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Smile Good new for all here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17352795

Hopefully provider specific updates will follow soon!

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Graham_Thomas wrote:
:) Good new for all here:

"all"? I don't own a Galaxy S2, so it isn't "Good new" (sic) for me, it's just new.

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I probably would own one if it came with ice cream sandwiches.  Mm, got a powerful craving for Maxibon now, can you still buy those?

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No you can't  Cry

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I have the Galaxy S2 ( I wish I had an iPhone though).

I wouldn't hold your breath, because the network providers need time to overload it with all their self-serving bloatware first.

Martin

 

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Cant you just root it?  I though the master was usually available from google somewhere?

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Cant you just root it?  I though the master was usually available from google somewhere?

 

Yes, I think you can - not sure if this affects the warranty though.

My S2 has been replaced twice now (in only 4 months), so I wouldn't like to risk a non-official upgrade.

What does ICS give you that the old software doesn't?

Martin

 

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Couldn't tell you I'm afraid, I just came here on the promise of Maxibon.  I'm sure one of the forum members will answer shortly.

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Rooting any phone voids the warranty. I'll buy a Galaxy S3 when they're out, it'll have at least a 720p screen, maybe even a 4.8 inch 1080p screen if certain rumours are correct. The S2 is fantastic but let down by it's low res screen IMO, text can appear jagged in comparison to the current ppi (pixels per inch) champ, the iPhone 4.

As soon as the iPhone 5 appears i'll fflog the GS3 and get one of them  Dirol

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Rooting any phone voids the warranty. I'll buy a Galaxy S3 when they're out, it'll have at least a 720p screen, maybe even a 4.8 inch 1080p screen if certain rumours are correct. The S2 is fantastic but let down by it's low res screen IMO, text can appear jagged in comparison to the current ppi (pixels per inch) champ, the iPhone 4.

As soon as the iPhone 5 appears i'll fflog the GS3 and get one of them  Dirol

 

It's easy to get high ppi simply by having a small screen, however the champ would be the Sony Xperia S I believe. 4.3 inch and a 720x1280 screen.

Can't say I've ever noticed jagged text on my HTC DHD though with its "inferior" display. Ultra high res displays on phones are pointless wastes of battery though if you ask me. Smile

 

 

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By Jove fr0g, you're right Smile  , the Sony Experia S has a ppi of 342.. 

I agree to a point though, once you pass the 300 ppi mark, improvements won't be noticeable, but too far below that and text doesn't look great.

 

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By Jove fr0g, you're right Smile  , the Sony Experia S has a ppi of 342.. 

I agree to a point though, once you pass the 300 ppi mark, improvements won't be noticeable, but too far below that and text doesn't look great.

 

Text looks more than smooth enough on my phone. Most 15" laptops are at most 1680x1050. So that's around 150. Mine is 17" and 1920x1080, so a bit less. Is the text ever jagged, no.

If the text on a S2 is jagged anywhere, it's the software, not the resolution.

This whole drive for higher density screens reminds me of the megapixel race. It aint the quantity, it's the quality.

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Bigger screens don't need a high ppi because you'll be looking at them from further away, like a 1080p 40in tv, the ppi on one of those will be much lower than most smartphones but you'll be sat at least 4 or 5 feet from it hence it'll look sharp, but have a look at one from about a foot away and you'll see the pixels. 

Software can't overcome the problems a low ppi brings, the HTC Sensation XL has a fantastic screen, very bright and punchy with good blacks and great viewing angles, but at 4.7in and with a resolution if 800 x 480 text appears jagged when zoomed out, the GS2 to a lesser extent as its screen is smaller, but you can still make out the pixels. 

As I say, once you cram enough ppi in at a given screen size then This isn't a problem, it seems all of this years high end smartphones will have enough ppi, catching up with Apple  Smile

 

 

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Bigger screens don't need a high ppi because you'll be looking at them from further away, like a 1080p 40in tv, the ppi on one of those will be much lower than most smartphones but you'll be sat at least 4 or 5 feet from it hence it'll look sharp, but have a look at one from about a foot away and you'll see the pixels. 

Software can't overcome the problems a low ppi brings, the HTC Sensation XL has a fantastic screen, very bright and punchy with good blacks and great viewing angles, but at 4.7in and with a resolution if 800 x 480 text appears jagged when zoomed out, the GS2 to a lesser extent as its screen is smaller, but you can still make out the pixels. 

As I say, once you cram enough ppi in at a given screen size then This isn't a problem, it seems all of this years high end smartphones will have enough ppi, catching up with Apple  Smile

 

 

 

I'm sat about 18" from a 24" screen with a ppi of less than 100. It isn't jagged at all, ever. It's software, not hardware, unless you have a focus ability of an inch and have it to your nose.

There is no need to "catch up". Other firms should concentrate on battery life and leave the pointless ppi race to Apple. But they won't.

Give me an 800x480 screen on a phone and higher battery life anyday. It's more than enough.

 

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fr0g, my iPhone has a 3.5in screen yet in portrait mode and zoomed out, I can read every word on the WHF home page, this is because of it's high ppi. Try that on your DhD, all words won't be legible. Ppi matters on smartphones. 

 

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fr0g, my iPhone has a 3.5in screen yet in portrait mode and zoomed out, I can read every word on the WHF home page, this is because of it's high ppi. Try that on your DhD, all words won't be legible. Ppi matters on smartphones. 

 

 

If I zoom to the entire page I can't read a single word. Not because of ppi, but because it's too small.

Anything over 200 is a waste imo. You must have "golden eyes"

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