For those of you who frequent this blog, catch my tweets via @gletham, follow our facebook page (facebook.com/gisusers) and catch updates from me on other social media streams, no doubt you know I have a “thing” for mobile technology and mobile photography – ya I’m a bit of a gadget junkie! Well, starting this week you’ll likely notice me boasting about the Android OS and the Samsung Galaxy S II (4G) smartpphone. That’s because I’ve been provided with an opportunity via Virgin Mobile (Canada) and Samsung to take part as a social tester of their latest smartphone. AS a result you may find periodic Android OS related updates here over the next few weeks – I hope you find them of interest!
If you’ve been monitoring updates on the social news outlets recently you may have seen that there’s plenty of hype about several new devices: the Nokia N9, the iPhone 4S, and the Samsung Galaxy S II. All are large-screen, touch enabled devices sporting speedy processors, killer cameras, GPS, and loads of functionality. I’ll be rocking the Samsung device for about 6 weeks, providing comments, observations, tips, and snippets of relevant info during that time and look forward to sharing the experience. Of note, I’ve been a long-time tester of many Nokia (Symbian) devices over the years, been an iPhone user for over 2 years now, and have rocked a few Androids over the years as well, although not as my main device since the Google G1 came out (I used that one on T-Mobile USA for a few months).
FYI, the Galaxy S II is likely the closest things to the iPhone that you’ll find from an Android enabled smartphone thanks to the large, vibrant touch screen, fast, dual core processor, slim design, internal GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, integrated readers hub (think e-books) and sweet, 8 megapixel camera. I’ll look forward to sharing the experience and you can follow myself and the rest of the Virgin Mobile Canada VM testers who are testing and sharing details about several new smartphone. Follow along at hashtag #vmtester and feel free to ping me with comments or questions at @gletham
Some Samsung Galaxy S II 4G Specs:
- Dual Core Application Processor
- Size – 125.3X66.1X8.49mm
- Screen – 4.3″ WVGA SUPER AMOLED Plus
- Memory – 16GB/32GB + MicroSD
- Cameras – 8MP AF with LED Flash + 2MP Front
- Connectivity – WiFi, BlueTooth, USB 2.0
- OS – Android Platform 2.3