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Galaxy S5 May Get Android L By Early December!

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Android L is undoubtedly going to be released by Google before the end of this year, and as more time passes you might be inclined to ask yourself when or if your particular device will get updated.

This might be purely out of realizing how competition and their audience feels about updates, last year Samsung turned out to be lagging the most while bringing the Kitkat update. This time around after Motorola announced that they would be bringing the L flavour within 90 days, OEMs are definitely headed in the right direction.

Samsung  may be working towards having updates ready sooner than usual. December it is for you folks, we’ll keep you updated!

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September 19th, 2014 at 6:48 pm

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Galaxy Note 4 Hitting US Shores On October 14!

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gsmarena_001 (1)Just like the pre-order process Samsung carried out in the UK, the Galaxy Note 4 will undergo the same treatment prior the U.S.A. launch as well.

Unlike AT&T, which opens pre-orders of the phone starting tomorrow, T-Mobile will do so on September 24 at 9AM PDT. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will hit store shelves on October 14 at AT&T and October 17 anywhere else in the US.

Talking about prices, T-Mobile will offer the Note 4 for $31.24/month with a 2-year contract. Interestingly, AT&T has revealed its no contract pricing of the Galaxy Note 4. The SIM-free version would cost you $825.99.

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September 18th, 2014 at 5:33 pm

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Android 4.4.4 For Verizon Galaxy S5!

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gsmarena_001 (1)Verizon is now rolling out an over the air update that is 346 MB in size. The same would update your Galaxy S5 to version 4.4.4 Kitkat.

One of the major issues that owners were complaining about was about the loss of audio over certain bluetooth headsets. Hopefully none of that would be happening now. Additionally, there are some security patches part of Android 4.4.4. There aren’t any changes regarding the user interface of any other features of the phone.

Additionally if you feel like manually flashing the .zip file then one may do that if waiting for an update is not your cup of tea.

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September 11th, 2014 at 5:44 pm

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Galaxy Note Edge Is The Most Futuristic Looking Phone!

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gsmarena_103Samsung and leaks go hand in hand but for once Samsung came up with something that we totally weren’t expecting. A Note like device with a curved screen on one edge, called the Galaxy Note Edge.

So the Galaxy Note Edge is every bit a Galaxy Note 4 with it’s specifications, design, choice of materials and even the display resolution. It even carries the S Pen along with it with all its added functionality. The biggest and weirdest part being the curve on the right that bleeds over the right edge enabling and unlocking a part of the phone that one never is used to having as a part or an extension of the screen.

Users will be able to check the news, launch apps, and do much more on that added screen real estate. It all looks interesting right now, although we are yet to see how heavy it will be on the pricing and how much of practical use will one be able to suck out from it.

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September 4th, 2014 at 5:13 pm

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AT&T’s Galaxy S5 Get’s An Update With Security Fix!

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galaxys5specspocketnowThe Galaxy Note 4 is coming very soon but good news for existing Galaxy owners, the Galaxy S5 is still the flagship and is getting the attention it deserves.

The update does not bump up the Android operating system version of the phone, but is rather a compilation of a bunch of small fixes. Here are the changelog items :

  • Security updates and patches
  • Application installation enhancements
  • Accidental emergency dial fixed on the lock screen
  • Several lower layer modem crashes and sluggishness improvement enhancements
  • E-mail UX enhancements
  • S-View cover error
  • Re-activation lock improvements

The update is 148MB in size and you should be seeing the notification very soon.

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August 29th, 2014 at 5:41 pm

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Sharp Aquos Crystal Looks Fresh Out Of A Sc-Fi Film!

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sharp_aquos_crystal_screenSharp – a manufacturer known for it’s Aquos series of televisions is launching the Aquos Crystal in the US. The Aqous Crystal will be available excursively via Sprint n the US at $239.99 off contract.

The highlight of Sharp’s new Aquos Crystal smartphone is the nearly bezel-free touchscreen on device. The smartphone also sports Harman Kardon audio technologies. Indeed, the phone looks gorgeous and bold – it’s design is very futuristic and the fact that Sharp and  not any other Tier 1 manufacturer managed to pull this off is a big deal.

The Sharp Aquos Crystal will be also available on Sprint’s prepaid brands Virgin Mobile (in Black) and Boost Mobile (in White). In both cases, the Aquos Crystal will be priced at $149.99. On the inside the phone is pretty mediocre – it has a 5″ 720p display and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8926) coupled with 1.5GB of RAM.  Internal storage is 8 GB which can be expanded to 128GB via microSD.

This is a great phone on paper thanks to it’s great design and pricing.

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August 20th, 2014 at 5:44 pm

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha Is Official, Apple – Your Move!

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gsmarena_001 (1)Post disappointing sales in early 2014, Samsung had to change their product design and strategy as well. Today we have the much rumored Galaxy Alpha.

It certainly has many of the Galaxy S5 key selling features, while staking on more premium material such as aluminum. But it’s not another flagship, its a weird combination of what the S5 mini could be, maybe Samsung too is confused at this point but they needed this phone. The sides of the Galaxy Alpha are machined out of aluminum, while the back is made of metal.

It definitely looks much better and handsome now. But it isn’t much aggressive on specifications. It’s just got a 720p screen and the processor is an Exynos Octa- just like on the Galaxy S4. Rest of the specifications are more or less similar and they have even kept the fingerprint scanner intact. Such features make it Samsung’s representative of what the company wants to offer against something like the upcoming iPhone 6.

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August 13th, 2014 at 8:03 pm

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Samsung Galaxy Mega Saved This Man’s Life!

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gsmarena_001 (1)Knowing Samsung being Samsung, it may might as well this in the feature list of their catalogs : that the device is bullet proof.

This news come from Taiwan, a Taiwanese man was shot in the chest in the midst of a heated dispute over a misplaced wallet. The shooter shot the man who returned the wallet since he was not happy over what had happened. The phone managed to stop the bullet from getting in the man’s skin and saving him from serious harm.

The model was a Galaxy Mega and the plastic was enough apparently to deflect the damage. What do you think about this news?

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August 3rd, 2014 at 5:49 pm

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Samsung Planning 2 More Flagship Phones This Year!

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gsmarena_001 (1)Samsung’s second quarter results are the most disappointing ones after a long time. The company is now trying to ease the stress with the investors by promising two new flagships this year.

Samsung is already working on a metal body phone – this news has been confirmed. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha will apparently be announced on August 13. Then there would be the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with a 5.7 inch display which will receive some confirmation by the end of August. The Note 4 is expected to be showcased at IFA.

What do you guys think? Does Samsung have a direction now that would be beneficial for the company as well as the consumers?

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August 1st, 2014 at 5:09 pm

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Woah, A Galaxy S4 Was Set To Fire Under A Girl’s Pillow!

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fire_flames_burning_fiery_phone_case-r542b560d868542999419dc928dc1a702_fguxw_8byvr_512A 13 year old, Ariel Tolfree from Texas found herself rudely awoken in the middle of the night by the smell of her burning phone kept under her pillow.

A white Samsung Galaxy S4 was burning under her pillow thanks to a battery inside which decided to give up and lit the phone on fire due to overheating. There was a huge hole burnt in her pillow and the choking smell of chemicals woke her up. Samsung is not to blame over here since investigation found out that she was using a counterfeit replacement battery and not an original Samsung battery pack.

Samsung has also offered to replace the phone, bedding, mattress and pillow! Check out the video below :

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July 27th, 2014 at 9:52 am

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