by Michael Fisher | September 28, 2012 1:34 PM
I'm looking at a press release that flashed into my inbox this morning, a notice from AT&T that the company will soon be launching three new smartphones and a tablet. Surveying the list, it quickly becomes apparent that all of these newcomers have two things in common: they're all built by Samsung, and they all bear the word "Galaxy" in their names. That should come as a surprise to absolutely no one; Samsung has been using the celestial surname to denote its Android smartphone and tablet products for years. But as the South Korean OEM continues to flood the market with more and more ...
by Stephen Schenck | September 24, 2012 12:36 PM
Overnight, we told you about reports we had heard of Jelly Bean arriving for international Galaxy S III handsets. Since then, Samsung's confirmed the start of its Android 4.1 distribution for the model, as well as offered a look at which of its other smartphones and tablets will be seeing their own Jelly Bean updates arrive in the future. The biggies like the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note make the cut, obviously, along with the Galaxy S Advance, S II LTE, Chat, Ace 2, Ace Plus, Beam, Mini 2 and the Galaxy S Duos. On the tablet side, Samsung says to expect Jelly Bean for the Galaxy Tab 7.0 ...
by Stephen Schenck | August 28, 2012 7:15 PM
A little earlier today, we mentioned the news that a new update for the Samsung Galaxy S II on T-Mobile seemed to imply that Isis NFC-based mobile payments would soon be available to the smartphone's users. Now we have a few more details to add, including just when the service will go up, where it will be available, and what other phones will work. Back in February, we heard that the first-wave launch would be in Salt Lake City, UT, and Austin, TX. That was supposed to take place sometime this summer, but we didn't know quite when. It's now been confirmed that those two are still the ...
by Brandon Miniman | July 31, 2012 2:49 PM
After having looked at early Jelly Bean builds of CyanogenMod on the One X, Galaxy S III, and Galaxy Note, we wanted to take a look at how Jelly Bean feels on older devices, such as the Galaxy S II. The Galaxy S II has been one of our favorite phones: it's light, thin, and super fast. It also has great battery life and an overall great in-hand feel. Samsung plans to release Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S II at some point, but why wait? If your phone is rooted and running a custom bootloader, you can flash a preview of CyanogenMod 10 to your Galaxy S II today. As you can see in this video, all ...
by Anton D. Nagy | July 27, 2012 1:52 AM
After ruling that Samsung's tablet was not as cool as the iPad, the U.K. court considered that a proper way to compensate the South Korean manufacturer was, among others things, for Apple to post a message which publicly clears Samsung of any accusations that it copied the iPad’s design. The fruit-company has managed to score a stay in the case, at least until October, when Apple can be heard in front of the court. Those of you who hoped to see a huge "Samsung did not copy us" message while going to Apple's website will have to wait a little bit more, at least until the beginning of Q4. ...
by Anton D. Nagy | July 22, 2012 3:03 AM
With Jelly Bean and all of its great features which makes it pretty much the fastest Android platform ever, owners of recent hardware are wondering just when will the latest Google platform be released for their phones. In case of the Samsung Galaxy S III, rumor has it that Samsung is already allegedly finished the refresh and should be pushing it out in August or September. The Samsung Galaxy S II, while not a fresh hardware, is still a very popular Android phone (and one of the two most popular Samsung phones). Same report claims that Samsung has started testing the Android 4.1 update on ...
by Anton D. Nagy | July 10, 2012 3:43 AM
Samsung has kept its promise and started delivering the official Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy S II in the middle of March. It is always good to see manufacturers offering device support (at least for the international) and it is even better to see them offering continuous updates. Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich should be available soon for your international Galaxy S II (or immediately if you live in specific regions like Russia). While you are waiting for the refresh -- which brings performance improvements and bugfixes as usual -- you might want to check whether you have ...
by Anton D. Nagy | June 3, 2012 7:36 AM
After we have just recently unboxed the brand new Samsung Galaxy S III, we are now taking a look at the current Samsung flagship Android compared to last year's Galaxy S model, the Galaxy S II, which was launched in February of 2011. Since many of you out there might be still on a contract and considering an upgrade to the Galaxy S III, we are comparing the 2011 and 2012 model, side by side, in a video where we take a look at day-to-day usage, benchmarks, gaming and internet browsing performance. Is it worth upgrading to the Galaxy S III? Find out by taking a look at our video below!
by Anton D. Nagy | May 24, 2012 3:28 AM
Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero was appointed to oversee settlement talks between Apple and Samsung -- ordered by Judge Lucy Koh from the United States District Court for the Northern District of California -- over the course of two days on Monday and Tuesday, May 21 and 22. This might come as no surprise to you but the two giants have not reached an agreement, according to reports. Samsung's CEO Choi Gee-sung and Head of the firm’s Mobile Division, Shin Jong-kyun, were present at the meeting on behalf of the South Korean manufacturer and Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, represented the ...
by Anton D. Nagy | May 24, 2012 2:30 AM
When we were in London to meet the Samsung Galaxy S III we noticed that the operation was very smooth, as it should be given the most powerful processor to be found on an Android device. However, Samsung's own TouchWiz UX is also smooth and a great improvement over previous versions and it is now available for other (select Samsung device users, for the moment). Let's start with the predecessor, the Galaxy S II. If you are running a Samsung-based ROM you could try TouchWiz UX on your device. There are two flavors, one with four columns and one with five. Head over to the first source link ...
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