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About skid71

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    Nexus 6P [H1115]
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  1. skid71

    Pixel 2 XL Preview/User Thread

    That's an excellent question. You answered it with your second-to-last sentence. Subjective to each user/buyer. A few of the reasons I chose to pay for the upgrade from a 6p, in no particular order: Display; bigger, brighter Unlimited Google Photos storage 3 years of software updates (and assuming a year or two after that of monthly security patches) Camera improvements (hardware) Radio/connectivity upgrades My wife and I have an upgrade cycle in which we budget for, and works for us. There may be more things I could add to this later, but these are the things that come to mind quickly. Honestly, I asked myself the question you posed over the past few weeks.
  2. skid71

    Pixel 2 XL Preview/User Thread

    Same here, order ships 10.18/19.
  3. David, You certainly are right, my home tower must not have B41. B25 speeds on that tower are perfectly acceptable to me, if memory serves, it's usually between 8-20mbps. It's pretty rare for our wifi to go out. Anytime I'm out in the yard or neighborhood I'm able to stream/etc. without issue. The different tower explains the low B41 signal strength. Out of curiosity, would you expect the tower at 7 Highway & Cowherd to get B41 in the future? Thanks as always for the knowledge.
  4. skid71

    Pixel 2 XL Preview/User Thread

    Rumored price to be $849 per Android Central. Extremely competitive market, with only a single camera, I'd expect 64GB of on-board storage for that price. We shall see 2 weeks from tomorrow. UPDATE: Android Police reports have 64gb at $849, 128gb at $949. I'm good with 64gb and add the cost of Pixel Protect. I learned the hard way with my Nexus 6P.
  5. @DkoellerwxSorry I haven't posted this sooner David. I'm pretty sure this is my home tower; (South 7 Highway & Cowherd Road). It's maybe 400 yards away. If I'm connecting to another tower, I sure don't know where it is.
  6. skid71

    Pixel 2 XL Preview/User Thread

    David, It certainly has B41. What would you like for confirmation?
  7. skid71

    Pixel 2 XL Preview/User Thread

    David, I'm pretty sure. I know to not go by the tiny 2 or 3 in SCP, but I don't think it does. It's the tower at South 7 Highway and Cowherd Road. Please not I'm not complaining about coverage. I'm happy with it.
  8. skid71

    Huawei Nexus 6P (was [Rumor] Huawei Nexus phone?)

    Shattered the screen on my Google-purchased 6P on launch day. Paid to replace the screen. Started having severe battery issues in the spring and contacted Google. No problem at all, they sent me a refurb 6P, then sent mine in after I got the replacement. Still a great device
  9. skid71

    Pixel 2 XL Preview/User Thread

    Maybe it's possible to get carrier-specific abilities in the Carrier Services app. Last year at this time I would definitely say it isn't possible.
  10. skid71

    Pixel 2 XL Preview/User Thread

    Well, you know how some folks are around here about that kind of thing. I haven't read anything on S4GRU with any live 4CA sites, but I don't get around to all of the threads. My home site is an old clear site, no 2xCA for me on that one.
  11. skid71

    Pixel 2 XL Preview/User Thread

    Thank you very much for your time converting the diagram into something I can read. Are these good/great? I've read some folks asking about 4X CA on B41. Is that a huge loss?
  12. skid71

    Pixel 2 XL Preview/User Thread

    Only a guess... Possibly too far along in the production process to add. I'm clueless as to what goes into the antenna engineering.
  13. skid71

    Pixel 2 XL Preview/User Thread

    Here are the FCC numbers. I'm unable to read documents with white backgrounds, so can someone share the nuts and bolts of what this document is telling us? Credit goes to the FCC; picture taken from DroidLife
  14. skid71

    Pixel 2 XL Preview/User Thread

    Pixel XL 2 passes through the FCC. LG is confirmed as the manufacturer. I would like to get the RF numbers. Reveal/announcement date has changed to 10.04.17.
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    Since Tapatalk is a no-go, is there a way to change colors & font size on the mobile site? My needs as a visually disabled person is strikingly different than that of a normal user. Thanks!