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Old 02-21-11, 10:30 PM   #13
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I'd avoid anything Samsung when it comes to android:

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A new wrinkle in the update and fragmentation story emerged today. AndroidSpin is quoting an unnamed T-Mobile employee as saying that the carrier is being told not to release the Android 2.2 update (Froyo) to customers that own the Samsung Vibrant. The reason: to increase sales of the new Vibrant 4G.

The kicker is that the Vibrant 4G's specs are largely identical to the existing Vibrant devices. The only major difference (aside from name and branding) is that the Vibrant 4G sports a forward-facing camera and some additional multimedia features. It also is able to take full advantage of T-Mobile's HSPA+ network (which the carrier is branding as 4G). That HSPA+ advantage, however, has nothing to do with the hardware. The reason the Vibrant 4G can take full advantage of those speeds is because it ships with Froyo pre-installed.

T-Mobile allegedly has an update for Vibrant users ready to be pushed out, but is being asked not to push it out because doing so would remove a major advantage that the newer phone offers (increased data performance).
http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wirele...m-fragmentatio

I'd also avoid Motorola if you like modifying your phone because they are hell bent on locking you out.
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Old 02-21-11, 10:37 PM   #14
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Get an Evo. Best phone I've ever had. Usually I see a new phone and say OH DATS NISCH! Since I got the Evo other phones don't exist. If I even look at another phone I would feel like I was cheating and it would get mad at me. It has already ran off my family and friends. My girlfriend won't return my phone calls and put a restraining order on my Evo. She said something about the phone being like Christine. I think she is just jealous. Who needs people or society when you have an Evo.
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Old 02-21-11, 11:39 PM   #15
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You made Evo mad... gotta go
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Old 03-16-11, 09:14 PM   #16
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Also After using Galaxy S I feel that it is the fastest phone I have ever used....
Obviously you don't actually own a galaxy s phone, no sane owner would say that its the fastest phone out there.
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Old 03-16-11, 09:16 PM   #17
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I do own a Galaxy S phone and yea it's fast, no idea if it is the fastest. I do know the GPS sucks faster than anything out there.
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Obviously you don't actually own a galaxy s phone, no sane owner would say that its the fastest phone out there.
It's pretty fast. I haven't used other phones, so its the fastest phone as far as I know.
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Old 03-16-11, 09:43 PM   #19
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Alpo with that way of thinking, you have never been with a woman so your hand is the best as far as you know...
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I do own a Galaxy S phone and yea it's fast, no idea if it is the fastest. I do know the GPS sucks faster than anything out there.
Doubt it's the fastest now that the Optimus 2X is out, but it sure runs like a dream on EXT2 with fugutweaks and the newest firmware. Is the vibrant on 2.2.1 yet?
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No, but it has been on 2.2 for a while now.
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Not sure about 2.2.1 but it has been on 2.2 for a while now.
2.2.1 is a lot faster than 2.2 and has a hardware-accelerated browser. I also recommend trying fugutweaks(libs from gingerbread) in order to increase the overall responsiveness of the device(requires root).
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Try this one

and combine that with

this little tweak

and you should have a device that is much much faster than your current setup.
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I don't want to lose the wifi calling that Tmobile just added it with the last update.
The phone ain't slow, it is just flakey and I doubt anything will fix the GPS.
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