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Oh man, budget smartphones are almost never worth it. Seriously. Even mid-range smartphones are kind of pushing it. Going with something that's high end is almost always the best option because it won't go obsolete as quickly.

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All the more reason. I don't think high-end smartphones are for me. Not yet, maybe, but I dunno if they ever will be.

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All the more reason. I don't think high-end smartphones are for me. Not yet, maybe, but I dunno if they ever will be.

If you get a high-end smartphone and root it, I can almost guarantee you won't want to upgrade your phone after that.

The HTC Evo was considered the highest-end smartphone last summer when I got it, and after rooting it and getting a custom rom on it, all the new phones that are still being released now don't look anywhere near as appealing. Especially since it seems like manufacturers are taking steps to prevent rooting now.

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I recently got an LG Ally. Shit is pretty cash.

I'm on Verizon. It's the best choice where I live.

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I've had a security concern for a while about Android. It's Linux based, I love that--I'd easily pick it over the competitors, but I really hear more and more about Android OS's being compromised by security problems that were virtually non-existent in a full desktop environment. I'm really just concerned in the future the number one reason why I choose Linux--it just works--will that it will become as susceptible as Windows is to malware, viruses and rootkits.

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I've had a security concern for a while about Android. It's Linux based, I love that--I'd easily pick it over the competitors, but I really hear more and more about Android OS's being compromised by security problems that were virtually non-existent in a full desktop environment. I'm really just concerned in the future the number one reason why I choose Linux--it just works--will that it will become as susceptible as Windows is to malware, viruses and rootkits.

the Android OS actually has very few security loopholes in it, and they're usually patched up pretty quickly by Google once they're found.

as long as you don't install any suspicious apps on your device, you should be fine. there's even anti-virus software for Android devices if you're really that worried about security.

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WHEN ARE DROIDS GETTING NETFLIX.

WHENN

It's going by device, but if you're rooted, you can just drop by XDA and get a modified .apk installer to start watching Netflix right away.

EDIT: You probably won't need root anymore, after all.

I've had a security concern for a while about Android. It's Linux based, I love that--I'd easily pick it over the competitors, but I really hear more and more about Android OS's being compromised by security problems that were virtually non-existent in a full desktop environment. I'm really just concerned in the future the number one reason why I choose Linux--it just works--will that it will become as susceptible as Windows is to malware, viruses and rootkits.

the Android OS actually has very few security loopholes in it, and they're usually patched up pretty quickly by Google once they're found.

as long as you don't install any suspicious apps on your device, you should be fine. there's even anti-virus software for Android devices if you're really that worried about security.

Pretty much. Android is actually quite secure, but knowing how people seem to be moving themselves to making malware on phones, I decided it wouldn't hurt to have Webroot Security on mine. I tried it while it was in beta, and as their reward for trying it out, they let me have full features.

Also, since we're here in this thread, anybody got some apps they'd recommend? Just general apps, I suppose. I've been using WidgetLocker, NewsRoom, and (for school) StudyBlue.

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I guess I'll post in this thread again.

I decided to switch back to MIUI after I found a really amazing MeeGo-styled theme for it. Along with the Supercharge and Tiamat kernel, everything is nice.

Also, I took screenshots of how nice and polished everything looks.

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I guess I'll post in this thread again.

I decided to switch back to MIUI after I found a really amazing MeeGo-styled theme for it. Along with the Supercharge and Tiamat kernel, everything is nice.

Also, I took screenshots of how nice and polished everything looks.

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This looks really nice, where and how do I get this on my Android? (I have a Droid 2 if that matters)

I really haven't played around with my phone lately, but I have uninstalled Firefox and switched back to the default browser because it's faster and works a lot better on my phone. Plus I installed this SIRI clone called SpeakToIt and it works pretty damn well, it's nowhere near as functional as SIRI but it does a really good job at following voice commands.

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That's a rather old version of my ROM.

Actually, since then, I jumped back to CyanogenMod 7, so my phone doesn't look quite as nice as that anymore. However, if you're interested in getting a ROM like that, look up MIUI (I think they have a site like MIUI.US or something) and see if they support your phone under their downloads section. They have surprising amounts of support for stuff like the Nook Color, so I'm more than sure they support the Droid 2.

After you decide you like MIUI and install it, you have to go find the icon sets you like under XDA's forums or under the theme explorer in MIUI. I would love to post the link to the thread I found them in, but I'm currently on a tablet and posting the link would be quite challening or even impossible for me.

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Alright, that's it.

I need one right now. Any breath of life from the series in America is a good thing, no matter how small it is.

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Does anyone know of a good music player for Android? The default one makes my phone randomly reset and Mixzing will stop playing for no real reason or crash my phone.

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Does anyone know of a good music player for Android? The default one makes my phone randomly reset and Mixzing will stop playing for no real reason or crash my phone.

Winamp or Poweramp

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I'm keeping myself held over for the HTC One X by using a Sense UI ROM on my Evo 4G right now.

It's the latest version of Fresh Rom, and I really like it. It feels almost like when I first got the phone back in summer of 2010 but with a few really nice features baked in and some root customizations.

What makes it great is that I used V6_Supercharger on it and my battery is currently 46 percent. I've had it off the charger for 20 hours. This is really giving me great battery. Plus, Fresh Rom (and quite a few other custom roms) don't have Carrier IQ baked in, so I can feel good about privacy on my phone.

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