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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by hahaha what, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. hahaha what

    hahaha what Android Enthusiast
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  2. jinwons

    jinwons Android Expert

    +1. It seems to sell like crazy in Korea and U.K now.
    BTW, I have Korean friend at work and according to him Korean medias are reporting that Samsung is working on LTE version of 4.5" SGSII to be released in Fall in Korea. That's pleasnt surprise for me, but it's not clear when this would come to U.S. Even without LTE, I would get SGSII when it comes to Verizon.
  3. daivik

    daivik Android Enthusiast

  4. mrvirginia

    mrvirginia Android Expert

    possibly because Samsung has over 3 million orders for it already :D
  5. daivik

    daivik Android Enthusiast

    True, but T-Mobile were ALREADY a month behind ALL THE OTHER carriers! A month of 2 maybe. Then they get a batch of maybe 1000 in and they're gone in like 4 days!!! :-|

    And now I phone every Tuesday and Friday (delivery days) to see if they've got them in! Oh well, there's hope for tomorrow.
  6. mrvirginia

    mrvirginia Android Expert

    1000 and it takes 4 days to sell out??? lol you are lucky then!
    mine is imported, of course, and i ordered from expansys-usa... they get a few in and sell out in hours (at the time). just so happened i was up at around 3am on a sunday and decided to check the site before hitting the hay... and voila! i caught them in stock. had mine in my hands 6 days later.
  7. x2468

    x2468 Lurker

    Ive been so pissed recently. I can't find anywhere on the internet when this god forsaken S2 is going to be released, what carrier it will be on and if it will be 4G. I found the phones official website. Big deal, it's flashy and all but doesn't say when the phone will be released or with who! Google didn't help what so ever. I swear the quality of google search results has taken a nose dive in the last 2-3 years....
  8. daivik

    daivik Android Enthusiast

    it's because no-one knows. TBH I think people have been generally too blown away by it and just ordered it from EU if they really wanted it. But Samsung literally haven't given anything away on this phone, in terms of release dates.
  9. x2468

    x2468 Lurker

    Really? i was starting to think that was a possibility but dismissed it. I mean that's unheard of. I don't know about Samsung man. I like the look and feel of most of their products. Very polished and seemingly well made. But this, plus the fact that they STILL (to my knowledge) have not updated some of the Galaxy S phones like the Fascinate to 2.2 yet really makes me question who is at the helm over there.
  10. XplosiV

    XplosiV Master X is Watching You

    Im not sure i can remember the last time i saw people practically begging to get a phone ... lol fair play to samsung & google for having the demand for their product / OS though.
  11. daivik

    daivik Android Enthusiast

    I can't comment in depth. but in Europe, they've been very good. I have heard it's the US carriers that are having the problems.

    But there's one thing you can count on. The Galaxy S was a great phone, but it had some fatal flaws, such a GPS and updates etc. The GSII, is a straight up next-gen dual core version, that compltely upgraded and improved on other faults. Of course for someone who has experienced the Galaxy S (a bad experience) will find it hard to believe. But if you think about it logically, Samsung have announced, they're continuing their flagship Galaxy S range. The GSII HAS TO be a big improvement and it HAS TO win people back over, seeing as they've kinda made the Galaxy SII and future Galaxy S devices, the face of their company, and they're going head on against Apple.
  12. jinwons

    jinwons Android Expert

    Looks like you are in U.S. I got to correct you that Fascinate was updated to 2.2 couple of months ago. Granted it was long wait, but U.S carriers are mainly to be blamed for that.
  13. mrvirginia

    mrvirginia Android Expert

    ^^^this. if you want it in the US right now, you must import. it is not out in the US and won't be for at least another few months (Q3).

    you are referring to a phone that first needs Samsung to roll out the update to the carrier (in this case Verizon) so that they can in turn modify it further to put their crapware on it. as far as i know, the original Galaxy S i9000 has been updated...

    and i believe you meant 2.3, not 2.2... nope, i think you did mean 2.2 if you were referring to the Fascinate still... wow can't tell you how much hate i have for carriers!

    edit: yep Samsung resumes I9000 Galaxy S Gingerbread update - GSMArena.com news

    so yes, please blame carriers for not getting the update out as quickly because they want their presence to be felt on the phone.
  14. daivik

    daivik Android Enthusiast

    US PEOPLE! Think of the late GSII as a GOOD THING.

    Firstly, you're not gonna get left behind or anything...your market and reputation with Samsung are simply TOO big.

    Secondly, I'm guessing it's been delayed so much, they're gonna release the GSII with most, if not all the issues fixed (all of which are software).

    Thirdly, It'll have NFC which is big for you guys (at least I think)

    and you can hope it'll have LTE/4G/whatever comes after 3G that you guys are moving onto! :p

    Scratch point 4 about the LTE.

    If what I've been told is correct max 1st generation LTE/4G is capable of 21Mbps? Correct? If that is the case, The GSII technically has LTE/4G because it is capable of getting a max speed for 21Mpbs, even though it's not marketed as 4G or LTE.
  15. jinwons

    jinwons Android Expert

    I got to correct you that verizon's 4G LTE is not capped at 21Mbps. Don't know what the max peak speed is. But I have seen 4G speed like 28Mbps measured on Droid Charge. It can easily pull 20Mbps where 4G LTE works. Though HSPA+ on T-mobile U.S has 21Mbps peak speed, their network is very spotty and their phones hardly go over 10Mbps practically.
  16. mrvirginia

    mrvirginia Android Expert

    no, NFC is not big here lol. most are speculating it will be a long while (years) before it's widely accepted here. i tend to agree.

    yes, it's theoretically capable of 21Mbps now on AT$T but this isn't real world. i haven't done a speed test yet but i'm sure it's prob not even half of that, tbh. real world down speeds are gonna be a lot lower haha. same for up.
  17. daivik

    daivik Android Enthusiast

    okay...my bad about the LTE, 4G and NFC stuff. :/

    Just going on speculation.

    But it's bigger than it is here (because here it is more or less non-existence).

    And about the 4G/LTE stuff, I thought someone told me that the 1st generation of LTE/4G was around 21Mpbs.

    Sorry bout that. :eek:

    who knows, maybe it'll have 4G, by the time it eventually be released??

    Is 4G a big selling point for many people in the US yet?
  18. Well can add my purchase to the tally, ordered yesterday and received my S2 today :D
  19. Gibbyson

    Gibbyson Well-Known Member

    I would use the NFC chip on a daily basis in DC.
  20. Gibbyson

    Gibbyson Well-Known Member

    The initial fielding of the 4G LTE network was tested to have a theoretical max speed of 21mps, but that's a theoretical max in ideal conditions probably on some test site using cellular capable computers to measure the speed, or some other kind of test bed.

    In reality those numbers are good to know, but don't really translate to real world situations, given that we have power lines, car doors, walls in our house, wireless routers, other cell signals etc etc in between us and the tower (power lines are a big one, they are signal murderers).

    The technology at it's highest potential is said to go up to 100mps, making it true 4g with the standard set up by, some dang big group of wireless technology development folks.

    The phone has to be capable of getting that signal though, meaning it has to have the correct antenna and receiver to use it. Without it, it will sign on to the old 3g networks, and be no faster than the original droid IRT data speeds (that's just an example, it may or may not be completely true, but it's probably not completely unfair).

    Yes 4g is a big selling point in the US, at least to me, and most of my techy friends.
  21. mrvirginia

    mrvirginia Android Expert

    are you saying you would if you had it on your phone and there were places in DC to use it, or are you saying if you had it on your phone now that you could actively use it today?

    it's my understanding that there aren't many places in the US right now that enable you to use NFC.

    regardless, there was an article on engadget (either earlier this week or last) where a company came up with a way to put NFC on phones, without it built it, via an SD card. thought that was pretty cool.
  22. Gibbyson

    Gibbyson Well-Known Member

    I am saying that there are places in and around DC that i know i could and would use it at if i had it in my phone. The SD card thing sounds cool and very feasible. You are right that there aren't many, but there are a few, around DC at least.
  23. mrvirginia

    mrvirginia Android Expert

    oh that's pretty cool dude. didn't know that.
    i'm hoping the SD card thing pans out

    here's the article if anyone is interested in reading it :)
    Netcom shows off microSD card with integrated NFC goodness (video) -- Engadget

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