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    LG840G WiFi and streaming music questions

    Hi, didn't find anything in search.

    Using the LG840G if you're connected to wifi can you listen to internet music?

    Shoutcast or something like that streaming through the earphone by way of the browser. No apps installed just the internet. Shoutcast uses Flash for their player so is the browser able to install Flash? Maybe Opera?

    Someone somewhere said WiFi will time out and switch to G3, is it possible to maintain a connection to the net over WiFi while listening and still have the phone turned on? Or if the phone is turned off?

    What about a Bluetooth earphone while connected to WiFI?

    Has anyone tried this?

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    I did find this info. According to the poster no Flash for the LG840G
    No. LG Connect 4G MS840 is an Android OS, v2.3.5 (Gingerbread). Flash Player will not be certified for any device OS beyond Android 4.0.x. Installing Flash Player on an uncertified device may result in unexpected behavior and can potentially destabilize your device.
    Would Chrome work here? I don't know, just guessing. I don't have the phone and trying to decide. Maybe the Samsung S390G.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marty_d View Post
    Hi, didn't find anything in search.

    Using the LG840G if you're connected to wifi can you listen to internet music?

    Shoutcast or something like that streaming through the earphone by way of the browser. No apps installed just the internet. Shoutcast uses Flash for their player so is the browser able to install Flash? Maybe Opera?

    Someone somewhere said WiFi will time out and switch to G3, is it possible to maintain a connection to the net over WiFi while listening and still have the phone turned on? Or if the phone is turned off?

    What about a Bluetooth earphone while connected to WiFI?

    Has anyone tried this?

    use wifi to listen to internet music, beaware that net10/straight talk/tracfone frown upon streaming
    of music/video of any kind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by october262 View Post
    use wifi to listen to internet music, beaware that net10/straight talk/tracfone frown upon streaming
    of music/video of any kind.
    Well, that's why you'd want to use WiFi. The connection isn't part of the 3G telephony system. You can access the net while disconnected from the cell provider.

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    marty_d - I use a Bluetooth for listening to music. I don't stream, but rather they are CDs that I converted. Then I transferred the files to my phone. But I saw on a couple of sites it's good for music streaming,too. I bought the Planatronics M50. I sort of remember paying about $29 + tax for mine. The sound is clear if you are talking on the phone or listening to music. It also holds a charge very well.

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    Thanks zoonie4howard. Cool. So now the only question is where to find an app that can play shoutcast streams on the phone? I'll do some more searching around.

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    I believe the built-in browser includes flash. I recall others reporting using YouTube.
    (I know my Samsung will)
    Maybe someone with an LG840G with chime in on that.

    Not sure of a way to keep the LG840G form switching to 3G if it looses wi-fi.
    I suspect the browser would give an error if you loose a streaming connection, but again, you'd need to test yourself or hear from an LG804G user.

    You second post about the LG Connect is a different phone and not applicable.

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    Sorry. Yah I realize the the quote is for a different phone but the response was to a question about the LG840G. Still trying to narrow the focus.

    This post also says the phone can play youtube videos. Excellent catch. Thanks

    From:
    Tracfone LG 840G Bundle @ fatwallet.com
    LG No-Contract Touchscreen 3G Wi-Fi Camera Smartphone Features

    3G speed, mobile Web and Wi-Fi connectivity

    For fast performance and easy Web access from virtually anywhere


    Wi-Fi capability

    Access the Web any time you connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot or your home network
    Surf the Web, check email or stream video without using your plan minutes when connected to Wi-Fi
    Standard data rates apply and airtime minutes are deducted when not connected to Wi-Fi


    3.2" touchscreen LCD

    For easy menu navigation, photo viewing and video playback


    Bluetooth-enabled

    Supports hands-free, headset, object push and object exchange features from up to 30 feet away


    2MP camera and camcorder functions with digital zoom

    Capture on-the-go pictures and video


    Google Maps capability

    Access Google Maps functionality with an optional, free downloadable app (not included on phone)
    Get turn-by-turn GPS directions and maps to your destination


    TracFone airtime balance display

    Shows you how much airtime you've used and how much remains
    Stay in control of your costs


    No credit checks and no contracts

    Everyone qualifies
    Cancel anytime you like


    Single rate for every call

    Local, long-distance, roaming and international calls included (certain restrictions apply)


    Download ringtones, graphics, news, weather, sports and more when using airtime minutes

    Entertain and educate yourself on the go
    Personalize your phone


    More Features

    Virtual QWERTY keyboard
    Voice mail, call waiting and caller ID (contingent upon your cell phone provider)
    microSD memory card slot for cards up to 4GB (2GB microSD card included; other cards sold separately)
    Mobile Web
    True email client
    SNS (Social Network Service) capable
    YouTube capable (on 3G and Wi-Fi; 3G use will count against airtime)
    Picture messaging
    Alarm clock
    Calculator
    Voice recorder
    Music player for MP3, AAC, AAC+


    Specs

    The Key Specs

    Model #:

    LG840G

    Screen Type:

    3.2" color touchscreen LCD

    Style:

    Touchscreen bar

    Mode:

    GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz

    Bluetooth Enabled:

    Yes

    Additional Specs

    Talk Time:

    Up to 3.7 hours

    Standby Time:

    Up to 13 days

    Text Messaging:

    Yes

    Multimedia Messaging:

    Yes

    Speakerphone:

    Yes

    Voice-Activated Dialing:

    Yes

    Built-In Camera Resolution:

    2.0MP

    Video Recording:

    Yes

    MP3 Player:

    Yes

    Radio:

    No

    Headphone Jack:

    Yes

    Downloadable Ringtones:

    Yes (18 included)

    Internet Capabilities:

    Yes

    PDA Capabilities:

    Yes

    International Compatibility:

    Yes; go to www.tracfone.com for details

    Data Transmission:

    Yes

    Games:

    Yes, downloadable

    Voicemail Capability:

    Yes

    Calendar:

    Yes

    Scroll Function:

    Yes

    Antenna:

    Internal

    Battery:

    Lithium-ion 3.7-volt

    The Basics

    Color Choices:

    Purple, Red, Blue, Pink, Zebra or Leopard (battery cover)

    Measurements:

    Approx. 2.35"L x 0.46"W x 4.08"H

    Weight:

    Approx. 3.84 oz.

    Power Source:

    Included rechargeable battery, AC adapter or car charger

    Listing:

    CSA (AC adapter)

    Country of Origin:

    China

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    Oh, you can forget that GoogleMaps comment. Google has stopped supporting the JAVA version of the app.

    You can't even install it now because they removed a page the app need during installation.

    While it continues to work on devices where it's already installed, but how long?

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    Yes! that was also mentioned here at Howardforums too in the early adopters thread. Wow. Not to forget the phone doesn't have GPS.

    Voice activated dialing looks interesting too but on the lg800g voice commands only work with bluetooth. hmm.

    That list of features is pretty but it's a sales pitch for HSN so probably a little too shinny.

    But, still, they do say Youtube will work with the built in browser and, at the moment, Flash is Youtube's coding scheme which is very good news. Shoutcast looks like they are very probably flash based too. The site does work in a virtual machine running windows 8 with no flash installed in IE10 but then fails in IE10 for RT, or Start, environment. So that's kind of weird but does imply a Flash code failure.

    We need someone with a phone in hand.

    Listening to music while mowing the lawn and still having a phone would be great. If Bluetooth works same time as WiFi that would make voice command, auto volume, hands free operation possible.
    Last edited by marty_d; 01-21-2013 at 02:57 PM. Reason: Grammar

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    Ok so edited last post because it's not a good idea to write words at 6 in the am. <g> If anyone has the phone you might like to check out Google Voice from the browser too. With WiFi? and bluetooth

    I'll probably buy this phone when my current service runs out in March. Lot of features.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marty_d View Post
    ...But, still, they do say Youtube will work with the built in browser and, at the moment, Flash is Youtube's coding scheme which is very good news...
    Flash requires lots of memory, a fast CPU and an OS that a Flash run tine or plugin has been written for. The LG 840G doesn't have any of those and doesn't support Flash, no feature phone ever has and likely none ever will. YouTube works on many phones that lack Flash support. On feature phones, YouTube uses 3gpp or mp4 formatted video delivered using RTSP.
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    Oh, ok. That makes sense. Still need some real science but the idea sounds right. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeswap View Post
    Flash requires lots of memory, a fast CPU and an OS that a Flash run tine or plugin has been written for. The LG 840G doesn't have any of those and doesn't support Flash, no feature phone ever has and likely none ever will. YouTube works on many phones that lack Flash support. On feature phones, YouTube uses 3gpp or mp4 formatted video delivered using RTSP.
    The LG840G can play youtube videos with the native browser, as can my Samsung S390G.

    The S390G has a check box for "Run Flash" under the native browsers Options->Browser Settings->Preferences. When I unchecked it, I could still play a youtube video. I wonder what this "Run Flash" really means?
    Cheers!

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    So, I guess the NetFront browser on the S390G is using HTML5 for YouTube.
    http://gl.access-company.com/products/browser/browser/

    [New in NetFront Browser v4.2]

    • Enhanced HTML5 support (Video/Audio, Geolocation, WebStorage)
    The page does mention flash

    [top][Plug-In and Extension Modules]

    ...

    Flash®, Flash® Lite
    NetFront Browser provides a ready-to-use interface to integrate Adobe® Flash® Player supporting Flash content embedded within a Web page.
    Not sure how/where that is enabled/used. All the flash test sites I tried showed no flash.


    Shoutcast may have HTML5 support. A quick look online implied that it does. I',m not a shoutcast user so can't really offer much help.

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