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Old 09-24-2012, 10:35 PM
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About to ditch an iPhone - will Android Samsung Galaxy S 3 work with iDrive Office?

ie. will I get phonebook syncing, blutooth calling and on top of that emails, sms's etc with the Galaxy S III which I am about to buy?
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:19 AM
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As of the latest sw update of my F11 with combox, my S2 will only sync media.
Before the sw update I had phone and music and contacts.
Sms , email and internet functionality never worked.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:41 AM
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Man... I wish I could get at least phone and contacts. I'd be shocked if Android was behind the silly iOS in anything. That is the primary reason I am done with iPhone - controlled and skimpy functions in iOS compared to Android (and small screen size of i5).
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:36 AM
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Yep, it works. My old Evo3D worked as well.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:41 AM
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Emails too?
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:45 AM
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On my HTC inspire, phonebook syncing and BT calling, BT music all work.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:30 AM
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I checked with BMWNL today.
The galaxy s2 with the 4.03 and my F11 combox and latest phone software 4.0.3 should have phone and contacts.
For now I have got music playback (little functionallity) and phone, no contacts.
Before the latest update I had contacts as well.
Actually I got a dedicated 6230i in the cradle of the car and use that as carphone, works nice, no hassle.
But well these systems still suck for not delivering what you might expect.
Tethering does not work either and the onboard internet facilities of the car itself are completely redundant compared to my galaxy.

Hmm, I like the car though, all these gimmicks are still only that.
Gimmicks.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:55 PM
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I just paired my Galaxy S3 and got phone, contacts and SMS messages (whoa, that's new for me and it reads them out loud too, the problem is... SMS is a BS technology of the XX-century which I do not use)....

Unfortunately no email. Maybe it's just a setting? Anyone?
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:41 PM
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I just paired my Galaxy S3 and got phone, contacts and SMS messages (whoa, that's new for me and it reads them out loud too, the problem is... SMS is a BS technology of the XX-century which I do not use)....

Unfortunately no email. Maybe it's just a setting? Anyone?
Are you using Gmail app? Gmail app won't work with the car. You need to use the separate e-mail application.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:27 PM
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Are you using Gmail app? Gmail app won't work with the car. You need to use the separate e-mail application.
This is correct. GMail app will not show emails on the iDrive, but with the built-in stock (horrible) email app, it shows up on my iDrive. I'm using an S3 running Jelly Bean.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:36 PM
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This is correct. GMail app will not show emails on the iDrive, but with the built-in stock (horrible) email app, it shows up on my iDrive. I'm using an S3 running Jelly Bean.
Auto - Are you running JB with touchwiz or wer you able to rid of it and use stock Jelly bean?
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:45 PM
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Auto - Are you running JB with touchwiz or wer you able to rid of it and use stock Jelly bean?
The rom I'm running right now (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1766684) is stock JB (no TouchWiz crap). There are roms out there that are JB, but with a Touchwiz overlay (if you want it)
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:06 PM
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First - I didn't confuse someone with you - you did that - the term OP means other poster. In this case Chuck92116
Damn, all my life I had though OP = Original Poster (ie. thread starter)? WT...? LOL

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This is correct. GMail app will not show emails on the iDrive, but with the built-in stock (horrible) email app, it shows up on my iDrive. I'm using an S3 running Jelly Bean.
Is it possible that since I have both apps hooked up to my gmail (both the native app and gmail app) the OS gets confused and will not send emails to Bluetooth?
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:09 PM
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Damn, all my life I had though OP = Original Poster (ie. thread starter)? WT...? LOL



Is it possible that since I have both apps hooked up to my gmail (both the native app and gmail app) the OS gets confused and will not send emails to Bluetooth?
Well i did say you were confused... haha but maybe its me.. OP Original... hmmm
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:38 PM
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Damn, all my life I had though OP = Original Poster (ie. thread starter)? WT...? LOL



Is it possible that since I have both apps hooked up to my gmail (both the native app and gmail app) the OS gets confused and will not send emails to Bluetooth?
I'll try this and report back. Gimme a day or so
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:07 PM
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auto, do you have contact photos as well? thanks

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Old 09-25-2012, 11:03 PM
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the problem is... SMS is a BS technology of the XX-century which I do not use)....
In comparison to...? what do you use?
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I am able to sync my email if I use the native email app. It doesn't work for the gmail app.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:08 PM
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I am actually using both, Gmail and the native app (each has benefits, I find the native app does not sync as quickly...). Should I enable something else in the native app or just ditch the gmail app to get it to work?
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:09 AM
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whatsapp, LINE, or similar ways
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:55 AM
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whatsapp, LINE, or similar ways
That is instant messaging, not SMS. Completely different.
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:59 PM
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So we're you able to get the S3 to work completely?
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:04 PM
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No, still no email... HELP!!

I get phone, contacts and SMS. Dying to see email on there.
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:25 AM
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No, still no email... HELP!!

I get phone, contacts and SMS. Dying to see email on there.
Relax, I had the in car connetivity for a while.
Got all my emails in by BMW, in first in frst showed order.
What a laugh, no use at all, as is having e mail on your screen in the right order.
You will not use it quite a lot, while there is no interaction.
So stop the car and stick to the usability of you Galaxy.
Calm down, I hope this helps....
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:34 AM
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How did you get SMS to work?
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