Samsung Galaxy Ace coming soon to Three.

Galaxy Ace is the follower of the very popular Galaxy Portal. It’s an Android phone and it’ll launch on version 2.2.1(FroYo +) of the operating system. The phone is fitted with a 3.5 inch touchscreen which looks great when you use the live wallpapers. It also comes with a 5 megapixel Auto Focus camera and ultra bright LED flash, so you can use it to capture some great night time footage.

One of my favourite things about the Galaxy Ace is that it can be used as a portable Wi-Fi hotspot. In other words, you can use your Ace to create your own Wi-Fi signal from 3G. For those of you that haven’t spotted, we’ve just announced all-you-can-eat data on The One Plan, which means you can use this WiFi hotspot function to your heart’s content. You can stream, download, upload, browse, surf and all that other data related stuff and never have to worry about running out of data or the cost.

There are over 160,000 apps on the Android Market now, so you can download a range of apps such as Tunewiki, Skype and Facebook to make life easier and more fun.

Let us know what you think :-)

22 Responses to Samsung Galaxy Ace coming soon to Three.
  1. Moderator: Johanna

    @Laura – Thanks for checking in with us first :-) I’m afraid you will need to buy the tethering add-on to use this feature on your phone.

  2. Laura

    I’ve just been playing with my phone and found the ‘tethering and portable hotspot’ setting.
    If I use my phone as a portable wifi hotspot are there any extra charges I should be aware of?
    [I'm on a 3, monthly rolling contract, for £15 with 'all you can eat data'.]

  3. Moderator: Johanna

    @Simon – We do have an Ace firmware update on it’s way… it’s just in approvals. I believe it’s the 2.3.3.

  4. simon


    I’ve just bought this phone for my girlfriend. she didnt need anything too crazy and the plan we’ve picked for 20 quid a month seems reasonable.

    anyway… i read on the following link that you were going to push out a firmware update for the samsung ace phone.

    has this happened? what version of android will i be able to ubdate it to with yourselves on three?

    thanks in advance.

  5. Moderator: Johanna

    @Nick – It’s no probs ;-)

  6. Nick

    Oh…sorry about that :L
    Really should read those things :p

  7. Moderator: Johanna

    @Nick – No plans to change the pricing at the mo, but we’ll keep updated with the latest deals and prices. Also, check out our comments policy here.

  8. Nick

    Will this go down in price anytime soon? £25 a month seems a bit steep.

  9. Slavik

    @Pirat – Cannot agree with you.
    If it is so simple why manufacturers make such big deal from this?
    Many unofficial Android updates online not tested and not fully functional.
    You can easily brick your phone and you will loose warranty – all on your own risk.
    Most of the mobile users not competent enough to do it.
    Ironically only Apple provides to its user sustainable software model, but at very steep price IMHO…

  10. PiRat

    I don’t know what you are all complaining about, root your phone and install what ever version of Android you want.

    Lol I even have Android 2.3.1 (Gingerbread) on my HD2.

  11. Jakk

    I shall look forward to reviewing it Three!

  12. EnglishXcentric

    I wish i could get excited about this but i just can’t.

    I think 3 as a company should have stood up to Samsung and asked “how much support is there going to be with this”, too many of us have been let down with updates from Samsung – me for one being a disgruntled Galaxy Portal user, i really liked the phone but no support and have ended up buying a Wildfire after only a few months, i was nearly burnt twice with that phone but the 2.2 updtae is there now and so i’m a happy(ier) bunny.

  13. dunxd

    @johanna: thanks for positive update. It’s what folk want to hear. You should be blogging these things – the net is awash with frustrated customers awaiting updates. Most frustration is down to poor communication from the phone companies. You have the means right here. Glad you are using it, but make the good news more prominent.

  14. Moderator: Johanna

    @dunxd – As we’ve stated, the Wildfire update will be with you before the month ends :-)

  15. Richard

    What about Froyo 2.2.1 support for the Galaxy-S on THREE. Currently this seems to be blocked, although it IS available on other UK networks..

  16. dunxd

    But with baited breath the Wildfire subscribers ask “what of our Group” update. And the internet answers “three are dropping the ball”, and three remains silent on the matter. Should we unlock and get it elsewhere, or are the rumours nonsense? I want to know about the phone I’m locked into for 2 years, not what I might have got if I’d waited a few months…

  17. Slavik

    The video review is nice, but not very informative.
    How much RAM is in this device?
    Battery is clearly downgrade from Galaxy Portal.
    150 MB of built in flash memory is joke.
    LCD size is good, but LCD resolution is nothing to write home about.
    Knowing Samsung unwillingness to provide any software updates makes me wonder if it is good purchase at all.
    Personally for me Samsung is no go area, after my experience with Galaxy Portal.

  18. Moderator: Johanna

    @Amos – We don’t have this info yet I’m afraid as it really is a very early, sneak peak vid. When Samsung do confirm we’ll let you know.

  19. Moderator: Johanna

    @Dan Carter – Glad you like it :-)

  20. Amos

    Will this handset be receiving any further Android updates (such as 2.3)?
    All of us who bought a Galaxy Portal were completely shafted last time, its put me off buying Samsung again…
    Can you find out and let us know please?

  21. stew

    Wouldn’t touch another Samsung phone with a 50ft barge pole, not after the total lack of support from samsung for the galaxy portal.

  22. Dan Carter

    HAHAHAHAHA love the shower cap!. Very good video, lots of information and a hint of entertainment too. :D

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