I live in UK and last week I was able to update my girlfriends Galaxy S through Samsung Kies without any problems (so it wasn't really only Scandinavian thing). Anyway, updating itself wasn't a problem but phone became just horrid now and it reminds me iPhone 3G with first 4.x OS update.
Apps are working slow, there are delays while you attempt to make a call or do more less anything. This update isn't really good thing to do because you will stop enjoying this phone.
How is it possible to make one of the fastest phones on the market so slow and clumsy???
I understand why Sammy hit Scandinavia first for the update, there has been quite a public outrage over the faulty GPS in the Galaxy S. That because Sammy refused to admit the problem even existed.
Are task killers bad for the phone??? I have just bought this phone,so guys please suggest me some good apps and games.... I don't want to root my phone,so please suggest me some lagfixes and task killers without losing my warranty. Thanx and regards.
Samsung at it's "best: - ignorant at coding anything but dumbphones (and maybe their own BADA)... XDA Devs released Froyo for Galaxy S already... learn from that!
@ Samsung pricks: learn some from freelancers and engage THEM for the money you're paying for whole "teams" - I bet you would be in far better situation doing so, but greedy as you are you are not willing to learn from your Symbian mistakes...
...aas the last spout on Samsung: remember you always SUCK in support and coding department!
leane, 21 Oct 2010this is called samsung...thats the reason Xperia x10 took this time to update to 2.1..to reale... moreSony ericsson should have had released the Froyo 2.2 at the first place. When sony announced an update for 2.1, Froyo 2.2 was already out. They could have saved so much time and money if they just updated it to 2.2 instead of going to 2.1, then waiting another year for 2.2
I even doubt if sony will release the 2.2 for x10. Its time to move on for sony. They are not gonna stay with the x10 forever. So, when new devices come with updated softwares, x10 will be long behind.
Also, even if they decide to release the 2.2 update, by the time they announce it, 3.0 gingerbread will be already out!
who cares if the pulled it or not :P we already got the rom and i put it in my galaxy s and it's working fine till now :P who cares about Kies ?!
it's open source baby ! get it urslef !!
Zaryab, 23 Oct 2010only external memory nd ... large screen attacts yew :D
y u dont go for ipad or samsung galaxytabYou're funny...hahaha..=)
..why compare iPad to Galaxy Tab? It's not even a phone!
..iPad is junk..no camera not retina..its obsolete for me.
If you offer Galaxy Tab to replace my i9000 for free... Y NOT! =b
androidbear, 23 Oct 2010does resolution really do matter?!..both iphone and Galaxy S have brilliant displays. What's t... moreonly external memory nd ... large screen attacts yew :D
y u dont go for ipad or samsung galaxytab
Zaryab, 23 Oct 2010In a 3.5 inch display Apple manages to put 640x960 pixels ..as compared to your galaxy vych is... moredoes resolution really do matter?!..both iphone and Galaxy S have brilliant displays. What's the point of more pixel density if its unnoticeable from a normal viewing distance. Y don't you try watching a movie on each device.. Then tell us after w/c device is less stressful to the eyes. I would rather have a 4th gen itouch plus a tphone case than buy the new iphone.
I did not say iphone in 2015 would still be 3.5 inch, all I know is its screen today still is same as that 3 yrs ago..nothing revolutionary..
..but now the emergence of the Galaxy S..becomes iPhone's strongest competitor..it's a wake-up call for Apple to create something revolutionary rather than evolutionary. Hardware wise iphone 2g is same as 3g less the 3g capabilty while 3gs is just a faster 3g iphone. The Galaxy S was the basis for iP4.
..If future iPhone 5 or 6 would have larger screen and have external memory support loaded with features. I won't hesitate buying one.
I'm not in anyway hating iPhone.. Its such that they are too slow in meeting customer demands. For now, its the Galaxy S that gives me enough satisfaction worth my money. ;)
androidbear, 23 Oct 2010The reason Samsung made many variants of the Galaxy S is to satisfy the demands of GSM service... moreIn a 3.5 inch display Apple manages to put 640x960 pixels ..as compared to your galaxy vych is
480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches
2ndly its only your thinking dat iphone wud b same at end off 2015 .... ..
leane, 21 Oct 2010this is called samsung...thats the reason Xperia x10 took this time to update to 2.1..to reale... moreFYI, SE is releasing 2.1 not 2.2... :)
Samsung has already passed that 2.1 stage.
I have both phones, and samsung rocks big time!
androidbear, 23 Oct 2010Hi! I'm back. I just did some research on why it takes long for manufacturers of mobile phone ... moreGood job fellow
however I have always been an advocate of free choice, i.e manufacturers should give a choice to use their UI or not after all the company names and logos are always stamped on the covers of the phones so everybody will know you are using a Samsung
Zaryab, 23 Oct 2010Wats the use of making different smartphones with similar specsss.... ??//
samsung always do... moreThe reason Samsung made many variants of the Galaxy S is to satisfy the demands of GSM service providers worldwide. Some countries preferences required tv-streaming services and others..Samsung made custom Galaxy S styles to differentiate the carriers. It's their way of introducing the Galaxy S dressed diffrntly. What I have is the i9000 model.
iPhone is the king of smartphones, image wise-sales wise. It's because their marketing and after sales support is excellent. I agree that Galaxy S UI is similar to iphones OS.
I won't blame Samsung for imitating iphone. Their RD dept could have realized the easeness of use of iphone-like interface. But Samsung was able to improve user-satisfaction by optimizing its features. They hear people saying Apple is a close-end device focused on making huge profits. Samsung took the opportunity of making a great device priced right.
..iPhone is the best smartphone for rich people who doesn't complain wasting $ for few specs. We should thank the Jailbreak developers for making the iphone popular. If cydia is gone.. would you still by iPhone?!..;>
..Galaxy S is the best smartphone for the techy wise price-sensitive market consumers. It's very promising.. Android brings us endless possibilities of new features for the future.
..would you still buy iphone in 2015 having 3.5 screen when all other smartphones could be 4.0 up?!..having xenon flash etc..who knows?! ;)
sm.gurdeep, 22 Oct 2010Little offtopic... but somebody please suggest me some decent earphones for my sgs. Those shou... moreBuy top-end AKG or DENON at around 80-100 USD and you won't be disappointed. Sony is garbage compared to these..
Trust me!!!, 23 Oct 2010Good Value - Sony MDR-EX57LP In-Ear Stereo Headphones (white or black), Great Sound with EX57L... moreHey, that sounds cool !
Thanks a tonne for replying! Will surely choose one of 'em.
Thanks again :)
Now searching on ebay...
Anonymous, 23 Oct 2010How is it going to be awesome when Samsung is foolishly sticking to its laggy RFS file system.... moreI agree with you having raw Froyo ang I also don't like the laggy RFS system. Samsung Kies must be replaced if not fixed. I don't use Kies anyway..I connect as Mass Storage usually. I prefer to bring my Galaxy S to a Samsung Service Center for a free Froyo upate once its finally out.
If you're not really into manufacturer but some raw Froyo 2.2, I suggest you buy Cherry Magnum HD Android phone. Its specs are as good as Galaxy S but way cheaper. Arnd 350 US$ if avail to your country.
Foremost, I've heard Gingerbread does not support custom UI anymore. Maybe if Samsung adopts it, your RFS woes might be gone.
..tks for ur comment.
androidbear, 23 Oct 2010Hi! I'm back. I just did some research on why it takes long for manufacturers of mobile phone ... moreWats the use of making different smartphones with similar specsss.... ??//
samsung always do this...
count by urself wats the use of making similar specss diff phoness....
.pointing out iphone.ahahaha lame . it was basicly apple who came up with this idea of making home screeen nd that kind of touchyy system stuff not samsung...
apple will always b the King of smartphoness ......
androidbear, 23 Oct 2010Hi! I'm back. I just did some research on why it takes long for manufacturers of mobile phone ... moreHow is it going to be awesome when Samsung is foolishly sticking to its laggy RFS file system. And I did rather have a raw Froyo than have Samsung's touchwiz UI