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Samsung i7500 is latest Google Android phone

Touchscreen handset coming in June

Samsung has launched its first 'Google phone'. The Google Android-based Samsung i7500 sports a 3.2in touchscreen, a 5-megapixel camera and 8GB of internal memory.

The i7500, which is 11.9mm thick, will be available in major European countries starting from June, the company said.

Samsung i7500 Google phoneThe mobile phone joins the two Google Android handsets already on the market from High Tech Computer (HTC) of Taiwan, the T-Mobile G1 and the HTC Magic. Android handsets from other makers have also been announced.

The smartphone can connect to mobile phone broadband services through HSPA as well as Wi-Fi, Samsung said.

Developed by Google, Android is a smartphone operating system that is meant to make web browsing, especially on Google sites such as YouTube and Google Maps, easy.

Samsung did not reveal pricing for the handsets nor when the handset will be out in other parts of the world.


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