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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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    For Sprint Android users, if the Samsung Moment isn't up to snuff for your power-user status with its HVGA display and the EVO 4G doesn't cut it for you for lack of a hardware keyboard despite its dual-mode 3G/4G WiMax radio, then Sprint and Samsung may have another ace up its sleeve in a device rumored as the Galaxy S Pro. The Galaxy S Pro should resemble, internally, what the stock Galaxy S embodies: crisp Super AMOLED display, powerful 1 GHz Hummingbird processor, and TouchWiz Samsung customizations in an attractive design. However, the Galaxy S Pro rumored for Sprint will also sport a ...

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    If you watched part one of our Software Review video, you were giving an overview of the new Bada OS. We took you through the navigation of the menus, pages, and what widgets users had available to utilize. Now, in part two of our Software Review, we dive further into the software bundled with Bada. With Facebook and Twitter becoming widely used on mobile devices, Samsung was sure to add these apps natively. In this video, we demonstrate the social networking integration applications. We also test the speed of Bada's browser and its ability to display flash content. Finally, we look at ...

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    In our initial unboxing video we briefly scratched the surface on the Samsung Wave's hardware. Due to this being the first device to utilize a Super AMOLED screen, we immediately devised a plan to put its daytime viewing to the testÂ… This video overview will give you a further glimpse into the Wave's hardware. We also bring the phone into the threatening sunlight to determine if Samsung's claim of daytime visibility holds true. I personally really enjoy the form factor of the Samsung Wave. While the screen may be a little small for my liking, the phone fits perfectly in my hand. Also, I ...

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    AT&T is now the first US carrier to announce the Galaxy S; AT&T's model will be called the Captivate and will have a slightly different body than the Galaxy S announced at CTIA. The Captivate should give many users an alternative to the iPhone 4 on AT&T's network as both devices sport similar feature-sets, including 5-megapixel camera with HD video recording, gyroscope and accelerometer, and 1 GHz Hummingbird chip--Apple's A4 chip is widely believed to be a rebrand of the Hummingbird design. According to AT&T's press release: In addition, the Samsung Captivate is designed with a six-axis ...

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    If you watched our unboxing video of the Samsung Wave, you heard us mention that this device utilizes Samsung's very own Bada operating system. In part one of our software overview video of the Samsung Wave we show you a general overview of Bada. You have the ability to create ten different homescreen pages, each of which can contain various widgets. We also touch on the email, camera, and video Recorder applications that are included on this device. The email application works great after some customization and the video recorder is capable of superb quality with a consistent frame rate. ...

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    The first Super AMOLED device is finally here! With screen quality and resolution becoming a large focus in new smartphones, Samsung has stepped up their game with the release of the Wave. Paired with both a Super AMOLED screen and Samsung's very own operating system, "Bada", the Wave is sure to be a unique experience. Samsung claims that Super AMOLED screen technology makes up for where typical AMOLED devices fall short--daylight viewing. I have high hopes for Super AMOLED type displays. As a former user of the Nexus One, I personally had a large issue with viewing its AMOLED screen ...

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    It looks like the powerful Samsung Galaxy S is now available for pre-order from Amazon Germany. The device has a 1 GHz ARM chipset based on the Hummingbird design that is said to be much more powerful and faster than the similarly clocked Snapdragon chipset from Qualcomm. Additionally, the phone boasts a 4.1-inch display, a Super AMOLED touchscreen, and camera that can do video in 720p HD though a flash was not included with the shooter. If the HTC EVO 4G from Sprint isn't your thing, the GSM-based Galaxy S may be a good alternative, though Amazon's product listing does not show which ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy S was revealed at CTIA merely hours before Sprint unveiled the HTC EVO 4G and the former is a worthy competitor to the latter eschewing 4G for fast processing and fast 3G data speeds. The Galaxy S in T-Mobile compatible form has been spotted and unboxed over at Howard Chui and bears the model number SGH-T959. With Sprint ready to unveil the EVO 4G on June 4th and expected availability of the next generation iPhone on AT&T this summer, T-Mobile's Galaxy S can serve as the carrier's flagship device if released soon enough to remain competitive with other offerings. The ...

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    With one hot summer smartphone announced by Sprint, Vodafone is announcing the other device to beat this summer and that's the Samsung Galaxy S, which is powered by Android and has a custom Samsung TouchWiz UI. The device is now listed by Vodafone as coming soon for eager customers on the network. (via: Engadget)

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    It looks like Samsung is now airing some Galaxy S commercials for its Android-based smartphone with the company's custom TouchWiz UI and a book reader to make it competitive with the emerging digital books market that has hit the iPhone (Kindle, Barnes & Noble, and soon iBooks). The company is following the day in the life theme that was used in the device's unveiling at CTIA--that theme depicts how the Galaxy S can be used for work, play, and home throughout a person's busy life. The Galaxy S is scheduled for release this summer and although Samsung didn't announce a launch carrier, the ...

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    Can Samsung be following in the footsteps of Google with the launch of the Galaxy S? Like the Nexus One, which is lurking to appear on all four major US carriers, an analyst on Forbes is reporting that the Galaxy S may land on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless. The powerful Android smartphone was announced at CTIA with a powerful processor, which although is clocked at a similar speed to the Qualcomm Snapdragon at 1 GHz, is said to be faster. The Galaxy S has a large 4-inch Super AMOLED display. (via: Android Central)

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    Sprint had originally released the Samsung Moment to a competitive market that includes the Sprint HTC Hero also available on the carrier. However, the Moment, being one of the early smartphones with an AMOLED display, has garnered a devout following and is one of the few Android smartphones with a sliding QWERTY keyboard. It looks like Samsung and Sprint are quietly working on the successor to the Moment, and the second iteration will have TouchWiz, but not the bright, crisp Super AMOLED display technology from the Galaxy S. For the time being, it seems that the EVO 4G will still be the ...

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