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djorijun

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Hey everyone,
Just thought that I'd make announcement that I'm toying with the fact of leaving my Pre and going Android. I just got a Hero yesterday and so far so good. Somethings are pissing me off :mad: but I guess it's like trying to leave an old addiction. :D

One thing I need is convincing from the wonderful forum members as to why I should leave background processing, WiFi on during airplane mode, why I can't download apps being on WiFi only, along with the fact that I was a homebrew/theme/patch junkie on the Pre I need to know these things on the Hero before I go back to my crack...err Pre. :eek:

Thanks

PS. I'm very open so if you say the Hero is better, prove it.
 

asapelectric

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Only thing I cant get over is being able to open keyboard and start typing whatever I want, and there it is. Be it Google, or a contact. I have both and think the Hero has a great web browser, better than the Pre. I cant decide really.:confused:
Make sure you root and put on Fresh ROM, Its great.
 

boomhower1820

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Only thing I cant get over is being able to open keyboard and start typing whatever I want, and there it is. Be it Google, or a contact. I have both and think the Hero has a great web browser, better than the Pre. I cant decide really.:confused:
Make sure you root and put on Fresh ROM, Its great.

I actually like the Pre browser better, pretty much the only thing I like better on the Pre though.
 

Nextelian

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I seriously miss being able to search the global address list (GAL). It was great to just start typing on the phone app and seeing it filter through the 60,000 people in my GAL.

I also miss the gestures a little. I keep trying to go back in the browser, but it's not working :)

I thought the lack of patches and homebrews would bother me, but honestly there are 100 times more FREE apps in the market. No way webOS can catch up.

I still feel a little like I am cheating on my Pre...<sniff> goodbye my plastic oreo-ing friend. :(
 

jrdatrackstar1223

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THIS IS IN NO WAY BASHING THE HERO AT ALL

This is also a dilemma I am facing. I have the Hero now, but am still within my 30 days (around 2 weeks left). I came from the Pre, and while it could be a little buggy at times, I know the processor has the potential to utilize it with the GPU and everything. I like Android, the development, and all that is going for it; however, I HATE the processor on the Hero. Why did HTC choose to use it?

I love that the Hero has more battery life and just feels like a strong solid device (Pre feels like a plastic toy) and that for now (when not multi-tasking), the Hero feels snappier when moving between apps. When I went back to Pre before (I had tried the Hero one time and decided I would stay with it later) it just felt like I took a step backwards compared to Android OS. But it also felt a little snappier because of the processor.

Here is my question: Should I hold out for 2.1 and pray that it speeds things up, or should I just drop the Hero and wait for a stronger Android device on Sprint? (I will NOT take the Moment, even with the 800 mhz processor.....that thing looks ugly and just doesn't feel as nice as the Hero). I know software can only take a device so far vs. hardware specs......

I just don't know what to do.....
 

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I came from the Pre, and while it could be a little buggy at times, I know the processor has the potential to utilize it with the GPU and everything. I like Android, the development, and all that is going for it; however, I HATE the processor on the Hero.
The Pre definitely has more potential in its chipset than the Hero/Eris or other Android phones using the ubiquitous Qualcomm 528mHz processor. The problem is that picking the Pre over the Hero -- or any other Android device, frankly -- based on processor potential is a decision made mostly on faith. When will Palm fully utilize the GPU? That's the big question. The latest webOS update (1.3.5 as of today) has some interesting hidden graphics capabilities. In the meantime, the early reports of Android 2.1 include big speed increases, even on ye olde Qualcomm.

I don't know if it's possible to make a decision free of future regrets here. But ask yourself this...

Who do you trust more to get the most out of the OS and hardware? Palm? The Pre/webOS is almost a year old now, and there still aren't any clear signs that the fancy iPhone chipset in the Pre is ever going to be fully utilized. In fact, the latest hardware (Pixi) is a step backward in processor power. Google/HTC? Look how fast Android is moving now. 2.1 is right around the corner, and it's coming to our Heroes.
 

jrdatrackstar1223

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The Pre definitely has more potential in its chipset than the Hero/Eris or other Android phones using the ubiquitous Qualcomm 528mHz processor. The problem is that picking the Pre over the Hero -- or any other Android device, frankly -- based on processor potential is a decision made mostly on faith. When will Palm fully utilize the GPU? That's the big question. The latest webOS update (1.3.5 as of today) has some interesting hidden graphics capabilities. In the meantime, the early reports of Android 2.1 include big speed increases, even on ye olde Qualcomm.

I don't know if it's possible to make a decision free of future regrets here. But ask yourself this...

Who do you trust more to get the most out of the OS and hardware? Palm? The Pre/webOS is almost a year old now, and there still aren't any clear signs that the fancy iPhone chipset in the Pre is ever going to be fully utilized. In fact, the latest hardware (Pixi) is a step backward in processor power. Google/HTC? Look how fast Android is moving now. 2.1 is right around the corner, and it's coming to our Heroes.

This is my logic for staying with the Hero, as I see Palm going nowhere. Although the hardware is there, I don't think it will ever be utilized. However, at the same time, how much can 2.1 really bring to the old processor, especially if sense UI is still on top of it? I've read of speed increases, but enough to where it will fix keyboard lag, lockups, freezes, random restarts etc?