ICS (Android 4.0) Launched For Galaxy S2

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Samsung Galaxy S 2 | By

Finally a good news for Samsung Galaxy SII owners, Samsung has recently released official Android 4.0 (Ice-cream Sandwich) update for SGS2. The ICS firmware is dated 9th March 2012. Although Samsung has taken a little bit of time for releasing the ICS update still this firmware has no bluish ICS interface and is very much similar to Android 2.3.6. Galaxy SII owners must be expected something better, I, myself being a Samsung Galaxy S2 user, wanted a little more from them. Right now we can only wait for another update with few new features.

Galaxy S2 Android 4

The firmware is based on I9100XXLPQ (4.0.3) with modem XXLPQ and CSC OXALPQ, while the kernel build is 3.0.15. Although the update has not taken place worldwide and is limited to certain countries, but still if you want to try this ICS final build from Samsung, then you can have a look at XDA Forum or SAM Mobile, from where you can download this firmware along with the instructions for flashing/updating your Samsung Galaxy S2.

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Android 4.0 For Galaxy S2 On 15th March

March 5, 2012 | Posted in Technology | By

So it’s a very exciting news for Samsung Galaxy S2 owners, Galaxy SII is receiving Ice-cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) update on March 15. Although it can be taken that this update will not be available for everyone as Samsung will carry out this update in many phases, so it might be possible that your phone or country will receive Android 4.0 update after March 15, might be after one or two week.

Android 4.0

Although the features and launcher of this update is not confirmed, but few confirmed features are face recognition lock, better battery, etc. As a Samsung Galaxy S2 owner, I, myself is also quite excited about this ICS update, hope to see this update running in my phone soon.

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Remove Triangle & Reset Flash Counter on Android 4.0 (ICS)

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Technology | By

Chainfire, a very well known developer from XDA developer forum has come up with a new application that resets the flash counter and triangle on ICS (Android 4.0) builds. You can download the application TriangleAway from the official thread of the application. Following are the lines are from the developer:

The flash counter and triangle state had to be stored somewhere. Everybody knew that. Guesses have been made in the past where it could be, and I have personally compared the raw flash disk contents between different amount of custom flashes in the past, unable to find any differences. You can dump and compare the entire /dev/block/mmcblk0 and you won’t find a difference (you’ll find a few unallocated and unused gaps, though).
The solution comes with the new kernel uses by ICS builds. The flash disk actually has two hidden boot partitions, /dev/block/mmcblk0boot0 and /dev/block/mmcblk0boot1 . The MMC driver in the kernels used for Gingerbread did not present these partitions in the past, the MMC driver in the ICS kernel does.

Triangle[box type="important"]THIS IS A DANGEROUS OPERATION AND COULD POTENTIALLY BRICK YOUR DEVICE. PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK. A USB JIG IS PREFERRED IF YOU HAVE ONE. CHECK AND DOUBLE CHECK THE INFORMATION UNDER “CURRENT STATUS” IS CORRECT BEFORE RESETTING THE COUNTER ![/box]

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) Specs

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Technology | By

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) supports voice call via GSM network, SMS and MMS too. The expected release date of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) is March 2012. Expected price of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) is around 30,000 Rs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 has Dual core 1GHz processor with 1GB Ram and 3.15mp camera. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is pre-loaded with Android 4.0 (Ice-cream Sandwich) and TouchWiz UX user interface.

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[box type="red"]Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Features / Specs[/box]

Dimensions 193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5 mm
Weight 344 g
Type PLS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 600 x 1024 pixels, 7.0 inches (~170 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
- TouchWiz UX UI
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
Card slot microSD, up to 64 GB
Internal 8/16/32 GB storage, 1GB RAM
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP, HS
Infrared port Yes
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go support
Primary 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels
Features Geo-tagging, smile detection
Video Yes, [email protected]
Secondary Yes, VGA
OS Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
CPU Dual-core 1 GHz
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, RSS
Browser HTML5, Adobe Flash
Radio No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black, White
- TV Out
- SNS integration
- MP4/DivX/Xvid/H.264/H.263/WMV player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA/AC3/Flac player
- Organizer
- Image/video editor
- Quickoffice HD editor/viewer
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
- Voice memo
- Predictive text input (Swype)
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 4000 mAh

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