Posts tagged with: Galaxy S

[Full Galaxy S Review] The Samsung Galaxy S was released in June 2010. It's running Google Android 2.1 Eclair with Samsung's TouchWhiz user interface. The Galaxy S is packing a 1GHz Samsung-Intrinsity S5PC110 processor with 512MB of RAM. The Galaxy S sports a four-inch display with 480x800 WVGA resolution that uses Super AMOLED technology. It also features two cameras, one rear facing five-megapixel camera with autofocus and a front facing 0.3-megapixel camera for video chat. Read on for the latest Galaxy S news, reviews and videos:

  • by | May 18, 2011 1:37 PM

    Last year's Samsung Galaxy S series of Androids is about to get a shot in the arm, thanks to the the development efforts of the coders working on CyanogenMod. While experimental builds of the custom ROM replacement have existed for the Galaxy S and its carrier-branded cousins, the smartphone hasn't been officially supported by the project. Now it looks like that will finally be changing, starting with AT&T's Captivate getting its first official CyanogenMod nightlies. These nightly builds mark the Captivate's progress towards a stable CM7 release. It won't be making that journey alone, with ...

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  • by | May 16, 2011 5:00 AM

    Samsung officially announced today its Android 2.3 Gingerbread update plans for Samsung Galaxy branded smartphones which include the Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Gio, Galaxy Fit and Galaxy mini. First to get the Gingerbread update will be the former flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S and the first users to receive the platform refresh via KIES will be those residing in the U.K. and Nordic countries starting from mid-May (which is already here). The update will then gradually roll out to other markets such as "Europe, North America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East Asia, ...

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  • by | May 12, 2011 3:31 PM

    Samsung Mobile Cnada has just made poste on its Facebook page -- dubbed wth an email confirmation to MobileSyrup -- that it's temporarily suspending the Android 2.2 Froyo update for the Bell Vibrant Galaxy S variant. The update has started to roll our last week but there were several users reporting that after applying the update, they ended up with nice and expensive bricks, according to the same source. Now Samsung is suspending the update while investigations are conducted and hopefully fix what needs to be repaired. While this is only reported to affect the Vibrant, Telus Fascinate and ...

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  • by | May 6, 2011 9:31 PM

    After unboxing the Samsung Galaxy S II, which is Samsung's flagship phone for this year, we wanted to dive a bit deeper into the hardware. First, we'll go over specs. Packing a 1.2GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos CPU with 1GB of RAM, the Galaxy S II is a worthy successor to the Galaxy S (and its many, many variants), which had a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird CPU with 512MB of RAM. Beyond that, the device comes with about 14GB of user-accessible storage, which can be expanded with a microSD card. The rear camera takes 1080p HD videos and 8MP photos. The front camera can shoot 2MP photos, and cannot ...

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  • by | May 5, 2011 3:41 PM

    The Samsung Galaxy S II is a very big deal for Samsung, as it'll be their flagship for this year. Last year the Galaxy S line, with its Super AMOLED display, great battery life, and snappy performance provided by Samsung's 1GHz Hummingbird chip, found its way onto all major carriers across the globe in different versions. We expect that the Galaxy S II will have a similar fate, because it ups the ante in a big way. With the Galaxy S II, Samsung is ushering in the era of its larger and improved Super AMOLED Plus display, which provides incredible contrast and great battery life. Also new is ...

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  • by | April 29, 2011 1:24 AM

    Korean smartphone manufacturer Samsung has posted its results for the winter period and surprisingly the numbers are lower than many would have expected. The uber-popular Samsung Galaxy S (selling in numbers well over ten million), while a great smartphone, no longer enjoys the same popularity as people are looking forward to the next generation handset from the manufacturer. Over the winter period, Samsung's phone sales have dropped 14% year-over-year to 70 million units sold. The smartphones represent a total of 18% from the manufacturer's phone portfolio -- a number rising from a ...

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  • by | April 26, 2011 2:10 PM

    Samsung's Galaxy S 2 isn't even launching until next week, but that hasn't stopped the lucky few who have access to the smartphone pre-release from ripping some goodies from it. Over the weekend, the phone's live wallpapers were extracted, ready for use on other Androids with WVGA displays. Now the whole shebang has been ripped, letting you install the brand new TouchWiz 4 interface on an original Galaxy S. TouchWiz 4 builds on 3 with new gesture controls, using input from the phone's sensors in addition to the touchscreen to let you manipulate in more natural ways. For instance, moving ...

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  • by | April 19, 2011 8:29 AM

    We were afraid this might happen taken into consideration the bumpy road of Samsung updates for the Galaxy S in the past when the smartphones were updated to Android 2.2 Froyo. Now the Gingerbread update roll-out has been halted by Google, says Vodafone. Over the weekend several KIES programs got the update for the Samsung Galaxy S Android Gingerbread update and the manufacturer has even released the source. According to Vodafone, El Goog itself has halted the roll-out process "due to an issue with the Gingerbread update". No other details were handed out but Vodafone states that its ...

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  • by | April 19, 2011 2:32 AM

    Samsung has pushed out the Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for its highly popular Galaxy S smartphone last week and just recently, the source code for the new platform version has gone live on Samsung Open Source Release Center. This simply means that all the ROM Chefs out there can download, dismantle, strip down and do their thing with the source and put together a nice new custom ROM that is tweaked and improved. This also means that based on the bugs the community finds and reports back Samsung can constantly improve its ROM. If you have a Galaxy S but zero interest or skills in ...

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  • by | April 16, 2011 10:07 AM

    Many of you out there using the Samsung Galaxy S will be happy to find out that the wait for Google's Android 2.3 Gingerbread for your smartphone is over -- or at least it will be soon when the Gingerbread update hits your KIES software. Google Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread with baseband version I9000XXJVK, build number GINGERBREAD.XWJVB and build date of April 8 has surfaced in some KIES softwares according to reports. Samsung has had a little bit of trouble updating all the Galaxy S smartphones to Froyo -- especially the carrier variants -- but we hope they will overcome the obstacles with ...

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  • by | April 16, 2011 10:03 AM

    Several Froyo ROM builds have been leaked for the Verizon Fascinate, the carrier version of the Samsung Galaxy S, but now an ED01 version of the source code has been made public by the manufacturer itself. It's somehow sad that we're talking Google Android 2.2.1 Froyo for a Galaxy S when some regions in Europe are already getting Android 2.3.3 via KIES software but better later than never, especially with carrier models. What this new build of Froyo source code means is that you're getting closer to the day you've been waiting for on one hand and on the other developers will be able to ...

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  • by | April 15, 2011 7:51 PM

    We first heard of the Samsung Galaxy S Plus a mere two weeks ago, along with a nice render of the device, and now the smartphone has already received its FCC certification, cementing in our minds that this is a very real phone that looks nearly ready to come to market. All we knew about the Galaxy S Plus was that it's supposed to feature a 1.4GHz single-core processor, have a four-inch Super AMOLED screen, and pack 8GB of storage. These early specs came a Russian Samsung site, so all we've been expecting so far was a European / Asian release. The Galaxy S Plus that passed through the FCC ...

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  • by | April 7, 2011 1:17 PM

    All over Europe, mobile carriers and manufacturers are letting slip bits and pieces of news letting us know when we can expect to see Samsung's Galaxy S finally get an update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. While none have promised a specific date by which we can plan to see the software arrive, some have been more specific with their claims than others. The latest to chime in is Samsung Finland, helping to shore-up the ETA a bit. Earlier today, UK carrier Three tweeted that Gingerbread would be out for the smartphone in several weeks' time. This is following reports of delays, as Samsung ...

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  • by | April 7, 2011 7:26 AM

    After Samsung Romania promised Samsung Galaxy S users will receive an update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread by the end of March -- and then announced a delay -- it's now Three UK's time to make a gingerbread flavored engagement. The UK carrier tweeted that the latest Google mobile platform is "expected in the next couple of weeks". Unfortunately there's no real date to go with the announcement and we definitely hope it's not going to turn out just another promise broken. Samsung Galaxy S users have waited too long for their Froyo update as it is so it would be nice to just deliver a ...

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  • by | April 5, 2011 3:22 PM

    Samsung's Galaxy S isn't exactly hurting for Gingerbread options: you have your choice of custom kernels, and an official update leaked last week. What we're still waiting for, though, is to see that official update go out OTA, finally reaching the hordes of phone users who aren't quite up to the task of manually flashing their smartphones. We could see that update arrive by mid-April, according to UK carrier Three, which has tweeted that Gingerbread will likely be available "in the next couple of weeks". Elsewhere in Europe, we had heard out of both Germany and Romania that Gingerbread ...

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