Samsung 4G LTE Smartphone Caught with Verizon Branding


Could Samsung have a follow-up to its popular Galaxy S smartphone–released as the Verizon Wireless Samsung Fascinate–on U.S. carrier Verizon Wireless in the coming year? It looks like a Fascinate successor, this time without Microsoft’s Bing integration in favor of a more traditional Google experience, will be headed to the carrier’s 4G LTE network, and could potentially be announced in January at the CES show. Like the Fascinate, this model seems to be running Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz user interface overlay and sports a front-facing camera. A shot of the device’s screen shows that the phone is running Android 2.2 Froyo, which would give it support for Adobe Flash 10.1 Mobile but isn’t the latest Android operating system, Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

For its part, Samsung already has a 4G Android smartphone in the U.S. with rival carrier Sprint in the form of the Epic 4G. The Epic 4G is a variant of the Galaxy S, but also adds a sliding keyboard in landscape orientation.

Via: Gizmodo

3 Comments

  1. LienDTK

    01/08/2011 at 4:24 am

    Well, good news for me, thanks!

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  2. LienDTK

    01/08/2011 at 4:30 am

    Well, good news for me, thanks!

    Reply

  3. KeepItReal

    03/10/2011 at 5:43 pm

    They can not even get a timely update to Android 2.2 (Froyo) for their Galaxy S Family – The LG Ally got the 2.2 update before the Samsung Fascinate from Verizon (and as of this date – STILL does not have it!!!). Does Samsung spread itself too thin by having to support so many model for the different vendors? I am beginning to think so. Each vendor has to run and test the software….send back fix request to Samsung, turn aorund test again….turn around and send back to Samsung for further fixes, etc. etc. This slows down the process. I love the phone, but I would think LONG and HARD before taking on another Samsung smartphone product.

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