Vodafone has announce that the update to Android 4.0 for their Galaxy S II has gone live today. After careful testing to ensure the highest level of quality for their customers, owners of the Samsung Galaxy S2 on Vodafone will be able to update their handsets to the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system on Friday April 13th.
Bringing all the great new features of the latest Android OS to your Samsung smartphone, the new update will initially be made available via Samsung KIES, with over-the-air updates becoming available on Tuesday 17 April.
As well as adding a new look and feel to your smartphone, Android 4.0 also packs a wide range of great new features to make the Samsung Galaxy S2 user experience better, more intuitive and more enjoyable than ever.
Samsung mentioned that they're preparing a smartphone with a QHD AMOLED screen (2560 x 1440 resolution). Some believe that this will be the display on the Samsung Galaxy S5, but it's all speculation at this point.
Samsung apparently also confirmed that it plans on launching smartphones with UHD (4K) displays with a resolution of 3480 x 2160 in the future, which would result in a pixel density of more than 700 ppi, making it suitable for phablets.
No time frame was offered, but it's likely we won't see these UHD displays make it to phones any time soon. Samsung basically said that UHD displays will come to smartphones somewhere down the line, so it probably won't be before 2015 that UHD phone displays become the next big thing.
In non-cell phone related news, Samsung also announced that they will be releasing AMOLED television sets with UHD SHD resolutions (7680 x 4320).
Announced by Facebook. Starting today, you can create a Messenger account with just your name and phone number, and start messaging your mobile contacts.
Just install the app and tap Get Started to reach your contacts faster, start group conversations, share photos and more.
An update to Messenger for Android is available today, and Messenger accounts will become available over the next few weeks.
What this means is the Facebook Messenger now can be used among basic SMS-replacement apps like WhatsApp and Handcent. It's really clean way of messaging folks on your phone contacts, and you don't need to worry opening multiple messenger apps.
Please update the app directly from your phone to visit the link here.
If you don't like how your home screen looks like on top of your phone's UI, you can always look for a launcher to customize it and one of the latest to come out is Chameleon Launcher. Last week, the launcher was introduced and many liked it and there are those who were not impressed as well.
Well, if you are an Android stock fan, chances are that whatever launcher falls on your lap won't impress you, whereas if you like to customize your phone and get those little extra features, launchers are the way to go. There are also those who think that the Chameleon is already quite outdated; it's really a matter of preference.
The Chameleon Launcher will work on devices that run on Android 3.2 or higher and for a little less than $4, you can have a version that works both on a phone or a tablet.
SuperBeam is a free app that offers easy and fast file transfer between Android 4.0+ devices using WiFi Direct. Devices can be paired using QR Code scanning (with the included scanner) or NFC if available (just like Samsung's proprietary S-Beam).
- Share files between devices using NFC or QR code scanning.
- Blazing fast transfer speeds using WiFi direct.
- Switches to hotspot mode automatically for devices that doesn't support WiFi direct.
- Can use existing WiFi network connection between devices.
- Share single or multiple files of any type (photos, videos, zip files, APK's... You name it!)
- Works with all 3rd party file managers and photo galleries.
- Light and dark color themes.
- Advanced settings for geeks!