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T-Mobile confirms White Galaxy S II for December 14

T-Mobile confirms White Galaxy S II for December 14

T-Mobile has confirmed via Twitter that the white version of its Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone will be launching on December 14. The white variant was first announced back in November, but a release date was not given at the time. Although the buzz is now centered around Google's Galaxy Nexus launching on Verizon, the white Galaxy S II is probably still high up on the wishlists for T-Mobile users this holiday.

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Galaxy Nexus benchmarks show device to be near Galaxy S II

Galaxy Nexus benchmarks show device to be near Galaxy S II

This week and throughout the next we'll be continuing to explore the many facets of the Galaxy Nexus both inside and out, this newest post showing off the power of the device running this vanilla version of Ice Cream Sandwich with some benchmark tests. You'll see CF-Bench, Linpack, Quadrant Advanced, and SunSpider (web browser test). Each of the tests run in their own app from the market while SunSpider runs in the native WebKit web browser that comes with the device. Will this newest Samsung device outdo the Galaxy S II, or will it prove to be less of a powerhouse than Samsung's hottest selling space-themed handset?

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iPhone 4S vs Samsung Galaxy S II drop test [Video]

iPhone 4S vs Samsung Galaxy S II drop test [Video]

There's just a few tests that every single device should go through after their released, this drop test being one of them - will it bust? When you've got a couple of smartphones that are selling so well that they're bound to be compared to one another in just about every sort of test imaginable, is the dropping from shoulder height test that'll get our attention after we've seen everything else. When you've got one phone that's made out of metal and MOSTLY glass on the outside, that being the iPhone 4S, and another phone by the name of Galaxy S II that's made out of Gorilla Glass and MOSTLY plastic on the outside, the results are going to be pretty obvious when you drop them both on the cement - but why not watch anyway?

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Samsung announces 30M cumulative Galaxy S and S II smartphones sold

Samsung announces 30M cumulative Galaxy S and S II smartphones sold

Samsung has issued a press release to talk up its latest milestone in the Samsung Galaxy S smartphone range. The original Galaxy S smartphone has been around since last June and according to Samsung has sold 20 million units. In the few months that the follow-up to the original Galaxy S has been on the market, it has sold half the number of devices already that the original S has sold.

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USA Judge finds Samsung infringing on Apple iPad patent

USA Judge finds Samsung infringing on Apple iPad patent

Samsung has been having one whole heck of a lot of trouble with Apple accusing them of infringing on patents around the world, this newest accusation holding sway in none other than our home turf, the USA. Samsung could handle a ban in Austrailia for Galaxy Tabs, certainly no tabs in Germany isn't a hassle when it comes down to it, but America? This could be some big trouble. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh this week has said that Samsung's Galaxy Tab tablets DO infringe on Apple's iPad patents, but made sure to note that Apple will have a problem proving the validity of the patents in question.

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Galaxy Note aimed at capturing the female market says Samsung

Galaxy Note aimed at capturing the female market says Samsung

This week it's been said by Samsung UK Sales Director Andrew Glass that the upcoming Galaxy Note device "is really good for the female market." With a gigantic 5.37-inch display and a thin stylus that's able to be carried by the device itself when not in use, we've been thinking that this halfway point between a tablet and a smartphone would be a good shot aimed at basically any set of humans, Glass this week detailed a few ways in which Samsung would be tending to the female market specifically. Does this 1280 x 800 pixel Super AMOLED HD display having 1.4GHz dual-core wielding Note device look like the lady product for you?

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Samsung Stratosphere 4G LTE slider receives first video tour

Samsung Stratosphere 4G LTE slider receives first video tour

The ad team at Samsung have wasted no time releasing their first official video spot for what's now called the Samsung Stratosphere, this device officially detailed earlier today live from CTIA in California. What we get to see here is just about the most professional looking flipping around of the device complete with specifications galore, this making the device seem rather appeasing as a single-core device in a dual-core world. Will its added security features and the fact that it's the only keyboard-toting Super AMOLED Plus having 4G LTE device on the market set consumers to sway its way?

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CyanogenMod 7.1 Android hack released, HP Touchpad inclusion imminent

CyanogenMod 7.1 Android hack released, HP Touchpad inclusion imminent

If there's a king of Android ROMs, aka complete replacement of the visible workings of a mobile device in this case, it's CyanogenMod. For those of you that do not know, CyanogenMod is used by thousands of Android users across the earth, it being the most used Android ROM by far, and today the developers behind the project have announced that it's been upgraded to version 7.1. This version continues to closely replicate Android 2.3 Gingerbread, now with a new laundry list of feature updates as well as a short list of new devices it will work with, including, yes indeed, the HP TouchPad we've been waiting so long to modify.

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Samsung Galaxy S II unboxing & hands-on [video]

Samsung Galaxy S II unboxing & hands-on [video]

The T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II has hit the SlashGear test bench, and while we're hardly unfamiliar with the dual-core smartphone it's still a welcome addition. Offering a bigger, 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus WVGA display than on the original Galaxy S II, T-Mobile's version is the device the carrier hopes will fill an iPhone 4S-shaped gap in its line-up. Check out our first-impressions after the cut.

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Galaxy S II NFC capabilities inside, dormant for now

Galaxy S II NFC capabilities inside, dormant for now

If you've got either an AT&T or a T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II and were hoping to work with Google Wallet in the near future, you might well be in luck. Have a look under your battery cover and you'll find the three sweetest words a mobile payments seeker can ever read: Near Field Communication. It's not been highly publicized yet because plans aren't publicly solid, but take a closer look in at least one public press release and you'll see it, clear as day: NFC enabled.

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