Samsung Galaxy S4: Specs, Apps, News & Reviews

Nike+ FuelBand app finally arrives in the Google Play Store

Nike+ FuelBand app finally arrives in the Google Play Store

It’s been talked about for a very long time, since after the original Nike+ FuelBand launched several years ago, but up until today’s been missing from the Android platform as a whole. That has officially changed today, as Nike released their Nike+ FuelBand app into the Google Play Store. Unfortunately, there are caveats to the release.

Samsung sending out Android 4.4.2 for global versions of the Galaxy S4 Active

Samsung sending out Android 4.4.2 for global versions of the Galaxy S4 Active

Owners of the international Galaxy S4 Active (GT-I9295) will start receiving the Android 4.4.2 update from today. Carrier variants of the smartphone started getting the update not too long ago, but the unlocked models across the globe were yet to taste KitKat.

Samsung Galaxy S5 apps leak, work just fine on the Galaxy S4 and Note 3

Samsung Galaxy S5 apps leak, work just fine on the Galaxy S4 and Note 3

The worldwide availability of the Galaxy S5 is still a few weeks away but that has not stopped an eager user on XDA from getting his hands on all the new apps that the device will ship with. All the leaked apps sport the new flatter and Holo look that was shown off by Samsung at the handset’s launch event. 

How to measure your heart rate on the Galaxy S4, S3, HTC One, LG G2 and other phones

How to measure your heart rate on the Galaxy S4, S3, HTC One, LG G2 and other phones

The first thing that came to my mind when I saw the Galaxy S5’s new heart rate sensor was that I’ve been doing the same thing on my own phones for years. Being a pharmacist, the use of technology in the medical field isn’t just a novelty, but has also become a necessity of my daily life. I have thus been measuring heart rates — my own or patients’ — for a couple of years with my LG G2 and my Galaxy S3 before it. Here’s how it works.

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S4 – Specs, photos, videos, features

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S4 – Specs, photos, videos, features

Samsung has already unveiled the Galaxy S5 along with a trio of Gear watches. Even though the S5 has a typical Galaxy branded design, consumers are mainly interested in knowing how the phone stacks up against its predecessor — the Galaxy S4.

Samsung Galaxy S5 photos finally leak; Retains the same design language as Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S5 photos finally leak; Retains the same design language as Galaxy S4

In just a few hours from now, Samsung will be unveiling the Galaxy S5 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. While quite a bit of information about the S5 has leaked online, no real life images of the device has made any kind of blurry cam appearance. However, it looks like thanks to a blooper from Samsung, we might have gotten our first look at the Galaxy S5 or one of its variant. 

Samsung Galaxy S4 Exynos model receiving Android 4.4 KitKat update

Samsung Galaxy S4 Exynos model receiving Android 4.4 KitKat update

Samsung’s official list of phones and tablets eligible for an update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat came out less than a day ago, and the Korean manufacturer is already pushing out the latest version of Android to one of those devices. According to SamMobile, owners of the octa-core variant of the Galaxy S4 (model number GT-I9500) in Russia can now update their phones to KitKat and leave the once exciting world of Jelly Bean firmly behind.

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 gets another leaked Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 gets another leaked Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware

While everyone is looking forward to seeing what Samsung has in store for us with its next flagship, owners of the company’s 2013 flagship, the Galaxy S4, are impatiently awaiting the arrival of the Android 4.4 KitKat update. The official rollout is likely a couple of weeks away, but in the meantime, impatient folks can try a leaked KitKat firmware on their S4’s, thanks to the resourceful guys over at SamMobile

Tips to improve Samsung Galaxy S4 battery life

Tips to improve Samsung Galaxy S4 battery life

It has been more than 9 months since Samsung introduced the Galaxy S4. While the S4 is still a top-notch handset in every possible way, you might find its battery life inadequate now. 10 months is a long time in the technology world and while the S4’s battery life was remarkable back then, it is pretty poor compared to the late-2013 flagships like LG G2, Note 3, Xperia Z1 and others. 

Android 4.4.2 KitKat Test Firmware for Samsung Galaxy S4 leaks

Android 4.4.2 KitKat Test Firmware for Samsung Galaxy S4 leaks

At the very best, Samsung is still a month away from rolling out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Galaxy S4. Thankfully, the folks over at SamMobile have managed to get their hands on a test KitKat firmware for the Galaxy S4, which should help reduce the agonizing wait most Galaxy S4 owners are enduring.