Leaked firmware updates for the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Omnia 7 hint at the changelog
Samsung might be determined not to repeat the Android update fiasco that was the Galaxy S line last year. After already releasing a firmware update for the Samsung Galaxy S II via Kies, that fixed the faulty automatic brightness adjustment software, it is apparently preparing another one.
Leaked on Samfirmware, where these things tend to appear first, are updates for both the Samsung Galaxy S II, and the Samsung Omnia 7. These are manufacturer's builds, but not yet officially announced by Samsung, so if you plan on trying them, your warranty will most likely be scrapped - it's worth waiting for the official word from Sammy.
Still, the leaks tell us what's in store with both firmware updates. The 24188.8.131.52 for the Omnia 7 is with the NoDo update inside, but also improves on data speeds both in 3G and Wi-Fi modes, and disables the capacitive buttons while you are touching the screen.
The I9100XWKE7 XEUKD1 XXKE4 firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S II introduces better power management for battery life enhancement, increases GPS accuracy, removes some pink spots seen here and there on photos, and increases a bit the amount of free RAM. Whatever makes an excellent handset even better, is fine with us.
source: Samfirmware via GSMArena
1. Evan (unregistered)
the capacitive buttons were already disabled if you were touching the screen in JK1.
All they did is seem to have improved that a bit and disable the vibration and lights of the buttons if your are still touching the screen.
Though still an improvement.
2. BastiB (unregistered)
I am using a SGS2 since 2 weeks now. I cant compare it, because of the fact, that this is my first real smartphone, but ne batterylife isnt that great, as i would have expected. it lasts a day for sure, but i realy dont want a htc phone from what i have heard about the batterylife on these devices.
looking forward to this update anyways
3. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)
a full day??!?! is awesome... I have had a few phones now.. and most of my smartphones need charged at least 2 times a day.. the worst gets every 4 hours. but this is with streaming music playing games surfing the web.
Please tell me the average use of your SGS2 I want to know what to expect from this lovely beast of a phone.
4. protozeloz (Posts: 5284; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
all ive heard from reviews is that has a good battery life, It last around a full day with not too much work to be done on it so the phone can be juiced around more than that :D
5. remixfa (Posts: 13901; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
if you know how to manage the multitasking you can get a much better battery life. it all depends on how you use it. Things like getting a task manager and setting it to auto kill regularly and the "Juice defender" app will go a long way towards extending your battery.
Ive seen anywhere from 5 hrs to 3 days on my vibrant depending how i use it, even without those tricks.
7. BastiB (unregistered)
i am at about 30 after:
20min Angry Birds
30min Facebook App
Android sais, that the Screen is still the biggest batterysucker. After this comes Wlan-Connection and AndroidOS.
I already used Juice Defender, but i am not sure, if this is making a big difference. I am still testing it.
By the way, the Wlan-connectivity is VERY poor. This is the only thing i may critcize.
6. effzee (unregistered)
Anyone know if this new update fixes the VPN issue? VPN's are not working at all on my SGSII, a real showstopper for me at the moment. AFAIK it's an Android 2.3 issue and not the SGSII per se, but google have already had an upstream fix in the android codebase for some time.