Samsung Galaxy S is a phone from the Korean Giant Samsung launched in the year in March 2010. It was launched as a competition for the iPhone 4. This AT&T tattooed Smartphone was launched with a 2.1 Android OS which is also known as Éclair . Since November 2010 an official upgrade to Android 2.2 has been rolled out.
The key features of this phone are the 4-inch 480x800 pixel Super AMOLED touchscreen display with a WVGA resolution. The phone also features a 1 GHz "Hummingbird" processor and a flash memory of 8 - 16 GB. Most models have a 5- megapixel camera. The SUPER AMOLED touchscreen is covered with Gorilla Glass. Gorilla Glass is a special crack and scratch resistant material.
The phone is seated on a system-on-a-chip 45 CMOS processor and has two microprocessors the Hummingbird and PowerVR SGX 540 GPU. The Hummingbird is the code for a 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 based CPU that has been jointly developed by Samsung and Intrinsity. The Hummingbird is responsible for running the OS and other applications. The other processor is made by Imagination Technologies and is used to support the OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0. The phone is fitted with 512 MB RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy S is an Android Smartphone with Android 2.1 and 2.2 OS. The user interface or UI in use is the Samsung TouchWiz 3.0. The newest feature of this UI is the fact that it allows seven homescreens. Some of the prominent widgets that you will see in this piece are the daily briefing which gives you information like finance, weather, AP mobile news, and schedule all in one page. Other prominent widgets include the weather clock and the buddy widget which lets you text and call your contacts quickly.