Cell Phone Compatibility?

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Re: Cell Phone Compatibility?

Post by BenTrabetere » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:58 pm

rgand wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:09 pm
... expansion isn't a major issue.
The biggest reason it is an issue for me is music. I have a large-ish music library - I am able to use a memory card that is large enough to contain the entire library, with enough space to spare for a small library of e-books and more photos than I will ever take with cell phone.

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Re: Cell Phone Compatibility?

Post by rgand » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:09 pm

i can see that. A friend of mine has a vast library of music on his. I don't need that at this time but you never know... :D
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Re: Cell Phone Compatibility?

Post by Portreve » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:23 am

I was running an Android OS-based smartphone since before I even thought about running GNU+Linux full time, starting with a Samsung Moment and up through my most recent upgrade to a Moto G7. Mac OS X required installing drivers because Apple doesn't give a f#€! about supporting anything they don't make unless it is either absolutely imperative for them to do so, or that it is specifically profit-making.

Nevertheless, having direct access to your phone's on-board storage, with nothing more than driver-level software requirements, in my view, is the best policy. Also, Alphabet does not restrict you like Apple does, which is also a highly desirable thing. :wink:

I love being able to craft my own personal ringtones and notification sounds and know I can just toss them onto my phone in the proper folder, and poof! they are instantly available to me.
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Re: Cell Phone Compatibility?

Post by CaptainKirksChair » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:55 am

Samsung S7 Edge. Mint 19.0 Cinnamon. Just plug it in. Answer Allow on the phone to allow access to the phone. A file manager window will open. Done.

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Re: Cell Phone Compatibility?

Post by rgand » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:13 pm

More good information. Thanks.
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Re: Cell Phone Compatibility?

Post by bob466 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:14 pm

rgand wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:53 pm
bob466 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:04 pm
When Apple iphone x first came out here...it cost $1500+ Image but it cost Apple just under $500 to make...what's the other $1000 for. Image Image
The priviledge of giving them a healthy profit?
Exactly and they are more expensive now but if people are silly enough to buy them...who do we blame ? Image

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Re: Cell Phone Compatibility?

Post by rgand » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:38 am

bob466 wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:14 pm
rgand wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:53 pm
bob466 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:04 pm
When Apple iphone x first came out here...it cost $1500+ Image but it cost Apple just under $500 to make...what's the other $1000 for. Image Image
The priviledge of giving them a healthy profit?
Exactly and they are more expensive now but if people are silly enough to buy them...who do we blame ? Image

:lol: :lol:
:lol: All so true.
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Re: Cell Phone Compatibility?

Post by BG405 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:40 am

Portreve wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:23 am
having direct access to your phone's on-board storage, with nothing more than driver-level software requirements, in my view, is the best policy
...
I love being able to craft my own personal ringtones and notification sounds and know I can just toss them onto my phone in the proper folder, and poof! they are instantly available to me.
↑↑ This! ↑↑
I'm currently using an older BlackBerry & connecting it to the computer gives me access to most if not all of the phone's filesystem. Such extensive access is either convoluted or impossible on the device itself. As mentioned elsewhere, I have the set of voices from Worms Armageddon available as alert tones (same as my older phones) & can easily copy photos & other files to and from the device. No need for any fancy software. :mrgreen:
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Re: Cell Phone Compatibility?

Post by 3rdtimer » Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:41 pm

My wife and I are on LMint 19.2, Cinnamon 4.2.3, Linux Kernel 4.15.0-58-generic.
She has an iphone 8. I use an Android phone.

Thirty minutes ago I plugged her iphone 8 into her computer USB port(s) and at first got a dialog box with a sort of "no-can-do" message. We ignored it and 1 second later other dialog boxes came up requiring approval,direction and trust on both her phone and on her computer. We proceeded forward following the prompts and the LMint "Pix" photo program came up with an import dialog. I knew what to do from there and we now have copies of her iphone pics on her computer. Two years ago none of this was possible when I was running LM 17x and 18x so we are delighted to say the least. :D

BTW....FWIW... My wife just dumped Windows 7 and had me load LM 19.2. She was scared to death she would not like it and would get lost. The opposite is true. Geee....Who knew! :P
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Re: Cell Phone Compatibility?

Post by rgand » Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:27 am

Thanks for the information. It looks like Linix Mint 19 might be the way to go.
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Re: Cell Phone Compatibility?

Post by smgordon1259 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:30 pm

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