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Here's my checklist for a new (sub $350) Android phone Runs latest version of Android (or 4.2.2 at least) Plenty of RAM (at least 1 GB or more) A good display (IPS with good viewing angles and 250+ PPI. Gorilla glass protection, if available) Snapdragon SOC (preferably quad core or better when available) An appealing custom UI (e.g. Sony, MIUI, ZenUI, ...


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I always recomend the Moto G for anyone looking for a good relatively cheap phone and for people looking to get started with android, has great hardware, uses very close to stock android experience and has relatively fast software update from motorola. Altough i might wait a bit for the next MotoG which is rumored to be revealed on September 4th (if i ...


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The list includes 73 standard-essential patents, but there’s also 127 patents that Microsoft claims are implemented in Android. Some on the list, as Ars Technica notes, include patents that Microsoft acquired as part of the Rockstar Consortium to bid on patents from Nortel. ... Microsoft is estimated to earn as much as $1 billion a year from ...


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I wasn't smart enough to be preemptive, though I had plenty of warning as the intermittent problem became more frequent and finally failed completely (no wiggling the cord would make it work). So, I opened up the connector on the Nook end (with the "N") and reconnected with solder the two broken leads. This was tricky since the circuit board there is ...


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Lots of screens are cracked and they still work. Mine has had two cracks in it for over a year. At first I put thin non glossy mending tape on each crack. It was unnecessary no glass sticks out on it though I can feel them with a fingernail, so I just leave it bare. For anything worse and still working you might use a screen protector, which I'd ...


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I don't know of a user interface in Android to enumerate the radio frequencies that the device handles. However, to give you the direct answer you were looking for, the Padfone X lacks UMTS 1700/2100, which is different from the LTE 1700/2100 that it supports.


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Screen protector might help protect your fingers, if glass is even and no missing pieces


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yes, it is absolutely safe to charge a device with a charger that has more current capacity than needed. Ohm's law tells us the relation between current, voltage, and resistance: I = V / R (current = voltage / resistance) Since the voltage is held constant (5V), the only factor that determines current draw is the load (another term ...



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