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Offline Excalibur Racing


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thanks guys, I've just called Optus and rolled onto the Galaxy S3.
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Offline anotherforumuser

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oops a bit late but what the heck... whatever phone ff got for his missus is the phone to get now. I remember googling it when he first talked about it and all over Australia people with iphones and Galaxy s3's were on gumtree trying to swap their phone for whatever he got her..




Offline dodger

  • Tommy Gunna

  • Joined: Dec 2009

  • Location: Melbourne
As soon as I take a photo, it's automatically uploaded to my Picasaweb (online photo storage and editor) so I can use it on my PC, if I was browsing something on my PC and I'm now on my phone, it tells me what web pages I have open on my PC and vice-versa. My "Google Drive" allows storage of whatever I want in the cloud without much hassle. You can actually upload photos and files  directly to webpages - ie I can post a pic of a car in the spotted thread as soon as I snap it without going through a 3rd party like Tapatalk or whatever - maybe iOS can do that now, not sure.

edit: screenshot of homescreen

* notification bar - shows current status of stuff, simply swipe down anywhere on homescreen and it opens to show anything that's happened on your phone since you last checked.
* battery status - current charge, current current ( :? ) ie recieving or displacing, how many minutes left till empty or for charging. When you tap the widget you get loads of stats about the battery usage etc.
* time & date - standard crap, fully customisable though, tap the time to set an alarm, tap the date to set an appointment.
* current weather - standard stuff, can put multiple cities/etc, tap weather for long-term forecasts and shit.
* settings bar - auto-rotate toggle, screen brightness, wifi toggle, mobile data toggle, airplane mode. Dozens of other phone settings available.
* hard drive space - also yet another battery health icon, no idea why I have that there.
* mobile and wifi data used today - can be set to cap your data at a certain level.
* Accupedo - passive pedometer, tracks how far I walk each day without needing my input, clearly haven't left the house today.
* two free spaces - not sure what else to put there
* FM radio
* photo gallery
* bottom bar - stays visible across all homescreen pages for quick access to most-used apps - messaging, email, browser, phone, camera

Just took a critical look at what I use  -

Phone
Messages
Stock market
Internet banking
Time and Date
ABC web site for news
Photos
Music (not much)
Camera

About half or less of the apps on the phone, it does far more than I need.

One thing, once you use a product ,say me with the IPhone or you with the Galaxy, you tend to stick with it because you know it, for all it's faults, you know it and are comfortable with it so there has to be a very good reason to change.

Thats what Samsung needs, some new functionality to blow Apple out of the water. though they're not doing too bad now.



Offline AshSimmonds

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One thing, once you use a product ,say me with the IPhone or you with the Galaxy, you tend to stick with it because you know it, for all it's faults, you know it and are comfortable with it so there has to be a very good reason to change.

Thats what Samsung needs, some new functionality to blow Apple out of the water. though they're not doing too bad now.

I have almost zero brand loyalty from one product to the next - my last phone was a HTC, the Samsung I bought on a whim - it's about the operating systems and cultures thereof. I won't choose Android next time simply because that's what I already have - I'll choose it because by then (6 months?) there still won't be any serious competition, so it's Apple or Google, and Apple has been nothing but frustration for me so better then devil that doesn't piss me off for now.

Two years ago Android was a platform for tech-savvy folk who would persist with sitting there setting everything up, and nerds who wanted to make like their phone was a Star Trek tricorder and hack it to do loads of weird shit, whereas the iPhone was mostly just a mobile Facebook interface.

Now all the phones and platforms do the same crap as each other and they're all dead easy to use, as of now I can't think of any great innovations forthcoming that will be a "killer" feature to separate any of them that the other developer won't be able to replicate, so again it just comes down to the feel of the OS, and the culture thereof.




Offline mondi

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Offline mondi

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Just took a critical look at what I use  -

Phone
Messages
Stock market
Internet banking
Time and Date
ABC web site for news
Photos
Music (not much)
Camera

About half or less of the apps on the phone, it does far more than I need.

One thing, once you use a product ,say me with the IPhone or you with the Galaxy, you tend to stick with it because you know it, for all it's faults, you know it and are comfortable with it so there has to be a very good reason to change.

Thats what Samsung needs, some new functionality to blow Apple out of the water. though they're not doing too bad now.

Pfft......this is all you need......


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Offline dodger

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  • Location: Melbourne
I have almost zero brand loyalty from one product to the next - my last phone was a HTC, the Samsung I bought on a whim - it's about the operating systems and cultures thereof.

There is an "anti Apple" culture out there because some people dont like to go main stream, they also have valve radios and use LP's rather than CD's  :D



Offline dodger

  • Tommy Gunna

  • Joined: Dec 2009

  • Location: Melbourne
Pfft......this is all you need......


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Get a contract going in China I'll provide some capital,  it will make $$$squillions$$$



Offline PA

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Just took a critical look at what I use  -

Phone Sex
Massages
Stick market
Internet bonking
Time and Dating
ABC web site for news
Pornos
Music (not much)
Hidden Camera

This is more like the Mondi repost that we expect.



Offline mondi

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.....they also have valve radios and use LP's rather than CD's  :D


No, not Radio, Valve Amps......and what's wrong with that???


It gives the music so much more clarity....and you can't beat a Turn Table period!!!!



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