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  Reply # 473404 24-May-2011 12:55
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re. wifi speeds, looks like there is quite a difference between apps to eg. Ghost Commander with SMB plugin I was getting around 1.1mb/s, with AndSMB I am getting around 1.5 mb/s.




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  Reply # 473420 24-May-2011 13:15
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Since KE7 I have noticed Wi-Fi sharing is now eating the majority of my battery. I do not have Wi-Fi enabled, and I have disabled Wi-Fi location sharing in the privacy menu.

It's sitting at 31% used, equal with Android OS, with display only 20%.

This is not good! Finally had my battery going sweet then this pops up. Any help would be appreciated :) 

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  Reply # 473435 24-May-2011 13:36
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valtam: re. wifi speeds, looks like there is quite a difference between apps to eg. Ghost Commander with SMB plugin I was getting around 1.1mb/s, with AndSMB I am getting around 1.5 mb/s.


SMB always tends to be slow as it has massive CPU overheads. If you run SeePU you'll probably see the CPU pegged at 100% - that's if it runs multithreaded (would it?).

If you can run an FTP host on the PC then it'd be much quicker.




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  Reply # 473481 24-May-2011 14:35
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stevenz:
valtam: re. wifi speeds, looks like there is quite a difference between apps to eg. Ghost Commander with SMB plugin I was getting around 1.1mb/s, with AndSMB I am getting around 1.5 mb/s.


SMB always tends to be slow as it has massive CPU overheads. If you run SeePU you'll probably see the CPU pegged at 100% - that's if it runs multithreaded (would it?).

If you can run an FTP host on the PC then it'd be much quicker.


Some good advice there again mate thank you, getting 2.7 mb/s on ftp :) So in closing, is ftp as fast a service as I can get over wifi for lan file transfers?




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  Reply # 473485 24-May-2011 14:50
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valtam:
stevenz:
valtam: re. wifi speeds, looks like there is quite a difference between apps to eg. Ghost Commander with SMB plugin I was getting around 1.1mb/s, with AndSMB I am getting around 1.5 mb/s.


SMB always tends to be slow as it has massive CPU overheads. If you run SeePU you'll probably see the CPU pegged at 100% - that's if it runs multithreaded (would it?).

If you can run an FTP host on the PC then it'd be much quicker.


Some good advice there again mate thank you, getting 2.7 mb/s on ftp :) So in closing, is ftp as fast a service as I can get over wifi for lan file transfers?


I've found that actual throughput speed tends to be at max around 1/3 of the wifi connection speed, so assuming peak 2.4ghz 802.11n speed of 72mbps, you'd generally expect to get around 3 to 3.5 MB/sec, so 2.7MB/s is ok.

Note: This is very non-scientific, just what I've generally found to be true





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  Reply # 473486 24-May-2011 14:56
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Great news everyone, thanks to Chainfire Tegra-only games are working on our SGSII's!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSAJptywT8Q




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  Reply # 473499 24-May-2011 15:35
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NZtechfreak: Great news everyone, thanks to Chainfire Tegra-only games are working on our SGSII's!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSAJptywT8Q


Someone really needs to give that guy an award.

This is basically an OpenGL layer that sits between the application and the native OGL interface and can translate commands to do all sorts of things, such as reduce texture quality/resolutions to improve framerates, and obviously "other" things such as this.

There's a short article about it on XDA here, as well as a link to the thread;

http://www.xda-developers.com/android/take-control-of-all-aspects-of-your-devices-3d-rendering-subsystem-with-chainfire3d/




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  Reply # 473615 24-May-2011 20:07
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yeh epic.  was up late last night watching the thread.

hope they get riptide going as i mailed the dev and he wasn't that fussed re SGS2 support to be honest saying there wouldn't be a non tegra version till end of the year maybe if the title sold really well ... :(


thank god for this app.    i'm thinking if sammy do start pushing a tegra2 SGS2 ..then games support for the maili might not come ... 

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  Reply # 473646 24-May-2011 20:45
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PS ..just tried it ... samurai ii ..working perfectly.  so good.

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  Reply # 473747 24-May-2011 23:20
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stevenz: I've found that actual throughput speed tends to be at max around 1/3 of the wifi connection speed, so assuming peak 2.4ghz 802.11n speed of 72mbps, you'd generally expect to get around 3 to 3.5 MB/sec, so 2.7MB/s is ok.

Note: This is very non-scientific, just what I've generally found to be true



FYI getting 3.5 MB/sec stable over FTP at home tonight, very happy.




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  Reply # 474105 25-May-2011 19:40
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ok bad news re the sena case ... hope no one else here actually put an order in, if yr about too ..cancel it.

the pouch is really nice, super slim ...but ...too tight fitting.   basically the phone keeps restarting the moment you put it inside.

with the power button now on the side ..and the fact a long hold of that button results in a restart, even with a screen lock in place ....  ouch.   battery would be dead in a couple hours no doubt.


is there a way to maybe change that long press behavior of the phone?   either way though i don't like the idea of the button being constantly pressed ... 

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  Reply # 474108 25-May-2011 19:46
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ah ..actually thats fresh out of the box.....gonna try rouging it up a bit ..see if i can get it too loosen up a touch.  that power button is easily depressed though...

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  Reply # 474118 25-May-2011 20:03
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Lambchop: ok bad news re the sena case ... hope no one else here actually put an order in, if yr about too ..cancel it.

the pouch is really nice, super slim ...but ...too tight fitting.   basically the phone keeps restarting the moment you put it inside.

with the power button now on the side ..and the fact a long hold of that button results in a restart, even with a screen lock in place ....  ouch.   battery would be dead in a couple hours no doubt.


is there a way to maybe change that long press behavior of the phone?   either way though i don't like the idea of the button being constantly pressed ... 


OK I really hope after roughing it up it fits in nicely... cause my order was placed and it shipped 2 days ago :(

Please keep us updated on this. 




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  Reply # 474119 25-May-2011 20:05
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Lambchop: ok bad news re the sena case ... hope no one else here actually put an order in, if yr about too ..cancel it.

the pouch is really nice, super slim ...but ...too tight fitting.   basically the phone keeps restarting the moment you put it inside.

with the power button now on the side ..and the fact a long hold of that button results in a restart, even with a screen lock in place ....  ouch.   battery would be dead in a couple hours no doubt.


is there a way to maybe change that long press behavior of the phone?   either way though i don't like the idea of the button being constantly pressed ... 


Mmmm, mine arrived yesterday but I don't yet have the phone.  I was able to get my SGS in there without it being a squeeze so I'm a bit confused about how a slimmer phone ends up having a problem.  Still I could keep the SGS in there to help it stretch.

On a diff note, my phone was sent from Unlocked Mobiles Monday (their time).  It's coming by UPS.  It's currently in Singapore but UPS phoned today and left a voice message, then a test message with a choice of 5 phone numbers to call, along with the reference number.  GST (and I presume Customs duty) was $207.  I'm not up in arms about it. I fully expected the phone would be stopped but very pleased they've contacted for payment before the phone is even in the country.  This way when it arrives tomorrow (presumably Auckland) there'll be no hold up in sending it on it's way to Christchurch.  Looking foward to getting it on Friday and spending the weekend oohing and ahhing and setting it up.




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  Reply # 474125 25-May-2011 20:09
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Glad you've had a positive experience Neets.

I will never ever order anything from Mobicity again.

Inconsistant service from their live chat reps, poor updates on order status and confusing update emails.




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