Samsung Galaxy S II

Samsung Android 4.0 ICS updates in 2012 reportedly detailed

Samsung Android 4.0 ICS updates in 2012 reportedly detailed

Samsung Italy has reportedly confirmed which of the Korean company's Android devices will receive an Ice Cream Sandwich update, with models such as the Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 each supposedly in line for a 4.0 upgrade. The Italian arm of the firm listed the GSII and the Tab 10.1, HDBlog claims, along with the Galaxy Note, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Tab 7.7 and Tab 7.0 Plus as all being eligible for a tasty frozen treat. However, don't expect it any time soon.

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Nokia Lumia 800 vs iPhone 4S vs Galaxy SII Browser showdown

Nokia Lumia 800 vs iPhone 4S vs Galaxy SII Browser showdown

Day two of Nokia World 2011, and Nokia loaned us a new Lumia 800 to get to grips with at the show. We couldn't help but pit the Lumia 800 against two of its key rivals - Apple's iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy S II - to see how the browser holds up. With many smartphone users spending a huge amount of their mobile time on the web, that's a key element of the owner experience. Read on for our comparison videos and more.

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Nokia Lumia 800 camera samples (vs iPhone 4S/GSII)

Nokia Lumia 800 camera samples (vs iPhone 4S/GSII)

Nokia is particularly proud of the photographic abilities of its smartphones, and so when they said we could borrow of Lumia 800 here at Nokia World to test out the 8-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, we thought we'd take it for a spin. Since we also had an iPhone 4S and a Samsung Galaxy S II weighing down our pockets, it only seemed fair to shoot a few comparison shots as well. Check out how they hold up, plus a 720p HD video sample from the Lumia 800, after the cut.

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Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich / Galaxy Nexus Launch Wrap-up [Videos]

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich / Galaxy Nexus Launch Wrap-up [Videos]

We're now a few days out from the first big impact of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as it's launched formally with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in Hong Kong, China, and here we've got a complete wrap-up of the events and the waves that've come after. First we'll get down to brass tacks on what it feels like to handle Ice Cream Sandwich and the phone Google has chosen as it's hero device to run the system without any sort of modification from the manufacturer on top of it. Then there's a few comparisons that need to be made - both to the top device at Apple, the iPhone 4S, and the alternate hero device from Samsung, the Galaxy S II. Devour it all here!

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iPhone 4S vs Samsung Galaxy S II drop test [Video]

iPhone 4S vs Samsung Galaxy S II drop test [Video]

There's just a few tests that every single device should go through after their released, this drop test being one of them - will it bust? When you've got a couple of smartphones that are selling so well that they're bound to be compared to one another in just about every sort of test imaginable, is the dropping from shoulder height test that'll get our attention after we've seen everything else. When you've got one phone that's made out of metal and MOSTLY glass on the outside, that being the iPhone 4S, and another phone by the name of Galaxy S II that's made out of Gorilla Glass and MOSTLY plastic on the outside, the results are going to be pretty obvious when you drop them both on the cement - but why not watch anyway?

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Samsung $2 Galaxy S II deal upstages Aussie iPhone 4S launch

Samsung $2 Galaxy S II deal upstages Aussie iPhone 4S launch

Samsung has hijacked Apple's iPhone 4S launch day hype, with a pop-up store in Sydney, Australia offering $2 Galaxy S II handsets just meters away from the official Apple Store. Queues longer than those outside Apple have built up for the limited number of super-cheap smartphones, the Muswellbrook Chronicle reports, with Samsung offering patient shoppers just 10 devices each day.

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Galaxy S III leaked via Samsung evolution chart

Galaxy S III leaked via Samsung evolution chart

What you're about to see is a chart reportedly leaked from a Samsung internal presentation that shows off a 2012 release by the name of Galaxy S III. For those of you still reeling from the recent release of the USA editions of the Galaxy S II, (with T-Mobile's coming out this week), you might think - how could they release the next generation so soon? Well, ladies and gentlemen, because the Galaxy S II has been out internationally since early this year and by all means, it's time to refresh! Technology in the mobile sector is moving so fast that your device is outdated by the time you turn it on, and Samsung's right here on the cuff. Let's have a look!

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Samsung Galaxy S II unboxing & hands-on [video]

Samsung Galaxy S II unboxing & hands-on [video]

The T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II has hit the SlashGear test bench, and while we're hardly unfamiliar with the dual-core smartphone it's still a welcome addition. Offering a bigger, 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus WVGA display than on the original Galaxy S II, T-Mobile's version is the device the carrier hopes will fill an iPhone 4S-shaped gap in its line-up. Check out our first-impressions after the cut.

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Galaxy S II NFC capabilities inside, dormant for now

Galaxy S II NFC capabilities inside, dormant for now

If you've got either an AT&T or a T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II and were hoping to work with Google Wallet in the near future, you might well be in luck. Have a look under your battery cover and you'll find the three sweetest words a mobile payments seeker can ever read: Near Field Communication. It's not been highly publicized yet because plans aren't publicly solid, but take a closer look in at least one public press release and you'll see it, clear as day: NFC enabled.

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