Tagged: Galaxy S
US Cellular has announced that it is getting a new Android smartphone that is a version of the Galaxy S called the Mesmerize.
Both will be shipping with Android 2.2, DOCOMO’s new e-book service - which will be launching on a trial basis in late October, and the sp-mode service that will allow users to access i-mode mail accounts on their devices. [caption id="attachment_14582" align="aligncenter" width="192" caption="DOCOMO Galaxy S"][/caption] Full Press Release Below: TOKYO, JAPAN, October 5, 2010 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC. today unveiled its Japanese-market versions of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.’s GALAXY S smartphone and GALAXY Tab smart media device. The docomo Smartphone GALAXY S is scheduled to launch in late October and the docomo Smartphone GALAXY Tab in late November. Both mobile devices are powered by the Android™ 2.2 operating system, enabling users to choose from a large variety of applications available at the mobile portals Android Market™, docomo market and Samsung Apps. The GALAXY S and GALAXY Tab also support DOCOMO’s new e-book service, which will launch on a trial basis in late October, as well as the sp-mode™ service that allows DOCOMO users to access i-mode™ mail accounts with their smartphones. The GALAXY S features a 4-inch, ultra-bright SUPER AMOLED screen and supports Flash® for PC-like access to diverse Web content. Its 5.0 megapixel camera shoots high-definition video that can be played back on the phone’s vivid, high-resolution screen. Multi-touch functionality enables intuitive control of the screen. The GALAXY Tab provides an all-new way to experience Internet browsing on the go. The large 7-inch screen allows full Flash-compatible browsing and displays images in PC-quality 600 x 1,024 -pixel resolution. It is an exceptionally portable tablet device that can be held easily in one hand, measuring just 12.1 mm in thickness and weighing only 382 grams. The GALAXY S and GALAXY Tab will be exhibited at CEATEC Japan 2010 in Makuhari Messe, Japan from October 5 to 9.
The Samsung Kies PC only software looks like it will be the only way to get 2.2 on your device. This is because with the software, which checks your serial number, you will only be allowed to download the software that has been approved for your device compared to over the air. Further in the forum discussion it is asked how users of a Mac or Linux based computer will get the update, the response is as follows: You would need to ask a friend with a Windows PC to install the Samsung Kies software so that you can download and install the update. Regards Stef Forum Team As with any update it is advisable to back up all of your important data: pictures, contacts, documents, before performing the update just in case something goes wrong (Samsung Kies is not the most reliable software) and all of your data gets wiped. No official date has been set, but the good news is there is only 8 more days in the month, so expect sooner rather than later. [Via T-Mobile UK]
Samsung Fascinate Software. Unlike the Droid X’s update that we got word will be coming tomorrow and updating to 2.2, this update is only minor bugs that have been with the device since launch. However, word is that Android 2.2 will be coming to the Fascinate in October...