Samsung and Sprint have started rolling out the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the carrier’s greenest Android phone – the Replenish. This news might come as a surprise for the Replenish users out there, since I am sure they never really expected the Gingerbread update to land on their phone.
For the unknown, the Replenish comes with a 2.8-inch HVGA resolution screen, and is powered by a 600MHz processor. While certainly not the most powerful phone in Sprint’s line-up, it is the most eco-friendly and the greenest phone in its lineup.
Anyways, below is the full change-log of the update -:
– Upgraded OS from Froyo to Gingerbread (Android 2.3)
– Increased operationg system spped and efficiency
– One touch word selection and copy/past
– Improved power management
– Downloads Management
– SMS messaging fix
– Software version is: EK18
– Download and install time is approximately 10 minutes
The update is being rolled out via an OTA and in stages, so it will not immediately show up on your phone. However, Sprint aims to complete the roll-out within the next 10 days.
Oh! and if any Replenish owners are hoping they would get the Ice Cream Sandwich update as well – Better give up the hope guys!
Details of a new Android phone by Samsung, called the Samsung Replenish, were leaked through Sprint’s website a week back. Today, Sprint announced the new Samsung Replenish officially.
The Samsung Replenish is the world’s first eco-friendly, green Android smartphone. It is built using recycled plastic and can be charged using a solar charging battery cover.
In terms of form factor, it is similar to the Motorola Droid Pro. It comes with a 2.8 inch QVGA capacitive touchscreen display with a QWERTY keyboard. It runs Android 2.2 Froyo and has a 600 MHz Qualcomm processor and 256 MB RAM. It also has a 512 MB internal ROM and is powered by a 1160 mAh battery. It also comes with the basics – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS etc.
It is priced quite low at just $49.99 with a two year contract. The hardware specs are definitely not mind-blowing, but it seems to be a decent device if you want a cheap, QWERTY Android phone.
We are excited to expand our portfolio of eco-friendly devices to now include the Samsung Replenish with Sprint, Samsung’s first Android-powered eco-friendly phonesaid Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Telecommunications America. The Replenish offers an impressive feature set with hardware made from recycled materials and eco-centric packaging, giving customers the option to have an eco-friendly phone without having to compromise features and functionality.