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    Now that Google has released Gingerbread for smartphones and Honeycomb for tablets, AT&T has finally gotten around to releasing a Froyo update for the Samsung Captivate! It sure has been a long time coming, but the day is finally here -- well, almost. For a short while an FAQ page was posted at Ars.Samsung.com detailing the Froyo update. From what we can tell it will not be an over-the-air (OTA) update, rather, it will require the use of the Samsung Kies Mini software and a computer to apply the update to your phone. While this method isn't as convenient and means that many may opt not to ...

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    We don't hold any punches when it comes to U.S. versions of Samsung's Galaxy S series phones having such a hard time getting Android 2.2 Froyo out to it's devices. Samsung released the Galaxy S with Android 2.1 Eclair several months ago -- right before Froyo was released. They promised owners a quick upgrade to Froyo. International users (and some U.S. users) have seen Froyo updates to their Galaxy S, but the "big 4" have seen major delays. In their defense, Samsung says the updates are ready, it's the carriers that are dragging their feet. All that aside, AT&T just went and published ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy S series of devices are a really big deal for the company. They represent the best engineering the company can muster both in terms of hardware and software for a smartphone device. By the holiday season of 2010, there will be a Galaxy S smarpthone on every carrier in the US, and many overseas. The first Galaxy S device out of the gate (besides the unlocked European version released last month) is the Captivate on AT&T. It boasts a speedy processor, a large Super AMOLED screen, and a lot of tweaks made to Android to make the device more interesting. Read on for our full ...

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    While Samsung Galaxy S devices receive Google Android 2.2 Froyo updates wordlwide and even some non-U.S. carrier variants, American versions of the smartphone offered by network operators do not. We have heard a rather interesting story from a person allegedly close to the situation and supposedly in breach of NDA that told AndroidPolice "Android 2.2 is on hold for Galaxy S phones until the U.S. carriers and Samsung reach a consensus" -- referring to what he claimed Samsung charging carriers for the update. Following up on this rumor, Samsung has made a quick note to PhoneScoop saying ...

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    We all know about the Samsung Galaxy S Android 2.2 Froyo saga and, while some carriers around the world already updated their variants to the second newest Google platform, we hear an interesting theory on why U.S. carriers haven't done it yet. A person allegedly close to the situation and supposedly in breach of NDA has told AndroidPolice how updates are being handled by carriers and the relationship with the manufacturers. According to the person, there are three types of updates stipulated in a contract between the manufacturer and the carrier once a device gets to the network operator: ...

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    The new year got off to a rocky start over at Samsung's official Twitter account, where a harmless call for New Year's resolutions resulted in a barrage of hostile replies that forced Samsung to revisit the nasty Froyo-on-Galaxy-S issue. Probably expecting folks to rehash plans to lose weight or quit smoking, Samsung was instead greeted with numerous responses centering around two themes: pleas for getting Froyo on American Galaxy S variants and vows to never buy Samsung products again. And then there was user @BlackMoonWolf, who probably spoke for many with the suggestion that Sammy ...

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    Samsung Galaxy S is one of the most popular Android devices ever launched and most definitely one of the most successful Samsung models ever. The model was a best seller in both its original shape as well as carrier variants worldwide (and in the U.S. as T-Mobile Vibrant, AT&T Captivate, Verizon Fascinate, Sprint Epic 4G). One of the Galaxy S' biggest flaws was that it was launched with Android 2.1 Éclair back in June 29, 2010, a time when Android 2.2 Froyo was already one month out (being launched on May 22, 2010). The lack of a software refresh, till recently, made the Samsung Galaxy S ...

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    If you own a Galaxy S device and have been waiting for the Froyo update to hit, you're not alone. Galaxy S owners in the US, and around the world, have had to deal with repeated unfulfilled promises from Samsung as to when the Android 2.2 update would be available. While Epic 4G owners came close with a leak, Samsung made it clear that the leaked update wasn't final. Over on XDA, the 2.2.1 update for the international Galaxy S has been leaked, and owners are reporting that it's "very fast". The leak won't work on other variants of the Galaxy S, but it shouldn't be too long until the ...

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    SRS Labs Dolby Labs has been working with smartphone makers for years to improve audio quality by including virtual sound processing. Turning on the sound processing can mean the difference between flat music and lively audio with bright highs and boomy lows (assuming you're using good headphones). The upcoming Desire HD is one such device that will benefit from the advanced audio processing. Also including the 5.1 virtual surround is the line of Galaxy S devices, including the US-facing Captivate, Fascinate, Vibrant and Epic 4G. To turn on the processing, hit the "5.1" button when in the ...

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    If you've tried fixing the GPS reception on your Samsung phone, following one of the many how-to guides for tweaking your phone's settings, there's a chance you ended up making things even worse than when they started. Samsung has now released a restore app that will undo any problems you've introduced to your phone's GPS settings. Galaxy S users may have noticed a litany of GPS issues creeping up, including slow lock times and inaccurate position data. We've posted guides that fellow users have come up with, requiring you to manually adjust phone settings. Since those early work-arounds ...

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    With Black Friday upon us, we thought we'd give you a helping hand with some of today's and this weekend's deals with the major E-tailers and operators if you're into some Smartphone shopping. Amazon Wireless: Samsung Captivate: $0.01 Samsung Fascinate: $0.01 HTC Droid Incredible: $0.01 Sony Ericsson Xperia X10: $0.01 BlackBerry Bold 9700: $0.01 Motorola BRAVO: $0.01 WireFly: HTC Droid Incredible: Free HTC Surround: Free LG Quantum: Free Samsung Captivate: Free Motorola Flipside: Free Samsung Focus: Free BestBuy LG Optimus S: Free HTC Droid Incredible: Free Verizon Wireless: Samsung ...

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    Canadian carrier subscribers owning a Samsung Galaxy S variant will not have to wait long until the Android 2.2 Froyo update for their devices is released as we now have an official road-map for the roll-out. According to Samsung Mobile Canada, the update will be available for the Samsung Vibrant from Bell and Samsung Captivate from Rogers in mid-December while those of you that are on Telus will have to wait for the Froyo update for their Samsung Fascinate until early 2011. While Samsung is "working diligently to provide a tested and secure upgrade experience", you have to understand that ...

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    The Android patent war has a new front in the form of a lawsuit against South Korean manufacturing titans LG and Samsung. The two firms, plus a California company called Interwoven, are being sued by multinational software developer Vertical Computer Systems, Inc, which accuses them of violating a pair of patents covering a "system and method for generating websites in an arbitrary object framework." The second of the two patents is said to be a continuation of the first, adding 32 new claims to the original 53. Vertical specifically cites LG's Ally and Samsung's i500, Galaxy Tab, and four ...

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    Well, it looks like Samsung and the notorious fashion designer Giorgio Armani joined forces again to deliver a unique handset for the fashion world after all the buzz around the tilting Samsung Armani an year ago. If you think it looks a lot like the AT&T Captivate Samsung Galaxy S variant you're absolutely right as the Armani Galaxy S is codenamed GT-i9010 (the Galaxy S was GT-i9000) which leads us to believe it's just another Samsung Galaxy S variant, but with fashion. The device is said to cost around €700 (around $955) but before you draw any conclusions regarding its price, check out ...

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    Android handsets were rated to be the best smartphones on each of the four major US carriers in Consumer Reports' latest evaluation. Out of the 41 models reviewed by the publication, four stood out as tops: the Motorola Droid X on Verizon, Samsung Vibrant on T-Mobile, HTC EVO 4G on Sprint, and Samsung Captivate on AT&T. Notably, Verizon's Motorola Droid 2 scored nearly as well as the top finishers, half of which are Samsung Galaxy S variants. In fact, 11 of the 20 phones recommended by CR are Android-powered, with BlackBerry holding down three spots, both Windows Mobile 6.5 and webOS two ...

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