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Re: Genealogy on Android smartphone
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 03 November 11 22:36 GMT (UK) »
This pdf document Gives instructions on how to upgrade to version 2.1, but if Kies says your phone is unsupported, then perhaps get in touch with Samsung technical support.
According to this page there is an updated version of Kies, released 29/09/2011. Perhaps give that a go and see what happens.
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Re: Genealogy on Android smartphone
« Reply #19 on: Friday 04 November 11 10:04 GMT (UK) »
The problem I had with my HTC Desire was that upgrading always takes up more memory temporarily, because the phone has to store both the old and the new versions of Android at the same time.   My phone is always so full of apps (that I rarely use !) that I invariably have to dump a few to enable the new version to be loaded.  Last week I even had to upgrade the internal SD card because it was nearly full - I thought 4GB would be plenty for a smart phone  ::)  :)
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Re: Genealogy on Android smartphone
« Reply #20 on: Friday 04 November 11 20:59 GMT (UK) »
Will a higher capacity SD card fit?
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Re: Genealogy on Android smartphone
« Reply #21 on: Friday 04 November 11 21:16 GMT (UK) »
Will a higher capacity SD card fit?

I have a 16Gb card in mine and I have seen 32 Gb cards advertised as compatible
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Re: Genealogy on Android smartphone
« Reply #22 on: Friday 04 November 11 21:21 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for info. What is the phone? Mine is HTC Desire.
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Re: Genealogy on Android smartphone
« Reply #23 on: Friday 04 November 11 21:31 GMT (UK) »
Original HTC Desire (not the HD one that came out afterwards)
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Re: Genealogy on Android smartphone
« Reply #24 on: Saturday 05 November 11 10:19 GMT (UK) »
Mine is the original HTC Desire too, and I can confirm that after transferring the contents of the 4GB card to the 16GB card, it works just fine, and doesn't object now when I want to take a photo  :)

Incidentally, the cheapest 16GB micro-SD card I've found in the UK is from Amazon at £12.72 + £2.75 P & P (which is where I got mine).
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Re: Genealogy on Android smartphone
« Reply #25 on: Saturday 05 November 11 15:11 GMT (UK) »
Try Moby Memory, card is slightly dearer at £12.89 but free post & packing.

http://www.mobymemory.com/
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Re: Genealogy on Android smartphone
« Reply #26 on: Sunday 06 November 11 09:43 GMT (UK) »
I've just discovered another useful 'app' for Android phones for people doing genealogical reasearch.  This free app is 'Google Cloud Print', and it enables an Android smart phone to print to a printer connected to your home PC, and the Android phone does not have to have wi-fi access. 

What is required at the PC end is that the PC must be switched on (of course), and must be running the Google Chrome browser, and you must be registered as a Google user (that's free).

The phone sends the image for printing via 3G to Google's cloud server, and from there it is sent via the internet to your PC, and then automatically to the default printer attached to your PC.

Google Cloud Print can also be used to print documents on other people's printers from a PC.   Printers are now appearing on the market that are 'cloud ready', which means that they don't need to be connected to a PC to print from Google Cloud.

Another useful Android app is Dropbox, which we've mentioned before, so I won't elaborate.

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