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TechRadar has just chosen its Phone of the Year awardee. This is none other than the Samsung Galaxy S2.
Despite being out for a short period of time, Samsung’s flagship managed to nab the award. Overall, it was best smartphone in the market. Another award-winner was Apple’s iPhone 4. It won the Best Phone for Business award.
When it comes to mobile phone platforms, there was one big winner. It is no surprise that Android won the Best OS category. Eight out nine judges voted for the search giant’s operating system.
Don’t think that the judges who voted are just like everyone else. The judges include TechRadar, T3, MSN, Gizmondo, uSwitch, Sky News, the Telegraph, and Silicon tech experts.
Aside from these technical experts, TechRadar also got their readers involved in voting. Their readers got involved in voting for the best app, network operator, and game.
After 131,000 votes, Angry Birds won the best game category (no surprise here). Google Maps Navigation won the best app (again no surprise here). Vodafone slightly won over O2 on the Best Network category.
If you take a look at the results, it can be seen that Google is dominating in relevant awards. It seems that there is no stopping the little green robot’s push forward.
Rumor has it that Samsung has created a Windows Phone 7 version of their current flagship the Galaxy S2. These reports came from the Bluetooth SIG board. If these rumors are true, are we to see re-branded S2 running on the Windows Phone platform?
Before any handset is released to the market, it is tested by the Bluetooth group if phone passes their wireless specifications. One of these handsets that went through testing is the Samsung SGH-i937. This smartphone is similar to the SGH-i927 (Galaxy S2) in specifications and the Samsung SGH-i917 (the US’ WP7 Focus) in operating system.
With the sequencing of the model numbers, it is easy for many to believe that the SGH-i937 is a re-branded Windows Phone 7 version of the 1.2 GHz dual-core processor-powered Samsung Galaxy S2. Despite sounding feasible, it is best to take this with a grain of salt.
This new Windows Phone 7-powered handset’s specifications are rather elusive. Aside from the model number, there is no way to truly find out if this Window Phone handset comes with the same specifications of the Galaxy S2.
It is most likely that the new smartphone will come packed with the same Super AMOLED Plus display found on the S2 and the Focus. This will allow users to enjoy more high-quality HD videos. However, when it comes to the dual-core processor, we’re not so sure if this will ever happen. We all know Microsoft’s strict guidelines when it comes to hardware on Windows Phone handsets.
Right now, we’re not keeping our hopes up. However, if Nokia were to release Windows Phone handsets sporting ducal-core processors, there may be truth in a Samsung dual-core-powered WP7 smartphone. Since, Nokia is expected to bend a few Microsoft rules, it is possible that others will follow suit, like the rumored SGH-i937 by Samsung.
Today, the Samsung Galaxy S2 is arguably the most loved Android smartphone. There are various reasons why users prefer this smartphone. These reasons include its 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android Gingerbread OS, and much more powerful features. If you thought Samsung-made handsets couldn’t get any better, think again. Rumors suggest that the Korea-based phone manufacturer has something more powerful in store for us. The Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus might launch by September. Is it a coincidence that this powerhouse of a smartphone is launching at the same time the iPhone will be launching?
The current S2 features a 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor Exynos chipset with a Mali-400MP GPU. Its predecessor the S2 Plus is said to sport a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor. That’s 200 MHz of clock speed on each core. This means more performance and processing speed. This smartphone is geared to compete with Apple’s iPhone 5 or 4S (depending on what you believe Apple’s next generation smartphone will be called), which is said to launch late on August or early on September.
Despite the unconfirmed release date of the iPhone 5 or 4S, it is still expected to be a crowd favorite among mobile phone users. This is according to various studies conducted. On the other hand, Samsung is well known for changing its hardware at a moment’s notice to better compete with Apple. It showed this when it announced a slimmer version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (the slimmest tablet to hit the market). We’re expecting the same tactics with the latest version of the Samsung Galaxy S2.
The question is, will Samsung’s Galaxy S2 Plus have what it takes to overthrow the popular iPhone 5 on its launch? The next generation iPhone, after all, is the most highly anticipated smartphone. This remains to be seen, but is not far from happening.