1. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    So my thoughts on Android 7.0 are...
    Well it's great for an update. The update was done incredibly quickly and everything went smooth. It feels a bit more fluid than before with fewer stutters. I like the new notification tray and actionable notifications. Quick toggles are actually quick now. Battery seems pretty much the same. I don't see myself using split screen that much. Overall I really like the update.
    I was using the Beta 4. It was nice but was still lacking a bit in performance. I liked it though. I agree I probably wouldn't use the window function much but I can see it being useful for tablets.
    08-24-2016 08:27 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    The Z2 & Z3 (more so the Z3) were the best in the Z series. Not surprised they didn't get 7.0, but was hopeful for my tab at least. Welcome to 64-bit Android...

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
    At this moment in time I haven't got a clue what phone to get. I'd like to wait for Nokia but it kind of depends if my phone will make it. It seems to be having issues lately due to the replacement display (though it could be the tempered glass) and the possible multiple drops (no breaks just drops).

    The worst part is the only phone that even slightly appeals to me is the Z5 and I really don't want a Sony.
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    08-24-2016 08:29 AM
  3. Sport Driver's Avatar
    I was using the Beta 4. It was nice but was still lacking a bit in performance. I liked it though. I agree I probably wouldn't use the window function much but I can see it being useful for tablets.
    Well only tablet I have is Tab Pro from Samsung and it got exactly 1 update since purchase and even this one was small. It's stuck on Android 4.4
    08-24-2016 08:36 AM
  4. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Well only tablet I have is Tab Pro from Samsung and it got exactly 1 update since purchase and even this one was small. It's stuck on Android 4.4
    Samsung is not known for being the best at updating anything. Even though most OEMs are pathetic when it comes to updating Android, something that seriously needs to be fixed, Samsung is probably the biggest name and the biggest problem. You can sort of forgive small OEMs but a company with the resources Samsung has it's pretty pathetic. It's one of the reasons why I'll never buy a Samsung device after the tablet we bought, which received surprisingly two updates.
    08-24-2016 09:10 AM
  5. Sport Driver's Avatar
    Samsung is not known for being the best at updating anything. Even though most OEMs are pathetic when it comes to updating Android, something that seriously needs to be fixed, Samsung is probably the biggest name and the biggest problem. You can sort of forgive small OEMs but a company with the resources Samsung has it's pretty pathetic. It's one of the reasons why I'll never buy a Samsung device after the tablet we bought, which received surprisingly two updates.
    Well it's my last tablet, with Android anyway. Nexus is more powerful than it so any games I play I play on Nexus now. I only have it for occasional web browsing and video watching :)
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    08-24-2016 10:34 AM
  6. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    The drive home is looking to be a complete cluster ****.... :/
    08-24-2016 10:40 AM
  7. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    At this moment in time I haven't got a clue what phone to get. I'd like to wait for Nokia but it kind of depends if my phone will make it. It seems to be having issues lately due to the replacement display (though it could be the tempered glass) and the possible multiple drops (no breaks just drops).

    The worst part is the only phone that even slightly appeals to me is the Z5 and I really don't want a Sony.
    My choices are the Honor 8 or the G5. As much as I'm enjoying the MIUI experience, I need the better LTE performance and still-wise, the Honor 8 is better than the Mi 5. I'll also take a look at the 1080P Nexus too.

    The truth is, there's nothing really appealing for me. If I had better bands, I'd keep the Mi 5 100%. Hardware has plateaued in such a way that taking a chance on brands like Sony makes no sense anymore. While Sony can claim that they've given the full 2 years support wise, updates have been slow and with the advent of security patches, forget it.

    What I want is simple...but no OEM has really been able to provide it yet...

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
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    08-24-2016 11:04 AM
  8. sahib lopez's Avatar
    The drive home is looking to be a complete cluster ****.... :/
    I'm glad I don't have a bad commute.dont much to worry about when it comes to traffic. :)
    08-24-2016 12:19 PM
  9. worldspy99's Avatar
    The drive home is looking to be a complete cluster ****.... :/
    The sole reason why I fly in and out of a dinky little airport instead of LAX which is a zoo.
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    08-24-2016 03:48 PM
  10. worldspy99's Avatar
    Walked to every single gate of Minneapolis airport and got all of my steps done for the day at one go!
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    08-24-2016 03:49 PM
  11. worldspy99's Avatar
    I'm glad I don't have a bad commute.dont much to worry about when it comes to traffic. :)
    Yup, since you are in a one stop sign town😁
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    08-24-2016 03:49 PM
  12. worldspy99's Avatar
    Well it's my last tablet, with Android anyway. Nexus is more powerful than it so any games I play I play on Nexus now. I only have it for occasional web browsing and video watching :)
    Having used the Samsung Tab S2 for the last few months here are my thoughts. Screen is excellent. Battery life is superb, can go toe to toe with the iPad Mini 4 ( can't say that about my DV8P though). It's on Marshmallow currently and I see no difference in performance from the prior Lollipop version. My only worry is that it may never get updated to Nougat. And Chromecast doesn't work perfectly in terms of displaying the video full screen on my TV. Other than that, absolutely no issues. I'm surprised how well TouchWiz works - the only device where I don't have a launcher of any sort.
    Last edited by worldspy99; 08-24-2016 at 04:08 PM.
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    08-24-2016 03:54 PM
  13. worldspy99's Avatar
    My choices are the Honor 8 or the G5. As much as I'm enjoying the MIUI experience, I need the better LTE performance and still-wise, the Honor 8 is better than the Mi 5. I'll also take a look at the 1080P Nexus too.

    The truth is, there's nothing really appealing for me. If I had better bands, I'd keep the Mi 5 100%. Hardware has plateaued in such a way that taking a chance on brands like Sony makes no sense anymore. While Sony can claim that they've given the full 2 years support wise, updates have been slow and with the advent of security patches, forget it.

    What I want is simple...but no OEM has really been able to provide it yet...

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
    I'm going to try out the Honor 8 and then take a peek at the new 5" Nexus in November. I'm not enamored by the Apple like massive top and bottom bezels on the 5" Nexus though. Google and HTC cut the wrong corners by not putting in BoomSound dual front speakers.
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    08-24-2016 03:56 PM
  14. worldspy99's Avatar
    With my new work role, travel is going to pick up and so reluctantly I'm going to get the iPhone 7 xxGB version via work. With a lot of travel I want work stuff to be in sync. I'll have to decide which device to use on the personal line after that.
    08-24-2016 03:58 PM
  15. Sport Driver's Avatar
    Having used the Samsung Tab S2 for the last few months here are my thoughts. Screen is excellent. Battery life is superb, can go toe to toe with the iPad Mini 4 ( can't say that about my DV8P though). It's on Marshmallow currently and I see no difference in performance from the prior Lollipop version. My only worry is that it may never get updated to Nougat. And Chromecast doesn't work perfectly in terms of displaying the video full screen on my TV. Other than that, absolutely no issues. I'm surprised how well TouchWiz works the only device where I don't have a launcher of any sort.
    I put launcher on mine I think 2 weeks after purchase Other than that no updates complaint I really don't have any other. In 2 years I haven't done a single factory reset. It's decent but now I have phone that's better then tablet. Ok battery got worse over time but you would expect that :D
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    08-24-2016 04:00 PM
  16. worldspy99's Avatar
    I put launcher on mine I think 2 weeks after purchase Other than that no updates complaint I really don't have any other. In 2 years I haven't done a single factory reset. It's decent but now I have phone that's better then tablet. Ok battery got worse over time but you would expect that :D
    Battery life has held up for me and I pretty much watch everything on this tablet.
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    08-24-2016 04:01 PM
  17. Sport Driver's Avatar
    Battery life has held up for me and I pretty much watch everything on this tablet.
    Sure but your S2 is how old? Mine is turning 2 years in couple of days, I ordered it because I was not satisfied with what Lumia 830 brought to table :)
    08-24-2016 04:03 PM
  18. worldspy99's Avatar
    Sure but your S2 is how old? Mine is turning 2 years in couple of days, I ordered it because I was not satisfied with what Lumia 830 brought to table :)
    This is the newer version, less than a year old.
    08-24-2016 04:04 PM
  19. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Yup, since you are in a one stop sign town😁
    There are some guaranteed in life:

    1) Death
    2) Taxes
    3) Crooked politicians
    4) 99 roasting Sahib whenever Sahib puts his foot in his mouth

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
    08-24-2016 04:41 PM
  20. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I'm going to try out the Honor 8 and then take a peek at the new 5" Nexus in November. I'm not enamored by the Apple like massive top and bottom bezels on the 5" Nexus though. Google and HTC cut the wrong corners by not putting in BoomSound dual front speakers.
    Agreed. I'd be more impressed if Google & HTC had squeezed a 5.2" and a 5.7" screen into the reported 5.0" and 5.5" chassis for the new Nexus if they weren't giving front facing speakers...

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
    08-24-2016 05:46 PM
  21. worldspy99's Avatar
    Agreed. I'd be more impressed if Google & HTC had squeezed a 5.2" and a 5.7" screen into the reported 5.0" and 5.5" chassis for the new Nexus if they weren't giving front facing speakers...

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
    Yup, as it is we lose a third of an inch at the bottom for the navigation bar.
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    08-24-2016 10:30 PM
  22. worldspy99's Avatar
    Missed my connection in Phoenix. They rerouted me to LAX and the boarding is supposed to start now but no plane here yet at the gate. It is going to be a long day...
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    08-24-2016 10:32 PM
  23. worldspy99's Avatar
    Okay, finally on the plane. Probably going to get home by 1AM at which point I should be awake for about 21 hours or so...
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    08-24-2016 11:32 PM
  24. azcruz's Avatar
    My 636 is back to Windows phone 8.1 via the device recovery. The intention is to upgrade to Windows 10 mobile via the regular channel, alas it doesn't see an update. I complete forgot if this was even part of the phones officially supported by Windows 10.
    08-25-2016 01:40 AM
  25. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    My 636 is back to Windows phone 8.1 via the device recovery. The intention is to upgrade to Windows 10 mobile via the regular channel, alas it doesn't see an update. I complete forgot if this was even part of the phones officially supported by Windows 10.
    Looks like it - List of supported devices for Windows 10 Mobile ugprade
    08-25-2016 01:48 AM
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