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  Reply # 501920 4-Aug-2011 14:12 Send private message

Thanks all the tips re: battery. It arrived and was about 2/3rds charged. I charged it for an hour before using it and am now charging it up to full capacity.

I'm still prefer HTC Sense to Touch Wiz, but I think I might install Launcher Pro. Nice to have my purchased apps carry through from my Desire (News Rob Pro, SwiftKey and Documents to Go).

Internet access through 2degrees seems 'faster' but I may just be imagining this.

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  Reply # 502033 4-Aug-2011 17:19 Send private message

A few Q's :-)

The phone seems to have great trouble conencting in to new networks. The work network has a proxy and port number, however when you add that to the Advanced WiFi settings  it covers all the connections, not just the one place. Surely this is easily fixed?

Also, is there a way to name each window that holds the apps? It would be nice to have a 'settings' and 'gps' etc and just scroll though them looking for the right name.


can you increase the size of the apps icons as well?

Thanks for you help :-)



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  Reply # 502034 4-Aug-2011 17:22 Send private message

Foo: Internet access through 2degrees seems 'faster' but I may just be imagining this.


Yep you are.. :P

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  Reply # 502039 4-Aug-2011 17:28 Send private message

netspanner: A few Q's :-)

The phone seems to have great trouble conencting in to new networks. The work network has a proxy and port number, however when you add that to the Advanced WiFi settings  it covers all the connections, not just the one place. Surely this is easily fixed?

I hate to say it, but Android is really terrible for use in proxy environments, and this is exactly why. You can only have one lot of proxy settings, and that applies to all WiFi connections. There's also no support for proxy auto-config scripts. (This is at least part of the reason why iOS is favoured over Android in business environments).

There may be an app out there that can switch your proxy settings when you connect to a WiFi network. If not, I think I've just figured out what I'm going to do for my first Android app!

Also, is there a way to name each window that holds the apps? It would be nice to have a 'settings' and 'gps' etc and just scroll though them looking for the right name.

Is this with the default TouchWiz launcher? If so, then no. You can create folders and put apps in those, and give each folder a name, but then you lose the ability to sort the apps in the folder.

can you increase the size of the apps icons as well?

Again, not with TouchWiz. I'm not sure about other launchers.

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  Reply # 502040 4-Aug-2011 17:31 Send private message

My mate just bought a htc sensation and having played around and setting up the phone I disagree with most reviewers arguing s2 and sensation have similar hardware. For eg s2 seems faster, htc sense is overrated, they take weather widget way too far but at same time htc got some very cool inbuilt widgets. Also much nicer design and surprisingly lightweight for an htc.

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  Reply # 502045 4-Aug-2011 17:39 Send private message

everybodylovesfebs:
Foo: Internet access through 2degrees seems 'faster' but I may just be imagining this.


Yep you are.. :P

You are, but this may change in the future.

The HTC Desire has a top download speed of 7.2Mbps, whereas the Galaxy S II can get up to 21Mbps (source). The speed you get depends on a number of factors, including the speed that the cell tower supports. If the cell tower only goes up to 7.2Mbps, you shouldn't notice any difference.

2degrees only support up to 7.2Mbps at the moment, so there's not much chance that the data is getting to your new phone any quicker than your old one. What it could be is page rendering speed, as the SGS2 has one of the fastest browsers out there. In comparison videos it almost always beats Tegra 2-based phones, and often even the iPhone 4 (assuming that there is no Flash on the page, as the iPhone will never load Flash).

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  Reply # 502132 4-Aug-2011 19:55 Send private message

Does anyone know how to use wifi instead of 3G when you do the first initial setup/ signing in to google account?

I ran out of data usage and everytime I flash a new rom/factory reset, it only has the option for 3G :( I can only change this after all the setup has been done. 

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  Reply # 502138 4-Aug-2011 20:10 Send private message

everybodylovesfebs: My mate just bought a htc sensation and having played around and setting up the phone I disagree with most reviewers arguing s2 and sensation have similar hardware. For eg s2 seems faster, htc sense is overrated, they take weather widget way too far but at same time htc got some very cool inbuilt widgets. Also much nicer design and surprisingly lightweight for an htc.


Try reading my review :) The SGSII is a long way in front of the Sensation.




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  Reply # 502172 4-Aug-2011 21:43 Send private message

OK, Battista ROM installed. Purchased BLN Pro from the Market (well past time I paid that dev, used it for ages on my SGSI) - working like a charm!





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  Reply # 502175 4-Aug-2011 21:54 Send private message

NZtechfreak: OK, Battista ROM installed. Purchased BLN Pro from the Market (well past time I paid that dev, used it for ages on my SGSI) - working like a charm!



But not for the stock SMS app? Or are you using Handcent etc?




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 # 502177 4-Aug-2011 21:56 Send private message

Not for stock SMS, installing Handcent to give it a whirl (never ever tried Handcent, probably about time I did that too).




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  Reply # 502179 4-Aug-2011 21:59 Send private message

NZtechfreak: Not for stock SMS, installing Handcent to give it a whirl (never ever tried Handcent, probably about time I did that too).


Yeah, that's the thing - I don't want a half-baked BLN; I want it working with all the core functions just like it did on the I9000.

To be honest, I'd rather have a decent lockscreen!!




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 # 502182 4-Aug-2011 22:08 Send private message

Just installed Handcent, seems really good with more functionality than the inbuilt one, and most importantly has a black theme!

EDIT" Ooh, froze Messaging in Titanium Backup and just using Handcent - stops the screen waking on text receipt! Finally!




Twitter: @nztechfreak
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  Reply # 502206 5-Aug-2011 00:04 Send private message

everybodylovesfebs: Does anyone know how to use wifi instead of 3G when you do the first initial setup/ signing in to google account?

The solution is deceptively simple... Just remove your SIM card before you boot up the phone and go through the setup process. It'll see that mobile data can't be used and ask for WiFi details instead.

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  Reply # 502207 5-Aug-2011 00:06 Send private message

Thanks! 

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