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Old 11-07-2009, 10:04 AM
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Sammsung (Italy) release major firmware update for Onmia HD (i8910 HD)

Samsung Italy have released a fairly major (I8910XXIG2) firmware update for the i8910 HD (Omnia HD as it's branded in Italy). The biggest change is to re-enable AAC (8bit 16KHz. mono) as the media codec for HD video recording. A video example, taken on the new firmware, is posted below.

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Old 11-07-2009, 01:08 PM
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Unless they´ve fixed the browser crashing, getting slower and slower until finally(after about a week) requiring a hard reset to get it back to decent speed. And hundreds of other things that are bugged or just plain stupid(why can´t the phone show the alphanummerical keyboard in portrait and then automatically switch to landscape qwerty when I tilt the phone over?
This phone has the best hardware in the world coupled with some of the worst software.

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Old 11-07-2009, 01:10 PM
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Well, there goes the last reason to choose Nokia over Samsung. Samsung DOES listen to feedback afterall, fixes the problems and fixes them relatively quickly!

I wish there were more attention to this phone. It's always about the 5800 and the N97, but the i8910 is just so much better in so many respects! The screen of course, the camera, the incredibly fast hardware inside. The fact you can play unconverted xvids out of the box. The fastest GPS I ever saw. The great capacative touchscreen with haptic feedback. The great audio quality. And so on!!

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Old 11-07-2009, 01:43 PM
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@ tenkom, they fixed the browser, it is now much smoother and faster, no crashing, they've fixed the annoying duplicating of files in the gallery, made the qwerty keyboard and widgets much more responsive.

no idea about the slowing part, I've had mine for a month now, and It's chock full of videos/photos/emails/texts/music and it's still as fast as when I bought it.

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And hundreds of other things that are bugged or just plain stupid(why can´t the phone show the alphanummerical keyboard in portrait and then automatically switch to landscape qwerty when I tilt the phone over?
that's just symbian 5th edition, not samsung, the n97 and the 5800 do the same thing as well.

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Another video with the new firmware. This time with music playing...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWvt1x001KM
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Old 11-07-2009, 05:09 PM
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Why does it say in the article that its only really available in the UK on Orange when it has been on sale SIM free from Play since late June?

Have they launched the update service for it in the UK, even if their is no actual updates, or is it still up in the air?

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Old 11-07-2009, 06:35 PM
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Well that's annoying. I checked with the orange website and saw no mention of wifi on the i8910....
I might have considered upgrading to it if I had known this.

Oh well, in three months my contract expires and I'll see what's available then

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Old 11-07-2009, 06:35 PM
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Looks like i'll be switching back to Orange in september as my upgrade preferences are 1) i8910, 2) TG01 (god, that thing is HUGE!). There's just nothing else that's 'doing it' for me. Good to see Samsung throwing up firmwares.

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Old 11-07-2009, 07:51 PM
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Wish I could find one of these "numerous sites" that will actually let me download the italian firmware

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@richardyates: you might check http://samsungi8910omnia.com/forum/index.php ...

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Old 11-07-2009, 08:34 PM
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What DOES surprise me here is the way Samsung have got very little stick.. They released a phone that didn't synch it's audio to its own video! What a bunch of clowns! On it's own device's main selling point! )

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I'm waiting for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Rachel. An android device with huge high res screen. The device will be much smaller than the TG01...

This will be the king of the hill.

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Old 11-07-2009, 09:43 PM
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johnnyN, the omniaHD never had audio syncing problems, it was the player on your pc that did it..

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Old 11-07-2009, 09:44 PM
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@JohnnyN:

The i8910 DOES have wifi and there were NO audio synching issues. It seems to me that the clown is, in fact, you.

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Old 11-07-2009, 10:37 PM
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Ah right, I see. Apologies. I was misinformed. But the audio quality was terrible in it's original release. My point really was that the Nokia haters were so quick to denounce any slight flaw in their devices but were silent when this was released. I'd say that this was a case of "ball dropped by Samsung" but I suppose you may not want to admit that : o )
 

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