Posts tagged Galaxy S
While the Samsung Galaxy S II continues to roll out in the United States, it seems that there already seems to be details for the device’s successor emerging. The folks over at Phandroid were recently tipped off with what seems to be a slide from an internal Samsung Mobile deck, listing the Samsung Galaxy III due to be released in 2012. According to the information that is revealed, the third-generation Smasung Galaxy phone will feature a 1.8 GHz dual-core Exynos 4212 processor, 2 GB of RAM, a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED Plus HD display, and a 12-megapixel camera. Those are some pretty beefy More >
Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread has been leaked for the Samsung Galaxy S i9000. The build number of the firmware is I9000XWJV1. Along with a link to the ROM and its original over at a Polish Android forum, the original poster Lorbas is claiming they have confirmation that this leak is the official working build of Gingerbread that will eventually grace the Galaxy S line of phone.
It also looks like Samsung is now using the ext4 file system, which should bring performance boosts much like the ones on the Nexus S.
Please keep in mind that this is a beta build. We wouldn’t recommend anyone to More >
With being just a few days into 2011, Samsung is already reminiscing the big year they had in 2010. Between sales of its Galaxy S smartphone and the Galaxy Tab Android tablet alone, Samsung’s mobile division ended up experiencing quite some success and the company finished strong. With just two weeks left in 2010, Samsung announced that it had sold 9.3 million Galaxy S smartphones globally. Recently, the South Korean giant reportedly confirms that it surpassed its goal of 10 million units sold in 2010. Selling 700,000 units in two weeks is a pretty huge feat, especially considering that one More >
Although Google hasn’t officially released Android 2.3 Gingerbread on other phones besides the Nexus S, developers decided to get the OS working without waiting for the term official to be attached to it.
The folks over at the XDA Developer forums have brought Android 2.3 Gingerbread to the Samsung Galaxy S in a very raw form. What that means is that it has been installed as it is from the Nexus S but onto the Galaxy S, which leaves a few of the features of your Galaxy S useless. The features it leaves out include WiFi, GPS and Voice, but that shouldn’t undermine the efforts made in More >
Even though the smartphone isn’t officially released yet, the US versions of the Samsung Galaxy S (T-Mobile Vibrant and AT&T Captivate) have already been rooted. Thanks to justadude from the XDA developer’s forums everyone who already has theirs or is about to get one this Thursday can root their phones. The best part about this root is that you only need to download the file, load it, and boot into Samsung’s recovery. It is very nice to see that Samsung is playing nice with the hacking and development community, especially when others such as Motorola (who has locked the bootloader) are More >
The Samsung tablet which has been rumored to be released sometime in the near future has surfaced and this time on video. Previously coined names such as Galaxy Tab, the tablet has reappeared as The Samsung Galaxy Tape in its 28 second (blurry) video. The site which published the video OLED-Display.net writes that the specs of the Galaxy Tape, which will carry the P1000 model number will be:
- 7″ Super AMOLED display
- 1.2 GHz A8 Processor
- 16GB internal storage
- SD-card reader
- 32GB expansion capabilities
- 4,000 mAh battery
- Android 2.2 “Froyo”
- 370 grams (0.82 lbs)
Take a peak at the video More >
If you remember on Monday in Steve Job’s keynote for WWDC 2010, he mentioned how he considers IPS displays to be entirely superior display technology to OLED. Naturally a comment such as so wouldn’t go well with the world’s biggest display maker, Samsung. According to a spokesperson from Samsung, the high-res retina display on the iPhone 4 offers a 3 to 5 percent advantage in sharpness over its own Galaxy S Super AMOLED screen, but in the end, it ends up wasting over 30 percent more power. Not only does it drain the battery but Samsung believes that the AMOLED screen offers better viewingMore >
Samsung South Africa’s official Twitter page posted an image of a tablet which they referred to as the “Galaxy Tab”. As of right now, all we know is that it runs on Android with the TouchWiz UI, operates on 3G networks, has a front-facing camera, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The fact that a “Phone” icon also exists suggests that the Galaxy Tab will also be able to place calls, although it isn’t clear yet if a handset or Bluetooth device will be required. A later tweet from Samsung South Africa also claimed that “this particular one is a 7″ model and has a high-res TFT screen. It makes sense More >