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  1. NdMk2o1o

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    If you have rooted then that's the hardest part

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2192976
     
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    i love chinese Apple Ripoff running Android xD
    i found this at 80$ got lucky enough to be the last bidder
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    brand new running android stock 4.2.1 7" phablet ok its not a Asus Fonepad but it runs on a Mediatek MT8589 with a PowerVR SGX544MP1 (wich yelds nearly 2x the peak perf of the tegra 3 gpu) any based device with it is on par, most of the time, with the Nexus 7

    according to the seller it has also 2gb ddr3 ram(ditto: its 1gb ddr3 ram but most of the online seller lie on this :D i guess the seller i got didnt know that :rolleyes: )only 4gb storage but has a micro SD slot up to 32gb and a 5000mAh battery (tho i never trust chinese battery, still the maker of that battery seems to be the same as the 1750mAh i have in my UMI X1 wich is not bad at all)

    and the screen is made by the same brand that does the Nexus 7 one (same size same resolution same mountpoint)

    funny at first i was frisky with screen size more than 4.7" (as my previous One X) and favored 4.5" (UMI X1) but using the Nexus 7 daily proved me 7" isnt uncomfortable to hold and also using a handset with something like that is not a problem for me.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/7-3G-Phone-...89-Quad-Core-GPS-1-2GHZ-1GB-8GB-/130962686214
    at last i can have a good laugh when i see that ... 220$ really? :p well i guess 160$ + DHL+ toll would do pretty much the same :D
     
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    YAY I have CWM installed now! I'm gonna go hunting for Roms now C:
     
  4. NdMk2o1o

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    I had lots of fun trying out different ones, I'm sure you will also. Dammit I think I want to root my HTC now :rolleyes:
     
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    well since the No.1 P7 i brought is advised as "unrootable" i will try this link... and if not working then same way as rooting a UMI X2 or X1S

    i suspect people who have rooting problem is because they got a MT6577 or worse and try rooting tools for MT6589 (tho Shuame tools support all MTK SOC ... weird...)

    edit but i will download it from the original post on XDA not the link you posted ;)
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2130276&page=81
     
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    Please tell me you guys have seen this
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    I missed using lcd sir real on my g15 for system monitoring
    Now I don't.:respect:
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    Im getting a nexus 4 soon, im so happy, haha
     
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    Google is starting to play on my nerves.I think since last maps update they changed how the location policy works (or I just noticed it).
    Now I need to agree for all google services to know my location, you cant just allow maps to it but all services. Its annoying as it uses plenty of battery life.
     
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    Nexus 4 from google is $100 bucks off starting yesterday, don't know how long the sale is but thats a pretty awesome deal.
     
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    so that's why I've been going from a solid 12 hours of battery life to 7
     
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    The 40" screen looks down on the 10" tablet and says I am a giant compared to you, and says what is the point have having a small screen?
    The 10" tablet looks down to the 7" tablet and says I have bigger fonts than you and I am not the smallest so what is the point you are here then?
    The 7" tablet looks down to the 5" smartphone and says I am just about big enough with the fonts and you are a waste of space as you are just too small!
    The 5" tablet looks down to the 1" basic phone and says there is no point in having you as you are just too tiny and un-smart!
    The 1" basic phone says to all of them, I know my place and I look up to all of you but let see who is most frugal with battery power when all you want is to make calls!
     
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    Lol. My dumbphone can last about a month on standby. My lg l3 smarthpone can last about 3 days on standby lol. I got it from a friend cuz she dropped it in a mop bucket and it didnt work anymore; I fixed it for $12 with a new digitizer from china. For 12 bucks I'm happy haha
     
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    Hilarious is what it is. Great marketing too. :D
     
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    scroll through with mouse wheel for the full effect
     
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    Haha that's awesome. I love kitkat now; I really want to eat one now...

    Also, I just got a nexus 4! I'm so happy. Its beautiful....

    I've had it less than 48 hours and I already rooted it haha
     
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    Android chief Sundar Pichai announced Tuesday via Twitter and Google Plus that Android had hit 1 billion activations and also added a little treat. The next version of the operating system -- Android 4.4 -- won't be named Key Lime Pie, as rumored, it will be called or codenamed Kit Kat. And don't worry, that's a fully licensed name and partnership too.

    Google has worked with Nestle and Hershey, the makers of the chocolatey and crunchy candy bar, to go even further. Nestle will make a number of Android-themed Kit Kat bars. They even made this website to promote it.

    According to the company, more than 50 million specially branded chocolate bars will be available in 19 markets, including the U.S, U.K, Canada and the Middle East. When you buy the bar, you will be able to enter to win Google prizes, including the Nexus 7 tablet. According to Nestle's press release, they will also make a limited number of robot-shaped bars. Just like a real-life Willy Wonka.

    Nestle did not immediately respond to ABC News' questions about the limited edition bars.

    Google has also erected a Kit Kat statue in the shape of the Android robot in front of its Android headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. to join the other Android statues. Google has named each of its Android versions in alphabetical order after desserts, starting with Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and now Kit Kat.

    Google's Nexus 7 Is Faster, Thinner, But More Expensive


    Google has launched a website about Kit Kat -- the software, not the candy -- though it doesn't reveal much beyond the fact that its goal with the next version of the software is to "make an amazing Android experience available for everyone."

    Google's Pichai did not reveal anything specific either in his social media updates, but it's a good bet that he thinks that whatever is coming is pretty sweet.



    http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/android-44-kit-kat-google-teams-nestle-version/story?id=20146239
     
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    All I could think of was "Pikachu what?
     
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    Banned ‘Throw Your Phone’ Game Knows if You’re Cheating

    Like many successful smartphone games, the goal of Send Me to Heaven is easily communicated. Unlike other games, the goal is to throw your phone as high as you can, then catch it.

    It’s available on Android, but not the App Store. Apple determined the game was “encouraging behavior that could result in damage to the user’s device,” and thus did cast Send Me to Heaven out of its walled garden paradise. App creator Petr Svarovsky told WIRED that he was disappointed by the ban. The 50-year-old from Prague said he had hoped to have people shatter as many iPhones as possible.

    “The original idea was to have very expensive gadgets, which people in certain societies buy just to show off, and to get them to throw it,” he said via Skype.

    He has not been without some success, however. Send Me to Heaven has been causing ample destruction for reckless Android users, who have been leaving negative reviews on the Google Play store.

    “I have broken my S4,” one reviewer wrote. “I think they took the fun out of the game right before I failed to catch my phone. Fuuuuuuuuuuu.”

    “Already got a good ding on the corner of my RAZR from it,” wrote another. “BAHAHAHAHA!”
    Such are the hazards of playing Send Me to Heaven. And if you’re thinking of cheating the leaderboards to impress your friends with your willingness to chuck your phone, don’t bother. To determine the height to which you’ve flung your phone, the game detects the time that the phone is in zero gravity.

    “When the phone leaves your hand,” Svarovsky said, “it starts to climb, and it is already in zero gravity. When it hits your hand again, it is sensing gravity again.”

    Svarovsky takes the time that the phone was in zero gravity, divides it by two, and inserts it into a free-fall formula. It’s surprisingly precise on most phones, he says, although some models of Android phones work better than others.

    “Sometimes they have accelerometers mounted out of the center, so when they rotate, they give a strange number,” he says.

    The method Svarovsky uses to calculate the height means Send Me to Heaven won’t work with extreme stunts, like hurling it from a cliff or take it skydiving. Any time your phone falls further than it rose, the app returns an error.

    The leaderboards for Send Me to Heaven show some players have managed to get their phones as high as 40 meters (131 feet). Svarovsky did a little investigating to learn how that impressive score was achieved and discovered some players are using slingshots.

    Svarovsky first tested the game on attendees of a music festival in Oslo, and it was a hit. In fact, just the concept was enough to get some thrill-seekers trying it out: Without even bothering to download the app first, he says, people began throwing their own phones as high as they could, often failing to catch them.

    Although Send Me to Heaven might not catch on with anyone who doesn’t have $500 to blow on a new phone every time they lose, there’s definitely a takeaway from a game design standpoint. With most videogames, Svarovsky observes, all the fun happens behind the screen. Not so with Send Me to Heaven.

    “You know,” he says, “it’s possible to take the fun outside of the box.”

    Or destroy the box entirely.


    http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2013/09/send-me-to-heaven-app/?mbid=social11655704
     

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