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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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Samsung: unlocked Galaxy S IIs will be last to receive ICS

Samsung: unlocked Galaxy S IIs will be last to receive ICS

The Ice Cream Sandwich update process began for UK versions of the Samsung Galaxy S II last week, although it seems to have been limited to network handsets for now. CNET managed to get in touch with Samsung and ask why unlocked handsets were being left out in the cold. Shouldn’t they be first in line to get the update? As it turns out, they’re using network handsets as guinea pigs to test the update for SIM-free handsets.

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Samsung Galaxy S III non-Pentile 720p AMOLED tipped

Samsung Galaxy S III non-Pentile 720p AMOLED tipped

More mystery and intrigue around the hotly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III, as Korean news reports tip not only a 4.65-inch 720p display like the Galaxy Nexus, but a move away from the much-maligned pentile panel technology. According to DDaily, the upcoming Galaxy S III will use a Super AMOLED Plus display running at 1280 x 720 for 316ppi density - only a little short of the iPhone 4S' Retina Display - but not using the reduced pixel count that pentile forces. The rumors tally with talk that another recently rumored device, the GT-i9300, is indeed a midrange model not the Galaxy S III.

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Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G Review

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G Review

This week the brand new T-mobile Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G goes on sale with T-Mobile's own brand of 4G connectivity and a Qualcomm S3 dual-core processor under the hood. This device represents what was fantastic throughout 2011, what's going right with the industry today, and a good look at what it means to pay slightly less cash for a device that by all means should be considered a hero device, but isn't because there can only be one: the Galaxy S II. You can get this device in the store today - now lets have a heavy look at what it means to own it.

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Samsung Galaxy S III press shot leaks

Samsung Galaxy S III press shot leaks

The newest in a line of Samsung Galaxy S III clues is a press photo provided by a group which claims it is the final straight-on look at the next-generation smartphone. It's coming from GSM Helpdesk and looks to have a rather familiar screenshot right up the middle, replicating much of what we remember from the Galaxy S III. This clue appears to show off a lovely falsification of several elements, yet provides a couple of clues as to what the final model might have intact, one of these being physical keys.

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Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G Hands-on and Unboxing

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G Hands-on and Unboxing

T-Mobile's newest offering in the Android world is this Samsung device by the name of Blaze, a dual-core Super AMOLED display-having miniature beast. This is the same device that we said would be Spring's Perfect Smartphone so it's time to put it to the test in a hardcore manner. Will its 3.97-inch screen be perfect for our thumbs? Will the Qualcomm S3 processor be enough to placate our desire for everyday apps and T-Mobile's version of 4G connectivity? Let's take a quick peek!

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