Samsung Galaxy Gio

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Samsung Galaxy Gio
GT-S5660
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Manufacturer Samsung Electronics
Series Galaxy
Compatible networks GSM 850/900/1800/1900
HSDPA 7.2 Mbps 900/2100
First released UK 1 March 2011; 3 years ago (2011-03-01)
Type Smartphone
Form factor Slate
Dimensions 110.5 mm (4.35 in) H
57.5 mm (2.26 in) W
12.15 mm (0.478 in) D
Weight 102 g (3.6 oz)
Operating system Android v2.2 Froyo;
later preinstalled with or upgradeable to
Gingerbread v2.3.4/​v2.3.6.
Unofficially to 4.4 Kitkat with Maclaws CyanogenMod 11
CPU 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7227-1 Turbo, ARMv6 O/C to 8=961MHz
GPU Adreno 200 GPU
Memory 384 MiB (accessible: 278 MiB)
Storage 512 MiB (accessible: 150 MiB)[1]
Removable storage microSD (supports up to 32 GB)
Battery 1,350 mAh, 5.0 Wh, 3.7 V, internal rechargeable Li-ion, user-replaceable
Data inputs Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen;
Accelerometer;
A-GPS;
Digital compass;
Proximity sensor;
Push buttons;
capacitive touch-sensitive buttons
Display TFT LCD, 3.2 in (81 mm) diagonal
320×480 px HVGA
16M colors
Rear camera 3.15-megapixel 2048x1536 max, 2x digital zoom, autofocus, QVGA video recording 320×240 px MPEG4 at 15 fps max.
Connectivity 3.5 mm jack
Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
DLNA
Stereo FM radio with RDS
Micro-USB 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Other Swype keyboard http://maclaw.pl/ace-gio/
SAR 0.791 W/kg[2]

The Samsung Galaxy Gio is a smartphone manufactured by Samsung operating the Android operating system.

It was announced at the 2011 Mobile World Congress as one of four Samsung low-end smartphones, along with the Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Mini.[3]

The Galaxy Gio made its Canadian debut in August 2011. Initially available to Bell Canada, the Gio was soon made available at Virgin Mobile Canada and Solo Mobile. Starting in December 2011, the Galaxy Gio was also made available in the United States, as the Samsung Repp on U.S. Cellular.

In early August 2011, Samsung officially rolled out the Gingerbread update via Kies. In September 2011, Samsung rolled out an update in the Netherlands marked "PDA:KPS PHONE:KPA CSC:KP1 (XEN)".[4]

Features[edit]

Hardware[edit]

The device has a 3.2 in (8.1 cm) HVGA multi-touch, capacitive touchscreen, a 3.2-megapixel camera with auto focus, and an 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 Turbo (ARMv6), 278 MB RAM, 158 Mb internal storage, 3G HSPA+, FM Radio, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and a 1350 mAh battery. [3][5]

Software[edit]

The Galaxy Gio originally came with Android 2.2 Froyo, with Samsung's TouchWiz user interface[3] but users can upgrade to Android 2.3.6 via Samsung Kies and by now (October 2012) Android 2.3.6 is preinstalled on many Gios sold throughout the world. Changes that are brought by the 2.3.6 update is a new lockscreen, new phone icon, the blue glow scrolling effect and a few other cosmetic changes around the System UI. Android 4.1 for Gio has not been made available by Samsung yet due to the less powerful hardware,[when?] though an upgrade is possible via Root and ClockworkMod Recovery.

There is also a port of the AOSP-ROM both ICS and JB available, made by MaclawStudio which is bugless and stable.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samsung GT-S5660 Galaxy Gio Detailed Specs". Retrieved 13 Jul 2011. 
  2. ^ "Samsung Galaxy Gio im Test". Retrieved 13 Jul 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Stern, Joanna (15 February 2011). "Samsung Galaxy Ace, Gio, Fit, and mini gather for a mega hands-on". Engadget. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  4. ^ "User reporting update to new firmware version PDA:KPS PHONE:KPA CSC:KP1". 17 September 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "5 Cheapest Android Smartphones Available in Pakistan". Web Tales. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  6. ^ http://maclaw.pl/

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