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The Galaxy S II is coming in the next few weeks to 3 of America's top four networks. The best model appears to be on Sprint's network (left), but all sound pretty nice.
Verizon is left out of the GS II party -- for now

Samsung Electronics Comp., Ltd. (SEO:005930) scored a sales hit with its Galaxy S smartphone, powered by Google Inc.'s (GOOG) industry-leading Android operating system.  Now the phone's successor -- the Galaxy S II -- has been officially announced for three of the U.S.'s top four carriers.

The release comes just days after the official Samsung announcement of a larger-screen Galaxy S II variant and just weeks after pictures of the upcoming models leaked to PocketNow.

As rumored, the phone will launch on AT&T, Inc. (T) [press release], Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) [press release, spec sheet], and Deutsche Telekom AG's (ETR:DTE) T-Mobile USA [press release] -- America's second, third, and fourth largest networks, respectively.  Noticeably absent from the party is Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ), America's largest wireless network.

Moving on to the phones themselves, you'll notice some slight differences in the various models, which can be seen below:

The Sprint version arguably sounds the best with a true 4G modem, larger screen, and exclusive larger battery.  It also is arriving the first.

All three of the phones will start off running Google's latest Android operation system, Gingerbread, and will eventually receive an update to Ice Cream Sandwich -- a new release of Android that's coming this fall.

Samsung brags that the new phone is the world's "thinnest 4G phone" (8.89 mm).  Sounds about right.  If you're in the market for an Android, you'll definitely want to check these out as they're some of the best  the market has to offer.

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RE: Meanwhile
By JasonMick on 8/31/2011 9:29:47 AM , Rating: 4
Android: bugs bugs bugs with no firmware updates

Some of your comments (e.g. your comment on cybernetics) have shown increased maturity, but here you're just talking out of your ass Pirks.

My EVO 4G on Sprint is up to date with the latest Gingerbread and I've rarely if ever encountered a bug. In fact my friends with iPhones have related more bugs to me with their phones than I've personally experienced.

As for security, a lot of that is in the hands of the user. I carefully monitor my phone just like I would my PC. That's the model everyone should practice. Sure in fantasy land master Apple/BB will protect you forever and ever, but in reality, there will come a time when they fail to.

I agree BB has the best when it comes to encryption, etc. But most don't needed that.

As for the battery life it gets you through the day, I have no real complaints.

And that apps aren't bad either. Anyone who thinks Apple is the only one with 3D games should play Nova -- it's like Infinity Blade graphics quality FPS. You should play it, you'll be impressed.

RE: Meanwhile
By AssBall on 8/31/2011 11:41:04 AM , Rating: 2
Mick, shouldn't the Galaxy S II in the chart up there under T-Mobil also have a 4.3 screen? I am a little confused.

RE: Meanwhile
By aebiv on 8/31/2011 1:34:49 PM , Rating: 2
No, the TMOUS version is getting a 4.5" screen.

RE: Meanwhile
By Mitch101 on 8/31/2011 1:17:17 PM , Rating: 2
Maybe hes tired of entering a password into an Apple computer.

Mac Lion dangerous for business
Its blindly accepting any password

RE: Meanwhile
By Pirks on 8/31/2011 2:00:12 PM , Rating: 1
What cybernetics post? Did I post anything about cybernetics? Where?

You sure you didn't mix me up with someone else, Jason?
My EVO 4G on Sprint is up to date. I carefully monitor my phone.
Do you represent the typical consumer population? Oh wait, you're a geek. Well, this figures :) Sure for basement dwelling geeks Android is a cool toy - see ma, I can flash my ROM!
You should play it, you'll be impressed
Nah, I like Dead Space on my Playbook better, thank you.

RE: Meanwhile
By JasonMick on 8/31/2011 2:34:09 PM , Rating: 2

That's you right?

It was actually a thoughtful comment... I voted you up, since I hadn't left a comment & could still vote...
Do you represent the typical consumer population? Oh wait, you're a geek. Well, this figures :) Sure for basement dwelling geeks Android is a cool toy - see ma, I can flash my ROM!

Maintaining security has nothing to do with being a "geek". I admit being a geek/technology enthusiast helps, but if you don't maintain security you're endangering yourself financially.

Nah, I like Dead Space on my Playbook better, thank you.

Which is also on Android (Xperia Play exclusive, sadly, for now... but not due to HW constraints). :)

Thank you for proving my point!

RE: Meanwhile
By Pirks on 9/1/2011 12:35:40 PM , Rating: 1
Yeah that was a post about prosthetics, not cybernetics but whatever

"I admit being a geek/technology enthusiast helps" <<== Thank you for proving my point!

Now, Jason, could you please stop lying about RIM like you did here:

I posted a bunch of critique there debunking your lies, hopefully you will manage your Android zealotry bias better in your future posts here. Good luck with that, Jason.

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