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U.S. Cellular to boast 4 Android phones

We've known for some time that U.S. Cellular was getting the HTC Desire, thanks to it being on the regional carrier's rebate form. And now we've got a launch window. The Desire will be available in "early August."Oh, but wait. There's more. Another Samsung Android phone -- to go along with the...

Samsung Galaxy S live wallpapers hacked onto other phones

Things like this is why I love Android.  Hacker extraordinaire persiansown has ripped the new live wallpapers out of the Samsung Galaxy S and ported them to other devices.  They all make a very nice subtle background, and with 4 to choose from there's probably something there to tickle your fancy...

The Samsung Behold II is getting updated

Tired of Cupcake on your Behold II? T-Mobile is rolling out an OTA update to Donut (Android version 1.6), which is supposed to be the final version add for the phone. Sure, Android 1.6 may not have been the version you were all hoping for, but it comes with a number of bug fixes, Google Apps (...

Early version of Samsung Captivate gets an early hands-on

An early version of the Samsung Captivate -- the version of the Galaxy S that's coming to AT&T -- has made its way into a New York City Starbucks, and Engadget give the phone a quick go.The body is obviously a little different than the Galaxy S that we've had our hands on (a couple times now,...

Samsung Galaxy S will be T-Mobile Vibrant

With AT&T getting the Samsung Galaxy S as the Captivate, and Motorola unleashing a slew of high-end devices on Verizon, we can see why you T-Mobile fans may be feeling a wee bit antsy. But no worry. The Galaxy S is coming to T-Mobile as the Vibrant (or T959 if you're into the number thing). As...

Samsung Galaxy S rooted, but it ain't easy

The good news: A rooted kernel has been hacked onto the Samsung Galaxy S, which is good because we're expecting a spate of devices from Sammy any time now in the U.S. The bad news: T'wasn't easy. Some are reporting bootloops, others are getting things to work with some quick commands during the...

Screen showdown -- AMOLED vs. LCD vs. SAMOLED in direct sunlight

AMOLED screens look amazing, whether the 3.5 inch variety or something a little bigger like the new breed of television sets.  Their big letdown when compared to traditional LCD displays has been the washed out hazy look when viewed in direct sunlight.  Samsung has been touting the virtues of Super...

U.S. Cellular getting Samsung Acclaim on July 9

After first being spotted in May, U.S. Cellular has gone and made the Samsung Acclaim all official, with the regional carrier selling the mid-level phone in stores starting July 9. They're also giving away 10 of the phones (you must have had your account since before May 31), so be sure to hit...

Samsung Galaxy S Pro specs begin to emerge

The Samsung Galaxy S Pro is real. We know that, of course, because we've seen a picture of it with Sprint branding. But what we haven't had is specs or any hands-on impressions -- until now.We've got details from a tried-and-true tipster of what may well end up being the hottest phone of the year...

Friday free for all: Comment at will!

Stick a fork in us, folks. We're done. It's been quite the week, with the half-announcement of the Motorola Droid X, the official announcements of the Samsung Captivate and HTC Aria on AT&T, the Droid 2 made another appearance, the HTC Desire is coming to the U.S., and Froyo is scheduled to...
Android Central Podcast

Android Central Podcast Episode 17

Top o' the news - new phones! Motorola Droid X goes public, official announcement coming next weekAT&T announces the HTC AriaHTC Aria unboxing and hands-on videoAT&T locks its latest Android phone -- the Aria -- out of sideloading apps, tooAT&T announces the Samsung Galaxy S as the...

Samsung Galaxy Q said to bring QWERTY keyboard to take on BlackBerry

We're expecting big things out of Samsung over the coming months, first with the Galaxy S in Europe and Asia, and now the Captivate on AT&T and possibly the Galaxy S Pro on Sprint. And add another rumored phone into the equation -- the Galaxy K. Korea Times says the Galaxy Q will be a QWERTY-...

AT&T announces the Samsung Galaxy S as the Captivate -- coming soon

Well will you look at that. The Samsung Captivate -- aka the Galaxy S -- just popped up on AT&T's website. The Captivate will be the third Android phone on AT&T -- behind the Backflip and Aria. Keep your fingers crossed that non-market apps aren't excluded, though we're not going to bet...

Europe and Asia to get Samsung i5500 Galaxy 5

Samsung today announced the i5500 Galaxy 5 will launch in July in Europe and Asia. The Galaxy 5 is a multimedia phone with an integrated social network tool, a touchscreen display and hopes to appeal to a younger clientele due to the phones design with style in mind. The phone will ship with...

Samsung Galaxy S slides through the FCC - next stop T-Mobile

We don't suppose the Samsung Galaxy S will be a part of Saturday's "All phones free" promotion at T-Mobile (which is now official, by the way), but it's will on its way to the U.S. carrier, having just made its way through the FCC. Exactly when we'll be able to get our hands on all that Super...

Samsung Galaxy Beam projects video starting in July

Pico projectors were (or is it are?) supposed to be all the rage, allowing you to do video straight from your phone. Previously, though, you've needed some sort of external attachment. That changes with the Samsung Galaxy Beam -- previously known as the Halo -- which sports a 3.7-inch Super AMOLED...

Monday night mayhem: Comment at will!

So much for easing back into the work week, huh? We started off today with the announcement of the HTC Aria on AT&T. Followed that up by another Motorola Droid X sighting. You all got your knickers in a twist over doubleTwist (and many of you missed the phone -- it's about design, not function...

Samsung Galaxy S Pro looks to bring QWERTY Android to Sprint

You'll have to excuse the upside-down picture, but what you see here reportedly is the Samsung Galaxy S Pro, with a mondo-QWERTY keyboard and a heavily skinned Android OS with TouchWiz 3.0 (same as on the Galaxy S), all headed for Sprint. Icons for Sprint TV, Sprint Zone and some other video on...

Samsung Galaxy Apollo headed to Europe 'soon'

Looking a lot like the M100S, the Samsung Galaxy Apollo appears to be headed to Europe (at least the UK anyway) 'soon'.  If it is the M100S, or a close copy, look for it to show up with Android 2.1, a 5 Megapixel camera, 3.7 inches of AMOLED screen, and 802.11n wireless ability.  Oh yeah, the...
Android Central Podcast

Android Central Podcast Episode 16

Top o' the news Motorola Droid 2 goes full frontal -- but it'll have Motoblur?Droid Incredible rooted, but method not yet ready for prime timeEvo 4G Wifi test -- how bad is it?Evo 4G Wifi speed test -- you might be surprised by the resultsFree* WiFi tethering available for rooted Evo...

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