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    I just received my Galaxy Lite today. It is my first Android phone. I was surprised to find that after having looked at a lot of the postings on the forum, that my Galaxy Lite is running Cupcake (1.6) :cool:

    I noticed on a sheet of paper included with the instruction brochure, that advises new users to set their phone to a local portal. Is this like a repository? Where do you change the settings and to what?

    Lastly, I have an issue with no keyboard access when I want to change the browser home page. I have tried switching input methods, but no luck :(

    Cheers
     

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    hi,

    firstly, cupcake = android 1.5. 1.6 is donut.

    i think the reference to local portal just refers to your phone settings for sms,mms and data. if you don't already have them, your sim provider will send them to your phone.
     
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    Oops. OK, I have those settings from my provider. How is it that you download software and updates from Samsung? I would have thought there would be a shortcut on the phone, but there is nothing except Android app.

    Cheers
     
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    What software and updates from Samsung? The Samsung app store is only for a couple of Omnia phones. No updates have been released for the i5700 yet, and Samsung haven't announced how they're going to release it
     
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    Thanks for clearing that up :eek:
     
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    Would it be a smart move if I exchanged the Galaxy Lite for an HTC Hero or Tattoo?

    Cheers
     
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    Definitely not the Tattoo, it's screen is resistive-based (much worse than the Spica's capacitative one) and a good bit smaller. If you could exchange it with the Hero for free, and it was new, and you didn't mind the hassle of moving all your stuff over, otherwise I wouldn't bother. The advantages of the Hero:
    • - HTC Sense: basically a User Interface that sits on top of the Android platform, brings a couple of nice touches to it, but little that can't be done with some customisation of the Spica
    • - Bigger user community: The Spica doesn't have that many people using it, so when it comes to stuff like custom ROMs, rooting tutorials or trouble-shooting device-specific stuff, the Hero is way out in front. Not much of an issue if you don't plan to root or install a custom ROM
    In terms of updates, the Hero and Spica are still on 1.5. Supposedly both will be updated to 2.1, although there's no firm dates on when that will happen for either
     
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    Both are a much lower spec than the Spica is.

    Samsung seem to claim an update for NPS and update to v2.1 are due to land by the end of Feb.

    I wonder if the HTC Sync app can be used or fooled so we can use with our Samsungs?
     
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    What do you do when you root a phone? Is it like jailbreaking an iPhone? What advantages can you get with a custom ROM?

    I bought the Spica for the equivalent of $US 45 (plus adjustments to my mobile subscription). I would have to pay $US 230 more for the Hero if I exchanged.
     
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    NPS? What is that an acronym for?
     
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    New PC Studio. Samsung's PC suite.
     
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    It's similar to jail-breaking, although, because Android is much more customisable out of the box, the advantages are fewer. The largest ones are being able to remove pre-installed apps, install apps to the SD card instead of internal memory, and being able to install custom ROMs. If you live in one of the markets where google hasn't released paid apps, you can also install MarketEnabler, which allows you to install paid apps. On the downside, it's also possible to brick your phone while rooting, so you have to be very carefulo and know exactly what you're doing. Check out the rooting forum on this site: Samsung i5700 - Spica, Galaxy lite

    I definitely wouldn't go for the Hero for that money. From all accounts, the i5700 is likely to get the upgrade to 2.1 before the Hero, and the specs are pretty similar. The Spica does support DivX playback, which is a nice feature the Hero doesn't have
     
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    The reason I went for this over the hero! My friend got the G2 Touch (Hero in disguise) and I think the Spica is a much better phone. The screen is clearer and better and just looks nicer.
     
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    Thanks for your opinion. I am quite happy with the mobile, so I will keep it.
     

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