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29th April 2014, 04:05 AM   |  #1  
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Ok I'm coming from a iPhone 5s it was a solid device the screen was just too small and I get bored easily. Now don't get me wrong the HTC m8 is a great device but there are some minor things that bug me enough to want to vent on here lol

1. The emoji's why are they so stupid looking coming from an iPhone I don't even know what some of my friends send me some times I can't find a text message app that replicates iPhone emoji

2. My texts have been being split and in 2 messages with the 2nd part first wtf!!!!!!!

3. I can't send videos because it says they are too big.......... This is bull**** I could send any video without an issue on my iPhone

4. Ads there's ads everywhere !!! I get so many pop ups it's crazy along with massive ads on apps

Do you guys have any suggestions? Tips? This is very frustrating

Aside from that I love my phone no other gripes but honestley if they issues don't pan out for me I'll be going back to iPhone. I kind of plan on it for the 6 but I may not be able to wait if I keep getting these annoyances.

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29th April 2014, 04:53 AM   |  #2  
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Likewise I am coming from an iPhone. Yes.... IPhones are great. But you need to give yourself some time to get used to Android. I was on Android before. So switching back and forth is easy for me.
I don't have the issues that you seem to have. I think emojis have to do with the keyboard that you use. So try changing that. Never had the same issue with split text messages that you have. Yes in android ads are everywhere. Remember that Google is PRIMARILY a search engine company. .and how do they make money ? Yes by selling ads.

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29th April 2014, 06:07 AM   |  #3  
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try textra...

problem solved.
29th April 2014, 06:24 AM   |  #4  
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The HTC keyboard supports emoji, but it is a pain to switch to it. You can install another app or keyboard

The double text is due to the sender sending a text longer than 160 characters. The iOS automatically syncs them so you never noticed it's really two text. For android, some apps don't support this so that is why you see two text.

If you root, adaway will block 99% of the ads.

It'll take getting used to, but it's not bad. You just have to tweak. Some people love to tweak and some don't.
29th April 2014, 06:29 AM   |  #5  
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Emoji looks fine to me. They are different because Apple will sue them if they look the same. Mms is 600k limit on Apple and Android. That is an at&t thing. IPhone will compress up to a 19 second video which is pretty much not viewable on the other end. Sms are the exact same with splitting messages. If you are using imessage on iPhone it does not split the message and does not compress video as bad. Imessage and facetime are the best things about Apple's ecosystem and it takes a minute to get used to not having them anymore. As far as ads, I only booted the stock system once to make sure phone was working before I rooted and unlocked it. Most roms have all ads and bloat removed. HTC phones are pretty much meant to be rooted as HTC are one of the only ones left who aren't locking their phones down like Apple. I'm sorry if you are not happy with your purchase but it's not an iPhone. This phone is imo the best phone to ever hit the market. It will do so much more than an iPhone could ever think of doing. Email your videos if you need to send them. There are some look alike iPhone Emoji keyboards on the play store. You can even theme it like an iPhone. Just remember you are using an android now so it will be different. Stick with it and before you know it you will smile ear to ear once you see what this thing can do.

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29th April 2014, 06:42 AM   |  #6  
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another for textra here, but just wanted to add to make sure you also install the textra emoji plugin. it might help your pain. imo splitting sms away from hangouts is a much better experience but different than apple.

where are you seeing ads? if you tell us we might be able to help point you in a better direction.

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29th April 2014, 03:26 PM   |  #7  
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Your number one gripe is emoji?

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29th April 2014, 03:29 PM   |  #8  
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Thanks guys that textra app works like a charm a million times better than stock messaging. I do love the abilities of this phone its just a growing pain getting away from imessage all my friends have iPhones but aside from that you guys answered my issue's

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29th April 2014, 03:38 PM   |  #9  
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I think AdAway is a must, to block the ads.

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29th April 2014, 03:47 PM   |  #10  
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Originally Posted by acPIZZA

Your number one gripe is emoji?
No its the messaging system as a whole clearly you didn't read my post........
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