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If you don't get it, you won't get it :D
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Found this thing called SVP... smooth video playback that's in all the new 3d TVs, that's available as a software for PCs too... make movies very realistic. Check it out when you can. 32 MB download. Found it while searching for a fix for jerky/stuttery playback during panning camera scenes in VLC/Mplayer/MediaPlayer

http://www.svp-team.com/

Just for the record, even Apple products don't have this shit built in :)
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Everythings gonna be just fine...
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LOL
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Nokia needs a Nexus device already. Before they go broke.

http://androidandme.com/2012/09/opinions/an-open-letter-to-nokia-and-ceo-stephen-elop/
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Google Nexus Jelly Bean stuck at boot animation

I couldn't share an APK file via bluetooth like any normal file since +OpenIntents File Manager wouldn't let me. I renamed the file extension to .apk.bak and then tried transferring it which I normally do with other APK files.

My Galaxy Nexus suddenly went to the boot logo and got stuck there for the next 10 minutes before I had to pop the battery out because I couldn't switch it off normally via the power switch.

Booting up would just get stuck at the boot animation. I'd just upgraded to +Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 about three weeks ago so it's the newer color cycled X animation. It did boot up once after several attempts and popping out the battery whenever it got stuck longer than 5 minutes. However, even though Bluetooth was now off, the phone would reboot when the Bluetooth indicator showed up in the status bar. And then proceed to get stuck at the boot animation.

Googling hinted that Android might be doing an fsck on boot so I decided to let the phone charge while I had it on the boot animation. Nothing even after six hours, which is way longer than any fsck would have taken for a 16gb partition.

Googling again brought about this as a fix and it did work, though I did lose any pics that I hadn't synced yet and a whole bunch of e-books that I carry around for when I'm bored.

1. Boot up by pressing Volume Up + Volume Down + Power (this will boot you up in Fast Boot mode)
2. Use Up/Down to choose Recovery Mode and press the power button to select.
3. Recovery Mode will boot with an Android apparently under repair (red cross). Press Volume Up + Volume Down + Power again and you will get the recovery menu in blue (this was tricky for me because my power button is quite soft)
4. Select the 2nd last option using the volume rocker. This should be the option to wipe the system partition. Select using the power button.
5. Follow the instructions to reboot.

Rebooting brought up a fresh Jelly Bean system. Inconvenient, since I've been on stock and haven't rooted this phone at all. On the bright side, it's like having a new phone, and I still have all data I've synced to various clouds to fall back on :)
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The offending apk was Tiny Shark Downloader. It happened again trying to transfer the newest version of the APK. It hasn't happened with other APKs. I wonder what's up. +OpenIntents 
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Works with beer and all the other fizzeh bubblehs... :)
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Jellybean 4.1.2 Hmmm…

Nah… nothing interesting here. UI just got a bit smoother when loading images though. It could also be just my imagination.
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Seriously, Apple FUD knows no limits. When will iPhone users ever learn?
 
*Actual iPhone 5 benchmarks *

CNET posted a bogus report on benchmarks. I had problems believing that a dual core from apple would be faster than every Android device so I decided to go to the source. Turns out the Galaxy S3 and the Nexus7 both score higher benchmarks than the iPhone 5.

You can see here for yourself. IPhone scores 1590, Galaxy S3 scores 1766. These are the benchmarks mentioned in the article below.
Android benchmarks: http://browser.primatelabs.com/android-benchmarks
iPhone benchmarks: http://browser.primatelabs.com/ios-benchmarks

CNET's blatantly misreported benchmark review : http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57513867-37/iphone-5-benchmarks-surface-performance-doubles/
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If you are from the US, yes, the Galaxy SIII is slightly faster or at worst, on par with the iPhone 5's performance. If you're not from the US, the Galaxy SIII is just a whole generation of performance ahead of the iPhone 5.


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You are awesome! :)
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you are very helpful, and insighful, I need your help to understand, my heritage, because I can speak bengali but I can't read or write.
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