Samsung Galaxy S II

Samsung Galaxy S II Plus appears with Exynos processor

Samsung Galaxy S II Plus appears with Exynos processor

This week the fabled Samsung smartphone model known as Galaxy S II Plus has shown its face once again, having disappeared from the news circuit for several weeks only to show up in model form with a few more specifications here well into the age of the Galaxy S III. While it might not seem too sensible for the manufacturer to produce a device that's essentially the same as the Galaxy S II, a legacy device at this point, here with a larger display, they may well have their reasons. Perhaps preparing this device for markets that've not yet seen any Galaxy devices, much less the II or III, here comes the 4.5-inch display-toting dual-core Galaxy S II Plus.

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Apple vs Samsung: International Galaxy S, S II, and Ace cut from case

Apple vs Samsung: International Galaxy S, S II, and Ace cut from case

Yesterday, Apple concluded its arguments in the trial against Samsung, but the South Korean company immediately shot back, arguing that the Cupertino-based company failed to make its arguments and that the case should be dropped. AllThingsD reports that the judge presiding over the case, Lucy Koh, listened to an hour’s worth of arguments from both company’s lawyers, ultimately deciding that Apple’s case still had merit but that several smartphone should be cut from the lawsuit.

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Apple seeks $2.45 billion in case vs Samsung

Apple seeks $2.45 billion in case vs Samsung

The battle between Apple and Samsung rages on as the court case they're currently in the center of reveals the giant chunk of Apple's sought-after damages. For just the Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy S II devices released throughout the last few years by Samsung, Apple is seeking a bit over $1.99 billion USD. Gems such as the Samsung Captivate and the Samsung Fascinate did some heavy hitting of their own, incurring damages of $285,291,279 and $287,292,814 respective.

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Samsung’s smartphone Jelly Bean update plans detailed

Samsung’s smartphone Jelly Bean update plans detailed

The question on every smartphone owners lips when a new version of Android is released is always, “When is my device going to get it?” Manufacturers are often cautious in giving out exact timelines as phones and tablets need to be extensively tested before updates can be approved and rolled out. Sam Mobile has some information regarding Jelly Bean updates for the Galaxy S III, Galaxy S II, and the Galaxy Note, with Samsung seemingly busy behind the scenes testing each device.

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Hulu Plus Android app updated for more devices

Hulu Plus Android app updated for more devices

If you pay for Hulu's premium monthly service and are frustrated because you still can't access any of the content from your smartphone, your days of waiting may be over. That is, if you have a Galaxy S II or HTC One. Those are among the new devices to gain Hulu Plus support in the latest update to the Android app. The Galaxy Tab 2 tablet is also included in the new version of the app.

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Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD for AT&T cancelled

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD for AT&T cancelled

Samsung's Galaxy S II Skyrocket was arguably the best Android phone on AT&T, right up until the HTC One X was released this weekend. The company had planned a successor to the phone, the Skyrocket HD, which would bump the phone's 4.65-inch screen screen up to a full 1280x720 resolution. But speaking to reporters at CTIA in New Orleans, Samsung marketing director Ryan Bidan said that the phone had been cancelled, giving the new Galaxy S III's greater specifications as the reason.

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MasterCard demonstrates PayPass with Galaxy S II

MasterCard demonstrates PayPass with Galaxy S II

Speaking this week at CTIA in the first big keynote event, the President of Global Products and Solutions at MasterCard Gary Flood noted that they'll be working with "a simple tap, click, or touch." To do this, he called up his colleague who brought with him a white Samsung Galaxy S II embedded with NFC. Shown off here for the first time outside a simulated demonstration video was MasterCard PayPass.

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T-Mobile ICS updates lost on Samsung

T-Mobile ICS updates lost on Samsung

It seems that everyone with a Samsung phone or tablet will be getting an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich soon, with some limits, except for basically the entirety of T-Mobile. Sad as it may seem, Samsung's big list of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades today appears very much to have been relegated to everyone except for T-Mobile. T-Mobile Samsung devices that otherwise might have been upgradable at the moment include the Exhibit II 4G, Galaxy S Blaze 4G, and the Galaxy S II in white and titanium, each of these being suspiciously absent from the updates list.

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Samsung Galaxy S II Android 4.0 released for unlocked phones

Samsung Galaxy S II Android 4.0 released for unlocked phones

Samsung has begun pushing out the Android 4.0 update to UK owners of unlocked Galaxy S II handsets, the company has confirmed, delivering a tasty slab of Ice Cream Sandwich to the bestselling device. Users who opted for a non-carrier Galaxy S II had been frustrated to hear that they'd be last in the line for ICS, with carrier-branded variants all earlier in the queue. Now, the wait is over.

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Galaxy S II on Vodafone gets ICS to users delight

Galaxy S II on Vodafone gets ICS to users delight

Vodafone has come to terms with the software update that will bring all users of the Samsung Galaxy S II up to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich this week. As all those using devices connected to mobile networks will tell you, it's either a pain or a blessing when a software update comes through - especially when it's Android. When it comes to Android ICS, the update is relatively simple, and as users of the Samsung line working with this update will tell you - it's worth the less than 5 minutes it'll take you to move on up.

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