Samsung has already updated devices like the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 to the latest and greatest version of Android, and now the company seems to have finally turned its attention to its 2012 flagships. According to SamMobile, the Android 4.4 KitKat update has begun rolling out to the international variant of the Galaxy Note 2 in France, via Samsung’s desktop PC suite Kies.
OnePlus’ impressive One was just announced this morning and we’re starting to see hands-on videos and photos demonstrating the phone’s various features, its interface, build quality and more. Below is a selection of videos and photos that show or teach us something new about this impressive new phone.
Buried within Reuters interview with Yoon Han-kil, Samsung’s Senior Vice President of Product Strategy, which revealed to us the company’s faith in its S5 sales, upcoming Tizen smartphones and Android Wear plans, was an interesting nugget about the next generation Galaxy Note sporting a “new form factor.”
The LG G Pro 2 was unveiled ten days ago, right before Mobile World Congress, but it isn’t until today that we started seeing the device in the wild and given to press members to try it and share with us some hands-on impressions of it. Here is a round-up of videos of the G Pro 2 along with all the new information we could glean from them.
If you thought there was no way Samsung could unveil a second-generation Galaxy Gear smartwatch later this month, at MWC, since its predecessor is still fairly young, you may want to reconsider.
Samsung and Swarovski join forces to make Galaxy Note 3 back covers fabulous. The partnership makes a play for the posh customer looking for something more premium than the fake leather covers offered on stock Note 3’s.
Samsung today announced that the Galaxy Note Pro and Tab Pro 12.2, 10.1 and 8.4 are available for preorder, and will ship out in the United States on February 13. Both tablets will be offered at slew of retailers throughout the country.
After weeks of leaked spec sheets, images, and operator store signage, Samsung has finally made the Galaxy Note 3 Neo official. What is it? It’s a phone that looks a lot like the Galaxy Note 3, except that it has a smaller 5.5 inch screen that outputs 720p instead of 1080p. The Snapdragon 800 has also been replaced. If you get the 3G version of the Neo, you’ll get a 1.6 GHz quad core Exynos chip. If you get the 4G LTE version, there’s a weird six core chip in there that’s actually made up of two ARM Cortex A15 cores and four ARM Cortex A7 cores.
Last week, Samsung updated the Galaxy Note 3 to Android 4.4 KitKat. Turns out that update had some code in it that made third party cases, specifically those with flip covers, stop working correctly. At first Samsung denied that this was even an issue, going to far as to insist that you should buy Samsung cases if you want them to work properly with Samsung phones. According to Ars.Technica, that stance has now changed, and Samsung will issue yet anther software update that will make third party cases work exactly as they should.