Archive for the ‘Samsung’ Category

No Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware for Samsung Galaxy S

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Samsung has announced that Galaxy S would not receive the latest firmware for Google’s Android, Ice Cream Sandwich firmware.

That would give the 10 million people who bought the Galaxy S stuck on Android’s 2.3 Gingerbread or 2.2 Froyo.

Samsung admitted that Galaxy S is not suitable for Ice cream sandwich and its TouchWiz (an extra layer in which Samsung allows the device to perform more accurate in terms of graphic speed and performance to its Android phones.) skin for Android.

It may show that Samsung had started to make Google look stupid on claiming unified updates like iOS and Windows Phone software.

Over many developers on Google’s Android OS, it loses the essence of a new phone since the older ones has more updated firmware than the new one.

However, Samsung allows Galaxy S II and Nexus S (which is just similar to Galaxy S specs.) to be installed with Google’s Android, Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware. For Motorola, only their latest Droid Razor can use Ice cream sandwich firmware and the Rezound for HTC sooner.

It would show that it’s better to buy Galaxy Nexus to experience Google’s Android future updates than waiting for months or even years for you to update your Galaxy S firmware.

Even Samsung, HTC and Motorola would restrict their devices in using some Google Android’s firmware’s, nothing can stop Android developers in creating updates suitable to Galaxy S, Droid Razor and even Rezound since Google’s Android OS is an open source.

Microsoft has its own updater for licensed Windows Phone 7 in which they allow the user to update to the latest firmware that is suitable and proven to his or her device regarding to its hardware.

But since Google is an open source, Google still stick to their principle of being opened-source which will slowly getting the users shafted. Unknown developers and even Google doesn’t guarantee the latest updates to be effective on the devices.

However, Apple and Microsoft had grown themselves in giving the best software that are proven by themselves and is suitable to the devices which makes Google slowly tearing down as these two giants started to step on Google’s head.

eMobileNews (c) 2012

Dual SIM on Samsung Galaxy Y Duos

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Samsung will introduce its all new Samsung Galaxy Y duos and pro duos low-end smartphones that can handle 2 SIM cards in one handset.

The handset runs with Google’s Android Software in a 2.3 Gingerbread firmware containing two SIMs in one smartphone.

The Galaxy Y Duos and Pro Duos have only small differences.

Duos and Pro Duos have 832MHz processor with 3 megapixel VGA camera built in the phone. Faster than Galaxy Ace, Fit, Mini and 5.

Only thing both differ is that Duos has 3.14-inch full touch display while Pro Duos has 2.6-nches screen with a built-in QWERTY keyboard – just similar to Galaxy Pro.

Since they were both supported by Google Android software, both of them have Google applications like Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, Google Calendar and etc. And because it’s Samsung, the phones are installed with ChatOn, Samsung’s communication services and Social Hub that will allow you to e-mail, received and text, call and edit social networking profiles and even stay connected with your friends.

“For young and practical consumers who want to manage their professional career and busy social life with affordable price,” as stated by Samsung.

The Galaxy Duos will be available in Russia by January and for the following months for outside US. Expect Samsung Galaxy Y Duos will be available also in Europe, Latin America, Southeast and Southwest Asia, Middle East, Africa and China.

Galaxy Y Pro Duos will be expected to be available in Europe, Latin America, Southwest Asia, Middle East and Africa by next year.

eMobileNews.net (c) 2011

cell phone reviews

Monday, December 5th, 2011
Cell phone reviews – A detailed comparison between the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket vs. the LG Nitro HD Android 4G LTE phones on AT&T.