Samsung Galaxy Book 2 (2018)

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  1. desertlap

    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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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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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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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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    I haven’t used it enough to notice any performance issues. I’m just glad it’s here!
     
  9. Steven Bickle

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    Hi JoeS and everyone. I'm new here but this is the only place I can find on line that is discussing the Galaxy Book2 which I now own. I don't know if I'm misunderstanding but when I fold my keyboard back it switches the keyboard off (as in the mouse and keys do not operate). I have also been hanging out for the 1903 update of Windows. I have tried getting info from Samsung tech support but haven't heard anything back.

    Generally I have enjoyed the Galaxy Book2 especially of course for it's battery life. The screen is also excellent in the sun. I have the Surface Pro 2017 with LTE but I was finding that it would struggle through a work day without a charge. The Galaxy Book2 is absolutely fast enough for my usage and I also make use of a lot of apps that are compiled for ARM such as Drawboard and Xodo for PDF, Microsoft OneNote, To Do, Mail, Calendar. I also have installed the Beta version of Firefox which according to the Basemark Web 3.0 browser benchmark is significantly faster than Edge. I do use Edge mainly though. Also I use Office 365 (Excel in particular) and this is fast enough for me and feels equally as good as my old Surface Pro.
     
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    That's great, I wonder if you have different firmware or hardware. Fingers crossed that a firmware update fixes this for my model as well.
     
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