Thursday 8 December 2011

Technology: Tricks and Tips for Galaxy SII?

Samsung Galaxy SII (left) iPhone 4/4S (right) screen size comparison

Student Ella has been throwing me various questions about using her new Galaxy SII, which has inspired me to write the entry Technology: How to Use Your Galaxy SII? (Updated 6th Dec, 2011), then she has inspired me once again to write this one after asking me how to change the brightness on the home page! Although she had already found out the answer to that, I have found many more tricks from YouTube!

These tricks are really good and really does make using Galaxy SII even faster and cooler! I sure love my Galaxy SII now because it is so smart!!

iPhone fans waiting for The Next Big Thing

But before we watch the video, let me first steal the limelight and give you two personal tips!

Data Network Mode

Flight Mode @ Phone options
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When I get home, the first thing I do is to switch off the 3G and use Wi-Fi, but going into Settings is too much of pressing. Then I discovered a very quick way to switch on and off the 3G.

All you need to do is, same as the Flight mode, we hold the button on the right and the Phone options menu will pop up, and press Data network mode, it will then activate or deactivate your 3G, just press 2 buttons in total!! Amazing!

Switch On and Off Wi-Fi
To switch on and off the Wi-Fi, just repeat what I have said in the earlier entry,

Quick Drag-Down Settings
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Go to Desktop page --> Touch the black bar on the top --> Drag down the bar

From here, you can press the buttons to activate / deactivate your Wi-Fi.

Now the following video is one of the best I have watched! The accent is quite Indian but it is not a bad practice for your ears! Give it a whirl!

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Sorry iOS 5. You may look prettier but you are just not good enough in terms of flexibility.

And, Galaxy SII is not even at full potential yet!!!!! 

Why? Because it is still running Gingerbread! (2.3.5).

Can you imagine how good things will get when SII gets Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0)? Well, no need to wait, here's how it will look like!!!!!!

I LOVE MY SII!!!! SII-ians! Congratulations!

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Technology: How to Use Your Galaxy SII? (Updated 6th Dec, 2011) @ Locky's English Playground

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Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) on Galaxy S II [Walkthrough] @ YouTube