Posts From Justin Marden
Wow. That’s all I can really say about Samsung at this point. Wow. First we get leaked images and specs of the Vibrant Plus, which is supposed to be running Froyo, HSPA+, and a front-facing camera. Then someone from Samsung explains that they charge a carrier for pretty much any kind of update, and now this. We just got word from the guys over at BoyGeniusReport that’s sure to make a lot more Vibrant owners a lot angrier. They’ve gotten a photo of the Vibrant Plus/Vibrant 4G, and it’s clearly running.. wait for it.. Gingerbread!
It’s that time again! The AndroidGuys Weekly RoundUp is back after a short absence. So, let’s get to last week’s news!
We’ve all done it, in one way or another. Downloaded a Swype.apk file to give Swype’s amazing keyboard a try. Found a Swype.apk and sent it to our friends. But the fact is that some aspects of distribution are illegal according to Swype Inc.’s copyrights. Swype has released an official statement, directed mainly at users on XDA, about when it’s okay or not okay to distribute Swype on devices.
We’ve gotten a few leaked images of yet another Samsung Galaxy S device. It’s the S5830, and word has it that we’ll see it at Mobile World Congress next month.
Samsung sure is gutsy. J. K. Shin, a Samsung Mobile rep, told Korea Times in an interview that Samsung is aiming to triple its smartphone sales this year. In 2010, Sammy sold 20 million smartphones. In 2011, They’re shooting for 60 million.
SwiftKey is an amazing keyboard. I was an alpha tester from day one, and it’s come a long way. It’s eye-pleasing, easy to use, and it just works. Well, the SwiftKey team has updated their keyboard, and they’ve included some awesome tablet functionality.
We’ve just gotten word from our friends over at TmoNews about a (sorta) new Samsung device coming to T-Mobile, and it’s sure to upset a lot of people. It’s the Vibrant Plus, and it’s essentially an upgraded version of the original Vibrant.
If you’ve never used LogMeIn, you’re missing out. LogMeIn’s Android app allows users to view their desktops from an Android device. Until now, it was only designed with smartphones in mind. But LogMeIn has recognized the tablet trend, and they’re not wasting any time.
Ahh, the Galaxy S2. We’ve heard whispers of the successor to the original Galaxy S, and it looks like we finally have a date, or at least a time frame, for its release. Rumor has it that the Galaxy S2 will be shown off at Mobile World Congress, which is in Barcelona next month.
Augmented reality is really an advanced concept. It’s not advertised nearly enough, though. Well, it’s getting a little recognition today. Augmented Planet held an awards competition of sorts, to name the best augmented reality apps. W
We’ve found some shots of a new Samsung device that’s rumored to be headed to MetroPCS. The only name we have to go on at the moment is the mmodel number, SCH-R910. It’s essentially another Galaxy S phone, with a few exceptions: it runs Froyo, and it has CDMA and LTE radios.
I know what you’re thinking: “Honeycomb was just announced last week, and now we’re hearing Ice Cream rumors?” Well, yes.
[Tablet_AIO_Image_FINAL] MSI has pulled off the covers for its WindPad 100A tablet. It runs Android (unclear which version) with a 10.1-inch touchscreen, GPS, and of course WiFi. There’s also some 3G compatibility, but no announcements regarding carriers.
Trend Micro is a respected and well-organized antivirus software company. They primarily work with computers, but we’ve just gotten a press release from them, and it looks like they’re jumping