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Old 11-29-2012, 04:36 PM   #1
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My samsung/android experience

Let me start by saying if you are an apple fan like me you might want to reconsider trying something else. My wife uses my ipad for games so I decided to get something for me to take out of town. I wanted to try something else so I got a samsung galaxy 2 10 inch tablet. To start with, when I type in the website I want to go to it gives me the mobile site in some cases. Samsung says there is no work around for this but maybe someone knows better than the guy I talked to. I have my credit card and car lease with Chase. I was able to pay my card balance online but not my lease. No problem paying it with the ipad. I have two retirement accounts at Scottrade and could not do things I wanted to do. Tapping on the spot that shows dividend yield comparisons got me nowhere until it opened a page that had nothing to do with what I wanted. I could go on with the other flaws I've found but you get the idea. If this is a samsung issue than the galaxy is quite inferior to the ipad. If this is an android issue than I would say the android operating system is inferior to the apple ios operating system. I guess there is a reason why apple products cost more. They are way better. Wish I'd have gotten the ipad mini but when I saw the galaxy 10 inch tablet for a lower price than the smaller ipad it seemed like a good deal. Maybe not so much now. Hope this helps someone considering buying a tablet.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:28 PM   #2
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My guess is it's the operating system.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:46 PM   #3
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My guess is it's the operating system.
You are probably right. It's still a useable tablet but the android system apparently has some bugs. I heard good things about the galaxy which is why I tried it. Maybe people who never tried apple aren't aware of androids shortcomings.
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You are not helping.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:06 PM   #7
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I have been able to correct a couple of issues. I tried using a search engine for the chase and discover sites and tapped on the links. This took me to the full site instead of the mobile site. I then bookmarked them and deleted the mobile sites. I was also having an issues with one website coming up in huge print and I couldn't make it smaller. I stumbled on a drop down menu that allowed me to set it to desktop view and it was normal. It's getting better now that I've found these work around's. I also like that the galaxy puts in some punctuation marks while typing. Maybe I was too critical too soon.
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I have been able to correct a couple of issues. I tried using a search engine for the chase and discover sites and tapped on the links. This took me to the full site instead of the mobile site. I then bookmarked them and deleted the mobile sites. I was also having an issues with one website coming up in huge print and I couldn't make it smaller. I stumbled on a drop down menu that allowed me to set it to desktop view and it was normal. It's getting better now that I've found these work around's. I also like that the galaxy puts in some punctuation marks while typing. Maybe I was too critical too soon.
it's probably like moving from PC to Mac or vice versa... it takes some time to learn to "think" in the new system... then it feels very natural.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:57 PM   #9
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it's probably like moving from PC to Mac or vice versa... it takes some time to learn to "think" in the new system... then it feels very natural.
Another new issue. Every time I go to TV Guide listings this thing freezes and I need to restart it. It reminds me of my experience with windows which is what got me to try a MacBook. I might still get an iPad mini and sell this on eBay.
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I have considered getting the samsung galaxy 3, or the note. I have always had apple. Apple computers, ipads, iphones, etc. Want to try something different. May have to really think this out, lol.
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