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Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab II coming at MWC

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Feb 2011 2:45 User comments (5)

Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab II coming at MWC Engadget has posted the specs and a picture of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S II, slated to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress next week.
Additionally, the site has some specs on the upcoming Galaxy Tab II, a sequel to the original Tab which sold 2 million units in 2010.

The Galaxy S II will have a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen with 800x480 resolution, run Android 2.3, and work off a dual-core 1GHz Orion processor.

It is unclear what cameras the smartphone will have but it will include NFC, Bluetooth 3.0, and 24Mbps HSPA+ connectivity. Finally, the SII will be just 8.49mm at its thinnest point, and likely reach 9.9mm at its thickest.

The Tab II will have a 10.1-inch display and run on Android 3.0 Honeycomb. The site says it will be a "Google Experience Device" meaning Honeycomb will not come with any extra UI.

Samsung's Tab II will run on a dual-core 1GHz processor and have a 1280x800 resolution.

Although with no set timetable, Samsung is also working on a 4-inch WVGA display with 3D, and a "Motion UI" which will allow for panning and zoom using the movement of your phone.

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5 user comments

113.2.2011 6:19

too much androids on the market and many coming out . im really lost on what android i should get soon :S

213.2.2011 22:03

Fragmentation is going to kill Android.

They either need to force Carriers and manufacturers to support phone updates or they need to enforce a hardware standard like Windows Phone 7. Custom UIs aren't helping the fragmentation problem either. Google should just enforce a vanilla ASOP experience and the carriers should allow their UIs to be an optional download.

I love my Android, but it's unstable and you need to hack the phone for the most recent updates. It's BS. Enough BS to make me want to switch to an iPhone or WP7 just so I have some stability in the platform.


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313.2.2011 22:19

Nexus One on both Cyanogenmod 6.1 and on stock 2.2 has always been rock solid for me. And that's cause i'm constantly flashing, themeing, crapola of apps, etc.

EDIT: Also, what's with the Windows Phone 7-esque tiles on that there pic of the Galaxy S 2? New Samsung UI widgets?

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413.2.2011 22:28

Nexus One is also rock solid because it is their development test bed. ;)

Now the Nexus S is as well.

The Nexus phones are the only phones regularly updated with updates directly from Google. Unfortunately they are not available on all carriers.

Sprint needs some love these days.


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514.2.2011 0:30

Originally posted by 3MUK:
too much androids on the market and many coming out . im really lost on what android i should get soon :S
Get an Android phone with 2 core at least.

Wait till they come out the OS just swaps the single core and sometimes it's halt, people also call this lag but it's nothing to do with the CPU it's to do with the OS not being made properly for a single core.

PCs used to have "lag" but since multi cores have been out that's been long dead.

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