The Samsung Galaxy cosmos is expanding across the world and carriers. There is stellar news for Verizon customers, a second chance (S II) for Boost, a reverb adjective from
Virgin, a new ray of light from MetroPCS and updates noted for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and S3.
Verizon reportedly will offer the Samsung Galaxy Stellar for $99 with "starter mode" for newbies. The leaked screen shot showed the description to reads "compact design fits comfortably in hand," and "stay entertained with Amazon Apps."
Samsung trademarked the "Stellar" name in March. When Samsung showed its naming scheme, the S was a Galaxy Class, with R for Royal(premium), W for Wonder(High-Tier), M for Magical(Mid-Tier) and Y(Entry). Two new smartphones that start with "R" appear to be 'premium."
Verizon is not using the letter scheme and brands smartphones by name, at $99 and with "starter mode", it could make it more of an entry-level device.
Samsung Galaxy S II to the Affordable Rescue?
The hot Samsung Galaxy from the last year, the Samsung Galaxy S II is coming to Boost Mobile for $369.99 with the addition of Android 4.0 ICS using the Sprint WiMax network with a released date in mid September. The Samsung Galaxy S II features a 4.52" Super AMOLED touchscreen, 8MP camera, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 16GB of storage, The Samsung Galaxy S II also known as the Samsung Epic 4G Touch on Sprint was named one of the top smartphones of 2011. Reviewers all found some similar excellent features such as a Super AMOLED 4.52? touchscreen, excellent battery life, good-to-great camera, faster dual-core processor and good WiMAX data speeds.
R U Premium Galaxy? Reverb & Rush to Lightray?
Virgin Mobile offer the Samsung Galaxy Reverb which is slightly smaller 4" Super AMOLED touchscreen 1.4GHz Snapdragon S2 processor, 5MP camera, front facing camera, 4GB of internal storage, 3G data, Android 4.0 ICS, and will sell for $249.99.
Boost Mobile also offers the more affordable Samsung Galaxy Rush for $149.99 with a 3.5" touchscreen, 3MP camera, front camera and Android 4.0 ICS.
Meanwhile Metro PCS launched the Samsung Galaxy S Lightray that looks like the Droid Charge and features a 7" TV antenna to watch TV, 4.3" Super AMOLED touchscreen, 8MP camera, front camera, 1GHz processor and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The antenna uses Dyle Mobile TV. The Lightray is priced at $459.
By now, you may realize that remembering all the Samsung Galaxy smartphone names is like attending a family reunion of Mormons.
Jelly Bean Sweeter than ICS for 3 or Nexus?
When the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was released in June, Google promised that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was going to be one of the first smartphones to get the update. Both Verizon and Sprint has not publicly stated to reporters who asked when the update would roll-out.
In regards to the Android Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S III has been rumored to be released at the Samsung Unpacked press event on August 29 when the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be revealed. American Samsung Galaxy S3 owners should not get too excited because generally European versions of Samsung Galaxy smartphones receive updates before American versions. Updates have to be tested by carriers which usually adds time onto the update process. Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Captivate, did not get an update almost 6 months after other carriers.
The Samsung Galaxy Note's name really fits its feature because the phabulous phablet can be used like a notebook, note pad and for taking notes. In fact today, at lunch, I showed a friend a drawing on a Note and she was able to easily adapt to the handwriting to text features. Shortly we will be writing and entire article on a Samsung Galaxy Note, we'll keep you posted.