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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Bertie, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Bertie

    Bertie Active Member
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    I thinking about buying the Desire when my attention was drawn to the Galaxy S. I liked the Super A screen, and the swype method of texting. However, I am concerned about the issues raised by many surrounding software issues, GPS etc. I have until mid August to decide whether to go for the Galaxy S or the Desire. If necessary I could take out a monthly contract to wait developments from mid August. I have some questions:

    1. Any suggestions about the likely wait before the new phone issues are sorted out?

    2. I want to be able to use the voice to txt method also. Will I be able to use this on the Samsung Galaxy?

    3. Would I be able to use the swype method on a Desire or is it a hardware provision? Would there be anything similar I could use on the Desire, perhaps from Android?

    4. I have read a lot about hardware updates, jf** etc. Are these all approved updates, as I wouldn't want to void the warranty?

    5. How easy is it to do the updating for someone with no 'clever phone' experience?

    6. When I get my Galaxy, can I save all its factory settings to avoid a problem if I mess something up when updating or downloading?

    7. Is it easy to download apps etc and get them working?

    I am sure that I will have a load more questions but these are all for now.

    Thanks

    Bertie
     

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  2. EarlZ

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    1.) Currently people seem to be having some issues with the GPS but it is said to be sorted out with the latest firmware JM2, if the GPS is a deciding factor for you better do some more research on how it performs on the latest firmware.

    2.)I believe you can and I think it is powered by Google, I could be wrong.

    3.)Swype seems to be bundled with samsung devices, Im not sure if theres a specific support on it for desire.

    4.)Yes they are, if you really dont want to cross flash from region to region firmware I recommend you purchase a unit from Europe or that comes with a euro firmware out of the box.

    5.)If you use Odin to update its just a matter of reading the instructions, if you have some issues with reading instructions and following it to the letter then it can be a big issue for ANY mobile phone.

    6.) Yes you can

    7.) Yes
     
  3. Bertie

    Bertie Active Member
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    Thank you
     

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