Samsung’s Galaxy Y gets an update
Recently Samsung’s ever-popular slim-line Galaxy Y model received a software update. The update is designed to improve the system’s stability and increase the screen’s responsiveness. Current users should go to their Settings menu and install the update when it becomes available in their region. Samsung has not yet released regional availability, but the update is well worth installing.
The youth-targeted phone has seen great sales since its release. This handset is currently available through Carphone Warehouse from a very affordable £7.50 per month, £69.95 on PAYG and £129.95 SIM free. Dominic Sunnebo, a consumer insight director, said to The Telegraph: “Android handsets currently offer an easier platform to enable these consumers to upgrade, as many first time smartphone consumers state ‘price of handset’ and ‘multimedia capabilities’ as their main reason for choosing an Android device.”
The model is a straightforward but compact touchscreen smartphone with a full range of features and a neat appearance. It’s only 10cm long, features 320 x 240-pixel colour resolution and has 160MB of memory. But a really nice and surprising feature of this phone is that it can support up to 32GB of extra internal memory, which is the same as a top of the range tablet. Users can play videos and make use of its two megapixel camera, which produces very presentable pictures. This focuses using an automated function and works best in optimal light conditions.
The Galaxy Y does run an intuitive operating system which has received great user reviews. The 800MHz processor sometimes struggles with overly complex tasks, but does surprisingly well with games and apps such as YouTube.
So what you have in the Samsung Galaxy Y is a powerful but compressed Android phone. It’s designed to appeal to youngsters, but will also prove very useful to those looking for a balance of value and functionality. This phone has a faithful following of users, which shows that Samsung has accomplished what they set out to achieve. That is, to optimise its functionality while keeping costs down. Plus, its small form means that you can fit it comfortably into your skinny jeans.