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Samsung Galaxy S II ICS review: Sugar coated

Samsung Galaxy S II ICS review: Sugar coated - read the full textThe Samsung Galaxy S II has sold in record numbers worldwide and millions of users must've cheered the news of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update rolling out. The latest OS from Google is a new lease of life for the Galaxy S II...

 

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Portugal When? :(

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  • 2012-03-19 19:27
  • TqYD

When in uae......?

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  • 2012-03-19 18:28
  • HxiC

> In reply to aodxxl @ 2012-03-19 02:04 from 0Uvp - click to readSome say the bug with Go sms Pro... sending 2 sms when sending 1 sms, is fixed in lp7, and that would prove that there is a bug in lpq made by Samsung and not a real bug in Go sms Pro!

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  • 2012-03-19 14:21
  • 0TqM

VLC Media Player 2.0 is released. An open source program: http://www.software-latest.com...-player.html

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  • 2012-03-19 14:01
  • t5}0

> In reply to mingtzi @ 2012-03-19 12:55 from vpcS - click to readCan you still play "Real Racing 2" even after you updated to ICS, because even if it is "still there" I can not play it after I updated to ICS?

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  • 2012-03-19 14:01
  • 0TqM

Refuse to touch Samsungs excuse for an update, custom rom all the way.

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  • 2012-03-19 13:49
  • 3Jn}

when will singapore getting their update ?

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  • 2012-03-19 13:49
  • IWPc

Theres already an update available in the Philippines.

Regarding installed apps, nothing wont change,they are still there

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  • 2012-03-19 12:55
  • vpcS

When will the Ice Cream Sandwich update be rolled out for India

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  • 2012-03-19 11:33
  • P$uD

What will happen to existing applications like games(e.g Real Racing 2) which were purchased from Market(or now Play). Would all of them be compatible and available after updating to ICS?

Thanks.

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  • 2012-03-19 09:00
  • w4YA

> In reply to aodxxl @ 2012-03-19 02:04 from 0Uvp - click to readStock sms is not as good as Go sms Pro because I do not want long sms be automatically converted to mms!
(And stock mail is not as good as MailDroid Pro!)

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  • 2012-03-19 08:07
  • 0Tq7

I hope Sony Mobile will do better than Samsung did with the ICS update.

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  • 2012-03-19 07:24
  • vjuF

So when can we update our Samsung SII to ICS here in the Philippines? Or will these be for all SII for only selected countries?

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  • 2012-03-19 06:30
  • M2Si

for rectification the recent apps page is just recent apps, swiping them away would not close them, just deleting it from history

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  • 2012-03-19 04:58
  • 0CWd

Touchwiz is sh*t.
FoxHound 0.5 awesome...lol

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  • 2012-03-19 03:18
  • uvu6

> In reply to Altamash @ 2012-03-18 12:30 from SbD4 - click to readis it released in ksa!! or did u download the unofficial version!
??

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  • 2012-03-19 02:17
  • 649c

> In reply to TC @ 2012-03-18 10:07 from 0TXd - click to readdont understand why you need to use another app for sms when the stock one has everything you need . and is decent looking.

If it doesnt work properly its a problem with the app not being optimised not the phone itself.

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  • 2012-03-19 02:04
  • 0Uvp

Beside the few enhancements from vanilla ICS(probably they were forced to include them)the user experience is boring as hell. Touchwizz is still the same/lame ...

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  • 2012-03-18 23:03
  • 0C1V

So when is it coming to malta?

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  • 2012-03-18 21:49
  • p7Jf

Samsung really did a number with ICS, instead of updating touchwiz the used the same, so gallery is worst than vanilla, app drawer is worst, transitions are worst also, and the list goes on and on.

I am not opposed to skining, but firmly believe that the skin shoud improve on the base version and not take away from it. and this one takes away a lot.

They even managed to remove a functionality that was on GB dialer where you could open the dialer and jump to contacts from in there now you have to go back to home or press menu key and contacts to get there.

I was never a fan of custom ROMs, but today CM9 is looking better and better.

By all means Samsung should offer something better than stock or just stick to stock but never something worst.

This is just my humble opinion and I thought it should be out there.

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  • 2012-03-18 19:31
  • 8xqY

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