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    That's not a great sign for the ancient aftermarket infotainment system on our RAV. Once we get out of this "don't buy a car right now whatever you do" mode, we'll be able to get something with a less ancient and hopefully more reliable one.

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    And of course it was connecting just fine today. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    Got it a couple of hours ago, and really liking it so far. It's damn snappy compared to my Pixel 3 XL and I'm impressed at how much the higher refresh rate on the screen is noticeable. Given that I already thought my Pixel 3 XL was sometimes too big, I'm glad I didn't go with the 6 Pro as this is almost exactly the same size as the 3XL.

    Fingerprint reader has been surprisingly good given all the things I'd read about it. I'm installing the latest update now, but even out of the box it seems pretty decent. Not quite as good as the dedicated one on the back of the 3 XL, and I would have liked to see them keep a dedicated reader on the back as well as having the image-based one in the front, but oh well.

    Most things transferred over really easily. I was super pleased with how easy it was to transfer over all my Google Authenticator 2FA tokens. It would not have been as easy if my old phone wasn't functional, that would have lead to a lot of pain in that case. I do think my "2FA for all the things" did lead to it not automatically logging me in to most things. Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, etc, everything needed to be signed into again. Facebook was also a bit of a pain when it came to my hardware keys, it kept wanting to "pair" with my USB-C one and then rejected my NFC key. Ended up using a GA 2FA key to login and that worked well enough, but gotta figure out what's going on there. Took me maybe 10-15 minutes to get my work Okta and GSuite access moved over. Pixel Buds transferred over just fine, though I haven't tried my fancier noise-canceling headphones yet.

    I've felt for a while like Pixel phones were too expensive for what you got, but I was willing to deal with that in exchange for not getting things like Samsung's weird operating system that's continually attempting to get you to buy what's essentially DLC. This one feels like a hell of a lot better phone than I'd expect for the price.

    EDIT: Also, while I never hated the notch for the notch's sake, I did hate how much of the notification area it took up. It's almost a little thrill to be able to see more than three notifications at any given time.
    Last edited by Tom Servo; January 26th, 2022 at 03:17 PM.

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    Wanted to second the "impressed by the pixel buds" thing. They've easily been the best bluetooth headphones I've had outside of the Bose 700's that I use for meetings.

    An Android update came out yesterday that supposedly fixes some Bluetooth issues for the Pixel 6. Michele's been having a ton of issues with that, where it'll connect to a bluetooth device but then refuse to play audio through it, so hopefully that's fixed. Mine's been pretty rock solid, so no complaints here. I actually wonder if Michele's issues are due to the janky JVC head unit we put in the RAV - that thing has always had some seriously dodgy bluetooth support that only works if you wave a dead chicken over it, so I wouldn't be shocked if it's somehow triggering a bug in the bluetooth stack.

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