Gingerbread Update for my Verizon Samsung DROID Charge

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Yesterday, I turned my Samsung DROID CHARGE 4G from Verizon on and it asked me if I wanted to update.  Always wanting that, I said yes.  After two days, here are the nice things I’ve found (nothing bad so far).  I was surprised when it finished, it did not offer me any idea of what it did though.  I’m pretty sure it’s the Gingerbread update.  My Phone Info now says 2.3.6 Firmware Version So, here are the features (and screen shots)   New Version numbers on main screen. Nice transitions for top toggles (wifi,bluetooth, etc).  Before, it was hard to tell if bluetooth was on, coming on, off or going off. Shows top in green when phone is … Continue Reading

3G verses 4G, Interesting Truths

I just got back from CES and have been honestly quite confused about all the different claims for 4G verses 3G.  Somehow, my T-Mobile phone I trialed (The Google G2) seemed to get pretty impressive download speeds, even though it was still not 4G (sometimes, up to 5MBs).  Then, my AT&T phone running Windows Phone 7 would get close to the same running AT&T’s 3G.  They both seem to call their networks HSPA+ I think, and somehow, that means 3G but faster (whatever the hec that means).  Now, I have a Sprint phone again (the HTC Slide running Android) with the real 4G.  Hmm. a big confusing. At anyrate, Jason Hiner just a really good article that sorts all this out.  My biggest takeaway is that the “real” … Continue Reading

Sprint Samsung Epic 4G Verses HTC EVO 4G Camera

First, let me say I’m not a professional photographer or even a good amateur one, but I do take a lot of pictures.  You can look up the spec on line, but basically, the Epic has a 5MP camera and the EVO has an 8MP pixel.  I wish I kept some originals from the EVO but I did not.  My impression is that the EVO camera did a better job of making pictures in all kinds of light just look better.  I could be wrong.  I’m attaching a picture of a friend of mine I took and uploaded to facebook, first with the EVO, then with the Epic.  The EVO was taken later in the day without so much sunlight.   By the way, my friend Terry is President of Undiscovered Country Tours and one of my best bike buddies.  He runs … Continue Reading

How To Setup Exchange with the Samsung Epic 4G / Android 2.2

Normally, setting up Microsoft Exchange Server with a mobile phone is pretty straight forward.  I just got the Samsung Epic 4G today (see my earlier post here:  ( http://peterkellner.net/2010/08/31/sprint-samsung-epic-4g-first-impression/ ) and setting up Exchange was a little confusing.  I use GoDaddy’s Exchange Servers (hence the mail.ex1.secureserver.net), but the field Domain\Username through me for a loop.  After some experiment, I just tried putting my email in there and, to my surprise, it worked.  I don’t get why there is a leading backslash or the title Domain\Username but since my email is now working, I thought I’d share.   … Continue Reading

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