Samsung SCH-I545 shows up in benchmarks, could possibly be Verizon Galaxy S IV with 1.9 GHz processor

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Here’s some fuel for the fire; we’ve got some benchmarks showing up from a device with a model number of SCH-I545. Could it be Verizon’s Galaxy S IV? Following Verizon’s naming conventions for their Samsung devices, like the SCH-I535 for the S III and the SCH-I515 for the Galaxy Nexus, logic says yes, this will be the Galaxy S IV, complete with a 1.9 GHz Snapdragon processor and 1080p screen. This lines up with all the details we’ve been hearing about the device. However, it does also dampen the possibility of the device launching with the Exynos 5 processor, as was the case with the Korean S IV benchmarks. Although we still don’t know anything for certain, it won’t be too much longer until the official release.

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HTC One (aka M7) to debut on AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile on March 22?

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With next Tuesday being the big day for the unveiling of the HTC One, we do expect that it will become available sometime in March. We have heard that it could debut as early as March 8 in Europe, but what about the U.S.? Right now the word is that it will land on AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile on March 22. We are hearing that there will be a 32GB model and a 64GB model and contract pricing will be $199 and $299 respectively.

What about Verizon you ask? Well back in January, we got wind that it was heading to Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint, and T-Mobile was yet to be confirmed. The absence of Verizon is a little disappointing, but I guess it’s not a shocker since they just released the DROID DNA. I think it’s possible that the HTC One might still end up on Verizon, but maybe at a later date as another follow up to the DROID Incredible line. I guess we will have to wait and see.

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Motorola X to revolutionize the industry with innovative software

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Earlier this year a rumor surfaced claiming that Motorola’s “X Phone” would debut at Google’s I/O conference along with the debut of Key Lime Pie, Google’s next anticipated iteration of Android. It’s no surprise that because of this, Google’s next flagship has been the focus of anticipation for the last year. Recently rumors have surfaced that suggest that the X Phone will have some never before seen features that will rival competitors. According to a reliable source:

“Google has been working on this device for a long time. It has software features and capabilities that are not available on a Samsung Galaxy smartphone or Apple iPhone. The software is really powerful and it pulls together Google services like no other manufacturer has done in the past.”

These are pretty bold statements in favor of the much anticipated phone and have certainly rekindled interests from individuals waiting on the device. In the past, Google has released a new device along with a new flavor of Android so the idea of them repeating this at this year’s Google I/O is a very good guess. What features could this new device bring to the table? Let us know what you guys would love to see in the next flagship phone from Google.

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Samsung Galaxy S IV confirmed to have same home button and similar design as Galaxy S III along with non-contact gestures

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What will the Galaxy S IV look like? If it’s anything like last year, we won’t have a clue until the day it’s officially unveiled. The biggest question is if they will finally get away from the large home button (with back and menu buttons) design. According to DDaily in Korea, the answer is no. In fact the phone’s overall design probably won’t stray from the cues of the Galaxy S III.

It was also rumored that the Galaxy S IV might be compatible with the S Pen, but that won’t be the case. What it will have is the the non-contact gestures that we reported about last month.

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Samsung working on three devices as part of Project J

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More news from the folks over at SamMobile indicates Samsung’s Project J actually constitutes three devices. According to previous reports, Project J was the code name for the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S IV. Over the past few months as we have watched for information about Samsung’s successor to the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone, we have seen the Galaxy S IV referred to as Project J, Altius and by the model number GT-I9500. The assumption has been that Project J referred to that one device, the Galaxy S IV. Based on upcoming accessories, SamMobile now reports the code name actually refers to three devices. » Read the rest

Samsung EVP believes Apple attack against Samsung is “a loss” of innovation

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It’s no secret that many of us believe that Apple’s ongoing attack against Samsung is a waste of time and is shameful to say the least, but the ongoing attack can be considered as something even worse. While speaking at the opening night of D:Dive Into Media 2013, Samsung EVP David Eun did not dabble into specifics regarding the continuing litigations that are a waste of time, money and resources— but rather he made it very clear that the ongoing dispute is “a loss” for innovation and more importantly— us, the consumer. So it’s pretty cool finally hearing something that we can all agree upon from such a high-ranking official at Samsung.

Hopefully Apple will realize sooner than later that it’s probably not worth it to keep going on with the petty and meaningless battle.

source: Engadget

Korean Version Of LG Optimus G Pro Confirmed To Have 5.5-Inch Full HD Screen

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LG is following suit with Android’s most successful manufacturer, Samsung, they’re going big. LG confirmed the the Optimus G Pro for South Korea will come with a 5.5-inch full HD screen. As expected, this Galaxy Note II-sized device will beat the Galaxy S IV to market. This larger variant sounds like the one we expect announced at Mobile World Congress. If ginormous phones are your cup of tea, you’ll want to keep a close eye on our MWC coverage.

At this point the Optimus G Pro’s main advantage over its Samsung counterparts is its full 1080p screen but the rest of its specs are nothing to scoff at. It has a 1.7 GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, microSD slot, LTE connectivity and a nice 3,140 mAh battery. The South Korean version is, but for its half-inch larger screen, identical to the Japanese version.

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Korean variant of Samsung Galaxy S IV appears in benchmark database with Qualcomm CPU and 1080p display

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The rumor mill for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S IV is only beginning folks. Today’s update comes from the GLBenchmark database where a Korean variant (SHV-E300S) appeared. We find that a lot of devices show up in the GLBenchmark database, and although we aren’t able to get the full scoop, there is usually some relevant information available.

The first bit of information is about the processor. Most of us were hoping for the new Exynos 5 Octa that was introduced at CES. Unfortunately that won’t be the case, at least for this model. It appears to be a quad-core Qualcomm S4 Pro clocked at 1.9GHz (with an Adreno 320 GPU), which is very surprising. Let me reiterate that this is one variant and doesn’t necessarily mean that there won’t be other Galaxy S IV variants with the Exynos 5. On the flip side, it should also be noted that the phone appears to be one of the fastest with 41.3 fps in offscreen speed and 39.4 fps in onscreen speed.

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Upcoming Google Now widget leaks

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We all know that Google Now is only in its infancy. I can only imagine what it will be capable of in a few years, but one easy and useful addition would be a widget. It looks like Google is working on one because it appeared on a Google support page yesterday. We have no idea when it will be unveiled or if it will be a standalone update or part of the next version of Android. I presume it will be a standalone update and it will be shown at Google I/O.  It’s not available on the support page anymore, but thankfully the above image will give you an idea of what it will look like.

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via: AndroidCentral

Qi wireless charging pad from Samsung drops by the FCC for a teardown

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Samsung looks to be attempting to retain dominance in the tech industry and this time it’s in the area of wireless charging. As you might remember from CES, Qualcomm is a big partner with the Alliance For Wireless Power (A4WP), which hopes to debut a newer wireless technology utilizing Bluetooth. Surprisingly, this new device doesn’t utilize it, but instead it uses one of the current standards Qi.  Speculated as a preparation for a wide release, Samsung has brought this charging plate to the FCC where they have torn down the device. Underneath the top plate lies powerful technology including an electromagnet powering the device. The FCC provided teardown images of which you can find after the break.

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