If you want to check out the latest Samsung Galaxy S based Android 2.1 smartphones, there’s no better way than via video. In the player below you will find videos on the 4 new U.S. market devices (AT&T’s Captivate, Sprint’s Epic 4G, T-Mobile’s Vibrant, and Verizon’s Fascinate).  They are all similar, but have different software tweaks, and the Epic 4G, of course, also has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and WiMAX support. Use the tabs on the left and right edge of the player to switch from video to video.

I’ve posted my review of the Motorola DROID X for Verizon on MobileBurn.com, and I didn’t spend only a few hours with it like so many other guys that wrote reviews.  Ahem.  In any case, I like the device quite a bit, but wouldn’t tend to use one personally since I like smaller phones with keyboards. But I have to tell you, I liked it far more than the HTC EVO 4G for Sprint. My summary: The Motorola DROID X for Verizon Wireless is the latest member of Verizon’s DROID lineup of Android powered smartphones. In this particular case, the…

Sony Ericsson has announced a software update for its Xperia X10 Android phone.  The update is rolling out in selected markets now and will continue over the next few weeks.  The update is expected to improve performance, speed, and responsiveness. According to Sony Ericsson: This update focuses on improving the general performance, speed and responsiveness of Xperia X10. For example, there are speed improvements in messaging tasks and camera UI. In addition we add a free back up and restore application so you’ll never lose your settings and information. In selected markets, PlayNow with premium apps and games will also…

According to ZDNet Korea, the Pantech A630K is launching in Korea via KT with Android 2.1 within the next month. The device is alleged to be aimed towards women, and here are the points made on the Korea speaking website. The phone itself fits into smaller hands very well and the ‘crystal’ bevel on the bottom of the device can light up like jewelry with seven shade of color. The device also offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth T-DMB TV tuner and there seems to be mention of multi-touch on the ZDNet Korean website. Further specifications are as follows; â–  Size: 114.4 x…

No sooner than the HTC EVO 4G updates were halted by Sprint, the network operator has begun rolling them out yet again. To refresh your memories, the update comes direct from HTC and includes ‘improvements for WiFi and Exchange as well as addressing Facebook syncing to help improve battery life.’ Sprint were as clear as mud regarding why the update was taken off the air, but according to Android Central, this version is considerably bigger (9mb) in file size than the original. The surprising thing is that if you already managed to successfully upgrade, then this offering is no use…

Sprint and HTC have put a hold on its latest update for the EVO 4G smartphone.  Last night we reported that Sprint was starting to push out an OTA update to EVO 4G users but has since pulled the software update due to handsets being turned into bricks due to failed upgrade processes. Sprint has released this statement: “While the vast majority of consumers successfully downloaded and installed the most recent HTC EVO 4G software update, we have received a handful of reports from customers having some issues with the update. In light of this, HTC and Sprint have decided…

HTC has confirmed that it will be updating at least three of its Android smartphones, the Wildfire, Legend, and Desire, with Android 2.2 Froyo in Q3 of this year.  Android 2.2 will offer greatly increased speed for applications and web browsing due to a brand new “virtual machine” for apps and Javascript engine for the web browser. Apps will run 2 to 5 times faster than with Android 2.1, and the web browser’s Javascript support will be 2 to 3 times faster as well. Adobe Flash 10.1 (and Air) support will be included in the update. [via Mobile Burn]

HTC is finally pushing out an Android 2.1 update for its European HTC Hero users.  Users can expect to get a notification for the update that can be downloaded over-the-air.  We highly recommend backing up all your phone’s data before installing the firmware update. [via The Unwired]

It seems as though the spot-light is firmly on Samsung for the time being and their Galaxy S variants. This time it is the Samsung Vibrant and T-Mobile that can expect some attention. Basically, the Samsung Galaxy S in Europe has undergone a minor face lift. The bottom row of three buttons found on the original Galaxy S has been replaced by 4 touch-sensitive ones on the Vibrant. In other departments, the Vibrant is just the same as the original device. Although it might “benefits from enhanced speeds with T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network,” it is “not an HSPA+ device.” It will…

There are rumours that this entry level device from Huawei will run Android 2.2 and will be available this August in China. At the moment it seems as though the final version of Froyo is an enigma. Fortunately, Huawei are pushing things forward with this entry level device that would seemingly only launch with an official final release 2.2 version. August cannot come soon enough. Engadget have received word that this device will offer a 2.8-inch QVGA capacitive touchscreen display along with a 3.2 megapixel camera. Unlike the Samsung Epic 4G, this device might even include a dual LED Flash….