According to Phone Scoop, who quotes a Samsung press release that has yet to be published, but instead has landed in his inbox, Samsung’s Galaxy S4 will land on seven operators in the USA by the end of April. Those operators include the four big ones (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile), along with three of the smaller players (Cricket, C Spire, and US Cellular).
Android Phones: Reviews, News, Specs, Apps & Models
What’s the first thing you do when you get a new smartphone? You spend countless numbers of hours trying to find apps for it. Whether you keep on visiting the Play Store (or App Store) one or two months after first setting up your phone is another question altogether.
When I spent 2.5 months exploring South East Asia earlier this year, one thing that quickly became apparent, regardless of the country I happened to be in, was that mobile phone accessories are a big deal. You couldn’t walk more than a city block without running into a street vendor selling silicon cases or imitation Beats headphones.
Alvin Kwock, an analyst at JPMorgan, says HTC’s One will help the company experience a “mini-turnaround”. He says that according to his checks, HTC shipped about 300,000 One units in March. They’re on track to ship 1.2 million units in April, and then in May that figure should hit 2+ million. Alvin says that the biggest threat to the One’s success is, obviously, the GS4, which goes on sale later this month in the UK, possibly even the United States.
I normally shy away from operator specific announcements because I recognize that a lot of you probably buy your smartphones like I do, fully unlocked and unsubsidized, but this next bit of a “news” is actually important. According to a leaked document from the office supply store chain Staples, Samsung’s Galaxy S4, the AT&T model, will go on sale on April 26th. That’s less than two weeks away. On the first of May the T-Mobile variant will be available. And on the last day of May you’ll be able to buy it on Verizon.
LG has just uploaded a three and a half minute video to their YouTube channel that demos three new features that will come to their flagship device, the Optimus G Pro, via a software update.
Last week HTC published a press release that I’ve now read at least 10 times. It’s about the HTC One and how the company will be taking the device “on tour” around America to show people why they should buy it instead of another smartphone.
I bought a new phone less than two months ago, so I’m not in the market for a new one, but that still hasn’t stopped me from reading Brian Klug’s absolutely perfect review of the HTC One. Calling it a review would actually do it a disservice. He goes through just about every tiny little thing that makes the device special.
When Samsung launches a new phone, it looks the same, regardless of the country you happen to be buying it from. The same thing can be said about the iPhone. The software might be tweaked a little for local tastes, but cosmetically speaking a European Galaxy or iPhone looks exactly the same as it does in Thailand or Malaysia.