Google IO 2016 Coverage

Samsung announces the slightly improved Galaxy S II Plus

Well, the Galaxy S II Plus certainly isn’t going to blow you away after what we’ve been seeing at CES, but this newly unveiled mid-range device is definitely going to pad Samsung’s smartphone selection. Essentially, it’s a Galaxy S II that’s adopted a few of the characteristics of the Galaxy S III, most notably the home button and an upgrade to Android 4.1.2 with Samsung’s Nature UX. It still packs a dual-core processor, 4.3 inch WVGA screen, and an 8 megapixel camera. It does offer zero lag shutter speed on the camera, though, which is always a welcome addition. Anyone going to pick one of these up when it drops?

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Two Samsung phones leaked going through Chinese certification

Believe it or not, that picture is not a Galaxy S III. It’s actually Samsung’s new Galaxy Grand Duos, the follow up to the dual-sim touting Galaxy S Duos. Unfortunately, it’s got no compatible 3G with US markets, so it’s likely to stay an international phone. It sports a 4.5 inch, GSIII-esque screen, a 1.2 GHz processor, and the cameras from its bigger brother. There were also leaks of a Galaxy S II Plus, and while it is compatible with GSM signals in the US, it’s nearly identical to the original Galaxy S II. Hopefully we’ll dig up a little more information on these in the next few weeks.

source: Engadget

Samsung Rumored To Have 3 Devices On The Way: The Galaxy S III Mini, Galaxy S II Plus And Galaxy Premier Smartphones


While Samsung has the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II  as its heavyweights for 2012, it has plans on bringing in more players to the fight as well. Reports of no less than 3 Samsung smartphones have now surfaced: the Galaxy S III Mini, Galaxy S II Plus, and Galaxy Premier. First thing’s first— the Galaxy S III Mini is expected to go toe-to-toe with Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5, but be priced significantly less at €250. Upon its release this year, it will feature a 5-megapixel camera, dual-core processor and a 4.0-inch Super AMOLED display. The Galaxy S II Plus on the other hand will feature a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 1GHz single-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera and have 16GB or 32GB variations. Finally, the Galaxy Premier looks to be the most appealing as it will be identical to the Galaxy S II Plus, but feature a 4.65-inch screen and Jelly Bean loaded up.

Of course these devices may be complete fiction, but Samsung has a notable history of releasing a boatload of devices in a calendar yet. If the above mentioned devices are indeed true, do any of you plan on grabbing one?

source: Android Guys

[Leak] Press shot of new Samsung phone running Ice Cream Sandwich ahead of Mobile World Congress

Samsung already made it official they won’t be showing the Galaxy S III next month at Mobile World Congress, but Mobile-Review EIC Eldar Murtazin just tweeted a press shot of a Samsung smartphone that will be unveiled at the event. Could it be the Galaxy S II Plus or something completely different? You can clearly see that Ice Cream Sandwich is running on it along with updated ICS buttons. One things I can say for sure is it looks gorgeous.

[via twitter]

Samsung Galaxy Note S, Galaxy S II Plus and Galaxy S III Make Headlines

It would seem as though Samsung has no plans whatsoever to slow down when it comes to being successful and launching the right combination of awesome software and hardware.  They continue their incredible streak with the introduction of a few tipped devices hitting the Interwebs.  With yet again more rumors and tips of the Galaxy S III being released sometime this Spring (MWC?), we’ll just have to be patient.  And then there’s the Galaxy S II Plus, expected to be a nice bump up from the original Galaxy S II touting a 1.4 GHz Exynos SoC dual-core CPU and 1 GB of RAM.  Not a bad upgrade at all.  And lets not forget about the recently leaked Galaxy S Advance as well.  The Galaxy S Advance is to the original Galaxy S as the Galaxy S II Plus is to the original GSII, a nice bump in specs.  Samsung continues to breed smartphones like rabbits and the masses are flocking to stores by the boatloads to get their hands on them.  We can’t blame them given Sammy’s track record for innovation.

These step-up devices, in addition to a nice bump in the CPU, could also see a nice upgrade to Samsung’s popular TouchWiz interface.  It’s possible it could be their “Ice Cream Sandwich-esque” UI accompanying the hardware.  We’ll take what we can get and what we can’t get, the dev community can fill in the gaps.  And last but not least, the Galaxy Note S, possibly the device we could see leaked during the Super Bowl.  Among much speculation, could this be a version of the Note running Ice Cream Sandwich?  Damn, lets hope so.  Anything in the ICS or quad-core category will certainly be welcomed.  Stay tuned to Talk Android as we continue to dig a little deeper.

via: Slash Gear