Samsung Galaxy S

Samsung Galaxy S Reaches 3 Million Shipments in the US

Samsung could probably say that they have a hit on their hand when it comes to their Galaxy S devices, but that looks like it would be an understatement. Samsung has come forward with their results for the quarter, and they managed to sell a bunch of devices. However, the main takeaway, besides the fact that they sold 71 million handsets around the globe, is the fact that they sold 3 million Galaxy S devices in the United States alone.

White Samsung Galaxy S arrives in UK care of Carphone Warehouse

If you've been eyeing the Samsung Galaxy S but have been holding out for the white version that's been available in Asia, your luck is in. UK retailer The Carphone Warehouse has announced that it will be exclusively offering the white Galaxy S, which is free on £30 per month contracts or higher. In terms of hardware, the white version of the phone is exactly the same as the original we reviewed back in June, so you're getting a 1GHz Hummingbird CPU, 5-megapixel camera and a glorious 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen. Samsung is also pushing out its Android 2.2 Froyo update over the next few weeks, which should make the Galaxy S even better.

Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate coming to Telus Wed.

It looks like its official folks. The Samsung Fascinate, the Samsung Galaxy S phone specifically for Verizon, is heading to Telus in Canada. We heard about the device a lil while back coming to Telus, but nothing official. After hearing about the HTC Desire HD possibly going to Telus as well, it surprises me that that the Fascinate will also be going there. The device is set to be released on November 10th(this wednesday).

Samsung UK Confirms Froyo Rolling Out Now, Finishing up by End of November

We already knew that Samsung was going to start pushing out Android 2.2 for th Europe-based Samsung Galaxy S devices populating that region some time in November, but it looks like the company has started the show a little earlier than anyone might have predicted. Of course, the results are still the same, and some owners of the device out there may indeed have to wait a little bit longer, but at least we have confirmation that it's beginning now.

Samsung Google Nexus Two gets in the wild report?

Rumors of a Google Nexus Two - despite CEO Eric Schmidt's previous denial that one was in the pipeline - continue to grow, with Gizmodo having heard from a tipster who apparently got to play with the Samsung-made device.  Like the Galaxy S family, it's apparently made from black, glossy plastic and "feels really similar to the Galaxy S in a lot [of] ways," though the back has "got this curve to it." There's also a roughly 4-inch display, which the source believes to be Super AMOLED, and a "sort of concave" front panel.  A front-facing video camera is the only confirmed hardware spec, with no word on the CPU or which "really buggy" stock build of Android the Nexus Two was running.  Note, the picture above is a mock-up.

Samsung Galaxy S Froyo update released

It looks like Android 2.2 Froyo for the Samsung Galaxy S is finally getting its release, with owners in Norway, Denmark and Sweden all reporting that the new firmware (I9000 JPM) has shown up for installation in Samsung's Kies PC manager app. It's worth noting that, so far, Samsung only has a version of Kies for PC users; if you've only got a Mac then we're afraid you're out of luck. Among the reported changes are:
  • Android 2.2 JIT compiler
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1 compatibility
  • New Android Market with auto-updating
  • Speed improvements
  • Pinch-to-zoom homescreen flyover
  • Improved default keyboard
  • Quick links to “GPS” and “Auto rotation” toggles on notification bar added
  • Slightly different graphics and transitions with app drawer and default icon dock
  • Colored icons in settings
  • GPS Fix
  • Colored settings icons
  • Media Hub
  • Darker menu theme, navy blue color
  • Better Exchange support
  • Video records in MP4 format
  • New Search widget
  • New Gmail application
[Thanks Spary!] Update: The press release has confirmed it; Nordic regions first, then "gradually rolled out to other European markets, Southeast Asia, the Middle East Asia, North America, Africa and rest of the world." Press Release:
Samsung GALAXY S Offers New Android 2.2 Upgrade New platform upgrade provides enhanced experience on the go SEOUL, Korea – October 18, 2010 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today announced the Android™ 2.2 (Froyo) upgrade to the Samsung GALAXY S, giving users access to new features, enhanced navigation applications and improved performance. The Android 2.2 upgrade will be available via Kies, Samsung’s unique in-house software upgrade program. Kies can be downloaded at the Samsung mobile website (http://www.samsungmobile.com). The GALAXY S is Samsung’s cleverly designed smartphone with a bright 4-inch SUPER AMOLED screen and a 1 GHz application processor, giving users an intelligent, immersive and integrated mobile experience. The Android 2.2 upgrade offers voice-controlled GPS through Google MapsTM with Navigation, faster performance by JIT(Just in Time) compiler. Additionally, further functionalities including Search in-browser, Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1, improved customization options will be provided with OS upgrade. - Google MapsTM with Navigation: GPS navigation system with voice guidance - Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1: Allow the web browser to make full use of the whole web - Setup Wizard: Quickly customize the GALAXY S and access networks with ease - Home Screen/Menu Preview and Edit : Preview by pinch-zoom - Search in-Browser : Google™, Translate, Wikipedia, Dictionary The Android 2.2 upgrade will be available from the mid of October 2010 in the Nordic region and gradually rolled out to other European markets, Southeast Asia, the Middle East Asia, North America, Africa and rest of the world. About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com. * All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation. Samsung reserves the right to make changes to this document and the product described here, at anytime, without obligation on Samsung to provide notification of such change. This document and any formation contained here are provided on "AS IS" basis without warranty of any kind, either implied or expressed, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Google, the Google logo, Google Maps, Android and Android Market are trademarks of Google, Inc. Google MapsTM Navigation is not available in countries outside of the Europe, the Americas and Japan regions. Adobe, the Flash logo and Flash are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

Samsung Galaxy S ships over 5m units

Samsung's Galaxy S is undoubtedly one of the more popular Android smartphones around right now, but according to the company's latest figures it's already sold over five million units.  Buried in among details on the Galaxy Tab's launch in Japan, the milestone includes over 2m Galaxy S family handsets sold in the US and over 1m in Korea alone. Obviously the US figures include the various versions of the Galaxy S that Samsung has crafted for the different carriers: Verizon's Fascinate, AT&T's Captivate and T-Mobile's Vibrant.  It's unclear if the Sprint Epic 4G - which also packs a QWERTY keyboard - is included, however. Press Release:
Samsung unleashes a GALAXY of opportunities in Japan Seoul (Korea Newswire) October 05, 2010 10:26 AM -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leader in mobile technology, today announced plans to launch its GALAXY S smartphone and GALAXY Tab smart media device in Japan. Samsung made the announcement during a GALAXY S and GALAXY Tab launch event at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Tokyo. More than 200 guests including journalists attended the event hosted by JK Shin, President and Head of the Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics and Ryuji Yamada, President and CEO of NTT DOCOMO. The GALAXY S is scheduled to go on sale in late October and the smart media device GALAXY Tab in late November. Both mobile devices are powered by the Android™ 2.2 operating system, enabling users to choose from a large number of applications available at the mobile portals Android Market™ and docomo market. Ryuji Yamada, President and CEO of NTT DOCOMO says, “The GALAXY S smartphone and GALAXY Tab smart media device are highly promising new products for the smartphone era. We expect our Japanese users to make full use of their high performance to experience the wonderful world of advanced mobile content and functionality via DOCOMO’s state-of-the-art mobile network. “The GALAXY S and GALAXY Tab will deliver true value and enjoyment through immersive, integrative and intelligent consumer experiences. We are very grateful for the fantastic global response we have received for the GALAXY S and I am convinced that the Japanese market will feel the same,” said JK Shin, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. He continued, “With the launch of the GALAXY Tab and in partnership with NTT DOCOMO, we are bringing Japanese consumers a smart media device that has generated significant excitement across the world.” The GALAXY S features a 4-inch, SUPER AMOLED screen and supports Flash?? for PC-like access to diverse Web content. Its 5.0 megapixel camera captures high-definition video that can be played back on the phone’s industry-leading, high-resolution screen. Multi-touch functionality also enables intuitive control of the screen. Samsung continues to expand the reach of the GALAXY S around the world with the Japanese market launch following the recent launch in China, in September. The GALAXY S has been a phenomenal success in the global smart phone market, recording global sales of over 5 million units including more than 2 million units in the United States and more than 1 million units in Korea. The GALAXY Tab smart media device has opened up a new chapter for the Mobile industry in providing an all-new way to experience Internet browsing on the go. Consumers are able to experience PC-like fully Flash?? 10.1 compatible web-browsing and enjoy all forms of multimedia content on the perfectly sized 7-inch display, wherever they go. It is an exceptionally portable tablet device that can be easily held in one hand. Moreover, users can continuously communicate via e-mail, voice and video call, SMS/MMS or social network with the optimized user interface. The GALAXY S and GALAXY Tab will be exhibited at CEATEC Japan 2010 in Makuhari Messe, Japan from October 5 to 9.
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