New Android Phones

semipenguin

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I almost bought an LG G7 ThinQ, but settled on a Pixel 2 XL.

I know I should have waited for the 3 to come out, but my iPhone 6S Plus had taken a high velocity dive into the concrete, so I needed to replace it quickly.

I really wanted the ThinQ, but the Verizon store doesn't carry them, or even display them. It's something you have to order online.

They sell them unlocked on Amazon. Sometimes as much as $100 less than retail.
 
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kryptonite

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I love my Pixel 2 XL. Earlier today, I downloaded the October security update, dated October 5, 2018.

I also like how you can do stuff as updates are downloading and installing.
 
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scotchandcigar

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I have to say that Android Auto is a nice app, and the latest version displays SXM about as well as I could ask for. This is what it looks like on my phone

Screenshot_20210212-170855_Android Auto.jpg

I love how it always starts on its own when I start my car. Other than a few seconds to get going, it's like having a built-in satrad. But of course, the features are much better. And I can use OK Google voice commands to change channels.
 

JHDK

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My last phone was an LG. I forget the model but it was nothing special, it had a crappy screen and not much power but it did the job for me for like 2 years. When I dropped my Galaxy I used it again for about a week while my phone was getting fixed.

I'm very happy to have upgraded to the Galaxy A70. Night and day difference.
 
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sadchild

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"...even though it is still the third most popular smartphone vendor in the United States, after Apple (AAPL) and Samsung (SSNLF)"

The third biggest seller of smartphones in the US is throwing in the towel?! Wow! If you're the 3rd biggest seller here and can't make it, will others follow suit? Samsung will have the Android monopoly.
 

HecticArt

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I know there were only a few factories that made (still make) screens. VCRs and some other things back in the day were the same way.