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    Google put GPS navigation companies on notice when they released Google Maps Navigation -- for free. They did it again when they updated Google Maps with vector imagery rather than bitmap tiles, and added 3D buildings. Today Verizon Wireless announced some major changes to their VZ Navigator VX that will help them stay relevant to Google's offerings. Now available on certain smartphones (DROID X, DROID Incredible, and the Samsung Fascinate), this new version of the app provides "customers with 3D navigation views using enhanced 3D city models and true-to-life images of highway and exit ...

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    If you have an Android smartphone on Verizon Wireless, you're most probably familiar with VZ Navigator and you'll be happy to find out the carrier is preparing to launch an improved software refresh. VZ Navigator VX will bring Real Views as well as 3D Cities, real highway signs and views to the Motorola Droid X, Samsung Fascinate and HTC Incredible, with other devices being added later in 2011. Other cool features include Satellite View, Smart Traffic, as well as SmartStart Enhanced and according to rumors, the price will be the same as with the older version: $9.99 per month. Let us know ...

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    Little by little, carriers continue to push out updates to those Android models that have yet to make the jump to Froyo. While we anxiously await Android 2.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich?), and with Gingerbread still a rarity, many of us are still hanging onto phones running older editions of Google's operating system. Owners of the myTouch 3G, its Fender Limited Edition, and soon the Samsung Fascinate, are joining the world of Android 2.2 with newly-available updates. T-Mobile is sending out Froyo to the myTouches, bringing them up to Android 2.2.1. The OTA update that has just started going out ...

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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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    Samsung just can't seem to catch a break with their Galaxy S series of Android-powered phones. First it was poor GPS reception (something that still plagues many phones to this day), then poor-performance in the form of "lag" due to their proprietary RFS filesystem, and lately the seemingly endless delays getting Android 2.2 Froyo on the devices. Verizon recently pushed out a maintenance release to their Galaxy S, the Samsung Fascinate. The DL09 update didn't bring Froyo, but it is reported to improve GPS and overall performance. Unfortunately, the fix seems to have a fairly significant ...

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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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    Samsung has released the Google Android 2.2 Froyo source for the Telus Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate variant and is available to download from the Samsung Open Source Release Center. The Telus Fascinate has received its Froyo update just before last Christmas despite the fact that is should have been rolled-out in 2011, according to the roadmap. Anyways, it's there, free to download; just search for the string "SGH-T959D" and, regardless if you just want to take a look, play around or you're interested in third party ROM development, grab the source and do your thing! Source: Samsung Open ...

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    For all you Samsung Fascinate owners I've got some good news, and some not so good news. The good news is that you're going to be getting an update called "DL09" which is essentially a maintenance release that addresses a number of bugs and issues. The not so good news is that it's not Froyo. Bloatware Updates: + Updated versions of preloaded applications, including V CAST videos, City ID, VZ Navigator, and Amazon Kindle Improvements: + Ability to change the reminder time and alert tone for calendar events + Improved the update consistency of the feed and widgets + Music now pauses if you ...

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    By now we all know the struggles Samsung has had updating their phones to Android 2.2 Froyo. According to a leaked email provided to Android Central, Samsung's Fascinate and Continuum will be getting updates on January 10th and 18th, respectively. While we don't know what these updates will contain, we're speculating they will be the long-awaited update to the Froyo version of Android. Source: Android Central

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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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    According to the Samsung Mobile Canada roadmap, Telus Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate owners should have waited until 2011 for the official Android 2.2 Froyo update but it looks like it's early Christmas as the new OS is ready and available. Later promised for the end of 2010, the Fascinate Froyo update is available through Kies software and it brings all the Froyo goodness, including Adobe Flash 10.1, the ability to install application to the SD Card, as well as some performance enhancements. According to the official description, website loading and device navigation got faster and there'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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    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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