Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S)
Samsung recently announced the availability of Android 2.3 Gingerbread to the Captivate smartphone. Installing the new system software requires the use of Kies Mini and a computer.
The U.S. International Trade Commission today voted in favor of investigating Apple's patent and design complaints made against Samsung. In April, Apple sued Samsung alleging the company "slavishly" copied its designs and violated its smartphone and tablet patents. In July, Apple filed a complaint with the ITC, seeking to block Samsung from importing the infringing devices (a number of Android-based smartphones) into the country. The ITC will explore Apple's claims and see if an injunction against Samsung is warranted. Samsung has filed a similar complaint with the ITC against Apple, and also countersued Apple both in the U.S. and abroad.
AT&T today announced that all of the Android handsets it has released in 2011 will receive the Android 2.3 Gingerbread system update. The Motorola Atrix 4G will receive Gingerbread starting today, and the HTC Inspire 4G will have access to Gingerbread in the coming weeks. Other devices to receive the update include the LG Phoenix, Pantech Crossover, Samsung Captivate 4G, and Samsung Infuse 4G. AT&T will announce Gingerbread availability for these other devices closer to when the update is ready. AT&T said Gingerbread will be available for install over Wi-Fi, 3G, and via PC, depending on the device.
Hands-on with the new Samsung Galaxy S series phone, including the Captivate for AT&T, Fascinate for Verizon, Epic 4G for Sprint, and Vibrant for T-Mobile.
AT&T and Samsung today announced that AT&T will soon be offering the Galaxy S Captivate Android phone. The Captivate has a 1 GHz Hummingbird processor made by Samsung inside, which Samsung claims is ideal for 3D graphics and 3D sound. The Captivate runs Android 2.1 and features a 4-inch, WVGA, super AMOLED screen. The Galaxy S can play HD videos at 720p resolution, and the phone will be compatible with DLNA devices, allowing users to connect with home theater equipment. The Captivate has a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and HD video capture on back, and a front-facing VGA camera for video conferencing. Other features include Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, GPS, 16GB of internal storage, and Samsung's Social Hub software. The Samsung Galaxy S Captivate has quad-band GSM/EDGE and tri-band 850/1900/2100MHz 7.2Mbps HSPA. AT&T said it will be available later this summer. Pricing wasn't disclosed.