Re: Galaxy S II difference between models
11-07-2011 12:20:03 PM
Why do you say that? What are you basing your comment on? You think Samsung is not going to abandon the Org S2?
Of course, probably before Skyrocket.
The original GS2 is their flagship device. The I777 - not quite, but it's about 95%+ identical to the I9100.
The Skyrocket, along with the T-Mobile T989, are abominations that are completely undeserving of the Galaxy S II name. There's a reason the T989 wasn't even allowed out of the lucite box at the August GSII launch event. The T989 and I727 had their design compromised to fit nonstandard radios - instead of Samsung's own Exynos, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon that needs to be clocked significantly higher (1.5 GHz) to even match the Exynos at 1.2 GHz. Higher clock means more power consumption - remember the Pentium 4, the chip that ran hot and didn't perform that well compared to the Pentium M or AMD Athlon XP/Athlon64? The Snapdragon is the same deal.
The Skyrocket is fat, heavy, poorly performing, and a niche device with no commonality with anything else on the planet except for the T-Mobile T989.
The I777, on the other hand, is 95%+ identical to Samsung's international flagship, the GT-I9100.
Supposedly the I9100 is going to get ICS in December or January. Expect unofficial ports to the I777 within a few weeks of that. Now official upgrades from AT&T - don't get your hopes up, but that's another reason to avoid the Skyrocket. No commonality means no other device to leverage for update sources.
I agree. I will never wait AT&T for an update. Leaked ROMs are my cup of tea. For example, I have leaked AT&T GingerBread ROM on Captivate before last summer. Now I alreayd sold my Captivate and the official GingerBread release is still no where to be found from AT&T. I'd expect the same for ICS release. I will get leaked ICS ROMs long before AT&T release them. And I'm confident i777 ROMs are easier and quicker to come by thanks to its 95% resemblence to i9100.