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    While the US has more than its fair share of Galaxy S flavors, we didn't get a pure "Samsung Galaxy S" among the choices. The carriers may be looking to simplify things in the future, as T-Mobile has announced that its new HSPA+ Samsung phone will be called the "Galaxy S 4G". We told you a little about the phone earlier today, which was identified then only as a "4G-capable Galaxy S", making us assume it would continue with the Vibrant line as the Vibrant 4G or somesuch. After all, that's how we'd been referring to the phone this far, and have even seen what appears to be an official ...

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    The Galaxy S 4G is the same phone as the T-Mobile Vibrant but with 4G over HSPA+. Not a bad deal considering how we gave the Vibrant pretty high marks in our review, and the addition of faster data speeds should make it even better, right? For those of you keeping an eye on this new smartphone, know that select Walmarts are now stocking it. It will set you back a reasonable $148.88 with a new two year agreement. Source: TMoNews

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    T-Mobile has announced a two-day Valentine's Promotion kicking in Friday, February 11 until Saturday, February 12, where all T-Mobile phones, including the latest and greatest, will be offered for free. Signing up for smartphone qualifying plans on two-year contracts, customers will be able to choose from 30 phones in Magenta's line-up, including the popular T-Mobile myTouch 4G, HTC HD7, T-Mobile G2 and Samsung Vibrant. On the other hand, TmoNews ran a Rebate Form for the two days where T-Mobile lists the free smartphones, as well as those requiring a purchase which will later be returned ...

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    You've already seen the unlocked European version and the AT&T Captivate versions of Samsung's Galaxy S smartphone platform. The Galaxy S phones boast a speedy processor, a large Super AMOLED screen, and a lot of tweaks made to Android to make the device more interesting. Read on for our full review of the T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant! BOX CONTENTS Here's the unboxing for the Samsung Vibrant. The device even includes a 2Gb MicroSD card preinstalled and preloaded with Avatar. HARDWARE The Samsung Vibrant is running with a Samsung Hummingbird CPU running at 1GHz (see more on the Hummingbird) ...

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    Right on schedule, T-Mobile has released the eagerly-awaited Froyo upgrade to the Samsung Vibrant, finally putting an end to rumors that the software was being kept on-hold in order to motivate sales of other T-Mobile smartphones. If you're wondering why you haven't seen notification about the available upgrade pop up yet on your Vibrant, T-Mobile currently has no plans to send the update out OTA, requiring you to install it over a USB connection using Samsung's Kies Mini software. T-Mobile says you'll need a Windows PC for the upgrade, and only links to that version of Kies Mini. While ...

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    Are all you Vibrant owners ready to get your hopes up again? If Cole Brodman, T-Mobile's marketing officer, is to be believed, the Samsung Vibrant will start getting Android 2.2 Froyo rolled out beginning tomorrow, January 21st. The distribution will likely take a few weeks and will hit users in waves. We don't have any details about the update, like whether GPS fixes or "lag due to RFS fixes" will be included, but we're certainly hopeful! When you start seeing the update come to your Vibrant make sure you let us know in the comments! Source: Android Guys

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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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    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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    Let me preface this article by going on record that I hope this rumor isn't true. The rumor is that the Froyo update for the Samsung Vibrant is all ready to go, has been for some time now, and is being intentionally delayed to push people into the Vibrant Plus phone which is essentially just the Vibrant with HSPA+ 4G, a front-facing camera, and Froyo pre-loaded. "Some disturbing things have happened the last week or so concerning our "Vibrant". Samsung has NOT allowed us to push the update OTA for 2.2 because they feel it will decrease the value of the upcoming Vibrant4G +. While from a ...

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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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    Samsung hasn't had the best luck with GPS in their Android-powered phones. Some have blamed poor drivers, others have cited the wrong aGPS configuration. Other individuals have claimed poor GPS reception in Samsung's Galaxy S series of devices (specifically the Vibrant) is due in large part to poor workmanship inside the phone itself. We're not taking sides, making accusations, or laying blame. We do, however, think that Vibrant owners may like to know about this potentially warranty-voiding hardware hack that may resolve some of the problems with Vibrant's built before a certain date. The ...

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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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    In what can only be considered a very "experimental" release, the developers over at Team Whiskey have a build of Android 2.3 Gingerbread booting and operating, though with a fair share of bugs. Most notable amongst them are GPS not working, the Home button is "back" and back is home, the camera isn't working, it only mounts the internal sdcard (not the external card), and data works only after a delay of 2-5 minutes after booting. You can read more about this ROM on Team Whiskey's thread on XDA-Developers.com. Source: Android Spin

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    The Bell Vibrant variant of the Samsung Galaxy S saw an Android 2.2 Froyo update roll-out at the beginning of December just to be frozen a couple of days later due to several feedbacks reporting bricked devices. After rolling out the Telus Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate Froyo update last week, Samsung looks to have another Bell Vibrant update ready and available via the KIES software with warm recommendations to update. And, as the initial Samsung Froyo roadmap indicated, the Rogers Captivate Android 2.2 Froyo update is currently being tested (and we hope it will be soon released, putting an ...

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