It looks like HTC One will not be available on March 15th or if it will be; only a few units might possibly be distributed to retail stores because of parts shortage. As if it's not enough, HTC is actually experiencing shortage of two types of components and these are the camera module and the voice coil motor.
Initially, only an average of 1M units will be shipped in the next two months because of this shortage. Let's hope that HTC will be able to bounce back because, like it or not, there are many who are rooting for the HTC One and are actually labeling it the underdog versus Galaxy S 4 and other leading phones in the market.
This can actually be a good move by the Taiwanese company because they would not want to be overshadowed by the possible success of the Galaxy S 4 launch on March 14th. Introducing the HTC One at a later date will make it possible for them to gather more steam. This is HTC's final chance to redeem their brand and they have to make it right and timing is also quite important.
HTC One is experiencing a major logistical nightmare with the shortage in components that are used to make its Ultrapixel camera. For this reason, the HTC One will not be launched by Verizon anytime soon. Furthermore, it will only be delivered to the carrier after all other US carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint have all received their HTC One units. Talk about a major delay!
HTC also has not revealed a specific date of launched. What was originally slated on March 15th was moved to the 29th, and who knows when? Some see this as a move to possibly dispel residual Samsung Galaxy S 4 hype, since the Korean device will be launched a day before.
Verizon might also prevent losing HTC clients by launching other phones by the manufacturer instead. There are talks that it might introduce the HTC One as a Droid device. It appears that Verizon will not go without offering some kind of an HTC flagship that has an Ultrapixel camera and the works.
According to a popular South Korean website, Samsung will be bringing the Samsung Galaxy Premier to South Korea (Model: SHV-E220) with a 1.4GHz quad-core processor Exynos 4412, this was believed to be what was rumored to be called Samsung Galaxy Pop. Based on the facts that they have the same processor, and many other similiar features.
The Galaxy Premier uses a 4.65" HD Super AMOLED Display, Android 4.1.2 OS with new TouchWiz UI, 3G/LTE, DMB, 8 0r 16GB internal memory, 8MP and 2MP cameras and 2100mAh battery. The phone is expected to launch on SKT, KT and LG U+.
- Model: SHV-E220
- Code Name: Galaxy POP
- Display : 4.65 inch HD (1280*720) Super-Amoled
- CPU / GPU : Eynose4412 Quadcore 1.4Ghz / Mali
- OS : Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
- Launcher : Touchwiz 5.0
- Network : 3G / LTE
- RAM : 1GB
- ROM : 8G or 16G
- Battery : 2100mAh
How To Install Ringtones
1. Download the ringtones
2. Unzip the zip file
3. Place ringtones into system>media>audio>
Galaxy S4 Ringtones (Size: 11.8MB)
Carphone Warehouse stays true to its word and offers the Galaxy S III Mini with a freebie that even the non-fans would find difficult to resist. Buying an S III Mini from this retailer in the UK will also get you a 7-incher Galaxy Tab 2 for free-no strings attached.
Plans for the S III Mini start at £22 monthly on O2 and a bit more if you want an Orange or a Vodafone plan. This 4-inch smartphone runs on a dual-core processor with 1GB RAM and 5MP camera on the back. Also, it comes with Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2, which may be upgraded to the 4.2 version.
Although the Galaxy Tab 2 is not the latest in the market, it is still a good deal, considering you will only have to pay for one device to get both. Furthermore, the Galaxy Tab 2 is a trustworthy device that is perfect for those who want to try their hand on a capable Android tablet.
Samsung is planning to deck up its 4.3-inch Galaxy S4 Mini in three new color options, as a refresh from the drab black and white they're already sold in. These include Arctic Blue, Ruby Wine (red), and Brown Autumn.
Samsung also plans to offer its 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 in two color options of its own, Garnet Red and Gold Brown. Galaxy S4 Mini should roll out in its new trims in the week of August 26, while Galaxy Tab 3 should roll out in its shiny new trims in the week of September 30.
To Recap, the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini features a dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 400 processor with Adreno 305 GPU, 1.5GB of RAM, a 4.3″ qHD (540 x 960 pixels) display, 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera, 8GB storage expandable via microSD cards, Wi-Fi, HSPA+, LTE and NFC connectivity, a 1,900mAh battery, and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz Nature UX 2.0. Samsung also launched a dual-mode LTE variant of the S4 mini today, which might or might not get the new color treatment.
Those who buy the new Galaxy Tab 3 in its 7-inch, 8-inch, or 10-inch variety or a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Student Edition get the Boingo WiFi access, three months of Hulu, plus the newly-added free Dropbox storage. But the Google Play credit is dropped to $10, and there's no WatchON credit.
Even so, the Dropbox storage is worth about $120 based on their Pro pricing, and if you really do choose a Samsung tablet over the compelling alternatives, this should make your new hardware all the sweeter.
However, it seems the offer is good for U.S. customers only, so others are out of luck. The promotion will run until September 30, and is available with purchases from any U.S. retailer. Hit the source link for more details.
Around May this year, we heard a rumor that the Samsung Galaxy Note III's camera module would sport OIS, but apparently that won't be happening after all. According to reports coming in from South Korea, the Galaxy Note III will not have OIS because of issues with the production of such modules.
Ironically, it's the Galaxy Note III's predicted success in terms of sales that is going to prevent it from coming with this much sought-after feature. Samsung simply couldn't secure as many OIS modules from its suppliers as it needed. So the company really has no choice but to ship the Note III without OIS.
As Samsung Electronics is going full steam ahead with the commercialization of state-of-the-art camera modules, 16-mega-pixel products are expected to become the basic specifications for its premium smartphones next year. The structure of the domestic camera module industry is forecast to go through a big change too.
Samsung Electro-Mechanics has been the sole supplier of 13-mega-pixel camera module for Samsung Electronics, but Samsung Electronics is expected to increase the number of suppliers next year. If Samsung Electro-Mechanics concentrates in the production of 16-mega-pixel products, the procurement of 13-mega-pixel products will become unstable.
Samsung Electronics has recently increased the number of 8-mega-pixel suppliers to meet Samsung Electro-Mechanics\' production schedule for 13-mega-pixel camera modules. About three months ago, vendors, including Partron, Cammsys and Powerlogics, were approved as suppliers of 8-mega-pixel camera module suppliers. Some of them are working with Samsung Electronics to obtain its approval for 13-mega-pixel products.
Samsung took to Exynos' official twitter account to confirm about an upcoming Exynos processor.
According to a tweet, Samsung's Exynos processors are "about to undergo another evolution". The tweet is accompanied with an image that appears to have a microphone on the front while a person de-focused in the background.
Samsung Exynos chipsets have been having somewhat of a rough time lately. First the Exynos 5 Octa 5410 couldn't deliver the Snapdragon-smashing performance everyone was expecting from it, while the refreshed 5420 version is yet to hit the shelves in the Galaxy Note III, but it has already been confirmed to come at the expense of 4K video recording.
There's hardly much info that we can get from the tweet. There's obviously a new Exynos chip on the way, but we can only guess what sort of updates it will introduce.
Samsung Galaxy S III and Note II may get Android 4.4 KitKat in March. S4 and Note 3 could be updated in January.
A leaked document, apparently leaked from Samsung India's R&D department, implies that Samsung intends to update the Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500) and Note 3 (SM-N900) to KitKat in month of january of 2014. The document includes the Samsung Galaxy Note II (SM-N7100) and Galaxy S3 (GT-i9300), will get the latest version from the OS in March or April. As it usually happens, carrier-specific models might not be updated at the same time.
All we can hope is that Samsung takes its time and tests the updates before rolling them out, because, as we saw with the Android 4.3 updates for the Galaxy S III and Galaxy S4, that can result in quite the buggy experience for many users.
We are all excited about the Galaxy S5 release in about 15 days or so. Here's are some more information regarding to the specs of the two Galaxy S5 variants, SM-G900H and SM-G900R4, showed up on Antutu's database with very different specifications, they literally have nothing in common in-terms of specifications except the camera sensors.
The premium variant (SM-G900R4) of the Galaxy S5. According to the benchmark result, the device is equipped with a Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974AC) SoC with a clock speed of 2.5GHz, Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB of internal storage, QHD (2560×1400) resolution display, 16-megapixel main camera sensor, 2.1-megapixel front facing camera and is running Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
However, the standard variant (SM-G900H) of the Galaxy S5. Benchmark reveals an Octa-core Samsung Exynos 5422 SoC with a clock speed of 1.5GHz, ARM Mali-T628 GPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage, Full HD (1920×1080) resolution display, 16-megapixel main camera sensor, 2.1-megapixel front facing camera and this unit is also running Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
Samsung has detailed the list of services and apps that will be offered for free to Galaxy S5 buyers. Around $600 worth of apps, discounted subscriptions etc. will be available when consumers purchase the latest Galaxy S device.
The bundled services include 50GB of Dropbox storage for two years, a six-month subscription to the Wall Street Journal and a year of premium service with the RunKeeper fitness app.
"We are continually looking for the best partners to help us expand and enhance the mobile experience for our dedicated users," said JK Shin, CEO and president of IT & mobile division, Samsung Electronics in a press statement. "The Galaxy S5 was designed to offer consumers the most advanced tool to help improve their everyday lives. These new partnerships perfectly compliment this mission with a comprehensive offering of some of the world's best mobile resources to suit people's active lives."
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Google is inviting everyone who has a Google Plus or a Twitter account to try on their new Android eyewear. This is the first time that Google offered it to non-employees and who knows, one of you might be able to get one of the first Project Glasses before they actually reach store shelves.
All you need to do is to create a post with the following hashtag: #ifihadglass and say something about how you plan to use it in less than 50 words. Include your most creative photos and/or videos to beat out other Google+ or Twitter users.
The Project Glass is still on beta stage and offering it in a contest to the public might be a move to build up the interest or excitement for these futuristic glasses. If you want more info and news about its development and possible date of release, check out the Project Glass website.
More on Google Glass
Sonos Controller app lets you manage your music everywhere and it has just updated to its latest version so that users with newer gadgets can already enjoy this awesome application. There are a few differences from the old version but generally, it makes you access your music quicker, while keeping the simple interface that anyone can handle.
Moreover, the Sonos Controller for the iPhone 5 already utilizes the entire screen, with is quite an improvement from the last. On the other hand, the Android version got better with an enhanced search bar to key in your music and provides different media player controls even if the Sonos Controller app is not open.
Both iPhone 5 and Android versions also have the consolidated Favorites Menu to easily access your chosen media from all folders and sites like Spotify and iTunes. Update to version 4.0 now.
The Bad Piggies are after the eggs again -- but as usual, nothing is going according to plan! Can you create the ultimate flying machine and steer them safely to their destination? Those tricky pigs have a few objects they can use, but they need your help to turn these into the perfect transportation!
With more than 60 levels, and free updates coming up, you have hours and hours of pig-crashing, exploding, and flying fun! Get three stars on every level to unlock 30 more puzzles! HINT: Sometimes you need to play the level several times to achieve all the objectives -- try building a new device or steering in a different way to earn all the stars!
● 60 levels crammed with flying/driving/crashing fun!
● 30 additional puzzles unlocked by three-starring levels!
● Free updates!
● 4 sandbox levels to stretch your creativity!
● Ultra-special, ultra-secret, ultra-difficult sandbox level to unlock by collecting all the skulls!
● 33 objects to create the ultimate machine: motors, wings, fans, bottle rockets, umbrellas, balloons, and much more!
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One of the biggest advantages Android has always had over iPhones is just how much customization you can cram into your device. What follows is a guide on how to make your phone look sleek, and what apps you'll need to replicate designs put together by our personal layout designers.
The following details are only the ingredients that you can use to imagine your own unique setup, everyone will have a slightly different experience.
This layout provides the user with exceptionally clean, and is so well done you'd have to look twice to verify whether this was directly from Google or not.
The quick access to common settings is a great boost to the overall design as well. The sharp clock and weather widget are right up front, and the color choices really stand out against the backdrop in a way we've never really seen before.
One of our absolute favorite things about Android is the fact that you can bend and tweak the platform to your needs. Sure, there's rooting and modding for deep level personalization, but that stuff does not always concern the everyday user. Some of just want to change the home screen around a bit and create a new user experience. To that end, we present our weekly series of Get This Look posts.
In a nutshell we will show you a new look for your Android handset and tell you which apps you'll need if you want to mimic the feel. Note that the following details are but the ingredients to which you can create your own delicious Android dish - results will vary. But that's awesome. In fact, many of the designs we highlight tend to use the same apps.
Source: Holo Cards
Box, is giving away 50GB of free cloud storage. It's only for new users, so go sign up with a new email and you are good to go.
Box allows you to do all these things and more! Box OneCloud is our ecosystem of apps where you can annotate, e-sign and do more with your favorite productivity apps. More than 120,000 companies - including 92% of the FORTUNE 500, rely on Box for simple, secure content sharing.
What's in this version:
- 2.0.2: Minor bug fix for shared link handling
- Previews of documents are now rendered right in the app so you can see your files without opening them!
- Ability to download and save whole folders for offline use (store in encrypted cache)
- Brand new transfer manager
- App handles shared link URLs
- File and folder descriptions are now viewable and editable
Beta tests have been revealed for Google Now integration on the Chrome and Windows browsers, all thanks to Francois Beaufort, who made this possible. However, the URL for the Google Now server hasn't been announced yet, so people who want to try it should wait for a bit longer.
Google Now cards remind you of the things you need to do before you could even think about them and somehow learns which activities and things are most important for you at the moment. Similar rich notifications will be available on our phone once Google Now gets integrated on the Chrome and Windows.
No exact date has yet been said when this update will be released and many people are already excited with the additional things that they can do with the Google Now integrated on their Chrome OS or Windows browsers. This will allow more people to connect better with Google and its services.
SendHub has launched on Android and allows business-class users to set up a phone number and get texting and calling for free or cheap, depending on what class of service you need. Free users can get 60 voice minutes, 500 messages, and 3 groups of 50 contacts for their first line.
Get a free business phone line. Instantly.
✔ Free Business Phone Line in any Area Code
✔ Free Texting & Calling right from the App
✔ Call Transfer, Call Forwarding & Shared Groups
✔ Voicemail Transcription & Group Texting
✔ Works on the Web too!
SendHub is great as your work phone. Get phone lines for all your employees.
✔ Free Business Phone Number - keep your personal number private
✔ Add, delete and manage phone lines from the web
✔ Call Transfer, Call Forwarding & Shared Groups
✔ Group Texting for your team + customers
Great news Google Drive users, Google Drive for Androud App is getting several improvements to make creating and accessing your stuff on-the-go even easier, specifically card UI and refined scanner function.
To help you find the content you care about, Drive files will now be displayed in a clean, simple card-style. You can swipe between files to see large previews that let you quickly review and discover the information you're looking for. And if you want to keep some Drive files on your Android device, you'll now be able to "download a copy" from the actions menu inside settings.
What's in this version:
- New grid view makes it easier to find your files
- New quick preview lets you view photos and other files from within the app
- Scan documents, receipts and letters for safe keeping in Drive; then search by contents once uploaded
- Download a copy of files to your local device (Honeycomb+)
- Spreadsheet editor now supports changing fonts, colors and cell alignment
- View properties of files from within the editors
- Bug fixes and visual improvements
Download: Google Drive App
How to Install Galaxy S Voice
Download S Voice's APK file from the download link here.
Copy the downloaded file to your device.
Go to Setting » Security menu on the device, make sure you Enable "Unknown sources". So that you can manually install apps from the SD card.
On Android 4.2, you'll have to first unhide the Developer options menu by going into Settings » About phone then clicking on the Build Number field seven times.
S-Voice APK (Size: 25.21MB)
Thanks to SamMobile
How To Install Wallpapers
1. Download the Wallpers (Link Below)
2. Unzip the zip files
3. Put wallpapers into the downloads folder
Gallaxy S4′s Wallpapers (13.8MB)