T-Mobile is going to be offering a white Samsung Galaxy S II just in time for the holidays. The Android smartphone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, a 4.52 inch Super AMOLED Plus WVGA display with 800 by 480 pixel resolution, 8 megapixel rear camera with flash, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, 1080p HD video capture and sharing, 16 GB of internal storage, Wi-Fi enabled and Bluetooth 3.0.
No additional information was given but T-Mobile did say that they will be sharing more details soon. Right now the Samsung Galaxy S II in black goes for $229.99, so the white version should run about the same.
Samsung’s ChatON is now available for Android users in the Android Market. ChatON is similar to Apple’s iMessage and RIM’s BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) with providing an alternate texting, multimedia messaging and chat experience.
ChatON works on Android devices running 2.2 (FroYo) and above. Along with being able to send SMS/ MMS style messages you’re able to group chat, share video and create your own animated messages.
After installing the app you’ll have to register with Samsung and get a verification code in order to start using their free service.
Versions for iOS and BlackBerry are coming and there are even plans for a web client in the near future. You can download ChatON through this link.
T-Mobile is adding two additional smartphones to their lineup this month. The Samsung Exhibit 4G and Samsung Gravity SMART. Both phones are powered by Android and are less than $100 after a $50 mail-in-rebate. (We know, mail-in-rebates are lame)
The Samsung Exhibit 4G was announced last month and has a 1 GHz Hummingbird processor, download speeds of 21 Mbps HSPA+ , 3.0 megapixel rear camera, VGA front facing camera and is running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). Read more
Sprint and Motorola have introduced two new smartphones powered by Android which are built for business, the Motorola XPRT and Motorola Titanium.
The Motorola XPRT is the first smartphone powered by Android running 2.2 through Sprint to give us enterprise-class security, productivity enhancements and international roaming. While the Motorola Titanium gives you Sprint’s push-to talk capabilities making it the first Nextel Direct Connect smartphone built on Android 2.1.
The Motorola XPRT has 3.1-inch high resolution HVGA display, with a full QWERT keyboard and rocks a 1 GHz processor. It will also have the latest version of MOTOBLUR that offers personalized content like email and social media. Read more
The Kyocera Echo has finally arrived; the dual-screen smartphone powered by Android is now available through Sprint for $199.99 with a new two year agreement and $100 instant savings.
The dual-screen adds a lot of potential for application development if developers are willing to give it a shot. It would be nice to have a navigation app like TeleNav running on it with a moving map on one screen and real time traffic and info on the other. Read more
Ladies and Gentleman, T-Mobile’s Sidekick 4G is set to arrive on April 20 according to a Tweet from T-Mobile USA themselves. If you’re a Sidekick lover, in two weeks you will be able to get your hands on the new and improved Sidekick 4G. Read more
In a recent study by Android Developers, Android 2.2 (FroYo) is the king of the hill with FroYo being installed on 64% of Android devices. Android 2.1 (Éclair) follows at 27% then Android 1.6 (Donut) at 3%.
It’s not that shocking that Google’s Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) isn’t up there in numbers right now as it’s only available for a limited number of devices. Read more
If you’re using a MyTouch 3G Slide and have been waiting patiently for an Android 2.2 (Froyo) update, well the wait is over. The official version of Froyo has been released, along with this update they worked out some of the bug issues.
Froyo update includes: Read more
Adobe has officially released Flash Player version 10.2 which is available for Android smartphones running OS 2.2 (Froyo) and 2.3 (Gingerbread). This is considered a beta version for Android tablets running 3.0.1+ (Honeycomb).
Flash Player 10.2 on device gives you: Read more
Samsung has introduced us to the newest member of their line-up the Samsung Galaxy Pro. Unlike the other Galaxy series smartphones with a full touch screen the Galaxy Pro will be giving you the best of both worlds by combining a full QWERTY keyboard and touch screen. Sound familiar? It sounds like the yet to be released BlackBerry Dakota. Read more
T-Mobile has posted the download and instructions for Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant owners. This update is not OTA so you must use a PC and download the update file. Not the best solution available but I guess at this point it is better than nothing.
You can follow this link to get the complete instructions and file. Enjoy FroYo (Android 2.2)
Today is a great day for T-Mobile, Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant owners. Your day has arrived. According to the T-Mobile support forums your FroYo (Android 2.2) update will begin being pushed out today.
The long wait is finally over and I guess we can now drop all the speculation about what went on with the many false starts to this update. Read more