ⓘ Samsung Galaxy 5


ⓘ Samsung Galaxy 5

The Samsung Galaxy 5, is a smartphone. It uses the open source Android operating system. It was announced on June 15, 2010.


1. Specifications

The phone measures 108 millimetres 4.3 in x 56 millimetres 2.2 in x 12.3 millimetres 0.48 in. It ships with Android 2.1 Eclair or 2.2 Froyo operating system and supports the HSDPA "3.5G" mobile telephony protocol at 7.2 Mbit/s. The user interface features a capacitive touchscreen but does not support multi-touch as found on high end smartphones. The 2.8 inches 71 mm screen supports QVGA 240 x 320 pixels resolution with a 16M color depth. The communication features include Bluetooth, 3G, Wi-Fi and A-GPS.


2. Android

When originally released, the phone came with Android 2.1 as the preinstalled OS. As of August 2011, most phones are shipping with Android 2.2 Froyo. Some carriers allow an update from Android 2.1 to 2.2 via the Samsung Kies software package, that is bundled with the phone. Froyo brought many new features to the phone, including voice dialling.

Unofficially, the phone can run Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread, 4.0.4 ICS, 4.3 Jelly Bean or 4.4.4 kitkat via three different ports of CyanogenMod made by the same group. At this time, these ports have, together, over 110.000 installations at Samsung i5500 devices.