For those thinking for buying Samsung galaxy S, jus think twice if u wan the phone upgraded to froyo 2.2, or mayb the future 2.3, 2.4, or 2.5 etc..., upgrade to future android OS will be a challenge and not easy. HTC release all his android OS to 2.2 even for old model of htc running on old android OS... why bcos HTC partner with google, tat why HTC always release the latest OS faster than samsung. Samsung will take slower to update his OS. For NEXUS one, it can instantly upgrade thru the google page bcos it is a Google phone obviously...Haha :)
How come there's not a single korean guy in gsmarena who care to post opinion about samsung phones.
Sounds like we might get these in the Nokia N8, as it's 1176 application processor is part of the same family of ARM (SoC) designs. So Iphone 4 unfortunately gets 45nm, N8 might get 32nm along with other samsung phones. Actually I like this quote "30 percent dynamic power reduction and 55 percent leakage power reduction when compared to the SoC design implemented at 45nm LP at the same frequency"
WoW! Read this
The company said that the process has successfully completed reliability testing at Samsung Foundry's 300-millimeter logic fabrication line, the S Line, in Giheung, Korea and, is now ready for production of customer designs. Samsung Foundry is poised to begin volume manufacturing of chips designed to meet the media intensive, energy-efficient requirements of next-generation mobile consumer electronics.
Samsung Foundry, together with the IBM Joint Development Alliance (JDA), has tuned its 32nm LP HKMG gate-first process node to deliver a cutting-edge process platform with double the logic density of 45nm processes through minimized restrictive design rules.
"This result is another significant milestone in our strategy to provide leadership foundry process technology fully integrated with state-of-the-art design solutions for low power system-on-chip (SoC) design," said Stephen Woo, executive vice president and general manager, System LSI Division, Samsung Electronics. "Collaborating with several key partners, we have been able to take HKMG from development to implementation in a production environment. Our customers can now seamlessly integrate their design innovations with the most advanced 32nm LP HKMG process technology, design tools, IP and manufacturing to accelerate time to market for their leading edge mobile silicon solutions."
"Congratulations to Samsung on being the first foundry to demonstrate SoCs using high-k/metal gate technology. This important milestone represents the culmination of collaboration by the IBM technology development alliance to deliver the competitive, low power' gate first' high-k technology - ideal for the emerging next-generation mobile applications," said Gary Patton, vice president for IBM's Semiconductor Research and Development Center.
As part of the qualification process, Samsung Foundry designed and manufactured a 32nm LP SoC that shows 30 percent dynamic power reduction and 55 percent leakage power reduction when compared to the SoC design implemented at 45nm LP at the same frequency. Samsung Foundry was able to reach these significant power reduction numbers due to its gate-first HKMG implementation.
In developing the 32nm LP process, Samsung Foundry worked in close engineering partnership with its ecosystem partners. The partner IP successfully integrated and silicon proven in this SoC includes ARM 1176 core, ARM physical IP comprising of standard cells, memory compilers and I/Os and Synopsys' USB 2.0 OTG.
Samsung Foundry worked with EDA partners including Synopsys, Cadence Design Systems and Mentor to incorporate advances into the design flow for 32nm LP such as:
- Advanced low power techniques including power gating, multi-threshold voltages, multi-channel lengths and adaptive body biasing techniques were used to reduce leakage power
- Statistical Static Timing Analysis (SSTA) was used to effectively address variation and reduce timing margins
- Various cell and chip level DFM techniques were used to improve manufacturability
Samsung Foundry's 32nm LP HKMG process technology has been developed to offer its customers shrinkable design rules and a smooth migration path to 28nm LP
bohannon67, 14 Jun 2010No time soon, i phoned up O2 to get my PAC code and was put through to retentions, guy asked m... moreThanks bohannon67.
Trust them to try to sell you another phone!
I think I'll give it a week to see if there are any signs of O2 announcing the 8GB model, otherwise I'll be grabbing my PUK as well.
I'm not a great fan of Vodaphone (or a capped internet usage), and Orange has terrible reception around London / Essex - I find anyway.
I really can't see Virgin being great (being new boys on the block), but maybe I'll look into them. It's that, or consider buying a Galaxy S outright (I better start saving now then)!
I dont know about you all but i dont place much importance on the flash.
I would rather see a good bright little light that I could use in the dark. Countless times I found myself using the flash\source of light to illuminate a dark room or help me get the key in the door late at night.
It the little things that make up a great product.
it is now about HTC and Samsung Era...and to be more specific ANDROID ERA....i think the Apple is already rotten(iPhone)...but the Mac and iPod still rocks!!!
well, this beast is available for sale in Australia now, at least on Mobicity.com.au
Its the 8gb version for $989AUD (not including postage)!! Pretty damn expensive for a 8gb model.
galaxy pro has camera flash ????
it is the middle of June now and the Galaxy S is still nowhere to be found in Samsung Mobile's outlets. not even the leaflets or flyers! big posters? banners? naah.
what on earth are they thinking about?
those who waited since the announcement of this phone in March are getting fed-up including myself.
might as well name it to i9000 Galaxy S Prototype and release it in Christmas once it is fully ready for mass production (if it is ready by then).
or still waiting for iPhone 4 and HTC Evo 4G's price? Samsung, if ur confident on ur product, just make them available in ur outlets for crying out loud.
*applies to non pre-orders and contract binds users
again, mystery shoppers and those who works for Samsung, if u read this, do report this rant to your boss.
iphone 4 - entertainment phone
galaxy - everything else. nuff said. this phone is powerful enough to knock the socks off iphone users.
Brandon, 14 Jun 2010Great screen but seriously, 122mm? are you kidding me...how does this fit in your pocket lol. ... moreI am hesitating between "iphone 4" and "samsung galaxy s" ... going to be very very very very very difficult choice!
Great screen but seriously, 122mm? are you kidding me...how does this fit in your pocket lol. Id rather go for the Wave but only if it had Android and not lame Bada. Motorola Milestone XT720 seems to be the phone im gonna get my hands on.
XT720 or iPhone 4 hmmm i wonder
the microUSB port in the i8510/innov8 sucked and after a year failed... samsung repair shop wont even repair it anymore so there's my investment gone...
can anyone confirm if the microUSB on the new Samsung smart phones have been modified/improved?
i think the features set of samsung phones are great but i got screwed with the i8510...
[deleted post]No time soon, i phoned up O2 to get my PAC code and was put through to retentions, guy asked me why i was moving and i told him for the Galaxy S. He asked what was wrong with the Galaxy (Portal) they stock and i told him the S was a totally different ball game entirely with among others 4"Super AMOLED display.
He then asked me had i looked at Dell Streak which they must be stocking instead of Galaxy S as alternative to iphone! I told him not a chance, think some buyer for O2 has boobed big time not predicting S's popularity!
Jean, 14 Jun 2010You'll have to wait for the phone to be rooted, then changing to a stock android like 2.2 will... moreto bad... i dont like the iphone looking UI either, so i hoped it could bi desibled. thx for the answer anyway