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    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    As an FYI for those with SGSIIs (or any other phone), the app "Extended Controls" will do both of these plus much, much more.
    Thanks, not sure it's necessary though because the features are there, it's just a certain 'journalist' with a low IQ doesn't realise they are.
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    (Original post by richwhite)
    Thanks, not sure it's necessary though because the features are there, it's just a certain 'journalist' with a low IQ doesn't realise they are.
    Aye - I don't need it for much now except the torch mode on my Desire S as all of those ore in the notification area too. It's a nice little widget though.

    Do you suppose this journo uses Internet Explorer? :teehee:
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    Gingerbread finally here for my Desire Z in UK! I see it's out for Desire but only through manual download with some apps missing!
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    I am realy desperate to get the galaxy s2. However my main concern is the lack of NFC which i believe is gonna be biiiig when iphone 5 comes out.
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    (Original post by wizz_kid)
    I am realy desperate to get the galaxy s2. However my main concern is the lack of NFC which i believe is gonna be biiiig when iphone 5 comes out.
    I'd say that realistically, you'll be at the end of which ever contract you go for next before NFC gets biiiig, as you put it!
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    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    Aye - I don't need it for much now except the torch mode on my Desire S as all of those ore in the notification area too. It's a nice little widget though.

    Do you suppose this journo uses Internet Explorer? :teehee:
    Probably Safari. I just read his review of the N8, laughable again. He has issue that Symbian lets you have folders, and that the icon for Maps is a compass - not acknowledging that the Apple icon for Safari is a compass, as though a compass for navigation is ludicrous but makes perfect sense for browsing.

    I had dealings with him about writing a few tech pieces, at first he just wanted to take my article and put his name on it, then he acknowleged he knew nothing of Maemo or MeeGo (he didn't even understand what an OS's codename is). Incredibly ignorant, espeically considering his job.
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    (Original post by wizz_kid)
    I am realy desperate to get the galaxy s2. However my main concern is the lack of NFC which i believe is gonna be biiiig when iphone 5 comes out.
    If NFC is your concern get the N9.

    Personally i wouldn't consider using it for payments and the like, far too risky if your phone is stolen. It is odd NFC isn't in the UK SGS2 though, it is in the USA one.
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    Are any other SGSII owners finding the top left quadrant of the phone gets hot when browsing the internet on wifi? I don't know if this is unusual for smartphones as this is my first, but it's worrying!


    (Original post by Tucking Fypo)
    I'm having trouble connecting to 3G on the GSII. The red/green arrows that should appear next to the signal bars aren't there either. Any ideas on how to fix this? I'm basically screwed in areas without wifi. Can't use whatsapp, nothing.
    Firstly, is wifi off? Secondly, have you activated 3G (hold down the power button and activate data network mode)? Sorry, to state the obvious and take you for a 'noob', but it's easy to miss the obvious sometimes.

    I had a quick search and there doesn't seem to be a widely approved quick fix, but there is one person suggesting that you should check your APN settings (something which is beyond me).

    http://www.samsunggalaxysforum.com/s...ctivity-issue/

    http://www.samsunggalaxysforum.com/s...-connectivity/

    I hope you find a solution
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    (Original post by _lynx_)
    Are any other SGSII owners finding the top left quadrant of the phone gets hot when browsing the internet on wifi? I don't know if this is unusual for smartphones as this is my first, but it's worrying!



    Firstly, is wifi off? Secondly, have you activated 3G (hold down the power button and activate data network mode)? Sorry, to state the obvious and take you for a 'noob', but it's easy to miss the obvious sometimes.

    I had a quick search and there doesn't seem to be a widely approved quick fix, but there is one person suggesting that you should check your APN settings (something which is beyond me).

    http://www.samsunggalaxysforum.com/s...ctivity-issue/

    http://www.samsunggalaxysforum.com/s...-connectivity/

    I hope you find a solution
    I've found that the phone stays pretty cool for me. Only gets warm whenever I'm charging.

    And thanks for those links, I'll read up on access points etc. :yy:
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    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    I'd say that realistically, you'll be at the end of which ever contract you go for next before NFC gets biiiig, as you put it!
    Sorry i dont follow. Do you mean next year?
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    (Original post by wizz_kid)
    Sorry i dont follow. Do you mean next year?
    Next year, maybe 2013, yeah.
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    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    Next year, maybe 2013, yeah.
    This is more likely than 2012. NFC is basically unknown technology for most so lets say it often takes 3-6 years for technologies to be "accepted" it'll be a while. A good example is HDTV which is only just being accepted now, despite major broadcasts being sent since 2004.

    Despite the potential for NFC it'll be a while before it rolls out in to fulfill it's potential.
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    Am I just being stupid or can NFC be delivered for basic tasks using a software update?

    Surely a device can be made to incorporate wifi and bluetooth chips to perform a similar task without having an NFC chip- just like the Tocco can with barclaycard...
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    (Original post by chaz1992)
    Am I just being stupid or can NFC be delivered for basic tasks using a software update?

    Surely a device can be made to incorporate wifi and bluetooth chips to perform a similar task without having an NFC chip- just like the Tocco can with barclaycard...
    Well, it wouldn't be NFC. It would be a completely different frequency..
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    Samsung galaxy europia? Like the budget version of the galaxy s? Is it worth getting as I have around £60 spare from my shopping money?
    Looks good enough to me
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    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    Next year, maybe 2013, yeah.
    Hmmm...you neva know coz the technology exists already :
    http://www.store-orange.co.uk/orange...unication.html

    Its just not as popular due to a lack of devices. I think it would be mid 2012 when it goes big.
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    (Original post by blueray)
    Samsung galaxy europia? Like the budget version of the galaxy s? Is it worth getting as I have around £60 spare from my shopping money?
    Looks good enough to me
    Budget Android isn't a good experience. Look at the Wildfire for an example
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    (Original post by chaz1992)
    Am I just being stupid or can NFC be delivered for basic tasks using a software update?

    Surely a device can be made to incorporate wifi and bluetooth chips to perform a similar task without having an NFC chip- just like the Tocco can with barclaycard...
    No it's part of the hardware. It's like not having a wifi radio chip
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    (Original post by wizz_kid)
    Hmmm...you neva know coz the technology exists already :
    http://www.store-orange.co.uk/orange...unication.html

    Its just not as popular due to a lack of devices. I think it would be mid 2012 when it goes big.
    Aye, it's on my Barclays card already.

    (Original post by richwhite)
    Budget Android isn't a good experience. Look at the Wildfire for an example
    The San Fransisco from Orange however is pretty decent.
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    (Original post by richwhite)
    Budget Android isn't a good experience. Look at the Wildfire for an example

    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    Aye, it's on my Barclays card already.



    The San Fransisco from Orange however is pretty decent.
    The reviews of the europia look good enough ?
 
 
 
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