Rumor: U.S. Debut of Galaxy S2 Being Held up By Carriers
For all the success that Samsung has been having around the world with the Galaxy S 2, you’d have thought that the US carriers would be foaming at the mouth to begin selling the device. Much like last year’s Galaxy S, the handset maker plans to offer the smart phone across most major carriers with each provider getting little exclusive features. If the latest rumor is to be believed, the wireless providers are actually taking the opposite approach, dragging their feet over the device.
A Korean news outlet, Chosunilbo, is reporting that U.S. carriers have come to lean more on Motorola and HTC for Android phones as of late and that issues with the first Galaxy S have led to hesitation.
“Negotiations with American telecom companies have dragged on.”
The report goes on to say that the Galaxy S 2 isn’t quite as attractive as other brands because Motorola makes phones that work better with our CDMA network. Well, part of that may be true, but two of the bigger U.S. carriers (T-Mobile, AT&T) employ GSM. Perhaps part of this is lost in translation? Either way, we’re hoping to see the device come to America soon. The specifications are top-notch today, but further delays could impeded its stateside success.