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Moneto sets the Galaxy S up for contactless payments, coming to more Android devices soon

Last month Moneto revealed plans to bring their NFC-enabled microSD card payment system to Android phones. Now the first compatible cards are available for purchase. There is a catch, however. While the Moneto system is technically capable of working with nearly any Android handset with a microSD card slot, the initial rollout is only compatible […]

Updates to Android 2.3.5 Rolling Out to Samsung Fascinate Users

The Samsung DROID Charge waited a long time for its Gingerbread update (that it got yesterday) but Samsung Fascinate owners have been waiting even longer. Reports are flowing in of users receiving Android 2.3.5 via over the air. Check your phone in the settings menu to see if yours is ready to be pulled down […]

Samsung Fascinate Gingerbread Update Ready to Roll

Pinch me, I’m dreaming. Yesterday Samsung and Verizon managed to get Gingerbread rolling out to the Droid Charge after months of waiting, and now a phone whose owners have waited even longer is getting a piece of its own. The Samsung Fascinate on Verizon has had its support page updated with documentation for software build […]

Gingerbread Getting Closer for Verizon’s Samsung Fascinate

A Gingerbread update for the Samsung Fascinate is just one of those things you kind of assume was already out. After all, the Samsung Galaxy S II launched months ago and most manufacturers have shifted their attention to Ice Cream Sandwich. But things don’t work like that, and the Fascinate has yet to receive its […]

Gingerbread Update Now Available for the Samsung Fascinate On Telus

If you’re a Samsung Galaxy Fascinate 4G user on Telus, today is your lucky day! The Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread update for the Fascinate 4G is now officially available. Unfortunately, this wont be an “over the air” update pushed to your device so you’re going to have to do some fumbling around with Samsung Kies to […]

Samsung Fascinate 3G+ on TELUS Gets Gingerbread

Updates, fun fun fun! TELUS users that have opted to make the Samsung Fascinate 3G+ their device should be happy today knowing that the upgrade to Android 2.3.3 is now available, a testament to Samsung’s desire to improve their reputation regarding after-market update support. Instructions how to check for the OTA is below, but be […]

Deal Alert: Best Buy’s “Free Phone Wednesday” Starts Tomorrow At A Store Near You

I’ve always been one of the more… “frugal” people I know. Which is why I love bringing you good deals like this. Tomorrow Best Buy is having their “Free Phone Wednesday” event and they’re giving away some great Android handsets for almost nothing. The handsets included in this deal are the Motorola Atrix 4G on […]

CyanogenMod Nightly Builds Now Live for Samsung Fascinate

A couple weeks back we learned the Samsung Fascinate would be added to the stable of devices supporting CyanogenMod 7. Nightly builds are now live for the device, offering users of the handset an alternative to its current Android 2.2 build and the bugs that have in some cases rendered it a frustrating mess. Download […]

ED05 Update Ready for Samsung Fascinate, Squashes Incoming Call Bug

The ability for Samsung Fascinate owners to exchange their buggy handsets for something bit newer and totally fresher may be short lived as a new update with build number ED05 is prepped and waiting in the wings. The software patch will correct the incoming call bug that has been bothering some users and deal with […]

Verizon Replacing Buggy Fascinates With Other, Newer Devices

“It’s like raaaaaain on your wedding day..” Looks like some Samsung Fascinate owners are experiencing troubles fit for an Alanis Morissette song. Ironically, after receiving a minor software update that was supposed to fix incoming call quality, some Fascinate users are reporting they’ve stopped receiving calls altogether. That’s enough to steam anyone but don’t worry, […]

Samsung Fascinate Should Be Getting CyanogenMod 7 Nightlies Soon

Hurrah! It’s NOT impossible to get CyanogenMod 7 on CDMA Galaxy S devices after all (in nightly form, anyway). One of the project’s maintainers for the Samsung Fascinate has tweeted that it’s “all merged in” and that we should be seeing nightlies any day (night?) now. That’s good news. It’s not there as of the […]

Samsung Fascinate Gets Gingerbread Leak

Nope, Verizon hasn’t forgotten about you Fascinate owners. It looks like they’re working on a Gingerbread update for the device and P3Droid has leaked the first known build for it. From the looks of it, there’s not much here that’s new. You do get Samsung’s new darker color scheme for the notification pane and we […]

Fascinate Froyo Update Failing? Try This [Forum Talk]

Conversations a-buzzin’ in the Samsung Fascinate section of – some folks are apparently having their brand new Froyo update fail on them. Thankfully one of our helpful members – Grahxen – has identified the problem and has come up with a fix. If you’re one of the unlucky few receiving this error – “UPDATE […]

Samsung Fascinate Owners Receiving Froyo Update NOW

Just got word from some friends on Twitter that they are being prompted to install an Android 2.2 update on their Samsung Fascinate. We reported earlier today how Fascinate owners can (finally) look forward to the Froyo update being pushed out tomorrow but for some lucky users, they’re seeing this update being pushed out now. […]

Samsung Fascinate to Receive Update to Android 2.2 Froyo Starting Tomorrow

Verizon has just sent out word that the long-awaited Android 2.2 update for the Samsung Fascinate (the very one that saw its source code placed online last week) will start its rollout to handset owners beginning tomorrow, April 21st. Yes, we will believe it when we see it, too. Verizon has all of the documentation […]