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  Reply # 345677 27-Jun-2010 09:18 Send private message

One thing I forgot to mention is where is Skype? Why does symbian have it and not android?

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  Reply # 345692 27-Jun-2010 10:22 Send private message

I believe its coming, but for the meantime Skype made some stupid exclusive agreement with a US carrier and the app is locked to them.

Fring and Nimbuzz can do Skype calls.




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  Reply # 345693 27-Jun-2010 10:33 Send private message

NZtechfreak: Had it since Friday - marvelous!

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  Reply # 345697 27-Jun-2010 10:43 Send private message

NZtechfreak: Had it since Friday - marvelous!


I have had mine since Thursday. I do use the phone as an mp3 player, GPS, web surfing etc but feel I am a relatively low-tech phone user who just  loves cool gadget stuff. However I am totally blown away by this phone. Have not experienced Android before and comparing this to my former phone (Nokia 5800 XM), which until last Thursday I thought was a pretty cool phone, this is incredible. It's not just the amazing OS, I really like the form factor - the 5800 seems so clunky now, because it's a relatively thick phone. Can't wait for 2.2 FroYo.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 345705 27-Jun-2010 10:55 Send private message

Oh for sure, moving from an N95, I've found this phone to be amazing. The large screen, the brightness is amazing, and the slimness is amazing and something you have to see in the flesh. While Samsung aren't known for their updates, I think if I never saw another update for this phone I'd be happy. Having said that, I'd be super stoked if this gets froyo and gets two to five times faster. That'd be simply amazing!

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Vodafone NZ

  Reply # 345707 27-Jun-2010 10:57 Send private message

Nice phone.. so.. when will this hit the market in NZ?




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  Reply # 345708 27-Jun-2010 10:58 Send private message

basicallythis: Oh for sure, moving from an N95, I've found this phone to be amazing. The large screen, the brightness is amazing, and the slimness is amazing and something you have to see in the flesh. While Samsung aren't known for their updates, I think if I never saw another update for this phone I'd be happy. Having said that, I'd be super stoked if this gets froyo and gets two to five times faster. That'd be simply amazing!


I believe Samsung have committed to upgrade Galaxy S to 2.2 ... but, yes, the timing could be something esle.

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  Reply # 345720 27-Jun-2010 11:18 Send private message

ZollyMonsta: Nice phone.. so.. when will this hit the market in NZ?


As with all good Androids, you need to import it from Clove or the like if you want it now :) 

Otherwise, a few shops on Pricespy have them but are changing $1250+
 




I have moved across the ditch.  Now residing in Melbourne as a VOIP/Video Technical Trainer/Engineer. 

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  Reply # 345769 27-Jun-2010 14:21 Send private message

eracode:
basicallythis: Oh for sure, moving from an N95, I've found this phone to be amazing. The large screen, the brightness is amazing, and the slimness is amazing and something you have to see in the flesh. While Samsung aren't known for their updates, I think if I never saw another update for this phone I'd be happy. Having said that, I'd be super stoked if this gets froyo and gets two to five times faster. That'd be simply amazing!


I believe Samsung have committed to upgrade Galaxy S to 2.2 ... but, yes, the timing could be something esle.


Is there a tentative date yet? 

What's involved in the upgrade process too - is it pretty straightforward, or do you have to blow everything away, apply 2.2, and then restore your apps etc?

And once they push the Froyo update out to their devices, will they then start shipping them directly with Froyo?

And does Froyo work correctly with TouchWz 3.0?




Life is mostly froth and bubble, two things stand like stone - kindness in another's trouble, courage in your own.

SGSIII
ROM: WanamLite v1.3    Kernel: Ninphetamine v1.1.0   Modem: DXLEA

SGSII (Now belongs to SWMBO)
ROM: WanamLite v12     Kernel: Siyah v3.3.2   Modem: BVLPB

SGS
 (Cat's chew toy)

If you need a download-mode jig ASAP, you're welcome to borrow mine!  Works with SGS I/II/III.  I also have a SIM cutter available (Dunedin) - happy to post either to you at your cost.

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  Reply # 345796 27-Jun-2010 16:27 Send private message

From what I know, dunno about am actual date, apart from rumors of "around summer (northern hemisphere)", so presumably within the next couple of months.

Would it ship with 2.2 once it's out? Can't say either. It wouldn't surprise me if it didn't, I know it's something Nokia never did.

And I would also assume that if Samsung released 2.2 for the Galaxy S, it would be compatible with TouchWiz 3.0, which I've found to be really sweet.

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  Reply # 345799 27-Jun-2010 16:38 Send private message

nofam:
eracode:
basicallythis: Oh for sure, moving from an N95, I've found this phone to be amazing. The large screen, the brightness is amazing, and the slimness is amazing and something you have to see in the flesh. While Samsung aren't known for their updates, I think if I never saw another update for this phone I'd be happy. Having said that, I'd be super stoked if this gets froyo and gets two to five times faster. That'd be simply amazing!


I believe Samsung have committed to upgrade Galaxy S to 2.2 ... but, yes, the timing could be something esle.


Is there a tentative date yet? 

What's involved in the upgrade process too - is it pretty straightforward, or do you have to blow everything away, apply 2.2, and then restore your apps etc?

And once they push the Froyo update out to their devices, will they then start shipping them directly with Froyo?

And does Froyo work correctly with TouchWz 3.0?


Yes for the blow everything away, but with sync everythign with your google account first, then login, then goto market place and contacts etc and it'll all sync back onto your phone :) easy as!!!


i guess they will, I'm presuming 2.1 will be sometime in September/October, since they are still testing it, but we'll have to see, probably the same time for a NZ release too 




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  Reply # 346017 28-Jun-2010 12:49 Send private message

Ordering mine in 1 week now, just wanted to feel it compared to the Desire and I think I've made the right decision :)




I have moved across the ditch.  Now residing in Melbourne as a VOIP/Video Technical Trainer/Engineer. 

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  Reply # 346062 28-Jun-2010 15:09 Send private message

Can someone please clarify for me the connectivity specs, re: Vodafone vs Telecom vs 2degrees; which provider uses which frequencies, and which provider has the best deal for data/speed.

I'll mostly use Wi-Fi at home and where I can find it, but having GPS functionality (for example) would be very handy!!




Life is mostly froth and bubble, two things stand like stone - kindness in another's trouble, courage in your own.

SGSIII
ROM: WanamLite v1.3    Kernel: Ninphetamine v1.1.0   Modem: DXLEA

SGSII (Now belongs to SWMBO)
ROM: WanamLite v12     Kernel: Siyah v3.3.2   Modem: BVLPB

SGS
 (Cat's chew toy)

If you need a download-mode jig ASAP, you're welcome to borrow mine!  Works with SGS I/II/III.  I also have a SIM cutter available (Dunedin) - happy to post either to you at your cost.

n4

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  Reply # 346078 28-Jun-2010 16:14 Send private message

nofam: Can someone please clarify for me the connectivity specs, re: Vodafone vs Telecom vs 2degrees; which provider uses which frequencies, and which provider has the best deal for data/speed.

I'll mostly use Wi-Fi at home and where I can find it, but having GPS functionality (for example) would be very handy!!


As far as I know, all versions of the Samsung Galaxy S available for order now are UMTS/HSPA at 900MHz and 2100MHz (ie Vodafone and 2degrees). An XT compatible version should be available later in the year from Telstra in Oz or AT&T in the US.

As to the best data/speed options, thats a bit OT and best covered in another thread. PS I assume you mean GPRS not GPS.




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  Reply # 346089 28-Jun-2010 16:38 Send private message

n4:
nofam: Can someone please clarify for me the connectivity specs, re: Vodafone vs Telecom vs 2degrees; which provider uses which frequencies, and which provider has the best deal for data/speed.

I'll mostly use Wi-Fi at home and where I can find it, but having GPS functionality (for example) would be very handy!!


As far as I know, all versions of the Samsung Galaxy S available for order now are UMTS/HSPA at 900MHz and 2100MHz (ie Vodafone and 2degrees). An XT compatible version should be available later in the year from Telstra in Oz or AT&T in the US.

As to the best data/speed options, thats a bit OT and best covered in another thread. PS I assume you mean GPRS not GPS.


Thanks N4 - sorry, you're right about it being a bit off-topic; was just after a general steer on whether I should stick with Vodafone, or move to XT.

And I did actually mean GPS; having turn-by-turn navigation, or even a quick-ish Google Maps would be very handy when traveling!!




Life is mostly froth and bubble, two things stand like stone - kindness in another's trouble, courage in your own.

SGSIII
ROM: WanamLite v1.3    Kernel: Ninphetamine v1.1.0   Modem: DXLEA

SGSII (Now belongs to SWMBO)
ROM: WanamLite v12     Kernel: Siyah v3.3.2   Modem: BVLPB

SGS
 (Cat's chew toy)

If you need a download-mode jig ASAP, you're welcome to borrow mine!  Works with SGS I/II/III.  I also have a SIM cutter available (Dunedin) - happy to post either to you at your cost.

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