- 10-13-2010, 11:07 PM #51
Sent from my T-Mobile G2Devices: Samsung Nexus S 4.0.1(alpha, of course), Samsung Vibrant 2.3.5 CM7 w/ Glitch Kernel v13, broken HTC Dream, and a Google Cr-48 with Ubuntu 11.10
- 10-14-2010, 01:39 AM #52
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Sent from my T-Mobile G2
- 10-14-2010, 02:16 AM #53
I give 2-3 more years and every cell phone in the world will be a smartphone. There will be no such thing as regular cell phones that just makes calls. They will all be portable computers that do everything. If they can do something like that with TVs all switching to digital than it is foreseeable in the cell phone market.
- 10-14-2010, 07:57 AM #54
- 10-14-2010, 08:29 AM #55
the more I read about the G2 from users that have it... the more I'm thinking of staying away... the loose hinge... the poor battery life... the music cutting out... random reboots... it's just not ready for primetime... I had my doubts about the whole hinge mechanism... turns out it's not as great as HTC would make you think it is... I really wish it was a regular slider, or even a slide/tilt like the TyTN II was...***SOLD but not forgotten***
Google Nexus One
- 10-14-2010, 09:17 AM #56
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- 10-14-2010, 11:48 AM #59
But for many people, charging the G2 (or iPhone, or Vibrant, etc) is just no problem at all, and the minor inconvenience of doing so is a small price to pay for the added performance.
The loose hinge is another matter. Before I bought the G2 I watched a YouTube video where the hinge was tested and wasn't loose. But mine was loose, and it was a problem. Even though I only had the phone a few days, on several occasions, it would open slightly as I'd take it from my pocket, and the edge of the screen would catch on fabric. It would have been very easy to keep pulling and bend those hinges or tear the screen off, particularly in a hurried situation.
Maybe the more modestly endowed MyTouch Slide is actually a more stable and less battery-hungry Android phone.
- 10-14-2010, 12:30 PM #60
I'm finally making the switch from my BB 8220 (Pearl Flip) to the G2. This phone (the BB) has been nothing but trouble for the majority of the time I have owned it. First it had stupid software issues, then hardware, and now that I revived it after major water exposure, it has become the spawn of the devil!
I'm excited for my G2 and cannot wait until it finally shows up! (Even with the "problems" people report, I think it is a solid phone with great specs and will surely be rooted before long with a stable root.)
- 10-15-2010, 11:50 PM #61
My prior three phones were Blackberry with a 9700 being the most recent. The Blackberry is a great communications device and reasonably reliable. I also have the T-Mobile at home which gives me UMA without using minutes.
The issue I have with Blackberry is there is little in the area of interesting software available. Also, my old man eyes are starting to need a larger and brighter screen.
I was surprised about how well Android works, and with the unbelievable lack of an integrated spell checker, it may be the best mobile device operating system out there.
Now that I have seen what Android has, Blackberry will have little chance outside of adopting Android as their OS. If I get sick of the G2, there are many other choices that will not involve a platform change.
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- 10-20-2010, 12:39 AM #67
I gave up the samsung vibrant. The screen is incredible but even with lag fix. I notice the g2 is still faster than the almighty hummingbird processor. My last straw was I needed gps where I needed it the most and it totally failed on me and froze the phone multiple times.
Samsung should be ashamed for a high end phone incapable of navigation. They need to hire a **** load of programmers if they want to keep their galaxy s customers. I was warned multiple times that samsung does not update their phones but I refused to believe it because they cannot possibly ignore their flagship model. Months go by and yes they ignored the gps problem and lagging on froyo. Goodbye vibrant, you were pleasant to look at but battery life and gps which is very critical feature in a smartphone was lagging.
G2 is the king of tmobile till mytouch comes out.
- 10-20-2010, 02:45 PM #68
- 10-20-2010, 03:40 PM #69
Is the G2 worth switching from the Captivate? As a recent iphone convert, I love android but I find it a little frustrating that there are so few handsets running stock. Throw in the GPS issues and slow updates for Touchwiz and I'm thinking of trading it in for a G2.
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- 10-29-2010, 07:47 PM #73
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LONG time Windows Mobile user giving up HTC Touch Pro II with WM6.5. Got the G2 a week ago and so far so good. Quite a learning curve though! I'm sure I will be asking plenty of questions on here. Oh, I already have one...How do you change camera settings like quality 3mp, 2mp...?
- 10-30-2010, 09:49 AM #74
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