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30 Aug 2018
My Gem's curved hinge is slowly loosing its strength.
Its once rather upright angle is widening.
The top, screen panel is weakening because of one's many, yet, softest of touch-screen taps / touches.
Touching the screen will most probably, increasingly and eventually widen the hinge's curved shape, and the top panel will almost lay back flat.

And so I wonder if anyone has removed the hinge (seems doable) and squeezed it back into its original shape?

That asked, I suspect that effort will work but only temporarily as flexed metal actually becomes weaker.

Please advise with your thoughts and....

Ifanafi

P.S. ATTENTION Planet: Might the hinge be sold as a replacement part when the above happens, as it most likely will in time?

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UPDATE: Planet emailed today (31st of August) saying the hinge can be removed using the removal tool AND squeezed gently back into shape, as it were (but cautioned not too much that getting it back on the device becomes difficult or impossible). And they added that if the hinge loses it hold, in time, they will ship me / whomever a new hinge (free) under the Gemini's ONE YEAR WARRANTY (from date one received their Gemini).

That is good and welcomed custom support!

Thanks Planet.
8 Jul 2018
USA Phone & Data Networks: Which ones work or don't work and why...

There is much consternation herein with USA phone carriers / data networks services that are or have become incompatible with the Gemini 4G WiFi device.

That is because the Gemini is UNCERTIFIED by them. Certification is an expensive nuisance. One Planet Computers is not (Yet, if ever?) able to invest in.

The reality is that some Gemini backers on networks like VERIZON, which are known to restrict and hobble their SIM chips so that settings like APN cannot be changed, and more... are less than fully functional.

Such is the sorry state of this backer's Gemini use - SMS / TEXTS are sometimes sent, other times not. Since the latest firmware update, SMS / texts are now not received when they are sometimes sent.

LIST OF USA NETWORKS:

1. VERIZON = serious problems with calls and / or text messaging.

Your input about Verizon is welcomed.

Info about other USA networks that work 100% is welcomed.

Thank you.

Ifanafi

P.S. I am minutes away from pulling the SIM from my Gemini (writing it off as a loss) and resurrecting my factory-reset Samsung Galaxy S5.
20 Apr 2018
Indulge me, please.

The Gemini includes a USB-C Mains Charger to be used on the device's left-side USB port.

Does that "charger" have a pronged, plug end for plugging directly into a wall outlet or through a USB-A male end to the ubiquitous, boxy adapter?

I can't recall what was said about that in PC's Indiegogo 'comments' pages.

If the charger is exclusively for direct outlet connecting, then I guess I will need a USB-C to USB-A male cable for the device's right-side USB port, among other cable types.

Thanks in advance for all's helpful replies.

Ifanafi
23 Feb 2018
Culled these tips / shortcuts from the first reviewers critiques.

1. Because there is NO "power" button, you must hit the Escape key once the Gem is open or you get to the generic Power Off / Reboot via Esc-Spacebar.

2. Because there is NO volume adjustment button / toggle, you must "use function keys (Fn-C and Fn-V) to adjust volume".

3. "Whatever you do, NEW USERS, don't set the pop-up Planet toolbar to always on. What happens is that the toolbar's menu grabs the focus and can't then be dismissed."

4. The workaround when the physical keyboard doesn't work, you can access the on-screen soft keyboard via the Emoji key sequence Fn-? (function key then question mark key).

Please share your tips / shortcuts, etc. herein.

THNX.

Ian

Some and others at this link - https://geminiplanet.com/category/tips/
21 Feb 2018
Question:

What are the listed apps “advertised” in the “Planet App Bar” that must be downloaded and installed?

THNX.
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