Review: Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G for MetroPCS
Aug 22, 2012, 11:38 AM by Eric M. Zeman
The Lightray is the first handset offered by MetroPCS to include Dyle TV — live broadcast television from major networks. Mobile TV has been offered on handsets before. Is the Lightray the first to get it right?
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The Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G would be an average, middle-shelf product were it sold by any other carrier, but at MetroPCS it's top shelf for sure thanks to the live mobile TV feature baked in. Dyle TV, as it is branded, offers video fanatics mobile television in an otherwise conservative package from Samsung.
The folks from MCV are at CES showing off their Dyle mobile TV service running on an unannounced Samsung phone for MetroPCS. We checked it out and learned a few things about how Dyle will work and what content will be available.
Aug 3, 2012
MetroPCS today made an official announcement regarding the availability of the Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G. The Lightray, which was uncovered earlier this week, is an Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone that offers access to the Dyle mobile TV service.
Aug 1, 2012
Phone Scoop has confirmed that MetroPCS is prepping to offer the Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G with Dyle mobile local broadcast TV. Dyle is working with local affiliates of major networks to offer local network TV on phones.
Apr 8, 2013
Dyle mobile TV is now available in three more markets, improving its total reach to 57% of Americans. According to Dyle, customers in Baltimore, Jacksonville, and Salt Lake City now have access to its mobile TV service, which offers 116 stations across 39 markets.
Dec 3, 2012
MetroPCS today indicated that its joyn service can now be used on a wider range of its Android handsets. The service initially launched on the Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G.
I like Metro--
But nowhere near enough to justify paying $460 for a phone.
Did you get to try out the Dyle TV at all?