Samsung is still working on its official Jelly Bean updates, but XDA-developers members have been quite busy porting the latest Android distribution to various smartphones and already have quite a lot to show for their efforts.
The most recent achievement of the dev community is quite impressive though. The Samsung Galaxy Ace and Samsung Galaxy Gio two smartphones based on the older-gen ARMv6 CPU got CM10 ports, which will certainly be their only chance of tasting Jelly Bean 4.1.
If you are a User that counts days and Nights until your Samsung Galaxy S Gets the Froyo update Android 2.2... We have Some BAD NEWS and some GOOD NEWS
BAD NEWS is:
The Android Froyo 2.2 Update has Ben Delayed until Next Month October. and this Info confirmed from Samsung Spain on Facebook.
"Samsung Spain said on FB: "Many of us are wondering about the date of publication of the Update for Galaxy S. Froyo Finally it will be in late October through Samsung Kies."
GOOD NEWS is:
The Galaxy Android update is delayed but NOT very long. The Release date is set to 20,October 2010 Due to some Modifications and Adding Features to the Froyo to be customized to the Samsung Galaxy. The Update will be available on All over Europe but we do not have Info about other regions Availability for that Date.
"The Update in 20 October Will Worth the Wait!"
We Have got some screenshots and Video of the Samsung Galaxy S Froyo update leaked but its NOT the Final version that will be Released on October its a proto-type of How the Froyo will look like on your Phone!. The October version will be more improved to run faster and has some Extra Features that has not been showed on this Video.
Video of Galaxy S running
Froyo Proto-type Below!
First thing I would like to address the poeple who like to comment on everything New by typing "FAKE!"... This photo is just a concept and NOT REAL device.
This Galaxy Nexus 2 concept was designed by Killu-Chan, and shows a Samsung-made Nexus phone that would feature a 5" display at 720p resolution covered in Gorilla Glass 2. Inside, the concept calls for 32GB of storage, 42Mbps HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0 with MHL and USB on the go. The ridiculous part is that the concept also suggest an 8GB of RAM, which is impossible because if that's really an expected feature of the designer, we may just have to throw out the entire idea. Rounding out the internals would be a 2GHz quad-core Tegra 3+ and a 3200 mAh battery.
As far as cameras, there would be a 2MP front-facing camera, and a 12MP rear camera. Also on the back would be an LED flash, and in addition to the current set of camera features, the designer is calling for simultaneous HD video and image recording.
As you probably know last Month that Samsung pulled-out the froyo Update files of the Samsung Galaxy S from its servers due to Many System Bugs that Made the Android froyo unstable and laggy. And Samsung UK confirmed on its twitter Status that the Froyo Update is Coming on November on its Final Version and to All Network operators and No More Delays...No More pulling-out!!
We Got Some Information that the Release Date of the Galaxy S Froyo update for USA Carriers and UK Carriers is somewhere around 11th November,2010 as a FINAL Release Date. Worldwide release will follow in few days after the Official Release of the Froyo ROM for Samsung Galaxy S, which Means that All Galaxy S users Worldwide (Include Middle-East and Arab gulf users) will get the update on November along with UK,USA Carriers too.
Samsung Galaxy S users in Middle-East and Arab Gulf has Got the Arabic Froyo Update of Android 2.2, So if you are in Middle-East region Check for updates OTA or by using your Arabic Samsung KIES... you will Automatically receive the Update with Arabic Language Enabled, Check Features and Screenshots Below!
Android 2.2 JPM for the Galaxy S reportedly adds the following:
- Android 2.2 JIT compiler
- Adobe Flash Player 10.1 compatibility
- New Android Market with auto-updating
- Speed improvements
- Pinch-to-zoom homescreen flyover
- Improved default keyboard
- Quick links to GPS and Auto rotation toggles on notification bar added
- Slightly different graphics and transitions with app drawer and default icon dock
- Colored icons in settings
- GPS Fix
- Colored settings icons
- Media Hub
- Darker menu theme, navy blue color
- Better Exchange support
- Video records in MP4 format
- New Search widget
- New Gmail application
Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q the Full-QWERTY version of the Galaxy S III for T-Mobile has just got its first Official press shot showing August,15th on the homescreen.
So, the leaked press shot shows that the device will be released on T-Mobile U.S. on 15,August with the specifications we announced 2 days ago. We have no info about its price yet.
Samsung has Released its (Gingerbread 2.3.3) Update for the Galaxy S I-9000 Officially last Month, but not all countries are getting it at the same time. So I made this Article to Show you the Countries that Already Got the Update, Countries that is getting the Update Now and the Countries that still pending for the Update. I will Update the Article Daily or When an Update come out.
(Delayed...) -> The Update is available but waiting for your Network operator Approval as it did not approve it yet for their SGS devices.
(Pending…) -> The Update is still Not Available for this Region/Country Devices.
(Updating…) -> The Update is Rolling-out to this region devices but not all devices at once, it released in stages until its Available to all which follows by (Update is Available!) Stage.
(Update Available!) -> The Update is Available to Download from KIES!
UK → Update Available! (Vodafone UK, O2)
UK → Update Available! (T-mobile)
UK → Update Available! (unBranded)
*Romania → Update Available!
*Greece → Update Available!
*Argentina → Update Available!
Spain → Will Get 2.3.4 in Q3 (Movistar Carrier)
Spain → Update Available! (Vodafone, Orange)
Italy → Update Available! (Branded Devices)
Malaysia → Update Available!
Russia → Update Available!
Poland → Updating…
Singapore → Update Available!
Netherlands → Update Available!
Philippines → Update Available!
Indonesia → Update Available!
Belgium → Update Available! (will Get 2.3.4 soon in Q3)
Egypt → Update Available! (Etisalat, Vodafone)
Middle-East → Update Available!
Korea → Update Available!
Finland → Update Available!
Argentina → Update Available!
India → Update Available!
USA → Delayed... (For Branded Versions AT&T - Verizon.. etc)
USA → Update Available! (For Unlocked Versions)
Canada → Updating…
Sweden → Update Available!
Israel → Update Available!
North-Africa → Update Available!
South-Africa → Update Available!
Lithuania → Update Available!
France → Update Available! (will Get 2.3.4 soon in Q3)
Eastern-Asia → Update Available!
South-America → Update Available!
Germany (Vodafone) → Update Available! (will Get 2.3.4 soon in Q3)
Germany (Other Carriers) → Updating… (will Get 2.3.4 soon in Q3)
Australia → Update Available!
Australia (Branded) → Delayed!
Ireland → Delayed!
Japan → Update Available!
Rest of Europe → Updating… (will Get 2.3.4 soon in Q3)
Note: If your Galaxy S is locked to a Network and your Country Status is Update Available!, your Update may delay according to your Network Operator as the approving process for the upgrade may take some time.
As we said Before the upgrade from Froyo 2.2/2.2.1 to Gingerbread 2.3.3 offers even greater user experience, with features including:
- Faster Performance - Multimedia content now has a lower CPU consumption rate, while support for more powerful 3D Graphics enables an enhanced mobile gaming experience.
- Upgraded Usability - The user interface has been improved, enabling faster access and control and a more intuitive user experience. Users will also benefit from improved copy-and-paste functionality.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 has been announced for a launch later next month, offering Android 3.2 Honeycomb, a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, 7-inch 1024 x 600 touchscreen, with a 3 megapixel camera on the back with LED flash, and 2 megapixel camera on the front for video conferencing. Models with 16 and 32 GB of memory will be available, plus up to 32 GB in the microSD memory card slot.
Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus Product Specifications
HSPA＋ (HSDPA 21Mbps/HSUPA5.76Mbps) 900/1900/2100
1.2GHz Dual Core
7-inch WSVGA(1024X600) PLS LCD
Main(Rear) : 3 MP AF with LED Flash
Action Shot, Panorama Shot, Smile Shot
Codec : MPEG4, Divx, Xvid, H263, H.264, VC-1, WMV7/8, VP8
Playback : 1080p Full HD
Codec : MP3,WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC＋, e-AAC＋, AC-3, Flac Midi(SMF), WAV, OGG
Samsung Kies 2.0
Samsung TouchWiz : Live Panel, Mini Apps
Readers Hub/Music Hub
Google™ Mobile Services
Bluetooth® technology v 3.0
Accelerometer, Gyro, Digital compass, Ambient Light, Proximity
1GB(RAM) ＋ 16/32GB Internal memory ＋ microSD (up to 32GB)
193.65 x 122.37 x 9.96 mm, 345g
Li-on 4,000 mAh
Samsung and EA are currently teaming up to offer the mobile version of EA Dead Space for free but only inside Samsung Apps store for Galaxy S II devices. If you rushed into your app drawer and then realize that Samsung forgot to include this free cool game on your GS2 device. While "Samsung Apps" comes preloaded in Galaxy S II devices in general.
Sadly, Many users in the United states, India and other places around the World have been left out. Don't Worry, YouMobile Offering you the SamsungApp (.apk) file that will enable you to download the Game on your Galaxy S II via the samsung App store. Once installed, perform a quick search inside Samsung Apps to find Dead Space and download your FREE Full Version.
Samsung Galaxy Note tabphone is headed stateside to join ATT lineup, these press shots should probably put them to rest. Going by model number SGH-I717, ATT version of the Gingerbread-powered Note likely to be revealed in a few short days at CES will reportedly maintain the class-leading 5.3-inch, 1280x800 Super AMOLED display and 1.4GHz dual-core Exynos processor that have made it unusually popular overseas but swap in a dual-core Snapdragon for LTE compatibility.
We are also expecting another high definition, LTE-capable handset from Samsung to hit AT&T in the near future, the SGH-i957 Celox HD.
Samsung has just finished working on a New ROM for the Galaxy S II I9100 ICS 4.0.3 Update, the New ROM XXKPA leaked today with many improvements from the last two KP4 and KP8 ROMS that was leaked last week. However, this ROM is more stable but its still have some minor bugs.
This shows that samsung is still working to deliver the best ICS User Experience to all Galaxy S II users, The Final ICS ROM will be ready by the End of this Month.
Build date: 5 January 2012.
XXKPA 4.0.3 Change-log:
- Not much Interface changes from XXKP8.
- New unlock Screen.
- Battery life better.
- Phones looks faster.
- Touch response is better.
- Firmware more stable, but bugs still exists.
A Render-photo appeared from the Tizen SDK by Sammobile shows an unannounced device that rumored to be the Upcoming Samsung GT-I9500 (Picture above).
The device seems to have a metal border with metal buttons and it seems that this device is the same size as the Galaxy S2. Also the home button apparently needed replacing, instead of the rectangular shape it is a square shape now.
One thing is certain it support a front-facing camera and it has a large speaker on the front. And it looks like that device will have a shutter button aswell.
There is a brand new Galaxy Tab in town, this one created in Germany with a new form factor that does a bit of like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N fom last year. But, it does have the long awaited forward-facing speaker upgrade, this being the biggest change between it and its 7.0 non-N edition. Inside you will be getting Android 3.2 Honeycomb right out of the box with Ice Cream Sandwich update coming very soon.
This device has a 7-inch PLS-LCD display at WSVGA resolution, that being 1024 x 600 pixels with 169.6 pixels per inch. The Galaxy Tab 7.0N weighs in at 345g, has 16GB of internal memory, and has a microSDHC slot to expand memory by up to 32GB. The battery inside this device is a massive 4000mAh, Bluetooth 3.0, and GPS, GSM and HSPA.
T-Mobile and Samsung just unveiled the Galaxy S Blaze 4G with a dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor, clocked at 1.5 GHz, Super AMOLED first generation display and HSPA+ 42 Mbps downlink speeds.
Known specs shows that the Blaze 4G will be basically a Galaxy S with an upgraded processor and 4G speeds.
White versions of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus emerged in Vietnam. Okay, there have been white versions around for a while, but these new ones are all white.
The currently available Black and White versions differ only by the color of the back the front has a black bezel around the screen in both of them. Apparently, Samsung has been working on a white bezel for the White version as these photos show.
Another day of leaked ICS ROMs, Samsung is really working hard on their ICS Update for the Galaxy S II to make sure they deliver the best ICS experience to all Galaxy S II users by the End of this Month.
The Latest ROM has just been leaked today the XXLP2 with some enchancments and less bugs than the LP1. It is still has the same TW interface but alot faster and with some ICS tweaks.
Build date is 10 January 2012
Android version: 4.0.3
Change-log of LP2:
- Faceunlock is back.
- Option to use taskmaneger.
- Interface: Nothing in case of XXKPA.
- Battery: Battery feels better.
- Faster: Phones looks faster.
- Touch: Touch response is better.
The Galaxy S II WiMAX will be released by KDDI au in Japan and is more or less similar to the Galaxy S II HD LTE. The phone will feature specs like 1.4GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3.4 OS, 4.7-inch Super AMOLED HD Display (1280x720), 8MP and 2MP cameras, full HD recording support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, microSD card slot, NFC support and 16GB internal memory.
The WiMAX version weighs 139g and has a talk time of up to 670 minutes.
Click on photo to view Original version
In an official Samsung video used in their press conference at the event, The Galaxy S III makes a brief appearance, and it carries visible changes from the galaxy S II.
The most noticeable difference is how thin the bezel is much thinner than the one on the S II. We have rumors confirms that the S III will have a next-gen Super AMOLED screen with a 4.6-inch diagonal, which would fit in the frame of the Galaxy S II if Samsung shaves down the bezel. We are still waiting an official Release from Samsung which is probably will be during the MWC2012.
The Galaxy S III Appears on 7:11
The Samsung Galaxy Note is the latest HIT for Samsung, Its a phone and a Tablet in one device, According to Daryl Deino, Los Angeles Industry analyst, confirms that this device will certainly come to both Sprint and Verizon. He goes on to mention that it will possibly be named the Samsung Galaxy Journal.
There is also the fact that there is no CDMA version of the Galaxy Note. It is definitely not impossible to make one, though, and it has been done before. Verizon has mentioned that smartphones will only be released with 4G LTE connectivity from now on. If this rumor happens to be true, we might be able to rock the Galaxy Note on Verizon 4G LTE network.
An ad spotted on UK retailer website lists an upcoming release of what is most likely a , except without the LTE designation.
For those of you unfamiliar with the HD version of the Galaxy S II, the main improvement is, you guessed it, a bigger screen [email protected] to be exact. It also features an upgraded 1.5GHz processor, and a more robust 1850 mAh Li-Ion battery.
Samsung launched a new software update for its big Galaxy Note smartphone. Unfortunately this firmware version does not bring Ice Cream Sandwich rather it comes with a number of tweaks that overall improve the phone capability.
- Keyboard now has five rows with the number row being always visible. Moreover, there is a new "one hand" mode that shrinks the layout, making it easier to type with one hand only.
- Preinstalled torch widget that supports three different brightness levels you cycle through them by continuously tapping the widget.
- Ability to set different brightness level for the browser, saving you some battery juice along the way.
- Improved lockscreen with arrows around the padlock, encouraging you to swipe to unlock. A line of text telling you what to do has also been added.
- Calendar app now supports different date formats. If you are not born in Europe you are probably not used to the day/month/year format, so you may want to change that.
The MWC is coming by the end of next Month where we expect the announcement of the next Samsung flagship. The Galaxy S III, but if those latest rumors are to be believed.
The rumors come from Eldar Murtazin, who has not had the most accurate series of predictions lately, but who we are willing to believe now as he claims he has played with the smartphone already. So, according to the Russian, the Samsung Galaxy S III will indeed be unveiled at the MWC and will go on sale in April, exactly a year after its predecessor.
The Samsung Galaxy S III will, come with an HD resolution screen, a 12 megapixel camera and a quad-core CPU, running at 1.5-1.6 GHz. The beast will be running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and, according to Mr. Murtazin its two extra cores will be more than just PR materials the smartphone feels really fast.
Those of you that are eager to take Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for a spin on their Samsung Galaxy S II just got another option. In addition to flashing the leaked Samsung beta ICS ROM, you can now try the ICS-based latest version of the MIUI ROM.
The unofficial release is said to be quite stable and ready to do the job as your everyday ROM. Of course, MIUI comes with a heavily customized interface, so if you are a fan of the stock ICS looks you probably do not need to bother with this one.
- Based off MIUI Android v2.1.20 and CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 01172012 build
- KP9 Kernel - Due to data issues with later versions
- Camera from CyanogenMod Supports 8MP
- Fixed External SD not being read, now both Music app and Storage in Settings read it
- Added some build.prop tweaks
- Fixed Storage view Now shows both internal and external SD Card
- SQLite3 upgraded to latest version
- Added TitaniumBackup v4.7.5
Samsung has provided detailed descriptions of all the important Galaxy Note functional elements. You should keep in mind that what we have here is the US version of the Note, featuring a Qualcomm chipset and LTE, instead of Exynos and HSPA+.
1. S Pen
It is needless to say that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III is one of the most anticipated Android devices, which are going to break cover this year one of the brightest stars of the MWC which is set to kick off next month in Barcelona.
According to a fresh new rumor, the yet to be revealed samsung flagship might break cover after MWC, but before the summer. The reason for this shocker is the company consideration for the U.S. market one of its most important ones. Apparently, Samsung wants to avoid a huge gap of availability as in the case of the Galaxy S II last year.
The Galaxy S III is a device that will be popping up some time inside 2012, and today information leads us to believe that it will be sooner than later: a clue at Samsung own Global Download Center support site, no less. Here we can see inside the Mobile Device and Smart Phone categories a brand new Product Model Name: GT-I9300, a model that is a grade above the rest. Here will find the next Samsung handset that will break down the walls previously set up by the Galaxy S II last year and the Galaxy S before that.
Not only the GT-I9300 shows up today but also the Samsung GT-I9800, This code showed up at samsung WIFI-devices certifications.
Samsung today announced its record fourth quarter earnings, in which it saw operating profits of 5.3 trillion won (around $4.7 billion) on revenues of 47.3 trillion won (around $42 billion).
That is a decent jump over last year, when it reported earnings of 3 trillion won (about $2.6 billion) on 41.8 trillion won (about $36.5 billion) in revenue.
Samsung is Working on an Advanced version of the Galaxy S, the Galaxy S Advance GT-I9070. It has a higher specs than the Original Galaxy S I9000 but lower than the Galaxy S II I9100. Seems like samsung want to make a version of the Galaxy S that can run ICS onboard and the Galaxy S Advance is the solution.
In addition to the new slim-looking design (as you can see on the photo above), the phone is said to have a 1GHz dual-core processor, 4-inch Super AMOLED WVGA (800×480) display, a 5MP camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recording, 1500mAh battery, 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom, It currently running Android 2.3.6 but it will surely get the ICS 4.0.3 Update according to its high specs.
Samsung may reveal this device during MWC 2012 Next month.
2 Hands-on Videos Below!
Samsung Galaxy Note LTE will hit stores from February 19 priced at 299.99 USD with a new, two year agreement, the carrier has announced, though online pre-order customers can get the LTE smartphone up to two days early. Officially launched at CES earlier this month, the AT&T Galaxy Note keeps the 5.3-inch 1280 x 800 Super AMOLED HD display and digital stylus of its GSM counterpart, but throws in 4G networking.
THe device packed an 8-megapixel main camera with 1080p Full HD video recording, and a front-facing camera for video calls. Inside lurks Qualcomm dual-core Snapdragon 1.5GHz processor along with HSPA+ for when you are outside of AT&T growing LTE network, plus WiFi b/g/n and GPS.
Today Samsung and the Swedish audio brand Jays announced their collaboration. This collaboration is entirely focused on headsets for MP3 players and especially for smartphones. Samsung headsets are not that good so this is a step in the good direction. This Integration will lead to better Audio Experience on the Upcoming Samsung Galaxy-Family smartphones for this year.
It is not New, HTC and Nokia are doing business already with headset makers like Monster and Beats audio . The test with the Jays headsets is currently only for the Korean market. If the test turn out good, maybe other markets will follow.
This time, The teaser is an assortment of clips from the previous spot, which showed Apple fan boys and girls lining up, waiting anxiously and getting generally quite obsessed with the newest, latest Apple gadget. In the previous ad, they figured out that Samsung phones already are the next best thing. In this one, something similar is probably going to happen except this time, the focus will be on the Samsung Galaxy which will be relesd on AT&T carrier by Feburary,19th.
AT&T will begin to take pre-orders today for the Samsung Galaxy Note, the 5.3-inch phablet will be sold in carbon blue or ceramic white, and check in at 299 USD with a new agreement. Orders are set to be delivered by Feb. 17, just a bit too late for Valentine Day. Also scheduled to be in stores some accessories, notably a desktop docking station, a spare battery charger, and a flip cover case and pen holder. Speaking of the flip cover, if you head into Best Buy and pre-order your Samsung Galaxy Note they will hook you up with one for free.
The Note is big. It is huge as a phone, but has enough size to it that it could function as a tablet for many. The lure of carrying one device to cover both use cases is bound to attract quite a few folks, and the fact that LTE data is built into the unit is certainly a big plus.
AT&T Version Specs
The specs are certainly no slouch either. That 5.3-inch Super AMOLED screen has a 1280x800 HD resolution, there is a 1.5GHZ dual-core processor, a 2500mAh battery, 1GB of RAM, and Samsung is excellent 8MP camera all running Android 2.3.5.
The new Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus comes in at a reasonable 249.99 Pound in the UK according to mobile retailer, Expansys. As such we are anticipating a free device on contracts around the 15 pound per-month mark and upwards once carriers release their plans for the Plus.
The Ace Plus is running Android Gingerbread 2.3 with Samsung TouchWiz UI on top. Hardware sees a 3.65" HVGA display, WiFi, Bluetooth, HSDPA support and all the usual connectivity options we have come to expect from a mid-range droid. The Ace Plus is powered by a 1GHz S1 Snapdragon processor and an Adreno 200 GPU, there is also a 1300mAh battery and a usable 5MP snapper on the back.
Samsung will be launching a New color for its Galaxy Note, The Galaxy Note Pink. Sadly, This Pink version will miss the Valentine day as its coming by Mid-Early March, The specifications will be the same 5.3 inch Super Amoled HD screen and 1.4 Ghz processor. It will be available in 16 and 32 Gb.
Galaxy Note pink, will have Android 2.3.4 but it will be updated to ICS soon. In case you forgot the Galaxy Note specs, it has a 8 megapixel primary camera, a front-facing webcam, 1080p HD video functionality, HSDPA and WiFi connectivity and a 2500mAh battery.
Samsung has officially announce their first tablet running the latest Android OS. The Galaxy Tab 2 runs Android ICS 4.0 and it is similar to the original Galaxy Tab but with faster hardware.
The Galaxy Tab 2 is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor and 1GB RAM and features a 7-inch WSVGA display (1024×600) PLS TFT LCD, Wi-Fi, 3MP rear-facing fixed focus camera, VGA camera on the front, HSPA+ support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS, 8 or 16 or 32GB internal memory, microSD card slot and 4,000mAh battery.
Also, The Tablet is 10.5mm thin with TouchWiz UI, Live Panel, Samsung Apps support, Hub support and KIES Air.
The Tablet will be release by March, and UK will be the first to get the Galaxy Tab 2, Samsung Will release two versions a (Wifi only) version along with a (3G + Wifi) version.
Official Galaxy S 2 Prices:
Wi-Fi: 2,995SEK (450USD)
3G: 3,695 SEK (556USD)
Wi-Fi: 349EUR (463USD)
3G: 429EUR (568USD)
Wi-Fi: 2,400NOK (420USD)
3G: 2,990NOK (523USD)
Wi-Fi: 2,350DKK (419USD)
3G: 2,995DKK (512USD)
Samsung keeps extending its Duos lineup and today we learned the popular Galaxy Ace is the next smartphone to grow an extra radio. The Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos went official for the Indian market.
The Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos will be mostly identical to the original Galaxy Ace, but it will get a larger battery to make up for the second radio. Instead of the 1350 mAh unit found in the original Galaxy Ace, the Galaxy Ace Duos will have a 1650 mAh Li-Ion battery.
The Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos will retail for INR16,900, which translates to about €260 or $340.
MWC 2012 Starts with some HOT Samsung announcements, Samsung has just announced her latest tablet, the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and This tablet is built around a 10.1-inch PLS LCD and runs on the latest Android release 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The screen resolution of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is identical to that of the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 1280 x 800 pixels. The tablet is powered by a 1GHz dual-core CPU and packs 1 GB of RAM. The internal storage options are 16GB and 32GB and there is a microSD card slot on both versions.
There are a couple of cameras on board the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 a 3.2 megapixel camera on the back, which can capture 1080p video and a VGA one at the front for video-chatting purposes. The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is actually a bit thicker (9.7mm vs 8.6mm) and heavier (588g vs 560g) than the Galaxy Tab 10.1 even though the two have identical 7000 mAh batteries.
Samsung has announced another affordable Android smartphone called the "Galaxy Pocket". This new Samsung smartphone will join the series of Galaxy Y and other entry-level Samsung smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy Pocket will be initially launched in Europe later this month and will be gradually rolled out in other markets.
The Samsung Galaxy Pocket features a 2.8-inch display and runs on Android 2.3 platform with upgraded TouchWiz user interface. The device comes pre-loaded with Samsung ChatON messenger. The Galaxy Pocket is powered by an 832 MHz processor. It has a 2GB of user memory. The Galaxy Pocket sports a 2MP camera and 1,200 mAh battery. For connectivity, the device supports 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS support, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP and USB 2.0.
The price of the Galaxy Pocket is around150 USD but the official Market price is not announced yet.
Here is a Comparison between the Samsung latest tablets Galaxy Note 10.1 and the Apple new iPad, this comparison (on the table below) focus on the content creation and creativity level of each device not just the specs and OS. So its fair enough, Take a look!
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Samsung will launch a New Galaxy Phone later this month in India, Its the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus. Indian online retailer Flipkart says it will ship on 21, March. For now though, Flipkart is already accepting pre-orders for the phone, which will cost 16,275 INR (approximately $330 USD).
Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus specifications is good for its price, It has a 3.65 HVGA display with pixel density of 158 ppi. a single-core 1GHz processor captains the ship with 512MB of RAM on board. The unit offers 3GB of native storage which can be expanded to as much as 35GB using the microSD slot featured on the handset. A 5MP AF camera with LED flash captures video at 480p (30 fps) and has an aperture size of f/2.6 along with features like smile detection and the ability to take panorama style shots. Android 2.3.6 is installed.
Samsung has just announced its second Unpacked event for this year. The newly announced event is due to August,29 and it will start at 7PM local time (GMT+1).
Our reports confirm that Samsung will Announce the Next Galaxy Note aka Galaxy Note II, and unconfirmed reports suggest that samsung may also reveal a new Galaxy Tab, May be the Galaxy Tab 11.8" with Retina display.
Beside that Samsung will show us the upgraded version of the Galaxy Note 10.1 slate.
The Samsung Galaxy Beam projector phone coming with a powerful 15 lumen projector with slim body as the latest mid-range Android performance phone from Samsung. Galaxy Beam release date has been confirmed to be in April. Indian market will be the first to get this phone, other global markets will follow after a while.
"The device will be launched in India in April," a Samsung spokesperson confirmed the release of the handset. Rumors about the Galaxy Beam price it at nearly $500 off contract.
With the focus on the projector, the Galaxy Beam allows users to share pictures, videos and presentation on the go, with the image stretching out to 50 inches at maximum.
Unlike what Apple said, Users love big devices with Huge display, It is like a tiny tablet in your pocket, This been proved as the strong demand for the Samsung Galaxy Note which set a New record as 5 Million handsets have been SOLD till Now in a very short period (around 5 Months). Even if Samsung already breaks that record back in 2011 with the Galaxy S II.
This proves that you are no longer stupid when you walk with a big phone. Samsung sold 5 Million Galaxy Notes in 5 months!
Today, Samsung confirmed that the launch of the new Galaxy Tab 2 tablets will be delayed. Both the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) and Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) will be released in the UK towards the end of April, with other markets expected to follow suit soon after.
Details as to what exactly is causing the delay were not given, but a company spokesperson said that Samsung and Google still need some time to make the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich platform run smoothly on both devices. However, you can rest assured that the slates will launch with ICS out of the box.
We know that Samsung delayed the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), but Samsung decided to release them by the ned of this Month in the UK, before the duo released to the other markets.
Samsung spokesman blamed the delay on the need to make Android 4.0 run more smoothly on each tablet.
Office Depot is apparently able to see the future. Earlier on Friday, the tablets section on the office supply retailer website showed the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) priced at $399.99 for the 8GB model. There was no way that the model could have been checked out and paid for and by later in the day the tablet had been removed completely from the site.
As Samsung is getting ready for the Unpacked 2012 event to announce the Next Galaxy flagship smartphone, A yet unannounced Samsung device, carrying the product number I9800 just got Wi-Fi certification.
The highly-anticipated Samsung flagship briefly flexed its GPU muscle in a GLBenchmark test by the name I9300 and now things are really getting interesting with the addition of the I9800 to the mix. Looks like Samsung will show a range of new GALAXY products on the Unpckaed event.
Samsung annouced the GALAXY Note 10.1 at the MWC this year but the tablet didn't officially released as samsung wanted to change its specifications, Check the old Specifications of the Galaxy Note 10.1.
The score of 61.4 megapixels per second beats the Galaxy S III by a huge margin, indicating a new graphics processor. Since the chipset in the Galaxy Note 10.1 is listed as the same Exynos 4412 Quad-core 1.4GHz CPU we have in the latest Galaxy phone, then the graphics processor must be the next generation Mali T-604, not the Mali-400 in the Galaxy S II and S III.
We thought that Mali T-604 will only be coming with the Exynos 5 series of chips, but apparently Samsung might be testing other combinations, if this benchmark scale is true. The T-604 is about 5x the Mali-400 performance, So we can expect an HD display on the Galaxy Note 10.1, May be 1920 x 1080 reolution or even more.
Sassing has just announced a new Mid-range Galaxy phone, The Samsung Galaxy Appeal. It is an Android smartphone with side-sliding QWERTY. Some of its features include a 3.2" HVGA display, 800MHz single-core processor, 3.2-megapixel camera, video recording, 1,300 mAh battery, microSD card slot, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Naturally, its 4-row landscape style QWERTY keyboard is its main feature.
GALAXY Beam is finally coming to Europe, The UK retailer Carphone Warehouse has added the Samsung Galaxy Beam to its list of upcoming phones and it should be out this month. It is confirmed that the handset will feature the ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500 chip. The device is coming by the end of June.
As to the Samsung Galaxy Beam itself, it definitely takes the highlight with its 15-lumen built-in pico projector, spreading out the lumens into a 50-inch picture with a resolution of 640x360 pixels. The phone manages to still remain not too thick with its 0.49-inch (12.5mm) body. Aslo, it packs the usual dual-core 1GHz processor and both a 5MP rear camera and front-facing snapper.
Samsung is doing pretty well these days and the company's new CEO vowed to address some of its weaker spots in his inaugural speech. "A particular focus must be given to serving new customer experience and value by strengthening soft capabilities in software, user experience, design, and solutions," said Kwon Oh-hyun.
What rose Samsung to Android prominence and gave it the title of the world's largest phone maker, was the edge in hardware components of its own make like processors, screens and memory. When it comes to industrial design and user interfaces, things can be improved, and that is precisely what the new CEO will be targeting.
Well, This may be a surprise, but the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet might actually work as a cell phone too. As in a cell phone that you can insert a SIM card in and use to make calls. Evidence in support of this rumor comes from a Galaxy Note 10.1 hands-on video posted below.
In the Video they doesn't make any phone calls for the duration of the video. However, they bring up an application called "Teléfono" (Spanish for "phone"), which seems to be a working dialer. The tablet is branded for the Mexican carrier Telcel, which is why the interface language is set to Spanish.
The original Samsung Galaxy Note was a big hit for Samsung, We already got the Concept Photo of the Galaxy Note II and its Specifications too. Now we got the release date, The Next Samsung Galaxy Note is coming this Fall around October,2012 just in time of Apple's iPhone 5 announcement.
The Note II, if it will be called that, will supposedly feature a quad-core Exynos processor, 12 MP camera, and better battery life. The build quality will also allegedly be improved, thanks to a rumored unbreakable plane (UBP) display, a precursor to Samsung's YOUM flexible display technology.
T-Mobile Galaxy Note won't support LTE Networks, but it still comes with a Qualcomm S3 chipset, instead of the Exynos 4210 used in the international version. The flip side is that this Samsung Galaxy Note gains support for what T-Mo call 4G with 42Mbps HSPA, while the Note N7000 network support is limited to 21 Mbps.
Today, Samsung Electronics USA sent Invitations for a Major Event for a new Galaxy device announcement. Samsung didn't provide any new Info about the device, the event will be on August 15, 2012 at 10:00AM EST by Samsung Telecommunications America. It May be the Upcoming Galaxy Note 2 !
Official Samsung Invitation text:
"Please join Samsung Electronics America for a major announcement and unveiling of the newest GALAXY device. An exclusive press conference will take place where full details will be disclosed.
An invitation with details will follow soon.
Image leaked on Twitter reveals a new Low-end Android smartphone, called Samsung Galaxy Reverb (SPH-M950), that's bound for a Sprint release. The post has been deleted from Twitter since (Screenshot above).
Galaxy Reverb feature a 4" WVGA (400 x 800) screen, 768 MB worth of RAM and a 5 MP camera on the back with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. Under the hood is where things are different the Reverb is reportedly powered by a single-core 1.4GHz processor, while the Jasper has a high-end dual-core Krait processor, clocked at 1.5 GHz.
T-Mobile US and Samsung Mobile announced that the Galaxy Note will launch on all retailers and will be available starting from August,8 on all Us stores. The price will be $249.99 on a 2-year contract.
Samsung Galaxy Note for T-Mobile has a 42Mbps HSPA+ connectivity instead of the LTE-support, along with a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 CPU, clocked at 1.5GHz, 5.3" Super AMOLED display, 8MP camera, and 16GB of built-in memory.
The Galaxy S Duos looks just like the Samsung Galaxy S III, but with lower Specifications and hardware Quality to keep the price down.
Its screen will be smaller, at 4" rather than 4.8" and with a resolution of 480x800 pixels. Also it has Dual-SIM slot to run on 2 carriers at the same time.
The device run Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich, which is great for a mid-range phone, powered by a single-core 1Ghz CPU and 512MB of RAM. Samsung Focused on the appearance of this device, to make it look closer to the Galaxy S3 but with an affordable price.
One of the more consistent rumors is that Samsung will announce the Galaxy Tab 11.6 Android ICS tablet.
The name suggests a 11.6-inch screen, but according to the rumors the tablet itself will not be much larger than the Tab 10.1. The screen will supposedly have a whopping WQXGA resolution (2560×1600).
If this is true, the Tab 11.6 will have 260ppi pixel density, which would be amazing for a tablet. Samsung have already shown a 10.1-inch WQXGA screen, so 11.6-inch WQXGA is right up their alley and will be competitive to the rumored high-res iPad 3. The new Exynos 5250 chipset supports just that resolution too. The chipset packs two Cortex-A15 cores running at 2.0GHz.