UK operator O2 has begun selling the Samsung Galaxy i7500, Samsung's first Android smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy will be available exclusively to O2 customers for a four week period with Samsung becoming only the second manufacturer in this country to produce an Android device, enabling users to download hundreds of applications from the Google Android market. The phone which packs both a 3.2-inch AMOLED screen and a five-megapixel camera is available for free on a £45 a month contract from O2 stores, www.o2.co.uk and O2's Customer Service team.
Other features of the phone include 8GB of internal memory, though this can be increased with a 32GB memory card, integrated GPS and access to all things Google including Google Search, Gmail, Google Talk and Google Maps.
The Samsung Galaxy follows in the footsteps of HTC who has produced three Android phones already in the shape of the T-Mobile G1, HTC Magic and HTC Hero.