Samsung Galaxy S Android smartphone Announced: 1Ghz & 4 inch Super AMOLED screen


Samsung has just announced their new flagship Android handset, the Samsung Galaxy S. THis thing looks like a beast with a 4″ SuperAmoled capacitive display (WVGA I guess) a custom 1ghz Cortex A8 SOC (build by Samsung) and the company’s new TouchWiz UI sitting on top of Android. Check out the full Press release below:

Samsung Welcomes You to the “Smart Life” with the Global Launch of the Galaxy S

Powered by 4-inch Super AMOLED and the latest version of Android, Galaxy S brings rich technology and enhanced mobile experience

LAS VEGAS, March 23, 2010 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today introduced the Galaxy S (Model: GT-I9000), a smart phone that makes users’ lives more convenient, more exciting, and more integrated. JK Shin, president and head of Samsung Electronics’ Mobile Communications Business announced the global launch of the Galaxy S at his keynote speech at the International CTIA Wireless 2010. The Galaxy S will be available in Europe, North America, Latin America, Australia, and Asia soon.

The Android-powered Galaxy S incorporates a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen and a 1 GHz application processor that enables vibrant HD videos, rich augmented reality content through Layar Reality Browser, and advanced LBS (Location Based Services). The ‘Social Hub’ provides always-on social networks connectivity allowing users to enjoy communications with their friends, colleagues, and families whenever they want and wherever they are.

The Galaxy S is designed to provide immersive, intelligent and integrated experiences, with the power to enrich people’s lives through best-in-class services and technologies. The Galaxy S will allow users around the world to experience the “Smart Life,” which Samsung anticipates will shift the way that consumers view smart phones and how they interact with them in their daily lives.

The Galaxy S immerses users in a world of rich multimedia. The large 4-inch Super AMOLED display delivers unrivalled screen quality, with less reflection, free viewing angles and super-fast touch-response. The mDNIe (mobile Digital Natural Image engine) – a technology used in Samsung’s best-selling LCD and LED TVs – boosts an even sharper and crisper viewing experience for photos, videos, and e-books. It creates a perfect environment to record, edit and play HD video, to browse the Internet, and to read your favorite e-books. A variety of applications from Android Market? allows users to even more extend the benefits and excitement of smart phone experience. Plus, users have access to Google? mobile services, such as Google Search, Gmail, and Google Maps.

Living a “Smart Life” requires intelligence, and the Galaxy S delivers just that by utilizing personal preferences to gather information online that each user needs and wants. With a user-defined daily briefing, lightning-fast processing speeds and location-based search options like Layar Reality Browser – the Galaxy S gives users the information they need wherever and whenever needed. The Galaxy S represents the next level of intelligence in smart phones.

The Galaxy S integrates every aspect of life in a smart and sophisticated way. In addition to wireless integration with a variety of other devices, such as notebooks, TVs and cameras, the highly advanced Social Hub plugs users quickly and conveniently into their complete world of social networking and email.

“The Android-powered Galaxy S will set a new standard for smart phones,” said JK Shin, president and head of Mobile Communications Business. “The Galaxy S is the perfect device for people in all corners of the world who want that extra edge; to be more effective, productive, better connected, and in tune with their smart life – both personal and professional – all in a very easy and simple way.”

Other Key Features

* Daily Briefing: Offers instant access to weather, news, stocks, and the scheduler.
* All Share: Enables inter-device connectivity via DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) technology.
* Home Cradle: Enables use as a digital photo frame, table clock, calendar, and music station.
* Write and go: Jot down an idea first and later decide on a format such as SMS/ MMS, email, calendar or memo.
* Swype: Provides fast and easy way to input text on screen while on-the-move.
* ThinkFree: Apps to view and edit Microsoft Office 2007 documents.
* Smart Alarm: Wakes up with a natural alarm sound and automatically turned-on display light.

Dell Aero Photo Gallery & Info


AT&T just released a couple of new pictures of the recently announced Dell Aero Android smartphone. Nothing new, it obviously looks exactly like the Dell Mini 3 released in China.

  • 5 MP camera lets you share your life in a snap with integration into Flickr®, Facebook®, Picassa™, YouTube and TwitPic
  • Watch media come to life on the 3.5″ nHD display
  • Stay connected with a variety of social networking apps including Facebook that is fully integrated into your phonebook and syncs events to your calendar!
  • PC like web browsing experience with Flash Lite® support for streaming audio and video content
  • Connect to 20,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots
  • Navigate using the onboard GPS system while talking hands-free
  • nHD display ? Is that the new buzzword for HVGA?

    Mozilla stops development of FireFox for Windows Mobile. No plans for a Windows Phone 7 version.


    In a statement posted today, th eMozilla team is announcing the end of the Firefox for Windows Mobile development effort and that there are no plans to develop a Windows Phone 7 Series version unless Microsoft allows native third partie applications on the news OS (yeah sure…). Here’s the full statement:

    We have been building a version of Firefox for Windows Mobile for quite a while, with the expectation that Microsoft would be doubling down in the mobile market and hoping that they would put out a great new mobile operating system. We’ve been following the Windows Phone 7 announcements quite closely for the last few weeks, and had one of our developers in attendance at MIX last week. We know that the underlying platform for Windows Phone 7 is Windows CE 6, which is a big step up from the kernel used by Windows Mobile 6.5. Windows CE 6 is a platform that we have been developing towards, and already run well on, leaving us well positioned to have an awesome browser on Windows Phone 7.

    While we think Windows Phone 7 looks interesting and has the potential to do well in the market, Microsoft has unfortunately decided to close off development to native applications. Because of this, we won’t be able to provide Firefox for Windows Phone 7 at this time. Given that Microsoft is staking their future in mobile on Windows Mobile 7 (not 6.5) and because we don’t know if or when Microsoft will release a native development kit, we are putting our Windows Mobile development on hold.

    The work on this project that the community and our engineering, QA, build, and automation teams has done has been great. I expect us to be able to use much of the knowledge and work for other platforms. We will be disabling the builds and test automation shortly, and developers shouldn’t worry if the tree breaks.

    While I hope that we do see Microsoft provide us with a way to build Firefox for Windows Phone 7, we will continue to focus on the things that we can control: building a great consumer product on both Android and Maemo.

    Microsoft has currently now plans for an NDK and I wouldn’t be surprised if nothing happens until late 2011 if the boys in Redmond change their minds (remember that the Android NDK only came out more than a year after the initial launch of the OS). We are not missing much in regards to the cancellation of Firefox for Winmo. Mozilla has be working on this for several years and so far all the alpha versions have sucked big time (contrary to the Maemo version).

    Source: Mozilla

    HTC Supersonic announcement tomorrow?


    It’s starting look like the much anticipated HTC Supersonic is about to be officially unveiled tomorrow at CTIA in Las Vegas. The following message was posted on Sprint’s website a few hours ago:

    “Visit us tomorrow for an exciting announcement about a groundbreaking new device.”

    The next screenshot is a chat log between a Sprint costumer and a company representative who confirms that the Supersonic is going to be announced tomorrow:

    Only a few hours left until we know the truth behind this…

    Source: SprintCommunity via Engadget