The popular Samsung Galaxy S2 is well known for its versatility, and in this article I will look at some of the content from the Samsung Hubs. These include the Reader Hub, Game Hub and Social Hub.
The Samsung Reader Hub is basically a virtual bookshop, where users can download thousands of book titles, which are instantly downloaded to the handset. You can search books by title, genre, language and popularity etc, so if you are a fan of reading it is an invaluable resource. Although the experience of reading digital text on a phone's screen differs greatly from paper, it is ideal if you are out and about and have some spare time, and eliminates the need to carry a bulky book with you. It automatically remembers the page you were on when you exit the application, and it is bookmarked when you open the app again. The Reader Hub also offers newspapers, which can save you a trip to the shops. You can subscribe to newspapers and magazines so you will instantly receive new issues when they are available. There are numerous popular magazine titles to choose from, as well as most major newspapers from several countries.
The Samsung Game Hub allows gaming fans to download numerous game titles for free as well as several premium titles which require a small charge. The Samsung Galaxy S2 is an ideal smartphone for gaming thanks to its impressive high resolution S-AMOLED capacitive touchscreen and powerful 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, with all games being operated with the responsive touchscreen and some utilising the built in accelerometer sensor. The premium titles include several well known titles which are found on popular consoles, such as NOVA, Avatar and Shrek Kart, with new titles regularly being added to the library. When you download a game, it will be downloaded almost instantly over a Wi-Fi connection, and very quickly when on a 3G connection thanks to the 21 megabytes per second provided by the Samsung Galaxy S2.
Social Networking is a major part of millions of people's lives, and this is demonstrated by the popularity of sites like Facebook which is currently the most visited website in the world. The Samsung Social Hub works by pulling data feeds from your Facebook, MySpace and Twitter accounts, along with popular email services like Gmail, Yahoo! and MSN, and displays them on a single interface. This saves time as there is no need to check each account individually, and gives an overview of the activity from each service you are signed up to. This works in a similar way to the FriendStream widget found on smartphones which run the HTC Sense UI, like the HTC Sensation XE.
Samsung's Hubs are a great way to receive new content and stay on top of your social networking, and really make it easy to carry out these tasks. Combined with the powerful hardware of the Samsung Galaxy S2 (such as its qHD screen), users are assured of a great smartphone experience whether reading, gaming or carrying out social networking activities.