Great news developers, Samsung has announced to host a developers conference of its own. The Samsung Developers Conference will be held in San Francisco, USA on October 27 where developers will get a chance to engage with industry leaders, meet other developers and even get a first chance to check out new Samsung tools.
Meeting at Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, Samsung is going right to the heart of development conferences. San Francisco is where Google hold their I/O conference annually, which is a precursor to Apple's WWDC. The landing page for this event is sparse, but notes that devs can "learn about Samsung tools and SDKs".
Samsung hasn't opened their registration for the conference but is currently inviting interested developers to register their interest. We will keep you posted when the registration opens.
Samsung's good heart may not be the reason we're getting the upgrade though, as it surely has an ulterior motive - to give as many people access to the Galaxy Gear smartwatch as possible. The Gear is only compatible with hardware running Android 4.3 and at the moment, that's only the Galaxy Note 3 and the 2014 Note 10.1. Add the many millions of Galaxy S3 and S4 owners into the mix, and Samsung's sales projections for the watch rise considerably.
According to Sam Mobile, Samsung confirmed that the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S III would be updated to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean starting October. This lines up well with what was previously reported about the S III - skipping Android 4.2.2, and going straight to 4.3.
The Note II will probably get the 4.3 update pretty soon as well, although Samsung didn't confirm this yet.
Verizon Wireless is accepting pre-orders for the Note 3 as of now. However, it will ship it a bit latter: on October 10. Customers will have to pay $299.99 for the handset (on contract, of course). Verizon is also offering the option of bundling the Note 3 with the Galaxy Gear smartwatch - for $599.98 on contract. While the smartphone comes only in black and white (at least at Verizon), the smartwatch will be available in black, Wild Orange and Mocha Gray.
The Samsung Galaxy Note® 3 is more innovative than ever-not to mention it has a reimagined design. The full HD display is stunning, and with the new Galaxy Gear as a companion to your Note® 3, simplify your mobile experience and interact with your phone like never before.
Cameras for your life
- Galaxy Note® 3 has a 13MP camera with BSI Sensor, Smart Stabilizer and Auto Focus for ultimate quality and a 2MP Full HD recording front-facing camera for video chat.
- S voice on Galaxy Note® 3 is your own personal assistant to execute phone commands, search for information and more.
- Take notes, sketch, scribble, doodle, sign credit card receipts, play games and more. Take advantage of its capabilities by exploring all the great apps for S Pen at Google Play.
Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile are taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, this leaving Sprint the only major US carrier that doesn't do that. However, it appears as though Sprint will start selling the Note 3 at approximately the same time with the other three mobile operators anyway.
Based on IBTimes, Sprint will launch the brand new Note on October 2 - the same day when the system is expected to be in stock at T-Mobile. AT&T should provide the Note 3 starting October 2, while Verizon expects to produce it a bit later - on October 10. Like Verizon and AT&T, Sprint will most likely ask $299.99 (on contract) for the new Note. Most likely, the third largest US carrier will have two color versions of the device: black and white.
Introduced by Samsung earlier this year as the successor towards the popular Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 2, the Note 3 runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and features: a 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 pixels, S Pen stylus, LTE connectivity, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, 13MP rear camera with LED flash and 2160p video recording, 2MP front-facing camera, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of memory, and a 3,200 mAh battery.
AT&T has official revealed the exact launch date of its Samsung Galaxy Note 3. We knew that the new Android Jelly Bean handset would be available in early October. Now AT&T is reconfirming this, adding the device is going to be released on October 4. As previously reported, the 2nd larges US mobile carrier will launch the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch simultaneously with the Note 3.
The Galaxy Note 3 will cost $299.99 with a 2 year contract, you can get either the black, or white. Samsung Galaxy Gear costs $299.99 will be arriving black and white, no contract necessary
Both the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear happen to be available to pre-order at AT&T now. Customers who've already made pre-orders should be expecting to receive their goods as soon as tomorrow, October 1.
Besides AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular are all preparing to sell the Galaxy Note 3 starting early the following month.
Ubuntu Smartphones are set to be shipped on October this year, which will definitely tickle the fancies of people who love open source gadgets. This type of OS makes these smart phones' UI and whatnot highly customizable at will.
Presently, open source smartphones are either discontinued or are only available to a few developers. Furthermore, the market for Ubuntu Smartphones is highly specific, being North America as well as other geographic markets that prefer open source systems, according to a report by Wall Street Journal.
The source further states that Ubuntu has captured the interest of popular mobile carriers, but no word is given yet as to who and what companies were drawn to developing Ubuntu smart phones.
Developers and enthusiasts will definitely want October to come and a select few will also have access to this Linux-based OS as a pilot ROM for the Galaxy Nexus late February.
The next version of Android is going to be 4.4 KitKat, and because of that trademarked name, Google has partnered with Nestle to get the word out around. If you were wondering just when you should expect the next release to hit Nexus devices, Nestle may have just outed the time-frame.
Next month happens when Android 4.4 should be out and about already, according to an employee from Nestle's German arm. Responding to a customer's inquiry on Facebook, she or he said, simply, that the KitKat version of the OS will be available in October.
Android 4.4 KitKat
This comes to ‘confirm' previous rumors that spoke of the October 14 unveiling for that LG Nexus 5 plus the new software bits. Obviously, that date could still change, but at this point it is looking increasingly clear that October would be the month of KitKat. Or something like that.
Finally though, keep in mind the possibility that this particular Nestle employee was just employing a little bit of wishful thinking, and doesn't really have any insider information on the release date of the OS.
Google detailed the Android Operating System versions in October and it is has proven that Jelly Bean has transpired the 50% adoption rate mark. The 3 Jelly Bean releases have gain ground at the fee for the outdated versions.
2.3 Gingerbread still forces 26.3% of droid devices, getting fallen more than two percentage points since recently. Will still be the 2nd most widely used single version after 4.1 Jelly Bean, though.
Android ICS Sandwich has lost .8 percent points from it share and it has fallen underneath the 20% . Honeycomb (3.2) continues to be in the .1% threshold.
The 3 releases of Jelly Bean have enhanced their shares. 4.1 rose by .8 points, 4.2 gained 1.9 points, while 4.3 added another .8 points. We anticipate seeing a few of the share from the first couple of Jelly Bean releases transfer to 4.3 within the next couple of several weeks weight loss updates are available in.
Android 4.4 KitKat was introduced in the final moment from the survey, therefore it did not reach the charts. It most likely will not possess a significant share of the market the following month either because it is only going to energy Nexus products with that point.