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One of the complaints of the Android ecosystem is the fragmented updated environment which leaves many phones in the proverbial Android stone age. Whether that be Ice Cream Sandwich, Honeycomb, Gingerbread or heaven forbid—Froyo, it sucks to be a build or more behind. Lucky for us, Samsung’s doing their due diligence to makes sure we are staying caught up...

To all the naysayers of the Galaxy Note I, we would like to say: “I told you so.” After debuting in October of 2011, the Note family is still going strong with a 3rd flagship expected around the same time in 2013. The latest leaked images of the Note III depict in wireframe a device that looks much like the Galaxy Note II, but with the updated design tweaks...

You may have heard some of the buzz regarding an LTE version of the Galaxy S4. Well thanks to a leak of the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE user manual, we now know exactly what to expect. The Galaxy S4 LTE is powered by a Snapdragon 800, MSM8974 2.3Ghz quad-core processor outputting to a 1920×1080 AMOLED display. The LTE version still manages to fit the MSM8974 and the...

Traditionally, smartphones came in either black or white color schemes. Following the trend of after market mods allowing users to add a splash of color to their phones, Samsung decided to add red to its lineup with the Galaxy S III in garnet red. Much like with the Garnet Red Galaxy S III, the Aurora Red Galaxy S4 will be an AT&T exclusive at launch. The 16GB...

We’ve already gone over the Samsung Galaxy S4 user manual, and with its hundreds of features, its no wonder Samsung created a customer consultant guide in order to answer 123 commonly asked questions about the Galaxy S4. Topics include questions about the camera, Group Play, Watch ON, and numerous other settings and features—even seasoned veterans can find...

One of the biggest requests for Android devices has been the option to switch from a manufacturer’s UI overlay (i.e. Samsung’s TouchWiz or HTC’s Sense) to stock Android (AOSP). This came as a request due to the enthusiast’s love for the unadulterated speed and experience provided by Google’s pure Android experience. On the other hand, enthusiasts of stock Android have been pigeon-holed into buying arguably inferior hardware Nexus hardware. What if Samsung made an AOSP device, that ran the stock Android experience,...

IR blasters. That little LED that typically sits behind a dark plastic shield on your TV’s remote controllers. Well if you hadn’t noticed, they are starting to migrate toward mobile devices, specifically smartphones and tablets. Samsung first integrated this feature on the Galaxy Tab 7.7, which was used to interface with a user’s home theater setup via onboard app Peel. Now I know what you’re thinking, “more Samsung bloatware,” but I assure you that this feature will be well worth it considering reviewers...

The Galaxy S IV is Samsung’s latest flagship Android smartphone and it’s slated to lead their charge to 500 million device sales! With at least 50 million sales expected by itself, the Galaxy S IV leads the foray with a bundle of commercials celebrating the S IV’s suite of new features. Design, Display and Camera In classic fashion, Samsung boasts about their cutting edge design and technology to the tune of Vivaldi’s Summer (3rd movement if you must know), while also showing off an interesting albeit gimmicky...

Samsung has been well known to advertise their skyrocketing sales numbers, and this year won’t be any different. What has caught our attention however is Samsung’s lofty sales goals, something to the tune of 500 million units. That’s right, even with the Galaxy S IV projected to sell about 50 million units–which would account for only 10% of total sales–Samsung is banking on their entire lineup of phones to pull their weight in 2013. In 2012, Samsung sold nearly 420 million devices, with the Galaxy S III...

Wireless charging has been rumored for Samsung since the Galaxy S III, and with the release of Samsung of the Galaxy S IV Samsung will be releasing their first official wireless charging kit: The wireless charging kit is composed of an replacement backplate and wireless charging pad. The new backplate will presumably add inductive coils to the rear of your Galaxy S IV which are connected to the Galaxy S IV via the gold contacts you see above. For all you desk jockeys out there, this will be an essential part of your kit–no plugging...