- 09-02-2010, 06:18 AM #2
- 09-02-2010, 06:51 AM #3
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- 09-02-2010, 07:13 AM #5
even if samsung does release the update to carriers, its up to AT&T to release their version to us. of course they have to "test" it first, aka make sure it works with all their bloatware. we probably wont be getting the official update until late october.
- 09-02-2010, 08:21 AM #6
- 09-02-2010, 08:22 AM #7
- 09-02-2010, 12:06 PM #8
I like my captivate, don't get me wrong. But why would these features not work from day one? Why should I accept these key features not working on a phone that I pay for?
- 09-02-2010, 12:25 PM #9
- 09-02-2010, 01:54 PM #10
- 09-02-2010, 02:43 PM #11
- 09-02-2010, 08:57 PM #12
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I've only had my phone a little over a week and I am still learning how to use it, but as an experienced geek I've found it to be quite workable.
My GPS may have been a little slow locking in, but it does eventually lock in (and start bossing me around). Is the issue that it is slow? That's a function of the technology.
I did prefer the way my old brain-dead iphone always defaulted (very quickly) to triangulation until it could get a true GPS (which was usually very slow).
I have noticed an increasing lag as I go about my business. Does it relate to the number of apps and stuff they are bloating?
I will wait as long as it takes for a good working 2.2 OS. In about a year and a half I will dump this phone for whatever stikes my fancy at that time. Until then, this is it.
- 09-03-2010, 07:44 AM #13
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- 09-04-2010, 03:36 AM #18
- 09-04-2010, 01:45 PM #19
- 09-06-2010, 12:07 AM #20
- 09-06-2010, 06:47 PM #21
I was having major GPS issues but I have solved it in 95% of all cases using the following steps:
I used the FIX as detailed here on AC
I downloaded and Installed GPS Status from the Market Place (free)
I use it to get lock then flip over to Navigator.
I just took a long road trip (21 hours each way) and the GPS works flawlessly
- 09-07-2010, 06:26 AM #22
- 09-07-2010, 07:05 AM #23
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I have to laugh sometimes at people that say they are going camping or hiking into the woods and wish that the gps worked. Anyone who depends on the gps on a phone going into the wilderness is a fool. If you use it for that and get lost, you don't deserve anyone to risk their lives to rescue you.
Now if your a city person and want to find a restaurant, movie or street address, then your right about having a phone with a working gps. Driving in your car buy a tomtom or some other real gps device.
I have not found a phone yet that will pinpoint your exact position like a tomtom or one of the other's. If you depend on it that much they do make hand held ones where the battery will last way longer then your phone will.
Still I'm also upset it does not work and it should have worked from the get go. I just got one of those surveys from att. Do it and get a chance at a prize bs. I told them that the gps is worthless and it borders on fraud. That I am holding onto my phone since they and Samsung have told me it will be fixed sometime in Sept.Never forget my Brothers and Sisters that gave their lives on 09-11-01. FDNY/EMS, NYPD, PAPD and the Pentagon. Also those who are still dying to this day.
- 09-07-2010, 07:08 AM #24
- 09-07-2010, 08:22 AM #25