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Samsung Transform

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VersionRelease DateDescription of Enhancements/Fixes
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EF097/05/2011

8/26 - The update to this software version has been cancelled.  If your device successfully updated to this version, there is no action required.  If you attempted to update and are having problems, please visit a Sprint Service & Repair location for assistance. 

- Receiving an error when attempting to Update PRL and Update Data Profile

Discuss it here

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EB283/21/2011

Android 2.2 Froyo OS

  - 3G WiFi hotspot

  - Ability to install applications to external storage

  - Improved Bluetooth device support

  - Improved OS performance

  - Swype added as default keyboard

EAS (Exchange ActiveSync) enhancements

  - Support for remote wipe of the device

  - Set Out of Office message from the device

  - Add or edit email signature

  - Accept/decline/tentatively accept meeting requests

  - Delete calendar meeting requests and notify participants

  - Modify calendar meeting (change date/time, add/remove participants) and notify

    participants

  - Corporate directory contacts search while composing email

  - new password policies (allow simple password, require alphanumeric, expiration,

    minimum length, password     history, maximum failed password attempts,

    inactivity time lock, complex characters, password recovery)

Intermittent activation of Search short cut keys 

Landscape mode while at the Home Screen 

Sprint ID may be installed by customer after activation,impacts new devices only

Google Syncing issus

Discuss it here

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DI1110/10/2010

- Icons and widgets may disappear from screen when switching between IDs

  Discuss it here

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DI0110/7/2010- Initial Release
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Important Notes:

- Released in stages with 100% of devices on the most current prior release having received the update within 4  days.

- Updates are available OTA (over the air) only and are 'pushed' to devices in stages.  Device selection is random.

- If you do not receive the update, try downloading or updating an application from the Android Market to ensure your

   device is visible to the Google servers.  The update is pushed from Google.  

Update your software:

Software will be automatically downloaded to your phone

1.  A system update screen will prompt the user to 'install now' or 'install later'

     If 'install later' is selected, a reminder will be sent once or twice a day to install the update

     If 'install now' is selected, the phone will power off and back on to complete the software update

                      OR

Check for updates

1.  From the Home screen, press Menu, then tap Settings

2.  Flick up to scroll down, then tap About Phone

3.  Tap System Updates

4.  Tap Update Firmware, Update Android or Update PRL

5.  The following message will display: Checking for software update. Please wait.

6.  Follow the on-screen instructions to download and install updates

7.  You may need to power your phone off and back on to complete the update


Check the software version on your phone:

1.  From the Home screen, press Menu, then tap Settings

2.  Flick up to scroll down, then tap About Phone

3.  Software version is displayed under Baseband Version


Note: Comments are restricted on this blog. As new software versions are available, a new thread will be
          posted and linked to in this blog. Please post any comments under that thread for the specific
          software update.

dshoem01 - clarifications on install instructions.

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Quotes:  Fared Adib, vice president, product development, Sprint.

“Sprint is proud to partner with Samsung Mobile to bring yet another dynamic Android device to the Sprint network.” 

“With Sprint ID, Samsung Transform introduces a new level of personalization that allows users to completely customize their device to match their hobbies, interests or personalities. It’s all about delivering the ultimate user experience and helping customers get the most out of their wireless experience.”

Samsung Transform

A brilliant 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen display

Full slide-out QWERTY keyboard

3.2MP rear facing camera with flash and camcorder and VGA front-facing camera for video conferencing.

The ability to sync personal and corporate email, contacts and calendars, as well as multiple messaging options, including threaded text, and access to social networking sites Facebook®, Flickr®, and Twitter.

With access to Sprint Zone™, Samsung Transform evolves into a one-stop source to access customer’s wireless account, phone tips, news, a list of top apps, Sprint TV®, NASCAR Sprint Cup MobileSM and Sprint Music Plus.

Sprint ID

Sprint ID allows users to instantly download ID packs that deliver a predefined experience, including applications, widgets, ringtones and wallpapers, all at once. Packs are designed to meet customers’ interests – sports fan, fitness fanatic or auto enthusiast, allow users to easily switch between English or Spanish-language.  or they are specifically tailored to the customers’ business or line of work.  The marketplace of Sprint ID experiences is growing and customers can have one or up to five on their single device.

Pricing and Availability

Customers will be able to purchase Samsung Transform beginning on October 10 through all Sprint channels, including Web (www.sprint.com), Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1), and national retail partners including RadioShack and Best Buy. Retail pricing will be $149.99 with a two-year service agreement and after a $100 mail-in-rebate (taxes excluded) with a new line activation or eligible upgrade.

Android Operating System

Equipped with Android 2.1 at launch and upgradeable to Android 2.2 later this year, Samsung Transform provides access to popular Google™ mobile services, including Google Search™, Google Maps™, Gmail™ and YouTube™, and access to more than 80,000 applications available in Android Market™.

Sprint ID press kit

Read the full press release here

Samsung Transform Fact Sheet