Samsung debuts their flagship Android smartphone Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000) in Europe, and will soon follow to the rest of the globe including the US later this year.
Samsung aims to triple its smart phone shipments this year. This might be one of the reasons for rolling out their android phone to over 100 carriers. It seems that no carrier operator was impressive enough with Galaxy S to lock it up exclusively for their carrier, despite resembling with the iPhone in design.
DivX HD Certified Samsung S Galaxy runs on Android 2.1 and 1 GHz application processor sporting a 4-inch AMOLED display which provides improved image quality and allows better visibility when used under direct sunlight. Its super-fast TouchWiz 3.0 user-interface (UI) provides users an instant access to their mobile lives. Powered with the rich augmented reality browser, Layar, and advanced Location Based Service (LBS) capabilities, Galaxy S is blazingly fast in performance.
Samsung Galaxy S ETA, pricing and first carrier has not been disclosed so far, but rumorologists suggests that T-Mobile could be first to get it, followed by Verizon, Sprint and AT&T and will be retailing for S$1,098 (US$775) in Asia, but might not be that high when purchased with mobile plans and after signing contracts. Though the price of Galaxy S is very high, but might capture its market share as it is the only smartphone sporting AMOLED display (Samsung Wave is another one based on Bada OS). Currently, Samsung galaxy is available for pre-order at €499.97 from Amazon Germany.
However, there are speculations that Samsung Galaxy S will be getting an Android 2.2 upgrade at some point in its future. Initially the smartphone will be shipped with Android 2.1 (Eclair). There are tons of other features that will be accompanied in android 2.2 update apart from flash 10.1, native internet tethering, and application manager. You might like to visit here for feature list of android 2.2 froyo.