We have been hearing how powerful the Samsung Galaxy S II is and now Anandtech has put some numbers behind the power. In testing they put the Galaxy S II up against other leading smartphones like the iPhone 4, Nexus S and even the iPad 2.
According to the testing that was done the Galaxy S II has proven to be the most powerful Android device available. We do mean device, as the S II outperformed the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. It was only out performed by the iPad 2.
While Sprint and AT&T are getting this variant of the Galaxy S II, we do know T-Mobile for some reason went with a different processor. Once that is finalized we can throw T-Mobile into the ranking.
The S II is going to be a welcome addition to the Android lineup in the United States. Let’s hope the battery can keep up with the devices power.
Samsung has announced the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 3.6. Samsung has had a busy day of announcements at IFA. For the most part this is like their Galaxy S players just with a smaller screen.
I am not sure this device is a great strategy for Samsung, there are great players on the market like the iPod Touch that will be very hard to compete with. I really think they needed to include a data only option like the iPad and and tablets offer. It would make the Galaxy S WiFi really stand out in the crowd. Read more
If you are looking to get more information on the next generation of Samsung Galaxy S devices, T-Mobile has activated their signup for more information site. Read more
If you are a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate owner that completed the update to DL09 which was an over-the-air update you will not be able to use the emergency button on the unlock / pattern screen.
Samsung is aware of this issue and is working on a fix. The icon still shows but will not place an emergency call. To place an emergency call on a locked device you will need to unlock the Fascinate, open the dialer and manually dial 911. Read more
What is the best way to tell an upgraded device is on the way? Offer the current model for free. T-Mobile is doing just that offering the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant free under new two year contract or qualifying upgrade. Read more
T-Mobile has posted the download and instructions for Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant owners. This update is not OTA so you must use a PC and download the update file. Not the best solution available but I guess at this point it is better than nothing.
You can follow this link to get the complete instructions and file. Enjoy FroYo (Android 2.2)
Today is a great day for T-Mobile, Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant owners. Your day has arrived. According to the T-Mobile support forums your FroYo (Android 2.2) update will begin being pushed out today.
The long wait is finally over and I guess we can now drop all the speculation about what went on with the many false starts to this update. Read more
Today T-Mobile and Samsung announced the Galaxy S 4G, for T-Mobile. The Galaxy S 4G will be running on T-Mobile’s 4G network and driven by Android version 2.2 (Froyo).
“With Galaxy S 4G, T-Mobile will deliver its fastest smartphone yet on America’s largest 4G network, providing rich entertainment virtually whenever and wherever consumers want,” Read more
Samsung sent out an official Tweet today for its U.S. based Galaxy S owners informing them of the status of the Froyo upgrade.
“We are working to make the Android 2.2 Froyo upgrade available to all U.S. Galaxy S owners as soon as possible. ”
“We want Galaxy S owners to have simple/reliable upgrade. We r running tests due to complexity/unique functionality.” Read more
T-Mobile launched the Samsung Galaxy Tab sign-up site today. The site contains basic information and a sign-up to get more information on when the Galaxy Tab will be available. They also posted a promotional video you can view below. Read more
Looking for a free high-end smartphone? Best Buy wants to make it happen. Starting this Friday October 1st Best Buy will be offering four free phones every Friday through October. Best Buy is starting off big with the Verizon Galaxy S Fascinate. Also this Friday they are offering the AT&T HTC Aria, Sprint BlackBerry Curve and T-Mobile Samsung Gravity 3. Read more
Sprint is now taking advantage of the Samsung Media Hub. Sprint pushed out an over the air update to the Epic which allows you to now rent or purchase movies or TV shows. Movie rentals run $2.99 to $3.99 for a 24 hour period and television show purchases are $1.99. There is some good content and we can only hope that Sprint and Samsung really expand the offerings.