Will Tracfone Finally Have an Android Powered Cell Phone?Details are still a little murky, with lots of rumors and anonymous claims, but they all have one consistent aspect, and that is that Tracfone might be on the verge of releasing Android powered smartphones for their customers.
This Post is out of date! Tracfone has released four new Android Smartphones, and you can read our review of each one below:
LG Optimus Dynamic
Samsung Galaxy Centura
You can also view our Comparison of the Samsung Galaxy Centura and ZTE Valet to learn more.
Tracfone Released the Samsung Galaxy Centura Android for Tracfone available to purchase at HSN.com.
|Samsung Galaxy Centura Android|
The Samsung Galaxy Centura has been around for Net10 and Straight Talk users for a little while, but Tracfone has never had a smartphone, or an android powered phone. The closest thing was the LG 840G.
This Samsung Galaxy Centura will be able to use apps, browse the web via Google, use Google Maps and other Google products with ease. It is an exciting direction Tracfone is heading.
At this point, HSN.com is the only place we have found selling this new Android Tracfone, but we will keep you updated if other options become available!
EDIT: We have also found the Samsung Galaxy Centura on eBay, although the price is not great, and getting it from HSN.com is a better deal at the moment.
Possibly Four New Android Tracfone Cell PhonesIf you read this forum post from HowardForums it suggest that there will be four new Android powered cell phones coming to Tracfone, as well as special data cards you can purchase from Tracfone.
Many of the details are still unclear, like when these phones will be available or what they will cost. (or how the data charge will work). But the phones look pretty exciting. The phones that possibly will be available for Tracfone are:
- LG L38C Optimus Dynamic with Android 2.3 (see Tracfone tutorial)
- Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura with Android 4.0 (see Tracfone tutorial)
- ZTE Z665C Valet with Android 4.1 (see Tracfone tutorial)
- Huawei H868C Glory with Android 4.0 (see Tracfone tutorial)
EDIT: The ZTE Z665C Valet has been spotted in stores! At this point it has only been found in Best Buy retailing for $99. It is the only one of the four mentioned above that has been found in store for sale, but it is a pretty good sign the rest will soon follow!
EDIT 2: Both the ZTE Z665C Valet and Samsung Galaxy Centura are now available at Tracfone.com under 'cell phones'. As are the Hauwei Glory and LG Optimus Dynamic!
Check back often as we will try to keep everyone updated as more details become available.
While this is exciting news, for many Tracfone users, this won't change anything. You can still use your current cell phones for whatever capacity you choose to, and prices should stay the same. In fact, some older Tracfone cell phones are actually going on sale for great low prices! Check out our recent post with the Best Tracfone Deals in September!
Thanks for stopping by, leave a comment with your thoughts or questions on this exciting development of Android smartphones coming to Tracfone.