Anonymous, 24 Mar 2010I agree with you. The Application Store is first problem with Samsung. I had Omnia HD too and ... moreIt easily can compete with iphone and RIM. The android app store is the most developing store of all. It's now at 50k apps, plus 57% of it's apps are free in contrast with iphone it has 150K apps but only some 11% free.
Moreover you're talking 50K apps when you still have a handful of android devices in the market(x10, desire didn't even release yet). with android's share rising(the forecast says that in NA android will ship some 12m unit, apple 13m a rise of 30%), the app store will get bigger I can tell you that by end of 2011 android's store will be as big as apple's if not bigger.
I know that the UI is probably still in it's early stages but if they are not going to add some features they will be way behind HTC sense and SE timescape/mediascape
Jean, 24 Mar 2010I'm sorry but no, samsung was not producing great phones.
The Omnia series failed. especially... moreI agree with you. The Application Store is first problem with Samsung. I had Omnia HD too and I sold my phone as My Omnia 2. I did not like the Symb. Program and size of the Omnia HD. Some Applications there but expensive and not same Android, Iphone or Blackberry.
This phone look like a winner but will not wast my money since can not compete with Iphone or BB as far as applications go. Thanks
A iphone with android. A good combination people!
If seen some short videos of this one. Amazingly fast!
Anonymous, 24 Mar 2010As the photos show... The Galaxy S does actually have an FM Radio application... Also, I think... moreI'm sorry but no, samsung was not producing great phones.
The Omnia series failed. especially the Omnia HD(I own one).
Their problem was that they used symbian as an OS(which is a failure). And then Bada(samsung's) which is not bad as OS but fails with the application store.
Their latest phones had great specs, magnificent screens but the wrong OS. Plus, there is barely no updates for their phones. Ex, I have been waiting for 4 months to have an update for the Omnia HD with kinetic scrolling(come on, it's the least you can ask for nowadays) and it didn't come out even though samsung said 4 months ago that they were working on it.
[Live from CTIA 2010] DivX announced the World's first mobile phone with DivX HD Certification
DivX, Inc.., A leading digital media company, and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Leading mobile vendors, today announced that their product is the most awaited, LG Wave, will be the first phone in the world certified to playback DivX video HD at 720p resolution. Samsung Wave is the first Sony Ericsson phone based on the new smartphone platform Bada.
Both companies will also cooperate in HD certification for Samsung to come Galaxy S, the new Android device is equipped with innovative best in class screen 4 inch AMOLED and performance Super super-fast processor. Samsung and DivX HD DivX will be demonstrating playback on the Galaxy Wave and S in the CTIA Wireless Show at the Samsung booth # 1023 and in the meeting room (meeting room) DivX.
The announcement today is one of several "firsts" that have been achieved by DivX and Samsung Electronics for their partnerships. Moreover, Samsung Electronics is the first manufacturer to add DivX certification to their mobile devices. Now, Samsung has had more than 45 model in the whole world to offer full playback of DivX videos, including premium content from Hollywood that can be purchased from various stores online sales around the world.
"Samsung Electronics has shown consistency innovation in the mobile space, displaying high-quality mobile phone offering advanced experience for its users," said Kevin Hell, CEO of DivX, Inc.. "We are very pleased to continue our partnership with Samsung to bring the world's first mobile phone capable of playing back HD DivX video is amazing in this revolutionary mobile platforms."
"We are very proud to be the first manufacturer to offer mobile phone with DivX Certification for the consumer in the year 2007, and since then we continue to work together to help develop a mobile video viewing experience," said Younghee Lee, Vice President of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Business. "Now, we can extend the spirit of innovation with HD DivX mobile device first, they are currently the leading mobile phone based on the leading smartphone platform."
Products using the logo "DivX certified" have undergone a process of rigorous testing to ensure high quality of the DivX media experience, including video production and screenings reliability, interoperability with other DivX certified devices, thus ensuring that the visual quality users expect from DivX.
finally samsung android with 1GHz!
I expect there are tv-out.
and led flash
and FM radio
Jean, 24 Mar 2010We really can say that samsung is finally riding the wave. bye bye symbian, bye bye Bada. ... moreAs the photos show... The Galaxy S does actually have an FM Radio application... Also, I think Samsung have been making great phones already, the Omnia's were good, the HDicon was brilliant... and the Wave and Galaxy S are showing to be two of the best phones right now... Yeah, 4" was shown to be the best screen size which I believe it is... and Super AMOLED is flopping AMAZING!
We really can say that samsung is finally riding the wave. bye bye symbian, bye bye Bada.
The is undeniably a great phone. And please guys, samsung is finally getting it right you can maybe say that there could be better phones but not that it's a failure.
For those who are criticizing :
- Most of the latest android phones come without FM radio(X10,nexus) and it's really obsolete. If you really need it then you can buy the bluetooth headset that comes with integrated radio.
- 4" screens was voted the most popular(refer to nokia's survey) and if you don't like the size doesn't mean that it's wrong.
- HTC evo great but it's CDMA only so it targerts another range of people.
- And smasung is probably using their latest CPU/GPU Hummingbird which shows better performance compared to snapdragon especially in the graphical area.
- led flash isn't a flash, we shouldn't fool ourselves. even in the X10 the led is either on or off(just to frame the pic) but it's not used as a flash.
Compared to the X10 and the desire it's the next step forward(considering that it will be released some 2-3 months later than those).
Congrats samsung! you finally returned to your senses.
After the i7500 Galaxy it will be snowy night in hell before i buy a samsung android handset again...
Anton, 24 Mar 20101. DROID 2. Video Call 3. Good Camera I agree with ANDROID... but, a good camera??? 5 Mp is too standard with this phone.. I wonder why Samsung always release gadget with one (at least) standard hardware? are their cost of production is too high or what, so they can afford it? or maybe Samsung specialization is on its display and Touch??
this phone has no LED Flash. i saw it on Samsung S-Life. if i live in States, i would like to buy Evo.
This phone has just about everything exept for a very important item a FM Radio. A radio is a must to listen to news and other programs.
Guys...these Samsung guys never speak about RAM in their phone........guess they havn't heard of it yet.........!!! or they hiding their 64 MB RAMs from the world for cost cutting.............he he he he he