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AT&T’s entire 2011 Android lineup to receive Gingerbread update

July 25th, 2011

AT&T confirmed on Monday that its entire 2011 Android smartphone lineup will receive the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) update in the future. AT&T will push the OS to the HTC Inspire 4G, the LG Phoenix, the Pantech Crossover, the Samsung Infuse 4G and the Samsung Captivate. Oddly, the LG Thrill 4G is missing from that …

AT&T intros spring smartphone sale

March 28th, 2011

On Monday AT&T announced its spring smartphone sale that includes five current smartphones all priced below $100. AT&T is selling the Samsung Captivate, which sports a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, Android 2.2 (Froyo), and a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor, for $99.99. Similarly, it’s selling the BlackBerry Torch 9800, the Samsung Focus, and the LG Quantum …

Froyo goes live for AT&T’s Samsung Captivate

February 24th, 2011

Sprint subscribers may have just been driven further into a frenzy by Samsung’s botched Froyo update for the Epic 4G, but Galaxy S users subscribed to AT&T will still be next to have a crack at the update they’ve been waiting for. Time will only tell, however, if this update will roll out smoothly or …

AT&T’s Samsung Captivate finally gets Android 2.2 Froyo update [updated]

February 17th, 2011

If there are any Samsung Captivate owners out there who haven’t yet thrown their devices out a window due to frustration, today is your lucky day. Samsung has finally made an Android 2.2 Froyo update available for AT&T’s Galaxy S phone despite the fact that three new versions of Android have been unveiled since Google …

AT&T is the worst carrier in the U.S. according to Consumer Reports

December 6th, 2010

Among the top carriers in the U.S., AT&T is the worst by a healthy margin. The news comes from this year’s Consumer Reports reader survey, which ranks Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile along with some regional carriers. Verizon Wireless was ranked as the nation’s top major carrier, though its score of 74 positions it …

Samsung issues new GPS fix for Captivate, Vibrant

December 1st, 2010

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 …

Samsung Captivate finally hitting Rogers stores

October 21st, 2010

If you’re a member of our Canadian readership, and anxious to join the Galaxy S legion, listen up. Rogers has just announced that after several “manufacturer delays” they have received their first shipment of Samsung Captivate smartphones. Paul Brannen, vice president of Samsung Electronics Canada, had this to say: Due to a worldwide shortage in Super AMOLED technology …

Samsung and AT&T announce OTA software update for Captivate GPS bug

September 22nd, 2010

Today, Samsung and AT&T announced an over-the-air update for the Captivate handset to address the units GPS performance. As the two companies state: An update to improve the Samsung Captivate’s GPS performance is now available. Captivate customers will receive a notification on their device that an update is available and will simply need to download …