bungling the Behold II's Android update with a will-they-won't-they
approach, Samsung is attempting to cast aside any doubts that its
upcoming line of Galaxy S phones will suffer the same fate.
announced the welcoming news last night via
a Twitter post:
S phones will come with Android 2.1 and be upgradeable to Android 2.2
which will support Adobe Flash 10.1
announcement comes fresh off the heels of another Galaxy S
development. Though we've recently covered T-Mobile's Galaxy S
Vibrant, as well as AT&T's Captivate, according
the super AMOLED smartphone will be available in some form or another
on all the major U.S. carriers.
we've also covered Sprint's Galaxy S Pro, the only full QWERTY device
in the initial Galaxy lineup has been dubbed "Epic".
In addition to its
spec sheet, the device will come with a video store to download
movies and TV shows, though it is unclear at this time who will
provide the content.
-- not to be left in the other carriers' warp trail -- will entice
consumers with the Fascinate, which sounds to be almost identical to
the Vibrant and Captivate.
Two things stand out about the Fascinate that have not been revealed
on the other variants, though: support for numerous video codecs,
including DivX, and DLNA support, which allows wireless sharing
between other DLNA-supported devices like HDTVs and gaming consoles.
fifth-largest mobile provider (and most often-overlooked), U.S.
Cellular will be receiving a version of the Galaxy S as well.
and pricing of Verizon, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular's handsets has not
while Froyo will be coming to the Galaxy S handsets at one point or
leaked an official test
build for Motorola DROID users that includes root access and a