Review: Samsung Captivate Glide for AT&T
The Captivate Glide runs Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread with Samsung's TouchWiz. The system software is identical to that which is found on the Samsung Galaxy S II, and Galaxy S II Skyrocket.
The Captivate Glide has seven customizable home screens, which is more than enough to cram full of apps, shortcuts, and widgets. Though the home screens can be viewed in landscape mode (when the slider is open), the widgets may not function or look right if you put too many on the screen. The main menu defaults to a basic, alpha-order grid layout, but it can be set to an alpha list, or set to a user-customized grid.
TouchWiz lets you adjust all of the home screens at the same time. Pressing and holding the home screen brings up a new dashboard that lets users customize each of the home screens from one spot rather than adjusting each screen one-by-one.
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The user interface was quick and light on its feet. It never felt bogged down or slow. I was able to jump from app to app and screen to screen with zero delay. With a dual-core processor under the hood, it has plenty of power to get things done and it performed well no matter what I threw at it.
The Captivate Glide from Samsung adds a slide-out QWERTY keyboard to the familiar look of Samsung's Galaxy phones. It is fast, svelte, and has a great display.
Oct 10, 2011
AT&T announced a slew of new Android smartphones today from Motorola, Samsung, Pantech, and ZTE. Motorola Atrix 2: The Atrix 2 is a follow up to this year’s Atrix with a few spec bumps.
Nov 9, 2012
AT&T today announced that it is resuming delivery of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update to the Samsung Captivate Glide. The update had been put on hold for further refinement.
Sep 7, 2012
AT&T recently announced that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update is now available for the Samsung Captivate Glide. The update must be downloaded and installed via Samsung's Kies desktop software.
Mar 22, 2012
AT&T today published a list of devices that it plans to update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the coming months. The devices include the LG Nitro; the Motorola Atrix and Atrix 4G; the Pantech Burst and Element; and the Samsung Captivate Glide, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S II, Galaxy S II Skyrocket, and Galaxy Tab 8.9.