Tag Archive: Samsung


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

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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…]

Samsung Stratosphere Review

Samsung Stratosphere

We live in a world of large displays and touchscreen keyboards. As phones continue to evolve, it seems as though physical keyboards and smaller screens are fading out. Not everyone is enthralled by this notion, however. There are many who still prefer to text or write an email with physical keys. Why should those users be left out of cutting edge technology such as 4G LTE? Enter the Samsung Stratosphere. It boasts  [Read More…]

CyanogenMod drops support for Samsung Vibrant because of 911 routing issue

Samsung Vibrant owners who love CyanogenMod will not see any new ROM’s, at least for the foreseeable future, from Team Douche. CM Forum Moderator ciwrl announced yesterday that development for the Samsung Vibrant has ceased due to an issue with dialing 911 Emergency services. The statement posted on the CM Vibrant forum reads

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

Motorola and Samsung catch a break in fight against Apple

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Tis the season to be jolly. Things are finally looking good for both Motorola and Samsung in their separate battles against Apple’s tyranny in the mobile and tablet space. First up is the ruling from the court in Australia which has denied Apple’s appeal on the court’s decision to allow Samsung to sell the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the country. Apple secured an original injunction against the Android tablet in mid-October which was  [Read More…]

Samsung wins Galaxy Tab fight in Australia

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In the great battle of Apple v. Samsung, Apple has now lost the battle in Australia. The High Court of Australia has ruled that Apples case lacks merit, meaning Samsung is now in the clear to sell the tablet as it sees fit. Samsung has confirmed the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will go on sale in time for the holidays in Australia now that things have been straightened out legally.

Apple did  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Nexus now available in Canada

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We received word back in November that some Canadian carriers would begin selling the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on December 8th and that proved to be correct. The Galaxy Nexus is now available for purchase in Canada. It can be bought from either Virgin Mobile or Bell for $ 159 on a 3-year contract.

Rogers also announced back in November that they would take reservations, but the phone doesn’t appear to be available  [Read More…]

Rumor: Samsung working on 11-inch tablet with ultra high-res display, 2GHz Exynos

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Despite multiple lawsuits and the odds against it, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been one of the most (if not the most) popular Android tablets to date. But as with every device Samsung releases, there’s always a bigger and badder sequel right around the corner. And the follow up to the Tab 10.1 sounds amazing.

Jonathan Geller of BGR has it on good word from a “trusted source” that Samsung  [Read More…]

T-Mobile confirms Samsung Galaxy S II arriving in white Dec. 14

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The last we heard about the white Samsung Galaxy S II on T-Mobile was when they confirmed it would indeed be arriving in time for the holidays. At the time, they weren’t exactly willing to elaborate on it any further but T-Mobile has now set a date officially. December 14th is when you can get you Samsung Galaxy S II in white on T-Mobile for as low as $ 230 with  [Read More…]