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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 II O2 Android 4.0 update goes live

Samsung Galaxy S II O2 Android 4.0 update goes live

Samsung Galaxy S II owners on O2 UK can get a taste of delicious Ice Cream Sandwich today, with the carrier confirming that Android 4.0 for the smartphone has been released. The much-anticipated update follows Samsung's release of the generic ICS ROM earlier this month; at the time, the Korean company warned that carrier versions might take longer to arrive.

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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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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 13, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 13, 2012

It's been an above-average set of hours since our last big update, with both the nighttime hours and the morning being full of big drops such as Sony's brand new a57 DSLR and the awesome new set of S-Series ultra-slim LED backlit LCD displays from Acer. Meanwhile Twitter has decided to purchase Posterous and the Costa Concordia is getting searched by robots. Of course we're not going to start the day without your fair share of iPad news, with Apple speaking on Proview in the early morning hours.

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Samsung Galaxy S II Android 4.0 upgrade goes live [Updated]

Samsung Galaxy S II Android 4.0 upgrade goes live [Updated]

Samsung has begun pushing out the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for the best-selling Galaxy S II smartphone, with Korea and select European countries kicking off a staged roll-out. Poland, Hungary and Sweden are the first to get ICS in Europe, while both older and newer models from Samsung's line-up are also in line for newer versions of Android, though not all will see 4.0.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: March 9, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: March 9, 2012

Congratulations, all. We made it through yet another work week. As you're getting comfortable and relaxing from the past four days, here's a look at what we covered today - for starters, check this out: Titanic mapped in full with SONAR imaging. Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the epic disaster. For something that is perhaps a bit more relevant to your daily life, we also have an article up about the new Vevo redesign, which requires a Facebook login.

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Samsung: never mind, no Android 4.0 ICS for GSII

Samsung: never mind, no Android 4.0 ICS for GSII

Less than 24 hours after the first siren sound coming from blogs across the mobile bloggersphere (including SlashGear) that the Galaxy S II would be getting an Android upgrade this week, Samsung has redacted. Not so much saying they've had a change of heart as noting that the source of the information - Samsung's own update schedule - was just a bit mis-informed. It's a lovely update from none other than Samsung's Korea-based Twitter account that tells of a mistake made by Filipino Samsung, letting us know that when they've got more information, they'll share it.

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