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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The Nexus 5 has arrived, and this isn't just another flagship. As the Nexus handset of the year, this is the phone that best reflects Google's vision for Android, both where it is now, and where it's going form here. And as you've no doubt seen from our heavy coverage of rumors and leaks leading up to today's launch, that means the Nexus 5 is finding itself simply getting a boatload of attention. There's a lot to like about the Nexus 5, and while a solid chunk of that is thanks to the latest Android 4.4 code the phone will arrive running, we can't just ignore the underlying hardware ...

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    Ubuntu is a popular distribution of the Linux operating system, primarily for desktop and laptop computers. It is named after the South African philosophy of ubuntu, which literally means "human-ness", though it is often translated as "humanity towards others". Ubuntu, the philosophy, is very deep-rooted, and a concept that is beyond the grasp of much of society today. We seem to be caught up in our busy, everyday lives, and although we live in one of the most "connected" times in history, we're connected to networks and devices -- and losing that connection to other people. Ubuntu, the ...

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    If Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch is ever going to catch on, it needs to start working with a whole lot more Androids. Last week, we heard the company talk about its efforts to begin upgrading existing models to Android 4.3, and in the process give those phones compatibility with the Galaxy Gear. We also saw a leaked document offer a schedule by which US carriers might start making those updates available. Today, not only do we get confirmation from Samsung that these updates are on their way, but we see Verizon's Galaxy S 4 start getting its own update, right on that leaked schedule. ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft's new deal to retain the Surface Pro from last year at a more affordable price. Then we talk about Samsung as their CEO has reported 40 Million Galaxy S 4s shipped in six months. HTC is next as they're now pushing Android 4.3 and Sense 5.5 to the International HTC One. Apple takes the spotlight next as it seems that the iPad mini with Retina Display will see some shortages when launched. We end today's show talking about the Google Nexus 10, and how it could be refreshed very soon. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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    Fun fact: flame wars, petty bickering, and troll hijinks aren't just confined to the online world; they find a ready home in corporate tactics as well. That's a reality we were reminded of this week, as Apple announced its new iPad family on the same day Nokia unveiled not just its first Windows-based tablet, but also the first-ever Windows Phone phablets, at its Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi. Predictably, the Apple news obliterated Nokia's announcement in the news cycle - but, the Pocketnow Weekly being a platform-agnostic, equal-opportunity podcast, we're gonna cover both new device ...

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    If you thought that the Galaxy S 4 was just a raging success during its first month of sales at 10 million units, the company has new numbers that continue to surprise. Sure, selling 9 million iPhones in a weekend is a crazy amount for its competitors, but the fact that Apple didn't report on their sales during the first couple of weeks is an indicator that things aren't necessarily as perfect for them as they are for Samsung. See, the Korean giant has now reported that they've sold 40 million Samsung Galaxy S 4s in just six months, and for any company to retain this level of popularity ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the initial results of BBM for iOS and Android, which are surprisingly quite positive. Microsoft is next as the company will retain the first-generation Surface for another year, though with a different name this time. We then talk about Samsung and its Galaxy Gear, and when to expect compatibility with other Galaxy smartphones aside from the Note 3. Sony takes the spotlight next as the company has already begun sending press invites for their possible announcement of the Xperia Z1S. We end today's show talking about the LG G Flex, and how the ...

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    While covering events like the IFA or MWC, we not only see a lot of new phones and tablets, but also get to check out more phone accessories than many of you have probably seen in your entire lives. Earlier this year, we had the opportunity to check out what Xtorm was up to at one of these expos, and today see the company release its latest product, a solar battery pack for the Galaxy S 4. Now, no one's suggesting we should drop the chargers entirely and push for solar-only phones (or if they are, they've got a screw loose), the little bit of extra juice you can squeeze out of a few ...

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    You'd wonder how smart a smartwatch really is if you really can't pair it with more devices than just one, and ever since Samsung launched the Galaxy Gear, one of our biggest complaints was that we simply couldn't use it on most of the existing and popular Galaxy smartphones in the market. Android 4.3 is required for the Galaxy Gear to work, and that's rather unfortunate since Samsung hasn't really been famous for timely updates in the last two years. If you wanted to use that Galaxy Gear, you were really forced to buy a Galaxy Note 3 along with it, and some people really only wanted the ...

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