Samsung Galaxy S2 Tops US Consumer Reports

The US Consumer Reports has reportedly placed the Samsung Galaxy S2 at the top as it bested a number of other smartphones in the market such as the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 4S. The recent top ranking of the Samsung Galaxy S2 has highlighted the popularity of this particular smartphone offering of Samsung (SEO:005930).

Since the US Consumers Reports have an influence on the purchase decisions of consumers, some observers have indicated that it will serve to further increase the popularity of the Samsung Galaxy S2.

The device was initially introduced into the market last April in Korea as it became one of the top-selling devices of Samsung before it entered the US market last September.

The rankings of the US Consumer Reports are reportedly based on the different service providers in the US and the Samsung Galaxy S2 was on top in three of the four biggest service providers in the country.

On the other hand the iPhone 4S of Apple did not rank well among the service providers it is being offered in. This has surprised a number of observers since the device was reportedly popular in the market.

The popularity of the iPhone 4S is reportedly consistent to the standard that was established by Apple despite being outranked by the Samsung Galaxy S2 in the recent US Consumer Reports.

Even as the Samsung Galaxy S2 ranked well in the US Consumer Reports, it appears that AT&T(NYSE:T)  version of the smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, will reportedly receive the Ice Cream Sandwich Android OS update in the early part of next year.

The Ice Cream Sandwich Android is the latest version of the Android OS of Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) that was recently released with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the UK market. With the Ice Cream Sandwich Android OS update for the Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, the device will be among the first Android-powered devices to receive such a valued update.