07-20-2011 01:52 AM
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  1. tehsusenoh's Avatar
    I was doing a speedtest on my phone (enV Touch), and the first result that came up SHOCKED ME.

    The fastest phones on Verizon Wireless

    The number one fastest phone on the list is the Samsung Function! And it hasn't been announced yet! I'll be tipping this off to PH in just a moment.

    Screenshot:



    With speeds like this, how can it not be on LTE?

    Also, just browse through the phones that are on there. Just a quick scrolling reveals the Hercules, and a few other jewels.

    My original post is over at the Android Forums: General Samsung Function found on Geekaphone Speedtests - Android Forums
    07-17-2011 06:55 PM
  2. shipwrestler125's Avatar
    where do you see the hercules and that? Also you do realize they have the htc trophy as a different phone. Lets hope that this means some more info will leak.
    07-17-2011 07:10 PM
  3. tehsusenoh's Avatar
    where do you see the hercules and that? Also you do realize they have the htc trophy as a different phone. Lets hope that this means some more info will leak.
    I was referring to the main page in general. Just Ctrl-F for Hercules, it's on there.

    Mobile Speed Test
    07-17-2011 07:14 PM
  4. Friend-O's Avatar
    Ooooh...I hope this is a good sign...I'm starting to get excited, but I'm suppressing it as best I can.
    07-17-2011 07:43 PM
  5. OrdieSep88's Avatar
    yessssss this is awesome!!!
    07-17-2011 08:32 PM
  6. Castor Troy's Avatar
    great find......

    Functions browser benchmark kills all the competition
    07-17-2011 10:35 PM
  7. chuckz28's Avatar
    Thank god an information leak. Good find OP!
    07-17-2011 11:36 PM
  8. nemov's Avatar
    Should we be concerned that the slider isn't on this list?
    07-18-2011 07:53 AM
  9. nrk's Avatar
    Nice find. Charge #2 also...
    07-18-2011 07:58 AM
  10. shipwrestler125's Avatar
    Should we be concerned that the slider isn't on this list?
    No alot if phones aren't on that list so I doubt it means anything.
    07-18-2011 07:58 AM
  11. rickhamilton620's Avatar
    I'm excited, this is great news
    07-18-2011 09:04 AM
  12. mylasthope's Avatar
    Damn, someone with a function lives in a very fast 3g area.
    xTommyx likes this.
    07-18-2011 07:37 PM
  13. Castor Troy's Avatar
    Damn, someone with a function lives in a very fast 3g area.
    edit: see below

    Sent from my Droid
    07-18-2011 08:29 PM
  14. EggoEspada's Avatar
    Lol....FINALLY someone noticed. Its a special 3G radio that enables LTE speeds. Yeah its in beta right now.

    Sent from my Droid
    What? Are you saying these results are from Verizon's CDMA network? I don't see how that's possible. Then again, I never knew about SVDO till the Thunderbolt came out,
    07-18-2011 08:34 PM
  15. nrk's Avatar
    FWIW, Geekaphone (where the screen came from) with some disappointing news:

    Geekaphone .@gigotrendz We looked into the Samsung Function, its not real, sorry! It was mostly Motorola Xoom users misidentifying themselves
    07-18-2011 08:37 PM
  16. Castor Troy's Avatar
    What? Are you saying these results are from Verizon's CDMA network? I don't see how that's possible. Then again, I never knew about SVDO till the Thunderbolt came out,
    not anymore....they just tweeted this

    "We looked into the Samsung Function, its not real, sorry! It was mostly Motorola Xoom users misidentifying themselves"

    seems quite a jump from a tablet to a handset and then to a whole other manufacturer. How do you misidentify yourself that bad? Let me run the test.
    07-18-2011 08:38 PM
  17. tehsusenoh's Avatar
    not anymore....they just tweeted this

    "We looked into the Samsung Function, its not real, sorry! It was mostly Motorola Xoom users misidentifying themselves"

    seems quite a jump from a tablet to a handset and then to a whole other manufacturer. How do you misidentify yourself that bad? Let me run the test.
    Shoot.

    Some devices do not correctly identify, so you can contact them and state what device you are using.

    Dang it internet, why do you taunt me?
    07-18-2011 08:59 PM
  18. EggoEspada's Avatar
    Well this surely sucks. Guess it's back to waiting to hear if anything good is coming at the end of the year.
    07-18-2011 09:05 PM
  19. Castor Troy's Avatar
    Ran the test and it didn't identify my phone but when I clicked submit device another page popped up. It said something to the effect that the test thinks I'm using the Motorola Droid (I am). I was on wifi because it couldn't do the upload test and it correctly identified road runner. It also recognized the browser (obviously)

    So unless the test mistakes the Xoom for a device that doesn't technically exist yet or users mistaking their Xoom 's for the Samsung Function something is off.

    Perhaps some peeps were playing a joke.

    Sent from my Droid
    07-18-2011 09:15 PM
  20. tehsusenoh's Avatar
    ran the test and it didn't identify my phone but when i clicked submit device another page popped up. It said something to the effect that the test thinks i'm using the motorola droid (i am). I was on wifi because it couldn't do the upload test and it correctly identified road runner. It also recognized the browser (obviously)

    so unless the test mistakes the xoom for a device that doesn't technically exist yet or users mistaking their xoom 's for the samsung function something is off.

    Perhaps some peeps were playing a joke.

    Sent from my droid
    or it's a conspiracy.
    07-18-2011 09:42 PM
  21. Castor Troy's Avatar
    or it's a conspiracy.
    never know.......
    07-18-2011 09:51 PM
  22. tehsusenoh's Avatar
    never know.......
    One thing that the guys over at the Android Forums and I we wondering is if that Function really was XOOM users, how could they have gotten such good scores, better than all of the LTE phones?

    The LTE XOOM isn't out yet, and I doubt that beta testers of it would even identify with the service, let alone say they were using a Function.

    Here's a quote from another user at the Android Forums:

    One fishy thing with this story. These are LTE Xooms that were misidentified as Samsung Functions. But LTE Xooms are not released yet. That means Verizon employees were the ones that did this... Why? Why not rename it as a Bionic, so to boost the hype for a phone by the same manufacturer, and Verizon's fave? Or just leave it as it is, since everyone knows the details of that already... I could understand if it were a third party playing a prank, but not Verizon. I am not buying this story.
    Pretty much says it all.
    07-19-2011 09:56 AM
  23. shipwrestler125's Avatar
    One thing that the guys over at the Android Forums and I we wondering is if that Function really was XOOM users, how could they have gotten such good scores, better than all of the LTE phones?

    The LTE XOOM isn't out yet, and I doubt that beta testers of it would even identify with the service, let alone say they were using a Function.

    Here's a quote from another user at the Android Forums:



    Pretty much says it all.
    What if the reason they renamed it the function was because they figured if they were caught using the LTE xoom they would face repercussions? I mean it seems strange they would rename a tablet as a phone but with verizon nothing surprises me anymore. I think as the weeks go on we will begin to hear/see more about this.
    07-19-2011 11:09 AM
  24. tehsusenoh's Avatar
    I have emailed with the guys from Geekaphone. Here is their response.

    I'm not saying I know for sure this wasn't a new device, I'm just making the best guess I can

    So of those 13 "Samsung Function" results, 11 of them had a user agent like this:
    - Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 3.0.1; en-us; Bottle of Smoke Build/HRI66) AppleWebKit/534.13 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Safari/534.13

    I think this is a Motorola Xoom user agent (it could be faked of course!) I think the fast javascript benchmarks make sense though since its dual core, and maybe Android 3 has a more optimized browser? What do you think?

    The other two were:
    - Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.2.2; en-us; VS910 4G Build/VS910ZV4) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/533.1
    - Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.2.1; en-us; pcdadr6350 Build/FRG83D) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/533.1

    The other point you raised is why did these 13 results get identified as "Samsung Function". I have a rather boring answer here unfortunatley. If geekaphone.com can't guess which device you have based on your user agent, it shows you a list of devices (e.g. android devices in this case) and asks you to pick. The Samsung Function is the first one in the list. I might look at adding a "Skip this step" button to that screen, so if someone doesn't care to identify their device they can just click that without having to pick the first one in the list randomly.
    I have looked up those user-agents, and all point to some other devices.
    07-19-2011 01:01 PM
  25. Castor Troy's Avatar
    This just got a lot more interesting.

    It couldn't guess my device yesterday and the Function never showed up on the list and if it was I didn't see it. Certainly was not the first though.

    Sent from my Droid
    07-19-2011 03:10 PM
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