Galaxy S II Stories February 23, 2012

Even though Samsung stopped divulging exact phone and tablet sales last summer amid competition from Apple, the South Korean consumer electronics conglomerate took to its official blog to announce the flagship Galaxy S II smartphone sold 20 million units globally in 10 months after its release. JK Shin, president and head of Samsung’s mobile unit, announced:

Since its launch in late April 2011, the Galaxy S II has seen tremendous growth reflecting its tremendous popularity with customers around the world. We are thrilled that 20 million customers around the world has enjoyed the smart life Galaxy S II has brought us. We will continue to introduce products to satisfy our customers’ high expectations.

For comparison, Samsung’s Galaxy S sold thus far 22 million units globally. Cumulatively, the company shipped 42 million units of both the Galaxy S and the Galaxy S II. In late September 2011, it announced the 10 million units milestone for the Galaxy S II. As it took Samsung five months to ship its 10 millionth Galaxy S II and another five months to double the figure, one could argue that average monthly performance of the handset is steady.

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Galaxy S II Stories February 10, 2012

With no information regarding sources, Eldar Murtazin took to Twitter to claim Ice Cream Sandwich will roll out to Samsung’s Galaxy S II on March 1. While he has made many predictions lately, it is not clear exactly how accurate he is. Time will only tell. At any rate, ICS should hit the Galaxy S II relatively soon. He also said ICS will roll out for the Galaxy Note and other Samsung devices from March to May, depending on model and carrier. We shall see!

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Galaxy S II Stories January 19, 2012

One in 10 South Koreans now own a Galaxy S II smartphone made by Samsung as the company announced that sales of the handset in the 48 million-people country surpassed 5 million units, or more than 10 percent of the country’s population. It took Samsung nine months to hit the milestone since the phone’s release at the end of April 2011.

Strong domestic sales helped Samsung achieve a 53 percent market share for smartphones in South Korean throughout 2011. Japanese business daily The Nikkei said the Galaxy S II is the first handset to sell that many units in the country. In September of last year, Samsung sold 3.5 million Galaxy S II smartphones in South Korea. The 1.2GHz dual-core device comes with a 4.27-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 1GB RAM, Android 2.3 and is upgradeable to Ice Cream Sandwich.

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Galaxy S II Stories January 5, 2012

After waiting for months, Sprint customers were finally graced with the white Galaxy S II. Samsung announced the news in a press release today (available after the break), and said the device will be available online and in-stores Jan. 8. The white variant will be priced the same as the black for $199 on a two-year contract. Man, she is gorgeous…

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Galaxy S II Stories December 1, 2011

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AT&T has officially announced a white variant of their Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket slated for a December 4th release. The device is more than likely identical to the original black model which debuted on AT&T as one of their first true 4G LTE devices on November 6th.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Skyrocket, you can expect a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display (800×480),  8-megapixel cam (2-megapixel front shooter), a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and Android 2.3.5. That device is available for $250 on a two-year contract, and the white model will land for the same price at the end of the week. expand full story

Galaxy S II Stories November 20, 2011

Four days ago, Google released the source code for Ice Cream Sandwich, and it was inevitable hackers would get working on an ICS port for devices. One of the most popular Android handsets to date, the Galaxy S II, is one of the first outside of the Galaxy Nexus to receive Ice Cream Sandwich’s touch. The port is pretty stable, only missing Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and audio from the mix, but we expect bug fixes to be rolling out soon.

LG’s Optimus 3D is also among the first devices to receive the Ice Cream Sandwich port. The status of this port is unknown right now, but from the looks of it everything seems to be pretty smooth. Check it out after the break. (via Android and Me)

 

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