10-06-2011 03:24 PM
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  1. markinbright's Avatar
    I agree about Mode Switcher. I get that Android can do just about everything we all like about our Pre's. The thing about Web OS is that if you just buy a Pre and take the one step of setting up PreWare on it, most of the things we all like are either built into the experience or really easy to find and set up. With the old Palm OS Treos I had become used to having to invest a few hours a month into tinkering with my phone to keep it running just right or to make it better. What I've loved about the Pre is that almost every customization is just a quick OTA download and you're off. I sure hope Android works that way, but I'm skeptical. I don't want Android to turn out to be a modern-day Windows Mobile.
    05-03-2011 04:14 PM
  2. sleepwillcomeinthemorning's Avatar
    Another launch day heading over, and I am going to miss gestures more than anything. Anytime I have a touchscreen device in my hand now I expect to be able to swipe and make things happen - only problem is, they won't anymore Still, I'm geeked about the Nexus, so it should be ok.

    Plus, there are a bunch of us making this switch together, so that should make things easier!
    05-03-2011 04:30 PM
  3. adrianfern92's Avatar
    Sad to see a bunch of us switching over. I have a Pixi now after my 4th Pre died out. I'm going to miss the card system, gesture area and notification like others. However, I'm also going to miss the homebrew scene going on over there. It's so easy to tweak a webOS phone. Don't know if I'll feel the need to root my Nexus S.

    I'm switching over for the new hardware and selection of apps. Also hoping the Nexus S 4G has better battery life than these webOS phones.
    05-03-2011 04:36 PM
  4. maryinredding's Avatar
    My husband just got the Epic a few weeks ago and he also was a Pre user. I asked him if it was hard getting use to the non swipe thing and he said it didn't take him long to get use to the android set up at all. He's really liking the apps that the android market has to offer and he loves some of the games. I guess I could practice with his phone before getting mine on Sunday.
    05-03-2011 05:49 PM
  5. 49funky's Avatar
    I'm glad to see so many Webos fans are making the leap to the Nexus with me. I don't think the Average Android user will ever understand just what we are giving up.
    Amen.

    "Just Type" I forgot about that. That is probably my favorite thing about the phone.

    Hopefully we can keep this thread alive for a few weeks, Im looking forward to hearing how everyone makes the adjustment.
    05-03-2011 08:16 PM
  6. Pack4now's Avatar
    I am also going to be making the switch, I am not on the list or pre ordered, but I will go either on Sunday or Monday and make the purchase. I am lookng forward for a few reasons...My pre has been having issues with shutting off after closing and pushing the power button, also just seems slow. Not much has been coming out in the catalog for a while now, Also fed up waiting for things like flash, and just no other app support for so many things like Dish network, audible, XM radio, etc. It has so many features I will miss but will learn to live with android as there will be alot more users using android based systems then anyone else soon. I think Apple is overrated and think Android is going to be where it is at. R.I.P. my Palm Pre
    05-03-2011 08:26 PM
  7. piaband's Avatar
    Launch day owner here (upgraded to pre plus as well). I am going with the nexus also. I've really waited long enough for Hpalm to get some new hardware to me. I will miss the same things everyone else said before. Most for me is just type.

    If anyone is going to miss the touchstone as much as me, there are some write-ups for rigging it to work for the nexus one. I may attempt this on my nexus s. We'll see if I miss it as much as I think I will.

    Hopefully, we will all stick around here and help each other through the transition.
    05-03-2011 08:50 PM
  8. markinbright's Avatar
    I don't know about rigging the touchstone to work with Nexus -- looks pretty sketchy. But do any of you know of any good Android apps that could be used to emulate what the Touchstone does? Obviously not inductive charging, but I'm thinking about putting a dock in my car. So any ideas about apps to make it default to speakerphone when on a charger, keep screen on, etc.?
    05-03-2011 09:15 PM
  9. maryinredding's Avatar
    Little bit of a snag for me. I just called my local Sprint store and they are not even open on Sunday. They have a kiosk in the mall that will be open so I have called there and if they do get the phones by Friday (their regular delivery day) the guy there will call me on Saturday to let me know so I can pick it up from him on Sunday. Otherwise I will just have to wait until Monday. Kind of strange to release a phone on a certain day and not being able to get it from a Sprint store!
    05-03-2011 10:26 PM
  10. Kloneicle's Avatar
    I'm hoping that one of the sprint stores by me will have a Nexus S 4G to play with before launch. I want to use a stock android phone and see how I like it. Not this sense crap. Never the less as mentioned i'm on a "list". I'll defiantly be waiting in a line I plan to create.

    My sprint store is opening up at noon. Very odd for a Sunday release, especially being mothers day.
    05-04-2011 08:52 AM
  11. darealm's Avatar
    Hello everyone. So happy that this thread was created! Launch day Pre- user here, can't wait to get my hands on the Nexus. The Evo 3D is so enticing but battery life is what concerns me the most. Battery is probably the biggest grip I have with my pre currently, aside from speed.

    Looking forward to hearing about everyone's experience as they make the transition. As noted by others, I believe there is a large contingent of Pre- owners that are jumping ship to the Nexus. HPalm really failed to execute and are going to have to start from scratch, or even at a disadvantage since folks have lost faith...
    05-04-2011 09:52 AM
  12. piaband's Avatar
    anyone have a good replacement for Dr. podder?
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    05-04-2011 11:43 AM
  13. blu8503's Avatar
    anyone have a good replacement for Dr. podder?
    i wish this is one of my fav apps from webos
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    05-04-2011 12:02 PM
  14. RUSH's Avatar
    As a former palm pre owner (Sprint), I can assure anyone who's thinking of, or had already make the switch to Android... that after getting familiar with the Android OS, you won't even remember what you missed about Webos.

    Android is a very customizable and intuitive operating system. To further explain about the Android System -- Please tap on the link in my signature.
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    05-04-2011 12:05 PM
  15. jp22382's Avatar
    I'm hoping that one of the sprint stores by me will have a Nexus S 4G to play with before launch.
    You can try out the T-Mobile version at Best Buy.

    They should be identical (sans the wimax radio of course).
    05-04-2011 12:37 PM
  16. Srycantthnkof1's Avatar
    Battery is probably the biggest grip I have with my pre currently, aside from speed.
    With both phones the battery life will be much better then our pre's. The Nexus uses ondemand scaling which helps keep battery use to a minimum (pre owners should be familiar with this process by using govnah) and the evo 3d only uses its other core when under demand. This process is being done by the samsung galaxy s II which as everyone knows has been a benchmark god.
    05-04-2011 01:47 PM
  17. piaband's Avatar
    Just called my Sprint store. They are also closed this sunday due to mothers day. What a shame. I was ready to plunk down my cash and pick it up.


    And apparently the nerds at Best Buy mobile have no clue what is going on.
    05-04-2011 05:54 PM
  18. sbono13's Avatar
    anyone have a good replacement for Dr. podder?
    I use DoggCatcher for mostly video podcasts. Better look and feel than Dr Podder, but isn't as polished feature-wise. Still, a decent replacement.
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    05-05-2011 01:52 AM
  19. Tyndall's Avatar
    OK I will play. I am leaving HP Pre (Sprint Launch Device, oh wait, my 4th refurb actually) and heading over to Nexus S. I am so ready to jump I can't even consider waiting for the EVO 3D.

    I will miss the familiar (WebOS) but will embrace the new (Android) bolstered by the stock Android experience. Lucky for me my brother has had a Nexus One since it launched and loves it, so I will be able to hit him up if I run into any roadblocks, but with the numerous guides out there and a few YouTube vids I think I am fairly certain I will love Android.

    I had a brief fling with a HTC Arrive (WP7) but it just didn't work out.

    I will miss cards and...well, really, not much else.
    05-05-2011 04:49 PM
  20. dbtabasco's Avatar
    Just called my Sprint store. They are also closed this sunday due to mothers day. What a shame. I was ready to plunk down my cash and pick it up.


    And apparently the nerds at Best Buy mobile have no clue what is going on.

    Sprint store in Seattle is open, I called and they asked if i was buying my mother a new phone... Ill be sure to call her on the new phone.
    05-05-2011 06:35 PM
  21. jp22382's Avatar
    Sprint store in Seattle is open, I called and they asked if i was buying my mother a new phone... Ill be sure to call her on the new phone.
    Between the store at Westlake Center and the one on 6th Ave, I wasn't too worried. But good to have confirmation that at least one will be open
    05-05-2011 07:42 PM
  22. asqwrd's Avatar
    for those that will miss the card view there is an app called iching thumb that is very similar to card view on the pre. as well as wave launcher for quick app access. other apps that are similar are virtual task switcher and perfect task switcher. I like iching thumb the best but it doesnt hurt to have options. Here are the links below:

    Iching Thumb
    https://market.android.com/details?i...=search_result

    Virtual Task Switcher
    https://market.android.com/details?i...e.taskswitcher

    Perfect Task Switcher
    https://market.android.com/details?i...d.taskswitcher

    Wave Launcher
    https://market.android.com/details?i...t.wavelauncher

    Dock4Droid
    https://market.android.com/details?i...rbandroid.dock
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    05-05-2011 09:03 PM
  23. InfiniteRegress's Avatar
    As a former palm pre owner (Sprint), I can assure anyone who's thinking of, or had already make the switch to Android... that after getting familiar with the Android OS, you won't even remember what you missed about Webos.

    Android is a very customizable and an intuitive operating system. To explain all about what the Android System is all about -- tap on the link in my signature.

    I can attest to this. Jumped over to the Epic a little over a week ago. Radio Shack had a smokin' deal, $50 upgrade, couldn't pass it up. Wasn't a launch day Pre owner, but had it for about a year and a half. I thought I would miss the cards, gestures, etc. But I really don't. I used to always try to back swipe on other people's Android phones. I was a little concerned about the learning curve. But once I got my own, the impulse disappeared completely. It was a little strange. Rooting was pretty easy. Flashing ROMs is so much fun, there are so many to experiment with. There's so much dev support out there. It would be hard to go back to webOS, even with next gen hardware. And the app catalog is fantastic. If you frequent Amazon, their app store is great too.
    05-05-2011 09:11 PM
  24. theotherlinh's Avatar
    I've been a day 1 owner. I have 1 replacement. my brother has a day 1 pre still, original.

    I hate to say it, but I think I'm moving to android. I will miss synergy and just type very much, as well as cards. I want webOS to succeed, but I'm tired of waiting. this HP reboot has dragged on too long now. I may rejoin later...

    But sorry Nexus S owners, I'm also holding out to see where the EVO 3D lands Though, if it launches for $250, I'll be less inclined to get it.
    05-05-2011 10:59 PM
  25. stlsports's Avatar
    i am also a launch day pre- owner, moving to the Nexus S 4G on sunday. i think the thing i will miss most is homebrew, and the WebOS internals crew.
    05-05-2011 11:56 PM
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