Tag Archive: Samsung


Google starting to push Ice Cream Sandwich for Samsung Nexus S

Samsung Nexus S

We’ve had unofficial builds of Ice Cream Sandwich on the Samsung Nexus S for a number of weeks now. But today Google announced that the GSM version of the Nexus S will see its Android 4.0 update push out over the next month, starting today. Not a bad turnaround. Now let’s see some carrier-branded phones get some love, shall we?

Source: @GoogleNexus

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 headed to Cricket Wireless Dec. 16

Tab 10.1

Cricket plans to release their first tablet package tomorrow (Dec. 16), consisting of the 16GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and a Crosswave Mobile Hotspot (with one months service) for $ 595.  The Galaxy Tab has a retail of $ 499, and the hotspot rings up at $ 149.99, so in reality this isn’t a bad deal if you’re looking for cheap monthly mobile broadband access and a shiny new tablet to go  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Nexus first impressions – 24 hours later [VIDEO]

No, I won’t go on about how the Verizon Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE took seemingly forever to arrive. I won’t talk about how poorly the launch was handled or how I should have been writing this post weeks ago. In the end, all that matters is that the Verizon Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE is here. It’s in my hands and not on my screen  [Read More…]

Samsung: 25 million phones with Carrier IQ; other devices have ‘dormant’ code

Samsung Mobile

Samsung Mobile, in its response to U.S. Sen. Al Franken over the Carrier IQ saga, says that it’s sold some 25 million cell phones preloaded with Carrier IQ software, which it’s been using since 2007. Many of these phones are non-Android feature phones, and Samsung repeats the response we’ve already heard from HTC in that it’s not a customer of Carrier IQ, therefore it doesn’t see the data collected.

Interestingly, Samsung also  [Read More…]

American Airlines adding Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to select flights

Samsung Galaxy Tab

American Airlines has announced that it has begun rolling out the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to select flights in place of current media devices available in the first-class section. These tablets will come preloaded with more than 70 movies, 30 of which will be new releases and three exclusives from Paramount, all in addition to some TV shows and other media. The Galaxy Tab’s will offer a special touchscreen interface which is aimed  [Read More…]

Available from Verizon Dec. 15 … The Samsung Galaxy Nexus!!!

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Finally, just shy of two months since the phone was first announced by Google and Samsung and after who knows how many unofficial release dates, the Galaxy Nexus has a launch date for Verizon. And that date is … drum roll, please …

Dec. 15. And the price: $ 299 on contract. Mobile hotspot access will cost an extra $ 20 a month and will serve up to  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S II (I-9100) Ice Cream Sandwich ROM leaks out

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Whatdaya get when you slap TouchWiz on top of Ice Cream Sandwich on an original Samsung Galaxy S II? Something that looks very much like TouchWiz on top of Ice Cream Sandwich on an Original Galaxy S II. The enterprising folks at SamMobile managed to score themslves an early Android 4.0 ICS build for the I-9100 (that’s the original international version of the GSII). And just like with thie jump from Froyo to  [Read More…]

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II getting fixes for caller ID, battery life, Wifi calling

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II

T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S II is getting an update today to Android 2.3.5, software version T989VUVKL1. You’re getting a trio of “enhancements” (read: bugfixes) with this update, including caller ID, battery and Wifi calling. T-Mobile notes that the update’s not mandatory, but we can’t think of why you wouldn’t want a better phone.

You can get the update over the air, or use the Kies Mini desktop  [Read More…]

Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich? Thou shall not pass! Samsung shows off Touchwiz 4.0

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Samsung is hard at work figuring out ways to bring Touchwiz, their custom Android UI overlay, to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. They appear to be pretty far down the road already, and have released a 4 minute video demonstrating a Touchwiz-zed version of Android 4.0.1 running on a Galaxy S II device.

Though we certainly didn’t expect them to do so, we certainly hoped that Android 4.0 would be  [Read More…]

CyanogenMod team dropping support for Samsung Vibrant because of 911 issues

Samsung Vibrant

The Samsung Vibrant (the first of the original Galaxy S devices to hit the U.S.) is no longer supported by CyanogenMod.  According to developer Abhisek Devkota, issues with the way the radio interface layer interacts with the audio layer leads to a loss of the ability to dial 911, and this issue can not be solved without source code from Samsung.  In his own words:

We are no longer supporting the Vibrant  [Read More…]