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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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I dislike ics I'm very satisfied with the 2.3 Gingerbread my sgs 2 is fucking fast w/o problems at all.

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  • 2012-03-18 09:17
  • dZMv

> In reply to TC @ 2012-03-18 00:25 from 0TsL - click to readJust because you don't use them, it doesn't mean that they aren't running in the background. My suggestion is to root and remove those apps. :-)

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  • 2012-03-18 08:59
  • FYk8

Can someone please tell me whether the gallery and camera interface has changes?does it have instant capture or faster shutter at least?

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  • 2012-03-18 06:38
  • 25JW

anyone know ics when available in uae..and after update working..

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  • 2012-03-18 05:56
  • 3x8S

> In reply to Mittaa @ 2012-03-17 20:44 from pIxx - click to readI never use Swype or Exchange, so they are not the only reasons for the gigantic batterydrain on ICS!

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  • 2012-03-18 00:25
  • 0TsL

> In reply to jon @ 2012-03-17 22:19 from 0pw3 - click to readEven after reinstall apps have a lot problems, freezing..., on ICS! I can not really see any reason why I should upgrade to ICS, stereo recording in videocamera is the only thing that I did not already have in GB, but there are so many apps and games that are not usable at all on ICS, and Chrome beta browser is not good! Miren browser can not handle Adobe Flash in ICS and I think Miren was a lot better than Chrome beta is!

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  • 2012-03-18 00:21
  • 0TsL

•Better UI for switching apps and killing them

go into meego (n9) -> "copy" -> paste!!

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  • 2012-03-17 23:56
  • 0}$I

Bench mark gingerbread was 6000+ Ics is just 4800 .why ?

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  • 2012-03-17 23:00
  • HkN7

TC: ICS is a whole new system, so I think MOST apps would do with reinstalling.... :)

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  • 2012-03-17 22:19
  • 0pw3

Packster: laugh away, were not all geeks here..

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  • 2012-03-17 22:17
  • 0pw3

Hi... i live in saudi arabia nd i own a gs2 ... just wanted to know if the upgrade is available in KSA.. nd if it is then hw do i upgrade it to ics??

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  • 2012-03-17 21:06
  • HBD1

> In reply to TC @ 2012-03-17 13:56 from 0Tr0 - click to readHad same problem until I stopped Swype, cleared data and restated. Other people have some problem with Exchange eating up resources.
On XDA you can find solutions and advice.

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  • 2012-03-17 20:44
  • pIxx

A review especially for the S II with ICS? Makes me laugh.

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  • 2012-03-17 20:33
  • La8G

there is a small bug in browsing where diagonal scrolling sometimes doent work

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  • 2012-03-17 19:44
  • sxuh

> In reply to AJ @ 2012-03-17 16:37 from 2SPU - click to readYou have to install Adobe Flash after you upgraded to ICS because the upgrade to ICS removes Adobe Flash from your phone so you must install Adobe Flash again after upgrading to ICS!

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  • 2012-03-17 18:34
  • TrWb

> In reply to TC @ 2012-03-17 15:43 from 0Trx - click to readthanks for the response... got it working using vol+power... just needed to hold it a bit longer than before...

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  • 2012-03-17 18:19
  • t7rJ

> In reply to kikz @ 2012-03-17 15:18 from PSvq - click to readthanks!!! finally got it working...i was used to the quick home+power of gs2 gingerbread...

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  • 2012-03-17 18:00
  • t7rJ

> In reply to Dredd @ 2012-03-17 01:20 from TCsp - click to readYou need to update Flash or Dolphin? Both had been updated before I changed version, but I still can't see videos embedded on webpages.

Also, Swype's working fine. Except that the update wiped my existing personal dictionary..

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  • 2012-03-17 16:37
  • 2SPU

> In reply to noel @ 2012-03-17 12:12 from vaP} - click to readYou just have to press home+power a little longer on ICS than was needed on GB!

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  • 2012-03-17 15:43
  • 0Trx

just updated to ICS from Philippines, everything was faster, much smoother and ADOBE FLASH "IS" supported, just update your adobe flash from google play.

Although some apps freezes and blacks out, but its understandable since some of them doesn't supports ICS "YET", give it some time and ICS will be a blast

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  • 2012-03-17 15:42
  • vpcS

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