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Jun 26, 2012, 4:41 PM

ICS Upgrade


My understanding as of last week was TMobile was pushing out the ICS release for this phone but I haven't seen the alert show up on my device.

Has anyone gotten the ICS update? If so, how is it working for you?
1 reply

Sep 4, 2012, 12:36 PM
over in the "T-Mobile Offering Samsung GS2 with No Contract" discussion:

Sort of old news

Phone was spotted over tree weeks ago at several Wal Mart stores.
2 replies

Aug 28, 2012, 12:20 PM
over in the "T-Mobile Updates Galaxy S II 'ISIS/NFC' Software" discussion:

who cares?

Unless it works with Google wallet also.
3 replies

Aug 28, 2012, 7:14 AM
over in the "Samsung Willing to Modify Phones to Avert Ban" discussion:

and EVEN modify its devices?

"Well, if we can't win in court, yeah I guess we'll change a little bit..."
2 replies

Jul 9, 2012, 3:56 PM

Protective Film

Does anyone have a protective film on their device, and if so, which brand? I had my device waterproofed (Liquipel) and they also applied Gadget Filmz to the screen but less than a week after getting it back two air bubbles have appeared thus I am looking for an alternative though I was sent a replacement by the company but the application process looks like too much work.

Jul 5, 2012, 3:17 PM

What to do about Carrier IQ?


So I recall there being a brouhaha in the tech world earlier this year about Carrier IQ but in all the articles, blog posts, etc. I do not recall what the final word was on the issue and what, if anything, device owners can do.

I just got a new smartphone and downloaded an app which detected Carrier IQ was on my phone. What can I do about this and should I worry about it?

May 8, 2012, 6:04 AM

New S II owner...should I be upset about the S III?

So my antique flip Nokia died a slow death earlier this spring leaving me no choice but to get a new device immediately and to keep me from jumping ship TMobile retention gave me a great deal on the SII. I am more than a little bummed 👿 👿 👿 to see an "upgrade" to my brand new phone coming out so soon after getting the S II in my hands.

That said, after reading the early reviews and looking at some of the SII vs. SIII comparisons I am not so sure I should be upset. And since my carrier is TMobile, the carrier that tends to get things super late and/or last it very well could be the same time this year (SII launched for TMobile Oct. 14, 2011) before this phone hits TMobile's network. So what do you think fo ...
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toaster oven

Jun 3, 2012, 12:27 AM
over in the "T-Mobile to Push Android 4.0 to Galaxy S II June 11" discussion:

Bad timing?

I have to admit that I'm a little surprised that they would be willing to roll out ICS before the S3 comes out. I don't know that it would hurt sales all that much, but it certainly won't help.
2 replies

Jun 11, 2012, 10:59 PM


Can anyone tell me why when i try to import pictures from my phone, I get two copys on windows live photo gallery

Jun 3, 2012, 6:24 PM
over in the "T-Mobile to Push Android 4.0 to Galaxy S II June 11" discussion:

Push? Since when was kies OTA?

The link to T-Mobile says the update is available via KIES, their desktop sync software suite.

OTA = Push = NOT Kies

Good 'ol phonescoop reporting there.
1 reply

Jun 1, 2012, 12:18 PM
over in the "U.S. Cellular Refreshes Plan Pricing" discussion:

US Cellular has misleading info on its website....

I decided to take a look at their new prepaid plans on its website, and I ran across something that was interesting to me. It says:

"Every Plan Includes:
Call Waiting
Caller ID
Three-Way Calling
Voice Mail
Nationwide Long Distance
International Dialing
International Text Messaging
My Contacts Backup"

Being that I am looking for a cheaper way to call internationally, this caught my attention. This implies that international dialing and text messaging are unlimited and free (with the plans), just like call waiting, caller id, nationwide long distance, voice mail, etc.

To be sure, I did a web chat with a US Cellular associate. At first, he did not even know it said this, and when he saw it, he said that unlimited internatio...
2 replies

Jun 1, 2012, 6:58 PM
over in the "T-Mobile to Push Android 4.0 to Galaxy S II June 11" discussion:

T-Mo the first to get ICS on it's Galaxy S II's?

Or did AT&T get theirs already?
1 reply

Jun 1, 2012, 5:08 PM
over in the "T-Mobile to Push Android 4.0 to Galaxy S II June 11" discussion:

I hope...

Sprint gives the green light soon

Feb 23, 2012, 9:03 AM

NO Otterbox Case for T-Moble Galaxy S II

So T-Mobile users are being screwed all around. I talked to a rep at Otterbox last night and it seems that the present decision has been to not make a case for this version of the device. They say that Samsung makes different sizes of the same device for each carrier and since they have made an Otterbox case for the AT&T version and the International version that is the end 👿.

Given that this is such a hot selling device regardless of carrier I think that is a grossly unfair decision and am wondering if maybe the thought back in the fall before the device's roll out was that the AT&T/T-Mobile merger would go through and they would only have to make one version of the Otterbox case for the U.S. market.

I'm pretty pissed...
1 reply

Mar 27, 2012, 2:06 AM

Case for T-Mobile G S II

Anyone have any experience with or opinion of Ballistic cases? Otterbox is of course the gold standard but it seems that have decided to leave T-Mobile G S II owners out in the cold by not making an Otterbox for the T-Mobile version (WTF?!?!?!?) 👿.
2 replies

Mar 28, 2012, 8:00 AM

GSII Gorilla Glass

Does the Galaxy S II have Gorilla Glass? Also, if it does, will Gorilla Glass only protect against a direct hit on the screen and not against an impact to the side? Just curious. My GS2 had an unfortunate drop a couple weeks ago and the glass cracked. Thanks...

Mar 18, 2012, 11:35 PM

How do you clean your phone?

Seeking recommendations on good products to clean this device safely...

Feb 17, 2012, 10:01 PM

Will it upgrade to 4.0 ICS

Does anyone know if it will get the upgrade to 4.0 ICS in the second quarter when a lot of other phones are expecting to get it?
2 replies

Mar 18, 2012, 8:29 PM

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Feb 11, 2012, 12:46 AM

Seeking suggestions for tricking out the G S II

For all who have had this phone for awhile... What are the top things you would recommend to get (apps, accessories, etc.,) to trick out this device?
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