First Samsung Android smartphone to come in June; other two handsets promised for the US

We already know Samsung wants to launch three Android smartphones later this year.

Previous reports said the South Korean company would release its first Android handset sometime in the third quarter of 2009, but it looks like the device will come earlier than expected.

According to Forbes, a Samsung Android smartphone will be released in June, although only outside the US.

Dr. Won-Pyo Hong, executive vice president of global product strategy at Samsung’s mobile communication division, said the US will be getting two other Android devices, but this should happen in the second half of the year.


The US-bound handsets are “totally different”, because they’ll be introduced via two distinct carriers – probably T-Mobile and Sprint, since they’re the only ones that joined Google’s Open Handset Alliance until now.

Interestingly, Samsung will customize the Android OS on its handsets, in order to differentiate them from those released by HTC. Sounds promising, so let’s hope the devices will be introduced without delays.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

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