November 16, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka
Samsung has finally announced the Android-powered Galaxy Spica that has been popping up in spy shots for several months now. In a press release, Samsung touted the Galaxy Spica as a “powerful and fast” device packing an 800 MHz processor, 3.5 mm headphone jack, and get this – built-in DivX support.
UPDATE: As a commenter points out, the LG Eve also supports DivX
DivX is the codec required to play a large portion of videos (usually .avi files) available online. Until now, Android did not support this codec and required users to convert their videos to a compatible format with programs like DoubleTwist. Having the feature built-in to Android will make video playback that much easier and clearer since the files can remain in their intended format.
The Galaxy Spica (I5700) also includes DNSe 2.0, which should improve sound quality, and a 1500mAh battery. The phone runs a stock design version of Android and is available in Europe right now according to the announcement. It will soon be available in the Middle East and Asia.