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Samsung Galaxy S II Plus with a qHD Screen?


The Samsung Galaxy S II Plus phone remains a mystery, although it was first talked about in February.

Alleged photos of the Galaxy S II Plus appeared last month, but many came to say that they were false. In any case, we now have more details about the new smartphone , which, if what has been said so far is correct, has the model number GT-I905.

The GT-I905 has been recently evaluated. There, we see it is running on the Android 4.0.4 ICS and features a screen qHD (960 x 540), and a 1.4 GHz processor (possibly dual-core).

Interestingly, Samsung currently has no qHD smartphone. Therefore, the S II Plus would be the first to come with a screen of that resolution. We will be very aware of new details. It sure will soon be unveiled.




The CyanogenMod 10 on the Samsung Galaxy S II



Although at an early stage of development, the final version of CyanogenMod 10 is approaching nearer. First, a few days ago, it showed how it worked on the ROM for the LG Optimus 4X HD. And now, the  CM10 is now available for the Samsung S2 Galaxy I9100G.

The project developer, named Codeworkx, was the one who tested the CyanogenMod ROM 10  successfully in the Galaxy S II I9100G, whose installation is not for novice users. As the developer points out, there are a lot of bugs, especially with the sound of the phone.

Moreover, it seems that CM10 is only a development project in parallel, as it is likely that Codeworkx will focus first on the release of a stable version of CM9 and then continue with the development of CM10.

Without the necessary preconditions, if you try to install the Android 4.1 ROM on your Jelly Bean on CM10 Galaxy S2 I9100G, you can download the installation package, but at your own risk.



Samsung Galaxy S III LTE with Quad-Core Reaches Record Sales in Korea



As some of you may know, Samsung today launched a version of the Galaxy S III LTE in their home country, South Korea. Unlike LTE-capable S III which was released in the U.S. and Canada, the Korean version comes with a quad-core processor (Exynos, typical of Samsung).

Samsung has revealed that the S III LTE has achieved record sales in its first day of availability in Korea. There were 50,000 units sold through the three Korean companies. That’s a lot compared to sales for the first day of the previous models Galaxy. There were 10,000 units for the Galaxy S and 24,000 units for the Galaxy S II.

Samsung expects to sell over 10 million Galaxy S III phones worldwide by the end of July. And, they are very likely to achieve that goal.




Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket Also Receives Android 4.0 ICS Update



The same day it made ​​the official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update to the Galaxy Note (including Premium Suite), AT & T also released an updated ICS for another Android phone manufactured by Samsung. That is, the Galaxy S II Skyrocket (model number SGH-i727 ).

If you have an S II Skyrocket and do not know how to update it, go to the Samsung site to get more details. The update is done through Samsung Kies, so you have to download at some point.

For now, AT & T is selling the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket at $99.99 on contract. And that’s not a bad price for a relatively high-end smartphone with Android 4.0 ICS and LTE.



Samsung S Galaxy II Will Receive Android 4.1?


Samsung has recently announced that it will communicate as soon as possible to the Galaxy series terminals to upgrade to Jelly Bean, in addition to the brand new Galaxy S III, Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S. It is these terminals that will definitely upgradeable to Jelly Bean.

The answer is decidedly uncertain, and on the network, begins to circulate the first hypothesis that terrorized a good part of the users of the Samsung Galaxy S II. They have begun to circulate on the network the first hypothesis that the selling terminal is “top class” of 2011 and Samung is excluded from this “minor” update. The assumptions are quite absurd: it would require a quad-core processor, a display with a resolution of at least 1280 × 8720 and fewer than 2 GB of RAM.

The reasons are absolutely incredible if we think that the Nexus S uses a single core 1 ghz processor, 512 MB of RAM and a display of 800 × 480, with exactly the same resolution of the Galaxy S II. The S II hardware is slightly less than that given equipped with a dual core processor with 1.2 GHz and 1 GB of RAM. Why is then this terminal should not be upgraded to Android Jelly Bean?

The reasons could be many and are of a more commercial example is the launch of a Galaxy S III plus with a RAM of 2 GB. Google has pushed just to have a good performance with “Project Butter” and Samsung for the new Touchwiz, which will require 2 GB of RAM. It is very improbable and incredible, even at the conceptual level.

Somehow, you can still use and install Android Jelly Bean on Galaxy S II through special ROM (a port has already been carried out starting from the firmware for the Galaxy Nexus), but not all users are able to install various custom firmware. Personally, a Galaxy S II owner would remain quite disappointed to be excluded by the update to Android 4.1, as we are faced with a smaller update that does not require large and particular specifications, and especially before the 18 months to support hardware and software to be guaranteed by Google and Samsung.