Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 adds gyroscope, Gingerbread
Samsung's Galaxy S WiFi Android MP3 player has been given an upgrade, with a slightly bigger screen and enhanced gaming skills.
Thealready had the firmly in its sights, and now with this latest update Samsung has its finger on the trigger. The Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 bumps up the screen size from 4 inches to 4.2 -- still a way off the .
Not only that, it adds a gyroscope so you can control games by tilting the device -- far more intuitive than on-screen controls that block the action, if you ask me. And it's updated the player to, up from 2.2 Froyo on the 4.0 and 5.0 models.
While Mobile World Congress, it's not essential. The device isn't actually a phone, and you can only get online using Wi-Fi, so you'll be using it mostly for games, and some apps.would've been nice, like on many phones announced at
The screen resolution stays at 480x800 pixels, though weirdly the camera resolution has come down from 3.2 megapixels to 2. Maybe no one was using the camera after all. It's capable of recording HD videos, and there's a 640x480-pixel front-facing camera too.
Bluetooth 3.0 comes as standard, along with USB 2.0, and of course the eponymous Wi-Fi. Storage is 8GB or 16GB, plus you can expand that by up to 32GB with a microSD card. That should be space for enough apps, games and music to keep you going for years. The Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 keeps the same 1GHz processor as the Galaxy S 4.0.
There's no word on a price or UK release date yet, but I'll let you know when I hear.