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  Reply # 396964 28-Oct-2010 18:46 Send private message

nofam: Has anyone tried the GPS fix mentioed here:

http://androidspin.com/2010/08/04/fix-the-gps-on-your-samsung-galaxy-s-based-phone-vibrant-captivate/

GPS crap-ness is really the only thing annoying me now I've applied the Voodoo lagfix.


Yeah a few of us tried it back in late July when it was first found out, think on about page 20-30, but unsure of which.  I've redone it to mine, in Froyo 2.2 it already has supl.google.com in the link instead now, but they have removed Skyhook.  Seems to get a semi accurate lock pretty fast now! 




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  Reply # 396969 28-Oct-2010 19:07 Send private message

I'm on JPK, no problems with the browser here, either speed-wise or stability-wise (it is slightly slower than Eclair sometimes, as in flash heavy sites).




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  Reply # 396990 28-Oct-2010 19:41 Send private message

Isn't JPK one of the older leaked versions of froyo?




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  Reply # 397007 28-Oct-2010 20:27 Send private message

lokhor: Isn't JPK one of the older leaked versions of froyo?


yes JPM or JP6 is known as the official version :)
 

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  Reply # 397019 28-Oct-2010 20:44 Send private message

Yep, its older, but I haven't seen a single compelling reason to update again as yet.




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  Reply # 397043 28-Oct-2010 21:40 Send private message

NZtechfreak: I'm on JPK, no problems with the browser here, either speed-wise or stability-wise (it is slightly slower than Eclair sometimes, as in flash heavy sites).


Same here. (Update: Note quite the same: I'm on JP6. I was refering to the stability and speed) Stable and generally fast if the connection is fast. 

IMHO, the default browser is overall the best for both functionality and speed. 

I set plugins to "on demand", so sites with a lot of Flash load quickly and I only touch the 'green arrow' of the particular flash I item I want.  This makes TVNZ and TV3 OnDemand much more usable.




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  Reply # 397056 28-Oct-2010 22:02 Send private message

What firmware version do you have?




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  Reply # 397072 28-Oct-2010 22:37 Send private message

How do you set the forum to notify you once when a thread is changed until you visit again?

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  Reply # 397073 28-Oct-2010 22:39 Send private message

lokhor: What firmware version do you have?


Yeah..sorry....I wasn't clear. I'm on JP6. Stock, no lag fixes.

I've stayed stock so far because I wasn't that happy with the lag fix on eclair anyway. My co-worker has a stock Eclair-running, no lag-fix phone and his was running better than mine was on Eclair. That was what made me start thinking Launcher choice and app choice may also be factors. So I've been invesitigating that.....not systematically...but implicitly through daily use.    




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  Reply # 397091 28-Oct-2010 23:09 Send private message

0verdose05:
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0verdose05: From 3rd Nov Telecom will be selling the I9000 full quad 850/900/1900/2100 (from what I was told) for $999 



Right... all WCDMA handsets are quand band GSM (2G) .. but not all are quad band 3G which includes both 850 and 900 3G bands.. unless its the likes of the iPhone 4G which has both 850 and 900 3G bands..

so did Telecom say it would be "Quad Band GSM" or "Quad Band 3G"?


Quad band 3G was what they were emphasising, will have to wait to Wednesday to find out.


Can pretty much guarantee it wont be Quad Band 3G. The Galaxy has several variants internationally and none are Quad Band 3G. 




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  Reply # 397508 29-Oct-2010 20:36 Send private message

A fluff post really. I'm liking the SGS a lot - better than the wife's iP3GS and waaayyyy better than my E63 and E71.

Faults? The 'Back' button and 'Menu' buttons are too sensitive for my stumbling digits. Audio is merely OK. It doesn't appear to allow tethering via Bluetooth, which is a real PITA. Hope FroYo fixes that. Other than those minor glitches, that's it. Not seeing any lag but given where I came from, anything would seem snappy I guess.

Bouquets? Most everything about this phone. I bought mine from a "major retailer" on a deal, so I'm not feeling much pain though the phone is freakin' expensive. But I need a hi res screen for development reasons so can't bitch. And while it's undeniably a tool, it's also fun to have around.

If anybody can direct me to a thread with must-have android apps, I'd be grateful. Surfing through the Android Market is not a happy experience. Think I'll write an app that makes the experience a lot better.

Other than that, I'll post here when my apps are out. They'll be free for a while so it'd be interesting to get the Kiwi viewpoint on 'em. And if anybody wants to get involved in the beta process, PM me and I'll put you on my list. Don't expect any quick response though as I'm backed up like a city council refuse truck right now.

Congrats to all the SGS owners. A fine piece of kit and hoping to make it even better.

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  Reply # 397510 29-Oct-2010 20:40 Send private message

Appbrain website is better than browsing the market. Install a barcode scanner on your phone, so you just scan the barcode on appbrain to install the app, otherwise you can synch ur phone to your appbrain account and install the apps automatically. My list here - http://www.appbrain.com/user/kiwijunglist/apps




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  Reply # 397512 29-Oct-2010 20:46 Send private message

kiwijunglist: Appbrain website is better than browsing the market. Install a barcode scanner on your phone, so you just scan the barcode on appbrain to install the app, otherwise you can synch ur phone to your appbrain account and install the apps automatically. My list here - http://www.appbrain.com/user/kiwijunglist/apps


You officially hold the record for the fastest innertubes response I've had about anything. :-)

I'll check it out and let you know how I fare. And thanks mightily for your info kiwijunglist.

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  Reply # 397551 29-Oct-2010 21:43 Send private message

I'm seriously getting frustrated with the browser slowness when scrolling on JP6. I think I will try the Doc_Kalpik Rom tomorrow and if that doesn't improve things I'll have to flash back to an Eclair build such as JM9. I don't know how they managed to make the performance so pathetic compared to Eclair.




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  Reply # 397560 29-Oct-2010 21:59 Send private message

lokhor: I'm seriously getting frustrated with the browser slowness when scrolling on JP6. I think I will try the Doc_Kalpik Rom tomorrow and if that doesn't improve things I'll have to flash back to an Eclair build such as JM9. I don't know how they managed to make the performance so pathetic compared to Eclair.


Development ain't easy so I guess the old "fix someting/break something" still holds true.

Microsoft is undoubtedly the world champ in actually getting it right, despite the hammering they get from the interwebs. When you factor the number of issues their code creates vs the astonishingly lage installed base they have to support, my hat is off to them...

I have a tiny installed base to support, yet my life consists of 90+% trying to replicate user bugs and fixing them, and half of the remaining time creating new stuff. The remainder is attempting to optmise code for performance.

Grrr...

Oh well. My choice and the satisfaction most often outweighs the issues. :D

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