Samsung and Verizon have released a upgrade to the operating system on the Samsung Continuum. This fixes a long list of bugs, but does not bring this smartphone up to Android OS 2.2 or 2.3.
The list of fixes in version i400.DL17 is extensive. Among its many improvements, it takes care of issues with Visual Voice mail, the texting and MMS apps, V Cast Music, as well as the Facebook and Weatherbug apps. The full list is available on Verizon’s website.
Users also have the option to wait for Verizon to send the update to this smartphone automatically. Users will be notified when their device has received the new system software and given the option to install it.
More information on downloading and installing this update is available on Verizon’s website.
A Quick Overview of the Samsung Continuum
This Android OS model has a fairly standard feature set, but with an unusual addition: a second screen just below its main one. The primary display is a 3.4-inch WVGA (480 x 800) touchscreen, while the smaller one is a 1.8-inch 96 x 480 display. Both are Super AMOLED.
The secondary display lights up whenever the user is holding the bottom of the device, and gives basic status information, including the contents of Text messages, RSS feeds, weather, etc.
The Continuum runs Google’s Android OS 2.1 on a 1 GHz Hummingbird processor from Samsung. It has 2 GB of internal storage, and comes bundled with an 8 GB microSD memory card.
This smartphone offers support for Verizon’s voice and 3G data network (EV-DO Rev. A), and it has Wi-Fi b/g/n, Stereo Bluetooth, and a GPS receiver.
The Continuum also includes a 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash that supports 720p video.