Samsung SHW-M110S, the South Korean version of the highly-acclaimed Samsung Galaxy S Android-based smartphone has just received a firmware update this week.
While the update does not upgrade the current 2.1 Android OS to version 2.2 (Froyo), Galaxy S it still brings worthy features and enhancements.
The official update DH09 is being pushed in South Korea via Kies software. In addition, the PC software provides Samsung users with easy data backup, transfer powerful multimedia management, and intuitive purchase features.
Some of the most comprehensive changes that the new DH09 update brings to the South Korean Galaxy S include: Swype keyboard, the ability to record conversations and an application which is supposed to detect the slope of the magnetic field sensor.
Besides new features the update also adds a few enhancements to the device, such as RAM management, better call quality, improved AllShare services. The firmware update also adds a 3G data widget, downloadable fonts and improves Google Maps software.
For those that don't know anything about Samsung's AllShare, the service allows content stored on a PC or smartphone to be directly streamed to a Blu-Ray player (wirelessly or via Ethernet connection), allowing users to enjoy their favorite media files in a home cinema setting.
Launched on June 25th in South Korea, Samsung SHW-M110S features a few Korea-centric changes, such as the inclusion of T-DMB, SKT’s T-Store support, Kyobo e-book and an augmented reality application.
The smartphone is available for 295,000 won (195 Euro) or 84,000 (55 Euro) or free depending on the plan the customer chooses for the contract.
As a side note, it seems that the prices for the Korean variant of Galaxy S smartphone are much cheaper than what we get in Europe and U.S. It might have to do with the fact that this is the country where the company has its headquarters, but I wouldn't bet on it.