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  1. shanezam203

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    I got my 1st Android device, I love it; it's a Samsung Galaxy sII. It's Sprint so I was easily able to integrate my Google voice #, man that was easy and now I am able to make calls and texts from my GV #.

    I was a long time Blackberry fan, and recently came from the iPhone but this phone stacks right up there with them. :hello:

    Shane
     

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    its always good to hear positive feedback from our members!


    glad you are enjoying your phone shane!
     
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    Keep it Going Have Not had any Back for repairs, so:hello:that is an awesome sign
     
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    Hi Shane and OtakuTech.. :ciao:

    Welcome to both of you. Shane, I just want you to know that I've moved your thread over to its area of discussion, so that other users of this phone can see that not all feedback are negative.
     
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    Curious how google + photo Instant Upload works, is it anything like iPhones photo stream?

    I liked being able to take photos and have them instantly show up on my PC. What if anything is the best option on the Android OS with my Galaxy s2? I don't want to share the album publicly but I'd like to be able to quickly access my phones pics on a Website/ PC.

    Thanks,
    Shane
     
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    I don't know about the iPhone, but the google+ instant upload is a great feature. It just automatically uploads any photo you take to google+. Then you can go onto google+ and choose if you want to share it or leave it private. You can also set up your phone to have your photos synced with Picasa. You can choose to make them public or leave them private there as well. Hope that helps you out a little. :)
     
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    SGS2 is my first Android phone as well and I'm really pleased with it so far.
    And Sprint's coverage in my area is awesome. (1.5-2.5Mbps download with 3G and 10-12Mbps download with 4G)
     
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    I got instant upload to work, thanks.
     
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    Good to hear that it worked for you. :)
     
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    Like the phone, working well. Funny I never thought I'd use the Message button after hanging up a call, but this weekend I texted someone after I called and it went to their voicemail. kinda nice.
     
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    Just installed Drop Box on my Galaxy sII and it has similar instant upload for camera pics to my Drop Box folder, Nice.
     
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    +1

    Drop Box is in my top 5 must have apps. I too just scored the GSII on Sprint, so far so good, no issues.
     
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    I like everything about the Samsung Galaxy SII except the horrible radio, the signal on this phone degrades dramatically when inside of buildings. but soon as I step outside the signal goes back to normal, it bugs the hell out of me so much that im gonna just fork over the cash when the EVO LTE comes out even though I just got the Samsung Galaxy SII only 2 months ago.
     
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    Nice!

    It's good to see that you didn't fall into the vicious cycle of "But wait! That other, better phone is coming out in X months!"

    That always means waiting forever. I was going to get the Evo 3D, but waited for the Photon 4G, and finally realized that this would just keep happening abd got the Epic 4G Touch.
     
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    I weighed all the issue and for me the Epic 4G Touch was perfect. So far I have the occaisonal GPS issue but I dont use GPS too much so its not a big issue and so far , used GPS 10 times and 6 times came right on . Not great but ya know. My big thing with the notes, LTE and GS3 is how big they are. i dont want a phone that is a tablet. I think 4.3 to 4.5 is borderline but ok . I do not want anything larger .
     
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    Great Shane! I too can trace all the way back to Blackberries.. I miss mine, but my new Samsung GS2 rocks as well...:rock:
     
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    Love the device, any way to make prior emails or texts read?
     
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    Coming from RIM i used to use Desktop Manager to Backup and Restore my device, is there similar for Samsung Galaxy devices?

    Thank you,

    Shane
     
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    For me instant upload killed battery. Something to keep in mind if you need longer life.
     
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    Do I need to install Drivers on my Mac, when I plug my Galaxy sII into USB on my iMac, it is not showing up in Finder (similar to My Computer).

    Thank you,
    Shane
     
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    ttt, any idea on this?

    Do I need to install Drivers on my Mac, when I plug my Galaxy sII into USB on my iMac, it is not showing up in Finder (similar to My Computer).

    Thank you,
    Shane
     
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    Well, good luck ! As a many years of Mac user, Apple does not make it easy to use android. I am lucky I got a heads up form my APPle store and kept SNOW LEOPARD . In Snow Leopard I can plug in my USB and even just upload my photo's into Iphoto etc. guess on the latest you can't do that anymore. I went to the APple store and their computers didn't see anything in finder either, and they thought that was weird... Keep us posted on what you find out.
     

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