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Verizon Support Claims That Their Samsung Galaxy S II Will Indeed Have 4G LTE (Updated)

Official Verizon support just dropped the tweet you are seeing above which states that their version of the Samsung Galaxy S II will have 4G LTE.  We have all been speculating as to whether or not the device would launch on Big Red with 4G since it certainly seems like it will on every other carrier.  The idea of it launching so close to the Bionic though, had us doubting.  This would seemingly change those thoughts and is huge news, especially if we are to see the device in August.  Unless of course that in an hour they retract it to say that they meant “the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will have 4G.”  But for now though, we’re jumping up and down with joy.  

Update:  And as expected, the damage control has begun, although no one is necessarily denying that the phone exists or that it will or will not have 4G.  You’ll see in both responses that different support reps are scrambling…

Not exactly sure what “not in our website” is supposed to mean, but again, isn’t really a denial.

If this statement does indeed hold up, feel free to tell us in the comments what you plan on making your next device.

Cheers @sparty569!

  •  Moto has dropped the ball on the Bionic.  If Samsung decides to take
    advantage, far be it from me to stay on the Moto bandwagon….

    waterproof digital camera

  • i have the same point with you :

    I dont see how they get galaxy tab confused with galaxy s 2. I mean they
    even address it differently I think they are just trying to cover their
    ass. Why does a different person respond to clarify what the other
    person was talking about? Seems fishy to me.

  • Paco334

    if this is true, good by moto!!!!

  • Matt

    If it DOES wind up having 4gLTE, and releases before the Bionic, I’ll get the Galaxy S2.  Sorry Moto, you just took too long.

    • matt

      Not to mention, I got an email a couple days ago letting me know 4gLTE is now covering my area.

  • Puh4398

    Bye Bye Forever!!! MOTO!!!!

  • Here is the response I got from VZW support  “We do not have a release date or information on the Samsung Galaxy S2. For updates visit this link http://bit.ly/mDJfIP ^LM”  Same initials as above, I think they let it slip out and now covering it up.

  • Pennywise

    Bring on the BIONIC! 😀

  • tjmonkey15

    If the GSII has LTE and TouchWiz doesn’t suck, then I’ll be getting that.  Otherwise, it’s the Bionic for me.

    • Anonymous

      Touchwiz 4.0 is better than any other

  • Shadowz1218

    If the Samsung Galaxy S II has 4G and the Droid Bionic doesn’t have an unlocked bootloader, then I will get the Samsung Galaxy S II. In the meantime, I’m going to stick with the Droid Bionic.

  • Stelv81

    I think people are forgetting how all around horrible the Samsung Galaxy 1 model phones were. I owned one, I know.Yea sure the processor may be good but I dont trust the other components after seeing the garbage that was in the S1’s. And Moto, they have some nice phones, but they have some un-talented people writing their software, and they could care less about memory management/ram allocation in their devices. Go HTC! (except for the TB debacle)

    • Anonymous

      Have you not seen the hands on with the sgs1? I had a fascinate and agree it sucked but the sgs1 was no where near as praised by every tech site how the SGS2 is.

      • Stelv81

        The SGS2 model that is being praised is the European GSM model. Part of the problem with the Fascinate S1 is that it’s radio and GPS performed horribly on Verizons CDMA network. Hopefully they have fixed their radios in the SGS2 for CDMA. And hopefully it’s not Binged out, this phone should be good out of the box not needed to be rooted to be useful.

  • DJ

    So hey Motorola….Umm……Remember when you guys had all that hype for that oh so wonderful Droid Bionic of yours and you guys could have had millions of sales, but instead you kept on delaying it……Well ya all that hype is gone good luck selling it……

  • Mike Mike

    WOW! Today’s a game changer. HTC Vigor coming soon and SGSII being LTE! Awesome! And to the people saying “wait for the Nexus Prime on VZW” keep waiting. VZW will never have a Nexus device.

  • Anonymous

    Why is it so damn hard for VZ to know the difference between a Galaxy S2 and a Galaxy Tab?!

    As for the phone I’m waiting for… it’s still the SGS2… I’ve been waiting all summer for VZ to get this…

  • Anonymous

    I dont see how they get galaxy tab confused with galaxy s 2. I mean they even address it differently I think they are just trying to cover their ass. Why does a different person respond to clarify what the other person was talking about? Seems fishy to me.

  • Fattie McDoogles

    Lol I love how you all really think a non DROID branded device is gonna be better than a DROID. You don’t spend that kinda money on licensing just to let it be second place.

  • David Hayden

    lmao, these service people need to get a clue about what they’re talking about, or maybe they’re just trolling.

  • Dean2359

    I give up. I’m tired and I just wanna go back to bed….

  • smittyrayEC

    Everyone lets calm the hell down.  I believe last I check VZW flagship phone Droid Incredible is now Droid Incredible II with no LTE support.  My theory is Fascinate and Fascinate II will also be 3G.  What a waist now how about the Bionic or IPHONE. 

    • Billy Gardiner

      “waste”

      Just saying…

    • Anonymous

      The incredible/inc 2 arent flagship phones. Just saying

    • Anonymous

      iPhone?

  • Darkpsycho

    VZW Reps are like ” Haha.. got you losers!”

  • Anonymous

    They tease us…Verizon you are so cruel….I think it will be 4g and they accidentally let it slip out.  

  • This on the day I am eligible for a new phone… drool.

  • This on the day I am eligible for a new phone… drool.

  • Anonymous

    The first one is in response to a tweet about a slider on the Galaxy Tab. Has nothing to do with the SGS2.

  • Anonymous

    Those reps are such rubes.  Could you imagine if you went to the Dr. and was told, “Good news, Mr. Smith, you don’t have cancer.”  and then the Dr. looks at the chart and says, “Oops, this is the wrong Mr. Smith, sorry you do have cancer.”
    VZW reps are just about as competent as KFC employees.

  • I DON’T believe that this was an error and that they meant to say the 10.1. 

     It was already known and should not have been even news worthy that the Tab 10.1 will be 4G, as that has been known for quite some time…

    I think this news really truely was regarding the SGS2, but that it was not supposed to be leaked…

    • Conspiracy theories are usually made up in the persons head….Just sayin

      • VZWSupport’s original comment contained the words “Great News” and “Will Have” indicating new  information (News) and references a product that is not yet confirmed as official (Will Have).

        Everyone already knows that the Tab 10.1 “Does Have” 4G service…  That is not news.

        • Anonymous

          Ditto

    • Anonymous

      They leaked it, now there trying to unleak it!

  • Ulose

    Shouldn’t everyone know by now that the new Galaxy Tab is 4G? Sounds to me like support let the cat out of the bag and someone is getting fired…lol

  • Ulose

    Shouldn’t everyone know by now that the new Galaxy Tab is 4G? Sounds to me like support let the cat out of the bag and someone is getting fired…lol

    • My comment below exactly….

  • Anonymous

    It is ridiculous that the person operating Verizon’s twitter account is not a gadget geek! Mistakes like this should not be made.

  • Dsfsdfsdfs

    Feel stupid?  People are making choices if the given information becomes true.  Moto has dropped the ball on the Bionic.  If Samsung decides to take advantage, far be it from me to stay on the Moto bandwagon.  

  • Anonymous

    LOL!  Another Verizon blunder, what a surprise.  So much for all the Bionic naysayers now huh?

  • Matt

    these support people are morons

  • hahahaha dont everyone feel stupid saying the BIonic is dead and now sgs2 wont have LTE haha Obv.. verizon dont know anything and everyone by now should know they are taling about the galaxy tab because this happened last month too 

    • The only person that should feel stupid is you as your statement was full of grammatical errors.  Please go back to school and learn the basic English language before calling others stupid.

      • I did go to school. If I wanted to use correct grammer I would but I am on a blog so I wont dont matter to me… Are your feelings hurt that samsung isnt up your ass yet??and reread what I wrote because I think you need to learn how to read buddy… oh Yeah sweet name

        • “So I won’t don’t?”  lol 

        • Anonymous

          Ha! Wow, you’re dumb.

      • Anonymous

        Bahahahahaha!

  • Anonymous

    Motorola should just call it quits with the Bionic at this point, just work on getting the Dinara out the door faster while we all enjoy our SGS2’s 🙂

  • Why do they keep on mixing up these two devices? If you work at a mobile company and don’t know the difference between a tablet and a phone, you probably shouldn’t be working at a mobile company. 

    • Anonymous

      They do it to jerk us around. You mean to tell me you are in PR and dont know the difference between the GS2 and Galaxy Tablet??

      Although…this is the same carrier that said the Droid X1 came with a Snapdragon during the @droidlanding for the DX1.

  • Why do they keep on mixing up these two devices? If you work at a mobile company and don’t know the difference between a tablet and a phone, you probably shouldn’t be working at a mobile company. 

  • Anonymous

    You sir just made my day!  My OG Droid will be retired soon…it has served well.  

  • jimbob

    I just came in my pants.

  • Anonymous

    Motorola is really hurting their chances against the competition by delaying the release of the Droid Bionic.. quiet sad really.

    • agree they need to get this phone out sooner than later .

  • Anonymous

    get the coc* out of your mouth reps

  • Anonymous

    LOL. 

    How disappointing. 

    I doubt it’ll have 4G. 
    Its just to thin, unless they plan on buffing it up.

  • Of course they werent talking about the galaxy s2 verizon dont know anything I still dont think this phone will have lte

  • Anonymous

    MY BRAIN HURTS!

  • JOK

    This news made me TouchJiz.
    SGSII WITH 4G LTE is all I need.
    Badass hardware with an unlocked bootloader =)

    • JOK

      Let me clarify,
      This news made me TouchJiz (stab @ the TouchWiz name) my pants…
      Its like all my prayers were answered with that VZW tweet.
      Now all Verizon needs to do is actually call it the Samsung Galaxy S II and not something else.

  • Sk102704

    I’ll wait to see if it is truly confirmed because Vzw support has made errors before in claiming something for a device that turned out to be the wrong one, but if its true, wow, I’m interested

    • Sk102704

      Ugh, that is exactly what I’m talking about. Stupid vzw doesn’t know the difference between their phones and tablets. Back to the Motoraols Bi-Polar if the SG2 isn’t 4gLTE!

  • Spencer9663

    Okay which do you think will have better battery life? Droid Bionic or a 4g SGII?

    • Anonymous

      S2

  • Anonymous

    Bionic is still better. It will come with HDMI out…. And it’s Moto and they make better hardware.

    • Spencer9663

      Is HDMI out really a deal breaker? I still believe real specs trump vaporware above anything. (only thing left to confirm on the SGII is 4G LTE)

      • the only vaporware here is the LTE in the sgs2

      • Anonymous

        I’m looking forward to be able to watch allot of movies I plan to put on my Bionic and watch them on my TV set. Also does the SGS2 have DDR3 ram? Will it have 1gig of ram? I’m not sure of the spec’s. Plus I like the new Moto blur better than the new touch wiz. Preferences is all.

        • Anonymous

          checkout voice talk

    • Anonymous

      But is still might look like sh*t on your HDTV

  • Ligui

    They really need to educate their workers…

  • Uh Oh… Moto better have made some crazy changes. Still, I can’t make my decision until I actually know what the Bionic is packin…

  • Zach

    I am so shocked I did not think this would happen, VZWsupport has never been wrong before because they know everything about unannounced products….

  • Jordan

    This coincides with the tablet becoming available on their website so he probably meant the tablet. 
    They also just [email protected] am speaking of the new Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1 that is 4G. ^CB

  • Anonymous

    lulz on all of us for wasting so much time of this SG2/LTE rumor. Never trust a Verizon rep, even on twitter!!!!!

    • Gavin

      I’m a Verizon tech support rep and I agree you should never trust them. We don’t know anything more than you do. A lot of our training’s on new things come after they are released anyway, its kind of ridiculous. 

      So once you know we know new information that gets put on our internal website gets leaked the day it comes out usually. That’s what I’ve noticed

      • Anonymous

        The only Verizon rep I know personally says the same thing.  But that is good business practice by Verizon, no point on giving people info on a product to sell or fix that can’t be ordered or fixed.  If they had the release date of the Bionic what could a sales rep do with it other than talk someone out of an immediate sale?

  • Chaz2400

    No brainer… SGII all the way with LTE… bye bye Moto!

  • RenaissanceMan28

    I will drop my Droid X for the S II if it has 4G LTE

  • Kal El

    Eh I think I’ll get an iPhone 5 instead. GO APPLE!! WHOOOO

    Whew momentary psychosis there. No worries, Galaxy 2 it is. Thanks to Droid-Life. Never knew about the crappy Motorola screens until I read your articles

  • Spencer9663

    Only way I would consider the Bionic now is if it had a better battery life then the GSII

  • I’ll believe it when I see it.

  • I really, really hope it launches with LTE. It would make my upgrade decision in August so easy. Either way I don’t think I’m going with the Bionic.  

  • Erasmussen14

    Call me crazy, but my Droid X is running just fine on a good ROM, no need to upgrade anytime soon.  It could certainly be faster, but there is never any lag, programs open quickly, and games run fine.  Not sure what else you guys are using your phones for, but without the phone becoming your laptop like the Atix does (very poorly) whats the need for super charged phones?

  • My next phone.

  • Anonymous

    But guys I wouldn’t get your hopes up!!!

    VZW will find a way to screw it up. 

  • Anonymous

    Nice! 
    I would rather my Droid 3 over it because of the keyboard, but oh yea!!

    Arguably the best phone of the year to have 4G on Verizon? Sweet. 
    But the LTE will ruin the battery life….or not as much ruin as worsen…

  • Anonymous

    IT”S BEEN RETRACTED.

  • Y2kron

    SGS2 … That was the license plate of the bus that ran the Droid Boonic over.

  • Anonymous

    It’s been debunked on twitter, they were talking about Tab.  #FAIL

    • How the hell do you get confused with SG2 and SGTab? 

      • Anonymous

        Not the first time. They said the SGS2 was coming this month…oooops, they meant Galaxy Tab….

  • Anonymous

    Before you all give up on Bionic, keep in mind that this could very well look like a slightly modified Epic 4G.

    Note to telcoms: Leave the designing to the people that do it for a living. You focus on getting everyone covered and stop screwing with good designs, determining what we would like best. If I wanted that, I would just buy an iphone.

    Don’t screw this up Verizon.

  • OMG…mobile tech boner achieved

  • Michael Mendlovic

    here’s the screenshot… the vzw twitter feed thought the guy was asking about the galaxy tab

  • this phone will be god

  • FortitudineVincimus

    Well, time to get ready for the 27 contradictory stories to come in the coming weeks about a release date and the confirmation of 4G

  • Schoat333

    This shouldn’t be a surprise. Samsung already has an LTE phone. Its arguably the best one too.

  • Anonymous

    If the SGS2 has LTE than the Droid Charge is also dead.

    • Anonymous

      I’m not sure it ever really lived.  But another reason not to get too excited until it is official the SG2 has LTE.

  • maxican

    OMG!  Giddy as a school girl!!! 

    BA-BYE MOTOOO

  • Michael Mendlovic

    its not true guys… @BleackNeonBlack just tweeted @VZWSupport Samsung Galaxy S2 with 4G???? FOR REALZ?!? and the response was:

    @BleakNeonBlack Yes, great news! The Galaxy Tab 4G 10.1 is on our website here http://bit.ly/nz5dKw U can pre-order at the same link^CB

    sucks.

  • JB

    What I still can’t figure out is why Moto could launch the Atrix, then limp out the X2 and D3 on Verizon.  Apparently they weren’t they focused on delivering a flagship for Big Red and will pay a heavy price.  Now it looks like Samsung will pull the market right out from under them.  I’m a loyal OG user and was patiently waiting for the Bionic, but I’m over that now.  With the September launch and weak specs posted earlier they might as well give up on the Bionic and focus on their next device

  • bionic = dead

  • Kevin

    I can’t believe Moto is turning the Droid name into the Razr.  They need to be introduced to George Santayana.

  • Atst88

    GG Bionic?
    Depends on how terrible the pentile is…

  • Anonymous

    Definitely has me enjoying more patience in waiting for the Bionic. The cell phone muscle car era is looking good!

  • Rickymare

    OMG, I have such a raging clue right now

    • tjmonkey15

      Hahahaha that’s awesome!

  • Youmansk

    Good bye bionic.. Hello Galaxy S2…

  • kismet769

    But will it be Binged like the fascinate?

  • Anonymous

    That pretty much settles it for me.  There’s no PenTile in my future!

  • Bionowhatsamajig?

  • MFG

    Yes! Now, where’s that release date? 

  • Anonymous

    LTE but with keyboard still this much support?  Can’t imagine buying a phone with a keyboard right now.

  • Booboolala2000

    Too bad this means I will only get about four hundred for my charge on ebay. Oh well, just three hundred dollars out of pocket. Sounds like a deal to me.

    • Anonymous

      Its gonna cost $700?????

      Screw that. 

  • J Dub

    Tell me the boot loader is unlocked and that it has the Sammy chipset and I’m hooked.

  • Buckgrad

    If no slider, they’ve got a sale here at full price since my contract has a year to go!

  • Dukeuni

    We still have no firm date for release right?  Just the CEO saying in August?

  • What are the specs for the GS2?

  • bob32

    See ya Motorola!  No bionic for me! S2 will be sweet!!!

  • The only reason I am leaning towards the Bionic still is because I like the material, durability and look of Motorola phones compared to the i*hone home button that Samsung has put on its phone.

    It will be a close race between the two and I think each has its perks. Will be interesting to see what happens in the next few weeks. 

  • Anonymous

    Moto, you snooze, you lose! SG11 all the way baby!

  • Jak_341

    I. Must. Have. This. Phone.

  • virtualhuman

    Alas, poor Bionic. We hardly knew ye.

  • tech

    Apple just filed another law suit against samsung

  • Anonymous

    hopefully samsung will roll out updates more quickly with the S II and keep it up to date with the newest android releases.  that’s my only worry.

  • Very funny

  • OG Droid

    Damn…The Bionic is dead before it even made it to stores..

  • Anonymous

    In order of preference…
    1. Nexus Prime/3
    2. SGS2/Vigor – tied
    3. Bionic…

  • keeevin

    anyone else remember this runs TouchWiz? just dont come crying back to this blog when you complain.

    • Dave

      True. But by all accounts it’s not as atrocious as earlier versions. Also, if it has good dev. support, then custom ROMs will be inevitable.

    • Didn’t Samsung give the CyanogenMod Dev team a SGS2? 

    • Oddnumber003

      Haha really? And blur is any better? Touchwiz is not that bad. Beats the crap out of blur.

    • Anonymous

      If I was going to run stock I would agree with you 100%.

    • Christephor

      you complain about touchwiz but is has all the same features of launcher pro you just want something to complain about 

  • Yeap this seals for me. With the bionic seemingly being pushed to “next month” and news about the screen, I’m done with it. So after going from Razr to Razr2 to Droid, I’m ditching Motorola! Hello Samsung, may you bless me with quick updates (HA! maybe I should write quicker) and the awesome Super AMOLED plus screen.

  • Well if this is true I will be there the day its released to buy it.

  • Bye bye Bionic….

    This was the tipping point for me and now that it is “confirmed”, Samsung all the way.

    Side by side the Tab 10.1 kicks the Xoom’s butt, and I know the phone will do the same, not to mention bootloaders…

  •  My friend whos a manager at a verizon store just confirmed this for me right befpre it was posted here. Moto im sorry its just not working out….

  • Splicer78

    LTE was the deal breaker and Samsung just broke Motos face

  • Anonymous

    Sold… sorry moto, wait I am not sorry you did this all to your self.

  • See ya Bionic!

  • Anonymous

    Sorry bionic. This is my next

  • Gg101

    I’d imagine verizon originally intended to give moto the crown of lone dual core lte beast, but seeing as to how much they’ve bungled the release (not too mention the xoom lte debacle) any priority should have been lost. Verizon doesn’t really care which phone you buy and they can’t delay the release of the sgs2 without potentially losing customers to other carriers.

  • Gg101

    I’d imagine verizon originally intended to give moto the crown of lone dual core lte beast, but seeing as to how much they’ve bungled the release (not too mention the xoom lte debacle) any priority should have been lost. Verizon doesn’t really care which phone you buy and they can’t delay the release of the sgs2 without potentially losing customers to other carriers.

  • Anonymous

    Lets hope the can keep the battery life of the current SGSII.

  • Anonymous

    Android is busting heads open to the white meat!!! All these power house phones coming out!!!

  • So…battery life will be utter crap then?  I wonder if the battery will last enough for a LTE download.

  • El El Kool J

    What would be crazy is if the bionic was released with specs that were kept secret to us all..lol

    • Anonymous

      What would be crazy is if Moto would actually release the Bionic

  • collin ferreira

    Quick debate: Samsung galaxy SII with a tegra 2 or a bionic with an Omap….i think its debatable, im wishing samsung goes with the exynos but if they dont, and they go Tegra will that make enough of a difference to make  u think about the Bionic all over again?

    • Anonymous

      It won’t have a Tegra 2.

  • impact

    Sweeeeet.  I think my Bionic wait may now be over.  This may even beat the Bionic to the stores.  Moto deserves this!

  • Anonymous

    Game over apple!!! If all the carriers release this as a 4G phone and the new iphone is still 3g,then it’s going to be tuff for apple to contain a serious lead. Especially since the Icecream is right around the corner!!!!!

  • I keep hitting refresh waiting to see “(Updated)” in the title

  • JD

    If its true ^LM may just have lost his or her bonus for the year.

  • BostonB

    I am also jumping off the Bionic band wagon… I have been waiting too long…

  • El El Kool J

    Uh oh…that is powerful..all other manufacturers (motor) better watch out..

  • Anonymous
  • Forgeeking

    dammit! I was hoping this wouldn’t happen so I wouldn’t have to be jelly….I’ll just sit in the corner, cry to myself, and pretend my thunderbolt still rocks…….

    • I’m with you, of course, if Verizon keeps with their new policy of charging $300 bucks for the latest and greatest, we could sell our T-Bolts for $200 bucks, and assuming the phone is $560 unsubsidized like some of the other phones I see, we could upgrade at only $60 more than normal.

  • Jnmigr

    Deal breaker, now I am glad moto delay so much.

  • Eric

    As long as it don’t have that sh*tty keyboard like At&t this will probably be my next phone.

    • Anonymous

      Swype, FlexT9, Swiftkey X, Gingerbread Keyboard, etc. Problem solved.

      • Eric

        Exactly!

    • Anonymous

      AT&T is going to have 2 versions. One with a sh*tty keyboard, and one without.

  • Game over BIONIC!!!!!  Your delays were the last nail in the coffin

  • Anonymous

    Good Move Samsung with all the Bionic talk….See ya MOTO!!! Have fun with your bankruptcy lawyer….

  • I like the new blur but I think the Galaxy S II will be my next phone. I’m tired of Moto. Loved my Droid X in the beginning but I’m sick of the reboots. Especially after Gingerbread

  • Matt

    i’m assuming that verizon’s going to bing the sh1t out of this thing like the other non-droid phones it has.  in which case, 4g or not, i’m sticking with the bionic.  it would be a seriously tough call if it isn’t binged or bing was replaceable.

    • Anonymous

      Well, considering the SII was sent to devs and has an unlocked bootloader, you can just get rid of Bing and touchwiz for that matter

      • Matt

        that would be awesome.  if it has an unlocked bootloader when it gets through, the choice would become incredibly difficult.  i still can’t wait to see how verizon will screw this up, though.

  • SC

    wow this just swung me over to SG2.   I guess i’m gonna wait for the blogs to review em..then make my choice!
    Freakin awesome though! 

  • faust’s_lament

    But if it has a physical keyboard, still the better choice?

  • Bigsike

    Well I guess they can bury the bionic before it is even born then.

  • Anonymous

    I wanted to get the bionic before I move back to school. Looks like I might have to go with the galaxy now

  • ZOMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111ONEONE1111!!!!!!!!!!11111!!!!!!!

  • The Observer

    Geez… This, the HTC Vigor, or Nexus Prime. Decisions, decisions.

  • Dritnul

    Will be very interesting if this comes out in August on verizon like their one exec said, and the Bionic doesn’t drop til september. the Bionic looked great when it was one of the first with 4G and the only with a dual core, but having a faster 4G dual core launch before it, with an arguably better screen, it would seem that only a large price difference would really hurt the sales at this point.

    • Anonymous

      Purely processor wise the GS2 is not faster, synthetic benchmarks don’t tell the whole story.  It’s a little faster stock because it’s clocked higher and running a lower resolution.  Bionic will still have better build quality and an LED notification light which Samsung seems to have an aversion to plus their notoriously bad support in the US at least.  It’s not going to be an easy decision for me.

  • Great… now I need a change of underwear. Thanks Droid Life, thanks!

  • Anonymous

    Droid-Life, please setup a quick poll!

    If the SGSII has 4G, will you buy it over a Bionic and any other phone?

    • Anonymous

      Why waste a poll?  The answer is obvious!

    • Nick

      we’ve already had that poll

  • John

    I don’t understand why people think Verizon wouldn’t allow two LTE phones to debut in close proximity.  What are they saying to themselves.. hey we’re getting two awesome phones, but we want one to suck so no one buys it??  Or how about.. we have two awesome phones that everyone wants to buy, and no matter what, they’re both going to be big sellers.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t understand it either but Verizon doesn’t seem to like releasing multiple high end phones at the same time.

  • Anonymous

    What is going to be the main difference between the Bionic and the SGS II aside from maker?

    • Anonymous

      Screen for one.

    • Anonymous

      Samsung AMOLED screen and Moto build quality, for the most part.  I think Samsung sucks for not including a 5 cent LED notification light personally.

  • Talies1020

    Bionic wait is over. SII wait is on.

  • Interstellarmind

    my next device will be the htc vigor.

    • Anonymous

      Word is revision 3 of the vigor will be available sometime next august.

  • Rick Lopez1

    I vote we change the site name to Galaxy-life, DROID is dying!!!!!

  • EC8CH

    Only reasons not to get the SGII are as follows:

    1.  You want to wait and see if the Nexus Prime gets released on VZW
    2.  Your Mom dropped you on your head as a child and you want the i*hone5.

    • Anonymous

      LMAO!

    • Anonymous

      you should add 3. you like your phones locked down tighter than a medieval chastity belt lol

      • Anonymous

        4. BlackBerry BES is the only thing compatible with your cave drawings and smoke signals.

        • EC8CH

          5. Your Droid Eris is working just fine.

          • Anonymous

            i have cyanogen mod 7.1 running on mine, but it’s still a bit sluggish at times

          • FortitudineVincimus

            7. a verizon or Best Buy rep told you there was something better they had in stock right now right over here

          • Anonymous

            Oh boy. If I had a dollar every time I’ve heard that, I could afford to get every phone.

          • Matthewmcmillen

            Mine is running OMGB. It’s a lot faster for me than the CM7.1 i was using.

          • Darkpsycho

            8. We’re all going to die in 2012.. why bother?!

          • Anonymous

            6. You’re a blind fanboy to a hardware manufacturer that doesn’t care you exist except to hand over your money (and accept broken promises).

          • EC8CH

            Your negative energy is ruining the vibe we’ve got goin’ here man.

          • Anonymous

            You are right, little too negative. Just in response to the all the posters who comment so negatively on a device (Bionic or SG2) just because it isn’t made by the company that made their current phone.

          • yeah people are way to loyal to a certain company that dont care at all about you

          • Anonymous

            word.

          • Anonymous

            You can be loyal, and the company dont have to care about you. As long as they make what you want. And a phone with no gadgets, no shortcuts, no voice recognition throughout the os, no interactive live wallpaper, cant see the wallpaper, no flash, and no control over icons is not what I want. (anymore)

          • Anonymous

            negative energy? He’s stating facts!

          • Anonymous

            “2. Your Mom dropped you on your head as a child and you want the i*hone5.” is positive?

          • EC8CH

            your right…. there’s nothing positive about wanting an i*hone 🙁

            that’s just sad

          • Anonymous

            6. You still think flip phones are cool.

          • Darkpsycho

            Just thought of another..
            9. Verizon effed you out of an upgrade by making tiered plans forcing you to get a smartphone before july 17th :[

            FML

          • 7. your stuck on at&t

          • Anonymous Coward

            Runs gingerbread at 812MHz thank you very much…

      • Anonymous

        whoops cant read…

    • webby

      Eggzactamondo … if this is true, do I buy the Galaxy S II LTE, or do I wait for the Nexus Prime?

      This … will not be an easy decision, since even tho this is a beast of a phone, Samsung is not known for pushing out the updates in any kind of a timely fashion.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, that’s my problem, waiting.   Especially since my DX is running fine with CM7.  If I can still get a 1-year contract through my company’s account I think a SG2 w/o keyboard is in my future, otherwise I’ll wait for an ICS phone.

      • Anonymous

        Who cares about Samsung updates?  This is an unlocked phone and most of us will be running CM or some other custom ROM.

        • most people from this site mb but in the USA I doubt many people will root thats why people care about updates

          • Anonymous

            The needs of those not on this site are irrelevant.

    • Reasons would be weak battery, weak wifi signal, weak gps, defective/yellow screen, no led notification, weak speaker, I could go on.

      • Anonymous

        Oh god, we have an iFag here!

      • Anonymous

        I would rather have a phone that has a weak battery, weak wifi signal, weak gps, defective/yellow screen, no led notification, and a weak speaker, than a phone that has no gadgets, no shortcuts, no voice recognition throughout the os, no interactive live wallpaper, cant see the wallpaper, no flash, and no control over icons. Funny how the S2 has all these (bullsh*t) problems your talking about and yet it’s still kicking the iPhone ass all over the world.

  • Sean27030

    +1

  • Anonymous

    This tweet was the Bionic’s death certificate

  • game over.

  • daniel walsh

    moto just died

  • I am ready to order!

  • EC8CH

    Yeah… “The Samsung Galaxy SII will have 4G”…. on Sprint…. what about on Verizon? 😛

    • Christephor

      sprints 4g is garbage how can you compare the two

  • Anonymous

    Ive suddenly lost all interest in this device

  • I’m in, this is awesome!!!  RELEASE NOW!!!!!

  • Brad_mlln

    Game.Set.Match.

  • Marben20

    I guess I am now getting the Galaxy S ii

  • Anonymous

    Well, they certainly just killed the Bionic. I’ll be impressed if everything stays in tact, including the size. It would be quite the engineering feat.

  • Big C

    never mind bionic?

  • Taymcmillen

    Winning

  • Anonymous

    This will be a tough choice between the SGS2 and the Bionic . . . if the Bionic is found to also make sandwiches on demand and have a functioning lightsaber attachment. Otherwise, easy win for the SGS2.

    • Anonymous

      Really?  What makes the GS2 so much better.  Please, I’d like to hear it.

      • Anonymous

        Better Screen….let me rephrase that….WAY BETTER SCREEN!!! and 1.2 Ghz Dual Core, and no locked bootloaders… Thinner and lighter too…

        • Anonymous

          Screen is the only thing worth mentioning. Samsung’s US support has been horrible, Moto’s has been among the best plus superior build quality.

          • yea and the screen is not all that great at 800x 400 and reports are it will have a tegra so who knows if it will be clocked at 1.2.. Dont declare victory until you know what variant you are getting 

          • Anonymous

            Its all speculation.  Just like the Bionic 🙂  However, if it rides like the existing SGS2 phones in production today (which is more than we can say about the the Bionic), the screen, while at a little lower res is more brilliant, more contrast, darker blacks, etc., than the pentile display that the Bionic is rumored to be getting.  I have not seen any evidence of a tegra 2 in the US version of the SGS2 either which now seems really UNLIKELY now that it is going to be LTE.

          • Christephor

            if the sgs2 is awsome overseas why change it up for us over here give us the beast of a phone overseas has

      • Anonymous

        Better screen, better processor (I have a Tegra 2 device, and it screams, but the Exynos is a bit better), more devices around the world so more ROM developers, and maybe more; certainly not less. I can’t think of a single thing that the Bionic would have over the SGS2, given that they both have LTE. If the SGS2 ends up not having LTE, then it’s a tougher call.

        • Malonzo85

          I just hope they add HDMI out

          • Anonymous

            Agreed. The standard, PDMI connector has a lot of potential, but it has a low adoption (also, Samsung seems to be using a proprietary, PDMI-like connector; not actual PDMI).

        • Anonymous

          What about HDMI out. 

        • Anonymous

          Sorry no, the processor is not faster.  OMAP4 is as fast as the Exynos, the GS2 scores higher in benchmarks because it’s clocked higher and running a lower resolution.

          My turn.

          Bionic will have better build quality, a larger battery, an LED Notification light!, HDMI out and non proprietary USB port.

          The only concession I give the GS2 is its screen, which is fantastic.

          • and it will def have LTE where as sgs2 will not

          • Trooper

            Totally agree with you.  SGSII only wins out with its screen. Other than that, Im waiting for the Bionic but most likely quad core phone next year.

          • Anonymous

            OMAP4 and HDMI mirroring means HD Netflix watch instantly on you hotel room HDTV.

          • Anonymous

            Umm, better scores because its clocked higher is a perfectly logical deduction there.  You bet, higher clock speed and better scores.  That’s the point of a higher clock speed.  That still makes the stock SGS2 faster than the stock Bionic.  Why try to talk this down?  There’s no point.  

          • Anonymous

            Because a simple overclock fixes that and I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see the OMAP4 capable of a modest 200 MHz+ overclock.

      • Anonymous

        For those who like CM7 it’ll likely be available for the SG2 variant fast and fully functional (as much as CM7 is) and not for a long time on the Bionic and never quite right (like the DX), even if 2nd-init works.  I know that is just a small group of potential buyers, but a a much larger group of the tech blog commentators.

        • Anonymous

          Not a fan of CM7.

          • Anonymous

            Care to elaborate?

          • Anonymous

            On what?

        • it will be on the bionic and it will be sooner than you think with the new exploit cm7 is quickly becoming a norm on moto devices but I dont root anymore due to the fact its a waste of my geek time

      • Puffy76

        Look for reviews…You’ll be wet..haha.

        • Anonymous

          I’ve seen them, it’s a great phone but better than the Bionic?  No, sorry.  If rumored Bionic specs are true or better it’ll be just as good as the GS2, the difference will be in the screen and LTE if the GS2 ends up not having it.

  • Verizon Wireless wouldn’t throw their “flagship” phone under the bus like this….It is a mistake!

    • Anonymous

      Where is it written that the Bionic will be their new, flagship device?

      • Anonymous

        Pretty obvious, it’s a Droid with dual core, 1 Gb ram and LTE afterall.  The Bionic could still end up coming out before this as well.

  • N_Roc

    OMG, Shit just got REAL….

  • Patrick H

    If this is real, holy crap YES!

  • Joshvaughn777
  • EC8CH

    BOOMGOESTHEDYNAMITE

  • Rick Lopez1

    Holy fartnockers, Batman! My upgrade was available on the 7/6. So i bought a I*hone from BB and used it like the POS that it is for 2 weeks, returned it and then bought the DINC 2, DOPE phone running MIUI. My 2 weeks are up tomorrow so I need to return this thing, so I can have my upgrade available for the S2, unless of course the Bionic drops on Thursday. 

  • TarHeelTechie

    Yay! Great news! My Fascinate’s so amazing that I’ve convinced my bf to make the switch from HTC to Samsung for the SGSII! And to hold out for it! Any news official verbiage from VZW is good news.

  • daniel walsh

    the bionic has been killed

  • Iwriteus

    as long as this iteration of the SGII comes with an option to turn LTE off/on I am all up on this.

  • This changes everything.

  • No F’n way…VZW probably means the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will have LTE
    Wait for the correction tweet

    • Anonymous

      I’m waiting for it as well.  The phone hasn’t even been announced yet.  So it’ll either be deleted of retracted.

      • virtualhuman

        Sure they might retract it since the phone’s not even announced yet, but they’d have to be smoking something strong to release the SGS2 without LTE when Sprint is getting a 4G flavor and presumably the others. Feature parity, FTW!

      • Corymcnutt

        What I don’t understand is; why would Verizon be so quick to announce that, but NOTHING about the Bionic?

      • Anonymous

        It’s already been clarified to mean Tab 10.1.

    • TheAndroid1

      I don’t know, this is kind of a hard thing to make a typo on.  Galaxy Tab 10.1 and SII aren’t even close.

      • Anonymous

        This is true too.

      • Anonymous

        Verizon marketing employees are notorious for their typos and mistakes. No one but us nerds really cares, though, so the world keeps on turning.

        • Bigsike

          And I’m very proud to be a nerd who cares 🙂

      • It is the second iteration of the Galaxy Tab and it does have 4G, so I can see a typical VZW rep (who knows a lot less about Android phones than most of us visiting Droid Life) make a mistake. 
        Plus I don’t see VZW “doing” Motorola this way.

      • Anonymous

        Verizon’s version isn’t going to be called Galaxy SII, so none of it makes sense.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly, the Tab 10.1 w/LTE launches tomorrow so some poor shlub working the Twitter account probably got the two mixed up.

  • Anonymous

    Moto can keep the Bionic if this is true, even if I have to wait til the end of Sept past the release of the Bionic.  4g was the main reason I was going with the Bionic over this, but they just flip flopped IMO

  • If this is true I like to know how they got that LTE chip in suck a small phone is all the other LTE phones have to be so big to get one to fit. Is there something Samsung knows how to do that other do not???

  • If this is true I like to know how they got that LTE chip in suck a small phone is all the other LTE phones have to be so big to get one to fit. Is there something Samsung knows how to do that other do not???

    • Zach

      If it really does have LTE it won’t be as small as the European SGII, even sprints with WIMAX is wider and thicker than the standard SGII.

      • Anonymous

        That’s what she said.

        I don’t care id it doesn’t exactly work in this context; I stand by it.

    • Dave

      They will more than likely increase the thickness of the device.  Similar to how the Sprint version of the GSII with WiMax is a couple millimeters thicker according to the newly released FCC documents.

  • Any idea what the full retail will be?  I want it but have no lines with an upgrade till November.

  • Asaf Bochman

    yea its pretty much over for all other phones now.

  • lkjaslidGD

  • Kyle

    OMG YES!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • poor bionic and every other device.

  • poor bionic and every other device.

  • Anonymous

    Hell yes! I’m in!

  • ODAWG

    The Bionic was just shot and killed before making it to the starting gate.

  • daniel walsh

    moto is done for and dead

  • daniel walsh

    moto is done for and dead

    • Anonymous

      Agree they killed themselves on this one if this does indeed have LTE it will be a no brainer what to get.

  • Well looks like I just found my droid (even if its not really a droid)…. Of course that also means that its probably not tegra based with all the issues we’ve seen with tegra and LTE

  • Dukeuni

    Please release now……

  • Droidrev71

    WOW! see ya bionic

  • Dave

    I’m also voting on it being an error. It wouldn’t be the first time they made a mistake…is it?

    Otherwise, if true and the specs are close to the euro version…then the Bionic can kindly bugger off.

  • Anonymous

    F*ck your iphone 5

    • Anonymous

      Ditto

  • slick

    Galaxy S2 with LTE… Game Over…

  • RideVT

    If they let me do an early upgrade from my DX I am definitely going to grab one.

  • cmbdds

    What’s Samsung’s policy on bootloaders?

    I’ll get it if it’s unlocked, otherwise I’ll wait for the next great HTC device.

    • Dave

      Well, Samsung sent the CM7 team a GSII to develop for…so I’d say good chances on it being a dev friendly phone. 

    • They gave the cyanogen guys a phone and said get to work.

  • Anonymous

    Lets see if they come back with a new tweet saying they meant something else like they said with the whole it was supposed to come out in july.

  • JCastle482

    Bionic?? What’s that? Way to go Samsung!

  • JCastle482

    Bionic?? What’s that? Way to go Samsung!

  • mtbhk44

    Come to me – come to me now you silly little thing!

  • Dean2359

    Done deal now. What’s a Bionic? So lets hurry up and get this bad boy released already!

  • Joe12304

    I came.

  • Droiiid

    its a sad day for moto

    • Anonymous

      But well deserved

      • Anonymous

        You really hate on Moto, don’t you?

        • Anonymous

          Well, Moto hates on Android users, so they’re fair game.

          • How if it wasnt for the og droid then who knows where this android would be not saying it wouldnt be popular but moto has done nothing but been good to me….Timely updates, customer service was great, build quality has been awesome, software is getting better…Dont get me wrong I will never be as loyal as everyone else to a company.. I think the sgs2 will be  a good phone and so will the bionic. HTC is improving but the lack of build quality bothers me (thunderbolt had to return a lot of issues light leakage battery) I actually owned a moto and htc and samsung phone and by far moto had the best support so keep hating on a company that pushes updates frequently….The only reason hate them is because they lock their devices which is not a big deal. Plus november they will be unlocking them supposively

          • Anonymous

            Samsung actually has the best support outside of the US, but their support for their VZW phones has been lacking. While it’s true that the OG Droid was a freakin’ grand slam, to quote Janet Jackson, “What have you done for me lately?”

          • How if it wasnt for the og droid then who knows where this android would be not saying it wouldnt be popular but moto has done nothing but been good to me….Timely updates, customer service was great, build quality has been awesome, software is getting better…Dont get me wrong I will never be as loyal as everyone else to a company.. I think the sgs2 will be  a good phone and so will the bionic. HTC is improving but the lack of build quality bothers me (thunderbolt had to return a lot of issues light leakage battery) I actually owned a moto and htc and samsung phone and by far moto had the best support so keep hating on a company that pushes updates frequently….The only reason hate them is because they lock their devices which is not a big deal. Plus november they will be unlocking them supposively

          • Anonymous

            Correction:

            Moto hates on the Android users that want unlocked bootloaders.

            Speaking of lack of concern for the consumer…how does the Samsung Android phones still have issues with updates and GPS….dating back to the Omnia 1 Win Mo days…?

            Those 2 things were complaints way back then. It took 3 years to possibly have a decent GPS in their phones?

        • SBD

          moto deserves all this hate.. for their hubris, poor leadership, and its lack of concern for the consumer.

        • Anonymous

          What SBD said.  I have gone from a staunch Moto fan (bought the OG Droid release day and loved it) into someone who could care less if they dry up and blow away (after having said OG Droid’s touch display die and endless delays for the phone I wanted to replace it).  Yeah, you could say I have a bone to pick with Moto.

  • S2

  • S2 done and done.

  • Anonymous

    Somewhere in the distance the Droid Bionic weeps…

    • Anonymous

      Bionic can’t weep! Its tear ducts are locked too. 😛

      • Anonymous

        Bahahahahaha!

      • Anonymous

        Bahahahahaha!

  • Jeepzilla1

    Bye Bye Moto

  • ok ill take the one that comes first.

  • Anonymous

    Boom goes the dynamite!

  • T Hall

    The race begins… First one to the market (S2 or Bionic) will win my heart over!

  • Anonymous

    Wow, might honestly have to sell the Thunderbolt.

  • Anonymous

    OMG!!!!!!!!  

    GAME OVER Moto!!

    • A girl

      IM SO WET RIGHT NOW

      • DroidzFX

        you must have gotten Touch WIzzed!!!

        • Why is this one of the most liked comments on this post? 

          • Anonymous

            Because pee pee is funny. So is poo poo. And farts.

          • EC8CH

            I laughed so hard at that I pee peed in my pants, then I farted a little and some poo poo came out…

            It was HILARIOUS!

          • DroidzFX

            Koobie is jealous he has never been touch Wizzed. Its ok your time will come. With a name like Koobie though I would have thought it happened by now.

          • EC8CH

            I think maybe Koobie’s more into the Cleveland Steamer?

          • Anonymous

            Because pee pee is funny. So is poo poo. And farts.

          • Juno

            I seemed to be aware about this already, but nonetheless there were some
            useful bits which finished the picture to me, appreciate it!

            getting rid of belly fat

        • Chris Schmucker

          There has to be an R Kelly joke hidden in this comment somewhere.

    • Lilkono101

      Let this be a lesson to all phone manufacturers… Under-promise and Over-deliver and not the other way around!  It’s going to be a tough quarter for Moto.. stock is already down 3% on the day, sell sell sell!

      • Oscarjonesdrew

        So is the overall market…

    • Anonymous

      Game back on.

    • Anonymous

      I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panas0nic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://to.ly/aQrp

    • its like a dune right 😀

  • WoW! I need to put some new pants on.

  • bibat

    goodbye Thunderbolt…

  • Dan

    Wellp.  That settles that.  Release now pls.

  • daniel walsh

    probably an error

  • daniel walsh

    probably an error

  • daniel walsh

    probably an error

  • sparty569

    HELL YEAH!!!

  • sparty569

    HELL YEAH!!!

  • Anonymous

    Well this makes the Bionic/Galaxy S2 decision a little more interesting, I suppose.

  • Joshvaughn777

    Done Deal…good bye Bionic.

  • Frank Farnsworth

    And there goes the neighborhood