Posts tagged with: Droid Charge

[Full Droid Charge Review] The Droid Charge, also known as the Samsung Stealth is one of Verizon's first 4G LTE smartphones. The Droid Charge is running Google Android 2.2.1 Froyo with Samsung's Touchwhiz UI. Inside the Droid Charge is Samsung's 1GHz Intrinsity processor. Its Super AMOLED+ screen measures 4.3-inches and has a 480x800 WVGA resolution. On back, the Droid Charge is sporting an eight-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus. The Droid Charge also features video output in up to 720p HD resolution. Read on for the latest Droid Charge news, reviews and videos:

  • by | March 26, 2012 11:39 PM

    We're certainly guilty of dropping the Droid name from time to time; write about the Droid Incredible 2 enough, and it just starts becoming the Incredible 2 after a while. Then again, we're not Verizon, and we haven't spent millions developing a highly-recognizable brand. That's why it's so surprising to see Verizon apparently taking steps to remove one of its phones from the Droid family, with the Droid Charge now becoming the Charge by Samsung. The launch of the Charge was hampered by delays, and we didn't end up getting the phone until the middle of May last year. After that, the phone ...

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  • by | November 30, 2011 3:39 PM

    Last week, we heard a rumor that Verizon subscribers would soon see an eagerly-anticipated Gingerbread update arrive for the Samsung Droid Charge. Things certainly appeared to be ready to go, with Verizon publishing materials relevant to the upgrade on the Charge's support page. A rumor accompanied that discovery, claiming that Verizon would start distributing the update on what's now yesterday. Maybe things started-off slowly, because we didn't hear anything about Charge users getting update notifications on Tuesday, but today we can confirm that the Charge's Gingerbread distribution is ...

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  • by | November 24, 2011 1:24 PM

    Yesterday, we saw that Samsung had published the source code to Gingerbread for the Droid Charge; problem was, there had yet to be any such update delivered to Charge owners. The fact that the source was now up had us convinced it shouldn't be much longer before said update finally arrived, dragging the Charge out of the days of Froyo. Today some news suggests the phone's Gingerbread update will start going out next Tuesday, November 29. Verizon already has the release notes for the update posted up on its Charge support page; we usually see such a move made in the week leading up to a new ...

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  • by | November 23, 2011 1:34 PM

    Samsung and Verizon have really been dragging their feet when it comes to delivering a Gingerbread update to owners of the Droid Charge. Especially now that Ice Cream Sandwich is out, being stuck back on Froyo really has to sting. It's not like there hasn't been progress made behind the scenes; after all, we've seen plenty of leaked Gingerbread ROMs, arriving one after the other since the beginning of summer. We're convinced that the final release is nearly upon us, but while it's not quite here yet, the Droid Charge has just found itself in the unusual position where Samsung has posted ...

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  • by | November 7, 2011 5:41 PM

    It's almost hard to believe that owners of Samsung's Droid Charge are still waiting for an official Gingerbread update. There have been plenty of leaked Gingerbread ROMs that we've seen distributed, but are we any closer to the final build? We can't say for sure, but as you wait it out, there's one more new ROM to take for a spin, with the release of leaked Charge build EP4P. The good news is that everything in EP4P looks to be functioning properly. If we didn't know any better, we'd take that as a sign that a formal release would be shortly upon us. Thing is, we were already saying that ...

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  • by | August 7, 2011 2:46 AM

    If you are into buying a 4G LTE phone on Verizon then Amazon Wireless has got you covered. Both of these phones, one from HTC and one from Samsung, are listed with a great price and can be yours if you are willing to sign a two-year contract with Big Red. The HTC Thunderbolt now goes for $49.99 with a two-year commitment while the Samsung Droid Charge will cost $99.99 in the same conditions. Both phones feature 4G LTE and they scored 4 out of 5 in our reviews so make sure to read more details about the HTC Thunderbolt and the Samsung Droid Charge before you purchase. Source: Amazon (1)(2) ...

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  • by | July 23, 2011 3:24 AM

    The Samsung Droid Charge on Verizon already had its EP1F Android Gingerbread ROM leaked at the beginning of this month but a new version, EP1H, has just surfaced in the forums. As with any leak, it will probably be different from the real deal but those who were brave enough to try it out reported that the operation is smooth and the ROM seems polished. With all these test ROMs being leaked we're definitely heading towards an official release soon. Until then, use caution when flashing non-official firmware as it may void your warranty or even render your phone unusable. Source: ...

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  • by | July 12, 2011 8:01 PM

    Ever since Microsoft's been showing off what Mango will be able to do, it's been promoting the platform's accelerated HTML5 performance. After initially showing-up Apple and the rest of the competition, a new test had Mango dropping beneath iOS 5's performance levels. Running that test multiple times, though, showed inconsistent data, though the numbers did lean towards a slight Microsoft advantage. Now Microsoft's back with a new HTML5 demo, hoping to regain its top spot. At the Worldwide Partners Conference in Los Angeles this week, Microsoft showed off what a BlackBerry Torch, the ...

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  • by | July 7, 2011 7:13 PM

    Late last month, we caught a glimpse of a leaked Gingerbread update for Samsung's Droid Charge, followed shortly thereafter by the release of said software. Yeah, it was Gingerbread, sure enough, but it had so much broken that it only seemed worthwhile to flash as a curiosity. Now a slightly-newer version of the software is available, and is reportedly a whole lot more stable. Whereas the last leak was marked as version EG2, this one is EP1F, based off of Gingerbread 2.3.4. Earlier, there were problems with text messaging, HDMI output, and a dead-in-the-water mobile hotspot. We can't ...

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  • by | July 2, 2011 2:03 AM

    Here's another interesting bit to think about over the weekend! Another episode of the Apple-Samsung lawsuit saga, following up on the recent events where Samsung asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to ban iPhone imports to the States (together with the iPad). As in table tennis or ping-pong, here comes the strike back with the ball in the face! Apple has filed a motion with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California for a preliminary injunction. Cupertino asks for a preliminary ban on three of Samsung's most popular current Android smartphones in the U.S.: ...

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  • by | June 29, 2011 7:29 PM

    A couple days ago, we showed you a video of a Droid Charge running a leaked Gingerbread ROM, bringing with it the ability for the smartphone to stream video through Netflix. The footage looked legit enough, though without the software available, it still seemed like a big tease. Now we've got good news for Charge owners who aren't above a little experimentation on their phones: the leaked ROM has been made public, ready for you to install. Before you get too, too excited, there are plenty of caveats to consider. This build of Gingerbread isn't anywhere near release-ready, and some big ...

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  • by | June 27, 2011 1:50 PM

    After a couple hiccups with its LTE network led Verizon to delay launching the Samsung Droid Charge, the phone finally got off the ground last month, though with the aging Android 2.2.1 in tow. As we noted from the start, a Gingerbread update was essentially a certainty, though just how swift it would be remained to be seen. While the smartphone has since received new software via an OTA update, Charge owners have only received bugfixes and minor performance enhancements so far. That may be changing soon, as a new video shows a Charge apparently running a build of Gingerbread, one that may ...

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  • by | June 9, 2011 12:13 PM

    Last week, Droid Charge owners started noticing that their mobile hotspot apps were no longer functioning properly. Verizon acknowledged the problem, offering the temporary work-around of manually moving the Charge's date back to May in order to restore functionality. A bit kludgy, sure, but the carrier said it would have a proper update coming out soon to nip the issue in the bud. Now Charge update EE4 is dropping, addressing the hotspot problem and adding a few features while it's at it. Verizon promises that EE4 will bring the Charge better GPS and web browser performance, though it ...

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  • by | June 6, 2011 8:04 PM

    There are several options for setting up video chats on a smartphone now, but if you want something cross-platform that supports more than two parties per call, you'll be checking out Fring. The app introduced four-way video chat in an update this past April. A new version of its Android release, available as of today, makes several changes, including support for some new phones. Fring 3.1.1.1 now lets you make video calls with the Samsung Galaxy S II and Droid Charge, T-Mobile's G2X from LG, and the Nexus S when running last month's Android 2.3.4 release. Even if your smartphone already ...

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  • by | June 3, 2011 6:43 PM

    After a few false starts, Verizon finally released Samsung's Droid Charge last month, expanding its nascent collection of LTE-capable smartphones. We weren't exactly wowed by the Charge's battery life and some of the software choices Verizon made, but it's hard to compete with LTE speeds. That bandwidth comes in particularly handy when using the Charge as a mobile hotspot, during which it supports connections with up to ten devices. All of a sudden, though, Charge owners started noticing this week that their mobile hotspot apps have stopped working. Verizon has acknowledged that there's a ...

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