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    Ditto about the custom ROMs. I was a "crack flasher". I enjoyed it, but I also NEED something stable and reliable.


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    Are you interested in jailbreaking? The os & ui is good but I'm a constant tinkerer.

    Also, I don't know if you have a case for the phone, but I recommend getting one if you're worried about wear & tear from usage or accidents.
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    I'm extremely careful and delicate with my electronics. When I was working in a warehouse I had a case and screen protector, but now that I have a desk job, I stay naked, and wouldn't have it any other way.

    As for jail breaking, ill read into it, but I doubt I'll do it, I'm tired of tinkering to be 100% honest.


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    Welcome aboard! Hope we can be as helpful here as you've been over at Android Central. Should I ever make the switch to Android you're exactly the kind of guy I want around answering questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Massie View Post
    Welcome aboard! Hope we can be as helpful here as you've been over at Android Central. Should I ever make the switch to Android you're exactly the kind of guy I want around answering questions.
    Ah I was wondering if my past would follow me I'm not saying I'd never go back to android, it's quite fun and flexible, but I think this will be my home for a while.


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    Well I'm happy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bradenfontaine View Post
    I feel as if I'm going to break it. I'm jaded and worrisome. Use to buttons breaking over time and becoming less responsive. My old HTC was the worst. And my previous Razr Maxx was showing signs of wear after less than a year.

    But, the build quality feels solid.

    I haven't had much time to see the battery life, I know it will be a major change coming from the Razr Maxx, but I've already got a desktop dock on the way.

    The App Store is something that will take some getting use to as well.

    I do miss the widgets on android, and the seamlessly infinite customization you could do with it... But I need something that simply works when I need it to, and I think this will.



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    I, like everyone else who answered you will sum up my thoughts quick and simple which is unlike me...LOL If you are indeed looking for an OS that simply works, Then YES you will be here for a long time to come and be glad you did. You will soon leave Android behind and it is refreshing to have someone join us who is not afraid to speak his mind and tell how he feels. Lastly don't jailbreak and leave it as is and you will soon love it. looks like you are off to good battery life to start. best of luck to you here!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bradenfontaine View Post
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/28/a7yneny6.jpg

    Well I'm happy.


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    I want to add one last thing that tells me alot about your honesty in what you have stated so far in this post you started... From what I see you have gotten so far out of battery life at 22% and what looks like the predicted usage if you go to -0- % and shut off, You will be doing fine so TY for posting the screenshot for us.
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    I'd like to say thank you guys for not bashing Android, welcoming me with kind words, and offering your support. This will not be easy for me. But with the help I've gotten so far, I think I'm off to a good start. And no, I will not be jail breaking... This device

    I do miss the folks I will be leaving me behind, great people who I can see I made and impact on :'(

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=256335



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    Quote Originally Posted by bradenfontaine View Post
    I'd like to say thank you guys for not bashing Android, welcoming me with kind words, and offering your support. This will not be easy for me. But with the help I've gotten so far, I think I'm off to a good start. And no, I will not be jail breaking... This device

    I do miss the folks I will be leaving me behind, great people who I can see I made and impact on :'(

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=256335



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    You wont be missing them much more once you get to know our crowd of misfits...LOL but in all seriousness I think it admirable the approach you have taken to our group here and wish you nothing but the best and as always we are here to help each other.

    If you learn anything please feel free to share with us. Nobody hear knows everything...... except one person..... PINK!!!! but she is still my friend even though she hates me.
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    I remember my first apple product...
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    You guys take good care of braden, he's a gem!

    I wanted to like the ip5 but my eyes couldn't handle the screen size, but with braden evangelizing over here now, who knows . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by revtech View Post
    You guys take good care of braden, he's a gem!

    I wanted to like the ip5 but my eyes couldn't handle the screen size, but with braden evangelizing over here now, who knows . . .
    First Apple product arriving tomorrow-imageuploadedbytapatalk1362172101.064529.jpg


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    Quote Originally Posted by bradenfontaine View Post
    will be scouring the forums tonight and tomorrow morning, absorbing as much as i can. Longtime Android user, dappled in WebOS, even tried a hand at Windows phones. first time for everything, be gentle.
    What up bro u can't escape ya boy even in iland haha. Lot less droid hating here than some months ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlyee View Post
    I came from 3 Androids and 2 WPs and I do have to say I still miss just being able to glance at my calendar and see what meetings I have for the day.

    My iPhone 5 is three weeks hold and I am slowly getting used to it.


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    You can still just scroll down the notification bar and shows all your calendar appointments for that day. Messages also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackBerry Guy View Post
    Be careful with these Apple products...they have a way of making you want to buy more of them
    So true!! Got my iphone5, Ipad 4 soon to follow and now just purchased a mac book air off a friend!! All work very well together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    I was one of those people who flashed every custom ROM under the sun and loved it. I was always looking for ways to improve my device and its layout and I was never satisfied. When I purchased my 4S, it was exactly what I needed. I am content with it. It's not jailbroken and will never be jailbroken as long as I own it. I enjoyed my Android devices and don't regret buying them, but the iPhone is where it's at for me.
    Wow thought for sure you would try out bb10?? lol
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    You can still just scroll down the notification bar and shows all your calendar appointments for that day. Messages also.
    Thanks, I was more talking about just picking up my phone and glancing at the Calendar Tile or Widget.

    It is definitely not a deal breaker just something I need to get used to. 😊




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    Quote Originally Posted by charlyee View Post
    Thanks, I was more talking about just picking up my phone and glancing at the Calendar Tile or Widget.

    It is definitely not a deal breaker just something I need to get used to. 😊




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    Quote Originally Posted by Mellimel22 View Post
    What up bro u can't escape ya boy even in iland haha.

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    I'll admit Apple has made a truly well thought out and solid device.


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    Yeah don't get me wrong I love the way the iPhone feels in my hands and the app quality is good also but the closed system and 4 in screen and iTunes is deal breakers for me. Which one u have? 32gb 64 black white?

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    Good luck with the 5, I am curious to see how you like it. I currently have the Galaxy Stellar, it is getting JB update starting tomorrow. My upgrade is not until mid May, but I have been on the fence between that and the S4.
    Verizon will not let me upgrade early if I choose the 5, and 30 days early on certain Android devices if I choose that route. Android has it's quirks, but I admit, I like the OS. The dealbreaker will be the the keyboard on the S4. I am forced to use Swiftkey because of the typing issues.
    If it is anything like my Stellar, I will buy the 5. Also I need to see how the JB update is. Hopefully smoother than ICS with less freeze ups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mellimel22 View Post
    Yeah don't get me wrong I love the way the iPhone feels in my hands and the app quality is good also but the closed system and 4 in screen and iTunes is deal breakers for me. Which one u have? 32gb 64 black white?

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    I got the back 16 gig for close to nothing, with an upgrade in August and December still available. What can I say, I have a way with words.

    So far I'm enjoying the experience. It has a few things I miss that I haven't touched on yet.

    There is no notification light or LED. I have the camera flash set up to flash when notifications and calls come through, but it is not constant. Only when the notification arrives.

    On the other hand the stock reminder system I find works near flawlessly, even the location based reminders.

    I find apps needlessly using data more so than the same apps on Android used.

    I did find some games that honestly blew my mind.

    I'm having a hard time getting use to editing with the keyboard, cursor placement I found to be more user friendly in Android.

    I know there is more but those are the latest thoughts at the front of my mind.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bradenfontaine View Post
    I got the back 16 gig for close to nothing, with an upgrade in August and December still available. What can I say, I have a way with words.

    So far I'm enjoying the experience. It has a few things I miss that I haven't touched on yet.

    There is no notification light or LED. I have the camera flash set up to flash when notifications and calls come through, but it is not constant. Only when the notification arrives.

    On the other hand the stock reminder system I find works near flawlessly, even the location based reminders.

    I find apps needlessly using data more so than the same apps on Android used.

    I did find some games that honestly blew my mind.

    I'm having a hard time getting use to editing with the keyboard, cursor placement I found to be more user friendly in Android.

    I know there is more but those are the latest thoughts at the front of my mind.


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    Coming from a bb I miss the led and that's about it.
    nothing to miss there.....
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