problem with that phone is that it's insanely large.

What I see as the major flaws from Google regarding the Pixel:
-The name. You already have a fairly trusted brand in Nexus, it's also a fast more marketable name than Pixel.
-No SD Card support. You want to take Apple head on? You give people features that Apple won't.
-Price. For the price there's other phones that smash the Pixel in features. I could care less about an 821 over an 820 so long as other features are met.
-Zero mention of continued developer support with unlockable bootloaders.

This, coupled with Android's fragmentation across not just OEMs but carriers is atrocious. I've been saying it since the Nexus 1.

They need to force OEMs into an update cycle that gives all phones 2 years of security and OS updates within 30 days of release. Disallow carriers from installing bloat, and disallow them from gimping features too.

I wouldn't need to go to the hassle of S-Off and ROMing my phones if that were the case, but when community Devs push out an update faster than an OEM does, there's something wrong.
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