Android, Take 2; version 2
So I picked up the Wildfire a little while ago. The idea was to pick up the cheapest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) phone I could and see if Android had gotten better from the last time I tried it.
Primarily because I had pretty much come to the conclusion that the Samsung Galaxy S I had must have been faulty.
This mornings trip to the shops also included a cruise past the Telstra store. Even tho I knew better than to trust Samsung again I still managed to come home with a shiny new Samsun Galaxy S-II.
The actual device is sensational. The screen is so crisp and vibrant and clearly the dual-core processor gets the phone thumping along at a good pace. However once again, a beautiful device, ruined by Samsung.
2 main problems faced me this time:
- Kies for Mac (the computer application used to manage the phone) is uselessly broken.
- Microsoft Exchange support, Faulty.
Instead of dicking around this time, I was straight down to the Telstra store with the idea of just swapping it over for a HTC Sensation. After standing in queue for 45mins (!!) I got told the Manager had just left and no one there could help me. Come back tomorrow.
I got home and decided – Screw this! And started researching custom ROMs. I decided on the CyanogenMod, so I installed Clockwork and got CyanogenMod running.
Guess what? Problem solved! *Everything* works, and I get the wonderful hardware of the S,G-II.
To be continued.