U.S. Carriers Are To Blame For Delaying Samsung's Next Big Android Launch [REPORT]

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Despite excellent international sales and early reviews, we have yet to see the Samsung Galaxy S II in the U.S.So why is a phone that everyone wants having such trouble launching in the States?

According to this report from the Korean blog Chosun Ilbo, carriers are making it difficult for Samsung in negotiations.

Instead, the carriers tend to favour handsets manufactured by HTC and Motorola since those are easier to adapt to CDMA networks inside the U.S.

We’re slightly sceptical of the report. Verizon and Sprint are the only two major carriers that operate on CDMA. In fact, the Galaxy S II review unit Samsung sent us runs on T-Mobile’s GSM network.

Unless Samsung wants a simultaneous U.S. launch on all carriers, we’re not sure what the holdup is.

[Chosun Ilbo via Android Community]

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