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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

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Nicely played.

I'm actually not actively disliking the iPhone at this point.


Spoke too soon. Google just announced the next Nexus flagship phone. http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/29/3569540/google-nexus-4-preview-price-release-date

Surprised it doesn't have LTE, but otherwise looks like it's a solid phone spec wise. Not a huge fan of the hardware design. Kind of uninspired and boring.
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I like how people criticize Apple for putting out a phone without goofy NFC but Google puts out one with no LTE.

post #3033 of 4017
To release a phone without LTE makes no sense to me. And I still think a 4.7" screen is too big.

I don't mind the extra height on the iPhone screen. Somewhat surprised that most apps are taking so long to get updated in order to make use of it.
post #3034 of 4017
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Originally Posted by dcg View Post

To release a phone without LTE makes no sense to me. And I still think a 4.7" screen is too big.

I don't mind the extra height on the iPhone screen. Somewhat surprised that most apps are taking so long to get updated in order to make use of it.

They have to create new art resources and in many cases rethink the UI. To do it right, it can take time. I'd rather see a delay then sloppy updates.
post #3035 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Jr Mouse View Post

They have to create new art resources and in many cases rethink the UI. To do it right, it can take time. I'd rather see a delay then sloppy updates.

I agree that it's more difficult than most might imagine, but it's not as if the new resolution was a well-kept secret...it was speculated about for months before release.

I'm not really complaining, as everything's perfectly usable. Just would have expected app makes to be more on top of things. Of course, for certain apps it's harder than for others.
post #3036 of 4017
Example - BBC news. For a news app of that sort, you're basically just increasing the vertical resolution so more stories fit on the screen. Should be relatively simple.
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Originally Posted by dcg View Post

I agree that it's more difficult than most might imagine, but it's not as if the new resolution was a well-kept secret...it was speculated about for months before release.


If you are head of a small app development company that was not let in on the changes by Apple before the announcement, would you bet thousands of dollars of development time on rumors and speculation? That's the reason why more apps are not ready. Developers waited till they knew the facts.
post #3038 of 4017
please someone give me a lead to a case that doesn't look like dogshit spread onto your phone with a trowel
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

please someone give me a lead to a case that doesn't look like dogshit spread onto your phone with a trowel

http://www.switcheasy.com/product/TONES_iPhone5
post #3040 of 4017
My Last Word homescreen.



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post #3041 of 4017
That's weird that you keep your phone/dialer and sms in a folder thereby requiring two clicks to use.
post #3042 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Jumbie View Post

That's weird that you keep your phone/dialer and sms in a folder thereby requiring two clicks to use.

You need to think aggregate clicks/swipes in a day. I rarely have to move off that screen.

Plus, I can see a maximum of my beautiful picture. smile.gif
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post #3044 of 4017
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

I like how people criticize Apple for putting out a phone without goofy NFC but Google puts out one with no LTE.

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Originally Posted by dcg View Post

To release a phone without LTE makes no sense to me.

They claim to have a fundamental reason which seems consistent with the Nexus ethos

http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/29/3569688/why-nexus-4-does-not-have-4g-lte
post #3045 of 4017
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Originally Posted by UnFacconable View Post

They claim to have a fundamental reason which seems consistent with the Nexus ethos
http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/29/3569688/why-nexus-4-does-not-have-4g-lte

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For Google, Nexus is a flagship brand that represents the best of Android, with Google leading by example to show other hardware manufacturers what Android can be. And though partners build the hardware, Google wants direct control of the software on Nexus devices with no carrier intervention. That alone means Google can't sell an LTE device, as there's simply no access to LTE networks without working with carriers in one way or another: Verizon and Sprint's LTE networks still require compatibility with their 3G CDMA systems, and there's essentially no such thing as an unlocked CDMA device. AT&T's fledgling LTE network runs on different frequencies than other LTE networks around the world, so Google would have to build a custom phone for just 77 markets in the US. Doing that without AT&T's financial assistance makes little sense.


Direct control over over the software released on hardware without carrier intervention? Hmmmmm... I wonder who has that? Oh yeah, Apple!

Whole thing's an excuse because they didn't make the same sort of deals Apple did with the carriers. Now it's fucking them over. Some great "open" handset ecosystem they got going there. The Nexus is the only true Android phone being sold in the USA and now it's also being crippled due to wireless carrier control. Keep enjoying your garbage skins and preloaded carrier bloat-ware apps that you have to hack off your phones guys.

People often fail to see the simple ways in which Apple's products have a level of freedom from the carriers no other handsets can match.
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