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  • JoeBlade 20 Sep 2017 22:28:52 4,086 posts
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    Malek86 wrote:
    Although, in the end, even 5.5 inches is fine
    You heard it here, ladies!
  • Zyrr 20 Sep 2017 22:31:13 174 posts
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    I'd expect the price of the current 5" Pixel to drop by a decent amount when the Pixel 2 is unveiled on October 4th. Definitely worth considering.

    I've had the XL since launch and it's a lovely phone: no bullshit gimmicks or bloat, just stock Android 8.0. Response is still as smooth as the day it arrived.
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 20 Sep 2017 22:51:57 1,154 posts
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    Been looking at androids recently, only thing holding me back is airplay style functionality. How do I play music from an android device to something like volumio raspberry pi?
  • mal 20 Sep 2017 23:20:19 28,257 posts
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    Bluetooth, like you always have done (since you stopped plugging your walkman into the back of your amp at least)? Or does that not work?
  • Zyrr 20 Sep 2017 23:30:15 174 posts
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    Would plugging a Chromecast Audio into it and using Android's native cast protocols not work? Or does Volumio not support Google's casting services? Must admit I'm not really up on these things.

    If you absolutely need airplay then I think most Android devices would need to be rooted first, but there may be some vendors who offer that functionality out of the box.
  • Tonka 21 Sep 2017 06:30:02 26,251 posts
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    @CrispyXUKTurbo
    Depends on what you mean with something like the Volumio.

    The Chromecast Audio is great if you just want to stream music to a stereo. If the Volumio has support for line in audio (not sure what the correct term should be) then that's solved.

    What is it you'd like to stream? If it's Spotify then it looks like that's supported by the Volumio itself.
  • Salaman 21 Sep 2017 14:03:15 22,766 posts
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    Malek86 wrote:
    So I'm on the market for a new phone. Possibly below 250 euro, my main concerns are good camera and great battery life. If it can stay below 5.5", all the better.

    I'm eyeing the Honor 6X, which is currently 200 euro for the 32/3GB model (and just 230 euro if I want the 64/4GB model), but the dual camera doesn't seem as good as it should. I could also go for something a little smaller.
    Lenovo P2 if you can find one. MASSIVE battery. 200 Euro.
  • H1ggyLTD 21 Sep 2017 15:35:10 7,477 posts
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    Loving my Note8, bar the fingerprint scanner.
  • Malek86 28 Sep 2017 15:30:30 6,067 posts
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    I ended up finding a decent deal on a Galaxy A5 2017, so I got that.

    Samsung are usually nice, but too expensive for what they offer. Still, on sale, so it was okay.
  • Wave_Of_Mutilation 11 Oct 2017 09:50:52 5 posts
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    My current contract is due to finish and I like the look of the galaxy s8+. I have found a deal on EE for 38 quid a month for 15 GB data and £85 up front. Is it worth waiting to see if there is a price drop over the next couple of months or does that seem like a good deal? 15gb or more is essential for me.
  • Dirtbox 13 Oct 2017 07:38:19 89,171 posts
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    https://heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Oneplus-loggt-Daten-der-Smartphone-User-3858834.html

    Oneplus has been logging all your data since moving to OxygenOS.

    Told you to avoid them.
  • figgis 13 Oct 2017 13:53:23 7,665 posts
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    You can turn of 'Join user experience' in settings you know.
  • reviewer 13 Oct 2017 13:55:32 4,632 posts
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    Turning that off only turns off part of what they’re capturing.
  • Rivuzu 13 Oct 2017 14:56:29 16,484 posts
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    Ooooh wow, ok. Did a google and read a few more articles.

    That's bad. Why on earth do they need timestamps of when I unlock my phone ffs?
  • HarryB 13 Oct 2017 16:24:24 7,106 posts
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    I'd be more annoyed it's killing your battery life as well
  • nickthegun 13 Oct 2017 17:57:41 71,635 posts
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    Rivuzu wrote:
    Ooooh wow, ok. Did a google and read a few more articles.

    That's bad. Why on earth do they need timestamps of when I unlock my phone ffs?
    To let advertiser's know when peak dicking around at work is.
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