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:

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    Mark your calendar's everyone because your prayers have just been answered. Samsung has just posted that March 10th will be the day when your Galaxy S II (GT-I9100) will get a taste of some Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich love. I'm not sure if I should say sadly or gladly, but you know TouchWiz will also be included with the upgrade, but still, I know current GSII owners won't complain. Have a look at Tony's extensive review on the unofficial ROM leak we caught recently, because it most likely won't change that much. The upgrade includes some multi-tasking enhancements, Android Beam, Face ...

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    Google yesterday brought the news that the good old Android Market (as well as Google Music) will be rebranded to Google Play. Whether it is something that will help Google take its game one step further is so far a mystery, though Michael is trying to explain Play implications on Android tablets. Our Samsung Galaxy S II, residing in Europe, and running the latest leaked Samsung Ice Cream Sandwich ROM has just received its Google Play update. It replaces the Android Market and the shortcut becomes Play Store (with version 3.4.6). Guess what: our Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 running a custom ICS ...

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    There's been no shortage of leaks when it comes to Android 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich for the Samsung Galaxy S II. After testing the last two of them (LPB and LPH), we think that Samsung is very close to releasing an official refresh, given that the leaks seem stable in the majority of aspects. However, rumors that mentioned a March 1 release turned out to be baseless as we're passed that date. Now, according to Samsung Israel's Facebook page, Samsung Galaxy S II devices in the country (both unlocked and operator variants) will get their official Ice Cream Sandwich treat on March 15. This ...

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    The other day we brought you a hands-on with the new HTC One X and this time we'd like to show you a quick video where we compare the new HTC phone with some of the hottest devices on the market at the moment. We stack the One X up against the Samsung Google Galaxy Nexus, the Samsung Galaxy S II, the Apple iPhone 4S and the other new HTC device, the One S. We're looking at outer aspect, physical dimenions, screen visibility, pocketability and more so make sure to check out the video below!

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    If you were wondering how the new HTC One S compares to a couple of the most popular phones available on the market then you'll be interested to see the video below. We asked ourselves the same question and we looked at the HTC One S while stacking it against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Apple iPhone 4S. How big, heavy, thin and sexy is the One S compared to the aforementioned? Check out the video below and let us know of what you think.

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    Back in September Samsung was happy to announce that it sold 10 million Galaxy S II units just to follow-up in January that its home market, South Korea, contributed with five million of its own. Now they're happy to announce yet another milestone. 20 million Samsung Galaxy S II devices (or variants) have been sold globally which makes the device Samsung's best-selling phone ever. The original Galaxy S was the previous record holder but the newer version and its Super AMOLED Plus screen and sexy looks managed to dethrone it. We're looking forward to seeing the Samsung Galaxy S III and ...

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    Just as we were wrapping-up 2011, a leaked screenshot from US Cellular's computer network was released, revealing what seemed to be several models destined to arrive at the carrier. Those included a couple Samsung devices, with both the Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 among those named. Since then, we've seen US Cellular formally announce the Tab 10.1, along with another Samsung handset called the Aviator, but there hasn't been a peep about the GS2. That is, until today, at least, with US Cellular revealing plans to carry the GS2 for just about $230 on-contract. US Cellular isn't going ...

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    At the beginning of February we saw a leaked official Ice Cream Sandwich ROM being leaked for the Samsung Galaxy S II and we even took a quick look at what was in the build. At that time it was version I9100XXLPB and was relatively fresh: January 29. Another version has been recently leaked. We're looking at I9100XXLPH as of February 9. It is still Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich and TouchWiz is still in the package. We flashed the ROM ourselves and found it to be a little snappier; the previous XXLPB had an improved battery life over Gingerbread and, according to reports, the latest ...

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    A recent tweet from @ChainfireXDA has power users worried about the future of custom ROMs on their Samsung smartphones. "Ok its like this: the latest SGS2/ICS leak will disable secure storage if the kernel signature is not Samsung... Do they hate customers?" @ChainfireXDA So what does that all mean? First off, the Samsung Galaxy SII doesn't have an official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM just yet, so all this may be a little premature. Next, secure storage can be used by various apps to store sensitive information. That information might be passwords, credit card numbers, encryption ...

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    Samsung promised an official Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the Galaxy S II which should land, according to the manufacturer, sometime this quarter, but we've recently seen an official Google Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM being leaked. We've tested out the platform refresh and found it to be really stable, fast, and smooth as you'd expect from ICS on such a device but in addition, Samsung is also adding an improved TouchWiz user interface as well as somewhat better battery life. (Scroll down for video!) Those who already managed to take a look at Ice Cream Sandwich – either on their ...

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    The almost one year old Samsung Galaxy S II is scheduled by the manufacturer to receive an official upgrade to Android 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich sometime this quarter. However, if you do not wish to wait that long you can try your luck with this latest official ROM leak. The OS version is Android 4.0.3 and TouchWiz on top of it has some improvements (like the ring unlock a la ICS on the lock screen instead of swipe-off image plus some new effects while flipping through home screens). The firmware build is I9100XXLPB and is relatively fresh: January 29. We've gave it a quick run on our own ...

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    Many were disappointed to find out that there will be no Galaxy S III at this year's MWC in Barcelona but Samsung was kind enough to reassure us there will be "exciting new mobile products" at this month's show. A certain Galaxy S 2+ showed up in An3DBenchXL's benchmark database, with Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread on-board, WVGA display and a CPU clocking at 1.5GHz. The Galaxy S II has a 1.2GHz Exynos processor but the Samsung-made Google Galaxy Nexus on Sprint appears to have a 1.5GHz processor too. It wouldn't be the first time Samsung released a "plus" version of a popular smartphone. The ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy S III is currently one of the big mysteries in the smartphone world; we hear it mentioned all the time, but we don't have much more to go on than some basic rumors about its hardware and ever-shifting estimates for when the phone might be announced, and then finally released. The official word from Samsung is that the company's still making up its mind about how to launch the handset. We had been hoping to get a chance to see the phone at the Mobile World Congress this year, but even that looks like it won't be happening anymore. While there's some talk of delaying the ...

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    Just like in the previous Samsung ad -- where people got Samsunged -- we still don't know who these other people are and what their phone preference is. Maybe you can figure it out from the ads below. In the first one Samsung is emphasizing on the Galaxy S II's voice-to-text ability. It's clearly not aimed at people standing in line for the Apple iPhone 4S because Siri is able to do much more than sending a text message to someone in your Contacts based on what you dictate, without touching the screen. The other ad is about the 4G capability of the Samsung Galaxy S II. Check them out below ...

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    A recent iGR study indicates that Samsung is the preferred brand in the U.S. when it comes to devices powered by Google's Android operating system. Motorola, HTC and LG are coming next with low-cost phone makers ZTE and Huawei lower down the list. The report also unveils that 47% of those in the U.S. that have a smartphone chose Android with the iPhone coming in second at 24%. The study shows that from those who chose Android as their platform, 45% actually made their decision based on a research that led them to specifically select an Android device. 27% of Android users made their ...

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