Starting this week, all you users holding a Samsung Galaxy S II (only the international I9100 or the Korean version, mind you,) may download a special edition WCG 2011 version of one of the greatest racing games to have been released in the history of the world* thus far, Gameloft's Asphalt 6: ADRENALINE HD. *Of course this is your narrator's own opinion, but the ability to rock forth with wicked beautiful auto machines at hyper-fast speeds, crashing into your opponents to take them out of the race as you go, is certainly a force to be reckoned with. Now Galaxy S II users accessing their Samsung Apps store will be able to download this otherwise several-dollar-costing application completely for free.
Apple has sued Samsung in Japan, alleging that the company's phones and tablets copy the iPhone and iPad design, and demanding 100m yen ($1.3m) in damages along with a ban on sales. The latest in what has become a global IP campaign against Samsung, the first hearing took place on Wednesday this week Kyodo News reports, although the Korean firm apparently intends to fight the charges fiercely.
This week at Samsung's Galaxy S II announcement event in New York City, Vice President of Samsung's Consumer & Enterprise Services Gavin Kim spoke briefly with SlashGear on a couple of rather relevant subjects: Samsung's future with webOS (or lack thereof) and the future of the Galaxy S II in the USA. Having a keen sense of what the press and the public might have a wild heyday with as far as official statements go, Kim refrained from making any breaking fact drops or, as I might call it, Electropolitical gaffes. Instead Kim reinforced our already strong faith in the Samsung Telecommunications brand by noting that it was the market that decided where Samsung would make its next set of moves.
This week at IFA 2011 in Berlin we've been given the opportunity have quite a few hands-on looks at products from a handful of vendors, but it's the Samsung stand that's got us most interested as their newest line of products are so very comparable to one another. This week revealed to us two brand new devices, that being the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 and the Samsung Galaxy Note, the former being the next tablet device in the Galaxy Tab line, the latter being what Samsung is describing as the perfect half-way point between smartphone and tablet. Then there's the Samsung Galaxy S II as it exists on the international market right this second. How do they all compare?
This week in Berlin the Samsung Unpacked event at IFA 2011 played host to a whole batch of new devices sure to take the market by storm in the coming months internationally. Of course whether or not they actually DO take the market by storm is completely up to you, so let's have a look at everything we've covered this week thus far. It's Samsung's week, of that we're certain - and not only on the mobile front, in computing, in portable point-and-shoot cameras, and on TV too!
We have Samsung's Vice President of Consumer & Enterprise Services Gavin Kim to thank for the full rundown of the Samsung Galaxy S II's full new features rundown, all of it presented by him on his very own Galaxy S II device through its MHL (Mobile High-definition Link) port made capable of sending out a mirrored-display through a normal, everyday HDMI cable. You may remember the same functionality from the Infuse 4G, a device which was in many ways the herald of the Samsung Galaxy S II as it's officially announced today. What Kim has for us on stage in NYC at the GSII big reveal event is a look at everything you should expect from the three announced devices today as they compare to the original GSII released a few months ago internationally.
The second of three declared versions of the internationally popular Samsung dual-core Android device, the Galaxy S II from AT&T, is set to be the only one of three to have the original 4.3-inch display. Now why, you might ask, would they do such a thing? I think the answer may be staring you right in the face with its own fantastically cute face: that's my daughter under the puzzle piece lockscreen of the AT&T Infuse 4G, a device not unlike the Galaxy S II that came out quite a few weeks ago with the same 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display you're now seeing on the WiMAX and T-Mobile versions of the Galaxy S II. What AT&T has done here is to give you a choice of devices, both of them with Super AMOLED Plus displays, but one with a larger display and a smaller processor, the other with a smaller display and a larger processor. Choices!
This Tuesday on a rather sunny post-hurricane NYC afternoon, Samsung announced their newest version of the top-selling Android smartphone, in this iteration called the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch. We've seen just a little bit of this device in the past, it having had a tiny outing earlier today, press shots, and a family outing having taken place last week. What makes this new device unique compared to the original version is a handful of new features, the most obvious of these being the larger 4.52-inch display.
The most mysterious of the three Samsung Galaxy S II models we've seen today is the T-Mobile version. The reason for this is the fact that because this version of the handset is set to be the last released here in the states (that we know of so far), it's not quite ready for a full showing. Therefor what we know about this device is essentially just the bare minimum: Exynos 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, extra rounded edges, and a unique T-Mobile experience alongside Samsung's newest vision for TouchWiz. I'm sure we'll be just thrilled as pie once we get to see it in action, but for now we've got to stay behind a plastic box.