Samsung Galaxy S2Is the Samsung Galaxy S2 for Me?

When it comes to Android phones, while I may dream of the top of the range, wallet busting Androids to experience my top 10 Android Apps on, I tend to end up for the low to middle end of the price range. My lowly HTC Wildfire is struggling a bit – so time for an upgrade.

Now the roll out of Ice cream sandwich for the Samsung Galaxy S2 has been announced, nothing is holding me back. More affordable that the HTC One X and Samsung Nexus – I have seen a few people toting the lovely white Galaxy S2. And it looks good. A colleague of mine has recently given up his iPhone 4 for the Samsung, so now I am sorely tempted.

With HD Video recording , 8 MP Camera, dual core processor – what’s not to like!

Check out this great review from T3

What do you think?

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Ok, so this is what I call a Top 10 Android App – FACE UNLOCK APP which is one of the key features on the new Android operating system Ice Cream Sandwich.

When you see how fast and effective it is – you will see that this is not just a gimmick.

Samsung Galaxy NexusSo here at top 10 android apps we are super excited about the launch of 2 major Android things. The Samsung  Galaxy Nexus and of course the latest operating system from Android, Ice Cream Sandwich. 

Check out the launch video for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus here with some key features from Ice Cream Sandwich:

This is the second team up between Samsung and Android – and together they have launched the first Android phone running the Ice Cream Sandwich, or Android 4.0, operating system.

Building on the previous Google Nexus S, Google will be hoping that some of the killer features here will keep up with the recent launch of the iPhone 4S.

So what do you get?

The Galaxy Nexus features a fabulous 4.65 inch Super Amoled HD screen, pumping out a resolution of 1280x 70. Under the bonnet is a dual core 1.2GHz processor. You get 1 GB of RAM with either a 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage choice.

The main camera is a 5 megapixel camera – with LED flash and apparently zero shutter lag, but also on the front there is a 1.3 megapixel offering. You can do full HD video recording, and a big 1,750 mAh battery keeps things running nicely.

As anticipated the inclusion of NFC (Near Field Communications) comes as standard.

However, the stand out aspect of all of this is the latest operating system from Google – Ice Cream Sandwich.

This features a new font design that works really well on HD optimised displays, and the eradication of actual hard buttons for virtual ones. A lot of the changes come from HTC Sense 3.0 interafce (which we love at Top 10 Android Apps) which means you can access apps directly from a lock screen.


One of the killer USP’s is facial recognition that allows you to unlock the screen using the Face Unlock app. How cool is that.

Andy Rubin (VP of mobile at Google) said,

“With Ice Cream Sandwich, our mission was to build a mobile OS that works on both phones and tablets, and to make the power of Android enticing and intuitive.

We also dramatically improved the keyboard, made notifications more interactive and created resizable widgets”

Make sure you check back for more pictures and videos as I get them

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