Samsung Galaxy S Android Smartphone Launched At CTIA 2010

Samsung has officially rolled out the Galaxy S, the most potent competitor to Apple's iPhone 3GS smartphone, at the CTIA 2010 event in the US and unsurprisingly, it runs on Google's Android platform.

The device comes with a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and sports a 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that's approximately 20 percent brighter than the "normal" AMOLED and improves battery life by 20 percent.

It also offers rich augmented reality content thanks to the Layar Reality Browser and even packs Location Based Services on top of native GPS with 3D maps. Samsung has also integrated a social hub which is in a nutshell a social networking aggregator.

The Galaxy S will be available in North America and the rest of the world "soon" according to JK Shin, president and head of Samsung Electronics' Mobile Communications Business.

The handset's press release also mentions a mobile Digital Natural Image engine, a technology that's used in Samsung's television sets to improve image quality. Expect the Galaxy S to come with Google's own applications as well.

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Samsung has also confirmed during the presentation that it will be partnering with a number of content producers worldwide to bring movies, shows and books to Samsung's handsets directly. Something that will put it in direct competition with Apple's iTunes.

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