[deleted post]To swipe to move to the homescreen from any app is not "revolutionary", I think that in some apps this can be a problem when a swipe in a game or app could move the user to the homescreen without the user actually wanting to. It is better to press the home button i S2 to move to the homescreen from any app.
Symbian is not god at multitasking because most Nokia Symbian do not have more than 256 mb ram, and that is not even enough for fast webbrowsing with many windows open.
Android 2.3.3 have a bug with to much batterydrain on all phones, not only S2, that is why I still stay on latest Froyo on my Galaxy S. But playing games and watching Flash videos/movies in the webbrowser will drain any battery, and with a so fun and userfriendly phone as S2 the user play with the phone a lot more than if he/she had only a boring Nokia Symbian.
Overheating is not a big problem, the phone get warm when charging att the same time as you play games, but it is not so warm that you can burn yourself.
[deleted post]Something used widely must not be considered as cheap
and no one can use symbian or windows or iOS cause they are proprietary OSs and no one can use them without paying royalty to their respective owner
and one thing for all users of SGS2
heating problem may cause just because of improper handling of phone, like holding the phone in pouch or in such a way that processor heat may not exhaust properly and it will heat cause of its computing power
Vinay, 25 Jun 2011PLease advise me difference between samsung galaxy 2 & apple 4SGS-II vs iPhone 4
Thickness - 8.5 mm vs 9.3 mm
Weight - 116 g vs 137 g
sAMOLED+ vs LED-backlit IPS TFT (AMOLED is Superior)
Screen Size 4.3" vs 3.5"
Resolution 480x800 vs 640x960 (here iPhone is winner)
HSDPA, 21 Mbps vs 7.2 Mbps
Bluetooth v3.0+HS vs v2.1
Camera 8 MP vs 5 MP
Video 1080p vs 720p
CPU Dual-core 1.2GHz vs Single Core 1 GHz
Features exclusive in SGS2
Practically unlimited call record in SGS2
microSD up to 32GB in SGS2
DLNA support in SGS2
USB On-the-go support in SGS2
Stereo FM radio with RDS in SGS2
Java via Java MIDP emulator
Social Networking integration
and off-course you must consider the price also
AnonD-9023, 25 Jun 2011dude my old nokia gives better battery life than galaxy and it has infrared. it doesnt burn m... more1st if u want good pictures, make them with camera, not mobile phone... 2nd.. sure s2 battery last less, due huge screen, duo core processor n etc, but for me 1 or 1.5 days is ok with battery, cuz i have home n i can charge my phone at night... about overheating... not every device has it, dunno why, but some users say that their phone just dont have it . im gonna buy this device about in middle of July, so i will post my experience with it. Sry for my language, im not a native speaker of english.
AnonD-11910, 25 Jun 2011apple iphone4 is a very much advertised phone having features less than ordinary nokia mobile!... moredude my old nokia gives better battery life than galaxy
and it has infrared. it doesnt burn my hand (overheat) too.
ur galaxy dont have both .
this is dumb comment......isn't it ?
specs dont count.
better camera = better pictures but better megapixels = doesnt mean better pictures
user experience counts first.
my friend has galaxy 2 and he sold it right away due to bad battery, aweful unrecognizable wifi/3g setup , overheat.
he using galaxy s1 again
Vinay, 25 Jun 2011PLease advise me difference between samsung galaxy 2 & apple 4the only difference is-galaxy is not apple iphone!
i like the phone and the specifications and so just look so nice the phone is best of the worad,,, my all work in this phone.
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Vinay, 25 Jun 2011PLease advise me difference between samsung galaxy 2 & apple 4apple iphone4 is a very much advertised phone having features less than ordinary nokia mobile! galaxy2 is alatest phone having many features and it shoudnot be compare with low feature iphone4.you may compare it with latest phone like optimus2x,sensation....
Vinay, 25 Jun 2011PLease advise me difference between samsung galaxy 2 & apple 4Can't you tell the difference?
Apple seems afraid of Android's momentum and other manufacturers overtaking them in this non-stoping technological race, so they try to buy some time by trying to delay others. Pick up the pace Apple and listen to your customers. Give them what they want (like flash support for example) instead of arrogantly feeding them with PR BS. Samsung did this with Galaxy S2 and they have a winning deal in their hands.
[deleted post]Super AMOLED beats regular AMOLED... esp in the sun. And besides, who doesnt want to have a beautiful screen if they could?
sure the n8 may have the best camera on a phone... but it does kinda suck when it comes to apps, which is why people like android and iOS...N8 interface isn't all that smooth compared to high-end android phones
other OSes like WP7 isnt really useful unless u have xbox nd zune n stuff... symbian isnt useful in anyway nowadays, meego isnt really heard much of - not many people know what it can do.
Android OS and iOS pretty much beats Symbian. If Android/iOS is lacking in some areas, they will catch up and whizz past Symbian in no time, since they(android) are able to upgrade and improve their firmware quickly and easily.
meh, i think N8 could've made a revolutionary turn around if it had Android :(
[deleted post]just a thought... if apple does sue samsung over multi-touch... samsung can just screw apple over by no longer manufacturing iphone components for them?
Vinay, 24 Jun 2011How do we installed call recorder & FM recorder in SGS 2....Anyone please advise me.Search the market
How do we installed call recorder & FM recorder in SGS 2....Anyone please advise me.
Did you think it was safe when the SUN went down (I know old habits.)
aaaa is partially right in what he perversely found humourous, not just Samsung every single capacitive touchscreen by every phone maker, can be locked out of the US!
Damon Poeter of PC MAGAZINE WROTE THIS (and below the 2 URLs,I warn you now its not pleasant)
June 22, 2011 09:20am EST
Apple iPhone Patent a Huge Blow to Rival Smartphone Makers
Apple's newly awarded patent gives it ownership of the capacitive multitouch interface, spelling big trouble for rival smartphone makers, say patent experts. By Damon Poeter
Apple has been awarded its long sought-after patent on the iPhone. Intellectual property experts say it's so broad and far-reaching that the iPhone maker may be able to bully other smart phone manufacturers out of the U.S. market entirely.
Some three-and-a-half years after filing for a patent on the iPhone, Apple on Tuesday was awarded U.S. patent number 7,966,578 for "[a] computer-implemented method, for use in conjunction with a portable multifunction device with a touch screen display, [that] comprises displaying a portion of page content, including a frame displaying a portion of frame content and also including other content of the page, on the touch screen display."
That's just the beginning of the abstract for Apple's iPhone patent, which the company filed back in December 2007. It gets quite a bit more technical in its full form, but there's one thing patent experts consulted by PCMag agree on—Apple has been awarded an incredibly broad patent that could prove to be hugely problematic for other makers of capacitive touch-screen smartphones.
Apple's patent essentially gives it ownership of the capacitive multitouch interface the company pioneered with its iPhone, said one source who has been involved in intellectual property litigation on similar matters. That's likely to produce a new round of lawsuits over the now-ubiquitous multitouch interfaces used in smartphones made by the likes of HTC, Samsung, Motorola, Research in Motion, Nokia, and others that run operating systems similar in nature to Apple's iOS, like Google's Android, said the source, who asked not to be named.
What's more, the patent seems broad enough in scope to cover virtually any mobile device with an interface that incorporates the finger movements used to operate Apple's touchscreen devices, the source said.
That means tablets that are similar to Apple's iPad, and media players with iPod Touch-like interfaces could also be targets for Apple's legal team.
Another patent expert said Apple could use its newly awarded patent to "bully" rivals.
"This patent covers a kind of functionality without which it will be hard to build a competitive smartphone," said Florian Mueller, an award-winning intellectual property activist with 25 years of software industry expertise who blogs at Foss Patents.
"Unless this patent becomes invalidated, it would allow Apple to stifle innovation and bully competitors."
Mueller did caution that the courts wouldn't likely take Apple's side if potential legal opponents were able to show that they didn't just ape the iPhone's touchscreen interface finger swipe for finger swipe.
"The way to read a patent claim is that it's only infringed if the accused technology is implemented in its entirety—all of the characteristics must be matched," he said.
"In this case, large parts of the independent claims 1 and 2 describe a smartphone, but there are also specific references to the 'translation' (in terms of relocation) of touchscreen contents with a touch gesture. Only a smartphone providing that functionality could be accused of infringement."
The first source also noted that Apple's intellectual property rights could be construed to cover just the iPhone interface's interaction with Web pages. But that's still a pretty problematic scenario for makers of iPhone-like smartphones, the source added.
"This patent covers smartphones that allow a user to manipulate the display of a Web page with finger gestures using different fingers and/or combinations of fingers, so it appears broad enough to cover all modern touchscreen smartphones because they all allow you to use one finger to move the Web page left or right, and a combination of two fingers to zoom in and zoom out of the Web page," the source said.
There are a few ways the awarding of Apple's iPhone patent could play out in the coming days, said the source.
Apple could conceivably restrict makers of touchscreen smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices from selling their products in the U.S. More likely is that Apple would reach a settlement with such competitors and start licensing its patented technology for a tidy new income stream.
If Apple does decide to play hardball and squeeze out rivals rather than set up cross-licenses, the source said, it's entirely possible that a court could find it in the public interest to scrap the patent rather than allow a monopoly on what has become a defining interface for an entire category of consumer devices.
Gsm Arena should totally make a widget app for android so we can see the latest phones without having to go on. Whos with me?