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  • Sharzam 27 Oct 2012 18:49:35 2,882 posts
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    Dont know about the SG3 but have tried pads with numerous other android devices running ICS. The pad just 'works' as long as the game supports them it just auto maps the controls.

    I cant imagine samsung being any different.

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  • kdsh7 27 Oct 2012 20:09:29 1,173 posts
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    Just tried GTA3 (79p on Google Play atm) with the ps3 pad on usb. Controlled perfectly and it even removed all the on screen controls too
  • crashVoodoo 28 Oct 2012 16:44:49 3,909 posts
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    Sharzam wrote:
    Dont know about the SG3 but have tried pads with numerous other android devices running ICS. The pad just 'works' as long as the game supports them it just auto maps the controls.

    I cant imagine samsung being any different.
    have you tried a non official ps3 pad ?
    found a compatible wired ps3 pad on ebay for 6 but don't want to waste money if it isn't going to work.

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  • Mr-Brett 28 Oct 2012 16:55:24 12,799 posts
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    Out of interest what are people using to connect a PS3 controller? The S3 has a micro usb and the controller has a mini usb right? I can't see any cables that do that online, so are you using an adapter?

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  • mrpon 28 Oct 2012 17:06:16 28,926 posts
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    Pfft, first place I looked.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • crashVoodoo 28 Oct 2012 17:15:38 3,909 posts
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    Mr-Brett wrote:
    Out of interest what are people using to connect a PS3 controller? The S3 has a micro usb and the controller has a mini usb right? I can't see any cables that do that online, so are you using an adapter?
    you need an OTG 'On The Go' host-mode cable to allow connecting full sized usb devices to your phone

    plenty on ebay

    Edited by crashVoodoo at 17:17:56 28-10-2012

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  • crashVoodoo 28 Oct 2012 17:18:35 3,909 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    Pfft, first place I looked.
    that won't work

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  • mrpon 28 Oct 2012 17:38:17 28,926 posts
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    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • mrpon 28 Oct 2012 17:38:33 28,926 posts
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    Balls

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • kdsh7 28 Oct 2012 18:37:46 1,173 posts
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    @Mr-Brett bought mine off Amazon for 1.50 (delivery included!). Do a search for OTG (on the go). It's made such a difference to the way I use my phone; read movies off my usb stick, play games with the PS3 pad, and use my mouse to play lemmings/XCOM on Dosbox Turbo.
  • Mr-Brett 28 Oct 2012 20:55:48 12,799 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    Pfft, first place I looked.
    Heh, I kinda expected someone to find one straight away, it's always the way :)

    Cheers crash and kdsh7, I'll get one of those. I'm not super keen on the idea of plugging loads of things into my phone but sounds handy and is pretty cheap

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  • Triggerhappytel 30 Oct 2012 00:28:31 2,695 posts
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    So I just got one of these tonight. Liking it so far, upgraded from an HTC Desire, although I preferred the look and interface of that. Anything I should know or do in the first instance before I'm fully up and running?
  • crashVoodoo 30 Oct 2012 06:41:26 3,909 posts
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    Triggerhappytel wrote:
    So I just got one of these tonight. Liking it so far, upgraded from an HTC Desire, although I preferred the look and interface of that. Anything I should know or do in the first instance before I'm fully up and running?
    Sign up or log into dropbox to get your 50gb storage allowance bump.

    Install nova.

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  • cheeky_prawnking 30 Oct 2012 15:55:41 4,584 posts
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    Looks likely I shall be allowed to update to jelly bean tonight. Any performance issues using it?
  • Deckard1 30 Oct 2012 15:57:14 28,024 posts
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    Nah mines silky smooth since the update.
  • cheeky_prawnking 30 Oct 2012 16:13:13 4,584 posts
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    Cheers good to know
  • bef 30 Oct 2012 16:31:18 1,629 posts
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    I took the jump and ditched my iPhone 3gs for this one. Like Android so far although the interface is a bit cluttered compared to iOs. But that's a matter of adjusting. One super annoying bug though: at least ten times per day or sometimes even more often, I get an error message that reads: the process com.google. m.apps has stopped' and everything freezes for a second or three.

    Supposedly a sync bug with Google calendar... Any tips?
  • CosmicFuzz 30 Oct 2012 17:59:10 24,373 posts
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    Just made the jump myself from iPhone 4 to this. Should arrive tomorrow. Very excited!

    Will be scouring this thread and the android one to see what the good apps are.

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  • Deckard1 31 Oct 2012 20:35:34 28,024 posts
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    Is it just me or is Google now pretty shit? I've had it for days now and all its done is shown me the weather and a shit pub next to my house.
  • Triggerhappytel 31 Oct 2012 21:26:57 2,695 posts
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    You didn't buy the "Weather and shit pub near your current location" widget though, did you?
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    Supposedly it "learns" you but mines doesn;t do much apart from show me all the kebab shops near me.

    It's also made just searching from the google bar quite slow given it takes about 3 seconds for it to do anything after you click search.
  • Anthony_UK 31 Oct 2012 23:20:38 2,499 posts
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    If you enter your home address in the settings, it gives you traffic details and estimated time it'll take to get home based on your location.

    But yeah, other than that it's just showing the weather and a shit random pub I've never been to.
  • mrcrumley 5 Nov 2012 08:45:24 376 posts
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    My wifi and Bluetooth on my Sgs2 have stopped working, won't switch on. anyone experienced similar problems? Thanks.
  • Zackv4861 5 Nov 2012 17:02:45 1,086 posts
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    My S3 is sluggish as hell sonce the update
  • Kay 5 Nov 2012 17:09:23 17,894 posts
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    Really? Mine's even smoother than it was before, which is saying something.
  • CosmicFuzz 5 Nov 2012 21:35:27 24,373 posts
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    Is just like to say I've got my galaxy s3 and it's amazing :) it's so thin! And the screen is huge. I'm typing this on it using the finger dragging method and it's crazy accurate!

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  • CosmicFuzz 5 Nov 2012 21:35:43 24,373 posts
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    Everyone knows Jack Thompson - but how did he become the game-blaming activist he is today? Read Part One of my new mini-series!

  • Triggerhappytel 5 Nov 2012 21:53:12 2,695 posts
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    Shame it doesn't prevent double posts though, eh ;)

    I really dislike the standard keyboard. I'm currently using Smart Key and it's great; I'll buy it when the free trial ends.
  • Dougs 5 Nov 2012 22:01:35 67,779 posts
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    SwiftKey was like a revelation to me. As was Handcent.
  • cheeky_prawnking 5 Nov 2012 22:03:47 4,584 posts
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    I like swift key as well. Don't mind the standard keyboard just it's predictions can be off. The become tgeur constantly.
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