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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by livewench, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. livewench

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    Hello
    Have a Galaxy S and need to know about it.
    This is my first smart phone so even the terminology
    is unfamiliar. Kies, firmware????
    Glad to be here,
    Livewench
     

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    Every journey starts with the first step. Welcome to Android Forums. We have a sub forum here just for your new phone. Follow this link and you'll be up to speed in no time at all. Samsung Galaxy S - Android Forums Enjoy
     
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    Welcome to Android Forums, also known as the sixth grade. ;)

    Don't worry about the basic questions. Those are the easiest to answer, so it's no code off our compilers to type out a line or two. Kies is the software that Samsung supplies to synchronize your phone. In the U.S. they only provide Kies mini, which only updates the phone's firmware. The firmware is simply the operating system tailored for that specific device. For example you can't take an update for a Verizon Droid and put it on your phone because the hardware and software need to be specifically matched.

    Tomorrow's lesson with be about rooting and rom's (something you will undoubtedly hear a lot of in these forums)

    BTW, there really is no requirement to learn all the geek-speak. You can just sit back, crack open a brew, throw a few burgers on the grill and invite a nice helpful guide over to help you enjoy your phone.
     
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