AT&T Samsung Infuse 4G Software Review (Video)

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This video goes over some of the interesting added customizations and software bundles that we’ll find in the Infuse 4G. There are some additions and changes to Samsung’s Touch Wiz interface. The “Slide to Unlock” text that used to be on the lock screen (in order to indicate to the user what he/she should do) is gone, but the sliding motion is not as restrictive as the Samsung Galaxy 4G, but more restrictive against accidental unlocks than the Samsung Vibrant.

There have been other subtle design change’s to Samsung’s UI including the loss of the rounded big blue gradient tabs in most applications. The tabs are more square and less obtrusively designed. You’ll notice much less chrome and graphics effects in the contact listing as well, and the email program nicely replaces the funny looking folder tabs for an easier menu button. You also get another button with quick access to other email accounts. Thankfully, I haven’t seen any “Force Close” crashes of the built-in Samsung Touch Wiz apps with this version where as the older versions tended to be a bit unstable.

In terms of bundled applications, you’ve got most of the usual AT&T apps like AT&T Navigator, Code scanner, AT&T Family Map, MyAT&T, and AT&T’s Uverse Live TV. That last one is very similar to T-Mobile’s Live TV app since they’re both basically a rebranded MobiTV app. One odd omission was the lack of any two way video chat application. The device does include a front facing camera, but no way to use it for communications out of the box. You’ll have to download your own app and get it working yourself.

Like most Galaxy S devices, the Infuse 4G includes a very extensive task management program. You can see all active applications in a list and end them individually or all at once. It also shows you how much RAM and CPU usage each app is using and you can easily uninstall apps from there, clear out the RAM, and monitor storage use.






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Adam Z. Lein
Adam has had interests in combining technology with art since his first use of a Koala pad on an Apple computer. He currently has a day job as a graphic designer, photographer, systems administrator and web developer at a small design firm in Westchester, NY. His love of technology extends to software development companies who have often implemented his ideas for usability and feature enhancements. Mobile computing has become a necessity for Adam since his first Uniden UniPro PC100 in 1998. He has been reviewing and writing about smartphones for Pocketnow.com since they first appeared on the market in 2002. Read more about Adam Lein!