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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 639020 11-Jun-2012 15:35 Send private message

its been a few days with my sgs 3 now

i love the notification light incredibly useful .also the smart stay on , is great for reading /browsing the web ...

the larger screen and superb quality of its great :)




please check out my android page on face book do click "like " thanks https://www.facebook.com/pages/Android-Zone/445604175475114

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Master Geek


  Reply # 639024 11-Jun-2012 15:38 Send private message

grazy:
Glengus: It has arrived and the blue does look worth the wait!



Yes it sure does, Vodafone Westfield Riccarton in CHC had 11 units in their glass cabinet early today, the guy even opened one to show me, so NL ones are not too far away they said 5 to 7 working days today Monday 11th is day 5.


Telecom have really looked after me after all this stuffing around, when they realized I was coming from a standard SIM they threw a micro on the courier! Am waiting for it to charge (i know..... but it was specifically mentioned in some emails) then hopefully its not too much of a modified rom compared to the factory standard, I have never used android "un-rooted" and without a custom rom so I was hoping to give it a run as a novelty.

So far I have read about the renamed browser, are there any other telecom quirks known about?

Is the lack of navigation S3 wide or carrier-rom specific?

Now running:

LED UA55D7000 tv
BD-3900 blu-ray
Galaxy tab 10.1 32 3g
Galaxy S3 16

Does that make me a douche?

PC and 2 Laptops are non Samsung! (damn it, PC screen is Samsung)

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Master Geek


  Reply # 639039 11-Jun-2012 15:49 Send private message

cokeman2: its been a few days with my sgs 3 now

i love the notification light incredibly useful .also the smart stay on , is great for reading /browsing the web ...

the larger screen and superb quality of its great :)


The last oxygen rom I put on my desire (2.3 gb) had colour changing notification light, was a great improvement, means you can see at a glance if its sms, email, or facebook waiting to be viewed, very pleased to see similar on specs

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 639053 11-Jun-2012 16:06 Send private message

Can someone who purchased their S3 from Telecom and has a bit of technical nous please send me the customer.xml file located in /system/csc/ 




Current Devices: HTC One
Old Devices: SGS I9000, HTC Sensation, SGSII I9100, Asus Transformer, Samsung Galaxy S3

Consultant @ProvokeZoo

All comments are my own opinion, and not that of my employer unless explicitly stated.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 639085 11-Jun-2012 16:25 Send private message

lokhor: Can someone who purchased their S3 from Telecom and has a bit of technical nous please send me the customer.xml file located in /system/csc/ 


Why do you need it? My colleague has one from Telecom and he is sitting beside me.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 639094 11-Jun-2012 16:38 Send private message

navigation is working fine on mine!

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Geek


  Reply # 639095 11-Jun-2012 16:38 Send private message

Wade:
dakie: Looking at upgrading my 4S for the S3 (for the increased screen size) Can anyone tell me if they have setup GPS navigation for this and what App they are using?
I currently use Tomtom app for the 4s so was hoping there was something similar. I have conflicting reports that the Navigon is available and free.


Sygic for Android is a product that is very similar to TomTom, and I am sure if you like TomTom you will be happy enough with Sygic, it comes at a cost but as far as Android navigation apps go it is probably one of the better ones

Depending on how you like to spend your money another option is to use the Google Maps navigation, it is free, integrated into the android platform and works well. The trade off is it uses data instead of having the maps stored locally

I have Sygic but never tend to use it in favour of the built in google maps nav




I am using CoPilot live with NZ maps...It is free to use but you have to buy license if you need to use voice turn-by-turn directions...I have loaded NZ maps and it runs without internet connection....Does Sygic use internet connection???

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Master Geek


  Reply # 639107 11-Jun-2012 16:50 Send private message

crazy4S3:
Wade:
dakie: Looking at upgrading my 4S for the S3 (for the increased screen size) Can anyone tell me if they have setup GPS navigation for this and what App they are using?
I currently use Tomtom app for the 4s so was hoping there was something similar. I have conflicting reports that the Navigon is available and free.


Sygic for Android is a product that is very similar to TomTom, and I am sure if you like TomTom you will be happy enough with Sygic, it comes at a cost but as far as Android navigation apps go it is probably one of the better ones

Depending on how you like to spend your money another option is to use the Google Maps navigation, it is free, integrated into the android platform and works well. The trade off is it uses data instead of having the maps stored locally

I have Sygic but never tend to use it in favour of the built in google maps nav




I am using CoPilot live with NZ maps...It is free to use but you have to buy license if you need to use voice turn-by-turn directions...I have loaded NZ maps and it runs without internet connection....Does Sygic use internet connection???


Sygic is an offline navigation app like CoPilot, but can connect for traffic updates (I have never had a traffic alert though - but then again I don't know if NZ is supported). I used to use CoPilot (on WinMob and then Android) but found Sygic much better to use - neither however can be relied on for ETAs unless you stay on major roads (they both will treat most roads except main highways as 50km zones), I haven't bothered to see if Google Maps is the same. Spoken street names was a great laugh with CoPilot for some of our local street names, and 'State Highway One' was pronounced as 'shwunn' :)

mpc

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  Reply # 639137 11-Jun-2012 17:21 Send private message

... so NL ones are not too far away they said 5 to 7 working days today Monday 11th is day 5.


Rang Noel Leeming Tory St just now and they're still saying middle of the month...not sure if this is their standard line or the truth.

Seems odd if other retailers have them already and they're all being sourced from the one supplier.

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  Reply # 639138 11-Jun-2012 17:22 Send private message

IntegerIsNumber:
lokhor: Can someone who purchased their S3 from Telecom and has a bit of technical nous?please send me the customer.xml file located in /system/csc/?


Why do you need it? My colleague has one from Telecom and he is sitting beside me.


To see if it affects fast dormancy




Current Devices: HTC One
Old Devices: SGS I9000, HTC Sensation, SGSII I9100, Asus Transformer, Samsung Galaxy S3

Consultant @ProvokeZoo

All comments are my own opinion, and not that of my employer unless explicitly stated.

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  Reply # 639147 11-Jun-2012 17:34 Send private message

mpc:
... so NL ones are not too far away they said 5 to 7 working days today Monday 11th is day 5.


Rang Noel Leeming Tory St?just now and they're still saying middle of the month...not sure if this is their standard line or the truth.

Seems odd if other retailers have them already and they're all being sourced from the one supplier.


I got my blue one from NL Tory St on Friday, pre-ordered the Saturday prior.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 639153 11-Jun-2012 17:39 Send private message

mpc:
... so NL ones are not too far away they said 5 to 7 working days today Monday 11th is day 5.


Rang Noel Leeming Tory St just now and they're still saying middle of the month...not sure if this is their standard line or the truth.

Seems odd if other retailers have them already and they're all being sourced from the one supplier.


NL is source from the same supplier(BrightPoint) as JB Hifi and Vodafone NZ. But I think NL getting lower priority than JB or Vodafone or they are just playing Jedi mind tricks to make you confuse like me.

I am no less confused and frustrated as you my friend. The 16GB is available with JB store but their Online site still saying Awaiting Stock. So does the 32GB version. And NL only have a few to send out to their preordered customers in May and do not have any solid date on when it will arrived other than 16-18 June as a guestimate ETA. Those date can easily be slipped toward July or August or even to the year 2020. All we can do is wait and meditate our patience looking forward to Friday to decide our S3 destiny.


 To see if it affects fast dormancy


I tried disabled dormancy on my S2 and I found that it drain more battery and data will not automatically reconnected after I disable my wifi. It stopped function completely that I have to reboot to get data to reconnect. Not sure if this would really worth disabling.

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  Reply # 639155 11-Jun-2012 17:46 Send private message

IntegerIsNumber:
mpc:
... so NL ones are not too far away they said 5 to 7 working days today Monday 11th is day 5.


Rang Noel Leeming Tory St just now and they're still saying middle of the month...not sure if this is their standard line or the truth.

Seems odd if other retailers have them already and they're all being sourced from the one supplier.


NL is source from the same supplier(BrightPoint) as JB Hifi and Vodafone NZ. But I think NL getting lower priority than JB or Vodafone or they are just playing Jedi mind tricks to make you confuse like me.

I am no less confused and frustrated as you my friend. The 16GB is available with JB store but their Online site still saying Awaiting Stock. So does the 32GB version. And NL only have a few to send out to their preordered customers in May and do not have any solid date on when it will arrived other than 16-18 June as a guestimate ETA. Those date can easily be slipped toward July or August or even to the year 2020. All we can do is wait and meditate our patience looking forward to Friday to decide our S3 destiny.


 To see if it affects fast dormancy


I tried disabled dormancy on my S2 and I found that it drain more battery and data will not automatically reconnected after I disable my wifi. It stopped function completely that I have to reboot to get data to reconnect. Not sure if this would really worth disabling.


Telecom NZ don't support Fast Dormancy so it just drains battery. I had it disabled on my S2 and it increased battery life. 




Current Devices: HTC One
Old Devices: SGS I9000, HTC Sensation, SGSII I9100, Asus Transformer, Samsung Galaxy S3

Consultant @ProvokeZoo

All comments are my own opinion, and not that of my employer unless explicitly stated.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 639161 11-Jun-2012 17:54 Send private message

May be the results are vary. I have tried and it drain the battery much faster than usual. So I enabling it and it seems to be okay. I can live with Dormancy enabled.

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  Reply # 639165 11-Jun-2012 18:02 Send private message

IntegerIsNumber: May be the results are vary. I have tried and it drain the battery much faster than usual. So I enabling it and it seems to be okay. I can live with Dormancy enabled.


Are you on Telecom? you can tell if Fast Dormancy is causing wakelocks by using Better Battery Stats application. it will show up as secril_fd-interface in the Kernel Wakelocks. For example in my phone today it has caused 20 minutes of wakelocks. 




Current Devices: HTC One
Old Devices: SGS I9000, HTC Sensation, SGSII I9100, Asus Transformer, Samsung Galaxy S3

Consultant @ProvokeZoo

All comments are my own opinion, and not that of my employer unless explicitly stated.

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