- 02-13-2011, 07:42 PM #151
- 02-14-2011, 11:57 PM #152
- 02-15-2011, 12:04 PM #153
Hi everyone!!! I just got my Epic and also it's my first Android phone. Was a gunghoe Pre WebOS fanatic until they announced no more OTA updates to the older Pres and Sprint was hemming and hawing about whether they would have an upgrade path or not. So here I am and WOW!, wish I had bought one of these earlier. Looking forward to exploring the Android environment and joining in on the discussions.
- 02-16-2011, 07:57 AM #154
- 02-16-2011, 08:33 AM #155
- 02-16-2011, 12:30 PM #156
Pre to Epic
Looks like there are a few Pre to Epic folks around here! I've been a long-time Palm user (my first device was an IBM Workpad. First phone a Treo 300) but turned in my Pre for the Epic. I've already learned quite a lot by browsing around these parts, including how to restart a hung-up device back out-of-the-box condition. My wife got one as well so we're a two Epic family!
- 02-18-2011, 07:38 AM #157
I also just upgraded from a Pre (minus) just a couple days ago after finally getting fed up with waiting on HP updates. I was a Pre "power user" and really thought I'd miss webos.
But, as it sounds like many of you have found out, I've found I was SO misinformed as the Epic is so much more powerful and usable than my Pre -- and without even needing to root! And the better apps --wow. I sure wish I had made the switch sooner.
- 02-21-2011, 06:12 AM #158
- 02-21-2011, 09:39 AM #159
- 02-21-2011, 10:08 AM #160
Just joined the forum a few days ago and have been in lurk mode until now. I'm a Pre/webOS refugee who got tired of waiting for landscaped email, voice-activated dialing, bar-code scanning. You know, all the usual stuff.
I do miss the Pre's touchstone, but other than that, I'm glad I made the switch.
-Brian in Ann Arbor
- 02-21-2011, 10:20 AM #161
Over to the Epic from a Pre. WOW what a display!
I'll miss webOS, and perhaps someday will move back when/if the hardware catches the software. One thing I miss already is the "cards" multitasking. I've already lost data from the memo app because I switched to another task before I saved. Joy's of learning android.
See ya around the boards!
- 02-21-2011, 08:50 PM #162
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- 02-22-2011, 12:07 PM #164
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- 02-25-2011, 12:47 AM #168
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What up folks? I've been lurking on this site for quite sometime (checking on ya'll because I had a Pre and didn't know if I would switch). I got my Epic in November, and manually installed 2.2... I've been pretty satisfied with it thus far (having minimal issues with froyo). Glad to be here...
- 02-25-2011, 01:48 AM #169
Hello Droid Community!
I'm Koppa; fairly new to Android phones, since November 2010.
Joined today! yep after I experienced a couple of hiccups with the new Froyo push had it 2 days now. Lost a couple of apps one being Killer Ap and voice data for synthesis that anounces my incoming calls by name. Miss that feature sob!. On the other hand downloaded SKYPE and re-downloaded Killer Ap
was a former Palm Treo girl and had the new Blackberry Style for a couple weeks but took it back and sprung for the Samsung Epic 4G and love, love, love it. Listen, if anyone would have told me that you could fall in love with a phone I would have asked are you crazy??...er now I know!! lol
- 02-25-2011, 08:38 AM #170
- 3 Posts
Getting Epic tomorrow...
I am palm user for 10 years and switching from the pre - got an evo shift 2 weeks ago but screen is too small - torn between the evo and epic but leaning towards the epic. I really want 2.2, it seems to work ok from a hard reset, and since i am getting a new phone that should be easy to do. I am new to android and only moderately techie/geeky but my understanding is although the OTA update is not available, updating to froyo is pretty simple. i have already downloaded the upgrade eb13 tool exe - am i correct in this? thanks for any help!
- 02-25-2011, 02:13 PM #171
- 02-26-2011, 07:49 PM #172
I've had my Epic since its launch, replaced an Evo due to the Epic's keyboard - which I rarely use now since I've mostly mastered the onscreen keyboard using Swiftkey.
It's great to have a wonderful resource here dedicated to the Epic - thanks to all who provide this forum and all the terrific contributors!
In light of the failed Froyo update, have given some thought to switching back to the Evo because of its more timely updates and update flexibility. Ergonomically, I prefer the Epic, I have a nice rubberized case on it and it fits my smallish hands better than the somewhat larger, thinner Evo did, even though the Epic is definitely heavier with the keyboard.
I had the opportunity to try out a friend's Droid Incredible (Verizon) the other day and was blown away by how light it was, and its Froyo implementation was excellent. Still, I like my Epic, even though it's a tank in an increasingly Prius phone world.
I rooted my Epic for the first time shortly after doing a manual Froyo EB13 update, but had the camera Sports scene problem and some other minor glitches, so I Odin'd the phone back to stock and will wait for the hopefully corrected official Froyo update. Am looking forward to rooting again and trying Paul's Ace ROM, looks like a real winner, thanks Paul!
Even though I like my Epic, this is probably my first and last Samsung phone, due to its lack of timeliness and reliability in releasing updates. HTC seems much better in this regard and if most of us are here to dabble with the Android "innards" of our phones, it makes more sense to have one that offers real flexibility in this regard. It's just not right for a major phone manufacturer to be so behind the curve in releasing updates, and when they finally do, the update isn't ready for prime time. It seems Samsung would rather sell you a new flashy phone than support the past ones it has made.
Anyway, enough of the rant. I'm glad to be here, and look forward to sharing and reading Epic experiences!
- 02-27-2011, 06:01 PM #173
- 02-28-2011, 02:50 PM #174
- 2 Posts
What's going on everyone...
I installed the 2.2 update manually from the Samsung website and rooted my phone using Z4Root.
I have a question...
I had the Optimus b4 I had this epic. One of the features that I really enjoyed on my Optimus that's not on the epic is a feature in which I have the phone hooked up to my Aux jack in the car so I can play my music and if a call was coming in I can answer it through my Bluetooth headset while the phone paused the music with no issues. With the Epic...I have to unplug the Aux jack for the call to go through the Bluetooth headset correctly, if not, it goes through the speakers which in turn creates a bad echo for the person calling on the other end.
Anybody else have this issue?
- 03-02-2011, 07:56 AM #175
Hi everyone. I'm a former staunch Sprint Pre minus user, coming from Precentral. I still pick the old phone up from time to time, but my Epic makes me almost miss cards. It sure makes my iPhone buddies jealous which is enough for me. I'm a video editor in New York City and the fact that I can go to an e-mail I sent my boss with the latest cut attached and download it over 4G and show it to my buddies on the phone is amazing. Now there's no more "what exactly is it that you do?" I can show them exactly what I'm working on in a matter of minutes.