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New phone choice in conjunction with Model S

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by widodh, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. gmontem

    gmontem Model S P01707

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    I'll be upgrading my Windows Phone to the Nokia Lumia 920 this year despite still under contract. Wish they'd come out with a brown one to match my Model S, and a center console that supports Qi charging. Love the potential of WP8 just like how I love the potential of the Model S.
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  2. aviators99

    aviators99 Model S - R140

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    Please don't compare those two things.
     
  3. ddenboer

    ddenboer MODEL X #1770

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    I was a diehard Nokia fan until the iPhone came out. Since then, we have had every model iPhone, and currently have three different models in use -- all of which successfully paired with the Model S at Santana Row.
    If music is important, iPhone gets you the biggest music store on earth.
    If apps are important, iPhone gets you the best app store.
    If long-term stability is important, iPhone gets you that, evidenced by our 3GS connecting to Model S.

    If porn and malware are important, go Android. The Android name generator (from above) recommends Sony Ericsson Nitro Neo XT 3D Z :)

    Obviously I am biased as I work for the company, but the iPhone truly integrates well, and based on some of the benchmarks coming out (Purported iPhone 5 benchmark score doubles fastest iDevices, outperforms Android's best), kicks ass too.
     
  4. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Elaborate?
     
  5. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Ugh, can we please not turn this into a fanboy flame war?
     
  6. widodh

    widodh Model S 85 and 100D

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    I'm thinking about giving the new HTC Desire X a try. I still thing the iPhone is way to expensive. That's simply not what I want to spend on a phone.

    From the posts above it seems that every Android 4.0 device should work just fine with the Model S, so that comforts me.

    Again: I didn't ask for regular phone advice ;) I was looking for user experiences with Model S and particular phones.
     
  7. Electric Machete

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    I'm curious about tethering my iPhone to the Model S. I inquired directly to Tesla about their wifi capabilities. They say I can log into my phone's wifi or plug it into the USB for connectivity. Does anyone know if an iPhone that is not jailbroken can be used for tethering? My understanding is that it can, but requires $20/month (AT&T) to do so, and that fee doesn't include any extra data. I also understand that tethering is not an option at all with a grandfathered unlimited data plan from AT&T, so I would have to switch to a limited data plan.

    I have a jailbroken iPhone 4 with MyWi on it, and I am wondering if I enable the USB tethering, will that work seamlessly? For what it's worth, I have read that jailbreaking the iPhone 5 with the A6 chip may take many months and may not be possible at all. Until that becomes clear, I won't upgrade. My iPhone 4 works fine for my needs.
     
  8. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    I own both an Apple iPhone 4 and a Galaxy S3. Lighter, thinner, and bigger view area are table stakes for Apple to correct with the iPhone 5, but frankly a new row of icons simply won't fix some of the drawbacks of the iPhone. Apple needs to get back to innovation. The home screen widget model is so much better on Android, and my kids taught my neighbor the other day that deleting apps and their data (for example, a shopping list app with 5 different lists) is far too easy with the iPhone.

    Regardless, I can't continue to give my money to a company that has changed its model from innovate to litigate. A design patent for a display device shaped as a rectangle with rounded corners and a minimalist user interface? My Etch-a-Sketch had that in the 1970's, thank you.

    I'm not a brand bigot by any means - I type this on a MacBook Pro running Windows under Boot Camp. I use what gets the job done with the best features. :)
     
  9. KBF

    KBF Model X owner (formerly Cdn Signature Model S)

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    Wow, we're a lot alike, FlasherZ. To the OP, you were wondering about what would integrate better with the Model S? I would assume they would try to integrate both (and eventually Windows as well), but Model S will use Google Voice and Nav (I think) and I assume that the creative Android community will be able to have a bit more freedom and choice. But you probably won't be disappointed with any new smartphone you buy.

     
  10. contaygious

    contaygious Active Member

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    On android you just download myfi to use as a free 4g hotspot, but I dout you even need to do that with tms, just plug it I to USB to use your phones 4g is what I'm told. Sounds great, now we just need the docking station so I don't have to fiddle with cables ala the console update.
     
  11. Electric Machete

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    It seems that I might just have to wait to choose my next phone until after I get my Model S. I would love it if the car just uses the phone's 4g. That would really make life easy...which is probably why it can't be true.
     
  12. Discoducky

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    I'm happy to work with anyone on a WP8 app for Model S. Something that takes advantage of the new features in the OS. I can think of a ton of features that I'd like to the phone to support.

    And a few that will make it stand out from the Android and iOS apps due to the native support of several features like Wireless Charging, Local scout and Bing augmented reality
     
  13. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    The issue is discover ability of the Apis that the official apps use to communicate. Without those, you'll have a hard time. Nd if they're somehow sniffed out, that could actually be bad for the privacy and security of you and your vehicle.
     
  14. KenEE

    KenEE P1937 Reward Excellence!

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    @Discoducky +1. I can't carve out time to work on it, but would like support for WP8! iPhone is nice, but I want a larger screen and the discipline of an OS like W8. Not knocking Android, just not for me.
     
  15. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN 65513, Model 3: VIN 1913

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  16. Warrenbonz

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    One major difference between the 4S and the 5, as I understand it, is that with the 5, the Internet connection is LTE capable and with the 4S it is not. I plan to tether my model S to my iphone and save the cost of an additional plan with tesla, unless Tesla's internet plan is so inexpensive it becomes a no brainer. With Verizon's plan to share data with all your devices it seems like a cost effective way to go and with an iPhone 5 it should be fast as well. If the phone app for Model S requires an internet connection I would need to reconsider my plan.
     
  17. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    I'm sticking with my 4s and the old iOS 5 until Apple restores Google maps. What a stupid gaff by Apple...
     
  18. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    You do realize you can still access Google Maps with Safari, right? Works just fine.
     
  19. woof

    woof Fluffy Member

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    Yep! And Safari won't automatically open the Maps app when you go there as it used to.
     
  20. widodh

    widodh Model S 85 and 100D

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    Ok, just went to the Vodafone store and bought an iPhone 4S.

    I had to renew my contract before October 1st and after a lot of thinking I decided that no HTC or Samsung device was what I'm looking for, way to big.

    A iPhone 5 is to expensive, got a good deal on the 4S, so I'm happy with that!
     

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