Category Archives: Showcase i500

Samsung Showcase™ i500 in WHITE!

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You gotta have one!  The Samsung Showcase™ i500 in a stylish white back is now available at IV Cellular Wireless Solution Centers and agent locations.

Experience entertainment in a whole new light with the Samsung Showcase™ i500 and its vivid 4-inch ultra-bright Super AMOLED™ Display which makes movies, games and websites come to life. This Android 2.3 OS smartphone takes you to the limits with blazing fast 1 GHz Hummingbird processing speed, a 5 megapixel camera, 720p HD video recording/playback. Swype technology, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi (b/g/n/) and mobile hotspot capability. All that plus an expandable memory slot and fully integrated Google Mobile Services puts the whole universe into your hands.

For full specs on the Samsung Showcase i500 click here

UPDATE: New Software Fixes Bugs on Samsung i500

The NEWEST software version (Android 2.3.5) for the Samsung i500 Showcase is NOW available.  We released a 2.3.4 version about 3 weeks ago, but now we have a 2.3.5 version available.  The easiest way to perform the update is to install the Kies Mini.exe file and it will walk you through it.

What does this improve?

  • Includes a security upgrade
  • Improves laggyness while downloading applications
  • Hotspot improvements
  • Improves incoming calls/missed call alerts – If you are using data and get off, there was a 20 sec. delay where if you received a call you may not get an alert.  Also, if this happened, you occasionally wouldn’t get a missed call alert.
  • Overall functionality and screen lag
  • Greatly improves the email client from 2.2.2 to 2.3 5 (Froyo to Gingerbread)


VIDEO: HTC Sense, MotoBlur, TouchWiz

HTC, Motorola and Samsung all have different Android “user interfaces.”

They have each added a “layer” or “user interface” that gives users of their Android phones a different experience.

Here, Alex walks through the HTC Merge, the Motorola Milestone X and the Samsung Showcase i500… each running Android 2.3 gingerbread.


HTC Sense vs. Motoblur
The Showcase can now be updated to 2.3
Difference between 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
Gingerbread Tips and Tricks

UPDATE: Samsung Showcase i500 to 2.3 Gingerbread

Open this document for details on how to install the 2.3 Android update

Samsung has released a software update for the SCH-I500 Showcase which is recommended to be installed. This software will update your Samsung SCH-I500 Showcase to Android 2.3.4 software Version SCH-I500.EH09. For a complete list of modifications included in this update please refer to the Release Notes section at the bottom of this document.

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VIDEO: Android – Contacts Import

Make sure your contacts are all “synced” with your Google account.

If you’re adding a contact, make sure you save it as a Google contact, otherwise, if you reset your phone, or get a new android… Your contacts will not be there.

Here, I walk you through exporting your “phone” contacts and then importing them to Google.  (I’m using the Samsung Showcase i500 running Android 2.3)

*NOTE: if you have facebook synced into your contacts, remove the facebook contacts first, before the export.