Showing posts with label Smartphone. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Smartphone. Show all posts

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Samsung Jet - Not smarter than a smart phone!

Marketed as smarter than a smart phone, the Samung Jet has to be one of Samsung's biggest flops of all time.

The hardware in this nice looking handset is excellent but it is crippled by the extremely poor operating system and support from Samsung.

  • There are no additional widgets / applications to download
  • Official firmware support is non existent
  • The Exchange sync software doesn't work with gmail
  • No text smiley's
  • Can't copy/paste text
  • GPS drains the battery
  • Java support is poor
  • Motion gate is useless
  • USB data connection charges the battery and can't be disabled
  • Memo's limited to 100 characters
  • The phone is buggy

And more....

There are also many unhappy Jet owners, http://forumuk.samsungmobile.com/ForumThreads.aspx?ForumID=136

Me included, hence the Nokia ads throughout this blog.

What has this got to do with Linux?

Well some good people are currently working on porting Google Android to this cool looking phone which will definitely make it one seriously smart phone!

http://code.google.com/p/jetdroid/

At least the Jet can take decent photos.

Beware of the Troll, he lerks on many forums. Hang on, that's the same guy who sold me the Jet!