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The time has come to accessorize your Samsung Galaxy S

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The time has come to accessorize your Samsung Galaxy S
After Samsung launched their Galaxy S series of phones, the first ones being the Samsung Captivate for AT&T and the Samsung Vibrant for T-Mobile (and the Galaxy S in Europe, of course), people searched up and down, near and far for compatible accessories. For those of you rocking a Galaxy S phone (or waiting for the Fascinate and the Epic), Samsung has answered your prayers.

It is no secret that Samsung's Galaxy S phones have impressed with their 4” Super AMOLED displays (absolutely awesome) and their 1 GHz Hummingbird processors. However, these phones launched with no sidekicks, as accessories were nowhere to be found. There was no dashboard mount for the GPS; there was no desktop dock for quick and convenient charging; and well, you get the picture. 

For those who struggle to peek at their Samsung's GPS in an attempt to avoid getting lost, there is now a solution. For those who like to dock and charge their device next to the computer, while in the office, there is now a solution. And for everyone that can’t put down the phone because of how awesome it is (and frankly who can blame you), there is a backup battery charging system available as a solution.

All of these accessories that are now available on Samsung's website are perfect counterparts for any of the Galaxy S phones. Samsung is currently the #1 cell phone provider for the U.S., and the Galaxy S phones are a great example of the quality of products they put out. Now they have the great (and helpful) accessories to go with them. It may have been a little bit of a wait for Samsung to release them, but it was worth it, wasn’t it?

Samsung Galaxy S Specifications | Review
Samsung Captivate Specifications | Review
Samsung Vibrant Specifications | Review

source: Samsung via AndroidGuys

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. kjh267 (Posts: 25; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)

Phonearena can you please give some coverage about the fact that the GPS doesn't even work on any of the galaxy s models and they have yet to release a fix. Doesn't do much good to offer GPS accessories if the GPS doesn't work to begin with.

posted on 13 Aug 2010, 09:00

2. Av (unregistered)

My GPS works on my Galaxy S. I am in the UK and on Vodafone.

posted on 13 Aug 2010, 10:13

3. kjh267 (Posts: 25; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)

Most people in the US, with the exception of a select few, that own either the Captivate or Vibrant cant get a GPS lock at all or it locks on for a few seconds and then begins to wonder and disconnect. It is a serious problem that Samsung needs to take care of most people are looking to take the phone back at the end of their 30 day period because there is no word on when a fix will be released, myself included. Most applications for android take advantage of the gps or compass and neither of them work. This is unacceptable and the fact that samsung has not pushed to have this fixed goes along with their previous track record of subpar support their devices.

posted on 13 Aug 2010, 11:12

4. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

ok, wrong area to discuss this, but......SAMSUNG has released its latest update to address this issue - see XDA.com forums....if you have the i9000 euro rom running on your phone, like I do, then you really do not need the update - my GSP works fine for me.....try *#*#7418965#*#* and runs some tests...XDA has a forum on how to use this mode to help with GPS issues.

posted on 13 Aug 2010, 12:31

6. shimmyx20 (Posts: 280; Member since: 03 Mar 2009)

Did the GPS improvements through XDA with messing with the GPS settings, but still having problems maintaining a lock in a moving vehicle. I saw that post about a new ROM through Samsung, but I didn't have my USB cable at the time. Will try this weekend, hopefully it will improve things

posted on 13 Aug 2010, 11:43

5. kjh267 (Posts: 25; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)

No they thought they had a fix initially. But, for most there are still alot of problems associated with the GPS and compass. I will be returning my captivate this weekend.

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