Samsung Galaxy S II

Samsung continues the iPhone burn ad series with Voice Typing

Samsung continues the iPhone burn ad series with Voice Typing

There's nothing like a good burn to start off your Tuesday afternoon, that being exactly what Samsung has aimed at doing today as they release their next in a long line of burns on the iPhone with the Galaxy S II. As this particular video spot shows, the Samsung Galaxy S II running Android has the ability to translate your voice into text and send a text message without a hitch, this much to the dismay of a very chilly customer whose iPhone does not do the same. When he steps in the hipster clothing store it all becomes rather apparent where his heart lies.

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Samsunged ad continues Samsung Galaxy S II iPhone war

Samsunged ad continues Samsung Galaxy S II iPhone war

In another advertisement released by Samsung to attest to the power of the Galaxy S II in the face of what they would call the clearly inferior iPhone, the new term "Samsunged" pops up to dice the love felt between Apple lovers in line for The Next Big Thing. Of course Samsung lets us know that The Next Big Thing is already here with the Galaxy S II in its many iterations, the people in line waiting for an absolution that Samsung says will never come. In addition, we're to understand that this and the rest of the similar Next Big Thing ads will culminate in a major spot during the 2012 Super Bowl on February 5th.

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Samsung: 1-in-10 South Koreans have GSII, but no HD model for UK

Samsung: 1-in-10 South Koreans have GSII, but no HD model for UK

Samsung's Galaxy S II series goes from strength to strength, with the company now claiming that one in ten of all people in South Korea now own the smartphone. Around 5m of the handsets have apparently been sold in the company's home country, making the device one of Samsung's most popular ever. However, Samsung has also confirmed that it has no plans of bringing the Galaxy S II HD to the UK, contrary to suggestions from retailers earlier this week.

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Apple demands Galaxy phone/tablet ban as Samsung seeks iPhone chip contracts

Apple demands Galaxy phone/tablet ban as Samsung seeks iPhone chip contracts

Apple and Samsung are back at each other's throats today, with Apple filing ten injunctions against the Korean company's smartphone range in Europe, while Samsung is demanding access to Apple's contract with Qualcomm. Samsung has been accused of violating Apple design patents with ten handsets and five tablets, the Dusseldorf, Germany court confirmed to Bloomberg today, with the Cupertino company hoping to block all fifteen devices from sale in Europe.

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Samsung Galaxy S II HD tipped for UK launch

Samsung Galaxy S II HD tipped for UK launch

Samsung is apparently bringing the Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD to the UK, as the Galaxy S II HD, a version of its best-selling dual-core smartphone packing a 720p HD capable Super AMOLED HD display. Although not yet officially confirmed by Samsung itself, the non-LTE smartphone briefly cropped up with UK retailer MobiCity where it was spotted by MoDaCo, though no UK pricing, release date or product page are currently available.

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Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD unveiled for AT&T

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD unveiled for AT&T

AT&T has unleashed the details on a slew of new 4G LTE devices today at CES 2012. The latest to be announced are the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD, shortly following announcements of the Sony Xperia ion, Samsung Galaxy Note and the budget-friendly Pantech Burst and Pantech Element. All mentioned devices are expected to launch in early 2012.

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Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch gets new “Frost White” edition

Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch gets new “Frost White” edition

Samsung has revealed a white version of its Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, with the unwieldy-named phone set to go on sale this weekend, Sunday January 8. Functionally identical to the existing Epic 4G Touch, the "frost white" variant still offers both 3G and 4G access, a 1.2 GHz dual-core Exynos processor from Samsung's own chipset stable, and a 4.52 Super AMOLED Plus display.

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Spend your holiday cash on a Galaxy S II: a hands-on video rundown

Spend your holiday cash on a Galaxy S II: a hands-on video rundown

With all attention turned to the Galaxy Nexus in these last weeks of the year, one should not fail to consider that there is an alternative for those of you out there in No Verizon Land, and it goes by the name of Galaxy S II. This device is a suite of devices, for those of you that haven't heard of it, and we've reviewed every single one of them (or pretty darn near) here on SlashGear. What you're about to dive into is an exploration of this family of devices courtesy of hands-on videos from our review team, everything from the original to the one with the longest name in Android history to the time Chris Davies did a video in a rally car. This is no ordinary phone, and your money is best spent here.

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Samsung details ICS upgrades: GSII and Note in Q1 2012

Samsung details ICS upgrades: GSII and Note in Q1 2012

Samsung has officially confirmed the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade schedule for its current line-up of smartphones and tablets, promising that the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note will see Android 4.0 in Q1 2012. Eight devices are listed as in line for upgrades, including the Galaxy S II LTE and Galaxy R smartphones and the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Galaxy Tab 7.7 and the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. Specific timescales for each model - as well as carrier variants - will follow.

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Samsung Apps offering 16 free titles for Galaxy devices

Samsung Apps offering 16 free titles for Galaxy devices

In an attempt to raise greater awareness for Samsung Apps, Samsung is offering Galaxy device users 16 free games. The goal, according to Samsung, is to make Samsung Apps an exclusive destination for it's users. The App Store to iOS users is what Samsung Apps is to Samsung smart device users. What better way to raise awareness than offering free stuff?

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iPhone explodes in holiday sales as Nokia struggles to penetrate

iPhone explodes in holiday sales as Nokia struggles to penetrate

Nokia's multi-million efforts to push its Windows Phone based Lumia 800 still hasn't resulted in strong holiday sales, according to the latest UK stats, with Apple's iPhone continuing to dominate the mobile market. Although the newest iPhone 4S was an unsurprising success, sales tracking firm GfK says, the aging iPhone 3GS still managed to make it into the top 15 handsets chart despite dating back to mid-2009. Android was also a winner, with Samsung's Galaxy S II a particular star.

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Galaxy S II Android 4.0 ICS official early update leaked, TouchWiz intact

Galaxy S II Android 4.0 ICS official early update leaked, TouchWiz intact

What you're about to see is a video of a person using the international edition of the Samsung Galaxy S II with what SamMobile blog says is the first build of Ice Cream Sandwich made for the device by Samsung - what you'll notice here is not just that the device has the newest version of Android on it, but that Samsung's own custom user interface has been fully integrated. When we first saw the TouchWiz that's closest to what you're about to see, it was way back at the start of 2011 at Mobile World Congress (and the famous CTIA Philip Berne event) with the launch of the original Galaxy S II (aka the one you see here), then again in a slightly updated version here in the USA. What this represents is Samsung's continued reliance on said user interface to differentiate their products from the competition.

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