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What Android Device(s) are you Rocking Right Now?

by: AlexanderJanuary 30, 2012

There is what about 200+ Android devices on the market right now? But which one are you using? Perhaps the Samsung Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch on Sprint, or maybe the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon or the GSM version, could it be the HTC Sensation 4G on T-Mobile, or the Motorola Atrix 2 on AT&T’s LTE network, or some other device?

Personally I am running the Motorola Droid Bionic on Android 2.3.4, which is rooted stock on Verizon’s blazing fast 4G LTE network. You can add as much of that information into the comments below, we love seeing our readers get involved in our posts. Feel free to add all your devices or just your daily driver, it’s all up to you. Just [...]

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Galaxy S II i9100 Users Now Have Android 4.0 Based MIUI

by: Christine TorralbaJanuary 26, 2012

If you already know what MIUI is, you’re well aware that it looks nothing similar to the Android versions that are on your device. For one thing, the MIUI is light while the Ice Cream Sandwich has a dark exterior. It is also simple, whereas ICS is full of different menus. Also, MIUI is sleek compared to the others that are clunky.

But because the Android 4.0 version is taking a while to be adapted to other smartphones and tablets other than the Galaxy Nexus S, many are growing tired of waiting. Considering that the Nexus S is still the only device where the ICS OS is officially available in, it is understandable why developers are getting impatient.

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Download Galaxy S2 Leaked Firmware XXLP2: Based on Ice Cream Sandwich.

by: Richard GutierrezJanuary 25, 2012
You can now update your Samsung Galaxy S2 to Ice Cream Sandwich with this leak firmware called XXLP2. This Firmware is Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 running on Samsung's very own Touchwiz 4.0.
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Galaxy S2 Skyrocket HD vs Samsung Galaxy Note

by: Paul NuñalJanuary 24, 2012

With the recently concluded CES 2012, Samsung has showcased yet another milestone cementing its position as one of the leaders in bringing top-performing devices to the consumer market.

Among the new devices Samsung unveiled at CES 2012 were the Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket HD and the Samsung Galaxy Note–both of which are heading to AT&T and both reported to be LTE-capable.  Let’s take a look at these two upcoming offerings from AT&T and find out which one might be worth your while.

Design and Display

Takings its roots from its older brother, AT&T’s Galaxy Note sports the same form factor with the exception of the AT&T [...]

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How to Update Samsung Galaxy S2 to Android 4.0.3 ICS XXKP8 Firmware

by: Carl ParkerJanuary 23, 2012

Firmware is practically raining from the sky! After XXKP1 for Android 4.0 and XXKP2 for Android 4.0.1 were released, an all-new leak of Android 4.0.3 just recently hit the servers. Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 users must be in heaven with this firmware, the XXKP8 for Android 4.0.3.

Bear in mind that firmware version XXKP8 for Android 4.0.3 is not officially from Samsung Electronics. As such, there is no ETA for when this update will be officially pushed through Samsung KIES. Because this is a leaked version, it will also need to be updated through Odin and not Samsung KIES.

For devices that are network-locked, users should be careful as there is no telling what [...]

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How to Install Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich on Samsung Galaxy S2

by: Paul NuñalJanuary 22, 2012

Proud owners of the Samsung Galaxy S2 will have more reasons to smile as an all-new unofficial Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy S2 is heading its way to consumers. The recent update follows in a timely fashion after the official announcement made by Samsung Electronics of staying true to its promise of giving its Galaxy devices a taste of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Sporting a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM, the Galaxy S2 is certainly a worthy device capable of yet another upgrade.  Taking its roots from the previous Android 4.0.3 ICS XXKP8 firmware upgrade, the improved version features various bug fixes from the latter.

For those of [...]

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How to Upgrade Your Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 to Ice Cream Sandwich XXLP2 Firmware

by: Paul NuñalJanuary 21, 2012

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 won’t be left far behind as the device is catching up with the latest version of Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware known as the XXLP2 upgrade.

This said firmware carries several performance improvements over those provided by the earlier firmware versions XXKP8 and XXKPA.

In this article, you will find the steps for updating your Galaxy S2 firmware to Android 4.0.3 build XXLP2.  This guide will work only on handset model GT-I9100 and not on other models such as the GT-I9100G.  To check whether you’re using handset model GT-I9100, dial *#1234# on your phone and check the handset information.

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How to Setup Face Unlock on Galaxy S2 ICS Android 4.0

by: Ken EastJanuary 15, 2012

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is definitely the most-craved-for Android operating system today because of the great functionality and style that it brings to users. Ice Cream Sandwich has tons of features to talk about, but there’s one cool feature that you will surely be curious to try–the Face Unlock feature.

The Face Unlock feature is available for those who have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. In this article, you will know how to set up Face Unlock on your Galaxy S2 running Android 4.0 ICS firmware. But, take note that this is only applicable if you are going to root your phone, so if you are not willing to root your phone, then you will consequently [...]

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How to Update your Galaxy S2 I9100 with Android 4.0.3 XXKPA Build

by: AlexanderJanuary 12, 2012

Want to install the latest Android 4.0.3 leak on your Galaxy S2? Well we are going to show you how today. In this new build Samsung made several improvements, mostly speed and over all touch screen improvements.

Disclaimer: Android Authority is not responsible for any damage to your device while flashing this unofficial leak.

Pre-Installation tips:

Backup your Apps and important data — bookmarks, contacts, SMS, APNs (internet settings), etc. If you have Samsung’s PC software Kies installed, un-install it first because it may interrupt the flashing process. Drivers! — it’s important you’ve the proper drivers installed. Download links below: 32 bit (x86) [...]
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19 New Devices at CES already, All the real fun starts today!

by: AlexanderJanuary 10, 2012

Yesterday was a very busy day in the world of Tech, I’m sure you noticed here at Android Authority. After all we had 19 brand new devices announced yesterday by LG, Motorola, Samsung, Pantech, Sony, ASUS, and Lenovo, and CES is not even officially under way until today. Out of those 19 devices, AT&T announced 6 of them! Just to recap them so we know you didn’t miss anything, let’s go down the list – keep in mind most of these do not have prices or specific release dates yet.

LG Spectrum: With a 720p and 4.5-inch display and sporting a 8MP back camera and a 1.3MP front camera, starting at only $199 on Contract at Verizon LG Connect 4G: One of [...]
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