09-07-2012 02:20 PM - last edited on 17-07-2012 04:49 PM by Bart
Balsam, Thefineline and Lawstudent 18 are weighed down with kudos. Day after day they have proven themselves as our experts on Android, it's time we lay down the gauntlet and put them to the test.
The Prize: We've given them all a Samsung GALAXY SIII, designed for humans.
The Gauntlet: 10 days of challenges, suggest by us and you to put our experts to the test and prove they are really the experts! We're going to make them prove they are Android Experts in every aspect. Apps, installing updates, customisation, making changes, solving problems and using features no one else has.
It's day 1 for our experts. The challenge starts now.
Day 1 challenge:
It's time to prove they know how to search the Play Store, Install apps, and master Android's biggest hits.
Our Experts need to download Cut the Rope (Free or Paid) and provide a screenshot proving they have > 50 stars or 3 stars each on 5 levels in a row.
Challenge the Experts: Wait until one of our experts posts their result and be the first to post a picture with the same challenge and win $25 Vodafone credit.
Terms and conditions: Images need to be uploaded and visible in the Community, Vodafone Staff and their family aren't eligible to win. Judges decision is final.
Links to daily challenges:
Day 2: Day 2 Challenge: Post a single screenshot of at least two homescreens customised for you. You must include widgets, app shortcuts, folders and a new wallpaper. Feel free to include anything else.
Day 3: One of our experts will be producing a video using at least 5 different shots. Will it tell a funny story, show us around someone's desk or push the limits of common sense and show 5 different types of wheels? We'll have to wait and see.
Day 4: One of our experts will be showing off their expertise and making their phone work all by itself. With tools like Tasker, Automateit, Locale and more Android has the power to act on your behalf when the battery gets low, when you connect to the home wifi or even when you get to work. We'll push one of our experts to their limit in making their GALAXY S III play all by itself.
Day 5: To write a short simple tutorial on how to use a common function of Android. It could be resetting the phone, adding a contact ,updating all your apps at once, or anything else you can think of!
Day 6: Find a QR code anywhere that isn't on a screen (computer or tv) and find where it leads. It could be on a billboard, bus stop, a DVD or a box of cereal. Snap a photo of the code in it's native environment and then tell us where the code leads!
Day 7: Our experts are going to choose an Augmented Reality app and give it a spin. It could be Layar showing them information on the world around them, or a game with a rampaging zombie horde across their desk. We're looking for a screenshot, a video shot over your shoulder with another phone, anything you've got.
Day 8: Create an item in Minecraft pocket edition that represents us. Maybe the Vodafone logo, a SIM, a Samsung GALAXY S III, whatever takes your fancy. Create your model and post a picture of it here.
Day 9:Produce a song (30-60 seconds) using any available software on your Android phone.
Or - Tell us your fvaourite Android feature that isn't present in iOS, at the same time we need to know your favourite iOS feature that should make it's way into Android. After all, a real expert knows their strengths as well as their weaknesses.
09-07-2012 02:58 PM
I didn't know there was a free version of Cut the Rope, but having had a play, it's quite a good game. I don't think it will be as addictive as Angry Birds, particularly as the free version only gives me 18 stages, and Angry Birds is free
Anyway here is as far as I could go for free..
09-07-2012 03:19 PM - edited 09-07-2012 05:16 PM
...and just to show the 50+ stars...
Also because it's so easy to take screenshots with the S3... just put your hand on the screen (a bit like you were doing a karate chop) and then swipe across.. *click* and you have your screenshot. It took a couple of practices but after that it's simple.
The 4.8" screen also makes it great for games and makes me wonder how the people with a 3.5" iThing could ever play games like this on their phones???
09-07-2012 07:04 PM
3 stars on 6 levels on my HTC Sensation XE
Any chance for us to also win a Galaxy SIII?
09-07-2012 07:10 PM
Not too sure how to upload an image to the forum, tried using insert image button but didn't seem to work - the link to my screenshot is here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qnoj0bbv5wswa8v/Screensh
09-07-2012 08:08 PM
Had more on my S2 but this is what I managed today
Loving this S3 too
09-07-2012 08:46 PM
Hi, Iv'e just a bought a vodaphone nokia 850mhz band from dicksmith, but I didnt know I'll be getting an 850 mhz phone.
Im going overseas, to the middle east and asia, and Im afraid the phone wont work there with the 850mhz(once i unlock it).
Does this phone only cover the 850mhz or does it cover 900mhz and 1800mhz as well?
Please reply as soon as possible
09-07-2012 08:56 PM
09-07-2012 09:08 PM
Agree with thefineline... more info required to answer the question, and also that phones which operate in the 850mhz band are generally multi band.
The other important question is "Where exactly are you travelling?" The middle east and Asia covers a large part of the world and many different countries.