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Samsung To Unveil New Android Phone Soon?

Korean electronics giant Samsung will unveil a new Android device on the 8th of November at 6PM in New York City according to an invite that was sent out to selected members of the press.

Androidandme (opens in new tab) says that this might be a so-called Google-experience phone (opens in new tab), one which will run Gingerbread, the next major iteration of Android OS and which, like the Nexus One last year, would be a "blueprint" handset.

The blog reported a few days ago that the phone might come with an AMOLED screen (very likely since Samsung produces them) and built in support for MasterCard PayPass, a contactless (opens in new tab) mobile payment service that could give Android (and Samsung the edge).

We wrote this morning that Google will be shipping Gingerbread very shortly as it started to randomly place statues near the buildings where the OS is being developed.

Further rumours point to the fact that Samsung has already shipped the handsets to mobile phone operators at least in the US. Absolutely nothing has surfaced in the UK yet which could underline the prospect that this is a US-centric launch.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.