The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is scheduled to go on sale in Bulgaria sometime in late March. The news come from Bulgaria where local etailer Tablet.bg obtained both the price and release date of the Note 8.0. A Wi-Fi-only version of the Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 will launch at the price of some 699 Bulgarian leva, or the equivalent of 359 euro. In comparison, the iPad mini costs 349 euro for the 16GB Wi-Fi only version.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is rumored to pack a quad-core 1.6 GHz Exynos CPU, 2 GB of RAM, a 1,280 x 800 pix res display, S Pen support, microSD and dual 5 MP/1.3 MP cameras.
The recently-launched Samsung powerhouse will not be available in UK mobile store shelves until April 26th. However, judging from how ingenious some vendors are in the country, they might already be selling units even before this date comes. Most UK carriers will all be offering the S IV, along with other popular online sellers like Carphone and Phones4U.
There is no word yet as to how much carriers will offer the unit but some will already take pre-orders from eager clients who want to be the first ones to get the phone. Also, since the S IV is LTE-enabled, users under some carriers will straight away enjoy quick connection and other perks on their carrier's LTE network. After months of speculations, it is time to put the most-anticipated smartphone to test.
Samsung announces that their flagship smartphone will be available in seven mobile carriers in the US. AT&T, Cricket, C Spire, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon will all carry the popular smart phone and will undoubtedly register record sales for the device, seeing as it is really quite well-liked by many.
Most, if not all of these carriers offer the S 4 for at least $629 for a one-time cash out or a lower fee for a two-year contract with the carrier. Other retailers have also either announced or have leaked documents purporting that they will start selling the S 4 tentatively on the 26th.
Furthermore, Samsung also released official information that the US version will get the Snapdragon chipset. The Galaxy S 4 enjoys unprecedented popularity ever since rumors have started coming out about its launch. We are now just patiently waiting for the HTC One's arrival to see if it will have a relatively significant share of the smartphone pie as well and if it can really hold a candle against the Galaxy S 4.
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Take this as a grain of sale, AndroidGeeks claims to have spoken to an insider, who said that Samsung would announce the Note III on September 4 - during one of its special Unpacked events that will take place in Berlin (as a pre-IFA 2013 event).
This info isn't verified yet. But it's not unusual for companies to announce new products one or two days before the official start of a major trade show (IFA kicks off on September 6).
A recent report was indicating that Samsung might use both Super AMOLED and IPS LCD displays for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the type of screen being market dependent, just like happens now with Samsung Galaxy S4′s processor. As far as the processor, it is speculated that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be underpinned by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC with quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 320 GPU. If you'd ask me, there are likely to be two Galaxy Note 3 variants: one equipped with the Snapdragon 800 and another sporting Samsung's proprietary octo-core Exynos 5 Octa SoC clocked at 1.8 GHz (200 MHz higher than the one of the Galaxy S4).
The Galaxy Note 3 will probably come pre-loaded with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, but since the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean rumors are hinting towards July release date, the Galaxy Note 3 might actually leave the factory gates with the latest Android iteration on board.
We first heard about the possibility of a 12-inch Android-powered Samsung tablet back in June, when Korean-based ET News reported that the massive tab would feature an impressive 2560 x 1600 resolution. Besides the resolution, all we knew at the time was that the tablet allegedly would arrive in the not-too-distant future.
According to a market research firm IDC, Samsung Electronics sold 8.1 million units of tablet PCs in the second quarter of this year, up 2.1 million units from a year ago, with its market share rising to 18.9 percent worldwide, a 2.5-fold jump year on year.
That same report speculated that the display could match the resolution of Google's smaller Nexus 10, which is manufactured by Samsung.
Apple is also reportedly considering larger tablets. Needless to say, if both Samsung and Apple come out with larger tablets, others will follow suit.
Samsung's Head of Design Team for their IT & Mobile Communications division today confirmed to Korean web site inews24 that Samsung will unveil its flagship phone Galaxy S5 release date is taking place at the Mobile World Congress next month.
Mr Chang also commented on some of the rumoured Galaxy S5 features, including flexible display technology. He said that the said feature is "currently under review" and he did not confirm whether the feature will make it to the Samsung Galaxy S5 release date. Previous reports stated that Samsung and LG may not be able to release a smartphone with flexible display early this year as the technology is still being developed. However, companies may release a version packed curved flexible display later this year.
MWC 2014 debuts on February 24 in lovely Barcelona, so we're not that far away from finding out if the Galaxy S5 will be announced there. Of course, 'till then, CES 2014 kicks off next week, albeit Samsung will probably not reveal any new smartphones at this show, except the Galaxy Gear 2.
Could every leak that is "reported" be just a marketing ploy meant to stir market interest? Recently, information was intentionally leaked that March 27 will be a big day for T-Mo. According to the report, on that day, it will release the Samsung Galaxy SII LTE Exhibit and the Blackberry Z10 as well as the T-Mobile mobile hotspot that also supports LTE.
Samsung Galaxy S III Exhibit is a faster version of its predecessor and it also features 4G capability and a better memory. Expect it to be released, possibly on the 27th or the following week. Nonetheless, fans of T-Mobile will surely be happy to hear that their carrier will support LTE-enabled devices and it will not happen in the FAR future.
There is also some talk about an iPhone launching on the last week of March but no additional information is available to support the speculations. Fans must further wait with bated breath...
To summarize, March 27th will be a big day for T-Mobile for phone releases
- T-Mobile Sonic 2.0 Mobile HotSpot LTE - March 27th
- Samsung T599 Galaxy Exhibit "Codina" Prepaid Pebble Gray - March 27th
- Samsung T999L Galaxy S III LTE - March 27th or April 3rd
- Samsung T599 Galaxy Exhibit "Codina" Postpaid - March 27th
- BlackBerry Z10 - March 27th
The media player, Plex, announced on Tuesday, February 12 that it has updated the Android version of its app for PlexPas users. That means users who paid for the premium services will get the update for the app. This new edition of Plex's Android app not only has a new design that is inspired by Holo guidelines, but it also offers plenty of new features and lot more to give users a painless experience.
The Android version of Plex app now has the latest browsing interface that offers unlimited scrolling from a first to last list, quick application of filters, grainy bandwidth levels to watch films, a novel music playing interface along with terrific album art and much more. The top new feature this Android app from Plex boasts is the usage of devices as a server. In addition to this, now users can watch films through the app on Wi-Fi enabled tablets from their smartphones or vice versa.
What's in this version:
- NEW: Should now be GTV-compatible.
- NEW: Do a connectivity check when user taps refresh on the home screen.
- NEW: Add a share action, allows queuing URLs to Plex from other applications.
- FIX: Quite a few crashes.
- FIX: Improve memory usage around music playback.
- FIX: Reduce memory usage around background art.
- FIX: Only consider non-shared servers for default.
- FIX: Unwatched filter was backwards.