[deleted post]none. If you want proper music playback, get the galaxy s i9000. incredible music quality compared to sgsII and the arc's external speakers are just terrible.
A lot of people are wondering why Nokia didn't choose to go with Android. How can Nokia differentiate themselves when Android is a lot more open and free than Windows Phone 7? As usual, the key to this is in the details. If you read the announcements carefully, you'll see that Microsoft offered Nokia something Google most likely didn't. What a surprise. Elop just confirmed Nokia has a special deal with Microsoft. Whereas HTC, Samsung, and so on are not allowed to customise WP7 - Nokia is, further confirming my theory. Windows Phone 7 is a new and young platform, and while reviews have been very positive, we don't know much yet of consumer response. Carriers and device makers seem lukewarm at best - HTC, Samsung, and LG are much more interested in Android than in Windows Phone 7, and I can't really blame them. At the same time, Android is already a major and established player, bigger than iOS and - depending on the figures - bigger than Symbian. And Google got there without Nokia's help. In other words, Google doesn't need Nokia, which means Nokia's negotiation position with Google is not a good one. In such negotiations, Nokia would need Android - but Android wouldn't need Nokia. During the Q&A during Nokia's Capital Market Day, Elop said that Android did not allow them to differentiate enough. This seems weird, since Android is considerably more open and free than Windows Phone 7. However, I think what he meant is that Nokia would not have a say in the actual development direction of Android. And this is where Microsoft comes in. The press release makes it clear that Nokia will get a considerable say in Windows Phone 7's development, and this is the crux of the matter. With Windows Phone 7, Nokia can differentiate from the inside-out, whereas with Android, all they could do was be at the mercy of Google and develop skins. Nokia had a much stronger negotiation position while dealing with Microsoft than while dealing with Google, and as such, Nokia managed to get a lot of influence not just after a new version is released, but also during its development. And this is why Nokia went with Windows Phone 7. And it makes sense, too. No phone maker currently has the kind of influence over Android that Nokia will have over Windows Phone 7. In other words, while Nokia will no longer develop their smartphone operating system in- house, they still have more influence over their OS than Samsung, HTC, and LG do. And that's the key. A lot of people are sad that MeeGo will not be Nokia's main platform. For MeeGo, this is bad news. For Nokia, however, this is great news. MeeGo's development is incredibly slow, and would maybe lead to just 1 (one) (!) device this year. That's not enough. That's too late. If you care about Nokia (as I most certainly do), you can't with a straight face advocate they stick to such a platform. If you care about MeeGo and don't give a rat's bum about Nokia - well, that's a different story. As far Symbian is concerned - it's been a dead end ever since the iPhone was released. We're four years down the line, and Nokia still hasn't managed to create a compelling touch-based interface for this otherwise decent mobile operating system. While I'm all for as much competition as possible, I can also see when a platform has run its course. Symbian is done for, it's dead, and I'm glad it's getting buried. It's a relic. I'm hoping the open source community can keep it alive for us enthusiasts, but for Nokia's future, it's a liability, not a strength. I'm incredibly excited about this deal. I've fallen in love with Windows Phone 7, but at the same time, I was a little scared of its prospects since it didn't really have a truly dedicated phone maker backing it. My HD7 is a great device, but nor HTC, nor Samsung, nor LG really care about WP7 all that much. This deal with Nokia will ensure the survival of the platform, and that makes me happy. It will also ensure Nokia's survival (I'm pretty convinced about that), and in the long run, that's a great thing. They would've drowned in the Android world, they would've sunk into irrelevance waiting for MeeGo, and they would've faced the eternal great hardware/bad software-problems with Symbian.
benj_29, 05 Aug 2011Hi everyone, I just have 1 question and I hope someone could respond to this: If I plug the da... moreyes, it is normal. if you want to just use the phone's storage, activate USB debugging in applications>development
benj_29, 05 Aug 2011Hi everyone, I just have 1 question and I hope someone could respond to this: If I plug the da... moreI always connect my phone with the US cable, close kids then explore the phone's memory as any flash drive.
isti, 05 Aug 2011i just purchased this beast couple of hour ago and i charged it for 2 hours and its seeing ful... moreU have to wait till the phone shows a 100% charged message .. it's an icon on the status bar.
Generally it's advised to have the 1st 3 charges an overnight ones or about 8 to 10 hours charge.
i just purchased this beast couple of hour ago and i charged it for 2 hours and its seeing full charge. Should i charge it more or start using it?
benj_29, 05 Aug 2011Hi everyone, I just have 1 question and I hope someone could respond to this: If I plug the da... moreI had Wave too. In GSII you won't have that option. If you have USB Debugging mode ON then Kies won't open and connect to your device, it will only connect if your device is not on USB Debugging mode.
micky, 05 Aug 2011guz im thinking buying sgs2 for my14 years old son do you think its a good idea and does it ha... moreJust make sure your SON is OLD and Mature enough to hold and own a beauty like GSII, and will take good care of her.
leerock, 05 Aug 2011how to update the cpu to version 2.3.4It's not released officially yet, so wait for it. Otherwise you always can flash a leaked 2.3.4 from www.samfirmware.com, which I don't recommend.
ab, 05 Aug 2011:( :( :(
few hours back i was so happy about buying SGS 2 !!!
just now came to know my d... moreMake sure you don't have any Scheduler app installed which is forcing it to go to Airplane mode.
guz im thinking buying sgs2 for my14 years old son do you think its a good idea and does it have any problems and is the camera nice
:( :( :(
few hours back i was so happy about buying SGS 2 !!!
just now came to know my device cant do what a phone supposed to do...i am unable to call anybody :D !!!
it goes automatically on airplane mode whenever i try to make a call !!! any idea guys???
i am the unlucky one i guess...will have to replace it tomorrow...i hope the next SGS will turn out to be good !! :)
thats ok...it happens...pray for me guys really need ur best wishes while getting the other one tomorrow !!! :D
Turbo, 05 Aug 2011After download my computer was so slow and i restart...i download pc studio to but stil says f... moreGalaxy S2 supports USB charging from the computer. So, if the phone is charged via the USB cable, then it must be OK.
Hi everyone, I just have 1 question and I hope someone could respond to this: If I plug the data cable in my pc, is it normal that the KIES application is activated in the device? I was coming from a Samsung Wave experience and whenever I would plug the cable in my pc, it would give me a choice on either to select the kies or mass storage and so on and so forth. Is there a way on how I could access immediately the memory card so I could save files in it? Pls. help.
ya i agree dat dis is d best phone in the market ryt now.. but its battery sucks.. i dont kno y dey have mentiond 18.20 hrs of talktime and 710 hrs of stndby time... my phone goes dead with normal usage in just 15-20 hrs....
the best phone i hv ever had!
samsung s2 really rocks
thank u samsung for such a wonderful invention
perfectly slim body, good internet speed, video clearity, dual core fast processor....just perfect!
love u s2
it feels so great to be back in the samsung hood !!!
finally sold my LG O2X and got my dream phone the SGS-II !!! :)
sooooo...happy to be back with SAMOLED nothing like it !!!
awesome device !!!
jiss, 05 Aug 2011galaxy s2 when compare to iphone 4 . l would sat s2 is better .. but after iphone 5 will... moresamsung will release sgs2 as 1.4 d/core processor on coming september againts iphone5 and on 2012 will release quadcore processor on sgs3. samsung is rocking