you can probably set something up with Tasker. make a notification profile for when it is charging at a certain time of day.
you realize that inductive charging is exactly what qi and powermat are, right? I think the silly thing about the previous commenter's statement was the implication that wiresless charging isn't wireless charging until it charges your phone while in your pocket, or something equally grand.
people need to realize that if they fill their entire house with strong inductive magnetic fields they will suddenly realize that THEIR ENTIRE HOUSE IS FILLED WITH STRONG MAGNETIC FIELDS (it is already filled with other much lower power electro-magnetic spectrum like cell and radio and bluetooth signals). they will waste tons of $$ and energy keeping those fields going.
It is actually because most android phones don't support the low energy comms in bluetooth 4.0. Good on samsung to have that support.
the fitbit modules can't afford a normal bluetooth level connection power wise, give it time.
It always seems like people are offended by the 'wireless charging' term.
i see it like this;
wired charging means that the phone battery is connected the entire way to the outlet by a wire (pair of wires really),
wireless means that part of the circuit is not through a wire (in this case through induction coils.)
personally i've ordered this device for the same reason i got a dock for my galaxy nexus and the nexus one before that. being able to pick and and replace my phone with one hand without having to worry about manipulating a plug is well worth the cost of the device. i was fine with pogo pins, but really, getting rid of those and allowing you to place the device in any orientation makes this one better.
the wireless term isn't so crazy either. once people are building these into table tops then people won't even be thinking about the wires involved.
maybe "connector-less" might be a bit more appropriate. the point is it is easier to use and charge and not worry about so much.
i have the desktop dock for my gnex (and had one for my N1 too) definitely accessories that made day-to-day use more enjoyable or at very least, less annoying. i see this charger to be in the same vein.
(i'm just waiting for the desktop dock for the N7 to come out as that has the pogo pin pads like previous nexus devices.)
oh, also, i wouldn't mind finding cheaper-than-$300 units from IO showing up on ebay now. so many of the 'developers' who got one aren't planning on developing for the space.
as a hardware person, i see a huge amount of possibility here, but yeah as for consumers right now? there isn't much reason to get it.
it seems similar to the whole $1500 Google Glass, yeah it is available, but only so far as to allow people to build onto it, not exactly priced to be attractive for any other reason. maybe eventually it can become a class of products that doesn't actually exist yet.
need to get those developers on it though. i wish i was at IO to get one. hopefully more hardware information gets out and then maybe i'll justify the $300 to start tinkering with it.
saw that they charged my account within the last hour or so, hopefully that means that my order just after the keynote is in the first batch going out today. (now i just need to deal with the UPS shit on this end.)
i was also able to force the JB update on my GSM Gnex.
I can definitely see myself using it if i pull something down on my phone (say link to a video from twitter) and decide to watch it in this tablet.
besides that, i may be one of the small minority who actually have bought a handful of programmable NFC stickers. i have one hidden in my thermostat just inside the front door that turns on wifi and sets volumes for home. i have one on my jambox that turns on bluetooth sets volumes and opens google music. i have one at work that sets a 25 minute "no-interrupt" timer and airplane mode.
i can tell you right now, i wouldn't get a device that doesn't have NFC capability at this point, i'm just hoping it gets better adoption. (i AM glad they aren't wasting cost or space on a rear camera for a tablet, as nice as that would be)
yeah. this is what i've been waiting for. i'd probably buy it as soon as it showed up on the play store.
whu whut. jeah lets win this
you take it where you want. if you are overseas you can buy prepaid service (i just came back from a trip where i used my gsm gnex in spain and egypt)
in the USA i know T-mobile used to have a plan that did not include any subsidized phones which allowed it to be cheaper month to month. I'm on that plan now, but i don't know if it is available to new customers any more. (just look through their options)
if you are At&t you are probably out of luck. worst case when you sign up for new service you can 'get your subsidy's worth' by taking the best free phone they have to offer and keep it as a backup phone. you will be still paying the same monthly, but at $400 this phone is a huge steal and hopefully breaks the back of verizon who is somehow getting away with charging $300 and still locking in on contract.
In my mind it isn't really about the filters or editing or even directly sharing to all of your "channels".
it is a simplified flickr. just like twitter is a simplified blog (well simplified tumblr which is a simplified blog)
for my use case it makes sense. a lot of people i know are on it, i can open the app and simply see photos they shared. i don't have to go through my twitter time line and click links. i don't have a distracted experience of following rabbit holes like i do when i scan g+ or twitter.
I used to use flickr a huge amount, but it compelled you to make albums share among groups and participate in forums, which was great, but i got tired of all that work.
it is a nice sweet spot that the android alternatives can't fill, i'm not looking for a new camera app, i'm looking for a new simple photo sharing destination.
i'm bummed though because i'm not on facebook. just not a fan. lets see how long before it gets changed.
As someone who works at a pro audio company I have to lump beats-by-dre in with Bose.
You are paying for "better sound through marketing"
I just upped my GSM galaxy nexus to 4.0.4 and I saw a battery life boost. (Going 15 or so hours using just 50% of juice)
I know LTE chugs, but hopefully there will be some improvement.
I'm a big HTC fan but i do like the galaxy nexus (my current phone).
HTC hero was great back in the day,
Nexus One was awesome AND solid.
the One line are absolutely fantastic and i can't wait to hold them in my hand. they seem like natural heirs of my beloved Nexus One.
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The one thing people fail to realize about the whole "update simultaneously" thing is that you are basically asking for the update to come out as late as possible.
people cry a lot about not getting an update for their device when it already exists for another. can't they step back and realize that they are going to get it when it is ready, and it would be MORE unfair if they demanded that people with ____ phone shouldn't have their update already, even if it is good to go.
ignorance is bliss i guess. but i think that is stupid.
was hoping this update would include galaxy nexus compatibility. looks like no for now.