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Android Central 248: Falling Skies o' Fire


I'd also like to see a Intel chip inside the next Nexus. I'm blown away by the speed and smoothness of the Zenfone 2.

It seems every other episode that they state that they don't need the S Pen or multi window… I get it. The only reason I own an Android phone is because I love both of those features.

We get it guys. If they quit making my pen in 2017 I'm blaming you. (Not really)

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Lol that's one of the dumbest articles I've ever read. They're just blowing this out of proportion. This vulnerability has apparently been there for so long and yet it doesn't get put in the spotlight until now and now it's somehow this massive issue even though hackers clearly haven't been taking advantage of it. This whole situation is nothing more than fearmongering.

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Not a great article, but the Heartbleed vulnerability was out there for years as well.
The length of time a vulnerability exists does not really measure the potential impact.
We pretty much seem to have to modes of operation about Android security, fearmonger mode and ostrich mode.
Can't say I really happy with either.

I love the large screen of my nexus 6 because i can effectively create and edit spreadsheets in drive.

Russels full of shit on some of that bigger screen thing the one feature I actually use is multi window on my gs5 but I gave that up for a nexus 6 for actual functional software :)

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How can he be full of shit for stating his opinion? The guy who sent in the voice mail didn't ask thatguy97 for his thoughts on bigger screens, now did he?

He also didn't specifically tell me not to ask now did he?

Piss off

Posted From my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface pro 3

I'm one of those people who clicked in just after 4 PM ET after seeing the notice that is was supposed to start at 2 ET and saw that you folks were already doing voice mails so I turned it off so I could start at the beginning. Funny - just a confluence of changes today!

The only times I've wanted a bigger screen is when using Floor Plan Creator, but that's rare. 5 inches is about right for me, hitting the balance point between too small of a screen to enjoy, and too big to handle comfortably. I'd actually be ok with a slightly smaller screen, as the original HTC One mini was the perfect in-hand experience for me. I do like having a bigger screen for gaming. I have a tablet, but it's a Lenovo and the screen is horrible.