Samsung Galaxy S II

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 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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Share Your Experiences with ChatON Now

Share Your Experiences with ChatON Now

The last time we spoke about Samsung's mobile communication service ChatON, it was only just being announced as a future product - that was earlier this year - since then it's been launched as a fully active application on not only Android but Samsung's own bada mobile operating system as well. What this app, or as they call it, mobile communication service, does is to provide you the user a whole new way to communicate instantly between web-enabled mobile phones. While the app is currently limited to the two OS platforms stated for the moment, it will be extended to additional platforms soon!

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Ballistic SG Case for Epic 4G Touch Hands-on Review

Ballistic SG Case for Epic 4G Touch Hands-on Review

Now we don't often review cases for much of anything here on SlashGear, but when I saw this bulky masterpiece of a rubber and plastic prison for the Epic 4G Touch, I knew I had to take a closer peek at it. The full name of this case probably wins the war for long names of cases since its host has the big hunk of it: Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch Ballistic SG. How's that ring your bell for a shelf name? Have a quick look with yours truly at this massive case and see why they put an exclamation point after the cover's "DROP PROTECTION!"

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