Earlier this year, Samsung launched world’s first Android powered projector phone –Samsung Galaxy Beam. It was launched in Singapore, with planned launched in other countries, but that never materialized.
Now, we are hearing that Samsung has abandoned plans to update the device from the existing Android 2.1 OS to Android 2.2 or more. The reason citied for this is – “customer base is too small to justify for the allocation of dedicated resources at HQ.”
Nice strategy Samsung, if a phone fails or you don’t sell it – Dump it. The existing customers of Samsung Galaxy Beam will surely not be a happy lot, but we expect some developers to come up with a custom Android 2.2 ROM for the device.
To remind you, Galaxy Beam comes with some pretty decent specs like built-in DLP pico projector, 7.2Mbps HSPA data on 900/1900/2100MHz, quad-band GSM/EDGE, Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11n WiFi, an 8 megapixel autofocus camera with flash (front-facing VGA) and HD video recording, A-GPS, FM Radio, and an 1,800mAH battery.