In the world of Android, there are always plenty of news stories surrounding the rapidly growing platform that has taken the mobile world completely by storm. Today, we’re going to discuss the launch of Google TV, still set for later this year and the release of the Samsung Fascinate for Verizon Wireless.
Ever since Google I/O 2010, there has been a lot of talk about whether or not Google TV would be the ‘it thing’ that TV needs, and would bring to the table all that it had promised. The problem is that Google was not talking about Google TV since, and has been basically silent leading to worries that Google TV’s launch would be pushed back until next year.
CEO Eric Schmidt killed any delay rumors in a statement that the product is still set for launch in Autumn 2010. Samsung, however, is not as certain about Google TV in their product lines stating that “we will have to see, but we are reviewing.” According to President Yoon Boo Keun, about half of their 3D TV sets will have web browsers, and here’s to hoping that those will soon be Android as well.
We knew the Samsung Fascinate was coming, the problem was when. Now we know when it’s hitting, September 9th (8th online) in all of Verizon’s stores. Much like the Galaxy S phones on other carriers, the Fascinate has a lot of fantastic features and is truly a “next-generation” phone.
The Fascinate sports a 720p camera for recording, a 800×480 4 inch Super AMOLED screen and is powered by a 1GHz processor with 512MB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The one advantage this phone holds over other Galaxy S phones is its LED Flash for the camera.
The Fascinate will be available tomorrow online or in-stores from Verizon on Thursday for just $199 with a new two year contract.
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