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    Hello Everyone,

    I have been a BlackBerry user for the past 7 years and basically do not like the direction the company is going in so I am going to switch to Android for the first time. I have also been a AT&T customer for the past 7 years and I am eligible for a upgrade but I am undecided on whether to get the upcoming Galaxy S5 or to wait for the eventual release of the Note 4. I wanted to know if there are any rumors on when the Note 4 is suppose to be released and what the specs are rumored to be. I currently have a BlackBerry Z10 and although I have been very happy with the device it is definitely time for a change. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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    Welcome to AC! Glad you decided to try Android. The Galaxy S5 is a pretty nice device (the processor is wicked fast). Whether you decide to wait for the Note 4 or the GS5, I'm sure both will do whatever you want them to do.
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    Welcome to the AC!

    I'm not a note fan so I can't help you there. Lots of nice devices coming out this year.

    My Evo lte Filling the shoes of my HTC One
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    Welcome to AC! Glad you decided to try Android. The Galaxy S5 is a pretty nice device (the processor is wicked fast). Whether you decide to wait for the Note 4 or the GS5, I'm sure both will do whatever you want them to do.
    Are there any rumors on when the Note 4 is supposed to be released? I know the GS5 is coming out in April but didn't hear anything about the Note 4. I was under the impression that the Note's tend to superior to the Galaxy's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ffejjj View Post
    Welcome to the AC!

    I'm not a note fan so I can't help you there. Lots of nice devices coming out this year.

    My Evo lte Filling the shoes of my HTC One
    Anything close to the April release date of the Galaxy S5?
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    You'll probably see the Note 4 around September, maybe October. Just an educated guess though

    LG G3 is rumored for May and the HTC One should be coming soon as well

    My Evo lte Filling the shoes of my HTC One
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    Give the new HTC One a look also. It's one of the more sophisticated Androids out there IMO.
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    My girlfriend has the current HTC One and it is a beautiful device but it doesn't accept SD cards so I doubt the new HTC One will either.
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    One max has sd card. One has an sd card, depending on region, but not in the usa

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    Welcome to Android Central
    The GS5 is looking to be like an awesome phone. I'm personally waiting for the Moto X successor.
    Go Yankees!

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
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    We really haven't heard much when it comes to Note 4 rumors--probably because the hypebeast has all been about the S5 in the last few months. We'll probably start hearing rumblings about the next Note in the next month, is my guess.

    Be cautious about choosing a Samsung device purely for the external SD card support though--there just seem to be a lot of threads describing problems, including cards getting corrupted or being incompatible, or difficulties with playing music files from them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominick079 View Post
    Hello Everyone,

    I have been a BlackBerry user for the past 7 years and basically do not like the direction the company is going in so I am going to switch to Android for the first time. I have also been a AT&T customer for the past 7 years and I am eligible for a upgrade but I am undecided on whether to get the upcoming Galaxy S5 or to wait for the eventual release of the Note 4. I wanted to know if there are any rumors on when the Note 4 is suppose to be released and what the specs are rumored to be. I currently have a BlackBerry Z10 and although I have been very happy with the device it is definitely time for a change. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
    Welcome to the forums. I see the SD card is pretty important. That said, your options are pretty much Samsungs for the time being, and the HTC Max.

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC Forums app
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominick079 View Post
    Are there any rumors on when the Note 4 is supposed to be released? I know the GS5 is coming out in April but didn't hear anything about the Note 4. I was under the impression that the Note's tend to superior to the Galaxy's.
    The Note and S line aren't meant to overlap. Each is superior to the other for 6 months after their respective release, at least in terms of specs.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
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    Ok thank you and I will keep that in mind. I will be probably be getting the 32 GB SG5. Have there been issues with the San Disk Ultra 64 GB card in Samsung devices?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    Welcome to Android Central
    The GS5 is looking to be like an awesome phone. I'm personally waiting for the Moto X successor.
    Go Yankees!

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    I heard that is beautiful device also and when is it suppose to be released?
    YES! LETS GO YANKEES! Big baseball fan and can't wait for the season to start
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominick079 View Post
    Ok thank you and I will keep that in mind. I will be probably be getting the 32 GB SG5. Have there been issues with the San Disk Ultra 64 GB card in Samsung devices?
    There's issues with all sorts of brands. Best thing to do is format the card inside the phone before you begin to save data on there

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Welcome to the forums. I see the SD card is pretty important. That said, your options are pretty much Samsungs for the time being, and the HTC Max.

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC Forums app
    Yes I like the option to be able to save applications and media files on a SD Card. That was one of my gripes about my BlackBerry Z10 it doesn't allow you to save applications on there and the 16GB internal is sometimes not enough. That's why I will probably purchase the 32 GB version of the SG5 with my San Disk 64 GB should be more than enough lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominick079 View Post
    Yes I like the option to be able to save applications and media files on a SD Card. That was one of my gripes about my BlackBerry Z10 it doesn't allow you to save applications on there and the 16GB internal is sometimes not enough. That's why I will probably purchase the 32 GB version of the SG5 with my San Disk 64 GB should be more than enough lol
    You can't store apps on the SD card with Android either

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    Ok thanks and that's the same thing I did with my Z10 and never had any issues
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    You can't store apps on the SD card with Android either

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    Oh I was under the impression that you could. Then I am definitely getting the 32 GB version of the S5. Was there a time that you could with the earlier versions of the Android OS? How much internal memory is used up with the Kit Kat 4.4.2? Sorry about all the questions as I am going to be a first time Android user. Been stuck in the BlackBerry twilight zone for 7 years lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominick079 View Post
    Oh I was under the impression that you could. Was there a time that you could with the earlier versions of the Android OS?
    Before 4.0 and there are a few methods that are supposed to work, but they require root. And even then, I haven't seen any that allow you to store more than a small percentage of the app.
    Edit: Pictures show the the S5 only has about 7.8 GB available out of the box. So the 32GB version should have around 23-24.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominick079 View Post
    Oh I was under the impression that you could. Then I am definitely getting the 32 GB version of the S5. Was there a time that you could with the earlier versions of the Android OS? How much internal memory is used up with the Kit Kat 4.4.2? Sorry about all the questions as I am going to be a first time Android user. Been stuck in the BlackBerry twilight zone for 7 years lol
    Earlier versions yes....to a degree. Some of the app data can be moved to the SD card. However, since the OS does not support that feature any longer, most developers have stopped supporting it, which is the key part to move an app to the SD card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    Before 4.0 and there are a few methods that are supposed to work, but they require root. And even then, I haven't seen any that allow you to store more than a small percentage of the app.
    Edit: Pictures show the the S5 only has about 7.8 GB available out of the box. So the 32GB version should have around 23-24.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    Wow that is a lot compared to BlackBerry 10 which uses under 2 GB but that's ok and hopefully future OS updates will bring that number down a little. I do love the BlackBerry 10 OS but I honestly don't believe they will continue to stay in the handset business much longer with less then a 3% market share. I don't see how they can gain any market share especially since Android and Apple completely dominate the market. But I do hope they do figure it out and can turn things around as I will still keep my Z10
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    Welcome, just found this forum a few weeks back and just love the information that I can find here. Have a look at the LG phones, I prefer them over the SS ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dctokyo View Post
    Welcome, just found this forum a few weeks back and just love the information that I can find here. Have a look at the LG phones, I prefer them over the SS ones.
    Welcome to the forums.
    I can't recall, have you started an intro thread?
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