Samsung launches Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 in India

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Earlier this month, Samsung made the 8-inch and 10-inch versions of the Galaxy Tab 4 available in India, but the 7-inch wasn’t included. After a bit of delay, you’ll finally be able to pick up a Tab 4 7.0 off of Indian retailer Flipkart for about Rs 18,000.

The variant that Samsung is launching is the 3G model, which is typically how Samsung launches tablet products in India. Otherwise, the Tab 4 is identical to the models released everywhere else in the world with a 1280 x 800 resolution screen, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, and 8 GB of internal storage.

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Should LG and Samsung fear the Amazon Fire Phone?

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Last week Amazon finally introduced their first smartphone to the world, which didn’t seem all that spectacular. Amazon does have a major brand, but the pricing and lack of anything compelling makes me wonder if it will succeed. However, according to a report from the Korea Times, Samsung and LG should be scared.

One industry official said, “The top appealing factor for the Amazon phone is competitive pricing and the technology that enables it to produce three-dimensional (3D) images.” What competitive pricing? $199 on contract and $650 off contract is far from competitive. Yes, the 3D, or as the call it dynamic perspective, is different, but is it something that consumers really desire?

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Special edition Galaxy S 5 LTE-A has less dimples and more diamonds

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GalaxyS5LTEADiamondOne of the biggest complaints people have had at the Galaxy S 5 — besides a “lack” of innovation — is the device’s backing.  Some people haven’t been impressed with the dimpling and some have even gone to the extreme of comparing the gold S5 to that of a Band-Aid. There’s a decent amount of memes on the matter if you search hard enough. Even so, Samsung has announced a new variant that will make those unhappy people, a little less unhappy. » Read the rest

Full list of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 model numbers leak

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A list of more than twenty model numbers belonging to the Galaxy Note 4 has leaked. The upcoming large-screened device from Samsung looks like it will be heading to Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. The colors listed are black and white, but the latter of which is only for Verizon. We highly doubt the other carriers are restricted to just black, so be patient and don’t back on the list above. Internal storage options are 16GB and 32GB, and Samsung will presumably include a microSD card slot for expanding those numbers. Other than that, we just have a list of the model numbers.

Are you interested in the Galaxy Note 4? Let us know in the comments.

Source: @evleaks (Official site)

Samsung Gear Store trademark filed with USPTO

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Earlier this week news surfaced that Samsung had filed a trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for “Samsung Gear VR.” It turns out that was not the only trademark application Samsung submitted related to their new Gear branded line of wearable devices. They also filed for protection on the trademark “SAMSUNG GEAR STORE” earlier this week. » Read the rest

Samsung’s new Android Wear smartwatch to be unveiled at Google I/O

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With just a week left for Google’s developer conference to kick off, a new report from CNET suggests that Samsung will unveil its first Android Wear device at the conference, citing sources familiar with the matter. The device is likely to be similar to the Samsung Gear devices released last year. Android Wear, announced in March, is Google’s operating system designed specifically for smartwatch and wearables. 

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Samsung Galaxy F press render leaked in ‘glowing gold’

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While we previously thought that the Samsung Galaxy F and the Galaxy S5 LTE-A were the same device, according to evleaks the Galaxy F is in fact different.

A new image, leaked by evleaks, shows what’s supposed to be the Galaxy F in “glowing gold”, which is a little different from the gold Galaxy F leaked last week. This leak also shows a September 12 date on the screen, further suggesting that the Galaxy F will be released on this date.

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Here’s the alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 4 specs based on AnTuTu benchmark

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Previously, we reported a few details about the rumored Samsung Galaxy Note 4 display, the expected release date as well as a few  new features that it might come with. Today, the device appeared on the AnTuTu benchmark giving us a clear view of the device’s specs.

Two Samsung devices that appear to be the Galaxy Note 4 showed up in AnTuTu’s database earlier today indicating that the device will come in two variants, one carrying the model number SM-N910S has a quad-core Snapdragon 805 CPU with an Adreno 420 graphics chip, and another one carrying the model number SM-N910C has an 8-core Exynos processor with an ARM Mali-T760 GPU.

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Verizon rolls out Android 4.4.2 for Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

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Verizon has started pushing out Android 4.4.2 via an over-the-air update to owners of the Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini on their network. Both devices receive the usual improvements and changes that come with KitKat along with some Samsung specific improvements. For the Galaxy S III, users will now be able to use Samsung’s multi-window feature on their device, splitting the screen in half to run two apps at once. Samsung’s KNOX 2.0 framework is also included in the update. Verizon indicates there are several smaller changes included, like apps being renamed or some widgets being removed to go with the general improvements to things like stability and connectivity. » Read the rest

T-Mobile flips the switch for VoLTE on a few devices

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Right after boasting its wideband LTE and VoLTE networks, T-Mobile has turned on voice over LTE (VoLTE) for a few devices. The devices come from both Samsung and LG. The update to enable VoLTE is appearing on the Galaxy S 5, Galaxy Note 3, and G Flex.

Technically, the update only matters (right now) if you are in one of the 16 markets that the carrier’s VoLTE network has been launched in. Until then, just enjoy the update and wait until your market gets VoLTE.