A couple days ago Samsung announced the devices in their portfolio for which they will provide an update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat in the U.S. However, Samsung did not say anything at the time about international devices. New information was released today indicating the list of international devices will largely mirror the U.S. list. The notable exception is the Samsung Galaxy S III, which did not make the cut. » Read the rest
Samsung’s second attempt at the Galaxy Camera will be arriving here in the United States in mid-March with a $449.99 price tag. The actual camera specifications is only half of what the Galaxy Camera 2 offers. Aside from its 16MP camera with 21x zoom, the device internals include a quad-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz with 2GB of RAM, 8GB of storage (with a microSD card slot of course), and a 2000mAh battery.
In terms of software, Android 4.3 Jell Bean is packaged; however, this shouldn’t be too much of an issue as this is a camera after all. Be sure to check back with us to see when an exact release date is announced.
With Apple offering a gold version of the iPhone, as well as the upcoming All New One, it’s no surprise the Galaxy S 5 will as well. A Screenshot of Vodafone’s inventory system confirms it. Unfortunately we don’t know if this will be a limited edition for certain areas or if it will be a wide release.
Let’s not forget that Samsung also offered a couple of gold Galaxy S 4 variants, but not for many months after the initial launch. This time, it should be available right away. So is gold the new black?
Samsung will very likely show off a bendable tablet design at MWC this year, but don’t expect to see it out in the open. The Korean media says Samsung has a prototype ready to show off this year, but only to a select group of people behind closed doors. The tablet will reportedly be able to bend at a 90 degree angle to function similarly to a laptop, as seen in the figure above.
There’s a lot we don’t know about this device, especially since there haven’t really been any leaks from Samsung about it. We do know that Samsung is in a race with LG to put flexible screens on any and every device, though, so a bendable tablet makes perfect sense. Hopefully after MWC blows over we’ll hear a bit about this device.
Ahead of the release of Samsung‘s next flagship model, the Galaxy S5, Samsung has begun rolling out Android 4.4.2 to the Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500). This will bring a number of small UI changes such as the white notifications icons instead of the multi-color that Samsung has been using on their devices.
The phone will also get a performance boost, and will now get better benchmark scores. The lock screen has also been changed, and users can now access the camera straight from the lock screen. While playing music, the album art will also now be showed in full screen on the lock screen.
Other Android 4.4.2 changes include wireless printing, a number of new emojis, and so on. The update is being rolled out in phases, so you may not get it for a few weeks.
While Windows Phone isn’t really ahead of the game when it comes to a lot of features, one of the most useful features that it does have is Kid’s Corner. This feature allows parents to create a dedicated and safe environment for children. It seems that Samsung is looking to add a similar feature to their upcoming Galaxy S5.
The way it will work is that a cartoon character, Kroko, will be the guide. You’ll start off by creating a PIN which you’ll use to control Kids Mode. Then you can customize settings like the apps that can be used and who your child can contact. You can even set a timer to limit the time that your child spends on the device.
Yesterday, Samsung posted the kernel source for Sprint’s Galaxy Note 3 and we expected the OTA to follow soon. As expected, Samsung already started rolling out the Android 4.4 KitKat update to Sprint’s Galaxy Note 3.
The over-the-air (OTA) update is sized at 503 MB with the build number of N900PVPUCNAB. The update brings the Sprint Galaxy Note 3 up to Android 4.4.2 KitKat and introduces a few changes, such as the ability to choose the default texting app, improved location settings, camera shortcut on the lockscreen and much more.
The US Cellular Galaxy Note 3 should start receiving the update soon as it was expected to arrive yesterday. Until then, update your Sprint Galaxy Note 3 to the latest Android version and stay tuned for more updates.
Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy Camera successor at the CES last month and the company has just started selling it in South Korea.
The Galaxy Camera 2 includes a 16.3 MP sensor with a 21x zoom capable lens and a 4.8 inch display. It sports a 1.6GHz quad core processor, 2GB of RAM, 8GB internal storage, micro-SD card slot for up to 64 GB of additional storage, and runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. In addition, it includes Bluetooth, NFC, GPS and WiFi connectivity. » Read the rest
The next generation of Samsung’s Exynos processor will be unveiled next week in Barcelona. In a tweet from the official Exynos Twitter account, Samsung says “Continuing our market-leading innovation and leadership, we bring you our latest innovations. Please stay tuned.” What exactly will be of the Exynos Infinity processor? It could mean 64-bit architecture is on its way. After all, that is something still missing from Samsung’s current portfolio. » Read the rest
We previously learned about the fingerprint scanner that Samsung will be utilizing with the Galaxy S 5. Now, thanks to SamMobile, we know that the device will have a 16MP camera with a ton of modes and effects. But before we dive into the software options, there is something externally Samsung will be adding to the overall camera. Rather than requiring users to tap the screen to snap a photo, a touch-sensitive button will be featured on the side, simulating a real camera. According to the source, this feature is dubbed Side Touch and the sensor will be located on the bottom right side. Side Touch will not be usable in Portrait Mode and Easy Mode or while recording video. Samsung has also reportedly revamped the user interface of the camera app to match the handset’s over software redesign. » Read the rest