Samsung Galaxy S II

Galaxy S II smartphone gets NFC payment app onboard in Korea

Galaxy S II smartphone gets NFC payment app onboard in Korea

Near Field Communications has a lot of potential to make all sorts of things easier to do when integrated into some of the most common gadgets that people use today. One of the coolest uses for NFC tech for the gadget fan is that over time as more and more NFC payment systems are integrated into stores and vending machines around the country we will be able to pay for all sorts of items using our mobile phones rather than having to dig out a credit card or cash.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – April 24, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – April 24, 2011

This week's tech news roundup highlights the Apple and Samsung legal battle, our Samsung Galaxy SII extreme unboxing, cloud computing problems for both Amazon and the PlayStation Network, Apple's Q2 earnings, the white iPhone 4, the iPhone 5, and details on various smartphones and tablets including the BlackBerry Playbook, G-Slate, G2x, HTC Flyer, and the Acer Iconia Tab.

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Samsung Galaxy S II Extreme Unboxing Roundup!

Samsung Galaxy S II Extreme Unboxing Roundup!

The folks at Sumsung UK have taken a whole batch of videos of publishers from several high-class sites like SlashGear, Android Community, and the rest! Have a look below to see some high jumping, rally car racing, roller coaster riding, and… oh they've got the Samsung Galaxy S II as well! They're unboxing these phones as they go through death-defying activities! Samsung is really pushing the idea that this phone is nothing but EXTREME!

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Extreme Unboxing: Samsung Galaxy S II meets Rally Car [Video]

Extreme Unboxing: Samsung Galaxy S II meets Rally Car [Video]

"We wondered if you'd like to do an unboxing video" Samsung asked me, "of the new Galaxy S II." It's not the sort of thing you turn down: Samsung's 1.2GHz dual-core smartphone is likely to be one of the biggest handsets of 2011, and that's not just because of its sizable 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display. "What's the catch?" I asked, expecting NDAs and embargoes. "Well, it's an Extreme Unboxing" they told me, "you're doing it in a 300bhp rally car."

Video after the cut!

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Samsung Galaxy S II Updated to 1.2GHz and May/June Release

Samsung Galaxy S II Updated to 1.2GHz and May/June Release

We've had this amazing little device in our hands more than once now, and let me tell you firsthand - it's a wicked beast. It's filled with NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor goodness in some regions and Exynos dual-core Cortex-A9 in others, and although up until now it was said to be releasing at 1.0GHz, it's now said that BOTH of these different chipsets will be clocked at 1.2GHz at release time. We'll be asking Samsung directly about this situation soon. Then what about release time?

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Samsung Galaxy S II with TouchWiz 4.0 gets hands-on walkthrough [Video]

Samsung Galaxy S II with TouchWiz 4.0 gets hands-on walkthrough [Video]

Samsung has been on a roll this past week, with the ultra-slim Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 tablets finally bringing some serious competition - in specs, design and price - to the iPad 2, and helping the company dominate the news cycle at CTIA 2011. Samsung also brought along the Galaxy S II to the show, and our sibling site Android Community grabbed some hands-on time with the dual-core smartphone.

Video demo after the cut

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