August 27, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S Coming to Canada Via Rogers

Android Headlines is reporting that Rogers Canada is going to be releasing the Samsung Galaxy S to our Canadian Android bretheren this September.  There is no word as of yet as to which version of the Galaxy S that Rogers will get, although there is speculation that it will be similar to the Captivate from AT&T.  With the reported speeds of the 3G network in Canada, it would not surprise me however if they got one closer to the Sprint Epic that is coming out soon, sporting a front facing camera that can make video calls over cell towers, and not just wifi.

There is some discussion about the fact that Rogers is waiting until September to release the phone, as it gives their competition time to ramp up their efforts to keep customers away from this offering, this is one of the hottest handsets right now, by September there are going to be other new offerings that are going to outshine this phone, possibly making a September window a bit late.

No matter what the launch date, it may be a good sign that Rogers is finally getting an upper tier handset to offer their Android savvy customers,  as they have had some lukewarm mid-level offerings to date.  More info as it comes in on this development.