Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Feb 2013 22:39 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Google is growing increasingly concerned with Samsung's dominance of the Android - and smartphone - landscape. Supposedly, the topic is being openly discussed at Google, and as far as I'm concerned, that's great news.
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RE[3]: See ya Samsung
by IndigoJo on Wed 27th Feb 2013 13:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: See ya Samsung"
IndigoJo
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2005-07-06

I also have a Galaxy S which I upgraded to Jelly Bean with CyanogenMod. I found that although speed was greatly improved and the constant crashes and hangs of applications stopped, the battery consumption went up dramatically. It would not last through the day if I had wi-fi or mobile internet enabled (turning these off made it last considerably longer). CyanogenMod developers have said that this is a persistent problem with Samsung S-series devices. I suspect that the application problems were down to them being optimised for ICS or JB because they had not always been happening (and I had not had an OS upgrade since getting the phone in mid-2011) and stopped when I upgraded.

The GS was quite hard-wearing though. I was tempted to buy a Motorola Defy because of its claims of supposed indestructability (which have been shown to be groundless), but this phone survived at least two drops onto hard surfaces. I never cared about the camera - I have a proper camera for taking pictures. I replaced the GS with a Galaxy Nexus this month.

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RE[4]: See ya Samsung
by pandronic on Thu 28th Feb 2013 07:35 in reply to "RE[3]: See ya Samsung"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

I also have problems with the battery life and I suspect it's to the fact that the CM devs don't have access to proper drivers.

this phone survived at least two drops onto hard surfaces


At least 5 drops on concrete here ;)

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