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Samsung Galaxy S US Launch Roundup: Event On June 29th – T-Mobile Launch On July 21st?

There’s been an increasing amount of buzz on the interwebs this week regarding a potential launch of the Samsung Galaxy S here in the United States in the next coming months. Rather than several posts covering each detail, I figured I’d just tie them all into one giant lump of Samsung-y goodness.

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First, the facts: We know for sure that Samsung is planning an event in New York City on June 29th centered entirely around the Galaxy S.

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Froyo Coming To The MyTouch 3G?

Good news for users of the T-Mobile MyTouch 3G: It seems you will be receiving some Froyo love after all!

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Nothing is 100% official at the moment, but the T-Mobile fanatics over at TmoNews have a pretty convincing screenshot that supposedly details the upcoming upgrade for the MyTouch 3G.

In addition to the upgrade to 2.2, T-Mobile is apparently planning on throwing in the modified ‘Faves Gallery’, and ‘Genius Button’ applications as well.

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Motorola’s Milestone XT720 Is Going On A European Vacation

This may have not been the biggest cell phone announcement of the day, but Motorola has officially unveiled the Motorola Milestone XT720, a Europe-bound phone that looks like, but apparently isn’t, a Motorola Motoroi.

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According to Engadget, this phone is a ‘sister phone’ of the Motorola Motoroi, an Android phone that launched in Korea earlier this year. The specs are similar, though I’ve been reading conflicting reports on what exactly the Milestone XT720 is packing.

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Qik’s Launch On The EVO 4G: Where Did It Go Wrong?

With the release of the EVO 4G on Friday, a lot of people were looking forward to using the front facing camera for two-way video chat. This was made possible thanks to Qik, a video sharing application on Android amongst other platforms. Unfortunately, the ride wasn’t as smooth as Sprint and Qik would have hoped it to be…

The few lucky people who attended Google I/O were each given an EVO 4G, only to find that they couldn’t use the two-way video chat, as Qik wanted to wait until the official launch date to update the software.

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Dell Streak Rooted - Instructions Are Now Live

Paul O'Brien is an Android hacker with mad skills. He's the man behind many roots, such as the Legend and the Desire, and now he has also rooted the new Dell Streak.

Rooting instructions, using a technique Paul called Superboot, have just been posted to the MoDaCo forum. Recovery images are to follow soon. I will mirror them here (current version 07/Jun r1) but you should always double check with the post to see if they were updated:

Introducing....

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Does Your EVO 4G Have A Dead Pixel Problem?

The folks at SprintDroids.com forums have alerted the community of some users reporting their EVOs having dead pixels. A dead pixel is essentially a dot on the screen, permanently stuck in one color.

It's not entirely uncommon for LCD screens to have dead pixels, and you can certainly ask the retailer where you bought the EVO to exhange it. The question is: is this problem worse with the EVO's screen?

Does your EVO have a dead pixel problem?

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Motorola Droid Xtreme/Shadow/Droid 2 Leak Roundup

It seems like almost every other day something new is leaked about the upcoming Droid Xtreme. This is fairly typical of any anticipated phone release so, while nothing new, it can get a bit confusing with so many sites reporting on every single leak regarding this phone. Here is a rundown of everything that is Motorola Shadow/Xtreme…

This phone was originally dubbed the Droid 2 before progressing into its second name, the Droid Shadow.

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Motorola Droid Gets Unofficial Android Froyo (2.2) Update, Available Immediately

Nexus One users had their taste of Froyo already (check out what Froyo is all about for more info) and now Motorola Droid owners can get a piece of the pie too, courtesy of My Droid World!

Unfortunately, the update comes at a price, as there’s no Wi-Fi support in the current build. The reason for this is because the original kernel has been replaced to protect the identity of the source.

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Updated: There Are Some Issues. UnrEVOked Is Here - One Touch Root For EVO 4G And Hero, Working Even After EVO's First OTA Update!

Yesterday, we reported that the EVO 4G was rooted, right in time for the launch day. The root method, however, required a full wipe and was quite tedious.

Updated: There Are Some Issues. UnrEVOked Is Here - One Touch Root For EVO 4G And Hero, Working Even After EVO's First OTA Update!

The same hour the root instructions were released, a new root method, called unrevoked, was promised and scheduled to come out by midnight. However, Sprint's OTA update fixing the SD card issue also patched up the vulnerability that both root methods used.

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HTC EVO 4G OTA Update Comes Out In Time For Launch, Fixes SD Card Problems, Patches Security Issues, But Disables Root - Available Via WiFi As Well

The disappearing SD card issue plaguing a whole slew of HTC EVOs, sometimes resulting in data corruption, has been fixed by an over-the-air update, according to Sprint.

I alerted the community of the issue last week by raising some red flags and starting a few forum threads, and voila - Sprint and HTC scrambled the fix in time for launch. Thank you, everyone, for all your feedback!

The problem with the SD card, which most users incorrectly attributed to the card itself being faulty, ended up being a software bug, so no device returns should be necessary.

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