South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung, the second largest handset vendor in the world, is reportedly gearing up for the expansion of its Galaxy line of handsets based on Google's Android operating system. Following last year's Samsung Galaxy and Galaxy Spica, or this year's new Galaxy models, including the high-end Galaxy S, the phone maker is said to have plans for a Galaxy Q.
According to “company sources” cited by Korea Times, the Galaxy Q is the next device in Samsung's Android-based series
, and it should include all the popular features the family already comes to the market with. The device is also said to have a QWERTY keyboard, while offering those who would purchase it enhanced ease of use.
“The full touch-screen phone
will also come with advanced social media features,” the aforementioned source noted, reports Korea Times
UnwiredView). “The timing of the Galaxy Q launch hasn't been fixed. Samsung still has things to negotiate with American carriers like AT&T and Verizon Wireless. However, the phone will be on American shelves by the end of year,” the source concluded.
Unfortunately, no details on the specifications list of the new device were unveiled for the time being. The new handset should add up to the Samsung Galaxy S, which has been announced as headed for the United States market too, in the form of Samsung Captivate
. It is expected to arrive at AT&T within the following few months.
is seen as the mobile operating system with the greatest potential at the moment, and it does not come as a surprise that Samsung, which is struggling to take the mobile phone market crown from Nokia, is pushing to the market fresh gadgets running under the platform. The company launched its own OS last year, dubbed bada, which is currently powering three Wave phones.