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Samsung Galaxy S II sells over 5 million units in three months

By Emil
Aug 1, 2011
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  1. Samsung has announced that it has sold more than 5 million units of its Galaxy S II smartphone. This milestone is still in advance of the US launch, which is…

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  2. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Maniac Posts: 431   +8

    Ahhh yes. Plenty of new phones coming out with the latest and greatest hardware, yet no software to take advantage of any of it the way it should. The sad part is, people just go along with it. "Android? GingerBREAD?! DUAL CORE?!? YEESSSS!"

    Back to the topic of the phone, I'd hit it.
     
  3. DarkCobra

    DarkCobra TS Rookie Posts: 79

    Well the truth is there are indeed already tons of applications for Android and there will be even more once this one and the Motorola Bionic land within a month. High horsepower devices like these aren't for everyone. However, it's nice to see advancement moving forward and better devices coming out. The Iphone5 will also be coming but astoundingly it's not supposed to be an LTE/4G phone, which shocks me.
     
  4. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Maniac Posts: 431   +8

    Advancement is fantastic, but it's a waste of hardware. These phones seems to barely have the hardware used for even the most basic of tasks.
     
  5. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Maniac Posts: 431   +8

    Wow really? This may sound like a conspiracy theory, but one thing Jobs really enjoys is the battery life out of the iPhones (Which is slowly becoming nothing special) and 4G would have a pretty major negative impact on that compardd to 3G.
     
  6. If you buy the phone with android on it, can you later switch the os to that new microsoft mango os?
     
  7. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 446

    I was thinking either that or the Droid 3, and bought the Droid 3 because my hands are way too big for a touch screen keyboard. =( So the keyboard for me is required. This phone does look all kinds of sexy though.
     
  8. yRaz

    yRaz TS Addict Posts: 955   +113

    Probably not.
     
  9. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Maniac Posts: 431   +8

    They're not like computers. You can't really just install any OS you want. I mean YOU CAN but some stuff is involved and after that stuff is done, there is no guarantee that the new OS will run well...it may not even run natively, might be emulated. XDA developers is the place you'll want to go to learn all of this. Keep in mind, it'll only be on certain phones that you can do this since it is all community developed.
     
  10. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,056   +76

    I don't know if someone else have bumped into this, but anyone planning to buy this cellphone may want to have a look at this gsmarena article. Basically they have confirmed that there are some issues with the display at low brightness settings.
     


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