Samsung to Offer Android Devices

Samsung will soon be releasing its next Android-based phone in the U.S. The Samsung Galaxy S (shown below, on the left) was released earlier this month to Europe and Asia. The device will soon be launching in the U.S., it is rumored that it will launch on T-Mobile July 21st. More will be known, though, on June 29, during a highly-touted Samsung event. Samsung is also rumored to announce the Samsung Galaxy Tab (shown below, on the right), an Android tablet, which is still in development.

Samsung Galaxy S (left) and Samsung Galaxy Tab (right)

Photo Source: TechCrunch

The Samsung Galaxy S will feature a 4.0-inch, Super AMOLED screen, which won’t be as sharp as the new iPhone 4, but will consume a lot less power.  According to Engadget, the iPhone 4 display uses 30 percent more power than that of the Galaxy S.  A Super AMOLED screen uses newer technology, and the layer that senses a touch is built right into the screen, as opposed to using two separate components, resulting in more accurate touches.  It will also feature a 5.0 megapixel camera.  The Galaxy S will also use the extremely speedy Snapdragon 1GHz processor, and will have both 8GB and 16GB versions.  It will also include a memory card slot that will support up to a 32GB card.  The Galaxy S will run Android 2.1, and will have support for all the major video codecs including Mpeg4, H.264, H.263, and DivX/XviD.  It supports most audio codecs, including MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC, WMA, OGG, WAV, FLAC, and many others.  The phone will also support Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, and 802.11b/g/n.

There is not much information on the Samsung Galaxy Tab.  It is rumored to come in three varieties, a 7-inch, possibly coming in August, an 8-inch, possibly arriving in November, and a 10-inch, possibly coming in December.  It is also rumored to use a Super AMOLED screen, but this has not been confirmed.  In the image above, it is showing a phone icon on the home screen.  There is only speculation of what this means, and the speculation is that you would use a Bluetooth headset with this device and make calls, or for this picture they are using the same version of Android used on the Galaxy S, and this will be removed later on.  The thinking is that during the upcoming Samsung event on June 29, more info on the Galaxy Tab will be revealed.  Because there are no official, Google-supported Android tablets, it is rumored to use a Samsung App store for apps on this device.

June 29th should make for an interesting day, as we should all learn much more about these devices.

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Eric Felder
I am a student at Purdue University, studying Computer and Information Technology. I became fascinated with Android and all that it has to offer with the release of Android 2.0, and have been researching it since. Follow me on Twitter!