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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    As we've mentioned in the past, 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. This is the third installment of Samsung's Galaxy S superphone (not including the unlocked European version), and reinforces the likelihood that Samsung will have a Galaxy S on every U.S. carrier by the holiday season of 2010. Read on for our full review of the Sprint Samsung Epic 4G! BOX CONTENTS The box the phone comes in is conspicuously small. Breaking from ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy S phones in the U.S. have had a hard time getting Android 2.2 Froyo deplyed to them. Some of the smaller carriers have already pushed updates to their Galaxy S phones, but the big for (T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint) are all lagging behind. Earlier today we told you of T-Mobile's plan to start rolling out Froyo to their Galaxy S starting tomorrow. Sprint, possibly caving in to peer pressure, was quick to reassure owners of their Galaxy S, the Epic 4G, that they haven't forgotten about you, and are working with Samsung to get the update ready -- but only after "it ...

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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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    If you feel like Samsung's playing a game of keep-away with your Froyo update, we'd understand, as earlier today the company's site changed its information on several handsets to indicate they'd soon be running Android 2.2, only to revert the edits. The Epic 4G, Fascinate, and Vibrant - Galaxy S phones - were briefly listed as operating on Froyo; not "set to receive Froyo", but currently running it. At first, it looked like another inadvertent leak, with some Samsung webmaster accidentally updating the site with information intended for future use. Now they're all back to Android 2.1, with ...

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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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    Today is the day that was rumored to be bringing the Android 2.2 (Froyo) update to the Sprint Samsung Epic 4G. It was somewhat suspicious that an update would be released on a Sunday, let alone the day after Christmas. Regardless, we got word that not only is the Froyo update not coming today, there is no "firm delivery date", only a target to have it "available in the near future" -- we're not even going to ask about Gingerbread. Samsung Epic Software Update (Froyo 2.2 Version) Not Available Yet Despite what many websites are saying, Android software version Froyo 2.2 is still on hold. If ...

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    The Samsung Epic 4G had an early bite out of Gingerbread with the occasion of a leaked ROM related to which Sprint quickly came forward and warned users not to apply the DK28 build as it was "not approved software for Sprint production devices". PhoneArena has published a screen grab courtesy of one of its tipsters according to which the Samsung Epic 4G will receive a Froyo update on December 26. It refers to the DL11 Froyo update which will start rolling out the second day of Christmas with a target of hitting all devices this year. You should receive a notification over the air once the ...

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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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    According to a press release from Sprint, the DK28 Froyo update for the Epic 4G that was leaked late last week is not approved and should not be used. DI18 is the current, but not necessarily the final, version, but there is no official release date for that build -- yet. "Sprint is working on a software package for the Samsung Epic4G that will upgrade it to the Froyo version of Android. Over the weekend, some users were able to access and download a test build (DK28) for the Samsung Epic from some 3rd party developer sites. "Unfortunately, this is not approved software for Sprint ...

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    Sprint has beaten all other US carriers to the punch by rolling out the Android 2.2 Froyo upgrade to its Samsung Galaxy S variant, the Samsung Epic 4G, before any of its three main rivals. Users on XDA are reporting that the Flash 10.1-enabling update is now available in certain parts of the country over the air, with a full nationwide deployment expected over the next several hours. Sprint's accomplishment is all that more laudable considering the fact that variants released prior to the Epic, including T-Mobile's Vibrant and AT&T's Captivate, have yet to receive the highly-anticipated ...

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    One of the more advertised "features" of the T-Mobile myTouch 4G is video calling via the built-in Qik app. Qik is supposed to be better than Apple's FaceTime because you can make and receive calls anywhere you've got a data connection -- not just over Wi-Fi. How does it work in practice? When I say "not that well", that's a compliment. How bad was it? Watch the video below. I took the myTouch 4G connected over T-Mobile's HSPA+ network, and the Sprint Samsung Epic 4G connected to Sprint's network, and tried to make a video phone call -- or, rather, a video chat. Right off the bat you'll ...

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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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    According to a thread over on XDA-Developers, not only is there a beta Froyo ROM available for Samsung's EPIC 4G, it's 2.2.1, and it's been leaked, hacked, rooted, and made available to flash for people who have rooted their Epic 4G and installed Clockwork Recovery. There are reports of some bugs and other minutia with the build, so I'd suggest holding off on flashing this ROM unless you're especially adventurous. Whether you end up flashing this beta or not, the fact that it's an actual beta (not just a release candidate or internal release) indicates that a final release should be coming ...

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    Samsung made their Q3 2010 results public on Friday and the Company has recorded a 19% increase in units shipped to bump the number to 71.4 million phones, a number reached, according to the press release, thanks to its flagship smartphones, Galaxy S and Wave which "were the primary drivers of continued sales growth amid a global demand recovery". Samsung declared sales of 7 million Galaxy S models, devices which are available in 90 countries running on 210 carriers worldwide. In a bold but target oriented thinking, the world's second largest mobile manufacturer is aiming to sell another 3 ...

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