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Sharp Aquos S1 and S2 leakage

It’s definitely been a substantial amount of time since we last wrote about a Sharp smartphone on here. (I think this 2014 post was the last one). Today though, we hear that the Sharp Aquos S1 and S2 have leaked, and yet again we’ve got the phrase “bezel-less”. …

Acer S2 does 4K at MWC OK

This is the Acer Liquid S2. It’s a monster of a device and I’ve carried around Barcelona for the past few days. It comes equipped with a 6″ Full HD IPS screen at 1920×1080 (368PPI) and has a rather smooth zero gap display with a curved Gorilla Glass …

Samsung Galaxy S2 receiving Jelly Bean right now?

We’ve had a couple of emails from Samsung Galaxy S2 owners saying that they’ve just received the Android Jelly Bean update over the air. So far it’s SIM-free handsets, with Dave telling us.. Upgrade was to 4.1.2 baseband XXMS2 and build XWLSS. Anyone else get this? Good question …

Vodafone deliver an update to the Galaxy S2

Got yourself a Samsung Galaxy S2? Yeah? Good aren’t they. Sure, the S4 has been announced now but I’m with you brother. The S2 is a bloomin’ good handset still and, if you’re on Vodafone, you can now get yourself Android 4.1.2. We’ve had a tip from Matthew …

A week with … the Samsung Galaxy SIII – Day 3

We’re doing a special week with the Samsung Galaxy SIII and yesterday we noticed that the screen brightness was a bit dimmer on the SIII when compared to the SII. We’ve got to admit that this is actually due to the Battery Saving technology which is built into …

A week with … the Samsung Galaxy SIII

So, this week I’ve got myself a Samsung Galaxy SIII. It’s been loaned to us from UR-Mobile and we’ll be giving you a daily dose of this hot new handset. Simply check back at 9.30 AM every day for the latest video. I’ve had quite a bit of …

Orange Samsung Galaxy SII customers to get Ice Cream Sandwich tomorrow

It looks like the full set is almost complete, Orange have announced via their Orange Helpers Twitter and Facebook accounts that the Android 4.0 update will start rolling out via Kies tomorrow, Friday the 20th of April. This only leaves T-Mobile customers without any official way to leave …

Samsung rolling out Ice Cream Sandwich for Unbranded Galaxy SII’s

It’s been a bit of a wait but now owners of unbranded Samsung Galaxy SII’s can get their hands on some Ice Cream Sandwich goodness. The update is available through Kies and we recommend updating to the newest version beforehand. The update also comes with some improvements to …

Camera fight – HTC One S vs. Samsung Galaxy SII

So, HTC unveiled their HTC One Series handsets a few weeks back now. We’ve already reviewed the HTC One X and the HTC One S but I wanted to show you more on the camera technology and how it compares to my usual phone-of-choice – the Samsung Galaxy …

Galaxy S2 receives an update on Orange

We’ve had a mail in from Roger Matthews after he spotted an update for his Orange-branded Samsung Galaxy S2. Unfortunately it’s not the ICS update but just a tweak to Android 2.3.6. Let us know if you’ve received the update and what changes you have noticed. Link – …

Activate the Galaxy SII “Driving Mode” in a snap

No, the “Driving Mode” on the Galaxy SII will NOT magically steer your car to work whilst you have a doze in the back seat. What it can do is read out notifications and calls that arrive while you drive. Oh, I’m a poet and didn’t know it. …

Samsung Galaxy SII Ice Cream Sandwich – The details

Want to know more about the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy S2? A powerpoint slide, which has been converted to a PDF here, gives info on what to expect if you’ve not upgraded yours already. It’s not just the UI that’s changed, there’s stacks more, so …

Galaxy S2 sales now 20m and counting

Samsung have announced that the Galaxy S2 has now sold over 20 million units since its launch in May last year. That’s pretty good going for a phone that even today, nearly a year after launch, is still one of the best handsets available, on Android or any …

Samsung Galaxy S2 Mugen Extended battery review

First of all thanks to the guys from Mugen for sending us this battery to review. It came all the way from Hong Kong I was amazed. My experience of spare batteries for phones has basically been buying a replacement when the original started to misbehave. Within a few …

Galaxy Mini 2 set to arrive at Mobile World Congress?

This, according to the leaked image obtained by GSM Arena , is the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2. The device, which will also be known as the S6500, looks set to be a mid-to-low end device with a launch at Mobile World Congress. Specs, as you can see, include …

Galaxy SII ICS updates starting March 1st?

We knew that the Galaxy SII Ice Cream Sandwich update was coming in Q1 but we didn’t know quite when. Now the inimitable Eldar Murtazin had provided us with a start date and it’ll arrive via Samsung Kies too. Update – A new tweet now says between March …

Galaxy SIII NOT arriving on March 22nd

A shiny new Galaxy SIII arriving on March 22nd? It turns out that no, it’s not. Well, we were a little puzzled as to why Samsung would want to launch their new phone just a couple of weeks after Mobile World Congress. Whatever happens, Samsung must be loving …

Galaxy SIII Rumour Roundup

There’s a fair amount of excitement surrounding the Galaxy SIII. The existing SII had already performed brilliantly sales-wise and its still my main phone. So, news so far. We thought it would appear at Mobile World Congress. Good times. Then we were told it wasn’t arriving at Mobile …