1. Posted on Friday, January 14th, 2011 at 10:33 am by Andy
    Samsung Galaxy S2

    Samsung Galaxy S2?

    It is thought that Samsung will be launching a follow-up to the Galaxy S smartphone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) event in February, with current industry rumours suggesting it will be a modified version of the Nexus S.

    This rumour has permeated the media before but now the Galaxy S2 has resurfaced in a series of leaks that include an artist’s impression of what the handset might look like. It may be a fairly nondescript graphical representation, but, according to MobileCrunch, it could well be the sleek new look for the Galaxy S replacement.

    In terms of specs the Galaxy S2 will allegedly sport a Near Field Communications (NFC) chip, just like the Nexus S, along with Android 2.3 to make the idea of a swift Samsung rebranding sound quite believable.

    What will make the Galaxy S2 distinct from the Nexus S, if the rumours are to be believed, is its dual core processor. This will help it to remain competitive against the likes of the LG Optimus 2X and could quickly consign the Google-branded Nexus S to the list of obsolete smartphones.

    Upping the screen size to 4.3 inches compared to the Nexus S’ four inch Super AMOLED display, will be another benefit of owning a Galaxy S2.


  2. Posted on Thursday, December 30th, 2010 at 1:46 pm by Andy
    Nexus S

    Samsung version on it's way?

    The Google Nexus S has been available for almost a week but now Samsung looks ready to remove the Google branding and rename the underlying hardware as the Galaxy S2, in order to make the most out of this cutting edge smartphone which it manufactures in-house.

    This would be a repeat of the steps taken by HTC earlier in 2010, when it launched the Nexus One for Google and then slapped its own software and an improved optical trackpad onto the bare bones of the phone, to create the Desire, one of the most highly praised handsets in recent memory.

    Reports in a Korean newspaper have hinted at the plans for the Samsung Galaxy S2, which means specs including Android 2.3, Near Field Communication (NFC) capabilities and a curved four inch Super AMOLED display, would be available under an alternative brand name.

    Samsung will probably choose to put its own user interface over the top of the vanilla Android offering, just as HTC did when it added Sense to the Desire, so users would be getting a different experience to the Nexus S if they opt for the Galaxy S2 as an alternative.