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Dual-core Android 2.3 Gingerbread Samsung Galaxy S Successor Confirmed for February 2011 » And the death of my best-buddy Sam

It is only about a few months ago since I bought my Samsung Galaxy S smartphone which is really a blast. Of course it was a little out-of-budget, but heck, we are mobile dude! Nowadays we need to launch multiple applications at the same time, view videos, read RSS feeds, chat with friends, play games, post on Facebook and Twitter, send SMS, e-mail and call simultaneously in the palm of our hand – it’s awesome because Sam, my best-bud smartphone can do all that.

This evolution of mobile technology puts some amazing smartphone power at our fingertips, which improves every year – err NO, it’s every three months - which is really fast. Just recently I got my best-bud Sam running on Froyo upgraded from Éclair.

And now what? Samsung will release a new version of my best-buddy Sam on February?    
Shin Jong-kyun, the head of Samsung’s mobile business division, said Samsung will unveil a new version of the Galaxy S at February’s World Mobile Congress (WMC) in Barcelona. The new Android smartphone is Samsung’s attempt to maintain its technological lead in Android smartphones, and will directly challenge the LG Optimus 2X and Motorola Atrix, two other dual-core phones that are also on their way.

In addition to the dual-core processor, the new Galaxy S successor will also feature Samsung’s new “super” Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode (Super AMOLED-Plus) display and Gingerbread (Android 2.3) – the most advanced Android version designed for smartphones, and the successor of Froyo (Android 2.2)

Since tablets is a also gaining popularity as a substitute for netbooks, Shin also announced that we will get a peek at Sammy's plans for the Galaxy Tab line for 2011, which will probably include that lovely 7-inch Super AMOLED display that's been kicking around.

I just hope with this development, Samsung will also roll-out free OS upgrade to Android 2.2 users. To my fellow Froyo users, hold on to your smartphone guys,  because in a few months our phone will really look antique, when they release Honeycomb (Android 3.0) and also Ice Cream Sandwich possibly on mid 2011.

Technology is really moving so fast, it’s good but in my case, it is making my best buddy Sam obsolete – and it’s killing me.   

Kim Tong-hyung "Samsung vows to double smartphone sales in 2011" The Korea Times
Posted: 01-10-2011 19:33  [Retrieved: 18 January 2011]

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