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 | 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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  • by | December 15, 2013 1:58 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 | December 15, 2013 1:05 AM

    Samsung always outsells Apple's iPhone when it introduces the latest Galaxy flagship; that's mainly because their announcement and availability policies are leapfrogging, so it's just normal for the newest Android to perform better than the older iPhone. ...and then the iPhone outsells the usually six-seven-month old Android when it is introduced, so there's really nothing to be surprised about when it comes to the chart below. Regardless of who's on the top spot at any moment, Samsung and Apple are comfortably leading the pack; when it comes to the beginning of Q3 2013 though, Apple ...

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  • by | December 15, 2013 12:33 AM

    Owners of the HTC One Google Play Edition have started receiving the Android 4.4.2 update late Friday/early Saturday, and it's just normal that their GS 4 GPE rocking friends join the fun. The Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play Edition Android 4.4.2 update roll-out begins, and we're looking at version KOT49H.S0001.131204. If you have a GT-I9505G, you should receive an OTA update notification; if you have not, try to manually check for its existence. Once your device will start getting the update you should expect a 57.4 MB download. If you can't access it just yet, because of the staged ...

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  • by | December 12, 2013 8:15 AM

    The GS4 on Verizon has received its Android 4.3 treat back in October but there's a small refresh being pushed out as we speak. The Verizon Samsung Galaxy S 4 OTA update brings various fixes to the table, and they're described by the document sourced below, detailing build JSS15J.I545VRUEMK2. We're basically looking at generic "performance enhancements" but your phone will also get improved e-mail connectivity, consistent data roaming in Canada and Mexico, the ability for the device to ‘Power On’ after the software update is completed, correct operation while using non-Samsung ...

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  • by | December 11, 2013 4:23 PM

    Remember back in October when we told you about the story of the filmmaker whom Apple ripped-off when the company co-opted his video for internal uses without compensation or credit? It caught our attention when we saw Nokia interject itself into the matter, hooking the filmmaker up with a brand new Lumia 1020 with the hopes that he might take advantage of it for future video projects. Sure, the whole thing had nothing to do with Nokia to begin with, but the company saw a great opportunity to get itself some good PR while calling attention to an issue that made one of its competitors look ...

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  • by | December 9, 2013 3:02 PM

    Samsung is milking the Galaxy S 4 for everything that phone is worth - and why not? It's easily one of the most popular phones of the year, and Samsung has been taking full advantage of the handset's name recognition to put out a whole bunch of hardware variants. At first, that meant devices like the GS4 Zoom, Mini, and Active, but later we saw Samsung's attention turn to the chipset powering the GS4 itself, upgrading from the Snapdragon 600 at the heart of many LTE editions of the Galaxy S 4 to a Snapdragon 800 for the South Korean LTE-A GS4. Eventually, that 800-based model surfaced in ...

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  • by | November 27, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Android 4.3 reaching the Samsung Galaxy S 4 in the US, and the software updates that are also arriving for the US-variant of the Galaxy Gear. We then talk about the Samsung Galaxy S 5, the full list of rumored specifications, and even the fact that there may be more than one phone. Nokia follows the news as the company has just released the budget-friendly Lumia 525. Motorola is next as we have more details on the wooden Moto X. We end today's show talking about the fact that Apple is finally meeting demand with the iPhone 5S. All this and ...

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  • by | November 27, 2013 11:31 AM

    Samsung's springtime launch of the Galaxy S 4 forced the company to go with a Snapdragon 600 from Qualcomm as the SoC powering the LTE version of its handset, but by the time summer rolled around, and Samsung needed an updated version of the GS4 to support nascent LTE-Advanced networks, it had the luxury of trading-up to a Snapdragon 800. After initial availability in South Korea we saw this model GT-I9506 start spreading out into Europe, becoming available in Germany. Today we get word of yet another market for the phone, as well as a little tweak to its name. What we haven't had so far ...

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  • by | November 27, 2013 3:14 AM

    T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S 4 Android 4.3 update is rolling out as of now to those who're rocking Samsung's flagship phone on Magenta. Be on the lookout for an update notification or make sure to manually check for its existence in settings. Alternatively, you can download and apply the update using the KIES software suite. As far as the contents of the refresh are concerned, you'll of course get the basic features of the 4.3 version of Android OS. Samsung has bundled it's own Knox suite for securing information on your device, as well as support for the Samsung Galaxy Gear, which is also ...

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  • by | November 26, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's Nexus 7 deals, which are ironically not better than the deals we had already talked about a couple of days ago. We then talk about the Google Edition phones receiving Android 4.4 KitKat as of today. Then it's patent talk as we go through Samsung's probable new flagship feature for the Galaxy S 5. Apple follows the news as the company has also filed a patent, but this time in order to bring Lytro technology into the cameras of their future devices. We end today's show talking about the launch of the Moto G in the United States. All ...

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  • by | November 26, 2013 2:47 AM

    The next best thing after Nexus phones are Google Play Edition phones, which, as a reminder, are popular flagship devices, like the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4, that are getting the pure-Android, almost-Nexus-like treatment. And, while many Nexus phones and tablets out there already received their Android 4.4 KitKat treat, it is now time for Google Play Edition phone owners to get the refresh. According to a recent Google+ post, the update has been confirmed. Android 4.4 KitKat is being pushed out to Google Play Edition Samsung Galaxy S 4 and HTC One devices, and it will bring the ...

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  • by | November 22, 2013 4:54 PM

    When Android 4.4 first arrived, it was a distant beacon, available only for owners of the new Nexus 5 and those fly-by-night skin-of-their-teeth custom ROM maniacs. But now with the Moto X getting it, as well as the Nexus 4 and its tablet brethren, it's really starting to infiltrate the general Android population. We've heard from manufacturers like HTC about their aspirations for delivering updates, but not everyone's seemed so KitKat-obsessed. Samsung, for instance, has been very focused on its own Android 4.3 updates – and the Galaxy Gear support they're also delivering – to the ...

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  • by | November 14, 2013 2:35 PM

    I talk with a lot of people about mobile technology (a LOT of people), and I read a lot of comments. A common thread that comes up when people learn that I'm Joe the Android Guy™ is the sentiment that "Android is laggy". So let's set the story straight: Android isn't laggy -- but your cheap phone or tablet may be. The problem isn't with the operating system. Android itself is plenty snappy, but Android does things a bit differently than other mobile operating systems. Android runs tasks all the time, no much unlike most modern desktop computers. The more tasks you're running, the slower ...

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  • by | November 7, 2013 1:39 PM

    The way things are headed, the year will be 2015, we'll be awaiting the release of the Nexus Play or iPhone Air, and Samsung will still be cranking out more Galaxy S 4 variants. After all, in addition to all the spinoff models (Zoom, Active, Mini), LTE-Advanced versions, and just general carrier-specific editions, we've also seen these options available in a number of colors. By this point, the early GS4 hype has well worn off, yet that's not about to put a damper on plans to keep on building-out the phone's family, with word arriving now that availability of the blue version of the phone ...

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