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Old 15th March 2012, 21:30   #8191
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I find the using the Google Play store intensely frustrating. There were enough problems during the installation process.

Trust Google to try an over-the-top $&#@ exercise. I can't seem to find my apps to update/restore them any more!

Is it just me or are you guys facing issues with this new 'market' app?

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I mean I have had a dual core for almost a year but so far the other core hasnt been used (as Gingerbread doesnt use two cores)!!! So far most dual core droids use only half of the processing power.
This is quite a shocker. Googling for some info led me to some sites that claim the 2nd core is used for garbage collection which helps the other core focus solely on running the apps. That said, even restricting one core is IMHO a waste.

I find my Moto Razr with a dual core 1.2 Ghz CPU and GB 2.3.6 far less pleasant to use than my IP4s which runs a 800 Mhz dual core (originally 1 Ghz on the Ipad2) A5 processor. I see jitters and freezes when scrolling thru the screen or switching apps. My Android experience hasn't really been exactly satisfying and that too from a so called high end 'droid handset. Hope the ICS update expected next month will improve things and use both CPU cores. I love the customisability of the Razr and its AMOLED screen.

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Old 15th March 2012, 22:02   #8192
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I don't know if it the transition to the stupidly-named Play Store (do they think we are four-year-olds) or what, but, having only just got started with Market, and bought four apps, my card payment was refused for a a fifth, a few days later, and after the Play-Store change.

It's a [British] Visa Debit card. There was no reason for the refusal. Unsatisfactory, my bank couldn't explain why the payment had been declined, except that the merchant had got something wrong, maybe presenting a debit card as a credit card.

Meet the Google Monster. Your payment has been declined... You must review your card details or You must add another one. Contact us? Get help? Not a chance. Google is interested in usa as data, not as people.

I suppose I'll try it again, but I have rather gone off the whole idea.
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Old 16th March 2012, 09:58   #8193
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Anyone here for circle launcher?
All the roms i flashed had its widgets, but I never used it.
trued it yesterday, and found its really good.
Really takes care of the clutter!
Much better looking than straightforward folders too.
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Old 16th March 2012, 10:27   #8194
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Purchased my first Andriod Smart phone yesterday its the SGS2 the non G version for 30K(Incl VAT 14.5%). After so many searches i finally got my hands on non G version near to my home in chennai (Studio Cell, TTK road Alwarpet). The guy had only two piece one G and another non G version. There was another gentleman who took the G version just when i was inside and to my luck i got hold of the non G version I9100 LKAINU. I guess this was the last piece with him. Any ways i am very happy
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Old 16th March 2012, 10:55   #8195
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Purchased my first Andriod Smart phone yesterday its the SGS2 the non G version for 30K(Incl VAT 14.5%). After so many searches i finally got my hands on non G version near to my home in chennai (Studio Cell, TTK road Alwarpet). The guy had only two piece one G and another non G version. There was another gentleman who took the G version just when i was inside and to my luck i got hold of the non G version I9100 LKAINU. I guess this was the last piece with him. Any ways i am very happy

Congrats Hari,

You have a beast which is beautiful in your hands. Explore to its fullest potential, you can do many things using this beauty, ICS update also is around the corner.
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Old 16th March 2012, 11:38   #8196
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ok so after struggling with the ICS on defy yields nothing. I went back to WIUI hybrid ICS (or soon GB). Defy ICS is not yet ready for average joes. Its nowhere as lag-free as GB though it was almost tolerable running Nova launcher!
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Old 16th March 2012, 19:29   #8197
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I don't know if it the transition to the stupidly-named Play Store (do they think we are four-year-olds) or what,
We certainly act like 4 year olds all the time. Have you seen anybody playing angry birds. I think it was purposely designed to be the next brain-dead timepass after fishing.

I was surprised to see almost no buzz about google play. I discovered it accidentally while searching for something.
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Old 16th March 2012, 21:01   #8198
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We certainly act like 4 year olds all the time.
not sure I have reached that level of maturity even yet But I still don't like being treated like a 4-yr-old. Designers of user interfaces, please take note
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Hey friends, my friend is looking for a new phone. Her requirements are dual cam & Qwerty keypad. Her budget is 15k.

I have recommended her the Sony Xperia Mini Pro since it comes with Android 2.3 & looks pretty good too. Any suggestions?
Sony neo V if she can raise the budget to 18k,it is a good fone but not sure about qwerty key board

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Purchased my first Andriod Smart phone yesterday its the SGS2 the non G version for 30K(Incl VAT 14.5%). After so many searches i finally got my hands on non G version near to my home in chennai (Studio Cell, TTK road Alwarpet). The guy had only two piece one G and another non G version. There was another gentleman who took the G version just when i was inside and to my luck i got hold of the non G version I9100 LKAIU. I guess this was the last piece with him. Any ways i am very happy
Thanks for the info,i looking to buy sgs2 (non g version) and i might buy it any time..,but the best quote i got was 30999 in croma..did you negotiate very hard or did they quote 30k straight ?

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@Joshguy: I did negotiate hard and also used multiple references to get down the rate to below 28K but finally ended up paying 28K + 14.5% VAT. I got a screen guard free along with this. Overall i am happy because i got hold of an non g version.
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Hi friends,
Any idea when there will be update for samsung galaxy r ,from the time i bought my phone there hasnt been a single update.
its kind of step motherly treatment by samsung
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Hi friends,
Any idea when there will be update for samsung galaxy r ,from the time i bought my phone there hasnt been a single update.
its kind of step motherly treatment by samsung
Galaxy R is already on gingerbread. why would it get any updates before the ICS one?and none of the indian samsung phones have got the ICS update so far. so wait and watch

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Any idea when there will be update for samsung galaxy r ,from the time i bought my phone there hasnt been a single update.
its kind of step motherly treatment by samsung
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Galaxy R is already on gingerbread. why would it get any updates before the ICS one?and none of the indian samsung phones have got the ICS update so far. so wait and watch
You should be able to get your hands on the ICS by this June. Most related articles point to that.
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Old 17th March 2012, 13:21   #8204
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Please see this post (The Home Appliance thread) for the really poor quality of the Defy+ camera. This is the one thing about this phone that has really disappointed me.
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ah I agree. Indoor shooting is really its achilles heel - I think the likes of SGS2 or Galaxy R besides the Sonys would have been better indoor shooters!
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