by Anton D. Nagy | January 21, 2012 3:07 AM
Samsung's latest ad tells a new story that goes down in the same spot like in the rest of the campaign; people are queued up, even sleeping in front of a store, waiting for a new phone to be available, watching the first unboxing to realize it looks like the one before? We have absolutely no idea who these people are or which device they are waiting for but maybe you can figure it out. While waiting in line someone gets a charger from the roommate who happens to rock a Samsung Galaxy S II. The phone announces at one point that the owner has "arrived at destination"; the Samsung Galaxy S II ...
by Anton D. Nagy | January 16, 2012 11:56 PM
AT&T has recently announced two new phones built to take advantage of its 4G/LTE network: the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and the HTC Vivid. Both devices are running Android 2.3 Gingerbread but AT&T has revealed its update plans for the phones. While the confirmation is very vague, the Skyrocket and the Vivid will indeed get their Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich treats sometime early next year. Of course, the exact roll-out timeframe depends a lot on how Samsung and HTC manage to get the refresh ready. After a carrier test (if everything goes well and the update doesn't have issues to be ...
by Anton D. Nagy | January 16, 2012 11:55 PM
After officially announcing the two phones at the end of last month -- and later on confirming the Ice Cream Sandwich update for "early 2012" -- AT&T has made the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and the HTC Vivid available for purchase online. As a reminder, the Skyrocket tops the AT&T Galaxy S II in terms of screen size and processing power by featuring a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen and an upgraded 1.5GHz dual-core processor. The camera is one of eight megapixels and the front facer is of two-megapixels up-front, while there's 16GB of flash storage on-board. The phone goes for $249.99 ...
by Stephen Schenck | January 16, 2012 11:54 PM
AT&T's LTE network is still in its infancy, but for those of you lucky enough to live in one of the markets where the service is offered, you'll soon have a chance to start operating a smartphone on the high-speed network; starting November 6, AT&T has announced it will begin sales of the LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid. Considering AT&T LTE service is only available in half-a-dozen Midwest cities currently (though that number will jump to nine by the time these phones are released, including an East Coast debut in the Baltimore-Washington area), it's especially ...
by Joe Levi | December 1, 2011 2:54 PM
Being able to remotely disable your smartphone is a pretty cool feature, but the Mission Impossible self-destruct is so much more dramatic -- unless it's your phone, in your pocket. That's not what happened here. According to a report, one unfortunate man came somewhat close to it. The story goes that when he felt a burning sensation in his pocket and a friend saw smoke, he pulled out the phone and removed the battery cover, only to see melted terminals and plastic. Apparently no one was hurt, but we doubt the phone will send many more texts or emails in the near future. While we're ...
by Stephen Schenck | December 1, 2011 11:18 AM
Even as it continues to build-out its LTE network to more and more markets, AT&T wasted no time in revealing a lineup of LTE-compatible smartphones right at the end of October. One of those first two models was a Samsung Galaxy S II, coming to AT&T as the Skyrocket. A few weeks later, we caught a glimpse of the Skyrocket all decked-out in white, but weren't aware of just what AT&T's plan for the new color option were. The manufacturer has now turned to Facebook to announce the smartphone's availability. AT&T will begin sales of the white Galaxy S II Skyrocket this Sunday, December 4. The ...
by Anton D. Nagy | November 23, 2011 2:27 AM
We like quick and timely updates regardless of the phone's make, model or carrier. AT&T introduced the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket at the end of October and the device already has an update being delivered to it. On your Skyrocket go to Menu, Settings, Software update, Check for updates and you should have one ready to install over-the-air. It is Google Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread and we know that this build of the platform fixed some bugs (including the voice search one) but chances are AT&T and Samsung also applied some tweaks. Let us know if you find anything worth mentioning. Source: ...
by Anton D. Nagy | November 20, 2011 1:26 AM
On the very last day of October AT&T introduced the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket -- together with the HTC Vivid -- as the carrier's first LTE-enabled phones. A week later the phone went on sale and the carrier was kind enough to confirm the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, though coming in 2012. How about a white Skyrocket just like the one pictured above? Samsung already makes a white version of its international Galaxy S II (and even a pink one for Korea) so getting a pale version of the AT&T Skyrocket is a great addition to the line-up. You can at least be different in terms of ...
by Brandon Miniman | October 17, 2011 8:18 PM
The Samsung Galaxy S II and the iPhone 4S have a lot going for them: dual-core CPUs, fantastic cameras, slender form factors, and great hardware. In this video we compare both devices with multiple tests: web browsing, gaming, video quality, digital personal assistants, and a whole lot more. Check out the video below for the full video. In terms of specs, the Galaxy S II is better-equipped than the iPhone 4S. It has a faster CPU, and more RAM. While the display of the Galaxy S II is 0.8" larger than that of the iPhone 4S, it's got a much lower pixel density at 216ppi vs 326ppi.
by Stephen Schenck | October 6, 2011 10:44 PM
Samsung's Galaxy S II may be just hitting US shores, but that doesn't mean that you'll necessarily end up be stuck paying the higher prices we often see associated with brand-new hardware. If you know where to look, we've seen a couple places you can find Galaxy S II handsets already discounted to just under $100. Sprint's option, the Epic 4G Touch, is still around $200 when bought from Sprint. You can knock $50 off that total by shopping around a little, but the best deal to be found looks like it's over at Amazon. There, you'll be able to order the Epic 4G Touch with a new service ...
by Brandon Miniman | October 5, 2011 8:08 AM
In this face-off video we put the acclaimed Galaxy S 2 up against the best Verizon phone available at the moment, the Motorola Droid Bionic which operates with LTE. In terms of specs, the Galaxy S 2 has a higher-clocking processor, but the Droid Bionic has a higher resolution display. Beyond these two differences, pretty much everything else is the same, save for the built-in HDMI port on the Droid Bionic. In terms of hardware, the Droid Bionic is thicker and more heavy than the Galaxy S 2, but it feels a bit more sturdy in hand. Take a look at the comparison video where we cover gaming ...
by Stephen Schenck | September 30, 2011 8:28 PM
AT&T gets its Samsung Galaxy S II this weekend, and while it goes without saying that if you pick one up on Sunday, you should probably try to avoid losing it straight away, there's more at stake here than just some expensive new hardware, thanks to the revelation of a lock-screen bypass that readily grants unauthorized users access to your phone and everything stored therein. BGR discovered the problem while experimenting with the handset, and it looks to be a quite serious security hole. Basically, you just have to wake the phone, ignore the lock screen and wait for the display to sleep ...
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