My Hero came with a 2GB micro sd card, this has the htc sync application on it.
If any of you have any questions... fire away.
Apart from that, is the 512MB internal storage going to be enough for apps? Because I have no knowledge of how to root the ROM and don't wanna risk my phone.
For the guys who already have it... is the screen really smudge-resistant? They say it is oleophobic (oil/finger-print repelling) but the one I played with at Orange shop was "loving" my finger prints.
Anonymous, 03 Aug 2009after gaining root on hero, we can installed the apps2sd and partition the sd to fat32/ext3 an... moreI haven't tried partitioning the sd card. I'm receiving my Hero this week. For now, your best bet is to ask at the androidcommunity forums. But I heard you can partition it.
Paul, 02 Aug 2009You can root your phone to install apps to sd cards..it's not hard. Just goto androidcommunity... moreafter gaining root on hero, we can installed the apps2sd and partition the sd to fat32/ext3 and it will work?
Paul, 02 Aug 2009You can root your phone to install apps to sd cards..it's not hard. Just goto androidcommunity... moreWhat?? It seems soo complicated to me... I did not get a word of it... and assume you need a computer with Linux as the OS. Thats a bit of a shame that we cannot install apps onto the SD card!! Will this problem be resolved with future OS updates?
However, the internal memory is 512MB (not 288MB; that's the RAM)... so I think still plenty of space for the apps.
Den10, 02 Aug 2009Is it true that you can only save apps internally and not on the SD card? Bearing this in m... moreYou can root your phone to install apps to sd cards..it's not hard. Just goto androidcommunity.com to learn how.
Is it true that you can only save apps internally and not on the SD card?
Bearing this in mind, what size is the average android app? This will be my first android phone so I'm not too familiar with this OS or its apps
How far will the internal 288mb memory get you?
Anonymous, 02 Aug 2009Some of the widgets do require regular updates so will use data. I went with T-Mobile as their... moreI think the reasons to go for Orange (at least for me) are:
1) ability to buy from third party sellers like CPW, hence more colour options
2) unlocked phone status
3) no spoiling of the phone with operator logos
So, do you think 500MB will get used up too quickly on a moderate internet use?
Hi all current users of this phone! please comment on the pros and cons of the colour of your phone. I can understand you chose the one particular colour because you liked it... but it'd be nice if you comment on it from both negative and positive aspects. Cheers.
Some of the widgets do require regular updates so will use data. I went with T-Mobile as their data usage is 3Gb rather than Oranges paltry 500Mb. T-mobile is an 18 month contract rather than Oranges 24 and it works out cheaper as well. Maybe I'm being think but after doing a little research I don't understand why anybody would find Orange so compelling.
John, 01 Aug 2009Was in T-mobile yesterday. They have a fair usage limit on data of 3Gb per month. Orange are 5... moreI am going to buy one with Orange contract with 500MB/month data allowance. I have no idea how much internet use or browsing will this allowance give me. Does anyone know? Also if you have the Twitter, Weather and email widgets running, does it mean constant data usage?
Anonymous, 01 Aug 2009I've just been to T mobile they only got it in black! Has anyone seen it in white and what co... moreCarphone warehouse and mobiles.co.uk are selling pink and brown version. A couple of American reviews I have seen on Youtube were with the brown version and the phone looked pretty decent. However I still am confused whether to buy a white or brown one because while looks elegant too.
I'd also considered the Toshiba but there are reports that even with the Snapdragon processor it struggles. It's Windows Mobile which I'm not keen on either. As for Sony, I haven't heard anything about when their phone is out. It does sound an interesting phone but with what I've been reading about their production problems and financial position I'm not holding out much hope for them. There will always be something better coming along but there comes a point when you have to make a decision. I'm really happy with the Hero. Its performance is just fine. If you're going to wait there's also Motorola about to bring out and Android phone. I'm not sure if it'll just have the standard flavour of Android though. Whatever you get be sure to give some feedback here as I found it quite useful in making my decision.
i was going to get this phone but the only that changed my mind was CPU and the fact that phones with more powerful CPUs (toshiba phone, SE Rachael) are coming out, i feel as though i wont be getting the best out of this phone.
Go into the contact details then click on the menu button. Choose the 'more' option and you will see 'save to sim'.
As for the screen in bright sunlight it's Ok. I compared it with my friends iPhone 3G and it seems on a par with that. As an aside, he was looking for the name of an artist who did a particular song and started to search with his phone. Out of interest I tried the same thing and was able to get the answer quicker with the Hero. Proof positive it's a better phone. Only joking. One thing I'm trying to work out is how to create albums for photographs I copy over onto the phone. In terms of images I tried, jpg, gif, png, animated gif and bmp and they all display just fine. I also copied over an mp4 file and it played perfectly.
hi, can anybody help me how to copy contacts from phone to sim card?????
jb, 02 Aug 2009I'm writing this from my new G2. I have to say that I'm utterly impressed. I find the interfac... moreCool, thanks for the feedback
What's the screen like under bright sunlight.... not that we get it much here in the UK!
I'm writing this from my new G2. I have to say that I'm utterly impressed. I find the interface very intuitive. After calibrating, the keyboard is very accurate and quick to use. The haptic feedback is a nice touch. The glowing trackball on notifications is also very useful. It makes it easy to see at a glance whether you have any messages. I'm still playing with the phone but so far so good. For those of you concerned about the responsiveness I'm not experiencing any lag. I'm not running that many widgets though. At one point I had quite a few running as a test and phone coped fine.