Let's be real: it should come as little surprise that Sammy -- a company with multiple Android phones on Verizon already -- would be joining LG
, and HTC
in prepping a new model for its LTE network
. Sure enough, Gizmodo
has scored an alleged shot of said phone, showing Froyo
(Android 2.2.1, to be specific) along with a front-facing camera and a model number of SCH-i520; it's said to feature TouchWiz (as most non-Nexus S
Android phones from Samsung tend to do) and, fortunately, lacks the Bing integration
that Verizon's been pushing on its low- and midrange smartphones lately. Given the company's iffy track record on getting Froyo deployed in a timely manner to the Galaxy S line
, we're not sure how we'd feel about buying a new Froyo model when Gingerbread's
now available -- especially with all these other LTE models that Verizon's going to have on top -- but options are good, we suppose.
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