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.

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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