Timing for fix remains unclear
Samsung and AT&T have temporarily halted their update program for the Infuse 4G handset due to an unspecified bug. The issue is claimed to affect only a small number of users, however the companies have nonetheless decided to stop releasing the updates while they work to develop a fix.
AT&T releases long-overdue update for Infuse 4G
AT&T has finally released its belated Android 2.3 update to the Samsung Infuse 4G. The handset was long overdue for the update, as it launched last May with Android 2.2 onboard. The new changes include a better copy and paste feature, a redesign for the software keyboard, a download manager for web downloads, and improved power and app management.
Apple must wait until final verdict in US trial
Samsung clinched an important win late Friday after Northern District of California Judge Lucy Koh denied Apple's call for a preliminary ban on key Android devices. The San Jose court told Apple that the Droid Charge, Galaxy S 4G, Infuse 4G, and Galaxy Tab 10.1 would have to stay on sale unless Apple won at the full trial. Koh didn't reject claims of validity, but also didn't believe Apple's view that a ban was urgent.
U-verse Mobile app comes to Infuse 4G, HD7S, more
AT&T has once again expanded the number of phones that can access its U-verse Mobile app for watching TV shows and scheduling recordings. The newly added Android-powered devices include the LG Thrive and variant LG Phoenix along with the Samsung Infuse 4G, with the Windows Phone-powered HTC HD7S getting the functionality as well. This makes the app available on more than 20 devices and four different operating systems.
Apple increasing summer iPad, iPhone panel orders
Apple on the verge of the Independence Day weekend asked a Northern District of California court for a preliminary ban on four of Samsung's most important Android devices in the US. The injunction request is the result of a successful exploration and would have the court halt US sales of the Droid Charge, Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy Tab 10.1, and Infuse 4G until the lawsuit is resolved. Apple picked four alleged violations that it said needed the ban, three of which focused on "electronic device" designs and a fourth for list scrolling and manipulating documents on a touchscreen.
Samsung Hercules gets radio approval, launch close
The Samsung T989, thought to be the Samsung Hercules, may have already received Bluetooth and Wi-Fi approval. According to TMO News sources, it appears that the device received its certification on 23 June. If correct, the likely T-Mobile version of the Samsung Infuse 4G is tracking for a possible release in August or September.
Samsung Hercules rumored for T-Mobile
Samsung is reportedly gearing up an ultimate phone for T-Mobile that would build on and go beyond the Infuse 4G. Codenamed the Hercules, according to the leak, the design would have the same 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen and even have nearly the same dimensions, but would be much faster. This is my next's sources expected that it would use a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor and would be the first phone ever with 42Mbps HSPA+, or twice as fast as the Infuse and T-Mobile's own Galaxy S 4G.
Move necessary for Amazon Appstore content
AT&T is reportedly distributing updates to many of its Android handsets, enabling the devices to install applications that don't originate from Google's official Android Market. The move appears to be an extension of the carrier's shifting strategy, which started with non-Market app support for Samsung's Infuse 4G.
Samsung Infuse 4G and HP Veer 4G on sale
Two smartphones at the opposite ends of the size spectrum reached AT&T stores on Sunday. The Samsung Infuse 4G is the largest smartphone in the US and centers on its 4.5-inch, 480x800 Super AMOLED Plus screen along with a 1.2GHz processor, 21Mbps HSPA+ cellular data, an eight-megapixel rear camera, and a front 1.3-megapixel camera. In spite of the size, the Android 2.2 flagship costs the same $200 on contract as most high-end smartphones.
ATT allows non-Market apps on Infuse 4G onwards
AT&T with the launch of the Infuse 4G last night at least partly reversed a longstanding policy on Android phones that had drawn criticism from those hoping to switch away from the iPhone. Review units given out at the event had the option to load apps from "unknown sources" beyond Android Market that had previously been purposefully removed on all AT&T Android hardware. It wasn't evident whether this was specific to the Infuse 4G or a broad policy, but as one of AT&T's flagship phones would be more likely to represent the carrier's overall attitude.
Samsung Infuse 4G confirmed at event
AT&T and Samsung at their New York City event tonight formally priced and dated the Infuse 4G. The largest-ever dedicated smartphone should reach the carrier's shops on May 15 and should still cost the same $200 on contract as other smartphones. AT&T is preloading a special copy of Angry Birds with a special, contest-enabling unlockable stage as well as a 2GB microSD card loaded with movie trailers.
Samsung Infuse 4G due May 12 for $200 on contract
The Samsung Infuse 4G due for AT&T and recently spotted at the FCC will be unveiled by the carrier and its maker later today, likely at a planned press event. ThisIsMyNext learned early from a "trusted source" that the handset will cost $200 on a two-year contract when it arrives. The ship date, while not yet confirmed, is expected to be May 12 based on a leaked Costco flyer.
ATT special event tapped for May 5 in NYC
AT&T and Samsung on Monday sent out invitations for a special event in New York City on May 5 at 4PM. The gathering doesn't have any details beyond its being a "special announcement," but the network has yet to show a finished, shipping version of the Infuse 4G it unveiled at CES. The extra-large Android flagship was recently rumored as shipping in May and would be due for an unveil soon.
Flyer shows Infuse 4G coming to Walmart in May
The Samsung Infuse 4G was just spotted in a Walmart flyer, thanks to AndroidCentral. The ad reveals a ship date of May along with a retail price of $179 on AT&T with a two-year contract. Neither AT&T nor Samsung has committed to an official launch so far.
Infuse 4G now at FCC, on track for spring release
The Samsung Infuse 4G, formerly known as the Stealth V, has now shown up at the FCC, hinting it's nearing production. The new filing reveals the handset, also known as the SGH-1997, will as expected support AT&T's 850 and 1,900MHz 3G bands. The Galaxy S device will most notably sport a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen.