AT&T has recently announced two new phones built to take advantage of its 4G/LTE network: the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and the HTC Vivid. Both devices are running Android 2.3 Gingerbread but AT&T has revealed its update plans for the phones.
While the confirmation is very vague, the Skyrocket and the Vivid will indeed get their Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich treats sometime early next year. Of course, the exact roll-out timeframe depends a lot on how Samsung and HTC manage to get the refresh ready. After a carrier test (if everything goes well and the update [...]
For smartphone manufacturers, picking the right name for your new handset is a big deal. You want it to be unique, memorable, and ideally carry some sort of emotional weight; whether Bliss or Bionic, these names are the product of a lot of thought. Sometimes, though, the manufacturer settles on a name that another company’s already adopted as its own. We’ve seen this happen with the HTC ChaCha, and more recently with RIM’s BBX. When the two parties can’t reach an understanding, the lawyers come in. The latest smartphone to face such a challenge is the HTC Vivid, [...]
After officially announcing the two phones at the end of last month — and later on confirming the Ice Cream Sandwich update for “early 2012” — AT&T has made the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and the HTC Vivid available for purchase online.
As a reminder, the Skyrocket tops the AT&T Galaxy S II in terms of screen size and processing power by featuring a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen and an upgraded 1.5GHz dual-core processor. The camera is one of eight megapixels and the front facer is of two-megapixels up-front, while there’s 16GB of [...]
In this video, we are taking a close look at the software on the one of the newest 4G LTE devices from AT&T, the HTC Vivid.
Even with the usual HTC Sense 3.0 overlaid on Gingerbread Android, the HTC Vivid is still an admirable performer. If not for it’s bulky exterior and hardware design, one would be very pleased with the results. Even the data speeds without the 4G LTE service (not available in my primary service area) are outstanding, especially compared to my daily driver from Sprint. There is the typical bloatware installed on the device, some of which can be [...]
AT&T’s LTE network is still in its infancy, but for those of you lucky enough to live in one of the markets where the service is offered, you’ll soon have a chance to start operating a smartphone on the high-speed network; starting November 6, AT&T has announced it will begin sales of the LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid.
Considering AT&T LTE service is only available in half-a-dozen Midwest cities currently (though that number will jump to nine by the time these phones are released, including an East Coast debut in the [...]