Posts tagged with: TouchWiz
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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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