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- I hear that a lot but then I read the xda thread or the rom thread on xda and there's always something that doesn't work quite right (usually the damn camera) and I rapidly lose interest.
That and there are a couple of things I do like on the Samsung stock rom which would be lost, such as the video player.
To see what the fuss is about I installed the latest CM rom on my Desire. Not bad at all, nice and fast but unlike pretty much any other rom it doesn't come with app2SD+ in fact i'm pretty sure it uses even more internal space than the stock rom, that just means more messing around on my end to make the phone usable again.
The wifi one is a big one, and an obvious one that should have never gone to release.
There's also the changes to the touch screen sensitivity, it's just not as good as it was on Gingerbread. (make some very small movements on both roms and you'll see what I mean)
But my favourite.. by a long way.. is the completely broken storage management. Some apps just can't see the internal memory properly any more. If you haven't come across this then you are VERY lucky because I estimate that around 20% of my apps cannot be installed/updated (you get an insufficient storage error) without first unmounting the SD Card and it's just frustrating.Apr 22, 2012
- Updated the article, thanks for pointing that out!Apr 22, 2012
- Apr 23, 2012
- The thing I like about the Samsung video player as it's all built in with hardware supported codecs and the pretend 5.1
Third party video players just don't handle videos so well in my experience (more so the high bitrate/high resolution stuff)
I'll have a look though ;-)
Just tried it out, seems to play everything I have in h/w mode :-)Apr 23, 2012
- Nigel Jones <-- The problem is that the SGS2 version we have here @Tmobile USA uses a different chipset and stable ROMs are rare. As for the Galaxy Tab 10.1, no news from Samsung yet all new tabs have ICS. It's economics... If they release ICS for this tab they will cut into theyr sales of new tabs. Hence no updates for now. Also, updates do not bring any new $$$ to Samsung. I am certain that Sammie (and others) hate the Android concept of updates. They prefer the old model of "buy, use, dump", then "buy again, use and dump" where they make money. Updates generate expenses and no revenu. Beans counters don't quantify "good will" (sigh)Apr 23, 2012
- Ahyes I'm aware of the variations, just hadn't considered that in my response. We're fortunate in the UK in usually getting regular "international" versions which tend to sell in the most numbers and thus have the best support.
I know some of those SGS2s like Tmob are totally different - no Exynos, so totally different roms etc. I think the AT&T one is closer (or is) the international one.
But the concern over buy/use/dump - I'm with you. Apple do manage this better. I thought windows phone was - though the W8 update is now not going to be supported on most older phones..Apr 23, 2012