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Old November 28th, 2012, 04:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Confused Android N00b with a Galaxy S2 X

Hey all. How's it going?

I just got my first Android phone, after years with a Nokia E71 that finally died a slow death. The Nokia was limited but did what I needed, including syncing easily with my Mac.

Currently although I love exploring the features and apps on the S2X, I am dying from trying to figure out how to sync this thing. I have browsed the forms and tried many different downloadable apps and software. I've even paid for some, but have really had no luck with any method other than dragging and dropping files from a hard USB connection.

This works, but it's not a great solution for someone who takes a lot of pictures, and wants to manage video, music and photos on his device and Macbook.

I have spent (wasted) hours with Kies, which must be one of the worst pieces of software ever made. I can only get it to connect with Kies Air (i.e. the bloaty software I downloaded on my Mac won't recognize the S2X). And even, Kies Air, takes minutes to connect, forces me to punch in passcodes each time, then freezes my browser for a while. And once its open I honestly can't figure it out at all.

I've paid for Doubletwist and downloaded it for my Macbook and Galaxy. I managed to use it to transfer some music from iTunes, but they're all out of order on my device now. I also heard you could use DT for photos, but that hasn't worked for me yet.

I feel lost in a sea of ineffective methods and useless downloads, and am on the verge of taking the phone back and (gulp) getting an iPhone which I can't afford.

Any great advice for someone like me who is fairly computer savvy but definitely not a programmer?


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