Official Galaxy S2 and Tab 2 Photos Unveiled

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Samsung’s getting ready for their big reveal later on today and just as we heard, the Galaxy Tab 2 and Galaxy S 2 will both definitely be on hand. And just hours before the event, we’ve gotten even more – official images of both.

These beautiful Spanish girls are holding up none other than the Samsung Galaxy S 2 and the Galaxy Tab 2. As we expected, the Tab 2 will don a completely untouched version of Honeycomb, while the S2 looks to be running TouchWiz like most of its siblings.

The event is tonight at 6pm in Barcelona, which is about noon Eastern, so be on the lookout for our coverage immediately following the event. [via Samsung Hub]

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Official Galaxy S2 and Tab 2 Photos Unveiled

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Samsung’s getting ready for their big reveal later on today and just as we heard, the Galaxy Tab 2 and Galaxy S 2 will both definitely be on hand. And just hours before the event, we’ve gotten even more – official images of both.

These beautiful Spanish girls are holding up none other than the Samsung Galaxy S 2 and the Galaxy Tab 2. As we expected, the Tab 2 will don a completely untouched version of Honeycomb, while the S2 looks to be running TouchWiz like most of its siblings.

The event is tonight at 6pm in Barcelona, which is about noon Eastern, so be on the lookout for our coverage immediately following the event. [via Samsung Hub]

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Samsung Nexus S for AT&T Hits the FCC

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Just as with the original Nexus One it looks like Google’s trying to get this thing out to more than one carrier. The Nexus S has recently passed certification at the FCC, it would appear. FCC only handles devices intended to be sold in the United States, but Canadians – who operate on the same wavelength as AT&T – can import anyway. Let’s hope Google can actually get the device on all four major carriers this time as they were unable to do with the original. [via WirelessGoodness, Thanks Teney!]

Even More HTC Thunderbolt Cases Begin Arriving at Verizon Stores

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We’ve seen plenty of HTC Thunderbolt cases showing up over the past week, despite the fact that a rumored February 14th release date seems to be giving way to an a second rumored February 24th release date. While the first group of cases we saw landed at Best Buy, if I’m not mistaken this is the first group to be found at a Verizon retail store.

The bunch features three different cases: a “high gloss” silicone cover, a snap-on hard cover, and a combo hard case with gel cover all with kickstand cutouts. Interestingly, the hard cover alone and the hard cover/gel combo both cost $24.99, while the gel cover by itself goes for $19.99. We would love to sprinkle in some “well the cases are at Verizon, maybe it will show up sooner than the 24th” speculation, but with the way this release date keeps fluctuating we don’t want to add to the fire. At least we know that when it does show up casing options will be ample.

Confirmed: Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Tab 2 Shown Off Tomorrow

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I don’t think we needed THAT much confirmation, but here it goes anyway: Engadget’s saying that you can definitely expect to see the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 when Samsung unveils it at their Mobile World Congress event tomorrow.

The Galaxy Tab 2 will indeed be a 10 inch tablet and – even better – it runs Honeycomb. It’s also supposedly very similar to the Motorola XOOM, spec wise: a 1GHz processor and a hi-def screen resolution are said to be confirmed. It wasn’t said if the processor would be dual-core or not, but that new Exynos processor Samsung introduced might end up inside.

Also confirmed was the Samsung Galaxy 2, and its specs match up more closely to that pre-order page that popped up on MobileFun. It’ll have a 4.3 inch WVGA Super AMOLED display, an NFC chip, Bluetooth 3.0, and HSPA+ connectivity. This thing is as top of the line as a phone could get, it sounds like.

We’ll be roaming the show floor and attending Samsung’s event tomorrow, so be sure to stay tuned for coverage on these two devices as we’ll be hurting with anticipation trying to get our hands on it. [Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

Korean news site leaks Samsung Galaxy S 2 image and specs

We still have about a day before Samsung is scheduled to unveil their new devices at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but that has not stopped a Korean news site from accidentally publishing a news article, revealing an image and detailed specs on the Samsung Galaxy S 2. The image clearly shows a revamped UI with much larger widgets (which look eerily similar to the Live Tiles from Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7) and a front-facing-camera.

As for specs, the Samsung Galaxy S 2 is said to feature a 4.3 inch display, 1 GHz dual-core processor, HSPA+, 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, and will be powered by Android 2.3. The Samsung Galaxy S 2 will be slightly lighter than the original, weighing in at 116 grams and may also be the worlds thinnest handset at 8.49mm thick.

The news article also confirms the 10.1 inch Galaxy Tab followup which we reported on yesterday. The Honeycomb tablet will have a 1GHz dual-core processor, surround sound speakers, and an 8 megapixel camera capable of recording video in full HD.

Many of you are still disappointed with how slow Samsung has been rolling out Android updates to the original Galaxy S, but that hasn’t had any apparent effect of Samsung’s sales numbers and the popularity of the Galaxy S line. Let’s hope this time around Samsung has a much better plan in place to deliver timely updates to their customers.

Bonus video: Samsung just uploaded another Galaxy S II teaser.


Android army being prepped to invade Mobile World Congress

For anyone who’s not yet excited about Mobile World Congress, we’re hoping these images could turn the tide just a bit. The guys from BBCClick managed to sneak onto the show floor and get a behind the scenes look at the work being done on the Android stand and happened to stumble upon an army of Androids being assembled for an invasion of MWC. We’re not exactly sure what they will be using all the Androids for or why the Android stand has a slide, but we’re hoping Taylor will get a chance to stop by the Android stand once he gets to Barcelona to give us his impressions.

On a side note, how much would you pay if someone offered to sell you a four foot tall Android mascot?

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Thunderbolt Costs $249.99, XOOM $799.99 at Best Buy; XOOM Presales Begin Feb. 17

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Droid-Life has just received a smorgasbord of information regarding two of Verizon’s devices to come out soon. New Sunday circulars confirm the Motorola XOOM will be $799.99, while we’ve finally gotten a solid price on the HTC Thunderbolt – $249.99. The ad also confirms folks will need to purchase at least 1 month of data before they can unlock WiFi functionality.

It’s also been confirmed that Best Buy will be taking presales for the Motorola XOOM starting February 17th, though it wasn’t said how much you’d need to put down. [Droid Life 1, 2, 3]

Things We Missed, You Shouldn’t [Feb. 11]

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If you haven’t heard, we’re in Barcelona and just endured a 24-hour journey to get here, so we may have missed a few things with this one, and a few of these items are from the past few days. Regardless, we missed them, and you shouldn’t. Go ahead and wade through the madness.

Motorola DROID Gets Gingerbread ROM

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Peter Alfonso – the revered developer responsible for the BuglessBeast series – has done it again: he’s maintaining a 100% pure ROM of Android 2.3, and his efforts started with the latest .2 incremental upgrade to add full read/write capabilities for any NFC-equipped devices. You’ll have to get some Google apps – such as YouTube and Gmail – from the Android market, but after that you should be running Gingerbread just as wonderfully as any Nexus S owner or CyanogenMod 7 user is right now. [via Peter Alfonso, Thanks Rutherford!]