Samsung Galaxy S II Gets The Android 4.1.2 Update In India

Samsung Galaxy S II needs no introduction! It is the successor of the popular Galaxy S smartphone. The Korean mobile phone manufacturer has already managed to sell more than 20 million units of this device globally. Samsung Galaxy S II was originally shipped with the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. Last year, Samsung Galaxy S II users have also received the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update.

Earlier this year, Samsung started rolling out the newer Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update for this device in Europe. After waiting for nearly 3 months, Indian Galaxy S II users can finally taste the Jelly Bean. This update brings the usual Android 4.1 goodies along with the Touchwiz Nature UX, which was previously seen in the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II. Check out the changelog below.

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Changelog:

  • Google Now, enhanced notifications, Direct Call, Smart Stay and Pop-up Play.
  • Nature UX similar to Galaxy S III.
  • Richer content & services.
  • Social hub will be removed.
  • Real-time mail delivery won’t be supported, but email client will still support EAS, IMAP and POP access.
  • Email, SMS and SNS in social hub can be used a separate apps.
  • Polaris Office, Photo Editor, and Video maker will be downloadable via Samsung Apps.

The latest update can be easily downloaded via Over-The-Air (OTA). If you have not yet received the update, then just go to Settings > About Device > System updates and check for the update. Samsung has also promised to roll out the latest Android 4.2 update during the Q4 of 2013.

Samsung Announces The Galaxy S II Plus Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S II needs no introduction! It is the successor of the original Galaxy S and the first Android smartphone to cross the 10 million mark. This handset was originally launched with the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS and the newer Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update is already on its way.

Samsung has just introduced a new variant of the Galaxy S II smartphone. No prizes for guessing the name! The Samsung Galaxy S II Plus packs almost same specs from the original Galaxy S II in the same old design, except the fact that the device will be shipped with the newer Android 4.1 OS and Samsung’s latest Touchwiz Nature UX out-of-the-box. Sadly, the internal memory on this device has been reduced from 16 GB to just 8 GB.

Samsung Galaxy S II Plus features a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) OS, TouchWiz 4.0 user interface, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, 8 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 64 GB expandable memory and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Samsung Media Hub, Samsung Social Hub, Samsung Kies Air, Google Play Store, full HTML web browser, DLNA, HDMI out, Bluetooth 3.0 with EDR, 1 GB RAM, NFC (Near Field Communication), Wi-Fi Direct, up to 610 hrs of stand-by time, up to 8 hrs 40 mins of talk-time and a 1650 mAh battery.

Apart from that, the rear camera features a zero-lag shutter speed that captures moving objects easily without delay. The popup video feature allows you to play a video anywhere on the screen in a resizable pop-up window while simultaneously running other tasks. The price and availability of this device will be announced soon.

Samsung Galaxy S II Gets The Android 4.0.4 Update

Samsung Galaxy S II is the predecessor of the recently launched Galaxy S III smartphone. This handset was announced and showcased last year at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. Earlier this year, Samsung Galaxy S II won “The Best Smartphone Of The Year” award by GSMA. Samsung managed to sell more than 20 million units of this device in just 10 months. The Samsung Galaxy S II was shipped with the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, which was the latest version of Android at the time of launch. During the end of 2011, Google announced the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS and Samsung promised to roll out this update in early 2012.

Samsung Galaxy S II finally received the much awaited Android 4.0 ICS update for the first time in March. This update was available only for the unlocked international variant of Galaxy S II in the European region. Two months later, the update was rolled out in other countries including Australia and India. The carrier locked Galaxy S II variant in the US was the last to receive this update in June.

The last update was based on the Android 4.0.3. However, Samsung has started rolling out a new software update for the Samsung Galaxy S II in Russia. The latest firmware update is numbered I9100XWLPM and it bumps the handset to the latest Android 4.0.4 OS. This update is currently available only for the international variant of Galaxy S II. This update does not bring any major changes. However, the owners of this device are reporting some additional Russian apps.

You will be automatically notified when the update is available for your device. If you have not received the update, then just go to Home > Applications > Settings > About Device > System updates and check for the update. On the other hand, you can also connect your device to your computer and check for the update using the Samsung Kies software. This update will be rolled out to other region in the coming months.

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II Gets A Software Update

Samsung Galaxy S II needs no introduction. Samsung has already managed to sell 20 million units of the powerful Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone in less than 10 months of its official launch. This handset was launched last year exclusively for AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint customers in the US. Samsung Galaxy S II was originally shipped with the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. The international version of this handset has already received the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update. However, the Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile variants of Galaxy S II are still waiting to taste the Ice Cream Sandwich.

T-Mobile recently started rolling out a new software update for the Samsung Galaxy S II. Before you get too excited, let me tell you that, it is not the much-awaited Android 4.0 ICS update you’ve been waiting for. The T-Mobile’s variant of Galaxy S II was facing the problem of random reboots from a long time. The latest update fixes the random reboot issue as well as it brings stability improvements. The complete changelog is posted after the break.

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Changelog:

  • Random reboot/power off fixed
  • Device stability improvements
  • Qualcomm chip patch
  • Google Security fixes

The latest update is numbered T989UVLDE and it can be easily downloaded via OTA (Over-The-Air). It is advised to backup all you data before updating the device. You should also make sure that your battery is fully charged, before updating the device. This update will be available for download until June 22, 2012. To learn more, head over to this page at T-Mobile.

Samsung Galaxy S II Now Available At US Cellular For $229.99

Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the most popular device in the history of Android smartphones. This device was recently awarded “The Best Smartphone Of The Year” by GSMA at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. The Samsung Galaxy S II was originally announced last year at the MWC 2011. Within 3 month, the company released this device in its home country, followed by other Asian and European markets.

During the Q3 of 2011, Samsung finally launched this device in the US for AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile subscribers. Nearly after a year of its official announcement, Samsung announced the availability of this device for the US Cellular customers. This device is currently available for purchase at the US Cellular’s official website. This device currently runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS. However, we are not sure if the US Cellular’s variant of Galaxy S II will get the much-needed Android 4.0 ICS update.

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The US Cellular Galaxy S II features a 4.5 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core Samsung Exnyos C210 processor, Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) OS, TouchWiz 4.0 user interface, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, Wi-Fi Hotspot and so on.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Swype, Samsung Kies Air, Samsung Media Hub, 16 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, DLNA, HDMI out, NFC (Near Field Communication), Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Android Market, full HTML web browser and a 1850 mAh battery.

The US Cellular Galaxy S II is currently available for $229.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a two year service agreement. You can also get this device at US Cellular retail stores from tomorrow. To get this device right now, head over to this page at US Cellular.

20 Million Samsung Galaxy S II Units Sold Globally

Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the most popular device in the history of Android smartphones. This handset was announced last year at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. The Samsung Galaxy S II is the successor of the highly-popular Samsung Galaxy S smartphone. Currently, it runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. However, the much-awaited Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update will officially start rolling out from next month.

The Samsung Galaxy S was the most popular Android device of 2010, while the Samsung Galaxy S II was the highest selling Android smartphone of 2011. It took nearly 7 months for Samsung to sell 10 million units and 17 months to sell 20 million units of Samsung Galaxy S. On the other hand, Samsung managed to sell 1 million units of the Galaxy S successor in just 1 month and 10 million unit in 5 months.

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Today, the sales of Galaxy S II reached another milestone. Samsung recently announced that the company has sold more than 20 million units of Galaxy S II in just 10 months, while it took 17 months for its predecessor. This handset is still selling like hot cakes in most of the Asian, European and American markets.

This handset is also the largest selling Android device in its home country. This handset was first launched in South Korea on April 28, 2011. Even before its official launch, SK Telecom, KT Corp and LG U+ customers pre-ordered 200,000 units in South Korea. Last month, Samsung announced that the company has finally sold more than 5 million units of this device in South Korea alone.

Initially, the device was launched only in the Asian and European market. However, the number of its global sales increased after its late entry in the American market. Samsung Galaxy S II is currently available for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile in the US. This handset will also be available for the US Cellular customers from next month.

The Samsung Galaxy S and the Galaxy S II have collectively managed to sell around 42 million units worldwide. It means that the company has sold around 22 million units of the original Galaxy S until now. Samsung will launch the much-awaited Galaxy S III in the first half of 2012. Are you planning to buy the Galaxy S II successor smartphone and create another history? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

Samsung Galaxy S II For US Cellular Announced

Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the most popular device in the history of Android smartphones. It is also the largest selling Android smartphone of 2011. Samsung managed to sell 10 million units of this handset within five months of its official launch. The Samsung Galaxy S II is also the largest selling smartphone in its home country. Samsung manages to sell 5 million units of Galaxy S II in South Korea alone.

This handset was announced last year at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. It was first released in South Korea, followed by other Asian and European countries. However, the folks living in the US were left behind. Finally, during the Q3 of 2011, Samsung launched the much-awaited Galaxy S II smartphone, exclusively for the customers of AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint in the US. Now, we have good news for the US Cellular customers. Samsung recently announced the availability of this amazing smartphone for the subscribers of US Cellular.

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“The Galaxy S II is the ultimate phone for people looking to simplify and organize their lives,” said Edward Perez, vice president of sales and marketing operations for U.S. Cellular. “The features combined with U.S. Cellular’s unique benefits, like our Battery Swap, make it the go-to device for customers who depend on their smartphone to keep up with their busy schedules.”

The US Cellular Galaxy S II features a 4.5 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core Samsung Exnyos C210 processor, Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) OS, TouchWiz 4.0 user interface, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, Samsung Media Hub and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 16 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Swype, Samsung Kies Air, Android Market, full HTML web browser, DLNA, HDMI out, NFC (Near Field Communication) and a 1850 mAh battery.

The Samsung Galaxy S II for US Cellular will be available for $229.99 with a 2 year service agreement and a $100 mail-in rebate.

5 Million Galaxy S II Units Sold In South Korea

Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the most popular device in the history of Android smartphones. This handset is the successor of the highly-popular Samsung Galaxy S, which was the largest selling Android device in the year 2010. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S II was the largest selling Android device in 2011. This handset was first launched in its home country on April 28, 2011. Even before its official launch, SK Telecom, KT Corp and LG U+ customers pre-ordered 200,000 units in South Korea. 10,000 units of Galaxy S II were pre-ordered in just 24 minutes, while the number doubled in less than an hour.

Samsung Galaxy S II

The Samsung Galaxy S II is also the most popular smartphone in South Korea. Last year, we reported that Samsung managed to sell 3.5 million units of Samsung Galaxy S II in just 5 months. Now, Samsung announced that, the company has finally sold more than 5 million units of this device in South Korea alone. Samsung is currently the market leader in South Korea with more than 53% market share.

The global sales clearly shows that, Samsung Galaxy S II is not only popular in its home country, but the device is still selling like hot cakes in most of the European and Asian markets. Samsung managed to sell 3 million units of this handset in just 55 days, followed by 5 million units in less than 85 days. Within five months of its official launch, Samsung sold 10 million units of Galaxy S II globally. You heard it right! Samsung achieved that milestone, even before the device was officially available for the Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T customers in the States.

We are sure that Samsung Galaxy S II will soon reach the 20 million mark globally. Samsung will also announce the much-awaited smartphone of this year, the Samsung Galaxy S III at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. Are you planning to buy the Samsung Galaxy III smartphone and create another history? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

Samsung Announces Pink Galaxy S II For Taiwan

Samsung Galaxy S II is the company’s largest selling Android smartphone. This handset was announced and showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. Apart from the original black-colored Galaxy S II, Samsung is also selling this device in pure white and pink colors in select countries.

Samsung recently announced the pink Galaxy S II for the folks living in Taiwan. The pink variant of this handset is already available in South Korea from the last couple of months. The specs of this device is almost similar to the original Galaxy S II. The pink variant of Galaxy S II is specially targeted at the female smartphone users.

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Pink Samsung Galaxy S II features a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, sporting a resolution of 800 × 480 pixels, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System, 1.2 GHz dual core processor, TouchWiz 4.0 UI, 8 megapixel camera with full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calling, Android Market, Social Hub Premium, Readers Hub, Game Hub, Music Hub, Kies Air, HSPA+ connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0 + HS, NFC (Near Field Communication) and more.

Pink Samsung Galaxy S II will be available from January 1, 2011 in Taiwan. The 32 GB variant comes with a price tag of TW$ 21,900 (approx. $730). Are you planning to buy this handset? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

White Samsung Galaxy S II Coming Soon To T-Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S II is the company’s largest selling Android smartphone. AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are already selling this handset in the US, but currently the customers have only one color options. T-Mobile will soon launch the amazing white version of this handset in the US. T-Mobile is not the exclusive carrier to launch the white version of Galaxy S II, but the AT&T customers will also get the white Galaxy S II in the coming weeks.

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There are no changes in the specs of the device. The White Galaxy S II features the same 4.52 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1.5 GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor, Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) OS, TouchWiz 4.0 user interface, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, T-Mobile TV, Samsung Media Hub, T-Mobile Video Chat, Zinio, Netflix, etc.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, 16 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Swype, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 4G Connectivity, Samsung Kies Air, Android Market, full HTML web browser, DLNA, HDMI out, Asphalt 6 pre-loaded, NFC-enabled, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi Hotspot and a 1850 mAh battery.

The exact price of this device has not been announced yet. White Samsung Galaxy S II is expected to be available for $229.99 with a 2 year service agreement or $529.99 without any contract. T-Mobile will release the white Galaxy S II model during the holidays.