Samsung Galaxy S II

FreedomPop attempts “destroying current industry pricing” at $5 a month

FreedomPop attempts “destroying current industry pricing” at $5 a month

While the folks at FreedomPop have already released a sort of 100% free mobile phone service in the past, today they're aiming for those users that want unlimited bits and pieces with their devices. Instead of giving everything away for free (with limits and overages), FreedomPop's latest offering has what they suggest is the "world's lowest mobile pricing plan" at $5 a month for unlimited voice and unlimited text. While data is separate, it's hard to deny that this team is attempting to do some disruption to the industry.

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Nokia Lumia 521 vs Samsung Galaxy S II: budget boxing

Nokia Lumia 521 vs Samsung Galaxy S II: budget boxing

Thought Samsung has long since moved on from the second-generation Galaxy and tech news in general forgets about essentially any phone (even the Lumia 520) almost without fail once they've been out for a short period of time, there's a battle going on at T-Mobile between these two machines. Both the Nokia Lumia 521 (as it's called when you see it working with T-Mobile) and the Samsung Galaxy S II are currently tagged "Top Seller" on the carrier's stock listings, this honor only otherwise given to the HTC One and iPhone 5 at this very moment. What makes this set of devices so special?

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Samsung smartphone security exploit gets official fix “quickly”

Samsung smartphone security exploit gets official fix “quickly”

A software venerability in the Samsung Exynos processor family that resides in your Galaxy Note II and international Galaxy S III has had an official response from the manufacturer today assuring a quick fix. This software update fix will be coming down relatively soon (we hope) as the possible security exploit would allow a malicious program to access the innards of your smartphone via its RAM and either destroy the device's contents or harvest them for its very own.

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Discovered Samsung Exynos exploit opens door to major malware problems

Discovered Samsung Exynos exploit opens door to major malware problems

It isn't that often we get to write about an exploit that is both awesome and horrible at the same time, but today we're doing just that. A user over at the XDA Developers Forum has gone searching through Samsung Exynos kernels and has found one whopper of an exploit. This exploits affects a number of Samsung-made devices, along with potentially any device using an Exynos 4412 or 4210 processor and Samsung kernels, so a lot of Android users should be on the look out this evening.

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Samsung Muse up for sale in USA: Galaxy’s most miniature music player

Samsung Muse up for sale in USA: Galaxy’s most miniature music player

The device known over the ocean as the Samsung Pebble has been released in the USA this week as the Samsung Muse, bringing with it Samsung's clearest answer yet to the Apple iPod. This little device is made to be a companion for the Samsung Galaxy smartphone line and is compatible with essentially every model that's come out in the past two years, Galaxy S II, III, Note, Note II, and more. What the Muse represents is the slightly more miniature and more mobile version of the music you already work with on your Galaxy smartphone - for runners, first and foremost.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 28, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 28, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening, folks. A number of Samsung devices are threatened by Apple's motion to ban their sale, but Samsung assured today that it will "take all necessary measures to ensure the availability" of those targeted devices in the US. Jury foreman Velvin Hogan spoke to Bloomberg about the Apple-Samsung trial today, discussing the difficulties the group ran into while trying to decide a winner in the case and the process of determining which company was in the right. It's an interesting interview, so be sure to give it a watch.

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Samsung device bans to be fought with “all necessary measures” vs Apple

Samsung device bans to be fought with “all necessary measures” vs Apple

In the aftermath of the Apple vs Samsung case whose verdict was read in full at the end of last week, the latter company is now fighting a ban sought by the former that would take out several of its hero devices in the USA. A set of 8 product bans have been sought by Apple after they won over a billion dollars in damages vs Samsung with patents upheld against the Android-toting devices. Samsung today let it be known that they intend to fight tooth and nail to make sure no bans occur.

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T-Mobile Galaxy S II software bump brings NFC ISIS technology [UPDATE with statement]

T-Mobile Galaxy S II software bump brings NFC ISIS technology [UPDATE with statement]

The most recent software update for the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II brings not just Android version 4.0.3 but the ability to use the NFC payment system ISIS. This software is being sent out as a manual update to all of you across the nation who want to get a collection of bug fixes and can be access with your Kies software on either a Windows machine or a Mac. This update brings software code T989UVLH1 and is an "optional update" - but you're gonna want to get it, for sure.

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iPhone and iPad banned in South Korea with Samsung GSII

iPhone and iPad banned in South Korea with Samsung GSII

In one of the more extreme case endings we've seen thus far in the near-global mobile patent court battle between Apple and Samsung, South Korea has banned nearly every device up for trial. The Seoul Central District Court has ruled that both Samsung and Apple must remove major products such as the Galaxy S II and the iPhone 4 from the market immediately. Samsung sued Apple to begin this case back in April for telecommunications standards patents and Apple responded by counter-suing for mobile device interface patents in its iPhone and iPad.

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