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  • nickthegun 17 May 2014 20:44:15 62,142 posts
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    Where I live in oxfordshire is pretty shit. I never get 3G, except on rare occasions. I get G at home, E if im at the window and its a its a pretty big town. Annoyingly, my dad lives up in the arse end of the peak district and he gets H+

    So far, ive had O2 and Vodafone, both shit, so im canvassing colleagues at work to see what they get. Ive only got a 250mb data allowance which I never hit because transfer speeds are so shit.

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  • Syrette 18 May 2014 17:26:53 44,709 posts
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    How would i go about being able to automatically extract zip files I've downloaded?

    Every time I download a zip file on my phone from a site such as Mediafire (on the stock browser, and Chrome), it downloads seemingly fine then says "can't open file" and (therefore) "download unsuccessful".

    I downloaded AndroZip, Download All Files, Easy Unrar and WinZip and none were any use for this problem.

  • TheBigDaddy 18 May 2014 20:11:39 136 posts
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    Syrette wrote:
    How would i go about being able to automatically extract zip files I've downloaded?

    Every time I download a zip file on my phone from a site such as Mediafire (on the stock browser, and Chrome), it downloads seemingly fine then says "can't open file" and (therefore) "download unsuccessful".

    I downloaded AndroZip, Download All Files, Easy Unrar and WinZip and none were any use for this problem.
    I use ZArchiver which does the job. Also use Dolphin browser although you should be okay with Chrome along with ZArchiver.
  • Tonka 10 Nov 2014 11:07:49 21,877 posts
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    Gods damn but my Nexus 4 has been buggy lately. Loads of Gogle apps stop running in the background. Could it be that htey are all primed for LOLipop butmy phone is on KitKat still?

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  • THFourteen 10 Nov 2014 11:08:16 35,118 posts
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    ShitShat
  • Commander-Keen 10 Nov 2014 11:20:38 878 posts
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    Something definitely seems to be up of late - my phone is getting absolutely tanned on its' battery life for no reason at all. Normally it would last 24 hours, but at the moment it's down to 40% in a matter of a few hours and running hot. Can't work out what's causing it!
  • prawnking1980 10 Nov 2014 11:28:04 5,968 posts
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    Chrome seems to be draining my battery a lot, had been accounting for around a quarter of the battery drain.
  • Salaman 10 Nov 2014 11:38:34 19,962 posts
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    I'm eagerly awaiting lolipop as it has indeed been running flakey of late.
    Go into google now and type somethign into the search bar and I get "google search has stopped" almost every time.

    And I hope they finally fix that bloody "once/always" thing. Don't ask me whether you should use that application from now on or not if you're just going to ignore my input and ask me again each bloody time.
  • brokenkey 10 Nov 2014 13:17:16 7,305 posts
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    Doesn't help that the naughty google apps (music, g+) delete their footprint from the battery monitor.

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  • ILoveThrashMetal 10 Nov 2014 15:03:52 901 posts
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    Stopping them all from syncing I found was a good way to help with battery life.
    I stopped it for most of the Google services and stuck a sync icon on my home screen if I wanted to check for emails or if I added music to play.
    I also use lux for the screen.

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  • L0cky 11 Nov 2014 16:04:01 1,605 posts
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    Is lollipop supposed to be rolling out today?
  • mikew1985 11 Nov 2014 16:11:04 13,269 posts
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    Tomorrow I think.
  • the_milkybar_kid 11 Nov 2014 16:16:57 1,187 posts
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    Are the updates rolled out on all platforms (LG, Sony, Samsung) at the same time or are they incremental?
  • Tonka 11 Nov 2014 16:35:49 21,877 posts
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    It's up to the manufacturer.

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  • Sharzam 11 Nov 2014 16:36:46 3,922 posts
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    @the_milkybar_kid

    Your new to Android I guess.  It is up to each individual manufacturer to apply android versions to their UI and then the carriers to green light it.

    Basically anything except Nexus will get an update when the companies feel like it.  Might be a week,  might be a year. Sony aren't to bad but LG are terrible for example.

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  • Tonka 11 Nov 2014 16:37:39 21,877 posts
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    @Salaman they reset when you update either of the apps involved. With all the updates recently..

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  • TheBlackDog 11 Nov 2014 17:01:56 462 posts
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    Can anyone recommend a good app for managing ram and apps better. My Nook hd+ is constantly force closing my browser. I can't stream music from deezer and browse at the same time without deezer crashing. I think it's because of low ram and other apps.

    I am rooted on a release build of CM11 (4.4) but I've never had to use a utility to manage stuff on my android phones - its just the nook which is a bit of a pain but other than that I love the screen and format of the device.
  • Tonka 11 Nov 2014 17:32:40 21,877 posts
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    CCleaner

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  • TheBlackDog 11 Nov 2014 19:00:09 462 posts
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    @Tonka What the flip? I didn't think of that - have it on my PC, but didn't realise there was an app. Cheers
  • crashVoodoo 11 Nov 2014 20:57:37 4,135 posts
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    Sharzam wrote:
    @the_milkybar_kid

    Your new to Android I guess.  It is up to each individual manufacturer to apply android versions to their UI and then the carriers to green light it.

    Basically anything except Nexus will get an update when the companies feel like it.  Might be a week,  might be a year. Sony aren't to bad but LG are terrible for example.
    And yet LG are to be first out of the gate on their flagship g3

    Manufacturers update firmware and release it to the public and carriers. If, like me you always get a model from a reseller (like Carphone warehouse etc.) then the handset is an unlocked model and as such you can grab the update now.

    If you bought a locked phone from the carrier with their own tweaked firmware and extra shovel were then you are now waiting for them to dick about with the update some more before releasing.

    a Nexus a day keeps the apple away

  • the_milkybar_kid 12 Nov 2014 09:31:42 1,187 posts
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    @Sharzam I've been on Android for a few years now, pretty much exclusively on Samsung, but now on the Z3. Just thought that might be the case as Samsung always seemed to have the updates readily available (I never took much notice as to when the big updates came).Looks like there's no official release date from them but they are working on brining it soon(y).
  • Tonka 12 Nov 2014 11:15:55 21,877 posts
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    TheBlackDog wrote:
    @Tonka What the flip? I didn't think of that - have it on my PC, but didn't realise there was an app. Cheers
    It's in some public Beta isn't it? I'm very pleased with it although I read a lot of people were upset about it doing RAM cleaning. "That's not necessary on Android" apparently.

    Reading about the problems ppl had with clearing space on their iPhones made me remember CCleaner and I freed up plenty of room for Lollipop.

    Whenever that comes around.

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  • Salaman 12 Nov 2014 11:22:24 19,962 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    @Salaman they reset when you update either of the apps involved. With all the updates recently..
    That would explain some of it but I'm pretty sure when I get a voicemail and I click on the number in the SMS notifying me that there's a voicemail waiting, it always, every single time, pops up with the option to use the dialler or skype.
  • Tonka 12 Nov 2014 20:24:05 21,877 posts
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    Just read that Google has started rolling out lollipop to nexus devices. Anyone got it yet?

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  • prawnking1980 12 Nov 2014 20:28:04 5,968 posts
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    Just checked neither 5 or 7 updating yet.
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 12 Nov 2014 20:28:22 16,814 posts
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    [link=https://twitter.com/hashtag/AndroidLollipop?src=hash">#AndroidLollipop rollout has started and will soon be available on most #Nexus devices. Dessert is served. pic.twitter.com/XVFX2tEbHv— Android (@Android)

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