HTC Incredible :: Lakers Vs OKC - DInc Commercial - Robotic Sounds
May 1, 2010
I am watching the Lakers vs OKC and just saw my first DInc commercial. Just a short one that is a carryover of the other DROID commercials. Didn't even really show the phone. Just more of the robotic sounds and futuristic visuals.
So my Dinc which I bought on launch day blew the front speaker yesterday. I called Verizon and they are shipping me a brand new Dinc out today. My question is, I have already rooted my phone and installed like 50 apps on it with tons of other crap, settings, data, etc. I have made multiple nandroid backups and titanium backups. Can I just save the backups on my SD card then get my hands on the new Dinc, root that one as well then use my backups on the SD card to just load everything on to the new phone so I don't have to go through the process of re-setting up my entire phone again?
Android devices become incredible cheap (especially those with android v1.6). I'm considering to use one as a brain of autonomous robot. Unfortunately I didn't find any info on that.
I would like to connect two external USB-webcams and some DIY-selfmade USB ADC & output-ports converter to steer the wheels and read analog distance sensors. If I choose some cheap netbook than they usually already have 3 usb ports. But if I will be forced to use a tablet, then it requires also an usb hub.
Do android devices support usb-hubs? Is there any API to grab still frames from external usb webcams (e.g. "vfa://0" & "vfa://1") Is there any API to read from USB custom device? Let assume that it will simulate serial port for simplicity. Do I get all of this in android 1.6 or any newer version?
As an update for your information: Based on answers I assume that android device will be too expensive in comparison to effort. I will go for cheap atom netbook with standard linux & arduinio USB device for controls & sensors. At cost of half kg (one pound) heavier device I will save months on learning & development.
Why am I paying $10 a month for this useless service? Put on ABC "live" TV and there is no Lakers/Celtics game. Its 2 hours of Desperate Housewives and some other BS. I have yet to see any LIVE TV on the "live" channels. What a ripoff this service is.
I've had three people so far tell me that the Dinc will be able to use a 4g connection when VZW upgrades the network (including one iPhone user who said that was one reason he was jealous of me), but I can't find much info one way or the other. Anyone on here know for sure?
The battery in the Magellan in my car died and I didn't have a charger with me. So I pressed my DInc into service as a GPS unit. I must admit it performed remarkably well. The user interface on it wasn't as smooth as the Magellan, but the Magellan is designed to function as a GPS and only a GPS and the DInc isn't. The only problem I had with it is I couldn't see the screen as the screen was washed out in the sunlight. Is there any way to combat this? How can I use this as a GPS replacement if I can't see the screen?
So I finallly talked the wife into a DINC from her old Samsung slider. I let her play with mine a bit (my PHONE! get your mind out of the gutter) and she went monday and ordered it from our local Verizon store. FedEx left a call tag today and I'm about to run out to our local hub and pick it up for her (2 day delivery !) Anyhow - the CSR at the Verizon store said "when you get your phone - make an appointment with me and I'll activate for you". We're leaving tomorrow for a short trip - and I really don't feel like postponing it for a couple hours just to get a phone activated. Are we able to activate these ourselves? When I got mine - I left the store for an hour or two and when I came back I was all set to go.
My DINC seems to be overheating a lot lately. Checking System Panel I see temperatures as high as 109. The symptoms are as follows: when using to browse the internet, check Face book and do email, continually for 30+ minutes - temp 102 - charging on Verizon Auto Charger - temp 109 - GPS for 2-3 hours - temp 104. Have brought this to Verizon's attention 4 times. Each time it was noted, I was told that they could not recreate it. Finally, after it getting to the 109 temp, I called and was told take it in and tell the store to exchange it. So, my questions are: 1 - has anyone else seen temps like this? 2 - if they take the phone and exchange, I lose all my apps, correct? Is there any way for me to get them to the SD card prior? 3 - do I try to get a different phone altogether?
I've had my D1 since it's original launch. Love the phone and especially now that it's rooted. The problem is the slider is becoming loose. I'm going to get it replaced and am really considering the Dinc.I've found that I rarely use the slide out keyboard on the D1 because of the Swype keyboard love that thing.I'm looking for some insight on the Dinc and especially how it compares to the D1.How does Sense work? Does it slow down the phone? How has the update process gone so far? Anything else I need to know?
I am interested in the ICE app which allows contactand emergency data to be displayed on the android wake screen.Someone reported that it didn't work with the lock on the incredible.I use the screen lock feature but would like to try this app. Before I paid for it I thought I would see if anyone has tried it.
I do. I have a screen protector on it and use the plastic verizon case and I take the case off, wipe it down with the cloth the provide with the screen protector, sides, back front and the screen protector itself.Then I wipe down the plastic case itself.Put it back together and it looks so nice.
Please help, I am starting to get pissed off at this phone. I know there is a setting on the browser to turn off the mobile versions of internet web pages, but upchucking that box still doesn't do it. I still get mobile versions of web pages. I thought the Dinc/droids were similar to the iPhones in this regard about not being "a version of the internet" but the ACTUAL internet. Someone correct me where I'm wrong. I can't get the mobile version turned off no matter what I do. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
She wouldn't listen or budge at all either. Biggest thing she said was she gets less bars on it(along with all other HTC's) Tried to tell her about looking at the signal instead of bars, and how I was reading it doesn't show full signal when not in use to save the battery or whatever. But noooo... the moto is still better hands down..
Got frustrated and left cause there were no Inc's in stock anyways, and she kept trying to sell me on the moto, even though I said I don't want it.
Have checked all the best buys, and Vzw stores around me. Closest one with them in stock is in Alabama-- 109 miles away. Now I just cant decide if I should wait to see if one of the places get them in stock soon (people are saying some BB's are still getting them in.) or just bite the bullet and order it online.
I have a list of instructions but the only in-depth ones are for windows. I downloaded the Android SDK zip file but when the directions tell me to look at the Google Android SDK, I'm totally lost. Are there instructions out there for us mac users that I'm just missing?
I looked through some threads and found some things but I'm pretty technologically impaired so what they were saying was going over my head. i figured out how to get music on my DINC but im having a hard time with movies. whats the easiest way to do this?
I have several word documents and a spreadsheet or two that are on my PC that I would like to transfer onto my dinc. I would like to view, edit, save changes to these documents and then transfer the edited document back to my PC. I am guessing that I need to purchase a program like documents to go. How do I get the documents currently saved on my PC on to the Dinc? Can I just connect it to the PC and then drag and drop them from the PC into my dinc?