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Source Code for the DROID Charge Released, Time for a Phone Announcement

Whether you think the DROID Charge is awesome or not, you’ve got to give props to Samsung for releasing the source code to it before the phone has even been made available.  There’s no telling how long it’s been sitting there, but developers who plan on grabbing this phone ought to be happy.  The phone has already missed at least one rumored release date and will probably tack on another after tomorrow, but we’re still expecting it in the next week or two.

Head over to Samsung’s open source site and search for “SCH-I510″ to download.

Cheers Mark!

  • Shanklin07

    Damn this phone is FAT! I mean don’t get me wrong I like a lil meat on the bone but wtf? Sammy took this one a blew it up….haha uggly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nathanielnewmanmusic Nathaniel Newman

    Guess for $299 with NO discounts. If they “CHARGE” you that much. They SHOULD and DID Release the source code for the phone.

  • EC8CH

    I bet that notification is alerting you that your phone is fugly :-P

  • dvdxtreme

    Looks like my BB Storm Version 1… So I’ll pass.

  • http://profiles.google.com/heelfan71 Michael Cook

    fffffff

  • Anonymous

    Very interested in this device. Don’t blame Samsung for the non Froyo Fascinate. Every Galaxy S phone got updated except Verizon, and I imagine it had something to do with preinstalling it with Bing. Let’s put the blame where it belongs!

  • Cb2000a

    So we’re stuck with this piece of crap while Europe gets the Galaxy S 2?

    • dvdxtreme

      We’ll get ours… two month later.

  • Socal-jnunez

    looks like a blackberry

  • http://twitter.com/Dirtball_Rotten Dirtball Rotten

    i really like the look of this phone… i guess im the only one

  • cant say

    April 28th done…

  • Anonymous

    yo droid charge is soooo ugly….. ______

  • Anonymous

    I have seen better looking 4.3 inch things on Brett Farve’s phone. eww. that thang nastyyyyy

    • http://profiles.google.com/robjanowskijr Rob Janowski

      Oh SNAP!

    • Kierra

      AHHHH ahhh lol. That really did make me laugh

    • Anonymous

      I am not sure who I dissed more… :D

  • Manuel

    i really like the samsung phones because they’re thin and light weight but i hate the touchwiz theme, i think it looks stupid, it tries to much to look like iOS and does a really BAD job at it and its even worse then motoblur, i was really hoping for the droid charge to be a stock android phone but i guess i’m sol with that

  • http://twitter.com/samkessler sam kessler

    please be dual core PLEASE GOD PLEASE LET THIS BE DUAL CORE

    • Anonymous

      its not dual core

  • Nick

    Friday December 31, 2004?
    The hardware looks like it belongs in that timeslot.

    • http://profiles.google.com/robjanowskijr Rob Janowski

      That date is kind of perfect for this device. I kind of expect it to be a year down the road from now and someone will say, “hey, what was that Samsung Droid phone that was released a long time ago?” And the reply will be, “Uh, I’m pretty sure Samsung never released a Droid phone.”

  • LinuxLover

    No updates…no go!

  • thebigmann

    SO. UGLY.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah it is!

      • Anonymous

        Looks like a kids phone…UI is for a 5 yr old

  • http://www.facebook.com/creck1 Chris Reck

    do not buy Samsung you will be upset they can not update their phones or offer support

    Sincerely
    angry fascinate owner

    • Mr. Joe

      UH quite a few of the Galaxy S phones got the update. For some reason Verizons is the only one NOT to get 2.2

    • http://profiles.google.com/bleulin Bruce Lin

      no lock bl, can flash cm mod on it …not like moto…

      • Andrew

        cm mod = cyanogenmod mod??

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NUNR2VNSQPICODIKAXPKH6U5UQ Kashi

      oh what the driodx samsung charger i just bought that ><

  • Mrpicolas

    Now that is a sexy hand I should know it’s mine.. Lol

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

      Yeah, you mentioned that.

  • Anonymous

    samsung = derp.

  • AlwaysSunny

    Those icons do not belong on a droid branded phone,

    • Anonymous

      Hah that was pre-release software which we’re hoping is no where near the final product.

      • Anonymous

        Knowing Samsung they probably will make them look FUGLIER with the device’s final build.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t think I could ever consider this phone. It just doesn’t have that “Droid” look to it in my opinion. I’m not a big fan of touchwiz 3.0 either (or whatever version its on right now.) It just feels too flashy for my taste.

    • Stephen D

      And Blur on the DX and D2 is ok? TW>>>shitty Blur that makes the phones fell like an OG Droid with how slow it makes them

      • AlwaysSunny

        Have you seen the new blur? You’d be surprised how many people like it, and my Droid x was never slow nor was my OG Droid.

        • Stephen D

          Yes, I’m talking about the Blur on the D2 and DX. It sucks and makes the phones very very slow and sluggish. I’ve used plenty of stock and rooted Droid 2s and Xs, and they all felt far more sluggish than Samsung and HTC phones, stock or not.

          • AlwaysSunny

            I find that hard to believe, but i guess everyone has their opinion on what sluggish is but my dx was plenty fast, i do agree on htc phones though my Tb is somewhat smoother than the dx.The only good thing about Samsung is their screens

          • DBK

            Somehow I highly doubt you have used the NEW Blur/GB combo that got leaked for the DX and D2, otherwise you’d be singing a different tune. And I also highly doubt you know what you’re talking about since everyone knows that everything > touchwiz. And for the record, my D2 (unrooted) performs many times better than my friends Incredible (also unrooted).

          • Stephen D

            No, haven’t used new Blur, I’m talking about the Blur they ship with. And everything>touchwiz is an opinion. Some people like it. I have mixed feelings about it. I love a lot of it’s features, but I also hate it. I’d take TW over Blur any day.

          • DBK

            It’s an opinion that 95% of the android community agrees with. Your point about blur is moot until you try the new one. And like I said before, my D2 performs better than my friend’s Inc AND until recently my other friend’s EVO (until he rooted it). And it’s the same for most D2 and DX users. Your tastes in software make me wonder if you were an iphan in another life. (j/k………or am I?)

          • Stephen D

            HA. I hate the the iPhone and iOS. And Apple and Steve Jobs. And most people hate Blur too.

          • DBK

            And yet the vast majority of the haters changed their minds when they got their hands on the new one. Only the ones who never tried it (like yourself) and some stragglers are still cursing that day it was made. So you weren’t an iphan. Maybe you were once high on crackberry? That would explain things. :P

          • Stephen D

            Well, I want to try it, but the only person I know that didn’t get rid of their DX or D2 for a Tbolt has a Droid 2 Global, and AFAIK, the leak isn’t for the D2G, and I don’t wanna risk bricking his phone.

          • pj

            I don’t know if your friends incredible is loaded and bogged down, but there are two d2s in my household, and the only thing either of them can do faster than my incredible is load the camera app. And I mean nothing else. I’ve compared almost anything you can compare. Quadrant, linpack, speedtest, browser, boot, shut down, flash,

      • AlwaysSunny

        Have you seen the new blur? You’d be surprised how many people like it, and my Droid x was never slow nor was my OG Droid.

      • DBK

        It is when it’s the NEW Blur coupled with GB.

  • Anonymous

    Nice phone. Not a huge fan of their skin, but would be interested to see some stock gingerbread on this baby.

    Not first.

    • Anonymous

      Guess I was first. Do I win the dork of the day prize?

      • Anonymous

        No. You win a large piece of cheese with honeycomb. :P

        • Anonymous

          Probably the only piece of honeycomb I can afford right now. Since dec of 09- Deris, D1,Dinc,DX,and a Tbolt. XOOM had to go on the backburner for a bit. Lol, cheese is good. Maybe I will get some jello in my first tab.

          • Anonymous

            omnomnom :D

          • DBK

            And regretted selling it ever since :P

          • Anonymous

            Gave that to wife and bought an X. Now she has a Tbolt because she is an Htc
            fan. I am waiting until Motor outs out something worthwhile in the LTE
            department. Going to be a wait for me cause I have it under good authority
            to skip on the Bionic…. arghh

            Connected by DROID on Verizon Wireless

            —–Original message—–

          • DBK

            Too bad, with the new Blur and GB, the D2 is just as beastly as the Tbolt stock. :P

          • Anonymous

            Haha

          • Anonymous

            Traded the keyboard for a bigger screen. D3 might unite these worlds.. :)

            Connected by DROID on Verizon Wireless

            —–Original message—–

      • DBK

        You would have if you were first. :P

        • Anonymous

          :P

  • Gee

    WooHOOO great,,,, Now fix the facinate, and while your at throw the galaxy tab some honeycomb…. Oh and first :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

      Doesn’t look like you were first.

      • DBK

        Yes he is. He gets the piece of cheese with honeycomb.