Review: HTC Vivid for AT&T
The Vivid's stock Android browser performed very well on AT&T's HSPA/HSPA+ network. Speed tests routinely showed the Vivid capable of reaching in excess of 6Mbps on the downlink and 2Mbps on the uplink. Browsing the web over the cellular network felt really fast, and web pages rendered in an instant. Applications downloaded from the Android Market were delivered to the Vivid lickety-split.
Phone Scoop has noted in the past how HTC's Sense user interface is one of the best when it comes to user customization. The Vivid isn't any different in that regard. Sense lets users adjust about every element of the home screens, wallpapers and other behaviors of the phone.
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The customizable lock screen, in particular, will delight many users. This is an added bonus to the Sense 3.0 software.
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.
Android Messages with RCS to Reach More Phones On More Carriers
Google says its Android Messages app is on the upswing thanks to new RCS-based tools and growing support from phone makers and wireless network operators. To start, brands now have more power to interact with consumers thanks to RCS business messaging.