Samsung Galaxy Book 2 (2018)

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  1. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Any news on this that you're allowed to share? The official 1903 release was three weeks ago, but it's not yet showing on my Book2. Did anyone else receive it?

    Completely unrelated, did you ever try to find out whether the keyboard hardware in principle supports being disabled when folded back? I imagine some kind of (magnetic?) proximity sensor would be needed to detect the angle, so if that's not present we're SOL.
     
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    Unrelated to 1903, I've been noticing that my Book2 is pretty slow to connect to a known Wifi network. As in 30 seconds between seeing the SSID and actually being connected to the internet. It spends a long time in the "connected, no internet" state. Is anybody else seeing this?
     
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    Sorry for the delay in responding as I missed this.

    For the GB2 it's not possible for exactly the reason you thought. The Samsung rep thought it was a good idea for the GB3...
     
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    Our lab Samsung machine is actually quick on connecting. We did see this on our WOS Lenovo after the 1809 update. Solution was to delete the wifi in device manager , reboot and then windows found it and re-installed the drivers.
     
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    Thanks for the response. So they truly forgot to include some kind of keyboard orientation sensor?! Good lord.. That's a huge drawback in daily use, I find myself tearing off the keyboard way more frequently than I want. Oh well, can't win them all I guess!
     
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    Yeah that's my biggest complaint too. I'm constantly taking the keyboard off to use it as a tablet and then leaving the keyboard behind. My customers find it hilarious when I come back to retrieve it :)
     
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    Turns out simply installing Edge from https://www.microsoftedgeinsider.com/en-us/ now allows you to install on WOA systems. At least it did for me just now, posting this from Edge Chromium on my ARM Galaxy Book2. It's the 32bit version, so now I'm wondering if this install will auto update to the 64bit version once that's built/supported for WOA.

    In other good news, Cisco AnyConnect is now also compatible with WOA devices. Just tested it, works fine. Setup is a little counterintuitive, you install the UWP app, and the app says "set this up in Windows settings". Once there, you need to select AnyConnect as the VPN provider. It's not pretty, but it works.
     
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    Any sign yet of 1903 for the Book2? Haven’t been able to check for a while, just curious if this is finally beginning to show up. By now the x86 guys have had it for over two months already.
     
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    I haven't been paying close attention due to more pressing work issues, but I'll ask our rep again and see if she has an update. If so I'll post back here.
     
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    Just saw this sorry, any hit to speed with Anyconnect? It's been bullet proof as far as reliability ,but performance seems to suffer a bit (at least in X86 devices)
     
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