Round-up of Samsung’s Continuum event
We were hoping that this event could bring us news of the Google Nexus 2. Alas, all we’re left with is another innovative product from Samsung offering a 3.4-inch display. What a shame! (sarcasm).
This ‘Samsung Galaxy S’ device provides a 3.4-inch Super AMOLED display screen with a secondary 1.8-inch “ticker display”, whereby the top and bottom screens are separated by the standard Android buttons. These include Menu, Home, Back and Search and they are touch sensitive. The bottom screen is dubbed as a ticker. This ticker can be activated by touching the capacitive sensors on either side of the phone. Only the ticker will light up and if there are no new notifications, it will reveal the time and temperature. This is a great way to see what’s going on without looking like you are always checking your phone.
The device will offer a 1500mah battery, alleged to last a full day. This will certainly be one of the make or break factors for the phone as many current Samsung Galaxy S owners realise that the downside to a lush 4-inch display is certainly the battery life. When compared to the Captivate (a traditional Galaxy S device), the Continuum is thicker and narrower. According to Sammy themselves, the narrowness is supposed to be more attractive to women, who have slightly smaller hands on average then men. Right now this device is still running Android 2.1, but we’re sure they’ll upgrade to 2.2 in the near future. My Galaxy S in Europe is already on a legitimate Froyo build.