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It looks like the Nexus 6 is coming in at $650 off contact for the 32GB version. That's just to expensive for me...not that I was ever considering it in the 1st place.
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Experience with Android L Preview Release on the Nexus 5

I installed the LPV79 early developer preview release of the next version of Android on my nexus 5 last night. It was great to be able to see what is coming, and pitch in a bit by voting on some known issues in the bug tracker ( http://goo.gl/bmvb2D ). 

If you are not a developer, and thinking of checking it out, prepare to play around, and then move back to 4.4.4 Kitkat as your daily driver. This truly is only for developers to prepare their apps for when "L" gets a name. So be patient, and contribute what you can, but don't clutter up the work that google, developers, partners, and open source contributors need to do to get this ready for launch.

Here is what I found

1. There are a number of very popular applications that won't launch at all (e.g. dropbox, for workaround use cloud feature of ES File Explorer), and others that are busted in some way (xda has a running list here http://goo.gl/j2Yf4f , and you'll find a google defect report here http://goo.gl/CJBNFb ). Some people are even having trouble installing Google's own Docs and Sheets apps from the Play Store (I did not).

2. Hotspot functionality is broken (http://goo.gl/Zv4E7G). I tested this and confirmed. Client connects to nexus AP but is never given an IP address.

3. The new lock screen with notifications is great, but has a way to go. For instance, quicksettings for toggles are available without unlocking. That could prove troublesome from a security perspective. Also, until app developers update to the new framework, controls in media apps (such as plex) may not be available on the lock screen.

4. The combination of status bar, pull down notifications, quicksettings, google search, small settings icon, and clickable profile picture is not easy to use. You pull down once, and get notifications. Have to pull down again to get quicksettings, and then have to tap a third time to get to your other settings through the gear. When you do so, it is likely you will fat-finger the tappable profile picture. If you do that, you will get your own contact hovercard (of what use this is to yourself from the status bar I will never know). The one I would like to tap on for battery detail, is the battery icon. But no such luck.

5. Some of the cool features you wanted from the I/O presentation are not yet available. Such as bypassing unlock requirements from safe locations. So there is no compelling reason for a non-developer to rush this because of some killer feature.

6. The Material Design does please, mostly. It looks and works really well in the dialer and the calculator. Some of the changes to settings locations and groupings were more natural, and the toggles worked well. The scrolling bounce effects, window slide-in animations, and other kinetic touch responses are great. The keyboard was a little odd looking to me at first, with borderless keys and non-uniformed font positioning (especially in lower case). The dynamic floating preview when using gesture entry works well (as before), but the transparent background shadow on the overlay is a little close to the text. I am still not sure why voice entry is not enabled by default in builds. Allowing return to 'abc' entry on the right side after clicking the emoticon button is super handy. I think I remember having to stretch by thumb to the left side of the screen on kitkat.

7. The recent app's drawer looks and works well. The addition of specific settings areas, and chrome tabs is helpful. And I found myself using it more than previously.

8. Don't know about project Volta, but the easy to read prediction of likely remaining hours of use from the battery settings is nice. Speaking of which, the teal on white isn't necessarily my favorite, but everything is easier to read than before—part of the content first intent of Material Design. Again, my suggestion would be to put the battery icon back in the quicksettings. It is a useful screen. I can't say the same for the data usage grid. It doesn't look quite right.

9. Everything seems smooth and fast. The switch to ART from Dalvik is not dramatic, but it certainly didn't hurt anything. But then again, I have had no complaints since the success of project butter. I may be crazy, but even Kitkat 4.4.4 seemed to improve touch response just a tad from the previous point release.

Well that is it so far. Great work team android. I think this will be a great release when it lands. Hopefully this feedback helps in some way. In the mean time, I'm heading back to where I belong. When "L" gets a name, I'll be there.
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Nice! Im probably swapping back to Android this year (I go back and forth) and it sounds like L definitely gives the ecosystem a boost. 
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Go Kings Go!
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My son didn't quite make it through the 4.5 hour game, but he sure loved wearing his Kings shirt today.
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Another exciting overtime hockey game. A little sloppy on the Kings part. But we'll take it. One down 3 to go.
#lakings #stanleycup
 
+1 if you want to see the LA Kings hoist the Stanley Cup.
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There was only one way it could end #GoKingsGo #KingQuick #WeAreAllKings #1Down3ToGo
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I wonder what the penalty is for not letting Putin score on you?

Alternate story title: Putin decides to do it himself after Olympic hockey disappointment.

The Wall Street Journal.: Russia Says Putin Stars in Hockey Game. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw8ebtsBo
Russian television interrupted its prime-time news Saturday to showcase President Vladimir Putin's latest athletic exploit: His ice hockey team won the final game of an amateur league series: Guess who was the star.
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Between WWDC and I/O, Apple acted a little more like Google, and Google acted a little more like Apple. Apple opened up a little bit more of the underlying os to developers. And Google reigned in their platform a little more. Both mobile platforms remain unique approaches to the space, but clearly have benefited from the competition.

Though there are valid dissenting opinions, I personally think putting a damper on the oem skin insanity is a good thing for android. Every time I pick up a family member's android device, I have no idea what I might find, or in some cases how to help them. But as an open source advocate, should I be concerned?
For Android's second act, customizability takes a back seat to consistency.
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How does this make you feel?

RT: Far more accurate satellite images on the way as US lifts restrictions. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw75zMtho
Satellite images have always been a bit fuzzy, thanks to the US government.
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Still reflecting. [The best defensive team in the league during the regular season] scored the most goals of any team in the postseason since the 1993 Los Angeles Kings led by Wayne Gretzky.

If you didn't follow them on their record-breaking journey, this article highlights the significance well.

#lakings  #stanleycup
The Kings took the hard road to the top, but they made it. Through three difficult series to start the postseason to a grueling five-game Stanley Cup Final, this victory was well earned.
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The definition of team.

#lakings #stanleycup #whatajourney #whatasport
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When you have trouble even naming the most valuable King of the entire playoffs, you realize it is one unselfish team, and you don't have to.
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That moment when you realize the Kings are going to win the cup. The second period of game three when the Rangers are throwing everything they have at goaltender Jonathan Quick through serial powerplays and he is literally smiling through the frenzy. #stanleycup #lakings
 
+Jared Medrano +Gerson Monterrosa +Wheels bbf Ha ha ha ha lmao lol rotf!!!!!!!
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#KingQuick was literary a "Wall" tonight, he made some unbelievable saves, the 2 stick saves he made were amazing!!!!! #GKG
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Don't touch that Western Conference Trophy, we want the cup!

I'm pretty sure I read LA Kings Captain Brown's lips correctly when he asked the attendant, "I don't have to touch it, do I?" He didn't.

What a series. What an edge of your seat nonstop action sport. An overtime game 7 win. Heart and skill on both teams this series, ending with handshakes that demonstrate respect for the game.

#lakings #hockey
 
LA KINGS baby!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!;)
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Los Angeles Kings become only the 4th team in history to come back from starting 3 down to win a 7 game series! What a great sport. What a great team and coach. "[Shark] cages are a good thing." Hopefully ponds are too ;) But no matter what, I will be proud of this hero feat and this season.

#lakings #onlyhockey #beardtime #itsthecup
 
From down 3 to Game 7 winners.

The +Los Angeles Kings are ready to cruise on to the next round.
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Well said brother, well said. Here's hoping that Duck season will be just as exciting.
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Disciple of Christ. Husband of a virtuous and talented wife, Melissa, and father of Samuel—our bundle of answered prayer. Graduate student of theology. Professional geek by trade, serving as an IT Architect and Director of IT Engineering in the higher education space.

I don't post too much publicly. You can request to be a part of circles relating to some of my interests:
  • Christianity (occasional quotes, devotional reflections, or whatever I am presently studying or thinking about)
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If I see that you share these interests, I will generally add you to those circles.


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If you do not yet know God or have peace with him through Jesus Christ, I would be happy to point the way. This world and my life never made sense without him. Such basic questions as, "Who am I?", "Why am I here?", and "Why is there so much wrong with this world and will it get better?" do have answers.



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  • Azusa Pacific University
    M.Div., 2015
    Theology, Biblical Studies, and Ministry leadership
  • Azusa Pacific University
    Business Administration, 1993 - 1998
    Management, MIS, and some Computer Science
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World of Goo
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Cyber Monday-Tuesday Special. Giving Scripture
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Art with a purpose Give the gift of Scripture. What is more encouraging and powerful than the Word of God? What can give our hearts joy in t

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Select copy paste Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader Notes Highlights.
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New Chrome and Firefox extension, and the obvious workaround allowing you to select, copy and paste your Amazon Kindle and Cloud Reader Note

Google Authenticator
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Google Authenticator generates 2-step verification codes on your phone.Enable 2-step verification to protect your account from hijacking by

Superbrothers Sword & Sworcery
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Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is an exploratory action adventure with an emphasis on audiovisual style. Traverse a mythic little realm,

Google Keyboard
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Google Keyboard makes text input smart and easy. Glide through letters with Gesture Typing – just lift to finish a word, no spacebar require

Faithlife Study Bible
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The Faithlife Study Bible app puts a wide array of Bible study tools on your mobile devices, including the following: * NIV, ESV, NKJV, NASB

Hangouts (replaces Talk)
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Hangouts brings one-on-one and group conversations to life with photos, emoji, and video calls for free. Connect with friends across compute

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Experience Google Calendar on devices running 4.0.3 or later.The Calendar app displays events from each of your Google Accounts that synchro

The Void Way We Think about the Word that does not Return Void
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THE INEVITABILITY OF SANCTIFICATION
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Shop music on Android Market and listen instantly using the Google Music app. Google Music is a cloud-powered music player and storage servi

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A place for Android fans everywhere to meet, share and get the latest on all things Android.

Nexus S – The new Android phone from Google
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THE local burrito place, where they hand make your tortilla right before they fill it with goodness. An overtomatoey hot sauce that grows on you and gives it a distinctive flavor.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Best crispy fish tacos. And fresh chiles gueritos.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Okay I wouldn't call it the best Pizza in California, but it is on my list… Carino's in La Jolla, Casa Bianca in Eagle Rock (LA), and now Giuseppe's in Pismo Beach. Thin crispy crust yet slightly doughy at the same time, perfect and plentiful sauce and a balanced amount flavorful cheese.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Chili verde burrito is among the best (green sauces seem to be their specialty). Chips are great, and they have quite a selection of soups including albondigas. Everything tasted fresh and is hot even to go. Have not seen it empty yet. Clean and friendly. Have not yet tried any asada dishes.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
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Try the Al Pastor tacos.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
One of the better 100% hand wash places around here. Couple of notes: Owner is nice but smokes near one end of the waiting area, so if you are sensitive to that... Also there is no indoor waiting area with seating. Fortunately there are semi shady areas and you generally get nice breezes from the canyon.
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reviewed 2 years ago