Samsung starts the coundown to "the next Galaxy"

Samsung's has been preparing itself to unveil its first teaser for the hotly-anticipated successor to its Galaxy S II smartphone. A tweet from the company's mobile division points readers to a Samsung-owned website titled tgeltaayehxnx — an anagram for "the next galaxy" — where a countdown is teasing "the next step in" just under 17 hours.

Samsung's next Galaxy launch is set for May 3rd in London, so we won’t learn everything this Monday, but perhaps we’ll know the device name. Rumors speculate that the Galaxy S III will be the next flagship Android device from Samsung and would also be the official mobile device of the London Olympics 2012.

We’ve spent the last few months speculating on what the Galaxy S III would offer, but the question still remains as to whether the device is worth a purchase. Feel free to let us know whether the release of a new Galaxy device is worth a purchase.

We’ll learn more as the countdown to tomorrow morning winds down.

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I have Galaxy S (I9000) it's the biggest piece of Sh@# phone ever built. It worked fine for 2 weeks then lag of death happened. I spent hours reading tutorials learning how to flash roms and what the most stable rom to use.

The phone is usable now but the point is, I have been into tech since early 90's, I work in IT so when push came to shove I have the know-how to fix things but the vast majority of people who had the misfortune to buy into the hype won't know how to flash & root. I shouldn't had to have spent 20 hours of my time doing all this crap. I charge $100 per hour so Samsung owe me $2,000

I won't ever by another Samsung POS again. Not only did they screw the Galaxy up with their crappy implementation of a filesystem that lags the phone beyond use, they as a company refused to even fix the problem.

I'd only ever buy a Nexus (actual Google phone) from Samsung, NOTHING else.

MaJoR ChAoS said,
I have Galaxy S (I9000) it's the biggest piece of Sh@# phone ever built. It worked fine for 2 weeks then lag of death happened. I spent hours reading tutorials learning how to flash roms and what the most stable rom to use.

The phone is usable now but the point is, I have been into tech since early 90's, I work in IT so when push came to shove I have the know-how to fix things but the vast majority of people who had the misfortune to buy into the hype won't know how to flash & root. I shouldn't had to have spent 20 hours of my time doing all this crap. I charge $100 per hour so Samsung owe me $2,000

I won't ever by another Samsung POS again. Not only did they screw the Galaxy up with their crappy implementation of a filesystem that lags the phone beyond use, they as a company refused to even fix the problem.

I'd only ever buy a Nexus (actual Google phone) from Samsung, NOTHING else.

Yeah, yeah right...
I own too a Galaxy S GT9000 and I have it since June 2010 (almost 2 years).
It isn't ****ty neither it's laggy and it works fine.
I can play games fine with no lags or whatever, the only lag I have expirienced in gaming is in GTA 3 Anniversary edition because that game has good graphics and it's more suited in high end phones.
You might be whatever you want but I believe a bad user makes bag usage in your case the lag you are talking about (maybe you have installed a ton of apps, installed a bad/outdated rom (custom or not) or haven't ever wiped/reset to factory defaults or hasn't read the instructions when installing a ROM very carefully).

Go to xda-developers forums and ask for advice or follow a guide very carefully, chances are you might have done something wrong.

For me and the rest of a million users of an Samsung Galaxy S it works fine on official gingerbread roms (2.3.X) and it's truly lag-free in some custom roms such as Darky's without TouchWiz Input.

Not to mention that the majority of users here look forward to the Samsung Galaxy S3 launch.

Have a nice day, Mr Flamer/Samsung Hater/iPhone fanboy/smoked Windows phone user.

Any confirmation on the wireless charging for this model yet?
That would be amazing, hate wire, hate wires, hate wires!

Nice! The blue and white blobs of paint really have me curious what they have have to do with the new design...

Neither webpage seems to be working now though! (tgeltaayehxnx.com or thenextgalaxy.com)

osm0sis said,
SAMOLED Plus HD baby, it'll be gorgeous. Pentile really messed up the Galaxy Nexus.

No it didn't stop trolling.

osm0sis said,
SAMOLED Plus HD baby, it'll be gorgeous. Pentile really messed up the Galaxy Nexus.

Let me guess, you've never seen nor used a Galaxy Nexus and simply subscribe to the FUD that was spread around during the GNex release?

No. I own one. And my girlfriend owns a SGSII. I know the difference between the displays very well. GNex actually has major display problems on a high percentage of devices. Check xda before you start fanboying.

As someone on the Verge figured out: May 3rd -> 5/3 -> S3. I hope it's true and they don't screw around with the name.

htcz said,
Hope there is a version with a physical QWERTY leopard.
That's what I hoped prior to getting the Optimus Slider. Regardless of the phone specs, a lot of android apps had trouble (many would crash) when I would use the leopard to wake up the phone rather than pressing the power button.

smooth3006 said,
Hoping this comes to verizon.

Me too, and if so I hope it's soon since I'm eligible for a discount in a month. Was gonna get a Razr Maxx but might get this instead if it's available.

I hope it's a good phone. My current Android phone (Galaxy S Fascinate) is complete and utter crap. It's virtually unusable. I was hoping to get a windows phone, but there will not be one on Verizon until late this year. Thus, if this phone is good enough, despite being wary of getting another crappy samsung phone, i may pick it up.

Tharp Daddy said,
I hope it's a good phone. My current Android phone (Galaxy S Fascinate) is complete and utter crap. It's virtually unusable. I was hoping to get a windows phone, but there will not be one on Verizon until late this year. Thus, if this phone is good enough, despite being wary of getting another crappy samsung phone, i may pick it up.

I bought a Galaxy Ace last year as a 2nd phone for work - I have to agree with you. The flagship devices are great though, my S II is still ranked pretty high in the smartphone ranks.

Tharp Daddy said,
I hope it's a good phone. My current Android phone (Galaxy S Fascinate) is complete and utter crap. It's virtually unusable. I was hoping to get a windows phone, but there will not be one on Verizon until late this year. Thus, if this phone is good enough, despite being wary of getting another crappy samsung phone, i may pick it up.

You do realize the hardware is great but the software is utter ****. Root it and put ICS on it or stock actual Gingerbread and not stock crap samsung rom and you'll love your phone.

My sisters captivate (galaxy s like yours) was **** after 9 months, i rooted it and put cm7 gingerbread on it and it was actually a phone now, till this day, which is almost 2 years after having the phone, its still good.

Her S2 she got wasn't even given a chance on stock. I rooted it and she hasn't had a complaint in the last 5 months. Going to put ICS on it when i get a chance.

Sikh said,

You do realize the hardware is great but the software is utter ****. Root it and put ICS on it or stock actual Gingerbread and not stock crap samsung rom and you'll love your phone.

Baloney. I have the same phone as OP and custom ROMs, while an improvement, couldn't save this piece of garbage phone. I've tried 'em all. Currently I'm running CM7.1 and I experience constant lagginess, unresponsiveness, crashing, random rebooting, 3G deciding not to work, etc. Using my phone has been an exercise in frustration since day 1 and custom roms are only a band-aid.

The fact is that Android is just too demanding for this phone's specs. Even though technically the Fascinate is more powerful than the iPhone 4, because of the software it runs more like iPhone 3G.

Perhaps with the (rumored) beefy specs of the S III we'll finally get a good Android experience. At the cost of battery life.

Zeikku said,

I bought a Galaxy Ace last year as a 2nd phone for work - I have to agree with you. The flagship devices are great though, my S II is still ranked pretty high in the smartphone ranks.


Won best smartphone of 2011.

Sikh said,

You do realize the hardware is great but the software is utter ****. Root it and put ICS on it or stock actual Gingerbread and not stock crap samsung rom and you'll love your phone.

My sisters captivate (galaxy s like yours) was **** after 9 months, i rooted it and put cm7 gingerbread on it and it was actually a phone now, till this day, which is almost 2 years after having the phone, its still good.

Her S2 she got wasn't even given a chance on stock. I rooted it and she hasn't had a complaint in the last 5 months. Going to put ICS on it when i get a chance.

I threw CM7 on it the other month, and then about a week back it crashed and i was got stuck at the CM7 boot up screen. Restarting did nothing. I ended up flashing it back to stock and now i'm just counting the days till i can be rid of it. I've had to reset the software so many times now that i've not bothered to install apps - since chances are i will be factory resetting within a month.

These issues are also on top of non-working GPS, randomly non-working 3g, as well as slowness and crashes. It has given me an extremely bitter taste in my mouth towards Samsung.

Jose_49 said,

Won best smartphone of 2011.
Lumia 800 got editors choice at the What Mobile Awards if I remember correctly. I don't see how those titles differ, but I'm throwing it out there.

Tharp Daddy said,
I hope it's a good phone. My current Android phone (Galaxy S Fascinate) is complete and utter crap. It's virtually unusable. I was hoping to get a windows phone, but there will not be one on Verizon until late this year. Thus, if this phone is good enough, despite being wary of getting another crappy samsung phone, i may pick it up.

I had a fascinate, after the 2.3 upgrade it was fine. Mine was a Telus fascinate.

UndergroundWire said,
I bet you it won't be a Galaxy name at all. Just to screw with the bloggers. At least I would do that.

"The New Galaxy"? :-)

Coolicer said,

I can smell yet-another-Apple-lawsuit incoming!

I don't mean for this to come across as rude but why?

onedrummer2401 said,

Just joking about naming it the new galaxy after the new iPad name.

Ahhh of course haha *facepalm* my brain didn't make the connection. Thank you!