HTC Vivid

HTC Vivid on AT&T gets Android 4.0 udpate

HTC Vivid on AT&T gets Android 4.0 udpate

AT&T announced today that it is making the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update available for the HTC Vivid smartphone, making it the first carrier in the US to issue an ICS upgrade on a device that originally shipped with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. HTC Vivid customers can also expect new Beats by Dr. Dre audio enhancement and an upgrade to HTC Sense 3.6.

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HTC Vivid Review

HTC Vivid Review

This month AT&T have revealed their first two 4G LTE devices, the Samsung Skyrocket and the HTC Vivid, the latter device being the one we're having a look at here today. This device is the next step in the HTC smartphone design evolution, and as you'll see in the video portion of the review below, it's almost as if they asked someone on the 3D mockup crew to cut off all the edges and make something sharp! We've already got AT&T 4G LTE speed tests from one of the few areas AT&T has its LTE network deployed (in Texas,) now it's time to see if the phone stands up to the pressure of the rest of the HTC family (and the rest of the AT&T family as well.)

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AT&T 4G LTE speed report: HTC Vivid and Samsung Skyrocket

AT&T 4G LTE speed report: HTC Vivid and Samsung Skyrocket

At the moment, AT&T's LTE network is only a fraction of the size of its "4G" HSPA+ network, though it's scheduled to do some growing up on November 6th. Right now only San Antonio, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Atlanta and Chicago have AT&T LTE access, and come Sunday, the network goes live in Boston, Washington D.C., Baltimore and Athens, Georgia will also be supported. That's the day that the very first AT&T LTE smartphones also go on sale, namely the HTC Vivid and Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket. Since yours truly is only an hour away from the DFW area and I've so recently been blessed with review units for both phones, I took a short roadtrip to get some real-world tests.

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AT&T Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid offer LTE on Nov 6

AT&T Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid offer LTE on Nov 6

AT&T has unveiled its first two LTE smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, a 4G-enabled version of the 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus Android smartphone, and the HTC Vivid. Hitting AT&T stores from November 6, the AT&T Galaxy S II Skyrocket will run Gingerbread 2.3.5 on a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and pack an 8-megapixel main camera supporting 1080p HD video recording.

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