With Samsung being put through the ringer in Europe regarding Apple’s claims of patent infringement, it appears that Samsung has modified the design of its upcoming Galaxy S II to look less like the iPhone and more like other Android devices.
As you can tell from the promotional shot below, the Samsung Galaxy S II has abandoned its iPhone-esque oval shaped home button and replaced it with a series of four buttons often seen on other Android handsets.
Also of note is that the following promotional video touting the impending arrival of the Galaxy S II to the United States consistently shows a device with one button up until the very end where there’s a still-shot of a modified Galaxy S II. This strongly suggests that Samsung made the design change very recently and it stands to reason that it was done as a direct result of Apple’s patent attacks against Samsung both in the US and abroad.
And for comparison purposes, an older shot of the Galaxy S II