With the CyanogenMod team pushing CyanogenMod 9 (CM9) onto as many devices as possible, it was only expected that the Samsung Epic 4G gets its share of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Because this is still an alpha release, there are bugs that need to be addressed. The bugs are not major problems though–just tiny snags such as the camera crashing when you change the picture size, video recording sometimes showing artifacts, and MMS sometimes being unreliable. Since this is an official release by the CyanogenMod team at the helm, it’s only a matter of time before a more stable build will be released.
Despite its bugs, CM9 has several working functions, such [...]
Finally the Sprint variant of the Samsung Galaxy S2, the Epic 4G Touch, now has an official MIUI release. For those who do not know what MIUI is, it’s a ROM that – in many peoples’ opinions – feels a lot like iOS. Mostly due to the fact that there is no app drawer, and all your apps are placed on your homescreen. While others can and will argue that it does not feel like iOS because there is to much customization on MIUI for it to be iOS-like. But we can all say, it’s closer to iOS then Android right?
Anyways let’s get down to business, if you’re an Epic 4G Touch owner, and have rooted your device then you may want to [...]
Not much to say here, since I say it all in the video. Here’s part 1 of our Samsung Epic 4G smartphone video review. Part 2 will be coming along in the next day or so.
We don’t have a release date for the Samsung Epic 4G but Spring have gone ahead and made a comparison video between their two super-high end smartphone devices, the HTC EVO 4G and the Samsung Epic 4G. Sprint are actually pretty hands-on when it comes to promoting devices themselves, but I have never seen a direct comparison like this before. The video is pretty balanced without stating that one phone is ‘better’ than the other, and focusing purely on their relative strengths.
Epic 4G offersslide out QWERTY keyboard Super AMOLED display Awesome graphics (PowerVR SGX540)
EVO 4G offersLarger display High MP camera HDMI-out port Already [...]
The unreleased Samsung Intercept for Sprint seems to have been sold prematurely over at Best Buy Mobile. The device, which is expected to be available on July 11, was sold accidentally by a Best Buy Mobile employee and has shown up on YouTube in all its glory. The entry level smartphone sports Android 2.1, a 3.2-inch touchscreen, and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard that looks very much like the one found on Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S-based Epic 4G.
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.
We had already seen images and leaked specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S Pro. Well this device has now become official with the real name of Samsung Epic 4G.
This device is remarkably similar to the Samsung Galaxy S, which has already launched in Europe, but offers a five row slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Of course, it also comes with 4G data connectivity which the Samsung Galaxy S does not have. Similar to the Galaxy S, this device will launch with Android 2.1, but is slated for upgrade in the near future by Samsung themselves to Android 2.2, aka Froyo.
So what are the downsides that we would have liked to see improved on [...]