Samsung Galaxy S II, iPhone 5’s potential rival, which has already hit 3 million with its handset units in the UK within 55 days is still stuck in rumors about its arrival in the US.
The device as expected has been confirmed of having Android’s 2.3.4 OS according to pocketnow.com. Android 2.3.4 is the latest build of Gingerbread that includes Google Talk with video support.
Android 2.3.4 was first introduced in Nexus S, and eventually its making its way to other Google’s Android smatphone.
To set up Android 2.3.4 on your phone, you need a Samsung Galaxy S II and then follow the instruction given by a member at a well-known Android message board:
1. Download SuperCore and DarkyROM2 from the links bellow
2. Install SuperCore with ODIN
3. Boot and upload DarkyROM2 zip to internal SD Card
4. Reboot into recovery (vol-up+home+power)
5. Use the recovery menu to select the zip and install it
6. Reboot and enjoy
With these upgradations in Galaxy S II, we will watch the competition grow further while Motorola Droid Bionic, Motorola Photon 4G, Google Nexus 4G and Apple iPhone 5 make their way soon into the market.
Samsung Galaxy S 2 embodies most of the rumored iPhone 5 hardware upgrades. The phone is super-thin with 8.49mm (0.33-inch) in thickness and weighs about 4 ounces. These specifications beat iPhone 4's vital statistics as the Apple smartphone weighs 4.8 ounces and is 9.3mm (0.38-inch) thick.
Galaxy S 2 features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen with 800x480 screen resolution with a front facing camera at the top and to capacitive Android keys at the bottom. It is powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz Orion chipset. The phone comes in 16/32GB internal memory configuration with 1GB RAM.
Galaxy S 2 has also been endowed with enterprise features which will appeal to business users. The phone features Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, on device encryption, virtual private network through Cisco's AnyConnect and Cisco's WebEx.