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Samsung announces the flagship Galaxy S

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Samsung announced a winner of a handset today with the formal unveiling of the Galaxy S. The Galaxy S leads the pack of Samsung Android offerings with a whopping  4-inch, WVGA AMOLED touchscreen display, a 5MP rear-facing camera with HD recording, a VGA front-facing camera, Swype keyboard, 1GHz processor, GPS, connectivity options including HSDPA, WiFi, and Bluetooth, and Android 2.1 as the power underneath it all. The launch date and pricing were not announced so we will have wait for Samsung to make that information official before we add this monster of a phone to our “must-have” list. Hit the…

Samsung Galaxy Spica receives Android 2.1

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The Samsung Galaxy Spica, also known as the Samsung Galaxy Portal or Samsung i5700, depending on where you hail from, is now officially upgraded to Android 2.1. In order to get some Eclair, you will need to connect your device to the Samsung PC Studio 7 software and follow the usual update/upgrade procedures. Alternatively, buying a new one in-store will also do the trick. As far as marketing goes, Samsung are making quite a thing of the upgrade, almost as if you are getting a new phone. Check it out, The Galaxy Spica becomes a highly intuitive communications device offering…

Samsung I8520 Android device announced

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MWC is underway in Barcelona and the Android news continues to flow. Samsung have just announced a phone codenamed Halo, also known as the I8520. This phone clearly follows the same naming scheme as some other higher end Samsung devices such as the Symbian based I8910HD. The Halo I8520 is very similar to its Symbian counterpart aside from two important differences. First, the Halo will offer Android 2.1, but second, it will feature a DLP Pico Projector. Aside from this is will offer a 3.7-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display, 3.5mm headphone jack, a-GPS, 8MP camera with autoflash along with the…

Samsung Galaxy i5700 Spica to receive Android 2.1 in Q2

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The original Samsung Galaxy i5700 Spica ran Android 1.5, which by today’s standards seems like an ancient version of Android and one we can hardly remember. There were strong hopes that the Spica would receive an update to Android 1.6 a couple of months ago, but this never materialised. Now, in a giant leap Samsung are upgrading the Spica in Poland to Android 2.1. The information comes from Polish based Telix.pl. They claim that Samsung Poland itself has confirmed this information and if this is the case Polish Spica users can start getting very exciting. Unfortunately there is no word…

Video: Samsung SHW-M100S to hit South Korea from March

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It took a little while but Samsung has finally released its first Android based device for South Korea, where the company’s head offices are based. Turning to home, Samsung has upped the ante a little with this premium device and offers a number of desirable hardware features. However, the real bait is the Android 2.1 operating system that will run on this device. This will be Samsung’s first Android offering in its home country and will become available from March with SK Telecom. In terms of the SHW-M100S’s hardware, things are good, but for a for a South Korea device,…

Google and China at war, two new phones may perish in the battle

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Google announced, just one day before releasing two brand new Android devices to China, that both releases will be delayed indefinitely due to intensifying battle between Google and China’s censorship laws.  The devices, both set to launch with China Unicom included one Motorola device and one Samsung device.  Google is currently in a heated battle with China after a cyber attack was supposedly launched by China’s government against Google in an effort to try and gather information about key Chinese human rights advocates by accessing their Gmail accounts.  This problem has gotten so large that the United States government, led…

Android-powered Samsung i899 lands at China Telecom

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Samsung has churned out another China-bound Android-powered handset. Today’s handset flavor is the i899, an Android offering with smooth curves and a button layout reminiscent of the Samsung Galaxy i7500. The i899 will target the mid-level consumer and will feature a 3.2 inch AMOLED resistive touchscreen display with 320 x 480 resolution, CDMA 2000/EV-DO Rev.A, a 3.2MP camera with autofocus and flash, an 800MHz processor, Wi-Fi / WAPI, GPS, DivX support, and microSD card expansion. The i899 is destined for China Telecom and will debut in the upcoming weeks at a yet-to-be-determined price. A  large size press photo of this…

Android to challenge the iPhone’s dominance in Korea

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Korea may become the next battleground in the war between Android and the iPhone for smartphone dominance. On the one side, we have KT Telecommunications which is the exclusive carrier for the iPhone in Korea and on the other, we have rival SK Telecom which is gearing up to release ten Android handsets in 2010. SK Telecom is larger of the two wireless carriers, controlling over 50% of the market share but KT has the jump on SK Telecom in the smartphone market, having launched the iPhone in November 2009. SK Telecom hopes to ramp up its smartphone user base…

Canadian carrier MTS Wireless to launch its first Andoid handset in Spring 2010?

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Android has hit Canada with all the major carriers offering at least one Android device. The latest rumor suggests that regional carrier, MTS Wireless, may be joining their ranks this coming spring. According to a post over at Howard Forums, an MTS representative confirmed that MTS is in talks with several different manufacturers of Android devices and, although no decisions have been made, the goal is to launch an Android device sometime in Spring 2010. The source of this revelation is an unknown customer service representative which does cast some doubt on the validity of the information. Nonetheless, with the…

Sprint HTC Hero and Samsung Moment to skip Android 2.0, head straight to 2.1

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We are happy to report that the rumor about the Sprint HTC Hero and the Samsung Moment getting updated to Android 2.0 in the first half of 2010 was incorrect. Straight from Sprint’s official twitter account is the confirmation that the Hero and the Moment will be updated to Android 2.1, skipping right over Android 2.0. The date for this update is still set for the rather broad time frame of the first half of 2010 but we will continue to hold out hope that these updates drop sooner rather than later. [via GearLog]