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    Despite the delay rumors Samsung went ahead and made the Galaxy S III official today for 28 countries -- and despite today's launch the phone is not quite available yet for many who are waiting for it. However, there was no word of a U.S. launch just yet and we hoped that Samsung has learned from its past mistakes with the Galaxy S II. It appears that the South Korean company did indeed learn, at least according to TJ Kang, SVP Media Services for Samsung, who said that "unlike previous product launches, the time lag will be much more compressed for the Galaxy S III". "So I think it will ...

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    The day many have been waiting for has arrived and, despite of several reports from different sources, retailers and e-taliers talking about possible delays for both the Pebble Blue and the White versions, Samsung has officially announced the launch of the Galaxy S III -- the 16GB version. Users in 28 countries should be able to get the phone in the United Kingdom, France, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Europe and the Middle East and Africa. Of course, the U.S. version is late to the show but Samsung has (hopefully) learned from last year's Galaxy S II lesson and will probably do a better job in ...

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    When we were in London to meet the Samsung Galaxy S III we noticed that the operation was very smooth, as it should be given the most powerful processor to be found on an Android device. However, Samsung's own TouchWiz UX is also smooth and a great improvement over previous versions and it is now available for other (select Samsung device users, for the moment). Let's start with the predecessor, the Galaxy S II. If you are running a Samsung-based ROM you could try TouchWiz UX on your device. There are two flavors, one with four columns and one with five. Head over to the first source link ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy S III is one of those select few devices which really needs no introduction. The only thing bothering most of those who can't wait to get their phone is why can't they get their unit faster. If you are in the U.S. and can't/don't want to wait until the American carriers bring whatever variant of the phone they will (and you don't fancy importing one either) you can now pre-oder it from Amazon. It's a little expensive: $799.99, and that's for the 16GB variant but you will get a SIM-free, unlocked, no-contract phone once it will be released, according to Amazon, on June 1, ...

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    The Story of the Samsung Galaxy S III is rather impressive: after months of anticipation there was a great unveiling in London, then the phone got rooted way before hitting the shelves, its shipping ROM got leaked and one of its top features, S Voice, was extracted and made available for other Android-powered smartphones. The community is now laying down another milestone with the release of the first custom ROM for the Samsung Galaxy flagship. Future owners will have to wait at least nine days before getting their hands on the long-awaited device but they will be probably able to flash ...

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    Its not unusual for root to be achieved for a device before it's actual in-store or carrier availability but this time we're talking about the most anticipated Android smartphone of the year so far, the Samsung Galaxy S III. Lucky owners will get the phone on May 29 with the rest following one day after (for the International version) and if they're power users they will be able to root the device the moment they receive it. When you get your Galaxy S III (we know you can't wait) head over to the source link to learn more about root. While you're waiting patiently for the Samsung flagship ...

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    There was absolutely no doubt in anyone's mind -- that's anyone who is reasonable and follows the industry -- that the Samsung Galaxy S III will be a huge hit. It was, after all, the most anticipated Android smartphone of the year so far! Just how successful it will be on a short-, mid-, and long-term is anyone's guess but the initial numbers looks promising, if the Korea Economic Daily report is to be believed. It appears that around nine million units of the Galaxy S II refresh have been pre-ordered from more than 100 global carriers (not to be confused with customer pre-orders). The ...

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    It is quite understandable why people are counting down the days to go until May 30, the day the Samsung Galaxy S III will be officially available in Europe. Carriers, e-tailers and brand stores are collecting pre-orders -- and thanks to all the buzz there is no real shortage of them -- and now Samsung U.K. has great news for the British who pre-ordered their unit from the Samsung Brand Store at Westfield Stratford City. Instead of getting the phone on May 30, the aforementioned brand store will hand out devices the night before the official launch date. It's not a huge advantage but ...

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    Although it has been about six month since the Samsung Galaxy Note was debuted we have finally gotten our hands on the long awaited official Ice Cream Sandwich ROM from Samsung. A few days ago we reported that XDA-Developers had posted on the Galaxy Note (GT-N7000) Android Development forum that Germany had received the official ICS update through the Kies software. If you are the lucky few that opted for the international Galaxy Note you will now be able to upgrade your device to the official Android 4.0.3 build. The update comes with a few key features that make using the Galaxy Note ...

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    Watching live streams of product announcements is a mixed bag. Depending on your expectations going in, they're either a mild disappointment or a blow-your-face off surprise. Today, for me, it's the latter. After months and months of leaks and a truckload of tech speculation, Samsung today finally took the wraps off the Galaxy S III smartphone, in an orchestra-accompanied ceremony of Olympic proportions. It's easily the most anticipated mobile phone of the year so far, so was it worth the endless months of waiting? Oh yes. Hardware You know what? No. We're not going to run through this the ...

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    Another year, another Samsung Galaxy announcement. This one's not only the most anticipated; it's also the most dramatic, with mysterious textured-liquid-blob press invites and aspirational stellar-themed videos. Android fans the world over are looking forward to May 3rd with barely contained excitement. Will the product live up to such heightened expectations? Let's take a look at the info we have, and do some speculating. Because that's fun. In The First Place, What Is The Product? A few days back, we took a look at what we might expect from a Galaxy S III announcement. Everyone's ...

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    This is the first in a continuing series of articles on controversial or disputed topics in mobile technology. We're calling it the "Brutally Honest Question Corner." The leaks have transitioned from a few drips to a sizable deluge: the release of the latest in Samsung's popular Galaxy S line, one of the most anticipated Android smartphones ever, seems to be just over the horizon. On the eve of this product launch, Samsung seems to be directing more and more resources to strengthening its branding efforts. And I've never been less interested. Like a lot of gadget lovers, I was first ...

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    Today's topic goes way back to the PC days where OEMs would load them up with software that you didn't need, and most users didn't want. The term for this software? "Bloatware". Pocketnow reader Laurentiu sent in the following question: What do you think about built in Apps in Android devices, starting with launchers (Touchwiz, Sense, etc), daily apps like memo takers, voice recorders, email clients, Kies air and the corresponding widgets for these applications. Many refer to them as bloatware, while I find them useful and better integrated with the OS than third party apps. Cheers, ...

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    Samsung, in a seeming attempt to have the most tablets on the market at one time, has just recently released their Galaxy Tab 7.7 with LTE from Verizon. Similar in most respects to the original Galaxy Tab 7.7 (you can read our review on this variation here), this newest rev also includes LTE/CDMA radios from Verizon. An exciting form factor with a high-speed data connection, how could we resist taking a look? But can it survive against the current tablet market? Were any of the problems mentioned in our previous coverage resolved in this version? Read our review to find out! BOX CONTENTS ...

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    Is it a phone, a tablet…or both? The Samsung Galaxy Note is sure to evoke some looks from passersby. With a 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy Note is one of the largest smartphones available. Yet even with this enormous screen, Samsung has kept the design thin and stylish. Will the Samsung Galaxy Note be able to live up to its hype by providing consumers a hybrid all-in-one device between a smartphone and tablet? Read on to see how the Galaxy Note fares among the sea of Android devices. BOX CONTENTS The Samsung Galaxy Note comes boxed in a simple white package with the ...

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    The mechanism that makes a smartphone smart is the software that comes installed. The Samsung Galaxy Note is running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and will be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 in early 2012. The software included incorporates elements from both a smartphone and tablet device. In this video we demonstrate the software makes the Samsung Galaxy Note a remarkable hybrid Android. Samsung did not hold back when they decided to bundle great software suites onto the Galaxy Note. While most of the apps have been seen before on Androids such as the Galaxy S II, many are unique to ...

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    In this video we demonstrate the hardware of the new Samsung Galaxy Note (GT-N7000). As a hybrid between an Android smartphone and tablet the Galaxy Note boasts some very impressive hardware. Powered by a 1.4 GHz dual-core Exynos processor with 1GB of RAM produces an extremely fast mobile experience. Out of the box the Galaxy Note is capable of achieving some of the fastest benchmarks we have seen on any mobile device. The Galaxy Note has a few more goodies that set it apart from other Android devices. The first is the large 5.3 inch WXGA* Super HD AMOLED display (1280 x 800) behind a ...

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    Is it a phone, a tablet…Or both? The Samsung Galaxy Note is sure to evoke some looks from passersby. With a 5.3 inch HD Super AMOLED display the Galaxy Note is one of the largest smartphones available. Yet even with this enormous screen Samsung has kept the design thin and stylish. In this video we unbox the new 16GB Samsung Galaxy Note running on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread (Ice Cream Sandwich will officially come in 2012). Included with the Galaxy Note is a microUSB sync/charging cable, a wall charger, a white in-ear stereo headset, a capacious 2500mAh Li-ion battery, and an official ...

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    So far we've run through the unboxing of the Samsung Continuum, our hardware overview, and our look at the software. This time we take a different approach and compare the speed of the Continuum against one of its close relatives, the Samsung Galaxy S I9000. In this video we will run through a browser test, a gameplay test and comparison, as well as a YouTube load time test. The two devices share the same 1GHz Hummingbird processor. But, the Continuum clocks in slightly lower in the RAM category with 336MB of RAM, whereas the I9000 maintains a solid 512MB of RAM. Be sure to press play ...

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    Verizon wowed the tech community as the first carrier in the States to offer lighting fast 4G speeds thanks to its LTE infrastructure. Until now the only option to access these amazing speeds was to pick up a network card or the first LTE Android, the HTC Thunderbolt. Even though the Samsung Droid Charge was released as the second LTE device for Verizon, it is in no way in second place. Read on for our review to find out if the Droid Charge will top the Thunderbolt or Revolution on your short list UNBOXING The Droid Charge comes bundled with all of the essential items to get started. ...

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    The Samsung Droid Charge ships with Android 2.2.1, but will probably get Android 2.3 Gingerbread in an update later this year. Alongside Froyo, Samsung has also integrated the TouchWiz 3.0 user interface. Even though TouchWiz 3.0 debuted last year on the Galaxy S line the user interface is still simple enough for anyone to customize while being graphically pleasing. The similarities between the stock Android UI, which many consumers are accustomed to, and TouchWiz 3.0 will most likely not distract from the usability of Android. With TouchWiz 3.0 come a few widgets that help to unify status ...

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    It looks like Verizon Wireless's Samsung Gem smartphone has been outed ahead of time by Best Buy Mobile via the retailer's September buyer's guide, which is listing the Android 2.1 handset as coming soon. The Gem will most likely be a mid-range handset, slotted under the carrier's Fascinate variant of the Samsung Galaxy S smartphone. The Gem will reportedly come with TouchWiz, Samsung's proprietary UI overlay, along with the Swype on-screen software keyboard. Also on-board are a 3.2-megapixel camera, GPS, WiFi, and 16 GB of storage via a memory card. The handset's styling is reminiscent of ...

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    After having outed the Samsung Gem for Verizon Wireless in the U.S. early as "coming soon," Best Buy Mobile is now retracting its listing, stating that it does not know when the mid-range Android smartphone may be hitting the carrier. The retailer is now saying: "On page 9 of the September Best Buy Mobile Buyer's Guide we advertised the Samsung Gem (SKU 1200581) as Coming Soon. At this time there is no estimated launch date. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this may have caused." Though the release date is now unknown, the listing did provide some important specs for the ...

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    Despite the fact that the Samsung Continuum is another Galaxy S phone, the additional secondary ticker screen located below the capacitive Android buttons equates to a different software experience. Directly out of the box the Continuum will make use of Samsung's TouchWiz UI on top of Android 2.1. TouchWiz still seems to be an acquired taste. If you're after the vanilla Android experience you unfortunately won't find it here. The most exciting element of the Continuum to talk about is the ticker screen. Samsung has created what they call a grip sensor, which will automatically turn on only ...

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    We had earlier reported of an update for the Sprint Samsung Epic 4G that was slated to start rolling out on September 30th, but it seems that the effort has been placed on hold due to a problem with Google's servers. Sprint had issued a statement and the carrier says that it hopes to have the update back out soon, though an exact date was not given until the administrative issues are resolved. You can read the Sprint statement below: We were planning to release an update for your Samsung Epic 4G on 9/30. The file was delivered and on track for distribution but late this afternoon, we ...

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