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Liz got some newfangled Samsung the other day after her insurance covered her previous Samsung getting washed in the washing machine. Don't ask me what model, I haven't got a clue.

I still use an old Nokia E71. :hrhr:

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Upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy S Already developed and downloaded my first app to my phone -something you can't do with an iphone without paying for the development kit,

Wish I had stuck with the Android Galaxy phones. A friend told me how wonderful the Windows phones were so I upgraded to one of those - What a mistake, cannot wait for the contract to end to upgrade b

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I'm lovin' this voice control and messaging, so much so,,,,,,,,,,,

I want to use a voice to text application, just to do reminders to myself, but I can onlt do it via messaging myself.

There a million and 1 android apps that will do it, wherein lies the problem, nothing fancy I don't need to recite War & Peace, just reminders and short notes, any recommendations ?

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I'm so impressed with this Android voice recognition, that I'm starting to question my next netbook. I was thinking in terms of something similar to the Asus Transporter, sort best of both worlds, a tablet and a dock-able keyboard.

However with my Android phone I'm using voice more and more, which brings one to the inevitable question, how badly do I need a keyboard and should I just get a tablet ?

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Transformer. It's transforms from a tablet to a laptop.

Don't expect it to be a laptop replacement though. Try as I might to have mine do that, I need too much Windows software to allow the Transformer to take over and even ICS isn't that reliable, makes Windows look as solid as a rock!

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I've had a netbook for about 4 years, running on Linux, so I've found assimilating to Android "Seemless" :)

I've been running my PCs on Linux for longer, but the current evolving market is mobile, and the need for a keyboard appears reducing, so I question do I need a keyboard, I'm leaning towards no.

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Another question, I have bluetooth in the car, via the ICE unit, works well, I can receive calls without taking my hands off the wheel.

But what of text ? this is an Android unit and has voice recognition, so when I receive a text message, can I get it to read it to me ?

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Thanks for that, I've actually tried "Talk" but just took it off, not recommended, I'm going to try "iSpeacker". See how that goes, I'll get working just with the phone first then venture to the via bluetooth, in car challenge.

You're right the is quite a selection, should be able to find one that suites.

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Just upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy S3 on 4G from a Galaxy S

 

Impressed so far - very quick. Voice control is cool and has some other nifty features - smart stay (screen stays on if you are looking at it).

 

4G is faaaaaaaast - I work in the centre of Birmingham which has good 4G coverage. At home in Staffordshire I get H+ which is faster than 3G. 

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When I saw an S3, its seemed rather large. I have an S2 atm and have been very happy with it and am due an upgrade in the next couple of months

 

How does it seem size-wise?

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The S3 is an excellent phone. It doesn't outsell the iphone for no good reason :)

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http://tasker.dinglisch.net/

 

Anyone else use this?

 

Just playing now. It's announcing when it's fully charged, the names of text senders and callers and also only turning bluetooth on when the phone is plugged into the car (well, via usb!). Seems like there's a lot of stuff that can be done! 

 

http://tasker.wikidot.com/profile-index

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I just walked away from a free upgrade to the HTC One M8. Looked like a bigger version of what I've got really, in fact some thing I'd never need that were gimmicks and some things I'd miss from my Nexus like wireless charging and not being massive! 

 

How times have changed! 

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A few weeks ago I opted for the m7 rather than the m8 purely since I didn't want a bigger screen (than the m7) and already have a 7 inch (pocket size) Android tablet. To think it's not that long ago we had minuscule Nokias that you could put in a pocket and struggle to realise it was there.

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My Nexus always first to get updates and they're vanilla with no bloatware, I'd miss that too. 

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I actually prefer the HTC additions.  The Nexus phones feel like an empty room with no furniture, or a one button Mac with no software, or a chromebook... ;)

 

I really like the camera on this HTC One.  I tend to use it more than my Canon elph now.

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