Widdit Labs - a company that create lock screen apps, has created a lock screen widget that mimics Facebook's Home theme. This is the original, stripped-down "Homebase Lock Screen" app, which is nicely customizable and offers quite a bit in terms of changing the look and feel of your lock screen. From the reviews, it seem the theme little buggy, feel free to install it and check for yourself.
Some of the features include being able to set a default background, pick a personal unlock icon and choose a custom unlock sound as well as being able to add screens, remove screens and re-order screens.
How to personalize your Homebase:
After you install Homebase, an icon is placed on your home screen. Click this icon to access settings. Thought the settings screen you can edit the following:
- Turn Homebase on/off
- Add screens - click the "+" icon and you can add widgets, your favorite RSS feeds and more
- Turn off screens
- Re-order screens. Touch and drag to move them around
- Set your default background
- Set your personal unlock icon. Choose an image from your phone and crop it, or use the online gallery
- Set custom unlock sound
HomeBase runs on any Android operated device 2.2 and up.
Download: Google Play Store Link
Google Nexus 10 is one of the most exciting tablets to come out this year and late last year and a good way to spoil your gadget is to get hold of the latest book cover to come out exclusively for the device. The Google Play Store now offers two distinct colors of this book cover and is presently on sale for $ 29.99.
Although some resent the fact that Google took a long time to introduce an accessory for this device, you will surely find that getting one is worth the wait. The book cover offers ample protection without the added bulk, since you need to replace the stock back cover with the official book cover to use it. Also, opening and closing the flap in front will put the device on awake-asleep mode. Cool eh? Available colors for the book cover are Dark Grey and Scarlet, grab yours now!
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HTC One is now available in 24-carat gold and platinum, that's right. Retailing prices start at £1895, Goldgenie's Gold HTC One phone is available in a choice of Gold (£1895), Rose Gold (£1995), or Platinum (£2095) plating. Featured in either Silver or Black, users can choose 32GB or 64 GB of memory. All phones are delivered in a beautifully customised Goldgenie box, making this a complete gift-to-go.
That's exactly the thought that crossed the minds of the jewelry experts from Goldgenie, who have done a premium edition of the popular smartphone. The HTC One is now available with 24-carat gold plating, and, as expected, isn't what you'd call affordable. Not that the rest of the recent Goldgenie makeovers are.
Having already achieved reasonable success gold plating company Goldgenie shot to fame its founder Laban Roomes successfully appeared on the BBC's popular show Dragon's Den (winning investment from multi-millionaire dragon James Caan) in 2007. Goldgenie now boasts franchises on several continents, as well as celebrity clients from the Beckhams, Elton John and Denzel Washington - not to mention a wealth of world-leading corporate brands. The company specialises in customizing and embellishing a wide range of items, from roses to game consoles, as well as supplying selected exclusive and luxury products to high end retailers such as Harrods and Selfridges.
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We already reported before that the Moto 360 Smartwatch was already sold-out on the Play Store in just a few hours after launch, but that was the leather band variant. If you wanted a Metal wrist band you were out of luck even if you got to the store in time Motorola released the phone with a choice of two leather bands saying it will make it available with a metal band later on.
Now however, Verizon has put the metal strap version on pre-order for $300 with a choice of Black and Silver colors. Sadly, the Black Metal version is already sold-out to, but you still have the Silver metal variant available.
The regular price is $250 so you pay a $50 premium for the metal band. That's still better than getting a metal band after the fact though, then it will be $80 extra (that puts the price of the leather band at $30).
Incase you are not familiar with the Moto 360, here are some of the cool features that will spark your interest:
- Quality craftsmanship - Finely crafted with stainless-steel, genuine leather from Horween and scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla glass.
- Responds to your voice - Just speak to get the info you need using the dual microphones.
- Doubles as an activity tracker - Track your steps and heart rate with a built-in pedometer and heart rate monitor.
- Works with your Android phone - Pair with most smartphones running Android 4.3 or higher.
- Bluetooth 4.0 technology - Pairs with your smartphone through the latest Bluetooth technology.
- Sensors - Include a pedometer, an ambient light sensor and an optical heart rate monitor (PPG) for versatile use.
- Mobile notifications - Let you view alerts from your device simply by looking at your wrist. A vibration option provides discreet alerts.
- Built-in microphone - Allows clear hands-free communication.
- 1.56" LCD touch screen - With Corning Gorilla Glass 3 construction, 320 x 290 resolution and 205 ppi makes navigation simple and clearly presents visuals.
- Water resistant - Moto 360 withstands both water and dust, so you don't have to worry about a splash at the pool or a little sand at the beach*. IP67 Certified.
- Stainless-steel case - With a plastic case back and a leather watch band creates a stylish, yet durable, design.
- All-day battery - Go all day and recharge on a dock at night.
- 4GB internal storage and 512MB RAM - Help ensure fast, efficient performance.
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A pink Samsung Galaxy S III that recently showed up in South Korea has now been made official. It's only available for the South Koreans for now. The pink Galaxy S III includes 32 GB of storage. It'll be available tomorrow, on September 26. Obviously Samsung is aiming it at the younger crowd along with women.
The pink superphone will be available on all of Korea's three operators, but only 100,000 units will be produced. Maybe the company is hoping for some Apple-style lines outside of the stores tomorrow. We'll see how that plays out.
Samsung has also mentioned that it's managed to sell over 3 million Galaxy S III units in its home market alone. That's a pretty impressive feat in a country with 50 million inhabitants.
Service provider ATT today announced the launch date of the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The newest 5.5 inch Android Jelly Bean handset will be available to AT&T customers starting November 9 - just two weeks after Sprint launches its version.
Similar to Sprint, ATT will ask $299.99 for the Samsung Galaxy Note II with a contract. Pre-orders will begin on October 25.
As you may already know, the Samsung Galaxy Note II has a quad-core Exynos processor clocked at 1.6GHz, LTE connectivity, S Pen, 8MP rear camera, 1.9MP front-facing camera, and a 3,100 mAh battery.
Verizon, T-Mobile and US Cellular may also launch the Samsung Galaxy Note II in the US, but haven't provided specific launch dates yet. Here's the ATT press release.
Beginning Nov. 9 customers interested in picking up a Samsung Galaxy Note® II will be able to purchase one for $299.99 with a two-year agreement in all AT&T* stores and online. Online pre-orders for this highly anticipated device are planned for Oct. 25 at www.att.com/galaxynoteii.
Announced last month, the Samsung Galaxy Note II is one of the first smartphones launching at AT&T to feature a quad-core processor. Galaxy Note II uses a 1.6 GHz quad-core ExynosTM processor with powerful graphics capabilities. The Galaxy Note II is thinner and narrower than the first Galaxy Note, and it improves upon the original with longer battery life, as well as enhancements to the S PenTM. AT&T is the only carrier to offer the original Samsung Galaxy NoteTM at $199.99 with a two-year agreement.
The Galaxy Note II will run on AT&T's 4G LTE network. It will ship running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) on its beautiful 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLEDTM display, perfect for customers who want the productivity of a tablet with the portability of a smartphone. The 8-megapixel camera allows users to easily share their photos with friends through Share Shot, while S BeamTM lets you quickly share videos, pictures, maps and more with other Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S® III devices.
AT&T customers have access to the nation's largest 4G network**, covering 275 million people. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. That means AT&T customers are able to enjoy a widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G experience on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. With other carriers, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you may be on a much slower 3G network.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** 4G speeds not available everywhere. Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network.
Samsung, Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, Exynos, S Beam and Super AMOLED are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, frequency of calls and voice, data and other application usage patterns.
Couple days ago, Google introduced a new entry to the ChromeOS family: the 11.6", Exynos 5-powered Samsung Chromebook. The price of this dual-core ultraportable laptpo is compeitive at $250, and it's really very practical for users who don't normally venture outside the web browser.
Simply to avoid confusion, this doesn't run Android. It runs ChromeOS. This new Chromebook is the first non-Android device to produce its distance to Play Store,and features an 11.6" 1366x768 display, dual-core Exynos 5 processor, 2GB RAM, a 16GB SSD, HDMI out, 1x USB 2.0 port, 1x USB 3.0 port, an Sdcard reader, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and "up to" 6.5 hours price of battery.
Some basic description of this ChromeBook.
The new laptop from Google. Simple, lightweight, easy to use. For everyone.
Finally, a hassle-free computer. No annoying updates. Nothing complicated to learn. No expensive software to buy. Starts in seconds. Built for everyday use and perfect for sharing with others (if you really have to).
Your favorite Google products built-in: Search, Gmail, YouTube, and Hangouts. So you can work, play, and do whatever you want, right out of the box. Choose from thousands of free apps and let Chromebook keep it all fresh with automatic updates.
Stick it in your purse, backpack, or briefcase. It weighs under 2.5 pounds, is less than 0.8 inches thin, and has more than 6.5 hours of battery life. And wherever you are, all your things are safely stored online.
Easily switch between users in seconds. Share your Chromebook with friends, families, and even the occasional guest. Everyone can have their own files, apps, and settings, so you can keep your stuff to yourself.
Beginning Nov. 10, AT&T customers that have a Samsung Captivate Glide can update their phone to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
Android 4.0 simplifies common actions and includes a new typeface optimized for high-resolution screens to boost readability.
The many new features range from the new browser with improved page loading, tabbed browsing, offline reading and desktop mode. There are new lock/unlock features like the ability to unlock right to the camera, texting, phone dialer, or home screen, or you can use Face Unlock which lets you unlock your screen using facial recognition technology.
You can easily swipe away notifications with all the new notifications bar and multitasking is a lot easier with the new Recent Apps Shortcut that allows you to switch between apps quickly. There's even a setting to aid your track important computer data usage.
Samsung's Windows Phone 8-powered device has finally made it to Canada, via TELUS, Bell and Rogers. As reported by MobileSyrup, that the "quantities are limited," if you really want to get this phone, you better act fast. Currently online sales are available.
The Samsung ATIV S gives you powerful performance, elegant design and an amazing HD screen, all on the new Windows Phone 8 operating system.
Enjoy blazing-fast speeds on Canada's largest LTE network1, view your pictures and videos in full HD on its 4.8" HD Super AMOLED screen, and store and share documents in the cloud with SkyDrive. Plus, access everything important in your life with just one quick glance thanks to customizable Live Tiles in Windows Phone 8.
Samsung has just released Jelly Bean update for the American variants of its Galaxy Tab 2 tablets, both 7 inch and the 10.1 inch. The update is available over-the-air and improves performance of the tablets along with features like expandable and actionable notifications, resizable widgets and lots more.
In addition, the software update will bring the enhanced notifications as well as Google Now. Those who happen to be in the US with a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 in hand now have a few options to consider, you can either wait for the update notification to arrive or manual check for update and get it now.
If you haven't been notified yet, head over to Settings menu and check for updates by navigate to Settings -> About device -> Software update to try and get the process started now.
Samsung has launched Pink Galaxy Note II in Taiwan targeted at the ladies. This is a great gift for your girlfriend or wife, in case you haven't noticed, Valentine's Day is next week.
The Galaxy Note II features a 5.5" SuperAMOLED HD display, an Exynos 4412 CPU at 1.6GHz, 2GB of RAM, 8 Megapixel Rear facing Camera capable of shooting 1080p Full HD Videos at 30FPS, 1.9 Megapixel front facing camera capable of shooting 720p HD Videos. The Samsung Galaxy Note II comes pre-loaded with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS.
The phone will be available in Taiwan by the end of this month carrying a price tag of NT$22,900.
Source: Samsung Taiwan
SamMobile just received the first firmware of the Galaxy X Cover 2.The Galaxy X Cover 2 GT-S7710 was launched with a 4.0-inch WVGA (480 x 800 pixels) resolution, a 1GHz dual-core processor packed inside, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, microSD memory card slot, and a 5-megapixel photo snapper on its back, with LED flash and HD video recording.
Owners of a Samsung Galaxy X Cover 2 GT-S7710 can now download and install the first firmware release for their handsets.
Information about the firmwares
- Countries: Nordic countries
- Android: 4.1.2
- PDA: S7710XXAMB3
- CSC: S7710OXXAMA9
The Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G (LTE) is now available on Virgin Mobile. This smartphone was previously launched on Sprint last year and it is available on Virgin for roughly $300 off-contract.
It is a sensible mid-range smartphone, which has a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor clocking in at 1.2GHz per core and 1 GB memory. The internal storage of 4GB may be expanded to an additional 32GB using microSD. It has ample display at 4 inches as well as front and back cameras. Main camera is at 5MP.
It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, different from what Sprint offers. Plans for unlimited data with messaging for Virgin can be had for as little as $35/month, which is very affordable and can be quite tempting for many who are looking for an LTE phone with NFC support.
Samsung plans to provide a sample version of the S 4 to retailers who want to experience the device's capabilities. The company has decided to use an LTE with 3G version, which is only one of many, six to be exact, of the Galaxy S 4.
A Samsung insider also surmises that Samsung will most probably use the Snapdragon processor and that it would be the 600. Earlier assumptions pointed to the Exynos processor being used in the flagship phone with a separate chip for the LTE.
As to the design, the Galaxy S 4 will come in black and white and it will be offered in 16, 32 and 64 GB variants for each color. MicroSD will most probably be used to expand the memory. Furthermore, based on teaser banners and logos, a dotted back panel is highly possible. We'll know more in the following days if it will be made out of glass or polycarbonate plastic that is typical for many Samsung products. The Galaxy S 4 will be formally launched in Times Square on March 14th.
Samsung Galaxy S IV in 6 variants.
- GT-I9500 Galaxy S IV 16 GB (White)
- GT-I9500 Galaxy S IV 32 GB (White)
- GT-I9500 Galaxy S IV 64 GB (White)
- GT-I9500 Galaxy S IV 16 GB (Black)
- GT-I9500 Galaxy S IV 32 GB (Black)
- GT-I9500 Galaxy S IV 64 GB (Black)
US Cellular has announced that the Galaxy Note 10.1 is now available for those who are interested at $499.99. The carrier formally launched their Note 10.1 devices last Feb 27 and it can be had under a 2-year contract plan. That plan has 2GB worth of mobile data. The carrier featured the tablet sans the LTE connectivity on its website back in February.
This device runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.1, quad-core Exynos processor by Samsung that clocks in at 1.4 GHz each, 2GB RAM, front and rear cameras, 16GB internal memory that could be expanded by using microSD and a 7000mAh battery. It uses an S-pen stylus and comes with DropBox cloud. It is also offered on Verizon and Sprint, prior to US Cellular's announcement.
There are plenty of people who are waiting for this device but most will probably want to buy those that do not carry plans, considering the rate at which these tablets get replaced and/or updated.
People who have been waiting for the Galaxy Express, which is an LTE-enabled phone, can now get their unit in Germany. This device features a dual core processor that clocks in at 1.5 GHz and this 4.5-incher runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.1 version. It also has 1 GB memory, 8GB storage that is expandable using microSD.
It can be recalled that the US carrier, AT&T has launched a similar phone awhile back. In Germany, the device will cost €489. It sounds expensive but with extensive LTE-coverage in most of Europe, this phone can actually be quite cost effective in the long run. It is comparable to the Galaxy S3 and is available in white. It will also be available in other markets in the near future and by that time; other colors will already be available.
The Galaxy Express is a great addition to Samsung's LTE phones. It should also benefit from future improvements that Samsung plans to provide to its flagship as well as other popular devices.
Samsung Galaxy Express may not be as popular as the Galaxy S III, but it does have a following because of its affordability. Furthermore, it will already be rolled out on Android Jelly Bean 4.1, so that users can already enjoy various additions and improvement with the company.
An international version of the Galaxy Express has already been launched and it is already running on the first Jelly Bean version.
The OTA roll out will happen as early as today and be mindful of notifications that your phone has already received the roll out or go to Settings and look for it under Software update and tick "Check for Updates". Otherwise, it won't be long until you receive the update, so sit tight.
Source: AT&T Blog
Google today posted factory images for Android 4.2.2 (JDQ39) for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus alongside the new 4.2.2 binaries. If you are wondering what's the purpose of the factory images, they allow you to flash your phone back to its original stock state. This is really useful in the unfortunate event that you mess something up trying to install a custom ROM.
If you are on a Sprint Galaxy Nexus, an Android 4.2.1 factory image is available as well.
Beginning today, Samsung Galaxy S® II customers will be able to upgrade to AndroidTM 4.1, Jelly Bean, via an over-the-wire update (via Samsung's Simple Upgrade Tool.
Jelly Bean offers users stunning graphic capabilities with expanded feature functionality. This software update will make several premium and intuitive Galaxy S III features available to Galaxy S II users.
Some new features of the Jelly Bean:
- Smart Stay: Tracks eye movement to ensure the device screen is always on while it's viewed so the backlight doesn't dim or become idle
- Direct Call: Converts text message interface to the voice call interface by simply raising the phone to the ear
- Pop Up Play: Allows users to watch video content while operating any application at the same time
- In addition, different operation modes allow users to modify phone functions to meet their always changing needs:
To download the Jelly Bean update, go to this link. Once the Simple Upgrade Tool download is complete, you will be prompted to install the Jelly Bean update. Your device will be disabled during the few minutes it takes to install the update, but will be ready to use immediately afterwards.
Source: via Sprint
Samsung has announced that the Samsung Note 8.0, has today gone on sale at Samsung Experience Stores in the UK. The Wifi-only Galaxy Note 8 goes on sale today, priced at £339.99, we expect the cellular data version to follow shortly. The Note 8 features a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos CPU running the show, 2GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD.There's also a 5MP rear shooter and 1.3MP front-facing camera. It also comes with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out from the box.
Free content and services bundle worth £60 available with every purchase from 15th April for a limited time.
5th April 2013, London, UK: Samsung Mobile UK has today announced that customers in the UK are now able to buy the Galaxy Note 8.0 from the Samsung Experience Store at Westfield Stratford City with other channels to follow. Ultra portable thanks to its 8" screen size, the Galaxy Note 8.0 comes pre-loaded with a suite of new content and services worth over £60, at no extra cost to the customer*.
The new mid-size tablet, together with a suite of intuitive features and an evolved S Pen, gives you the ease of using a traditional pen and paper with speed, efficiency and accuracy. Features include a suite of S Note templates and tools that allow you to create, edit, manage and share documents, as well as seamless multi-tasking thanks to Quick Command, continuous text input and Multi-Window View which means the portable 8" screen can be split and used to access a number of live applications at the same time.
A range of S-Pen apps, including Paper Artist and Photo Note, mean you can be creative wherever you are, whether on the commute to work, on holiday or sat on your living room sofa. The new Reading Mode makes it easier to read e-books, magazines and newspapers as you can optimise the settings to create the most comfortable reading experience, plus you can annotate, highlight, cut and paste text.
For a limited time from 15 April 2013*, the Galaxy Note 8.0 will also come pre-loaded with the following content and services;
- A £20 voucher to spend in the Samsung Learning Hub
- A Two Month Free trial subscription to The Times newspaper worth £32.00
- AVG Anti-Virus Pro
- Access to the Samsung Music Hub for free for 1 month
- Need for SpeedTM Hot Pursuit
- Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2
- 50GB DropBox free for 2 years
Mobicity of UK is selling the Galaxy Express for 314.39 Pounds, around 370 euros - it's actually much less than the suggested retail price for Germany (€489).
Samsung I8730 Galaxy Express is a large screen Android smartphone, announced in January 2013, this elegant looking device comes with a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen. The display supports multitouch, has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels along with a pixel density of 207ppi and is easy to work with one hand.
The phone features a Dual-core 1.2GHz processor and runs Android OS v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). It offers 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory and microSD slot that can hold cards of up to 32GB memory. The handset is NFC-enabled and allows easy wireless connectivity and online payments.
Samsung I8730 Galaxy Express sports a 5.0 Megapixel AF camera at the back with built-in LED flash, face detection technology, geo-tagging, touch focus and HD movie recording capability. Other specs are - 4G & dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity, HSPA+ data, Bluetooth v4.0, MHL, GPS, HTML5 browser, SNS integration, handwriting recognition and a 2000mAh battery.
Samsung's latest and greatest smartphone, the Galaxy S 4, is making a big move into the US today with an online arrival at Sprint and in-store availability at AT&T
The Galaxy S4 features a stunning 5″ Full HD Super AMOLED display panel, an Exynos 5 Octa (8-Core) CPU clocked at 1.6GHz, a Tri-Core PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU, (or a Quad-Core Snapdragon 600 CPU clocked at 1.9GHz and Adreno 320 GPU, depending on the market) and 2GB of RAM. The device has a 13MP camera which capable of shooting up to Full HD 1080p videos at 30FPS and a 2.1MP front facing camera which is capable of shooting up to Full HD 1080p videos, as well.
The Galaxy S4 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung's new TouchWiz UX 2.0 out of the box. The device also includes Samsung's Smart Features: Smart Stay, Smart Pause, Smart Scroll and Smart Pause, Air Gestures, S Voice, S Health and S Translator.
Radio Shack now accepting pre-orders on the Verizon variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is . The electronics retailer is also reserving units of the phone, but for a higher price of $249.99 with a signed two-year contract. Customers spending $30 or more in a single transaction through June 1st, will receive a $10 credit that can be used on future purchases such as accessories you want to buy for your new phone.
Verizon sells the 16GB Galaxy S4 version for $199.99 with new two-year agreements, that's why you'll find it surprising to see Radio Shack ask for $50 on top of that price, with those mandatory two-year contracts still in the picture - the retailer also stocks just the 16GB Galaxy S4 model.
Samsung today released details about an unannounced Android smartphone for Straight Talk called the Galaxy Centura. The Galaxy Centura is a bar-style phone that runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and has a 3.5-inch 480 x 320 display.
Powered by an 800MHz processor and includes a 3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, 4GB of internal memory, and support for microSD cards up to 32GB. It is for sale on Straight Talk's web site for $99 dollars.
- AndroidTM 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich Makes Multitasking a Snap
- Google Mobile Services to Watch, Play and Listen Wherever You Go
- A Large, Brilliant Touchscreen Brings Vibrancy Wherever You Go
- A Premium Camera and Camcorder to Capture Life in Detail
Samsung TecTile is an app which lets you read and write TecTile NFC tags. You can create TecTiles to change settings on your phone, launch applications, check-in to places, update social status, or even make phone calls or send text messages automatically. Once you create a TecTile using the TecTile app, place the Tile in a convenient place, then tap your phone to the TecTile to perform the actions stored in the TecTile.
TecTiles are designed to work on Samsung Android smartphones that comply with MIFARETM technology, including Samsung Galaxy S III. Please see below for the latest list of compatible Samsung smartphones. TecTiles may work with other NFC-enabled Android smartphones that comply with MIFARE, but Samsung does not test other branded devices for compatibility or functionality and makes no representations or warranties whatsoever with respect to such use.
Read more click on link below:
Download: Samsung TecTile
The Samsung Galaxy S4 wireless charging kit is now available directly through Samsung's accessory store. With the Samsung Wireless Charging Pad, you can charge your phone without connecting ports or cables. Simply place your phone on the Wireless Charging Pad and it will begin charging.
The LED indicator on the charging pad will turn green if your phone is properly charging or will turn yellow if your phone is not in the correct placement on the pad in order to charge effectively. The mobile charging pad requires that your device supports wireless charging. For Galaxy S 4, make sure you have installed the Wireless Charging Cover to enable wireless charging on your device. "
Go totally wireless with the Galaxy S® 4 Wireless Battery Cover. Easily installs, replacing your existing battery door and allowing on-the-fly, cable-free charging with any Qi-enabled charger base.
This Bluetooth Slide-out Keyboard for Samsung Galaxy S4 provides quick access to all controls, features, camera, and ports. Conveniently designed slide-out keyboard allows you to switch from the touch screen to keyboard. It easily pairs over Bluetooth connectivity and features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard with LED back light that allows you to type when it's dark. It's powered by an advanced Lithium rechargeable battery and built-in on/off switch lets you conserve battery life. Adjustable angled body gives you flexibility to watch movies or type while you are laying down. Simply snap in your Samsung S4, connect and you've got a fully functional keyboard ready whenever you need it!
• Backlit Keyboard
• Specialized keys (Home, Search, Play/Pause Buttons) to
• Adjustable Stand Function Conveniently Adjust from 0 - 90 degree
• Detachable Hard Shell Case
• Form-fitting shell design ensures perfect fit
• Full Coverage Protection
• Excellent Key Sensitivity
• Tilts upright
• Bluetooth Version: v3.0
• Operating Voltage: 3.7v
• Battery Capacity: Lithium 280mAh
• Charging Time: 2 hours
• Working Time: 8 hours
• Standby time: 45 days
• Transmit Range: 3 meters
• Product Size: 5.46in x 2.87in x 0.86in
• Bluetooth Slideout Keyboard
• Micro USB Charging Cable
• User Manual
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Battery Charger Stand w/ 2600mAh Battery will provide you with peace of mind, knowing you will always have a spare battery charged. So whether you need to extend your day, need a replacement battery, or just need a backup plan, this battery and battery charger has you covered.
This Samsung accessory is made with portability in mind and doubles as a durable protective case so your charged battery will be there for you when you need it. The case is compact and can slip in to a small purse or bag.
If your phone is running low, simply swap out your dead battery for your new one. Go from 0% power to 100% power in seconds. The Spare Battery Charging System is great when your battery is low but you need to continue using your device and don't want to be attached to a wall outlet.
Charging your spare battering is a breeze, simply slip the battery in to the storage compartment and plug in your charging cable, the size of this charger makes it easy to charge at home or on the go.
- Samsung Galaxy S Spare Battery Charger (2600mAh Battery Included)
- If your phone is running low, simply swap out your dead battery for your new one. Go from 0% power to 100% power in seconds.
- Great when you battery is low but you need to continue using your device and don't want to be attached to a wall outlet
- Compact Charging and Carrying Case for Spare Battery
- Micro USB Travel Adapter (700mAh) Also Charges Micro USB Compatible Mobile Devices
The Samsung Galaxy S® 4 is now available for pre-order online for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. The smartphone will be available for purchase online and in Verizon Wireless stores starting May 30.
The Galaxy S 4 introduces new photo features like Dual Shot, paired with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera to take professional looking photographs. Dual Shot allows the use of both the rear and front facing cameras at the same time and lets phone users to include themselves in pictures or videos.
The Galaxy S 4 is Global Ready and can travel overseas with anyone, but the software may make it an essential item for the world traveler. S Translator operates as a multilingual pocket dictionary native to the phone, translating words and phrases when typed or spoken into the app.
Other apps on the Galaxy S 4 include WatchON, which turns the smartphone into a home entertainment remote and personal TV guide. Air Viewand Air Gesture let users interact with their smartphone without even touching it. Hovering a finger over the screen lets users preview emails and waving a hand over the phone can scroll up and down a webpage.
If you're in the market for a tablet and don't fancy the Nexus line, Samsung is now asking for your money. The new Galaxy Tab 3 devices are for sale in the US. These devices come in 7, 8, and 10.1-inch versions.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 costs just $199.99, putting it safely in the budget tablet category - for that price, buyers get a tablet with a 7-inch, 1024 x 600 LCD display, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage with microSD storage up to 64 GB. The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 comes with a larger display and a higher price point of $299.99 - for that, you get 1280 x 800 display resolution on an 8-inch screen, a 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU, 1.5 GB RAM and 16 GB expandable internal storage. Specs-wise, the 8-inch Galaxy Tab 3 may actually be the most impressive member of the Tab 3 family, which is quite strange considering the Tab 10.1's specifications.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 does come with the fastest processor among the three - a dual-core, 1.6 GHz Intel Clover Trail - but it also comes with similar 1280 x 800 resolution to the 8-inch Galaxy Tab 3, and it only features 1 GB RAM under the hood. Internal storage is an expandable 16 GB, just like the 8-incher. Strangely, Samsung has also made the 10.1-inch Tab 3 incrementally expensive by $100, as this device costs $399.99. Both the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 ship with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, while the 7-inch edition includes Android 4.1.2 out of the box.
All three devices' features include a physical home button, much like Samsung's handsets, but a departure from the Galaxy Tab 2 line.
Samsung officially announced its Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Student Edition. The special edition tablet comes bundled with a desktop dock and a Bluetooth keyboard. This combo works with Samsung's aim for this season's collection of students from sea to sea, pushing this "Student Edition" to the United States through brick-and-mortar stores like Office Max and Best Buy.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Student Edition is priced at $349.99 and is currently available in Best Buy, Amazon, Wal-Mart, Toys ‘R' Us, BJ's, P.C. Richard & Son and Office Max. The dock and the keyboard then come essentially free where together they'd cost more than $60 USD - again, depending on where you shop.
Samsung introduced Samsung Wallet in February this year, an app that was available through Samsung Apps on the Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note II but is now downloadable from the Google Play Store.
- - Optimized for HD and Full-HD Samsung devices
- - Store and manage tickets, coupons, mobile boarding passes and membership cards in one convenient place
- - Offers 5 default categories for easy management of Tickets. You can also add categories for more personalization.
- - Customizable time and location-based reminders to show the Tickets at the right time and place.
- - Synchronize all your Tickets to multiple devices using Samsung account
- - Receive and store Co-marketing offers
- - Create your own tickets manually by using ‘Create my ticket' feature
- - Discover grocery coupons and digitally save them to loyalty card of participating groceries
- - Mobile devices
- . Galaxy S3
- . Galaxy S4
- . Galaxy Note 1
- . Galaxy Note 2
[How to use]
- 1. Download Samsung Wallet App.
- 2. Sign-in with Samsung Account.
- 3. Discover Wallet-compliant Partners Apps and offers from different Loyalty Cards.
The app is free as always, but seems to be limited to U.S. customers at the moment, and also doesn\'t support any more devices than it did before.
Source: Samsung Wallet
Samsung WatchOn offers more personalized recommendations across live TV and on-demand video, in one app
WatchON is now available on your favorite Samsung Tablets such as Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 and 10.1 and Samsung Galaxy Tab2 7.0 and 10.1.
Breakthrough app for Samsung Tablets that's as easy as changing a TV channel (also available for Samsung Galaxy S4: https://alturl.com/95fio)
Pause and play your favorite entertainment content from one app; in every room (*with select 2012 and 2013 Samsung Smart TV)
This is what Samsung WatchON offers:
• Remote Control and TV Guide: WatchON turns your mobile device into a simple remote control to quickly browse channels through a rich TV guide. No need to reach out for your old remote control.
• One Stop Search: WatchON gives you access to your favorite live TV, movie and video media content all in one place.
• Personalized Recommendations: WatchON is intelligent and will actually recommend TV shows and movies just for you. And, the more you watch, the smarter it gets.
• Multi-Device: Movies and TV Shows lets you watch the content you want, on the device you want, anywhere in your home. Start a movie or TV show on your tablet, continue to watch it on the big screen. Need to check on something in the kitchen? Movies and TV Shows lets you pass live TV right to your tablet, so you never miss a second of your favorite show.
• Complementary Content: WatchON is packed with reviews from Rotten Tomatoes and bios for all your favorite actors. Learn more about what you're watching without even leaving the app. WatchON is your ultimate second screen.
Check them out at Google Play Store
AT&T tday has released the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini. It's a smartphone that's been available in Europe and Asia since last year, so AT&T is asking only $0.99 for it on contract. Off contract, the handset can be bought for $284.99.
Introduced by AT&T as a product "for customers seeking a premium smartphone experience in an outstanding value", the Samsung Samsung galaxy s III Mini includes a 4 inch WVGA display, LTE and HSPA connectivity, VGA front-facing camera, 5MP rear camera with LED flash, dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support (up to 64GB), along with a 2,000 mAh battery. AT&T's S III Mini runs Android 4.2 out of the box, unlike the international version, that was released running Android 4.1.
Later this year, AT&T might also start selling the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini.
Above image is the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini for the US carriers. According to evleaks, it has revealed three new hues from the S4 mini, arriving on AT&T and Sprint networks in the US.
AT&T will be getting an extremely flashy shade of pink, or hot pink because it is often referred to. That one is bound to divide opinions but there is no shortage of people that like pink devices.
Sprint has got the more sober shades. You have the standard monochrome, or Black Mist and White Frost, as Samsung likes to call them.
Other than the colors, they are identical to the existing Galaxy S4 mini available in the US.
What do you guys think about the pink Galaxy S4 mini?
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware is now available for downloading and we think the official one will be unveiled very soon.
It appears as though Samsung has started testing out the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware for its Galaxy S III smartphone. It was confirmed with a couple of leaked images, showing the handset running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS.
For the time being, there is no word on the changes that come with the latest firmware update for the Galaxy S III smartphones. The global rollout of the latest Android release is anticipated to begin within this month.
The first country to obtain the update is Germany, but other regions will allegedly be joining the whitelist shortly. German Samsung World S4 clients can update both OTA or using the Samsung Kies software packages.
The Android 4.3 update brings numerous abilities, although many of them are people of Samsung's proprietary TouchWiz UI launcher as opposed to the OS itself.
This can be truly the entire changelog for the update as develop with SamMobile:
- OpenGL 3.0 Support
- GALAXY GEAR Support
- TRIM Support (Makes the device much faster)
- ANT+ Support
- vSamsung KNOX Implementation (KNOX bootloader and dedicated application)
- Samsung Wallet comes pre-loaded
- Improved RAM management
- Improved Display colour reproduction (Display looks much sharper than before)
- Improved TouchWiz Launcher (Much less launcher redraws and less lag)
- New Samsung Keyboard
- New Samsung Browser (Full screen by default, new tab interface and more)
- New Reading Mode (Optimises display for reading, used by only a few specific applications)
- New Camera firmware
- Minor UI tweaks (Contacts app, Flashlight Widget, dialog boxes etc)
To update your Galaxy S4 to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, connect your device to your computer and use Samsung KIES or simply use Samsung's OTA service. To download and install the firmware via OTA, go to Settings > More > About Device > Software update > Update.
After the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S3, the Galaxy Note 2 seems to be the next in line to get the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update, which is apparently available already in service centers. We think the over the air update should be very soon.
According to SamMobile. The build number of the firmware is N7100XXUEMJ9, while the build date is of October 31st, making us fairly certain that it's the final version of the update that will roll out officially. At this point, it's uncertain what the extent of changes and new features are in the update, but expect to see mostly the same changes as those that arrived on the Samsung Galaxy S3, apart from a few new features from the Galaxy Note 3 for use with the S Pen.
However, while it's not clear when that will actually happen, we'll remind you that carriers are also involved in Android update roll outs, which means some Galaxy Note 2 versions will get their Android 4.3 upgrade sooner than others.
We'll be back with more news about the Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update once we have them.
Two new firmwares for the Galaxy S III (GT-I9300) and Galaxy Note II (GT-N7100) were leaked - I9300XXUGMK6 and N7100XXUEMK9.
We advice that you wait until Samsung officially releases the firmware and update your device via OTA or via Samsung KIES. However if you cannot wait, then you can manually update through the firmware download from SamMobile.
CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS IN ANDROID 4.3 UPDATE
- - GALAXY GEAR Support
- - TRIM Support (Makes the device much faster)
- - Samsung KNOX [Only in Galaxy Note II]
- - Samsung Wallet (Pre-loaded) [Only in Galaxy Note II]
- - Better RAM management
- - Core UI elements updated to the ones on the Galaxy S4 (Galaxy S4′s theme all over)
- - New Samsung Keyboard
- - GPU drivers have been updated (Higher GPU benchmark scores)
- - New Lockscreen: Multiple Widgets, improved ripple effect than Android 4.1.2, ability to change clock size and set a personal message
- - New screen modes (From S4): Adapt Display and Professional Photo
- - Daydream
- - Driving mode
- - Actionable notifications
- - Move-to-SD-card feature
- - New Camera mode : Sound and Shot
- - New Additions in Notification Centre
- - Completely revamped Settings UI (Tabbed interface - Exactly like the Galaxy S4)
- - Implementation of Voice controls (Let's you control various parts of the phone using voice commands - Galaxy S4 feature)
- - New Samsung Apps: Calculator, Clock, Contacts, Gallery, Music
- - Full screen Samsung apps
- - New S-Voice (from Galaxy S4)
Full instructions are on SamMobile
Yes, it's finanlly here, the official Android 4.3 update from Verizon Wireless, the update is now available through Verizon Wireless computer-based Upgrade Assistant as build VRUEMJ9.
Please note: the update is large and it's going to take time to download and install on slow connections so users will want to set aside some time to upgrade. Those who are patient can simply wait for the OTA which should push out in the near future.
The update contains a host of new features and functionality and many of the features can be seen in the change log below. It's a sizable update and one that Galaxy Note 2 owners are going to want to consider going forward.
Samsung has started offering a Galaxy Note 3 Olympic Games Edition - since the new Note is the official phone of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, and it's been gifted to all participating athletes - although it looks like this is available only in the Netherlands for now, with no word on a wider availability.
The device is interestingly, restricted to Netherlands via KPN and will bring the same hardware but with a special Olympic Games-centric packaging and cover and chance to win skating training sessions or trip to Sochi where the Olympic Games will be held.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered Galaxy Note 3 is available for free with a contract.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 pre-orders are roving across Europe and its seems they'll hit the UK in a couple of weeks - the latest information says that Brits will be able to pre-order Samsung's new flagship starting March 28.
Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with a 5.1-inch full-HD screen, is IP67 certified dust and water resistant, has 2 GB RAM, quad-core 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU, 16/32 GB internal storage and a microSD slot that can accommodate 128 GB SD cards.
In addition, the device features a new 16 MP camera that comes with Selective Focus, a utility that lets users change the focus after taking an image. There is also a 2800 mAh battery that features intelligent battery saving techniques that allow users to extend battery life.
Beginning today, AT&T customers can update their Pantech Burst and Element to Android 4.0 (Frozen treats Sandwich).
Android 4.0 makes your devices easier to use and more powerful than ever before. The many new features of the update include a new browser with improved page loading, tabbed browsing, offline reading and desktop mode. The brand new lock screen provides shortcuts towards the camera, text messaging, phone dialer and residential screen. You can also create desltop folders just by dragging one app icon onto another, and swipe away notifications bar.
Using this update, Pantech Element customers will have resizable widgets and an updated Setup Wizard with an increase of training information. Android 4.0 provides support for Burst users with Native Sync for AT&T Address Book, along with expanded camera options such as Self-Mode and Panorama Capture. Also featured will be the new Recent Apps button, which lets users move from one task to another using the list inside the System Bar.
You can download the update by visiting
https://www.pantechusa.com/upgrade/burst/ (for Element)
https://www.pantechusa.com/upgrade/element/ (for Burst)
Get the most out of your Samsung Galaxy S III with the mophie juice pack®. This durable, ultra-thin case houses a rechargeable battery that virtually doubles your time to rock, talk, surf and send. Enjoy up to 32 extra hours of audio, 8 extra hours of video playback, or 9 extra hours of web browsing without compromising any of your phone's features.
See press release below
New mophie juice pack Lets Samsung Galaxy S® III Users Do More with their Device
Battery Case Doubles the Time to Rock, Talk, Surf and Send
SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - The mophieTM juice pack, which has kept millions of iPhone's "in the green," is now available for the popular Samsung Galaxy S® III, providing double the battery life on one charge as well as complete device protection in an ultra-thin, lightweight, low-profile design. The juice pack for Galaxy S III marks the company's continued expansion into the Android market, with the new case joining mophie's existing universal line of external rechargeable batteries.
"mophie has become synonymous with device power, and we are motivated to engineer new battery solutions for both the Apple and Android communities," said Ross Howe, vice president of marketing. "We're excited to empower Galaxy S III users to do more with their device without having to worry about running out of battery or having to take a time-out to recharge at a wall outlet."
The juice pack Galaxy S III is now available for $99.95 at mophie.com and launching this weekend in select retailers nationwide.
Features of the case include:
- 100% Extra Battery Life-Packed with a 2300mAh rechargeable battery, users will appreciate up to 9 hours of additional talk time, 11 additional hours of Internet use, 32 hours of audio playback, or 8 hours of video playback
- Custom Design-The ultra-thin, lightweight and low-profile case design provides protection while perfectly complementing the sleek look of the Galaxy S III
- Sync with Ease-A pass-through USB cord allows users to charge and sync without removing their mobile device from the juice pack case
- Charge on Demand-Features an on/off toggle switch that allows for standby and charging mode, giving users the ability to dictate when extra juice is needed
- Battery Status Indicator-An integrated 4 LED status indicator notifies the user of how much battery power is left and displays how much charge time remains when the case is plugged in
For more about mophie and its full suite of products, please visit www.mophie.com.
Looking for a good smartphone in China? Well Oppo has you covered. Oppo has just released date and pricing for it's nice looking 5-inch, 1080P, quad-core Oppo Find 5 and ready take pre-orders. The 16 GB version will cost you 2,998 yuan, which amounts to approximately $483 in today's exchange rates, however, the pricing for the 32 GB variant in China still in question.
In the US, the Oppo Find 5 with 16 GB of storage will cost $499, and $569 for the 32GB version. The device should also make its way to many other countries.
For all the detailed information, head over to Oppo Web Store.
A developer preview of the Ubuntu mobile OS has been introduced and some Android phones may actually be used to try the new mobile operating system. However, before doing so, be forewarned that installing it on your Android phone will wipeout all of your data so it is better to perform a back-up before experimenting on this open source system. Some of the devices that it supports are the Nexus 4, 7 and 10 as well as the Galaxy Nexus.
It is also important to note that since the OS is new, it is not without flaws and it is expected that it will not function as optimally as well-established mobile operating systems in the market. Ubuntu Touch will entice open-source enthusiasts and some already report that it is quick and is better than what they had thought. Again, remember to back-up if you want to try to experience it.
Today CyanogenMod users have access to the newest M build of CyanogenMod 10.1. The new 10.1-M2 builds are based on the newest Android 4.2.2 code, bringing all of features of Jelly Bean plus a whole slew of custom features that we've come to expect from CyanogenMod releases.
Around 20 devices are available to flash these devices on, including the Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S III, Nexus 4 and the Nexus 10. If you're interested in flashing the newest CyanogenMod 10.1-M2 builds on your device, check the list of compatible devices below.
- Acer Iconia a700
- Google Nexus S (crespo, crespo4g)
- Google Nexus 7 (grouper, tilapia)
- Google Galaxy Nexus (toro, toroplus, maguro)
- Google Nexus 4 (mako)
- Google Nexus 10 (manta)
- Google Nexus Q (steelhead)
- Hardkernel Odroid-U2
- HTC One X (evita)
- HTC Incredible 4G LTE (fireball)
- HTC Evo 4G LTE (jewel)
- HTC One S (ville)
- LG Nitro HD (p930)
- LG Optimus LTE (su640)
- LG Spectrum (vs920)
- Samsung Galaxy S (captivatemtd, galaxysbmtd, galaxysmtd, epicmtd)
- Samsung Galaxy SII (i9100g, hercules, skyrocket)
- Samsung Galaxy SIII (US variants d2att, d2cri, d2mtr, d2spr, d2tmo, d2vzw)
- Samsung Note (quincytmo, quincyatt)
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (p3100, p3110)
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (p5100, p5110)
As if there could not be enough pre-paid and gift cards, Google finally joins the craze and offers their gift cards at Tesco, which are available in £10, 25, and 50 denominations. This move will truly reach a bigger customer base that are looking for a useful something to give someone.
Cards are not yet available on other locations but we are probably just counting days before they will be formally put on display. Tesco is the first in UK to display them and the Google Play card will really benefit from being displayed in the most ubiquitous grocery store in the country. Aside from being gift ideas, plenty of people who do not have debit or credit cards on hand will be able to download from Google Play using these cards.
Google has posted the factory images and binaries for the Nexus tablets and smartphone versions out there. In case you haven't updated your Nexus devices to the newest Android 4.3 version, you can get it as follows:
- JSS15Q is available for the Nexus 7 (2013)
- JWR66Y is available for the Nexus 7 (2012), Nexus 4, Nexus and Galaxy Nexus (yakju and takju variants)
The Galaxy Nexus 4, Wifi and HSPA Nexus 7 (2012), Nexus 10 and GSM Galaxy Nexus all stick with build number JWR66Y and are referred to as "android-4.3_r1.1", while the Nexus 7 (2013) splits to a different path with build number JSS15Q and "android-4.3_r2.2". Sprint and Verizon versions of the Galaxy Nexus, along with the Nexus S, are seeing no factory image changes however.
Source: Android 4.3 download