Samsung Joins Android Phone OS Race after HTC – i7500 Specs

Samsung i7500Since long, HTC had been the exclusive provider for Google Android phones, which had wide range of options to chose from. Samsung Electronics yesterday joined with network operator Taiwan Mobile to try to steal the spotlight from rival HTC  — The Samsung i7500, in Taiwan.

HTC had worked with Google to develop the first smartphone based on Android, the  HTC Dream which was good enough and now the latest Android handset from HTC, the HTC Hero.

HTC still holds the widest range of Android devices. Other companies joining the race include the Ultra cool Sony’s Xperia X3 Rachael, and one Motorola handset.

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Samsung announced the i7500, its first Android-based smartphone, in April. The device has a 3.2-inch touchscreen, a 5-megapixel camera and 8GB of internal memory, among other features.
Full Specs:
Voice and Data HSDPA 7.2Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps (900 / 1700/ 2100MHz) EDGE / GPRS (850/ 900/1800/1900)
OS Android
Display 3.2″ HVGA(320×480) AMOLED
Camera 5 MP Camera (Auto Focus), Power LED
Video / Audio
Video: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV
Audio: MP3, AAC, AAC+, e-AAC+, WMA, RA
Value Added Features
Full Web Browser Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Android Market
Bluetooth® 2.0, USB 2.0, WiFi, MicroUSB, 3.5mm ear jack
Internal memory: 8GB
External memory: Micro SD (Up to 32GB)
1500 mAh
115 x 56 x 11.9mm

Why more and more Vendors will be adopting Android ?

The reason is  obvious, it’s free, Open Source and industry standard for Mobile OS. Mobile vendors no longer have to spend money buying Symbian, windows and other Mobile OS. and most important Android is highly customizable.

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