After 2 year and only one update from Android 4.0.3 to 4.1.2, Samsung decided to update their Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet to latest version of Android OS, version 4.4 KitKat.
According to our source, this software update is almost ready to be official announced by Samsung, and is ready to be downloaded. The step-by-step process is available also. The test firmware was concatenated from different OS and is possible to be unstable.
Good news for all peoples that will be present on MWC 2014 event in Barcelona, because the rumors says that the Galaxy S5 will be unveiled this month in first day of Mobile World Congress event that begins on February 24 by Samsung.
The event isn’t official, but the principal message “UNPACKED 5” of invitation that was send by Samsung suggests an obvious launching of next generation of Galaxy S. Back in 2013, Samsung was chose to make any announcement for Galaxy S4, but in the current year I think that will make a change in this sense.
If you do not know, the new Galaxy S5 device is expected to come with 2K display (2560 x 1440 pixels resolution). The size of the screen will be around 5-inches. The CPU is expected to be clocked at 2.46 GHz, but is the same CPU with 32 bits. If the rumors are confirmed, Samsung Galaxy S5 will have the highest density of pixels per inch of all phones released so far.
About operating system, Galaxy S5 will be available with latest version of Android, KitKat. Is very possible to have a new look of user interface, so a new version of TouchWiz UI that Samsung use it on their smartphones.
The new Galaxy S5 is possible to have a metal body, according to an anonymous source.
Samsung has released Black Edition smartphones Galaxy S4 and S4 Galaxy mini. The main point of interest is the case of artificial leather.
The only changes are visual, so the two handsets are standard specifications. Galaxy S4 has a 5-inch screen with resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, quad-core processor 1.9 GHz and 2 GB of RAM. The operating system is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The phone has a 13 megapixel camera on the back and a 2 in front, 2600 mAh battery, 16 GB internal memory and LTE connectivity.
Samsung Galaxy mini Black Edition S4 has 4.3 inch screen with resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. The processor is a dual -core 1.9 GHz, 1.5 GB RAM is, and the operating system is still Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The back camera has 8 megapixels and the front 2 has 1900 mAh battery and the phone has LTE.
Prices are similar to the standard versions. Galaxy S4 Black Edition will cost around 500 euros and 350 mini S4. Both are available beginning in Russia and still do not know what other countries will arrive.
The fingerprint technology isn’t new in the smartphone world, Apple implementing this technology in last iPhone launched last year.
The latest rumors say that this technology will be available in the next Galaxy S5 smartphone that will be launched by Samsung with this new function. Although it was rumored that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will include an iris scanner, it appears that the implementation of this technology has proven to be too difficult at the moment and would not provide a good user experience for customers.
Differing from the fingerprint reader available on iPhone 5S, Samsung Galaxy S5 sensor could be implemented directly in the screen, so users will be able to unlock the terminals by pressing on the front of the device. The Samsung also tested various other biometric sensors should provide a superior user experience and iPhones, but it remains to be seen whether this will be done or not.
Another member from Galaxy family is now prepared for Indian market. Now is the time for Galaxy Grad 2, a smartphone that will be available for a price between Rs. 22,900 to Rs 24,900. The release date is sometime in January 2014.
Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 features a 5.25 inches screen with HD resolution (720×1280 pixels), 1.2 dual-core CPU, 1.5 GB of RAM memory. The back camera has 8 megapixels, autofocus and LED flash and is capable to record videos at fullHD resolution. The front camera it’s also available, and has 1.9 megapixels. About connectivity, Grand 2 provides a 4.0 Bluetooth with A2DP, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n with dual-band and Wi-Fi HotSpot. The OS available for Galaxy Grand 2 is Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The battery has 2600 mAh.
This smartphone is also available in version with 2 SIM cards.
Galaxy Note II for Verizon carrier receives Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update. The best new features of this update includes better image quality of images shooted by back and front camera, and also support for Gear smartwatch.
Improvements of Android 4.3 for Galaxy Note II
Extend battery life when using Exchange mail,
Callback number will display properly in received text messages,
Viewdini application has been removed (previously downloaded app will not be lost),
Apps can be moved to SD Card (requires to enable the app developer to support this option),
Upgrades of Android 4.3 for Galaxy Note II
Pen UP has been upgraded to Note 3 version,
Multi Windows has been updated to the Note 3 version (including more apps in the Multi Window tray),
Sound and Shot has been improved on the Camera,
Bluetooth Smart Ready Low Energy feature has been enhanced,
Roaming on the TELUS Network in Canada is now possible.
Features and applications included by Android 4.3 for Galaxy Note II
The official YouTube channel of Samsung Taiwan, show us a teaser about a new smartphone created “just for you”. This smartphone was designed by four simple principles:
As you can see, in this video the J logo is present, which means that probably the recently announced Galaxy J smartphone will be available also in Taiwan, or a very great news if will available worldwide.
As a remember, the Galaxy J was announced on October 10, and was announced officially on DoCoMoin Japan. The specifications of Galaxy J smartphone include great features, like 5-inches Super AMOLED Screen with full HD resolution, 137 x 70 x 8.6 mm dimensions and 146 grams.
I think any owner of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 would like a battery with such a capability. Now, it is possible thanks to the MugenPower that provides extended battery for most popular smartphones on the market including also the Galaxy Note 3.
The extended battery of Note 3, code HLI-N9005XL, comes with 6500 mAh capacity, more than double of standard battery, code B800BE, that provides only 3200 mAh. When you ship this battery, you will receive also a new back cover that increase the thickness a bit from standard 8.3 mm. Important to note is that the NFC chip is also present on the back cover, so you don’t lose his functionality.
In plus, the new back cover comes with a quick stand that allows you to turn the phone on a flat surface inclined to view multimedia content, par example.
The price of extended battery for Galaxy Note 3 is $98.5. The Battery for Galaxy Note 3 comes with 365 Days warranty, possibility to be returned and professional support for all customers. First shipping of this battery is expected to start on December 6.
With MugenPower battery, the biggest problem of today smartphones disappears. But, don’t forget, that, the replacement of original battery void the warranty of your device.
Good news if you plan to buy a Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3. U.S. Cellular just announced that this smartphone will be available in sale starting tomorrow via online store, and from September 19 via offline stores.
The Galaxy Mega 6.3 phablet will ship with Android Jelly Bean version 4.2.2 of OS. As a reminder, Mega 6.3 features a powerful 1.7 GHz dual-core CPU, has 1.5 GB of RAM and 6.3-inches HD screen. The camera of Galaxy Mega 6.3 has 8-megapixels.
Samsung Mega 6.3 will be able to buy in Nova Black color for just only $150 on contract.