Faster. Slimmer. Brighter.
Prepare yourself for the Galaxy S II, Samsung’s thinnest smartphone. Using the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, the Galaxy S II brings together the 1.2GHz Dual Core Application Processor for unmatched performance and a brilliant 4.3” Super AMOLED Plus display. Featuring a lightweight and beautifully thin design and advanced HSPA + connectivity, it represents the next generation in smartphone technology.
The applications preinstalled on the Galaxy S2 are as follows:
The Galaxy S2 features 7 homescreens, accessed by swiping the left and right, each screen capable of hosting a number of application shortcuts, bookmarks, contacts, Internet-enabled widgets, social feeds, music, weather and more
Widgets can be added and rearranged quickly and easily, allowing you to customise your device to how you want.
The Galaxy S2 supports Exchange ActiveSync out of the box, allowing you to synchronise email, contacts, calendar and tasks with your Microsoft Exchange server, or hosted Exchange service.
Setting up an account is simply a matter of entering in your email address and password, should your Exchange server be set up to support autodiscovery, the remaining settings will be configured automatically. If not, you will need to supply your username, mail server address and domain, all of which can be obtained from your IT department.
As a rule of thumb your username and password and domain will be the same as that used to access your PC if you have one, and the server address is usually the same address as that used to access webmail via your Internet browser, in the form "mail.company.com"
Should your Exchange server has specific device usage policies applied, such as requiring the use of a lock password on devices, you will be prompted to accept these settings:
You can select which mailbox information you wish to sync (mail, contacts, calendar and tasks), can specify how often you want the device to synchronise, or whether you want updates pushed to you as they arrive, and how much information you want to synchronise:
You can optionally set up peak and off-peak synchronisation schedules, so your device can push updates to you during the working day, but only synchronise on a schedule, or manually, during the evening and weekends:
Multiple email accounts can be configured, and optionally displayed in a single, unified Inbox.
All mailbox folders can be accessed:
Contacts from your global address list will be displayed as you begin to compose a new email message:
Out of office settings and messages can also be set from the device:
Tasks can also be managed via the separate Tasks application:
The Galaxy S2 can be used as a portable wireless 3G hotspot, allowing you to connect your wifi-enabled device and share the Galaxy S2's high-speed connection to the Internet
Tethering is also possible via USB on Windows. You will need to download and install the Kies software from the www.samsungapps.com web site to obtain the necessary device drivers but once installed, connecting the Galaxy S2 and enabling tethering will install a new network adapter on your Windows PC automatically. Once the new hardware is installed your PC will automatically share the Galaxy S2's Internet link:
The Galaxy S2 also supports the WiFi Direct standard, allowing you to send and receive files to other WiFi Direct devices without the need for both devices to be connected to the same wireless router
DLNA is also available, allowing you to stream music, photos and videos to and from other DLNA-certified equipment such as PCs and televisions
The Kies Air feature of the Galaxy S2 allows you to manage all aspects of your device from your PC, provided they are both connected to the same wifi network, directly from the PC web browser
The Galaxy S2 comes with Polaris Office preinstalled, which provides read, edit and create ability for Microsoft Office-compatible documents, spreadsheets and presentations:
The Mini Diary application allows you to create a journal, with text notes, images and GPS coordinates all linked into entries
The Memo application allows you to create quick notes with attached voice recordings:
The My Files application allows you to view and manage the contents of your device and microSD storage
The Samsung Apps feature provides an alternative to the Android Market, with special offers on apps and more
The Storage Manager allows you to keep control of your device's resources, by monitoring memory usage, available storage and running applications
The Power Saver feature allows you to automatically disable certain hardware and software features when the battery reaches a certain level, to further prolong the operation of your device
The Video Maker application allows you to combine videos, photos and music to create your own personalised movie
The Photo Editor tool allows you to capture and edit your photos, applying all manner of styles and effects, which you can then share with others
This article was written using the following software version:
More information is available on the Samsung web site - http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/mobile-devices/smartphones/android/GT...
The user guide is available to download here.
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