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Samsung UK is offering a sweet deal. You can trade in either your iPhone 4S or Galaxy S2 for either a Galaxy S3 or the original Galaxy Note. For trading in your old device, you get a Galaxy Tab 2 for free.
The offer is good until the 10th of September. This works for customers who have already purchased the Galaxy S3 or folks who are planning to get their hands on Samsung’s new flagship.
For more information on the deal, check out Samsung UK’s website here.
Do you find getting a Galaxy Tab 2 for free a sweet deal for trading in your iPhone 4S for a Galaxy S3? Let us know through a comment.
According to analysts, Samsung is to shift stellar figures of its former flagship (Galaxy S2) and its current flagship (Galaxy S3), which will further put it ahead of Apple in terms of the amount of smartphones shipped.
Reuters reports that Samsung sold 50 million units of the Galaxy S3 in Q2 2012. In the same period, Apple reportedly sold 30.5 million iPhones. This clearly puts Samsung leaps ahead of Apple in terms of smartphones sold for Q2 2012.
Francisco Jeronimo, an IDC analyst, told Reuters, “We are also expecting to see the biggest smartphone volumes ever shipped from one single vendor in one quarter, driven by strong demand of the Galaxy portfolio, particularly the Galaxy S II and S III.”
An announcement on Apple’s Q2 results are expected on the 24th of July, while Samsung will announce its Q2 results on the 27th of July. We’re expecting Samsung to announce larger figures compared to Apple’s.
The Korean tech giant Samsung has recently confirmed on Twitter that is Galaxy S2 is sure to get the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update. However, they failed to confirm when the update will be issued to one of the most popular handsets the world has ever seen. Although it has been confirmed that the update would be rolling out to the smartphone, you must be impatient to find out when this actual release date may be. If it’s any consolation, hackers have been toiling to get the latest iteration of Android working on the S2.
As soon as the Ice Cream Sandwich code rolled out to the public, hackers wasted no time working on the port. It looks like we’re starting to see a progress, which can be seen on YouTube. A functional alpha Ice Cream Sandwich port has been made for the Galaxy S2. Another port is working for the LG Optimus 3D.
Although the hackers managed to make the port function, there is still a lot of work to be done. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi functionality is yet to work. However, since these hackers are working every hour, we’re sure to see a finished port in no time. We just hope Samsung and other Android manufacturers would do the same for their smartphones.