Coming to Motorola from BlackBerry 10

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Turbo' started by Dadeo, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. Dadeo

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    Hey everyone, I just received my turbo and some things I'm impressed with, and others not so much.

    It pains me to say it but BlackBerry 10 is a better OS. Unfortunately it just doesn't have the apps. This phone is rough. Scrolling is bumpy compared to my 10 and the settings are very random and unorganized. I really miss the hub. With all that said, I'm keeping this phone because it offers more apps which I use and the Google ecosystem. The screen is better in this phone than my BlackBerry, however it does kinda look teeny-boppy.

    Anyway, is there a way to get all of my notifications in one place like in the BlackBerry hub if anyone is familiar? Maybe an app or something?

    Thanks for any advice.
     
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    notifications all show in the notification bar. Just pull it down to see individual ones. Also settings can be found there as well. Pull down and hit the icon in the upper right corner. I'm not familiar with BB OS, but I've been on android for over 5 years now.
    What's teeny-bopper about the screen? I've got the Turbo and it's one of the top devices out at the moment.
     
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    Teeny Bopper looking would be anything Samsung IMO. The Moto/Droid is pretty utilitarian in appearance.
    As for OS, anytime you change something so foundational give yourself several days to make the adjustment.
    No way you could like something right off the bat IF you are used to a prior markedly different OS.
    Amazing you like anything so soon, I'd say that is encouraging.
     
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    On BB10 I could just go to the hub to see all emails from multiple accounts, texts, calls, IM's, Facebook, Twitter, system notifications, etc.. It's just a very easy and efficient way to process communications. The notification tray on this pales in comparison, really. Not trying to knock android, but it's one thing they could improve on and learn from BlackBerry.. One of the few things, lol. Also, settings seem to be 3 and 4 presses deep just to get to simple functions. The alarm clock for example takes me three presses just to get to. But there's probably an app out there for quick settings. I'll look around for one.

    I can't really explain the teeny bopper comment. Lol. It just seems cartoonish for lack of better words. I understand it's an advance OS, no doubt. One of the most popular in the world. But to me it just seems bubbly.

    I've always said if BlackBerry gained access to Google ecosystem it would be the perfect phone. This Motorola is awesome in its own right, don't get me wrong.
     
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    Ok I get the notifications thing I think. As for the settings. There's easier ways to get to things than you might think. The alarm clock for instance. If you have the command center widget on your home screen just tap the time and goes to your alarms. There's several things like that in Android that'll save steps. Long presses will give different options over a quick tap, so on and so forth. There'll be a learning curve for sure but if you're liking things for the most part I think you'll enjoy it more the more you learn.

    I'm sure there's an app that might mimic the BB hub, but I'm not aware of it. But searching the play store might yield some results.
     
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    Prior post beat me too it but illustrated my exact point. To answer your "for example" point of the alarm function taking 3-4 presses.... you now know it is a quick one press and you are there once set up for it.
    I predict your "like" of the phone will increase dramatically. That said, in all fairness my understanding is that BB's are designed with communication in mine whether that be email, FB, twitter etc. That is what BB is known for and as you stated ... that's great but there is a lot more to be had.
     
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    I was a blackberry user.. But i came to Android back before eclaire .. It takes some getting used to.. The long press and not being able to lock down certain things. But you'll get used to it.. Not a big learning curve.. But there is one.. No doubt..
     
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    Why do I feel like I'm at a "meeting"?

    Gallery responds: " Hi 94lt1"
     
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    Why do people buy things they don't want?
     
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    By no means did I mean to give the impression I didn't want this phone. I did, and I do. I'm sure if I were to switch from Android to iOS I'd be wishing it did things my android did and vice versa. There's always some things I like more about one device over another but this device is a pure beast compared to my BlackBerry 10. I value much more what my moto does do than what it doesn't do, and what my BlackBerry could do. Maps for example on BlackBerry were absolutely horrendous.

    In short, I love this phone but I'll always find something to gripe about.. Lol.
     
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    I agree there is a learning curve for the Android OS.

    I'm a Crackberry convert as well.
     
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    Uh...because that BB ship is sinking, my friend. ;)