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  1. Baconator's Avatar
    you know what? You are super help. Thanks a million. I have already downloaded swype. i wasd asking about porting the swipe right to call and swipe left to sms from call log menu as in galaxy...but i guess its touch wiz and hence cannot be done here.
    Oh. Yeah I guess it is only a TouchWiz thing.

    But how can i backup all my data?
    Go to your settings>Privacy>and check back up my data.
    Also download mybackup from the market.

    Also i had already checked the market, but not Asphalt 5 there. Guess its only for Samsung phones fron Samsung apps. Any way i can connect to Samsung Apps?
    If you go to the market and search Asphalt 5 you will see Asphalt HD which is the same thing as Asphalt 5 except a higher quality. You can get that game and I also recommend getting Need For Speed by EA mobile because it is on sale for 99cents and it is a really fun racing game I like it a lot. I would recommend just getting Need for speed now because it is cheaper and Asphalt HD has some issues while playing on the Nexus S. For example sometimes sound doesn't work and it will stop the game and say "error occurred." Get it if you like or wait till these issues are resolved.

    Tell me if this helps. Thanks for posting!
    01-04-2011 05:41 AM
  2. druk75's Avatar
    As i said..........You are a true friend. I used to moderate and help out newbies on a forum sometime back.........Was a symbian forum for the S80 phone 7710. People were grateful to me, and would thank me to no extend. Never knew what it feels like to GET HELP!!!! Thanks Thanks thanks....
    Never thought it would turn a complete reverse and i would feel elated to get help. I'm new to Android and love it!! Loved the galaxy S but traded it in for lack of update to 2.3 or even 2.2. I have already got most of the substitute apps that had run stock on the galaxy bar a few....

    I want the Asphalt....

    Thanks again.....Have a good day.
    01-04-2011 06:03 AM
  3. Baconator's Avatar
    Hope you enjoy the phone it is an AWESOME device. Welcome to the forums! They are a friendly place. Great choice of phone!
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    01-04-2011 05:48 PM
  4. druk75's Avatar
    Hi.

    Can you tell me whats this about the home screen lag? I've noticed that at times, when i toggle between the home screens, they dont move freely. There is considerable lag. It gets fixed only by shut down and restart. Any fixes available?
    01-05-2011 01:57 AM
  5. druk75's Avatar
    One more question.

    After backing up from the phone throught settings-> privacy-> backup data, How can i restore it later?
    01-05-2011 02:50 AM
  6. Grimmy's Avatar
    Some good advice here, however I take issue with the Charging section:

    Charging
    Download Task Killer and kill all apps you are not using.
    Here are some tips:
    1. When charging try not to use the phone a lot.
    2. Only charge when phone is below 10%.
    3. If possible turn the phone off to charge, this is preferably done at night if you don't use your phone as an alarm.
    Firstly, you shouldn't need a task killer with Android 2.x, and if you really must kill apps, prefer the built in mechanism, in Gingerbread this is easily accessible by pressing the menu key on the homescreen and then selecting "applications".

    Secondly, I have some questions about the tips...

    1. Is this just so it charges quicker?
    2. This goes against what I have previously read, do you have a source or rationale for this advice? I have previously heard that with Lithium batteries you should charge them as soon as you can, preferably before it gets below 20% and only let it completely run down occasionally for calibration purposes.
    3. So it charges quicker again?
    01-05-2011 08:11 AM
  7. Grimmy's Avatar
    One more question.

    After backing up from the phone throught settings-> privacy-> backup data, How can i restore it later?
    It automatically gets restored when you log into the phone with your Google account.

    If you get a new phone, the apps and settings you had on your old phone will automatically be downloaded and transferred onto the new one.
    01-05-2011 08:16 AM
  8. Baconator's Avatar
    Some good advice here, however I take issue with the Charging section:



    Firstly, you shouldn't need a task killer with Android 2.x, and if you really must kill apps, prefer the built in mechanism, in Gingerbread this is easily accessible by pressing the menu key on the homescreen and then selecting "applications".

    Secondly, I have some questions about the tips...

    1. Is this just so it charges quicker?
    2. This goes against what I have previously read, do you have a source or rationale for this advice? I have previously heard that with Lithium batteries you should charge them as soon as you can, preferably before it gets below 20% and only let it completely run down occasionally for calibration purposes.
    3. So it charges quicker again?
    I just put this down because I was told to do this by a Best Buy employee. If you think it is incorrect please tell me and I will fix it with whatever you think it should say. Thanks for pointing this out.
    01-05-2011 05:18 PM
  9. druk75's Avatar
    Hi.

    Can you tell me whats this about the home screen lag? I've noticed that at times, when i toggle between the home screens, they dont move freely. There is considerable lag. It gets fixed only by shut down and restart. Any fixes available?
    Anybody?
    01-06-2011 01:54 AM
  10. druk75's Avatar
    It automatically gets restored when you log into the phone with your Google account.

    If you get a new phone, the apps and settings you had on your old phone will automatically be downloaded and transferred onto the new one.
    And what about contacts? Do they get backed up and restored too?
    01-06-2011 01:56 AM
  11. Baconator's Avatar
    And what about contacts? Do they get backed up and restored too?
    Yes they will be transfered also.

    Can you tell me whats this about the home screen lag? I've noticed that at times, when i toggle between the home screens, they dont move freely. There is considerable lag. It gets fixed only by shut down and restart. Any fixes available?
    You will probably have to deal with this a little while longer. Their really isn't a solution for this (or one I know of). I am positive Google will fix this in their Gingerbread 2.4 update coming REALLY soon. Sorry.
    01-06-2011 02:03 AM
  12. Baconator's Avatar
    Some good advice here, however I take issue with the Charging section:



    Firstly, you shouldn't need a task killer with Android 2.x, and if you really must kill apps, prefer the built in mechanism, in Gingerbread this is easily accessible by pressing the menu key on the homescreen and then selecting "applications".

    Secondly, I have some questions about the tips...

    1. Is this just so it charges quicker?
    2. This goes against what I have previously read, do you have a source or rationale for this advice? I have previously heard that with Lithium batteries you should charge them as soon as you can, preferably before it gets below 20% and only let it completely run down occasionally for calibration purposes.
    3. So it charges quicker again?
    1 and 3 are so they get a better charge.
    I updated #2 check it out.

    I have no solution to getting a quicker charge my only answer is to call Samsung. This might be fixed in the Gingerbread 2.4 update.
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    01-06-2011 02:05 AM
  13. Grimmy's Avatar
    Thanks, for updating the post.

    If you are interested in prolonging life of your battery, here is a informative article: How to prolong lithium-based batteries
    Baconator likes this.
    01-06-2011 06:52 AM
  14. Baconator's Avatar
    I updated the OP again. Thanks for the information.
    01-06-2011 12:38 PM
  15. radamo's Avatar
    I am really thinking of switching from a BB bold to the Nexus S. I need to be able to easily sync my outlook contacts, calendar, tasks and notes. It baffles me that this is not standard.
    RA
    01-07-2011 09:24 PM
  16. Baconator's Avatar
    Sorry it took me a while but here is what I have found. Click HERE for the 101 on switching from Blackberry to Android. This should help you sync your contacts and other stuff. Tell me if this helps. Thanks for posting! If you have any other questions please post again here and I will try my hardest to answer your question as best and fast as I can. Thanks!
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    01-08-2011 01:37 AM
  17. radamo's Avatar
    Sorry it took me a while but here is what I have found. Click HERE for the 101 on switching from Blackberry to Android. This should help you sync your contacts and other stuff. Tell me if this helps. Thanks for posting! If you have any other questions please post again here and I will try my hardest to answer your question as best and fast as I can. Thanks!
    Baconator,
    Thanks for the link. Yes, I have a Gmail account. I have a gmail account already and don't seem to have issues with how my contacts have been imported (although I am not loving the lack of ability to format them differently).
    I still use outlook to manage, add, edit new contacts and keep logs of activity with contacts in the notes field (that does seem to move to Gmail contacts). I also use Outlook calendar, tasks and notes. How does one keep these all in sync? I guess I could create a google calendar but is there a way to keep the Outlook and google calendar in sync? What about Notes and Tasks?
    Thanks,
    RA
    01-08-2011 05:57 AM
  18. sdoo25's Avatar
    Baconator,
    Thanks for the link. Yes, I have a Gmail account. I have a gmail account already and don't seem to have issues with how my contacts have been imported (although I am not loving the lack of ability to format them differently).
    I still use outlook to manage, add, edit new contacts and keep logs of activity with contacts in the notes field (that does seem to move to Gmail contacts). I also use Outlook calendar, tasks and notes. How does one keep these all in sync? I guess I could create a google calendar but is there a way to keep the Outlook and google calendar in sync? What about Notes and Tasks?
    Thanks,
    RA
    I too was wondering how to get my calendar synced on my phone. Google has a program, Google Calendar Sync (Sync with Microsoft Outlook - Google Calendar Help, that works pretty well. I only entry calendar entries into outlook so I only use the 1 way sync from Outlook to Google. It sometimes has trouble with invitations sent to me but calendar entries I input into Outlook work great.

    I don't think that notes and tasks sync but since I don't use those features in Outlook I haven't done much research for solutions. Also haven't found a live link to sync contacts, like the calendar, so I'll make any changes manually twice for now.

    Hope this helps!

    Tom
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    01-08-2011 07:28 PM
  19. druk75's Avatar
    Help needed again guys..........

    I thought my nexus s will play any and all video formats.... But none of my videos play on it. It does recognize them as video files but when i switch on the player it says "cannot play video file"

    I had downloaded a few videos from my pc...avi. wma 3gp etc..

    Which formats are supported out of the box? How do i make it work? And do i need any converter? If so which?
    01-10-2011 03:23 AM
  20. Baconator's Avatar
    From Wikipedia:
    The Galaxy S comes with support for many multimedia file formats, including audio codecs (FLAC, WAV, Vorbis, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MID, AC3, XMF), video codecs (mpeg4, H.264, H.263, Sorenson codec, DivX HD/ XviD, VC-1) and video formats (3GP (MPEG-4), WMV (Advanced Systems Format), AVI (divx), MKV, FLV).
    This may just be the Galaxy S and not the Nexus S. I will investigate further.
    01-10-2011 04:58 PM
  21. Baconator's Avatar
    From Pocket-lint:
    We mentioned media previously and as it is, without a third-party media player, the Google Nexus S only offers basic video format support. However, we did get it to play 720p MP4 files without noticeably dropping frames or losing lip sync. If you want it to play a wider range of formats, you’ll have to go and find yourself an alternative player. Online video is served better however, thanks to Adobe Flash 10.1 support in the browser, giving you a much wider palette to choose from than just those offered by YouTube.
    From FoxReal:
    Nexus S Supported Formats
    Video Types: MP4/DivX/WMV/H.264/H.263
    Audio TypesMP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC

    As you see, the Android Nexus S can only handle limited media files. Is it possible to transfer TiVo, MKV, MOV, VOB, M2TS, MTS, EVO, MPG or other video formats to Google Nexus S for playback? Well, you are in the right place. To play all media files on Nexus S, you have to convert videos to Nexus S compatible formats and then stream them to Nexus S.
    To read the rest of this article and learn how to put other media files on the Nexus S visit this site: ->FoxReal<-

    Tell me if this helps! Thanks for posting!
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    01-10-2011 05:04 PM
  22. Baconator's Avatar
    Have a question about the Nexus S then please ask. I will try my hardest to answer them. Thanks!
    01-21-2011 06:42 PM
  23. justhaightingit's Avatar
    How much memory of the 16GB is available for installing applications from the Market?
    Is it the full 16GB or does it have a smaller partition of 512MB or 1GB or ?

    Thanks,

    Alan
    01-21-2011 08:30 PM
  24. dadds27's Avatar
    1 gig for the main stuff and any app you want and the other 15 acts like a usb/sd card device
    01-21-2011 10:10 PM
  25. Baconator's Avatar
    How much memory of the 16GB is available for installing applications from the Market?
    Is it the full 16GB or does it have a smaller partition of 512MB or 1GB or ?

    Thanks,

    Alan
    Hi Allen,!

    Menu> Settings> Storage
    If you look it says total space is 13.31GB so my guess would be 13.31GB. I have no clue what the other 2.69GB is used for. Hope this helps! Thanks for posting!


    -Baconator
    01-21-2011 11:28 PM
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