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  Reply # 683186 8-Sep-2012 19:08 Send private message quote this post

$160 is 1/5 the price of the phone, what a rip. I daren't (haven't used that word for a while) imagine what the wireless charging will cost!

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  Reply # 683232 8-Sep-2012 21:24 Send private message quote this post

networkn: $160 is 1/5 the price of the phone, what a rip. I daren't (haven't used that word for a while) imagine what the wireless charging will cost!


I completely agree. Wouldn't have got it except for work springing for the first hundred.




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  Reply # 683290 9-Sep-2012 03:44 Send private message quote this post

Glengus:
johnr:
kawaii: So what is the story on the Jelly Bean 4.1.1 update for the Samsung Galaxy S3? Are Telecom customers going to receive it in a timely manner or is it going to be once again held up by Telecom? same can be said for HTC One X or are the changes so minor that HTC isn't going to bother with it?


Claiming a opco hold up all updates clearly shows you don't know how the process works, There is even a blog post written by a Telecom NZ staff member on Geekzone I suggest you read it

Example ICS for the SGII and the Galaxy Note were approved by Vodafone NZ and took many weeks to be released by Samsung Korea to our customers, One update took almost 8 weeks from approval

Vodafone NZ have approved a MR for ICS 4.04 on the SG3 about 4 weeks back, I have it loaded on my handset and our customers are still waiting for it today,

Seemed to me the point kawaii was making was that (s)he feels telecom customers wait longer than everyone else, regardless of process, the customer experience does count for something! I don't know if it's a valid point.................


Yes, I don't know what Vodafone does and for me I'm really worried given that I am not a Vodafone customer - my main focus was on Telecom and receiving timely updates especially when viewed in context to security fixes. This is my main concern with moving to Android where as with Apple I receive updates straight from the source where as with Android there seems to be a lot of 'ping ball' between the OEM, carrier and Google.

Regarding johnr's point - I have been reading the article here:

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/TelecomTech/8182

And as others have pointed out, if AT&T, Telstra and New Zealand have more or less deployed the same sort of network then why is it that Telecom trails behind the other two? maybe I'm not privy to the complexities of what happens behind the scenes but there seems to be a lot of bureaucratic shuffling just to get a release out the door on time.




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  Reply # 683374 9-Sep-2012 12:26 Send private message quote this post

Is it better to let the battery run out completly? Or start charging it when it gets to 15%/notification pops up?

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  Reply # 683447 9-Sep-2012 16:18 Send private message quote this post

M_I_C_H_A_E_L: Is it better to let the battery run out completly? Or start charging it when it gets to 15%/notification pops up?


Don't ever run a Li-Ion battery flat, just charge it when you have a charger near and it's convenient. In fact, it will last a lot longer with shorter discharge cycles.




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  Reply # 683448 9-Sep-2012 16:18 Send private message quote this post

I charge mine when needed but have 2 anyway. Not sure if they have a memory issue but I've never let mine runout yet and seems fine.




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  Reply # 683481 9-Sep-2012 17:27 Send private message quote this post

Ok thanks for the tips. Next time I wont let it completly run out :D

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Reply # 683489 9-Sep-2012 17:44 Send private message quote this post

NZtechfreak:
networkn: $160 is 1/5 the price of the phone, what a rip. I daren't (haven't used that word for a while) imagine what the wireless charging will cost!


I completely agree. Wouldn't have got it except for work springing for the first hundred.


The new Samsung TV's have it built in I think. I only just discovered the All Share works fine onto PS3. Was watching movies via the laptop I installed the software on without any issues what so ever. It's a good piece of software actually, much better than Media Player streaming which I dont bother with. So essentially non Samsung users should just download the file and use their PC Laptops as media servers.

PS3 also easily picks up my S2 and while being a little slow to buffer photos - works pretty well.

My friends think I am weird but after finding out how well it works I was watching some TV series on my phone in bed this morning. Just had the laptop open nearby and was using All Share to stream it to my phone no problems, high quality image. Surprisingly it's easy enough to watch laying down compared to having the laptop on the bed.

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  Reply # 683497 9-Sep-2012 18:07 Send private message quote this post

Guys is it me or just Vodafone NZ is very slow in releasing firmware update?
I've seen people with Telecom S3 getting updates and I'm still haven't had any yet. Still on. XALF2

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  Reply # 683499 9-Sep-2012 18:09 Send private message quote this post

theoilslickjim:
NZtechfreak:
networkn: $160 is 1/5 the price of the phone, what a rip. I daren't (haven't used that word for a while) imagine what the wireless charging will cost!


I completely agree. Wouldn't have got it except for work springing for the first hundred.


The new Samsung TV's have it built in I think. I only just discovered the All Share works fine onto PS3. Was watching movies via the laptop I installed the software on without any issues what so ever. It's a good piece of software actually, much better than Media Player streaming which I dont bother with. So essentially non Samsung users should just download the file and use their PC Laptops as media servers.

PS3 also easily picks up my S2 and while being a little slow to buffer photos - works pretty well.

My friends think I am weird but after finding out how well it works I was watching some TV series on my phone in bed this morning. Just had the laptop open nearby and was using All Share to stream it to my phone no problems, high quality image. Surprisingly it's easy enough to watch laying down compared to having the laptop on the bed.


No, it's not quite the same as the Allshare Cast Dongle, which will mirror anything on the phones display to the TV, rather than just media.




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  Reply # 683506 9-Sep-2012 18:40 Send private message quote this post

IntegerIsNumber: Guys is it me or just Vodafone NZ is very slow in releasing firmware update?
I've seen people with Telecom S3 getting updates and I'm still haven't had any yet. Still on. XALF2


My post one page back!

" Example ICS for the SGII and the Galaxy Note were approved by Vodafone NZ and took many weeks to be released by Samsung Korea to our customers, One update took almost 8 weeks from approval

Vodafone NZ have approved a MR for ICS 4.04 on the SG3 about 4 weeks back, I have it loaded on my handset and our customers are still waiting for it today "





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  Reply # 683549 9-Sep-2012 19:48 Send private message quote this post

IntegerIsNumber:
webup:
IntegerIsNumber: Anyone here still need screen protectors?
XtremeGuard.com is having another discount.

code: 80off3


For what when you can watch videos on youtube of them scratching scissors on the screen and no marks resulting?

Yes it is harden and scratch resistant but it is not unscratchable. Protecting is better than repairing.
My colleague has an S3 and it already had a scratch on the screen after two weeks.
I'm sticking to "better be safe than sorry" phrase.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhoF564nJ_Q







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  Reply # 683552 9-Sep-2012 19:51 Send private message quote this post

johnr:
IntegerIsNumber: Guys is it me or just Vodafone NZ is very slow in releasing firmware update?
I've seen people with Telecom S3 getting updates and I'm still haven't had any yet. Still on. XALF2


My post one page back!

" Example ICS for the SGII and the Galaxy Note were approved by Vodafone NZ and took many weeks to be released by Samsung Korea to our customers, One update took almost 8 weeks from approval

Vodafone NZ have approved a MR for ICS 4.04 on the SG3 about 4 weeks back, I have it loaded on my handset and our customers are still waiting for it today "


Would you mind sharing the update package?

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  Reply # 683648 10-Sep-2012 02:11 Send private message quote this post

webup:
IntegerIsNumber:
webup:
IntegerIsNumber: Anyone here still need screen protectors?
XtremeGuard.com is having another discount.

code: 80off3


For what when you can watch videos on youtube of them scratching scissors on the screen and no marks resulting?

Yes it is harden and scratch resistant but it is not unscratchable. Protecting is better than repairing.
My colleague has an S3 and it already had a scratch on the screen after two weeks.
I'm sticking to "better be safe than sorry" phrase.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhoF564nJ_Q





Completly irrelevant.
Sharpness has very little to do with hardness, and these stupid videos of people with knives and scissors are the work of imbeciles and idiots. They prove nothing and even normal glass will not scratch by a pair of scissors.
What they should test is sand, rubbed with a thumb on the screen. The same sand you sometimes find in your pocket. It will then scratch.


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  Reply # 683651 10-Sep-2012 05:29 Send private message quote this post

johnr:
IntegerIsNumber: Guys is it me or just Vodafone NZ is very slow in releasing firmware update?
I've seen people with Telecom S3 getting updates and I'm still haven't had any yet. Still on. XALF2


My post one page back!

" Example ICS for the SGII and the Galaxy Note were approved by Vodafone NZ and took many weeks to be released by Samsung Korea to our customers, One update took almost 8 weeks from approval

Vodafone NZ have approved a MR for ICS 4.04 on the SG3 about 4 weeks back, I have it loaded on my handset and our customers are still waiting for it today "



Is it possible for the carrier to offer an 'early adopters' update before it is officially provided by Samsung or does Samsung prefer to be the only distributor of updates?




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