1. AC Question's Avatar
    If i swing over from BB10 to Android, how close can I customise the S7 edge to replicate the Blackberry experience if at all possible.

    Before anybody mentions going the Priv route, unfortunately thinks its over priced and under spec'd for that matter

    Thanks in advance
    04-18-2016 02:12 AM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    Mod Note, I will move this to the s7e forum for more visibility
    04-18-2016 02:54 AM
  3. marzfreerider's Avatar
    What exactly do you want to replicate? I went from a Z30 to Passport then PRIV and now a Samsung S7 edge. Their is a bit of a learning curve but nothing drastic. Biggest things I miss are the hub and notification setup (not having to use a third party app) PRIV is a good phone that will get better when MM arrives (should have been priced lower yes I agree)

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    04-18-2016 03:42 AM
  4. tommytheb's Avatar
    Thank you
    04-18-2016 03:54 AM
  5. tommytheb's Avatar
    I to had the Z30 (amazing phone) and now have Passport SE. Unfortunately there's a few apps I need to assist in my work which aren't available on Blackberry, love the hub and notifications and calendar (Z30 keyboard was amazing) but just wonder how close you can get on S7.

    Yes Priv looks good but it just wrankles that the S7 phone is far better spec'd phone for similar money.

    Will MM make a huge difference to Priv?
    04-18-2016 04:02 AM
  6. marzfreerider's Avatar
    MM seems to be going well for people testing it (better battery life and not getting as warm) check the PRIV forum as well. I do miss the keyboard as well (the swipe up feature for words was good, still learning on the S7) The PRIV is pretty much stock Android and gets monthly updates very quickly, unlike this phone so far. Both phones are nice and perform well.

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    04-18-2016 05:05 AM
  7. tommytheb's Avatar
    Thanks for heads up marzfreerider
    04-18-2016 05:27 AM
  8. Tech-Newb's Avatar
    http://forums.crackberry.com/android...uired-1059855/

    You can get priv/BB10 only apps like BB hub,etc From this guide. Enjoy your new S7 edge!

    Posted with ❤Love❤
    04-18-2016 08:34 AM
  9. tommytheb's Avatar
    Thanks for link, I haven't yet taken the plunge but its getting more and more tempting.
    04-18-2016 09:25 AM
  10. tommytheb's Avatar
    Hi marzfreerider, you mentioned updates with Priv and getting them regular, would a sim free S7 edge phone (carrier free in UK) get regular updates also or is Android generally slow in releasing updates.

    Thanks in advance.
    04-18-2016 09:28 AM
  11. marzfreerider's Avatar
    Usually they get the updates faster than those on a network. My S7 edge is still on its February build, and I don't have any idea of when it will be updated. At least with the PRIV, BlackBerry has said they will be doing security updates monthly and so far have been true to their word.

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    04-18-2016 01:22 PM
  12. tommytheb's Avatar
    Thanks, what was your experience with the Priv?
    04-18-2016 02:58 PM
  13. marzfreerider's Avatar
    Overall I had a good experience with the PRIV. My biggest complaint was issues getting the SD card to work (wasn't as easy or smooth as BB10) MM is fixing the issue and I believe BlackBerry is putting a native file manager on it, so that should help

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-18-2016 04:44 PM
  14. tommytheb's Avatar
    Think I might order the S7 as then have 2 weeks to decide if its not for me, problem with Priv would be i've been spoilt with pk on Passport and Priv keyboard even looks cramped compared to 9900 I used to have.
    04-18-2016 06:19 PM
  15. marzfreerider's Avatar
    The keyboard was a little smaller yes but worked great, like all things you adapt. Either way good luck with whatever you choose. Imo you can't go wrong with either choice.

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    04-18-2016 06:45 PM
  16. mundo472's Avatar
    http://forums.crackberry.com/android...uired-1059855/

    You can get priv/BB10 only apps like BB hub,etc From this guide. Enjoy your new S7 edge!

    Posted with ❤Love❤
    The BlackBerry Hub was a relief to get on the S7e. There are others too. I do miss Peek and Flow, however, but one can adjust expectations.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-18-2016 07:23 PM
  17. joebloggs13's Avatar
    I think that a lot of former bb users have gotten used to on screen keyboards, and don't need to go back to the physical keyboard.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-18-2016 07:25 PM
  18. tommytheb's Avatar
    Yes peek is very good, to be able to see part of a message without actually opening it is a bonus for me.
    04-19-2016 01:17 AM
  19. tommytheb's Avatar
    You could be right there as the keyboard I had on the Z30 was pretty darn good, so assuming its the same kb on the Priv.
    04-19-2016 01:19 AM

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