Samsung smartphone gets Android upgrade
Galaxy Spica will now be upgraded to Google Android 2.1 OS
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.