Review: Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T
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The Galaxy S II runs Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread with the newest version of Samsung's TouchWiz.
Samsung has reduced the intrusiveness of the latest TouchWiz when compared to past versions. The main menu looks and acts just like other Galaxy S II phones, such as the recently reviewed Epic 4G Touch, though with the obvious AT&T customizations and software.
The newest TouchWiz has a handy widget for collecting information on the home screen panels. It can be used to place all sorts of content from the web on the home screens, including RSS feeds, weather, news, email, social networks, and so on. The design of these widgets is clean and crisp, and they don't slow down the Galaxy S II overall.
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The coolest new TouchWiz feature is the ability to adjust all the home screens at the same time. Pressing and holding the home screen brings up a new dashboard that lets users customize each of the home screens from one spot rather than adjusting each screen one-by-one.
The user interface was NASCAR fast. I was able to jump from app to app and screen to screen with zero delay. With a dual-core processor under the hood, it has plenty of power to get things done and it performed well no matter what I threw at it.
Samsung revealed its Galaxy S II variants for the U.S. market with AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.
Feb 13, 2011
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S II, its latest Galaxy line smartphone. The Galaxy S II is extremely thin at 8.49mm, and it uses the latest Super AMOLED plus display technology for its 4.27-inch display.
Aug 30, 2011
AT&T and T-Mobile today announced that they will both be getting versions of the Samsung Galaxy S II. Confusingly, they will both bear the name "Galaxy S II", but will have different specs, including different screen sizes.
Nov 22, 2011
Samsung and T-Mobile USA today announced that they will offer a white version of the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone "in time for the holidays." Exact pricing and launch details were not provided, though Samsung said more information will become available in the coming weeks.
Aug 28, 2012
Samsung today said that it would fight Apple's request to ban its products in the U.S. through any available means.