Samsung I7500 officially runs Android OS

Samsung I7500 officially runs Android OS
Samsung haven´t held off  much announcing and confirming the rumor, eh? It is now clear that the Samsung I7500 is indeed the company’s first handset to be run Google’s Android operating system. So, what do we know about this one? Actually, pretty much what we need – pictures show that the I7500 is a candybar that only has the basic set of hardware keys needed for the Android OS so as there is more space to fit the large, 3.2-inch touch-sensitive 320x480 pixel resolution AMOLED screen. It seems the user interface has not been customized in any way, maybe because this is the first attempt of the manufacturer at this particulr OS, so Samsung´s decision to stick to the original outlook may indeed prove a wise one... We like it anyway. The Samsung I7500 also features a 5-megapixel, LED flash autofocus camera, of course (seems it´s not a double LED one though).

As you might have guessed, the GT-I7500 will come with a galaxy of applications for Google services, such as Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, etc. However, you would need a great amount of storage if you are into uploading images, videos and the like on the Internet. That’s why the Samsung I7500 comes with 8 GB built-in memory and gives you the option to extend it with additional up to 32 Gb. card through microSD slot!

We figure you wish to find out who’s about to get it first? Hold your breath - Samsung’s first Android device is a quad-band GSM, tri-band UMTS phone that becomes available on major European markets at the beginning of June, 2009, just as we reported last week. Unfortunately, we do not have information on pricing yet.

source: Samsung



1. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Android looks so plain. Well, the default appearance does anyway. Just saying.

4. instinct75

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 06, 2009

i khow it looks so plain and boring they should make it more eye candy and the icons are ugly .. but thats my opinion

5. Dood

Posts: 269; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

Well, seeing as androids are not real people OR robots...this would only make sense that it's plain. It's not real...

6. Agent

Posts: 30; Member since: Dec 16, 2008

All you have to do is download an app that lets you customize any and all icons. That's the beauty of Android.

2. cartman

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I was hoping this would have a physical keyboard. Guess not.

3. Maarek Stele

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 27, 2008

I still think the G1 DEV phone is the best.

7. johnkzin

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 13, 2009

Which US Carrier is that triband UMTS going to work with? AT&T or T-Mobile?

8. Agent

Posts: 30; Member since: Dec 16, 2008

It's compatible with Tmobile USA. Tmobile will soon have the greatest arsenal.

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