It’s been a busy day for Samsung; first off they announced that the Samsung Galaxy S will finally receive an update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread and then revealed that they will unveil a 2GHz dual core touting smartphone before 2011 is out.
A spokesperson from the Korean firm said to duam.net: “We are planning to release a 2GHz dual core CPU-equipped smartphone by next year.” At the moment Samsungs fastest chip is the 1.2GHz dual core beast that powers the Galaxy S II which is due out within a matter of weeks. The new 2GHz chip would pack PC power into a smartphone making it a mouth watering prospect indeed.
If rumours are true the new chip will be branded Exynos, this is the new Arm of Samsung’s chip that was launched back in February. It is thought that Samsung will sell this chip to other manufacturers for use in their devices and put it in their high end machines too. At this stage it’s unclear whether Apple will be persuaded to use the chip as a basis for the A6 as previous rumours suggested the Cupertino based company would move away from Samsung to avoid conflicts of interest.
Galaxy S goes Gingerbread
Another announcement from Samsung involves the Galaxy S which is about to be superseded by the S II. Thankfully first gen models will receive an update to Android 2.3, Vodafone will lead the way bringing a new user interface, better battery efficiency and copy and paste to the Galaxy S within the next two weeks. Other networks have yet to confirm when they will roll out the update.
Are you on Vodafone or will you have to wait a little longer for Android 2.3? If the upgrade is as good as it sounds it should be worth the wait.