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Topic # 89591 5-Sep-2011 21:24 Send private message

Just as the question says. Does the Samsung Galaxy S2 from Telecom come with Pre-Installed Telecom Software?

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  Reply # 517158 5-Sep-2011 21:26 Send private message

What sort of telecom software? you mean their apps for accessing things?



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  Reply # 517160 5-Sep-2011 21:28 Send private message

blakamin: What sort of telecom software? you mean their apps for accessing things?


Yes

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  Reply # 517161 5-Sep-2011 21:28 Send private message

Yes sorry to say that telecom is all over the place on this phone.

There's a telecom splash screen when you turn it on and off

The browser has been renamed Yahoo/Xtra, there's a link to your telecom and the email signature says somthing about 'telecom smartphone network'

You can change some of it but it's a bit of a pain especially renaming the browser (which telecom do on all samsung devices) how stupid is that?

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  Reply # 517166 5-Sep-2011 21:33 Send private message

My reply post was going to be "root, then ROM" ;) They do the same thing to the Sensation. :(

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  Reply # 517175 5-Sep-2011 21:48 Send private message

nitrotech: Yes sorry to say that telecom is all over the place on this phone.

There's a telecom splash screen when you turn it on and off

The browser has been renamed Yahoo/Xtra, there's a link to your telecom and the email signature says somthing about 'telecom smartphone network'

You can change some of it but it's a bit of a pain especially renaming the browser (which telecom do on all samsung devices) how stupid is that?


Hadn't noticed that renming of the browser.

Looks like it's Dolphin HD or Firefox as the main browser, then. 

Even Rogers didn't rename the browser on my LG Optimus 3D...and they are one of the worst for that kind of thing. 
 




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  Reply # 517176 5-Sep-2011 21:49 Send private message

blakamin: My reply post was going to be "root, then ROM" ;) They do the same thing to the Sensation. :(


My HTC Sensation has the normal browser icon....but it may be that it was a pre-release version.  




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Reply # 517184 5-Sep-2011 22:06 Send private message

I have a normal release sensation - it has 'Internet' as the default browser name, and also has browser shortcuts to "Y!X Tworld" and "Your Telecom" (actual wording) in the application screen.

I believe by default, it also puts those shortcuts on your home screen but they can be removed just like any other widget/icon.




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  Reply # 517189 5-Sep-2011 22:26 Send private message

cokemaster: I have a normal release sensation - it has 'Internet' as the default browser name, and also has browser shortcuts to "Y!X Tworld" and "Your Telecom" (actual wording) in the application screen.

I believe by default, it also puts those shortcuts on your home screen but they can be removed just like any other widget/icon.


There's no 'internet' on the SGS2 (telecom version) nor was there on the Galaxy 5 - telecom for some reason decided to rename it (as above) to Y!X Tworld - some idiot at telecom must have thought this was a good idea.

While the main user of the device can get used to it - ask a 'non user' to find the browser then watch them open all the apps for the next 10 minutes until they find it - it's like a brain teaser game built into the OS.

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  Reply # 517266 6-Sep-2011 08:12 Send private message

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cokemaster: I have a normal release sensation - it has 'Internet' as the default browser name, and also has browser shortcuts to "Y!X Tworld" and "Your Telecom" (actual wording) in the application screen.

I believe by default, it also puts those shortcuts on your home screen but they can be removed just like any other widget/icon.


There's no 'internet' on the SGS2 (telecom version) nor was there on the Galaxy 5 - telecom for some reason decided to rename it (as above) to Y!X Tworld - some idiot at telecom must have thought this was a good idea.

While the main user of the device can get used to it - ask a 'non user' to find the browser then watch them open all the apps for the next 10 minutes until they find it - it's like a brain teaser game built into the OS.


Totally agree. If you want to tell your customer that their new phone is all about YOU (the telco) and not them...then hiding the browser by calling it "Yix TWorld" is a great idea.  




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  Reply # 517280 6-Sep-2011 08:43 Send private message

Actually the "Your Telecom" icon is very handy to check your account balance but the rest you could do without..




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  Reply # 517297 6-Sep-2011 09:13 Send private message

i quite like the "your telecom" link on my htc, but i also have an icon called "browser" on mine




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  Reply # 517300 6-Sep-2011 09:19 Send private message

pageweon: i quite like the "your telecom" link on my htc, but i also have an icon called "browser" on mine


It seems to be a Samsung thing....which raises the question as to whose idea it may have been.  




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  Reply # 523146 19-Sep-2011 17:17 Send private message

Just got my GS2 XT. First thing I did was turn it on and look for the browser icon. By all means add a shortcut to telecom or yahoo or whatever but why take a away the browser icon? Is this some kind of trick? Anyway can I load a stock Samsung rom on this thing? How? Where?



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  Reply # 523159 19-Sep-2011 18:02 Send private message

mcraenz: Just got my GS2 XT. First thing I did was turn it on and look for the browser icon. By all means add a shortcut to telecom or yahoo or whatever but why take a away the browser icon? Is this some kind of trick? Anyway can I load a stock Samsung rom on this thing? How? Where?
Just forego the stock browser altogether. Dolphin Browser HD is one of the standouts. 

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