Froyo coming to Samsung Vibrant tomorrow

By on January 20, 2011 at 3:41 PM.

Froyo coming to Samsung Vibrant tomorrow

Hey, Samsung Vibrant users… are you sitting down? We have one word for you, and it just so happens to be the made-up compound word you’ve been waiting for: Froyo. That’s right — the Froyo update countless U.S. Galaxy S owners have been kicking and screaming about for ages is finally coming to at least one version of the popular handset. Oh, and it’s coming tomorrow, January 21st. PC Magazine got the goods from T-Mobile CMO Cole Brodman, who said the update will begin rolling out tomorrow. The update will roll out in waves, however, so don’t despair if it doesn’t hit your handset right away. After all, what’s a few more days following the torture you’ve already been through? Commence widespread complaints about the Vibrant not getting Gingerbread in 3… 2… 1… More →

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Samsung Galaxy S sales top 9.3 million

By on December 22, 2010 at 1:29 PM.

Samsung Galaxy S sales top 9.3 million

In a statement earlier this week, Samsung announced that global sales of its popular Galaxy S line of Android phones have reached 9.3 million units. Samsung also stated that sales in its home country of South Korea have topped the 2 million mark, making the Galaxy S more popular than Apple’s iPhone, which has sold roughly 1.8 million units to date. Samsung announced in October that Galaxy S sales had surpassed 7 million units worldwide, and it said sales would reach 10 million units before the year was out. Samsung may end up falling just short of its projections, but the Galaxy S is still wildly successful — in fact, it’s the most popular Android line in the world right now. Samsung stated earlier this month that it had sold over 1 million Galaxy Tab units as of the end of November, making its first Android tablet a success as well. More →

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Samsung issues new GPS fix for Captivate, Vibrant

By on December 1, 2010 at 1:20 AM.

Samsung issues new GPS fix for Captivate, Vibrant

AT&T’s Captivate and T-Mobile’s Vibrant are among several Samsung Galaxy S-branded smartphones that have been plagued by GPS issues since they launched. While this isn’t the first time the manufacturer has issued a supposed fix, Samsung today announced the availability of a new app called GPS Restore — which has the sole purpose of restoring a device’s GPS settings to their original state. We’re not sure how this would help resolve any issues, unless Samsung is suggesting that some carrier tweaks are responsible for the problems. In any case, owners of with the Captivate or the Vibrant will undoubtedly be happy to give Samsung’s new GPS Restore app a whirl. Simply search the Android Market for “GPSSamsungRestore” to give it a go. More →

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Final ‘Free Phone Friday’ features fantastic phones

By on October 28, 2010 at 7:02 PM.

Final ‘Free Phone Friday’ features fantastic phones

Last week, Best Buy Mobile offered up a great Free Phone Friday that included the Samsung Fascinate and the BlackBerry Bold 9700. This week, which just so happens to be the last week of Best Buy Mobile’s great little October promotion, the big box retailer is back with another solid selection:

  • HTC Incredible (Verizon Wireless)
  • Samsung Flight 2 (AT&T)
  • Samsung Vibrant (T-Mobile)
  • BlackBerry Curve 3G (Sprint)

As has been the case since the beginning of the month, each of the great phones listed above is available for free with a new 2-year agreement. And, of course, the deal is only good for one today — Friday, October 29th. More →

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