Samsung Announces Updates for Android Smartphones on T-Mobile
T-Mobile customers with Samsung smartphones join Verizon, AT&T and Sprint users in getting a planned Android Ice Cream Sandwich update.Smartphone manufacturer Samsung finally added T-Mobile to the list of carriers that will see Samsung devices upgraded to the latest version of Google's open-source operating system, Android 4.0, or Ice Cream Sandwich. Devices include T-Mobiles version of the Samsung Galaxy S II, the Galaxy S Blaze 4G, in addition to two tablets, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and the Galaxy Tab 10.1. T-Mobile now joins the other three major network operatorsVerizon, Sprint and AT&Tin offering the operating system update, although Samsung didnt offer a date for the upgrade. The Android upgrade was released in March. With Ice Cream Sandwich, Google says it has evolved the user interface, refining animations, making it simpler to navigate and even updating the fonts, to make it all feel more modern. Theres also a new emphasis on widgets, which are resizable and let users do things like check email, see social streams, check their calendars or even play music, without launching an application. Also included are more capabilities that can be performed without unlocking the screenthings like listening to music or accessing the cameraand quicker ways to manage notifications.
Last week Samsungwhich, along with Apples iPhone, dominate the smartphone marketreleased its latest Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone, the Galaxy S III, which features a quad-core processor, a 4.8-inch high-definition Super AMOLED (active-matrix organic LED) display, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and comes in a choice of two colors, Marble White or Pebble Blue. The Galaxy S III will go on sale in Europe May 29, and a Long-Term Evolution (LTE) version is scheduled to hit the U.S. market this summer.