Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



75 posts

Master Geek


Topic # 108203 26-Aug-2012 16:31 Send private message

Hi all,

A few days ago I finished up a review on a galaxy S3 in a new blog I've started and thought some here may enjoy reading it.

If you're interested in reading it, feel free to head to www.mattie47.com/?p=14

A bit of background: Samsung ran a competition on their facebook page to win an S3 and one of the competitions was "what would you do to be the first person in NZ to win an S3" and my answer was to write a review of the S3 and post it on geekzone!

So yes I'm putting it clear out there that I was very lucky in winning it, but I've tried to not be biased and write a fair review.

Enjoy.

Matt :)

Create new topic
18 posts

Geek


  Reply # 677339 26-Aug-2012 23:42 Send private message

Great review!

Just a question, by 'stock samsung keyboard', does that include the swype type feature where you don't need to really lift your finger that has bad predictive, or is it where you tap on each individual key?



75 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 677410 27-Aug-2012 09:07 Send private message

timmychan: Great review!

Just a question, by 'stock samsung keyboard', does that include the swype type feature where you don't need to really lift your finger that has bad predictive, or is it where you tap on each individual key?


Thanks! Hmmm that's something I never looked at when I had mine. There are several input methods to choose from but from what I recall, not different input keyboards. So there's the stock samsung keyboard which as I said I wasn't a fan of. One of the other samsung options is basically like the old palm pilot days where you would draw each letter. Other than that I can't recall what else there was. 

Specifically on your question though, I've just had a read of an XDA thread (http://forum.xda-developers.com/archive/index.php/t-1669072.html) and it appears it does come with as you put it a "swype type feature". From reading that thread it's not the actual swype keyboard, but a lot of the features of it. As others in that thread have mentioned, you simply need to go to swype.com, register, and download the Swype BETA keyboard which apparently works fine.

Feel free to ask me any thing else about it and I'll try my best to answer :)

83 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 677434 27-Aug-2012 09:49 Send private message

It doesn't have Swype built in, but it has an option to add the function to the stock keyboard

18 posts

Geek


  Reply # 677789 27-Aug-2012 20:15 Send private message

mattie47:
timmychan: Great review!

Just a question, by 'stock samsung keyboard', does that include the swype type feature where you don't need to really lift your finger that has bad predictive, or is it where you tap on each individual key?


Thanks! Hmmm that's something I never looked at when I had mine. There are several input methods to choose from but from what I recall, not different input keyboards. So there's the stock samsung keyboard which as I said I wasn't a fan of. One of the other samsung options is basically like the old palm pilot days where you would draw each letter. Other than that I can't recall what else there was. 

Specifically on your question though, I've just had a read of an XDA thread (http://forum.xda-developers.com/archive/index.php/t-1669072.html) and it appears it does come with as you put it a "swype type feature". From reading that thread it's not the actual swype keyboard, but a lot of the features of it. As others in that thread have mentioned, you simply need to go to swype.com, register, and download the Swype BETA keyboard which apparently works fine.

Feel free to ask me any thing else about it and I'll try my best to answer :)


Ahh I see. I really do like Swype, and with the larger display it'll probably be easier for me (Using a Xperia Neo right now).
Thanks for replying to my question! If I think of anything, then I'll ask here :)

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Semble SIM: compatible handsets
Created by DrDee, last reply by richms on 1-Apr-2015 22:18 (71 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Vodafone retention call- A Joke or April fool
Created by geekbhaji, last reply by Blanch on 1-Apr-2015 18:29 (27 replies)
Pages... 2


Jeremy Clarkson reported as being sacked from top gear
Created by KiwiNZ, last reply by hashbrown on 1-Apr-2015 23:54 (197 replies)
Pages... 12 13 14


New Lightbox website
Created by Lightbox, last reply by attewell on 1-Apr-2015 21:34 (24 replies)
Pages... 2


April Fools!
Created by BlueShift, last reply by Mark on 2-Apr-2015 09:46 (46 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Spark blocking MediaFire downloads
Created by BarryQuest, last reply by l43a2 on 31-Mar-2015 21:15 (36 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Surface 3: anyone interested
Created by freitasm, last reply by NZCrusader on 2-Apr-2015 09:05 (34 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Tattoos — Are they safe? Do they hurt?
Created by TLD, last reply by TLD on 1-Apr-2015 12:15 (51 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.