No need to worry if you live in the US and are under contract with any of the carriers in the country because most or all of them will offer the Samsung Galaxy S 4 soon. The device is slated to hit the shelves late April and soon these carriers will already taking pre-orders. However, there is no pricing information available yet but many of them confirmed via Twitter or press releases that they will offer the device on their stores.
Various carriers have already posted about their excitement and possible perks that may be included in their S 4 package. T-Mobile even announces its partnership with Samsung and Sprint drops the hint on their Unlimited 4G LTE. Let's see if Sprints 4G LTE network can actually compare with the country's "fastest", the AT&T. With these confirmations, S 4 fans won't be able to sleep well until the time comes.
Although wireless printing has been around for years, some devices have just recently adapted the feature and carriers and providers are still ironing out a few glitches that need to be addressed, especially when using phones to print as well as other compatibility issues. Naturally, you will also need an application to be able to manage your printing from any smartphone to a wireless printer and for this case; the AirPrint is being fixed to support various devices for wireless printing. This is going to be useful people who need to immediately print documents such as boarding passes in airports.
The Galaxy S IV is said to be having this useful feature and with its HP Partnership, they might just be able to fix some minor issues, just before the S IV hits the market this April. Also, HP and Samsung are planning to create a setup-free air printing for devices that are in the same network. Also, a viewer/editor such as the Polaris Office and S Note will most probably be loaded to the device. A few more months or years from now and we can expect this feature to already be seamless.
HP and Samsung Launch New Mobile Print Offering
PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 14, 2013) - HP (HPQ) today unveiled a new print offering built within select Samsung devices to provide users an easy way to print directly to more than 180 HP network printer models across the HP inkjet and HP LaserJet portfolios.
The collaboration demonstrates HP's continued investment and leadership in the mobile printing space by satisfying a common need for today's mobile user -- on-demand, customized printing from virtually anywhere.
Different from current mobile printing apps on the market, the new embedded solution from HP and Samsung requires no setup, tools, drivers or network configurations to adjust on the phone, making mobile printing effortless and convenient. In addition, the print offering is one of the only solutions to offer sophisticated printer settings and options that include duplex printing, color, orientation and paper type. By offering these capabilities and much more, this new mobile print enablement will make printing on the go easier, saving time for the mobile worker and beyond.
Print functionality will be supported with the upcoming release of the Samsung GALAXY S 4 and will be available later this year as a firmware upgrade to the Samsung GALAXY S III and Note II, enabling built-in, wireless printing compatibility.
Users can print in two ways: by automatically connecting their Samsung mobile device and HP printer on the same local network via Wi-Fi, or by using HP technology via wireless direct print.(1)
"Customers continue to look for ways to print from their smartphones and tablets," said Stephen Nigro, senior vice president, Inkjet and Printing Solutions and Graphics Solutions Business, Printing and Personal Systems Group, HP. "This partnership with Samsung is the latest example of how HP is making it easy to print what you want from wherever you are."
The Samsung print solution is HP's latest feature for its mobile print portfolio that also includes HP ePrint.
The built-in print solution works in three simple steps: choose a document, photo or web page(2); select a printer (either on Wi-Fi or directly); and hit print. The embedded solution also offers additional, convenient print options for the user, including number of copies, paper size, orientation, paper type, color mode, double-sided printing and job completion status.
Availability and support
The print solution is compatible with nearly 200 HP printer models across the HP inkjet and HP LaserJet printer portfolios.(3)
The built-in print button will be available on many applications of the Samsung mobile devices, including: Email Client, Android Browser, Photo Gallery, Contacts, S Note and Polaris Office.
Most reviews about Samsung's AMOLED display criticize it for its overly saturated colors and makes white displays bluish or greenish. With the Galaxy S 4, Samsung will probably fix these "issues" and make people really appreciate AMOLED displays.
Raymond Soneira, a display expert compared the S 3 to the iPhone 5 and concluded that the AMOLED was indeed oversaturated and does not display true colors. Also, he noticed that Samsung's AMOLED was poorly calibrated but with the right technology, oversaturation could have been prevented. Furthermore, he explained that the OLED is actually easier to calibrate than LCD.
From Samsung's description:
"Optimized display settings that fit you - Give your eyes a rest and let the Samsung GALAXY S4 adjust your view. With 7 automatic modes and 4 manual modes, the Samsung GALAXY S4 provides the optimal viewing experience. See your favorite videos, games, books and emails displayed with amazing color quality. Get the perfect and optimized view with the Samsung GALAXY S4."
For this reason, the Korean giant sets out to create the Adapt Display to solve calibration issues and fitted the technology on the Galaxy S 4. This feature will enable the S 4 to adapt to reading conditions and allow the display to self-adjust. Also, users can manually correct the display saturation and setting, so it will be easier on their eyes. With this feature, people will now be able to appreciate AMOLEDs better. We wonder if this technology will be applied on their OLED TVs as well.
The Samsung Galaxy S 4 will likely be launched on April 26th if documents leaked from Staples, second largest online retailer, proves to be correct and legit. Screen shots of store training sheet have hinted on the "arrival" of the S 4 and according to the document, they will start selling the device on AT&T starting April 26th. Galaxy S 4 on other carriers will start selling on May.
The retailer further lists that reservation for the device will start on April 16th and people are expected to sign up for the tentative release date. Also, the document shows that the reservation "is not a guarantee" that the device will arrive on the exact date, but a guarantee that a person will have his device once the stocks do arrive. Let's hope that the Staples document is legit and that the Galaxy S 4 will CERTAINLY arrive on the 26th. That's less than two weeks to go!
Folks in Canada, here's some great news for you if you are waiting on the Galaxy S4. The Galaxy S4 will be available in WIND and Mobilicity stores starting with May 3, although early Mobilicity Galaxy S4 buyers would receive the handset starting with April 27.
The Big 3 carriers and their sub-brands all announced plans earlier this week to release the Samsung Galaxy S4 on May 3rd. For those who decided to pre-order you're looking at scoring this 5-inch Jelly Bean a bit early on May 27th.
The flyer advises potential buyers to visit their local WIND stores early to make sure they're going to be one of the first to get it. Moreover, the image hints that WIND Galaxy S4 buyers will be entitled to "up to $300 in service credits."
Mobilicity will let you pre-order the handset, but in order to do so you'll have to have to go to certain stores in Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. To secure your Galaxy S4, you'll have to pay a $50 deposit until April 21.
In a bid to prevent potential subscribers from turning to other carriers, Telus recently offered $50 to those who have pre-ordered Samsung Galaxy S 4 from them to compensate for the delay in the shipment of the phones. The company is now offering double that amount if buyers who pre-ordered would agree to have their Galaxy S 4 on May 10th-two weeks later than what they really expected.
A notification was sent via email to inform pre-order clients that the Galaxy S 4 shipment will be delayed because of restricted supply. The $100 will be given directly on your credit, when you activate your device. On the other hand, those who have agreed to wait for the device for $50 will automatically receive $100 credit.
Other carriers have also reported that their Galaxy S 4 supplies have already sold out. It seems that the S 4 is indeed on its way to fulfilling its 100M shipped units this year.
According to Korean Newspaper Samsung Galaxy Note III may comes with camera which is capable of recording 4K UHD(3840*2160) videos and also offers 24 bit/192kHz Hi-Fi playback that generates studio like quality sound far better than CD which only offers at 16 bit/44.1kHz
The Korea Economic Daily apparently has it from industry sources that the Galaxy Note 3 will be able to record 4K UHD videos - that's a resolution of 3840 x 2160 (2160p) or 8.3-megapixel - which will feel right at home on those new 4K TV sets out there.
We'll remind you that the LG G2 is going to offer users a camera with OIS features, something that was expected from the Galaxy Note 3 as well.
- Other Rumored Specifications of device are:
- 5.68 Full HD Super Amoled Display
- Snapdragon 800/Exynos 5420 Chipset
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB/64GB internal storage
- 13Mpx camera
- Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
- 3420mAh battery
The device will be officially unveiled at IFA2013 on September 4
While there is no information yet on the kind of newspapers that will be available on Google Play, it is likely that major newspapers will join in the trend as more and more users choose Android devices for use everywhere. It is only natural that newspapers will also want to tap this market to increase their profitability.