Jul 14 AT 2:59 PM Edgar Cervantes 18 Comments

Come on! Samsung Galaxy S II in space before the U.S.?

The Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the most desired Android smartphones of 2011. Despite its popularity, this phone is yet to make it to the U.S. It’s been popping up everywhere around the world since its debut in Korea last April, but the U.S. is not getting any love from Samsung yet. In fact, they’re taking this phone to outer space before they get it here!

The Galaxy S II Space Balloon project aims to send this device on a quest to earth’s stratosphere. This balloon will be launched into outer space tomorrow, and the event will be broadcast via the project’s Ustream page. Tune in at 8:00 am EDT (North American Eastern Daylight Time). You can even watch it via Ustream’s new Android app!

The GALAXY SII will take off to 100,000 feet with messages of hope and wishes for Japan. Viewers will also be communicate messages in real-time during its 90 minutes of flight through the stratosphere!Akio BandleUstream

The broadcast will also feature 7 “Galaxy Musicians,” who have written songs specifically for this project. We don’t know who they are yet; we’ll have to wait and see tomorrow!

North American Android enthusiasts may be a bit bitter that outer space is getting some Galaxy S II love before the U.S. Complain all you want, but this is actually for a good cause. So, let’s support the cause after we throw our fit. (Please feel free to do so in the comments section). It’ll be interesting to see this outer space adventure, and you’ll be able to watch it straight from here! Tune in tomorrow at 8:00 am EDT for a live broadcast of the video below!

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Source: Ustream

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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  • http://Website John

    I’ve decided I won’t be getting this device anymore. Why purchase this when the Nexus 3 will be released only 3/4mo later; a device I believe will blow both the SGSII, next iteration of the iPhone, and Microsoft’s Nokia bullsh*t out of the water.. just my 2 cents

    • http://Website Noriega713

      Decisions, decisions….lol. I know Google won’t disappoint… But… I want… Super Amoled +… So I’m still stuck…I don’t even bother with the Gs II not being stock because the CyanogenMod crew is supporting this device. So either phone you get you’ll be “Bi-winning”… Lol

      • http://Website Steve

        You want super Amoled +?

        The next Nexus will have Amoled HD which is better.

        I thought about getting a Samsung Galaxy S2 phone but you wont get 4G speeds if you use Tmoblie. I will just wait for the next Nexus phone with a quad core chip and Amoled HD screen.

        • http://Website ACr

          I’ll wait next year and get Nexus 4 with Super AMOLED HD Plus.

          • http://Website Rainai

            How about wait for the Super AMOLED Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious HD +?! =p

            Seriously, though, I got the SGS2 and I’m loving it even though it’s not using stock. I also thought about waiting for Nexus 3 as the successor to my N1. But, w/e… I might still get it though if it really is miles ahead of my SGS2…

    • http://Website Pat

      Yeah, but in 3 month another top device is announced which will be available in 3/4 month from then. This device will have a feature that you desire and you will wait again a couple of month. But then another device is announced…

      Welcome to the vicious circle of waiting for the next top device…

      • http://Website Adryan

        Hmmmm. Wise you are pat. Strong is the force with this one.Nah but in all seriousness pat is very right. The nexus S will more than likely be better than the GS II but then some will always be around the corner that will beat that phone and beat that phone. Honestly im ready to jump ship to the Bionic or SGS II. I should be more than happy and content with either of those phones especially coming from a droid 1 and a droid X. So find a phone you like and be happy with it unless you make gobs of money and can buy unsubsidized phones every few months or so

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  • Grim Reeper S16

    Really, really and it still not in the U.S. why? OOO that right the carrier are taking their little sweet time like come on :(

  • event

    Why does everyone gush over AMOLED anything? Sure they are bright/vibrant but the color scale is very inaccurate, bet you people watch your TVs in torch mode too.

  • GRAW

    Wanna go to space, wanna go to space, wanna go to space, wanna go to space…

    *Goes to space*


    *5 seconds later*

    Wanna go home, wanna go home, space is too big, wanna go home…

  • http://Website John

    What a total bummer. I cant stand this wait. If samsung would at least tell us when to expect it I could hold off, but I have an iPhone 3g that is driving me nuts, and I want an android NOW. If you had to pick from the phones out now, what would be the best??

    • http://Website Seb

      A Galaxy S II :-)

  • http://Website Derek

    This has nothing to do with Samsung not releasing it in the US. It has everything to do with carriers not wanting it yet. There are so many other “top of the line” phones that they dont need to release this yet. Besides if you want one in the US just but a European version phone, it’ll work just fine here since it has the 5 band WCDMA radio in it.

  • Kinslayer

    I have the SGS-II and I have to say, it’s really, really, really good :)
    It’s almost shocking how thin and light it is (people remark on that every time they pick it up), the screen is the best I’ve ever seen, performance is great, I’m honestly really, really happy.

    I promise I don’t work for Samsung :)

    I just wanted to make sure that people realize that it’s possible to buy the phone off contract in the US. I don’t even live in the US, and I got my phone from the US :) You can find it on Amazon and various other places… I paid $830 in May. Of course, I realize that’s not an option for everyone.

  • kwills88

    reason why i am so fixated on this phone is the battery life…-sigh, impatiently waiting

  • http://Website omegix

    100,000 feet is not space. It’s near space, it can get pictures of space, but it’s not in space.