Samsung Galaxy S Sales Soar to Nearly 10 Million Units

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BlazePC

No Outlook contact integration or "approved" Kies software support in the US of A

which equals Non-Starter!

What a bone head move.

USB Mass Storage Mounting option is problematic on both Vista 32 and Win 7 64.  This phone had everything going for it except for one MAJOR flaw - Google.  Go figure...

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Caboose

What the hell are you talking about?

North America has Kies software support. I just hit up the Samsung website and found it. And by "Outlook contact integratin" are you talking about via MSExchange or syncing your personal Outlook contacts list on your own PC?

As for the USB Mass Storage mounting, I've had no issues, and have not read of any issues with it at all.

Where are you finding this information of all these issues?

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BlazePC

Do you even know what the Kies does that is available on the US download support site?

Fact checking my ****

All Samsung provides and supports in the USA is Kies Mini.  Do you even know that it does? 

Zilch!

These facts are well documented on the Android and AT&T user forums (and lots of other places ta boot...), confirmed by Samsung Support and by-the-way I know this because I own a Captivate (but not for long...).  The flakey USB Mass Storage mounting may be less of a statistical problem but it's also well documented and my phone had demontstrated it intermittently.  Plus the occasional lock ups. Trust me when I say these android based phones have a lot going for them with their speedy processors and vastly improved screens but the PC integration stuff (or lack thereof) is a major flub-up.  Even Nokia has that angle figured out and they are Symbian for crying out loud.

You want to root your phone, enjoy that.  But the fact still remains, PC integration/sync capability should be a no-brainer in this year of our lord, 2010.  Period.

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Caboose

Unless Kies is a different version number (higher?) in Europe or Asia, no where does anything indicate anything about a "mini" version. Are you referring to Kies on the phone itself or the desktop app (you're not very specific).

I've only ever used Kies to update my phone to Android OS 2.2. I do everything else through Windows after mounting it as a USB mass storage device.

 

And back to your original post, what do you mean by a lack of Outlook contact support. Are you talking via MSExchange, or syncing your Outlook contact list on your own personal computer?

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BlazePC

I'm referring to a Sync application that integrates with the various (recent additions) of Outlook as a PC application and not MSE.  So far the only thing I could find was a third party (pay for) application at a whopping $40.

On the US Samsung Support site, the only thing available for the Captivate is XP/Vista USB drivers and Kies Mini (not to be confused with the full blown Kies available to other countries).  Kies Mini allows firmware updates (which the carrier will provide anyhow over 3G...) and mounting.  The full blown Kies is a multi-faceted application that helps to manage the phones content (music, pictures, etc...), as well as firmware updates and provisions to import/export contacts.  I've been unable to get it to work and there's a plethora of web-forum-comments that support the ongoing instability and functionality of that full blown package.  When you contact Samsung USA support they clearly state no Outlook syncing support, no Kies support other than Mini and redirect US owners to try and use the Google (Cloud) contact syncing path.  Issues with Kies range from installation & compatibility problems with 64 bit OSes to intermittent mounting connectivity and Kies locking up.  Not sure if all this is somehow related to the AT&T crud imbedded in the firmware but again, it's well documented on a multitude of forums.

And for the record, I'm putting all of this in context to the OS version 2.1 update (ECLAIR.UCJH7) here in the States - not forced updates or rooted phones.

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I Jedi

**Double post, ignore**

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docb77

Now they just need to get their act together and give us froyo.  We should have had it a few months ago after all.

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creek

As we know, most smartphones beside iPhone are using Andriod OS. What's I mean it's you have a different app choices according to the OS that your smartphone works on. More app creators like to develop in Android for apple's strict vetting. That's why apple uers express high loyalty to iDevices, use or not? With jailbrake is legal, you can do more things to you iDevices, than what are the differences between samsung and apple? apple will do something before its rivals, innovation is the key feature of apple. Like they did to adobe with iPad(there is a article that analysis the battle between apple and adobe in ifunia ipad column you will be interested to read).

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Mighty BOB!

How quaint.

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I Jedi

Wait, are you suggesting that the Android platform is basically no different from the Apple platform? If you are, you are deeply, deeply mistaken. Yes, I heard your point about jailbreaking, but allow me to make one thing clear - Apple does not support it. Android is an open-sourced platform, where anyone can release/develop on it, including Apple. More than that, Google REFUSES to tell people what they can and cannot do on their platform, as Google believes in following the open-source idealism to the letter. Please, do not try to put Apple's iPhone on the same playing field as Samsung's Galxy S because they're not. Both phones are successful for their own reasons, and have gotten to where they are today because of the people behind them. I suspect you are an Apple lover, so please pettle your opinions over to some Apple refugree camp because Android's vastly dominating your platform.

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MrGeek

I can upgrade my phone now so I went to ATT and they don't have this listed. Oh well... guess I'll check out Verizon's Droid X

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Marsel

The ATT variant is called the captivate. Tmobile is Vibrant. Verizon is Fascinate, and Sprint has the Epic 4g which has a kb.

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Caboose

I have the Galaxy S Vibrant on Bell. Awesome phone, only issue is with the Bell Android OS. Phone locks up on me from time to time which I chalk up to the bloated Bell Android OS. Once I root my phone with Cyanogen Mod I'll be much happer!

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I Jedi

I have the Samsun Galaxy S Epic 4G variant from Sprint, and I most definiately recommend this phone. Great processor, memory, and massive storage space. Very reliable phone in its own right, and one I think surpasses most, if not all, Android phones currently on the market. The QWERTY keyboard is also a very nice feature to have, as virtual keyboarding with the Hero never worked out well for me. My Kickass rating? 9/10

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dracx619

sweet. thats the phone wifey wants to get. im still waiting to see if anything better comes out of palm, msft, and google camps to see where i want to go in feb once we are elligible for our sprint premiere upgrades.

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