Most of the Samsung Galaxy Series products were launched as a direct competitor of the iPad or the iPhone. A good example of this would be the latest additions to the Samsung Galaxy series, the Samsung Galaxy S and the Samsung Galaxy Tab that have been brought to the market as a direct rival to the iPhone 4 and the iPad respectively.
When we look at the Samsung Galaxy series, you will realize that all the Samsung Galaxy members are part of the Android OS family. The first Samsung devise to ever use the Android OS is the Samsung Galaxy i7500L. Android is opening source operating system by Google.
When you look at some of the major offerings in this series are the Samsung Galaxy Tablet and Samsung Galaxy S are the latest releases of this year. Both the Samsung Galaxy S and Tab were launched in the year 2010 and both reached the million units sold mark within a few months of their being released.
The most recent versions that is Samsung Galaxy Tab and Samsung Galaxy S both offer the latest Android OS that is Android 2.2 Fruyo. When you talk about the Samsung i5800 Smartphone which has been the successor of the i5700 Galaxy Spacia but in terms of processor and camera there was actual a downgrade in both the versions. The Samsung Galaxy i5800 was preloaded with Android 2.1 Éclair while the previous version was loaded with Android 1.6 cupcake which is the only prominent upgrade.
The cheapest and fully loaded version in this series is the Samsung i5503 or the Samsung Galaxy 5 also known as Samsung Corby in several countries. It features an Android 2.1 Éclair, 600 MHz processor; it is compliant with HTML with a practically unlimited phonebook. It was announced in June 2010 and available in the market since August 2010.