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postheadericon Samsung Epic 4G, Galaxy Tab and Transform software updates coming March 21st: Froyo and / or Sprint ID in tow

This one isn’t quite completely official just yet, but a helpful tipster has passed along the screenshot above which quite clearly suggests that some software updates are coming to a trio of Sprint’s Samsung devices on March 21st. That includes a new and hopefully improved over-the-air upgrade to Android 2.2.1 for the Epic 4G, as well as an Android 2.2 update for the Transform, both of which also include a number of other additions like Flash 10.1 on the Epic and Swype on the Transform. Also not left out of the fun is Sprint’s version of the Galaxy Tab, which is getting the Sprint ID update we saw first hand at CES back in January — it’s headed to the Epic and Transform as well.

Samsung Epic 4G, Galaxy Tab and Transform software updates coming March 21st: Froyo and / or Sprint ID in tow originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 18 Mar 2011 13:47:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon The Engadget Show with HP’s Jon Rubinstein, next Friday March 25th!

Attention humans, the Engadget Show is back next Friday, March 25th at 7:00pm with HP’s Jon Rubinstein at The Times Center in New York City, and you can win a free trip for two to the taping! Josh will be sitting down the former Palm CEO (current HP Senior VP) to get the inside scoop on everything from the TouchPad, new Pre 3, Veer, the state of WebOS, and much more! Trust us when we say that you won’t want to miss it. What’s more, our very own Joanna Stern will be demoing the Samsung 9 Series laptop, we’ll have the Nintendo 3DS on stage for a live demo, and special guests Nilay Patel and Paul Miller will be joining the roundtable! We’ll also have the usual slew of insane giveaways and rocking chiptunes music, as well as some more surprises! Remember, giveaways happen at the live show only, so make the trek and join us at The Times Center in person. We have a new ticketing policy, so if you’re coming to the live show, be sure to read about it below. If you’re geographically incapable of joining us in New York City, just tune into the stream right here on Engadget and/or read below to find out how to win and free trip to NYC for the taping!

The Engadget Show is sponsored by Sprint, and will take place at the Times Center, part of The New York Times Building in the heart of New York City at 41st St. between 7th and 8th Avenues (see map after the break). Tickets are — as always — free to anyone who would like to attend, but seating is limited, and tickets will be first come, first served… so get there early! Here’s the updated info on our new ticketing policy that you need to know:

  • There is no admission fee — tickets are completely free
  • The event is all ages
  • Ticketing will begin at the Times Center at 2:00PM on Friday, March 25th, doors will open for seating at 6:15PM, and the show begins at 7:00PM
  • We now have assigned seating, so the first people to get their tickets — and the Sprint text-to-win winners (see below) — will get priority seating. This also means that once you get a ticket, your seat is guaranteed — you won’t have to get back in line to get a good seat.
  • Ticketing will continue until all tickets are given away
  • You cannot collect tickets for friends or family — anyone who would like to come must be present to get a ticket
  • Seating capacity in the Times Center is about 340, and once we’re full, we’re full
  • The venue is located at 41st St. between 7th and 8th Avenues in New York City (map after the break)
  • The show length is around an hour

If you’re a member of the media who wishes to attend, please contact us at: engadgetshowmedia [at] engadget [dot] com, and we’ll try to accommodate you. All other non-media questions can be sent to: engadgetshow [at] engadget [dot] com.

Sprint is also offering 50 guaranteed tickets to The Engadget Show taping to the first 50 entrants who text “ENGADGET” to 467467 or enter online! Standard text messaging rates apply. Click for the Official Rules and see how to enter online.

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The Engadget Show with HP’s Jon Rubinstein, next Friday March 25th! originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 18 Mar 2011 12:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon T-Mobile demos new Sidekick opening mechanism, promises mobile hotspot and tethering support

So what do you think of the first touchscreen Sidekick? A desperate attempt to keep an archaic brand alive with unrelated hardware or a modern retelling of a successful retail story? Either way, T-Mobile’s keeping the popular name alive, albeit with an Android 2.2 foundation and Samsung-built guts. The new slider mechanism, which replaces the popular 180-degree swivel that was the hallmark of Sidekick devices, has now been treated to a neat video demo, where it’s assured upwards thrust gives us cause to be cautiously optimistic. Phone Scoop has also received confirmation that Android’s built-in mobile hotspot and USB tethering functions will be supported on the new device, along with MicroSD memory expansion — 1GB of storage on board will be supplemented with a 2GB card in the box — WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS. Video follows after the break.

[Thanks, Brandon and Timothy]

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T-Mobile demos new Sidekick opening mechanism, promises mobile hotspot and tethering support originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 17 Mar 2011 22:06:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Samsung shows off 55-inch glasses-free 3D TV prototype

Samsung hasn’t exactly been as big on glasses-free 3D TVs as some other manufacturers in recent years, but it’s now showing one off at the FPD China trade show — or a prototype of one, anyway. According to Tech-On!, the 55-inch display is able to accomodate nine different viewpoints for glass-free 3D viewing, and it can be switched into a 2D mode at any time, which works by changing the optical refraction index of an LCD panel that sits on top of the main LCD that’s actually used to display images. Right now, the prototype is also relying on a direct-lit CCFL backlight, although Samsung notes that would likely be replaced with an LED backlight before it actually hits the market — something that’s still a good three years away.

Samsung shows off 55-inch glasses-free 3D TV prototype originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 17 Mar 2011 12:28:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Car Connectivity Consortium forms to bring more smartphones to more interiors

Car Connectivity Consortium forms to bring Terminal Mode to more cars, more devices

Though Terminal Mode has always been an open standard we’ve never really seen any tech companies outside of Espoo show much interest in the stuff, which lets a car mirror a phone’s display. When Nokia sort of shifted gears and signed on with Microsoft that left us wondering what would be next for the company’s infotainment efforts. Good things, as it turns out. The Car Connectivity Consortium has been founded to drive “global innovation for in-vehicle connectivity,” and both Terminal Mode and Nokia will play a big part — though a bigger part will be played by Daimler, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota, and VW. They’re joined by electronics companies Alpine, LG, Panasonic, and Samsung, making us think that maybe Terminal Mode’s time has properly come. Also on the docket for the CCC is study of NFC, which will hopefully standardize the sort of awesome key interactivity BMW recently showed off.

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Car Connectivity Consortium forms to bring more smartphones to more interiors originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 17 Mar 2011 08:33:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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