As the trial of Apple vs. Samsung continues today, we’ve already heard Apple’s arguments as to why Samsung has benefited from the whole development process of building phones through Apple’s experience with the iPhone. Obviously the next step was for Samsung to defend itself, and you’d think that Samsung would counter Apple’s arguments during its opening statement, but the company insists that it’s just a victim.
As it turns out, Samsung’s attorney Bob Quinn decided to pull out an old 2010 email written by Steve Jobs to his staff to [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about more rumors regarding the Galaxy S IV, its probable display size, and even a probable release date. Then the Galaxy S line-up takes the stage as Samsung reaches a new milestone in sales. The iPhone is next as we talk about Apple’s recent decrease in speed of production for the current iPhone 5. The Microsoft Surface is next, though not because of good sales figures. We end today’s show talking about Huawei, even if we didn’t really want to.
All this and more after the break.
Stories – Samsung [...]
We started getting the first hints of work towards a new LTE network for US Cellular in late summer of last year, and just a couple months later the carrier made things official. We then had to wait until the start of February to learn of the first devices to grace the 4G network, when the carrier revealed that its launch plans consisted of first introducing the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with LTE last month, followed by the release sometime in April of the Galaxy S Aviator as the first smartphone to run on the network. Today US Cellular announces the start of Aviator sales, going for as [...]
There was a real drama regarding the Ice Cream Sandwich update (or, to be more specific, the lack of) for the original Samsung Galaxy S and the manufacturer officially told the world that there will be a Value Pack instead of ICS, which later got leaked.
The said Value Pack is now live for the Samsung Galaxy S (also for the Galaxy K and Galaxy U) in South Korea and it brings some Ice Cream Sandwich features to the phone, without the updated platform. Face recognition is there for Face Unlock, the ability to snap pictures while recording, and some Launcher features and [...]
Have you noticed how your Samsung smartphone charges faster if you are using the wall-charger that came with the phone than though other chargers? It’s sometimes twice as fast! What’s up with that?
Most Samsung Galaxy phones (from the originals up through the Galaxy S II, and even the Galaxy Nexus and presumably the Galaxy S III) can charge at 750 to 800mA, but when charging over “generic” chargers, you’ll likely only charge at 350mA. That’s less than half as fast as the “official” chargers.
One XDA-Developer wanted to know [...]
Back in September, Samsung announced its Galaxy S WiFi 3.6, a device that’s essentially a Galaxy S without its cellular modem. While we’re well used to seeing manufacturers offer tablets with this sort of configuration, it’s a bit of a rarity for sub-five-inch devices (especially since we haven’t seen a new iPod touch in years). We saw the handset make its international debut last fall, and now it’s been revealed that the Galaxy S WiFi 3.6 will be seeing US release, as well.
What good is aging Galaxy S hardware? Samsung sees the handset as a media [...]
The new Sony line-up consists of the Sony Xperia S, Xperia U and the Xperia P. We’ve seen all of them in our respective hands-on videos but this time it’s time to get into more details and see how they compare to one another.
And because we know you want to see even more comparison videos we threw in the hottest phones on the market at the moment: the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the Galaxy S II as well as the Apple iPhone 4S. Check out the video below and let us know of you poison of choice: Xperia S, P or U?
The original Samsung Galaxy S was wearing model numers i90xx while the manufacturer assigned the i91xx range for the second iteration, the Galaxy S II. The device pictured above is reportedly the GT-i9070, dubbed Samsung Galaxy S Advance.
It looks to be a refresh of some sort for the original Galaxy S; the specs are a slight improvement over the GT-i9000 (but still lower than the Galaxy S II). The Galaxy Advance is believed to feature a 1GHz dual-core processor, four-inch Super AMOLED display of WVGA resolution and curved glass, five-megapixel camera with LED flash and 720p [...]
If you’ve got a smartphone based on Samsung‘s Galaxy S platform (the Galaxy S itself, Captivate, or Vibrant), do we have a treat for you!
“ICSSGS” is a pure AOSP Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for Galaxy S phones. The developers underscored the pure-AOSP nature of the ROMs:
“We did not add any modifications unless they were absolutely required to make it work correctly.”
Currently three of the Galaxy S family have ICSSGS ROMs:– Samsung Captivate– Samsung Galaxy S i9000– Samsung Vibrant
The latter may be of [...]
The situation of the Samsung Galaxy S, Ice Cream Sandwich update-wise, is rather interesting. Initially, Samsung said there will be no update because of TouchWiz, then the manufacturer backtracked and promised a “Value Pack” and later on retracted.
Well, brace yourselves as the Samsung Galaxy S “Value Pack” seems to have leaked online in the form of a ROM. While still a Gingerbread ROM, you will be able to use Face Unlock and take pictures while recording a video. The only question remaining is whether Samsung is still working on the update or not. The [...]
Last month, Samsung shared with the world some of its plans for releasing Ice Cream Sandwich updates for its existing Android hardware. Unfortunately, that meant also deciding which models wouldn’t see an update past Gingerbread. To the dissatisfaction of many owners, Samsung decided that its Galaxy S phones wouldn’t be receiving Android 4.0 updates. Upset Galaxy S users voiced their frustrations, forcing Samsung to revisit its decision. After all, Samsung pointed to TouchWiz as part of the problem, so maybe there would be a way to make the ICS update viable if Samsung [...]
Here’s the story once again: Samsung initially said that there will be no official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy S phone. Then the manufacturer backtracked and said it was still reviewing the viability of updating the Galaxy S in response to strong customer demand.
According to recent reports, Samsung has returned to the initial statement. The Galaxy S looks like it’s not going to get an ICS update after all; instead, it will be blessed with a Value Pack which will enhance its functionality. What does that mean? New widgets, probably a skin, [...]
Not even Santa could ease the disappointment millions of Samsung Galaxy S users felt when the Korean manufacturer announced there will be no Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the phone — because of TouchWiz.
Maybe Santa does read its letters after all (or Samsung is now hearing clearly the voice of the angry mob) as the phone-maker announced that it will be reviewing the viability of updating the Galaxy S in response to strong customer demand. Just like it was the case with the HTC Desire and its Gingerbread update (where HTC blamed the low storage for delivering [...]
When HTC started work on bringing Gingerbread to the Desire, it ran into a little snag. While it saw that it could bring Gingerbread alone to the phone without issue, trying to fit both Gingerbread and Sense in the handset’s limited storage created quite the dilemma. First HTC said the space limitation was a deal-breaker, and that it was abandoning plans to update the Desire past Froyo. After a bit of a backlash from Desire owners, HTC reversed course and ultimately provided a Gingerbread update option (though not distributed OTA) for interested users. We’re reminded of all [...]
Google recently gave Android users the opportunity to score some great deals on apps, offering ten a day for a mere ten cents a piece. Ten cents is nearly as good as free, but we can’t deny that free is even better. If you’ve got the right Samsung phone, you may be able to score a whole mess of free apps, thanks to a new promotion.
The bad news is that not every Samsung Android makes the cut, and that includes the Galaxy Nexus (along with the Nexus S). We don’t have a complete list of what models are and aren’t part of the promotion (not helped any by the [...]
The denial of Apple’s request for a preliminary injunction on Samsung smartphones in the U.S. is regarded as a very important battle won in the ongoing patent war between the two companies. Started in April 2011, the two companies are likely to populate court rooms of the U.S.A. and others around the world next year too.
With the positive outlook of U.S. and international lawsuits, Samsung is optimistic; President and Chief Executive of the digital media division at Samsung Electronics, Geesung Choi, said the company has secured $200 million to fuel its ongoing battles [...]
U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh recently ruled against Apple’s request for a preliminary injunction on Samsung’s smartphones in the case between the two companies scheduled for a next year trial. Apple took Samsung to court for “slavishly” copying the iPhone’s design. Judge Lucy Koh’s ruling contains a couple of interesting details which were made public but the electronic document was quickly sealed and a redacted version took its place.
According to the initial version which Reuters managed to grab, Cupertino has concluded that, according to [...]