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Samsung Service Centers upgrading Android 4.3 for Galaxy Note II devices

After Samsung rolling out Android 4.3 for Galaxy S III devices, the update for Note II has been idle, until now. A few screenshots found on the internet prove the fact that one lucky user from India got the update while being near a Samsung Service Center. What this means, is that either Samsung has already started to roll out the update for Note II devices or it’s just an inadvertent release by the company’s center.

Android 4.3 Update Galaxy Note II Screenshot

Android 4.3 Update Galaxy Note II Screenshot

The firmware’s build number is N7100XXUEMJ9, while its build date is October 31. As for the changes the update features are still unknown, although we might expect a similarity to the Android 4.3 on the Galaxy S4 along with some S Pen related software upgrades.

Android 4.3 Update Galaxy Note II Screenshot

Android 4.3 Update Galaxy Note II Screenshot

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Android 4.3 available for the Samsung I9505 Galaxy S4!

Those who own Samsung‘s Galaxy S4 I9505’s LTE-enabled version can benefit from the Android 4.3 firmware update. The download will be available for all international users, although Germany will be the first country to update the flagship smartphone.

Samsung I9505 Galaxy S4 LTE-enabled Version

The update consists of design changes for TouchWiz, rather than new OS functions, like the new Samsung Browser, Keyboard, Reading Mode and the TouchWiz Launcher. Something that caught my eye’s attention was the supposedly “Improved Display colour reproduction”, which means that the colours will seem to look a lot brighter. As another performance change, they also improved the RAM memory management.

Unfortunately, the update is rather slow and gradual, but there’s always a chance to give your warranty up and install the download via Odin.

As mentioned above, the update is available only for those who own the I9505 Galaxy S4‘s LTE-enabled version, which runs on a Snapdragon 600. Sources claim the other Samsung products will be getting the update soon enough as well:

  • Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4 Octa Core – next week
  • Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III – next month
  • Samsung N7100 Galaxy Note II – December

Those who might wonder why the phablet’s update is taking so long compared to the other devices, is because of the vast number of S-Pen related features that need to be optimized for the new OS.

via gsmarena

Samsung Nexus Prime

First official Samsung Nexus Prime leak; 720p HD Screen!

Even though today is the day when the new iPhone 4S/5 (or both) will be announced, Google has a little bit of role in it. It’s about a leaked image, from which we know for sure that it’s one of the many 720p HD screen smartphones going to be launched.

Samsung Nexus Prime

What we know about it, is that the manufacturer will be Samsung once again, equipped with the new Android Ice Cream Sandwich. More than sure is the fact that it’ll be a dual-core phone (or maybe even quad-core), so we should expect a really good piece of gadget.

If we take a closer look, we can say that the standard Android buttons are not physical, meaning they are LED. That’s all we know about it, let’s just hope they won’t “fail” with it, as they nearly did with the Nexus S (everyone was expecting a dual-core).

source: gsmarena.com

Samsung Galaxy Neo

Samsung Galaxy Neo Official, Only in Korea

Looks like the word “Galaxy” became really beloved by Samsung, that’s why their newly-announced smartphone’s name is Samsung Galaxy Neo. Unfortunately, for now, this mid-range device will head for Korea only,  with a CDMA version, however, Neo looks really nice and its features are quite impressive as well, in comparation with the possible affordable price.

As we mentioned above, this is a mid-range device which sports an 800 MHz CPU, 512 MB RAM and Android 2.2 Froyo. The display is a nice WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) capacitive touchscreen with the support of T-DMB. The Bluetooth’s version is 3.0, while the camera isn’t the best, having only 3MP and lacking autofocus capabilities.

Other specs we know is the Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) support, a 3.5mm audio jack and a 1,500 mAh battery. There’s no info about a global release or a GSM version of the Galaxy Neo.

via: gsmarena.com

Samsung S3850 Corby II White

Samsung Corby II is Official!

We know that the first Samsung Corby had a great success worldwide, due to the fact that it was cheap, cool and… friendly. And now, Here it is, the predecessor of the original Corby, the Samsung S3850 Corby II aka codename GT-S3850. It looks quite promising because of the hardware and design changes, although the personality remains the same.

Samsung S3850 Corby II White

The handset features the same Samsung-made TouchWiz UI, Social Hub functions and support for Microsoft Exchange. Just as the original one, it’ll come in different colors, for instance: Blue, Pink, White, Black etc… Very nice, especially for teenagers. The specifications list can be found below:

  • Display: 3.14 inch, touchscreen
  • Camera: 2 MP
  • Connectivity: quad band GSM/EDGE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0
  • Memory: MicroSD slot (up to 16GB)
  • Battery: 1000 mAh, 9.5 hours in talk-mode
  • OS: Symbian with TouchWiz UI

Samsung S3850 Corby II Yellow

Samsung Corby II will be available at the end of this month at nearly all countries of the world. The price is unknown, however it should cost as much as the original one, it’s a mid-range device after all.

via: mobilissimo.ro

Samsung Office

Samsung Concerned about Apple iPad 2!

After Apple iPad 2 has been presented last week, Samsung’s Mobile VP, Lee Don-Joo is already talking about the competition between the two companies. The concern is that the iPad 2’s measure, which is only 8.8mm thick, is even thinner than the Apple iPhone 4 or the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (10.9mm).

Even if Samsung don’t have such parts for this feature, they promise that the next tablet they are going to launch will even things up. The first iPad was pretty heavy, being a trouble if you are browsing the internet for over 10 minutes and using only one hand to hold it, however, they probably solved the problem once they made it such thin.

Some weeks ago, there was a leak about a possible 8.9 inch diagonal screen Galaxy Tab… Will it be thinner that the Apple iPad 2?  Time will tell.

source: physorg

via: tablet-news.com

Samsung Galaxy S II

First Samsung Galaxy S II Hands-On Video!

Here is it folks, the Samsung Galaxy S II’s hands-on video is live and official specification info has been granted, thanks to Engadget. The handset is the thinnest smartphone available, measuring only 8.49 mm (yes, even thinner than SE Xperia Arc), while it boasts with a 1GHz Dual Core CPU based on the Samsung-Made chipset, Exynos.

Samsung Galaxy S II

Let’s take a look at the design. As already told in the previous article, the top of the screen sports the proximity sensor, the speakers and the 2MP front-facing camera for video calling, while at the bottom of the screen you can notice the Menu, Home (Navigation) and Back buttons. The interesting part is the back of the device (previous article didn’t include it), where we can find an 8MP camera which supports 1080p video capture (quite awesome), along with an LED Flash.

Samsung Galaxy S II

The display‘s diagonal measure is uncertain, but we assume that it could be around 4.3 inch, featuring the Super AMOLED Plus technology. According to Engadget, the screen is very bright, opening a possible war between LG Optimus Black’s and Samsung Galaxy S II’s display.

Samsung Galaxy S II vs Samsung Nexus S

Regarding to the software, we hear that the OS that it’s running is the Android 2.3 Gingerbread, though unfortunately the UI is the Samsung-made TouchWiz 4.0. In the hands-on video, noticeable is the fact that while adding a widget is a lot more complicated than the original Android’s solution.

Here’s the video:

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No price detail has been given, although the release will be this month, however, only in Asia and Europe. No word of North America, but we suppose that it won’t last longer than 1-2 months.

The gallery can be found below:

via: engadget.com

Samsung Wave 578 Supports NFC

Samsung Wave 578, supporting NFC and New Bada OS version

Looks like the NFC (Near Field Communication) technology is spreading away pretty fast, already available on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread, some BlackBerry and the upcoming iPhone devices. As said, Samsung Wave 578 will be introduced at the first day of Mobile World Congress, featuring the Bada OS 2.0 and NFC tech.

Samsung Wave 578 Supports NFC

The handset is a mid-range type, sporting a WQVGA 3.2 inch display, 3.2 MP camera, WiFi, Bluetooth and video calling. According to Moveplayer, the new version of the Bada OS will be 1.2, instead of 2.0 (Bada OS is made by Samsung).

The design is pretty nice, simple and intuitive. At the top of the screen you can notice the front-facing camera for video calling (likely VGA), the speaker and the proximity sensor, while at the bottom  of the screen is the Phone Accept/Decline and the OK + Navigation buttons. On the right side of the handset is the Power OnOff and probably the Camera Launch buttons.

Further informations will be given tomorrow, at MWC 2011. Stay tuned.

via: samsunghub.com

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Debuts Today!

Before MWC, there’s always going to take place press conference’s, meaning that today Samsung will launch the most awaited Galaxy Tab 2 and Galaxy S2. Last week we’ve seen a lot of rumors, images, specification leaks, but today it’ll be official, hopefully along with the price and release date as well.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

Galaxy Tab 2 features a 1GHz (Single or Dual Core) CPU, probably based on the new Samsung-Made chipset Exynos 4210. The Display is 10.1 inch with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, while the tablet will come in three different versions: 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB.

There’s a LTE 4G variant too, for those who need a very good connectivity speed. The handset runs the newly-introduced Android 3.0 Honeycomb, supporting the untouched version of it. That’s pretty cool, because what we’ve saw at Google’s event last month was very impressive. Both devices will be introduced at Mobile World Congress, tomorrow.

via: techland.com

Samsung Galaxy S2 Picture

Samsung Galaxy S2 Image Leaked!

Just two days before MWC, a Samsung Galaxy S2 picture has been granted, thanks to Daum, who also claims that the new handset is only 8.49 mm thick compared to the first Galaxy S’s 9.9 mm, weighting just 116g. At the top of the screen we notice the speaker along with a 2MP front-facing camera for video calling, while at the bottom of the screen there are 3 buttons: Menu, Home (Navigation) and Back.

Samsung Galaxy S2 Picture

The handset features – most of the specifications can be found here – a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 1 GHz Dual-Core CPU, HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. Additionally, the user interface is a new one, possibly borrowed from Bada OS. We’re excited to see the first hands-on video during Mobile World Congress‘s first day.

via: samsunghub.com