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Samsung Galaxy S II now on pre-order at Globe Telecoms

With the impending release of Samsung’s dual core Galaxy S II Android phone, Globe Telecoms has started to accept pre-orders. The Samsung Galaxy S II will be available from Globe for free with My SuperSurf Plan 3799. But during the pre-order period, Globe Telecoms is offering the Samsung Galaxy S II for free with My SuperSurf Plan 2499.

The Samsung Galaxy S II is among the newest dual-core powered Android phones that will be available in the Philippines.  It is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and runs on Android version 2.3.

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Three powerful dual-core Android phones for the Philippines

By the end of June 2011, the Philippines will get three super Android phones all of which are powered by dual-core processors. The three dual-core Android phones are the HTC Sensation (coming this June), Samsung Galaxy S II (also coming this June) and the just released LG Optimus 2X.

Mobile phones are fast evolving into small powerful computers and pretty soon most of us won’t feel the need to use a regular desktop computer. All these phones run Android 2.3 also known as the Gingerbread version. Each one has at least 4-inches of display area running at 1-Ghz or more of CPU power. Of course, it has all the basic specs that you’d expect from phones of this caliber like — GPS, bluetooth, dual cameras, Wifi, 3G, internal storage and a lot more.

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Samsung Galaxy S II in the Philippines (Price & Date)

I visited the Samsung shop at the mall today and got the information that the Samsung Galaxy S II Android powered mobile phone will be available starting June 23 at a Php 30,000 price tag. The Samsung Galaxy S II uses a dual-core 1.2Ghz ARM CPU. It has quad band GSM and quadband 3G.

It sports a 4.3-inch 480×800 Super AMOLED Plus touch screen capable of 16M colors Gorilla Glass display that is multi-touch capable. The Samsung Galaxy S II has an 8-megapixel autofocus primary camera with LED flash able to shoot video at 1080p@30fps. The secondary has a 2-megapixel resolution. To add to it’s audio and video capabilities it also has a stereo FM radio with RDS.

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Buy a Galaxy 551 Android phone in the Philippines

Yesterday, while at the mall, I accidentally found a new member of the Android mobile phones found in the Philippines — the Samsung Galaxy 551. This particular Android phone has a physical keyboard instead of just a touch screen keyboard which should potentially make it a popular choice since the people from the Philippines love to send text messages.

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Samsung Galaxy 5 Android phone in the Philippines

Samsung has been nothing less than aggresive with churning out Android based mobile phones. When the Samsung Spica, one of it’s first Android mobile phones, became available in the Philippines I decided to buy one. Well it looks like Samsung is not stopping anytime soon. Adding to it’s list of Android phones that’s available on the Philippine shores is the Samsung Galaxy 5 cellphone. The Samsung Galaxy 5 is also know as the Samsung Corby i5500 and it looks like it’s the first Android phone under the Corby brand.

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Samsung Galaxy S Android phone to get version 2.2

The Samsung Galaxy S which is currently available from Globe Telecoms might soon be getting a welcome update to Android version 2.2 also known as the Froyo version if the global update includes the Philippines. There are several enhancements to the Froyo version of Android but speed is probably the most welcome. Android Froyo offers 2-5 times improvement in the speed of mobile apps. Read more

More Android cell phones in the Philippines

It’s been a while since I’ve made an updated list of the available Android mobile phones in the Philippines. I recently had a look at the mobile phone shops to find out what new Android mobile phones are now available locally. It looks like some more Android phones have already started to find its way in cell phone shops.

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Samsung Spica upgraded to Android 2.1

It’s been almost a month now since I’ve bought my Samsung Spica aka GT-I5700 from a Samsung Mobile store in the Philippines. Since then, I’ve read that one of the local mobile network provider, Globe Telecom, has offered the Samsung Spica for free at Plan 1800. If you prefer an openline or network unlocked Samsung Spica, you can go to mobile shops and buy one for as low as Php 13,800. If you are planning to flash the firmware, then you’d be better off with a network unlocked mobile phone.

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Ovi Maps with Navigation simply works

I’m starting off my comparision of the Symbian based Nokia 5800 XpressMusic with the Android based Samsung Spica on this post. Both phones are in the same price point and has the basic features of the new breed of smartphones – touchscreens and GPS.

Last Friday was a Philippine holiday, the Ilagan family has decided to spend the holiday weekend at the Matabungkay beach in Batangas. I have recently decided to spend more time using a mobile phone for other things beside voice communication and text messages. On the trip, I’ve decided to compare getting directions using the free Ovi Maps with Navigation and Google Maps with direction.

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