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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Mechan1k, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Mechan1k

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    Thought I'd pop in and say G'day.
    waiting for my Samsung Galaxy SII to be delivered to me.
    My wife already has the first generation SGS ... has taken her a bit to get used to it (her first smartphone) ... but she loves it now.

    My first foray into smartphones was with an Apple iPhone 3GS ... which has served me very well ... and has been a great phone .... just feeling it is quite restrictive now ... and I am yearning for something more now. My carrier had a special offer going to allow me to exit early and move over to a decently priced plan with and SGS2. :D

    Looking forward to perusing the forums for new tech stuff ... and accessories too.

    Also not new to forums as well ... i actually know how to use the Search function too ;)

    Cheers
    Simon
     

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    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
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    Welcome Mechan1k!

    I'd wager you'll be pretty happy with an SGS2 -- you'll have to be sure to let us know if you like it. They are said to be awesome phones.

    Also dont worry about the search. Sure, it's helpful but we dont ever tell someone "use the search!" -- we're much more laid-back around here. :cool:

    We believe people asking questions turns noobs into pros :)
     
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    I have had a play around with the SGS ... and set stuff up on my wife's phone ... to make it a bit easier to use for her ... and I really like it.

    Looking forward to being able to do a bit more with this ... and had a look around the Android Market today ... just to familiarise myself with it ... and get an idea of what I want to get as well regarding apps.

    Took a little bit of getting used to from the iphone ... but I like the ability to be more free in what you can do on it ... and some of the widgets look good as well (albeit probably chew battery and usage though).

    My wife said to me I can have her "hand-me-down" and she take the SGS2 ... ummmm no. At least she tried ... hahahahaha.
     
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    Welcome to the forums! :)

    I'm sure you'll love Android and your new handset.
     
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    Welcome to (officially signing up for) Android Forums!

    Don't wives understand that husbands must have the better tech? I actually think that was in my wedding vows ;)

    FWIW, widgets will only chew up your battery if they sync data frequently. Cut them back to a reasonable time and they won't use much more than an app shortcut.
     
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    Thanks for the tips on the widgets.

    Well ... both my wife and I were not at home yesterday ... and the courier tried to deliver it (typical, I was at my courier job as well yesterday).

    At least they left it at the Post Office for me to pick up early in the week.
     
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    Well ... so far so good ... have added some key apps ... the odd helpful widget here and there.

    So far I reckon i could get nearly 2 days out of the battery ... but I am not going to drain the battery right down. Nothing but praise for the SGS2 here now ... I love it.

    I really should get myself a decent mini-SD card for it now.
     

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