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According to a screenshot taken by the folks at Engadget, it looks to us like the cheapest HTC One on contract will be priced at $250.  Engadget did not receive any official information regarding the flagship's pricing or specific availability.  But this should give you some idea what the plans of AT&T will likely be.


The 64GB model looks like it will take a bit more time to get out of the gate, though the tipster says it will cost $299.99 when it's ready.


Other than AT&T, T-Mobile has announced that the HTC One is "coming soon" for $99 up-front, and rumors earlier today suggested Sprint's model would cost $199.99 with a two-year contract. AT&T's rumored $249.99 price-point would place the HTC One in direct competition with Samsung's Galaxy S4, which is already the clear winner when it comes to popularity.


Source: engadget


 



HTC's One Mini might be arriving in the UK a bit sooner than expected. Carphone Warehouse and Expansys are both saying that the new handset should be in stock starting tomorrow, August 9. Carphone Warehouse allows customers to get the One Mini either on contract.


HTC One mini can be currently reserved for 380 British Pounds. That is equal to about 445 euro or $578. In return, one gets a mid-range Android smartphone with outstanding design, and decent specs, such as a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch 720p display, and an UltraPixel camera that can shoot HDR video in 1080p resolution. To learn more about this device, our HTC One mini hands-on may hold the answers to your burning questions.


MobileFun is accepting pre-orders for both the silver and black variants of the HTC One mini. The smartphone is expected to be delivered to customers in a month or so.


Source: mobilefun.co.uk


 

Last week, T-Mobile has rolled out updates for its Galaxy Note II, those subscribes with Galaxy Note II on the AT&T network was wondering where are their updates for their version of Galaxy Note II.


Well, we finally have good news for you. Inside a statement delivered to Engadget, AT&T revealed that it'll begin pushing an update to its Galaxy Note II tomorrow, Dec. 27, that'll include the Multi-Window feature. The newest software update will probably be rolled out to users on the air. AT&T's full statement is as follows:


"AT&T plans to begin rolling out a software update for Samsung Galaxy Note II customers that includes the Multi-Window feature, which allows the user to divide the screen into two active "windows" creating a split screen that enables fluid multitasking between applications. The update will be available for download over the air beginning Dec. 27."


Source: Engadget

 




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!


Source: Engadget




AT&T and Samsung have released a software update for the Samsung Galaxy Note. This software package updates the firmware version to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).


Android 4.0 (ICS) enhancements


  • Improved multi-tasking
  • Customizable widgets
  • Improved text input and spell-checking
  • New dictionaries for better error correction and word suggestion
  • Enhanced web browsing and personalization capability
  • Improved email management
  • New technology for better security options
  • Clearer menu formatting


What to expect after the update


  • Home screens: The home screens will be reset to the ICS default view.
  • Application Menu: The application menu sorting, folders and home keys will be reset. Downloaded applications will be preserved.
  • Contact Groups: All Contacts and Contact groups will remain. However, contacts within the contact groups will be
  • removed.
  • Email: Email accounts that were added as a Social Hub or Samsung premium account will be removed.
  • Music: Music playlists and settings (Equalizer, Sound effects, Music menu) will be reset during the update.
  • Bluetooth: Paired bluetooth devices will be removed during the reset.
  • SIM and Memory cards: Information stored on your SIM and Memory cards will not be changed, and may remain installed during this update.


Install Samsung Kies

  • Download and install Samsung Kies to your computer.
  • NOTE: Any previously downloaded versions of Samsung Kies will not work correctly for this upgrade. Please ensure you are downloading the most recent Kies software from the link above.
  • Once installed, read and accept the License agreement, and then click Next. 
  • NOTE: If prompted to update to a newer version, click Update and wait for new files to load. 
  • Once all updates have been processed, the program will close and relaunch itself. 


Update your Samung Galaxy Note


  • Plug your phone into the computer using the included Micro USB cable.
  • Once Kies recognizes your device, you will receive a pop-up requesting to update to a new firmware version. Click Update to continue. 
  • Read through the Caution pop-up, and if you agree, click to check "I have read all the above information." and select your desired information saving option, and then click Start Upgrade. 
  • A notice will display. Read through the information, and then click Next to proceed.
  • The update will begin and may take 10-15 minutes to complete. The phone will be unusable during this time. Do not disconnect your mobile phone from your PC or power the PC off. If interrupted, your device could become inoperable. 
  • Please wait until your phone reboots completely, and then select OK to finish.


Source: AT&T

 




The Samsung Galaxy S® 4 is now available for pre-order online for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. The smartphone will be available for purchase online and in Verizon Wireless stores starting May 30.


The Galaxy S 4 introduces new photo features like Dual Shot, paired with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera to take professional looking photographs. Dual Shot allows the use of both the rear and front facing cameras at the same time and lets phone users to include themselves in pictures or videos.


The Galaxy S 4 is Global Ready and can travel overseas with anyone, but the software may make it an essential item for the world traveler. S Translator operates as a multilingual pocket dictionary native to the phone, translating words and phrases when typed or spoken into the app.


Other apps on the Galaxy S 4 include WatchON, which turns the smartphone into a home entertainment remote and personal TV guide. Air Viewand Air Gesture let users interact with their smartphone without even touching it. Hovering a finger over the screen lets users preview emails and waving a hand over the phone can scroll up and down a webpage.


Source: verizon



South Korean media site have reported that samsung is preparing to adopt a metal housing to its next smartphone to be released in early next year Samsung.  Could it be the Samsung Galaxy S5?


The report also claims that Samsung is looking to start a production line later this year to create those metal chassis, with a sample produced in Europe sent for testing to Vietnam earlier this year. Samsung is reportedly treading lightly and is looking to minimize effects of a metal housing, such as on the antenna reception (Apple's "death grip" on iPhone, remember that?). Hopefully, things like removable batteries and expandable storage are being focused on, too.


Still alot of time before the Galaxy Galaxy S5 makes its way to market, so it's best to take these rumors as grain of salt, but nothing stop us from hoping, right?

 

 



Starting today, Google+ notifications are much easier to use across mobile and desktop. In particular:


- When you read a notification on one device, we'll mark it as read on your other devices
- Likewise: dismissing a notification (with a swipe or a click) does so everywhere, so you can say goodbye to annoying repeats


What's in this version:


- Stream content automatically updates when the app is started
- Ability to delete photos from Photos view
- Additional bug fixes and performance improvements


Google Play Store Link

 

 


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