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Smartphone upgrade: Android, iPhone 5c and a Sony Smartwatch

I have an original Droid with a slide-out keyboard with Verizon, and I'm looking to upgrade. I also have a Sony Smartwatch, first edition. I've been looking at iPhones longingly for a while, and Verizon had a deal on the iPhone 5c that expired yesterday, so without much thought, I ordered one. It's on backorder, and I have 14 days to try it and return it without penalty, and I'm only now doing proper research on my options. So here I am, looking for insight and input. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 1, 2014 - 3 answers

Don't Blame Me, Blame My Phone!

My new Moto X droid has been auto dialing people on my contacts list without my help or permission. Please make it stop. Verizon has been unable to diagnose this. [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Jan 29, 2014 - 8 answers

Verizon Phone with Cardock like Droid X

My (Verizon) Droid X is dying. I'm looking for a new-ish used phone on Swappa, but am overwhelmed by the options. One of the features I love most about my Droid X is the car dock / vehicle mount. The dock integrates the power cable, such that I don't have to plug and unplug the cord every time I use the vehicle mount. I just put it in the cradle and it's charging. It's a small detail, but it's really nice for getting in and out of the car quickly. Is there another, slightly newer model phone that has a similar car dock available? Or are there third-party vehicle mounts that are available that are model-specific enough to incorporate the power connector?
posted by ecrivain on Nov 5, 2013 - 2 answers

Silence incoming phone calls during music play on blue tooth speaker

With a Motorola Droid Razr HD, is there a way to silence incoming phone calls and/or texts so that when using a bluetooth speaker, the music played from an internal playlist is uninterrupted?
posted by morganannie on Aug 16, 2013 - 8 answers

Phone upgrade from Droid Razr?

Phone upgrade from Droid Razr? [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Mar 12, 2013 - 4 answers

Looking for a smart phone or laptop app to control my Vizio "smart" TV

What options do I have for an alternative remote for a Vizio smart TV (streaming Hulu/ Netflix/ Facebook access, model SV472XVT)? Is there a Droid app, or a way to use Bluetooth to access the TV? My old remote died, and the side access buttons are cumbersome to say the least. Thanks!
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 7, 2013 - 5 answers

Google Play music alternative?

Can I access my music in the Google Play Music cloud with something other than the Google Play Music app? [more inside]
posted by thrasher on Mar 1, 2013 - 8 answers

Droid DNA drivers

I just bought a Droid DNA from Verizon. I took some pictures and want to transfer them to my Win7-64 system via USB, but I can't figure out how. [more inside]
posted by Chocolate Pickle on Dec 6, 2012 - 17 answers

Reccommend me a great music dock

Please recommend me a dock/speaker solution to play music from an iPhone 4s and Android devices as well. [more inside]
posted by Aizkolari on Dec 3, 2012 - 9 answers

Syncing gmail contacts

Help syncing contacts to gmail, in prep for an iphone to droid switch. [more inside]
posted by latkes on Nov 30, 2012 - 7 answers

Jump on the iPhone bandwagon--maybe

Thinking about getting iPhone 5 for Christmas--currently have Droid 3 with Verizon and contract not up--6 months left. Do I have any purchasing options other than paying $600+ for the new iPhone? Should I pay to cancel current contract and start a new one and get phone at a discount? Other thoughts?
posted by sandra194 on Nov 27, 2012 - 4 answers

iRegretful?

Current Droid Charge user. Contemplating a move to my first-ever iPhone. Mistake? [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Oct 19, 2012 - 20 answers

Time for a new Droid?

Android question: Despite the fact that it is now owned by the Google itself, Motorola has decided that my Android (Atrix 4G) will not be upgraded to the Ice Cream Sandwich OS (which isn't even the most recent OS). Is it time to change phones? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Oct 2, 2012 - 8 answers

Best headache-tracking app?

Recommendations needed for the best headache-tracking app. [more inside]
posted by twoporedomain on Sep 28, 2012 - 4 answers

Need Help on Navigating Smart Phone Plans

I am looking for advice on finding the best smart phone deals. I have an old clamshell phone. I need very little for myself...not even texting though want the occasional use of apps. I am currently moving to Denver and may switch from AT&T though my wireless and phones are bundled and very cheap ($90/mo for our two cheap phones and wireless for home though that would change *a lot* with upgrades?). I am really confused on what the hell is a decent deal. I don't make many calls whatsoever but my wife will be calling family or perhaps using Face Time/Messaging via an iPhone if we can afford. We don't need the newest and best phones but am not sure where to start for packaging costs, especially as we may do wireless separate once we get to Denver. Any thoughts on how you would go about this, where you would buy a phone (new or refurb), deals that have worked for you (assuming you don't use the phone for a lot but still want the options of some of the apps). iPhone? Samsung? Razr? Carriers recommendations? I want to go as low $ as possible but not make a stupid decision out of pinching the hell out of the pennies.
posted by snap_dragon on Sep 19, 2012 - 14 answers

Can I use a French sim card with my Droid Razr?

Can I use a French sim card in my Droid Razr? [more inside]
posted by mollywas on Aug 16, 2012 - 2 answers

Smart Phones at Virgin Mobile

My wife and I are going to swap our elderly "regular" cell phones on Sprint for smart phones on Virgin Mobile. My wife is going to go with the Optimus Elite. My question is this: Can it possibly be worth it for me to go with the less expensive iPhone ($550) over the highest-spec Android phone (the Evo V 4G at $300)? [more inside]
posted by maxwelton on Jul 13, 2012 - 22 answers

Should I replace my Droid Charge

I got lemoned once, Should I upgrade my phone again? Is the grass as green as it looks? Android phone questions ensue. [more inside]
posted by token-ring on May 25, 2012 - 6 answers

So, then, which IS the droid I'm looking for?

Starting a new job and I am being given a smartphone. Or, actually, $100-$150 to buy a smartphone. My plan will be unlimited on Sprint. What phones do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by azpenguin on May 13, 2012 - 17 answers

Best set-and-forget ROM for Droid Eris?

What is the best (fast, stable) 3rd party firmware for the Droid Eris? [more inside]
posted by ChrisHartley on May 12, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me pick a new phone.

Long time AT&T iPhone user. Switching to Verizon. Help me wade through the sea of non-iOS smartphones. [more inside]
posted by zephyr_words on Apr 18, 2012 - 14 answers

Droid 4 Camera Quality & Third-Party Apps

Upgrading my phone: I'm debating a Droid 4, but I'm a bit nervous about the mediocre reviews of the camera. Will a third-party camera app improve the photo quality? [more inside]
posted by soleiluna on Apr 5, 2012 - 12 answers

Verizon Smartphone Upgrade: Drioid 3 vs Samsung Stratosphere vs Droid 4

Upgrading smart phones with Verizon, January 2012 edition: moving from an original Motorola Droid and a Droid Eris, and unsure how critical 4G LTE and Super AMOLED are for phones we'll have for another 2+ years. More thoughts inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 13, 2012 - 12 answers

Droid won't load web pages on open WiFi connection

Probably a stupid Droid question: My Motorola Atrix will connect to open (unsecured) WiFi networks, but I am unable to load web pages. Can't even perform a simple Google search. There must be an option somewhere that I can't locate. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Dec 18, 2011 - 8 answers

My Droid is low on space. What? Halp.

Android phone error: "Low on space -- Phone storage space is getting low." Help? [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Dec 15, 2011 - 22 answers

You know what? The App for That sucks.

Help me not hate my iPhone. [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Dec 3, 2011 - 25 answers

Demystify podcasts

I have a long (11 hour each way) drive coming up (NY to NC) next week. I am a pretty seasoned distance driver (many two-day TX to Toronto drives), but I am going by myself (with 2 dogs) and I need something to keep me sane and awake. I would love to have some This American Life or CarTalk or the like podcasts to listen to but...while I am nothing like a tech/net n00b, I confess that I don't really know how this podcast thing works to get past episodes. Please hope me! [more inside]
posted by biscotti on Nov 9, 2011 - 15 answers

All micro usb cables are not created equal?

Why does the motorola branded micro usb cable that came with my droid phone both charge *AND* transfer data, but generic micro usb cables will only charge the phone? [more inside]
posted by de void on Sep 29, 2011 - 13 answers

What Droid apps are we looking for?

My SO and I each have a Droid X2 on with grandfathered in unlimited data plans. Waht cool games and apps can take the bes advantage of this? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Sep 8, 2011 - 4 answers

Android upgrade time

Tips and tricks foe upgrading from one Android phone to another? [more inside]
posted by hobgadling on Sep 8, 2011 - 8 answers

Droid Calendar Dropping Appointment

Google Calendar to Droid Calendar dropping event: Overlapping events show correctly on both Win 7 Outlook Calendar and sync'd Google Calendar. But from Google Calendar to Droid Calendar, only one event appears on Droid if 2 events are scheduled for the same time. [more inside]
posted by Feisty on Aug 22, 2011 - 3 answers

Used phone buying advice

Best bet for a deal on HTC Thunderbolt? It can be refurbished or lightly used. I lost my Droid Incredible (or it was stolen). Contract not due until late 2012. Don't need an additional line. Besides eBay or Craigslist any suggestions or warnings? I don't want to overpay or get scammed. Thanks in advance. [more inside]
posted by joz1 on Aug 5, 2011 - 3 answers

Please help me save the data from my Droid

I dropped my Motorola Droid/A855 in a river. Droid may boot after drying out. How do I get all the data off the internal memory? Difficulty: Droid no longer has service. [more inside]
posted by fake on Jun 30, 2011 - 20 answers

[Android/GPS/Backcountry hiking filter] Best offline Android navigation for hiking not driving. More inside.

[Android/GPS/Backcountry hiking filter] Best offline Android navigation for hiking not driving. More inside. [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Jun 29, 2011 - 17 answers

Tangled Up in New

Uh, what goes where? Multiple media, multiple devices, singularly and spectacularly overloaded. [more inside]
posted by thinkpiece on Jun 12, 2011 - 10 answers

Broken Droid 6 months ahead of schedule. Help!

My HTC Droid Eris is pretty much out-of-commission...6 months before my contract with Verizon is up (and I'm eligible for a discounted new phone). The warranty is up also. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on May 17, 2011 - 10 answers

Motorola Droid Screen Won't Turn on

Motorola Droid took a fall, now the screen won't turn on, How do I fix it myself? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on May 14, 2011 - 5 answers

How to reinvigorate a not-very-old Droid 2?!

My Droid 2, which I bought in August 2010, is beginning to have performance issues. I assume this is partially a planned obsolescence thing, but given that I have to live with the phone for another year-plus, what can I do to improve its quickness, buggy-ness, etc.? [more inside]
posted by prior on May 10, 2011 - 16 answers

Best way to root a Motorola Droid and use it as a mobile hotspot?

Is it possible to turn an original Motorola Droid into a mobile wireless hotspot by rooting it? If so, what's the easiest way to do that? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on May 9, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me plan my European vacation?

Where should I go on my trip to Europe and how do I pack for it? [more inside]
posted by mewohu on Mar 29, 2011 - 23 answers

Smartphones make me feel dumb.

So I want a new smartphone and I'm overwhelmed by the options. Looking for resources that will describe benefits, compare phones, explain details like the various processors, screen types, etc. [more inside]
posted by radiosilents on Mar 8, 2011 - 13 answers

An App to Keep Track

app filter -- I am finally getting on the smartphone wagon, and it will be a droid (probably a used G1 if that matters). Lots and lots of my job involves talking on the phone. I want an app that will automatically time my outgoing and incoming phone calls by contact and/or by info that I type in. I want to transfer that information on a monthly basis to my computer, to sync that information with my billing program. [more inside]
posted by freshwater on Feb 25, 2011 - 7 answers

Tisker, Tasker

Help me learn how to use Tasker effectively. [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Feb 2, 2011 - 5 answers

iPhone an downgrade from Droid?

I'm currently with Verizon and have a Motorola Droid. Now that the walls have come down, I'm considering the iPhone (mainly because I use iTunes and don't want to carry a clunky iPod). However, I want to make sure before I make the leap that I will not regret it. Is the iPhone an upgrade or a downgrade? What's the big difference?
posted by boots77 on Jan 26, 2011 - 28 answers

My intertubes just stopped without warning

Why does the data connection periodically die (dailyish?) on my Droid Incredible? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jan 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Edit a master spreadsheet remotely with a Droid over Bluetooth?

What's the best way to edit a spreadsheet on my PC from across the room, using a Droid over Bluetooth (not WiFi)? [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Jan 13, 2011 - 3 answers

Plug it!

I have a Droid Incredible and the only minijack it likes appears to like are attached to my iPod headphones (not headset). Does anyone know of a minijack-minijack or minijack-RCA cable that would make it happy? [more inside]
posted by ijoyner on Jan 12, 2011 - 3 answers

Well, they finally did it. They killed my ****ing car (Droid).

Help! My beloved Droid's screen is blank after a fall, and I need last-ditch repair / replacement ideas. [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Jan 12, 2011 - 3 answers

switch to verizon's iphone or stick with droid?

Verizon is getting iPhone this Feb. Should I switch from Droid? [more inside]
posted by FunkyHelix on Jan 11, 2011 - 23 answers

Android to iPhone

Now that the Verizon iPhone is official, I'm going to be counting down the days until February 10th. I'd like your tips/advice/anecdotes about switching from Android to iPhone. [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Jan 11, 2011 - 20 answers

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