Details And Training Documents For Upcoming Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE Leaked For Your Viewing Pleasure

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We know that Sprint has certain Samsung 4G LTE smartphone on the way, but details have been scarce until now. Thanks to our friends at Android Central, we now know the specs of the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE smartphone– and it certainly is a modest little mid-range device too. The Ice Cream Sandwich-powered device will feature noteworthy items such as a 1.2GHz Snapdragon S4 Lite chip, a 4-inch screen with 800 x 480 resolution,  4 gigs of ROM and a 5MP camera with 1.3MP front-facing camera. Sure the features are slightly dated, but hey— they’re still more than enough to get the job done.

While Samsung and Sprint are still mum on the actual device, we think we may have an idea of when the phone will be released. The gang at Android Central also obtained internal training documents have leaked highlighting Sprint reps will be training for a September release— which happens to coincide with the start of the Fall season. Those of you interested in checking out the training documents can hit the source link and see everything in all its glory.

source: Android Central

3G Nexus 7 to arrive in “about six weeks”

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A new report claims ASUS is preparing to launch a 3G version of its incredibly successful Nexus 7 tablet. A “very well-placed insider” has confirmed this is the case, and says that the company has already begun production on the new model.

“There’s not a huge amount to say… a 3G version of the Nexus 7 is coming, with no other hardware changes. Asus is currently ramping production in preparation for launch in around 6 weeks, with the exact launch date and territories still to be confirmed.”

As with anything unofficial, be sure to take it with a hefty grain of salt. It looks like we’ll just have to wait until ASUS comes out with the official word. In the meantime, be sure to check out our in-depth Nexus 7 review.

Source: Modaco
Via: Android Central

Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE to hit Sprint stores later this month

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A newly leaked internal document suggests Sprint could be prepping another mid-range Samsung smartphone, but this time to debut on its fresh LTE network. Ironically dubbed the Galaxy “Victory” 4G LTE, it sports a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. It’s also rumored that the device will feature a somewhat underwhelming 480×800 display, though a 4-inch screen could potentially justify the lower resolution.

The document in question shows the handset as being part of Sprint’s September promotions program, which means representatives will earn $3 in commission for every Victory smartphone sold. An exact release date is unknown, but with the GS III earning $7 in commission, reps will be less inclined to recommend it to customers with a bigger budget.

The fact that Samsung is continuing to release phones without even the slitest hiccup is a good sign, considering its ongoing patent war with Apple. Let’s just hope this device doesn’t get caught up in the crossfire.

Source: Android Central
Via: Phandroid

Amazon to limit announcement this week to 7” Kindle Fire devices

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Despite all the rumors of a larger device coming from Amazon, source are now indicating this week’s announcement regarding their Kindle Fire will be limited to two 7-inch models. The information obtained by c|net indicates Amazon will introduce a slightly revamped version of the existing Kindle Fire and a new, higher-end model of the Kindle Fire. In anticipation of the announcement, Amazon has reported the existing Kindle Fire is now soldout.

The new model is expected to have a faster processor, a camera, some physical buttons for volume control, an HDMI port, and increased internal storage. Both models are expected to benefit from a slight overhaul of the user interface. As far as a larger model goes, it may still be in the works, but don’t expect to see it later this week.

source: c|net

New images hint at HTC device headed to Verizon?

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Late last week new images popped up on the PhoneHK Forum showing a new HTC device. The mystery device has red accents on the side rails, popular on HTC devices manufactured for Verizon. One of the images shows a Beats Audio logo. Overall, it has a similar look to the HTC One X. No other information was available to go along with the photos. However, some are speculating it may be the HTC6435LVW which appears to have a 5-inch screen and posted some impressive numbers on GLBenchmark.

source: PhoneHK Forum
via: The Verge

Apple patent lawsuit targets more Samsung devices including Samsung Galaxy S III

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You may have thought things were over for Samsung after last week’s loss to Apple in the highly-covered patent lawsuit between the two. Surely the $1.0+ billion judgment and ensuing stock losses for Samsung are enough to drive them out of the smartphone and tablet markets. For all the hype, last week’s jury verdict in favor of Apple was just one battle in a war. Even Apple recognizes this. Rather than sitting on their laurels and waiting for Samsung and the rest of the world’s Android manufacturers to slink off in defeat, Apple was back to work in a San Jose federal court filing documents on Friday. This time, it is a request to add more devices from Samsung to a case filed back in February 2012 alleging a variety of patent infringements. The original lawsuit covered 17 devices that had been produced between August 2011 and the filing. The new request adds four more devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S III. Nor word or response from Samsung yet regarding the latest filing.

source: Reuters

Edge-to-edge screen to be revealed by Motorola next week?

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As we reported a couple weeks ago, Motorola has an event planned for next week on September 5th in New York in conjunction with Verizon Wireless. We have surmised that both Motorola DROID RAZR HD and a Motorola DROID RAZR M devices will be released. Bloomberg is now reporting that a source familiar with plans for the event has indicated one of the devices to be unveiled will be a Motorola smartphone with virtually no bezel, effectively giving it an edge-to-edge screen. If true, this will make it unique in the smartphone market. Whatever the new device is, as Bloomberg notes, this will be the first high-profile Android device release for Motorola since being acquired by Google earlier this year.

Looking back through some photos that have leaked of the DROID RAZR HD, there is some similarity with the latest image above. Could the DROID RAZR HD or even the rumored DROID RAZR MAXX HD sport the bezel-less screen? Would such a feature be something you would be interested in?

source: Bloomberg

College Football 2012 App Gives College Football Fans Their Favorite Team’s Schedule On Their Fingertips

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Today marks the first Saturday of the 2012 college football season. So that means all of you fanatics for your favorite teams will need to have a means of keeping track of all the various schedules out there and that’s why the College Football 2012 app has you covered. The app is developed by Neverstill Mobile and brings a simplistic ability of being able to pull any and every game out on a team’s schedule. There’s no complicated information and no complicated menus— just straightforward news. This means Ohio State, Notre Dame, USC, Florida and Oklahoma fans will be able to know when their teams place, just in case you know… they didn’t print the season schedule out before.

The app is available for all Android devices and comes in at a minor 1.9MB. Considering there’s going to be all sorts of action happening around the country after today, it may not be wise to not have a complete schedule right under your fingertips if you’re a fan of a college football team.

 

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Grooveshark “Mysteriously” Pulled From The Play Store Yet Again

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Now you see it… and now you don’t! After seeing Grooveshark make its way back to the Play Store a few days ago, it’s mysteriously been pulled  and is currently unavailable. The mysterious thing is that there is no explanation given on either Grooveshark’s blog site or in the Play Store. Instead, folks interested in downloading the app via the Play Store link are greeted by the lovely message below:

The likely reality is Google may have seen something it didn’t quite like with the newest iteration of the app, so it quickly pulled the app with no answers given. Hopefully the app will be back with its corrected issues sooner than later.

source: Android Police

Samsung Smart TVs to launch later this year with Google TV

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Samsung has built a major part of its reputation with its line of Smart TVs, but has yet to fully dip its toes into Google TV — until now, that is. While not a part of its press conference, the company is showing off new Google TV hardware on the show floor of IFA 2012.

Details are scarce, but Samsung plans to utilize its Smart Hub as the central user interface for switching between television and apps. As expected, the company has already ported some of its own Smart TV apps to the Google TV unit. With these added tweaks, the company hopes to “enhance the Smart TV experience.” 

Google TV has undoubtedly failed to catch on with consumers, but Samsung is hoping that it can make an impact with its prominent branding. Let’s just hope Samsung can actually bring this thing to market for a reasonable price. More on this story as it develops.

Source: Engadget
Via: Phandroid