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Coronavirus sees Health and Fitness app installs skyrocket 47% in Q2

Downloads have already topped 656 million, and there’s still a month left in the quarter…

What you need to know Health and Fitness app downloads have skyrocketed in Q2 of 2020. Downloads have reached 656 million, 47% more than last quarter, and there’s still a month left. The rise is of course down to consumers rethinking their health regimes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

New data from Sensor Tower has revealed that downloads of apps in the  [Read More…]

AT&T’s rumored Q1 roadmap includes Galaxy Note, Skyrocket II HD, Sony Ion, more

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AT&T announced six new Android devices earlier this month at their developers conference during CES, and now we are learning more details about specific release dates. Jonathan Geller of BGR is reporting that AT&T will launch at least seven Android devices in Q1 including the Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Rugby Smart, AT&T Fusion, Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD, Samsung Exhilarate, Sony Xperia Ion and Sony Crystal.

At the top of our wishlist  [Read More…]

AT&T’s holiday white Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket available Dec. 4

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket

Just a quick heads up that white Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket — that’s essentially AT&T’s LTE version of the Galaxy S II — will be available starting Dec. 4. Specs are exactly the same as the black Skyrocket, save for the white shell, and pricing remains the same: $ 249 on contract.

White Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket on sale December 4

Remember when I asked why aren’t there more fully-white Android phones released in the U.S.? AT&T and Samsung must have read it because they are releasing an all white version of the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket.

Samsung just sent us word that the snow-white Galaxy S II Skyrocket will go on sale this Sunday, December 4. The price will be the same as  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket review

Samsung Skyrocket

It was a long wait between the release of the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S II and a version for AT&T, but the U.S. carrier has now ended up with two of them.  One version is pretty faithful to the original (check out our review here), and the second version, the Samsung Skyrocket, is what were looking at today.  There’s a good bit of difference, both the obvious (a larger  [Read More…]

Skyrocket in white, afternoon delight

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket

We’re still not seeing it on AT&T’s product page, but Samsung most certainly does have a white version of the Galaxy S II Skyrocket waiting in the wings, for those of you who are into that sort of things. Specs look to be identical to the black Skyrocket, save for the shell. Keep an eye out for this one to be available at some point, we reckon.

Source: Samsung;  [Read More…]

Samsung Skyrocket OTA update pushing out now, updates to Android 2.3.6

Skyrocket OTA

If you’re rocking the new LTE Samsung Skyrocket on AT&T, you might want to check for an OTA update.  An OTA to Android 2.3.6 is pushing out now, and we manually checked on our review unit (Menu>Settings>Software update>Check for updates) and sure enough, one was waiting.  We’re not quite sure what was changed here — we know that 2.3.6 addressed a bug in Google voice search, but we imagine Samsung and AT&T  [Read More…]

Samsung Skyrocket hands-on and initial review

More in the Samsung Skyrocket forums

Samsung Skyrocket

The Samsung Skyrocket is the AT&T LTE version of the Galaxy S II.  Built with slightly different hardware, and at a bit bigger size, and (the best part for many) the addition of an AT&T LTE radio for their blossoming LTE 4G network.  When a package from Dallas arrived, I know it could only be one thing, and we’ve got one of these beauties to put  [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…]

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…]