Posts tagged with: Galaxy S II
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    The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we're making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything. Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Sunday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow ...

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    If you have an Apple iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S, chances are you're waiting for the iPhone 6 to come out, as you've probably skipped both the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. If you have a Galaxy S II from Samsung, you should be excited about the MWC Unpacked event where the S 5 might land, as you apparently skipped the S III and S 4. However, Microsoft wants to take advantage of your hesitation and has an offer which you should definitely consider if you are willing to give Windows Phone, and its surrounding ecosystem, a chance. If you trade in your iPhone 4, iPhone 4s or Galaxy S2, you can get a ...

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    Before we begin, we'd just like to say something to everyone who's going to call us out for click-baiting with that "Galaxy S 5" title: your allegations are completely founded and true. But look here: even though Galaxy S 5 rumors are (to say the least) premature and indicative of a serious problem with our nasty-fast industry -an issue we discuss on the air- they're also important. That's because, as unreliable and, frankly, stupid as they are, they also give us an opportunity to discuss the future of Samsung industrial design. And any opportunity we get to talk about the Galaxy family in ...

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    Despite my calendar telling me we're supposed to be entering the Spring season, outside my office window Nature has deposited a thick, dense layer of snow atop all of Greater Boston. As my BlackBerry will tell you, I've already had quite enough of the frozen menace this year, and the constant exposure to its numbing cold has me thinking morbid thoughts this Friday afternoon. Specifically, I'm thinking about death, and how it relates to the Samsung Galaxy S III. Every time a new smartphone comes up for announcement, the media's focus -and the consumers'- swings instantly to the hip, new, ...

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    February was the time frame mentioned for the official Android Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S II, at least in Singapore, but there were reports of the Samsung 2011 flagship getting the refresh in Spain earlier. According to reports, the big switch has been flipped and devices should be getting the new version of Android soon. The roll-out is apparently being spread out in phases but those who are lucky to get it will receive Android 4.1.2 with the ROM build JZO54K. Aside from all the Jelly Bean goodies (like Google Now and Project Butter) there's also a new TouchWiz, two home screen ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Peter Chou's recent appearance on TV with none other than the white variant of the HTC M7. Then there's some more HTC talk, but now with new leaks by the name of the M4 and G2 which are not as hot as the M7. Then Samsung takes the spotlight as we cover all the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates for legacy devices like the original Galaxy Note. Then we talk about a new Samsung tablet that has made rumors, this time with codename GT-P3200. We end today's show by talking about the Jailbreak status of iOS 6. All this and more after the break. Stories: ...

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    About the only official information we've seen made public about the Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S II was referencing a certain February roll-out for devices in Singapore. Apparently, owners of the 2011 flagship in Spain are getting the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean refresh already (though the screenshots above are in Polish). Given the roll-out process and the stages, other regions might soon follow. The build, which is XWLS8 and dated January this year, appears to be different from what we've seen leaked recently, but it contains all the goodies users were waiting for, including ...

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    January: the post-holiday comedown mixes with the post-CES recovery and pre-MWC quiet to form a lull of epic proportions. Fortunately though, leaks and rumors never stop, and we've got a few of them to bat around on this episode of the Weekly. Today, Joe Levi and Anton D. Nagy each return to the podcast to talk rumored Sony Xperia tablets, LG Windows Phones, and the will-it-never-die speculation surrounding a cheap iPhone. Also making the cut: the HTC M7 and Samsung Galaxy S IV, the Huawei Ascend W2, and some far-out pseudo-news regarding LG's supposed "Nexus 5" and "Nexus 7.7." All that, ...

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    Before officially announcing the Galaxy S II Plus, Samsung unveiled some details regarding the upcoming Android Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S II. We didn't have a time frame at the time but it appears that thing are becoming clearer for S II owners. A company spokesperson unveiled to Cnet that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean refresh will start rolling out in Singapore, for the Galaxy S II, at the beginning of February. That doesn't say reveal too much for those who are rocking the 2011 flagship but it surely gives you a reference date if you are living in other regions. Source: ...

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    Samsung today announced that the company has managed to sell, from the supply side, a total number of 100,000,000 Galaxy S phones. This number aggregates all Galaxy S devices in the line-up, including the original Galaxy S introduced in May 2010, the Galaxy S II unveiled at the 2011 MWC, and the Galaxy S III announced at the 2012 London Unpacked event in May. Both the Galaxy S II and the Galaxy S III account for 40 million each, of the total announced, with the remaining 20 million representing sales for the original Galaxy S. According to Samsung, 190,000 Galaxy S III units are being ...

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    Samsung is continuing its climb and journey for market domination as new information reveals the South Korean phone-maker might have sold as much as 500 handsets every minute in the last quarter of 2012. For the same period its quarterly profit appears to be likely around $8.1 billion, according to a Reuters report. The Samsung Galaxy S III, followed by the Galaxy Note II, had a crucial role for the company in achieving this goal. The strong portfolio of products is also crucial for Samsung. While competitors like Apple have released only one model, HTC 18 models, Nokia 9, and LG 24, ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy S II continues to be a neat little phone and while at it the Jelly Bean update will give it a fresh look and feel (not that you couldn't work some custom ROM magic on it for your needs). However, the official Jelly Bean update is on its way, as promised by the manufacturer itself, and we've got some details straight from the horse's mouth. According to Samsung Korea, the refresh will only be available via the KIES software suite and it will take about an hour to install, mainly because it will repartition the entire memory system (while reducing the internal storage by ...

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    The Android 4.1.2 update for the Samsung Galaxy S II was leaked about a month ago and, based on internet reports, owners had every right to be optimistic and wait for a possible 2012 roll-out. Sadly, it now appears that there will be no refresh this year; the good news is that next year is just a couple of weeks out. The situation for the Galaxy Note (original) appears to be a carbon copy. Thanks to the Exynos multi-device exploit discovered and published recently Samsung might want to play it safe and, even it ROMs are in final stage, hold the update until the vulnerability is fixed. So, ...

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    Are we ever going to see Samsung release a Galaxy S II Plus? After all, the first Galaxy S saw the manufacturer release a Plus version, and we've been hearing rumors that Samsung could be planning the same sort of thing for the S II since the very beginning of this year. While the hardware has yet to surface, we could finally be starting to close in on it, as new rumors peg its release date to early 2013. Supposedly, the white GS2 Plus could arrive in mid-January, with the blue version shipping in early February. Over the course of the past year, we've heard quite a few theories about just ...

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    Back in July when we heard about the Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S III we also learned that the Galaxy S II is on the manufacturer's list for the refresh. While the current flagship is in the middle of the roll-out process (some got the firmware earlier while others, in the US, are still waiting for it), the Galaxy S II just recently saw its first Jelly Bean ROM being leaked. This is an Android 4.1.2 ROM in a beta stage and, as such, those who decide to flash should put up with the bugs. However, it is proof that Samsung didn't forget about the device and is working to bring ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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. ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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!

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    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 ...

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    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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