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Postby bmyoungs » Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:25 pm

Tyler wrote:
Tag wrote:Source of the post explain what you mean by this, is this a big deal?

Say "Okay, Google" when your screen is off. Google is always listening!

Did your note 4 not do this?
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Postby Tyler » Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:37 pm

bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post Did your note 4 not do this?

Only if the screen was on. iPhones only do Siri with screen on or charging...I think.

I just have to be sure to use "Hey Google" when I want Home to respond and not my phone.
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Postby Sarah » Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:50 am

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The skin on Bradley's phone
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Postby bmyoungs » Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:04 am

I'd probably get a different color if I did it over. I played around with every color combination and forgot what was actually in my cart when I ordered it.

Hardest part was corners and the G. The G comes in 4 pieces for each color so it's tough to get them into place.

For $5 it was totally worth it though.
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Postby Tyler » Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:29 am

Looks cool. You're right, a different color would pop more. Is it going to fit in your clear case? I imagine it doesn't add that much thickness
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Postby bmyoungs » Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:34 am

Tyler wrote:Looks cool. You're right, a different color would pop more. Is it going to fit in your clear case? I imagine it doesn't add that much thickness

It does fit. It's a bit tight. I took it out to get a good pic of it and I'm not sure if I will put it back in.
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Postby Tyler » Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:45 am

bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post I'm not sure if I will put it back in.

RISKY!!! Not worth it
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Postby Tyler » Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:50 pm

New Android update. Wilkins's Nexus now gets the same OS as Pixel.

Pixel gets this:
Update: In Android 7.1.1 Pixel devices also basically see the return of the "Ambient Display" feature that was present in Nexus devices. This is a dark version of the lock screen that occasionally fades in while the phone is idle. On the Pixel this comes in the form of two new "moves" in the settings: Double tap to start Ambient Display and lift to start Ambient Display.

Updates should start rolling out to devices today, although Google's update system can take a full month to reach everyone.
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Postby bmyoungs » Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:08 pm

I'm hoping it comes quick. It also fixes a Bluetooth issue with cars that I have been having. I'm tempted to side load it, but I've never done it. I'll give it a couple days.
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Postby bmyoungs » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:01 pm

Installed already. It's nice having quick updates.

Tap to wake and lift to wake are neat
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Postby Tyler » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:35 pm

bmyoungs wrote:Installed already. It's nice having quick updates.

Tap to wake and lift to wake are neat

Woo. And people said Verizon would be late with updates. I am installing it now
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Postby bmyoungs » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:55 pm

I just hope it keeps this pace. I was burned with my last two phones never getting updates. (The turbo just got 6.0 today)
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Postby bmyoungs » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:03 pm

Lesson learned from putting on a skin. Make sure everything is lined up absolutely perfectly. Has to remove it because it was covering an extremely tiny portion of the auto focus making videos impossible to take.
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Postby Tyler » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:12 pm

bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post Lesson learned from putting on a skin. Make sure everything is lined up absolutely perfectly. Has to remove it because it was covering an extremely tiny portion of the auto focus making videos impossible to take.

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Postby Tyler » Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:55 pm

Corey wrote:Source of the post Spigen Tough Armor. I really like it especially because it directs the speaker to the front.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01M12Z4 ... SY340_QL65

I thought the kickstand thing was dumb, but I found myself using it. Tylersucks bails on me during lunch once a week, on that day I usually watch Plex while eating and the kickstand comes in handy. I don't even notice this screen is drastically smaller than the Note while watching media.
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Postby bmyoungs » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:23 am

Google's autocorrect and predictive text seems worse than on my last phone. Maybe it's just with swipe typing.
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Postby Tyler » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:58 am

bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post Google's autocorrect and predictive text seems worse than on my last phone. Maybe it's just with swipe typing.

I thought Samsung's keyboard was better at that stuff than the Google keyboard, but I kept the Google keyboard on anyways with my Samsung.
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Postby Sarah » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:45 pm

bmyoungs wrote:Google's autocorrect and predictive text seems worse than on my last phone. Maybe it's just with swipe typing.

Oh god I thought I was the only one. I'm sticking with it hoping it learns
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Postby bmyoungs » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:24 pm

Sarah wrote:
bmyoungs wrote:Google's autocorrect and predictive text seems worse than on my last phone. Maybe it's just with swipe typing.

Oh god I thought I was the only one. I'm sticking with it hoping it learns

Well now that we have the option for gifs in the keyboard I can't choose anything else

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