Review: Samsung Droid Charge
The calling application on the Charge is the same basic calling application that's found on most Android devices. It looks different only because Samsung chose to add a splash of color. The main phone page has a software keypad filling about half the screen. Call logs, contacts, and favorites are accessed by tabs spread across the top of the phone app. Dialing numbers is a snap.
The contacts application is the stock Android app, but again has been colored in a bit by Samsung to match the Charge's theme.
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The Charge also includes a home screen widget that can be populated with shortcuts to up to nine buddies.
As with all Android handsets, the calling and contact applications continue to work well together
Hands-On: Samsung LTE 4G smartphone.
Samsung's baby is so new, it hasn't even been named yet, so we'll just call it the LTE 4G smartphone. We got hands-on time with the new phone at Verizon Wireless' CES press conference.
Google Says Android Security Fix Being Pushed Out
Google today acknowledged a security issue recently discovered by researchers that left Android device users' authentication details exposed when used over unprotected Wi-Fi networks. In response, Google said it is pushing out a security update that should fix the problem.
Inductive Battery Cover Available for Samsung Charge
Owners of the Samsung Droid Charge can now purchase a new battery cover that will allow the phone to charge wirelessly via magnetic induction. The cover, which conforms to the Qi standard, costs $29.99.
Samsung Droid Charge Update Repairs Mobile Hotspot
Verizon Wireless is offering a new system update to the Samsung Droid Charge that fixes a number of issues, including restoration of the mobile hotspot feature (which was knocked out in May). Other improvements include better battery life, better management of 4G/3G data connections, improved GPS and browser performance, and improvements to the email program's Exchange and folder support.
Samsung Droid Charge to Get Remote Diagnostic Tool, Too
Verizon Wireless today indicated that it will begin pushing a system update to the Samsung Droid Charge in the coming days. The update will add the same remote diagnostics tool that Verizon recently delivered to the LG Revolution.