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Samsung Galaxy S II Android 4.0 ICS update set for March 10th

Samsung Galaxy S II Android 4.0 ICS update set for March 10th

The world's most fabulous Android smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S II, is set for an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on March 10th. That's just two days away for the international edition of this hero phone of Samsung's, with the rest of the versions - namely the USA editions on each of the top four carriers in the country - still under wraps. Of course they should be getting and update sooner than later, but its now the carrier modifications that Samsung will have to work with to get this software bump added.

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Samsung Rugby Smart Review

Samsung Rugby Smart Review

This week we've got our hands on the newest Samsung smartphone, and it's not a dual-core device, a quad-core device, or even a massively impressive in-between device with the ability to take amazing photos - it's a rugged mid-range device called the Samsung Rugby Smart. This device is a solid and relatively inexpensive smartphone being carried by AT&T at $99.99 on contract with the ability to defend against water, dust, shock, and inclement temperatures. It's also got at 3.7-inch WVGA Super AMOLED touchscreen display up front and a 5 megapixel camera on the back.

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Samsung squashes iPhone in MWC awards

Samsung squashes iPhone in MWC awards

Samsung has pipped Apple to the post and won the coveted GSMA Best Smartphone award at Mobile World Congress, the Galaxy S II taking the crown in devices and Samsung itself named Device Manufacturer of the Year. The news follows Apple's surprise victory with the iPhone 4 at MWC 2011 - despite not even attending the show. However, Samsung's tablets were less fortunate, with the iPad 2 grabbing the Best Mobile Tablet award as a product "that has defined the market."

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Samsung Galaxy S II shipments hit 20 million in 9 months

Samsung Galaxy S II shipments hit 20 million in 9 months

The Samsung sales team must be popping bottles of champagne tonight as the Samsung Galaxy S II has been announced to have sold 20 million units since the line's launch in May. This number matches the sales of the original Galaxy S, this making the total number of "Galaxy" devices well past 40 million putting a reasonable dent in the 300 million Android devices in the world at the moment total. Samsung, as I'm sure you're aware, is more than confident that they're going to continue to do well through 2012.

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US Cellular grabs Galaxy S II

US Cellular grabs Galaxy S II

Samsung's Galaxy S III may be just around the corner, but not everybody has the existing Galaxy S II yet: regional carrier US Cellular has just announced that the Super AMOLED Plus smartphone will be hitting its airwaves imminently. Priced at $229.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate, the US Cellular GSII will have a 4.5-inch WVGA touchscreen, 1.2GHz Samsung Exynos C210 dual-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and an LED flash.

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T-Mobile to offer free 4G phones this Saturday, as a Valentine’s Day promo

T-Mobile to offer free 4G phones this Saturday, as a Valentine’s Day promo

When it comes to that special someone in your life, nothing says "I love you" quite like a new phone. Actually, what it really says is, "Hey guess what? We have to stay together for another two years or we're both going to end up on The People's Court over a cell phone bill dispute." Ah, Valentine's Day. So T-Mobile has a great promotion available one day only, on February 11, to get you in that commitment spirit that only the middle of February can bring.

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Samsung SuperBowl misses gigantic opportunity, fails socially

Samsung SuperBowl misses gigantic opportunity, fails socially

As Samsung's series of Apple-crushing advertisements came to a conclusion (or so they say) at the SuperBowl, Twitter filleted the finale as a terrible final note. This advertisement for many was their first look at the Galaxy Note, a device which has been out overseas for several months not, it having a gigantic display, the power of the Galaxy S II, and a stylus. The commercials made by Samsung in this same vein up until now were praised for their ability to capture the viewer and make simple sense to both Android and iPhone users - according to Twitter users, Samsung threw that winning formula out the window completely for the final installment.

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Samsung Galaxy S III just 7mm thick tip insiders

Samsung Galaxy S III just 7mm thick tip insiders

Samsung's Galaxy S III could launch as early as May 2012 and be just 7mm thick, according to South Korean sources, with the quadcore Android 4.0 smartphone testing all its creator's manufacturing expertise. The follow-up to the Galaxy S II had to be slimmer than the 8.49mm best-seller, Samsung apparently decided in March 2011, setting out to use 10- to 20-percent thinner components and a shaved-down PCB, ETNews reports, though the 8-megapixel camera will present a bump on the profile.

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Samsung Galaxy ICS smartphone press photo leak faked

Samsung Galaxy ICS smartphone press photo leak faked

Today a photo of a seemingly brand new smartphone from Samsung running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and teasing a Mobile World Congress 2012 release has been leaked. This photos is fake, and here's why: the pixels simply do not line up. As our friend Michael Crider from Android Community makes clear, there's not only Photoshop related breaks in the reality of this image, there's clues in the code we know to be true that cuts down the legitimacy of this beast as well.

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Samsung Galaxy S III to skip MWC 2012 claim insiders

Samsung Galaxy S III to skip MWC 2012 claim insiders

Samsung's Galaxy S III, the much-anticipated successor to the flagship Galaxy S II, won't be making a Mobile World Congress debut according to new rumors, with the Korean company holding off until later in 2012 to reveal the smartphone. Both BestBoyz and The Verge are reporting that Samsung will not bring the GSIII to Barcelona next month, with suggestions that there are currently at least two issues with the handset that have impacted the release date.

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