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Samsung Galaxy S II is Top of Line Android Handset

September 18, 2011

By Gilbert Falso :: 9:58 PM

The Samsung Galaxy S II, which was released to the marketplace for sale Friday through Sprint, may be the cream of the crop when it comes to smartphones running Google’s Android operating system. How good is it? Many analysts consider it to be the greatest threat to Apple’s iPhone 4. In fact, Apple is suing Samsung in an attempt to block the Galaxy S II from store shelves, under allegations of patent infringement.

The Galaxy S II’s biggest competitor in the Android world  is the Motorola Droid Bionic, according to the LA Times Technology blog. The Droid Bionic sells for $300 – $100 more than the Galaxy S II, and while the Droid is limited to Verizon’s network, the Galaxy S II will not only have Sprint, but will soon launch on both T-Mobile and AT&T’s networks.

Both the Bionic and the Galaxy are outfitted with similar technology: dual-core processors, 16 gigabytes of storage, 8-megapixel cameras and large touchscreen displays.