Galaxy S

Samsung introduces the Corby i5500 Android 2.1

Besides releasing the highly anticipate Galaxy S all across the world, Samsung has a few other Android devices in the making. They have just introduced the Corby i5500. This is a mid-range handset that runs Android 2.1 and will be available shortly in Europe.

Samsung Galaxy Tablet Leaks

Yesterday we told you That Samsung has an Android MID in the making that is supposed to rival the iPod touch. Well, that product may still be in the pipeline but a photo of an iPad challenger has just emerged. This photo was leaked on Samsungs South African Twitter page.

Samsung Galaxy S launches: Europe now, US later in 2010

Having heard talk earlier today about the Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 and a huge simultaneous roll-out, Samsung themselves have confirmed that the Android 2.1 smartphone has launched in Europe, and will follow on to the rest of the world - US included - later in 2010.  The company also confirms the sizeable carrier pick-up, too; apparently over 100 operators are going to be offering the smartphone. As for the Galaxy S itself, that has a 4.0-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, 1 GHz Hummingbird processor, TouchWiz 3.0 user-interface, Swype text input and a 5-megapixel autofocus camera.  There's also a front-facing camera for video calls, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0.  No word on pricing at this stage. [gallery] Press Release: Samsung Galaxy S Launches with Industry-leading Technological Innovations More than 100 operators across the globe choose the Samsung Galaxy S as their key smartphone market driver ZURICH, Switzerland – June 2, 2010 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today announced the launch of Samsung Galaxy S (Model: GT-I9000), a new class of smartphone that will deliver a wealth of intelligent, immersive and integrated experiences for users. The Samsung Galaxy S will change the way people think about smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy S has been extremely well received by retailers and operators around the world; in fact over 100 mobile operators across the globe have selected the Galaxy S as their key smartphone market driver. Available across Europe at launch, the Galaxy S will roll out to the rest of the world including the US later this year. “The Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S will set a new standard for smartphones, and the excitement we’ve seen from operators and retailers for this device is testament to that,” said JK Shin, president and head of the Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “The Samsung Galaxy S is the perfect device for people in all corners of the world who want that extra edge; to be more effective, productive, better connected, and in tune with their smart life – both personal and professional – all in a very easy and simple way. We’re extremely confident that this device is going to be very successful in every market.” As part of Samsung’s drive to democratize the smartphone market, the Galaxy S will be the flagship model of the smartphone range Samsung will introduce this year. It will also offer enhanced opportunities for developers and new revenue streams for operators. JK Shin continued, “Everyone is going to benefit from this revolutionary new device: from the consumer with the phone in their hand, to application developers and the many global operators who have signed up to support the Galaxy S. This truly is a phone for the whole ecosystem.” Featuring Samsung’s dazzlingly bright 4-inch Super AMOLED screen and a 1 GHz application processor, the Android™-powered Samsung Galaxy S is designed to provide immersive, intelligent and integrated experiences, with the power to enrich people’s lives through best-in-class services and technologies. It will introduce people to the concept of the “Smart Life” – a smartphone experience that is simple, organize and integrated; one that enriches the lives of users. The Galaxy S features Samsung’s super-fast TouchWiz 3.0 user-interface (UI), giving users instant access to their mobile lives. Smart Life is further enabled through intuitive, integrative features, including the Swype text input service, the rich augmented reality browser, Layar, and advanced Location Based Service (LBS) capabilities. More than 50,000 applications from Android MarketÔ and Samsung Apps will allow users to extend the benefits and excitement of the smartphone experience even more. Users have access to GoogleÔ mobile services, such as Google SearchÔ, GmailÔ, and Google MapsÔ. Galaxy S Key Features eBook: Provides best-in-class reading experience on the phone. Customizable fonts, easy text search, and intuitive book list management offers convenient and customized reading experience. HD Video: Super fast 1 GHz processor enhances HD video playing and recording features on dazzling Super AMOLD screen. Daily Briefing: Offers instant access to weather, news, stocks, and the scheduler. All Share: Enables inter-device connectivity via DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) technology. Augmented Reality: Shows users’ surroundings and displays information on camera-view. Tele-Atlas POI provides richer information than ever. Swype: Provides fast and easy way to input text on screen while on-the-move. Write and go: Jot down an idea first and later decide on a format such as SMS/ MMS, email, calendar or memo. ThinkFree: Apps to view and edit Microsoft Office 2007 documents. Smart Alarm: Wakes up with a natural alarm sound and automatically turned-on display light.

Simultaneous Samsung Galaxy S launch in 110 countries?

Samsung's plans for the incoming Galaxy S Android smartphone certainly can't be described as shy, with the company apparently readying a simultaneous launch in 110 countries.  According to the Korea IT Times, carrier partners will include Orange in France, SingTel in Singapore and Deutsche Telecom in Germany; we're yet to see a full list of the release locations. As for what those 110 countries will get, the Galaxy S runs Android 2.1 with a 5-megapixel camera, 1GHz Hummingbird CPU and a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display.  There's also A-GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and a microSD card slot, together with a front-facing camera for video calls.  No word on an exact release date, but it looks to be imminent.

Samsung Galaxy S: Benchmark Galore

Before we get to the good stuff, I would like to point out the “with Google” branding on the back of the device. In the beginning Google said this branding was just for vanilla Android devices. It seems as though they’ve changed their tone not only as far as the Google Phone Store is involved but support for handsets with custom UI’s. Now to the business at hand, the Galaxy S has been benchmarked using various different tools and it performed extremely well.

Samsung Galaxy S for AT&T leaks?

Technically the name for this device is the Samsung i897. Rumors have it, this is AT&T’s version of Galaxy S. they both share almost identical specs and looks. No launch date has been leaked yet but it looks like it’s really close to production.

Motorola Shadow Benchmarked and It’s Pretty Fast

A member from Howard Forums benchmarked his Shadow with an app called Quadrant. The results were very favorable for the Shadow especially if it is running Android 2.1 or lower. It took second place in a performance test right behind the Nexus One on Android 2.2 and right above the Samsung Galaxy S which took third place.

Samsung Galaxy S, Has The Best Multi-Touch Screen Ever?

Multi-touch is a deciding factor for a lot of people when considering their next mobile phone. Android has not been known to be the best in this area. Most notable, the nexus One, has been perceived as having a subpar multi-touch display. Until know we’ve always heard that you have to choose between having a beautiful display or a very accurate multi-touch display. Samsung has brought them both together in the Galaxy S.

Samsung Galaxy S Gaming Demo – Video

Since the discovery of the Hummingbird GPU that is embedded in the Galaxy S, we’ve heard that this GPU will deliver home console like graphics and game play. Until now none of us had seen this device in action. Does it live up to the hype? I think it does, video is after the break.
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