Warning: Samsung's PC software does NOT connect to the Galaxy SPICA. Period. No file transfers (unless you mount manually) and no Bluetooth.
Official word from customer service - Our software does not recognize the Android OS. Huh?!
So, Samsung does not support this phone or care to upgrade it. They just want you to buy a newer phone. Nice.
Their PC software is simply horrible.
hi guys i need your help here. was trying to transfer songs via bluetooth but it rejects do i need to setup something besides switching on my bluethooth and with software what do i do with it.
This handheld is rubbish. Overeat issue, and always fail sending sms even when network is full strength. It's real rubbish. Avoid this stuff.
Anonymous, 16 Jul 2010i had this problem with the stock rom. i reflashed with ddjc5 from samsung firmwares and it is... moreI have the ddjc5 with 2.1update ie i updated to v2.1 and this is my f/w. i did find such problems but not as frequent as wat others are facing!!!!
Ganesh, 15 Jul 2010Hi all, Another problem, I always sync with internet sometime when the EDGE disconnects for e... morei had this problem with the stock rom. i reflashed with ddjc5 from samsung firmwares and it is fine. Try to do a hard reset and see if it helps. If not then flash ddjc5 via odin.
dan, 15 Jul 2010Hi, I want to ask you people to know very well the phone before buying it. 1. This is Sa... morefor kies there an option for usb debuging to conne t to kies and you can deactivate syncronize google. better read the manual first
Anonymous, 16 Jul 2010@gabi,@ganesh,@kevin.....wat operatin sys are u runnin..??Hi,
My mobile running Android 2.1.
PS: I use now Mitac A501 only for gps because it's quite inadequate for today's daily use.
Cheers ! :D
@teja: What I invoked are medium class phone when they were bought. I got my hands on many other phones and none were "good enough" for me. But for medium class, from now on personally, I will never ever choose another samsung or android system, at least until android fixes their crappy system.
gabi, 15 Jul 2010hey guys............i must repeat my questions, since i did not get ananswer so far :)
any id... more@gabi
Spica plays .mp4 of resolutions 320x240 only!!!
And i had found that Spica had problems playing certain xvid files. Probably you would have tried a .avi file with xvid. On the other hand it does not have any problem playing dix(1-5). The limit on resolution is 720x408(thats the highest resol i was able to play on my spica), more than that spica would simply refuse.
I had faced that problem while i renamed my apn so that i could use the net But not always.I had to restart my phone to get my EDGE signal back. I had also experienced a reboot while clearing my market cache, but didnt experience the same anytime more.So will get back again and give you a full steps on doing that. Meanwhile you can install the sdk and fiddle around adb tool.
dan, 15 Jul 2010Hi, I want to ask you people to know very well the phone before buying it. 1. This is Sa... morephone has its disadvantages but android is a good platform..you cannot ask for a superb phone at this price,all the phones you mentioned are dumb!!
Another problem, I always sync with internet sometime when the EDGE disconnects for example when I go in lift or in a no network area. Later when I'm in a full network area EDGE is not starting up, even if I try forcing it to start its not starting, only way is to re-start my mobile, anyone having issue like this.
remolon, 14 Jul 2010Hey Ganesh, One way is to do wat kevin suggested. or if you are familiar with linux then go ... moreSorry man, I don't know anything about Linux. If you can help me then it will be really helpfull.
gabi, 15 Jul 2010hey guys............i must repeat my questions, since i did not get ananswer so far :) any id... moreGabi, i havent tried anything of that sort yet, will do an RnD this weekend and write you a post.
hey guys............i must repeat my questions, since i did not get ananswer so far :)
any ideas how i can play .avi files on spica? i can only play small .mp4 files. tried to play a full .mp4 movie and didn`t work. 10x
I want to ask you people to know very well the phone before buying it.
1. This is Samsung, which for me doesn't compare with any other brand (in a negative way). I am sorry I spent money on it.
2. System used is Android (mostly 1.5 with update at request to 2.1). This is good system for lots of games and stupid apps.
3. THIS IS IN NOT A PROFESIONAL DEVELOPED PHONE : it will not sync contacts, agenda, events, etc. Although the overall time to sync details is minimum 20-25 minutes !!!
4. Software for it (KIES) is built in a stupid way, it does not work and probably Samsung considers all the planet stupid.
5. MOST IMPORTANT: u will not have any privacy as all your contacts will be synced with your gmail. I really don't get it how come google needs to brute force my personal details.
OVERALL: if u didn't buy it yet, don't buy. If u bought, sell it and delete personal info on gmail. And don't ever buy again Samsung or Android platform.
Way better and much much faster phone are provided by Nokia and Sony (i own Spica, E51, W910i, k600i, 2370C, etc).