Sprzedaż telefonów komórkowych rozwija się w wręcz zadziwiającym tempie. Ciągle dostępne są na rynku najnowsze modele telefonów pośród których dużą popularnością wyróżniają się smartfony, wytwarzane prze koreańską firmę Samsung. Ta firma posiada aspiracje by wejść w kilka nisz produkując różne modele smartfonów o zupełnie innych danych technicznych tak, żeby dotrzeć do różnych grup klientów. Mają więc one być osiągalne dla wielu użytkowników także tych dysponujących mniejszym budżetem. Niezwykle popularnymi telefonami tego typu są urządzenia z serii Samsung galaxy. Większość telefonów z tej grupy wygląda bardzo podobnie na zewnątrz, a więc są one w całości wykonane z najwyższej jakości materiałów. Spodnia część obudowy pokryta jest przeważnie tworzywem z wyczuwalną perforacją, które chroni smartfona przed jego przypadkowym wypadnięciem z dłoni. Telefony firmowane jako Samsung galaxy posiadają system Android, który z łatwością spełni większość wymagań, których należy oczekiwać od telefonu jeżeli chodzi o jego standardowe wykorzystanie. Jeśli jednak ktoś potrzebuje większej uniwersalności to jego Galaxy Y daje możliwość, by instalować na nim inne programy, które pobrać można w sklepie typu Android Market a także w firmowym sklepie firmy Samsung. Telefony Samsung galaxy zaliczane są tego segmentu telefonów, gdzie jakość produkcji a także stosowane materiały są najwyższej klasy. Widać, że firma Samsung starała się tym sposobem stworzyć smartfony, które będą cieszyć ich właścicieli nie jedynie bezawaryjną pracą, ale również eleganckim wyglądem. Śmiało można powiedzieć, że jest to najlepsza na rynku grupa telefonów, plasująca się pomiędzy dwurdzeniowymi smartfonami i zwykłymi telefonami.
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Virgin Mobile customers can get their hands on Samsung’s Galaxy S II smartphone starting next week.
The unlocked, 4G-equipped phone will be available Nov. 15 for $ 369.99, online and at participating retailers.
Virgin Mobile’s expanding 4G lineup now includes the 4.52-inch touch-screen handset, complete with an 800-by-480 Super AMOLED Plus screen and 8-megapixel rear camera.
Running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the Galaxy S II will be available for Virgin Mobile Beyond Talk customers, with plans starting at $ 35 per month for unlimited data and messaging. The dual-mode 3G/4G no-contract device can also be turned into a mobile hotspot.
Less than a year after its April 2011 launch, Samsung’s Galaxy S II reached the 20 million shipment mark in February, which Samsung’s Mobile president, JK Shin, said at the time was a reflection of the phone’s “tremendous popularity with customers around the world.”
Virgin Mobile may have some no-contract competition, since Walmart began selling the same phone in September through T-Mobile’s 4G no annual contract plan, for only $ 299. Virgin Mobile’s silver or white offering will allow customers to purchase the handset without having to sign a long-term contract.
The Sprint-owned wireless company last week announced a new daily plan for its 3G/4G Broadband2Go service, now offering users 24 hours of Internet access, for just $ 5. With up to 200MB of 3G service and unlimited 4G where available, the new plan joins Virgin Mobile’s existing $ 35 and $ 55 monthly plans, for either 2GB or 5GB of 3G service, respectively.
Virgin Mobile celebrated its 10th birthday earlier this year by becoming the second U.S. mobile carrier to offer the Apple iPhone on a pay-as-you-go basis.
For more, see PCMag’s review of the Samsung Galaxy S II and the slideshow above.
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Topping tech headlines on Thursday, Twitter users may have found a surprise in their inboxes this week, when the micro-blogging site sent password reset emails to users amidst concern over hacked accounts.
But, not everyone contacted had any reason for alarm. The service admitted Thursday that it unintentionally reset the passwords of a larger volume of accounts than those who may have actually been compromised. Twitter apologized for any inconvenience or confusion, but did not reveal how many emails were sent out, or how many accounts were actually hacked.
Meanwhile, the Samsung vs. Apple smartphone popularity contest continued in the third quarter, but Samsung emerged the victor. According to stats from Strategy Analytics, Samsung shipped 18 million Galaxy S III smartphones in the third quarter, grabbing 11 percent of the total smartphone market. Apple wasn’t too far behind, pulling in 16.2 million iPhone 4S shipments. But, many consumers were likely waiting for the iPhone 5 release, which happened at the tail-end of the third quarter.
In other news, virtual corkboard site Pinterest is rolling out the long-awaited secret board feature, allowing users to build up to three boards that will be kept private, perfect for keeping holiday gift ideas hidden. The option is gradually showing up on all Web users’ Pinterest page, as well as in the mobile iPhone, iPad, and Android apps.
Also making headlines Thursday:
- Bond Stunt Coordinator Talks ‘Skyfall’ Tech: Gary Powell, stunt coordinator on Skyfall recently chatted with PCMag about the technology used in front of and behind the cameras.
- Angry Birds Star Wars Hits App Stores: The game is now available for iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows Phone, and Windows 8.
- Apple Store App Adds Siri, Passbook Integration: Cupertino has pushed out a new version of its Apple Store for iOS, now with Passbook gift card and Siri integration.
- Internet Radio Closing in on Traditional Music Listening: About 50 percent of the U.S. Internet population 13 and older listened to an Internet radio or on-demand music service in the past three months.
- Starbucks Launches Square Wallet Mobile Payment Options: Starbucks announced the launch of its program to accept Square’s mobile payment application, Square Wallet, in 7,000 stores nationwide.
- Netflix Dominates North American Streaming: Netflix has rebounded from last year’s price hike debacle to now carry the most streaming-video users in the company’s history.
- Report: Foxconn Mulling U.S.-Based Factories: Foxconn Electronics, the manufacturing giant best known for making Apple’s iPhone, is reportedly looking to set up shop in the U.S.
- Verizon Pre-Orders for HTC 8X, Lumia 822 Start Nov. 9: Verizon Wireless will today start taking pre-orders for the Windows Phone 8X by HTC and the Nokia Lumia 822.
- AT&T Drops FaceTime Shared Data Plan Requirement for iPhone 5: AT&T announced that it will no longer require customers to have a shared data plan in order to access FaceTime over cellular, but only those with an iPhone 5.
- HTC 8X Windows Phone Coming to AT&T Friday: AT&T will start handing out Windows Phone handsets today, kicking off its new lineup of phones, including the Nokia Lumia 920, Lumia 820, and the new Windows Phone 8X.
- Report: Pope Benedict Joining Twitter: The Vatican said Thursday that Pope Benedict XVI will begin tweeting from a personal account, as early as this month.
- Walmart Black Friday Deals Kick Off Thanksgiving Night: Walmart’s Black Friday circular hit the Web, revealing that the company will be getting an extra head start on the savings by opening stores at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
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Few days back Google announced the development of the next update to Jelly Bean 4.1. This ROM, to be named as Android 4.2 Jelly Bean has lots of new features which were never before seen in any OS. Although this update has not been officially launched yet, the developers have already developed the custom version of the Android Jelly Bean 4.2. The custom ROM has been launched for Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 and I will be describing the steps to install this ROM in your S2.
But before that, let’s check the new features this ROM has to provide.
This ROM can be said as a combo pack of AOKP, CM10 and PARANOID custom ROMs. It has a lot of new customization themes and modifications. The latest CM10 and AOKP vsync patched kernel along with Aroma installer has been added. Also, the recent Siyah and DorimanX is available. 4.2 versions of Google apps, Gallery, Camera, Keyboard, Clock and Google play music is added. A new mail driver has been provided. The camera has been modded with photo sphere and panorama works. A new composer i.e. Exynos HW composer is added. The lockscreen has been modified with x8 custom app shortcuts.
Before installing the update, keep in mind:
- You have a backup of the device data and the custom ROM if your device is rooted.
- USB debugging should be enabled. The Samsung USB drivers should be installed in the PC.
- This is not an official release. Installing this will require root.
- ClockworkMod recovery should be pre-installed.
Steps to Install Jelly Bean 4.2 Custom ROM Firmware in Galaxy S2 GT-I9100:
- Download the firmware package from the above link and transfer it to the phone SD card using USB cable.
- Switch off the phone and restart it in ClockworkMod recovery. To do so, hold the volume Up, Home and power on using the power button. In the recovery mode, navigate using the volume keys and select using the power button.
- Now in the recovery mode, wipe out all the data. To do so, select “Wipe data/factory reset” and “Wipe Cache partition”. From the main menu, select “Advanced>Wipe Dalvik cache” and confirm.
- Now select “Install zip from SD card>Choose zip from SD card” and select the package. Confirm to install.
- Reboot the phone after completing installation procedure.
That’s all about the installation part. Now your Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 will be running the latest Android Jelly Bean 4.2. Enjoy its new features and mods and do let us know if you have any queries regarding the installation.
Samsung announced today that it has sold more than 30 million of its Galaxy S III smartphones in just five months.
In a blog post, Samsung said the phone’s predecessor, the Galaxy S II, sold 10 million devices during a similar time period last year.
“The Galaxy S III continues to be a runaway favorite with customers around the world,” JK Shin, president and head of Samsung’s IT and mobile communications division, said in a statement. “Meeting this sales milestone in five months sets another record for Samsung, and we are extremely proud and yet motivated to continue to provide our customers with products that they love. On behalf of Samsung Mobile, I appreciate millions of customers around the world that have chosen the Samsung Galaxy S III.”
Samsung first unveiled the Galaxy S III during a London press event in May. It landed in Europe later that month, and made its debut in the U.S. in June on all major carriers.
At the time, Samsung said it expected to sell 10 million Galaxy S III smartphones by July. By September, the phone maker said it had sold 20 million Galaxy S III units in just over three months.
Sprint last month became the first U.S. carrier to start rolling out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to the ICS-based Galaxy S III. Other carriers are expected to follow suit shortly.
Last month, Samsung unveiled the 4-inch Galaxy S III mini, but only for Europe.
More recently, Samsung released the Galaxy Note II, which boasts a huge 5.5-inch screen to the Galaxy S III’s 4.8-inch display. The Note II hit 3 million in sales in just one month, Samsung revealed last week.
For more, see PCMag’s review of the Galaxy S III (for Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, and U.S. Cellular) and the slideshow above, and the Galaxy Note II (Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile).
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Samsung has announced its Galaxy S III Mini smartphone will hit UK retail outlets on November 8th