The Official Android Thread Part XVI: Care for a slice of Pie?

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  1. Le Tricolore

    Le Tricolore Marley & Marley

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    Anyone else looking forward to the Pixel 3 being officially unveiled tomorrow? We already know most things about it it would seem, but I'm still excited. Hopefully my carrier will have the phone available for purchase right away. My contract is up and I've been waiting for the Pixel 3 XL.
     
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    Bought the **** out of the Pixel 3 128GB in Black. Even got the preferred care. Almost $1100. I also just bought a clear case for it and a wireless charging station from Amazon. I think I'm set :).
     
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    Smelling Salt Busey is life

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    Looks-wise I'm not crazy about them but I like the looks of the non-XL better that is for sure.

    I currently have an OG Pixel and will get the 3, just gonna hold out for a good deal from Rogers.
     
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    I bought the Pixel 2 last year, so I'll wait for the Pixel 4 before an upgrade. They aren't offering enough money on a trade in to validate the upgrade.

    I'm hoping that they'll be announcing a new Chromebook that can dual-boot Windows. I'd be very interested in that depending upon the specs.
     
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    I pre-ordered the Pixel 3 XL in white, 64GB from my carrier. I'm eligible for a phone upgrade and don't pay full price for my service because of my job, so may as well save $750 on the up front cost.
     
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    Le Tricolore Marley & Marley

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    If you pre-ordered from Google itself, you should be getting a free Pixel Stand so you wouldn't need the wireless charger from Amazon, no?
     
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    It comes with a free stand? I didn't think it did?
     
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    Seems like it was a Verizon promo yesterday. I know that all of the Canadian carriers are giving out a code for a free Pixel Stand, figured it was everywhere. My bad.

    edit: You get the stand for free if you order on Google in Canada, too. You just need to add it to your cart and it'll be at $0 in your cart.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I don't know about the Pixel 3, but last year they gave away Google Home Mini's with purchases after the initial release. Instead of canceling my order and re-ordering it, I just called them up and asked if I could have one so I didn't have to return the phone. They sent it.
     
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    Anyone else having trouble posting on HF from their Android?
     
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    Sort of bemusing to me that all these years, Google adds a charging stand and an ambient mode. It's like 2010 all over again, with my Pre+ and touchstone...praise Duarte!
     
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    It shipped! It'll be here by Thursday! ****ing can't wait!
     
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    Pixel 3s scored a 4/10 for repairability

    Yikes
     
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    Not too awful. Not as awful as it could be.
     
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    Aaaand the Mate 20 Pro just stole the Pixel's thunder

    And it also has reverse wireless charging daaaaaamn
     
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    That's a cool feature in theory, but it would never be used.
     
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    Is that where I can use my phone to charge someone else's?
     
  21. Le Tricolore

    Le Tricolore Marley & Marley

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    That's the one.
     
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    I can definitely see me using that. Say, if I was traveling with the wife, or stuck in the DMV together, or whatever. If I'm on 85%, and she's about out, I'd certainly have her link up.
     
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    Been using the Pixel 3 XL since Thursday last week, and I'm loving it. The battery life is great, and the screen is incredible.

    I'm also not experiencing any of the issues some people are. Google's also mentioned that a patch will be coming in the upcoming weeks to fix some of the RAM management issues people are having. Lovely.
     
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    Honour Over Glory Bryan Rust, #17 on the Pens, #1 in my heart.

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    So I have a tablet that I bought at an estate sale sort of thing, things that were re-possessed.

    One of them was this Galaxy Tab 2 thing, I tried to log in, has this security crap (Knox and some Enterprise thing) and because it's a company that went belly up, the people to contact don't exist, Samsung is virtually useless.

    So I looked into Rooting it, the only issue is, when you root it, you're rooting it back with Samsung crap still on it. Is there a way to root it with a different version of Android that doesn't have Knox and that Enterprise junk on it?

    Otherwise, I have a pretty neat coaster!
     
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    Honour Over Glory Bryan Rust, #17 on the Pens, #1 in my heart.

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    What, no android fans with any help?
     

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