Samsung smartphone gets Android upgrade

Galaxy Spica will now be upgraded to Google Android 2.1 OS

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Samsung smartphone gets Android upgrade The Samsung Galaxy Spica smartphone costs AED 1,949.
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By  Vineetha Menon Published  March 26, 2010

Samsung's Galaxy Spica smartphone is being upgraded to the latest Google Android operating system which includes new API changes and bug fixes.

The Android 2.1 platform, made available earlier this year, was a key feature for the Google Nexus One smartphone. The minrelease is now being deployed by manufacturers such as HTC, Motorola and Samsung to its Android-powered handset owners.

Samsung has just announced that the upgrade is available for their Galaxy Spica (i5700) smartphone through Samsung's PC Suite 7, replacing the original Android 1.5 OS edition.

"Lovers of the Galaxy Spica appreciated the ease with which they could access their contacts and personalise their experience - our upgraded handset offers all this and much more; a rich and rewarding and powerful mobile experience," said Sandeep Saihgal, GM of Mobile Phones at Samsung Gulf Electronics.

The Galaxy Spica, which was launched towards the close of 2009 for AED 1,949, is said to now feature augmented reality technology that displays real-time digital information of surroundings over the view-finder of the 3 megapixel camera along with improved messaging.

2689 days ago
Talha

The updates have been released elsewhere but no updates about UAE. I don't think it will come here especially since in the UAE market they have stripped this phone of everything even Andoird Market is not on the phone. Its basically a useless phone the way it is sold here. Full of features but no real software to make use of those features. I doubt Samsung will follow through on their promise for an upgrade here in the UAE, which is really sad.

2700 days ago
Android

Finally some news on Android 2.1. But actually the price in the shops is AED999 for Galaxy Spica, otherwise known as i5700.

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