Samsung Galaxy S becomes first Wi-Fi Direct certified handset

By on November 3, 2010 at 10:31 PM.

Samsung Galaxy S becomes first Wi-Fi Direct certified handset

It looks as though the worldly Samsung Galaxy S will be one of the very first smartphones to be knighted by the Wi-Fi Alliance as Wi-Fi Direct certified. Wi-Fi Direct is a newly minted protocol that will allow enabled electronics to make device-to-device connections with the speed, range, and throughput of 802.11b/g/n. Samsung’s generic GT-I9000 is now listed on the Wi-Fi Alliance’s site as a Wi-Fi Direct compatible device.

As a note, any Wi-Fi enabled device can gain Wi-Fi Direct certification by implementing an approved software/firmware update; no additional hardware is needed for the protocol. Now, in regards to when Sammy will actually roll-out this approved code to GT-I9000 handsets… that’s anyone’s guess.

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Samsung Galaxy S sales surpass 300,000 units in 19 days in South Korea

By on July 13, 2010 at 7:14 AM.

Samsung Galaxy S sales surpass 300,000 units in 19 days in South Korea

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Why do we love South Korea? Because it has Seoul, of course. The YONHAP News Agency is reporting that the Samsung Galaxy S has sold over 300,000 units, in just 19 days, on South Korea’s largest wireless carrier; SK Telecom. Samsung declined to comment on the worldwide sales figures of the Galaxy S, which is also out in parts of Europe and Asia. However, last month Samsung President Shin Jong-kyun said his company expected sales of the Gally S to top 10 million units. How many of you are planning on picking up the Galaxy S in one of its many flavors?

Thanks, Kenny!

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Samsung Galaxy S sails through the FCC

By on April 11, 2010 at 12:02 PM.

Samsung Galaxy S sails through the FCC

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The already favorable odds that the Samsung Galaxy S will soon find a home in the US have skyrocketed, as the super sexy smartphone has been awarded certification by the FCC. Sporting the AT&T-friendly 3G bands, the Galaxy S would represent a huge shot in the arm to AT&T’s Android offerings which is currently limited to the Motorola BACKFLIP. And although we can’t tell you with 100% certainty that AT&T is in its future, short of getting a hold of some internal AT&T documents or an official announcement, we’d certainly put a lot of money on this being the case. More →

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Samsung announces the Android-powered Galaxy S

By on March 24, 2010 at 2:04 AM.

Samsung announces the Android-powered Galaxy S

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Samsung took it up a notch yesterday by announcing its new flagship Android handset, the Galaxy S (GT-I9000). The Galaxy S sports the features that grace other cutting edge Android handsets including a gorgeous four inch AMOLED display with 800 x 480 resolution, 1GHz processor, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with support for 720p HD video recording at 30fps, front-facing VGA camera, Swype keyboard, HSDPA connectivity, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, WiFi, microSD expansion (16GB included, up to 32GB supported), and Android 2.1. To set it apart from its competition, the Galaxy S includes bundled software for the “Smart Life’ which adds an on-device Social networking hub, advanced location-based services, the Layar Reality Browser, and HD video playback. Though the Galaxy S is now officially available for your drooling pleasure, the launch date and the pricing are still unknown. Hit the jump for the full press release. More →

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