Samsung has just started to push Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update to the Galaxy S II Canada according to Facebook Samsung Canada:
GALAXY S II owners on Bell Canada's network will get a taste of Jelly Bean over the next few days. Please stay tuned for more upgrade announcements for other carriers & other devices over the coming weeks.
Some of the Enhancements in the new Jelly Bean Update:
- - Buttery Smooth Performance & Great Stability (Thanks to Project Butter)
- - Full User Interface Revamp (Same UI as of the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II)
- - TouchWiz Nature UX
- - Samsung's S Cloud services
- - Improved Camera features
- - New Lockscreen With Many Customization Options
- - New Features like Direct Call, Smart Stay and Pop-up Play
- - New Widgets (From Galaxy S III)
- - 2 Home screen modes
- - New Notification bar With More Notification Toggles
- - Google Now
SamMobile rumored that Samsung may have been working on a new Android handset that takes the Galaxy Note concept and puts it into a smaller form factor, but a 4.5 inch device. Reportedly, the new handset is called Samsung Galaxy Memo.
Samsung Galaxy Memo is a Galaxy Note device based on mid-range / high-end specifications. The Galaxy Memo will have a 4.5″ FULL HD TFT LCD screen, 1.4 quad core processor, 2GB RAM, 8MP camera Android 4.2.2 and Samsung's own touch-wiz nature UX. Cause the user who send us this mail is new for us please take everything with a pinch of salt. But O, the pictures look actually real... Let us know what you think about the rumoured Galaxy Memo.
Above images and the existence of a Galaxy Memo should have big question marks above them until more solid details arrive. I would take it as a grain of salt for now.
Sony made a very good decision when they decided to launch the Xperia Z, their newest flagship phone. They got ahead of the competition literally by getting launched earlier than the others. When it went on sale, people did not really expect it to do so well, especially since the Samsung Galaxy S 4 has already been launched. Aside from the Galaxy S 4, its main rivals include, the HTC One, iPhone 5, Optimus G Pro, among others.
The Xperia Z is a waterproof design that many find vary useful. It can also be recalled that one of its marketing gimmicks in Prague involved a woman and a man showering and using the Xperia Z, while doing so. Furthermore, design-wise, it has a pretty sturdy build.
This phone is actually quite the underdog. Recently, reports have come out that the Xperia Z has already sold over 40 million from the time that it has been launched (40 days). Also, with Sony's dedication to retain this level of quality in their products, the company should already be proud of what the Xperia Z has achieved in a few weeks since it was launched.
The Galaxy Win is another one of Samsung's lesser-known smartphones to come out this year. Although the company had a sure hit with the Galaxy S 4, some of its recent launches are quite underwhelming that fall short on the basis of performance. It is likely that the company wants to address the need for smartphones by budget-conscious individuals but a smartphone's got to be smart.
An example of these mediocre smartphones is the Samsung Galaxy Win. Although only a rumor as of moment, it features a 4.7-in display with an average resolution. According to a Vietnamese retailer, it has an Adreno GPU and runs on a quad core processor. It also looks to be a close copy of the S 3, design-wise.
For many people who believe in Samsung, they think that it should concentrate on the products that it is known for and avoid introducing products that will eventually go bust to maintain the momentum that the Galaxy S 4 has brought on the company.
Finally, SwiftKey is out of its beta stages and version 4 is now offered for sale at $1.99 on Google Play. This application extends the capabilities of some phones and tablets that do not have keyboards such as the Galaxy Note II and other HTC devices. Some smartphone users are not satisfied with their own keyboards and can also download the trial version of SwiftKey prior to buying it and most do because it is very simple to use and makes typing and keying in text messages easy.
It does well with the predictive text input and the new version also features "Flow" that makes it really easy to type in new text. All in all, there are fairly plenty of nice reviews for the SwiftKey and it fares well where most keyboards fail such as how easy they are to use with smartphones or mini tablets that have smaller than 5.5 inches display. SwiftKey is quite satisfactory on this aspect.
Any.Do just got updated and this app just gets better and better. With its recent revision, the app has a whole new look and is now very visually pleasing. It also has new features like DashClock support. This allows the user to incorporate the Any.Do Moment app to the DashClock widget, which is one of the best-looking clock widget, by the way, to help you not forget any entry you have on Any.Do.
And with the new version, Any.Do comes with the Moment feature, which allows users to organize tasks on a day to day level. Aside from being able to put tasks and organize and schedule them, Moment can remind you if you ever forget to put in a task or an important date. They also resolved some bugs to improve user experience. The only thing that Any.Do can't do now is download itself and self-install on your Android phone, so you can go ahead and download it on the Google Playstore for free.