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T-Mobile just announced the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note II. The new smartphone features T-Mobile's largest smartphone screen - a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED® screen - for an enhanced entertainment experience and improved productivity while using the device. The Galaxy Note II is T-Mobile's first device with a quad-core processor, featuring Samsung's 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor. In addition, the Galaxy Note II is T-Mobile's first smartphone shipping with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and the device's 3100mAh battery powers up to 15 hours of talk time1.
"The Samsung Galaxy Note II is the latest innovative device to join T-Mobile's portfolio. It takes the all-in-one device concept to the next level and we anticipate it will replace many standalone devices consumers have today," said Brad Duea, senior vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA.
"When combined with our Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan, the Galaxy Note II is a true powerhouse device with exclusive features, amazing 4G experiences and superior value that only T-Mobile can deliver."
Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and US Cellular will also launch the Samsung Galaxy Note II in the US pretty soon. They should all start selling it my mid-November the latest.
Last month, we told you about Samsung Exynos exploit, Samsung did promised to come out with a security fix as soon as they can. We are seeing it today.
The exploit affects devices with the Exynos 4210 and 4412 processor, phone using those processors including Sprint Samsung Galaxy S II, the international versions of Samsung Galaxy S II, the international version of Samsung Galaxy S3, the international Galaxy Note, and the Galaxy Note 2 are all affected, as well as tablets using the Exynos 4, some Galaxy Player models, Galaxy Tab 2 devices and the Galaxy Note 10.1. We also don't want to forget the Galaxy Camera.
While the U.S. versions of the Galaxy S3 are safe this time, that's still a whole lot of phones. There are also a few other phones (like the MEIZU MX) that use this SoC and may be affected.
T-Mobile: Beginning January 16, the Samsung Galaxy Note II will have a software update to Android version 4.1.1/ Software T889UVALL4 via Over The Air (OTA) and Samsung Kies. This update improves security and provides bug fixes.
Sprint: 1/16 - Samsung Epic 4G Touch Software Update - S:D710.10S.FL24
Samsung Epic 4G Touch Software Update - S:D710.10S.FL24
- Adds Sprint Connections Optimizer
See Sprint Connections Optimizer for more info
- Security updates
- Software version is: S:D710.10S.FL24
- Released in stages to devices over a 30 day time period.
- Refer to Samsung Epic 4G Touch Software Updates for install instructions
T-Mobile has announced a software update for their Galaxy S2 phones. According to T-Mobile support forum yesterday, the Samsung Galaxy S II (ICS only) had software update to Android version 4.0.4 / Baseband version T989UVLI4 via Over The Air (OTA) and Samsung Kies.
The update only appears to be about 11MB in size and brings with it security enhancements and a few tweaks and updates on the Qualcomm processor side of things. Vlingo S Voice is also getting some improvement, although that wasn't specified much. As usual all the details are available from T-Mobile support forums. The international GS II just started getting Jelly Bean so hopefully US carriers like T-Mobile are next.
You can update in two ways:
- Over the air (OTA) update to T989UVLI4: If you want to update to T989UVLI4, you can update via OTA. Please wait for the notification to update. The OTA will continue to be delivered until February 7. There is no escalation option if the update has not been recieved.
- Manual download to T989UVLI4: If you want to update to T989UVLH1, you can update via Samsung Kies. Ensure you are on the latest version of Kies prior to attempting the update. See https://www.samsung.com/us/kies/ to confirm the version.
Source: T-Mobile support forum
If you didn't get the update from T-Mobile last week, you should expect it to hit sometime over the next few days. See forum post below from T-Mobile.
Fixes including the "Qualcomm fix," along with some general security enhancements and Vlingo S Voice improvements.
Beginning January 31, the Samsung Galaxy S III will have an optional software update to Android version 4.1.1/ Baseband version T999UVDLJC via Over The Air (OTA) and Samsung Kies. This update provides security enhancements and improved user experience.
You can update in two ways:
- Over the air (OTA) update to T999UVDLJC: OTA push update is available as of 1/31/2013. Please wait for the notification to update. The OTA will continue to be delivered until Marth 8. The update is also available for manual update using Kies.
- Manual download to T999UVDLJC: If you did not want to update via OTA, you can update via Samsung Kies. Ensure you are on the latest version of Kies prior to attempting the update. See https://www.samsung.com/us/kies/ to confirm the version.
Beginning January 31, the Samsung Galaxy S II (GB only) from T-Mobile will have a software update to Android version 2.3.6 / Baseband version T989UVLDH via Over The Air (OTA) and Samsung Kies. This update provides security enhancements Vlingo S Voice improvements.
You can update in two ways:
- Over the air (OTA) update to T989UVLDH or T989UVLI4: If you want to update to T989UVLDH or T989UVLI4, you can update via OTA. Please wait for the notification to update. The OTA will continue to be delivered until February 28. The update is also availabe for manual download using Kies.
- Manual download to T989UVLDH or T989UVLI4 If you want to update to T989UVLDH or T989UVLI4, you can update via Samsung Kies. Ensure you are on the latest version of Kies prior to attempting the update. See https://www.samsung.com/us/kies/ to confirm the version.
T-Mobile is planning to start selling Samsung Galaxy S 4 starting May 1, as confirmed by reps of the company. They are the first ones to indicate an exact day of launch and others are likely to follow soon.
The carrier will likely ask for a $99 down payment for a 2-year contract of $20 per month, similar to the iPhone 5's contract.
More and more LTE-enabled handsets are being introduced by carriers such as T-Mobile and people now see how much they are going to save using these devices. Other LTE devices that are on T-Mo's list are the HTC One and the BlackBerry Z10. HTC One is also coming soon.
T-Mobile USA is getting ready to launch a new Android smartphone made by Samsung, codenamed Garda, it not a high end smartphone according to the leak.
From the information available at the moment, we know that the Samsung Garda SGH-T399 runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Reportedly, its features include a WVGA display of 4 inches size, a 1.4GHz processor which is a dual core and LTE connectivity.
Samsung Garda could be available at T-Mobile starting October 18, its final name will probably have "Galaxy" in it.
There is no word on how much T-Mobile will ask for the Samsung SGH-T399. In any case, the handset should not cost more than $350 - $400 without a contract.
Android 4.3 has finally arrived for the Galaxy Note 2, a week or so later than was planned. It should be available as an OTA update, but if it's not showing up automatically, head on over to the settings menu and check manually.
The Android 4.3 update brings the following changes and features: (Thanks to sammobile)
- - GALAXY GEAR Support
- - TRIM Support (Makes the device much faster)
- - Samsung KNOX
- - Samsung Wallet (Pre-loaded)
- - Better RAM management
- - Core UI elements updated to the ones on the Galaxy S4 (Galaxy S4′s theme all over)
- - New Samsung Keyboard
- - GPU drivers have been updated (Higher GPU benchmark scores)
- - New Lockscreen: Multiple Widgets, improved ripple effect than Android 4.1.2, ability to change clock size and set a personal message
- - New screen modes (From S4): Adapt Display and Professional Photo
- - Daydream
- - Driving mode
- - Actionable notifications
- - Move-to-SD-card feature
- - New Camera mode : Sound and Shot
- - New Additions in Notification Centre
- - Completely revamped Settings UI (Tabbed interface - Exactly like the Galaxy S4)
- - Implementation of Voice controls (Let's you control various parts of the phone using voice commands - Galaxy S4 feature)
- - New Samsung Apps: Calculator, Clock, Contacts, Gallery, Music
- - Full screen Samsung apps
- - New S-Voice (from Galaxy S4)
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
More and more users desire core Android seen only on select devices, such as the Nexus. At present, these people have reason to be thankful for because AT&T and T-Mo just announced the release of their Samsung Galaxy Note and S2 LTE Skyrocket versions that have the CyanogenMod 10.1. This ROM easily converts other user interfaces to the Android cores. Previously, the LG Optimus LTE and the Nitro HD were the first CM 10.1 ROM devices to be announced.
These nightlies will definitely up the smartphones' potential and people will really enjoy the true Android user interface. The news for the CM 10.1 ROM was announced last month with some of the Galaxy Note 2 variants, while international clients got theirs' earlier in December. This is not to say that the CM 10.1 ROM will fix ALL TouchWiz UI bugs and will not have any thereafter, but it is expected to really perk up the way people will use their smartphones.
According to SamMobile, T-Mobile's specific version of Samsung Galaxy S2 has officially join the Android 4.1.2 party. Galaxy S II was one of the popular smartphones in 2011, since it has a very large user base that's why Samsung keeps on updating this device with all the new Android versions as they want to provide the Galaxy S II users with their best support experience.
Jelly Bean Update offers many enhancements, such as
- - 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
If you have T-Mobile Galaxy S2, please check new on your settings and see if you've got 'New Updates" available message.
Thanks to Sammobile
At T-Mobile.com, HTC One page is now live. Therefore if you have been wondering how you can acquire this gadget which was termed by David as the 2013's most important phone, in the ultimate, you can secure online this Glacial silver version. This gadget does not like the variant of Stealth Black but is offering free car dock fore every purchase. This deal is not bad.
There are simple choice plans from where you can choose that which suits your needs and budget. The first plan is $579.99 outright. The second plan is $99.99 as the first installment followed by $20 every month for period of 24 months. The good news is that you will not pay more even if you choose the monthly installments. In other words, you are offered interest free loan that is, $99.99 plus [24 months multiplied by $20] = $579.99. Among other features HTC One has internal storage of 32GB.