john d, 03 Aug 2010I have just gotten a galaxy s off optus in australi and the GPS is faulty.It looks like it is ... morego into your settings. in gps and location services, check the box that says connect to wireless and 3g networks when searching gps. This is how A gps works. the optus version turns this off. When your connected to 3g at the same time, the reciever pinpoints your general location via satelite, then trianglates your exact location via mobile phone towers. Your phone is not faulty, just your settings. hope that helps.
Does anyone here know how to make google navigation using GPS work? it says trying to connect... but never finishes.. Ppl we need to try something that will actually work.
dickson, 02 Aug 2010anyone who own galaxy S know how to close the apps?to kill apps download Advanced task pro from android market.. its good
I have just gotten a galaxy s off optus in australi and the GPS is faulty.It looks like it is an issue with this phone in general
Called Samsung support and was told that the phone was not a dedicated GPS device so not to worry about it.
Well Samsung what a disapointment as the rest of the phone is fine.
To all SGS Users, (esp MY),
Pls try this, hard-reset or off/on your SGS & try to connect to internet via mobile data, which is either 3G or HSDPA. You may get the error message "Please Check Your Network Access". No matter whatever ways you had tried, contact the Telco, manually select the network, hard-reset again, nothing help. You will still never get to connect to internet.
The only quick solution is that, simply connnect to any WIFI the SGS can detect, connect & disconnect it. Then now only able to so called connect to internet via mobile data.
However, the proposed & most recommended solution from the Telco, pls walk into the nearest Samsung Service Centre to upgrade the SGS firmware. What the............... I just bought this new SGS a week ago.................... Its just like I'm buying troublesome for myself.........................
I've checked my SGS, the existing firmware version is 2.1-update1. Which mean it may have update 2,3, 4, etc............................?
Except the above, SGS is a Good phone. But I will have to point out this defect if someone is asking my opinion if they want to buy this SGS.
Ah! I picked up this phone yesturday while i was reluctant for a month and a half if i have to buy this or not...hours of reviews, lots and lots of websites browsing....youtube....what did i not do to get more info about the phone...
To my surprise, it screws the iphone by a large extent( my old phone) and even the music via speakers or the headphones.....super satisfied!
People in confusion...close ur eyes and pickup this phone...people who find out missing things in this phone....forget it! Ur not worth it....
This looks like a good iphone 4 competitor but alas ! it has no led flash. How could they forget to add led flash on such a beautiful phone ? and that too when they were competing with iphone4 ? Any answers Samsung ?
Maybe I will wait for Galaxy S with led flash support.
Mike, 02 Aug 2010at first i liked this phone,more then x10 nice design,super amoled display,lots of free aps f... morefrom the way u hav written ur post m not sure that u own this phone i bought the galaxy s 2 weeks back n i just love it. my other phone is iphone 3gs and the galaxys battery life is twice that of the 3gs. n i use the samsung more than the iphone. its a beautiful phone wit a sexy display. n i love the 4 inch screen n the pone is thin n nice. i just wish it had a glass screen.
I am using this phone since 15th July, no problems whats so ever except
Battery Life (Though its still good in its class)
GPS (Dont work when I am in Office, on streets it works fine)
I am using this phone in India and its 16GB version.
Google voice search is not available in my phone or if it is hidden please let me know how to activate it.
If I have to download it please let me know as well and the location from where to download.
How to activate the Google Voice Search
[deleted post]Phones are not supposed to made in metal. You should have it in your pocket not under your wheels and check it. Can you please tell me which phone is the best in the world? I suggest you to buy titanium phone, which will meet all your requirements.
Anonymous, 03 Aug 2010are u sure u buy a galaxy s?=="no one has this problem other than u so ur phone must hav problem so better try out hard reset.....
Mike, 03 Aug 2010As a matter of fact i only have original launcher that came with the phone. I did have Opera ... moreSo u r nt willin 2 try reset............instead again u r criticizing the mobile.......
Mr.x, 02 Aug 2010no flash light?.. come on.. all camera must have flash light..Ya u r rite all cameras must hav flash bt phones need not
could someone show me how to activate SWYPE keypad on my Galaxy S ? Thank you.
Kath, 02 Aug 2010Because you're saying your battery drains so fast, I'm almost certain you've installed another... moreAs a matter of fact i only have original launcher that came with the phone.
I did have Opera mini,but didn't like the way it worked,so i uninstalled it.
Anyway what's the point of all those apps from android market,if we're not able to use them ?
My GPS on the phone here in USA constantly loses signal.
Mike, 02 Aug 2010at first i liked this phone,more then x10
nice design,super amoled display,lots of free aps f... moreBecause you're saying your battery drains so fast, I'm almost certain you've installed another launcher right?
With very heavy use of i-net, Gmail and some 20 min. of calls my battery lasts for over a day!
Just do a hard reset and don't install any extra apps.
That should make all the difference.
Than install your apps one by one and find out which app is draining the battery ;-)
I'm using the Galaxy S for over four weeks now and haven't encounterd any problems;
Not with the battery (read my posting from two weeks back) and not with the gps.
In fact the gps-navigation works like a charm with voice guidence here in the Netherlands.
If you still have problems (which I can't imagine) just go back to the store and have them replace the phone.
You would be the very first one who would have to do so.