Review: Samsung Captivate Glide for AT&T
The Captivate Glide has 44 apps installed out of the box. That's actually pretty good for an Android phone. They include the typical AT&T-branded stuff, such as Code Scanner, FamilyMap, Navigator, myAT&T, Live TV, and Yellow Pages mobile. The Samsung apps are limited to Media Hub and Social Hub. I was able to uninstall some, but not all, of these apps. What's nifty is that the Captivate Glide includes a widget that helps you maintain all the running apps on the device. You can exit apps that are hogging system resources if you wish. It's a neat tool.
The Captivate Glide supports mono/stereo Bluetooth headsets. Pairing and connecting was no problem, and sound quality through both was acceptable. The same goes for pairing with PCs and other devices to pass files back and forth.
As with Samsung's other Galaxy devices, the lock screen has a large digital clock at the bottom, but I wish the font were bolder. It can be a bit difficult to see at times.
The Captivate Glide includes Google Maps and AT&T Navigator. Both do an admirable job of providing navigation, though AT&T's software is a bit more reliable and faster to respond to real-time situations. Sadly, it costs $10 per month to use. Google Maps is a respectable free alternative.
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.