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    The mechanism that makes a smartphone smart is the software that comes installed. The Samsung Galaxy Note is running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and will be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 in early 2012. The software included incorporates elements from both a smartphone and tablet device. In this video we demonstrate the software makes the Samsung Galaxy Note a remarkable hybrid Android. Samsung did not hold back when they decided to bundle great software suites onto the Galaxy Note. While most of the apps have been seen before on Androids such as the Galaxy S II, many are unique to ...

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    In this video we demonstrate the hardware of the new Samsung Galaxy Note (GT-N7000). As a hybrid between an Android smartphone and tablet the Galaxy Note boasts some very impressive hardware. Powered by a 1.4 GHz dual-core Exynos processor with 1GB of RAM produces an extremely fast mobile experience. Out of the box the Galaxy Note is capable of achieving some of the fastest benchmarks we have seen on any mobile device. The Galaxy Note has a few more goodies that set it apart from other Android devices. The first is the large 5.3 inch WXGA* Super HD AMOLED display (1280 x 800) behind a ...

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    Is it a phone, a tabletÂ…Or both? The Samsung Galaxy Note is sure to evoke some looks from passersby. With a 5.3 inch HD Super AMOLED display the Galaxy Note is one of the largest smartphones available. Yet even with this enormous screen Samsung has kept the design thin and stylish. In this video we unbox the new 16GB Samsung Galaxy Note running on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread (Ice Cream Sandwich will officially come in 2012). Included with the Galaxy Note is a microUSB sync/charging cable, a wall charger, a white in-ear stereo headset, a capacious 2500mAh Li-ion battery, and an official ...

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    So far we've run through the unboxing of the Samsung Continuum, our hardware overview, and our look at the software. This time we take a different approach and compare the speed of the Continuum against one of its close relatives, the Samsung Galaxy S I9000. In this video we will run through a browser test, a gameplay test and comparison, as well as a YouTube load time test. The two devices share the same 1GHz Hummingbird processor. But, the Continuum clocks in slightly lower in the RAM category with 336MB of RAM, whereas the I9000 maintains a solid 512MB of RAM. Be sure to press play ...

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    Verizon wowed the tech community as the first carrier in the States to offer lighting fast 4G speeds thanks to its LTE infrastructure. Until now the only option to access these amazing speeds was to pick up a network card or the first LTE Android, the HTC Thunderbolt. Even though the Samsung Droid Charge was released as the second LTE device for Verizon, it is in no way in second place. Read on for our review to find out if the Droid Charge will top the Thunderbolt or Revolution on your short list UNBOXING The Droid Charge comes bundled with all of the essential items to get started. ...

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    The Samsung Droid Charge ships with Android 2.2.1, but will probably get Android 2.3 Gingerbread in an update later this year. Alongside Froyo, Samsung has also integrated the TouchWiz 3.0 user interface. Even though TouchWiz 3.0 debuted last year on the Galaxy S line the user interface is still simple enough for anyone to customize while being graphically pleasing. The similarities between the stock Android UI, which many consumers are accustomed to, and TouchWiz 3.0 will most likely not distract from the usability of Android. With TouchWiz 3.0 come a few widgets that help to unify status ...

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    It looks like Verizon Wireless's Samsung Gem smartphone has been outed ahead of time by Best Buy Mobile via the retailer's September buyer's guide, which is listing the Android 2.1 handset as coming soon. The Gem will most likely be a mid-range handset, slotted under the carrier's Fascinate variant of the Samsung Galaxy S smartphone. The Gem will reportedly come with TouchWiz, Samsung's proprietary UI overlay, along with the Swype on-screen software keyboard. Also on-board are a 3.2-megapixel camera, GPS, WiFi, and 16 GB of storage via a memory card. The handset's styling is reminiscent of ...

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    After having outed the Samsung Gem for Verizon Wireless in the U.S. early as "coming soon," Best Buy Mobile is now retracting its listing, stating that it does not know when the mid-range Android smartphone may be hitting the carrier. The retailer is now saying: "On page 9 of the September Best Buy Mobile Buyer's Guide we advertised the Samsung Gem (SKU 1200581) as Coming Soon. At this time there is no estimated launch date. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this may have caused." Though the release date is now unknown, the listing did provide some important specs for the ...

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    Despite the fact that the Samsung Continuum is another Galaxy S phone, the additional secondary ticker screen located below the capacitive Android buttons equates to a different software experience. Directly out of the box the Continuum will make use of Samsung's TouchWiz UI on top of Android 2.1. TouchWiz still seems to be an acquired taste. If you're after the vanilla Android experience you unfortunately won't find it here. The most exciting element of the Continuum to talk about is the ticker screen. Samsung has created what they call a grip sensor, which will automatically turn on only ...

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    We had earlier reported of an update for the Sprint Samsung Epic 4G that was slated to start rolling out on September 30th, but it seems that the effort has been placed on hold due to a problem with Google's servers. Sprint had issued a statement and the carrier says that it hopes to have the update back out soon, though an exact date was not given until the administrative issues are resolved. You can read the Sprint statement below: We were planning to release an update for your Samsung Epic 4G on 9/30. The file was delivered and on track for distribution but late this afternoon, we ...

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    Canadian carrier Telus may soon be getting a mid-range Android device in their lineup by the name of Galaxy Apollo. The device still doesn't have a price nor release date, and is still listed as coming soon. The Galaxy Apollo will have specs such as a 3.2-inch HVGA display, 3-megapixel camera, and 3G support. The device is expected to carry the TouchWiz UI carried over from its more powerful Galaxy S brother. (via: Android Police)

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    The Samsung Fascinate is now hitting Verizon Wireless's webpage for sale. The good news is that the handset will land at $200 after a $100 mail-in-rebate and on a two-year service agreement. Also, if you've got a second loved one attached to your family plan, the Fascinate is also landing with a buy one, get one free offer right out the door, which is really nice for a high-end handset at launch. You'll need to send in a $100-rebate for the second phone to make it free after rebate, and both handsets require 2-year service agreements each. (via: Engadget)

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    Since kicking off our coverage of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, you've seen our unboxing video, Part 1 of our software overview, and the hardware overview. Well now it's time for Part 2 of the software overview. In this video we compare the speed of the Xperia X10 against the Samsung Galaxy S. The X10 is preloaded with Android 1.6 while the Galaxy S comes with 2.1. These two devices face off in a stock browser comparison, YouTube load time test, and finally a simple assessment of app opening times. You will surely notice that we have opted to load custom launchers on these two devices over ...

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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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    A new screenshot of a Verizon Wireless document shows the launch date of the Samsung Fascinate to be on September 8th, a day earlier than the previous rumor that had pegged the launch on the 9th. It may be that the Fascinate may be available for order a day earlier, either via a reservation system, online order, or through tele-sales on the 8th, and be available in-stores on the 9th. Either way, it looks like Galaxy S variant will be headed to Verizon Wireless soon. The Galaxy S represents a successful product roll-out for Samsung, which has committed to increasing its market share in the ...

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    It looks like the Verizon Wireless Samsung Fascinate will be landing on September 9 according to some internal documents that was leaked. The carrier had said that the Samsung Galaxy S variant will be coming later this summer and the lucky day is on September 9. Additionally, it is said that Verizon Wireless will be making the Samsung Fascinate, along with the Droid X and Droid 2, available for prepaid customers with a pre-pay plan. Specific terms are not known at this time. The Fascinate represents the fourth Galaxy S variant to hit the states, after the Vibrant, Captivate, and Epic 4G. ...

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    Samsung is now officially teasing the Galaxy Tab, an Android 2.2 tablet with a 7-inch touchscreen, though its unclear if the display will go the traditional LCD route or be a scaled up Super AMOLED display borrowed from the company's Galaxy S smartphone series. The company is expected to announce the tablet at the IFA conference next week in Germany according to the company's Galaxy Tab portal. The device is expected to support a front-facing camera as the teaser mentions video calling and most likely a rear camera as well as augmented reality was also teased. It's unclear whether Samsung ...

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    It looks like Samsung's not only looking to conquer the high-end Android market with the wide launch of the Samsung Galaxy S smartphone worldwide, but the company also has its eye on low-end smartphones as well. The Galaxy Teos and Naos are rebadged versions of the Galaxy Apollo, with the Naos being destined for carrier Orange. Both handsets feature a WQVGA display, 3-megapixel camera, and Android 2.1 with Samsung's TouchWiz user interface. While not the powerhouse of the Galaxy S (also known as the Verizon Wireless Fascinate, the AT&T Captivate, Sprint Epic 4G, and T-Mobile Vibrant in the ...

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    Though the Galaxy S will be coming to all four major carriers, Sprint is really confident about its variant called the Samsung Epic 4G. The carrier has put up a comparison chart with the Epic 4G against some popular smartphones on the market today, including its own HTC EVO 4G, the Droid Incredible, and the Motorola Droid X. According to Sprint, some features that make the Epic 4G shine would be the DLNA support, a movie store that's coming soon, 4G support, 4-inch Super AMOLED display, and presence of a physical QWERTY keyboard--the last one is a feature that the Galaxy S is missing for ...

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    It looks like Sprint is officially announcing the oft-rumored Samsung Galaxy S Pro as the Samsung Epic 4G for the carrier's 3G/4G WiMax network. The Epic 4G retains the feature-filled specs of the Galaxy S, announced at CTIA in Spring, but adds a sliding QWERTY keyboard as well as support for 4G. The Epic 4G will launch with Android 2.1 and TouchWiz, but will be upgradeable to Android 2.2 in the near future. Other features of the Epic 4G include an ARM-based Hummingbird SoC processor, 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display, and HD video recording, 5-megapixel camera, and LED ...

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    After many months of rumors and speculations, T-Mobile USA has announced the preliminary details for its variant of the Galaxy S, an Android smartphone initially unveiled at CTIA, as the T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant. T-Mobile will be the second US carrier to announce a branded version of the Galaxy S--AT&T was the first to do so with the Samsung Captivate. The phone will run Android 2.1 and with a gorgeous 4-inch Super AMOLED display (Samsung said it was 4.1-inch at CTIA) that will beautifully display the Korean manufacturer's TouchWiz UI. Here's what T-Mobile is letting out of the bag: ...

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    In this video we explore the hardware of the Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000. The first thing I would have to say is that the phone is thin, light, and extremely fast. This is the first Android device to use Samsung's new Super AMOLED screen. The screen is a 4 inch capacitive glass display with the resolution of WVGA at 24bit/pixel. The phone boasts newer technology like the 1 gigahertz Samsung Hummingbird processor, Blue Tooth 3.0, and the Wireless-N band. There is a 5MP camera with the ability to shoot 720p video at 30fps. Unfortunately there is no flash on this phone, which to me was sort of ...

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    There's now more credence that the Samsung Galaxy S smartphone that had been rumored for T-Mobile USA will in fact be called the Samsung Vibrant. The fourth largest US smartphone carrier has put up a landing page with the name "Vibrant" as well as a countdown clock and a puzzle, though no additional details were given. (via: TmoNews)

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    At last, users of T-Mobile's Samsung Behold II is getting their much promised Android 1.6 upgrade. The device was promised an Android 2.x upgrade, but Samsung decided to instead offer an upgrade only to Android 1.6 for the device, which had angered some users who were expecting an Android 2.1 upgrade for the capable multimedia-centric smartphone. The phone will not be upgradeable beyond 1.6 according to Samsung. The Android 1.6 upgrade will bring: -Access to Google Maps Navigation -Google Voice Search capability -Quick search box for Android -Swype keyboard -Media player improvements ...

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    T-Mobile USA has long been rumored to be getting the Samsung Galaxy S and now the latest rumor has it that T-Mobile's carrier version will be called the Samsung Vibrant. The Vibrant would be a fitting name considering the vibrant 4.1-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display along with the skinned TouchWiz UI and Samsung's proprietary widgets and customizations. The Galaxy S Samsung Vibrant for T-Mobile will follow the carrier's customization on pre-loading services onto the devices. Like the Windows Mobile HTC HD2, T-Mobile will also bring an e-reader service to the device, this time from ...

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