One of the most important aspects when talking about Android is the fact that you have quite the diversity. As one might say that strength lies in numbers, the Android platform should be a titan indeed. Although a lot of people do go through great lengths to purchase an iPhone I still sustain my point that Android smartphones are the way to go when planning on leaving the feature phone market and joining us smartphone users. The reason for which I am saying this is that there is a lot to choose from. The other important factor is that, when purchasing an Android powered handset you won’t have to pay in excess of 300 dollars to get it on a subscription. There are a lot of good deals available to enter this group and it’s good to see that manufacturers pay a lot of attention to the mid-range devices or to the new user.
In either case it seems that Samsung has been dancing around in the market as of late as we got our hands on some more leaks regarding a new smartphone who’s existence has been known for quite a while now, but it’s only now that the first images appeared.
The device in frame this time is the Samsung Galaxy Mini the S5570. There hasn’t been any official announcement regarding this little device yet, and most likely just like the other two Samsung Android smartphones introduced earlier, this one as well will be announced officially at MWC in Barcelona in February. The rumored specs are including TouchWiz UI, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, microSD support for extending storage, Android 2.2.1 and a 240 x 320 pixels screen with 262K colors. The device seems really small, so by this Samsung might target a larger female user base as the device measures only 110 x 60.7 x 12.7 mm. The device has already been certified by the FCC in China so we can expect it to pop up on the market rather soon.
In other news, but staying on Samsungs trails, the Korean manufacturer announced that they released the Android 2.2 source code for the Samsung Fascinate 3G+ on the Telus Network. The great benefit of this source code is that it will allow for the development of working ROM’s for any other Samsung Galaxy S devices. The one more specified is the Samsung Vibrant, because of the similarities it shares with the Fascinate. In order to get your hands on the source code, head on over to Samsung Open Source and look for the model number SGH-T959D, and download your “copy” of the source code.
The most important aspect I found was to see that even after the resounding success of the Galaxy S series and the unbelievable sales figures the Samsung Galaxy Tab managed to reach, Samsung still doesn’t stop and enjoys its laurels but heads on to the next big thing. So a quick lookout for any of you who aren’t really willing to empty a week’s salary into a smartphone and make sure to grab a Samsung Galaxy Mini 5570 as soon as it’s out because considering the specs this device will be rather cheap – in smartphone terms obviouslyJ. Until next time, I’ll find my way through the source code.1