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Samsung officially announced the availability of an upgrade for its Galaxy S II phones to Android 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich. Initially, the upgrade will be made available in European countries including Poland, Hungary, and Sweden. Korea will also get the update right away. If you're wondering about the rest of us, Samsung says the update will "gradually roll out to other markets." Samsung also reassured owners of its GALAXY Note, GALAXY SII LTE, GALAXY R, GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus, 7.7, 8.9, 8.9 LTE and 10.1 that an update will follow soon for those devices. Moving forward, it sounds like it's on the carrier's shoulders to offer the ICS goodness to those of us who are anxiously waiting here in the... Read more...
Samsung took the wraps off of another new smartphone in the Galaxy S line. The new Galaxy S Advance appears to be a mid-range handset that features specs that fall between the original Galaxy S and the more recent Galaxy S II. Some of the key features of the Galaxy S Advance include a dual core 1GHz processor, HSPA 14.4 Mbps connectivity, 4-inch Super AMOLED display (480x800), 768MB of RAM, up to 16GB of onboard storage, and a 5MP rear-facing camera. When it launches, the phone will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread. This phone will be available in Russia in February followed by a gradual roll out in other countries. Samsung offers style and power with GALAXY S Advance Latest addition to Android-powered... Read more...
Samsung's Galaxy S II line of smartphones has enjoyed tremendous success worldwide, selling 3 million units in just 55 days. As we found during our review of Sprint's variant of the phone, the Galaxy S II is definitely a great handset—dare we say one of the better ones to ship this year. As is typical in the world of electronics, however, this handset won't stay at the top for long. In fact, we're already experiencing gadget envy now that we're seeing more details about the upcoming successor to the Galaxy S II, appropriately called the Galaxy S III. This new smartphone is rumored to feature a 2.0GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 10 megapixel camera with full 1080p video capabilities,... Read more...
It's no secret that Samsung's Galaxy S line of devices has been big sellers. Now, Samsung has released figures that tell us a little more about how successful the company has been in the mobile market. This year, Samsung has sold 300 million mobile handset sales. Of course, the company's Galaxy S and Galaxy S II handsets have made a significant contribution to this milestone, though Samsung's bada smartphones have also played their part. In 2010, Samsung's handset sales were about 280 million. Samsung Celebrates 300 Million Global Handset Sales in 2011 Samsung Seeking Mobile Leadership Through Innovative and Diverse Lineup SEOUL, Korea – December 11, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co.,... Read more...
Samsung isn't saying much here, but really, there isn't a lot to say. The Galaxy S II that's already on T-Mobile USA's network will soon be joined by... another Galaxy S II. This time, however, it will be white in color. The white GSII is already making the rounds overseas, but it's just now touching down in the States. The full statement is below, and while no pricing is given, we're assuming it'll land between $100-$200 on contract, and will be here "in the coming weeks." Samsung Mobile is excited to announce T-Mobile will launch a new white color option of the Samsung Galaxy S II in time for the holidays. We’ll have more information to share about when and where customers can pick up... Read more...
Not too long ago, we took an in-depth, hands-on look at the unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone. At the time, the phone wasn't available in the US, so we weren't able to show you a hands-on video of a US version of the phone. Now, however, the Samsung Galaxy S II is available through Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile. All of the phones have a similar look and feel, though there are a few differentiating points among the models. We've been testing the Sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy S II, otherwise known as the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch for a couple weeks now, and we like what we see. In fact, we'd go as far as saying this is one of the best smartphones we've seen... Read more...
Not too long ago, we took an in-depth, hands-on look at the unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone. At the time, the phone wasn't available in the US, so we weren't able to show you a hands-on video of a US version of the phone. Now, however, the Samsung Galaxy S II is available through Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile. All of the phones have a similar look and feel, though there are a few differentiating points among the models. We've been testing the Sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy S II, otherwise known as the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch for a couple weeks now, and we like what we see.  In fact, we'd go as far as saying this is one of the best smartphones we've... Read more...
AT&T, together with HTC and Samsung, announced the first LTE smartphones that will be available for the wireless carrier. Starting next week, you'll have the option of picking up the HTC Vivid or the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and surfing the web from AT&T's 4G LTE network (where coverage is available, of course). The official release date for both phones is November 6. In addition to the launch of these phones, AT&T is planning to launch LTE service in Boston, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Athens, Ga. on November 6. The HTC Vivid will feature a dual core 1.2 GHz processor and a 4.5-inch qHD display. Other key features include 16 GB of on-board memory, an 8-megapixel camera... Read more...
What could possibly be better than a Galaxy S II? Well, a Galaxy S II LTE, of course. But what could be better than even that? The Galaxy S II HD LTE. We're thinking that Samsung is pushing the limits of naming nomenclature already, but there's no denying the pure impressiveness of their newest smartphone. The company just announced the official launch of the Galaxy S II LTE and S II HD LTE, with the first guy offering a 4.5-inch WVGA (800×480) Super AMOLED Plus display, Android 2.3, and a 1.5GHz dual core applications processor. It'll also support LTE with transmission five times faster than 3G, allowing the user to download 138 music files (4MB), 110 eBooks (5MB), and six HD games (90MB)... Read more...
T-Mobile took advantage of the GigaOm Mobilize 2011 event today to unveil its two fastest smartphones to date: the HTC Amaze 4G and Samsung Galaxy S II. Both will take full advantage of T-Mobile's 4G network, and both come to the mobile party wielding a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm. "These new products unlock the full potential of our faster 4G network and deliver the best experience yet for watching video, surfing the Web, and creating and sharing content on the go," said Cole Brodman, chief marketing officer, T-Mobile USA. "A 4G connection delivers a much improved experience, which entices consumers to do more with the devices they carry. We’ve seen that first hand;... Read more...
The Samsung Epic 4G Touch is coming to Sprint later this week, but there's still time to preorder the phone if you want to be among the first to get your hands on it. The Epic 4G Touch is expected to be available on September 16 for $199.99 after discounts and with a contract. Walmart shoppers can find an even better deal, however, as the big-box retailer is currently offering the phone for just $99.99 with a new two-year contract. As you'll recall, the Samsung Epic 4G Touch is one of the members of Samsung's Galaxy S II line of smartphones. T-Mobile and AT&T will also be getting variants of this phone, though Sprint will be the first carrier to offer it. The Epic 4G Touch features a 4.52-inch... Read more...
Well, the time has come! Samsung's Galaxy S II, a phone that we recently reviewed and found to be amongst the top of the Android class, is finally coming to U.S. shores on a trio of carriers. As rumors had suggested, Verizon Wireless is the lone operator of the Big Four that has rejected it, leaving AT&T, T-Mobile USA and Sprint to carry the torch. It's an odd move for VZW, but then again, they do already have a robust phone portfolio, including the iPhone 4 (and presumably, the incoming iPhone 5). Either way, you've now got three subsidized options for getting one of the best Android smartphones to date. TouchWiz and a Super AMOLED Plus panel are found across the board, as well as Wi-Fi,... Read more...
IFA's kicking off this week in Berlin, and that means a bevy of new gadgets to make your current gadgets look mighty old. Samsung is first out of the block with two new impressive pieces of kit, the Galaxy S II LTE and the Galaxy TAb 8.9 LTE. Rather than just shoving an LTE module into these and calling it a day, Samsung's actually retooling 'em to some extent. The stock Galaxy S II is already amongst our favorite Android smartphones, and it looks like this LTE build will be just as impressive. The new model will sport a larger 4.5-inch display, a more powerful 1.5GHz dual-core CPU (over 1.2GHz in the original), a Super AMOLED Plus display, 8MP rear camera and a mobile hotspot feature that'll... Read more...
We've known about the upcoming announcement and launch of the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone for US carriers for a little while now. It has been assumed that Samsung would make a variant of this phone for all four of the top U.S. carriers. Now, one of America's largest carriers, Verizon Wireless, has confirmed that it will not carry the Samsung Galaxy S II. Reportedly, Verizon Wireless has chosen not to offer this highly anticipated smartphone because it doesn't want to overwhelm customers with smartphones and because the carrier is already offering another Samsung phone, the Droid Charge. A Verizon Wireless spokesperson confirmed the carrier will not be offering the smartphone, and said, "We... Read more...
Sprint appears to be prepping an aggressive lineup of smartphones for this fall. According to a leaked report, the Now Network will be getting a few new high-end smartphones this fall. We knew the Galaxy S II from Samsung is headed to Sprint, but until now, most reports have called this phone the Samsung Within. New information suggests Sprint may be sticking with the Epic naming and could call the upcoming Galaxy S II the Epic 4G Touch. Reports also suggest that there will be two new smartphones from Motorola and HTC. They will be known as the HTC EVO Design 4G and the Motorola Admiral. Notice the Admiral doesn’t have 4G in the name, which might suggest it could launch without 4G capabilities.... Read more...
Samsung's Galaxy S II was first introduced to the world at Mobile World Congress 2011, and despite the fact that quite a few smartphones have shipped in the months between then and now, Samsung's top-tier smartphone remains a favorite across the globe. In fact, it hasn't even shipped to America yet. With a potent dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 16GB of internal storage, a full gigabyte of RAM and the latest version of Android (2.3 aka Gingerbread), it stands as a powerhouse to compete with other top tier handsets... Samsung Galaxy S II Smartphone Review... Read more...
Samsung's Galaxy S II was first introduced to the world at Mobile World Congress 2011, and despite the fact that quite a few smartphones have shipped in the months between then and now, Samsung's top-tier smartphone remains a favorite across the globe. In fact, it hasn't even shipped to America yet. With a potent dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 16GB of internal storage, a full gigabyte of RAM and the latest version of Android (2.3 aka Gingerbread), it stands as a powerhouse to compete with other top tier handsets. There aren't any gimmicks here. No 3D. No qHD display, and no extra fancy design construction. What is here, however, is a powerful smartphone with a shockingly slim body, a lightweight... Read more...
There's reason for Samsung to celebrate the 4th of July. The company just recently crossed the three million mark for units sold on their Galaxy S II smartphone. That happened in just 55 days, compared to the 85 days it took the original Galaxy S to sell that many units. It's a wild milestone. It means that a Galaxy S II device was sold every 1.5 seconds since launch around the world, and here's the really crazy part: it's not even available in the U.S. yet, among other places. Those in the U.S. have had to import them, and while it's highly likely that it will ship to AT&T at some point, it hasn't yet -- just think what those sales figures could be once it hits even more nations. Congrats... Read more...
Samsung's Galaxy S II has made a huge splash around the world. With the original Galaxy S handset selling over 10 million units globally, Samsung saw it impossible to overlook a follow-up device with a similar name. And the S II definitely has the chops to be as popular as the first. A dual-core 1GHz CPU, and a qHD high-res display are just the tip of the iceberg. But in order to get mass appeal in the States, you need a phone available across a wide variety of carriers; all four of the major ones, if you can manage. To this point, the Galaxy S II seemed like it would be skipping over AT&T in the U.S., but that is looking less and less likely now. Samsung Mobile's Singapore Facebook page... Read more...
Oh, brother! Another port to remember! As the times change, so do the ways in which we sync our devices, and Samsung's newly announced Galaxy S II has a port that has never been used on a smartphone before, and based on the specifications, we're hoping that it somehow comes to more phones in the near future. The port in question is the MHL port, which stands for Mobile High-Definition. It's a video link standard that was built by a group of companies including Nokia, Toshiba, Samsung, Sony and Silicon Image. This is partly good news, and partly bad. One one hand, having a port that can be used as a USB or HDMI port is a real plus. But on the other, it's yet another fragment in a world of connectors... Read more...
Samsung, like Sony Ericsson and Nokia, had a press event today in Barcelona to kick off the opening of Mobile World Congress. And like SE, Samsung had a few surprises in store for those who came. The first was the next version of the highly successful Galaxy S. That smartphone has sold over 10 million units worldwide, and Samsung (along with Google) is very proud of that fact. Rather than drastically changing the formula, Samsung's making the next version pretty familiar. In fact, it's simply called the Galaxy S II. Rather than renaming a popular device, the company is just throwing a II on the end of it and calling it a day. But it's still an impressive device. It's the new world's slimmest... Read more...