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Pilgrim
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But that's for now.
It won't take time till you see they do a root check before launching the app.

I think Mario Run doesn't work on rooted phones without some hacks.
 

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Guys I had enabled a bunch of stuff on my GS8 and battery was taking a huge hit.
It still sucks that android still suffers from rogue apps or its own system doing a lot of wakelocks.

The other day I got 2 hours of screen on time. that's ridiculous.

My previous iPhone and iOS fw didn't suffer from that.

Today I installed Forcedoze and it has been great at making sure the phone is "resting" when the screen is off.

Unplugged at noon from 100% and it's 4:00 pm and battery is at 88%. It wasn't heavy usage but I can see the phone was sleeping well and still getting my notifications.

The app is a bit tricky to enable, have to run 2 adb commands on a pc to enable permissions, but it's really worth it.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.suyashsrijan.forcedoze

Highly recommended guys.

Let me know if you need some help setting it up.
 

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No issues with mine but then again I don't install a bunch of not needed apps that sit in the background hogging battery life. I use mine for calls/texts and emulatiors and thats it since my laptop covers the rest of my needs.
 

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I didn't install many extra apps, have like 3 games and a couple of utility apps.
I even use the facebook mobile site instead of the android app because it is a battery hogger.
What was keeping my s8 awake were things already baked in the system.
I open Gsam battery monitor and I see Samsung Dex keeping the device awake, when I have never used that accessory.
There are also the google apps, although they sound great in paper, seems they are not optimized or battery tech is not there yet for all that goodness.
Google maps and google now pingin my location and keeping the device awake with a NLPwakelock (network location provider).

These phones have all the nice features and you want to try them but find out if you do, you'll take a big hit on battery life.
 

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Guys I had enabled a bunch of stuff on my GS8 and battery was taking a huge hit.
It still sucks that android still suffers from rogue apps or its own system doing a lot of wakelocks.

The other day I got 2 hours of screen on time. that's ridiculous.

My previous iPhone and iOS fw didn't suffer from that.

Today I installed Forcedoze and it has been great at making sure the phone is "resting" when the screen is off.

Unplugged at noon from 100% and it's 4:00 pm and battery is at 88%. It wasn't heavy usage but I can see the phone was sleeping well and still getting my notifications.

The app is a bit tricky to enable, have to run 2 adb commands on a pc to enable permissions, but it's really worth it.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.suyashsrijan.forcedoze

Highly recommended guys.

Let me know if you need some help setting it up.
Better than Greenify?
 

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Pilgrim
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Yep.
I've used Greenify since a couple of years but the s8 has a builtin feature that puts the apps to sleep, although I don't think it's that aggressive.
Forcedoze puts the device in deep sleep and do a bit of wakeup so you don't miss some notifications but I've found out it works better than greenify.

You can use them together too.

I also use package disabler to disable some bloatware like carrier redundant services. For ex: I don't need 2 email apps running in the background.
 

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Swype Keyboard is now discontinued

For years, Swype Keyboard was one of the best third-party keyboards for Android, with a focus on swipe typing and voice dictation. But all good things must come to an end, and Nuance Communications Inc has confirmed that Swype is no longer under development.

Swype for Android arrived on the Play Store in 2013, developed by the same company behind the 'Dragon' natural speaking software. It was popular for a while, even with a privacy issue or two. A user on Reddit recently emailed the developers about a bug, but received the following response:
Nuance will no longer be updating the Swype+Dragon keyboard for Android. We’re sorry to leave the direct-to-consumer keyboard business, but this change is necessary to allow us to concentrate on developing our AI solutions for sale directly to businesses.

We hope you enjoyed using Swype, we sure enjoyed working with the Swype community.
Shortly afterwards, XDA Developers reached out to Nuance, and the company confirmed it was ending development of Swype. It's still on the Play Store, so if you want a dead keyboard app for some reason, grab it while you can.
Source: Android Police
 

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"a dead keyboard app"

I find that funny. You see, the physical keyboard I have with my pc never gets updates.
It doesnt need security and compatibility updates, unlike software.

I believe Swype isnt quite done yet though. All they're giving up is doing their own keyboard but otherwise planning to have their technology used in other keyboards. It's a more pragmatic way to secure marketshare without directly competing with other keyboards, especially since Gboard is increasingly considered an acceptable default app to preinstall and keep.
 

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Pilgrim
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Switfkey has gotten very bad, now it doesn't handle my multilingual corrections like before.
Had to uninstall it because it pissed me off.

Now Google keyboard is better than the last time I had it, has number row, great correction and works great for my needs.
 

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Pilgrim
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go keyboard?
Please don't use that chinese crap if you care about privacy or having bloated apps.
The whole go suite of apps is a mess.
 

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Speaking of tablets im hoping to get one to by the end of the year... One for reading, emulation and if i could even remotely access my pc to play visual novels from it on the tablet while sitting in bed it would be perfect.
 

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Speaking of tablets im hoping to get one to by the end of the year... One for reading, emulation and if i could even remotely access my pc to play visual novels from it on the tablet while sitting in bed it would be perfect.
I think that would be very doable, with both Android or Windows powered tablets.
There's lots of great emulators on Android, but you already know that. ;)
For remote access, plain old RDP can work surprisingly well at times but there's pretty good third-party solutions as well.
Even with my old Galaxy Tab 2 (ancient by today's standards) I had pretty decent results overall so I don't think you'd have to break the bank for a good experience.
 

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Speaking of tablets im hoping to get one to by the end of the year... One for reading, emulation and if i could even remotely access my pc to play visual novels from it on the tablet while sitting in bed it would be perfect.
Sounds like you're looking for a Shield. Those received plenty system updates and can stream PC games if you have a geforce gpu/geforce experience.
 
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