A few details have surfaced on an unannounced Samsung smartphone apparently on its way to T-Mobile. The follow-up to the Samsung Behold will apparently have a change on operating system to Google’s Android.
T-Mobile launched the original Behold late last year running a proprietary OS with the TouchWiz user interface, but it looks like the upcoming version will run the Android OS instead.
The Wi-Fi Alliance is responsible for giving the world its first word of the Behold2 (also called the T939), and a reference buried on Samsung’s own website reveals that this device will have the Android web browser, an obvious sign of what operating system it will use.
No additional information on this future model is available at this time, but presumably its feature set will at least vaguely resemble that of its predecessor. If that’s so, it may have a tablet shape with a 3-inch touchscreen, 5.0 megapixel camera, and GPS receiver.
It’s not known of Samsung is prepping a version of its TouchWiz user interface for Android, or if this model will use the standard one.
When the Samsung Behold2 will be released is not yet known.
T-Mobile and Android
T-Mobile is working hard to stay at the top of the Android market. It launched the first model using Google’s smartphone operating system, and will introduce a second one in the next few weeks.
According to unconfirmed reports, it plans three more Android-powered devices by the end of this year, two from Samsung and one from Motorola.