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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Samsung Galaxy S2 Vs iPhone 4

August 20, 2011 | Posted in Mobiles | By

I will soon buy a new cell phone for myself, so I have to make a choice between Samsung Galaxy S2 and iPhone 4, therefore I did a quick research between Samsung Galaxy S2 and Apple iPhone 4 and came up with the following points of differences between Samsung Galaxy S2 and iPhone 4.

[box type="red"]Samsung Galaxy S2 Vs Apple iPhone 4[/box]

Dimensions 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm
Weight 116 g 137 g
Type Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.3 inches 640 x 960 pixels, 3.5 inches
- Gorilla Glass display - Scratch-resistant oleophobic surface
- TouchWiz UI v4.0 - Multi-touch input method
- Multi-touch input method - Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate - Three-axis gyro sensor
- Touch-sensitive controls - Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Gyroscope sensor
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
3.5mm jack Yes Yes
Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Practically unlimited 100 received, dialed and missed calls
Internal 16GB/32GB storage, 1 GB RAM 16/32 GB storage, 512 MB RAM
Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, 8 GB included No
GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE Class 12 Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0+HS Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
Infrared port No No
USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB (MHL), USB On-the-go Yes, v2.0
Primary 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization Touch focus, geo-tagging
Video Yes, [email protected] Yes, [email protected], LED video light, geo-tagging
Secondary Yes, 2 MP Yes, videocalling over Wi-Fi only
OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread) iOS 4
CPU Dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 proccessor, Mali-400MP GPU, Exynos chipset 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, PowerVR SGX535GPU, Apple A4 chipset
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML HTML (Safari)
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS No
Games Yes Downloadable, incl. motion-based
Colors Black Black, White
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator No
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic - MicroSIM card support only
- NFC support (optional) - Scratch-resistant glass back panel
- TV-out (via MHL A/V link) - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- SNS integration - Digital compass
- Digital compass - Google Maps
- MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player - Audio/video player and editor
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player - Voice command/dial
- Organizer - TV-out
- Image/video editor
- Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
- Adobe Flash 10.1 support
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input (Swype)
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1650 mAh Standard battery, Li-Po 1420mAh
Stand-by Up to 710 h (2G) / Up to 610 h (3G) Up to 300 h (2G) / Up to 300 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 18 h 20 min (2G) / Up to 8 h 40 min (3G) Up to 14 h (2G) / Up to 7 h (3G)

After going through the above comparison between Galaxy S2 and iPhone 4, we can conclude that Samsung Galaxy S2 is the clear winner with a sufficient margin. So I will go for Samsung Galaxy S2.

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