2019-04-17 13:28:55

Hello.


I've decided to buy an android device from a woman on Vorail, I'll be getting it in a couple weeks. It's one of the samsung devices,, I think it's an S device if I remember correctly.


I'd like those who use android to tell me what's good or great about it. Get me more excited for this device.


I won't be using it as a phone, but everything else will be usable.

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2019-04-17 14:03:04

Let's see. You can copy media directly from your computer to your phone, no mucking about with iTunes. On a similar note, you can browse your phone's file system with a file manager (Samsung has one preinstalled called My Files, which is pretty good). You can customise the device to a huge degree and replace pretty much every default app with something else. Much more variety in TTS voices. There are system-wide ad blockers, which does not exist on iOS. There is a mod for the YouTube app that lets you watch videos in the background and blocks ads, among other things. There's much more of course, but I hope at least some of that is exciting to you.

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2019-04-17 14:28:52

God this could date my last use of the platform, but back before lollipop, we had such things as xposed framework, gravitybox KK, franco kernel. All that, man if that stuf is still around, though hopefully gravity box is not gravity box P or something by now, or just gravity box. The voxygen witch tts voice is hilarious, and can't say the word apps correctly, instead, saying apes.

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2019-04-17 14:31:53

Hi.
Yea, the voices really rock, especially the samsung english voices. You have synthesizers to play around like dialpad and makeMe, sound generators that react while moving a finger on the screen, interesting, unknown and accessible choose option games, and basically you can rip the sounds of any .APK thing if you turn it in a .zip file.
I personally do not like android since my version is quite outdated (6.0) and due to my phone's lack of accessibility, especially while answering calls or the glitch it has that if someone called me and I couldn't answer, some sounds go on the notch thing over the phhone... and I've been using android since 3 years now. I want to make the jump up to IOS since I have 5 years of a fresh and updated operating system, but lets see if I can because it's too expensive for me haha.
Hope that helps and makes you more excited.
Take care.
Mike.

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2019-04-17 15:31:44

Hello.


Thanks so much for your responses!


I can't wait to put eloquence on this phone and to use it as a audio storage device!

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2019-04-17 15:55:02 (edited by Makiocento 2019-04-17 15:55:14)

Hi.
And ah yeah, also eloquence! That's another good point on the thing.
Take care.
Mike.

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2019-04-17 16:21:46

The problem about Eloquence is, well, you have to connect your phone to the Internet for the stupid DRM to check that you a valid copy of Eloquence or not. This is suck, because if you don't have Internet for 6 hours, I'd say you're gonna need to switch synthesizer for your phone.

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2019-04-17 16:30:09

You don't have to do that on Android... I use it with airplane mode on very regularly with no problems.

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2019-04-17 16:47:24

Hello.


I've just re listened to the post,, it's a samsung galaxy j3. I looked at the specs and honestly it's not the fastest phone in the world,, 2 gigs of ram,, and it is 2 years old but apart from that I think it'll get the job done.


If I'm still able to put eloquence on it,, I'll be happy.

Does anyone know if the sound quality is the same or better than apples IPhone 6s?

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2019-04-17 17:58:55 (edited by Chris 2019-04-17 18:08:12)

Android is an open platform, similar to Windows. You have access to the internal storage of your device over USB which is great for saving data like music, ringtones, etc. That's right, just copy your audio files to a folder called ringtones or music and you get immediate access. It's much easier than using that bloated behemoth called iTunes. If you need it, you can also enable root access which gives you full access to the entire file system. Most people probably don't want or need this, but it's an option.

I really like the fact that you can install a custom ROM onto devices. A custom ROM is essentially replacing the operating system that came with your device with something else. This has several benefits, one of which is that your device can run the latest version of Android even if the original manufacturer no longer supports it. You also gain the ability to use additional features that weren't present on the stock operating system, as well as the ability to get rid of bloat and other junk apps that might have come with the device.

Android devices can be found at all price points which is really great! I don't like Apple's recent trend of making their devices ridiculously expensive while adding little value, so I probably won't be buying another iOS device unless they come out with another cheap iPod Touch. Apple has disappointed me for years now. They have so much potential that's being wasted on shiny gimmicks no one really needs.

Android isn't just available on phones. The Amazon Fire TV devices run a custom version of Android that allows you to install third party applications via apk files. The nice thing is that as long as the apps are accessible with screen readers and don't use touch gestures, I can use VoiceView and the Fire TV remote to navigate and use the app.

What are those system wide advertisement blockers? I really want to get one. That sounds awesome! I hate! advertisements!

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2019-04-17 18:07:52 (edited by Ethin 2019-04-17 18:09:13)

What's really neat is that when you plug in your android device, for me at least, you can use it as a pure device for charging, you can use it with debugging turned on, you can use it to transfer files, you can use it as a camera for your PC, you can use it as a MIDI input, etc. (I don't like my phone vendor; they *still*! haven't upgraded me to the latest android, locking me back at Android 7.0. Fucking assholes.) All you have to do is tap on one of the android system notifications that indicates your lugged in, unlock your phone and it'll pop u a menu of options.

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2019-04-17 18:12:39

Ethin, check to see if a custom ROM is available for your device. I hate when manufacturers decide to drop their old devices as early as a year after release. All these people want is money! Say what you will about Apple, but at least they've been consistantly supporting their devices for a solid 4, 5, or even 6 years. I realize computer technology becomes obsolete as newer stuff supersedes it, but dropping support after a year or two? Seriously?

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2019-04-17 18:37:06 (edited by brad 2019-04-17 20:05:34)

Hello.


I've downloaded eloquence and am wondering how do I install it once I get the device?


It's on my laptop, I know I plug my phone in but from there I have no idea.

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2019-04-17 18:38:28

Hello.


As for custom roms, that does sound exciting. If the latest version of android isn't on this device and I search for updates and nothing comes up,, is it easy to install a rom?

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2019-04-17 19:13:30

You can use voice dream reader with eloquence. That's one of the main reasons I use my android phone.

On another note, what is makeMe and dialpad and  this other stuff?

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2019-04-17 19:36:48

@10 Re: ad blockers. There's a free and open source one called Blokada. You can get it from their website, or from F-Droid. There's also AdGuard, which has a free and a premium version. The free one only blocks ads in browsers, but if you pay for premium (the price is very reasonable) you get blocking everywhere, as well as some other extra features. There's also AdAway, but that works only on rooted devices.

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2019-04-17 20:11:39

Hi.
@brad if you've purchased Eloquence on the Play Store, you can just search Eloquence Text-to-Speech on the Play Store when you get the device, and install it. To start using it, navigate to Text-to-Speech settings on the device, located in either Language and Input or Accessibility within the Settings app. Or, when you launch the ETI-Eloquence TTS application once it's installed, it will ask you if you want to set Eloquence as your default engine, where if you say Yes, it will open the Text-to-Speech Settings screen.
If, on the other hand, you have an APK file of Eloquence that you've downloaded somewhere, chances are it will nag you that you have an illegal copy of it and will constantly tell you to purchase it on Google Play since Eloquence does a license check.
As for custom ROMs, you can usually find install instructions for a particular ROM you're interested in, probably one of the most famous custom ROMs out there is known as LineageOS, which was formerly known as CyanogenMod.

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2019-04-17 21:27:41

@12, last time I checked there weren't any ROMs for my device. I'll check again later though.

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2019-04-18 06:59:08

Brad, glad to see another J user here. I'm using Galaxy J4+, which have Android 8.1.0 running on it.

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2019-04-18 07:55:12

Is thre any website like applevis but for Android? That would be great.

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2019-04-18 10:17:09

It should be inclussiveandroid.tk or something like that, I do not remember.
I am using an old a device, the a5(2016) which is still fast, I think it needs a custom rom cause I am stuck with 7.0 on it, the lack of storage is the only problem.
Come on, 16 gigs in 2019 is almost unusable.
That is the reason I am a J user too, I also have the J4+ which is not that great, I use it as a secondary device just for how big the screen is, I have 32 gigs of storage and man, the battery is just awesome.
Howp it gets android pie though.
And you said you are getting a j3(2017), that thing is stuck on android 8.0, has only 16 gigs, so not that great, but it is reasonably fast.
And I guess I will have to switch ful time to the j4+ cause the manufacturers do not do removable batteryes and mine is going down.

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2019-04-18 13:09:18

Hello.


One of the first things I'm going to do is buy an sd card, and a case for the device. If there's later versions of android than 8.1 I'll look for a rom and install it.


I'll probably end up buying eloquence too, I don't want to be reminded every 20 minutes or so that I need to buy a license.

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2019-04-18 13:11:42

Hello.

The site is https://www.inclusiveandroid.com/

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2019-04-18 14:51:54

Guys what would you suggest for a galaxy note 3 to make it work the best it can? Now the screen does not always register my touch for example. Any tips and tricks would be appreciated.

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2019-04-18 15:07:51

how much is the add blocker? need one for my phone

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