The Samsung Galaxy Beam had the potential to be a pretty innovative device with it’s built in projector for playing your media nice and big on any surface without the need for TV hookups. To that extent, it accomplished its goal, but its limited distribution gimped the phone from making any sort of larger impact. As it stands the Beam has only been available in Singapore with no plans to release it elsewhere announced. So perhaps it isn’t surprising given the limited market that Samsung has confirmed that the Beam will not receive an upgrade from it’s Android 2.1 roots to Froyo (Android 2.2).
Though it theoretically doesn’t seem like a hard task given the similar hardware between the Beam and Galaxy S, Samsung has stated the “customer base is too small to justify for the allocation of dedicated resources at HQ” to bring Android 2.2 to the handset. It is also being reported that the phone is currently out of stock, hinting that the entire handset may have been nixed altogether from Samsung’s lineup. The road was paved with the best intentions, I guess.
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