Posts tagged with: Galaxy S 4

Samsung announced the Galaxy S 4 in March 2013, as its new flagship Android. The smartphone features a five-inch 1080p display, and (at least in some markets) will run Samsung's brand new Exynos 5 Octa SoC with two sets of four CPU cores. Sales begin in late April globally, though the US won't see the GS4 land until early May. The phone is able to detect fingers hovering over its display, and new software allows the front-facing camera to control document scrolling based on user eye position.

  • by | February 6, 2014 11:25 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft's new trade-in deal where you can get a free Lumia 1020 or Lumia 1520. Then we talk about Android 4.4 KitKat, and which of the hottest phones of 2013 are already getting it in the US. Amazon follows the news as its new iOS app will help you shop in a much smarter way. HTC follows the news as we talk about its possible Google Nexus tablet plans, along with a smartwatch that's being confirmed in the works. We end today's show talking about Steve Wozniaks latest talk about how the iPhone should run Android. All this and more after the ...

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  • by | February 6, 2014 1:04 PM

    Itching to get Android 4.4 KitKat on your Galaxy S 4? Unless you have a Google Play edition GS4, you've been waiting for a while now. Last fall, a few weeks following the release of KitKat, we got to look at a leaked schedule that appeared to reveal Samsung's plans for making Android 4.4 updates available to several of its both current and past flagship models, including the Galaxy S 4. According to that info, the update would launch in January, but that clearly hasn't happened. Despite that setback, we did see some progress last month, with screenshots from a leaked 4.4.2 build surfacing. ...

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  • by | February 5, 2014 1:17 PM

    The Galaxy S 5 may be so close we can nearly taste it by now, but Samsung's not letting a little thing like the launch of a new flagship distract the company from squeezing every last drop it can out of last year's model. It's seemed like every few months since the GS4 first launched, we've been seeing new spins on the hardware released: from fully independent models like the GS4 Zoom or Active, to Google Play editions, and even versions running new SoCs to support LTE-A networks. Last week we checked out the latest Galaxy S 4 models to emerge, a full-sized and mini version sporting the ...

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  • by | February 4, 2014 11:50 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about iOS 7.1 Beta 5, and what this means to the Jailbreak community. We then go through the news of the red Nexus 5 being launched, along with the current Nexus 5 line-up. Samsung follows the news as the company has announced its Unpacked event for MWC in Barcelona, even though return rates for the GS4 have skyrocketed. Then we talk about the iPhone 6 and more news about its new camera technology. We end today's show talking about Microsoft's new CEO, the new roll of Bill Gates, and other Microsoft news as well. All this and more after the break. ...

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  • by | February 4, 2014 3:54 PM

    One of the recurring themes we've heard in discussions of Samsung's plans for the Galaxy S 5 has been dissatisfaction over the reception the Galaxy S 4 saw. It's not like Samsung isn't moving mountains of hardware, but it's clear that the company's once runaway smartphone growth has stalled. As we wait to see if a Galaxy S 5 might be able to jump-start consumer interest in Samsung's phones, we get a little more detail about the GS4's failures, learning just how many GS4 owners were in a hurry to offload their phones. Gazelle is a company that buys used smartphones from their owners, and as ...

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  • by | February 2, 2014 3:58 AM

    The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we're making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything. Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Sunday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow ...

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  • by | January 31, 2014 11:23 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how the iPhone currently dominates the smartphone market in the US. We then talk about Samsung's surprising launch of a black-edition Galaxy S 4, though with some setbacks. Then we talk about Microsoft, its possible new CEO, and even a new Chairman to replace Bill Gates as well. Google is next as we talk about the company's plans to still build a smartwatch, aside from Asus and Acer. We end today's show talking about how Lenovo's CEO claims that his company can defeat Apple and Samsung with the purchase of Motorola. All this and more after the ...

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  • by | January 31, 2014 12:31 PM

    Apple's results last quarter have proven to shock more than few of us. Just recently we learned that the iPad actually gained global marketshare for the first time in a while last quarter, which is extremely difficult in a world full of $200 tablets. Now it seems that even the iPhone broke some records in sales last quarter when compared to its direct competition. Two quarters ago, Samsung's 38% of US smartphone market share had surpassed Apple's 34%, something which proved to be a great achievement for Samsung, given how popular the iPhone is in the United States. Most of us assumed that ...

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  • by | January 31, 2014 8:42 AM

    What happens when you take the hyperglazed Galaxy S 4, and S4 Mini, and cross it with the recent design language of the Galaxy Note III? You get a Galaxy S 4 (and S4 Mini) with a faux leather back, stitched, to blend in with the most recent products from Samsung, either phablets, or the CES tablet line-up. Make it black both on the front and on the back, and you get the Black Edition Samsung Galaxy S 4 and S4 Mini. If you're in Russia, you'll be able to grab any of these two phones starting next month. As far as the specs are concerned, they're your usual S 4 and S4 Mini specs, though the ...

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  • by | January 27, 2014 3:37 PM

    There's no denying that Samsung dominates the mobile space around the world, but the company hasn't really had that same consistent luck in beating Apple in the US. Samsung has sold more Galaxy phones than Apple has sold iPhones on more than one quarter, but it seems that doing so during the past holiday season wasn't possible. Counterpoint Research just shared its numbers and Apple's iPhone sales grew from 31% to a staggering 43% during the month of December. Samsung on the other hand actually lost marketshare, going from a 34% to just 30% during the same month. Analysts predict that this ...

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  • by | January 23, 2014 8:03 PM

    Every so often, we get to talking about how much storage is available on our phones out of the box – and not the 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB on the spec flyer, but how much is actually free for us to use, after system software, OEM add-ons, and all that pre-installed bloat is accounted for. The thing is, we only pay a lot of attention to it after we first notice it's a problem – like how Microsoft found itself in hot water when Surface RT owners noticed their “32GB” tablets only having 16GB free. What we don't usually see is a nice breakdown, comparing the situation on a whole lot of ...

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  • by | January 10, 2014 11:06 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Sony's new strategy to attend the US market, which the company chose to abandon just a couple of months ago, aside from more rumors of a Sony Windows Phone as well. Then we go through Samsung's new leaks of Android 4.4 KitKat for the Galaxy S 4, and some disappointing facts about it. Meizu and Ubuntu are next as new leaks prove the MX3 to be the next Ubuntu mobile phone. Apple takes the stage after that since its new patent proves some Optical Image Stabilization love for the iPhone 6. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Galaxy Note ...

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  • by | January 10, 2014 5:01 PM

    Back in November, we saw a leaked document that indicated Samsung's plans to begin with distribution of an Android 4.4 KitKat update for its Galaxy S 4 flagship sometime this month, in January. It remains to be seen if the company is going to meet that schedule, or if things have (all too likely) slid back a little, but today we get a little bit of a preview of what to expect, with the leak of a pre-release GS4 KitKat update. The interesting part, however, may not be what we see present, but what we don't. Many of the changes seem minor; besides the obvious KitKat stuff, users get a new ...

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  • by | December 17, 2013 9:07 AM

    LG's G Flex broke the bounds of normality in search of a form factor and device which is more resilient, ergonomic, and beneficial to the user. The G Flex is a compelling product and a step in the right direction which, hopefully, will encourage other manufacturers to solve real problems. Samsung also attempted to solve long-standing problems with its Galaxy S 4 through software innovations, and it has since become one of Samsung's most successful and popular phones ever made. The question remains: is LG's first attempt at reshaping the modern smartphone worth a look? Or should you be a ...

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  • by | December 17, 2013 3:09 AM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's 12 days of gifts, and how you can take advantage today. Windows Phone 8.1 is next as we discuss the old rumors of Notification Center and Cortana making it to the OS. We then shift the spotlight to the LG G Flex, as reports have it that Sprint will be the first US carrier to bring it. Then we talk about the wooden Moto X, and when we could expect it. We end today's show focusing on Samsung because of the Android 4.4.2 update to the Google Edition Galaxy S 4, and later the rumors of an Iris Scanner and 2k display coming to the Galaxy S ...

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