Friday, June 12, 2009

Sun shines brightly Samsungs Google Galaxy.

Now the Android phones: Samsung provides with the Galaxy its first mobile phone with Google operating system before, immediately shows what you can do it better than the competition. blogs ONLINE has the high-tech gem before the market tested.


Long did it take a very long time. Actually should be the first mobile phones with the Google Android operating system launched at the end of 2008 on the market, it was nothing. But now it is finally happening. With the Galaxy makes Samsung the first Android phone, and thus heralds the summer of Google's smartphone.

Pretty is the Galaxy. Its dimensions agree almost with those of the iPhone agreed that only the Samsung mobile phone curves a little differently distributed. Moreover, in his shiny back cover, unlike Apple's cell phone, take off, gives you access to the battery, SIM and microSD card slot.

But these are only optical and mechanical properties. however, it is to clarify the difference between the Galaxy from other Google mobile phone is different. Finally, the outstanding feature of Android phones yet their operating system - and that is currently available on all Google phones are identical.

Sometimes one loses points

Samsung model is only the third Android-based phone, which will be introduced in Germany. The beginning made in January, T-Mobile with the HTC-manufactured T - Mobile G1. Its outstanding features are its postponement keyboard control and the various possibilities. It is via touch screen or trackball control.

Fewer options than the control G1, the Magic, also developed by HTC and produced. It is flatter than the G1, because it lacks the keyboard. Instead you have this model, which in Germany is being offered by Vodafone, with screen buttons take preference.

Similarly does the Galaxy. Articles, news and notes you write on a virtual keyboard. This is nice and big enough, but nothing for quick Schreiber. before they actually set one letter, she forced a short break. Who typing too fast, loses necessarily letters. For occasional short typing SMS or e-mail messages but it is all.

A shining example: The screen

As for the Galaxy but really stand out from its competitors is its display. That is amazingly bright, high contrast and colorful. The reason: The Korean construction in the Galaxy called AMOLED display, a relatively new display. Its preference is to make a direct comparison with other cell phones sometimes dramatically noticeable (see photo gallery), lift the Galaxy has its luminosity forth from the mass showed. It can be smooth as a reading lamp use.

It would be better suited as a media player of course. For one, because it is built with 8 GB of memory from the factory already a lot of space for music and movies offered on the other hand, because it is a true 3.5-millimeter headphone jack has. This can be any type of headphones, whether from the discounters or the hi-fi dealer. The two phones HTC G1 and the Magic have only via a USB jack. The required special USB headset or a USB-to-jack adapter.

In addition, the memory of the Galaxy via a microSD card of up to 32 GB, so if you have a large memory card can perform. In any case, but it offers plenty of space for a mobile music collection - or photographs. Even when the Galaxy consume a little more space than most camera phones, Samsung as a 5-megapixel image sensor fitting. Geknipst The pictures are good, but even with those cheap digital cameras do not keep up.



Universal Mobile Telecommunications System - is often referred to as standard for third generation (3G) that it takes much higher data rates than its predecessor, enables GSM. German UMTS networks typically create a bandwidth of 384 kbit / s for data transmission from the terminal Mobilfunkmast. Regular DSL connections offer today übrlicherweise 1024 Kbit / s. (more on blogs KNOW)


High Speed Downlink Packet Access - is based on UMTS to achieve but significantly higher transmission rates in the transmission of Mobilfunkmast to the terminal. The practically achievable data rate is currently at 1.4 Mb / s. Through technological improvements, it gradually to 5.1 Mbit / s rise. (more on blogs KNOW)


General Packet Radio Service - this standard decomposed data at stations in individual packets, transmits them gestückelt and puts them back together at the receiver. By bundling multiple transmission channels is theoretically a transmission rate of up to 171.2 kbits / s possible. In practical operation, it is usually 55.6 Kbps - modems were so slow in the days before DSL. (more on blogs KNOW)


Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution - technology to increase the rate of data transmission in GSM mobile networks. Through more efficient modulation techniques are in the sum up to 384 kbit / s can be achieved - that is UMTS speed. Edge has been accessed in 75 countries. (more on blogs KNOW)


The WiMax technology includes several standards, data on different radio frequencies. Some WiMax standards need sight between the transmitter and receiver, other signals can also penetrate walls. Tests WiMax will have data transfer rates of more than 100 Mbit / s has been achieved. Hermann Lipfert, an expert in wireless networks at the Munich Institute for Broadcasting Technology (IRT) estimates that in a regular-WiMax wireless cell Tranferraten from 50 Mbit / s are realistic - under ideal conditions and with application of all presently available technical tricks. This range would need to be as in UMTS all users share in the respective cell line. (more on blogs KNOW)


The DVB-T standard provides for the distribution of digital television signals by radio. The DVB standard is also designed to evaluate Internet content to transfer - in the frequency range of a single analogue television channel (about 7 MHz) fit, but just 13 megabits per second into it. If a single broadcast station that is 20 users hanging around the same time, a file download attempt, it is already tightly - the data rate for each user would be less than one Mbit / s, ie lower than the cheapest DSL connections that are currently on offer are. "The greatest danger to this technique is different from the present to be overhauled," said Sven Hansen from the computer magazine "c't". Applying the content via DVB, which also goes in only one direction - just like in television. The return channel must then be produced by other means, such as through a conventional telephone line. Mouse clicks in the browser went with this method over the telephone line to the provider, the req!
uested pages would be of the DVB broadcast station back to the receiver gefunkt. This is cumbersome - and slow. (more on blogs KNOW)


Long Term Evolution is the name that a number of mobile phone companies a broader standard of the fourth generation mobile phone has been given. LTE is basically an evolution of UMTS - but requires completely new hardware, including new stations. LTE competes with the WiMax standard to the market leader in the mobile Internet of the future - between the two standards may be a new format war. LTE has been estimated by experts to WiMax, however, about two years behind in terms of technological development. (More at blogs KNOW)

The fact that the Galaxy also to communicate with all the Google services understand is systemic. Gmail on Maps
Latitude and the calendar are all important Google offers directly available. In addition, a mail program installed, with which e-mail accounts outside the Google universe can retrieve. So it is no longer bound to the search engines empire bind to a Google mobile phone use.

Equally self-evident as the Google integration is the diversity of wireless network technologies, the Samsung mobile dominates. These include UMTS and HSDPA with other Bluetooth and wireless LAN. A GPS receiver is also somewhere in the device, hidden, and helps to navigate using Google Maps.

On the equipment, the functions and the user interface of the Samsung Galaxy, there is neither suspend such as T-Mobile G1. The graphical symbols of Android flut chen lightly over the screen to launch applications swiftly, only the camera is reduced in the test a little, needs at least seven seconds before the first motif can shoot.


Long range


Google's operating system is compatible with many mobile devices. The more terminal manufacturers in Google's Coalition of the Willing are, the greater the reach of Android. more ...

Free use


The use of open-source operating system is in contrast to other mobile operating systems for free, the production of mobile devices will be cheaper - the use of Android so appealing.

Demanding services for everyone


Experts say the potential for Google, the market disintegrated together. Users of very different devices could in future be able to move to demanding on-line services access. The range of available applications is expected to expand. more ...

Expansion of market users


Online service providers can thus with higher traffic and new fields expected, operators with higher capacity utilization. more ...

Much more serious, however, that the Galaxy, just as before, the G1, with an imbalance between battery capacity and power suffers. It's always online, asks regular e-mails and sucks in the current memory is empty. Longer than a day one should therefore not be removed from a wall outlet. Even after a night in a drawer wanders the charging of the battery into the yellow area that signals the imminent end of the power supply.

One end has, at least for O2, the Galaxy for a few weeks exclusive offer, including the binding of the mobile phone to a purchase contract. After all, the Galaxy offers the mobile group also customers of other network operators. Under the title "My O2 mobile phone" can the new Android mobile phone via installment purchase. Over two years will be a total of 437.50 euros for the unit due.

A mobile phone contract, preferably with flat rate data you need then of course still there.

Samsung Galaxy

Operating System
Android 1.5

Integrated Memory
8 GB

Expansion slot

Screen Resolution
320 x 480 pixels

Screen Size
3.2 inch

Digital Camera
5 Megapixel

PC Connection
USB - only to recharge

119 grams

115 x 56 x 12 millimeters

Wireless connections
GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Standby time
Not Disclosed

Not Disclosed

Touchscreen, GPS, accelerometer sensor

437.50 (O2 My mobile finance)

All values are the manufacturer's specifications

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