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  Reply # 410596 29-Nov-2010 10:32 Send private message

I'll start an android battery usage thread I think. we can start with SGS usage and any tips.




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  Reply # 410609 29-Nov-2010 11:03 Send private message

Yesterday i updated my genuine telecom NZ SGS via kies to the genuine telecom NZ foyo update via kies and these are my observations to date:

The phone is MUCH quicker and has almost no lag. I have 50 apps installed and the phone has no lag whatsoever. I was always jealous of my friends iphone 4 because of the silky smooth OS but the SGS is now just as quick if not quicker. In my view there is now nothing that the iphone 4 does better than the SGS.

Upgrading has completely fixed my connection problems to kies. With eclair i would have to try all sorts of tricks and methods to get kies to recognise that the phone was connected and only managed to do it about 10% of the time. Post upgrade to froyo kies now recognises my phone every time without fail and with no mucking around.

Microsoft exchange support now works seamlessly and calendar entries are updated in both directions. This was a major sticking point for me with ecalir as the phone is used primarily for business. Froyo now makes the SGS the perfect business device for those connecting to microsoft exchange for business accounts.

There a numerous other minor improvements and changes that make froyo much nicer to use. At the moment haven't noticed any bugs.

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  Reply # 410610 29-Nov-2010 11:11 Send private message

Is there a cable that lets you plug in an mp3 player (eg. this phone or something else) into an ipod dock connector. Eg. you stay in one of those hotels that has a little stereo for your ipod, but doesn't have AUX connector. This kinda plug would be quite useful, or even an ipod -> micro usb plug and then an ipod emulator on the phone so you could use the ipod style stereo to ffwd/rrwd tracks etc etc. I frequently encounter this situation when travelling and on holidays.




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  Reply # 410618 29-Nov-2010 11:27 Send private message





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  Reply # 410647 29-Nov-2010 12:15 Send private message

lokhor: I'll start an android battery usage thread I think. we can start with SGS usage and any tips.


Cool. I'll see you there as well. Once it's actually there, natch...

Cheers,
R2D2

PS: I notice that the battery gets hammered when I watch online video and video stored on the device. Not surprising of course, so if I felt like watching a full length movie, I'd be making sure I had a spare battery if I couldn't plug the SGS in someplace.





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  Reply # 410648 29-Nov-2010 12:17 Send private message

Connection issues...

Anybody else finding it sporadically difficult connecting to Geekzone? Or is it just my connection?

Hmmmm...





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  Reply # 410650 29-Nov-2010 12:19 Send private message

ArtooDetoo: Connection issues...

Anybody else finding it sporadically difficult connecting to Geekzone? Or is it just my connection?

Hmmmm...



It's just you, working fine with me :) 




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  Reply # 410651 29-Nov-2010 12:27 Send private message

michaelmurfy:
ArtooDetoo: Connection issues...

Anybody else finding it sporadically difficult connecting to Geekzone? Or is it just my connection?

Hmmmm...



It's just you, working fine with me :) 


It's also working fine with me. Now. But I couldn't connect about half an hour back. :-(

Oh well, such is network juju.




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  Reply # 410721 29-Nov-2010 15:07 Send private message

muzzholt: Yesterday i updated my genuine telecom NZ SGS via kies to the genuine telecom NZ foyo update via kies and these are my observations to date:


Am I missing something here Embarassed?  When I read this, I was forced into action to try and fix my inability to sync with Kies (been trying for 3 weeks on and off with various "solutions").  After another burst of research and energy, I FINALLY got my phone working with Kies for the first time ever (so that's a real bonus for upgrading!!)

Anyway, the sad news is that when I went to check for updates, it tells me that I'm using the latest version of firmware (PDA:JJ1/PHONE:JI1/CSC:JI1).  I also have a stock standard Telecom Galaxy S with no ROM mods.

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  Reply # 410728 29-Nov-2010 15:28 Send private message

^ the user above did a registry hack, then attempted to revert the registry hack and then upgraded via kies.

When i first connected the phone to kies today it said no update was available. I used kies registry patcher to make kies think the phone was from the uk, but then i chickened out and used registry patcher to set it back to telecom nz again. This time when i went back into kies it said an update was available, and voila froyo.




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  Reply # 410733 29-Nov-2010 15:40 Send private message

So it appears 2.2 has been officially released then?  A day after I asked about it haha. Does that only affect telecom handsets or vodafone ones too?

Another question.  I can't find a windscreen mount for this device anywhere and accesories of any sort seem very hard to come by.  Not that I want anything other than the mount though.

Anyone have any luck finding/modifying a mount to use with the galaxy s in your car as a gps?  The iPhone seems to have tons, ala the tomtom mount.  Having that for the galaxy would be perfect.  This is the only thing now stopping me from going out and buying one right this minute.

And being at work...

Cheers.

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  Reply # 410739 29-Nov-2010 15:52 Send private message

@meeekael - goto www.dealextreme.com

I bought this - http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.48431 , hasn't arrived yet

My brother has this - http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.41278 , it's really nice and fits the Galaxy S really well, also it has a nice small footprint.




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  Reply # 410742 29-Nov-2010 15:53 Send private message

You can get a lot of accessories from http://www.spider-foot.com/i9000-galaxy-s-c-9_313.html
They aren't official though. AFAIK Samsung have not released any of the accessories that they promised.




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  Reply # 410761 29-Nov-2010 16:32 Send private message

kiwijunglist: @meeekael - goto www.dealextreme.com

I bought this - http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.48431 , hasn't arrived yet



My sku.48431 arrived a few days ago.  It's great.
It takes a while to arrive, but for the price (inc shipping) it awsome!
It arrived on the day they said it would. I didn't pay the additional cost for tracking.


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  Reply # 410766 29-Nov-2010 16:41 Send private message

kiwijunglist: ^ the user above did a registry hack, then attempted to revert the registry hack and then upgraded via kies.

When i first connected the phone to kies today it said no update was available. I used kies registry patcher to make kies think the phone was from the uk, but then i chickened out and used registry patcher to set it back to telecom nz again. This time when i went back into kies it said an update was available, and voila froyo.


Thanks for that.  Found the other thread and links to Registry Patcher on XDA - looks promising.

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