Although the Ice Cream Sandwich for the Samsung Galaxy S2 has already been confirmed, I could not help myself when news on the Alpha port of ICS for the SGS2 appeared on the web. Despite having a “stable” ROM, not everything seemed to be functioning at this point of time – all thanks to its developer xplodwold.
Being the “serial flasher” that I am, I took the first dive into the ICS port to get a taste of this sweet treat. Considering that it was an Alpha port, it’s not a recommended daily ROM that will pique the interest of most users. Although, it’s surprisingly smooth on the SGS2 (maybe even smoother than the Galaxy [...]
2011 has proven to be a very significant year for Samsung. Not only did they release the Samsung Galaxy S2 – a respectable phone with a reputation that holds its own; there’s also a Galaxy Note, the first 5.3” phone-tablet with an S Pen Stylus. Samsung also holds the privilege of releasing the 3rd Nexus phone – the Galaxy Nexus – running Android 4.0, and the first ever Android phone with hardware acceleration. They also clinched the top smartphone manufacturer in Q3 of 2011, as well as surpassed Symbian to become the No.1 manufacturer in South East Asia.
These are causes for celebration – and at the South East Asia Galaxy Note World Tour in Jakarta, Android [...]
Finally, T-Mobile Galaxy S II users can get a custom ROM built for their phone. Last week I wrote about how to root your T-Mobile Galaxy S2, and now here is your first Gingerbread custom ROM.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. Android Authority will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.The first step is to make sure that you have root on your phone along with ClockworkMod Recovery. Now download the ROM zip file from here and save it on your desktop for ease of access. Once done, connect your phone to the computer, mount SD Card as flash drive and copy the downloaded zip file to SD card root. After you are [...]
Apple sells a lot of devices – and a lot of them break. Ask anyone that’s owned a smartphone, tablet, or anything portable, beautiful and expensive what happens over time – they drop it. I’ve already dropped my Galaxy S II half a dozen times, and I’ve only had it two weeks. Should have got a screen protector, sure. Easy to say now, right? Thankfully, the damage appears to be non-existent, and I thank the Gods of tech for gracing me with such good fortune.
Either way, enough of my bantering. Apple’s decision to design the iPhone 4, and 4S with “glass backs” sure looks pretty, but make for a tough handset it does [...]
With the release of the iPhone 4S, Samsung did their part in promoting their own device, the Galaxy S II. Although many people were pretty disappointed by the release of the 4S, Samsung knows that it still poses as a threat in the market. Therefore, they have created a nice little comparison chart that highlights the Samsung Galaxy S II’s triumph over the iPhone 4S. Take a look for yourself below:Main Differences
Samsung is quick to point out that the Galaxy S II has the following characteristics in which they believe will help the Galaxy S II beat out the iPhone 4S:4G Capabilities Super AMOLED Plus 4.3-4.5″ [...]
T-Mobile just released a duo of Android smartphones with towering specs and features–the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the HTC Amaze 4G.
Both phones have become available on T-Mobile this week. The Samsung Galaxy S2 continues to be a best-seller, with global sales of the device hitting the 10-million mark within just eight weeks. And, the T-Mobile variant of this wonderphone (formerly codenamed Samsung Hercules) has just arrived on T-Mobile, along with the equally amazing offer from HTC–the HTC Amaze 4G (formerly codenamed HTC Ruby).
How does each one fare when placed side by side with the other? Read on to find out more about these two fresh offerings from [...]
The Samsung Galaxy S2 faces stiff competition not just with fellow Android smartphones such as the Motorola DROID Bionic but also with Apple’s recently launched iPhone 4S.
The Samsung blockbuster Android smartphone remains an uncontested best-seller worldwide – with one being sold every second at this point in time.
In this comparison review, Android Authority gives you a quick view of some of the neat major features–and weak points–of both the iPhone 4S and the global variant of the Samsung Galaxy S2.
Which of these two phones is the David and which one is the Goliath? Read on to find out.Build and Design
iPhone 4S114 mm x [...]