Posts tagged with: Galaxy S II (T-Mobile)
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    A couple days back, right before we got a look at what's presumably a full list of smartphones from various carriers that will initially support Isis mobile payments, we talked a little about an update that had just arrived for the Samsung Galaxy S II on T-Mobile, mentioning in its release notes the new Isis support. In fact, according to T-Mobile, the only improvements over the previous Ice Cream Sandwich release were bug fixes and that NFC-related update for Isis. As it turns out, though, another change snuck its way in: Samsung disabled Google universal search, just like it had for the ...

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    The big NFC question of the day may be whether or not the iPhone 5 will support the feature, but there's also new developments on a couple NFC fronts in Android-land. Slowly but surely, Google continues to flesh-out Wallet with new features and capabilities. In recent weeks, we've seen it greatly expand its credit card compatibility with a bit of a workaround, and learned that Google managed to sway Discover over to supporting the app. Google's Robin Dua recently headed-up a Q&A session regarding Wallet, where he talked a little bit about what direction the app is heading. That ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy S III may be the new hotness (or slightly less than that, depending on how much you agree with our review), but millions of users are still plenty happy with their Galaxy S IIs. For those on T-Mobile, the opportunity to upgrade their handsets to Ice Cream Sandwich will be here in just a few hours, set to become available at 11pm Eastern. Like many of the Ice Cream Sandwich updates we've heard about, this one's not coming down OTA and will have to be installed manually by users interested in upgrading from Gingerbread. That means you'll need Samsung's Kies software in order ...

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    Three weeks ago, we saw Samsung publish a list of just which of its Android devices would be seeing Ice Cream Sandwich updates arrive in the US. We already had our suspicions that many of those devices would be getting ICS thanks to news about updates for their international versions, and others we had already seen confirmed by the carriers themselves. Still, it was good to see confirmation in those cases where we previously lacked it, as well as get the chance to see the status of all these Samsung models in a nice carrier-by-carrier breakdown. At least, that's largely what we got, but at ...

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    HTC's One S may be the hot new phone on T-Mobile, especially if you're looking for an Ice Cream Sandwich model, but there are plenty of more devices on the way, along with a number of ICS updates for existing handsets in the pipeline. A recently-leaked roadmap give us a look at what we can expect from the carrier as we start to get into summer. Huwaei has quite few Androids getting ready to join the T-Mobile family. First up, there's the Astro, which could hit the carrier as soon as May 9. This is a low-end Gingerbread handset with a 3.5-inch HVGA display and 3.2-megapixel camera. That ...

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    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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    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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    AT&T scored itself an exclusive on Samsung's Galaxy Note for the smartphone's US launch, releasing it for its new LTE network. That didn't do fans of T-Mobile much good, as the international HSPA+ version of the Note doesn't support the 1700MHz band T-Mobile relies on, and while the AT&T LTE version of the phone works on 1700MHz, it only does so for LTE. The guys over at the XDA-Developer forums thought that someone should be able to nudge the Note over to operating on T-Mobile with the proper motivation, and put together a bounty to encourage development. Those efforts seem to have paid ...

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    The white Samsung Galaxy S II, for those who want to be different or just hate the fingerprints, was confirmed by T-Mobile at the beginning of December; shortly after came a period of time in which you could purchase the phone only online but things seem to change now. According to recent reports, today is the day when T-Mobile brick-and-mortar stores will get white Samsung Galaxy S II units. If you want to grab one, just head over to a store near you. It's the same phone, with the exact same specs, except for the color. After all, white is the new black for some. If you don't believe us, ...

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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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    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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    With plenty of new phones on their way to the major US carriers in the coming weeks and months, it should be no surprise that we're seeing them take steps to help push sales of existing models while there's still an interest in them. The latest to reveal its plans for a Valentine's Day sale is T-Mobile, and it puts forth a compelling if not extremely time-limited offer. This Saturday, February 11, for one day only, T-Mobile will be selling its entire stock of 4G smartphones for free-on-contract. Additionally, the same savings will be available for select tablets, including the Huawei-made ...

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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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    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 ...

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