Samsung Galaxy Gio

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Samsung Galaxy Gio
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ManufacturerSamsung Electronics
Compatible networksGSM 850/900/1800/1900
HSDPA 7.2 Mbps 900/2100
First releasedUK 1 March 2011; 8 years ago (2011-03-01)
Form factorSlate
Dimensions110.5 mm (4.35 in) H
57.5 mm (2.26 in) W
12.15 mm (0.478 in) D
Mass102 g (3.6 oz)
Operating systemOriginal: Android 2.2 "Froyo"
Current: Android 2.3.6 "Gingerbread"
Unofficial: Android 4.4 "KitKat" via CyanogenMod 11 by Maclaw (now NovaFusion)[1]
CPU800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7227-1 Turbo, ARMv6 O/C to 8=961MHz
GPUAdreno 200 GPU
Memory384 MB (accessible: 278 MB)
Storage512 MB (accessible: 150 MB[2] / 181 MB)
Removable storagemicroSD (supports up to 32 GB);
2 GB card included[3]
Battery1,350 mAh, 5.0 Wh, 3.7 V, internal rechargeable Li-ion, user-replaceable
Data inputsMulti-touch capacitive touchscreen;
Digital compass;
Proximity sensor;
Push buttons;
capacitive touch-sensitive buttons
DisplayTFT LCD, 180 ppi, 3.2 in (81 mm) diagonal
320×480 px HVGA
16M colors
Rear camera3.15 Mpix, 2048×1536 max, autofocus, 2× digital zoom;
QVGA video, 320×240@15 fps, MPEG4
Connectivity3.5 mm jack
Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
Stereo FM radio with RDS
Micro-USB 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
OtherSwype keyboard
SAR0.791 W/kg[4]
WebsiteOfficial website

Samsung Galaxy Gio (GT-S5660) is a smartphone manufactured by Samsung and running the Android operating system.

It was announced at the 2011 Mobile World Congress as one of four low-end Samsung smartphones, along with Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Mini.[5]

The Galaxy Gio phone 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, Galaxy Gio was also made available in the United States as Samsung Repp on U.S. Cellular.



Galaxy Gio 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+, an FM radio with RDS support, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and a 1350 mAh battery. In addition to the phone's internal memory, the device has a MicroSD card slot, and comes with 2 Gb MicroSD card (as new).[3][5][6] With that phone, the bundled MicroSD card is the main location for storage of apps and user-generated data, such as photos and multimedia.


Galaxy Gio originally came with Android 2.2 "Froyo", with Samsung's TouchWiz user interface.[5]

In early August 2011, Samsung officially rolled out the 2.3 "Gingerbread" update via Kies. In September 2011, Samsung rolled out an update in the Netherlands marked "PDA:KPS PHONE:KPA CSC:KP1 (XEN)".[7]

Users can also upgrade to Android 2.3.6 "Gingerbread" via Samsung Kies, and as of October 2012, Android 2.3.4 and 2.3.6 had come preinstalled on many Gios sold throughout the world.

Changes associated with the 2.3.6 update include a new lockscreen, a new phone icon, the blue-glow scrolling effect, and a few other cosmetic changes related to the system UI.

Samsung has not made Android 4.1 available for Gio[8] due to its less powerful hardware, though users can upgrade via Root and ClockworkMod Recovery. MaclawStudio has also made available a bugless and stable port of the AOSP-ROM — both 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich and 4.1 Jelly Bean.[9]

Because the native Android browser is outdated, modern websites can be visited with Firefox for Android by Mozilla. As the Galaxy Gio phone contains a central processor based on ARMv6 architecture, then the most recent Firefox version for ARMv6 devices is 31.3.0esr, released on 17 October 2015.[10] Mozilla have since ceased development for this CPU architecture. The primary method to reduce Firefox resource usage is to install the NoScript Anywhere addon.[11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Release: CyanogenMod 11.0 (Ace/Gio)". NovaFusion (formerly MacLaw). 16 January 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Samsung GT-S5660 Galaxy Gio Detailed Specs". Retrieved 13 July 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660". GSM Arena. 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Samsung Galaxy Gio im Test" [Samsung Galaxy Gio in Test]. Connect (in German). Germany: WEKA Media Publishing. Retrieved 13 July 2011.
  5. ^ 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 24 November 2013.
  6. ^ "5 Cheapest Android Smartphones Available in Pakistan". Web Tales. Retrieved 1 March 2012.
  7. ^ "User reporting update to new firmware version PDA:KPS PHONE:KPA CSC:KP1". 17 September 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  8. ^ Raphael, JR (17 September 2012). "Samsung Galaxy Gio". Android 4.1 upgrade list: Is your device getting Jelly Bean?. Computerworld. Retrieved 3 October 2016. ...never received even a mention of Ice Cream Sandwich. With no discussion since the days of Gingerbread, a sudden jump to Jelly Bean doesn't seem likely.
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  10. ^ "". Mozilla's FTP directory. Mozilla Foundation. 17 October 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  11. ^ "NoScript Anywhere". 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2016.

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