Rumor Mill: T-Mobile snagging Samsung Galaxy S

T-Mobile USA is the latest carrier rumored to land the Samsung Galaxy S, the handset vendor's latest flagship device running on Google's Android platform.

Samsung sent out boxes with a UFO-shaped USB speaker system, promising its Galaxy S device would be “landing soon.”According to a report in the blog TMoNews, which cited an unnamed source, T-Mobile will launch the Galaxy S July 21. Previously, rumors had pegged the device as heading to AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T). According to FCC documents unearthed in April, the smartphone passed the agency's certification process with support for the 850/1900/2100 MHz 3G bands used by AT&T. Thus, the latest rumor involving T-Mobile adds to speculation that multiple carriers will simultaneously release the phone.

The rumors coincide with efforts by Samsung to step up interest in its Galaxy S release plans. The company sent out boxes with a UFO-shaped USB speaker system to multiple media outlets (including FierceWireless), and said the device will be "landing soon." Additionally, the company is planning an event in New York City June 29 based around Android.

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S in March at the CTIA Wireless 2010 conference, and said the gadget will lead its new content initiative, called "S Life." The device runs on a custom 1 GHz Samsung processor and Google's Android 2.1 OS, and features a 4-inch super AMOLED touchscreen display, TouchWiz 3.0 user interface, WiFi and a 5-megapixel camera.

In other T-Mobile rumors, TMoNews also reported the carrier plans to upgrade all of its myTouch 3G devices to Android 2.2 later this year. The phones are made by HTC, and the manufacturer previously said it will "most likely" upgrade the phones it releases this year to Android 2.2. According to the blog, which cited a document signed by T-Mobile CTO Cole Brodman, the carrier is planning the upgrade, as well as other software tweaks, to follow a pledge of "no phones left behind."

A T-Mobile spokeswoman declined to comment on the Galaxy S rumors, and could not provide comment on the myTouch rumors at deadline.

For more:
- see this TMoNews post
- see this CNet post
- see this TMoNews post

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