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One small question for reviewers . Is the screen of the GS5 pentile ? 
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Drew Cole's profile photoJonathan Ng's profile photo
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I never understood why the pixels are arranged that way.
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I got invited to the soak test for Kit Kat on my droid maxx in December it bricked my phone so I got a replacement except this droid maxx is still on jb 4.2 says its up to date anybody knows the status for kit Kat on the droid maxx
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I am waiting for the Android 4.3 update for my Xperia ZL , which is supposed to be released today . 
http://www.3g.co.uk/PR/Dec2013/sonys-xperia-z-range-to-get-android-4-3-december-19th.html

Sad that my phone is 2 versions behind . I been using this phone for around 2.5 weeks now and I am very pleased with it . I like the Sony Xperia UI more than the bloaty touchwiz that i was previously using from the note 3 . I got this phone as a birthday gift from my uncle so i ain't complaining , just use it and return the note 3 to my dad . 

I hate that sony has this screen protector that is glued to the screen (very difficult to remove) , I turned off the bravia engine because it makes my photos looks oversaturated and terrible . The phone also has poor battery life compared to the note 3 and it runs hotter as well . 

I want to unlock the bootloader and flash cyanogenmod but i dont want to lose the audio , camera enchancement made by Sony . 

Moral of the lesson , always get a google edition . 

#android   #sony   #xperia #update   #rant  
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use grass cutter then haha .
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RANT ALERT


Can someone explain to me why do nexus devices cost a whole lot more in countries that have no access to play store? Like literally twice as expensive

In Sweden it costs a whooping $600, in my country it goes even further reaching as much as $700 (smh) on ebay it's $1000
, that is for the 16gb version, mind you. To top if all off, last year google's finest still sells for $350 here, doesn't make sense does it?

I mean like for that price there are a boatload of other phones that are way better than the n5,

It looks like Google just doesn't want everyone to buy their nexus devices

Perhaps Only first world country citizens are given the right to buy them?

+Michael Helleryou should probably make an regarding to this topic at pa, I'd wager it'll contribute to some big views 
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For me I just buy one eBay. There are plenty of people that buy cheaply from the play store just to sell it to people living on countries that can't access the play store.

+Nicholas Oliver I suggested to you that you buy one eBay. But you told me that whatever you buy will still be charged with import tax that make it very expensive . So the answer lies with your country , Indonesia. 
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Devices next please!
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Android 4.4 is here . I think its an awesome update with nice under-the-hood improvements . However , many devices even Google's own Galaxy Nexus won't be upgraded , I guess its kind of sad .

Nevertheless , I could still use CyanogenMod 11 on my TI Omap 4430 galaxy s2 . Just have to wait for the stable release . 
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Samsung have efuse that voids warranty. I will root . In about a year 
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Looks like the "A Morning with Google+" event has caused enough traffic to break Google+. Lots of connection errors right now. How can Google not handle this traffic?

The event has been delayed 15 minutes because of the issues. 
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Is it just me, or have all the BBM fakes vacated the play store?
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Great!! But.... How do you disable the builtin camera app and why are there 2 links for download? 
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I feel sorry for those s4 owners. Well, not really. One thing keeps bugging me though. Wasn't the huawei ascend p2 the first with 'advanced lte'?
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I know with all the hype about Google I/O this may seem insignificant but..... I got a 2 megabit line! Or something, still not sure how adsl works. And my dad has just got a galaxy s4! It may not be the best built phone and you guys have probably seen it a million times already but for a tech excited teen who has never seen the lumia 920,let alone 925,or the nexus 4,or the HTC one, or the Sony Xperia X this is bloody exciting! I have seen the s4 once before, but now I get to tinker with a current high end phone! 
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Not bad
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Hey guys I need help. I'm debating on trading my nexus 5 32gb for something with better battery life. I LOOOOOVVVVVEE MY NEXUS 5 but I need battery life more. Plus it heats up when gaming and lags when playing 3d games. Please give me suggestions. I'm thinking of the note 3 but i hate touchwiz. Please so.ething with snapdragon 800. 
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I sold my captivate with 4.2.2 installed..just depends, as I prefer a high spec phone that will last a while
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Am just in love with kitkat

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Cool . I can't wait to get KitKat and get rid of touchwiz on my note 3
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Is it worth upgrading from the nexus 4 to the nexus 5? I don't have the luxury of buying the nexus 5 for $399...it's expensive here, 16gb costs $550 while the 32gb costs $600

What would you guys do if you were me?


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That's a lot of money for "slightly better". The n4 is already a quad core krait processor. There is no apps that strain it. The benefits of the n5 over the n4 are not worth the cost to me at all. 10%better camera and faster charging? But hey it's your money.
If you had a galaxy nexus or even an s3 or older if say go for it as decent upgrade. N4 to n5? Waist of money.
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Anyone know how to block this?
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I find that mobogenie pop up on PA very annoying 
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Ha! 7 minutes into the first NBA Pregame of the year and Ernie Johnson is already pimping the Samsung Galaxy Gear.
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Instead of F5-boming Google+ (which is killing it), here's the link for the "A Morning with Google+" livestream event. 
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The camera sucks , even the UI sucks . Sony's camera app is best simple UI and the one on the Galaxy s4 zoom is best overall
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Wow....... This is incredible. I can say is when can I have some? 
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SAME WITH ME BRO, YOU'RE NOT ALONE, 99% OF MY FRIENDS ARE ON BB DUE TO BBM, BUT NOW

I FEEL BAD FOR THOSE WHO JUST BOUGHT THE Z10, DUDE YOU JUST GOT TROLLED VERY VERY VERY HARD

I'm sorry for my capslock, really excited
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