The Galaxy S II has now been given its release date, although that is on Bell in Canada. July 21, 2011 will be the magic day, but what about those in the US? We do find it strange how even the UK has been enjoying the best Android handset to date. There are a number of reasons why the Galaxy S II aka S2 has yet to make it to US soil, and one of those reasons is the Droid Bionic from Motorola.
That handset is all set to become a major headache for a number of Android handsets, such as the Thunderbolt, because it will come with Gingerbread 2.3 right from the get go. According to GottaBeMobile the main reason for the delay is due to the four main carriers in the US, as negotiations do not seem to be going anywhere.
Now there have been a few rumors that the S II will not even be released in the US, but that seems a little far-fetched. Going back to why the Droid Bionic could be affecting the launch of the S II, it seems that Motorola has a way of making their handsets work better for the US consumer on the CDMA network.
Now we can understand why this would have an effect on Verizon, but we see no reason why AT&T or T-Mobile has yet to launch theirs, as they use GSM? This is of no consolation to the consumer; all they want is a handset that has taken the UK market by storm. When they hear reports that the S II has outsold the iPhone 4 for two months now, it’s like rubbing salt in the wounds – it makes them want it all the more.
The S II will not even have 4G LTE like the Bionic, but is this really a big deal. We know that the iPhone 5 will not come with 4G technology, and we can be sure that this will not hurt sales. Although the idea of 4G is not good for the consumer, it is still not widely available – why have a handset with a certain feature that you cannot use is most of the US?
Let us look at this logically, not everyone in the US wants the Droid Bionic or the iPhone, and this also goes for 3D and LTE. What US consumers want it superb hardware and carrier choice, and the one handset that will offer these is the Samsung Galaxy S II – so come on US carriers it’s time to step up.