Samsung Galaxy Spica: Your Eclair is ready!

[GADGET UPDATE] The only Android phone from Samsung has been given an upgrade to Android’s latest version of 2.1 codenamed Eclair. The other handsets with Eclair are the NEXUS One, HTC Legend and Motorola Droid.

Here are some improvements for Galaxy Spica that Samsung have announced with Android 2.1:

  • Bluetooth version 2.1 (Supports file transfer)
  • Camera: Autofocus, digital zoom, scene mode and white balance
  • Voice activated search via Google and Voice Recorder
  • New TouchWiz Home Screen supporting up to 9 home screens (Samsung’s operating system is called TouchWiz

So does this update put Galaxy Spica up there as a strong Android phone to compete with the vastly popular Motorola Droid or HTC Legend? I think it is hardly the case for Samsung. I think the overall package is probably lacking, for example the less than inspiring design and quiet introduction to the local market. Both the Droid and Legend were eagerly anticipated prior to their launch for different reasons.

  Samsung Galaxy Spica Motorola Droid
OS Android 2.1 Android 2.1
CPU 800 Mhz 600 Mhz
Size 124g / 115 x 57 x 13.2mm 165g / 115.8 x 60 x 13.7 mm
Display 3.2" TFT Capacitive Touch Screen, 16m Colours 3.7" TFT Capacitive Touch Screen, 16m Colours
Memory 180MB Internal / MicroSD Slot 133MB Internal / MicroSD Slot / 256MB Ram
Connectivity WLAN / HSDPA / Bluetooth 2.1 WLAN / HSDPA / Bluetooth 2.1
Camera 3.2MP Autofocus (Geo-tagging) 5MP Autofocus, LED Flash
Battery Li-Ion 1500 mAh Li-Ion 1400 mAh
Other features - A-GPS
- 3.5mm audio jack
- 3.5mm audio jack
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