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  Reply # 379809 14-Sep-2010 20:03
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networkn: Thanks for all the replies, turns out I am done with my VF Contract and if I am prepared to re-sign with them for 3 YEARS, they will give me a decent phone. I can now take my pick of devices..

Nexus One, Galaxy S, HTC Desire.. Not sure which to pick now that price isn't as much of a concern (though it's still rape and pillage with pricing at VF paying more than RRP).

I like the look of the Galaxy S, but I don't love the Samsung Skins (TouchWiz), I much prefer the HTC Sense, however I guess if there was a compelling reason to go for the Galaxy I could build a bridge...


I've got a Nexus One and today I loaded eViLD's "NXSense" v1.16 on it. So that gives you an Nexus One with Sense UI, 720p HD vidcam (the Desire version), overclockable to 1.119GHz (mine is right now - solid as a rock) and FM Radio and fully functional bluetooth.

UPDATE: It wasn't actually hitting 1.119GHz....and when I made it, the phone crashed within about 20 seconds....so 1.07522 GHz will have to be good enough. :-)  

Wifi tether works provided you manually select the channel.
USB tether is still broken. I never use it.
It comes with MS Exchange support. 

I've been using it since lunch time. Nothing but good news so far.  

Nexus One is old enough now you might pick one up for $700 second hand. You can have Sence UI...and get HD video and FM radio....and the phone is designed to be modded. It's the reference platform for Android v3.0. 

Not a bad package. But modding it means unlocking the bootloader and there's no warranty after that. If you get one that came from the US any warranty means returning it to HTC in the US.....and I honestly couldn't be stuffed doing it. I'd just buy another phone. 




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networkn: Thanks for all the replies, turns out I am done with my VF Contract and if I am prepared to re-sign with them for 3 YEARS, they will give me a decent phone. I can now take my pick of devices..

Nexus One, Galaxy S, HTC Desire.. Not sure which to pick now that price isn't as much of a concern (though it's still rape and pillage with pricing at VF paying more than RRP).

I like the look of the Galaxy S, but I don't love the Samsung Skins (TouchWiz), I much prefer the HTC Sense, however I guess if there was a compelling reason to go for the Galaxy I could build a bridge...


Galaxy S :) join the club!

As for Touchwiz, it's no where near as bad as the older Samsung phones, you can turn most of the touchwiz stuff off or just switch launchers within seconds to have it gone! Plus froyo less than a week away apparently(I'm holding my breath, i bet it'll be delayed)...

update: XDA says mid Sept, but another site has the 22nd as the official release date, hard to tell which one is correct




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  Reply # 379857 14-Sep-2010 21:19
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I'm a pretty happy SGS user. You can replace TouchWiz with LauncherPro and be away laughing in no time.




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  Reply # 379875 14-Sep-2010 21:49
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I don't think nexus one is getting 3.0 , doesn't 3.0 have minimun specs > Nexus one




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  Reply # 379883 14-Sep-2010 22:01
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Say what now?

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  Reply # 379888 14-Sep-2010 22:14
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kiwijunglist: I don't think nexus one is getting 3.0 , doesn't 3.0 have minimun specs > Nexus one


No. Nexus One is *the* reference phone for Android v3.0 development.

"minimum hardware specs, Gingerbread will demand a 1 GHz CPU, 512 MB of RAM, and a 3.5-inch display or higher--devices with 4-inch screens or higher will have a new resolution of 1280 x 760." 

Nexus one fits that description perfectly up to the "or". 

It may not get Android 3.0 rolled out to it, but Android 3.0 is being written FOR it.

The distinction there is marketing versus actual function.

The source will come out and there will be a version of CyanogenMod "7.0" for Android v3.0.

One of the primary lessons of my first year on Android: You can't rely on the telcos...but you CAN rely on the modders (collectively, if not individually).  

Frankly....while some are afraid to root their phones (mainly because they've never done it)....I've reached the point where I'm afraid NOT to.  HTC G1 owners who haven't rooted their phones are still running Android v1.6. Those who have rooted their phones are running Android v2.2. 





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  Reply # 379945 14-Sep-2010 23:31
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cheers for clearing up my error =)




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  Reply # 379948 14-Sep-2010 23:35
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oh ANDROID 3.0 for a minute there I had no idea!

I thought 2.2 was only just out. I take it no 2.3 is coming? Right to 3 then?

I am SLIGHTLY leaning toward either the Galaxy or Nexus.

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  Reply # 379973 15-Sep-2010 03:17
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I have a desire, one thing I like about it over the Nexus is the tactile buttons - had a play with a N1 the other day and sometimes I had to press the keys twice or even thrice on occasion to get it to register. The Desires keys are solid, tactile and click excellently. I like my SLCD, apart from in direct sunlight, the display rarely drains a significant amount of battery for me.

I used Launcher Pro for a while, even bought it, but I've gone back to HTC sense. As this is my phone for work, personal and uni, the email widget is invaluable and I haven't come across one of equal calibre yet. I have the left three screens filled up with one each.

Optical vs Ball track pad, personal preference here, I prefer the ball of my friends N1, while he preferred my Optical.

Other than that, these phones are essential brothers, with the Desire being more readily available of Vodafone and even more so on Telecom. Depends on what you're looking for, but from what you've said I can highly recommend the desire. I cannot speak for or against the Galaxy as I have no experience, however you're looking at probably three of the best phones on the market, you're hardly going to go wrong, goodluck!

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  Reply # 380015 15-Sep-2010 09:10
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networkn: oh ANDROID 3.0 for a minute there I had no idea!

I thought 2.2 was only just out. I take it no 2.3 is coming? Right to 3 then?

I am SLIGHTLY leaning toward either the Galaxy or Nexus.


Nexus if you're a would-be hacker-dude who wants to run the latest, soonest..... 

Samsung Galaxy S if you want the coolest, awesome-est phone out there right now......except for that wee GPS issue. :-)  

Any of these phones is going to have some kind of issue. They perform so many complex functions in such a small package I'm amazed they work as well as they do. iPhone 4's antenna is its weakness....that and Apple's patronising, arrogant attitude to its customers.  


  




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  Reply # 380060 15-Sep-2010 11:12
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Loving the desire here, but if you're wanting to get the phone sourced from voda, you can't pick the desire they don't supply it from memory.

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