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  1. Mussels

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    theres no word, zero on android 5. no one even knows if it ever will exist.

    4.4.2 is rolling out to various devices this year, and 4.4.3 as a bugfix will follow as well.
     
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    I just read something saying that the next version of Android may be announced in June.
     
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    RIP to my Nexus 4 which will be greatly missed :( Fell in a puddle and a few hours wouldn't turn on. Looked at the back and had condensation on the camera and flash lens. HTC M8 soon, hopefully.
     
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    M8 came in today, need to change my sim though
     
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    I was tempted to get the M8 at first. but the price of the Note 3 have almost if not completely crashed - if youre going the 'handset only' route then there can not be any better choice. I bought my S3 for more then the price for the S3 2 years ago.

    Im thinking about upgrading my S3 but im on the fence about it - Note 3 is an awesome handset but ive seen the OPPA Find 7 and its better than the Note 3 in quite a few ways. the 7A is available for pre-order, but the 7 Pro with the QHD screen/Res and something like 538PPI when compared to the 441PPI 1920x1080 of the Note 3. The 7 Pro should be released in the next 2 months, Providing the price is good compared to the current price of the Note 3 then I will go for the 7 Pro. Even if it isnt the Note 3 still makes a good buy so im not exactly losing out if the OPPO doesnt turn out to be as cheap as i hoped.
     
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    Anybody tried google's updated camera app ? though it seems only working with kitkat devices

    i just installed it but will be testing it out later

    cant do much with it, crashes a lot especially when setting button pressed
     
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    My LG G2 got the Kit Kat update (OTA VZW). I must be one of the first ones to get it, because I've been scouring the news every day looking for it and had not seen it announced yet.

    Smooth as silk and super quick. :pimp:
     
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    Lets just say i got fed up with my S3 corrupting my SDCard which i need to use a lot, and looking for a new phone but with a contract this time " cant afford to pay full price at once currently"

    currently looking at either HTCs One M8 or Sony's Xperia Z2 but maybe more biased to the Z2, what do you think?
     
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    They're both good. What do you look for most in your phone?
     
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    not yet, i still use 4.2 and ported camera still got many err. waiting for better one
     
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    I compared them again and i guess i'll go with the Z2 after all
    IP58 certified, 1GB more ram, bigger camera and can shoot 120fps @720p and maybe because i think it looks better :rolleyes:
     
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    ahahah nice one :)

    joke from me : since i am on a UMI X1 no good custom roms (mostly due to the MTK6577 SOC) Mediatek has said 4.4 will be available soon for all MTK SOC but its tooo tiring to work on it.

    so i decided to give a shot at a cheap old reference from 2012 : Motorola Razer i XT890 (got it for less than 100chf while the UMI X1 did cost me 109chf )
    well i think a Atom Z2460 still pack some punch and the Kevlar-glass back + the general look of the phone is stunning ... 4.1.2 on delivery 4.4.2 "promised" from moto ... and we know what is a "promise" from Motorola :D at las the XDA community for it is quite active, delivery estimated end of next week (thanks easter holiday ... )
    motorola-razr-i.jpg
     
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    you get this problem too??

    I swear its something to do with Android 4.2.2 When i was on the version before that everything was fine.but 4.2.2 introduced that google services bug that would just keep transmitting or looking for your GPS location and that was just hammering the battery life like crazy, I can normally easily do 2 days with 1 charge on my S3 but with this bug i was lucky to make even 6hrs.

    I noticed the corruption when i updated the android version anyway. currently using stock 4.3 on my phone. In my case it doesnt corrupt the entire memory card but only certain folders/files which is extremely annoying as I have over 32gigs worth of music to maintain on my SDcard :(
     
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    that was my second SD card, and it corrupted it more than 7 times ( i get mixed results either some files or the whole card becomes raw format)
    googled this problem and there were a lot of people with this problem "S3 + note II" but i determined this to be hardware related not software as i at least tried 3 different ROM's other than Samsung's and it got corrupted on all of them
     
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    I dont think its an issue with the hardware on the S3.....

    Ive been using the same MicroSD in my S3 for well over a year without any issues whatsoever. Get an android update - it starts randomly corrupting my memory card. At the start I thought it was the memory card which is going bad so i start to look for a different brand - Im currently using a Sandisk one, I look up Kingston and Samsung Micro SD cards on Amazon and go to the latest reviews and all i see are complaints about data loss and corruption in some of the reviews and in quite a few of them the buyer has mentioned that they bought it for use with their Galaxy S3. Some reviews are from a later date - they purchased the memory card, it was working fine until june last year when android was possibly updated and ive read complaints about it going from June last year up until christmas just gone about it.

    It is the update thats causing the problem. Because my sandisk memory card works fine in my LG tablet.
     
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    well i guess it can be from the software, IMO and from personal experience samsung has the worst software updates...
    "4.3 for GS3" and also not looking good for note 3 and S4 as i've seen news that the 4.4 update they received had more problems than it's worth
     
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    Im going off the whole Samsung craze. Now that HTC are introducing memory card slots and possibly swappable batteries into their handsets, im all for getting a HTC. The Note 3 is a sexilious device though and for a while there i was just salivating every time i saw one.

    my next device will definitely be the HTC OnePlusOne or the Oppo Find 7 - Im leaning towards the oppo because of their work with Cyanogenmod. On the other hand i hear Cyanogenmod is a bit up shit creek because some of the main guys that manage the nightly builds and such have seemingly gone AWOL - They come online and talk to other coders/programmers but they wont talk to the little people who do the rooting and flashing of the handsets. I dont know if its still true though.
     
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    That's why i'm getting a Sony this time, i don't believe that i've seen any complaints about them
    Hmmm that's news to me, but i don't use their official build anyway
     
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    I used to love sony phones too back in the early days. I had the Xperia Arc S - Loved it! Then they released a buggy android update and pulled support for it even though they promised to support it for another year or so,

    Main complaints i seem to hear about Sony now are the screens that crack for no reason and Sony not willing to repair them under warranty, but its become such a widespread problem that Sony have started offering a free one off screen replacement if your screen cracks for the first time. Their phones are nice but build quality issues leave me a little worried.
     
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    and i never had that problem with my S3 (using the same ROM as Doc41 so indeed not software related ) i guess it's the µSD card or some S3 serie :D i used a Kingston 32gb SDHC I (UHSI 1) Class 10 cheap reliable and fast
     
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    On the other hand this issue could be just relating to the use of a 64Gig memory card. I'll admit i didnt look at the feedback on the 32Gig memory cards but they're not what im looking for.

    A lot of people keep saying their phones were working perfectly with their 64gig cards up until the update. For the most part i think 32Gig users are OK so there might be some compatibility issues? I dunno anyway. I never had problem till i updated to 4.4.2 so im more inclined to say it was a software issue.
     
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    well my old SDHC 64gb Class 4 also never got corrupted so i really don't know ...

    oh well damn easter holiday still have to wait till friday (i assume) for my Xt890 not a top notch benchmarker but with so many user reporting 2d 19h average battery (on moderate use) i think i will like it a lot :D
     
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    Well.... All the more reason to push for an upgrade :p

    1. My S3 dont support LTE

    2. mem card corruption

    3. Inferior specs compared to more upto date mid priced handsets
     
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    Mine is only 16GB btw, both of them
    i think i have a complex from the amount of data lost because of SD card corruption dating back when i had the nokia 5800xpm
     
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    Well, Its hard to say whats really the cause of them problem then in that case. I was using a 32GB lexar class 10 card before i upgraded to the Sandisk and it worked smoothly for well over a year.

    I have seen a lot of threads about SDcard corruption in XDA forums when i was researching the problem a few months ago and I never came across anyone with a solution to the problem. Could it be that the android update is messing with the ext4 filesystem or the way the device handles memory cards?
     

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