November 22, 2014

Galaxy S Does Froyo and Micro-USB to HDMI

BriefMobile has some interesting information regarding the Samsung Galaxy S. First, it appears that the American varieties of the GS can output High Definition video via a special Micro-USB-to-HDMI cable. This is a specially engineered cable that will be available only via Samsung (at least initially).

Secondly, BriefMobile reports that a leaked Froyo-based ROM has been released by Samsung Firmwares for the Galaxy S. This is not for the American versions (Vibrant, Captivate, etc.), only for the Galaxy S i9000. It is an official Samsung release, although it appears to be a developer’s build. So, if you’ve got an i9000, attempt at your own risk.

  • jorenko

    I'd really like to see you guys report on the crappy compass on the Galaxy S models. See this thread on the T-Mobile forums: http://forums.t-mobile.com/t5/Samsung-Vibrant/Vib

    I wish I'd seen this in a review of the device before I wasted my time on it. I'd also like to know if the 2.2 update helps with this. Anyone here tried it?

    • ARJ

      Compass works great. What I'm going to assume you mean is that the default compass app that comes on the Galaxy S is no good. And I agree, that default app is about as good as a random cmpass. Try GPS Status app indoorsto see the SGS compass hardware functioning just fine. Turn the SGS around and it will adjust. GPS Status great app but just example here.

  • VIC

    LOVE IT…… CANT WAIT FOR THE 2.2 AND THE HDMI CORD

  • SPANKY1OFF

    $50 for this cable!

    what a ripoff samsung. should be 20 bucks max

  • solidkundi

    holy shizzznitttt!!!!

    HDMI on my Vibrant :O this is amazingggg!!!!

    • AndroidlvrCAPPY

      Do you actually have the cable? solidkundi? I want to make sure it works before I order mine. Thanks