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  1. mrpea

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    i need the most stable and quick release for my i7500..
    im still using the factory release 1.5, base band ver I7500DFII3
    im really not intrested in 2.0 or 1.6,, i just want every thing to work smoothly...
    i can currently get the phone to last about 3-4days with out charge.. but i would like to get it a little longer.. if i can...
    2 weeks after buying it i was really regretting buying this phone as the battery life was just woefull... and it was no where near as smooth as it was advertised..
    Cheers Joel.
     

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  2. atbeyi

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    it depends on what you need
    i need wi-fi tethering and Galaxo 1.5 is best for me.
     
  3. mrpea

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    i just need everything to function.. i dun need teathering..
    also i would like it to be as responcive as possible..
     
  4. atbeyi

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    jc6 probably :)
     
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    I'm still running GalaxHero 1.1.1 (based on II5). Still seems to be a fair few bugs with the Android 1.6 releases (JB and JC firmwares).

    If you don't want to run a custom ROM I'd say your best bet is probably IK5 or IL3 (the last of the 1.5 based firmwares).

    3-4 days is very good battery life for a smart phone though, don't expect any improvements on that!
     
  6. KlaymenDK

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    +1 on the IL3 suggestion. It's what I'm using, and although it's only v1.5 and somewhat slow, at least "everything works".

    As far as I understand, the v1.6 versions have a very battery-hungry bug that strikes more or less at random, and some of the custom builds lack a few features (for instance, gaosp sounds very nice but does not yet support the camera).
     
  7. ftfy ;)
     
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  8. angeamon

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    the JC4 firmware is pretty good too ... I vent experienced any sleep bug in that firmware !!

    Com'on, for a smartphone, 3-4 days is good enough battery life :)
     
  9. KlaymenDK

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    That's funny, in my opinion a week is pretty low for a pda... :(

    This much I've learned, smart phone users will never agree on what "reasonable" means in terms of battery life. :rolleyes:
     
  10. mrpea

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    hmmm.. what would be preferred with the 1.6.. jc4 or jc6..
    i just want every thing to work (wifi, gps, camera ect...)
    also can you please post links if possible to the firmware location..
    i was thinking of the Galaxo_V1.6.2, install.. not sure what revision it is... 1.6 something..
     
  11. informale

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    All the links are in the sticky thread called Latest Firmware.

    In official (but leaked) firmwares everything is working! But they have bugs. All 1.6 firmwares have 'no sleep' bug. See forum for details, there is a LOT written about it now.
     
  12. Rastaman-FB

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    the only pda's ive known to have long battery life have been palms and psions and mostly when the colour was monochrome or 16bit
     
  13. mrpea

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    i read some where here that samsung is going to release 1.6 officially in a month or so... is there any truth behind this?

    Cheers Joel.
     
  14. tisti

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    Depends on the feature density of the device. ;)
     
  15. angeamon

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    hey,

    just a thought, say android didnt allow backgrund process to run, would the battery life of android mobiles be any better ??? :thinking:
     
  16. tisti

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    Not really. The only time background running apps cause battery problems is when they misbehave (bad coding) and keep the phone awake all the time, even when not needed.
     
  17. informale

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    I've made some testing awhile ago. I you put the phone in flight mode, i.e. all communications are cut off, but leave the background data on, the awake time will be around 3%, if you however turn off background data, you can push awake time down to 0.8-1.2%.

    That is of course if you don't have any nasty 3rd party apps that keep the phone awake.
     
  18. or use the phone for more than that :p
     
  19. informale

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    I was testing. I use normally my phone much more than 3% )))
     
  20. angeamon

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    guys,
    thanks for the info . . .

    i made a mistake by typing background processes. :eek:

    wat I actually wanted to know is, does multi tasking has an impact on battery life ??
    this is bcoz, i feel that galaxy has a pretty powerful battery and what if android didnt ve the capability of multitasking, would it help in improving the battery life ???
     
  21. informale

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    If the phone reports that it sleeps, that means that background apps don't use CPU. Just check in battery usage info. I suppose developers are getting better at writing apps, and I have not recently encountered poorly written apps that would run in background, preventing sleep and therefore draining battery. (Although there are some... Like some clock widgets that don't appear in partial wake usage or cpu usage, but increase wake time!)
     
  22. angeamon

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    so this means that if multi tasking is prevented in android, its only gonna improve battery life marginally. If tats the case, i prefer multitasking to battery life any day :)
     
  23. informale

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    What do you mean by "multi tasking is prevented"? It can only be prevented on the system level, like in iPhone.
     
  24. angeamon

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    yep, tats wat i meant. preventing multitsking frm system lvl like the iphone . . .
     
  25. tisti

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    I hope you are not throwing flame bait.

    If you want a phone that does things like the iphone... get the iphone? :)
     

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