Pretty much everyone knows that when you root your Android device, you will gain the ability to tether your phone. Well for those who don’t want to root their T-Mobile Vibrant, the ability to tether your phone to your PC is actually pretty easy. You just need to download the Samsung Keis software and use the USB cable that comes with your Vibrant. And if you haven’t already, be sure to check out all of our Galaxy S guides. Anyway, here’s the video:
According to a source, there was a telephone conversation with T-mobile, wherein the carrier claimed that they are no longer selling the HTC Wildfire due to issues with the handset. There have been multiple complaints from customers that the device is crashing intermittently, seemingly for no reason in particular.
Hopefully, the problem exists only with T-Mobile’s version of the device, which would point to a firmware issue, but either way the wireless carrier has stopped selling the Wildfire. T-Mobile’s website also shows at “out of stock” concerning the device.
J.D. Power and Associates periodically surveys cell phone users to see who’s doing well in the customer service department, and who gets a “Needs to Improve” rating. T-Mobile’s been in first place for quite some time, and that didn’t change with this most recent round. It was just announced that, once again, T-Mobile has the best customer service on average. I’m sure many of you have stories you could tell that refute that, but of course everyone drops the ball sometimes.
I’m not a T-Mobile customer, but I can certainly give a company accolades for setting the standard high, and I would encourage other cell phone providers to take note. And T-Mobile, keep up the good work. Press release after the break.
Samsung has just published a new video to youtube about the entire Galaxy S family. If you’re an owner of one of these great devices like the Captivate or Vibrant, then you’ll definitely want to check out our Galaxy S articles:
- Galaxy S tips & tricks
- How to accurately place the cursor
- How to disable/reduce haptic feedback
- How to get AllShare working properly
But enough about that, check out the new video from Samsung:
Have you had problems getting AllShare to work on your Galaxy S phone? Unfortunately it’s not just a matter of right clicking and clicking “share” and there aren’t any good sources available on the web for this either, hence this guide was necessary. So let’s get started shall we? Oh, this guide is intended for Windows 7 users only.
The secret ingredient to this whole process is Windows Media Player. (You can click any of these screen shots for full-size versions)
You know how when you tap pretty much anything on the Galaxy S the whole phone vibrates? Well this is called haptic feedback. Some people like it, some hate it. We’ve received a few emails asking how to get rid of it, so we decided to make this guide to answer the question. It’s pretty simple.
From your home screen, tap the Menu button
While Google has officially reported that it is done selling Nexus Ones, there was some (dwindling) hope that perhaps some carriers would still offer the phone in-store. Well, folks, put your hopes in a bag and pack it up, because it doesn’t look that way.
T-Mobile’s internals have confirmed that they will not be selling the Nexus One in-store. The good news? The same document passing around T-Mobile is saying that Nexus One users will still be receiving support on the device. We hope that you weren’t still on the fence about buying one, as it seems the choices on where to get one are almost out the door.
It’s sad, but true. You can look all you want, but the only chance you have at buying a new G1 is the hope that someone bought a bunch of the phones and is hoping they turn into a collectible. Everyone should take a moment of silence and think about what the first Android powered phone has done for us since it’s release date back in November of 2008.
Since the release of the HTC G1, there have been 8,450,420 Android handsets sold worldwide (from 2008 to the end of 2009). There have been over 40 Android powered handsets since the G1 and they are sold to over 40 countries worldwide. There are currently around 160,000 android devices being activated each day (Google Vice President announced during the Droid X event), although I do think that number is a slight exaggeration. After the first quarter of 2010, Android now takes up 28% of the handheld market, second only to RIM. I could continue, but I think you see what I am trying to get at. The G1 paved the way for Android’s astounding growth in such a short time.
It lasted longer than many other Android phones, including the Nexus One, Google’s brainchild that only lasted 7 months. The Nexus One did have many marketing flaws that were the reason for its failure, but I think it has to be said that it lasted longer than a phone many people thought would be the iPhone Killer.
Do you remember when the G1 was released? When Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page joined the press conference in roller blades? Brin explained the first Android application he created used the accelerometer to time how long an Android handset was in the air. Look at how far Android has come since then.
[via: Information Week]
A reader over at TmoNews has sent in some pictures (see above) of Motorola’s delayed Charm being outed in stores via a dummy phone. What’s new about this time? The literature surrounding the phone, apparently. The signage surrounding the device confirms the price: $269.99 without a contract While the phone has been delayed until August 25th, there has still been no official word as to the reason.
Who doesn’t love free stuff? Even better, who doesn’t love free Android stuff? How about a free phone?
T-Mobile.com is currently offering up a free myTouch 3G, in black or white, for free with a new 2-year contract. Worried about being left behind as Google moves away from it’s fragmented past and into it’s Froyo future? Set those worries aside, because T-Mobile has already said that the myTouch 3G will be perfectly capable of running Android 2.2 when it’s released, and will also come with the newly-touted Genius Button.
To get your free myTouch 3G, check out T-Mobile here.
[via Cell Phone Signal]