Samsung to launch next Android phone in Q2 2009

Samsung to launch next Android phone in Q2 2009

Summary: Samsung will release its first Google Android-enabled phone in North America in the second quarter of 2009, according to a report by Korea's ETNews.The phone will be carried on Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA in North America, and Samsung is expected to use a full touchscreen form factor for the phone, much like the Omnia and Instinct.

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SamsungSamsung will release its first Google Android-enabled phone in North America in the second quarter of 2009, according to a report by Korea's ETNews.

The phone will be carried on Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA in North America, and Samsung is expected to use a full touchscreen form factor for the phone, much like the Omnia and Instinct.

Samsung first organized a task force team a year ago to develop a phone for the Android operating system, and the company has added 30 experts in Linux and Java to the task force team of its information and communications division, bring the total development team to 80, according to the report (translated).

The article also quotes an unnamed spokesperson for the company saying that Samsung accelerated development for the phone to meet carrier demands.

Will the Samsung phone make a better showing than T-Mobile's HTC-made G1? Here's hoping.

[techmeme]

Topics: Hardware, Mobility, Samsung, Telcos

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  • Battery Life Lasts More Than a Day???

    Will the battery of this phone actually last more than a day on a charge with moderate use...unlike the G1 or iPhone???

    ,Michael Martin
    http://www.googleandblog.com/
    Michael_Martin