Grab a spare Galaxy S 4 battery and standalone charger for $49.99

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One of the big advantages of the Galaxy S 4 is that its battery is removable. If you find that you just can’t get through the day on one battery, you might want to grab a second one for backup. However, charging spare batteries is always a pain since you can only charge one battery at a time. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a separate charger? Well Samsung is offering just that. Right now you can grab a spare battery along with a standalone charger for $49.99 directly from Samsung. Just click on the source link and get your order in.

source: Samsung

Wondering if your country will get the Exynos 5420 or Snapdragon 800 version of the Galaxy Note III? Find out here

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It has been a trend for Samsung to offer variants of their flagship phones, and the Galaxy Note III is no exception. Samsung will be offering two variants: An octa-core Exynos 5420 and the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. Other than the GPU, the rest of the specs should be identical, including 3GB of RAM. If you want to know which country is getting which, Sam Mobile posted the complete list. Now I doubt the list is final, but I wouldn’t expect too many deviations from it. You will notice that some countries are listed as getting both devices. These are LTE capable countries, but the Snapdragon 800 will be released first, followed by the Exynos version at a later date.

Of course, if your country isn’t getting the Exynos, you can always opt for a very expensive unlocked version. Hit the break to find out what you’re getting.

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Samsung tablet being tested with Intel’s Bay Trail CPU, possible Android/Windows 8 hybrid

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Intel’s been trying to elbow into the mobile market, and their latest Bay Trail processors definitely look like a step in the right direction. If no one is using them, though, what’s the point? We’ve seen Intel buddy up with Samsung to ship some devices with their CPUs on board, as was the case with the 10 inch Galaxy Tab 3, and they may have gotten a foot in the door with an upcoming Samsung tablet that features the latest and greatest from Intel. A tablet with the model number of FTXI02W0000026 (which is apparently typical for Bay Trail CPU-powered devices) shown up in a shipping manifest, and while SamMobile seems to think it will be a Windows 8 tablet, there’s a chance that it will dual-boot with Android, too. We’ve already seen Samsung show some interest in that type of device, so, hey, anything can happen, right?

source: SamMobile

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy S 4 available from AT&T for only $29.99

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If you are interested in getting a Samsung Galaxy S 4 on the AT&T network, but the $199 price tag on a two-year contract is out of your reach, a new option may be just the deal you were looking for. AT&T is now listing refurbished Galaxy S 4 smartphones in their online store for only $29.99 with a two-year contract. At present, only the black or white versions of the device are available.

If you are interested in a “Certified Like-New” Galaxy S 4, hit the source link to start your order.

source: AT&T

Samsung Hennessy clamshell phone is now official

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I really liked the “Galaxy Folder” name, but apparently it will be a different phone all together. Today Samsung outed the Hennessy, which is another clamshell phone. This one is destined for China and probably won’t be available anywhere else.

It will sport two 3.3-inch HVGA (480 x 320) displays, a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, 5MP rear camera, microSD slot, 1,500mAh battery, Android 4.1, and dual SIM support for CDMA and GSM radios. Still no word on pricing for availability.

source: Engadget

Galaxy Gear smartwatch now confirmed for Samsung Unpacked Episode 2

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Smarthwatches aren’t selling like hotcakes, but that isn’t stopping manufacturers from making them. We already saw a number of models last year and Sony recently introduced the Smartwatch 2. We have already heard rumblings about the Galaxy Gear from Samsung, and we were thinking it would launch alongside the Galaxy Note III at Unpacked Episode 2. Looks like we were right as SamMobile has confirmed it will officially be unveiled at the event.

Unfortunately we really don’t know a lot about the device other than the SM-V700 model number. It will obviously be marketed as a companion device for Galaxy phones, but will it be useful to owners of other Android phones? Hopefully we will see a few more leaks before the September 4th event.

source: SamMobile

Samsung anti-Apple ads marked a tipping point for the company

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We all know that Apple isn’t too fond of Samsung, and Samsung doesn’t like Apple either. Apparently, the first Samsung ad that made fun of Apple took the company to a whole new level. Samsung Australia’s chief marketing officer Arno Lenior revealed in an interview with AdNews that the first 2011 Samsung ad that ridiculed Apple fans for unquestionably loving everything about the iPhone actually marked a global tipping point for the brand.

Lenior says that the trouble in that is that Samsung’s success will provoke the same ridiculing ads against themselves, something they’ve already seen from Apple. Still, Lenior says that Samsung still considers themselves underdogs, and enjoys being thought of as a “challenger brand.”

Source: AdNews
via: BGR

Sprint to release purple Samsung Galaxy S 4

Samsung_Galaxy_S_4_Sprint_PurpleSome hugely important news coming from Sprint today— they will be offering a purple variant of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 come August 16. Obviously the phone will still have the same specs as it does on any other carrier, in every other color— 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM and Android 4.2 on-board. Any of you planning on grabbing the “Purple Mirage” version of the Galaxy S 4? Check out the official presser from Sprint after the break.

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Press images of the clamshell Samsung Galaxy Hennessy SCH-W789 leak

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I know you have been secretly desiring a clamshell phone with Android haven’t you? We have already seen a few leaks of an upcoming Samsung clamshell phone with a model number of SCH-W789. It has been referred to as the Hennessy and the Golden. Now we have a couple of clean press shots to show you. It actually looks like a cool phone, but I am not sure I would want it to be my only device for two solid years. It’s going to have two 3.3-inch HVGA (480 x 320) displays, a 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, microSD slot, 5MP rear camera, and Android 4.1

Interestingly enough, this isn’t the first clamshell Android phone Samsung has offered. They had the SCH-W999 about a year and half ago. That one never made it to the U.S. and I suspect the same result for the SCH-W789. One more pic after the break.

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Android 4.3 for Nexus 10 still isn’t supported in AOSP due to GPU driver issues

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Remember those issues with the Nexus 7 factory images that couldn’t be released because of proprietary graphic drivers? Unfortunately, the Nexus 10 seems to be running into a few of the same problems. The GPU binaries are unable to be released to AOSP which prevents developers from building Android 4.3 from source for the Nexus 10. Factory images are still available, but the source-builds are going to be held up by those GPU drivers and binaries.

Jean-Baptiste Queru confirmed the issues on a Google product forum and stated that only Android 4.2.2 could be built for the Nexus 10 until these drivers were released. Until then, a factory image is your best option if you want to tinker around with what Google has available for their flagship 10 inch tablet.

source: Google Developers

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via: Android Police