Review: HTC Vivid for AT&T
The Vivid is HTC's first Long Term Evolution 4G Android smartphone for AT&T. How does this device stack up against other devices on AT&T's network? Phone Scoop finds out in this full review.
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If you're an Android lover looking for the fastest phone available on AT&T's brand, spankin' new Long Term Evolution 4G network, the HTC Vivid is worth your consideration. Phone Scoop tells you why in our full review.
Hands-On: HTC Vivid for AT&T
Following the Samsung Skyrocket, the HTC Vivid is the other leading Long Term Evolution 4G smartphone for AT&T's burgeoning high-speed network. Here's a first look.
AT&T Delivers Ice Cream Sandwich to HTC Vivid
AT&T has begun distributing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the HTC Vivid smartphone. In addition to the new system software, the update also adds Sense 3.6, Beats Audio, and more Bluetooth profile support.
HTC Confirms Android 4.0 Headed to 16 Smartphones
HTC today published in a blog post a list of 16 smartphones that will be updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The devices include the Amaze 4G, Desire S, Desire HD, EVO 3D, EVO Design 4G, Incredible S, Sensation, Sensation XL, Sensation 4G, Sensation XE, Raider, Rezound, Rhyme, Thunderbolt, and Vivid.
HTC Offers Android 4.0 Kernel for Several Smartphones
HTC has released the source Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich kernel for the Vivid, Sensation, and Sensation XE. HTC began rolling the Android 4.0 update to these three devices recently, and the kernel will help developers adjust their apps/services to work better on these phones.
More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger.) Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read receipts.
is it a cell phone? Is this phonescoop?
This isn't a cell phone it's a small tablet computer with a crumby phone attached. Come on now, really? What is going on with the cell phone industry? Are we supposed to carry two devices with us? one for surfing the web and another to call someone?
Lots of us don't give a damn about call quality
I agree with the voice quality on phone calls, but it should get better if they ever open up LTE to voice calls not just data.