The title says it all: Samsung has sold a whopping 200,000 Galaxy S’ in the first 10 days in South Korea. That may not seem like a lot in comparison to the iPhone 4’s 1.7m in 3 days, but keep in mind that the iPhone 4 launched internationally. South Korea’s population (as of 2009) was just over 50 million people – meaning they’re less than 1/6 the size of the US. Read More
So, by now, you’ve probably already heard that the Samsung Galaxy S is a beast at gaming – it can produce a staggering 90 million triangles per second compared to the Nexus One’s 22 million. But that is just one spec, and real world tests are what most people care about. Quake 3 has now been ported to both devices, and it acts as a great test of each device's gaming capabilities. Read More
Samsung’s plan for
world smartphone domination seems to be going smoothly. After the news that their Galaxy S would be launching on all major US carriers (as well as US Cellular), it has just been announced that the phone will also be launching on Bell, Canada’s second-largest cell phone carrier, as the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant (just Samsung Vibrant wasn't enough, eh buddies?).
The specs are, of course, similar to the Galaxy S models that have already been announced for US carriers:
- 4.0” Super AMOLED screen
- 1 GHz Hummingbird processor
- 5 megapixel camera
- and Android 2.1 with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.
The Samsung launch event will open doors today around 6PM EST and start at 6:30PM EST. One of AndroidPolice reporters will be there, covering it live.
Update 6:20PM EST: Our reporter Andrew is in line, waiting to get seated. Everything is running behind.
Note: If you see a link to the event below, click on the post title above to go to the individual post page - the live coverage widget should be there. Read More
Update: The Kindle for Android app is now available to the masses, and can be found via a simple market query for “Kindle”or the QR code below.
The app appears as it does in the preview; upon booting it offers up a registration/sign in screen. Upon sign-in, the app pulls your purchased books from Amazon’s Kindle Bookstore servers and transfers them to your device. A link to a mobile-optimized version of the Kindle Bookstore is available by a press of the menu button while in the app. Read More
It was reported some time ago that the Samsung Galaxy S would hit every major carrier in the US – and it seems like the prediction was dead on. First announced for AT&T as the Samsung Captivate, the Galaxy S has already been confirmed for T-Mobile as the Samsung Vibrant, and was just announced as the Samsung Epic 4G for Sprint, the Samsung Fascinate for Verizon, and an unnamed version of the device for US Cellular. Read More
Samsung Galaxy S comes with 4 absolutely stunning live wallpapers, exclusive to Samsung. User persiansown from xda forums was able to port all of them to his Nexus One, and I don't see anything technically stopping any other phone supporting live wallpapers from using them too - EVO 4G was already also confirmed working.
There is only one caveat - you have to be rooted and flash the provided .zip file from recovery. Read More
This article mentions rooting and flashing of non-stock ROMs. If you’re unfamiliar with either term, hit up our primers here
for additional information
Well, this didn't take long. A samdroid.net admin by the name of LeshaK just announced that he had rooted Galaxy S, after playing with the open source code released by Samsung earlier:
Now we have
1. Full Root access from adb
2. Root in terminal via 'su'
More detailed instructions are posted in the thread. Read More
Galaxy S, a long-awaited Super AMOLED beauty from Samsung, will not be feeling lonely this summer, as Galaxy S Pro - its keyboard bearing sibling - will be joining Sprint's ranks as well.
The phone will have a 5-row spacious physical QWERTY keyboard, which has a refreshing row dedicated to numbers. Compare it to Motorola Droid's keyboard pictured below to see the obvious differences. We approve.
Additionally, as evident from the photos so gracefully flipped and watermarked by AndroidCommunity, Galaxy S Pro will support 4G, finally giving the recently launched EVO 4G someone to hang out with. Read More
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.
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. Read More