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Old 07-24-10, 10:17 PM   #61
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Default Re: Anyone else getting a Samsung Galaxy S phone?

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The problem with the Galaxy is Samsung's UI is poop. Sense is where it's at.
HTC seems to be very good at UIs. I loved their UI used on my fuze.
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Old 07-24-10, 10:49 PM   #62
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I like the Samsung UI just fine. I only wish the GPS and compass would work better.
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Old 08-03-10, 11:45 PM   #63
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I saw this video about the GPS problem


I noticed the Vibrant in the video has the time off by 5 hours from the other phones. I checked mine and it is 5 hours off also. I checked my wife's Garminfone and the time is right on the money. Maybe this has something to do with the GPS problem.

Also I exchanged my first Vibrant for another and this one seems better so far. I can actually get a lock on the GPS inside the house by the window and outside it gets a lock in under 1 minute. Much better but still the accuracy needs work. In GPS Test it sees a lot of satellites but has a hard time locking on more than 2 or 3.

Stoneyguy and Hawkeyefan can you download GPS Test and see if your local time in the app is also 5 hours off?
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Old 08-04-10, 12:01 AM   #64
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Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place but in the bottom right it says 00:00. I'm not seeing anything else that looks like a time.
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Old 08-04-10, 12:13 AM   #65
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That 00:00 is the time. If you press it then it will open another screen with the date and time and UTC time etc. You have to get a lock before it shows up. I'm not sure why the guy in the video had the time showing but said he couldn't get a lock. Oh nevermind he did have a lock on GPS but GPS Test showed he was not using any satellites.

Also another thing I noticed on mine and it shows it in that video is the MPH which is above the time fluctuates on mine even while sitting still. You can see in the video the Vibrant is reading 3mph while sitting still The other phones were steady at 0 mph.
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Old 08-04-10, 12:36 AM   #66
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I just checked my Vibrant again. It was 1:30 am local time on the East coast. The Vibrant was showing 6:30 local time and 10:30 UTC.
According to here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coordinated_Universal_Time
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UTC is 5 hours ahead of local time on the east coast of the United States during winter, but 4 hours ahead during summer.
So neither one of those times makes sense. Since it is showing 5 hours ahead of time for local and 3 hours behind time for UTC.
Weird
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Old 08-04-10, 08:50 PM   #67
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Unhappy Samsung Galaxy S phone water ripple effect

Hi, I purchased a new samsung galaxy s phone,
but Im not sure how to set up the water ripple
effect on touch on this phone. Can any one of
you guys will shred the light on it.

Please advise me.

Thanks.
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Old 08-04-10, 09:04 PM   #68
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On the screen hold your finger down on a blank space until the screen comes up for wallpaper,select it then select live wallpaper. Select the live wallpaper you want with the water ripples.
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Old 08-04-10, 09:44 PM   #69
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My brother just got a Galaxy S and he is taking it back. First off, the GPS is totaly worthless. Secondly, its just so BLUUUEEEEE! There is no white on this phone, its all just blue. I dunno if this inherent in all "Super AMOLED" screens, but its damned annoying.
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Old 08-04-10, 09:52 PM   #70
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Yep the GPS is bad, it can still get you places but it's accuracy leaves something to be desired. My screen doesn't look blue unless I watch Avatar.
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Old 08-05-10, 12:24 AM   #71
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The Samsung car dock and home docks have been out of stock from Samsung but you can download the apps for them on Marketplace. Just search for Samsung Vibrant and you can find the desk home app and the car home app.
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Old 08-05-10, 08:35 PM   #72
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Default Re: Anyone else getting a Samsung Galaxy S phone?

i have a question. you can get this Samsung Captivate cheaper on newegg for 50 but on att its like 200 bucks. and bestbuy its like 220. i dont understand
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