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Samsung Captivate Glide to receive Ice Cream Sandwich on November 10th


Great news for any AT&T Captivate Glide owners! According to AT&T’s consumer blog, users will be able to download Android 4.0 onto their devices starting on November 10th. From the wording on the blog, it doesn’t seem to be an OTA update, though. More than likely, the update will have to be done through Samsug Kies, since AT&T linked to a Samsung support page for instructions on the update.

Sure, it’s a pretty delayed update, but anything is better than being stuck on 2.2 or 2.3 like many other devices, right? Hit the source to read the full blog post from AT&T.

source: AT&T Consumer Blog

Android 4.0 update now available for the Samsung Captivate Glide on AT&T

With Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich becoming the 2nd-most popular version among device owners, it’s not hard to imagine that more phones will be receiving the long-awaited update in the very near future. Today, however, AT&T is adding to that number, as it has officially announced that Android 4.0 is now available for the Samsung Captivate Glide.

The update itself won’t be rolling out over the air. Instead, you’ll have to connect the handset to your computer, and download the software via Samsung’s Keys desktop suite. Once you’ve updated, be sure to let us know what you think of the new firmware in the comments below.

Source: AT&T

Samsung Shares Which Devices Will Receive Android 4.0 In The U.S.


Yes Samsung started updating many of its devices to ICS around the world, but what about us here in the States? For the most mart, we had an idea of which existing Samsung devices here in the U.S. would get the coveted ICS update (see exhibit A), though Samsung felt it was finally necessary to give a thorough breakdown for which of its devices would be getting the update. As it stands, specific AT&T, Verizon or Sprint-branded variations of both the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab are slated for the anticipated update.  In addition, the Galaxy Note is all set for the Android 4.0 update, though again– you probably knew that already. There’s one thing to note though, T-Mobile is missing from the list, why? Well, Sammy provides this response:

“We are in close communication with T-Mobile to ensure that eligible devices are upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the coming months and will provide updates as we have additional details to share”. 

So there you have it folks. Be sure to keep in mind that Sammy stops just short of saying when exactly the updates will arrive for the devices, so it may be a while before it becomes a reality. Let’s just hope it’s not too much longer of a wait before we see updated software to those devices.

source: Samsung Facebook | Samsung

AT&T Announces Prices For Upcoming Samsung, Pantech Devices

A few days ago we told you about three new phones to be released on AT&T November 20th, the Pantech Pocket, The Samsung Doubletime and Captivate Glide. All have entry level specs and because of that, we assumed that they would carry equally reflected price tags. Well, today AT&T confirmed our suspicions and announced how much each phone would sell for.

The Samsung Captivate Glide is the highest priced device only because it comes packed with a dual-core chip, dual cameras and a Super AMOLED display. You will be able to pick up one of these QWERTY sliders for around $150 with a new service agreement.

Sammy’s other debuting device, the Doubletime, also comes with a QWERTY keyboard but in clamshell form. A dual screen device, it disappoints right out of the gate due to its 600MHz processor and will hold a $50 price tag because of that reason. This won’t be the choice for many power users but instead will make a great fit with the teens.

Finally, the Pantech Pocket also earns a $50 price and is interesting because of its design. Smaller than most smartphones today, the Pocket has an 800 x 600 display with a 4:3 aspect ratio. Not the greatest phone to be watching a lot of videos on, it does however look to be easily pocketable. Think that’s why they named it the Pocket? :-)

[via PocketNow]