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Welcome to the forums! I'm sure you will love it here. Congrats on your new Android device! The Eris is pretty nice. Is this your first Android?
 

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I've heard everything in Texas is bigger. So, is an Eris from Texas oversized? Or, does it just come with more memory?

Welcome.

Hey, how do we know Jesus wasn't born in Texas? God couldn't find 3 wise men or a virgin. I'm just joking, don't get all upset (please). That's just my favorite "Texan" joke. Your turn, I'm from Colorado....
 

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Touch?. All good, I happen to have a good sense of humor, though, I'm afraid I've got nothing for Colorado, no one really makes fun of states with special needs :p

If the Eris was made in Texas, you'd bet it'd be bigger. I do like my Eris, can't wait for 2.1.
 

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You might be from Co if you carry your $3,000 mountain bike on top of your $500 car...

lol..I kid.. I'm from co too..

How do you fit 300 pounds of crap into a shoebox? Cremate a Texan.

well.... we've strayed off subject (that may have been my fault, sorry) Josh, it is truly a pleasure to have a a new member. Welcome. Enjoy the wonder of Android and the community here.
 

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Welcome to the forums! I'm sure you will love it here. Congrats on your new Android device! The Eris is pretty nice. Is this your first Android?

Well I got it on its release, was needing a new phone, but it is my first Android.

Trying out the Opera beta now, real fast, but rendering isnt what I'm used to. hope the next version is a little better at that, could get used to it tho.
 

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Well I got it on its release, was needing a new phone, but it is my first Android.

Trying out the Opera beta now, real fast, but rendering isnt what I'm used to. hope the next version is a little better at that, could get used to it tho.

I used Opera a LOT on my blackberry. I have no issues with the stock browser on the Android and don't get all of the praise for Dolphin.

What are Opera's adavatnages on the Android OS?
 

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I used Opera a LOT on my blackberry. I have no issues with the stock browser on the Android and don't get all of the praise for Dolphin.

What are Opera's adavatnages on the Android OS?

Technically speaking? I have no clue, the way it handles the pages I suppose, but it's really fast in comparison to the stock browser on my Eris. Dolphin was only a little faster and the first version of it I used (can't remember what revision number(s)) was the best, then they kept adding stuff to it and changing the interfaces more than monthly. Got annoying fast.

The home page on Opera is nice, you get 9 little bookmark, similar to Safari's (desktop) Top Sites or Chrome's version of it too. I don't use Opera on my PCs, just Chrome so I don't know much about how it's better, only had it for about an hour.

In the settings you can turn off or on the "Mobile" setting and it will enable or disable the Mobile Websites. Some sites render funky, like Roosterteeth.com renders the Horizontal Menu horribly, jumbles up the links and some buttons don't display properly. AC.com renders pretty well and it seems faster in 3G than the default browser was on WiFi. Just different is all, not too bad though for a beta.

Also a long press doesn't pop up the standard options menu, it's re-skinned for Opera and clicking a dropdown menu brings up a similar list to what the long-press menu is.
 

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Technically speaking? I have no clue, the way it handles the pages I suppose, but it's really fast in comparison to the stock browser on my Eris. Dolphin was only a little faster and the first version of it I used (can't remember what revision number(s)) was the best, then they kept adding stuff to it and changing the interfaces more than monthly. Got annoying fast.

The home page on Opera is nice, you get 9 little bookmark, similar to Safari's (desktop) Top Sites or Chrome's version of it too. I don't use Opera on my PCs, just Chrome so I don't know much about how it's better, only had it for about an hour.

In the settings you can turn off or on the "Mobile" setting and it will enable or disable the Mobile Websites. Some sites render funky, like Roosterteeth.com renders the Horizontal Menu horribly, jumbles up the links and some buttons don't display properly. AC.com renders pretty well and it seems faster in 3G than the default browser was on WiFi. Just different is all, not too bad though for a beta.

Also a long press doesn't pop up the standard options menu, it's re-skinned for Opera and clicking a dropdown menu brings up a similar list to what the long-press menu is.

I saw the blog post on it... this was actually a BETTER explanation here. Thanks, I'll check it out. Thanks for the heads up.
 

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Well, the blog post here said more after the break and still nothing past the break when I was on lunch playing with Opera. When I posted the reply before that one when I hit reply it acted funky, then when I hit preview it finally posted. Hard to explain, but it didn't double post tho like I was afraid, maybe on AC's end too, remember I'm new lol.

But as for my explanation, I work with tons of computer illiterate people so some thing I can explain in detail and still try and keep it simple to understand....for you CO folk ;). I generally catch on to things quickly and can have a good sense of understanding of complex things and recall things from way back without much trouble. Something gets lost at work....I find it :). Maybe I hide things on purpose for job security lol.
 

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