Tag Archive: Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Nexus gets root access ahead of its release


There’s still no official release date for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Rumors point to a release later this month, though, and many of you will want your fair share of root access. Luckily, there’s already a way to do this.

MoDaCo ‘s Paul O’Brien has put together “Superboot,” which is a computer program that installs a custom boot image onto your device (or device-to-be). Superboot makes rooting the Samsung Galaxy Nexus as  [Read More…]

Cellcom of Wisconsin updates its Samsung Galaxy S Showcase to Gingerbread

Samsung Galaxy S Showcase

Rocking a Samsung Galaxy S Showcase on Cellcom of Wisconsin? (We know you’re out there.) You’ve got a Gingerbread update waiting for you. The Android 2.3.5 changelog reads as follows:

Improved Battery Life: This update more efficiently manages the way your device uses resources while you enjoy your favorite apps, increasing battery life. Downloads Management: A new downloads application provides easy access to view, re-open, delete, and manage files downloaded  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Nexus pushed back until after Black Friday?


As if we’ve not been waiting long enough for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, things seem to be getting a bit more frustrating. After all the hype and speculation we’ve been hearing, the device was finally announced last month. Now that we’ve seen a bit of what the first Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone will be, the next step (and the hardest) is to wait for it to be released.

Well, guys, it  [Read More…]

Breaksclusive: Samsung Galaxy Nexus render with a 4G symbol found lurking on Samsung’s site

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Hey, guess what. If you’ve been trolling around the Android Central Forums for the past day or so — hey, it’s Halloween weekend, but it’s still the place to be — you no doubt know by now that there’s been a Samsung SCH-i515 — you know that as the Verizon version of the Galaxy Nexus — lurking in some source code on Sammy’s site. You’ll also realize that it’s really  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket brings 4G LTE speeds to AT&T

Samsung Skyrocket

Living up to their promise to deliver a 4G LTE handset this year, AT&T announced the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket today. The device will arrive in AT&T company-owned retail stores and online November 6 for $ 249.99 with a two-year commitment.

Just last month AT&T started selling their version of the Galaxy S II, and the new Skyrocket is very similar with a few improvements. In addition to support for  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note hands-on [updated with video]

Samsung Galaxy Note

Is it a phone? Is it a tablet? As smartphones move to sizes of 4.5 inches and beyond, it’s a question we’ve found ourselves asking more and more. The Samsung Galaxy Note is a new “flagship” product which straddles the line between both categories of device. Technically it’s a phone, and you can make calls on it, but the large 5.3-inch 1280×800 display means it’s not a million miles away from  [Read More…]

AT&T gets its first LTE smartphones — the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid

HTC Vivid

Samsung and AT&T this morning announced the carrier’s first LTE smartphones — the Android 2.3.5-powered Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid.

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket In addition to sporting Gingerbread (and we’d fully expect it to get an update to Ice Cream Sandwich next year), the Skyrocket has a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display at 480×800 reolution, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, an 8MP  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Nexus hands-on [updated with video]

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Much hay has been made about the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the device which just a few weeks ago we were calling the Nexus Prime. If you’re new around these parts, this is the big new Android phone for 2011 and at least most of 2012, thanks to it being the first with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and few Android smartphones have had such an insane level of hype to live  [Read More…]

Verizon’s original Samsung Galaxy Tab set to finally receive Gingerbread

Galaxy Tab

Verizon has announced that the Gingerbread update is coming soon for the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The original Tab is often forgotten with the onslaught of tablets that have been released afterwards, but it remains a favorite among many Android fans. This news is great for Tab owners on Verizon who have been wondering if they would ever see another software update for the device.

The update is to Android 2.3.5 and will  [Read More…]

Samsung Italy confirms devices to get Ice Cream Sandwich


With Google’s release of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, everyone is wondering when this update will be coming to current devices. Manufacturers are currently seeing which smartphones can get this treatment, and Samsung Italy has just given us a list of confirmed devices to get the ICS update.

The list is not huge, and only the newest phones and tablets will be getting Android’s latest version. Aside from the Galaxy Nexus,  [Read More…]