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What is the current favorite feature of your Android device

Discussion in 'ANDROID Phones, Tablets and Devices' started by charlyee, May 2, 2013.

  1. charlyee

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    As the tittle says, please post the favorite feature and also why it is your favorite.

    Thanks much :)
     
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    That's not easy to do. How do I single out something? I love all of the following:

    • Timely OS updates
    • Stock Android experience
    • Swype & many similar alternatives, including gesture recognition in the built-in keyboard
    • Large screen & high resolution
    • Widgets

    I guess other than Stock Android experience it should be self-explanatory. The reason I like stock Android is I can find everything quite easily, UI is clean, no unnecessary flashy animations.
    ETA: Oh, and I don't need a tethering plan to tether :)
     
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    I have several, none of which are my favorite. I am just happy with the Android OS, and the functionality of the OS.
    SwiftKey 3
    Widgets
    Google Play and Gmail syncs between my phone and laptop without a hitch.
     
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    Hello? This thing on?? Hehehehe :cool2:

    I'd have to say my favorite is widgets, followed by the ease of syncing. I love I can sync my calender so if I kill the phone accidentally, when I fire another android unit up to replace it, all my appointments and tasks to do populate right back on my new calender.
     
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    Android favorites:

    (my favorite) Sharing abilities. I can share to almost anything without extra steps required.

    Device selection. I hate puny screens, so I can get a phone with a larger one. Conversely, you can get a 3.3" if it's compatible with your network.

    Widgets. You can set up home screens with useful info without digging into the appropriate app, if desired. Or you can have screens with tons of folders and icons.

    Drag and drop. Most files are supported on Android. And the device basically plays the role of a big ole flash drive. No conversions or additional proprietary programs needed

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    Quint brings up a good point. I forgot how easy it was to just browse my NAS drive straight from my phone and copy over whatever files I wanted. I guess my favorite feature is that I can do ALL of that :D
     
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  7. Gamer03

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    Here is my list:

    1. Widgets
    2. Customization (different launchers and the ability to add custom ROMs on phones that have developer support behind them)
    3. Sharing abilities (it seems like I have the most sharing options when using my Android phone)
    4. Notification lights (I missed those on my iPhone 5 and on my Lumia 822)
     
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    Voice to text... so I don't have to try to use an on screen keyboard with my huge fingers.
     
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    Google voice app and dialing pref. I separate work and home by using google voice for work.
     
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    I have 2 features that I love and missed on my iPhone; Swipe and the LED light for notifications.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 3.
     
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    Easy Screen Capture
     
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    Notification icons light up when I walk close to the phone. A touch and hold on the icon displays the 1st few words of the text, email, etc.
     
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    All of the above, but most of all, it is NOT Apple. LOL.
     
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    I have to say now it is the Google App. I can make my phone do just about anything without touching it. This is invaluable while driving as I can just say "OK Google" "Text Larry" "I'm on my way back to the office right now" to send a text to my boss. I can make calls, open applications, ask general questions, etc.
     
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    I love Android for all of those reasons - and I have a feeling there will be a few more in the coming days...switched to an S6 today.
     
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    Multi window and one handed mode. Smart stay is also worth a mention :)
     
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    Super large screen 6.5 inch with an iRULU V3
     
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    Control! Control your settings within your apps....

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    Recently: I knew I could use Google Search to find addresses but I didn't know that searching for businesses would also tell me the days/times they were open. Last night my wife wanted to go to a local hamburger joint. I asked Google: "Kinders in [withheld], California." Immediately it came back card telling me the days/hours they were open. I've also used this feature recently to find out when a hardware and a tire store opened. Accurate on all accounts.

    I've also found myself frequently using CamScanner a lot lately. No more standing in line at the antiquated photo-copier in the local library. (y) (At my last visit to the library, some guy was scanning a mound of documents! I needed just a couple pages from a statistical publication. I was done and out of the library before the other guy finished plugging the photocopier with his last few quarters. LOL)
     
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    Thanks for the info about scanning.
     
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    @JFB: I'm glad you appreciated that! :)

    Here's another one that you might like: Ever had Google drive you to a location and end with "you have arrived at your destination" but its so dark (or addresses are missing from building) that you can't tell exactly which house it is? Try Address Finder. Its free. It will display the address of the building you are directly in front of. (Best results if "Location" aka GPS service is ON)
     
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    I just say "OK Google" "What time does (insert name here) close?", and the phone will speak the answer.
     
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    CamScanner is a cross OS app. I have it on my iDevices and really like it and use it a lot.


    Sent from my iPad Air 2
     
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    I guess I am a bit ignorant on the Cam Scanner. I am trying to understand how it differs from just taking a photo of a page. Most contractors in Chicago let you take a photo of your timecard and email it in. There's no Cam Scanner needed. What am I missing that the program can do?
     
  25. charlyee

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    Good question:).

    I can only tell you my perspective. CamScanner allows more complex editing and sharing in different file formats over the standard Photos app.

    There maybe others but those are the two that I like and use.


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    @palandri: Other than just taking a picture, which I have also done, it can correct image perspective, straightening skewed images; it can contrast enhance a poorly lit document image to look like an original typed or crisply printed document; and finally, if needed, it can do OCR.
     
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    My current favorite feature of Android Phone is

    1. High Resolution
    2.Messaging(including Text Messaging and Cloud Messaging)
    3.Advanced version of web browser(including Advanced version of Google Chrome)
     
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    That it an receive a text or MMS from my iPhone okay.


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    I do this with Google Drive - it allows me to scan a doc, receipt, etc with my phone. It adds it as a PDF to whichever Drive folder I'm in when I scan it. Works excellent for my business travel expenses.
     
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    BlackBerry keyboard apk. I can't use another vkb! It's that good! The predictive typing and swiping of the next word is absolutely the best! I tried a couple of others that said they were predictive. Swype and Fleksy. Annoyingly not predictive and the swiping of a word is not very good. BlackBerry nailed it and I'll keep it as long as they keep updating it on Android.
    Also, BlackBerry Hub. It's not as good as it was on my BlackBerry's but at least I can see all of my emails, texts and phone calls in one spot. Just need to find out how to get my Facebook and BBM notifications into my Hub. Here's a link to how to add them if you want to try them out.

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