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    Dropbox access through school proxy

    Quick survey please
    Do you have an android phone/tablet - will it upload to dropbox through schools wifi/proxy?

    (If you have a 'droid then negative answers just as useful as positive ones - if your an Apple FanBois - push off )

    What make/model/os version is it please?

    regards

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    (Looking to purchase some phones and use them as smart cameras in one of my schools)

    PS if you know of another cloud storage solution that works when Dropbox doesn't - let me know about that as well please

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    If it does not work I think that Syydrive has one https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...kydrivebrowser

    You might get tighter integration from Google Apps Drive though as it is from the same provider.

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    OK - lets try another tact - anyone got a PAYG Android with a proxy setting available in the wifi settings?

    (as at least I know it stands a chance of working as opposed to none )

    Si

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    Other suggestion, transparent proxy at the schools. It sounds a lot like problem easier solved by rationalising the network rather than screaming into the wind (android core devs).

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    Mine works though the proxy.

    Samsung galaxy s2 ice cream sandwich

    In the wifi settings. You can enter the proxy address abd port. (Under advance)

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    Mine works though the proxy. Samsung galaxy s2 ice cream sandwich
    Yes I've got that one.

    I'm looking for PAYG models that will work through a proxy to use as smart cameras

    The cheapest ICS Phone AFAICT is the Desire C which carphone warehouse are doing for £110 but I'm trying to see if I can get a £70 model that runs gingerbread with a proxy setting facility (my experience in the past was that some 2.3 models did have it and some didn't)

    If anyone knows of a sub £100 model that has a CyanogenMod with proxy setting then that would do as well

    Other suggestion, transparent proxy at the schools. It sounds a lot like problem easier solved by rationalising the network rather than screaming into the wind (android core devs).
    For years (OK 2 then) I thought of maybe doing that when it seemed that Mr Google couldn't spull poxy but its a real sledgehammer for the few nuts involved (And then Mr Google finally got around to doing it with ICS)

    Simon

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    Orange San Francisco with Cyanogen 7. Proxy settings on Wifi on Gingerbread. ICS possible at glacial speeds too.

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    @Geoff AFAIK its not available in shops (at least not Chorley ) anymore

    It was the one I was going to get last year when I first muted the idea to my schools

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    Then your best bet is probably one of the HTC Desire or Wildfire variants?

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    I've got permission to bet once e.g buy one for testing and if works buy 4 more

    Problem will be if 1st one doesn't work - it'll be useless (and my tech rep down in the mud )

    I'm pretty much certain that a £110 Desire C will work (as it has ICS) but I know that Gingerbread proxy support was patchy and varied from model to model.

    I like to save my schools money wherever possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    I've got permission to bet once e.g buy one for testing and if works buy 4 more

    Problem will be if 1st one doesn't work - it'll be useless (and my tech rep down in the mud )

    I'm pretty much certain that a £110 Desire C will work (as it has ICS) but I know that Gingerbread proxy support was patchy and varied from model to model.

    I like to save my schools money wherever possible.

    Si
    Don't think it had proxy support unless you rooted and installed an tranparrent proxy app. (I did when I had the DHD)

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    No problems here with the S3, when entering the wireless key you can go to show advanced options enter proxy settings and off you go.

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    I know its not what you are after directly but if you are just using it as a camera anyway:
    Nokia Lumia 710 from £99.95 on Pay as you go | The Carphone Warehouse

    These support proxys and proxy auth over wireless and can automaticly push photos to a skydrive camera roll, share to facebok, skydrive, twitter and there is a drop box app.

    Not as customisable but you can probably pick them up quite cheaply, if not now in a short while when W8 comes out and they are left behind. They have 802.11n and GPS too so you're pretty sorted for connectivity. They have 5MP cameras and decent CPUs for the cost too. Somewhere may be able to furnish you with the HTC Motzart cheaper which still has 8GB but more RAM and an 8MP camera along with a real flash.

    http://www.phones4u.co.uk/shop/shop_...C_HTC%20Mozart
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    The £89.97 Huawei G300 might be another option?

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