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Leaked firmware updates for the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Omnia 7 hint at the changelog

0. phoneArena posted on 23 May 2011, 05:48

Bug fixes and battery life improvement are in store for us with an upcoming firmware update for the Samsung Galaxy S II, judging from leaks at Samfirmware. An update for the Samsung Omnia 7 is also in the works...

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posted on 23 May 2011, 06:13

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.

posted on 23 May 2011, 06:16

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

posted on 23 May 2011, 08:46

3. vantenkiest (Posts: 313; 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.

posted on 23 May 2011, 09:27

4. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; 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

posted on 23 May 2011, 10:39 1

5. remixfa (Posts: 14605; 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.

posted on 24 May 2011, 02:17

7. BastiB (unregistered)

i am at about 30 after:
20min Angry Birds
30min Facebook App
30min Web
15min Phone
(GPS off)
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.

posted on 23 May 2011, 10:54

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.

Here's hoping...

z. :)

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