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3 years ago

Samsung, T-Mobile officially announce the Galaxy S 4G, launching with Froyo

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It was teased in this morning's investor meeting, and T-Mobile and Samsung have now officially announced the Galaxy S 4G. It'll launch with Android 2.2 and take advantage of TMo's HSPA+ network, with theoretical download speeds of up to 21 Mbps.

And that's it for now. No word on pricing or availability. Full presser's after the break. More in the Android Central Galaxy S 4G Forums

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3 years ago

Samsung Vibrant to start getting Froyo on Jan. 21 -- as in tomorrow!

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Yeah, you read that right. The Samsung Vibrant is finally getting Froyo. Just like Samsung promised, lo those many months ago. T-Mobile CMO Cole Broadman confirmed to PCMag that the Android 2.2 update will start pushing out on Jan. 21. And as usually is the case, not everybody's going to get the update at the onset, but it'll keep pushing for a few weeks.

Broadman told PCMag that the wait for Froyo was a technical issue -- and not any of the rumored reasons, such as not wanting to canibalize from another phone, or because of supposed payments.

So hang tight, folks. It's coming. It's really coming. [PCMag]

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3 years ago

Canadian Nexus S 'coming in March,' Mobilicity CEO says

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Dave Dobbin, CEO of Canadian carrier Mobilicity, dropped by a sponsored forum member meet-up last night and revealed that the Nexus S, so far absent from Canada, will be launching there sometime in March. In addition to Mobilicity, Dobbin confirmed that Bell, TELUS and Rogers will also be carrying the phone.

“The Nexus S is going to everybody, so we’ll have it. It will be AWS band. And Bell, TELUS and Rogers will have it. I mean everybody will have the phone. So nothing special about it… it will be all over the place… so the Nexus S will I think will be available in March”.

In a video of the event, found after the jump, Dobbin also discusses the state of the Mobilicity network, as well as the carrier's handset refresh, due next month. [MobileSyrup]

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3 years ago

US Cellular's Froyo updates detailed -- Desire, Mesmerize in early February

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Have an Android phone on U.S. Cellular and want to know when to expect your Froyo update? We've got the goods. If this chart we've been handed rings true, the HTC Desire and Samsung Mesmerize (Galaxy S) stand to get Android 2.2 in early February, with the LG Apex following up sometime later in the first quarter.

The Samsung Acclaim just got its update -- you can find it and all future upgrades here.

And, yes, this lends more fuel to the fire that Samsung has Galaxy S Froyo updates waiting in the wings -- the question is why nobody in the U.S. them yet. But it certainly is starting to look like we'll see them soon. Thanks, anon!

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3 years ago

T-Mobile USA confirms Sidekick 4G, Galaxy S 4G

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T-Mobile USA CEO Phillipp Humm has confirmed the existence of the Samsung Galaxy S 4G and Sidekick 4G at a press breakfast this morning, according to reports from PC Magazine.

The Sidekick 4G will revive T-Mobile's Sidekick brand in the form of a Android-powered HSPA+ device. The Galaxy S 4G has previously been called the Vibrant 4G, and has been rumored to launch Feb. 23. Leaked specs suggest that HSPA+ aside, the Galaxy S 4G will be very similar to the original Vibrant, the only other notable differences being the addition of a front-facing camera and an upgrade to Android 2.2. The Galaxy S 4G is expected to be shown at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona next month, alongside other next-generation Galaxy S phones.

According to Humm, both devices will be arriving on T-Mobile in the first half of 2011. [PC Magazine]

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3 years ago

Fruit Ninja for Android gains Arcade mode

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You Fruit Ninja addicts need to mosey on over to the Android Market and wrangle yerself an update, as the long-awaited Arcade Mode has finally been added. One-minute rounds to do some serious damage (we got 209 on the first go if that's of any consequence). Anyhoo, if you need us today, you know what we'll be doing. Download link's after the break, too. Thanks, Chris!

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3 years ago

Samsung prepping Nexus S update to fix Android SMS bug

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If you're rocking a Nexus S and are concerned about that SMS bug that could cause you to inadvertently send a text to the wrong person if you're not paying attention, rest easy. Samsung and Google are preparing to push out an update to fix things. Makes sense that the Nexus S, Google's latest flagship phone, would be getting an update first, but we figure it'll trickle down to other phones in due time. [@GalaxySSupport via Phandroird]

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3 years ago

Sprint Galaxy Tab gets its first overclock -- now rocking at 1.2GHz

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Over two months since its release, the Samsung Galaxy Tab's 1GHz "Hummingbird" processor has been overclocked to 1.2GHz, courtesy of "Bauxite Kernel."  Currently only Sprint Tab owners can get in on the overclock love.

The developer, Bauxite, labels this as an early alpha build, and promises more to come with different frequencies and voltages.

The custom kernel comes in the form of a compressed zImage, and is installed with every Samsung fan's favorite: the Heimdall flashing tool.  Grab the zipped file here, and sound off in our Galaxy Tab forums. [xda-developers]

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3 years ago

Sony Ericsson ends 2010 with 43.1 million phones sold, turns around dismal 2009

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Sony Ericsson released its fourth-quarter and year-end numbers this morning, and things certainly improved over 2009, at least as far as the money is concerned. SE actually sold fewer phones in 2010 compared to the year before -- 43.1 million versus 57.1 million, a 24 percent decrease. But margin improved from 15 percent to 29 percent, operating income actually was in the black, as was nearly every other category (including price of the handsets).

So SE's got to be feeling pretty good by now, and by all accounts we're going to see some pretty good handsets in 2011. Now SE just needs to make sure it figures out how to update them. [Sony Ericsson]

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3 years ago

HTC reportedly prepping a trio of tablets, starting with Android 2.3 Flyer in March

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HTC reportedly will ship the first of three planned tablets in March, according to unnamed sources speaking to Digitimes. The initial offering is the "Flyer," which will run Android 2.3 and be updated to Honeycomb whenever it becomes available. The other two tablets reportedly would be available in June and run Honeycomb out the gate.

But this is Digitimes we're talking about, and as usual we're taking things with a grain of salt. Especially because the source apparently said the Flyer will be time to get out ahead of the Motorola Xoom tablet's April release. But last we heard from Motorola and Verizon, it was still scheduled for a first-quarter launch. That said, it's in line with a previous DT rumor, so it's got that going for it.

Will we see an HTC tablet at some point? Most likely. Will it be at Sprint's "magical" event in a few weeks? Maybe. Will we see it at Mobile World Congress a week later? Possibly. And what about that HTC Scribe name that was trademarked? Dunno. Stay tuned. [Digitimes]

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