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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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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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