Posts tagged with: Galaxy S 2

[Full Galaxy S II Review] The Galaxy S II was unveiled by Samsung at MWC 2011. It is one of the first phones using a dual core processor. It's packing a 1.2GHz dual core Samsung Exynos 4210 processor, 1GB of RAM and 15.2GB of ROM. Its 4.3-inch display has a resolution of 480 x 800 WVGA and uses Super AM-OLED Plus technology, and also supports 1080p HD output. The Galaxy S II also has an eight-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus and a front facing 1.9-megapixel camera. Read on for the latest Samsung Galaxy S II news, reviews and videos:

  • by | August 6, 2012 1:24 PM

    Since the Jelly Bean source was released, there's been no shortage of custom ROMs available for many of the popular Android handsets out there. Despite how solid many of these releases are, there are still plenty of us interested in finding out when officially-supported Jelly Bean updates may become available from manufacturers. For those of you with Samsung phones, a preliminary schedule has leaked, giving us some idea of what to expect through the end of the year. SamMobile attributes this information to Samsung insiders from which it's received news on Ice Cream Sandwich updates in the ...

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  • by | July 12, 2012 11:08 AM

    While reviewing the Samsung Galaxy S III, and taking a look at the phone's display, we focused our critique on the use of PenTile subpixels, leading to blockier-looking graphics than we'd see with a traditional RGB arrangement. While that's a definite problem, the guys over at DisplayMate decided to take an even closer look at the GS3's screen, performing some very technical measures of its output, and comparing those figures against readings from the GS2 and original Galaxy S. They ended up with a whole bunch of useful observations, with one of the most interesting being a "poor" score ...

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  • by | June 26, 2012 5:29 PM

    HTC made some smart choices when designing Sense 4.0, going with a look that was a little less overbearing than previous iterations, while keeping what worked. Since it's arrived, we've seen independent efforts to attempt bringing Sense 4.0 to phones from other manufacturers, with varying degrees of success. Today, we look at a major milestone being reached towards getting Sense 4.0 on Samsung's Galaxy S II, with news of the first-such custom ROM booting on the phone's international version. This ROM is the work of the Sense4All team, which has succeeded in getting the phone to boot with ...

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  • by | May 3, 2012 2:58 PM

    Samsung has unveiled its answer to the iPhone 5, the HTC One X, and every other high-end phone to be released this year. Shown at the Unpacked 2012 event in London, the Galaxy S III is an impressively-spec'ed smartphone. It has a Super AMOLED HD display at 4.8" and 720p resolution. It's powered by a quad-core 1.4GHz Exynos CPU with 1GB of RAM and either 16 or 32GB of storage. It has an 8MP camera on the rear with 1080p video recording, plus a 1.9MP front-facing camera. The design of the Galaxy S III is "inspired by nature" with a curved pebble-like feel and notification sounds that are ...

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  • by | March 30, 2012 4:21 AM

    Our Canadian friends who are running Android and are Bell subscribers will love this! The good folks at MobileSyrup managed to get their hands on what appears to be a schedule for upcoming Ice Cream Sandwich updates for Bell Canada's Android phones. We all know what Ice Cream Sandwich brings and we all want it. So, Bell customers check this out: if you have one of the following phones (and tablet), this is when to expect the update. - Samsung Galaxy S II: April 2012 - Samsung Galaxy Note: April 2012 - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1: May 2012 - Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE: June 2012 - HTC ...

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  • by | March 21, 2012 3:07 PM

    Younghee Lee is Samsung's marketing executive who recently unveiled that the launch of the Galaxy S III is still under review. The executive is busy thinking "how I can engage with consumers from the bottom of their heart, and not just be a big and functional and rational and reasonable brand". What Apple managed to achieve, aside from exceptional hardware, is a fantastic brand recognition that goes beyond anything in the world of gadget connoisseurs. The buzz is incredible whenever Cupertino is launching a new product and Samsung's Younghee Lee wants to build exactly that. The ex-L'Oreal ...

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  • by | March 20, 2012 7:32 PM

    Have you noticed how your Samsung smartphone charges faster if you are using the wall-charger that came with the phone than though other chargers? It's sometimes twice as fast! What's up with that? Most Samsung Galaxy phones (from the originals up through the Galaxy S II, and even the Galaxy Nexus and presumably the Galaxy S III) can charge at 750 to 800mA, but when charging over "generic" chargers, you'll likely only charge at 350mA. That's less than half as fast as the "official" chargers. One XDA-Developer wanted to know why, and found out the secret lies inside the "official" Samsung ...

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  • by | March 20, 2012 4:50 AM

    March 14 was a day to remember for many Samsung Galaxy S II owners as the official Ice Cream Sandwich update roll-out process was started in some regions. While users are patiently waiting for their devices to receive the refresh, the manufacturer has just released the source code. You can either follow the source link to the Samsung Open Source Release Center and search for "GT-i9100" or click the direct link below. You'll be able to download the Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich kernel source and take a look under the hood. If you're not into that you can sit back and wait for the community ...

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  • by | March 20, 2012 3:28 AM

    Regardless if you are a fan of Samsung's own UI, TouchWiz, or not, the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy S II has it bundled, but there's more to the update than just the same old TouchWiz. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is, as of last week, at the core of the Galaxy S II and TouchWiz is just there to make it prettier (well, in this case, a little bit more ugly according to some users who prefer the stock ICS launcher). The goodies, like enhanced speed and performance, new web browser with tabs, the new typeface, etc. are still there, if you look closely under the ...

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  • by | March 19, 2012 1:24 PM

    While both the latest Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxy devices depend on SoCs (System-on-a-Chip) manufactured under the same roof, their respective parent companies are bitter rivals in a highly competitive market. With any cut-throat competition there is often some form of mudslinging, in an attempt to sway the opinion of the masses, competitors will often spend significant time and money highlighting the flaws of their opposition. Seen on Thanksgiving, daily television, and even during the Super Bowl, the "Samsunged" ads are effectively everywhere. These ads aim specifically to portray ...

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  • by | March 14, 2012 7:59 AM

    We've already seen what the leaked Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S II was capable of but the South Korean company made a lot of Galaxy S II users happy when it finally decided to roll-out the highly anticipated, final, official Ice Cream Sandwich ROM. We didn't notice many changes from the previous (leaked) build which was XXLPB but there are a couple of TouchWiz changes in the final build (though minor), which is XXLPQ -- like the ability to once again have infinite scrolling for home screens and application drawer panels to the left and the right. Battery seems to be well ...

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  • by | March 13, 2012 5:08 PM

    In a post on their Facebook page Samsung was "thrilled" to announce Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for several of their devices. The post not only told us the European version of the Galaxy S II would be getting the update within the following days, but several of their tablets would also be getting the update to ICS. The post specifically mentions the Galaxy Note, Galaxy Tab 8.9, and Galaxy Tab 10.1, which will be getting ICS "soon". While that's great news, what's interesting is that there was no mention about when (if?) the Galaxy Tab 7.7 would be getting Android 4.0. Source: Samsung

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  • by | March 13, 2012 9:26 AM

    Not that we didn't see enough "official" but not final Ice Cream Sandwich ROM leaks for the Samsung Galaxy S II, but Samsung Philippines even confirmed the roll-out for March 10. Then Samsung denied the information and just yesterday we heard rumors that it might just land today. This time it looks to be the real thing as Samsung itself officially confirmed on Twitter that the Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich update will start rolling out today in some European countries -- like Poland, Hungary, Sweden -- and Korea. Expect the process to spread and other regions to be included in the process ...

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  • by | March 12, 2012 11:10 PM

    Last week, owners of the Galaxy S II got news from Samsung that the Ice Cream Sandwich update for their phones was just about to be officially released. Before anyone had time to celebrate, though, Samsung revealed that the announcement was premature, and its division in the Philippines had posted the news in error. We feel like we're going through a bit of déjà vu here, with more news arriving of a pending ICS update, only to be similarly retracted. This time, the claim about the GS2 Android 4.0 update came form South Korean cellular provider SK Telecom. The carrier tweeted that it ...

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  • by | March 9, 2012 12:55 PM

    It was good while it lasted folks! After seeing the almost finished leaked Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Samsung Galaxy S II and then, with the recent Samsung Philippines March 10 ICS update post, we now have a cold shower. We sure hope this will not turn into a deja vu (yes, we're referring to the Samsung Galaxy S Gingerbread saga). According to Samsung Tomorrow's tweet, the previous information published by Samsung Philippines is wrong. No more reason to wait for March 10! However, when the update schedule is confirmed, Samsung will let everyone know on Twitter. Samsung: not cool!!! ...

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