Items tagged with Galaxy S

When Apple won its initial injunction request against Samsung ten days ago, it was noted that the company had a separate legal proceeding underway in the Netherlands that was aimed at a similar goal. New information suggests that Apple's requests in this case are much broader and aimed at disassembling Samsung's ability to sell products in Europe at virtually every level. Apple's filing requests injunctive relief across Samsung's entire line of Galaxy products including the Galaxy Ace, S, and S II, the Galaxy Tab 7 and 10.1, and the Galaxy Gio, Nexus, 551, Europa, Apollo, and Mini. The Cupertino-based manufacturer also wants a much more comprehensive injunction than it won ten days ago. The initial... Read more...
Samsung Mobile has been sending around this invite to various media outlets advertising an event for August 29th. The image is entitled Galaxy_S_II_Invite_v2.jpg, which leads many believe that the famed Galaxy S II is almost ready to make it's American debut. We recently reviewed the global version of this phone, which is shipping in Europe, Latin America and a few other regions. But to date, Samsung has sold over 5 million of the phones, without any help whatsoever from a U.S. carrier. Rumors have been flying about the phone's eventual landing on U.S. soil, and now it looks as if those rumors will soon be confirmed. As with the original Galaxy S, it's probable that all four major U.S. carriers... Read more...
If the iPod touch is the iPhone without a phone, the Galaxy S WiFi is the same device over on the Android side of things. The company has just launched two incredibly sleek players in Korea, the Galaxy S WiFi 4.0 and WiFi 5.0. The only major difference is the screen size; the 4.0 has a 4" panel, while the 5.0 has a 5" panel. Both will have a 1GHz CPU and ship with Android 2.2, with the 4.0 shipping first in Russia and the 5.0 first in Switzerland. Both are expected to roll out to other nations shortly. Essentially, these two players are similar to the Galaxy S smartphone, but there's no phone aspect at all. Of course, VoIP calls are still a go over Wi-Fi, and you'll still have access to all of... Read more...
Wowsers! It's not often that courtroom battles are interesting, but we're guessing that this is one of those rare occasions where it will indeed have the eye of the tech world for some time to come. According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple (yes, the company that makes the iPad) has just sued Samsung Electronics (yes, the company that makes the rival Galaxy Tab). That's no small deal, and it could open up an entirely new can of worms when it comes to companies "taking inspiration" from similar products. According to the report, Apple has sued Samsung "claiming the Korean electronics giant copied the look and feel of its popular iPhone smartphones and iPad tablet computers." But here's what's... Read more...
When it comes to smartphones and wireless data services, 4G is definitely one of the hottest features today. And while various wireless service providers are touting their 4G networks and upcoming plans for 4G, there are still a relatively small number of smartphones that actually support 4G technology and can take full advantage of the speed boost and other advantages 4G provides. The latest 4G device from T-Mobile is the Samsung Galaxy S 4G. This phone works on T-Mobile's HSPA+ 4G network, which uses a different technical standard than Sprint or Verizon Wireless' 4G networks. According to T-Mobile, the Samsung Galaxy S 4G is the wireless carrier's first smartphone that is capable of delivering... Read more...
When it comes to smartphones and wireless data services, 4G is definitely one of the hottest features today. And while various wireless service providers are touting their 4G networks and upcoming plans for 4G, there are still a relatively small number of smartphones that actually support 4G technology and can take full advantage of the speed boost and other advantages 4G provides. The latest 4G device from T-Mobile is the Samsung Galaxy S 4G. This phone works on T-Mobile's HSPA+ 4G network, which uses a different technical standard than Sprint or Verizon Wireless' 4G networks. According to T-Mobile, the Samsung Galaxy S 4G is the wireless carrier's first smartphone that is capable of delivering... Read more...
It's tough to believe just how many months ago we reviewed Froyo. It was sunny, summer evening in 2010 when Android 2.2 began hitting the Nexus One, and now, over half a year later, some phones are still awaiting the update. Samsung's Galaxy S line has been a huge hit for the company, with over 10 million units sold worldwide and a version on every major carrier in the U.S. But for whatever reason, Froyo has been very slow to come to these phones. AT&T's version has been left Froyo-less for quite a long while, but it looks as if the company is hoping to correct that. The Froyo update for the Samsung Captivate (AT&T's version of the Galaxy S) is finally upon us. Updating your phone isn't... Read more...
T-Mobile USA customers have been waiting for months on end for a "4G" (with "4G" meaning HSPA+ here) version of the Galaxy S, and now they have it. This week, Samsung's Galaxy S 4G has gone on sale at T-Mobile, making it one of what feels like a million variants of this very phone. Samsung has sold well over 10 million of these worldwide, and they've been pretty smart with the marketing. Different versions for different carriers means a lot more sales, and if you're loyal to T-Mobile, they may be clocking in one extra sale. The phone's available now for $199.99 with a 2-year contract, but here's the real question: are you holding out for something better now that Gingerbread's rolling out to... Read more...
Samsung, like Sony Ericsson and Nokia, had a press event today in Barcelona to kick off the opening of Mobile World Congress. And like SE, Samsung had a few surprises in store for those who came. The first was the next version of the highly successful Galaxy S. That smartphone has sold over 10 million units worldwide, and Samsung (along with Google) is very proud of that fact. Rather than drastically changing the formula, Samsung's making the next version pretty familiar. In fact, it's simply called the Galaxy S II. Rather than renaming a popular device, the company is just throwing a II on the end of it and calling it a day. But it's still an impressive device. It's the new world's slimmest... Read more...
Samsung and T-Mobile announced that the Galaxy S 4G from T-Mobile will be available in February. In combination with T-Mobile's 4G network, the Galaxy S 4G will be capable of theoretical peak download speeds of up to 21 Mbps. The Galaxy S 4G will feature a 4-inch Super AMOLED touch screen display, front-facing and rear cameras, Android 2.2, a Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor, and a pre-installed 16GB microSD memory card. T-Mobile also announced the expansion its 4G network to Albany, Augusta, Columbus and Macon, Ga., Chattanooga, Tenn.; Champaign, Ill.; Lansing, Mich.; and Rochester, Minn. Galaxy S 4G from T-Mobile to Offer Blazing-Fast Speeds and Unparalleled Entertainment... Read more...
Samsung launched a new digital camera with Wi-Fi capabilities. The new SH100 is a 14.2 megapixel compact camera that can wirelessly connect to other devices such as your Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S smartphone. By pairing your devices, you'll be able to use your phone as a remote control or a remote viewfinder before snapping a photo. You can also use your phone's GPS capabilities to geotag photos. Thanks to the SH100's Wi-Fi capabilities, you'll also be able to back up your shots to your PC or social network. Other key features of the SH100 include DLNA wireless connectivity, Samsung's touch based Smart Access user interface, 5x optical zoom, and Digital Image Stabilization. The camera will... Read more...
The Samsung Nexus S is no longer the only device to sport Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). It remains the only device to carry the latest Android officially, but the Samsung Galaxy S now has an unofficial build, thanks to the hard work of xda-developers. Some functions like voice (oops), wi-fi, camera and GPS aren't working. Thus, unless you want to experiment, there's no reason to upgrade yet. However, given the way the folks at xda do things, and considering this is a stock Android build and the Galaxy S and Nexus S are brethren, we would expect that they can iron out all the problems in short order. Watch the Gingerbread action below.... Read more...
Giorgio Armani is a respected name in a fashion. A hugely respected name, even. So what's his name doing on a cellphone? Actually, this isn't the first time such an occurrence has been spotted. Giorgio Armani has been used in conjunction with Samsung smartphones in years past, previously on a Windows Mobile phone. But now, it looks like the fashion guru has moved on to Android with the passing of Windows Mobile, and he's coming to one of the hottest smartphone brands: Samsung's Galaxy S. The Giorgio Armani edition Galaxy S is going to be a fairly exclusive piece of hardware, but there aren't too many details yet on what extras will be included. Obviously the case design and branding is different,... Read more...
It's hard to build a smartphone these days that truly stands out. Every so often, you'll see a new phone with a really strange design, but in most cases, things remain generally safe. That's largely because applications are designed to work with a specific screen size and a specific resolution (and aspect ratio), so straying too far from the magic formula could hurt the phone's appeal. That hasn't stopped Samsung from introducing the wildest version of the Galaxy S to date, and it's coming soon to Verizon Wireless. Introduced this evening, the Samsung Continuum. The phone's name actually has a lot to do with the phone's design. Samsung is calling this the world’s first smartphone designed... Read more...
In a press release announcing the Galaxy S smartphone launch in Japan, Samsung let it be known that it's now sold over 5 million Galaxy S devices worldwide, most of which have shipped to the United States. Americans have so far devoured more than 2 million Galaxy S phones in the past three months, while more than 1 million units have shipped to Korea, Samsung said. That's a lot of smartphones, though still sort of the runaway success known as the iPhone, janky antennae and all. To put the numbers into perspective, Apple managed to ship 3 million iPhone 4 devices in the first month of sales, and 8.4 million iPhones in all during Apple's third fiscal quarter, which ended June 26th. Even still,... Read more...
A few weeks ago, we took a closer look at the Samsung Captivate from AT&T. We liked what we saw then, though we'll never complain about new features and functionality that are suppose to make things even better. A new update from AT&T and Samsung Mobile promises just that. Over the next few weeks, Samsung and AT&T will be rolling out an over-the-air update for all Captivate users. The update is said to improve the Captivate's GPS performance. It will also improve media scanning time and address Microsoft Exchange 2003 policy support. You'll also get the full version of Quickoffice with the update. Here's the official word from Samsung Mobile: An update to improve the Samsung Captivate's... Read more...
And that makes four. Samsung's Galaxy S smartphone has now managed to invade all four of the major U.S. carriers, which is a feat that few phones will ever achieve. It goes by different names on different carriers, and a few minor tweaks have been made on each, but it's safe to say that the Verizon Wireless version may have been the most anticipated. Called the "Fascinate," the phone has launched today and is available to order online tomorrow, with in-store availability scheduled for the 9th . It ships with Android 2.1, so already we're anxious to see if Froyo will come soon. There's also a 1GHz Cortex-A8 processor, pre-loaded Swype app, pre-loaded Kindle app, a Super AMOLED display (touch)... Read more...
The Samsung Galaxy S, an Android smartphone that is being picked up by all four major U.S. wireless carriers, has already shipped 1 million units, despite only hitting T-Mobile (Vibrant) and AT&T (Captivate) thus far. Sprint's version, the Epic 4G, will launch on August 31st, with Verizon's (the Fascinate) seeing pre-orders, but no official date as yet. U.S. Cellular will have a Galaxy S in its roster of devices later this year, as well. Samsung used the word "shipped," not sold, so that's something to keep in mind. Still, with the Sprint, Verizon, and U.S. Cellular versions still to hit the American market, there's no doubt that the Galaxy S device is a hit. Because of the sheer number of... Read more...
Smartphone manufacturers have been using very boastful smartphone names lately—everything from the HTC Droid Incredible to the Motorola Droid X (where X stands for extreme). Certainly with names such as these, expectations will be high. We've already taken a look at both of these phones and deemed them to be worthy competitors in today's smartphone market. Samsung is following in line with this trend of offering a smartphone with a name that tends to evoke great expectations with its Captivate smartphone. As one of four smartphones in the company's Galaxy S line of devices, the Captivate boasts of a number of compelling features including a 1GHz processor, 4-inch screen, and a price that's... Read more...
Smartphone manufacturers have been using very boastful smartphone names lately—everything from the HTC Droid Incredible to the Motorola Droid X (where X stands for extreme).  Certainly with names such as these, expectations will be high. We've already taken a look at both of these phones and deemed them to be worthy competitors in today's smartphone market. Samsung is following in line with this trend of offering a smartphone with a name that tends to evoke great expectations with its Captivate smartphone. As one of four smartphones in the company's Galaxy S line of devices, the Captivate boasts of a number of compelling features including a 1GHz processor, 4-inch screen, and a price... Read more...
AT&T has a Galaxy S (Captivate), T-Mobile has a Galaxy S (Vibrant) and Verizon Wireless will soon have a Galaxy S (Fascinate). Even regional carrier US Cellular will soon be getting this phone, leaving Sprint as the odd man out. But not so fast; today, Sprint has revealed that they too will carry Samsung's latest superphone, with their Galaxy S called the Epic 4G. That's right, Sprint's version of this smartphone is the only one in the States with 4G WiMAX support, so if you're looking for the absolute fastest version, you now know where to turn. The phone has a 4" Super AMOLED touchscreen and will ship with Android 2.1, 4G support, a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard (also a first for the Galaxy... Read more...
AT&T launched the Captivate (below), its Samsung Galaxy S variant, on Sunday, as scheduled. With that, it was the third launch of a hot Android device since Thursday.  Indeed, Thursday was a day with a twin set of Android device launches.  On Thursday, Verizon launched the Motorola Droid X, while T-Mobile simultaneously launched the Vibrant, its own Samsung Galaxy S variant. Both the Captivate and Vibrant (below) have 16GB of internal storage, and use a Samsung Hummingbird CPU, along with a Super AMOLED screen. Neither of them has a front-facing camera or an LED flash, however. Additionally, the Captivate is saddled with AT&T's restriction against sideloading apps (installing... Read more...
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