The Next Galaxy

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The Next Galaxy

Samsung's second-generation Galaxy S smartphone runs Google Android 2.3.

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Gorilla Glass

The Samsung Galaxy S II's 4.3-inch screen is composed of ultra-tough Gorilla Glass, adding to its durability.

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TouchWiz

As with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, Samsung has "skinned" the Galaxy S II's Android body with its proprietary TouchWiz interface.

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Processor

A 1.2GHz dual-core processor powers the smartphone's applications.??í

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Carriers

The Galaxy S II will be available on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, starting in September.

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Apps

Despite the TouchWiz interface, certain interface elements remain 100 percent old-school Android.

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Music

Samsung is positioning itself to take Apple's iOS franchise head-on, emphasizing the Galaxy S II's multimedia abilities.

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Camera

The smartphone boasts an 8-megapixel rear camera (with LED flash), paired with a 2-megapixel front aperture.

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Voice Commands

In keeping with a general trend in smartphones toward voice activation, the Galaxy S II can be operated through a voice command.

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Rear

The rear of the device is textured to prevent it from sliding around on slicker surfaces.

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Thinness

The Samsung Galaxy S II's body is 8.49 mm thick.

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Productivity

The smartphone also includes productivity applications such as Quickoffice.

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Integrated GPS

As one might expect, the device features integrated GPS.

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Memory

The Samsung Galaxy S II features 16GB of on-board memory, expandable via microSD to 32GB. That can hold a lot of e-books.

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Hubs

Samsung is offering a variety of content hubs along with the smartphone: Social Hub, Readers Hub, Music Hub and Game Hub.

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