FCC Samsung Galaxy S

FCC Samsung Galaxy S

On the surface, the Samsung Galaxy S looks to be a nice phone. After all, it has a 4” Super-AMOLED display with accompanying technology only found in Samsung’s actual TVs. However, if you look a little deeper, you’ll find that the Samsung Galaxy S should be a great phone. It is the first phone to launch by Samsung that will offer their fabled Hummingbird Graphics Processing Unit (GPU).

The irony comes in light of the fact that when Samsung first released their original press release, there was no word about graphics processing, nor how this new piece of kit would come with a graphics chip-set that was capable of out performing every other Android device in the gaming scene, let alone rivaling fully-fledged console hardware like the Xbox 360.

Here comes the ‘bad news’, depending on which side of the fence you are sitting on. The Samsung Galaxy S has recently passed through the FCC and the specifications that it came with clearly reveals that it is going to land with AT&T 3G bands. As you may well know, AT&T can get protective over their devices and also like to remove Google’s own applications and replace them with their own.

James Tromans

Contributing editor of AndroidAuthority.com, based in the U.K.