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Samsung Galaxy S2 To Get Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread

Google's need for speed is apparently working wonders as Samsung is said to be queuing up the next version of Android Gingerbread, v2.3.4, for the Galaxy S2 smartphone.

The handset has been photographed running the latest pre-release version of the OS which bodes well for other SGS2 owners; an upgrade sometime this quarter is most certainly going to happen.

Gingerbread 2.3.4 will apparently remove the home screen lag, add video chatting features as well as improve the battery life significantly and possibly close a few vulnerabilities.

The phone is already one of the most successful smartphones on the UK market, having surpassed the long-in-the-tooth iPhone 4 and offering a lot of features for a gradually decreasing outlay.

The SGS2 comes with a dual core Exynos 4210 SoC clocked at 1.2GHz with a 4.3-inch WVGA Super AMOLED plus display, an eight megapixel camera with full HD recording, a microSD slot, "near field communication" features, a front facing camera, Wi-Fi and an impossibly thin form factor.

What's more the phone is already available on SIM Free for well under £500 and there are unconfirmed rumours that its monthly contract price is about to fall under £25 per month (on a two year contract) with plenty of minutes, texts and even data.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.