Posts tagged with: Epic 4G

[Full Epic 4G Review] The Epic 4G is Samsung's first 4G phone. It is also their first Galaxy S device with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It's running Google Android 2.1 with Samsung's TouchWhiz interface. It has a four-inch Super AMOLED display with a 480 x 800 WVGA resolution. The Epic 4G is sporting a five-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus. Inside the Epic 4G is a 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor with 512MB of RAM and ROM. Read on for the latest Epic 4G news, reviews and videos:

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    Forum member dshoem01 on Sprint's community forums has promised that the carrier will be releasing an update to the Sprint Epic 4G that will be coming tomorrow, September 30th, and will be rolled out over the air over four days. The firmware update should fix the slow upload speeds that Epic 4G owners have been experiencing, which caps their uploads to a measly 150 kbps on Sprint's 3G network. According to the forum post, "Good news - an update will be released tomorrow 9/30. It will be rolled out over a 4 day period so not everyone will get it on day 1. I will have the standard MR ...

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    Some newer Android-powered phones (such as the Samsung Galaxy S, i9000, Captivate, Vibrant, Fascinate, and Epic 4G) don't seem to be reporting the battery state-of-charge (SOC) accurately in the notification bar. This can lead to unexpectedly premature power-down. The Android OS, however, seems to be correctly reporting the remaining battery power, which leads me to believe that the battery-life icon in the notification bar is being optimistic at best, and may be deliberately mis-representing the remaining battery life. In this video I'll show you just what I mean using a widget called ...

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    Are you confused about all the Galaxy S models from Samsung? If so you're not alone. The Galaxy S goes by many names. - On Sprint it's the Epic 4G - On T-Mobile US it's the Vibrant - On AT&T it's the Captivate - On Verizon it's the Fascinate - In other places it's called the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S The phone is basically the same across the various carriers. There are, however, some differences. Some have features the others do not and they each have radios specific to their carrier. One of the similarities is that they're all currently all running Android 2.1. Recent updates have come to ...

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    Along with announcing a slew of Android 2.2 tablets at the New York Galaxy Tab event, Samsung also announced that the company's Media Hub will be headed to unspecified variants of the Galaxy S. It's unclear which carriers in the U.S. and worldwide will be enabling the feature, but the State's sole 4G carrier at this time is committed to bringing Media Hub to its Epic 4G variant of the Galaxy S, complete with sliding keyboard, front-facing camera, dual 3G/4G support, LED flash, and mobile hotspot feature. If you're an Epic 4G and are impatient, you can perform a manual update to your ...

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    Apparently all versions of the Samsung Galaxy S phones have an annoying little WiFi bug. When WiFi is turned on and you turn off the screen, WiFi does not turn off like you'd expect it to,and that can chew up your battery life. Reportedly, the WiFi sleep policy that you can configure in the WiFi settings doesn't seem to be respected by the device. At least not the way you'd think. Rather than turning WiFi off within seconds of the screen turning off, it waits 15 minutes. Using this hack you can change that to whatever duration you'd like. Prerequisites 1. ADB root shell access. 2. SQLite3 ...

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    When I talked about the Sprint Samsung Epic 4G not long ago I mentioned the inclusion of a front-facing camera for potential video calling. The phone's dialer doesn't include anything to allow video calling over Sprint's 4G network. Fring, a free app from the Android Market, does offer video calling, but didn't recognize the Epic 4G's front-facing camera. After I contacted Fring and notified them of the problem they went to work. Now just days after the Epic 4G's release date, an updated version of Fring is available that utilizes the front-facing camera.

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    A recent analysis was done by BillShrink that details the cost of ownership of a Samsung Galaxy S model made for each of the four major U.S. carriers. The analysis takes into consideration the carrier-subsidized cost of the AT&T Captivate, the Sprint Epic 4G, the T-Mobile Vibrant, and the Verizon Wireless, along with plans for voice and data, and finds that T-Mobile leads the pack due to its low plan pricing options, followed by Sprint. The two largest carriers, AT&T and Verizon Wireless, trail the pricing survey as the total cost of ownership of the Galaxy S models that they offer are the ...

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    The latest installment of the Samsung Galaxy S, the Epic 4G, launches today on the Sprint network. If you haven't already seen our review of the Epic 4G you can see an unboxing, hardware and software reviews, as well as a look at the 720p video recording capabilities here. You'll be hard pressed to find an Epic 4G on release day, pre-orders have been sold out for quite a while. Sprint, realizing that their marketing push has created a shortage, has reportedly been able to free up some HTC Evo 4G's to help quell any riots that may ensue. Okay, while we're sure the likelihood of that ...

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    Sprint will begin selling its popular, first-generation WiMax handset, the HTC EVO 4G, online once again early next week, according a tweet from the company's official Twitter account. EVO has proved to be in high demand since its early June release, regularly selling out online only to be restocked days or weeks later. Potential customers may have more success finding the mammoth slab at a local brick-and-mortar store, some of which still reportedly have the device in stock. Now that Sprint is on the verge of releasing its second WiMax-capable smartphone, the QWERTY-packing Samsung Galaxy ...

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    So, other than a "lag fix" that both Samsung and independent developers are working on, the Sprint Samsung Epic 4G (a Galaxy S phone) is remarkably fast. (We'll talk more about that in an upcoming article.) How fast is it? In this video we look at a hacked Google Nexus One running a super-fast Froyo ROM with the stock Epic 4G. We look at overall interface elements (using the same Launcher app and similar widgets), side-by-side benchmarking, 802.11n data speeds, and 3G data speeds. Since the Nexus One doesn't have 4G WiMax on-board this seemed a fair comparison. I know, I know, you want to ...

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    Apparently using the same method developed by C skills' Sebastian Krahmer to root the Motorola Droid 2 and Backflip, members of SDX-Developers have reportedly succeeded in gaining root access to the unreleased Epic 4G as well. With Sprint's Galaxy S variant rooted before it has even hit the market, it appears that the Android community may have achieved its long-dreamt dream of a universal rooting procedure. And from there, it's only a matter of time until even the ZIOs and Loops of the world are blessed with power of root access too. (via: AndroidSpin and SDX-Developers)

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    Thanks to a watchful reader we've learned that the Samsung Galaxy S phones (including the Captivate, Vibrant, and Epic 4G) may not have the previously reported microUSB to HDMI capabilities. Apparently, someone inside Samsung inadvertantly included the Galaxy S phones on a compatibility chart with the HDMI adaptor that was only intended for the Mondi. That having been said, when I last checked the accessory page at Samsung's website there are only two "compatible products" for the adaptor. Both are hard drives, but clicking on the "more" button shows two Mondi's. Maybe they're still ...

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    Sprint's QWERTY-infused variant of the ubiquitous Samsung Galaxy S, the Epic 4G, is apparently so popular that the wireless carrier has already run through its allotment of pre-order units, accourding to a message on the phone's landing site. Now, instead of being offered a guaranteed place in line, potential customers are simply given the opportunity to receive a "ready-to-buy reminder" email during the run-up to the $250 Epic's August 31st release. Of course folks interested in the carrier's second 1GHz-powered 4G handset can still purchase one through traditional retail means on or ...

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    The Sprint Epic 4G is the newest Samsung Galaxy S smartphone (which of course means that it has a Super AMOLED display, a 1GHz Hummingbird CPU, solid battery life, plus some cool software) which does a few tricks that its other Galaxy S siblings cannot. First, it has 4G, making it the second 4G WiMax phone in America after the EVO 4G. Second, it has a five-row QWERTY slide out keyboard to help with text entry. The design is also quite different. It has rounded edges like the Vibrant, but oddly, it hides the Android buttons below the screen until they illuminate. While this makes for a ...

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