The Samsung Galaxy S is available in the U.S under the T-Mobile and the AT&T network. T-Mobile sells the device as the Samsung Vibrant while AT&T sells it as the Samsung Captivate. Sprint’s version of the Galaxy S the Epic 4G will hit the stores on August 31st. The only other major network operator in the U.S which still does not offer the Galaxy S is Verizon. Rumors suggest Verizon launching its version of the Galaxy S the Samsung Fascinate on September 9.
Giving strength to the rumor is the fact that the Fascinate is now up for pre-order at Best Buy. Verizon already offers a very impressive list of Android smartphones like the Droid Incredible, Motorola Droid 2 and the Droid X. The Samsung Fascinate will be a worthy addition to the Verizon line-up.
It was just yesterday we had reported that Samsung had managed to sell more than 1 Million Galaxy S handsets in the U.S.
The Samsung Galaxy S series of phone has another milestone under its name now. Today, Samsung officially announced in a press release that they have managed to sell more than a million Galaxy S devices in the U.S. This is a pretty impressive figure considering the device hit the retail stores on July 15 and only under two operators AT&T and T-Mobile. AT&T sells the Galaxy S as the Captivate, while T-Mobile sells it as the Samsung Vibrant. Sprint is going to launch the Galaxy S on August 31st under the Samsung Epic 4G name.
Rumors suggest Verizon launching its version of the Galaxy S Fascinate on September 9. All the various versions of Galaxy S are pretty similar to each other except for the Epic 4G which features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. With the launch of the Galaxy S handsets under two more operators in the coming weeks, the sale of Galaxy S are set to breach the two million mark soon.
Samsung had earlier managed to sell 500,000 Galaxy S handsets in South Korea in less than 33 days.
The Samsung Galaxy S series of handsets have another “certified” feature under its cap now. DivX have officially certified the Galaxy S series of phone as DivX HD certified. The Galaxy S series of handsets are the first Android handset to get this certification, and second overall. The Samsung Wave was the first handset to get this DivX HD certification. Here is what Younghee Lee, Senior Vice President, Samsung Electronics, said in the press release :
By obtaining DivX HD Certification of our new Android-powered multimedia smart phone, we’re giving our customers the freedom to enjoy their DivX videos up to 720p at home and on the go.
To enjoy DivX video on the Galaxy S, consumers can load their video libraries of both standard definition and HD 720p movies in the DivX format on the internal and external memory (expandable to 32GB) and then watch their collections anywhere they choose.
Here is what the Chief Executive Office of DivX, Kevin Hell said
The Galaxy S has exploded in popularity, and we are very excited to join Samsung in promoting its new DivX HD capabilities.
Out of all the Android phones currently available in the market, only the Galaxy S handsets have the capability to playback DivX and other video codec’s like Mkv, Avi etcetera.
The Samsung Galaxy S series of smartphones have been a worldwide hit. The various variants of the Galaxy S have been selling like hot cakes all over the world. One of the main reason why the phone has been applauded is due to the 4-inch Super AMOLED screen. Even in our review of the Galaxy S, I had said that the Super AMOLED screen on the device is the best I have ever come across in my life. Now Samsung’s Senior Manager has just made it official that the Galaxy S uses Gorilla glass made by Corning. Here is what BJ Kang, Senior Manager of Samsung Electronics said :
Advanced display technology plays a crucial role in meeting consumers’ growing expectations on high-end mobile devices, especially smartphones. Corning’s Gorilla glass has helped maximize Galaxy S’s unique smartphone features by enabling a high-quality touch display.
The advantage of using Gorilla glass is that its scratch resistant, thin, environment friendly and does not break so easily. Here is a video demonstrating the power of the Gorilla glass on the Galaxy S –
P.S. The language used in the video is Korean.
Two weeks ago we told you about two applications which lets you root your Samsung Vibrant or the Samsung Captivate in just a single click. Now if you’d follow our site, you would have noticed that TGA_Gunnman commented on that post saying he has released an application which allows you to root the Galaxy S in just a single click. Now, the one-click application to root Galaxy S has been updated, and works under Windows as well as Mac. Yes, now even Mac users can root their Samsung Galaxy S in just a single click.
The application supports rooting both Android 2.1 Firmwares, and Android 2.2 firmwares. Along with rooting, this application also installs Busybox Installer and SuperUser on your phone. Here is the link to the thread.
TGA_Gunnman has also promised to release an application to root the Samsung Vibrant in a single click, whenever its launched.
The Samsung Galaxy S is one of the best Android phones in the market right now. The phone has a 1Ghz Cortex A8 based Hummingbird processor, and 512MB of RAM. The Galaxy S features the best combination of CPU + GPU on an Android device. The Galaxy S is sold in the U.S under different operators and under various names like Captivate and Fascinate. With the various lag fixes available for it, the Galaxy S beats all other devices in Quadrant benchmark irrespective of their Android OS.
However, for some developers this was not enough and they have gone ahead and overclocked their Galaxy S to 1.2 GHz. The Hummingbird CPU inside the Galaxy S can be overclocked to 1.6 GHz safely. Interested readers need to flash a modified kernel to overclock their CPU to 1.2 GHz. They also need to download SetCPU from the Android Market. Here is the link on how to overclock Samasung Captivate to 1.2Ghz .
Keep in mind that the above link is valid only for Samsung Captivate owners. Samsung Galaxy S owners need to check this thread on how to overclock their CPU.
Last week we told you about an application which lets you root the Motorola Droid X in just a single click. Now, TGA_gunnman over at XDA-Developers has developed an application which allows Samsung Captivate users to root their handset in a single click. The application offers the ability to both root and un-root the phone in just a single clock.
The Samsung Captivate is the AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy S. The application will work on any firmware for the Captivate, but only on an Android 2.1 based ROM. Here is the link to the thread. Another version of the application is also available for the Samsung Vibrant. However, none of the application will work for the European version of the Samsung Galaxy S and the Samsung Fascinate.
Hopefully, the developer will soon release an updated version of the application which will allow users to root the Fascinate and the Galaxy S in just a single click.
Just few days ago AT&T added an Android device to its kitty HTC Aria. But it looks like AT&T wants its users to experience more of Android after its inability to supply iPhone 4 it does not want to disappoint Android fans. At least that’s what we hope. Anyhow, AT&T has now added Samsung Captivate to its kitty.
Samsung Captivate, a Samsung Galaxy S phone has a stunning 4 inch Super-AMOLED display and is powered by Android 2.1. It comes with 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird Application Processor. It also comes with solid social networking integration with Samsung Social Hub. Social Hub basically integrates features like social networking services, messages, personal and business email, calendars and contacts ultimately giving out a better experience.
Other features include WiFi b/g/n, full HTML browser with tap & hold to zoom, Bluetooth 3.0, tri-band 3G (HSPA 7.2 Mbps compatible) and quad-band GSM, a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and 720P video recording, 3.5 mm headphone jack, expandable memory up to 16GB plus on-bard 16GB of storage for a total of 32GB, Samsung’s All Share application which enables inter-device connectivity through DLNA, accelerometer and gyroscope sensors.
It is still unclear when this device will be made available but AT&T says “It’s coming soon”. Hopefully, we will also get to know its price in coming weeks.