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  #468769 13-May-2011 14:42
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Yes I read somewhere that it was a Yamaha chipset

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  #468837 13-May-2011 16:43
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Any thoughts on a good case or screen protector?

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  #468840 13-May-2011 16:49
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Don't bother with a screen protector. The screen is made of Gorilla Glass and is pretty much scratchproof. It also has an oil-resistant layer on it, so won't pick up fingerprint marks as easily as a protector will.

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  #468893 13-May-2011 19:58
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nzgeek: Don't bother with a screen protector. The screen is made of Gorilla Glass and is pretty much scratchproof.
Whilst this might be mostly true, the coating on the glass can and will scratch if you aren't careful. Having said that, there are screen protectors from Martin Fields which also have this coating. They don't have any for the SGS2 yet, but will more than likely have them soon.

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  #468897 13-May-2011 20:14
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GSMarena have now demo'd MHL.

They also did USB OTG - I'm quite chuffed to have scooped them on that!




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  #469039 14-May-2011 11:37
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NZtechfreak: GSMarena have now demo'd MHL.

They also did USB OTG - I'm quite chuffed to have scooped them on that!


did you not manage to get your non bluetooth keyboard/mouse working on your OTG?

I got my logitech unifying receiver working however my larger receiver was recognised as a "high power device"

You going to be one trying out a micro usb splitter?  I think I might once MHL comes out....although I'm slightly worried there might not be enough paths to support both HDMI and USB at the same time




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  #469062 14-May-2011 14:10
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NZtechfreak: GSMarena have now demo'd MHL.

They also did USB OTG - I'm quite chuffed to have scooped them on that!


Looks like you're famous: http://www.talkandroid.com/40821-samsung-galaxy-s-ii-able-to-use-standard-usb-otg-cable-for-usb-on-the-go-access/ 




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  #469149 14-May-2011 19:58
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Anyone know where you can buy a bluetooth 3.0 adaptor? im keen to try out the data transfer speeds.

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  #469156 14-May-2011 22:04
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vinnieg:
NZtechfreak: GSMarena have now demo'd MHL.

They also did USB OTG - I'm quite chuffed to have scooped them on that!


did you not manage to get your non bluetooth keyboard/mouse working on your OTG?

I got my logitech unifying receiver working however my larger receiver was recognised as a "high power device"

You going to be one trying out a micro usb splitter?  I think I might once MHL comes out....although I'm slightly worried there might not be enough paths to support both HDMI and USB at the same time


It definitely cannot do MHL and USB at the same time I'm afraid, this information is straight from the MHL consortium. It detects which sort of connection it is, and then switches to that mode, they are mutually exclusive. I believe they are looking at it for the the next 2.0 spec of MHL.

Nope, non-BT keyboard and mouse did not work (nor did two different gamepads).

What is the unifying receiver? Sounds interesting. If its high power try connecting it to an externally powered hub, might work.




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  #469169 14-May-2011 22:36
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lokhor:
NZtechfreak: GSMarena have now demo'd MHL.

They also did USB OTG - I'm quite chuffed to have scooped them on that!


Looks like you're famous: http://www.talkandroid.com/40821-samsung-galaxy-s-ii-able-to-use-standard-usb-otg-cable-for-usb-on-the-go-access/ 


Yikes!

That might explain todays views (17K in three days now!).

The video was also the most favorited in the NZ Youtube homepage yesterday, surprised me!




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  #469213 15-May-2011 09:29
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Have you guys seen the problems a lot of people have been having with battery drain?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1070324




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  #469242 15-May-2011 11:05
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lokhor: Have you guys seen the problems a lot of people have been having with battery drain?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1070324


Interesting reading huh?  Suddenly I feel a little better that I haven't splashed out on an SGS2 just yet!  Let's just hope that Samsung sort this out quickly.

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  #469270 15-May-2011 13:08
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NZtechfreak:
What is the unifying receiver? Sounds interesting. If its high power try connecting it to an externally powered hub, might work.


Oh gutted, might cancel my splitter order :S whoops!

Unifying receiver is logitechs self powered low voltage receiver, it's a non size receiver, picks up a lot of the older logitech keyboards and mice too, works well with my current keyboard/mouse + my older mx3100 and my old mini mouse, only problem is it only does logitech stuff

Hmmm, guess if the splitter won't work, I might get a mini bluetooth keyboard with touch pad and sync it.  Are you getting early access to an MHL cable through Clove? will be really interesting to see an NZ review of it! 




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  #469271 15-May-2011 13:15
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nofam:
lokhor: Have you guys seen the problems a lot of people have been having with battery drain?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1070324


Interesting reading huh?  Suddenly I feel a little better that I haven't splashed out on an SGS2 just yet!  Let's just hope that Samsung sort this out quickly.


My battery has been extra good, more news on that thread, apparently it's to do with the "sending of private data to google for analysis" which you can tick or untick when you first setup the phone.  Luckily I never did tick that box

My battery is taken up mostly by my screen, followed by Drag Racing(highly addictive...which I played for 3 or so hours this morning) battery is at 68% after 3 hours 45 minutes off charge, so it'll easily last me the entire day.

That's with:
Gmail/Gtalk/Exchange/Xtra pop3/Facebook syncing(still through Social hub, i should really try another solution)
Latitude on/GPS always on
Wifi on always
Bluetooth off - since I never use my headset in the car 




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  #469301 15-May-2011 14:59
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lokhor: Have you guys seen the problems a lot of people have been having with battery drain?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1070324


Apparently there is also another problem with the phone overheating/getting quite hot? Has anybody had any experiences with that?

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